9.15.2014

Spin Coconut Water + Giveaway



How many of you have eve tried coconut water before? 
I LOVE all things coconut. 
I've tried the coconut water you can buy in the store and it made me want to barf. 
So when I found Spin Coconut Water, not gonna lie, I was hesitant to taste it too. 

Holy yumminess. 
It doesn't even compare AT ALL to anything you'd buy at the store. 

This stuff is frozen, so it keeps it fresh and has the best natural sweet taste to it. 
There are NO added sugars. Completely natural. 
We have been using it in our smoothies we make, drinking it plain and even cooked brown rice in it! Which was so so so good too.

The health benefits of Spin Coconut Water are endless! 

They come in these cute little containers and it comes as a concentrate. 
So a jug lasts a long time. Or not. Since you'll be using it all of the time. 
So you can mix it up anytime you want. Use it for drinking, smoothies, baking and cooking too! 
All you do is mix a small amount of the concentrate with your regular drinking water and you're set to go! 

How is Spin Coconut Water different than any other coconut water? 
Here's why:

Spin is a rich, energy-packed coconut drink. Spin is extracted from fresh, green coconuts, from Thailand, and made into a premium, frozen product to preserve its nutrients and taste. Spin's experts "Spincentrate" the solution, a combination of cold temperature, pressure, and spinning that extracts pure, coconut bliss. Spin isn't heated or pasteurized, as those processes would change the taste, and has no added ingredients. If that all isn't enough, Spin has a great shelf life and allows you to reconstitute it to your own taste.


You can order by going HERE
Make sure to tell them when you order, that you heard about it from me and they'll give you $5 off your purchase! 

If you live in Southeast Idaho... you can currently purchase it at:
Rigby Broulims
Rexburg Broulims
Driggs Broulims - Coming soon
Gold's Gym

Or just order it and have it shipped or pick it up locally too. 

Spin Coconut Water will also be at:
Spud Days in Shelley, Idaho... Sept. 20th all day. 
Harvest Fest in Idaho Falls, Idaho... Sept 26-27th all day. 

Now who wants a jug of their own?! 
Giveaway starts today and will end Sunday at 12 am MDT. Only ONE winner will be chosen. 

Enter below:

9.09.2014

Grilling + Miracle Grill Mat

Disclaimer: I was given the Miracle Grill Mat to blog and share my feelings about. But you all know I don't share anything I don't absolutely love! 

Nothing says summer like grilling. 
All I want to do is grill. 
And we've stepped out of our norm by grilling more than just meat. 

The taste of everything grilled is like no other. 
So good. 
And I LOVE grilled veggies, but it gets to be a hassle when your food falls in the cracks. 
And the messy clean up. 
Which is probably why I used to never grill anything but meat. 

And even though Fall is definitely in the air in Idaho, we are taking EVERY day that we can to still continue to grill it up! Heck. I may even continue grilling all through the winter too.



If you own a grill, you better get yo-selves a package of these bad boys
The Miracle Grill Mat is a thin mat that you place on top of your grill grates and it makes it so you get your grill flavoring, but you don't lose your food in-between the grill too. 




They are seriously SUCH handy little mats and SO easy to keep clean. Which makes me want to grill more because of the easy clean up. 
I'm all about low maintenance clean up. 

We did more than our fair share of kabobs this year and grilling of veggies and I can't get enough of it, honestly.
And since my little family tries to eat as healthy as we can, grilling is perfect for us because we eat a lot of protein and veggies.

You can get yours HERE.

Our next plan is to try grilling pizza on these little babies.
Who has good homemade pizza on the grill recipes?

9.08.2014

My Curly Hair Secrets + Products For Curly Hair


You all asked and now I'm FINALLY getting around to answer. 
One of my most asked questions is...

"What products do you use for your curly hair?"

You guys. 
It really is ALL about the product. 
PRODUCT. PRODUCT. PRODUCT.
I can't stress that enough. 

I wish someone would have done me the favor and told me the secrets of dealing with natural curly hair. 
I've had some pretty crazy hair days with this curl. 
And when it's humid or it gets wet when I straighten it... look out! 

I've tried so many products. 
And I think it's important to remember that everyone has different hair types and these are just what I found work best for me. 

These products are HANDS DOWN the best that I've found. 
And I really can't live without them now. 


Sei Bella Luxury Mositure Shampoo & Conditioner - Sei Bella Styling Creme - Affinia Hair Gel - Affinia Hairspray
You can find more info about them HERE.

From the start to the end, in a short post, here is what I do...

