Friday, June 23, 2017

Refreshing Summer Smoothie

Is there anything better than a cold, refreshing smoothie on a hot summer day? This orange vanilla smoothie has been mine and my husband's recent obsession! Whether I make it for us early for breakfast, or blend it up late at night when we're craving a treat, it always satisfies.  

At this point my snapchat friends are most definitely sick of hearing about this smoothie, but after many requests for the (very simple) recipe, I thought it was time to share!


Easiest recipe ever:

- 3-5 frozen clementines/cuties/tangerines
- 1/2 to a whole frozen banana
- 1 serving of vanilla greek yogurt
- Orange juice
- Splash of vanilla extract



We buy a bag of clementines usually from Costco and peel them all, then freeze them in a ziplock bag.  Same with the bananas :)



If you're feelin' healthy (AKA if you're like me and realize you haven't eaten a single vegetable and it's 10pm at night), add a giant handful of spinach to the recipe.  You can't taste it and it makes you feel....just really healthy and refreshed!



Now...give me one of these while laying out in the California sun on the beach and we're golden.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Lazy Girl's Butt Blaster Workout

Oh hey!! Paige here to share a little update on my workout routine! I've been working hard (for me) on my glutes and am starting to see a big difference! Yay! My workouts haven't been too crazy or hard (hence the blog title), but I AM starting to see results so I wanted to share what I've been doing with you guys 3 times a week! Read to the bottom for a (short) video :)


A couple months ago when we were in California (as you probably know from our Instagram overload) and I had this HORID pic taken of me from the back (insert crying emoji here). Yep, thats me. The heifer in the middle! Haha jk. Sort of. 


ANYWAYS, after many hours researching how to get rid of cottage and finding out that there's really no quick fix out there (and I can't afford to try all these crazy treatments that claim to work) I decided to kick my booty into gear and get to WORK! But, I'm kind of lazy. So, for me that meant just doing like two of the best booty/leg workouts I know 3x a week ;) lol

This is not some random workout I put together to post about, or some scientifically proven cottage cheese blaster, IT'S WHAT I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN DOING. RELIGIOUSLY for about a month now. And it's working! 

As I mentioned in our Instagram, I've also been pretty good about eating healthy, and have been using recipes from my friend Carli's meal plan, along with some of our own. We'll be doing a giveaway soon for her meal plan on Insta so stay tuned! I've also been trying to take MJ on walks everyday around our neighborhood to get my cardio in, but guys, nothing is going to blast fat or burn more calories than WEIGHTS so...

Here's the Workout:

Monday

1. 10 weighted bench step overs - each leg
2. 10 weighted one legged deadlifts - each leg
Repeat 3x

Wednesday

1. 10 weighted lunges
2. 10 weighted reverse lunges
3. 10 weighted suitcase squats
Repeat 3x

Friday

1. 10 weighted step ups - each leg
2. 10 crossover lunges - each leg
Repeat 3x



Below is a little video tutorial of how to do each of these moves! My outfit in the video and top picture is from Albion Fit, and my bikini is 50% off and linked at the bottom of this post! :)

Happy booty busting!


Bikini: TOP | BOTTOM


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Our Cal Pal - 5 Months!

Regan here! It's been a while since I've given an update on my little not so little Cal, and since today he is 5 months old I thought I'd share what's been happening since my last post (read more about Cal here, here, and here).


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Botox Betty!

K guys...I'd like to start out this post by warning this is a JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE! Haha. If you are anti all facial injections/plastic surgery this is NOT a post for you :) 

Paige here getting real about getting old. I'll be the big 3-0 next year (the oldest Salty) and although I'm all for "accepting yourself for who you are" and "loving the skin your in", I'd really love it if my skin looked like it did back in 2010 :) SO I've made a few adjustments or, injections to try and make that happen.

My sisters, and mother as a matter of fact, were initially against me doing this post for fear of us all coming across as fake b!*$%es, so I'd like to make it known that I am the ONLY one of us dabbling in botox and fillers at this point :) We'll see how they feel in a few year though! Anyways, I've been doing some new things with skincare and using some new great products that I love and want to do a new skincare post soon, but first I felt like I had to give you guys full disclosure and let you know what else I'm doing! I also wish I had had a blogger to refer to when I was decided what to get done! So here you go. And if you have any questions feel free to ask away in the comments! 

I'll just come right out with it. I've had:

-Lip injections (twice) about six months apart
-Botox in the jaw (more on this later), on either side of my nose (this too), and a little in the forehead 
-Voluma in my cheekbones and smile lines 

Lip Injections

Yes, I gave into the Kardashian nation stereo type and plumped up my lips (a LITTLE)! Like I said...judgement free people! I've always had thin lips, but I felt like they'd gotten even thinner over the past 10 years and I wanted a little plumpedge. Sue me :) Haha anyways, the first time was about a year ago right after I had MJ. I had asked for it for Christmas (is that weird?) and went and got it done from a plastic surgeon downtown (Salt Lake). I won't say who it was because I didn't love them, and I'm not sure if it was the doctor who did them or just my body's reaction the first time but they were super swollen and lumpy for quite a while. 

Here's a picture of what they looked like right after:


After a while they calmed down and I liked them. Here's a before and after picture:


The second time I got them done, I had a way better experience. I went to Regan at Visage (apparently now known as Beatuy Lab?) who specializes in the Mini Lip Plump. It's $350 and the perfect amount of plumage! My lips hardly swelled at all and looked great the next day. Search the hashtag #lipsbyregan on Instagram to view his work. He was the best! Below is what they look like now compared to before I had anything done. When I got them done the second time, it was about 6 months after the first time, and I still had some left in there. It's been about 5 months since the second time and they still look great!





