Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fall Pastels

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy & Easy Dinner - Chicken Marsala

Sorry for the delayed post, but I have not been feeling well for the past two days. It's been a while since I've done a "Wellness Wednesday" post, and I know you are going to love this recipe!!
With both Todd and I working odd hours in the day our diet has changed to lots of Subway since we both get home exhausted from our day. Since the day I graduated high school I have never experienced so much eating out before, because I like to know what goes exactly into my food. I love cooking, and especially cooking healthy for my family. I'm all about keeping my family on a healthy diet, and set healthy eating habits. I used to make elaborate meals, but now its all about finding things that are simple & healthy to fit our new schedule. I wish I could take credit for this dish, but one of my good friends gave me the recipe. I hope you enjoy this as much as Todd because he gave it a 10/10 rating ;)


Ingredients

  • 2-4 chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle of marsala cooking wine
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms 
  • 2 bushels of green onions, divided, and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon of cold water
  • Green beans (optional side dish. We love to steam green beans for about 6 minutes).

Directions

  • In a large pan combine the entire bottle of marsala cooking wine, chicken breasts, half of the green onions, and mushrooms together. 
  • Cook on medium high heat for about thirty minutes with the lid on. Flip the chicken every 6-8 minutes.
  • Once chicken has cooked through remove it from the pan leaving the sauce.
  • In a bowl whisk together the corn starch, and water. Place the mixture into the sauce stirring it through. Allow the sauce to continue to cook, and thicken up without the lid for about 5 minutes. 
  • Once the sauce has thickened up serve it on top of the chicken. Garnish with chopped green onions. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Pastel Florals

Photography: Red Fern
Top: ASOS / Skirt: Chicwish c/o / Bag: WHBM c/o / Shoes: WHBM c/o / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Caramel Apple
What a fun weekend it was!!! All Saturday I spent my time in a Dallas Senegence training from 8:30 am-6 pm. I love love love learning how I can build my business more, and be uplifted by the amazing speakers of the company. Sunday was spent sleeping since Todd got home from a 36 hour shift. One of these days I'm hoping that he'll be home on the weekends so that we can go to 6 flags!

What did you do over the weekend?


Friday, August 11, 2017

Working Hard


Photography: Melissa - Girl on Glasgow
Top: Madewell (ON SALE) / Jeans: AG / Belt: J.Crew (old similar here) / Shoes: 1. State / Bag: Michael Kors / Glasses: Eye Buy Direct c/o / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Praline Rose
Happy Friday everyone!!! So this weekend is going to be crazy busy for me!!! 

I wish I could say that I take the weekends off of work, but as an entrepreneur you work 24/7 to grow your business. Today is going to be filled with teaching in the am, getting caught up on blogging, doing a social media Senegence training, and then making my way back to the studio to teach again. I am so excited for tomorrow because I will be attending a huge Senegence training in Arlington from 8:30 am - 6 pm.

When you do things that you are passionate about it's hard to take time off from what you love. If you love what you do is it even considered work anymore? 

See ya guys on Monday :)
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Review of My Recent Activewear Purchases


Due to some technical difficulties with my computer this post wasn't able to go up yesterday for "Workout Wednesday." Lame....

I wanted to share with you guys today some of my recent activewear purchases, and why I am obsessed with them! Lets dive right in shall we :)

  1. Lululemon Fast As Light Muscle Tank - I have been waiting for a tank to come in like this for a while. If you follow my instagram stories then you have probably noticed that I love anything with a cutaway back. When I saw this online I knew I had to go in store to purchase it (thank goodness for the Pro discount), and I was so bummed that they didn't have it in purple. Since I love this tank so much I got it in the dark grey, and will be stalking the stores to see if it comes back in purple. Pair it with a fun bra, and **boom** I'm ready to teach a killer Pure Barre class. 
  2. Lululemon Crescent Tank - The color of this tank is what sold me. That forest green is giving me major swoon. While this tank is a crop top make sure you don't throw it in the dryer to prevent it from shrinking. I'm very iffy when it comes to crop tops because I don't like any stomach showing when I pair it with high waisted leggings. 
  3. Lululemon Hint of Sheer Tank - I used to have a "no white" rule with any of my activewear in fear of makeup staining it when I'm sweating. Over the years I've slowly broke that rule because white goes with everything! I love this tank because it pairs nicely with high waisted leggings, and is a good basic to have in your closet. This might not make sense, but I love my profile of my torso when I wear this tank :)
  4. Lululemon Free to Be Zen Bra - Every barre girl needs a fun bra, and I loved this grey white pattern it came in. I love the zen bras because they are low support (yeah small chi chis), and the straps won't pull on my neck. This and the Splits 59 loren bra are my favorite bras I own. 
  5. Niyamasol Sunrise Dip Dye Barefoot Legging c/o - I've done a brand review on Niyamasol before, and I absolutely love their leggings. Such a fun print to jazz up the activewear wardrobe.
  6. Beyond Yoga Space Dye Leggings - If you have never experienced the "space dye" fabric before then you need these ASAP!!! This material is the softest activewear I have ever felt, and it feels like butter!!
  7. Beyond Yoga Space Dye Camisole - I told you I loved the space dye fabric ;) When I saw this tank available for the anniversary sale I immediately put it in my shopping cart. Since activewear tops are more flow these days I loved that this top was fitted. Another perk is the fun back, and built in bra. 
  8. Niyamasol Rose Gold Stripe Barefoot Legging c/o - How fun are these stripes though??? These colors are the perfect thing for fall :)


