Friday Favorite Five

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  1. Glitter Booties : How gorgeous are these!?! They would be so perfect for New Years Eve, or a random Tuesday. They are perfect.
  2. Wool Coat : Definitely buying this coat for Paris! I love. A good neutral coat will never go out of style.
  3. Lip Balm : This Laniege lip balm is GOOD. I used it this past weekend on my girls trip and immediately fell in love. It’s perfect if you have dry, winter lips, such a great product!!
  4. Pleated Skirt : This skirt is an amazon find and it’s the perfect skirt for Christmas! It’s available on Amazon Prime so if you order it today it will be here in time for Christmas!
  5. Whitening Strips : If you are looking for the best whitening product, this is it. I found these for 30% off, I mean, who doesn’t want to start the new year with whiter teeth!
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Friday Favorite Five

  1. Steamer from Amazon : This little steamer is small but efficient! It’s under $20 and a must for travel!
  2. Monogrammed Slippers : These cute slippers would make the perfect christmas gift, I am a very big fan of slippers. Actually, I’m a very big fan of anything cozy! They are under $30 with the code TREAT.
  3. Tumbler : I have the yeti version of this travel mug and I promise you this is just as good! Honestly, I like it better because it’s under $10!!! The quality is so good. SO GOOD.
  4. Cozy Blanket : This faux fur blanket would make a perfect gift for anyone on your list. It’s under $30 and has 4000 reviews on Amazon!!
  5. Christmas Tree Candle : I mean, who doesn’t want their house to smell like a christmas tree? We can’t have a real christmas tree because monster cats so pine candles is the best we can do.
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Monday Must Haves: 5 Things I Am Obsessed With This Week

Monday Must Haves: 5 Things I Am Obsessed With This Week

Happy Monday! Is Monday an exciting start to a new week or a four-letter word for you? My answer changes depending on the week. This week, I am starting the week feeling happy, confident and excited to conquer the week. Feeling this great on a Monday morning is not the norm for me, the words I would normally use to describe my Monday morning would probably be tired, unmotivated and dehydrated. I guess the saying “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content” is probably true.

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Happy Monday Y’all!

When I first started blogging, almost a year ago (WHAT?!?) I consistently posted the things I was obsessed with that week. Somehow in the past 10 months, I got away from this weekly blog post and honestly, I missed it. So here I am declaring that Monday Must Haves is BACK!

I was going to dedicate this Monday Must Haves to Mother’s Day gifts but I feel like there are plenty of Mother’s Day gift guides all over the internet. You can find my favorite gift guides here, here and here.

Okay, here is what I am obsessing over this week.

The perfect nude lipstick combo

I am ALWAYS on the hunt for a nude lip that I love. I get bored with my lipstick way too easy so I am constantly changing my everyday lip. For the past few months, I have been using the same lip liner and lipstick duo and I can’t see to get enough of the combo.

A Great Fitting Bodysuit

Dead To Me

WHOA! This show. My mind is blown. The surprises keep coming and coming, so dang good. Also, its produced by Will Farrell so that means it must be good, right?! Its a must watch, fortunately, it’s on Netflix so basically you can binge it all in one afternoon.

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

If you have been watching my Wine Wednesday Instagram stories you know I am obsessed with a nice chilled Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. I love the crisp, citrus heavy flavors that New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc’s give, the perfect wine for an afternoon by the pool.

Here is a list of My favorite New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc’s that you can easily purchase in America at a great price point:

  1. Matua
  2. Oyster Bay
  3. Kim Crawford
  4. Wairau River
  5. Whitehaven

I am always on the hunt for new things to add to my list of weekly obsessions, so I need to know what are you obsessing over this week?

Hope you have the best week!

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Things I’m Obsessing Over This Week: Wellness Products Worth Trying

Things I’m Obsessing Over This Week: Wellness Products Worth Trying

This past weekend I attended the Wanderlust Wellspring Festival here in Palm Springs, what a fun event! This event is targeted at the greater community of wellness innovators, brands, influencers, and enthusiasts. It was a weekend full of cool workout classes, meditation, insightful talks on the health and wellness industry, the list goes on and on.  The purpose of the event is to connect wellness leaders and enthusiasts, discover the latest products and witness trends taking place in the wellness industry. A wellness event like no other.

I had the opportunity to try out so many amazing products but for the sake of this blog post I narrowed it down to my top 5 favorite products from the Wellspring Festival.

5 Wellness Products Worth Trying

Swisse Vitamins and Supplements

I’ve used their skin nails liquid for a while but this event introduced me to their Swisse Ultiboost Sleep, a sleep support supplement containing magnesium and herbs. One of the key ingredients in this product is valerian, a more natural pure ingredient compared to its melatonin counterpart.  I struggle with sleep, have for many years so I am always on the lookout for an all natural sleep product. The Ultiboost sleep is my new go to and I know how clean the ingredients are so I never have to worry about feeling my body with junk.

