• #BrideBody

    What is #BrideBody?

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!  I wanted to discuss a new topic that you will be seeing on the blog and my Instagram on a regular basis.  If you already follow me on Instagram, then you probably have seen me introduce the new hashtag I will be using “#BrideBody”.  I wanted to give more details to what Bride Body is, what it means to me and how it can help you!

    What is #BrideBody?

    #BrideBody is a Hashtag that I came up with as a way for you to easily find my fitness tips, tricks and insights via the Instagram world. It is an idea that came to me, during the stressful times of my wedding planning about how I was truly trying to balance it all. Mental Health as well as Physical Health are so important to our lives. I wanted to be a resource to Brides and women in todays world, that may be going through a stressful time (such as planning a wedding) and offer them sound advice that may help them along their journey.  The #BrideBody posts that you will see will incorporate:

    • Workout Videos
    • Photos- offering tips/tricks
    • Advice
    • Inspiration
    • Mental Health Recommendations
    • & so much more

    By sharing this journey towards my wedding day, I hope to connect with many of you and share advice of all kinds.  This is NOT just for the bride to be, but the woman trying to make a change or enhance her life. I will continue to incorporate #BrideBody after my wedding day!

    How can #BrideBody Help You?

    Whether you are a bride-to-be (Congrats!) or just a woman looking to do more, #BrideBody can help you by offering you insight on how I achieve my goals in the gym, what I enjoy eating, how to better tone my body, ways I focus on my mental health, and just real footage of what I am doing to push myself every day!  I hope that I can add a few new workouts to your current routine, get you back into working out or maybe even spark some fire to working on mental health.

    I just hope that I can help you in some way.

    What are my current goals for my big day?

    My current goals for my Big Day is to be to tone my body, eat a more natural diet (less/no processed foods) and really focus on my mental health.  I think all three of these things can attribute to my ideal #BrideBody and help me feel confident from the inside out.

    I am so exited to share with you via Instagram and the Blog!  If you want to use any of my tips, or give your own input use the hashtag #BrideBody and Tag me in it!  Feel free to shoot me an email or direct message for additional content that you want to see more of related to this topic!

    As always, have a wonderful week!

    Come back soon.

    Waffles (4)

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    Top 5 things to do in Jacksonville Fl on a rainy day!

    Happy Monday!

    With the weather being so rainy lately, I thought it would be fun to share 5 things that I love to do in Jacksonville Fl on a rainy day. Who says you can’t make the most out of your weekend, even if the forecast is 100% rain?

    The Edge Rock Gym

    The Edge Rock Gym is so much fun and usually you can keep your eye out for a Groupon or sale on their site! Basically it is the most “fun” time you will have working out. It is an indoor rock climbing facility, and the more friends your bring the more fun you have! You can get competitive and race side by side, as well as enjoy different levels of climb from easy to expert.

    I love to go here for two or three hours with my fiancé and we literally feel SO sore the next day! It is just as much of a burn as leg day!

    Movie Theater Date

    Going to the movies is always a good time. Take time to unwind and see a good comedy, a scary movie or in my case some super hero movie with my fiancé! He is such a fan of all things super hero and Star Wars! The best way to treat yourself on a rainy day is to see a movie in a theater with the reclining seats! Just be sure you don’t fall asleep.

    Autobahn Indoor Speedway

    If you are feeling a little adventurous, Autobahn Indoor Speedway is the place for you! It is a high speed Indoor go-karting facility that is super fun, but not cheap! Be prepared to spend a little money, while having the most epic go-karting experience Jacksonville has to offer. I personally love to go here because I am so competitive in nature. Fun for the whole family for sure.

    Grab breakfast at a local spot

    The most delicious breakfast I’ve had, that is unique in location/ decor is at the Cool Moose Cafe and The Fox ! These two spots will leave you stuffed and needing a nap! They have such a large menu, and the coffee is delicious! I recommend getting there a tad bit earlier than you plan on eating, needless to say they are very popular.

    Top Golf

    Despite what you may think, Top Golf offers a whole lot of fun on a rainy day. For those of you who have been to one, you know that the actual building is covered. This allows you to enjoy food, drinks, and a few rounds of the golfing game with those you love most. What is more exciting than a challenge like adding rain to the equation? Top golf is fun, challenging and a great place to spend time with friends and family!

