Moxxie Giveaway


Congratulations to Diana for winning the Moxxie T-Shirt Giveaway! Check your inbox for a message from me:) Thanks to all who entered!

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Fitness Move of the Week: Cardio Circuit!


Tone up with this cardio circuit! 3 moves you can do at home.
Click here to watch

Moxxie Clothing Giveaway


Cute fitness apparel always puts a smile on my face, but cute and encouraging fitness apparel is a game changer!  Moxxie Clothing is a company that specializes in active wear for the inspired.  Offering an array of amazing burnout T-shirts, sweatshirts, and even hair accessories this is your one stop shop to get motivated. The Moxxie message comes across on their clothing with graphics like "Spirit" "Own It!" and "Spirit, Determination, Spunk". I'm the proud owner of a Moxxie Clothing "Live in the Moment" Tee and adore it!  You may have seen me wearing it in last week's Fitness Move of the Week post.  Well, lucky you because now is your chance to WIN a free Moxxie Clothing Live in the Moment T-shirt!

To Enter:
-Leave a comment on this post and tell us why you Moxxie.  Meaning how are you determined, motivated, have gumption etc. It's that simple:)
-Like "Moxxie Clothing" on Facebook for an additional entry and chance to win
-A winner will be selected at random and will be shipped their free Moxxie "Live in the Moment" T-shirt!
*Entry deadline is 5:00 p.m. central time Sunday March 31st.

Bonus: If you like Moxxie Clothing on Facebook you get $5 off your first order! AND it's always free shipping on orders if you live in the Milwaukee area. Don't live in Milwaukee? Don't worry.  Moxxie Clothing ships all over the US.

So what are you waiting for? Tell us how you Moxxie for a chance to win a free Moxxie T-shirt!
Giveaway ends and winner will be announced on Sunday, March 31st.  Good Luck!

Honeypie


If you haven't made a trip to Honeypie now is the time to go! Eric and I enjoyed our first meal at Honey Pie last week and were so impressed.  The locally sourced food is absolutely delicious.  The environment is warm and inviting with a calm energy, just what you want for a relaxing but fun dinner.

If you aren't drooling yet from looking at these pictures, prepare to salivate. These are the things we tried:
-Chicken breast entrée: What's great about Honeypie is that they have a list of entrees that are constantly rotating, so every time you go you'll have different entree options to choose from.  I went with the chicken breast entree, and am so happy I did!  The chicken breast was served over chive mashed potatoes surrounded with a homemade broth.  The chicken was moist, tender and flavorful.  I wish I could have this for dinner every night. I would 100% recommend ordering the chicken breast.
-Macaroni and Cheese: I heard from a few people that the Macaroni was amazing.  I had to try it but didn't want it as my entrée, so naturally Eric and I get it as an appetizer. If you go to Honeypie, it would be wrong if I didn't tell you to try the Mac and Cheese! It's a knockout.  A mix of 2 cheeses, topped with breadcrumbs, parmesan and bacon. Yes, bacon.
-Porkslaw BBQ Sandwich: A house favorite we had to try. The sandwich was beautifully crafted, the texture of the meat was perfect and the coleslaw was amazing but I have to say this was not our favorite.  I think it lacked flavor. We were expecting a little more BBQ taste that just wasn't there.  However the fries, were perfection. Not a bad sandwich, but not my first recommendation.
-Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Pie: I mean,... need I say more? You can't leave Honeypie without trying the pie!! We were too stuffed to eat it at the restaurant but we brought a piece home.  To die for.  It was almost torture leaving a bite for Eric to try :)

Overall, everyone in the milwaukee area should dine at Honeypie.  The food was worth the visit and the environment is equally pleasing. Eric and I went for dinner but I've heard the brunch is fantastic. I'll definitely be trying that soon!

Tone It Up!


I first heard of Tone It Up a little over a year ago.  The fitness duo is known for helping women look and feel their best by sharing a wealth of healthy recipes and exercise moves.  From a member-exclusive nutrition plan, to hundreds of fitness clips on YouTube, Tone It Up has everything you need to get healthy!

After a few weeks of research I finally caved and signed up to be a Tone It Up member. Instantly I got access to amazing recipes, nutrition tips, and workout routines.  Last year the week before a spring vacation, my boyfriend and I went on the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan for a week and after that both felt amazing.  Although I don't follow the nutrition plan to a T, I still incorporate many of the recipes, such as the Protein Pancakes, into my everyday diet. Personally, I love Tone It Up because they offer advice on how to make lifestyle changes that are easy to maintain. They even give you guides for healthy holiday eating and have nutrition plans for vegetarians and vegans.

If you're looking to get healthy in a healthy way, I would 100% recommend becoming a Tone It Up member.  Once you sign up you become a lifetime member and continue to get all the updates and new editions to the nutrition plan. At the very least, you should check out the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD for a fitness DVD including 6 exercises for fine toning.

The fun, inspiring, California based pair is definitely on the rise.  Recently they have partnered with Self Magazine for another Drop 10 Challenge  More on that to come this week!
For more information on Tone It Up, Click here: Tone It Up

Easy Arugula Salad


I havent met many people who don't appreciate the amazing taste of arugula. Right now i'm all about food that is healthy and easy to make. This salad has only 4 ingredients and can be made in minutes. Toss this together as a side salad and enjoy!

