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Monday, April 20, 2015

We Are Challenging You! 21 Day Fix!

 Summer is coming!! Are you feeling summer ready? 
It's ok, neither are we. That is why we are taking the 21 Day Fix Partner Challenge with Melissa, our very own fitness coach!
Since we want you feeling good and #RockinTheSweetLife we are going to lend Melissa to you as your own personal fitness coach to get you set for the summer.
Best part? Your friends can join in on the journey to getting fit by taking on the
21 Day Fix   
Partner Challenge
!

What is 21 Day Fix? 
It’s an easy to follow, nutrition, and fitness program which jump-starts your major weight-loss goals. 21 Day Fix, offers a fool proof nutrition plan to help manage and monitor what you are eating through portion control and it provides a guide to healthy, clean eating… And you will not be left hungry! 

How this challenge works? 
Team up with 1 person who you feel will hold you accountable in accomplishing your set goals, and who will inspire you, encourage you, and who you can have fun with on this exciting journey towards a rockin body and optimal health.
What You Do:
-Once you’ve picked a teammate, both of you should log on-to HERE and order your 21-Day Fix Challenge Pack.
-Next, contact your personal fitness coach by email (MelJacobs96@gmail.com), let her know that you are interested, and she will add you to her Facebook page. Once you do this, she will add you to the challenge group where together you can inspire one another, share recipes, and success stories (because there will be many). She will also be adding tips on maintaining your weight-loss, improving all around health, and steps towards self-care.
 -Finally, stay tuned to the challenge page for information on getting started… and don’t forget to SMILE. Weight loss can be frustrating, but Melissa's goal is to make it fun and empowering. You can do this!
 ***Both challenge partners should do the above steps individually!***

BONUS:
What is Shakeology? The Healthiest Meal of the Day ®. Shakeology has multiple flavors to choose from and so many recipe combinations. It is a way to increase energy, reduce cravings, and lose weight, all while filling your body with healthy nutrition.
Oh…. And you can WIN. Once you are added to the challenge page, send Melissa a private message with your ‘before’ weight, and inches, your challenge partner’s name, a team name, your weight loss/nutrition/fitness goals, and what motivates you to reach these goals. 
The team to lose on average, the most weight and inches wins a prize. What is that prize? Well…. The pot starts at $25, for every person that purchases the 21-Day Fix Challenge pack from Melissa's page will add an extra $5 to this pot. So, tell your friends, tell your family members, tell your co-workers. Build the pot, build your motivation, build your bank account, and drop the inches and pounds.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to E-mail Melissa, your new fitness coach @ MelJacobs96@gmail.com.

PS Starts Monday, May 4th (Order ASAP to receive your package, review it & get started on planning your weight loss)

Are you ready for the challenge with your very own personal fitness coach? 
Who will you be partnering up with?

                                 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Best Hair Cut For Your Face Shape

Ever get a new hair cut, look in the mirror, and say "what the heck was I thinking?" 
If that's a yes, it won't happen again after today.
With so many looks and hair cuts out there it's hard to sometimes find one that best suits you.
What looks great on a celebrity who's photo you bring into the hair salon for reference, might not look good on you because you have two polar opposite face shapes. 
How do you even know though what your face shape is?!
Well one good way to find out is by taking a directly face on selfie with your hair pulled back off your face.
Once you take your selfie, trace with your finger along the outer line of your face. 
Whatever shape you end up tracing, that's....you guessed it...your face shape.
Now that you know what your face shape is, lets get to styling.


Round Face:
When you have a round face the best cut for you would be a mixed length cut.
This means adding layers.
Add a deep side part along with some side swept bangs for a slimmer look.
If you wear a center part try getting a cut that lands a few inches past your shoulders with the layers hitting around your jaw.
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Rectangular Face:
To take away from the lines of a strong angular jaw, use soft curls or long layers to soften your features. 
Try to stay away from anything one length or blunt.
This messy, tousled, and layered look is great for framing a face that has blocky features.
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Heart Shaped Face:
Bring balance to a heart shaped face with medium to long length hair. 
Balance out a pointy chin with side swept bangs and use layers that end at your cheek to frame your face perfectly.
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Diamond Face:
By getting bangs you are able to create width on the forehead.
You can also create balance with layers at the chin.
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Long Face:
Create width for a long face by keeping length short and above the collar bone.
Chin length bobs as well as wave,s add width to a seemingly long face.
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Oval Face:
You lucky lady you!
You can choose from a huge variety of different cuts because they all suit you so well.
Soft flowing waves are always a great option to stick with though when framing a face.
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Now that you know the best cut for your face, go out there and get that summer cut you've been waiting for!

What face shape do you have?
What was the best or worst cut you ever received?


