Spring Thaw


I spent my Spring Break giving our bathrooms a facelift. What a difference a little paint and new dècor does for a room or three.  I chose a fresh color to brighten up dark and dingy rooms and added some splash of color with artifical flowers.

I found the wall dècor and flowers at Ross, Marshalls and Cost Plus World Market for such a bargain. Valspar paint in Spring Thaw from Lowe’s.

I added a new planels for our bathroom downstairs to hide our washer and dryer. I love the crochet detail on the bottom. The lantern adds some light to a bathroom without a window.

Looking forward to freshening up my sink area next.

As always, thank you for visiting my page.

Happy Spring!

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NamaSlay


It has been roughly a year since I have been on my mat and let me just say it is good to be back. The past year I have been dealing with an annoying cyst in my foot that has made it difficult to practice, but now with a second dose of cortisone in my foot, I am able to practice again without pain or discomfort.

This past Saturday was my first morning back and I totally slayed my practice. I was stronger than I thought I was going to be, my mind was calmer than it has been and felt all around peaceful. I felt so amazing when I left my mat I decided to take a Pilates/Barre class on Sunday and slayed it again. There is a saying “When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.”  This is completely how I felt during and after my practice’s this past weekend.

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My favorite yoga to practice is Heated Vinyasa. It is a studio room heated around 78-95 degrees. You typically expect a specific sequence of poses that smoothly flow together. You may also hear the terms Ashtanga, Baptiste Yoga, Jivamukti, Power Yoga and Prana Flow that are also considered vinyasa yoga.

I encourage anyone that has not practiced yoga or has been off their mat for a period of time to find the time to experience or reconnect with their mat.  I am most thankful I did.

Until next time -Namaste

 

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.             -Dennis Waitley

 

 

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Looking Fresh


Hi Everyone!!

I thought I would share a few of my favorite beauty products that I am addicted to.  These products give me the Fresh-Dewy look this girl loves.

I always begin with a clean slate which is my First Aid Beauty Cleanser, First Aid Beauty Moisturizer and Must Dew by Limelight. Once I have step one complete I am ready for my day-look application.

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Step 1: Tarte Shape Tape, 2 in 1 full covereage concealer. Sculpt and highlight as you mask any imperfections. It is hydrating, long wearing and delivers a radiant coverage.
(I apply with a concealer sponge)

Step 2: Tarte BB Cream, Oil -free, vegan tinited moisturizer that offers light-medium coverage. I love that it diffuses the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It has an Amazonian clay-powered formula with chamomile and vitamins A, C, and E to nourish your complexion. (I apply with a blender sponge)

Step 3: MAC Studio Fix Powder, A one-step powder/foudation that gives skin a smooth, flawless finish. It is long-wearing and adds a velvety texture that allows your skin to breathe. (I lightly dust over my face with my Limelight Professional Vegan All Over Powder Brush)

Step 4: Limelight Perfect Bronzer, This bronzer I use below my cheek bones to give a light sun-kissed illusion. It is ideal for all skin tones to enhance your natural glow.
(I apply my bronzer with my tapered powder brush by Limelight)

Step 5: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, This ultra creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara is amazing. It glides on easily and creates sexy lashes instantly.
(I apply as directed for stand-out lashes)

Step 6: MAC Prep+Prime fix +, Finish your look with this lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals. It is hydrating, sets and prolongs the wear of makeup. (Spray and get on with your bad self!)

As always, thank you all for following my blog!

 

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Kale Yeah!


I have been missing the crunch of crackers and chips living the keto lifestyle, so I made Kale Chips! Kale Yeah! I did and they are delicious and satisfied my craving for traditional chips.

KALE CHIPS

1 head of kale
2 tablespoons  avocado oil or olive oil
Himalayan pink salt, for sprinkling

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Wash and dry kale and cut into bite size pieces, removing the ribs. Lay kale on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and toss with avocado or olive oil and salt. Bake until crisp about 10-15 minutes, turning leaves halfway through.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Helping others every. single. day.


Just got home from our little mini vacay and got right to work blogging about our amazing stay in Bodega. I love that I can take our Keto lifestyle wherever we go. It is very simple actually.  I have lost 27 lbs in nine months. I feel amazing and so excited to share my story,  reciepes and my favorite workouts.

 

Collabs: kimberlygraycrouse@gmail.com

 

 

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Shake IT!


Start out the new year with our plant-based protein powder.  It Works! SHAKE is made from yellow pea and organic sprouted brown rice proteins. It support your metabolism, builds lean muscle mass and energizes your workouts!

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Feel fuller longer with 15 grams of protein, 100 calories, 5 grams of carbs and ZERO sugars. Made with gluten-free ingredients.

The Shake has two flavors, Creamy Vanilla or Rich Chocolate (My favorite!)

How I prepare our SHAKE….. In our Ninja blender I combine one scoop of powder, ice, one banana and 8 oz. of unsweetened almond milk. BLEND and GO!

 

 

SOY FREE • NON GMO • DAIRY FREE • VEGAN

CLICK here to get started today!

Elevate your lifestyle this year!

 

Fondly, 

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Perfectly Imperfect


I have been working on writing this piece for a while now. Kelsey Shaffor has inspired me in so many ways at her young age of 23. I first began seeing absolutly stunning photographs she captured of my two sons (Casey and Tanner) and their significant others (Alicia and Camryn) and then reading and really getting to know Kelsy. We have never met in person, but fell in love with her talent, beauty, bravery, strength and passion for photography.

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Meet Kelsy, a 23 year old that finds her passion in life – photography. Kelsey says her life turned upside down in 2015 , she was diagnosed with brain cancer. In 2016 she had a craniotomy and AWESOME news, no cancer!

“Honestly, after going trough all that, I consider it a blessing. Why? It’s made me a better person. I view things in such a new perspective. I am more empathetic of others and I never take life for granted. the recovering process was and still is to this day a struggle. As soon as I woke up from surgery, I felt like a completely different person. It was insane! Like I said, I consider this whole situation a huge blessing. I finally found out who and what I’m supposed to do in life,”

Like Kelsy stated above, she’s able to view the world with a totally new and improved perspective. Kelsy realized life is far from perfect, but she also realized life is perectly imperfect. There for that is her motto. Kelsy loves kodak, one of  a kind moments, moments of pure laughter, love and above all that show the real ‘you’. She is all about those perfectly imperfect crazy beautiful moments. She aims for the moments that mean something, feel something. She’s far from poses and awkward smiles, but sometimes will crack the strangest jokes just to help make all the tension wash away. Most importantly she loves creating a relationship with her clients. Clearly it works. Not only does Kelsy enjoy photography, but she also enjoys watching Harry Potter over, over, over…..and oh, she loves Disneyland.

“I honestly love Disneyland so much. When I see little kids eyes light up with pure joy, I think its amazing. It’s moments like that we take for granted. Beacuse unfortunately life can change at any moments. So why don’t we live in the moment? As a photographer, that is my goal with my clients, to capture them in the moment. Most of the time I tell them ‘alright so you are going to run into each others arms and I dont care if you fall, because guess what… I’m going to capture it!’ and then we all laugh about it. But hey, it works!”

Thank you Kelsy for allowing us all to see your talent and view life through your lens. Its been an absolute honor and I look forward to see your amazing work in the future.

 

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Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any form for this post. I honestly blog my thoughts and opinions. Photo credits : Kelsy Shaffor    All photos were approved by clients and Kelsy.