Monday, July 16, 2012

Instagram Copycat

Last week a fellow blogger, Apparently Obsessed, posted about her new love of the Instagram app.  I had been meaning time and time again to download that app to my phone, but never did.  Her darling pictures inspired me to ride the Instagram wave with the masses, and I'm glad I did.  

Here are my first 2 pics of the kids:

My name on Instagram is 'molliespies.'  Find and follow me!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Stella & Dot Fall Favs

Over the weekend, I perused the new Stella & Dot line for Fall.  It debuted online on Saturday, and as my Mom is a S&D stylist I wanted to check it out.

My jewelry style is in one of two camps, go big or go home, or go dainty and everyday.  I typically like Gorjana pieces for the everyday, and Stella & Dot for their big statement items.  

Therefore, what is on my wishlist for their Fall 2012 line?  Here ya go:

Lillith Fringe Earring, $49

Estate Bib Necklace, $198

Tempest Bracelet, $98

Secret Garden Cuff, $98

Kalahari Bangle, $79
Pitter Patter Charm, $36 (not a statement piece, but so darling!)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Vitamix Love

For the next two weeks, I am borrowing a friend's Vitamix blender.  O.M.G. it is awesome.   I truly didn't know what I was missing.  I have been making a veggie and fruit smoothie every morning since I started back on the Tracy Anderson diet plan, and the difference this Vitamix has made - I can't even tell you!  

Here's what goes into my blender almost every morning:

  • 3 stalks of kale
  • handful of chopped mango
  • handful of chopped pineapple
  • handful of frozen blueberries
  • 1 C apple juice OR 1 C almond milk
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • either 1 C water or 1 C ice, depending on consistency

What kind of smoothies do you all make?  I'd love some great recipes/ideas that are tried, true, and tasted......there are always tons of recipes out there for green smoothies but some are waaaay better than others.

Monday, July 2, 2012

My Purple Pants

In light of my, ahem, 35th birthday a few weeks ago, I decided to gift myself one months' worth of classes at the Bar Method.  I'm sure the many who have come before me at the Bar will echo my sentiment, but it's fabulous, addicting, challenging, and I can't get enough.  My arms hurt, my legs hurt, but I'm still going back people.

One thing about it that i've had to get used to is you can't wear shorts.  I LIVE in shorts in the summer, especially workout shorts.  However, since I can't do that at the Bar, I have adjusted to my new life in LuLu Lemon's Wunder Under Crops.

I had them in black, but when I went to the store for another pair, they had them in all sorts of fantastic colors.  The ones I fell in love with are a fabulous shade of purple; I'm obsessed!  Not only do I love the color, but they make me happy and actually make me want to work out.  Now that's amazing.

Here I am in all of my purple glory........(and I had to take a picture of myself in them, b/c they're not on the Lulu site right now, sorry).....

For some reason, none of the fun colors are on their site right now, but I pulled some pics off the internet to show you the other options.  Really, I like them ALL, but I think my next choice would of course be pink.  

While perusing the Lulu site, I also came across these cute purple shorts that I had to share too since purple is the theme today:

Boogie Short, $42, in faded dot embossed bruised berry

Happy Workout!