Studio 15: The Perfect Apparel for Every Occasion

Just recently we attended Social Media on the Sand with our parenting blog, Simply Real Moms. Social Media on the Sand is a blogging conference held at Beaches Resorts in Turks & Caicos.

The conference isn’t your typical blogger conference as it is centered around getting the ultimate “Beaches” experience. Basically, conferences in the mornings, downtime during the afternoon, and themed parties in the evening. The themes for this year’s conference were so fun. We had a nautical themed welcome party, an 80’s night, a beach party, and then a Halloween party to end our last night there.

I was mostly excited for the nautical themed party on the first night. They say first impressions last a lifetime, and I wanted to make sure I rocked my nautical look.

While searching for a dress to wear for the nautical party, I came across this black and white striped maxi dress from Studio 15 that couldn’t have been more perfect for the occasion.

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Muffins

Fall is here and we all know with the season comes baked goods and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. I literally crave it all once the crisp weather appears. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, but for the last 6 months I have been clean eating and meal-prepping to slim the waist down and tone up my muscles. Trying to not cave into sweets is a struggle I am not proud.

Not too long ago I saved a post from one of my favorite health and fitness Facebook pages, The Betty Rocker. She shared an article for a 5-Step Food Prep and Recipes Guide For a Lean, Healthy Body and I decided to revisit the article to see if there were some new recipe ideas to try. One recipe stood out from them all— Gluten Free Pumpkin Protein Muffins.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Exclusive Look Using Instagram’s New Landscape Orientation

Yesterday, Instagram announced that – in addition to square posts – you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever.

@StarWars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation. As part of this collaboration, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on

Direct link: https://instagram.com/p/65PhxOs_RH/

 

About “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” releases in U.S. theaters on December 18, 2015.

Quick and Healthy Taco Casserole Recipe

taco casserole

Taco casserole’s are probably one of my favorite, go-to meals. Not only is the meal completely easy (hello, casserole), but it’s a meal I don’t feel guilty eating. One of my favorite things about a taco casserole is the fact that it’s quite honestly hard to mess up and you can add or omit as much or as little as you like.

Everything about this meal sends my taste buds into heaven. The stacked layer of flavors blend so well together. If you are in need of a really quick, easy and delicious meal, give this taco casserole a try! [Read more…]