Monday, March 30, 2020

Ways to Help with Social Distancing

Hi Everyone, 
These are some weird times we are living in guys. I never once thought that we would live in a time where we are encouraged to stay home, move our work lives to our homes, and live in the uncertainty of when things would be back to normal. It's hard. It's effecting all of us in some way, but there are ways to make these unusual circumstances tolerable and that's exactly what this post is about. I'm sharing different ways to cope with social distancing and I hope this will help any of you who are struggling to stay motivated! I'm also linking tons of products that you can order to make your time at home much better. 

Working From Home 

Some of us are used to going into an office everyday to work (Me!) but unfortunately majority of us aren't able to do that anymore because of COVID-19, so my apartment has turned into my office and my gym! I had to turn my makeup vanity into my computer desk so I would have a place to put everything. I was lucky enough to be able to bring all of my work equipment home to make life easier, but it's still weird. Some of you are going through the same thing so I've linked some products that will help with working at home! My top favorites are my new mouse pad, blue light glasses, phone stand and Air Pods.

Take Your Mind Off Things

Adult coloring books, books and any type of art are things that help me escape reality. Now is the perfect time to start a new craft or a book you've always wanted to read.

Home Workouts

With gyms being closed, I have had to move all my workouts to my apartment. I'm lucky to live right on a greenway by a river so I can easily go for runs and be active. However, I enjoy lifting weights and becoming stronger so I've had to be creative in my workouts. Luckily, a lot of my favorite Instagram fitness ladies have been posting really great at-home workouts on their feeds and I've actually enjoyed doing them! I've linked some really helpful at-home equipment as well as links to my favorite fitness influencers.

Whitney Simmons 
Krissy Cela 
Taylor Chamberlain Dilk 

Hopefully some of these things will help you all during these crazy times we are living in. I'm going to be updating my blog and LiketoKnowit account more often now that I'm home, so make sure you keep an eye out for my new posts! Stay safe and stay home!


Saturday, February 29, 2020

My Current Favorites

For someone who shops WAAYYY more than she should, I obviously come across some really great items that I truly love. I wanted to share my absolute favorite items right now with you all because I know you all will love them too! Here's why some of them are favorites: 

The Keurig K-Elite K-Cup Pod and Iced Coffee setting coffee maker is a must-buy if you love hot and cold coffee. It has multiple temperature and cup size options and was a nice upgrade from my older Keurig. I also love being able to make iced coffee right at home.

Amazon blazer and furry bomber. These are really good affordable jackets that would work for any wardrobe. I've worn them both out and to work. 

$16 Blue Light Glasses from Amazon. These really do work! I am in front of a computer all day long and I could really tell a difference with these on. Also so affordable! 

Shop these items and the rest of my favorites below! 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Contoura Body FX with Revitalyze MD Review

Hello everyone!

I'm so excited to finally share this post and my experience with Contoura with you all. If you've been following me on Instagram within the last few months, you've probably seen my stories of me at Revitalyze MD in Knoxville getting the treatment done to the back of my legs. Before I go into detail about the treatment, I just want to talk about how great everyone is at Revitalyze MD! They are seriously so nice and accommodating to me every time I'm in there. Marissa is who I worked with during my treatments and she did a wonderful job making sure I was always comfortable and knew what she was doing throughout my appointments!

 What this treatment does is uses radio-frequency to melt away fat and also tighten the skin. The treatment is great for targeting some of those difficult areas we all know and love, so for me it was right under my bottom on the back of my legs.

Here is my BEFORE photo:

You can see in my before photo that I have a few lines on my legs right under where my shorts end. This was the area we worked on and actually did one extra treatment on my right leg since the lines were more prominent there. What's great about this treatment is you can get it done on a very small area, like me, or a much larger one.  I work out and lift weights on a regular basis but even the most fit people have some trouble areas. With this treatment you can target those places and that's what makes it so cool to me! 

This is what my leg looked like during the treatment. My leg is red from the heat that's created to burn the fat cells. However, it's completely painless! There were a few times where it did get pretty warm and uncomfortable, but we would always take a break until my leg calmed down. There was also ZERO down time and I went straight to work after every treatment. I would also try and do a leg workout that really worked my glutes and hamstrings on days I would get it done, because it helped target that area even more.

So after five treatments on my left leg and six on my right, here is my AFTER photo: 

On my right leg, you can see how the lines are almost completely gone and on my left there is nothing! I am so happy with my results and would recommend this to anyone who is looking to maximize their fitness results and or even get a jump start on their fitness goals. Feel free to shoot any questions about Contoura my way and I encourage any of you who are interested in the treatment to schedule a consultation! Lastly, they also have other treatments like hydrafacials, IV therapy, botox, and female and male specific treatments that I also highly recommend! I can't wait to try new and fun treatments with Revitalyze in the future and will be sure to keep you all updated on my Instagram and blog :) 

Thanks for reading! 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

2019 Holiday Gift Guide + Ways to Give Back this Season 

My 2019 gift guide for my ladies and my fellas is here! Praise. All the items on my guide (at least on the women side) were once given to me, I gave as a gift or would love to receive them myself! At the bottom of my post are ways you can also give back this season to those who might not be as fortunate as some of us. Happy holidays, happy shopping and happy giving!

Gifts for men and women:

If you don't know what gift to give someone, here are some great gift card options that anyone would love! 

Ways to give back

Angel Tree Donation 
Toys for Tots 
Donate animal food and toys to local shelters 
Donate to the Salvation Army 
Coats for the Cold 
Red Cross 
Considering shopping  at places who give a percentage of you purchase to an organization!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Summer Recap

Fall is here people! Finally. The weather doesn't really scream fall, but my heart does so that's all that matters. I thought this would be a great time to recap a lot of my summer looks for you all, as a lot of them are still in stock and still fit these high Tennessee temps!