Thursday, February 27, 2014

My life story, will be a good one...

There are two things i'm very excited to share with you today. The first one being how happy I am to team up with Good hYOUman, to feature one of their awesome tees.They have an AMAZING story behind their website, which I will get to in just a minute. The second is that I was asked to co-host the All Things Thursday Link Party! yay! 

This tee from Good hYOUman has such a story behind it. The owner of this company started it in memory of his dad who passed away, you can read about it here. The t-shirts are made with inspirational (and sometimes silly) sayings on them. I loved the top they sent me, because the saying is just perfect. I have come to learn that we will get nowhere in life, if we have a negative attitude. If you want to be happy, CHOSE to be happy. If you want a better life, chose to have a better life. The grass is only greener where you water it. 

Every season good hYOUman will feature one of your inspirational stories on all of their hangtags. Please send your story to

Top: Good hYOUman c/o | Long layering tank: ShopBop | Leggings: Abella Boutique c/o | Booties: Steve Madden | Beanie: Sincerely Sweet Boutique c/o | Bag: Aldo, similar style | Jewelry: Jane

Beckhams Outfit:
Sweater: Gap Outlet, love this style | Pants: BabyGap | Moccs: Jane

Welcome to the ALL THINGS THURSDAY LINK PARTY!! Thanks for all those who linked up with us last week! We are having so much fun and hope you are too! As a reminder, we will pick two links to feature each week and when you are featured, you will have the opportunity to co-host the link party with us. Those who link up will also be required to follow the co-hosts. We are excited to see what you have in store for us this week! Thanks for linking up and inspiring us!
Check out what your hosts have been up to this week:
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The Power Suit with Hunters of Happiness | C'est La Vie with Glitz & Gold
Now, for our lovely features and co-hosts:
Bethany of Kiss Me Darling We can't get enough of Bethany's leopard look - it is absolutely stunning. We especially love the layering and gold detail. Such a classy and beautiful look!
Yulissa of Sequins & Tulle
Okay - chambray + floral print?? Definitely a match made in heaven! We love how Yulissa paired them together - it makes for such a fun, flirty outfit and definitely gets us excited for Spring!
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blogging Essentials Giveaway!!

Today I'm teaming up with 28 other lovely bloggers to bring to you all the "Blogging Essentials Giveaway", which will be part of a three installment giveaway that will take place over the next couple of weeks! Each week we will be giving away a STELLAR prize essential to any blogger! Our first prize will give one lucky winner a Nikon D3100, Tripod, and Memory Card Bundle. Because, as we all know, quality photos are a key piece in creating a great online space!

Make sure to complete as many or all of the entries as you can not only to increase your chances of winning, but also because meeting new and stellar bloggers is awesome!

These are the only rules for the giveaway....

Rule 1: Giveaway will run for one week and the winner will be anounced on Thursday March 6th. Rule 2: Open to U.S. participants only 
Rule 3: The winner's entries will be verified. 


Monday, February 24, 2014

Pink & Blue

The sun was shining yesterday, and we took full advantage of it! I popped on my favorite heels from Sole Society to get some pictures in them. Man I am obsessed with these heels. I have been waiting too long, staring at these heels and hoping for better weather. I wish it were date night, or even girls night every night so I could wear them more often! 

My dear sweet husband took these images, and he is not the best photographer. haha He's such a gem for trying though. I love him. Bare with me on this post... I know the images are not the best quality. Fear not though, I WILL be posting other outfits featuring these adorable heels. I'm in love!

 Top: Daniell Rain c/o |Blazer: Nordstrom, similar here & here | Denim: old, similar Style | Bag: Francescas c/o similar here| Heels: Sole Society c/o | Jewelry: Jane

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Lovely Leopard

Well, in case you hadn't notice.... the blog was down for a couple days. Can I just say that I hate domain names? Long story- but lets just say it has been a nightmare trying to get everything fixed. So. I'm having to use the good ol blogspot domain until we can figure everything out. Oy vey!  

Anyway, I have been wearing so much pink and red lately with it being the month of LOVE. I decided to throw on some neutrals to change things up a bit. Ask me how much I love this top and these booties- obsessed!!
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Monday, February 17, 2014

My Oasap Top Picks!!

Now that Valentines is over, my sights are set on all things spring! Oasap is one of my favorite places to shop because they have amazing prices, and so many options! My favorite, is there amazing designer inspired bags. I mean come on, the tan one looks just like a Givenchy bag, compare here for $1,652!! The light pink, looks just like a Celine bag, compare here at $2,440! Such a steal!

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and a few more of my favorites here....

Friday, February 14, 2014

My Little Valentines.....

