Cliff Hanger.

20 Aug

Originally posted on :

IMG_0293

The Grand Canyon is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen.  It’s enormity is stunning in itself.  I had always wanted to see this Natural Wonder of the world and now I can’t wait to go back.  It would be awesome to be strong enough to climb the canyon one day in the future.  But for now, here’s my faux climbing :)

IMG_0297
Walking out.

IMG_0301
The canyons are massive!

Definitely add the Grand Canyon to your bucket list if you’ve never seen it before.  It was mind blowingly beautiful!

View original

Protein Power Breakfast Hour

20 Aug

Originally posted on :

Lately, I have been reading more and more about eating a protein heavy diet filled with good fats in order to help build muscle and ward off the hungry feelings I get every few hours. I came up with this simple and tasty breakfast the other morning and it certainly has been keeping me full longer. 

DSC_1829(What you’ll need: corn tortillas, avocado, eggs, tomato slices, and feta cheese)

DSC_1831(Step 1: Warm your tortillas)

DSC_1836(Step 2: Cook egg whites while tortillas are warming)

DSC_1832(Step 3: Sprinkle warm tortillas with feta cheese. Goat cheese would work great here too)

DSC_1837(Step 4: lay egg whites on top of feta to melt the cheese a bit)

DSC_1834(Step 5: Grill your tomato slices)

DSC_1839(Step 5 & 6: Place the tomato slices on top on the egg whites and then layer on avocado. Additional salsa is a good option as well)

All of these flavors together make…

View original 20 more words

Travel Tuesday.

19 Aug

Originally posted on :

IMG_0119

Rob and I just got back from a pretty amazing trip.  I can’t wait to get all of the photos up on the blog this week!  Can you guess where we went??

View original

Gym Bag Essentials.

6 Aug

Originally posted on :

Gym Bag Essentials

I love, love, love spending some time practicing yoga, climbing, or just a regular ol’ gym workout.  One thing I’ve come to realize is that life is much easier if you keep these essentials in your gym bag.  Besides for the regular socks, shoes, and clothing, there are a few other things that are staples for my trips to the gym.

1. A good, sturdy bag.  I got a weekender bag and turned it into my gym bag, like this one for $27.80.  I keep my combo lock attached to the strap for easy use of the lockers.

2. Batiste’s dry shampoo!!  I can’t get enough of this stuff.  A little bit goes a long way and putting a little spritz in your root layers can even give you some volumn.  I keep one or two mini containers of this in my gym bag, in my desk at work…

View original 202 more words

Life’s A Beach Dress.

1 Aug

Originally posted on :

DSC_1869My second find at Forever 21 during my trip to San Diego was this sweet beach cover up dress. I loved the print and they even made some awesome tops and skirts in the same material.

DSC_1868(Close up of the underwater print)

DSC_1870(Small turquoise detail as beading)

DSC_1872(H&M flats)

DSC_1871Happy Summer!

View original

“Whatever’s in the Fridge” Dinner.

29 Jul

Originally posted on :

Ahhh, Sunday. Lazy, lazy Sunday. It’s the day you don’t want to spend one second in the grocery store but unfortunately you have to eat somehow! This Sunday, I scavenged through the refrigerator and created something using what I had in the crisper drawer. Luckily, Nick subscribes to a vegetable delivery service who delivers us fresh fruit and veggies every other week. I happened to have a few items left over and this was what I whipped up, it was actually very tasty!

DSC_1852(I began by sauteeing fingerling potatoes and adding a pinch of salt and pepper. Once those were almost finished, I added in a handful of grape tomatoes and cooked them just until they were about to burst)

DSC_1854(I boiled fresh green beans and carrots)

DSC_1855(I added some feta cheese to white basmati rice that I had just cooked)

DSC_1856(Finally, I tossed them all together and added some fresh…

View original 35 more words

Travel Thursday.

24 Jul

Originally posted on :

IMG_9974

Over the weekend, my friend Emily and I picked a place on the map and decided to meet up there for the day.  We grabbed our guys and some floaties to take off for our own lake for the day.  I’d share where this location is except then it wouldn’t be ours anymore now, would it?  My best suggestion is check out a map and pick a spot.  Start an adventure :)

IMG_0008
We had to take some backroads so it’s a good thing Emily and Matt have a truck that can cruise over anything!

IMG_0007
The clouds looked like they were coming in so we weren’t sure what sort of weather we’d end up with.

IMG_9976
But we kept going and ended up with a lake stealing the only sunshine of the day.  We had awesome weather and it was fun to float while watching the storm pass by.

IMG_9984
It was beautiful. …

View original 25 more words

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 663 other followers