Why we love AlbionFit...

AlbionFit has been one of my favorites from the start. They were one of the first companies I blogged for and I have loved working with them since and watching them grow! I have not only loved working with them but them, but they continually surprise me wither their amazing new products and quality! For being a small local shop, they have proven to be one of the best in the business and since coming out with a little girls' line of comfy workout wear, I have fallen even more in love! 
As much as I was planning to do a more staged, fancy shoot, I realized that showing you how we live in our AlbionFit was so much better! If you were to pop in on any given day, you'd most likely see me running around in a comfy pair of AlbionFit leggings or these amazing joggers! They have become my newest staple "comfy activewear" and now they are Liv's as well! 
We love playing, laughing, reading, (and even posing a little bit) in our AlbionFit and love that we can wear it anytime, anywhere! Now we just need to get dad some AlbionFit ;)
Make sure to check out all their new winter items, there is so much goodness you don't want to miss! XO 

AlbionFit Hoodie // AlbionFit Joggers // Supra High Tops // Beanie

Olivias Outfit: AlbionFit Hoodie // AlbionFit Joggers // High Tops

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Cozy scarf, CHECK
Warm knee socks paired with cute rain boots, DOUBLE CHECK!
There's even a little cashmere and suede to top off the look which makes it so fall-ready that it's not even funny! The beauty of it is that I spent next to nothing for ALL these pieces by shopping at Marshalls! A cashmere sweater for $19.99… is that even real?! You better believe it is! This sweater originally a $90 sweater but because it may be from a whole whopping season ago, it get's marked down over 75% off. It makes me wonder why I ever buy anything in season and not just wait to get it next year, ha! But really, amIrite?! 
Then we have this gorgeous shawl/scarf that is so oversized and so perfectly perfect to add to my fall staples…oh yeah, it was only $16! Last but not least, how cute are these long socks?! If there's one thing I love, it's socks in fall/winter time. During the summer socks are non existent around the house, but the second the weather drops below 60 degrees, the warm socks and booties come out to play! They are so cute layered, scrunched, printed and even just hidden for straight up warmth! Warm feet are so in style it's not even funny. I found these for only $4.99 and they were identical to a $30 pair that I almost purchased from Free People about two days ago. Solid find.
So, do I really need to go through every item or are you just convinced that you need to run to the closest Marshalls and do not only all of your shopping, but all of your shopping for everyone else on the list! 
I've linked a bunch of my favorite scarves as well as similar items to everything that I'm wearing for those of you that may not be able to find these exact items at your Marshalls store! 
Happy Shopping!! XO

Cashmere Sweater via Marshalls (Only $19.99!) (Similar) // Skirt via Marshalls (Similar)
Scarf via Marshalls (Similar, Similar) // Knee High Socks via Marshalls (Similar
Steve Madden Bag via Marshalls (Only $34.99!) (Similar) // Hat via Marshalls (Similar)

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Wednesday Wishlist

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Are you all dying over these beauties like I am?! The colors, the printed scarf, the leather, the fringe! This outfit just screams fall and everything I love about it! The cutest hat, booties and even a holiday "Cheer" mug...I must have it all! I am sending links to a few of these fab items to my hubby for some early Christmas ideas, I would suggest you do the same, unless you're like me and can't wait that long… and in that case, just snag them now!
Make sure to check out more of my favorites below!
Happy Shopping!!
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Week 3 - Prime Transformation

Heading in to my last week of Prime Transformation's program this week but I had to give a little recap of last week! 

I wasn't as strict as I should have been this last week, especially because we were out of town and eating out a lot, but I've realized with this program, even when I'm not being 100% perfect with my eating, I am constantly more aware and careful with what and how I eat. It's truly become a subconscious thing, especially because I know how good I feel after I've had a clean eating meal versus a carb filled meal or after sweets! One of the nights we had a game night and were snacking on peanut butter M&M's and sour patch kids when I realized after only a handful that I felt a little gross and it had been way too much sugar for me. Now, this is coming from the queen of sweets! I am one of those people that can give up breads and pastas and all of those kind of carbs, but if you were to put a cupcake or cookie in front of me, I would probably give in and eat seven of them! I love my sweets and that has been the hardest thing for me to be 100% off of, but to cut out even half the sweets I was eating before to what I eat now has made a HUGE impact on how I feel (and definitely how I look!). 

