Daily Covet: Athleta Stripes Chaturanga™ Capri

Happy New Year bloggy friends! I hope this year brings you much joy, peace and prosperity!

I know this is so cliché, but for the New Year, I’m going to covet fabulous new workout clothes.

I find that new clothes and new running shoes have a way of keeping me motivated to stick to my New Year’s workout routine. At least for a few weeks.

These Athleta Stripes Chaturanga™ Capris are just such the pants to keep me on the treadmill or in my PiYo class (I’ve dubbed this “living hell in the gym”) just a little longer.

Contrary to popular belief, the horizontal stripes can actually be quite flattering. So hopefully they’ll make my butt look good enough to wear when running errands after I’ve stopped wearing them to run on the treadmill.

Cheers!

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Daily Covet: Beauty don’t come free… or cheap

Last night, after dropping a bundle on three new bras (after going waaayyyy too long without replacing old, worn out, and played out bras), I was lamenting the cost of being a woman.  I like the finer things for sure, but I won’t say I’m excessive about my beauty regimen.  Hair cuts and highlights run me about $150 every 12 weeks – yep, I said 12 – as I try to put them off to save myself a couple trips per year that way.

I spend about $50 on day cream, $40 on eye cream and $40-ish on cleanser every couple of months.  I’m a stay-at-home mom, so I don’t regularly wear makeup, except my $26 Lancome Definicils mascara and $18 juicy tubes of lip gloss.  Or just a tinted Burt’s Bees lip balm for $9.  Perfume gives me a headache, and my family membership to the gym, is probably comparable to most gyms – relative to the part of the country you live in.

My point you ask?  Big news!  Jennifer Aniston reportedly spends $8K per month on her beauty regimen.  I was driving this morning, and my radio station’s DJ was remarking over Jennifer Aniston’s monthly beauty bill of $8K.  Apparently, $900 per week goes to Yoga lessons, neck ointment by Euoko is $450, and regular splurges on Tracie Martyn Spa Facials are $500+.

Everyone seems up in arms about this fact.  And while I don’t begrudge Jennifer Aniston her beauty routine (hey, she’s not getting plastic surgery every day like Melanie Griffith!), why is this news?  Articles keep talking about how high and mighty Angelina would be about all the coin Jennifer’s dropping for beauty, while she’s trying to save the world.

Angelina probably spends that and more on tattoos and private jets to wander the globe.  (Yes, I’m Team Aniston…)

All I have to say is… all that money is NOT in vain, as witnessed below.

Daily Covet: Lululemon workout clothes to inspire workout

I’m sitting home with a cold this morning, and thinking about how long it’s been since I’ve worked out.  10 days to be exact.  The plague spread through my house, and left me untouched… but yesterday it hit me like a ton of bricks.

I jumped on LuluLemon’s website in the spirit of working out to see what cute things they have going on there.  I instantly clicked the skirts and  dresses link and found a super cute skort.  So cute, in fact, that it might actually inspire a workout.

And they also have great tanks in fun colors and unique styles.  So, I may as well throw an entire outfit into my virtual shopping cart, right?

Press Updates!

I always wanted to say that!  I got a call from one of my BFFs telling me that her sis-in-law in New York saw my name & blurb about living in Omaha as a family in Parenting Magazine.  I believe it’s the June issue, not sure of the page yet… I’ll update later.

Also, I entered Grant in a cute baby contest, so you can vote for him here!
http://www.parenting.com/Babytalk/covercontest/contestant.jsp?sort=&page=&index=9&ID=42407940

And Grant turned 1 on June 3rd.  It’s been the fastest year of my life!  He’s a busy bee and amazingly healthy and strong.  We are so fortunate that he has done so well considering he was such an “early bird!”

Hope everyone is ready for summer, it’s right around the corner!

Be well.