30 Day Butt Challenge

Can you believe it’s already October? Let’s continue our 30 Day Fitness Challenge with this butt workout.
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There are variations of the bridge exercise and here are 3 examples. hamstrings-buttocks-bridge

And FitSugar gave a great video tutorial. And 30 Day Fitness Challenge also gives a step by step guide. 

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The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life by Maria Menounos

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Maria Menuonos’s book, “The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life” was awesome. I loved it. She had so many great pictures of food, makeup, her closet, workouts and her garden. It was so visual and bright. If you watched her reality show, “Chasing Maria Menounos” it’s the same house she is in the book.

MariaMenounosPantsShe shared some recipes that she cooks with her mom. She grew up eating Mediterranean foods, mostly vegetables and no sugars or processed foods. Once she hit college she started eating horribly and ate all the food she never had before and gained 40 pounds. She chronicles her weight loss journey and how she keeps it off now.

Maria is incredibly relateable and really down to earth. I could just see hanging out with her and chatting, she could totally be one of your girlfriends.  She talks about DIY and how you can learn skills that way versus paying people to doing things for you. She fixed up her house with the help of family and friends.

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Maria shows readers how she keeps organized in the closet, and office. She shares pictures of how she puts away her shirts, underwear, shoes, etc. There are also pictures of her applying makeup and she shares her favorite products.

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Maria shares her story of how she got to Hollywood and the people who helped her along the way. She was persistent and was not an overnight sensation. Her parents emigrated from Greece and thus instilled her with hard working principles and not being afraid to go after her dreams.

She seems like a very loyal friend. She is from Boston and keeps in touch with her old friends and visits home often. She has a chapter dedicated to the important people in her life and the importance of friendships and relationships.

She is a wealth of knowledge and wrote a great book for women of all ages. I enjoyed this book so much that I just started reading her next book, “The Everygirl’s Guide to Diet and Fitness.” Be on the lookout for the review soon!

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana is a gorgeous actress who was most recently in Guardians in the Galaxy. I will admit that I am a Britney Spears fan, and watched Zoe in Britney’s first and only movie, Crossroads. Hah! Zoe is so lean and wears her clothes so well. I love her simple yet elegant style
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Friday Favories: My Favorite Video This Week

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Friday is here again, which means I am linking up again with the ladies at A Little Bit of Everything Blog, Grace and Love Blog, and Momfessionals.

I am a huge Friends fanatic and this video is too cute! A sweet 3 year old reciting some of Friends most famous lines. I love the way she delivers the lines so spot on! So here is my favorite video of the week!

 

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Pinterest Inspired Feet Pictures

So a few years ago I saw this amazing picture on Pinterest of a couple who takes a picture of their feet in different locations and I loved it! So I thought it would be a fun thing to recreate.

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Here are the pictures my boyfriend and I have so far. Our pictures might not be at epic as Machu Picchu, but we are working on it! Hopefully one day.

 

Here we are in Death Valley in California.
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This is the sand dunes of Death Valley.
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And this is the Arches National Park in Utah.

 

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On our hike, The Narrows in Zion National Park in Utah.

 

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Symptoms of Withdrawal by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

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Symptoms of Withdrawal was written by JFK’s nephew, Christopher Kennedy Lawford. Chris’s mom was Pat Kennedy Lawford, JFK’s sister. His father was actor and Rat Pack member Peter Lawford.

This book is a brutally honest look at what it was like to be a part of the Kennedy family. The pressure, the media, the family relationships, the family compound, traveling around the world, and the fame, Hollywood, Camelot, sex, drugs, and alcohol. Chris covers all those topics and more and without a filter.

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As privileged and rich as the Kennedy clan was and is, it was a family marred with tragedy, divorce, assassinations, overdoses, and untimely deaths. Chris shares his life story and his perspective of what it was really like. He fell into drugs and alcohol at a young age as a comping mechanism with his parents divorce and the sadness that blanketed the family with the assassinations of beloved uncles John and Bobby. He talks about the heartbreak his mom went through after losing her brothers. His mom also hit the bottle as a way to escape.

Chris became addicted to drugs and alcohol and spent a lot of the Kennedy money. He chronicles his ups and downs and how much he missed out on in life because he was high. He also watched the downward spiral of his cousin David Kennedy, son of Robert Kennedy, that ended in a death at the young age of 28 from a drug overdose.

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I am so interested and intrigued by this family and this book really let readers in and answered so many of my questions. I heard so many stories in this book that have not been in the media. I thought this book was so fascinating. If you’re interested in the Kennedy clan I would recommend this book to you.

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Tiffiani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen is most well known for her role as lovable teen next door Kelly Kapowski, on Saved By the Bell. I grew up watching that show and loved it. I love her girl next door appeal and how down to earth she seems. I love her simple, feminine, classic style.

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Emily Maynard & Tyler Johnson’s Wedding!

I am obsessed with Emily Maynard’s just released wedding photos. She posted some pictures on her blog and gave her summary of her amazing wedding. I’ve loved her since she was on the Bachelor with Brad, and I’ve followed her social media ever since.

love all her details: the rustic location, the flowers, her dress, her hair, makeup, jewelry, the lanterns, the lights on the dance floor, just everything!!

Her daughter Ricki is sweet as pie, and I love the close relationship between Tyler and Ricki. That picture of them dancing together? Adorable!

Emily and Tyler make such a good looking couple, can’t wait to see their future kids! Everyone looks so happy, it’s infectious!

If you want to see the full album check it out at Style Me Pretty, and there is also a 9 minute video that is so beautiful and made me tear up! Love this couple and little family!

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Friday Favorites : The Mindy Project!

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It’s Friday again! Yay! I’m linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci to share my favorites this week.

I think the best show on TV right now is The Mindy Project. It is my absolute favorite! It is so funny and so well written. I endorsed this show since the first season and it is the only show that is still on from that list. Mindy Kaling is so talented, she is the show runner, she writes, acts, and executive produces this amazing show.

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I love her humor and honesty. She feels like your best friend. She is obsessed with romantic comedies, you get to follow her love life, and the dynamic relationships among the office. I also love seeing what she is wearing in every episode because she loves patterns, lots of jewelry and bright colors.

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I’ve been a fan of Mindy’s for a while now. I’ve done a style post on her and reviewed her hilarious book.

If you aren’t watching this show yet, you NEED to start! Season 3 just started this past Tuesday, September 16th on Fox at 8 PT/ 7CT. It is laugh out loud funny and everyone I’ve told to watch it, is addicted and rightfully so!

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