How to Get Rid of Cellulite

This post was sponsored by Bliss as part of the #BeautifulConfidence campaign.

Festivals, BBQs with friends, and trips to the beach – all mean that warmer days are here. I know I am not the only one who wants to look amaze-fest in a pair of shorts. Today I have teamed up with Bliss Spa to share my routine for gorgeous legs.

Bliss Lean Machine


CrossFit - It’s no secret that I have a love affair with CrossFit. At first it was a love/hate relationship because I hated going to the gym. It was hard to get off the couch when RHOC was on. But obviously, I wasn’t doing my body any favors by not being active. So it really helps for me to continue with my gym routine since I have friends that go to the same classes!

Juicing – Adding a fresh juice to my breakfast or lunch really helps me feel healthier. I love this book by Eric Helms, The Juice Generation. In it, he shares recipes that flush out toxins in the body. This can really help my skin look less dull. After a week of juicing, my skin looks a LOT better.

Bliss Lean Machine 

Fat Girl SlimThis nifty machine brings the spa right to your home. The Lean Machine visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite on my legs. First I rub the Fat Girl Slim cream on my legs. Then I turn on the machine and it vacuums my legs. Easy peasy and say goodbye to cellulite. You can watch the how-to video here.

The best part about this Bliss Lean Machine is that it is the same product they use in the spas! Now you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars for in-spa treatment of cellulite. You can do it in the comfort of your home, anytime you want!

There is nothing more beautiful than a confident woman. My goal this summer is to be comfortable in my own skin and realize that I may not be Brooklyn Decker, but I am beautiful too.



Stitch Fix Giveaway + Life Lately

Around these parts, life looks like this…

MochiMochi got his own mail. More on this tomorrow.

This is how I rollI put it out in the universe that I wanted a bike. Well it turns out my friend is moving to Hawaii in two weeks and had a bike she couldn’t take. I gladly took it off her hands. (Thanks, Cortney!)

CrossfitI am really loving CrossFit. Just having a place when I don’t have to think about work, bills, or stress can be a good thing.

Life around the blog includes this sweet face on my sidebar.

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Prepare for Bikini Season

This article is sponsored by Bliss

The countdown to summer is here! With June less than two months away, I am stepping up my bikini body routine. The key to a balanced lifestyle is eating healthy foods and exercise. I have added one more product to speed up the process for a beautiful and confident body on the beach this summer.

fat girl six pack

Bikini Body Regimin 

My exercise routine includes 3x a week of Crossfit. Some weeks are harder to get to the box, but I have to remember to make time for myself. Work can sometimes spill over into late in the night, so I am really happy there are weekend classes. I just did a Saturday morning WOD (workout of the day), and I felt fantastic after. Totally worth it when my comfy bed was calling my name.  

My diet could definitely use some work. My weakness always continues to be margaritas and sugar. I can’t help it, I am a sucker for happy hour!

sour wormsSo I know to prepare for bikini season, these vices have got to go. Sorry, sour worms. 

Finally, adding Bliss Spa Fat Girl Six Pack to amp up my bikini body routine.

beauty starts with fat girl six pack

Information about Fat Girl Six Pack:

• Targeted formula for use as part of a fatgirl regimen
• Packed with six actives to assist in firming and toning your skin
• Formula is released through a nubbed massaging applicator

Twice a day, I squeeze the gel on my tummy and massage for 20 seconds in a circular motion. The first thing I loved about the product is the minty smell. The second is the tingly feeling I get after the gel dries. It doesn’t take long for the gel to dry, I just brush my teeth after using Fat Girl Six Pack.

What I have noticed after a week of using Bliss Fat Girl Six Pack is a softer tummy. In a good way! It’s expected that combined with diet and exercise that results can be seen over time.

To purchase Bliss Fat Girl Six Pack: Sephora or Ulta

So, I Designed a Blog

I have a sickness for updating my blog (averaging once a month). Really, someone slap my hands when I want to tweak my design.

I found an outlet for my (beginner) design skills.

Deidre of Love, The Skinnys loved the look of my design (thank you!) and wanted something similar for her own blog.  Presenting… my first blog design! ta-da!

love the skinnys template

You can jump over here to take a better look. So I don’t want to go around tooting my own horn (beep, beep), but I am pretty darn proud of myself. It’s really challenging to take what someone describes and create a design. What I mean is, when I design my blog, I know what I am looking for. Now I am trying to take someone else’s ideas and create their vision. But, Deidre was fantastic to work with and I am so happy she was my first design.

Hope you all had a fantastic Monday. If you are in California (like me!) we are getting some gorgeously sunny days!

Saying Goodbye to How I Met Your Mother

There are not many shows that I am passionate about like “How I Met Your Mother”. I have been watching this show since first episode in 2005. Needless to say, I have been waiting a very long time to find out how Ted met “The Mother”.

Since tonight is the last episode (I will be crying), I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from HIMYM.

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I can’t even watch this clip without tearing up. It is the most painful episode to watch since it really hits home for me. This episode is also Alyson Hannigan’s (Lily) favorite.

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My predictions for tonight’s final episode:

I really think that the worst is going to be revealed in tonight’s finale. I think the mother is actually going to be dead. That Ted has been telling his kids this story since they didn’t grow up with their mom. Remember last episode when the mother said, “I don’t want you to be the guy who lives in his stories”?

Completely corny moment, but it’s like I am saying goodbye to my friends tonight. This show has been around for my 20′s and I feel like I am really invested in these stories. You know where to find me tonight, buried under tissues!