12.21.2014

Devon Maryn Work Out Gear

As we near the end of the year, resolutions and goals are in the back of my mind. Every year around this time I reflect a little bit on what I accomplished and what I would like to do in the next year. Every year, working out inevitably ends up on the list. As I'm getting older I am realizing the importance of taking care of my body. I'm the first to admit I'm not the most healthy eater...at all. So it's important to me to work out. This past year I did an ok job at that, but there's always room for improvement. Now that I live right across the street from my gym, there is no room for excuses! I want to set a schedule for myself and absolutely stick to it! If there's days I can't make it to the gym, I want to have an at-home back up plan! So, if any of you have youtube videos, etc. that you watch/do at home please share them in the comments! 

Also, what better way to start off the year than with a fresh set of workout clothes? These capri pants from Devon Maryn are just the thing to get me a little more motivated! They also sell really cute shorts too!

12.19.2014

Last Minute Gift Ideas

With a mere six days until Christmas, most people (myself included) are scrambling to find those last minute gifts for your loved ones! I always seem to have great ideas for most of my family and friends, but some seem to stump me year after year. Naturally I put off those “hard to shop for” individuals until almost the last second (I can’t believe I’m admitting that!) and then I am left going store to store with everyone and their mother….and I still end up not sure what to get them! Well, I have teamed up with Sears this year to share some great last minute gifts for the guys and girls in your life! I hope this post will make last minute shopping a little easier for you.

In my mind, girls are almost always easier to shop for than guys. There are so many easy options out there that most girls would really appreciate getting. I have five girls to buy for in my family and although all have different interests and personalities they would still enjoy these things! Scarves are always a great go-to. This year the blanket scarf is oh-so-popular and Sears has a great one that has been sold out everywhere. Another great option is a wrap cardigan. It’s easy enough and can be worn and accessorized a lot of different ways. More gifts include an iPhone case, a coffee mug, nail polish & simple jewelry!
Now guys on the other hand are not so easy to buy for. Not every guy is going to like the same gift. In my family I have four boys to buy for and each one stumps me almost every year. Some like sports, others don’t. Some dress up, others don’t. So, for the guy in your life who has to dress up daily I would suggest a tie, as it is something they will get a lot of wear out of and they will think of you when wearing it! For the guy who likes sports, a jersey or tee from their favorite team is a great gift! I got Brian an authentic jersey of his favorite team and he flipped out!! Other ideas for guys include a wallet, pajamas, nice alcohol (if of age!), & sunglasses.

I hope this post helped you with those hard to shop for people in your life! But remember, it’s not what you get them that matters…it’s spending time surrounded by the ones you love that really matters. It’s more than a gift. It's the joy of the season. #MoreThanAGift 
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