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March 5, 2015

What Gets Me Going Every Morning

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There's something about inspirational room decor that just helps me start each day with a BANG! This gorgeous inspirational poster is from Inspirado and it means so much to me, especially the lion part.



I read this every morning before I leave the house for work and each little tidbit of advice really sticks in my brain.   Sometimes I find myself repeating them randomly at work.  

And we all know I love lions so the lion quote is the best for me.   This gorgeous 12x18 poster came in the frame so that made it even easier for me to hang it right away.   Each inspirational print design on the Inspirado website incorporates a number of phrases using typography and graphics so not only is it a work of art but a literal inspiration for your home.   

Inspirado even has laser engraved wood etching pieces.   This is not only a great gift for someone close to you, but it's a great piece to display in ANY room of your home!   I literally feel more motivatedtoget through the day once I take a few quick moments to read over it in the morning or before I leave the house. 


What's your favorite line from the poster?




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March 4, 2015

How to Wear A Halo | Tutorial


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Everyone knows I am the queen of hair extensions.  I've been wearing clip-in extensions since I was 21.  Everyone always asks me which brands are the best and how to put them in.  

So today, I've teamed up with Halo to bring you a quick photo tutorial on how to wear their signature Halo!  The reason I love my Deluxe Halo is that it's much easier to put in when you are limited on time! It's made from 100% Indian Remy Human Hair are has even more hair for a thicker finish.  It's great for people with shorter hair that's thick.  I did have my Halo trimmed by a friend so the end result photo at the bottom shows the trimmed length. 

This is what the Halo looks like when it comes.  

Now, you can brush your real hair ahead of time or just do it all the end like I do.  

So here we go. 


Step 1 | Slip the Halo on top of your head.   It sits naturally at the nape of your neck.  The smooth wire makes it easy to slip right on.  



Step 2 | Starting one side at a time just pull or brush your hair over the Halo in about an inch wide sections.  The above picture has a ribbon on the wire so you can see where it is in my hair. 


Step 3 | Pull the hair sections over the Halo the entire way around your head.  I criss cross my hair which gives it more volume on top.  

Step 4 | Make sure the entire Halo is covered by your hair.   Brush your hair but do so carefully. I use a flat iron to straighten my hair and smooth it all out.  



VOILA!





See how nice it looks? I love how simple it is and how comfortable it is.  Especially on days when I'm really active, I like that I don't have to worry about clips against my scalp.  


So are you going to try out a Halo?????   



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A Great Way to Unwind + A Giveaway

The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 

After a long day of work it's very important to let your body and your brain unwind from the hectic pace and stress you may have encountered.  For me, I have to relax or else I'll be just as stressed the next day.  There are 3 ways I do that. 

First, I relax and meditate.   Sometimes I just sit for 5-10 minutes and clear my mind.   It really helps me enjoy the rest of my evening.  

I also take naps sometimes. Even though it will still be light out, I put a sleeping mask on to help me fall asleep quickly and get a good 15 minutes.  
The other thing I do is take a nice hot shower and use a moisturizing soap.  That's why I love Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash, a restoring body wash that gives me healthy skin.    When I get out of the shower not only do I smell like the fresh body wash scent but I have such soft skin!! 

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash uses Micro Oil Technology for a rich lather that rinses clean.  I love the sudsy feel of it.  It doesn't dry my skin out but it definitely makes it feel cleansed.  The scent is amazing too! No wonder it's so easy to take a nap after my shower!


And one lucky winner will get 2 Dial Coupons for free Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash.


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March 3, 2015

New Year New You Motivation Tips

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When it comes to staying motivated for being in better shape, I always tell people there are a few key things to remember.  




1// Invest in GREAT Fitwear
Ilu Fitwear is a great brand.  They are a brand exclusively for women who want to look and feel good while integrating exercise and their everyday life.   Their line of fitness clothing is great not only during your workout, but when you are running around with friends or running errands in between!

When you wear things that make you feel good and look good, it gives you extra motivation to keep going.   I love the bright colors and trendy style on the Ilu Fitwear website.

When you look for a bra make sure you find one with good support and the proper fit.  Leggings should be the right size so that you feel comfortable when you are moving around.   An uncomfortable and improper fit of leggings can completely distract you from good form during a workout.

Make sure you only choose clothing that is well crafted and put together and you will have plenty of motivation to keep moving!



2// Get on a Schedule
Pick a couple days each week that you can commit to working out.  Stay on that schedule. Consistency is key when it comes to working out.   And if something comes along and interrupts your plans for a day or two it's okay, as long as you stick to the other days you planned.  And always keep it realistic, making sure you allow time for recovery in between.

3// Eat Right
Don't ever deprive yourself or else you won't have the energy you need to exercise.  Drink plenty of water and eat 3  meals a day.   Educate yourself on proper nutrition and what your body needs on a daily basis to stay healthy.




And good news,  Ilu Fitwear is launching a new range of clothing really soon so stay tuned!!!   Just remember that my outfit is a last chance to buy deal. Once it's gone they won't restock!


What tips do you have for staying motivated with your fitness?


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Combat Boots Rock



I seriously LOVE my  combat boots.   They make me feel like such a badass! 





So What I Wore: 
Pink Elbow Patch Shirt - Re-Designed by Two | Jeans - Maurices at Rockvale Outlets Lancaster | Combat Boots - Ross.





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March 2, 2015

An Inside Look at Macris Chocolates




Last week I got to check out Macris Chocolate's in Lemoyne, PA.  Elena Macris owns and operates the store using the same recipes her grandfather John had used in the 1920's.   Macris is no stranger to the chocolate world.     They use the highest quality ingredients available and even makes things from scratch including marshmallow, creams, meltaways, cordial cherries, fresh roasted nuts, and much much more.  


Their decor was beautiful and very inspirational.  Whether you want some chocolates for wedding favors or just for a regular gift, there are so many beautiful setups and displays. 






For Harrisburg Social Media Club (the reason I was there) we got to try some different chocolate pairings with wine, sake, and beer.   


There is SOOOOOOOO much chocolate to choose from.  It's like a chocolate lovers dream to walk in and see the endless options.  Customers can choose their own assortments from a bulk showcase that has over 100 varieties of chocolates.   It was $22 and some odd cents for a pound! That's a great deal! 
Of course if you are in a hurry or you can't decide, you can choose some already boxed chocolates or custom gift baskets.  There are also a ton of corporate gift solutions and they have a complimentary corporate gift specialist to help you along the way. 

Me and Megan from On The Fly had such a blast!


They have so much space inside and everything is so clean and modern, even the decor.   I will be returning to Macris Chocolates on a very regular basis.   I'm hooked ever since I had my first chocolate covered potato chip from them! 

If you are local, you can find Macris Chocolates at 1200 Market Street in Lemoyne.  Their phone number is 717-412-7129 and they can be reached by email at info@macrischocolates.com or on their website: www.macrischocolates.com.



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