Botox

Ok I don't really have before and after pictures of the botox because it was mostly preventative or in areas you can't really tell from pictures. Also, I wasn't planning on doing this post! Sorry. The main reason I did botox was because Amara Day Spa had a deal going on where you got 20 free units of botox with one purchase of a filler. For the injection virgins; botox basically freezes the muscles where it's injected preventing wrinkles, while fillers actually fill out already existing wrinkles and add volume to the face. Anyways, I got this deal because I really wanted to get Voluma (a filler that I'll talk about next).

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I got botox in my jaw, on either side of my nose, and in my forehead. I got it in my jaw because I grind my teeth at night, and it helps soften the muscles so I can't do it as bad (nothing too exciting there). I got it on either side of my nose to help lower my smile (great if you have a gummy smile). I wish I had a good laughing photo of me to show you so you could see what it looked like before, but I don't. You'll just have to imagine a horse...jk haha. It wasn't THAT bad. Lastly, I got the remaining botox in my forehead to soften those lines!

Voluma

K guys, now on to the big guns ;) Probably my BIGGEST complaint about my aging skin was my smile lines. I've always had them due to genetics, but over the past few years they'd really started to bother me because they'd gotten deeper even when I wasn't smiling. I was really afraid of getting them filled in however because I'd seen/heard so many horror stories! Then a friend of mine told me about Voluma, which is a fairly new filler used to enhance the cheekbones which helps lessen smile lines. It also lasts for 2 years! Basically a perma contour without makeup, and softer smile lines for 2 years...yes, please!

Needless to say, as soon as I heard about this magic, I needed it. It's expensive ($900) so I started saving and scheming right away :) I ended up convincing my husband to let me do it by saving for part of it, and him "giving it to me" as my combined birthday and Mother's Day present. So anyways, that's how I got Voluma! Woohoo! And I love it. It's subtle yet amazing.

I went to Melissa at Amara to get my Voluma because a friend recommended her, and she was great! It's so important to go to someone you trust for Voluma because they are basically shaping your face and need to know what they're doing! I highly recommend Melissa but don't think she works at Amara anymore. I tagged her in my Instagram post if you'd like to reach out to her!

Below is a before and after of Voluma:


Disclamer: I feel like the above before and after shows very dramatic results, and although I love it, I don't think it made AS big of a difference as the picture makes it seem. I think the two pictures must just be from slightly different angles and the lighting is worse in the first. I can tell a big difference though and love the results!

Well there you have it. Everything I've done to my face thus far to try to cling to my 20s :) If you have any questions or are thinking about getting any of these things done yourself, feel free to comment below or email me at saltyblondes@gmail.com!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

DockAtot

I've already mentioned how much I love my DockAtot in this post, but, I've had a couple of friends who have been on the fence about getting one ask me how well I really like it. So I wanted to write up another quick review.  Plus, it seems like some of the cutest pictures I have of Cal are of him in his Dockatot, and I need an excuse to post them ;)

First off, my husband and I do not co-sleep (meaning sleep with Cal in our bed).  At night he sleeps in his Halo Swivel bassinet (which I also love). But the Dockatot is not just for co-sleeping.

Cal naps great in the Dockatot, and it's so nice keeping it right next to my "office" where I work during the day so I can be close to him while he naps.  It's also so convenient to travel with.  We haven't traveled much with Cal yet, but last weekend we went up to Park City to my grandparents condo for the day, and I brought the Dockatot for Cal's naps instead of his pack n' play (which is so much heavier and spacious). It was perfect!

The other thing I love about the Dockatot is that it's great for tummy time! The cushy, breathable bumpers can be positioned under the arms to help develop neck strength and motor skills during tummy time.  

Have I sold you yet?? Ha! 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!









Thanks for reading!

xx
Regan

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Albion Fit Swim

Hey guys! We've posted about our Albion Fit workout gear before, but wanted to share some of our favorite swim suits from them as well because they're so cute and flattering! :)



The cuts we're wearing here are two of our favorites, but we also love their high waisted bikini bottoms!


Wherever you are in your fitness journey, you can be sure you'll be able to find a flattering suit from Albion Fit. Their cuts are modest, cute, original, and great for every shape! Shop our three swimsuits linked at the bottom of the post, and use code SALTY15 for 15% off anything at AlbionFit.com 



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tummy Time with Lorena Canals Rugs

This picture (below) makes me so happy! 

1. I LOVE my rug from Lorena Canals Rugs.  Why can't all rugs be machine-washable?! Cal can do his tummy time right on this soft, cozy, all natural rug without any worry about him spitting up or drooling all over it (lol).  It's the perfect touch to our entry room.

2. The handmade sign over our sofa by Birch Marie Designwrks might be my favorite thing we have hanging in our home.  The message is a perfect reminder as we walk through the door each day.  Especially with everything we've been going through with our sweet Cal.  

and 

3. Cal is doing SO great on his tummy time! He's such a strong boy with so much will to make it in this life.  He's already come so far.  Our family is enjoying every minute of having him home.  We don't know what the future holds for him as he develops, but right now he is just our perfect, normal baby and we are soaking in every second of this stage. 


Details on my entry room are linked below.  Thanks for reading!

xx
Regan