Mar 3, 2015

getting sweaty

getting sweaty


I am loving these two different looks from sweaty betty. The run edit is a perfect mix of performance and cool and the dance edit is super fun to get sweaty in. Love it all. You can find these as well as more awesome gear here: www.sweatybetty.com

Dig it babies.

Mar 2, 2015

into the wild


jumping into a new business for yourself can be tricky. I read a lot of blogs that write about this very subject and the only thing I can say is if you want to do it, do it. if you have been reading this blog since 2008, you know I have had many different ventures, some of them succeed, some of them crash and burn. I'm not afraid to share the good and the bad. On a side note, I haven't shared all of my projects and start ups on here because I dont think the Internet needs to know every single thing about me BUT I'm not afraid to share things off and on about the things I have created or collaborated on. And to share my thoughts on entrepreneurship.

One of my greatest strengths is to research the shit out of something and apply it to whatever I'm working on. and if you combine that with your own expertise as well as your passion, you have already won half the battle in starting your own business. Most of my start ups have had little cash upfront (proving you really can start something on a budget) and most have been just me. 

One of the businesses I had started to work on last summer got shelved this past winter. I had been working on starting my own modelling agency that specifically dealt with children and youth athletes and bridge that much needed gap for brands and companies looking for appropriate models. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I see a brand use a model for an athletic advertisement when you can clearly tell that model is not the right fit. I realize it's a special niche but it is needed. Anyways, I had gotten really close to launching and even had a small roster of models/athletes and clients but shelved it because of time commitments to other things. However, that doesn't mean I won't do it. eventually. I think opportunities hit you in the face at just the right time.

Anyways, I'll be introducing other creative entrepreneurs and have them sharing their story on the blog as I always find it fascinating hearing about other people's stories. And of course I'll share more of mine.

Dig it babies.


Feb 26, 2015

simplicity


organic free range eggs
spinach
sriracha

Probably my favorite breakfast|meal that I could eat everyday for the rest of my life and not be mad about it. Most often, it's the simple things that bring the most enjoyment, right? Food being no exception. This meal is packed with protein and vitamins and in my humble opinion, way better than oatmeal. And when serving it to my kids, I substitute the hot sauce with pepper.

Dig it babies.

Feb 25, 2015

the usual


what country girls do when not playing in the mountains, in the ocean, or at gymnastics...they skateboard all day.

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Feb 21, 2015

yes please

yes please

you know we love a fun bodysuit over at the lula haus. These two from child-ish are no exception. Both the Banana bodysuit and the woodblock bodysuit (made with organic cotton) would be great to wear in the gym for a workout and also out of the gym paired with a cute skirt or denim. Check them out here: www.child-ish.com

Dig it babies.  


Feb 17, 2015

work it girl


this pretty much sums it up. But let's be honest, you are not always going to want to work out in the 'traditional' sense all the time - and if you do, you rule at life. Yes, I write about running, weights, crossfit, etc, a lot over here but there are plenty of days where I have no desire to do any of that. So I don't. Instead, I opt for something fun for me and the kids. Two great workouts we do on a weekly basis are:

Pillow fights. My crew and I are really good at this. We go at it for a solid half hour {sometimes longer} with silly rules like using our legs to pillow fight {great for the abs}.. We are laughing hysterically the whole time while burning approximately 120 calories per half hour.

Living room dance parties. Not gonna lie, with two daughters ages 7 and 10, we have a lot of taylor swift on repeat here. So we blast it on the iPad and have dance offs. We make up the rules as we go with the consistent one being you have to be moving at all times while the song is playing. We have no shame in our dancing game and with approximately 180 calories being burned in 30 minutes, it's a great way to work out without working out.

Dig it babies.

Feb 16, 2015

namaste homie

namaste homie

With so many kids, including my own, doing yoga {yay!}, I am loving all the products that cater to them now. A few things my girls use from clockwise:
happy spritz spray for their mats and bags www.happyspritz.com
this adorable spiritual gangster tee www.spiritualgangster.com
for like ever bag for water bottles, towels, and snacks www.indienook.com
ivivva yoga mat www.ivivva.com
super cool harem pants www.pepperandpenny.com

We are always on the look out for new yoga products for kids so please send me an email to your shop or product so I can check it out!

Dig it babies.