Memorial Day Weekend

 

Hope you had a wonderful memorial day weekend! I feel like we have accomplished so much the past few days, and even over the weekend too. but then again it’s a big blur. i know there was a lot of moving into our new condo, lots of unpacking, lots of visitors, &  some rearranging of furniture and de-cluttering in the condo.

There was lots of red, white & blue that was worn. Lots of beer that was drank. There was a lot of Indy 500 action. Lots and lots of walking at the track. Lots of people watching. Lots of Uber rides to and from Broadripple.

There was too little of sleep this entire weekend. There was a lot of visitors at our place. There was lots of time spent by the pool.

Have a great remainder of your week! happy start of summer, friends!

  

 

 

 

 

  

Bachelorette Party Miami Style

 

{ Key Biscayne waterfront- boating and paddle boarding }

 

{ Pregame before the club, Story }

  

{ Check out that amazing view }

  

{ The whole gang at the pregame }

  

{ Dinner downtown Miami to celebrate Meredith }

  

{ yes that is a toaster on the table }

  

{ Vodka Margarittas, party straws & dancing }

  

{ Beachin’ it up with our matching Bachelorette Koozies from Etsy }

Kentucky Derby

Ahh, the Kentucky Derby. I’ve always wanted to throw a Derby party, even though I’ve never been to the actual race. The hats are so fun, the event is quite classy, and why not have a party centered around a 2-minute race?

That gives everyone more time to drink and eat! So, this past weekend Meredith’s sister decided to throw her a derby themed bridal shower, mint julep anyone?

3 Step Crockpot Chicken

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Last week I made the easiest BBQ Chicken Recipe! I was hesitant at first because the recipe only called for a handful of ingredients and the instructions were unbelievably easy. To my disbelief it was the best crockpot chicken recipe that I have had in awhile. The best part was it made plenty giving me plenty of leftovers to put in my salads for the week. I will definitely be adding this one into my meals from here on out.

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Ingredients
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup Italian dressing
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Grease crockpot and place chicken breast on high in your crockpot.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour over chicken, cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours then shred and serve on a bun or wrap

Check out more of my favorite chicken recipes HERE!

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Healthiest/Unhealthiest Nutrition Bars

The other day while eating a Luna Bar for breakfast, I sat & wondered to myself  is this even healthy for me? That’s when I decided to do a little research & look into the ingredients of the most popular nutrition bar. Below is my list of the 3 healthiest nutrition bars and the 3 least healthy bars out on the market. I found out that I wasn’t making the healthiest choice and the nutrition bar I was choosing for energy was actually filled with vitamins that would slow me down as a result.

Healthiest Bars

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1. Blueberry Pecan + Fiber: This bar contains10-ingredients made with almonds, blueberries, honey, and brown rice. It’s low in protein only 3 grams, but Kind bars are a clean bar that gives you a boost of energy!

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2. If you’re looking for a bar filled with protein and fiber this one has 17g of fiber and 20g of protein and only170 calories. It’s filled with healthy ingredients: almonds, coconut, sea salt, and whey protein, this one fills you up!

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3. This one is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Containing14g of carbohydrates, which gives you the perfect amount of energy.

Unhealthy

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1. Come to find out my breakfast bar was filled with hard to absorb vitamins (like Vitamin D2) that slows your body down.

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2. Clif Bars are intended for endurance athletes who need to climb a mountain or run a mini-marathon. Not for someone who is just going to yoga or spin class for an hour. Brown rice syrup is the main ingredient found in the Cliff bar and the company uses soy protein, which is known for causing digestive stress, inflammation, and thyroid problems.

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3. This bar is low in protein and fiber and has a high number of calories. This is not intended for a snack it’s a meal replacement unfortunately this doesn’t keep you full as long as you would think.

Friday Favorites: Derby Attire

I am beyond excited that the month of May has finally arrived. This month kicks off my crazy, hectic, jammed packed, summer schedule!

I am looking forward to all of the events we have planned this month: engagement parties, bachelorette trips to Miami and Chicago, Indy 500, Memorial day weekend, Jake and I moving in together & my parents visiting us!

What are your May plans?

We are starting off the month with a Derby themed couples shower this Saturday…how fun is that? The ladies will be all decked out in hats, dresses and wedges and the boys will be wearing their bow ties! The Kentucky Derby is a chance for every female to express her inner Southern Belle so I have compiled a list of fun fashion ideas for you to wear this weekend.

Wedges

Polka dot wedges to add that Southern style to your outfit.

Clutch

An envelope clutch is the perfect accessories to add to you wardrobe.

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Sunglasses

Don’t forget your sunglasses & that adorable mint lace dress.

Hats

Wearing a hat to the Kentucky Derby is believed to bear good luck!  This is a Derby essential for the ladies.

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