1. It all starts with the way I wash and condition my hair. 
If I don't use these products... you can plan on me having a bad hair day. 
Another reason why I love the Sei Bella brand is because it's all gluten, sulfate and paraben free. Which sounds crazy, but once you switch, you really can see a huge difference! 
I ran out of the Sei Bella shampoo and conditioner over a weekend once and started using another for a few days until the store opened to get these and I was DYING come Monday because I could totally tell the difference in the way my hair felt and worked while styling 
Can't. Live. Without. 

2. After I get out of the shower. I use this soft hold Sei Bella styling creme. 
I love this because it's not like a gel. 
It allows me to cover my hair and scrunch in my hand so that my curls will stick in place. 

3. You guys. I have tried HUNDREDS of brands of hair gel and nothing has worked like this one. A little goes a long way and I love the smell of it. 
I do use a lot of this though. Depending on how crunchy or soft I want my curls to be. 

4. Hairspray baby! 
I love this because it holds, smells good and is super inexpensive. 
And I use A LOT of it! 

You can buy cheap on everything but plan on your hair being a hot mess. 
You pay for what you get. 

Not only are these the most amazing products for curly hair ever... they are HIGH quality products for drug store prices. 
And that, my friends, is a bonus all around. 

Oh... and why did someone not tell me about a diffuser in high school?! 
HELLO! 
If you have curly hair... this is a MUST! 
Mine looks gross from all of the gel and hairspray build up, but I promise you will want one! 
It gives your curls volume! 

Another awesome tip... SCRUNCH! 
Scrunch the hair... don't rub it dry. 
If I have the time, I'll air dry mine. It always tends to give me the best curls. 
But if time is a issue... a blow dryer and diffuser is perfect. 
But scrunch as you go! 

And then I rat the freak out of mine. 
I grew up in a small hick town in Ideeho... so naturally, I love big hair. 
Judge all you want. 


Happy Curly Hair Days! 

8.28.2014

Fanatics + Football + Fashion



 
(Click on photos for links to purchase.)

Football season is among us. 

Normally, I could care less. 
But this year I told myself to get into it more so that it didn't seem like such a long season. 
In my house, you can count on my master bedroom TV, living room TV and downstairs family room TV having some sort of a football game constantly going. 

Guess who even started her own ladies only fantasy football league?! 
You know it. 
I'm all for some good clean competition and a money pot to win for some shopping.
Let's be honest though, my picks will be who has the best colors, mascot, symbol and number. 
Just keepin' it real. 

We even have a Super Bowl party, every single year. 
And I love to throw it because it gives me an excuse to decorate for the occasion. 
Plus I love food and the commercials. 
So why not, right? 

And who says you can't still be fashionable and wear your favorite NFL team attire?!
Might as well embrace the craziness and look hot dressed up in yours or your man's favorite NFL attire.
I was excited to get to pick from Fanatics jersey line, of my favorite team, and create this cute ensemble to wear for kickoffs next week! 

Fanatics is the leading online retailer for everything sports and specializes in your favorite team sports attire. 
I was pleasantly surprised at how cute the ladies NFL jersey's were and really, the whole women's apparel. 
I'll take one of everything. 
Please & thank you.
SUPER cute!

My NFL team of choice... the Dallas Cowboys.
And who doesn't love the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders?!
I may or may not be secretly in love with their tv show. 


How cute is this hoodie?! 


So I need to know... 
Are you a football lover? 
Do you have a favorite team? 
Do you have football traditions? 
And what would your favorite game day ensemble have in it? 

Make sure to check out and keep up to date with Fanatics:


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8.21.2014

Whole Wheat Waffles



It's a rainy, cooler day today in Ideeho. 
Honestly, I love it. 
Fall is in the air and as sad as it makes me because I know the dreaded "S" word is coming, I'm still enjoying the last of summer and fall slowly sneaking in. 

After an early morning gym workout today, the cold, dark and rain made me hungry for something more filling. 
These are awesome to make extras of so you can freeze them or throw them in your fridge for another day. 

Whole Wheat Waffles
Ingredients:

2 cups of whole wheat flour
2 cups almond milk or coconut milk 
3 eggs
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder

Directions:

Mix all together. 

Makes about 5 big waffles
We added coconut flakes and fresh fruit for some extra flavor. 
And I added 2 tbsp. of natural maple syrup. 

YUM! 

8.19.2014

Timber Threads Clothing Co.

"Real style is never right or wrong. It's a matter of being yourself on purpose."
- G. Bruce Boyer


Shirt: Timber Threads Earrings: Buckle (last year)


Shirt: Timber Threads Leggings: Charlotte Russe Wedges: Ross


Shirt: Timber Threads Leggings: TJ Maxx Heels: TJ Maxx Bracelet: Fred Meyer


Shirt: Timber Threads Earrings: Boutique


Shirt: Timber Threads Jeans: Bohme Belt: Buckle Wedges: Ross 
Bracelets: Fred Meyer Earrings: Boutique

Timber Threads is a Denver based clothing company that believes in wearing ART. 
And by art, they mean clothing. 
Their clothing is incredibly durable, high quality and I can't get enough of it! 
SUPER duper comfy.

