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No words over how gorgeous Ashley is!  She deserves the cover (and then some)!

Let this be a lesson that anything you want in this world is possible with the right determination and hard work.

P.S. I really want that bikini.  I can’t wait for summer.  😀

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Realistic Holiday Health

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We just passed Halloween and now have bags of candy tempting us by saying it’s okay to eat 1 or 10 pieces for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.  Without missing a beat, I’ve seen close to 20 (so far) images with workout guides and the horrors of gaining weight over the last two months of the year.  The incentive is to lose your holiday weight now and not wait (weight lol) until the New Year to declare your new super awesome fitness goals.  I think it’s a bit presumptuous of anyone to start shoving protein shakes or whatever weight loss thing down anyone’s throat or assume we are all planning to go into a food coma by sitting at the dining table shoveling mashed potatoes in our mouths in a last ditch effort to have one more bite in the name of Thanksgiving or other holiday meals.

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Dinner For Witches

I hope you all had a wonderful Friday night.  Whether you relaxed at home after a long week, or ventured out with friends and loved ones to dance the night away, I hope it helped you recharge.  I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s dinner party with a fun Halloween theme.  The food was fantastic as was the company.  I was finally able to wear a Boohoo dress I purchased.  It’s black and white with long sleeves.  It was perfect for last night since it was so cool out in my neck of the woods.  I paired it with my black Jessica Simpson stilettos and statement jewelry worked out well.

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The dress is black and white and the sleeves are actually long enough! Usually when I buy a dress the sleeves never fall long enough.

 

An up close look at my jewelry. I love this necklace and wear it as often as I can.
An up close look at my jewelry. I love this necklace and wear it as often as I can.

 

Whatever you are getting into today, make it beautiful! 

Let’s Get Moving!

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We always hear about how Suzie Sunshine found an extra 1000 hours in her day to run 50 miles a week and has it all tracked in her app – but what about the rest of us?  How exactly are we supposed to find time to fit in a productive workout in our already busy lives?  Yes, it is possible to wake up early and hit the gym or morning run before work, but most of us want that hour of sleep or we are using that hour to get our family ready for their day.  What are some realistic ways to fit in proper fitness through our days?

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Fall Fashion Transitions

Black maxi style dress paired with a gray and white floral pattern cardigan, colorful floral scary with silver and white jewelry.
Black maxi style dress paired with a gray and white floral pattern cardigan, colorful floral scarf with silver and white jewelry.  The most expensive item in this set is the scarf.

You may hear the phrase being thrown around now Fall Fashions  and feel like everyone is jumping the gun when it’s still too hot outside to do anything.  Let me guide you through some easy fashion transition tips that will help unclutter your closet, but also re-use a lot of your Summer favorites for the rest of the year.   This is the time of the Summer when most, if not all Summer items are going on sale.  Not just a 10-20% savings, we’re talking almost 50% off the retail price.  Most stores are getting their Fall items now, and will get their Winter items at the end of August here in the states.  What does this mean for us?  Aside from a bathing suit, you can stock up on a lot of great items that can turn into great layering pieces as the weather cools down.

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Wellness Wednesday – Why Is The Search So Hard?

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Each generation has similar complaints when it comes to dating and relationships – the main question usually is, Why is it so hard to find someone?”  Where are the men and women of quality?  How exactly can we weed through this mass of nonsense?  The endless text/pen pals, the barrage of married people lying about their situations, then want you to just be understanding and wait for them, to people who seem to be floating around from situation to situation waiting for something to happen to them.  Some blame technology, but what about 100 years ago when they barely had telephones?  They encountered the same issues – even 1000 years ago.  The only difference between then and now is in some cases now women are considered almost a person and not really property.

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