Bell Sleeves and Wide Legs

Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind, pair a few trends and see how they turn out. But isn’t that what makes fashion and styling fun? I think so! Being that I am barely over five feet tall wide leg pants is a tricky look for me to pull off. I always need to wear tall heels to allow that wide leg to flow. Pairing wide leg pants with a (slight) bell sleeve top is a bold move for me. I was not sure how this would look but I am loving the combo! It works because of […]

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Sunflowers and Gingham

Pairing a perfect early fall activity with an end of summer classic style! Keep reading to find out more! There is this amazing sunflower field in Yellow Springs, Ohio. My husband and I have lived in Dayton for almost 8 years and admittedly this was our first time visiting. The field is gorgeous! However I had no idea what to expect visiting a sunflower field. There are tons of bees! Thankfully the little terrors are drunk on pollen and could care less about us moving through the field. I did not expect the flowers to be so tall or itchy […]

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DIY Protein Bars

I received quite the feedback after a few Instagram postings of the protein bars I enjoyed all summer; including a handful of requests to share the recipe. These protein bars are chewy, customizable and no-bake! Read on to how you can make this easy post workout treat!A snack we can all agree on in my house are protein balls. They satisfy my sweet tooth without feeling too guilty about it.  As much as I enjoy consuming them, they are a labor of love rolling out all those little balls. Sometimes it’s not feasible in my week to make a batch […]

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5 Shoes for Early Fall

Here in Southwest Ohio, we have a few more weeks of skin showing shoes. There is no more perfect time than early fall to bust out the (faux) suede shoes, peep toes and open backs!  Keep reading to see my current shoe choices! I’m still wearing these perforated mules purchased from Target this past Spring. They are currently trending and at under $35- a shoe you want in your collection! They look so great with jeans and just about anything from a favorite sweater to a casual t-shirt. Next up is a pair if sling back booties I purchased on […]

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21 Rep Burnout Arm Routine

Hey babes! I’m really excited to share a new arm workout with you all today! It is going to leave those arm sore that’s for sure! One aspect the hubs and I love with Les Mills workouts is the muscle confusion. I brought a little muscle confusion into this workout. The workout seems so simple (and it is) but it is a real challenge! The key here is form. During the burnout- only keep pushing while your form is still good. If your form slips, slow down. There is nothing to gain by rushing through these exercises. This workout is […]

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Transition into Fall with a Denim Vest

Happy Labor Day friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend! We were fortunate to catch a breakfast with some friends that were in town visiting. Then the little man had a birthday party. We also visited a gorgeous sunflower field, enjoyed burgers at a favorite joint and had some fun at Alter Fest (a local festival). Not to mention lots of hang out time at home. It was a pretty perfect weekend! Fall tempted us with her refreshing cool weather earlier this weekend but the last two days it’s been HOT. I did grab a #PSL, so there’s that! Hello […]

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The Last White Denim Look for 2017

Saying goodbye to a great pair of white denim for more reasons than just the season. I do not necessarily follow the Memorial Day to Labor Day rule when it comes to white pants but rather I let the weather do the deciding. Usually I break out my bright white jeans in March or April but I pack them away when September rolls around. Without realizing it when I took these photos, this would be my last white denim look for the year. Sure, I’ll probably break out my winter white favorite skinny cords soon but this post is a farewell […]

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Collab: 6 Back to School Fashion & Fitness Tips

Hey guys! I’ve been a little off the Internet grid for the past couple of days. The husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a getaway to Miami Beach. I had all intentions to blog & take you guys with us via Insta stories but somewhere along that first night I put away my phone & decided that what I really needed to do was unplug and reconnect with my number one. And that’s just what I did! (A’s swim trunks | A’s tank (similar) | Bikini top | Bikini bottom) Now I’m back, and brainstorming my next month of content. […]

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Top Knot & One Shoulder: A Killer Date Night Look + a Giveaway!

Friday night, aka Date Night. Although, my date night looks something like cute comfy clothes, a bottle of wine and Netflix while snuggled up next to Adam. Buut, if we happen to have a baby sitter and were going out tonight this is totally what I would wear! With the nights still warm, I can wear a one shoulder top with jeans and be comfortable. Paired with a classic nude heel, sparkly studs, a sentimental bracelet and a favorite clutch gives sophistication. Add the tried and true top not and now we are date ready! A little brag here- this […]

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7 Weeks with LMOD + FREE Trial for You! 

