Cordskinz Review

 Disclaimer: I received complimentary products in exchange for a blog review. The review is my own opinion.

If you are like me, getting my headphones all bunched up during my workouts is probably the most annoying thing ever! I’ve tried a variety of headphone brands, yet it still happens! Argh…the struggle.

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at Cordskinz to try out their newly launched product to resolve the tangled earbud issue. I figured “sure, why not?”

The skinz are basically little sleeves that fit over your headphone cords to keep them from getting tangled up. Genius!

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And as luck would have it, I received some Pink Skinz!

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I was a little confused at what the heck I was supposed to do with them when I first opened the package, but their home page shows a quick youtube video on how to esemble them.

Now of course I’m not running right now, so I will have to test these babies out a little more once I’m able to ramp up the exercise intensity. But I’ve used them on my walks with miss Paisley and was surprisingly pleased, no tangled mess!

My only gripe is that you have to cut the cords and fit them to the current pair that you own and have to make sure to cut around your volume buttons…….that was a little tedious but not a huge deal…I am just lazy. ;)

Cost? Only $9.99….no too bad!

Also, check out their social media channels if interested:  Twitter and Facebook

Do you have issues with your headphones getting tangled up? Found any solutions?

32 Weeks Pregnancy Update

32 Weeks

It’s getting down to crunch time you guys, yikes!! At my last appointment the Doc said that on average twins come at 36 weeks and we won’t go past 38 weeks. Oh man, about a month left…babybump

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Here’s what the babies have been up to this week:

  • They babies are now the size of a Squash.
  • They both weigh about 3 3/4 pounds and are 16.7 inches long. Definitely taking up more space!
  • I will be gaining about 1 pound per week and half of that goes to the babies!
  • They now have toenails, fingernails, and some real hair.

 

Here’s what has been going on with me this week:

Total Weight Gain: Not sure, I’ll find out at my next appointment.

Stretch Marks: Nope :)

Sleep: It has defnintley been broken up a little more. I always wake up once to use the restroom and sometimes to eat some cereal….those babies are hungry!!

Best Moment this week: Seeing the nursery almost all finished, we just need a couple more little things and we are ready….well technically anyways. :)

Workouts: Been slowing down a lot more the past couple of weeks. Still been walking miss Paisley daily, but at a much slower pace (which I’m sure she hates), and did my prenatal barre DVD at home a couple times.

Movement: I’m feeling more rolling types of movements than kicks, probably because their space is getting a little more cramped.

Food Cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary this week- cereal, milk, smoothies, and Queso….YUM!

Sick or queasy? Nope, thankfully!

Miss Anything: Being able to get up from sitting or lying down easily, wine, and not feeling so tired!

Looking forward to: Completely finishing up the nursery and my next prenatal appointment!

Being the planner that I am, I started packing my hospital bag so that will be one last thing to worry about when the time comes. I’ll share the deets once it’s all complete. I loved picking out their going home outfits….so fun!

Well that’s all on the pregnancy front for now….I’m enjoying my last month of quiet time and freedom but getting more excited for their arrival :)

For the momma’s out there, what did you pack in your hospital bag?

Anything you could or couldn’t live without?

As always, thanks for stopping by! ~M

Friday Thoughts

Happy Happy Friday!

I couldn’t pin down an exact blog topic for today so I thought I’d share some random thoughts as we head into the weekend.

The Bachelor

Please tell me some of you are tuning in this season??! (Yes I’m 32 years old and still watch this show…..I just can’t look away)

But anyways, I’m glad Britt is finally gone.  She stuck around longer than I thought considering I don’t think she had much in common with Chris (he probably just thought she was hot). And c’mon, there was no way this Hollywood girl was going to be happy living in Iowa…just no way!

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I’m hoping Chris and Whitney end up together. I really liked her from the beginning and I’m glad she’s still around, so I’ll be rooting for her the next couple of weeks!

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The Oscars

This is my favorite awards show to watch and this year we’ve seen almost all the movies, which makes it that much more fun! And of course, I can’t wait to see the Red Carpet event and admire and/or laugh at the dresses! So many good movies out this year, but I’m pulling for American Sniper!

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I’m TIRED

Being pregnant is quite exhausting, especially the last couple of weeks. There’s no way I’d be able to be working right now and I’m so thankful I’m not. I nap once a day no matter what and still sleep about 8 hours a night. Trying to take it easy and listen to the ‘ol body. It’s tough for me to slow down and take it easy, but my body is definitely letting me know!

New Yoga Pants

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I finally got a new pair of yoga pants and I am obsessed. If you haven’t tried on any pants from Beyond Yoga, you must….they are the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn. Good thing they are cute because they will probably be part of my daily outfit once the babies are here.

That’s all from me! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

~M

Do you watch any Reality TV shows?

Are you tuning into the Oscars this weekend?

Bodyweight Blast Workout

Good Morning All!

I was meaning to post this last week, but somehow the days are getting away from me! I will blame it on pregnancy brain :)

I love no equipment/bodyweight workouts mostly because you can do them anywhere (at home, in a hotel room, at the park etc.) and you don’t need a lot of time. I really miss being able to do plyometric exercises and I know they will kick my butt once I’m back at it.

Repeat the routine 2-3x and make sure to drink some water and rest in between circuits. Enjoy!

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Below are some links to some exercises that may not be super familiar to you.