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I Currently #SweatPink With Excitement

Hey All! 
We interrupt this regularly scheduled program for a bit of exciting news!
After going through emails yesterday I stumbled across one with the subject: CONGRATS!
Congrats? Congrats on what? 
I double clicked that bad boy and opened it to see that I had been requested to speak at IDEA World Fitness BlogFest with Sweat Pink.
I screamed, scared my dogs, and then pulled myself together.
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I could not be more honored, excited, and ecstatic to say that I will be A speaker at the 2nd annual IDEA World Fitness BlogFest with Sweat Pink, July 16-19, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. 

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BlogFest brings together bloggers for 4 action-packed days of in-depth blogging sessions, unforgettable celebrity workouts & exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the largest fitness conference in the world."
I could not be more thrilled to meet all the people presenting this year and have the opportunity to learn from them as well.
 I really hope to be seeing you all there this year and if you have yet to get your tickets just head here to grab them.
Huge thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who voted for me as a speaker! xoxo

Will you be attending this conference this year? 
Have you attended in the past?


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

I am all about my spiralizer! 
Of course zoodles are my number one go to dish when creating anything with my spiralizer but recently I have been all about spiralized sweet potato fries. 
French fries are always awesome, but when they are sweet potato fries it removes the guilt and makes them that much more delicious.
So here you have it, our go to crispy baked sweet potato fries recipe that is bound to be a hit in your home just as much as it is a hit in ours!

What You Need:
Spiralizer
2 large sweet potatoes, washed & dried
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp sea salt

What You Do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Spiralize both sweet potatoes.
Use a knife to cut the potato spirals into smaller fries.
Throw those bad boys into a bowl and coat them with olive oil.
Cover two parchment-lined baking sheets and spread out the spiralized fires evenly (you may need 2 baking sheets).
Sprinkle with sea salt.
Place baking sheets in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove the trays from the oven and flip fries
Bake for another 8-10 minutes.
Remove trays and serve hot and crispy!

Do you have a spiralizer? What do you make with it?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Favorite Spring Accessories - Under $30

We hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Today we are back with some of our favorite Spring accessories.
Since we discussed with you last week our Spring Fashion Favorites, it only seemed fitting that we share with you this week our favorite accessories for this year.
Whether you are going to a music festival, traveling, or just going to work
we have you covered with a list of all the must have accessories you need this spring.
Did we mention they were all around $30 and under?



Which accessory are you loving and adding to your collection this Spring?


Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Favorites: Taste of Spring and Women Who Rock!

What an eventful week this was!
I don't know about you but we are pooped and couldn't be more ready for the weekend.
So what better way to start the weekend then sharing with you a whole bunch of our favorites from the week that we may have missed letting you in on.
Take a look!

Favorite Outfit:
Does this scream spring or what?! 
The pink and mint combo is something that we are totally loving, 
and how cute is that necklace?
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Favorite DIY:
Believe me, at one point or another you are going to want to reupholster a piece of furniture in your home.
This article is perfect for that time, so print and save it.
It shows you the proper and best way to get the most professional look. 
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Favorite Recipe:
This healthy buffalo mac and cheese recipe is drool worthy!
We are obsessed with buffalo anything, and mac and cheese?!
Who doesn't love mac and cheese?
Oh yeah, and it's healthy. This is the trifecta of deliciousness so needless to say, this is getting made ASAP!
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Favorite Funnies:

Snapchat burn!
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Can you believe that I have never seen this movie...
but this does make sense, right?

eeehhhh snakes = / the comment is wonderful though!
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And there you have it loves! Our favorite roundup of the week.
What are you loving this week?

***PS Don't forget to check out Cupcakes & Crossbones on Facebook and Instagram so we can follow you back and you can get the inside scoop!


***PSS  Coming this summer! 
Women Who Rock 2015. 
We are gearing up and getting ready to reveal the "Women Who Rock" 2015. 
We will be interviewing amazing women and each one will be telling their story through an interview with us about how they got to where they are today. 
Just wait until you hear the impressive line up of women we got together...We don't know how much longer we can keep this secret! Stay tuned!
For a little teaser, check out our trailer HERE

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Run Noah Run!

Recently I spoke with someone who is doing something incredible! 
I found out about Noah through a friend on Instagram. 
Noah began running February 28th 2015 at the Statue of Liberty in NY and will end his run July 4th 2015 in San Diego CA! 
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Yes, he is running across the United States solo to raise awareness for Rare diseases, oh and this isn't his first run....it's his 3rd!
When you speak to Noah you can really hear the passion in his voice the way he talks about raising awareness. 
Can you imagine how motivated and dedicated you have to be to do this and what a toll this could take on ones body? 
This is someone who is truly dedicated and is making such a huge impact in the world!
Meeting with family who have been effected and taking to his social media platforms to share his experiences and the families he meets who are impacted with loved ones suffering from rare diseases, this man undoubtedly has a heart of gold. 
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So today we ask you to join us as we root Noah on and follow him on Instagram and Twitter to watch his journey and educate yourself when it comes to the many diseases out there that we should all start working towards helping find a cure for and making others aware of.
To learn more please head over to the Run for Rare site where you can get the complete details and read the press releases, donate, and help spread awareness!
Run Noah Run!
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