07.02.15

DRESS YOUR TECH / 102

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this week we’re featuring artist britt bass for another round of beautiful desktop downloads. remember these desktops she made for us?

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so many pretty blues and calming vibes! get your download on below…

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07.01.15

HOW TO PAIR YOUR WINE WITH FOOD

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we’ve never done a wine pairing post on the blog and since that has been my go-to drink these days i thought it might be fun to create a post with suggestions on what to serve with certain types of wine. (i learned from this too!) we partnered with Mirassou Winery which offers a variety of california wines at a really affordable price (their Pinot is my favorite!). we had so much fun putting this together this fresh fourth of july inspired lunch, hope you enjoy!

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we worked with three different varietals from Mirassou, Chardonnay, Moscato and Pinot Noir. some people believe that certain wines should only be enjoyed with particular foods but we believe in a more broad spectrum of possibilities. a lot of the foods we served were interchangeable which helps to create a really fun atmosphere at your party of sharing, passing and sipping.

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the Mirassou Chardonnay is fruit forward with a little hint of oak. we paired it with grilled nectarine bruschetta that had a creamy goats milk cheese and pistachios and it was heavenly. the creaminess of the cheese was perfect with the slight acidity of the wine. Chardonnay is also great with all types of cheese as well as seafood. one of my favorite ways to enjoy it at home is with fish tacos, try it- trust me.

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07.01.15

SUNCHILD / GIVEAWAY

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this week you can win $300 at sunchild! they have lots of cute clothes. and i love their jewelry.

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aren’t these rings pretty? open to international readers! click through below to enter.

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06.30.15

I JUST LIKE THESE

i really like some of the brand collaborations they have going on at forever 21. i was searching around for a beach dress and found some i liked on their site. thought i’d share with ya…

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shop this: quirky blue midi dress

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shop this: pink trench coat

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shop this: shark dress

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shop this: watercolor dress

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shop this: white vacation dress

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shop this: foaming bath mousse

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shop this: clear clutch

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shop this: silver crossbody baggu bag

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shop this: clashist oil slick leggings

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06.30.15

MY HEALTH CHALLENGE / 06

i’ve got about three and a half weeks until a girl’s beach vacation to nicaragua, so i want to really try to stay on track this month and feel good in a swimsuit on my trip. it’s a good goal for me! this weekend will mark my 6 weeks on the challenge. a lot of people have asked how long we are going to run this column, and the answer is, we aren’t really sure. we feel really motivated by your feedback and comments and love the interactive quality to this new column, so we are just going to take it week by week. if you all still like seeing it, we will try to just keep writing it and coming up with new content based on living a healthier lifestyle. and remember, i’m new to this journey too, so i’m not claiming to be an expert here, just someone who wants to feel better about their body and health!

and don’t forget to add to the #dlfgetfit hashtag on instagram, as we often feature our faves like this one above! now, see how this past week went for us…

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joanie: i’ve been focusing on shorter, more intense workouts. i realize if i give myself a limited amount of time to workout that i’m more likely to push myself harder since i know i need to get a lot of bang for my buck (time). when i have a wide open window of when i can workout i just keep putting it off and end up skipping. so i’ve been giving myself a 35 minute time frame and trying to do high intensity intervals. running as fast as i can for 90 seconds, walking for 30, running up hill for 1 minute, jogging for 45 seconds, basically focusing on getting my heart rate up really high, letting it come back down and doing it again.

bri: last weekend i went to vegas with my family and was determined not to lose the momentum i had with working out. before i left, i made sure to do three workout days in a row, so that i could have a day of rest once we arrived. on saturday, i dragged my sister and dad to the hotel gym (which i never thought i would say!) and we all ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes, and then did some weights and leg exercises. it was fun to work out all together and was a first for us! the other two days i just made sure i was really active. we walked a few miles a day, when i was in the pool i was looking kinda crazy by doing some of these moves, and i also did 150 crunches and leg lifts in the room (it doesn’t take that long and made me feel better to be doing something)

i’m always really motivated to get back on my normal schedule after traveling. i made sure to sign up for a few classes for the week in advance and work my social schedule around them. i’m still doing classpass, yoga, bar method, and at-home workouts. i also went to a meditation workshop on sunday night, which focuses on your breathing. it was so relaxing and felt very much like self love. to take some time to clear your mind and just be still feels very important. at first, my body and mind resist, but if you breath long enough you can fully let the anxiety move through you. during my breathing my mind wanders to healthier places…feeling proud of myself, feeling love for myself, wanting to help others and give back. it’s a good thing.

my sister told me about daily burn and that she’s been really enjoying it. so i just signed up for my free 30 day trial, and joanie and i ran a 30 minute boxing class in my living room on our lunch break. maybe i’m just used to the stimulation of the 20 person classes, but i was pretty bored and could barely finish it. (eek, sorry daily burn) but i will give it a couple more tries and maybe it will stick. it would be nice to have some videos i like on days that i can’t make it to a class. do you have any favorites?

and no, that’s not a real move we’re doing above. who knows. haha

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