This was one of the reasons I began this program in the first place, I was feeling well…for lack of a better word, gross. My body was feeling weighed down and I know it's due to snacking on sweets and junk throughout the day which led to eating less healthy things when it was time to sit down for actual meals. I knew I had to give myself a bit of an ultimatum and decide whether I was going to eat healthy and start doing it right, or continue feeling the way I was. I have also still been off of soda and have felt a huge difference between being off of soda and drinking almost triple the amount of water I was drinking before! There are so many things about this program that I have loved. I'm sure I could have gone off of sweets and soda without necessarily doing the program and felt good, but the supplements that PRIME provides are not only SO good and things I actually enjoy, but they have made the difference in helping avoid the snacking and keeping me full longer. The breakfast protein meal replacements (COMPLETE) is my favorite. It starts my day off right and keeps me full a good four hours before my next meal. There have been days I want to use it as a lunch replacement because I like it so much!

Aside from the way I've felt, the beauty of beginning this program is that it has started a chain reaction of events. By eating healthy I decided I wanted to start getting back to the gym and being consistent with my classes at least three times a week, which I haven't failed doing for three weeks now, which has also led to us getting up in the mornings, not lounging around watching TV, getting out of the house and me really starting my day off right with a good workout! It has made me so much happier by doing something for myself, which has in turn made me a better mom and wifey! I am cooking more, because even though I can always find something healthy when eating out, it's just easier to know what's going into my food and knowing that it's all things I'm supposed to be eating when I cook it. This has made my hubby happier because he loves coming home to a home cooked meal, we have more family time around the dinner table, AND we are all feeling healthier because of the new fun recipes I've been pinterest-ing and coming up with! It's actually been fun and it's made me realize how much I enjoy cooking! 
For those of you interested in trying to program I would so recommend it and will be offering a code soon, so watch for that! I will also be giving a few of my favorite recipes next week on my final week, so make sure to stay tuned! If you have any questions about the program, feel free to email and chat with me or you can find all the info you need HERE!
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Because Gray is my favorite!

Hey hey Monday!! 
I hope all of you are kicking off your week right and are having a great Monday so far! I am a little slow posting today but I had to get this look up because it is one of my favorites and most all of these items are worn on repeat! I initially snagged these Rag & Bone jeans online not knowing if I would for sure keep them, but the second I put them on I never wanted to take them off! There is something about a well made pair of jeans that fit you like a glove and I have found my pair! The perfect amount of stretch and I have worn these bad boys at least twice a week since I bought them and they haven't lost their shape at all! They feel like a brand new pair of jeans every time I put them on! Soooo worth spending a little more on great jeans to get that fit and feel! I also have to love on these shoes for a minute… I mean, hello gorgeous shoes! I have at least 100 pair of shoes in my closet and it's hard to want to wear any other shoes anymore. Between my favorite Jeffrey Campbell booties and these high tops, I'm pretty well covered for any look. I've decided heels are a bit of a thing of the past for me. Besides Sundays or date nights, I rarely wear heels. I realized the first time I had to bolt across a parking lot at a dead run to catch my toddler before she ran into the street, heels were a no-no for motherhood, or at least motherhood with a toddler! So these shoes have saved both my life, as well as Olivia's a few times ;)
If I were to ever say that I had a "mom uniform"… I'm thinking this is definitely it! 

Zara Backpack (Also have & love THIS!) // Similar Necklace HERE & HERE
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Weekend Wishlist & 40% OFF…Whaaaa?!

