a stylish healthy lifestyle.

If you give a girl a birthday, she is going to give you a wish list. I might be turning thirty-six today, but I still love presents as much as I did when I was a little girl! I mean who really doesn’t love giving or receiving gifts???

At the top of my wish list is a barbell set! A and I recently started doing Les Mills Grit and BodyPump which are designed to do with barbells. We’ve been using dumbbells which have been fine, but I can see how a barbell will effect certain muscle groups throughout these workouts and I’m eager to add them to our home gym!

Along the same lines a medicine ball is on my list too! I’ve never done a medicine ball workout- I’m not even really sure about the benefits of a medicine ball workout but I see those fit insta-babes slamming them around and I want in on the action too!

Like any true fashionista, I of course have a few pieces on my list..

Loving the silhouette of this knit back zip sheath dress! It would be so perfect for the office or a little date night with the hubs.

I also am swooning over this gingham-one-shoulder top. It looks so perfect for September when it’s fall but not really fall temps yet in Ohio.

At the end of August A and I are going to Miami Beach for our anniversary. I would love to pick up a new swimsuit for our trip. The one I really love sold out super fast, but I’m considering this black mesh insert one.

One other very random item on my wish list is a cold press coffee filtration/maker. My bestie makes cold press all the time and I want in on that game!

Another great event has is happening as of today besides my birthday. If you are a cardholder- today starts the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Sadly, I am not a cardholder and will have to wait till next week to shop.  Have you browsed the catalog yet? There is a pair of split shaft booties and a ruffle shift dress that I’m eyeing!

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