January 18, 2017
Spartan Sprint (3+ miles of obstacle racing, 20+ obstacles), the Super Spartan (8+ miles, 25+ obstacles), the Spartan Beast (13+ miles, 30+ obstacles), and the Ultra Beast (26+ miles, 60+ obstacles – one of two marathon obstacle courses along with Mudderthon). The obstacles themselves also vary from race to race. There are actually three new & different kinds for 2017; an Elite pass, an Open pass & a Trifecta pass.
WIN IT: free race code good for any US Spartan Race
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January 09, 2017
December 19, 2016
Bake up a treat of your choice using Miss Jones baking mix and/or frosting, and they will donate $1 to the SF-Marin Food Bank. Just use the hashtag #betterwithmissjones on Instagram or Facebook, or visit their website for more info at www.missjones.co/better.
So that's what I did. I received this box of goodies from Miss Jones Baking Company to come up with something tasty!
I used the Miss Jones Baking Company's organic sugar cookie mix to create a sugar cookie crusted chocolate peanut butter pie. Doesn't that sound delicious? :) I'll link the recipe below in case anyone is interested! Miss Jones cookie mix is certified organic, non-GMO, plant-based, responsibly sourced, and contains no artificial colors of flavors.
In our home, we love chocolate and peanut butter and any combination of the two. My son also loves helping me in the kitchen, so he was happy to mix up the sugar cookie mix for my pie crust, while I got the peanut butter and chocolate layers ready. It was a team effort!
December 07, 2016
What am I giving away? I'll tell you:
I'm giving away:
NYX concealer in lavendar
Jane Iredale Brow Pencil
Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick
Goody Hair ties
Real techniques beauty sponges
Coastal Scent Shadows
Kevyn Aucoin matte bronzing veil
elf color correcting stick
nyx cream highlight & contour palette
urban decay shadow
Enter to win, before it's over!
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Open to US addresses only. One winner will be chosen on 1/3/17. This giveaway is not sponsored by any of the brands listed. I'm hosting this independently!
December 04, 2016
Check out “To Be Together” Audio on Youtube: https://www.youtube.c
WIN IT: One reader will win this CD for themselves
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November 18, 2016
My son really loves animals right now, so he enjoyed this book, and the repetition of the story helped him know what was coming. By the end of the book we were both chanting the repetitive phrases. He's almost 4, and I think this book would be great for kids 2 years on up!
WIN IT: One reader will win this book
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November 04, 2016
Or if you are looking for smaller ideas to fill a stocking, check out these great options:
Christmas is coming, are you ready??? @elfcosmetics makes it easy to find reasonably priced gifts for every makeup lover on your list. #elfcosmetics #playbeautifully #elfjoyandcheer #elfjoy&cheer #elfholiday #mattelips #holidaygiftidea #holidaygiftguide2016A photo posted by 💄👗 Melinda 💅🏻🎨 (@melindajoy926) on
@lauragellerbeauty gilded honey!!! I finally cracked this open and used it today for the first time. I didn't want to mess up the beautiful gelato swirl design, but thankfully using it did not ruin the design. 😃 #beauty2share #lauragellergildedhoneyA photo posted by 💄👗 Melinda 💅🏻🎨 (@melindajoy926) on
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This little change purse by @buxtonleather is just too cute. This would make a great gift for a young girl in your life. Its style bxaug16-0061. Check it out! #holidaygiftidea #holidaygiftguide2016 #buxtonleatherA photo posted by 💄👗 Melinda 💅🏻🎨 (@melindajoy926) on
Looks can be deceiving, because this @lorealmakeup maroon/cranberry color but on the eye its a blackened wine color. See next pic. Looks so much brighter in package. Any suggestions for keeping this red color??? Ive heard such great things about these @lorealmakeup infallible shadows. #lorealmakeup #lorealinfallibleshadowsA photo posted by 💄👗 Melinda 💅🏻🎨 (@melindajoy926) on
The packaging on this @stilacosmetics correct & perfect palette is stunningly beautiful. Its a gold compact with green/pink watercolor cover. Im in love 😍 (I haven't tried the product yet but the packaging alone is beautiful) #stilacosmetics #stilacorrectandperfectpalette #palettes #flatlaysA photo posted by 💄👗 Melinda 💅🏻🎨 (@melindajoy926) on
Look at these gorgeous shadows by @looxi_beauty #looxibeauty ❔❔❔❔have you tried them yet? Check out my latest YT video for a discount code 💲💲💲 ❔❔❔❔A photo posted by 💄👗 Melinda 💅🏻🎨 (@melindajoy926) on
What will you be adding to your holiday shopping list??? I'd love to hear. Leave a comment below ;-).
October 30, 2016
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October 24, 2016
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October 18, 2016
If you are intimidated by standard gyms full of machines, that's ok, there are many other options. There are at home videos - kick boxing, yoga, P90X. There are gyms that cater to a particular interest like Ninja gyms that provide a workout you'd see on the TV show: American Ninja Warriors (yes, they do exist). Or if you love to dance, there are dance classes or dance groups (square dancing, line dancing, ball room dancing etc). Or I've even seen some moms strap on their little ones and vigorously clean the house and that's a workout in and of itself. You just have to find what works best for you!
Now, onto footwear. Obviously if you want to dance, you'll need tap/ballet shoes for that. But for all the others, you would want a good sneaker, but what kind?
If you want something to protect joints, look for a shoe with a lot of cushion. Memory foam souls are really growing in popularity and for good reason. I recently tried the Reebok Zprint Women's Running Shoes. The Reebok Zprint offers Flexibility, shock absorption, and Memory Tech sockliner for even more cushion and comfort, perfect for running. Each shoe is built for a specific purpose. The extra shock absorption is critical when running, which is why I really love these Reeboks. I've recently started running again, and I think having the right shoe makes all the difference!
My husband had a chance to check out the Reebok Men's Crossfit Speed TR Sneaker during his weight training, and this shoe offers compression fit for muscle support and a 3mm heel drop for a stable ride, full-foot grooves on the outsole for gecko-like traction, and metasplit flex grooves for balance. These shoes are super comfortable, lightweight, and contour to my foot. They are great for training, walking, exercising, and walking. They are light enough to throw in my gym bag and do not bog me down when running. I like how the fabric allows my feet to breathe and how the soles bend easily for added comfort. The soles are different from other sneakers in that they are not stiff and rigid. They move with me and not against me; a feature that is a must for people that spend a lot of time on their feet.
So regardless of if you want to walk, run, weight train, dance, you must first get the footwear right, and that will make the exercise all the more enjoyable!
Let me know, what's your ideal workout???
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