My Juice Detox Experience: Confessions of a Sugar Addict

I have known that I have had an addiction for a while. I am truly a sugar addict. Sugar addiction is a real thing. My body fights against me when I try to go without sugar. I LOVE candy. It isn’t just candy though. I love bread (which is full of sugar), non candy sweets, and soda. I really don’t discriminate much when it comes to foods full of sugar! When I was approached by Paleta to try some of their products, I knew it would be good for me.

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Summer CAUSEBOX Major Deal!

It’s that time again. It is time for another season’s CAUSEBOX! CAUSEBOX is a seasonal box sent out that is full of socially conscious products for women. In other words, when you purchase a CAUSEBOX, you are helping the world to be a better place while enjoying really awesome products at the same time. I got to try out the spring CAUSEBOX and I loved it and just got my summer CAUSEBOX in the mail and I am loving everything in it!


I love that when you get a CAUSEBOX, you know you aren’t sacrificing the fact that these products are doing good in the world, for style. Everything I have ever gotten in a CAUSEBOX has been so well made, stylish, and something I would actually use in real life! Every box has at least $150 worth of products in it. This summer CAUSEBOX has $223 worth, but they are always just $49.95 each quarter.  [Read more…]

Summer Swim Essentials

I know that most of you probably don’t know me personally, but I will let you in on a little secret that most people who do know me personally know… I LOVE water parks! I have never lived close to a water park, so going to a water park was always a special event for me. I love to swim, I love to float around in the lazy rivers, and to go down water slides. To me, water parks represent everything that summer should be! In our area, we have a pretty sweet YMCA that has a nice indoor swimming facility with a small lazy river and one water slide. It seems silly, but I am so excited to have that nearby!

I love finding new swimwear each year. I grew up absolutely hating swimming suit shopping. It is sad that I felt that way from such a young age. All of my insecurities would come when I would try on bathing suits. The older I have gotten, the more I have realized that being insecure in a swimming suit should be the least of my worries. I remember going to a water park when I was in high school and seeing a mom there who was pretty overweight, but it didn’t keep her from flaunting her body in a bathing suit and playing with her kids. I don’t think that anyone there would have judged her for the way she was shaped in that moment. I was so impressed with her confidence and her willingness to get in and play! I wanted to be just like that when I became a mom.

I have learned a lot about my body over the years. I have learned what types of suits fit me well and make me feel confident while I am in them. I have always loved Lime Ricki swimwear! I own three of their suits and I added another one to my bathing suit collection this year!

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Eleventh Avenue

You guys! I can’t wait to tell you about some major news! You know about Groopdealz? The place you can find just about everything you could ever want or need for awesome prices? They are making some ch-ch-ch-changes today! Groopdealz is now Eleventh Avenue!
Not only are you going to find even better, more fabulous deals at amazingly low prices, but also Eleventh Avenue was created with the social shopper in mind! A handpicked boutique marketplace, dedicated to providing you with a unique and personalized shopping experience.
What’s New?

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NuZest Protein Recipes and Giveaway!

Use coupon code glam15 when you order from NuZest to receive 10% off!

I know I have told you guys about NuZest protein before. I LOVE this protein powder! It tastes delicious, it keeps me full, and it isn’t packed full of crap I can’t pronounce. NuZest is a clean protein powder! It is about time, right? A few months ago, I shared my favorite way to drink it during the winter with my pumpkin spice protein hot chocolate recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Hot Chocolate

This is delicious, but it isn’t really something I can drink all year long. Thankfully, NuZest has lots of recipes on their site too. You can find them all, HERE. Some of my favorites are… [Read more…]

Silhouette Cyber Monday Week DEALS!

Remember that killer Silhouette Portrait giveaway I hosted last week? Well, if you entered it you already read all about my love of Silhouette. But in the off chance that you didn’t see it, I am confessing my love for them again. I purchased a Silhouette Cameo 2 years ago on the Black Friday deal and my crafting life has never been the same! This machine can cut nearly anything, I swear. I have been able to design so many fun projects and have created some of my favorite spaces because of that machine… like my modern, girlie office. You can find the post all about my office, HERE.

Modern Office Geometric Wall Design on

Now is the time that YOU can own your very own Silhouette machine too! It is the Silhouette Black Friday/Cyber Monday Week sales event! This is when I bought my Silhouette because it is the best deal you will ever find! [Read more…]

5 Summer Trends I’m Excited to Rock

5 Summer Trends 2014

I love it when seasons change. Things are finally starting to look like Spring around here, but all I can think about is Summer. Every time I feel the heat of the sun, it makes me long for the hot weather that is soon to come… Well maybe not that soon! I do live in Idaho (aka the frozen tundra of the USA). Regardless of what the weather is like right now, I can’t help but dream of the trends I will be able to rock once the sun decides to stay.

