Friday, June 28, 2013

Style Trend - Accessories From IMSMI Style

WOWIE! I'm obsessed with these watches and this website -

I've never ordered from them before but they seem pretty reasonable (these striped watches are only $29 each) and it's different from the things you can find at Charming Charlie which is usually my go-to for accessories.

Wishing bird necklace
Spike bangle bracelet
Arrow bracelet

Once I finally decide what to order, I'll keep you posted on the quality and everything once I get it in the mail!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dry Rub Recipe - My ABSOLUTE Favorite!

My absolute FAVORITE! My lovely momma gave me this recipe and I use it for EVERYTHING, literally everything – chicken, fish, steak, etc. Put some olive oil or coconut oil on first, then sprinkle the rub on. A little bit goes a long way. GRILL!

Morning Lovely

 Good Morning Beautiful! I love this quote! =] be confident in your own skin.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Infant Car Seat Cover

I got my car seat cover in the mail the other day!! =] I can’t tell you how excited I was to get this, I’ve been anxiously checking the mail on a daily basis to see if it had gotten here yet. =] Thank you to my lovely sister-in-law, Cara who got this for us. =D

It came adorably wrapped up. 

The lady who makes these is local, you can pick out specific fabric and customize it if you want, or go with the most popular covers she has listed on her site. She seems much more reasonable than a lot of the other custom car seats available on Etsy. You can find her at OR if you're feeling ambitious, I found this site with a tutorial on how to make a DIY Custom Car Seat Cover.

Style Trend - Tanks

How great are these summer tanks!? =] I’m a huge fan of loose fitting crop tops for summer. Pair them with some skinnies for a cute casual look or my favorite is with a pair of cutoff jean shorts for a day at the lake or the beach. Available at Nordstrom Rack for $17.95!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Core Strengthening Workout - A Beginners Guide

Your core is compiled of 4 different parts; Rectus Abdominus, Oblique, Intercostals, and Serratus. It’s imperative to work each of these muscles in order to achieve a solid core. The following exercises will target each of these areas so you can start seeing some washboard abs!

Rectus Abdominus: 
§  Location: Covers the area from sternum all the way down to the pelvis bone.
§  Exercises: Crunch or Sit Up

§  Location: Side of the waist.
§  Exercises: Side Bends and Decline Oblique Crunches

§  Location: Between the side of the rib cage. It comes into play when you flex the torso and twist from side to side.
§  Exercise: Air Bike

§  Location: Between front abs and lats.
§  Exercises: Barbell Pullovers and Cable Crunches

*Keep in mind that your diet and cardio will need to be in check in order for you to see abs.
Here are 3 sample workout plans for optimum results. Alternate each of these workouts every 3 days. Your core muscles repair quicker that the rest of your muscles allowing you to work them daily without muscle deterioration.

Core Strengthening Workouts

Workout For: Men and Women

Muscles Targeted: Core - Rectus Abdominus, Oblique, Intercostals, and Serratus

Workout #1:
Cable Crunch – 30 seconds
15 seconds of rest
Side Bends – 30 seconds
15 seconds of rest
Crunches – 3 sets of 15
Reverse Crunch Curl – 3 sets of 15

Workout #2:
Barbell Twists – 30 seconds
15 seconds of rest
Bicycle Crunches – 30 seconds
15 seconds of rest
Crunches – 30 seconds
15 seconds of rest
Leg Raises, Laying Down – 30 seconds

Workout #3:
Frog Sit Ups – 30 seconds
15 seconds of rest
Toe-Touch Sit Ups – 30 Seconds
15 seconds of rest
Side Crunches – 30 seconds each side
15 seconds of rest
Reverse Crunch – 3 sets of 15 reps

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Coral Dress with Tan Flower Wedges

Dresses are the most comfortable option when you’re pregnant and none of your clothes fit you the way you want them to! If you’re like me and you try on a million and a half different  things before finally deciding on an outfit, it’s best to have simple pieces like this that don’t button or have to slide over your quickly growing hips and thighs. =[ P.S. it’s budget friendly!

Coral Dress – Charming Charlie $39.99
Tan Cardigan – Nordstrom Rack  $10.00
Tan Flower Wedges – $39.99
Rose Gold Watch – Michael Kors
Turquoise Bracelet – Premiere Jewelry Design
Pandora Neckalce – Charming Charlie