I'm excited to get to work with their company and to bring you new styles each new season. 
Stay tuned for their fall/winter release too! 

Can't wait to show you more of our photo-shoot from last week! 

You can stay up to date on their new fall/winter release by following them here:

8.13.2014

Drink your water + Splash2O




I try to drink a gallon of water a day. 
And I literally pee every 5 minutes. 
But my skin and body love me for it. 

Drinking water is so good for you. 
Not only for the obvious reasons, but the fact that it helps...

Energize your muscles. 
Makes your skin look amazing. 
And it helps control calories. 
Plus 1853253925 other reasons too. 

Gotta be honest though, straight bland water all day eerrrrrry day makes me want to gag. 
And I don't like any of the water flavorings out there that still contain a lot of aspartame and added fake stuff. 

I'm always getting asked how I drink my water each day and this is my secret weapon. 
Splash2O and my favorite added fresh fruit. 

It comes in 4 different flavors and the Fruit Punch is hands down my favorite. 
Why do I love it? 

1. Gluten Free
2. Sugar Free
3. Dye Free
4. Tastes AMAZING
5. It's healthy
6. Super cheap. Less than $4 for a box. 
7. I get to drink my water and feel fabulous. 
8. Oh, and it's ZERO calories folks. Holla! 

I can't live without this stuff you guys! 
It's SO good and it allows me to still be healthy and not have to spend a ridiculous amount on stuff that doesn't work or is filled with extra ingredients that aren't good for you.
 
Promise. You'll love it. 
Get you some.

8.04.2014

Today's Sepcial: Awesomesauce


I know I've been MIA for a good month. 
It was for a good reason and it was more than much needed. 
I did a lot of soul searching. 
Thinking. 
Crying. 
Laughing. 
And taking in the little moments that life has given me. 

I think I had a mid-life crisis and I'm not even 30 yet.
(In 3 days guys! THREE DAYS!)
Fo reals.
I thought I was losing it and I have never felt every feeling in the book all at once.
It felt like I couldn't breathe.
Like I was drowning and I didn't know how to keep myself afloat.

Then one day I woke up and told myself
"Sheen... what in the crap is going on and what are you going to do about it?!"

And then I knew.
I knew what I had to let go. And get over.
I knew where I wanted to go and what I need to do to get there.
I knew the people that were holding me back that I had to forget and eliminate from my life.
People came into my life that were blessings.
And others came into my life that were lessons.
And I just knew exactly what I needed to do.
With everything.

And then it felt like I could breathe a little bit more.
Each day is a new day and for that, I'm thankful.
I start to think about a week or months ahead of me and it makes me hyperventilate.
I can only control each day, minute by minute.
Hour by hour.

But the start of this new month brought me the motivation and determination I haven't felt for a good year.
Serious.
I think I spent too much time on certain people that didn't spend time on me.
And certain things too that didn't get me anywhere.
And it feels good to forget those people and things and to move on.

I'm the big 3-0 in a few days and I realized that I'm not getting any younger.
And NOW is the time to work harder than I ever have for things I want, to live life more to the fullest and to love those who are willing to spend time loving me.

The rest of this year is mine.
And I think I have a good grip on what I really want and I won't stop until I get it.

It's time for me, to focus on me.
I've got this.
Watch me rock it! 

7.09.2014

I think we all need a pep talk...


I'm getting ready to go talk to a group of teenage girls tonight about having good self confidence and self esteem. I have been thinking all day about what I want to share with them and this video kept coming to my mind. 

I watched it with both of my little girls over and over again today and I saw the wheels turning in my oldest as she watched along with me. I teared up. Thinking about how hard life is. But how amazing it can be too. 

I hope she knows she was born to be amazing and awesome! I hope she knows that she will do amazing things! And then it made me realize I need to remember I am on the same path. And that I need to have confidence in myself and that I was put here to do amazing things too. 

And you too! 
We are all here to do amazing things!

Just a little reminder I wanted to share with all of you... 
Stop being boring. You're gooder than that. This is life people. You have air coming through your nose. I want to be on the road that leads to awesome! YOU were meant to be awesome!

6.24.2014

Fit Food + Detour SMART Bar

Disclaimer: 
The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Detour Bar.
I have been compensated for this post, but all opinions are 100% mine and I wouldn't share anything I don't personally love. But you know that. ;)






I was dang excited to get my hands on these little Detour SMART bars
Summer hits and I am just not hungry for a whole lot other than fruit.
But we all know it's super important to eat and often through out the day. 

