Saturday, February 24, 2018

CoolSculpting Results/Outfit Post

A couple months ago I went to Trilogy in Midvale and tried out CoolSculpting for the first time on these thighs! Haha. I documented the whole process on our stories on Instagram, but it takes a couple months to see the final result which is why I've taken so long to post about it!



If you're unfamiliar with CoolSculpting, it's where they apply a handheld device to specific stubborn fat areas on the body for about 30 minutes, which freezes the fat and your body gets rid of it over the next few months!

I did it on my inner thighs, and was told to expect about a 25% fat reduction on the treated area. Most people want 2-3 treatments over a period of 9 months or so, but I am pretty happy with the results and may just stop with this one!



Below is a before/after photo. I didn't use the actual ones they sent me because I'm in my lace underwear and my sisters thought it looked inappropriate to post! Haha but send me an email if you want to see them and I'll send them to you! Also, read to the bottom to find how to get a major discount at Trilogy Med Spa and for outfit details!



Sorry for the low quality of the before photos! They didn't have their camera at the time, so they were taken with an iPad. As you can see though, my inner thighs are slightly smaller which is exactly what I wanted!



CoolSculpting is not for major weight loss. It's for treating smaller, stubborn areas that you may not be able to get rid of with diet and exercise. I did not lose any weight from this process, but do love the result!

As for the actual process, it was super simple! I brought my laptop and got some work done while I was there, and was in no pain at all. It took about 30 min on each leg! It's very cold when they first apply the device, but then you just go numb and can't feel anything.

If you have any questions about CoolSculpting or are thinking about trying it yourself, feel free to email me or comment below! Make sure you DO YOUR RESEARCH before you get it done, because it makes a huge difference who you go to! I loved how knowledgable they were at Trilogy and highly recommend them.

If you DO end up going to Trilogy for anything (facials, botox, CoolSculpting etc.) make sure you mention us for a great discount!

Outfit linked below :)

Vest | Boots | Denim | Top | Necklace (similar)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

How to Throw A Puppy Party - Cal's First Birthday

Last Saturday we threw Cal a puppy party for his first birthday!  My husband and I have been debating getting Cal an actual puppy, but haven't been able to pull the trigger yet.  He loves puppies and so we decided to go all out with the puppy theme for his birthday. 

In Utah, there is a business called Puppies for Rent that used to actually let you rent a puppy for a day, or rent several puppies for a party.  My plan was to do that, but the company either shut down, or just stopped renting puppies temporarily right before Cal's party! I was desperately looking for at least one puppy to have at the party (haha), so I put an add on KSL (similar to Craigslist) asking if anyone would lend us their puppy for my cute son's birthday party. I got a ton of responses and decided to borrow a family's cute little boxer puppy for the day.  It was perfect!


If you search "puppy party" on Pinterest, there are a ton of really cute decoration ideas, invitations, and food, but I thought I'd share all my favorites and what we ended up using for the party.

First of all, I knew I wanted Cal's cake to be from Sweet Tooth Fairy.  Their cakes taste amazing, and they will customize any of their cakes to go with any party theme! I just told them we were doing a black and white puppy theme, then gave them free reign, and they created the CUTEST puppy cake and mini cake for Cal's "cake smash" (you know that's a must at any first birthday party). 

I honestly couldn't be happier with how cute (and yummy) the cakes turned out!

Pictures of all the details of the party are below, and at the very bottom of the post I'll share our menu, the recipe for the puppy chow (which was a huge hit and super easy), and a couple of how-to's!






OUR MENU
"Pup-eroni Pizza" - ordered from Dominos haha but who doesn't love pizza?!
"Dogs in a Blanket" - the kids LOVED these
"Fruity Kibble" - we did watermelon and cantaloupe balls, strawberries, raspberries, and grapes
"Puppy Chow" - easiest recipe ever (below)
"Bones" - made sugar cookies using these cookie cutters
"Paw-tato Chips" - self explanatory ;)
Then we just had a basket of mini water bottles and juice boxes for the kids for drinks

Puppy Chow Recipe:
9 Cups of Corn Chex
1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup of Butter or Margarine
1 Cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 tsp of Vanilla
1 1/2 Cups of Powdered Sugar

Directions:
1.In a large bowl place your 9 cups of Chex cereal and set aside.
2. In a medium size saucepan , melt the chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter on low heat until completely melted and smooth. Stir frequently to prevent the mixture from sticking. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the dry cereal and stir carefully until it is completely coated.
4.In a large ziplock bag pour the cereal mixture inside and then slowly add the powdered sugar. Seal the bag and shake well until all of the cereal is coated.
5. Spread the mixture out on waxed paper until the Puppy Chow is completely cool and dry. Seal in an airtight container and place it in the fridge (if it lasts that long!)


Paw print balloons - HERE
Invitations found HERE
Tassel banners on table & high chair found at Target
Signs for the food were just printed on regular paper, and we used leftover invitations to glue the paper with the menu item to the puppy print on the back.

