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Feel the Beat

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(Earrings: ???  Dress: instagram shop (Ann Taylor Loft)  Bracelet: Banana Republic  Shoes: thrifted)

I was on the dance team in high school for two years, Varsity cheer the next two years and then did numerous dance classes through college. Because of these countless years of learning dance routines, I ALWAYS can hear a 5-6-7-8 with every song I listen to. I will be driving along listening to the radio and am subconsciously counting off a 1 to 8 beat in my head. Does this happen to anyone else? I seriously would have thought that would have stopped by now. I also choreograph dances to do in the car, but that’s a story for another day. ;)

Friday Inspiration

I certainly had fun with the “Blouse Over Dress Challenge” and I hope you did too.

Here are some great examples for some Friday inspiration:

1-April killed it with her sweater/dress combo. Check out her fantastic blog here.

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2. Karen’s outfit looks incredibly comfy and is nursing mom friendly.

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3. Kate’s outfit has a fantastic pop of orange. See more pics of her outfit here.

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4. Lisa’s uses the fantastic animal print and my favorite turquoise color.

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5. And Tania was so rad and came up with TWO super cute outfits.

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Have a great Friday!

La Television

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(Necklace: Plato’s Closet  Shirt and Skirt: thrifted  Shoes: Instagram shop)

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever heard and one that I pass on to my students is:

“If you have to make small talk with someone and you have no idea what to say, ask them what television shows they watch.”

Because almost everybody watches TV and it is a great conversation starter.

So…what shows have you been watching? I can’t get enough TV. It’s bad. I’m loving the new show “Manhattan Love Story”. It’s super cute…kinda like watching a RomCom movie but spread out over episodes. I’ve also been watching my old shows like “Revenge”, “Once Upon A Time”, “Castle”, “Nashville” (I guess ABC has got me hook, line and sinker), “Reign”, “New Girl” and of course “Brooklyn 99″.

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(Shirt & Skirt-thrifted  Bracelet & Shoes-HandMeDown)

Sooooooooooooooooooo…I don’t have much to say today (fancy that), but here’s an outfit for you made completely out of thrifted and hand-me-down clothes. Who says you have to spend tons of money on your clothes to look cute?! FALSE! BTW, I am totally free to go thrifting with anyone anytime. Just let me know. Peace out for today.

That One Thing

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(Earrings: birthday gift  Scarf: Ross  Shirt: Plato’s Closet  Dress: clothing exchange  Shoes: thrifted)

 I have a friend that travels a lot. And I find myself being really jealous of her. I mentioned how envious I was of her and she commented that its all in where you decide to spend your money. That traveling is her ONE thing. And I started thinking…
“What is my one thing that I don’t mind spending money on?”

I live to thrift shop/garage sale, so spending even $15 on a shirt sometimes seems excessive, but I hardly ever blink an eye when it comes to my hair. I LOVE to get my hair done every other month and am beyond lucky to have an amazingly talented stylist (who I also am blessed to call a friend). Whether it is hair products, bobby pins or hair tools (curling irons, crimpers, wavers, etc…I have them all), I want the best money can buy. Those things are not the items that I will end up buying at a thrift store.

So what is your one thing?

Pounds of Hair

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(Shirt: thrifted  Necklace: birthday gift  Skirt: The Paper Indian  Boots: JustFab)

I’m losing weight, which is awesome, although I’m starting to suspect that all of those pounds lost are just from my hair falling out. But seriously, at what point do I get concerned that this amount of hair loss is not normal?! I would have thought that after four months of having a baby my hair would stop falling out. It’s getting scary seeing handfuls of my hair EVERYWHERE. Has this happened to anyone else? I’m worried I’m losing too much hair.

Paleo Zucchini Meatloaf

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My husband has recently discovered that he is allergic to a ton of foods, so we have basically been eating paleo or primal since he has to be on a new diet. I concocted this meatloaf last night and was very happy with how it turned out. We served it with spaghetti squash and some leftover sweet potatoes and it was delicious! It makes about 6 adult servings. It fed our family of 2 adults and 2 kids for 2 nights. Win!

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Ingredients

-1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

-2 small zucchini (shredded and slightly squeezed of moisture)

-2 eggs

-1/3 cup of almond flour

-1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

-1/4 teaspoon pepper

-1 Tablespoon minced onion

Directions

-Mix all ingredients in large bowl and then place in a greased pie plate. Top the meatloaf with a raw piece of bacon that has been cut in half.

-Bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through.

-Remove bacon pieces and serve.

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