DETOX TIME

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Happy 2018 hotties!!!! I hope you had a wonderful time waving 2017 goodbye and welcoming in the new year. If you are anything like me (or anyone in America) you probably rang in the new year with friends, treats, and drinks. Then the next morning you followed that with a bunch of greasy food and moving as little as possible. No? Just me? Yeah right.

I am all about healthy choices as often as possible but I also like to have a life. So, sometimes I get a little wild and I need to do some detoxing to get back on track. Also, what better way to welcome the new year than with some healthy tricks to get your bod detoxed and fresh? Here are 5 tips to get back on track after a wild night out:

  1. Drink enough water to flood a small country. Like all day. We have covered this. Get some lemon in there or sprinkle in some ginger to get added detox benefits as a bonus. But seriously, drink a lot of water.
  2. Have a detox smoothie for breakfast. A personal fave for me would be:
    • 1 banana
    • 1 cucumber
    • a handful of spinach
    • a teaspoon of ground ginger
    • a tablespoon of chia seeds
    • a tablespoon of ground flax seed
    • a cup of coconut or almond milk

This will reset your digestive system and clear out the naughties.

3.  Take a detox bath. A good way to do this is to dump about a cup of Epsom salt into a tub of hot water and add a couple tablespoons coconut oil in there as well. This will help you sweat out toxins and the salt/oil combo helps pull them out through your skin. My favorite Epsom salt is Dr. Teals. It already has added essential oils for more bonus detoxing!

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4. Drink green tea. This helps regulate your metabolism and also get rid of excess bloating. Plus it is mostly water so you are also fulfilling tip #1. Just make sure you peek at the ingredients and get one that is just green tea and doesn’t have any added sugars or question marks.

5. Get in a good work out. This is another one that helps you sweat out that naughty stuff. It also helps you power through that groggy gross feeling you get after a wild night out. I tend to lean towards a good long cardio sesh because that is when I sweat the most but if I can at least convince you to move somehow I would be happy.

I employed all of these babies today to make sure I was getting back on track as soon as possible. Even if you didn’t partake in a wild night out, doing these tricks really helps get back in balance. I want to feel good and look good and just be overall confident in myself this year. I am still working on contentedness and I think that is a theme that will drive me in 2018. What are some ways you detox your body (and for that matter, your mind too)?

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FALL DREAM WEDDING

We finally got our wedding photos back a couple weeks ago and we have had so much fun looking and reminiscing about our perfect day. Daniel and I got married on October 13, 2017. Yes, Friday the thirteenth, we live on the edge like that. We couldn’t have asked for better fall weather. My whole life I have dreamed about getting married outside in nature, probably because that is where I feel the freshest, and Daniel always imagined the same. But I live in Minnesota so I had to be realistic about it and not get my hopes too high. We are the wild state where we can’t be shocked by a snowstorm in June or scorching temps in November. So, we landed on a venue that could accommodate everyone inside for the ceremony and the reception with some chair rearrangements if need be. But our day ended up being so wonderful outside that it wasn’t even an issue! The sun was beaming through the colorful fall leaves and it was cool enough where Daniel was comfortable in his suit but warm enough where I didn’t have to make frequent trips inside to get warm or carry a blanket with me.

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CHRISTMAS PRINTABLE FREEBIE

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Hello everyone! Lately I have just been loving the farmhouse décor trend. Now that I actually have a real home with Daniel (real home meaning I am no longer renting and can do whatever I want to the place!) I just love looking at all of the possibilities out there for how to make a home really your own. I loved doing this even when I was a renter if you recall this post this post, and this post. But now it feels different and more permanent. Like I can really carve out my true style with my home and know that I won’t be moving again in the next few months and have everything change again.

I have been spending a lot of time on these hashtags #farmhousedecor and #farmhousestyle and #farmhousechristmas on Instagram lately and they are all loaded with pretty inspiration!! And while I love swapping out decorations and restyling I am also on a budget so I try to print designs that I like and pop them into existing frames or find ways to make something look more like #farmhousedecor by adding twine or naturals from outside (notice my little pinecone in the pic 😀 ). I am also finding that less is more. Daniel and I both hate clutter, this doesn’t just apply to our closets but it also applies to our shelves and how much we hang on the walls. Making things look pretty by just being simple.

Anyway, I thought if I was doing these simple style changes on a budget then maybe some of my readers are doing the same so I wanted to provide you with a fresh Christmas printable that has that farmhouse style feel to it but can be printed right at home! To get this beauty just head to the Freebies page, make sure you are subscribed, then just download and print.

I added mine to a rustic looking frame that held a photo before. Once Christmas is over and it’s time to swap out the decorations again, the picture will resurface and it will feel fresh again.

 

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