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6.20.2018

Summer Sweater & Shorts + FF Link-Up!

Sweater: River Island, Shorts: AGOLDE, Wedges: Treasure & Bond, Bag: Amazon, Hat: South Moon Under (similar here)
Happy Wednesday loves! Keeping this post pretty brief today because this week has been SO busy. All I have to say is you NEED this sweater in your life! It's so comfortable and lightweight enough to pair with shorts during the summertime like I did here. I also got it on MAJOR sale! Also, if you're looking for a good, flattering pair of denim shorts--these are amazing! They are pricey but worth it considering I typically hate wearing shorts. I have been wearing these nonstop!

[Also linking up with The Blended Blog, Trend Spin, Style Elixir, Style on the Daily]


6.18.2018

My Current Fitness Routine!


Happy Monday loves! Hope y'all had a great weekend. Ours was SO nice mainly because the weather was just beautiful! Lots of dinners/lunches al fresco which I always LOVE! Friday we met up with friends we haven't seen for a while for mucho margs and Mexican. Saturday, we spent most of the day packing and I also got my hair done. I went a little blonder for summer and I LOVE how it turned out! Sunday, they had a little festival near our house with lots of food and handmade goodies so Steven and I browsed that then we grabbed tacos for lunch.

I am pretty proud of myself because the last 2 years I have been very consistent in my fitness. I definitely have seen a big transformation in my body especially over the last 6 or so months! I just wanted to share my current routine and what has been working really well for me. With my current work schedule/life schedule the maximum workouts I can fit in is 4 days a week. Once we move to Boston and we have a nice gym actually in our building I expect to go more though!

Note: Below are just the exercises I stick to most but I do try to switch up my routine a decent amount!
Day 1 (Legs and Abs)
--Leg Presses (15 reps, 140 lbs, 4x) - I do these pretty much every time I go into the gym because I swear that these give me the most results in the quads/booty area
--Standing Side Leg Raises with Extra Heavy Resistance Bands (15 reps, 4x)--I use these resistance bands and typically grab the extra heavy one. I try to alternate this work-out with the leg presses!
--Squats with Extra Heavy Resistance Bands (15 reps, 4x)
 --Weighted Hip Thrusts (15 reps, 4x, 45 lbs)
--Abs: I usually do mountain climbers, planks (with opposite knee to elbow crunch--google this exercise because it's amazing), v-ups on bosu ball, weighted tuck-ups, etc.

Day 2 (Cardio)
--2ish mile run with the hubby and pup followed with some ab exercises at home

Day 3 (Arms and Abs) 
I try to super-set a lot of these exercises to speed things up
--Alternating bicep curls (15 lbs, 15 reps per arm, 4x)
--Lateral raises (12.5 lbs, 15 reps, 4x)
--Dumbbell shoulder press (12.5 lbs, 15 reps, 4x)
--Tricep dips (I use the work-out bench, 15 reps, 4x)
--Upright dumbbell row (10 lbs, 15 reps, 4x)--these are my favorite! 
 --Seated Cable Row (10 lbs, 15 reps, 4x)
--Narrow Grip Pulldowns (40 lbs, 15 reps, 4x)
--Abs: I usually do mountain climbers, planks (with opposite knee to elbow crunch), v-ups on bosu ball, weighted tuck-ups, etc.
At the end, I also usually throw in a few rounds on the leg press machine because like I said before, it does wonders for the legs/booty!

Day 4 (Cardio)
--2ish mile run with the hubby and pup or spin class followed with some ab exercises at home.

What types of work-outs do you like to do?! 
[Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston]

6.15.2018

Decor Ideas for our Boston Apartment! [Airy Neutrals]


VasePillowWall Mirror SetFaux TreeCandleThrowWindow Mirror, Flower ArtTray

Happy Friday loves! Hope y'all had a great week and have some fun weekend plans ahead. We have plans to go to dinner with friends tonight--it's sad because every time we see each of our friends over the last few weeks we realize it's probably the last time we will see them for a while! This weekend we are getting super serious about packing! We are getting rid of big furniture pieces that we won't be bringing along for the move and are going to start packing more of the major items we will be bringing to Boston. It looks like the weather is going to be gorgeous this weekend so I'm hoping we can spend as much of it outside as possible!

Something that always detracts from the stress or sadness of a move for me is focusing on how I will decorate our next home. I love how we have our house decorated now so most of that stuff will go into decorating the apartment however I did want to do a little bit of a refresh and swap out some items for new ones! Right now we do have a lot of neutrals going on but I also have a lot of blue accents. I definitely want to keep some blue pieces to add a little color but I want everything to mostly be pretty bright and neutral because our apartment has a lot of darker toned woods/granite.

 I actually just purchased the tray above and am obsessed! It's even prettier in person. The rest of these are on my wish list but I will probably wait to buy until we are up in Boston!