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Is it just me or can you guys not get enough cute booties, cozy sweaters and chunky scarves either?! It's like the fall trifecta and it is somehow exciting every single year, even though nothing is new about booties, sweaters and scarves! Throw in cute destroyed denim and a fall lip color and you've pretty much summed up my favorite fall looks! 
So here's some good news for the day, Nordy's is doing a huge 40% off SO many things online right now! Most of the items I linked from the photos above are from the sale and there are so many great priced things that it's a perfect time to get all your Christmas shopping done for your family (and yourself!) or just send your hubby your list and let him do all the work ;) 
Make sure to see more of my favorites below from the sale! 
Happy Shopping!!
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Prime Transformation Program…Two weeks in!

Alright friends, I know I have posted these photos and mentioned Prime Transformation's program previously, but I am so excited today to actually tell you MY experience doing this program! I have loved working with Prime Transformation and doing the shoots/videos, but the more I would work with them, the more interested I was in the program itself. 
So, what is so great about Prime Transformation you ask?!

So SO much!!

I am now starting week three of the first month program and I am pretty impressed with my results so far. So let's dive right in, here's what's gone down the last two weeks:

I received a package in the mail a few days before starting the program. The package included all of the items above - 4 cans of Complete, 4 boxes of Balance, 4 boxes of Matcha, a shaker bottle, measuring tape, and a guide that has a three month calendar to journal about your eating  as well as track your progress and measurements. This guide also has a few great recipes and a whole breakdown of what the program is as well as your eating guide and breakdown of what foods you should and shouldn't eat on the program. I LOVE the guide and turn to it often when making my grocery list for the week - it's a life saver! (Plus, check out who made it into the book in the picture above! :))
To sum up this program, it's basically focused around healthy eating (obvi, right?!) and exercise, and only THREE meals a day with absolutely NO snacking in between. They call it the 4-4-12 where you go four hours between your breakfast-lunch, lunch-dinner and then twelve hours between dinner and breakfast. It's harder than I thought, but absolutely doable!

So a little bit about the supplements/products they send as part of the program -
Complete is your breakfast meal replacement each morning. It's got enough protein and calories to get you through until your next meal, as well as providing you with the amount of vitamins you need for your daily recommended intake! I use mostly water and a small part Unsweetened Almond Milk to give it a little more flavor and I actually really love it! 
Balance is what you drink 15 minutes before lunch and dinner and is meant to help reduce the impact of the carbs you do eat 20-30% as to avoid them being stored in the wrong way! (Amazing, right?!)
Matcha is a green tea that increases energy and alertness and is an option if you do need a snack in between meals (which I often do!) It has totally replaced my caffeine cravings and helps me get more water throughout the day (and actually tastes really good!)

Finally, let's talk about the coaching. 
This is probably my favorite part about the whole program! Yes, the supplements are awesome and actually taste good and help a lot, but the coaching has been the one thing that set apart this program from any others I've tried before! You have weekly calls with your trained and certified coach that last about 20-30 min. They go over how your last week went and then discuss things to work on for the next week. I've realized that this was a game changer for me. When I knew I had to report and be accountable for my previous week, I realized I didn't want to have to report that I sucked it up and cheated a bunch, so I was so much more aware of making sure I stuck with it! 
It truly made enough difference that I've seen real results! Along with weekly workouts (usually 3-4 times/week) I've already seen a half inch drop in my waist line and a quarter inch in my hips/thighs. This may not sound like a lot, but I can tell you it's more than you'd think! The biggest difference is how I FEEL! I have cut out soda completely and although I still enjoy my sweets during cheat meals (and maybe cheating a time or two during Halloween) I have gone from sweets everyday to only a couple times a week and little to no breads. I can't begin to tell you the difference I've seen in just cutting out soda alone. It's amazing to me what doing right for your body will do for your mind and emotional health as well! I am only halfway through but I can't what to fill you in on how the next couple of weeks go! 

If you have any questions, refer to Prime's amazing site that gives lots of info HERE, as well as the Coaching info HERE

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