Got Grill?

No, not this kind. Hawt.

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We decided to take advantage of the amazing weather we’re having and do some grilling for dinner. Reid almost always assumes the roll of grill master and I do the prep work and stovetop cooking or baking. It’s a man thing…even if he’s grilling asparagus! Winking smile

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Isn’t it beautiful? We kept it simple by tossing it with a little EVOO and sprinkling it with sea salt.

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Grilled to perfection and topped with some parmesan cheese! Amazing.

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Reid also pulled up some potatoes from the garden and I was in charge of boiling them. I know, it was a challenge.

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Tossed with some butter, salt, and Garlic Gold nuggets…divine. There’s nothing like garden-fresh potatoes…

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Grilled kielbasa joined the party and we had ourselves a meal! It came together in about 20 minutes. Hooray for teamwork!

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This meal was so simple and fresh…the best kind!

I’m trying to convince Reid to walk to the ice cream stand with me…so far it’s not working…it’s probably for the best since I didn’t get to the gym today.

Who am I kidding? Winking smile

What’s for dinner tonight?

Is There Anything Better?

Is there anything better than a workout fueled by chocolate chip cookies?

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I headed to the gym after work for some strength training and spinning.  A quick braid has been keeping my bangs out of my sweaty face lately…the bangs might just be here to stay!

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I think I played this song no less than seven times while I was there…

Go insane, go insane, throw some glitter, make it rain! Winking smile I don’t even know what to say about that video…The beat is great, though, and we warm up to it at Zumba! Puts a little pep in your step!

Any good song recommendations for working out? I need to update my playlist (clearly)!

Is there anything better than cold, juicy watermelon on a hot summer day? Apparently when it comes to cutting watermelon, I’m a little challenged.

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Is there anything better than store-bought bagels and overcooked eggs? The answer is yes.

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Add your own ‘Is there anything better than’…

Inspired Style

When it comes to my personal style, I pull inspiration from many sources. Whether it be other blogs (Cupcakes and Cashmere and 9 to 5 Chic are my favorites right now) websites (people.com), magazines (People Style Watch is one of my favorites), or random people on the street, I love seeing different trends and outfit combos, and how people dress to compliment their body type.

I feel like how we dress is another form of expressing our creativity and I love coming up with different outfits, usually using some of the same pieces.

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I like to think my style runs towards classic with a twist. I love finding pieces that I can wear for years, but also like to throw in a trendy item here and there. Some things I’m loving right now are loose button-ups, thin cardigans, dark skinny jeans, gold accessories, cuffed denim, stripes, and wedges.

When it comes to celebrities, I think I pull the most inspiration from Reese Witherspoon. She always looks so chic, wearing mostly classic and timeless pieces, yet even when following trends always looks so effortless and beautiful. My bangs were even inspired by one of her hairstyles!

REESE WITHERSPOON photo | Reese Witherspoon

REESE WITHERSPOON photo | Reese Witherspoon

REESE WITHERSPOON photo | Reese Witherspoon

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I love a bargain and normally won’t buy anything for full price. I do splurge a bit on designer denim but usually make up for it by being frugal in other areas. I am more likely to spend a bit more on something that I will wear for a while (like jeans and handbags) than something that may be ‘out’ by the end of the month. I don’t always follow trends but when I do, I tend to look to stores like Forever 21 since they are usually cheap enough to warrant only a few wears of a certain trendy item. Thrift stores are great too!

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Faux Fur Vest from Forever 21 (last year)

I have to remind myself sometimes that even if I like the look of something, I need to stay true to my body type. One example: rompers. I love them and think they look great on others but they do nothing to compliment my thighs. :) If I’m not confident in an outfit, it definitely shows…and it’s not worth it!

Do you have a celebrity style inspiration? Are there any trends that you shy away from?