The mini stuffed animal dogs I found at Target! It was a lucky find and I can't even find them online.  They were like $4 each and the perfect little party favors for the kids to take home. 

Mini Party Hats - I made these using this tutorial. I used the print on the back of the invitations and printed it on to cardstock, then used the template to make the little hats.  They were so cute and pretty easy.  The kids all looked so cute in them!


All in all this party was pretty simple to put together (thank you Pinterest) and turned out so cute! Happy Birthday Cal! You are such a joy and bring light in to my life!



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Toddler Morning Routines w/Dr. Browns

Ok guys, you KNOW how much we love our Dr. Browns products! They are the ONLY bottles we used with our little ones, and now that MJ is a full blown toddler (insert crying emoji) I (Paige) have moved onto their big boy feeding products and my new favorite things from them...their toothpaste and toothbrush!
Seriously they are so much better than anything else on the market! Their toothbrush is adorable which you can see above, and their toothpaste is safe, all natural and tastes and smells delicious :) MJ LOVES when it's time to brush his teeth every morning, and it's made our morning routine so much easier!
I used to have a hard time getting him to sit still while I did his hair, but now that he loves brushing his teeth I brush them for him first, them let him hold the toothbrush and do it himself while I do his hair! It's seriously made my life so much easier, and his hair look so much better! Haha. The only tough part now is getting him to give the toothbrush back to me when I'm all done because he loves the taste of the toothpaste so much!
 
Find their toothpaste AND toothbrush here for $7! And guys, we did collaborate with them on this post, but EVERYTHING we've said is 100% true and our own opinion!

Lastly, one more tip on getting your toddlers hair to look good! I've LOVED this new cut MJ has because it's so easy! I just sweep it all to one side and pop the front up using my new favorite hair product for boys which I stole from my husband :) Find it here. Just take a SMALL amount in your hand (a little goes a long way) and work it through their hair dry or wet! It will make it look thicker and style it perfectly without looking stiff! I mean look at this doo haha...
 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Amazon Prime Gift Guide For Him

Calling all Christmas procrastinators! This one's for you :)

We've talked about some of these gifts before, but here's a list of our FAVORITE gifts for GUYS on Amazon prime! Order them by Friday and get them just in time for Christmas! Happy last minute shopping!

1. Philips Norelco Shaver

We've added this to previous gift guides because it's just that good! The most multifunctional shaver on the market. Shave a beard, shape facial hair, or clean up your neckline! This will do it all. And under $30!

2. Switchblade Pocket Knife

Because what guy doesn't want want an awesome looking new knife to carry around? My husband keeps one in his car and uses it all the time!

3. Adidas


How awesome are these Adidas? We're loving them and especially that they're under $100!

4. Vibrating Muscle Roller

My husband was just introduced to these and is obsessed! Great for any athlete. This gives a deep massage to muscles and releases muscle pain and stiffness! Use it after workouts or at night before bed!

5. Stance Socks

Guys you just can't go wrong with these! They've been on all of our gift guides for a reason. The best!

6. Aomais Bluetooth Speaker

Another repeat gift because we love it so much! Great quality, sound, durability, and it's waterproof!

7. Portable Charger

Really, who can't use one of these?! 

8. Bluetooth Beanie

Perfect for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, snow mobiles etc! This cozy beanie has bluetooth headphones built into it!

9. Amazon Fire Stick

If you don't have one of these yet, we highly recommend them! Currently on sale too :)

10. Joggers


Love these joggers on Prime and especially that they're under $30!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

3 Perfect Holiday Dresses

Happy Holidays everyone! We can't believe Christmas is only a week away! Woohoo! With Christmas Eve AND New Years Eve falling on Sunday this year, we thought we'd share some of our favorite holiday dresses and some different ways to style them. We're wearing three of our favorite dresses we've found this season in the pictures below, and also linked some other options at the bottom of this post. Hope you can find something you feel beautiful in and love them as much as we do!






Statement sleeves are EVERYTHING this year, and I'm all about midi dresses so this was a win win for me! The sleeves are so fun and festive (perfect for the holidays!) but the dress is also great because it can be worn for any occasion year round! The shoes I paired it with (pictured below) are on sale for 50% off here!






Another midi dress that just screams Christmas (yay)! This is the softest, most comfortable dress and pairs great with booties like the ones Regans wearing (found here), or a black tight and cranberry pumps like the ones Paige wore (linked above).





If you know Sidney, you know this is about as dressed up as she gets! She'd rather be skateboarding or catching a wave than dressed up any day, so this dress is perfect for her and anyone else who loves comfort over fashion! With the flattering ruched sides it's great for showing off your curves while also camouflaging anything you've got going on in your mid section ;) Pair this with a casual ankle bootie like Sidney's (found here) or dress it up with a black higher heel like these.

Be sure to check out more of our favorite holiday dresses this season below.  Merry Christmas!