Delayed Honeymoons. Yay or Nay?

As destination weddings are an undeniable wedding trend, the rise of “delayed honeymoons” have increased in popularity. As Ken and I prepared for our recent destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico, there were plenty of things I was willing to compromise on – but our honeymoon was not one of them. I knew juggling the demands of working full time and planning… Continue reading Delayed Honeymoons. Yay or Nay?

clean eats · ed recovery · favorite things · mealprep · nutrition · recipes

The Last Pancake Recipe You’ll Ever Need.

I’m well aware I’m making a bold claim here. And you know what? I’m sticking to my guns on this one. Not only does this recipe technically only require three – yes, three – ingredients, but it’s delicious and packed with protein, healthy fats and carbs (please stop fearing carbs, people) to keep you satiated… Continue reading The Last Pancake Recipe You’ll Ever Need.

clean eats · faves · favorite things · food · health · healthy · mealprep · nutrition · recipes

The Six Trader Joe’s Products You Need Now

Okay, I must own how completely MIA I’ve been! Between work and travel, moving and bringing home a puppy, I’m beat y’all!! Not an excuse, but a fact – life has been crazy ever since Ken and I returned from our Asia trip in may. We immediately packed up our house, moved into our new… Continue reading The Six Trader Joe’s Products You Need Now

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Protein Packed Smoothie Bowl

Great news! I have your new favorite breakfast! It’s fast, versatile, and full of flavor. Bonus – it’ll keep you full all the way till lunch. Ingredients: 1 scoop protein powder (I used Tone It Up chocolate plant-based) ¼ small banana, frozen 1.5 ounces frozen blueberries 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower… Continue reading Protein Packed Smoothie Bowl

birthday · life & love · love · self-discovery

33 Lessons in My 33 Years

I’m 33! Thirty-freakin-three! How do some days move so so slow but suddenly you turn around and a whole year has gone by? I am officially three years older than when my mom was when she had me (and lord knows I thought that was SO.OLD.)! For reasons unbeknownst to me, my birthday has always… Continue reading 33 Lessons in My 33 Years

fashion · faves · favorite things · self care

I’ve Found Your Perfect T-Shirt Bras!

Please tell me I’m not alone. Please tell me someone out there also owns an entire drawer full of bras that are either too old, too big, or too small. Admittedly it’s been a few years since I purchased a new bra. Working from home and exercising 5 days a week is the perfect storm… Continue reading I’ve Found Your Perfect T-Shirt Bras!

favorite things · life & love · travel

In-Flight Essentials You Need

Gosh, what a whirlwind it’s been coming back from nearly A MONTH of vacation. Between fighting jet lag (struggle busing my way through the day!), getting back in the swing of things at work (of course I forgot ALL of my passwords which resulted in a 2 hour call with IT and a new laptop… Continue reading In-Flight Essentials You Need