We have all felt it. Whether you are a new Mom with a little one and running on zero sleep. Or the full-time working Mom whose time is spread thin. How about the Mom who is a business owner and trying to find the balance between personal life and providing for her family. Or the Single Moms! High five to you! I have been there and it is a daily grind!
If I could have the title “Globetrotter” on my resume, my life would be complete. I’ve often daydreamed of traveling the world tasting all the different cuisines every country has to offer. Taking in the sights and visiting places with culture and new faces. Until that day comes I try to travel as often as I can. I find it is like a recharge for my soul. There is something about it I have always craved. Could it be the Free Spirited Gypsy Soul in me? I think so.
I have had the pleasure of traveling to different places and I wanted to share some of my favorite locations. If your itching for the next adventure then keep reading to see my favorite Vacay Destinations. Your heart will thank me.
I woke up last week with a mysterious rash on my face and two swollen eyes.
Tip 1 – Move Workouts Outdoors
In North Idaho we get our fair share of snow, rain, sleet, you name it! It makes it very difficult to enjoy the outdoors unless you participate in a Snow Sport of some sort and we are very fortunate to have amazing Ski Mountains nearby with stellar views and cozy lodges. Even if you do not have a Ski Mountain where you live, moving your workouts outdoors will drastically improve your mood. I like to bundle up and go on a run for at least 45 minutes. Within minutes of being outside and breathing in the fresh air, I feel alive! The other positive about this you ask? Shopping for Warm Outdoor Active Wear for the winter months. Who doesn’t like to be fashionable while working out? Wink, Wink.
It’s been a minute……
Hi there friends! Gosh it feels great to be back! I have missed you all so much but I’m excited to be back in the blogging world again. My heart was missing this.
There is nothing like discovering a whole new life outside of your little bubble. I love to see new places and meet strangers and see local culture. When the opportunity presents itself, I’m up for a new adventure! So in celebration of my upcoming VEGAS Getaway I thought this was a perfect opportunity to share with you my favorite Travel Necessities for the adventurous girl on the go! Please keep reading below for my favorites!
It seems like a lifetime ago when my life consisted of diapers, monthly check ups, no sleep and spit up. My daughter is 8 years old now but I can remember it like yesterday. I was a young mother and had no idea the amount of time, patience and love it would take to raise a human. I had quite the wake-up call when she was born. I remember gravitating towards mothers, trying to pick their brain for any tips or helpful information that could make it a little easier. But looking back the one thing no mother ever prepared me for was the difficulty of trying to be a good attentive mother but still keep your sanity and sense of self. When you are a mother, you no longer can be selfish. EVERYTHING you do revolves around your child and whether they are cared for and loved. So in the midst of this daily routine, women sometimes forget the woman they once were. Sweatpants, minimal makeup, occasional shower if your lucky; these are now reality. So how can new moms get their Sexy Back? Keep reading on my tips to help you step into the new role as a MILF.
I recently did a fun Photo Shoot with my good friend Lisa with Lisa Wise Photography. Every time I get the chance to take pictures with her whether it’s to test a new camera or just for fun, I always say YES! Lisa was my photographer for my recent wedding and the pictures were amazing! She has an amazing ability to capture those special moments which would otherwise be forgotten if not caught on camera. Lisa has an eye for beautiful lighting and sunsets and gorgeous landscapes. Her talent, genuine spirit and knowledge of what makes a beautiful photograph is what I believe makes her an amazing photographer and one of the best in the Northwest. She captures Weddings, Family Portraits, Newborns, and Senior Portraits. Along with digital images, she most recently started offering sessions using a medium format film which was used in some of the images in my shoot. The pictures turn out so stunning and dreamy! Please check out her website Lisawisephotography.net to see her amazing work and book a session!
If you would like to see more pictures from my photo shoot click here!
I thought I would share a sneak of some of the pictures Lisa took from my gorgeous summer wedding below! Enjoy!
There is nothing more refreshing then a good laugh sesh with a friend or your lover. Not only do you FEEL GOOD afterwards but you get the ab workout of the century! It’s so hard sometimes to remember to be silly and live in the moment when we are bombarded with bills, work stress, house chores and just daily adult life! Wouldn’t it be so nice to be a kid again? Well you can at least act like one. Grab some snacks at the store & watch YouTube fail videos with a friend. There’s nothing better then watching people hurt themselves. This may sound cruel, but it’s true!! Or better yet, Grab a pack of beer, lay out a blanket in your back yard and reminisce with a friend about the good ol’ days. There is bound to be some laughter replaying the memories of bad wardrobe choices and old flings you would like to forget. Life is so short and when it gets overwhelming, sometimes a good laugh can bring you back to that warm feeling and remind you whats important.
In order to feel healthy and confident, everybody needs to take the time for themselves. This means catering to your appearance and giving your body a little TLC. There are days when I feel like complete dog poop. Everybody has those days when you just want to hit the OFF button and hide out in your house for a while. When I find myself in this state of mind, I put on some Beyonce and give myself a pedicure and chill out. Now this may not apply to everyone. You may not like Beyonce or you may not like feet. The point is, it’s important to take the time to do things for yourself that make you feel good. So whether that is taking a bath accompanied by a nice glass of wine or giving yourself a nice facial, the more you take time to treat yourself to some “me time” the happier you’ll be!
Surround yourself with Positivity
One of my favorites. I feed off of good energy and vibes and I am an optimist at heart. Some of us are destined to see the glass half empty. It was engrained in us as children from our worrisome parents or due to unfortunate experiences we’ve had. One of the biggest lessons I have learned in the past few years is this. Energy has power. When we put positive energy into the universe, we will attract the same energy into our lives. It’s impossible to live a healthy life when all we expect are negative outcomes. This also applies to the people in your life. Surround yourself with vibe killers and your destined to feel negative. Surround yourself with happy souls, and you will live a more positive and happy life.