Happy Valentines Day!! I'll be spending my day with my not one, but THREE Valentines. Being the queen of the house on Valentines Day definitely has its perks. I am so grateful to be a wife to such a loving wonderful man, who gave me the sweetest, most amazing little boys in the entire world. I love my Valentines with all my heart.
I wanted to share a couple outfit ideas I put together for this very special day. From a casual day outfit, and something a little more fancy for dinner. I wanted something elegant, yet fun! Hope you love these outfits as much as I do. Enjoy! :)
Check out todays Valentines Deals with some of our sponsors!
21.4% off at Oasap code Valentine
20% off at Loopsway code VDAY20
HUGE Valentines sale at SheInside
20% off "love is" collection at Sole Society code LOVE20
20% off at LuLu's HH20SALE

Day Time Valentines Outfit

Kiss Me Blouse: Gifted also found here | Sweater: F21 |Denim: similar style | Heels: Charlotte Russe | Purse: F21| Necklace: J Crew, similar style | Bracelets: Jane

  Evening Valentines Outfit 

XOXO Bethany


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A comfy casual look - and getting in shape!

To be completely honest with you, most days I like to wear something comfy. Say what!? I know, I know, it deceiving. My blog inspiration is geared more towards what id wear for a girls night out. I want to try and incorporate more of what id wear on a regular basis. For instance, Hunter Boots and piko tops. Every girl needs these two items. So comfy. The best thing about piko tops is how they transition so well from fall to winter, and winter to spring. I love mine from Abella Boutique and wanted to demonstrate how easily they transition to spring. I just tucked the very top into my pastel colored stretch denim, and VIOLA. Spring here I come!
On a completely unrelated note. How cute is my little man Beckham? That last picture with his little smirk, and belly poking out. I die!!

Piko Top: Abella Boutique c/o | Vest: old, similar here | Denim: Gap also loving these | Hunter Boots: Nordtrom | Bag: ALDO, similar style |  Jewelry: Jane
Beckham's Outfit:
Sweater: Childrens Place | Button Up: BabyGap | Denim: BabyGap | Moccs: Jane
Now its time for the embarrassing part of this blog post. Before I start, I wanted to share with you a little story about myself. I also want to express to each and every person who reads this, that I honestly believe that every woman is beautiful, and should love and take care of her body. With that being said... here I go! 
Growing up in California I was always very active. I was in cheerleading, track and field, swim team. I was always very tone and naturally petite. When I turned 17, I moved to Utah with my mom and stopped doing sports. After I graduated I got my first desk job. You know how it goes with jobs like that. I would get bored and snack ALL. DAY. LONG!! You guys, I gained 25 lbs  in two years! 25 POUNDS!!! I was never one to even worry about weight gain, in fact I don't even think I realized how bad it had gotten until I looked back at pictures. haha Once I left that job, I started to eat healthier and became active again. It really wasn't that hard for me to lose it, considering all I needed to do was NOT eat chips and dip all day. Skyler and I got engaged and that gave me the extra motivation I needed to get back in shape for the wedding.
Anyway, after I had my c section with Beckham, my body was just not the same. The way they had to cut me open to get him out, really messed up my stomach. I would go to the gym and try to work out my stomach, and my muscles would start shaking and I couldn't even do a single sit up. Years and years of muscle, gone! It was disheartening. I had this shelf over my incision I could not get rid of. Even at 25 pounds heavier, I never had this problem. I lacked the extra motivation to get in shape, so eventually I gave up. I figured id have this "kangaroo pouch" as I liked to call it, forever. I was fine with that. It all came to be, because I brought children into this world, and how could I be upset about that?
Fast forward a few months, when the sweetest girl wrote me on my blog facebook. Her name is McKell and she works for "It Works" body wraps. She asked if she could wrap me, in exchange for me featuring my results on the blog. I was so excited to try it, because lets face it, every girl has a problem area! 
For those of you who don't know what "It Works Wraps" are, here is a little information. These wraps are a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin.
  • Tightens, tones, & firms
  • Minimizes cellulite appearance
  • Improves skin texture & tightness
  • Mess-free and simple to use
  • Results in as little as 45 minutes
  • Progressive results over 72 hours
  • Made with natural ingredients
After just 45 minutes my first application, I lost 1 1/2 inches. They measure from your ribs, belly button, and waist. After three hrs, I had lost 5 inches total!! I didn't even think I had that much to lose! Its hard to tell in my before and after picture, but you can see that my little pooch was tightened and firmed. You know what guys, it gave me the extra motivation I needed to start eating healthier and get back in shape! Thank you SO much McKell, you're a life saver! If you would like to contact McKell, or order your own wrap, please go to 


XOXO Bethany

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