• Summer Beauty Essentials 2018
    Beauty,  Life

    My Summer Beauty Essentials

    Happy summer! The summer solstice was this past week on June 21 so what a better time to share some of my summer beauty essentials I’ve been loving. Makeup is one of my favorite hobbies and I would even say I have quite the collection. I’m no beauty guru or blogger, but it’s always fun for me to share new finds and favorites. It’s a little bittersweet to think about the solstice already passing us because from here on out, the days only get shorter. So if you haven’t made summer vacation plans yet or made it out to the cabin, be sure you add it your calendars ASAP. I…

  • Fit-Friendly Summer Drinks
    Recipes

    Fit-Friendly Summer Drinks

    There’s something about drinking a sweet iced cold drink in summer that is so satisfying. On cooler summer mornings I like bringing my laptop outside and enjoy a beverage in the backyard. Minnesota summers can get brutal fast though with high humidity and 90 degree days. On those days, I like having one of these drinks to keep cool and also stay on track with my macros. In summer, I tend to enjoy more time out with my friends and family taking in all summer has to offer. Sometimes I just enjoy the time, but most of the time I track my macros. All of these drinks are macro-friendly and low…

  • affordable summer date ideas
    Budget,  Life

    Affordable Summer Date Ideas

    Summer is finally here – I can say it. It was a long winter for us here in Minnesota so I’m ready to spend as much time outside and out of the house for the next three months. Jake and I have already been spending our weekends in the garden and our evenings taking walks, and I’m soaking it all. Along with enjoying summer, we’re also being careful with our money. In a previous post, I shared that one our goals for 2018 was to be as close to debt-free as possible by the end of the year. With that, we are being particular about the social activities we’re participating…

  • End of Summer Favorites
    Life

    End of Summer Favorites

    Summer has pretty much flown by! There was not a week this summer that I was not completely swamped with work, the gym, and social activities. Sadly, we weren’t able to swing a vacation this summer, but as we move into autumn, my boyfriend will be finishing up nursing school so we’ll have more time to enjoy the beautiful fall weather that we have in Minnesota. Since I’ve really trying to enjoy these last few weeks of warmth, I thought I’d put together a quick list of end of summer favorites. Fall is easily my favorite season. Say what you want about everyone that jumps on the basic train during…

  • Summer Fiesta Dip Recipe
    Recipes

    Summer Fiesta Dip

    Most of the recipes that I share are macro-friendly and meal prep friendly – this one is a little different. My dad has been making this dip since I was in high school and my family requests that he makes for all our gatherings and holiday. This summer, I finally introduced this recipe to my friends and everyone loves it. I’m naming this dip the summer fiesta dip because it pairs perfectly with barbecues and pool side, however it’s amazing year round. This recipe came about during a road trip my dad took to Kansas City many, many years ago. He was tailgating at a baseball game when he tried…