Am I having deja vu or are we going back to the Super Bowl?! This is real. We’re going to the SUPER BOWL AGAIN!!! Goooooo Hawks!
This is a magical time in the Emerald City with 12th man flags hanging everywhere. There’s plenty of Seahawk swag but if you want a unique look, then check out Nube9’s new, limited edition, tanks, shirts and hoodies.
Originally, this design was one we collaborated on together and they made custom as a belated birthday gift. Nube9 decided to release it as a limited edition piece that you have to get your hands on! The company uses material made from recycled plastic bottles and it’s uber soft. All garments are handmade – designed, printed, pressed and sewn in their Seattle, Washington studio in the heart of Capitol Hill.
Keep reading for your chance to win a tank of your choice from Nube9!
Dressing on trend doesn’t have to break the bank. This coat was originally $60 and is now on sale! The faux leather pencil skirt was a Target find and the shoes I picked up from Nordstrom Rack. In fact, I’m selling the shoes on Poshmark. My online closet has many other items listed, as well, so make sure to check it out. What won’t be listed is the gold ring. I lost it half way through this photo shoot. Grrr! #FashionistaProblems
A friend texted me the other day and said, “Congrats! Seems like 2014 was the year of you.” My response? “Just setting up for a great 2015!”
2015 will be a big year for me. I’m leaving my 20’s behind and welcoming a new decade. I’ve re-signed my contract at work and will be staying in Seattle for a few more years. Most importantly, for the first time in my life, I’m finally on track and headed to the healthiest version of me.
You all have loyally followed my weight loss journey thus far and I want you to have the best 2015, too! My trainer, Karen Burton, has been vital to my success and I want to share her with you. She’s created a “Barbell to Bikini” program that’s more affordable than personal training sessions with the same amazing results.
Barbell to Bikini Online Fat Loss Program – $199 + tax per month
Initial email – program, nutritional set up and goal setting
Private FaceBook group access – group support, help and advice from other members and option for video coaching after video submission
Personal goal homework setting
12 workouts per month plus cardio homework programming – video guidance given on the workouts
Nutritional journal monitoring
1 x per week nutritional review – input/commentary/change suggestions
Enter below to win one month on Karen’s program. The winner will be drawn at midnight on Friday, January 2, 2015. Start the year off right and achieve your goals with Karen Burton Fitness!
UPDATE – A winner has been chosen! If you didn’t win, I still highly suggest you check out Karen Burton Fitness and her Barbell to Bikini program. She’s more-than-words amazing! Congratulations to our winner Ashley L.!
Move over Christmas. I’m ready to party! 2015 is almost here and I’m on the hunt for the perfect dress to wear not only for NYE but also for my birthday bash in Vegas next month. The shopping gods heard me and answered my prayers with 50% off EVERYTHING at Express. Here are a few of my favorites. Any guesses which ones I bought?
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We can’t leave our guys out, can we?! I need a man simply to dress him. But in the meantime, here’s some ideas for the man in your life.
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The Express 50% off EVERYTHING sale ends soon! Happy shopping!
This is the first Weight Loss Wednesday post in several weeks. Hell. Maybe even months. What happened? The answer is simple. Life.
A lot of changes are happening in my life. Granted, these are all good changes but change is always stressful. Weight loss is still a priority but it couldn’t be my #1 priority. Why? Because I was amidst contract negotiations with my job at the radio station.
While I couldn’t talk about it then, I had so many thoughts racing through my head. Do I want to stay in Seattle? Do I want to start over in another city with another radio show? Should I quit radio all together and move back home to Michigan?
On top of that, my lease is up which left me wondering where the hell was I going to live. Oh, it’s also the holidays and money is tight so how am I going to make this all work and still feed my dog? This is just scratching the surface but you get the gist.
I’m happy to announce that everything worked out just the way I hoped. I reached an agreement that I’m very happy with and am staying put! The Emerald City has always been my dream city and I couldn’t be more excited to call this place home for the foreseeable future.
With that said, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief! I’m less than a month away from my 30th birthday and my weight loss journey is back at the top of my priority list. I have a lofty goal that I’d like to hit and now it’s crunch time, literally. I’m hyper focused on my diet and working out with my trainer. I’m also working out at home thanks to Precor Home Fitness who’ve set me up with everything I need to make this happen.
Life happens. I’m not beating myself up about it. I’m just doing it. Thanks for your understanding and as always, thanks for following my journey!
Are arm parties still a thing? I’m hoping all the bling distracts from the fact no man’s been smart enough to put a ring on it yet.
The watch was a souvenir from a trip to Bainbridge Island, WA, and I snagged the Stella & Dot bracelets a few years ago. Today’s arm party was inspired my this new Loren Hope cuff I got in my latest RocksBox. (If you haven’t heard about RocksBox, check out this post.) Umm…WOW! It’s the right amount of sparkle for the holidays.
I hate to sound cliche but it really does feel like yesterday I was packing my car and making the cross country trek from Michigan to Seattle. Hard to believe it’s been three years. And what a great three years it’s been! Thanks to everyone who’s made this place feel like home and here’s to many more memories in the Great Northwest.
My friend’s husband sent me a frantic text the other night. “Ellen! I don’t know what to put into my wife’s stocking! She told me not to get her anymore nail polish so what the heck am I supposed to get her?!” The solution was easy. BaubleBar. (All of the images are clickable.)
These sparkling gems are 30% off! Use the code “INSTAGLAM” and save.The deal lasts until midnight so shop now and you’ll be guaranteed delivery before Christmas, too. Guys, don’t know what to get your ladies? Gals, need something that sparkles for your besties? Or hell, treat yourself to something special! Check out BaubleBar today.
Fresh off of a win against the Philadelphia Eagles, the city of Seattle is stewing with excitement over our next opponent. For the second time in as many weeks, we face our arch nemesis…the San Francisco 49ers. An epic rivalry needs an epic party. Cue my friends at Fresh Brewed Tees.
This Sunday, December 14th, from 10a-1p, Fresh Brewed Tees Presents the 12>49 Party at Pyramid Ale House in downtown Seattle. Your ticket in is a t-shirt. Don’t have a t-shirt? Get one on the Fresh Brewed Tees website HERE. Or swing by their awesome t-shirt truck that’s always in and around Seattle. Check out their Twitter for the location.
The #12isGreater tee is my personal favorite but below are a few others I love! These should come as no surprise since I have not-so-secret-crushes on Pete Carroll and Byron Maxwell.
Details of the party are on their Facebook page HERE. Going to the party? Use the hashtag #12isGreater. Follow Fresh Brewed Tees on Facebook and Twitter. And most importantly, GO HAWKS!
Shopping for others is hard whether it’s your sister, bestie, or picky teenager. I’ve scoured Cyber Monday deals to give you some ideas on what to get that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. You don’t need to worry about guessing sizes and the best part is these items are ALL under $100 dollars!
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