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Such a relaxing meditating space

Flow Water

This stuff is so damn good. I am trying to cut back the amount of soda I drink so I am always on the lookout for new delicious drinks and this one is a winner. It is a supernatural, delicious alkaline water that has the right amount of sweetness. I suffer from really bad acid reflux and the one thing that has completely helped all of my symptoms is alkaline water. So not only is Flow Water delicious but it also is really helping my acid reflux symptoms.

My Favorite: Strawberry and Rose Flavored

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Flow Alkaline Spring Water is for sure my new go-to water

Bulletproof Coffee

I have read the reviews on Bulletproof Coffee but never took the time to invest in the product. I was given a few boxes of bulletproof coffee at the event and I’m a believer. I think a lot of people are scared of bulletproof coffee because of its high-fat content but it is a meal replacement that will absolutely keep you full until lunch. Not only does it keep you feeling full but it also helps your brain stay focused throughout the day, win, win, win.

My Favorite: Orignal Coldbrew Plue Collagen Protein

RX Bar

I hate eggs, I wish I loved them because I know the health benefits they contain but seriously since I was a little teeny tiny kid I have always hated eggs. When you see RX bar at the store one of the first ingredients on the label is eggs, for that reason alone I have always been so wary of this product. BUT! I finally tried RX bar over the weekend and I am a believer! YUMMMM!!! I tried a ton of different varieties of this bar but the one I fell in love with and will be purchasing ASAP is the Chocolate Sea Salt, SO. DANG. GOOD!

Purely Elizabeth

Okay, this is not a new product to me but I saw the represented over the weekend and just had to give a huge shout out to them because I love their product. I first discovered their product last year when I was on a grain free diet. My favorite breakfast is yogurt with granola and I was really struggling to find a grain-free granola at a good price point and then  I discovered Purely Elizabeth. Since discovering this brand I have tried a majority of their products, my all time favorite is The Purely Elizabeth Probiotic Gluten Free Granola, Chocolate Sea Salt. I didn’t realize I loved Chocolate Sea Salt so much but apparently, I have a type.

I love that I live in Palm Springs and have the opportunity to attend such cool events like this one. Thanks so much to Swisse Vitamins and Supplements for having me, I had such a blast and can’t wait to go back next year!

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Monday Morning Obsessions: Reality Television to Binge this Week.

This weekend was a unique one for us, it was the first weekend in a very long time that my husband had to work through the weekend. He’s a geologist so a working weekend is a real rarity. While I wish he was home and we were able to go do something fun it was a nice opportunity to catch up on all of my trash TV, Reality TV. I fancy myself a reality TV expert, I love it, all of it.

Since I was a kid watching The Real World, I have always loved reality TV. In fact, the first paper I wrote in college was about the history of reality TV. While I love it all there is a few reality TV shows that I am so excited for every week and here they are.

90 Day Fiance

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90 Day Fiance

What a gem!! I’m so thankful for the wonderful people at TLC for greenlighting this show. If you have not yet seen, this show follows an American and their foreign partner as they come to America through the K1 Visa. This show is on every Sunday night and needs to be watched. This weekend I did a Q & A with my husband on Instagram during the show and it was so funny! I honestly think this is the best show on TV! Yup, I said it.

Teen Mom 2

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MTV’s Teen Mom 2

I’m going to be so honest, I wish I didn’t love this show. It has turned into such a trashy show that and the show now has very little to do with being an actual mom and more to do with inflated egos. There was an episode this season that still has me shook, after a road rage issue Jenelle followed a man to his home where she proceeded to pull her gun on him, all while her 9-year-old son is in the front seat.

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TLC Unexpected

If you loved 16 and Pregnant, TLC has a new show called Unexpected, totally worth a watch, it’s so good!

The Real Housewives Of New York

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The Real Housewives of New York City

This season was just one exciting thing after another. Honestly, I wish it was like Big Brother and I could have watched the LuAnn saga every day. I am counting down the hours until the reunion this week. I love all the housewives franchises but this is on a whole different level.

Now that RHONY is coming to an end I am so excited to dive all the way into Real Housewives of Dallas. This season is going to be so good because Leeanne Locken is crazy.

Floribama Shore

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Floribama Shore Cast

This show. I find all of the characters on this show rather annoying and yet I still tune in every single week. This was MTV’s attempt to duplicate the success of Jersey Shore, nothing will EVER be the Jersey Shore but it is a very good attempt.

Okay, for as much as I love Reality TV there is one show I’ve never been able to watch, The Bachelor. I find the characters boring and its such a time commitment but maybe I need to give it a try. Is there one season of The Bachelor that I should watch that will totally get me hooked?

Happy Watching!

-Heather