Nov 29, 2015

Thankful Heart

B&W couple

My good friend Aleigh from For the Joy of Life blog has been hosting a "thankful heart" blog link-up for the month of November. I'm so happy that I am able to co-host it this week as we transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season.

I am grateful for...

my handsome husband,
parents who are my best friends,
awesome siblings,
my education,
snow-frosted trees,
and, finally,
for a loving Heavenly Father and an understanding Savior.

I hope that I can have a "thankful heart" all year long.

Isn't this just the best time of the year?

For the Joy of Life
Link Up Rules:
1) Please subscribe to or follow your host and co-host's of the week. (first 4 links)
 2) Visit and comment on at least 3 other blogs. This link up is meant to create a blog community so don't be shy!
 3) In your post, please either share The"Thankful Heart" button above by inserting the code or link back to this post on your blog post. 4) Make your post more appealing and creative by adding whatever pictures you please and as many reasons to be thankful as you'd like! (remember that the post you link up should be about what you are thankful for!)
(#5 is optional but, very much recommended!)
 5) Share your post on instagram using #thankfulheartseries (with your choice of picture) and go check out other posts! Be a friend and comment on or like their posts :)

Nov 27, 2015


kiava clothing

kiava clothing

I saw a deal for my favorite sports bra from Kiava Clothing on Instagram today and I had to share! It is $15 off! This is by far the most supportive sports bra I have ever tried, and look how cool the crisscross straps are! 

Here are my favorites from Kiava:

Nov 11, 2015

Post-Workout Blueberry Protein Shake

post-workout blueberry protein shake

I posted this picture on my instagram last week and I got a couple requests for the recipe! It is super simple and very yummy. I love coming home from the gym and making this shake, because it is so refreshing! Also, it's cool is that? I don't use exact measurements every time, so I'm estimating, but here it is!

Post-Workout Blurberry Protein Shake

3/4 cup Milk
1 scoop vanilla protein
1 cup frozen bluberries
5-7 frozen strawberries

Blend it all together and ta-da! While you're blending it, if it seems too thick, add more milk; if it seems too thin, add more frozen strawberries/blueberries. You know the drill!

Nov 9, 2015

Hello November

fall outfits

Hello November, nice to see you again! I'll be honest...I hate the cold. I have been loving the fall weather and I wish it lasted longer! But the chills have been hitting Utah this week, and I haven't exactly decided if I'm happy about it. I think that snow is fun until Christmas time, and then it can just go has served its purpose by then. Ya feel?? Anyway, end rant. 

Lately, I've been into a minimalist color scheme, as you can tell by my instagram. This dress has been on repeat, and it seriously goes with everything! Check it out check it out check it out!

Nov 2, 2015

Halloween 2015

Halloween: Deer and Hunter Couple's Costume

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Isaac and I definitely aren't the biggest Halloween fans. Last year, we were the man in the yellow hat and Curious George. We spent over two hours making the costumes, went to shoot some zombies at the corn maze, found out they were closed, stopped by an outdoor dance, decided that wasn't our scene anymore. took a picture, went back to my apartment, and cuddled. we're super into Halloween. 

This year we were invited to a couple's Halloween party and so we decided to at least give it a try. I dressed up as a deer, which is kind of ironic because I am terrified of deer. Absolutely terrified. Isaac was supposed to be a hunter, so he wore his fish shirt and his camo pants. Boom, hunter. 

Brief story from the party...A couple at the party was in charge of a game for all of us to play. They ended up buying a bag of candy corn and making up the game on the way. Here is how to play: You place a single candy corn in between your butt cheeks, walk across the room, and release the candy corn from your cheeks into a cup. How fun is that!!

Each couple was a team. We got one point for each individual of our team that dropped it in the cup and two points if we succeeded as a couple with the candy corn in between our backs. My friend Aubrey was the first person to get it, and it was a miracle because she was Napoleon Dynamite and her jeans were tight. When I was up to bat, I stepped out onto the porch to put the candy corn in place, because I didn't want anyone watching me touch my own butt! I walked over on tippy toes, squeezing my butt as hard as I could, turned around, and, without looking, released it right into the cup! I nailed it. Then, Isaac and I went as a team with the candy corn in between our backs, and we nailed that too! Three points!

There were three couples that tied in the end with three points, so there was a tiebreaker. We had to put the candy corn in between our foreheads and walk over to drop it in the cup. Isaac and I were doing fine the first couple of steps, but then I took a misstep and lost my balance. We both fell to the ground, like a tree, with the candy corn in between our foreheads. Our feet had stayed in the same place and our bodies had just tipped right over! At the last second, on our way down, we tried to fling the candy corn at the cup, but it didn't work. We lost! That's okay, it was the best game of my life and I got to eat a chocolate donut!

Hope you all had a happy halloween!

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