Fitness Routine

Fitness is actually a big part of my life. In high school I played a lot of sports. I started running track in the 6th grade all the way to my senior year in high school. I also played Volleyball in a recreational league when I was in the 11th grade. Now that I am way past my high school years, I like to hit the gym. Which is what I am sharing with you all now. First let me say, I am not a doctor, physical therapist, or have any formal training in fitness, I just do what works for me.
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I go to the gym about five or six times a week (I try at least). 
In addition, to going to the gym on a regular basis, we have to eat well. Overall, I have a healthy diet. For the most part I eat clean, and avoid processed foods. Like any other person, I enjoy my sweet treats and I don’t ever plan to cut them out in the foreseeable future. Although, I am getting older (I will be 30 at the end of the year!) I have noticed my metabolism has started to slow down. I also have been eating gluten free for about four years now, which helps with my carb intake. I try to stay away from the gluten free alternatives available, if it is not gluten free naturally it is my goal not to eat it. For example, gluten free bread, pasta, cookies and cakes. Keeping this honest, I do eat gluten free items, I try to keep it to a minimum, they tend to be packed with sugar and junk to make it taste good. Usually, they succeed.
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Before, I have you reading for days I am going to cut this short and revisit a post on my diet at a later date. It is very interesting and complicated all at the same time. Stay tuned.
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Light Sweater Days

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This weekend, I was perusing the mall with a friend and came across this perfect sweater in Burlington’s. I haven’t been there in years, it takes some digging but, sometimes you can find really great staples for your wardrobe. Like this sweater, which is  amazing for this time of year. It is not too heavy, but warm enough to keep you cozy on a chilly day. This sweater reminds me of something Audrey Hepburn would have worn. I love a classic piece! I choose not to wear a necklace because I wanted the sweater to be the focal point. I love the way it is made with the detail of the sleeve and the mock turtle neck. Amazing!

Did you all have a great weekend? Hopefully you got to do something that made you happy!!

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A Walk in the Park

Hi Friends,

I hope you all had a good weekend!!! This weekend I was slightly busy, but nothing to overwhelming. My mom came into town for the weekend and we spent all day Saturday hanging with my  grandmother, aunt, and younger cousins. When we all get together we have such a good time. We visited my Grandfather, who is an absolute hoot. It was just a good time.

With the weather cooling off a bit, it has been the perfect weather to add a jacket to any outfit. There is something about wearing jackets that makes me feel like my outfit is complete. Jackets are my favorite article of clothing (apart from jewelry). This outfit is something that can be worn for any casual day, running errands, or even just relaxing at home. I have had this romper for about a year and I have worn it so many times. It’s cute and comfy… the perfect weekend outfit.

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Romper: Old Navy, similar| Jacket: Forever 21| Bralette: Gap

It’s Wedding Season

Within the last two years, I have attended the most weddings in my life. I went to four last year including my own, and three this year. I have to say, weddings may be my favorite type of party. I really enjoy prepping for events and occasions. To have so many this summers I was in heaven! Now I consider myself to be an expert, so let’s talk about Wedding Etiquette today!

Your Date

Let me put this out there first. You do not have to match each other, but you should go together. Just because you have on pink, does not mean your date must to wear pink. Here is a photo of me and my husband, wearing outfits that goes together but doesn’t necessarily match each other. Ladies, if you are the type who will never wear the same outfit more than once (thank you facebook) there is always the Rent the Runway option. I love Rent the Runway, they have so many designer outfits that work well for so many occasions! Guys don’t you worry, you can rent a suit or tux from The Black Tux and look equally as stylish as your date. I showed my husband the easy to use website and he definitely thought it is the way to go for our next special occasion. Oh and by the way, it is affordable too!

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Etiquette

One thing I am a stickler on, is etiquette, and not only with weddings but throughout life. There are just somethings we should not do. We all know we shouldn’t wear white or anything that can appear to be white at a wedding. Err on the side of caution, if you have to think about it, others will too. Also, make sure you look put together, no wrinkles, or stains. Please wear appropriate attire too, my rule of thumb is “would I wear this to church?” I like to wear more classy items to a wedding otherwise you can date yourself.  When attending any event, dress nice, it shows you have respect for the event and those throwing it. Lastly, be sure to dress correctly for the occasion. 

Typically if there is nothing indicating the formality of the wedding on the invitation, look at the venue and the time of the wedding. Typically, if the wedding is in the morning will be more casual, the evening tends to be more formal. For example if the wedding is being held in a castle, I recommend and evening gown or a really nice cocktail dress and a tux for the guys.

I hope this helps you all get through the rest of wedding season 

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Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

I am going to give you all my very first recipe post. Are you ready it’s really complicated! Just kidding. Really, I am taking a simple lemonade mixture and adding strawberries. Honestly, with it being so hot, I would feel like a complete failure if I didn’t share with you all what I have been making to quench my thirst.
Here is what you will need:
1 bottle of berry flavored sparkling water
1/2 cup of frozen strawberries (chopped or whole)
4 scoops of lemonade mix
Water
2 quart pitcher
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Directions:
Add the entire bottle of sparkling water. Once the fizzing stops add the powdered lemonade mix. When the lemonade mixture is dissolved, add in the strawberries. Fill the rest of the pitcher with water.
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I actually use the frozen strawberries for two batches of lemonade. We go through one picture about every two days.
So, how did I do? Are you interested in more recipes on here. I have so many, I cook much more than I lead on 😃
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