What’s New?

Well, it’s October and it’s still 85+ degrees.

Needless to say, my boots are still in my closet. Not that I’m complaining about wearing flip flops most days, because that is quite nice.

So, what’s new around here?

Little Miss Charlotte is officially 7 months. I can’t believe it, that means she is getting closer to turning 1. OMG.


Paisley and Charlie are not besties yet, but I think Paisley is warming up to her a little more.


I did something athletic recently! It is amazing how much faster I can run without pushing a stroller and controlling a dog! Yay!


The race was through put on by Team Mercy, which is a non profit organization supporting the siblings of infant loss. I think that also helped me get a little more kick in my step that morning.


I took a front desk job at my local Pure Barre studio! It’s fun, close to home, I can wear yoga pants to work, and gives me a little more adult interaction. :)


 That’s all I have to report! I’m looking forward to dressing Charlotte up for her first Halloween and taking her to a Pumpkin Patch!

What’s new with you?

What is your favorite October activity?

The Current Questionnaire

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a survey. I love reading blogger surveys as it gives a different glimpse into their lives.

I found this particular survey from the Sweet and Strong Blog.

Current TV Show: I’ve always been a Real Housewives girl and the OC is my favorite, so that has been my go-to lately.  My hubby is not a fan so we don’t watch that together. So, I’m looking forward to the new seasons of Modern Family and the Leftovers that are starting up soon! {Those we can watch together}



Current Exercise: I bought a new member special at my local Pure Barre studio, so I’m trying to get in as many classes as possible during my unlimited month!

Current Indulgence: I stumbled upon {found on yelp} a cute coffee shop in my neighborhood that I visited for the first time a few weeks ago. I ordered a vanilla latte and they were out of vanilla, so I was offered a Salted Caramel Latte instead. Um hello!  Not something to have all the time, but definitely a fun treat!

Current Nail Color: Right now, nothing. Bleh, boring! I’m in need of a manicure and pedicure! Bring on the bright pink and reds please.

Current Wish List: Since I’m a stay at home mom and a fitness instructor, I live in yoga pants and comfy shirts.

I’ve been eyeing these two for a little while~


Sweet T’s Design Shoppe

So cute, right??


Emi-Jay Apparel

As a frequent barre enthusiast, I think I need this shirt!

Current Bane of my Existence: The constant sweating! Now don’t get my wrong, I really love living in Texas, but I am so over the summer. Bring on the 70 degrees temperatures please and take the humidity away!

Current Link: I can’t pick just one, so I will share two!

  Scribbles and Crumbs

Coffee and Crumbs

{Apparently I have a thing for crumbs, ha!}

The first site is written by Lexi, who is another loss mom and she documents her journey through the grieving process. She’s an excellent writer and I always look forward to her latest posts!

Coffee and Crumbs is a collaborative website about motherhood with categories ranging from Pregnancy, New Mom, Perceptive, Miscarriage, Marriage, Working Moms and everything else in between!



Now it’s your turn!

What is your current………. Exercise? TV Show? Indulgence?

All About the Bulu Box!

I just love getting mail. Whether it’s something I ordered from Amazon, a magazine, or a thank you note~ I get a little excited anytime I walk to the mail box. Subscription boxes seem to be popping up everywhere nowadays with categories ranging from jewelry, beauty products, clothes and even dog treats! I love the idea of getting a surprise in the mail each month!

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to sample and review a health & nutrition subscription~ the Bulu Box!


A Bulu Box is a subscription box custom designed specifically for you, containing 4-5 samples of health or weight loss products. {You can also earn reward points  just by sharing your opinion on the products!}


In my box I received:

Medierra Bars: I am SUPER picky with my snack bars. I have tried almost everything out there and usually don’t like the healthier options that much (go figure). I was seriously surprised about this one. I sampled the Pistachio & Honey flavor and it was so yummy! The Seasame base reminded me of granola. I haven’t seen these at the regular old grocery store yet, but I’m going to look for them the next time I head to Whole Foods. I’m a little hesitant about the Black Olive & Walnut flavor, so I will probably stick to the Sesame based flavors. :)

Pure Charge Nutrition Protein & Quest Protein: Chocolate flavored protein powders have always been my favorite. Whenever I make a protein shake, I mix in yogurt, almond milk and fruit. I honestly couldn’t tell a difference between the two products, granted I mix in so much goodness so that could be why! :)

Pocket Protein: This product will be great to sample when I’m upping my endurance training, like training for a half marathon.  Since I’m not, this isn’t something I feel like I would use on a daily basis.

Ips Chips: These were great- very light and crunchy. I ended up eating the bag a little quicker than planned. I feel like that always happens with chips like this. I sampled the White Cheddar flavor and would probably really love the Seat Salt flavor!

