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Friday, September 22, 2017

Kristina Rihanoff's New Life Outside of Dancing

Kristina Rihanoff recently attended London Fashion Week to show off her new collection of dresses. She worked with London-based designer Pia Michi to design the dresses. Kristina is a dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. The 39-year-old dancer displayed her hourglass figure by wearing one of her own designs. She wore a stunning yellow silk dress and answered questions about how she juggles work and family life.

Kristina credits her beau for being around so that she can pursue her love of fashion. Ben Cohen is a former rugby player. The two met on the set of Strictly Come Dancing and have a young daughter, Milena. Ben is a hands-on dad, which allows Kristina to spend time designing dresses.

The clothing collection that Kristina shares with Pia Michi features long, fitted gowns and cocktail dresses. Many of the dresses are sparkly and have unique embellishments. While Kristina loves dancing and fashion, she does admit that motherhood changed her priorities. For example, she no longer worries about her weight and is better at shrugging off negative comments.

After the birth of her daughter, Kristina worked hard to tone her body properly. With that said, she took her time before returning to exercise. She wanted to get her lean figure back the healthy way. Following the birth of her daughter, she used a combination of yoga and dancing to get in shape.

Kristina used yoga after her pregnancy so that she could rebuild her core strength. She did not want to start dancing again until she was in better shape. She credits yoga for helping her get stronger. Kristina is a qualified yoga teacher. She has been a yoga participant for 18 years.

Once she felt stronger, she started incorporating dancing into her workouts. In addition, she also altered her diet. She started eating a vegan diet, which helped played a role in getting her lean figure back. Kristina now feels good in her own clothes again. She enjoys spending time with Ben and Milena. She still dances when she has a chance and loves the challenge of creating a successful fashion line.

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Outfit of the Day: Feelin' Fall

Fall weather means Fall colors and patterns and that's why I'm obsessed with my kimono (the LuLaRoe Shirley).  It's sheer and has a gorgeous Fall floral theme on it.  The colors are perfect for Autumn.

This is a great look for cooler weather because if I get too hot I can just take the Shirley off. Underneath is just black leggings with a plain white tee.

What patterns do you wear in the Fall?

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Target Deals Round Up

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Who doesn't love Target?! Seriously, I can't go in there for just one item. I always end up leaving with a whole cart full of stuff. 

Today I wanted to share a few deals with you so that you can take advantage of them and embrace your love of Target!

For the home...
If you shop online from 9/24 through 9/30 and spend $150 on furniture you will get a $40 gift card! The promo code is HOME.  Shop here for furniture.

Also if you spend $50 on furniture, bedding, home decor, and rugs and you use the promo code HOME you'll get a $10 gift card! Shop here for home goods.

For Halloween...

Get shopping for costumes now and from 9/24-9/30 get 20% off! Shop here for Halloween costumes.

For anything....
And of course you can get free shipping on orders of $35 or more.
So what are you waiting for. Shop today!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Outfit of the Day: Feathers and Denim

These leggings are so cute. They have feathers and dream catchers on them and I love the colors because they are perfect for Fall.

This shirt actually matches the one color in the feathers so it's a perfect outfit and I topped it off with a denim jacket.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

[Planning Our Wedding] Photo Props, Layout, + To Do List

 EEEEEK! You guys! It's less than a month away!

I have spent the past few weekends doing some finishing touches on everything for the wedding.

So we had some major rain for like 2 weeks straight so I took advantage of that time to use my remaining wedding budget on craft supplies to make photo props to use during our reception party. 

I love how they turned out! I can't show you what the prop signs say because I don't want to spoil it but of course since I got to use my sense of humor, I am telling you these are going to be great!   And the frame was super easy to make I just used a hot knife (the tool, not an actual hot knife, lol) to cut foam board and then painted it with the colors from my bouquet and then used tacky glue to put some embellishments on.  I can't wait to use it the day of the party!

I have a chart drawn up for which tables and chairs will go where and what things go on which table.  This is going to save me some major time and energy the day of the party.  If someone asks me where something goes - I can just point to the chart.  But it also is great because it gave me some time to see how stuff is gonna look and if it will all fit on the same table, etc.  

So you know me, I'm a planner but I love to-do lists as well so I combined both of those.   There were so many random things floating around in my head like "Oh I should definitely remember to move these out of the garage a few days before so we can sweep in there." But by the time an event day comes around I always forget something.

So I wrote everything and I mean EVERYTHING that still needs done before the big day of the party.  Then I assigned a day/date to it.  Then I made a new list that goes by date, and on that day I'll just look at what's listed and do it.  I left NOTHING out, I assure you.  It gives me so much peace of mind.

THIS IS IT!!! The next update will be pictures and a summary of how it all goes.   And you'll be excited to know we stayed within our budget of $2,500. Of course I'll do a post probably in November on how to do a wedding JUST LIKE OURS and save money.

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