Apple Infused Detox Water (Detox Water Series) + Monday Madness Link Up

Aug 31, 2015
Happy Monday  and welcome to the last installment of the Detox Water Series! A great way to transition into the fall is with fall flavors and foods. Today's Apple Infused Detox Water with take you from summer to fall with just one sip.

What You'll Need:
8 oz. of water
4-6 apple slices, sliced thin
1 pinch of cinnamon
What You'll Do:
Choose your favorite mason jar or glass.
Mix all ingredients together in the glass.
Stir and let sit for 10 minutes.

To see other recipes in the Detox Water Series, click the 'recipes' link at the top of the page.
Watermelon Detox Water
Berry Fat Flush Detox Water
Metabolism Boosting Detox Water
Refreshing Cucumber Spa Water

What's Hap'pinning' Wednesday: Fur Baby Edition

Aug 26, 2015
Today I'm linking up with Jenn and Jessi for What's 'Hap'ping Wednesday where I share my most recent Pinterest finds.

If you're a follower of this blog you many know that my dog Scout is my entired world. 

Pinterest can be a great resource for many tips and tricks for your pooch.


Do you have a four-legged best friend?

Weekend Recap + Monday Madness Link Up 8.23.15

Aug 24, 2015
You guys, I had an awesome weekend. It's been over 2 years since Nick and I have "gone away" together. He's done some guy trips and I've vacationed with my sister and friends, and with work, school, and family obligations we let taking a trip together slip out of focus.

We headed to Northern Kentucky right after work on Friday to go to our friends Mark and Danica's. We made it in late after a 5 1/2 hour drive and got up early the next morning to make the short drive to Cincinnati to the Western and Southern Open.

So I'm obsessed with tennis. I have loved it since my family went to the US Open when I was 12 or 13. Also, in case you haven't read this blog before, I'm also a gigantic crush on Andy Murray.

We got the venue right as the gates opened so we had time to take in the grounds and catch some practice.

Mark, me, and Nick

Mark and Nick - best friends since middle school!

The great thing about practice is that you can go in any stadium and take any seat to watch. I ended up in the first row at Center Court to watch Andy practice!

Me and Andy.

Died and gone to heaven. Seriously.
Nick and Me with Andy in the background

We also got to see Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic practice. Novak is #1 in the world right now.

Novak and his team including his coach and tennis great Boris Becker.



The first semi final match we watched was Djokovic v. Dolgopolov.

Novak doing press after his win.
The second semi match was Federer v. Murray which was awesome! Andy is such an athletic player and Roger has this ease and eloquence to his game.

Roger doing media after his win.

After a long, hot day in the sun we headed to The Cheesecake Factory!

Sunday morning before heading back to Michigan we stopped at bakery in Kentucky and enjoyed our breakfast at a park with a great view of Cinci.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend too!

Refreshing Cucumber Spa Water (Detox Water Series)

Aug 21, 2015
Welcome back to the Detox Water Series! I will be in Cinci and sitting outside in the heat on Saturday for the Western and Southern men's semifinals. After a long day in the sun I turn to cucumber water for it's rehydrating and replenishing properties.

What You'll Need:
8 oz. water
5 slices of cucumber
What You'll Need to Do:
Choose your favorite mason jar or glass.
Mix all ingredients together in the glass.
Drink three a day.
Try the following ingredients to give your cucumber water a little more punch!
  • Mint: Mint is rich in vitamin C, calcium and magnesium and aids in digestion.
  • Herb Blend:  Rosemary& Thyme  are great source of iron, calcium, and potassium, and adds vitamin C.
  • Basil: Basil includes iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C and potassium. It also has antibacterial properties and contains DNA-protecting flavonoids.
  • Lime: The benefits of lime include weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, and eye care.
  • Strawberries: Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food. They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving (about eight strawberries) provides more vitamin C than an orange.

If you can't get your hands of fresh ingredients, try peppermint, rosemary, thyme, basil, and lime essential oils. I use and sell Young Living Essential Oils.
To see other recipes in the Detox Water Series, click the 'recipes' link at the top of the page.
Watermelon Detox Water
Berry Fat Flush Detox Water
Metabolism Boosting Detox Water

Tennis Tournament Style Etiquette

Aug 19, 2015
Nick and I are headed to Cinci for the men's semifinals of the Western and Southern open this weekend! Tennis is a sport that has rapidly become attached to the fashion industry. Most tennis tournaments even host fashion shows and sell exclusive tennis gear designed by high fashion designers such as Stella McCartney, who's line ADIDAS by Stella McCartney is popular with players and spectators.

The following tips will help you feel less intimidated by the fashionistas found off the court.


Chunky necklaces and large earrings can make a hot day even more uncomfortable (so much weight!). Avoid bangles due to the noise factor. Spectators are required to stay quiet while the ball is in play. You don't want your accessories to cause you to break the rules (or the concentration of the players!).

Tennis Tournament #6


You are going to be walking a lot if you attend a tournament when multiple games are being played at the same time. You’ll also have to climb a lot of stairs when finding your seats. Choose flats, wedges, or a dressy, flat sandal.

Tennis Tournament #2


Just watch the length. Again, you'll be walking up stairs to your seat and you don't want to flash the entire stadium

Tennis Tournamet #4


As Kate Middleton taught us at Wimbledon 2015 bold colors are perfectly acceptable. Make sure the color you choose is tasteful. Avoid neon!

Tennis Tournament #3


Of course you'll want a sun hat, but watch that size. It shouldn't be so big that it hits your neighbor or blocks his or her view.

Tennis Tournament #1



Almost all tennis tournaments take place outside with little or no shade covering. Avoid denim and other heavy materials and opt for cotton and linen. Don't forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!

Tennis Tournament #5

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