Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Year’s Resolution: Get Healthy and Lose Weight

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Now that Madison is over a year old, and she's sleeping like a champ through the night, I am finally ready to lose the excess baby-weight. Its been over a year and I still don't feel like my old healthy-self yet. And, I've had enough of it! I've been in a plateau for months and I'd really love a chance to "reset" my body and get back to feeling confident this year!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Valentine's Inspired

Valentine's Inspired

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 
I know it's only just the beginning of January, but I'm already excited for Valentine's Day and getting to wear more florals, pinks & reds! Above are just a few of my favorite feminine pieces that would create the perfect Valentine’s Day look. Enjoy:)! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Blessed Sunday & Happiness!

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to wish you a Happy Sabbath! I know I've mentioned before how we live for the weekends and going on adventures as a family, but there is something to be said for the quiet (and not-so-quiet moments) associated with Sundays & church! As hard as they may be sometimes, they always help to edify me, refill my "cup" and reset my focus for the week ahead. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Resolutions & Growth + A GIVEAWAY!

A special thanks to PinkBlush for sponsoring today's Giveaway and sparking today's conversation!
Happy New Year! 
Have you made your New Years Resolutions yet?

I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of that term, but I do love setting goals for myself and being able to gauge my growth and progress. I strongly believe that setting goals is about designing a life that you love. You create the life that you are willing to work for (and the same can be said about motherhood)! 

PS. Don't forget to scroll down to enter the fabulous PinkBlush Giveaway!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holiday Gift Basket + GIVEAWAY!

Today I'm teaming up with Le Creuset & Charles Viancin to share a darling gift basket idea & a giveaway! As always all opinions are my own!
Gift giving is a talent, don't you think? Some people are born with it, while others have to work really hard at it. Regardless, if you fall under the first category or the latter, I think you'll really enjoy Today's DIY gift basket idea because it's a simple, thoughtful gift basket filled with really cute premium gifts that are sure to make anyone’s day! 

Plus, at the end of the post you'll have a chance to enter a fun giveaway for a Le Creuset rectangular dish, Charles Viancin Poppy Lid & Poppy Pot Holder

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Inviting Holiday Decor

A special thanks to She Savvy & Chesapeake Bay candle for sponsoring Today's conversation! As always all opinions are all my own! 
We are in full Christmas mode over here! Last week I made a few festive changes to our foyer, and staircase that have really brightened up the space and made it more inviting. You might have already seen a preview of it if you follow along on Instagram.

5 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

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I know you've heard me say that this is the most wonderful time of the year, and I truly believe that, but it can also be a time when people feel entitled to things and lose focus on the true meaning & spirit of the season. That's why, I think it's so important that we make time in our busy schedules to serve others and encourage our children to spend more time thinking of how to bless others and being extra mindful of others' needs. Keep reading to find out some easy things we can all do to help spread the holiday cheer!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Merry Christmas To Me!

Christmas came early this year for the Hubbards! Over the weekend we made the drive to Kentucky to adopt a cute furry friend into our family.

Tips For Staying Fit & Healthy Throughout Winter

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Whether you’re looking to train for a triathlon (like me), find a low impact sport to cross-train, or just want to add a new sport to your work out regimen, swimming is the way to go! I know it can be tough to stay fit during the colder months of the year, but I am a firm believer that if you take care of your body & fortify it, you'll be less likely to get sick! Keep reading to find out how you can hit the pool deck with a purpose & support your health with  Centrum MultiGummies!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tis The Season!!!

December has to be my favorite month of the year! I love all the preparations that goes into making this season special for our families. It's so fun decking the halls and putting out all our cute decorations that remind us of the true meaning of the Christmas. 

Keep reading to see some of my favorite things I've had on display this season.

Monday, December 5, 2016

DIY Gift Basket For Jet-setters

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Can you believe we are already in December?! Where did the year go? It feels like every year the Holiday season gets here earlier & earlier. I know the Holidays can get hectic for everyone, and it's easy to forget to purchase a gift for a party/friend, so that's why this year I've put together a couple easy gift baskets in advance to have on hand. Best part is that they're incredibly practical, and useful for the Jet-setter in your life, or really anyone with a phone.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Totally Swoon-Worthy

I can't believe the difference just a couple months has made in this little girl's attitude! Miss Madison (or more commonly referred to around here as: little stinker) loved calling the shots and having her way. 

This was especially true when I'd come around with the camera! She would absolutely refuse to look in my direction and would give us her trademark stinker-face (which involves her scrunching up her little face) whenever we'd try to coerce her into looking our way:D. This girl, knew exactly what she was doing!

But lucky for us, now that she's turned 13 months she's had a bit of an attitude adjustment (hallelujah). So, she's way more relaxed now, easy to entertain and just generally happier. I'm beyond loving this little stage she's in!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

4 Winter Survival Tips (even if deep down you really hate it)!

One thing you should know about me is that I'm a huge baby when it comes to cold weather. Part of that is due to growing up in sunny California with 100 degree weather three quarters of the year, and the second reason is that the cold just makes my bones super achy and reminds me that I'm getting old-fast (sigh).

