November 19, 2014

She Health:: 5 Energy Pick Me Ups

Hello ladies!! Blessing here with a few pick me ups to get you through the busy Holiday season.  

If you feel like you energy drains long before your day is over you need to try these 5 Energy Pick Me Ups to help increase and maintain your energy levels throughout the day.  You need to eat foods that boost your energy, provide your body with enough calories to run efficiently and boosting your metabolism to burn your food efficiently.

Working out is a quick and simple way to boost your energy. If you are short on time you can try high intensity interval training which allows you do short workouts with quick bursts of energy. Exercise boosts adrenaline levels which keep you alert and also releases feel good endorphins which give you a feeling of well being.

Eat More Complex Carbohydrates
Complex carbohydrates release energy over a period of time and keep you full longer. Foods that contain complex carbohydrates have fiber; which helps you feel full and it releases energy over a period of time and provides your body with a stable energy source. Complex carbohydrates are found in most plant based foods, fruits, vegetables and include legumes, quinoa, lentils, asparagus and carrots.

Eat more nuts.
If you are looking for a quick healthy energy pick me up. Try nuts. They are full of heart healthy mono unsaturated fats and omega 3 fatty acids. There are very filling and provide your body with the essential fatty acids it needs.
Walnuts are full of omega-3-fatty acids an essential fatty acid that is needed for health because the body cannot produce it. It is full of fiber and it helps decrease the buildup of plaque in the arteries.
Almonds are rich in antioxidants vitamin E and selenium, protein, fiber, magnesium, copper, potassium and calcium.
Pecans are a rich source of energy and contain phenolic antioxidants that help decrease LDL and increase HDL levels. It contains Magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron, zinc and selenium.

Eat More Protein
Protein can be paired with a simple carbohydrate to help slow down the release of sugar. Protein is filling and it provides the body with energy over a long period of time.  An example of a simple carbohydrate – protein pairing includes: granola and yogurt; fresh fruit and yogurt and an omelet and toast.

Take a Quick Nap
If you are able to sneak a short nap (15-20 minutes) into your day, a quick nap can help your body recharge and reset without interfering with your sleep at night.

If you are looking for ways to boost your energy levels throughout the day avoid product that promise quick energy because they are usually full of caffeine and sugar. Too much caffeine and sugar promote the release of cortisol, the stress hormone and can lead to chronically high levels which disrupt sleep and leave you feeling fatigued and more tired throughout the day. Stick to complex carbohydrates, monounsaturated fats and protein to provide good fuel for your body and provide a sustained energy source. Another way to boost energy is to exercise, manage stress and make sure that you are getting enough sleep.


November 17, 2014

Monday Motivation


November 14, 2014

Room To Style:: Cozy + Pink

Well this unexpected winter weather has me wanting to cuddle by the fire in my PJ's with my favorite reads, and a cup of hot chocolate, with lots of whip

 I don't know about you, but I wasn't ready for the 30 degree weather. I will embrace it with this colorful yet cozy inspiration on this cold Friday!!

November 13, 2014

Putting Together a Last Minute Formal Look

You are flooded with excitement when you finally get the invitation to that super hip party you have been dying to go to for years, or the wedding invitation from an old friend who will be having really good-looking groomsmen for you to meet. However, that excitement is quickly replaced with panic when you realize that they event is only a short time away, and you have nothing to wear.
It is always a good idea to keep a fall back outfit in your closet for such occasions, but because of restrictions like space or changes in size and style, this might not always be an option for every woman. Instead, you might feel the need to scramble through your closet or rush to the nearest department store to find the perfect outfit as quickly as possible.
No need to panic just yet, there are a few tricks you can use to calmly arrange the perfect outfit, either just with you already have in your closet or with a few quick add-ons. You will be able to walk into your event with confidence, knowing that you look your best. Here are some tips for putting together a last minute formal look.
Go with something timeless
If you are in a time crunch, going for a timeless look is the easiest and best way to make sure that you will look great for your formal event. There is a reason why everyone says a woman needs a little black dress in her closet, for times like these! Pull out a basic look out of your closet that you feel confident in and avoid reaching for that new, trendy outfit that you don’t feel like yourself in.
Focus on fit before trend
Fit is the most important aspect of any outfit. You want something to fit your perfectly in order to flatter your figure, make you feel confident and beautiful, and impress everyone else at the event. Instead of rushing out to a tailor, you can use a few simple tricks to make any outfit fit better. Find great fitting bras and shapewear, add a belt or use layering pieces to get your best look.
Dress it up with accessories
Accessories can take any outfit from boring to fabulous in seconds. Dig through what you already have to glam up your current outfit. When you are going to a formal event, the more sparkle the better, so don’t be afraid to pile it on. Wear more than one necklace or bracelet and find a great pair of chandelier earrings if you are planning on wearing your hair up.
Get trendy with makeup and hair
Because you are going with a more timeless outfit, you can make your look current and trendy easily with makeup and hair. Search celebrity photos online for new makeup and hair inspiration that you can easily do yourself, or if you have a little extra money, enlist the help of a stylist and makeup artist to give you a perfected event night look. 

Thanks for joining us again Tina!

Author Bio:
Tina Hamilton is a journalist, blogger and social media guru. You can usually find her online or walking along one of Southern California’s beaches with her dog, Joey. Look for her on Twitter.

November 12, 2014

Pretty Pinned Wedding:: Bride + Wallpaper



Call me crazy if you'd like, but there is just something romantic and inspiring  about a bride and a beautiful wallpaper backdrop.. For some reason I find myself pinning this combo a lot and I can't get enough....
Felicia.  Gown by @Pronovias.  Country Club Wedding with Southern Charm by Keith Cephus | Munaluchi Bridal Magazine
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