LOTS of Spring giveaways going on this month!!!!

Jul 7, 2014

4 Diet-Friendly Treats

If you read my post on 5 new favorite weight loss tools you know that I really don't like the idea of dieting.  I do, however know that sometimes people can't eat certain foods for allergy reasons or have to keep certain foods off-limits to help them with their goals.  So, with that idea in mind, here are a few of my new favorite "diet-friendly" treats:

1. Low Carb All-Natural PB Crave:

This peanut butter with a twist is a great "splurge" that will still keep you on track with all-natural ingredients and healthy fats and protein.  I like using it in my green protein breakfast smoothie to add a little more flavor.  You can eat it straight out of the jar or even spread on fruits to keep it healthy.  They are also AMAZING on rice cakes, which leads into the next treat..

2. Lowfat Gluten-free Rice Cakes

I was crazy about rice cakes in high school and for some reason forgot about them for a few years there...but once again I have rediscovered rice cakes and I LOVE the Chocolate Crunch Quaker brand.  Sometimes I even add a few dark chocolate chips when I eat them.  Totally takes away my chocolate craving!

3. Gluten-free Lucy's Cookies

These cookies are crunchy and sweet and come in lots of different flavors.  My favorite was the Chocolate Cookie, which was only 40 calories each and all are gluten-free.  I personally have no gluten allergies and eat gluten often, but I liked that these didn't contain high-fructose corn syrup and were lower calorie.
While I will probably always prefer a Chips Ahoy to these, they are definitely a LOT better for those unfortunate people trying to stay away from gluten and also those that are watching their calorie and high-fructose corn syrup intake. :)

4.Nonfat Low-calorie PEEPS minis

PEEPS just recently came out with their new PEEPS minis, which are available in stores year-round.  I was able to sample the Strawberry, Sour Watermelon, and Chocolate and I think I have to say my favorite was the Strawberry, which is crazy because I am such a chocaholic!  The thing I love about these is they are very easy for an on-the-go snack being non-messy and portable in their cute little bag.  They are also only 14 calories each and nonfat!  Perfect for a quick little sugar fix ;)

When it comes to indulging in treats when you are trying to lose weight you really do have to figure out your own goals.  For me I need a treat every day instead of having one cheat day, so I want it to be either low-calorie or keep the ingredients on the healthier side.  I hope that some of these will be helpful for some of you and your weight loss goals!

Jun 18, 2014

Stella & Dot Personalized

I have always loved Stella & Dot jewelry, but I am SUPER excited to share with you the new line of personalized jewelry they now have available!  I worked with a friend of mine and a Stella & Dot stylist Mo Tuttle to start the perfect "mom necklace."  It has the initial of each one of my cute kids and I plan on adding a couple charms too- not sure which ones yet, but I am thinking a birthstone for each kid along with a cute charm that symbolizes something.  

Stella & Dot also has a ton of really pretty pieces out right now.  If any of you know me in person, you know I am a huge fan of big earrings..and especially gold!  Here are a couple that I would definitely wear every day:

I also LOVE statement necklaces and I wish they were easier to wear when you have a baby to snuggle all the time.  This one is SO gorgeous and would actually be okay to wear while holding babies since it isn't too long:

Did you guys know that they also have handbags?!  With my handbag obsession and with how pretty theirs are, I might have to add one or five to my birthday list this year...

Mo Tuttle has answered a few questions that will help you know a little more about Stella & Dot in case you haven't heard much:

Q: What is a trunk show?
A: A trunk show is a pop-up shop in your home AKA a personal styling session with girl friends

Q: How does a trunk show work?
A: Super simple! We pick a date, pick a theme (I have tons) and we invite girls over for a personal styling session and ladies night (or day)!

Q: Do you just have jewelry?
A: No, we are so much more than that! Over the last year we have added handbags, clutches, diaper bags and a changing pad, scarves, wallets and so much more! This is all in addition to our necklaces, bracelets, earrings, little girls line and our new engraveable pieces that everyone loves.

Q: I see celebrities wearing it, so it must be expensive, right?
A: No way! Over half of the line is under $50 which not only makes it great for everyday but also giftable. Each high quality piece is hypo allergenic and made in the same facilities that produce Coach, Michael Kors, Banana Rebublic and more and is designed by top designers the same way as fine jewelry and bags.

Q: How do I get the necklace Jessica has?
A: The only way to get them is through you personal stylist, me! Contact me for ordering details.

Q: How do I learn more?
A: Head over to http://bit.ly/1sksyVq to connect with me, your personal stylist and see the products. You can learn more about Stella & Dot as a company at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtUPngQOWRE&feature=youtu.be
Folks can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Thanks so much Mo! 

And now for those of you (which are probably most of you;) that are dying to get your hands on some Stella & Dot here are the deals going on right now that you will NOT want to miss:

* Dot Dollars: For every $50 you spend in June you get $25 to spend in July

* Hostess Bonus Days: Anyone who hosts a qualified trunk show in June gets an extra $50 in hostess credits (image attached)
         - The average hostess wins over $250 is product that they pick out and half off of 4 items, so this month it is over $300!

* June Joining Special: Join as a stylist in June and get an additional $100 in free accessories (image attached)
          - Joining as a stylist starts at $199 and you receive $350 in accessories that you choose. This month for $199 you get $450 in accessories.
          - Only 3:10 trunk show guests have heard of Stella & Dot nationally, in UT it is less than 1:10!

Go get shopping!! ;)

Jun 13, 2014

Comfortable Mom Shoes

I have reviewed a pair of Sanuk shoes before on the blog, but I have to say that these yoga sling sandals are definitely my new favorite!

I ALWAYS ALWAYS wear clothes that I am comfortable in.  Now that I am holding the baby all the time and carrying a heavy diaper bag AND trying to keep Allie and Macsen close I just can't afford to wear heels or anything I can't move in. I wear these Sanuk Yoga Slings with my everyday outfits AND even to church with my maxi skirts!  They can be dressed up and down.  

I am NEVER uncomfortable in them as the soles are made from actual yoga mat material!!  I wore them walking to the parade this last weekend (we walked about 2 1/2 miles total) and my feet felt great after we got home!

Not to mention they also come in SO many really cute styles- I want one in every pattern they have!!

You can order them online at Sanuk.com!