remember me?! i’m a really good live-er and a terrible blogger. i have been having too much fun racing around to even sit down and look at email. i’m sorry. i’m back. if you sent an email and didn’t get a response, send again. promise to respond.
quick readers digest version of the last few months:
since we last chatted, i toured europe (germany, czech republic, croatia, france, spain, and england) with my husband who was asst coaching the German National Basketball Team (yes, Dirk Nowitzki is an absolute prince and european treasure).
sang the national anthem for the CNN Republican Presidential Debate
became pregnant with our first (!!!! long awaited and so exciting and someday i promise to write about what took us so loooong!) who is making me sick, sick, sick.
but first things first,
WATCH the KSL STUDIO 5 HIT LIST
Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence: Irresistibly Sweet, Salty, Gooey, Sticky, Fluffy, Creamy, Crunchy Treats
if you aren’t completely obsessed with Joy, it’s time get with the party. we met at a Ladies Home Journal event in nyc a few years ago and i have felt like she is my online bff/insta pen pal ever since. she is a treat! an irresistibly sweet, salty, gooey treat.
she’s the carrie bradshaw of food writing with a free app to die for, and a brilliant cookbook that will make you the most popular girl around.
I LOVE her sunday round ups of all things read-worthy on the interwebs, her hilarious take on the “commitment chicken.”
she is a dream. and also, i’m giving away 2 cookbooks on my insta… so get into that and get baking.
my brilliant sister, nicole, started this fantastically curated collection of online classes.
from the total novice (i don’t even know how to turn on a proper camera), to a business owner, to a photography professional who needs to brush up his/her skills, she has a class to fit your needs and you can do it all in your pj’s! look out! my instagram is going to look so GARGEOUS that you’re not going to believe its haphazard random me!
you’ll learn from ACTUAL industry professionals (with the education and portfolio to prove it), you can go at your own pace, and classes are incredibly inexpensive.
best of all, hit list viewers get 25% off your purchase using the code: HITLIST.
what are you waiting for?! your baby/dog/food needs to look better!
INSIDE AND OUT COSMETICS
dead serious, my girl shayna steele (look her up), asked me to find some organic makeup for her cause, you know, makeup is full of crap you would never put in your body so why are we putting it on our faces, and i laughed and told her “no way!” all organic makeup i had previously used was greasy, low pigment, and disappointing.
no, no, no…. not INSIDE AND OUT. these lipsticks are LUSCIOUS, pigment packed (mine stays on ALLLLLL DAY), and their glosses aren’t sticky, glopy (is that a word?), and feels like you just slathered yourself in aquaphor (my nightly ritual). i just started using their foundations and i’m obsessed with them and the blush (also marathon staying endurance!).
naturally, i’m obsessed with the fact that they’re a female owned company which gives back to women’s causes (this month, 10% of proceeds go to breast cancer research) and they even name their lipsticks after inspiring women of power (i LOVE “Ruth” & “Eleanor”).
they’re giving you dolls 15% off your oder when you use the code: HITLIST.
kiss away, knowing you’re man is receiving a toxic free beauty treatment!
THE SHINE PROJECT
you buy gorgeous jewelry
inner city youth create it and earn money to go college.
cycle broken & lives changed.
did i mention that you get jewelry out of doing good? you do. and it’s stackable and so pretty.
Ashley LeMieux’s story is so great. well, not just her story, her. she’s an absolute angel who does so much good for so many people. . i’m totally behind this. what a great gift to give or receive.
SHE AND WOLF
there is a SERIOUS monopoly happening with maternity clothes.
1. they’re impossible to find 2. everything is bloody expensive!!!
SHE AND WOLF upcycles designer jeans, adds a belly band, and sells to you at 1/2 the price of designer maternity jeans.
they are hosting UTAH pop-ups (you can TRY THEM ON!! EUREEKA!) with NENA KIDDOS & HUM STITCHERY THIS very weekend.
FRIDAY 10/23 | Provo | 5-8 pm
820 North Business Park
781 North 1890 West #8
SATURDAY 10/23 | Salt Lake City | 9-1 pm
Furst Construction (next to Red Iguana)
708 West North Temple
Salt Lake City
and check out my instagram for a jean GIVEAWAY!