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Birmingham Summers ☀️
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I’ll tell you what, the Awtreys are pumped about summertime in Birmingham! Baseball games, grilling out with friends, pool days and bike rides ☀️ 🚲 🍔 ⚾️ 🍦💦🌸
WE 👏🏼ARE 👏🏼STOKED 👏🏼


What’s on your summer bucket list??
Also, because you should know:
1. These shoes are perfect for any summer adventure, cute but so so comfy
2. These shorts are $20 and the softest chambray you’ll ever feel
3. I like that kimonos are still in - the perfect lightweight accessory to your simple summer ‘fit.



The Best Cuban Restaurant in Toronto

Tasting my way around Toronto 🖤🇨🇦

Tonight we tried a Cuban restaurant in Toronto! It had tasty foreign cuisine, a killer cocktail menu and it was in a “diner” feeling location, perfect for your low-key night out!

I got the Sangria + Pork Shoulder Dish. Highly recommend!

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Jumpsuit + Chocolate Fondue
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Tonight we ate our weight in sushi + chocolate fondue (not at the same time 😝) and I am not mad about it 🙌🏻🍫🍣
Good thing this jumper is comfy + cute for the food coma I’m about to enter. You can snag it and other cutie things for your next vacay at @fabrikhomewood! ✨🥂
What’s your fave thing to do in Seaside, Rosemary, Grayton Beach area??

The Felt Hat I Love 😍

One of our favorite Awtrey conversation games is Happy + Crappy. It gives a chance to talk about things we love (or didn’t love) about a trip or an experience. Communication is key, they say. 🖤


In general, here’s parts of my happy + crappy list from Spring so far 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Happy: Motown music, oat milk lattes, grilling out, my herb garden I want to plant, cheap Amazon finds like this hat, car washes, @behindtheblisspodcastideas, safer beauty ☀️
Crappy: pollen, gluten hives (iykyk)


What would you say are your happies + crappies? Would love to hear them! 😂💕

Old Navy Sale!

It’s true! It’s true! If you know anything about me, you know that I love a good sale and I love sharing it with friends! So, here you go! Old Navy is hosting their Friends and Family sale but quick! It ends Sunday, November 4 at the end of the day! If you missed it, no biggie! These picks are still some of my favorite fall staples! Joggers, sweaters, color blocked shirts, all of the goodies for the Holidays coming up!

 
I Hope You Feel Strong

When you look in the mirror, I hope you feel strong.
Not because of how “fit” or “tone” you are. 
Not because of the size of your jeans or how many rings you completed on your Apple Watch that day (guilty).
But because of how our bodies were created to live, because of what our bodies can do, what we can lift, what we can go through, what we can accomplish with what we’ve been given. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s bigger than being our “prime” weight or what’s on our plate. It’s about acknowledging our Creator and all of the ways He has made us to do incredible things and respecting His talent at creating a beautiful and powerful thing like you + me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So friends, I hope you feel strong.
💪🏽💪🏻💪🏾💪🏼💪🏿

Beach Picks
 
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Sunglasses

I always tell my friends to pick out sunglasses that are super fun, block the sun and aren't expensive. The worst is when you get to the beach and the sand scratches the lens. So, I buy a few cheaper pair for the summertime - that way I'm not heartbroken if anything happens to them.

Straw Beach Tote

Somethin' cute to throw your stuff in. It's easy to carry around, big enough to put things in but not too big that you feel like you're lugging it around.

Bohemian Cover-Up

Not all coverups have to be t-shirts and jean shorts. I mean really, jean shorts + sand + wet bathing suit is not my favorite combo. That's why I choose a flowy dress/type coverup for the beach.

Birkenstock Sandals

Sandals are also tricky. They need to be easy to wash up, preferably cute but also comfy in case you wanted to take a walk to the pier or go on a bike ride to lunch.

Classy One Piece

Two pieces are so fun but I'm thankful that one-pieces are back in! Especially at the beach: it doesn't give the ocean any opportunity to take away any pieces (hehe). This one combines a little bit of fun and a lot of class. I love this color - super flattering on any skin tone or body shape.

Sunscreen

DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN! Here's the deal: not all sunscreens are actually helping your skin. In fact, most have chemicals in them that are actually doing more hurt than good to your skin. I've found a sunscreen that I love and think is so super safe for the beach + whatever your day looks like. It comes in a lotion and sprays!!

Baby Wipes

If you've been around this tribe for a while, you'll know why I love these so much.
1. They smell so good
2. They can be used for any circumstance: to remove that little bit of mascara from under your eyes after swimming, refresh your pits, wipe off the sand + sweat, add a little bit of moisture back to your legs after getting some sun
3. They don't leave a stickiness to your skin, your skin is left so so soft!

Must have! Unfortunately, these aren't available online (only available at some Target on the baby isles with other wipes + diapers).

My Airport Outfit
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Safe and sound in PORTLAND! So excited about venturing around a new city with a close gal friend of mine! 