Ingredients:
2 cups arugula
freshly shaven parmesan cheese
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Put arugula in a serving bowl. Toss with desired amount of olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle parmesan on top.

Finess Move of the Week: Thigh Toner



This week's Fitness Move of the Week is a Thigh Toner! Get those inner thighs ready for short season with these quick and easy 3 moves.

Thigh Toner Part 1
Thigh Toner Part 2

Thigh Toner Part 1 MobIle Version
Thigh Toner Part 2 Mobile Version

How To do a Sock Bun


If you're wondering how Sarah Jessica Parker gets her infamous bun, its not with hair, its with a sock. Check out how to make this style your own: Click Here to Learn How To do a Sock Bun

Stackable Wine Glasses





Okay so in all honesty, another wine glass is probably the last thing I need. BUT I saw these stackable acrylic wine glasses and just couldn't pass them up!  Whoever invented these has to be a borderline kitchen supply hoarder like myself.  How can you turn down wine glasses that can be stacked and stored away with ease? I mean really, if I shove them in a cupboard where they don’t fit who cares, because they are acrylic so won’t break when they drop J I love these glasses to use for summer parties outside or for a fun get together with friends. Totally cute and amazingly affordable. Can’t wait to purchase mine! You can buy the cups at the links below.  Only $18 for a set of 4, but only $13.50 for a set of 4 when you enter the promo code GOODWILLM13 
Set of 4 Stackable Wine Glasses in AQUA
Set of 4 Stackable Wine Glasses in LIME

Also, because this is one of the best ideas for gabby ladies who like to talk, eat, and drink simultaneously, you can buy plastic plates to match the glasses that hold your food AND wine at the same time. Genius.  Also, only $6!
Buy the Party Plates Here

Get the Look: Mad for Mint

Mint is the color for spring!  Here are a few affordable and adorable mint green pieces. Everything under $60


















Nordstrom Mint Infinity Scarf $18

Tone It Up Protein Pancakes


If you haven't heard of the health and fitness duo that make up the Tone It Up team, I highly encourage you to check them out!  I have a post coming soon telling you a little more about Tone It Up and the amazing program but right now I'm just going to share one of their delicious and healthy recipes with you, Protein Pancakes! Feel free to indulge in these pancakes at anytime throughout the day. Enjoy!

Protein Pancakes:
Ingredients:
1/2 banana, mashed
3 egg whites (or 1/4 cup egg whites)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon almond milk
1 packet or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Perfect Fit Protein is their brand of protein and I highly recommend using it for this recipe! It's brown rice protein and a great substitute for baking.)

Directions:
Combine all ingredients until smooth, I usually put the ingredients in a blender and blend for a few seconds. Spray a nonstick cooking pan with cooking spray and pour the mixture onto the pan. Cook over medium heat, flipping when batter starts to bubble.

The Haute List Fashion Show



Milwaukee Fashionistas: looking for something to do the weekend of March 16th? Look no further.  The Art Institute of Wisconsin is putting on The Haute List Fashion Show.  The show takes place at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Saturday, March 16th.  Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 with a student ID, and $40 for VIP access. Cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Click here for more info!

Now Designs Coffee Tin

Affordable, practical, how can you say no to these coffee and tea tins?! For only $11.99 you can own any of these. They all come in a coffee or tea options, but the ones featured can be purchased at the links below.  All are available on Amazon.

Now Designs Coffee Tin Black

Now Designs Tea Tin Turquoise

Now Designs Coffee Tin Red

Now Designs Coffee Tin Yellow

Tommy Hilfiger Canvas Flats

Simply adorable! Spring is right around the corner (hopefully) and I can't wait to start transitioning my wardrobe.  These flats by Tommy Hilfiger are perfect to rock in the early spring months.  Stripes are always appropriate and trendy for spring and the yellow color is an instant mood-brightener.  The flats are $69, but from a brand like Tommy that's a great deal.  I can't wait to wear these (and not have to worry about a pedicure)!
You can purchase these Canvas Tommy Hilfiger flats here

DIY Two Tone Pillow


Thank you, Martha Stewart for another fun and easy DIY project!  If you've tried  making pillows already and succeeded, it's time to try something new:)  These two tone pillows are just as simple but more exciting. Give it a try and share pictures of your pillows! Click here for the full tutorial

Linguine with Chicken Vegetables and Lemon

Ingredients:
1 cup whole grain linguine
4 oz chicken breast
vegetables of your choice, I used artichokes, broccoli, tomato and mushroom
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Cook pasta according to package. Dice chicken into cubes and cook in a skillet until cooked through, set aside.  Saute garlic, mushrooms, artichokes and broccoli with the olive oil for about 5 minutes.  Add the tomatoes, chicken and wine and simmer until wine is slightly reduced, just a few minutes.  Add the linguine, lemon juice, salt and pepper to combine all ingredients.  Serve and enjoy

Serves 1

It's a 10 Leave in Conditioning Spray

Dry, damaged hair isn't cute.  Thankfully we live in a world where there are solutions to our problems.  It's a 10 "miracle" leave in product is just that- a miracle.  It transforms dry hair leaving it smooth and soft.  I style my hair everyday with heat and it's important to protect it with a leave in product.   If your hair is feeling a little rough, invest in this product. You can buy it here: It's a 10 Miracle Leave in Product
 
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