Shirtdress

Dress HERE // Shoes HERE // Bag SIMILAR HERE // Watch HERE // Sunnies HERE // My current go-to for summer BBQ’s, brunch dates, and traveling. It is so comfortable and super cool! Michigan has been really humid lately, so this dress has gotten a lot of wear. I accessorized with all gold errythang, even though silver would go well too. I don’t discriminate between the two. I’ve always dressed really preppy, but my curious mind has been experimenting with the boho style. I mean, it is summer. Bohemian style and summer go together like pb&j. It just works. Stay

[Paleo-ish] Protein Smoothie

Smoothies should be a staple in every household. They are quick, nutritious, easy to make, and perfect for on-the-go. You can hide so many greens in smoothies, but still have it taste like dessert! I love to add protein powder to all of my smoothies because I hate drinking just protein powder + water. I like the consistency to be a bit thicker and with more substance. My favorite protein powder (at the moment) is Paleo Pro protein powder (I love the aztec vanilla). It is all natural, soy-free, whey-free, and contains beef and egg protein. I love that it

InstaFOOD Round-Up

Happy Sunday! Sunday’s are usually my day to meal prep and grocery shop. Sam and I both are up around 5am for workouts and then immediately start our day. We go-go-go until 6pm, so it’s super helpful for me to always meal prep. Otherwise we would be living off of poptarts… which doesn’t actually sound so bad… There are so many delicious meals that I make that don’t require a “recipe”. For instance, avocado with cottage and olive oil. Not really an in depth meal/snack that I would make an entire recipe post for, ya know? SO, I’ve decided to

Embroidered Linen

Nothing beats Michigan summers. Growing up, I always thought Michigan was so boring and that the state had nothing to offer. Wrong, wrong, WRONG. My love for Michigan grew tremendously when I went away to school on the West side of the state, along Lake Michigan. Now I dream of settling down there one day. Nothing beats it! Michigan summers are what get me through Michigan winters. And Michigan winters SUCK. I’m headed to Lake MI today and cannot waaaaaait! Hiking, kayaking, beaching, swimming… ahhh 🙂 The best way to beat the heat, in my opinion, is with linen. My

Morning Routine

Let me first start by saying that I have never been a morning person. I like my bed and I love my sleep. That all changed, however, when I married Sam. Sam definitely is a morning person and he has rubbed off on me. It all started when we only had one car and I would have to drive him to school at 4:30am. Yes, 4:30AM. At first, it was tough, but after doing it for a week – it became easier! Mornings are the most productive time of the day for me now. I get up, make breakfast, do

Low Carb [Paleo] Pancakes

When I was modeling in Chicago, of course I was all about the low-carb options. “Yes, I’ll have egg whites and tomatoes, please!” So boring. Eating such boring food all of the time is what sparked me to create recipes that are healthy, [sometimes] low-carb, and still delicious! I present to you… low-carb pancakes. Hold the applause. Made with coconut flour and egg whites, these pancakes are so fluffy I’m gonna die.

What to Drink at the Bar

Ahhh… liquid calories. Gotta love’em. What most people don’t understand is how much sugar, chemicals, and other additives are in most drinks. Did you know that one drink can add up to the same amount of sugar and calories that are in a candy bar? Think about that. Think of it as going to the bar and just eating 2 or 3 Snickers because let’s be real – no one just has one drink. For someone trying to lose or maintain their weight, this could severely hurt their progress! DRINKS THAT YOU THINK ARE “HEALTHIER” – BUT THEY’RE NOT Gin +

U.S. Virgin Islands

I think I said to Sam, “Let’s move here” about 2947439x while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. territory, in the Caribbean, fresh fish for every meal… I mean, c’mon. Who wouldn’t want to move there? Plus, you know what they say – happy wife, happy life. Needless to say, we’re moving in the Fall. Just kidding 😉 We had so much fun exploring the islands! The minute we walked off of the plane, we got fresh coconuts, devoured some crab wraps, and enjoyed some Carib. We rented a Jeep Wrangler, which made exploring even more exciting. I’m surprised we

Expired

    Holy [expletive]. This past weekend is one for the books. Definitely one that Sam and I will remember forever! Let’s see, where to beign…     A few months ago, I came home with a crazy idea to book a trip for our 1-year. After a few glasses of vino, we decided to do it and booked flights to Eleuthera, Bahamas. Not only was this exciting because umm, it’s the Bahamas, but also because Sam spent a semseter there in High School at something called the Island School. He could reconnect with friends he made there and also

Date Night

I never would’ve thought that Sam and I would have “date nights”. Before we moved out of our parent’s homes, we were together 24/7. Every day was a date! We didn’t need a certain night to go have one. Ever since entering the adult world of medical school, real jobs, getting our own place, and going to bed at 8pm; we now have date nights. The usual is sushi, sake, movie, and homemade popcorn (yes, I am that person that brings a duffel bag full of snacks to the movie theater and suspect that they know nothing). Michigan weather has been unusually