New Workout Clothes for Motivation

New Workout Clothes

More than anything else one of my biggest motivations in working out is to wear cute, fun clothes while doing it! Lately, I have been collecting some new workout clothes that are fun and different to wear. It has definately helped push me to get to the gym and feel good about myself. It is always fun to get a new outfit but there is something even better about getting a new workout outfit.

Here is one of my favorite new outfits!

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Whenever I really wanna push myself at a workout or just wear something nice as a pick me up I am always wearing these ‘space inspired’ pants! They are so much fun!!

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Recently, when going to Dick’s Sporting goods they were having a huge sale and I was so excited to get some new undershirts to workout with. I love these because they are stretchy, tight (aka hold all the fluff in) and collect all my sweat.

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Anything Lululemon = amazing…am I right!? Having some new items from there has definitely motivated me to wear them to go workout and look cute too!

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I am loving these headbands lately! They are the best at keeping the flyways away from my face when working out.

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Last, but not least, I recently got this neck warmer on super clearance at Gap for only $6 dollars! It is great for wearing around my neck and even up to my nose in the chilly, winter weather when going on a run and etc.

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What do you like to wear while working out? Do new clothes motivate you to workout?

Lush: Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask

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For those of you who are not familiar with Lush it is a handmade cosmetics and skincare store. They have anything you could want and then some! Many of their products are packaged in black pots, like above. When you have five empty pots they can be turned in for a free fresh face mask. As of now I only have three empty posts; so once this mask is empty and I have one more I will be able to turn them all in for a FREE one!

On the Lush website it is said to have these features.

  • Gentle enough for everyone: Catastrophe is one of our best-selling masks because it’s gentle on all skin types.
  • Ingredients: Deep-cleansing, nutrient-rich blueberries are packed with vitamins, and blended into calamine, rose absolute and chamomile blue oil to soothe redness, irritation and cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
  • Calm catastrophes: We use calamine powder for its calming and soothing effect. Use often for a smart skincare routine.

I have oily skin but with the winter in full swing I find that my cheeks have been drier and chapped. I chose this mask because of the calming effects it has to smooth my winter skin.

Lush Face Mask

Pro’s 

  1. I love the smell of this mask. It smells lightly of blueberries and chamomile. The fragrance is not overly ‘in your face’ which is good since the mask is on your face!
  2. I really liked how thick the mask was and hour I could actually see pieces of real blueberries in it.
  3. While the mask was on my face I felt a light soothing sensation. Specifically around my nose where I have dry skin.
  4. The mask left my skin extremely soft after taking it off.

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Con’s 

  1. The mask was slightly watery in the bottom which made it looked separated.
  2. Mask became flaky after drying and due to this the mask was messy to remove.

Recommendations for Use 

Before using the product you should mix the ingredients together to combine all the ingredients from the pot sitting in your fridge.

When using the product I would apply it to a damp face and let it sit for about 5 minutes. As the mask gets drier and drier remove before the flakes disperse everywhere.

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When taking the mask off do so in a circular motion with warm water. Start at the bottom of your face and move your way up. Make sure your face is leaning over the sink to not get pieces on the floor.

Overall

Even though the mask flaked and was harder to removed once dry the lasting effects of the mask were worth it. Even days after wearing the mask I could feel that my face was soft and that my moisturizer absorbed well into my skin.

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Have you tried a Lush face mask? Which one is your favorite??

Valentine’s Day Weekend

Hi lovelies,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with lots of love for all the people in your life. Also, may you all be blessed with half-off chocolate and good President’s Day sales!!!

VDay Weekend

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This weekend we left early on Friday to come to North Carolina and visit Paul’s family. We were also SO excited for Clyde to meet everyone in NC. We were a little worried how he might do in the 5 hours, which turned into 7 hours due to traffic, in the car. I am pleased to say that he was wonderful! He slept on and off and was so quiet. When we did arrive to NC he had a lot of energy, but good thing there were lots of new people for him to meet and play with.

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This Valentine’s Day Paul and I used time to thank God for the people in our lives and our new little bundle of joy, Clyde! He has been such a fun addition t our little family!! I cannot get over how cute, sweet, and snugly he is. There is nothing I love more than taking a nap with him on the couch!!

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Visiting with family has been so nice this weekend. Having it be Valentine’s Day as well had me reflecting on the love I have for family and friends. I am so blessed to have so many amazing people in my life that love and support me. The past few months have been a complete whirlwind with more changes to come. With family that are so supportive, especially Paul, it is nice to have their unconditional love to hold me up in the good and bad.

Also, before coming to NC Paul and I made Valentine’s Day cookies for family and friends. I love baking with Paul and find that it is team building between us. The cookies ended up turning out SO cute!

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As we spending the last few hours of today and tomorrow before we go back to NC we will be spending more time with family here.

It has been so nice to get away for a few days and reconnect with loved ones! I hope all of you had a great Valentine’s Day weekend as well! 🙂 Name

#PuppyLife

Happy Weekend!!

On Saturday morning Paul, my mom and I headed to Lancaster, PA where we went and got our brand new puppy, Clyde! He is such a little bundle of joy!!

Clyde is 10 weeks old and is a mix breed of a Jack Russell Terrier and a Poodle. That makes him a Jack-a-Poo! So far he has been pretty good at nipping at our heals, running everywhere, being a cuddle buddy and a cutie!!

Here are some pictures of our new little cutie:

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Welcome Clyde

Clyde Bath

Clyde’s FIRST bath!!