I found some gorgeous pieces from Macy’s that all represent the exact trends that I plan on wearing this summer! The best part is that they just started their Friends and Family Sale yesterday and will run through May 5. It includes 25% off your purchase and if you shop online, you can get free shipping on orders over $99 or more. Just use promo code SAVINGSFF at checkout.

What trends are you excited to rock this summer? I narrowed mine down to 5 categories.

Floral Print Dresses–  I love wearing dresses in the sunshine. I love finding dresses that are full enough that I can still run around and be a mom in. I fell head over heels for the dress pictured above from Macy’s. You can find it HERE.

Swim Cover Ups– I think it is just as important to wear a cute cover up as it is to wear a cute swimming suit! I find myself wearing the cover up more than I wear the swimming suit by itself. It is important to find one that you feel comfortable in and is easy to put on and take off so you can make the most of your days by the pool. You can find the one featured above, HERE.

Bold Colored Sandals– Pairing a sweet summertime outfit with a gorgeous pair of sandals in a bold color is the PERFECT way to polish an outfit. The mint sandals featured above can be found HERE.

Bright Totes– Big totes make the perfect accessory for an impromptu road trip or a weekend getaway. Choosing a bright color makes any drab outfit fabulous. You can find the one featured above, HERE.

Detailed Swimming Suit– This summer, swimming suits are all about the little details. It might be the print, the cut, or gorgeous little rosettes like the swimming suit featured above, HERE.

This post was sponsored by Macy’s. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

The happiest place on Earth

Disneyland. It’s the place where every kid dreams of visiting and every parent dreams of taking their kids. I am one of the lucky kids who got to go to Disneyland as a kid. It really is one of the happiest places on earth. I felt like I could just be a kid when I was there.

My husband never went to Disneyland as a kid. It has now become a bigger dream for me to take him to Disneyland than it is for me to take my daughter to Disneyland. I think everyone needs to go to Disneyland in their lifetime! I think that there is a Disney trip in the works for next year and I couldn’t be any more excited about it. Having a 3 year old will make it even more magical.

One of the other happiest places on earth for me, is San Diego. If you have never been to San Diego, book your trip now. It is seriously one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I got to spend some time in San Diego before I went on a cruise 7 years ago. My heart longs for that gorgeous San Diego sun every time it snows here at home.


Where is your happy place? Have you ever visited Disneyland/Anaheim or San Diego?

There is an incredible travel agency called Get Away Today who specializes in Disneyland/Anaheim and San Diego vacations who book your vacations for the lowest price they can possibly get find you. They know that families love to travel and make sure to help you make that happen. Another great thing about Get Away Today is that they offer vacation layaway programs for just $125 down! For that price, anyone can afford to take their kids to Disneyland! Get Away Today is also offering a special promo code for my readers to receive $10 off your Southern California vacation! That is like getting lunch for free! The Get Away Today promo code is GLG14

Where is your next vacation?

This post was brought to you by Get Away Today. I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

WIW: Skirts and Skate Parks

 Photo credit: Ann Jones of Cliq Photography. Find her on Facebook and on Instagram @ann_cliqphotography

Casual top with fancy skirt on

 Let me start by telling you how obsessed I am with this look. I adore how a casual t-shirt can pair with a big, fluffy, fancy skirt. This shirt and skirt pair perfectly. Once the accessories are added, everything comes together like a match made in heaven. I also love it when my photographer has the crazy idea of doing a photo shoot in the middle of a skate park. I mean, who does that? I stood in the middle of the skate park as teenagers did kick flips and 50/50 grinds around me. I got some strange looks, but it was totally worth it in the end. I love how these photos turned out with all of the concrete around. Ann knows what she is doing and I am so grateful for her for her vision!

Gold Foiled Heart Tee from Style Lately on

 Let’s talk about the shirt first. I love how shiny the gold heart is on this shirt. It is perfect because it is easy to dress up or dress down. It would be cute with a pair of jeans, with leggings and a long cardigan, and with a fancy skirt! This shirt is from Style Lately. You can find it, HERE.

Redstar Sunglasses

 These sunglasses are by far the nicest, highest quality sunglasses I have ever owned. They are from RedStar. I love how chic they look and feel. You can find them HERE. Here is the extra cool part… RedStar is offering a free $500 gift card to my readers for sunglasses too! You just have to pay shipping and handling for them. Use the code “MTA14” to receive the $500 Redstar giftcard. These are really nice quality sunglasses. Jump on that deal! You can choose any of THESE sunglasses to use your $500 gift card for.