    So next time there is a rainy day in Jacksonville, now you know the top 5 places you should go! I hope you all have a wonderful week.

  • Fashion,  Travel

    Must Have Resort Wear ft. Escapada Living

    Happy Sunday to Everyone, I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s day!  It has been such a busy weekend, and since we are now into May, it is time to start finding that perfect Summer and Resort Wear.  Two things that I love to focus on when looking for a great outfit to wear on vacation is how colorful and how fun the piece is.  I have two adorable outfits to show you from Escapada Living:

    The first is a dress, called The Bonnie Dress, is a perfect Off The Shoulder beauty to pack for that quick Island Getaway.  I love the color and print so much, and it can easily be dressed up with a pair of heels or down with a pair of sandals.  I will be taking this beauty from sunset strolls on the sand to dinner with my Fiance.

    The Second look is the gorgeous show stopping (literally) Naomi Romper.  A romper is always a good idea, and this one has pockets!  I mean nothing is better than being able to stick your favorite lipstick in your pocket and head out for a fun night on vacation.  I love this romper because it is so feminine, functional and FUN.  Personally I pair this piece with cute heels and head out for a night of dancing, boating and just true resort living.

    If you are looking for the best vacation outfits check out their website Escapada Living Website

    Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

  • Fashion

    Polka Dot Dress

    Happy Monday!  The weekends are really starting to fly by for me with wedding planning, only 9 more months til “I Do” and I could not be more excited.  I have been obsessed with the polka dot trends lately and have been wearing this adorable red dress from Forever 21 on repeat.  It is so fun, and it will be perfect for a date night with my Fiance.  I love the polka dot detailing because you can dress it up or down by simply changing your shoes.  I was wearing this dress with sandals during the day while shopping, grabbing breakfast and running errands.  Then slipped on my heels to add a more dressed up look, for a date night and going out with friends.

    Another reason I love this dress is because you feel like twirling around in it, and its so fun!  I linked some of my favorite Polka Dotted finds from Forever 21 below!

     

     

  • Uncategorized

    The Best Shopping Advice I have ever received

    Happy Wednesday Everyone!

    I wanted to share my hands down #1 best shopping advice that I have ever received. There is always that one thing that catches your eye while you’re shopping in a store. Whether it’s an article of clothing, a piece of home decor, or just something that you think you have to have. The best shopping advice that I have ever received is that if you do not love it in the store you will never wear it or use it. In the past I have often tried to buy things because they were on sale, a good deal or simply didn’t want to miss out. Those things either sat in my closet or were never used and I wish I had taken my own advice.

    I usually apply this to clothing, especially when I am feeling too lazy to try something on. It is so easy to just give it a shot, only to get home and find out you grabbed the wrong size, it’s too short, or just not your style. If you are 50/50 about it to begin with, you most likely won’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for trying new trends, patterns and styles. However, you need to LOVE IT. When you look at the dress in the mirror and think “hmmm.. maybe it will work” you will probably bring it home and never wear it out.

    Using the rule that if you don’t love it in the store you won’t love it later is a time saver, money saver and headache saver.

    Ps. Thanks Nana for this shopping tip! She taught me everything I know about shopping til ya drop ❤️😘

  • Health,  Lifestyle

    Look Good~Feel Good x Ellie Activewear

    When you look good, you feel good! It is finally May 1st (this year has really flown by hasn’t it?) It is time to make those summer resolutions and start working hard on your fitness goals. It’s so much easier, when you love your workout attire, to love your workout.

    Lately I have been absolutely loving the Ellie Activewear line for my summer body workout regimen. From gym floors to pavement, I can lunge, sweat and stretch my way through my fitness routine.

    I love the detailing in the pants, they even have POCKETS! Which is always super amazing to hold your phone while using your hands to workout. I am a huge fan of pockets and can’t rave enough about how comfortable these are!

    Last but not least, a good sports bra is hard to come by, and Ellie Activewear has mastered the cute and reliable sports bra! I love the way they fit, they have padding and are just a total confidence booster. Safe to say, I will be caught wearing my Ellie Activewear on repeat!

    Ellie Activewear launches 3 new sets each month, with free shipping and no commitment.

    Be sure to check them out, I am so excited I will Be receiving my May Box tomorrow ☺️

    Wishing everyone a wonderful May!

    Xoxo Kayla