Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy Holidays!

I know it's a little late, but just wanted to wish everyone in the blogging world Happy Holidays!  

Monday, December 16, 2013

Pregnancy Style

Pregnancy Style


So the news has been Facebook official, and I haven't blogged in quite sometime, but now I'm making it "blogger" official, we are expecting a baby girl June 30, 2014! {We really don't know the sex, but I have an instinct it's a girl and many people have told me I'm having a girl} I am 12 weeks and starting to show a little, not enough to be cute yet, just enough that I look like I have a beer gut, lol.  But I'm trying to come up with some cute pregnancy looks to try and boost my spirit from feeling like a cow.  I still want to look fashionable and don't want to 'let myself go' once I become a Mom {fingers crossed!}. But here is my look from today, I feel too gross for actual photos, maybe once my pregnant belly actually looks cute.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Healthy Eating

With winter upon us I look forward to the chilly air, hot drinks, winter jackets, falling snow, boots, seasonal beers, hoodies, and packing on my winter weight.  Actually scratch that, I HATE that part about winter, but it's inevitable for me.  I seem to pack on a good 5lbs right around this time of the year, then another 5 after the holidays.  Then every year my New Years Resolution is to get back into shape and it's a vicious cycle.

With that all being said, I'm trying not to allow myself to gain that winter weight in the first place.  But as soon as there is that chill in the air I can't bring myself to eat chicken salads like I do all summer long.  I want hearty, warm, home-cooked food.  So I've been trying to scour Pinterest for some healthy alternatives.  Today I bring you Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash.

It's really quite simple and a really good way to trick yourself {at least I'm able to trick myself} into thinking you're eating something much more hearty and delicious.  I try to steer clear of carbs as much as possible. {another downfall of cold weather, I just want to snack away on carbs: chips, crackers, chex mix, and bread as opposed to the raw veggies and hummus I enjoy during summer months.} So I was delighted to see that spaghetti squash is once again available at local grocery stores!

I bake it in the oven {whole} on 375° for an hour.  Then slice it in half with a serrated knife, let it cool, remove the seeds and the gunk {you'll know what I'm talking about} Then scrape out the insides with a knife to shred the squash into strands {See pic below}
I then shredded chicken breasts to put on top of the strands of squash and finished it off with a light alfredo sauce mixed with a standard marinara sauce.  Clearly the "noodles" are a different consistency from normal pasta, but if you can get past that, the taste is all the same! 

I will try to post some more healthy meal options along with my sparse fashion posts.  I'm trying to post more, once again, my blog has taken a backseat to my busy busy life, but I plan to post at least every OTHER day.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Casual Friday

Casual Friday

My Friday OOTD in a nutshell. Only got 4 hours sleep so I'm looking quite rough this morning.  But I'm leaving early to go tailgate for the Luke Bryan concert tonight-Love! <3

Monday, September 23, 2013

Wedding Teaser

So I just can't help myself and I want to upload a few of my favorite wedding pics that people have posted from our big day! Obviously I'll make a more official post when I get my professional pics, but for now I just want to share what I have. ENJOY! :) 

Opening the Louis Trey got me :) 
 Fluffing my dress

 Right before I entered for my ceremony
During our Ceremony
Getting ready to make our exit
Our Reception hall during cocktail hour
 Pit stop for energy drinks
Finishing up our photos before heading to the reception
Father/Daughter & Mother/Son dance together.  I can't even remember what we were laughing about. 
My wedding day was the best day of my life, I am so happy and excited to finally be Mrs. Mauric :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Slow Transition to Fall

I have a love/hate relationship with this time of the year, sure I love the crisp air, football games, and above all, the pumpkin beers that come out (I'm not your typical girlie girl who's obsessed with the pumpkin lattes, Nope! I got straight for the beers!)  But I start to reminisce in my closet over all the summer clothes that never {or barely} made an appearance over the summer.  So I try my hardest to try to transition some of my summer pieces and make 'Fall-like' outfits.  

The weather in Ohio has been bi-polar lately! It was in the 90's when I got back from Mexico last week, then dropped down into the low 50's {which felt near freezing!} Then it was in the upper 60's/low 70's all week, and today we have a high of 80°.  If you're from Ohio, you get it, you have your heat blasting in your car on your way to work and all your windows down and turn your air on in your house when you get home.  If you're not, then you probably think this is all crazy talk!

Blazer-Forever 21 {Similar} Tank-Express {On Sale NOW!} Skirt-Ebay {I just cut it with scissors to make it shorter, I didn't like where it hit below my knee with my stubby little legs} Scarf-Forever 21 {Similar} Sandals-Victoria's Secret

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall Shopping Spree

Fall Wish List

So, being the fabulous husband he is, Trey is letting me take some of the extra money we didn't use for our wedding (is it possible we actually saved too much?!) and letting me go on a $1000 shopping spree this weekend for fall essentials.  Since this will probably NEVER happen again, I've been researching all the best fall staples and have come up with a little list of things that will probably make my closet. 

What are some of your favorite fashion trends and what would you buy if you could go on a $1000 shopping spree? Seriously let me know because I don't want to miss out on something I could have bought  but didn't find out till afterwards!! 

I wrote this post Tuesday and actually went to Target after work and snatched up the 3.1 Phillip Lim  for Target tote with gusset.
 {Which looks disturbingly close to the Pashli leather bag, for a mere $54.99!}  
Along with this skirt and this top.

Forever 21 jacket

Trouvé legging

Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's been a Long Hot Summer...

...Well actually it hasn't, but it's been a long while since I've been on the blog.  It was a crazy summer, we hit up the annual Jamboree in the Hills for my birthday (July 20) I went to Vegas for my bachelorette party in August, then September 1st I married the love of my life and we had an amazing honeymoon in Mexico :) I'm finally back to 'real life' and somewhat missing all the planning and excitement, but it also feels good to just have my life back.  I'm still working crazy hours and started doing Crossfit at 6am, 3 times a week, but everything is just fabulous :)

I suppose I'll start where I left off...just some random photo's from the past few months.

 4th of July, my favorite holiday of the year! My shirt said 'Back to Back World War Champs' I got a kick out of it.

Jamboree in the Hills and the sexy Luke Bryan! 

 My Kentucky Derby Themed Bridal Shower
Sisters and Maids of Honor =) 
 Warrior Dash Ohio-Before!
 My Vegas Bachelorette Party

All dressed up for XS at Encore
Pool Day at Marquee
 All the ladies ready to go out for my Bachelorette party!
The Dancing Waters at the Bellagio-by far my favorite thing about Vegas.
My 2 besties at Rehab and our friend Ryan

Well that pretty much sums up my summer, I'll save the Wedding pics for their own post ;)
I'm Back Fashionistas!