Tone Up Tuesday: Leg Circuit

Tone Up Tuesday: Leg Circuit

Happy Tone Up Tuesday — we’re tackling a leg circuit today, and I’m so surprised at how quickly leg workouts have become my absolute favorite! A couple of months ago before starting 21 Day Fix, you could find me bemoaning anything that had to do with my glutes, quads, or calves. Even before having Arya, I never enjoyed working my lower body because I honestly just didn’t have the strength. But duh! — because I cheated working those muscle families, they never got any stronger! Now that I’m in the middle of 21 Day Fix (Round 3), I’ve started to see…

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July 26, 2016
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Baby Update: Month 5

Baby Update: Month 5

I think for the first time in Arya’s 5 months, I completely understand the phrase about time flying when you’re having fun! Yes, I’m still horribly sleep deprived but this month’s Bloggerella Baby update is full of all the things that may seem boring and mundane to some, but are completely riveting to a new mom: Baby laughs: Elusive and mysterious! Try too hard, and you’ll make the baby cry. Don’t try hard enough, and you get stared at like an idiot. But when it finally happens, you’ll feel like a comedic genius! Baby toys: I finally understand how people’s houses end…

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July 25, 2016
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It's Time. Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

It's Time. Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary …

In the world of a sale shopper, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is better than Christmas! Why, you may ask? Simply because it’s one of the only sales of its kind. Usually, things go on sale at the end of the season to clear the way for the next one, but at Nordstrom they celebrate every year by launching a massive sale at the BEGINNING of the season. And when I say sale, I’m talking 40% off  of brand new bags, booties, jackets, and dresses! Perfect for creating a transitional summer to fall wardrobe, and for paying WAY less than regular price. Without fail,…

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July 23, 2016
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Blue Linen Dress

Blue Linen Dress

If you follow The Bloggerella closely, you already know that Banana Republic is one of my FAVORITE partners! Today’s post features a pretty blue linen dress (that’s on sale!) and a pair of killer heeled sandals from the upcoming Fall ’16 line. It’s simple, really – women want to feel confident, and pretty, and comfortable. AT THE SAME TIME! That’s all finding your personal style is really, and it’s something I’ve been trying to nail, every time I get dressed lately. I’ve been living in that truth more and more, especially because on the days that I make it out of…

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July 22, 2016
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Beachy Cutoff Shorts

Beachy Cutoff Shorts

One of the things I enjoy the most about being in Florida is that on any given afternoon, you might just have yourself a last minute beach day. On Saturdays I love to pull on a pair of distressed beachy cutoff shorts, with an incognito bathing suit underneath — just in case we find an excuse to beach it up! Though heading to the beach looks a little bit different these days. I’d normally rock a tiny bikini and bring just a bag full of cocktails, but with a little 4 month old tagging along we need SO much more than tequila.…

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July 20, 2016
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DIY Braided Pacifier Clips

DIY Braided Pacifier Clips

It’s been a while since I’ve jumped into a good DIY project, but today we’re making something I have been wanting for months — braided pacifier clips! If I had to pick up and wash another paci after being projectile ejected from Arya’s sweet little mouth, I was going to LOSE IT. They say necessity is the mother of invention though — and that’s true for me in the sense that since I was refusing to buy a pacifier clip, eventually I decided to just make my own! (Bonus points that I did it in 15 minutes while Arya was…

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July 13, 2016
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Tassel Heels & a Tee

Tassel Heels & a Tee

Sometimes, all it takes is a pair of swoon-worthy, lace-up tassel heels from Shoedazzle to turn a basic t-shirt and shorts into the perfect summer outfit! The ankle wrap detail and the chunky gold chains are what immediately caught my attention with these heels, and I’m so glad they did. I love a shoe that can be a neutral and statement at the exact same time, because they can be worn with the likes of something daytime simple, just as well as something a little more nighttime fun. I snagged this relaxed v-neck boyfriend tee from an Old Navy sale…

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July 11, 2016
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Shop Tobi: Little Lace Dress

Shop Tobi: Little Lace Dress

Another Friday, another weekend full of fun to look forward to! Since the weekdays are all a little more hectic now, I find that come Saturday, all I want to do is get dolled up in outfits like today’s little lace dress from Shop Tobi! It’s  a far cry from yoga pants, but I feel so much more human with a pair of heels on and so that’s something I’m trying to balance more of into my life lately. I’ve had this little lace dress in the closet for a few weeks now, just waiting to be worn. I didn’t…

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July 8, 2016
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Baby Essentials: Nested Bean Zen Swaddles

Baby Essentials: Nested Bean Zen Swaddles

True life: this is the sleep diary of Arya London Brann. Ha, just kidding — instead I’m sharing all about Nested Bean Zen Swaddles, another baby essential that’s been a nighttime game changer for our little girl! From the moment we brought her home, Arya HATED being blanket swaddled. With a passion! And it’s a little bit of a sore subject for me, simply because I put in SO much effort to figure out how to properly swaddle in the first place. My swaddle skills and dreams were quickly thrown out the window by one wiggly, unruly newborn baby. Gah!… It’s…

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July 7, 2016
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Tone Up Tuesday: Arm Workouts for the Pool

Tone Up Tuesday: Arm Workouts for the …

Chances are pretty high that you’re going to be nearby a pool at some point this summer, so today’s Tone Up Tuesday features the perfect arm workouts for a day spent lounging! Just because you’re in a bathing suit and soaking up the sun doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in a few “sneaky workouts”. These two moves are great because you need only the edge of a pool and your own body weight in order to crank them out. I like to hop in the water when I start to feel the sun getting too intense, but with these, I can…

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July 5, 2016
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