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Loving Lately: March 2017


There are always little things that brighten my day. I’ve decided that not only do I want to share the little things that I’m loving lately but I also don’t want to forget them. So hopefully each month I can share a bit of what I’ve discovered and absolutely love!

Also, I know that it’s April 4th, haha. I’m on mom-time where I’m late to do everything and blame it on my busy life ūüėČ

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Disconnected-ish: One Month without a Smartphone


If you follow me on any form of social media , then you’ll know that I recently gave up my iPhone. Well, I didn’t¬†completely give it up… just mostly. A few people have asked about how my “experience” is going so I figured I would share some pros, cons,¬†stories, and ultimately my verdict on whether or not being without a smartphone is actually worth it!

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Final Friday Feature | 5 Resourceful Motherhood Instagram Accounts to Follow

5 Resourceful Motherhood Related Instagram Accounts to Follow

It’s already the last week of January! Wow… time flies! Last year, I tried to start a series called “Final Friday Feature” where I showcase accounts, blogs, or general things that I’m loving each month! Well, I made one post in August, haha. Then, I got pregnant and ¬†had zero motivation¬†to write (that first trimester though). Now that I’m almost in my 3rd trimester, my energy levels are increasing¬†and so is my creativity! This month, I want to share the 5 motherhood related Instagram accounts that have motivated, inspired, or educated me. I hope that if you’re a parent or planning on becoming one in the near future, that you check these accounts out!

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The Ultimate Netflix Binge-Watching List

The Ultimate Netflix Binge Watching List

My husband and I watch¬†a lot of T.V. Not nearly as much as we used to watch before baby but still a whole lot of television shows. I can actually remember the first time that we binge watched our first Netflix show together. It was Winter 2010, our first couple of months living together after a 1.5 year long distance relationship. It was also my first semester of nursing school (aka the wrong time to binge watch ANYTHING). The show was LOST and we spent an entire “snow day” snuggled on the couch, eating frozen pizza, watching hour long episodes back to back. I have a warm spot in my heart for binge watching television shows. I want to motivate EVERY to watch more t.v. haha.

Listed by categories, you’ll find a ton of shows that¬†I watched and would highly recommend!

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5 Books to Inspire your Inner Girl Boss

5 Books to Inspire Your Inner GIrl Boss

Last week was emotionally bananas. I was feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and unorganized. After talking it through with my husband and a few girlfriends, reading some motivational quotes, and putting everything into perspective, I feel like a new woman! During my mini emotional journey, I started cleaning (how many others like to stress clean?!). I found a few old books and just looking at their covers motivated me to be the boss that I am. So, in efforts to continue to make December a positive and motivational month, here are my top 5 books to inspire your inner girl boss!

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Final Friday Feature: 5 Houston Instagram Accounts to Follow

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It’s the last Friday of the month and I wanted to use this day to highlight some of my favorites! For my first Final Friday Feature, I’m talking about my favorite Houston Instagram accounts!

I have a major “love-hate” relationship with the City of Houston. I was born and raised in the suburbs outside of the city and now I’m raising my family in the heart of it. It’s hot, it floods WAY too often, and traffic makes travelling intolerable. Even though there are tons of things that annoy me, this city is also extremely incredible. The diversity is amazing; from the food to the people, there is always something new and different. There is¬†always something to do; you can’t be bored in this city!

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4 Netflix Documentaries to Watch When You Fail at Your Diet

Netflix Documentaries Related to Health

It’s June 3rd and I’ve already failed at my “diet”.
(Happy National Donut Day…)

I told myself that June was the month to do my second round of “Whole 30” and really focus on a diet of clean eating, health, and fitness.

Then I “accidentally” ate a blueberry muffin and ice cream for breakfast and it was all downhill from there.

I hate the word “diet” because it says that one is only eating well for a period of time. I really do want to make a lifestyle change for myself and to be a positive role model for my baby girl. The first step in doing so is to alter my diet or my eating habits. I already eat pretty decent but I know that I can make better choices. I did my first round of the Whole 30 in February 2016. It was extremely difficult (so many birthdays and Valentine’s Day) but it was extremely rewarding in the end. I felt amazing, physically and mentally. I also felt incredibly strong willed for being able to say “no” to so many temptations. There are aspects of the Whole 30 that really inspired a change in my eating habits but there are also parts that I don’t necessarily agree with for a long term lifestyle change. Regardless, consuming whole foods for 30 consecutive days is a fantastic way to reconfigure your body’s response to foods.

In the middle of my February Whole 30, I watched a few documentaries on Netflix which completely motivated me to stay the course. I felt like giving up a number of times but these movies reminded me of why I needed to change my ways.

1. Supersize Me (2004)

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This one is a no-brainer. I feel like it’s one of the first health docs that got people thinking about their eating habits. Unfortunately, it put McDonald’s in a negative light when in actuality, most fast food places are sort of grimy. One incredible outcome is that McDonald’s and other fast food places seemed to become more mindful of their foods and created “healthier” options. They also started to display the caloric content or their meals. Lastly, Morgan Spurlock is BAE. I will watch anything starring this man- I have all the heart eyes for him.

The main focus/takeaway from this film: learn to understand portion control and self control with foods.

2. Food, Inc. (2009)

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This film is more about ethical eating decisions. It’s sort of intense (to me at least). I was a vegetarian for about 10 years and recently stopped. This movie made me think a lot about where my food comes from and the conditions that the food is in before it hits my plate. Although it is more about the ethics in the food industry, it really made me think about the choices that I make in grocery stores.

The main focus/takeaway of this film: be more mindful of the food industry and what they’re doing to your food.

3. Fed Up (2014)

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This film made me think of my sugar addiction. I didn’t realize that I was actually addicted to sugar until I watched it and realized that on day 3 of February Whole 30, I was basically going through a withdrawal. Sugar is apparently more addictive than cocaine and is in almost everything we eat starting from infancy (formula). Holy moly… If this doesn’t motivate you to change, then I don’t know what will. The film also addresses childhood obesity which is definitely declining at the moment but it is still a very important issue in America.

The main focus/takeaway from this film: eat less sugar and know that it is addicting!

4. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (2010)

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I don’t necessarily think juicing is a legit means of dieting but I can understand the idea behind it. This guy wants to get the fruits and veggies in and by juicing, he’s getting so many in one portion! He has tons of health issues in the beginning. Doctors tell him that he needs to control these issues by taking a cornucopia of prescription medication. Spoiler alert: he learns that a change in his diet also gives him a positive change in his health. After re-watching this, I’ve actually decided to try a juice cleanse pretty soon to see what it does for me!

The main focus/takeaway from this film: eat more greens!

I hope that these movies motivate you like they’ve motivated me! The more that you understand about the science of your food and the processes of the food industry, the more educated you are about your eating choices! I totally get indulging on sweet and savory treats every now and then. Donuts and muffins are one of my favorite reasons to wake up! At the end of the day, nothing tastes at good as being healthy feels. The absence of bloating, headaches, lethargy and fatigue is an incredible feeling!

Health Related Netflix Documentaries

¬†What motivates you when you feel like you’re failing at dieting or changing your eating habits? Comment below!