GIFT GUIDE: THE FIT FRIEND

That friend or family member that is always on the go? And by ‘on the go’, I mean going to and from their favorite studio workout or the gym!

That friend that has more leggings than jeans, more gym equipment than jewelry? This is for her!

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HOLIDAY GUIDE: DECORATING

All of my favorites all in one place! Dozens of shopping links to get your home ready for the holidays and the whole winter!

These ideas will keep your home in style, and chic for months, without screaming Christmas or that you just didn’t feel like taking down your holiday decorations the second the holiday was over

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APPLE SNACK BARS

Let the apple recipes continue!

This recipe is the perfect seasonal snack to have around during the week. They are like little squares of apple bread, but healthier and more nutritional. Want more protein in the recipe? Check out the alternatives you can make to the original recipe at the bottom of the post. Both are great options! And both delicious!

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PAIRING ROSÉ + APPLES

Our favorite summer wine is taking over fall! Well, the beginning at least.

Pairing it with apples and a few apple recipes is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite rosé this time of year! Check out this post for a few ideas and recipes for just how to do it! And even some serving boards to top off the perfect night of hosting.

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APPLE PROTEIN PANCAKES

Seasonal and healthy? We hit the jackpot!

Try out these clean pancakes this weekend for a great kickoff to apple season. Just a few simple ingredients will be sure to make your morning a little brighter… and healthier.

Gluten free, low in sugar, high in protein, and… did I mention it’s apple season :-)

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CALIFORNIA CLOSETS + OUR PANTRY

Our home renovations continue! After my post about our master closet, I bring you the story of our pantry. California Closets knocked it out of the park again, so read on to see more pictures and our styling process. Plus! You get to shop all of the organizing tools I have in our pantry!

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CALIFORNIA CLOSETS + OUR MASTER

An inside look at our new custom master closet. We used California Closets for our new pantry and master closet that were left undone in our new house, and they did not disappoint! Read this post to see why you should run to California Closets today to do your next home project!

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ONE

The blog is one year old!! One whole year of sharing workouts, recipes, fun fashion, and general tips, I have loved every one of the 365 days of this journey so far. 

Why did I start the blog? Has it been what I've expected? What have I learned in the first year? In this birthday post I will open up about the struggles and triumphs of blogging and why I even started it in the first place! 

Cheers to turning one year old.

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BANANA DARK CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

If you couldn’t already tell, I love quick breads. Even more? I love health quick breads! That’s why I love love love this recipe. It tastes like an indulgent banana bread but is a much cleaner and healthier version. Plus the individual muffins make it easier to portion control… or you could just eat 4 muffins :-/

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PLEATED SKIRTS, A TREND

The second part to the newest series; how to wear one piece of clothing in many (many) ways! This one is a really fun one and very on trend for this fall/winter! Pleated skirts are popping up everywhere and this post covers how many different ways you can wear them as well as links to dozens of adorable style choices to rock this coming season!

Read more to see how to stay on-trend this season but true to our own style, and budget :-)

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CORE WORKOUT

Your core is one of the most important pieces to your overall strength, and not just because it is where you get that "six pack" everyone strives for. By strengthening your core, you strengthen so many other pieces of your body keeping your overall health and balance improved! 

Check out this core workout that is so much more than a simple sit-up and will keep your core stregthened and toned.  

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WHITE TROUSERS, STYLING IDEAS

How to wear one piece of clothing, in so many ways! I have a new series of posts coming talking about how to style one piece of clothing and utilize it as much as possible to amplify your style! The first? These white high wasted trousers: how to style them, how to dress them up, dress them down, and where to get them!

Keep an eye out for more posts like this on how to maximize your closet!

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VACA, THE ST. LUCIA WAY!

Seven days in paradise was more than we needed to already begin to plan our trip back! St. Lucia was the perfect place to celebrate our first anniversary, and we would always recommend it as a destination for anyone who has been interested in visiting.

Check out this post for all the details on the activities we did, the hotel we stayed at, and of course the summer fashion I sported on vacation!

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

Shop my picks from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Tons of great options for fall and staples that anyone should have in their closet to wear over and over again.

Check out the different categories: sweaters, jackets, bottoms, shoes and accessories to complete your fall closet!

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CLEAN PROTEIN BANANA BREAD

I love baking! But i love baking healthier versions of my childhood comfort foods. My mom always used to make quick breads; banana, apple, zucchini, and as an adult I still want to enjoy them! Just in a healthier way.

Check out this post for two recipes for clean, high protein banana breads that are great snacks to have all week!

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