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Philly Fashion Blogger: My Dermaplaning Experience

August 21, 2018

After a long day of wearing makeup, having my face sweat during the hot, humid summers in Philadelphia or even dealing with all the pollution in the air – nothing makes me more excited than washing my face as soon as I get home. Having my face feel squeaky clean is honestly the best feeling and I’m extremely adamant about washing my face in the morning and evening…

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Part 1: Philly Fashion Blogger Focuses on Perfect Posture

June 18, 2018

Throughout childhood, I have vivid memories of my mother constantly reminding my siblings and me to stand up straight. She tried everything; from pulling our shoulders back when we would slouch, to balancing a book on our heads (more for muscle memory), to even wearing this strange device that had a little needle that would poke you when you started to slouch. I give my mother a ton…

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Philly Fashion Blogger Must Haves for Running

April 9, 2018

Julie and Kathryn at the 2018 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Run in Philadelphia finishing under 27 minutes! Great way to start off their race season. Guess what? It’s that time of year again where I start my training for 5k’s, 10k’s, Half-Marathons and Tough Mudder. When I tell people I’m training for a race, they always look at me like I am crazy. And their usual response is “Why”…

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Philly Fashion Blogger Talks Bikini Competition Preparation

April 2, 2018

Whenever I prepare for something important I have to get my mind right. If I’m not mentally in the right place, anything that follows can be a catastrophe. Mental preparedness brings forth more balance, consistency and the ability to do things with a clear head and a focused mind. One of my most memorable times of pushing my mental (and physical) self, was when I was preparing for…

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Philly Fashion Blogger Favorite Alternatives to Dairy

March 26, 2018

When I was younger, I was lactose intolerant and over time, I slowly grew out of it. I was super thankful for that as I felt I was being deprived of every kid’s beloved Kraft macaroni and cheese. However, once I could eat cheese again, I was obsessed with cheese; macaroni and cheese, cheese and crackers, pizza, grilled cheese, nachos with extra cheese, ice cream, bagels with cream…

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Getting Back into Fitness

March 22, 2018

I completely understand that getting back into fitness can be hard. Really hard! There can be a number of reasons why you had to put fitness on hold. Trust us, we know life happens and whatever the reason, know that you are not alone. I am currently going through this right now. I had been sick for over a week and not being able to work out. AHHHH…It’s…

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What Are We Putting in Our Coffee?

March 5, 2018

Happy Monday! If you are like me, you are probably wondering where did the weekend go? It’s now early Monday morning and you are tired, and I mean beyond tired. All you can think about is COFFEE! Am I right? I mean if you’re like me, this is my first thought. Coffee is my absolute lifesaver to get me through days that I am dragging, and it tastes…

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Philly Fashion Blogger Says Getting Up At 5:00 a.m. is The New Black

February 26, 2018

Recently, a few of my blogs have focused on time-saving tips. My three-part series on meal prep gave you tips on how to save time in the kitchen. I also blogged about my favorite workout called the 21-Day Fix and how it’s saved me hours and hours from the gym allowing me more time to focus on my work, my wonderful husband and, of course, my blog. But…

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Philly Blogger Favorite Healthy Drink: KOMbucha

February 7, 2018

Pineapple Peach, Raspberry Lemon, Tart Cherry, Ginger! No, I’m not talking about the colors of the rainbow or even your daily fruits; I’m talking about a healthy, feel-good drink called KOMbucha! Delicious, sparkling drinks with live probiotics and organic acids. We all like to feel good and this is honestly one of the best ways to do it, these drinks provide extreme gut health and are a yummy…

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The Importance of Meal Prep – Part 2: Philly Fashion Blogger Embraces the Prep

February 5, 2018

Wow! What an unbelievable Super Bowl. I am truly excited to be living in Philadelphia and witness the excitement. It seems as if the entire city was on Broad Street last night. Way to go Eagles! Now, I am sure many of you went a little overboard on eating yesterday. It’s time to get back on track with continuing our series on the importance of meal prep. This…

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The Importance of Meal Prep – Part 1: Philly Fashion Blogger Gets Real with Her Meals

January 29, 2018

Meal prep. There are so many ways to do it: chicken meal prep, budget-friendly meal prep, easy meal prep…the list goes on and on. Over the past seven months, I’ve lived a meal prep lifestyle. Honestly, there are good things about meal prep, and there are not so good things about meal prep. Coming home from a stressful day of work and grabbing an already prepared (healthy) meal…

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Plan Your Work Then Work Your Plan

January 24, 2018

Goals. We all have them and we do our best to achieve them. Whether they are set by ourselves or someone else, setting goals to give us something to work towards and focus on throughout the year. The best thing about setting goals is they help us to focus, work hard and hold ourselves accountable. One of my favorite methods of setting goals is using the S.M.A.R.T. criteria…