Polka dot Betsey Johnson Purse

The purse was a purchase from my trip to NYC. I got this lovely at Century 21. I knew I loved it from the moment I set eyes on it from across the room. As soon as I saw who made it, I knew that it was destiny. This is a Betsey Johnson purse. I have Betsey Johnson luggage that I already love so I knew I needed this purse too. It has already become the best purse I have ever owned in my entire life. It is perfect in every way. The bracelet is from Apple of My Eye (it is sold out, but they have other gorgeous bracelets too).

t-shirt with fancy skirt. The perfect look for spring.

 The skirt came from Romwe. I have coveted over that skirt for a long time. I finally decided to bite the bullet and get it before it was gone. It totally reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. I feel like I could party right along with the Mad Hatter. It brings a lot of whimsical qualities to every outfit I style it in. I love it! The shoes are from Aldo (6 years ago). There are some similar ones HERE. I wore these shoes on my wedding day. I still love them to this day.

Bra Fitting Made Easy

Bra Fitting Made Easy

Finding the right bra is a total pain. You know it. I know it. Kohl’s knows it too. They know that finding the right bra can be a journey that can bring out the innermost frustrations in any woman’s heart. Kohl’s also knows that once you find the right bra, it can bring tears to your eyes. That is why Kohl’s created the perfect resource to find out your perfect bra size. They have a website that you simply just put in your measurements and it spits out your bra size. It’s basically the most amazing resource to bra fitting that I have ever experienced. Check it out HERE. Is the bra you are wearing the correct size?

I loved learning my true bra size. I haven’t had a bra fitting since having a baby. I needed a new bra (or two) to make me feel more comfortable and feel good knowing that I was finally wearing the right sized bra. I have known for a while that I needed to get a bra that really fit me. I have a friend, Courtney who blogs at Fry Sauce and Grits who is the bra fitting expert. She always talks about how important it is to have a bra that fits properly. I had her write up a few tips so that you can go into a bra shopping experience armed and ready to find the perfect bra for you. Here are a few of her tips…

There’s five things you need to be looking for when you’re trying on bras and making sure they fit correctly.  I call it the 5 Point Check, it’s a lot like the checklist you go through when you parallel park.

Do the five point check.  The five point check is so important in deciding whether or not that bra you’re trying on and thinking about buying is a good fit.  Fit is SO important, it’s more important than what it looks like, remember that.

  • Top Cup.  Do you feel like you’re coming out of the top of the bra?  Do you see a lot of cleavage?  Do you have the double boob?  The double boob is when the top of the cup goes into the breast and therefore makes it looks like you have two boobs stacked on top of each other.  If you said yes to any of these, you need to up a cup size.  If you want to see some beautiful pictures of this being illustrated, go here.
  • Sides.  Is the bra covering the sides of your breasts?  If it’s not, then you’ll need to go up a cup size.  My rule of thumb, is you want to have at LEAST 1/4″ of space between your breasts and the underwire or bra on the sides.
  • Bottom Cup.  Lift your arms up and pay attention to the bottom of the cups and ask yourself, do you feel like you’re hanging out of the bottom?  If yes, then you need to go up a cup size.  Same rule applies to the sides, try to get at least a 1/4″ inch of space from your breast and the bottom of the bra.
  • Band.  Is your band snug?  If you said yes, that’s great!  That’s how it should be.  Your bra will stretch with use and wear.  Remember, your band is where most of your support comes from.  Make sure the band is lying low in the back (below the middle section of your back), and if you have hooks in the back, make sure the band is snug on the loosest set of hooks when you try it on.  One trick to making sure your band is snug enough is do a couple of jumping jacks and move around a lot and see afterwards if you have to adjust it or if you feel like your bra is riding up in the back.  If it is, then you need to go down a band size.
  • Middle.  The middle is the part where the underwire in the front come up and almost touch.  You want to make sure the middle part of the bra is lying against your skin and is completely separating your breasts.  If you can tell the underwire is laying on top of your breasts this means the cup size is too small and you need to go up a cup size.
If you have any bra questions or concerns, check out my bra posts on my blog here, or you can email me at!
Isn’t that the best advice? She knows everything when it comes to bras! Now that you have gotten advice from a professional bra fitter and have the resources given on the Kohl’s website here, you just need to go find yourself a bra! Thankfully Kohl’s has a ginormous selection of bras that fit any bust and any budget! Hurry to your nearest Kohl’s to find your perfect bra while they are having their huge Underneath It All sale. They have a coupon for $10 off your intimates purchase for $40 or more in store and online. It ends April 6th.
Do you wear the correct bra size? Do you think bra shopping is a chore? What is your bra type preference?
This post was brought to you by Kohl’s. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.