Inchworm Walkouts

Skaters

Army Crawlers

Double Leg Lowers

Straight Leg Hip Lifts

Are you a fan of bodyweight workouts? Do you like lifting heavy weights, or both??

Recent Pinterest Finds

Happy Wednesday All!

Today is a very exciting day……

My Pure Barre studio is hosting a “bring on the men” class tonight AND my hubby is actually joining me! HA! (side note: the man has never done yoga or pilates, so this will be completely new for him!)

It only took 2 years of me bugging him about it.  Another couple (and one of hubby’s best friends) is attending class too, so I think that helped to convince him. :) For one, I always enjoy working out with husband and two, I want him to have a better appreciation of barre classes and maybe he’ll gain an insight into my slight obsession with them. I’ll be sure to share about the experience!

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It’s been awhile since I’ve shared what I’ve been loving on Pinterest. This is still my favorite ‘social media’ site and I constantly get lost on it for hours…..ooops.

(All images are taken from my Pinterest page)

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Do you love Pinterest as much as I do?

Has your significant other joined you in one of your exercises classes before?

 

Later Friends! ~Marielle

9 Pregnancy Must-Haves

Happy Friiiday!

Any exciting plans this weekend? Hubby and I have lots of dinner dates with friends this weekend (tonight, Saturday and Sunday). We’re getting all of that in before we are more housebound with the babies! And speaking of babies, today I’m officially at 30 weeks. OMG, time is flying by! (I’ll post a weekly update soon, I’ve been slacking on that)

Since I’ve made it through a big chunk with the pregnancy, I wanted to share some of my must have products for all of you expecting ladies out there!

Bump Nest Pillow

You may remember this post from a few months ago. The pillow was an immediate hit with the entire household! Paisley and hubby both thought the pillow was for them….and still do.  It’s so comfy, I will probably keep using it after the babies are here.

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Prenatal Gummy Vitamins

I’m not a huge fan of swallowing pills, so when I saw that there were prenatal gummy vitamins, I was sold. The taste is very mild so it’s no biggie taking them daily.

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Bella Band

 This prolonged how long I could wear regular jeans and work pants. Just leave your pants unbuttoned and put the bella band over it. Easy!

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Yoga Pants

This has been my staple wardrobe as of late and probably will continue that way when the babies arrive.  Of course lately, I’ve been having to roll them down a bit to make room for the belly, but they are just as comfy.  I’m going to treat myself to one new pair as a “good job on making it through a twin pregnancy” present, lol! I’ve been eyeing this pair of Zella pants for awhile now. Perfect for Spring, don’t you think?

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Ben and Jerry’s

Yep I went there. My go-to has been the Half Baked Frozen Yogurt. It makes me feel less guilty since it’s fro-yo. Yummy!

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Maternity Leggings

Since I was pregnant during the winter, these were a big staple in my wardrobe. My mom bought me a pair from Nordy’s and I’ve been pleased with them. They were perfect to wear with boots.

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Belly Lotions

I’ve used a variety of these lotions and I must say they are all working their magic so far. I started using a cream morning and night once I found out I was pregnant.

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 Long Tank Tops

They don’t necessarily need to be maternity, I have a mix of both and wear them everyday. Great for layering, comfy, and long enough you don’t need to worry about them creeping up! Target has a ton of inexpensive options.

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A Prenatal Workout DVD

Whatever your workout of choice is, they will surely have a prenatal option for you! I loved my Suzanne Bowen Barre DVD and Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project DVD’s to mix in with my regular workouts.  Both of these DVD’s have great arm sections btw.

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And there you have it folks!

What are/were your pregnancy must-haves?

Anything else you would recommend?

Have a great weekend lovelies! ~Marielle

My Recent Obsessions

Happy Wednesday!

The week is already flying by, geez.  I realized yesterday that I officially have 2 months max until the babies are here…omg! The farthest my doctor wants to take me is 38 weeks and right now I’m at 29 1/2, so it’s getting closer! I’m trying to enjoy my last couple months of quiet and calmness at home. :)

Today I wanted to share some random things that I have been enjoying lately!

Sweaty Bands

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So these are awesome. I’m always on the lookout for headbands that are cute and stay on your head while working out, which isn’t that easy. A friend of mine recommended sweaty bands to me and I just love it….been wearing it almost everyday. The sparkles are super cute too!

Cadberry Mini Eggs

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Every year the Easter candy seems to come earlier and earlier. I swear I almost eat an entire bag in one sitting, not good. And my grocery store conveniently located them right as you walk in, so I have to buy them. Ugh…the struggle!

Nursery Décor

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The nursery is coming together, finally! I’m loving how it is turning out.

Pop Physique DVD’s

I miss my Pop Physique classes (they are only in California), so I stocked up on some DVD’s for when I’m housebound with the babies. Looking forward to getting back at it!

Cuddle Time with my girl

paisleyfaceJust look at that face. Awwww. She’s been extra snuggly with my lately, which I love. I know there will be some jealousy issues when the babies come since she’s used to being an only child, but we’ll work through it! For now, she is getting all of my attention :)

This Shirt

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My husband texted this to me while I was napping. Lol, it is quite perfect for this pregnant lady!

I hope everyone is having a great first week of February! Talk to you all soon!

Anything in particular you are loving lately?

Are you a fan of Easter candy?