If you’re going on a trip soon, you NEED to know about Barefoot Dreams sweaters. They’re the softest sweater you could ever imagine which makes the perfect loungewear for a flight. These leggings have side pockets for holding your phone, boarding pass and ID. Genius! + gotta have those tennis shoes in case you need to run to your next flight.

The Workout Playlist + Apps You've Been Waiting For

I don't know about you but if I have a cute outfit, comfy shoes, good music and some structure, I can kill a workout. But, I need motivation, acountability and some fun to make it happen. If you're anything like me, I think these apps and workout playlist will definitely help. 
Fitness apps are so fun because you can have several to suit any fitness mood you may be in that day. Yoga? Go it. HIIT workouts? Got it. Cycling? Got it. Just need someone to talk you through a workout? Got it. Seriously, anything you can think of, they probably have it. Lucky for you, I've tested a few out over the past year and here are some of the apps I love!

Playlist

 

Shop my favorite athletic ware

 

Apps
 

The "Sweat" app by Kayla Itsines is intense! This is for those of you that want a fun workout that will make you sweat but feel oh so accomplished once complete. 

Not only does the app offer high-intensity plyometric training, it also offers yoga training and a post-pregnancy shred program.
My favorite part about this app is that it's made clear that the goal isn't weight loss. Instead, "it’s to make women around the world be happy in their own bodies and be bikini body confident."
It's a 28 minute workout for $19.99 a month (less expensive than a gym membership) and you can do it all at home!

 

The "Nike Training Club" app is super fun because you can pick your intensity and your workout. If you don't have much time that day, it's okay! You can pick and chose however long you want your work out to be, what you want to focus on and the intensity.
This app is linked to your fitness app on your phone so it's keeping track of how many stairs you climbing with mountain climbers, how many miles you ran or how many calories those push-ups burned for you!

 

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Sometimes I find myself getting super overwhelmed, easily tired or unmotivated halfway through my workout. My mind goes elsewhere and I'm not focused on pampering my body and sweating. If you're like me you've got to try "Aaptiv." It's a totally cool app that talks to you while you workout. You pick a trainer and they'll talk you through your workout and tell you to "keep going," "you're doing great" or maybe, "speed up!" How cool is that!? If you need motivation, here ya go!

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I LOVE ME SOME YOGA! Yoga is the most fun for me because it's mixing the stretching and resting that my mind and body needs with the movement that will wake my muscles up. I try and do it on my own but easily forget the poses and moves to get my body moving. The app "Yoga Studio" helps me do that all at home. There's videos to follow so you don't have to try and figure it out from pictures, a countdown so you know how long to stay in those poses.
You can choose how long you want your classes to be too - they have a library of classes anywhere from 5-60 minutes.

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THIS ONE IS SO SO FUN! I've been looking at Peloton bikes for a while and just drooling over the thought of maybe, somehow, someway having one in my home. But then I found this app that let's you have the Peloton experience without actually having to have a Peloton bike! You can download the app to your phone (I use my iPad for a bigger screen) and you can take live cycling classes, rewatch old ones or pretend to be cycling through a variety of scenery. Most gyms in hotels, apartment comlexes or gym memberships will have access to a stationary bike, this app is perfect for those. Great for traveling!

Easter Dresses Begging for Compliments

Easter dresses are so much fun - it's an opportunity for you to wear a fun color, get a little fancy and pair it with your favorite heels.  The fun part is that, if you pick the right dress, you can wear it to other Spring events: brunches, weddings, baby showers, etc.

These are my picks for dresses that can be worn again after Easter, the colors are this Spring's best colors and they're all church appropriate! 🙌🏼

 

Where's your favorite place to find Easter dresses??

The Best Swimwear

I don't know about you but I am LOVING the new swimsuit trends for this summer! All the crochet, mix match, one pieces, all of it! I went ahead and found some of my favorites that I'll be looking at and trying on for our tropical getaways coming up soon and I'm sharing them with you! They're organized by type of swimsuit (one piece or two piece). You may be able to tell by my selection below but I'm a huge fan of practical swimsuits - not the skimpy ones. Modesty is a characteristic I hope to always carry out so these swimsuits cover up everything but also leave some room for tanning.

I added some of my favorite coverups as well so we can all match at the beach!

Two Pieces

 

One Pieces

 

Coverups

 
White on White
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A white outfit + donuts 🍩

Now THATS a combo I can agree with 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Side note, the pearl details on this denim jacket have me squealing!! This outfit’s details (minus the donuts, sry) are in the link in my profile 🖤


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This band tee got me a free coffee! ☕️
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True story: the other morning, the Starbucks barista loved this Pink Floyd T-shirt so much he upgraded me to a Venti for free 😂 🎸 
Just another reason everyone should have this band tee (this one is linked in my profile) ☕️

My Favorite Sassy Shoes
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Walking into the weekend like... 🙌🏻
Can’t wait to bundle up and watch some movies with Thomas, try out some new recipes and go on an ice cream date with Remi somewhere in there. 🐶 🍦
How are you celebrating the weekend??
P.S. these sassy shoes are in the link in my profile and they’re 50% off 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