50 Reasons to Exercise

Time to get off the couch! Here are 50 GOOD reasons to exercise!!!


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1) Lifts your mood
2)Improves learning ability
3) Builds self esteem
4) Keeps your brain fit
5) Keeps your body fit and able
6) Boosts mental health
7) Boosts immune systemt
8) Reduces stress
9) Makes you happier
10) Has anti-aging effects
11) Improves skin tone
12) Improves sleeping patterns
13) Helps prevents strokes
14) Improves joint function
15) Improves muscle strength
16) Helps calm anxiety
17) Sharpens memory
18) Helps control addictions
19) Boosts productivity
20) Boosts creative thinking
21) Improves body image
22) Gives you confidence
23) Helps you keep focus in life
24) Improves eating habits
25) Increases longevity
26) Strengthens your bones
27) Strengthens your heart
28) Improves posture
29) Prevents colds
30) Improves appetite
31) Improves cholesterol levels
32) Lower risks of (certain) cancers
33) Lowers high blood pressure
34) Lowers risks of diabetes
35) Fights dementia
36) Eases back pain
37) Decreases osteoporosis risk
38) Reduces feelings of depression
39) Prevents muscle loss
40) Increases energy and endurance
41) Increases sport performance
42) Increases pain resistance
43) Improves balance and coordination
44) Improves oxygen supply to cells
45) Improves concentration
46) Helps with self-control
47) Less fatigue
48) Increases sex drive
49) Makes life more exciting
50) Improves Quality of life

Winter Fur 101 Feat. Guest Blogger Alexa Hammes

Hey guys! So I am super super excited about this blog post. I teamed up with my fashion savvy friend, Alexa Hammes, to give you the run down on how to wear FUR. You guys might remember my album cover posted a week ago for my song “New Girl”, I’m wearing fur on the cover! Faux or not, it is a timeless trend that will keep you warm. Take notes! This is post you’ll want to remember.

Here’s some photos of myself rocking the fur look.

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Michael Kors Fur Vest $550

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Forever 21 Vest $30

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Michael Kors Fur Key Chain $70

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Target Fur Jacket $59

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Read Alexa’s post below.

Today marks the first day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Some of the best designers in the world are preparing to show off their Fall 2014 collections, and we haven’t even made it out of this brutal winter yet.

I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and this winter was my first one back since living in Nashville, Tennessee, so naturally there have been more below 0 degree days than there have been in the past 20 years. So, how does a girl stay warm in these frigid temperatures?

No matter where you are- furs are a gift from the heavens during winter. I’ve been spending a lot of time in Chicago lately, and I always make sure to bring along my fur coat to keep me warm. If the thought of wearing a real fur coat is too offensive for you, good thing there’s always faux furs that you can turn too that are equally as warming, and way easier on your credit card statement!

I am in LOVE with the look of fur vests, they’re more reserved than a full length fur coat, and are being spotted all around the world. Pair this vest with a sheer, long sleeved, feminine top, a dark pant (I would totally rock black leather pants with this for an edgier look), but a pair of black cigarette trousers would work for a more feminine, chic flair. As far as shoes go, I would definitely throw on a pair of thigh high black leather boots. To keep the look neutral in color will keep it classy, so make sure that whether you chose a plain flat, a pair of stilettos, or boots, that the color remains monochromatic to the rest of the outfit.
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Barney’s New York Fur Patchwork Vest $895

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Nasty Gal top. $58

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Gucci Cigarette trousers. $479

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Versace oversized mink fur coat $32,777
Link to purchase- http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/versace-oversized-mink-fur-coat-item-10564436.aspx

Personally, I have been a devouted Versace lover since birth. For real, I fell in love with Versace back when Gianni was the head of the Italian fashion house. This full length yellow and black mink Versace jacket is something that I dream of. I love statement jackets, they make it so much easier to piece together the rest of your outfit. To avoid a gaudy appearance, I would pair this dress with a short black dress, dark tights, and plain black stilettos. For a less dress appearance, this could easily be matched with a pair of fitted skinny jeans, black flats, and a pain tee shirt. With a jacket as loud as this one, you don’t want the rest of your outfit to be over the top as well. Think of it as the entrée in a 5 course dinner.

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Even though it’s not fur- I’m obsessed with fur skirts for winter 2014 season as well.

What’s your favorite part about dressing for winter?

J’aime-Alexa Hammes

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Valentines Day Plans

Hello friends!

Valentines Day is this Friday! My boyfriend works till 2 on friday so when he comes home from work the living room will be completely transformed into a love fort! I also plan on cooking his favorite foods and baking some treats. Check out my inspiration for celebrating Valentines Day this year below!

This is the boyfriend and myself 🙂
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Super Bowl Sunday Recap

For the Super Bowl this year I really wanted to take it up a notch with my cooking. Check out my recipe below for Loaded Baked Egg Potatoes and Strawberry Crescent Rolls. The commercials were awesome this year. I’m super excited for Fox’s 24 to return to television. That was one of my favorite shows of all time! Check out the trailer below.

This is my dog Louie and we enjoyed our first Super Bowl together this year.
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Loaded Baked Egg Potatoes

2 Potatoes
2 Cups Shredded Cheese
1 Green Onion
1 Tomato
1 Avocado
5 Strips of Bacon
1 tbsp of butter

Cook potatoes fully. I cooked two in my microwave for 16 minutes but your can cook them in your microwave as well. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out the insides. Set aside for a later use.
Preheat the over to 350.
Coat the inside of potatoes with butter
top with bacon, eggs, cheese, salt, pepper, onions
crack egg inside potato
Let cook for 20 minutes
Top with tomatoes and avocado

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Strawberry Crescent Rolls


1 tube of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2 cups of diced strawberries
1/2 cup of mini dark chocolate chips
2 cups of almond butter

Preheat over to 350. Spray dish with non stick spray. Layout crescent rolls and cover them in almond butter, strawberries, dark chocolate, marshmallows, and caramel. Roll the up and place in the oven for 13 minutes. Coat outside with butter and honey.

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I love Keifer Sutherland and I’m super excited for 24 to come back to television. Check out the trailer that premiered during the Super Bowl last night.