And while I dream about picking up and moving somewhere warm like Hawaii, California or Italy, my husband's work is here, and moving really isn't in the cards for us right now. I won’t pretend that winter and I will ever become best friends forever or anything, but I’ve decided to come up with a few ways to make some peace with it and make it bearable more enjoyable for us.

4 Steps for Surviving Winter (even if deep down you really hate it)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday Deal + GIVEAWAY!

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

The holidays always go by so quickly! I can't believe it's already Cyber Monday!!! This is one of the best sale days of the year, and one of my favorite. I know everyone is busy getting their shopping-on but I wanted to stop in for a second and make sure you knew about the awesome sale Freshly Picked is having. For the next 24 hours, All Freshly Picked seasonal styles will be 25% off! That's the best deal I've seen on them, so I wanted to make sure I passed it along.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Crafts & Merry Gifts

Today's post is a sponsored collaboration with KidKraft  & Halo® mandarins , two brands my kids and I thoroughly enjoy & can't get enough of! As always all opinions, exclamation points and spelling errors are all my own:)!
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? We're not even close! I'm kind of a procrastinator when it comes to... well, all things really, so Today we are heading to the grocery store and getting everything we need for our Thanksgiving feast. 

But before we go, I wanted to share some fun crafts Hayden & I did last week as well as an early gift we've been enjoying.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Day-to-Night Holiday Look

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The holiday season is a busy one for everyone, but there's a simple way to transform your look without having to devote too much effort into it.

So, Today I'm teaming up with Neutrogena® & sharing an effortless Day-to-Night makeup tutorial + some tips for keeping your skin healthy & fresh through the busy Holiday season!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Simple Timeless Holiday Decor + DIY Art

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It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season is my favorite of them all, and I have so much fun decorating for it and making it memorable for our family, but it always feels like it goes by way too quickly.  So, this year I'm resolved to make it last a little longer.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tips For Hanging Holiday Decor: Garland Outdoors

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One question I am asked a lot this time of year is: “how do you hang garland, wreaths and stockings around the house without getting holes all over the place?” 

Today, I am shedding light on that great question + sharing a tutorial for how to hang garland on your front porch.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lattice Raspberry Apple Cobbler Recipe

If you're looking for an easy Raspberry Apple Cobbler recipe, to get your sweet cinnamon apple fix, you've come to the right place! It's kind of like all the best parts of pie, but with a fraction of the effort! 
I just love cooking with apples, especially in the fall when they're in season. They’re so juicy, crisp and delicious, plus they always give me a tasty reason to make my house smell like cinnamon. 

This past week I decided to experiment a little and combine my love for apples & raspberries into my favorite cobbler recipe. The end result was truly heavenly, so I thought I'd share this sweet, indulgent treat with you all;).  

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hearty Sopes-Tailgaiting Appetizer

These hearty Pork Sopes are absolutely perfect for your next tailgating party. This appetizer strikes the perfect combination of fresh flavor and heat that is sure to score big with all of your guests!
These do take a little planning but let me assure you they are well worth the effort!

If you've never had sopes before, then you're in for a real treat! They are essentially small crisp savory tarts with a soft interior, traditionally served with re-fried beans, shredded beef, queso fresco, lettuce, tomatoes and salsa. They're absolutely delicious and the best part is the filling possibilities are endless! 
The reason these are perfect for Game Day, is because you can do all the prep-work beforehand, allowing you more time to enjoy your guests when they arrive! 

Monday, November 7, 2016

KidKraft Grocery Marketplace Review

A special thanks to our favorite kids furniture & play toy company: KidKraft for sending us this darling Market to review & explore with! 

Imaginative play is one of my favorite things for kids to do, because it encourages creativity, language development, role play, and so much more! Play kitchens (or in this case: grocery marketplace) are one of the best toy investments you can make, because they help foster imagination. Plus, you know these toys will get played with on a daily basis for many years to come from kids of all ages (so quality pieces are the only way to go).

Friday, November 4, 2016

Nestle Chocolatey Chip Cookie Cups Recipe

A few weeks ago, I noticed on Instagram that Nestle Toll House was starting a brand new campaign called Bake Some Good. They've just embarked on a 100 day journey to change the world for the better, one baked good at a time! 
They have six incredible Toll House Bakers committed to baking & delivering goodies to the under-appreciated & do-gooders, so they can spread a little kindness & raise spirits. Pretty amazing, right?!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Chorizo Stuffing~Mexican Twist

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If you're looking for a new and delicious recipe to spice up your traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year, you've come to the right place! Today, I'm sharing a childhood favorite (with a bit of a twist of course), it's called chorizo con papas.