Finding the Best Athletic Underwear

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s.  I was paid for this post and received the included underwear as compensation.

It may sound a little crazy, but I have been on a journey to finding the perfect athletic underwear for a while now. Last spring, I found my love for running and that was one area I wasn’t too familiar with when it came to what type of undergarments I should be wearing. I also have learned from a lot of trial and error what types of underwear I prefer for my cross training that I like to do as well.

When it comes to running, the biggest concern for most people is chafing. Anything that you can wear to prevent chafing is the best. There are a lot of different brands out there with athletic shorts, but my favorite has definitely been Nike.

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When clothes just seem to speak your language

Do you ever have the experience of shopping in store or online and you just think to yourself, “That is SO me!” when you see an item? Honestly, it is one of my favorite parts about shopping! It doesn’t always happen, but when it does it is like pure bliss. That is how I feel about basically this entire outfit.

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Dare to be True

I’m sharing #LISTERINE in my life as part of a LISTERINE® sponsored series for Socialstars™

There is a line in one of my favorite hymns that says “Dare to be true”. I remember hearing that as a child and kind of wondering what that meant. As I have had more life experiences, I have learned exactly what that means. Sometimes one of the hardest things that we may be faced with is standing up for ourselves or for others. It could be standing up for yourself or for someone else who is being bullied in some way or standing up for something you believe in. I honestly don’t think there is an easy option when it comes to any of those options!

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Recently I attended a conference where we were going to be dressed by a brand on one of the days. As I looked at the clothing that they offered, I realized that most of the clothes didn’t fit the modesty guidelines that I dress my body with. I was honored that they wanted to dress me, but nervous to tell them how few options they would have when choosing what to dress me in. I didn’t want them to feel like I was ungrateful or that I didn’t like their clothing. I thought really hard about how to word my instructions in a thoughtful and kind way so they would understand what I needed and know how grateful I truly was for the opportunity.  [Read more…]

Friends Make The World Go Round

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Growing up, I always felt a little jealous of the people who seemed to have the same friends their entire lives. I definitely had friends, but I didn’t really feel like I had the same friends that were my best friends all of the time. Now that I am an adult, I appreciate that in a way because I was able to get to know a lot more people and become friends with lots of people instead of being so exclusive. I think most adults would make a similar statement and say that they had a hard time with friends growing up. It is kind of a passage of life!

Now that I am an adult, I can really appreciate friendships more. Friends are more than just people that I can hang out with, they are an extension of me and are basically family members! I have been incredibly blessed to be able to make some of the best friends I could ever ask for through blogging.

Snap Conference 2013 image via Kristen Duke Photography

There aren’t any phony laughing pictures that happen with us. They are legitimate, ugly laughs that get caught on camera and I am so grateful for them! International Friendship Day is July 30th and I couldn’t think of a better way of honoring that than to give a major shout out and virtual butt slap to some of my favorite ladies in the entire world. [Read more…]

Adding Color to a Space (without going overboard)

Color scares a lot of people. I am not afraid to admit that I was totally afraid of color for a long time. I grew up loving color and I think that my brightly colored bedrooms may have scared me for life as an adult because too much color would scare me like crazy! Thankfully neutral rooms are in style because I rocked that (and however else my mom would help me decorate) for a long time. Over the years, I came into my own style and realized that color isn’t as scary as I had originally thought. You don’t have to commit to painting an entire wall a bright color in order to introduce a good amount of color into a room.

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Luminess Mystic Airbrush Makeup Review

If you caught my original review of the Luminess Airbrush Makeup system, you know that I am a huge fan of Luminess! You can find that review, along with the step by step video in my previous Luminess review post.

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Making Everyday Like a Summer Vacation

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hawaiian Tropic®. The opinions and text are all mine.

I love Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration™ Weightless Sunscreen. It just feels like silky lotion on my skin, instead of feeling like I am caked in sunscreen. It provides 12 hours of moisture for your skin. I love using it daily!

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Favorite Things… and a change coming!

I have loved doing favorite things videos and posts over the years but this is the last monthly favorites post you will see. I will occasionally share favorite things that are themed for holidays, seasons, etc, but gone are the days of traditional favorite things posts because… drum roll please… Favorite Things will be featured on Facebook Live! I will be sharing one or two favorite items on my Facebook page every other Friday live! I am excited to be able to interact with all of you more that way and to be able to share items that I fall in love with more immediately than just on a monthly basis. With that being said, I am excited to share my final post in my favorite things series here!

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Bold Summer Travels

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It is almost July and with July comes craziness every year. It seems like everything we have going on, happens in July! Every July is packed with travel. I look forward to it every year, but when it is all said and done, it is nice to get back home again. This July, I will be headed to visit family for a few days, then Dave and I are going to New York City to work and vacation. I am really excited to spend time in that city again!

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Summer Wellness

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I find myself looking forward to summer all year long. It is such a happy time of year! I find myself feeling sad during the winter months and really love how bright and warm it is during the summer. Because it is something that I look forward to all year, I try to spend my summers doing things that I love! We made a little summer list of things that we wanted to do and are working to get things checked off on that list.

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