These little babies are awesome! 
They are easy to throw into my purse or my pool bag since we are always on the go or at the pool these days. 
And I love that they are super filling after eating just one. 
Most of the time I eat something like this and I want to eat the whole box because I'm still hungry. 
These fill your stomach up and I'm good until the next small meal I need to eat. 
The blueberry ones are my favorite! 

They're packed with 10 grams of protein and only 135 calories per bar. 
They are also gluten free and use whey protein and sweeten with stevia. 

These are awesome for any active and on the go lifestyle and they taste SO good too! 
I think I cried a little when I saw there was only one bar left. 
These will be another staple in our house from now on. 

You HAVE to get these and at least try them. 
I know how sketchy protein bars can be. 
They're usually really nasty tasting and you always want more because you're still hungry. 
These are nothing like that. 
SO SO good! 

Perfect fit food when you're on the go! 

Make sure to stay up to date with Detour:


6.14.2014

Weekend randomness.


Friday was a good day. 
Slept in and loved the quietness in my house since my girls spent a few days at my parents' house. 
Ran 5.26 miles and enjoyed some good thinking time and listening to my jams.
Messy hair, don't care. 
It was so flippin' hot and I was dying of heat. Which is why I look like I'm beet red.
Sweat like a pig to look like a fox, right? :)


You guys... I'm TOTALLY on the romper train. 
Make fun of me all you want but I'm diggin' it. 
Let's be honest, you know you love it too. :)

And that mountain of laundry on my bed... that's real life in this house folks. 
I swear I do laundry all day every day.


Not many of you will understand this picture, but it is totally blog worthy. 
I had a good laugh when we were cruising down 17th and looked out the window to find one of my old interior design professors. 
NOLY! 
This man. His aviators. And his aviator jacket. 
Still as cool as ever. 
Linds, Kandis and Sara... I was DYING! 
Brought back so many hilarious college days. 


Most of you who know me, know that I do not like sea food or fish. 
Hate the smell. The texture. And the taste. 
Makes me want to barf. 
But you would all be so proud of me! 

I enjoyed a much needed date night with my man Friday night and we ate at The Sandpiper. 
Everyone kept telling me to get the Hawaiian halibut and I was skeptical. 
But they all assured me there was no fishiness. 
LOVED it and I scarfed every single bite of it.
The Sandpiper is hands down my new favorite place in town! 
Good food. Loved the atmosphere and the people there. 
Can't wait for girls night there on Tuesday! 


Of course I had to have a cheat and have cupcake cream from Cocoa Bean. 
And then we ended our date as the oldest people in a literally jam packed movie theatre full of high school kids I wanted to punch. 
Pretty sure I didn't, but if I ever acted like that, I should have been punched too. 


Zoey bug doing her thing and singing and dancing to "Let It Go" and Grandma & Grandpa's house. 



Love these girls so much it hurts. 
And we can't get enough of homemade guacamole. 
We make it at least once a week and it never lasts longer than a few hours. 


Razor ridin' with Grandpa around the farm.



These peonies at my mom's house have ALWAYS been my favorite. 
I love when they're in full bloom and love the smell of them too. 
These little ladies are loving them as much as I do and I loved getting text of pictures of everything they were doing while they were playing at Grandma's & Grandpa's. 


And how can you say no to a bowl of huckleberry ice cream?! 
Have I mentioned how much I love summer?! 

Pool Days

Can summer stay forever?! 
I can't get enough of it and I fear that it's already flying by so fast. 
From the day Miss T got out of school, we have been taking advantage of every minute of the sun and every activity we can so we aren't in the house all day. 

My brother and sister inlaw live not too far from us and have a pool and hot tub at their apartment. 
And we're lucky enough to get to join in on the pool fun.
If it's not windy and the sun is out, you can find us at the pool. 
It's hands down our favorite thing to do this summer.


Fresh fruit for days! 
I can't get enough of it. 
I crave it every day and that's all I feel like eating. 
And it's the perfect thing to eat at the pool.


Seriously. 
Little bums in bikinis. 
So stinking cute! 



I have the hottest sisters eva and I love them so much! 


Stay tuned for my post about these amazing bars. 
Easy to throw in your pool bag or purse, healthy and yummy too! 


And these girls. 
Full of energy and giggles. 
My sister inlaw has twin sisters and Tay loves when they are in town to play. 
They are like fish and could literally swim all day long.


Sun bathing beauties. 
Doing what we do best. 
Soaking up the sun, laughing and loving life.

We ♥ summer!