When I find a workout that excites me- I end up with way too much to say! Keep reading to find out my thoughts on becoming part of the Les Mills Tribe & how you can try it FREE for 30 days! I’ve been a reader of Peanut Butter Fingers for years. For today’s post, let’s back it up to 2011, Julie over at PB Fingers keeps mentioning how much she loves BodyPump. BodyPump is a Les Mills class that is typically taught in a gym. There are no gyms near me that do BodyPump or Les Mills anything. Total […]

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Gingham 3 Ways

The school year started today for my district. And while summer break might be over for the kids, I’m holding on to the next few weeks! Before we break out the sweaters and booties (and I can’t WAIT for that! Fall. Is. My. Favorite.) I’ve have three ways to wear gingham that are perfect for the end of summer. Scroll down to see my looks!    Gingham is one of my favorite plaids! It’s great in all the colors but black and white is just so classic and stylish. Wear it to work or wear it to play- black and […]

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What I Wore: Road Trip to Chi-town

My 4 year old son is train obsessed! He has been a total train addict since he was a year and a half old. Every car ride we are looking for train tracks, train bridges, train yards and of course trains! Last summer he was able to ride the subway a ton during our family trip to Boston and has been asking to go back ever since! This past Saturday, Adam and I woke up at 4:15am and pulled the kids out of bed for a very impromptu road trip to Chicago. Main objective: ride the L. Depending on traffic […]

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Must Own Post-natal Fitness DVDs

Honestly, I forget sometimes that I’m still in a post-partum stage when it comes to exercising. Then I’ll attempt some plank move that I can’t quite master because it’s still hard to use those lower abdominal muscles and instantly reminded that my body is still recovering. Today I’m sharing post-natal workout DVDs that really helped me get back into the swing of exercise. Read on to see my picks! Postnatal Rescue with Erin O’Brien Okay, I’m going to disclose that this DVD is very calm and quiet. Erin is very gentle which can feel cheesy, dated and a little non-motivating. […]

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Current Trend Love: The Romper Maxi

Hope ya’ll are having a wonderful weekend! I’m super pumped to spend some time with my bestie who is in town! I love rompers. I love maxis. And I definitely love this maxi romper! Have you seen these this season? They are so super fun! I purchased this fun dress a few months back in anticipation for summer and let me tell you, it’s been on repeat! It’s so easy to throw on with gladiator sandals or dress it up a bit more with some block heels. I wore it out for a date night with the hubs. I wore […]

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5 Fitness Tips for the Busy Mom

One of my biggest struggles is fitting everything into the 24 hours of the day now that I am back to working full time since the arrival of my little lady.  I’m learning to make the most of free time whenever it presents itself. It’s hard to find the balance with all that I want to do and all the roles that I play. (keep the house tidy, stay up on laundry, exercise, blog, creating content, building connections & Instagram followers, working 9-5, quality time with my husband and kids, family adventures, date with my husband, showering..) While I love […]

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July Poshmark Closet Adds

Hey babes! Just a quick share of the new listings in my Poshmark closet to share. I listed a handful of great work tops that are perfect for these hot summer days! Everything is listed under $10 and in excellent condition! Check them out! A cute sleeveless ruffle pink top.  Looks great with your favorite black dress pants or jeans! A similar blouse but in yellow and a back zipper for some extra flare! I love pairing this bright hue with white denim or a grey skirt like this one. A fun geo print sleeveless button down. I love to pair […]

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My Rosacea Fighting Skincare Routine

16 million Americans have rosacea (source); the non-curable  skin condition that causes redness, visible blood vessels and even pimple like bumps similar to acne. Rosacea can only tamed by treatment and avoiding triggers. And it’s a condition I deal with every day. About 3 years ago my flare-ups were extremely out of control. Tired of applying makeup to cover up (which was only masking the problem) I set off on a mission to get my skin rebalanced.  After almost two years of testing different products I finally have a skincare product line up I honestly can not live without. Today […]

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Oversize Sunnies Have My Heart

When it comes to picking out sunglasses I always gravitate towards oversized frames. I have full cheeks so the bigger the better for sunglass frames. Picking a larger frame keeps my cheeks from squishing up into the bottom of the lense- which avoiding that is a total win. Any small step to keep me feeling like I sorta have it together is definitely a bonus. I stick with traditional shapes for my shades: Oval and Aviator are my go to style. I know these two styles work well for my face and that they will never really go out of […]

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Closet Find: The Chambray Purse

Happy Friday friends! I wore this outfit a few weeks back to a happy hour event A’s department was hosting. My outfit stemmed around finding this purse in my closet. The baby was napping and for whatever reason I decided to dig through the two containers that keep my purse collection over the years. I found this cute summery purse that I swear to you, I probably bought from Target in 2005! See the handle? That white with stripes is actually what the purse looks like but I decided to flip it inside out when I saw the inside was […]

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If You Give a Girl A Birthday…

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 […]

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Peplum brings All the Feels

Peplums, I hope you never go out of style. I really wasn’t a huge fan when you circled back into trend few years ago- but now I’m in love with your flounce. Give me a sleeveless version of you, and it brings all the feels. There’s just something about a sleeveless peplum top that makes me feel confident and ready to take on whatever the day brings! Peplum tops provide some body definition without being too tight. Seriously, this is one of the best silhouettes to hide that last bit of baby weight I’m trying to shake! Fun fact- I […]

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