Choice Organic Teas Mental Focus: I’m not a big tea drinker, but I wish I was because I know it’s healthier than coffee! This flavor was yummy, but I don’t have the urge to necessarily search for it at the grocery store!



If you are interested in trying out a box, please use the code SWEATPINK at BuluBox.com to receive 50% off a 3,6, or 12 month subscription.

Follow BuluBox on their various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest !

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for a review, all opinions and thoughts are my own!

Do you receive any subscription boxes?

Do you look forward to checking your mail everyday?

Have you sampled any new health or fitness products recently?

My Fall Reading List

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and enjoyed some time with friends and/or family!

We ended up BBQ’ing with friends Saturday and Sunday night. I didn’t eat the healthiest over the weekend, but it’s since it’s a Holiday I figure it’s all calorie free, right??? ;)

This weekend also kicked off the start of College Football! I can’t believe it! I must say Charlie looked adorable in her Washington State gear cheering on her daddy’s team.



This girl has a lot of football watching in her future!


We also took Charlie to church for the first time this weekend! She did a good job and I only had to leave to change her diaper once, so not too bad.

Now onto the meat of the post……my Fall Reading Wishlist!

The first two books are more self-help/self discovery type books, which I have always been drawn to.  You can usually find me reading two books at a time, one fiction and one non fiction. A little weird, I know, but this way I always have a book to go to depending on my mood!!

Rising Strong, Brene Brown



I have heard of this author more and more lately and I think I will really love her stuff. This book delves into human struggles and how we come out of them with courage and bravery. I think I will really like this one!

Carry On Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton



I think this one will be important for many people to read. With social media nowadays, it is hard to not compare our lives that perfect pinterest photo or fashion blogger’s perfect outfit. This book focuses on letting go of our constant striving for perfection in friendship, marriage or motherhood.



Now onto my fiction book choice! Kate, Amelia’s mother, believes that her15-year old daughter committed suicide, until she receives an anonymous text saying “Amelia didn’t jump.” This one sounds similar to Gone Girl, so I will probably breeze right through it!

Thanks for stopping by friends!

Are there any books you are reading right now?

What did you do over Labor Day weekend?

10 Minute Legs

Hi all and Happy September!!

I’m coming at you today with a NEW at home workout focusing on the legs. I thought it would be perfect for the long weekend as many of us will be traveling and not have access to a gym. No equipment required and this one will also get your heart pumping! :)

FYI: Legs are a large muscle group, which equals a greater calorie burn.



I can’t believe Labor Day is upon us. It really doesn’t feel like summer should be over with. {Mostly since it’s still in the 90’s here}. I am looking forward to the temperatures cooling down a little bit, but I’m in no way ready for winter, bleh.

Fall is my favorite season and especially in Seattle ~ the crisper air, leaves falling, pumpkin lattes, and wearing boots. I can’t even imagine wearing boots anytime soon, so I will continue to enjoy my tank top, shorts, and flip flops for the time being!


Yep, that would be me! {And yes, I am wearing yoga pants}

Have a great long weekend friends!


Do you have any Labor Day plans?

What is your favorite season?


3 Things!


Charlotte is now a successful crib sleeper. {Fist pump and applause}

After a couple of nights, she figured it out….much quicker than I thought.  She’s been falling asleep for the night around 9 and will wake up between 6 and 7am. Yay! We’ve come a long ways from waking up every 3 hours to feed.


Picture quality isn’t the best here (sorry), but little miss squirmy pants will inch her way down to the bottom of the crib by the morning. The Rock ‘N Play sure doesn’t let her do that, ha!


We will be on vacation so soon! I love living in Texas, but I am very ready to get out of the heat! It’s not awesome to go on a walk in 90 degrees weather at 8pm.  I’m packing my running shoes so I can run along the beach path just like old times. Ahhhhh, I’m relaxed just thinking about it.

Packing with the little one is a little more complicated than just packing my own suitcase. Charlie sometimes goes through 3 outfit changes a day, so it’s hard for me to estimate how many onesies to bring and I’m already a notorious over packer (I think most women are, right?)  Luckily we will have a washer & dryer where we are staying so I’ll fit what I can in my suitcase and just plan on doing laundry a few times!


Little Miss will be styling at the beach!


There is a new Pure Barre Studio in town, which means it’s a 5 minute drive from my house! Woo! If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you already know how obsessed I am with barre classes. I hope to teach someday, so having a studio  close to home makes that much more doable! Once I’m back from vacation, I’ll post a little studio review!



I’ll be back after vacation!! Thanks for reading! ~M