Target® C9 collection


Hello Everyone!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We are approaching the last week in January and I am wondering if you all have been sticking to your New Year Resolutions. We all may have our doubts about creating resolutions because most of the time the list is not followed through. Below is a picture of my alarm app and each day I get up at 7:45am to run before I go to work. I put the message as a reminder of why I am waking up earlier than I have to in order to achieve the results that I want in 2015.

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One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to continue to work out on a regular basis. It is very easy to get distracted with work, school, life, family that you forget to take care of yourself. As a POPSUGAR Select Blogger, I was given the opportunity to pick out an active wear outfit from Target® C9 collection. I do enjoy working out so why not looked great doing it? The Target® C9 collection has an array of athletic wear that appeals to all shapes, sizes, and personalities.

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Jacket: (Similar)// Leggings: (Similar)

As I stated earlier, it is important to create New Year’s Resolutions and also stick with them. It is very possible to accomplish a myriad of goals in twelve months. I hope that you all will take into consideration what I shared and follow through with your resolutions.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

FTC disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.

The Wedding Ringer

Hello Everyone!!

I hope everyone’s year has gotten off to a great start! So by now the majority of us have attended weddings and bachelorette/bachelor parties that have been tons of fun or quite boring. Within the past couple of years I have attended numerous bachelorette parties but my favorite one would have to be when one of my good friends got married in Vegas. Myself (Maid of Honor), the Matron of Honor and other bridesmaids planned a night of fun by attending dinner, a male review, and clubbing at Club Tao.

We had so much fun and did a crazy amount of walking where we had to take breaks at each stop because our feet were hurting so badly. By the time we made it to the club we were through and could not take it anymore and luckily they were giving away flip flops to those who were leaving the club. Sounds like a win right? For some of us who were a size 6 it was great but for those who have larger feet they had to deal with their feet hanging off the back of the flip-flops. At that point everyone was tired and ready to go home but we were so thankful for those flip-flops because who knows what would have happened to us had we not been given those shoes to walk in.

As a POPSUGAR Select blogger, I was asked to participate in the promotion of The Wedding Ringer movie that is set to hit theaters January 16, 2015! The trailer for this film has been played several times on television throughout the past month and looks hilarious. Josh Gad stars as Doug Harris, a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. Doug really wants everything to be perfect since he is set to marry the girl of his dreams Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting).

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He is then referred to Kevin Hart (famous comedian, actor, writer and producer) who stars as Jimmy Callahan, CEO of Best Man, Inc. a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

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If you haven’t had a chance to see the trailer for The Wedding Ringer check it out below!

Be sure to also check out the cute Photo Bomb feature for The Wedding Ringer HERE!

I hope you all are just as excited as I am to see this movie and feel free to share your thoughts on the movie once you see it!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

With Love,

Ashley

This post was sponsored by Sony through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about The Wedding Ringer, all opinions are my own.

Tart Cherry Juice 14-Day Sleep Challenge Recap + Giveaway

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Hey Everyone!!

I want to share my experience with the Tart Cherry Juice Challenge. Before the challenge, I was not really a fan of Tart Cherry Juice. Cranberry and orange juice were favorite juices to drink! Since I have been drinking the tart cherry juice for the past two weeks I can now say that it is on my list of favorite juices. It helped me sleep through the night longer and I woke up feeling more refreshed than prior to drinking the juice.

The FitBit came in handy by keeping track of my different sleep patterns. According to the FitBit, I slept approximately six hours and 45 minutes each night. I would wake up in the middle of the night occasionally for roughly four minutes and then it would take me about 10 minutes to fall back asleep. Overall, I would say that my experience drinking the tart cherry juice and using the FitBit was great. It improved my sleep and I was able to view my sleep pattern, which was a plus.

Here is a great recipe to use that includes the tart cherries.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Protein Bites

Summary

Total Time: 35 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen
Level: Beginner

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup dried tart cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut, shredded
  • 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.

Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (A small cookie dough scoop works perfectly!)

Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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Moving on to the really exciting part. As I stated in my previous blog post, one lucky reader will get the opportunity to win a giveaway worth $550, which includes:

  • FitBit Flex in Red ($100)
  • SpaFinder.com Gift Card ($100)
  • Pottery Barn Cozy Cable Knit Throw ($130)
  • Natural Wake & Sleep System ($80)
  • Restoration Hardware Hydro-Cotton Bathrobe ($80)
  • A selection of tart cherry juice, tart cherry juice concentrate, and dried tart cherries

Please fill out the questions on the Rafflecopter below to be eligible for the Giveaway! All entries much be in by November 30th. Good Luck!! The winner will be contacted via email.

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 Have a great Friday!

With Love,

Ashley

Disclosure: I am participating in sponsored post series where I have been compensated with the tart cherry product and a FitBit to facilitate my participation in the sleep challenge. Payment will be provided for this post series. 

Tart Cherry Juice 14-Day Sleep Challenge

Hey Everyone!!

I was recently asked by the One2One Network to participate in the Tart Cherry Juice 14-Day Sleep Challenge. It is centered around the end of Daylight Saving Time and the beginning of Standard Time, which started today! We all know that adjusting to a new time pattern may not come easy to all but by drinking Tart Cherry Juice could help promote better sleep.

With information provided on ChooseCherries.com this is what I learned about Tart Cherry Juice and sleep:

  • Research shows that tart cherries are one of the few natural sources of melatonin, which is responsible for the regulation of the body’s internal clock and sleep-wake cycle
  • Adults who drink two servings of tart cherry juice each day for seven days slept about 40 minutes longer than on average and had up to 6 percent increase in sleep efficiency
  • Drinking tart juice twice a day for two weeks helped increase sleep time by nearly 90 minutes among older adults with insomnia.

Tart Cherry Juice 14-Day Sleep Challenge

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I am up for the challenge and will be drinking two cups of tart cherry juice daily while tracking my sleep with my lovely FitBit!

In a few weeks I will be hosting a giveaway that includes the following:

  • FitBit Flex in Red ($100)
  • SpaFinder.com Gift Card ($100)
  • Pottery Barn Cozy Cable Knit Throw ($130)
  • Natural Wake & Sleep System ($80)
  • Restoration Hardware Hydro-Cotton Bathrobe ($80)
  • A selection of tart cherry juice, tart cherry juice concentrate, and dried tart cherries.

So check back in a few weeks to find out how my challenge went as well as how you can enter to win the Tart Cherries giveaway!

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

With Love,

Ashley

Disclosure: I am participating in sponsored post series where I have been compensated with the tart cherry product and a FitBit to facilitate my participation in the sleep challenge. Payment will be provided for this post series. 

Wellness Wednesday: Nike FuelBand

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!

Today I would like to share with you all my favorite accessory to wear each and everyday which is my Nike FuelBand! I first learned about it earlier this year when two of my friends told me how it motivates them to stay active throughout the day, set daily goals, and motivates them to live a healthier lifestyle. I received my FuelBand as a gift from my lovely parents which was back in April and since then, I may have only left home without it a couple of times.

Some of my friends ask me “What is that black bracelet?”, “What does it do?”, “Do you wear it everyday?”, etc. So I just wanted to go more in depth and show you what the FuelBand actually does.

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My daily goal is 2300 which is perfect for me because if I do not get a chance to run or workout I will still be able to reach my goal. I do feel as though I am capable of increasing it to 2500 but right now 2300 works for me!Nike Fuel To DateSince April I have accumulated 413, 718 Fuel Points!

Daily Nike FuelThere is a neat app for those who own FuelBand’s and each day it will break down how many calories, steps, hours won, and of course your fuel points.

The short video shows how the FuelBand operates + My stats from yesterday↓

By walking, running, and one hour of step aerobics class, I was able to exceed my goal of 2300. If you are interested in purchasing a FuelBand check Amazon.com, a local Apple and Nike Factory Store.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

With Love,

Ashley

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