Clyde Adventure

Also, we created a special Instagram for Clyde! We love just about every picture we take of him, of course ;), and did not want to overload friends and family who follow us on social media. So, if you are interested in following him and seeing more cute pictures of our new pup his username is @clydethejackapoo.

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Happy First Blogiversary!!!!

Hi lovelies,

It is my 23rd Birthday and my first anniversary of my blog all TODAY!

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Today I started off the day doing something I have NEVER done before; going to a 6am spin class!! This year I am making it a goal to lose at least 30 more pounds in an effort to be healthy and fit.

As I am now, I am healthier that I was last year, but I still need to lose some of the weight on my frame to get into the right area for my body type. Unlike last year, I am excited about this journey and look forward to doing all I can to push myself and become fit, gain muscle, and confidence in my fitness abilities.

This afternoon I got all dressed up and went out to eat with coworkers! It was so much fun to laugh and see them. Below are pics of my ‘Outfit of the Day’.

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Tory Burch

 

OOTD Flats

The Tory Burch flats were a new Birthday gift from my Grandparents 🙂

Blogiversary

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by and how much my little blog has grown There have been so many ups and downs but I am so happy with the place I am at in my life and the opportunities and new adventures to come in 2015!!

Blogging was a first for me this past year and I really love pouring myself into it and making posts that reflect me and my interests. I love interacting with other bloggers and people from all over the US and even oversees who have the same interests as me!!

Here are a few of my very favorite posts from last year:

  1. How To: Depot MAC Eye Shadows
  2. Mouth Watering BBQ
  3. New Year, New Apartment
  4. The Importance of a Nightly Skincare Regime
  5. JRINK 3 Day Juice Cleanse

Thank you for sticking with me this year and please continue to do so in 2015! I will be making a concerted effort to blog weekly and I hope you are there along with my to read and learn more about my life.

Many blessings to everyone, Name

We are getting a puppy!!

Hi friends!!

Life can be a real adventure sometimes. With the ups and downs the past few weeks I am so excited to announce that Paul and I are getting a PUPPY!!!

We have been wanting a dog for a long time, but wanted to wait for the perfect time and here we are!

We will be picking up our little guy next week weekend from Lancaster, PA. The dog we picked out is the cutest little Jack-a-Poo puppy that we will be naming Clyde.Ever since we started talking about getting a dog we have wanted to name it Clyde.

Also, since we will be getting him in a few short days I have been shopping like crazy to get everything he will need.

From what I read online these are the top 10 essentials every puppy needs.

Top 10 Puppy Essentials

  1. Food for Puppies
  2. Teething treats
  3. A Crate
  4. A book on How to Train Your Dog
  5. Toys 🙂
  6. Bed
  7. Collar and Leash
  8. Toothbrush
  9. Brush
  10. Shampoo

Here is what Paul and I have gotten so far for Clyde.

Clyde's bed!

Clyde’s bed!

Leashes

My favorite collar!

My favorite collar!

Toys!!

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This foam mat is going to be the cushion for Clyde’s metal crate. We ordered the crate on Amazon and should be getting it within the next two days. Dog Food

Dog Food BowlThere are still some essentials we need, but with a week left that is plenty of time to do more shopping…my favorite!!

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Stay tuned for pictures next weekend of Clyde and our trip to Lancaster!

New Year, New Apartment

One of the many things I am excited about this year is that Paul and I will be living in our Nation’s Capitol! This is so exciting for us to be living in a city filled with rich history! I am looking forward to trying out new restaurants, stores, learn the ins and outs of Washingtonian and explore the Smithsonians.

As Paul and I are settling in it has been so much fun decorating and making this place our home. It is a smaller apartment than our last but that forced us, in a good way, to donate items we didn’t need and become creative with storage and organization.

Here are some pictures of our new digs!

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When walking into the apartment this is the first sight that you see. To the left is our dining room table and the kitchen. On the right you can see the chair to our living room and the corner that leads down the hallway.

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This is the view of the doorway, that was behind me in the previous picture. To the left is the china cabinet Paul and I got off Craigslist and redid last year.

IMG_6002Before Paul and I moved we bought this rug not even knowing if it would fit in our new place but hoping because we got it on a great deal!! When we moved in it fit perfectly in the living room area. I love how it defines the area and makes it feel cozy. Also, when moving in, we tried to fit our couch through the door and it wouldn’t fit!!! OH MY. Instead we went with plan B and got these two chairs from Ikea for Paul and I to sit in and relax.

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What I love most about the apartment is how open and clean the kitchen feels. Compared to the galley kitchen, at our last apartment, this is definitely an upgrade!!

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On the other side of the refrigerator is a cart that our landlord’s provided us with that is great for holding the toaster oven, keurig, crock pot, microwave and more.

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When you turn the corner of the kitchen this is the view of the hallway. On the left is the doors to the bathroom and our bedroom and the laundry closet is directly at the end of the hallway.

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IMG_5993Here is the bathroom. We love how much more space we have and the tiled floor.

The Bedroom

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My favorite part about this bedroom is the exposed brick wall. On the wall Paul and I put up the prints of Washington, DC that I got him for our first marriage anniversary. I just love how everything came together!

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Another one of my favorite areas is the desk that I am using as my vanity!

IMG_5986IMG_5987 I love using the top dwar of the desk for my most used makeup items. There is so much storage in the desk and the top is perfect for my brushes, most used makeup palettes and more.

I really love our little apartment and can’t wait for the many more memories we plan to make here. 🙂 Name