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup - Bold Lips

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: Zara (similar here) / Necklace: Baublebar c/o / Jeans: AG / Bag: Target (old similar here) / Shoes: Sam Edelman (old similar here) / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Strawberry Shortcake 
The linkup is back you guys!!!! I'm so sorry, but I had to take sometime off from the linkup while getting our new life set up. Don't worry this weekly segment is back in business, and is ready to stay ;)

As you have probably noticed I am a HUGE FAN of bold lips!!!! Anything bright pink or red calls my name every single day. 

You guys..... I'm a bold Lipsense addict #thestruggleisreal. My favorite part of getting ready in the morning is deciding on which fun Lipsense color I'm going to wear for the morning, and then deciding the outfit to go with my lips. 

Last year I primarily wore lots of nude-pinky lipstick colors, but then once I became a Lipsense distributor I did a 180, and wear brights 90% of the time since I won't have to worry about the color moving since it's Lipsense. 

There's something about bold lipstick that makes makeup fun again! 

Now I can't wait to see what bold lips you have prepared for me today :)


Thank you for joining me at the Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup! I love sharing everything that is style whether it be the latest trends or something that is staple in the wardrobe. I absolutely love linkups as a way to connect and discover other amazing bloggers from all around the world. Each week bloggers may submit their posts on Tuesdays at 1 am Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week I will pick 2 of my favorite bloggers who rocked the trend from the previous week to be featured on my blog.
I would love to see you linking up with me by sharing #fashionelitewithjpetite, and tagging @thejpetite on Instagram. I will feature our favorite Instagram accounts who feature my hashtag.

Next weeks theme will be "Floral Skirts"
Would you like to cohost the Fashion Elite Linkup? Email me jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date



Monday, August 7, 2017

Personal Development

Photography: Red Fern Photography
Dress: Chicwish c/o / Bag: WHBM c/o (ON SALE!) / Ring: Baublebar c/o / Choker: Baublebar c/o / Hat: Target / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Caramel Apple
Ever since we started prepping to move to Dallas I dedicated all my energy and efforts into work and moving. When we moved to Dallas all my energy still has been dedicated to work and unpacking our place .... more work than unpacking ;)

Since I'm such a dedicated person I tend to allocate all my energy to my work, which is a double edge sword. On one side of the spectrum all my efforts put into the task at hand gets me from point A to point B. On the other side of the spectrum my hyper focus causes me to leave little time for myself. 

Last week I was watching a Facebook Senegence training where one of the leaders talked about maintaining personal development while leading a team. Watching that training was such a wake up call for me, and made me realize that I need to make time for myself, and dedicate sometime to my own personal growth. 

This week I'm going to make a list of some books that are perfect for personal growth. 
I would love to hear some of your favorites that I can add to the list!

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Hi Summer, Bye Summer

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Dress: ASOS / Bag: Target (old similar here) / Ring: F21 (old similar here) / Shoes: Kate Spade (old similar here) / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Apple Cider
Can you believe that its August already??????

I feel like July flew by without me even knowing it, and that summer is coming to an end. With our summer being so busy between moving, packing, unpacking, teaching PB, and getting into our new routine I feel like Todd and I haven't taken advantage of our summer. I guess that's part of being an adult right?! Not having a summer vacation lo.

I wanted to stop by today with this fun summer look that I shot a couple weeks ago before I moved to Dallas. This dress was one of the options I bought for Todd's graduation, but decided to go with the striped ruffle dress :) Happy Friday everyone see ya Monday!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fall 2017 Prep

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Workout Wednesday: #BBG Jams

You guys all know that I have been loving me some #bbg workouts lately, and actually got one of my Arizona besties to jump on this workout craze. When I go to the gym I need some killer jams to push me through the intense workout. Here's my latest jams that are perfect to get you through week 15 of the BBG workout! Listen to the Spotify version here.

  1. Rehab (Ara Strip Mix) - J Rae / Hottest Dance 09
  2. Obsessed (Dan Bino Extended Remix) - Paulette / Pure Hits Now and Then Vol 4
  3. The Ocean (128 BPM Workout Remix) - Janye Mendez / 40 Top Workout Hits 2016
  4. Ain't Your Mama (128 BPM Workout Remix) - Jayne Mendez / 50 Top Summer Hits 2016 Fitness & Workout
  5. Forever (Tom Staar Remix) - William Wolfgang Gartner
  6. Work (Extended Workout Remix) -Power Music Workout
  7. Lush Life (Workout Mix) - Power Music Workout
  8. Tuesday (Extended Workout Remix) - Power Music Workout
  9. Warrior (Nick Skitz & Technoposse Remix) - Big Booty Bootleggers
  10. Tonight (Radio Edit) - Newclaess, Steve Noble
  11. Despacito (Extended Workout) -Power Music Workout
 

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