S&P TV // Healthy Coco-Macachino

coco maca-chino Monday mornings would be a wash without coffee in our house, but f you’re one of those people (like me!) who loves having as a treat nearly any time of the day or week — This episode of S&P TV is for you!

Today I’m sharing my own version of a fancy coffee-shop blended drink, and this one is SO good for you that you can even use it as a guilt-free, post-workout snack!  The real version has a ton of added ingredients that are not even worth putting in to that precious body of yours, but subbing out a few key items leaves this one tasting great while still delivering a ton of nutrients that you need for a healthy day.

Watch the video to see me whip up the recipe, and I’d love to let me know what you think! ;)

Ps. – Sneak peek of our new kitchen!  Just filmed another set of foodie videos the other day, and can’t wait to share them with you soon!

*Image found here.

Trend Watch // Bold Black Flats

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I am SO tired of my perpetual hunt for The Perfect Black Flat… Every season I continue my search, but it has been a very long time since I’ve found the right pair.  Looking for something that is classic enough to go with everything, yet quirky enough to fit my own personal style – a tough combo, apparently!

The pairs here are all just a leeeeetle too sassy for the go-to that I need, but in case you’ve already got YOUR staples nailed down, I thought I’d share them as a few fun ways to step boldly for Fall. ;)

Let me know which one is your favorite (Robot! Hands-down!), and I’ll fling a monstrous virtual hug to the lass that sends me a lead for my next all-affair swoon-worthy pair!

Ps. – We’re headed to Kansas City for a friend’s wedding today, and you’d better believe I’ve got one of these babies packed in my bag. So excited to watch Tuesday’s game with dear friends, and love that the timing worked out so well! XOXO (#GoRoyals)

S&P TV // Sleeping Tight with my Jawbone UP24

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When was the last time you hopped out of bed feeling like you had a GREAT night’s sleep?

Hitting the hay has never been one of my strong suits, but as I shared a few weeks ago — I’ve been trying to stay aware of my bedtime habits in an effort to improve my slumber game!

Today’s episode of S&P-TV has me sharing a bit about my own journey to a good rest, along with some handy tips (and a very useful tech tool) that will hopefully help you figure out your own version of satisfying sleep…

Handy Links from the Episode:

Jawbone UP24 band + app
My favorite nighttime candle
Earplugs that drown out the world (glorious!)
Snuggle-worthy sheets that are so so soft
Curious about caffeine timing? Here are some smarty-pants guidelines.

I honestly don’t think that I would have seen such a drastic difference without the help of my Jawbone UP24, and would love to have you check out the app for yourself and let me know what you think.  (Such a cool deal that you can download it to your phone for free and utilize the handy features before buying the actual band!)

Hoping to continue on my path to becoming a better sleeper (because DUH – more dreaming), and in the meantime – I’ll just go ahead and take all the ZZZZZ’s I can get! ;)

Top image via D*S

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Concrete Catwalk // Drapey Days


A little out of practice on the ol’ outfit posts, but after pulling out the camera and snapping some shots with Mr. Pepper over the weekend it felt good to get back in the swing of our normal routine.

We’ve been living such a full season over the past few weeks and occasionally — savoring the moments vs. sharing them becomes more of a priority when it all comes down to it, ya know?  (On that note, don’t forget to enter the $1000 bubbly life giveaway from Diet Coke before Wednesday at Midnight!)

Hoping to find a better groove as we ramp up for a more “layered” time of year, and thanks for hanging in there while we get re-settled and regroup!

Ps. – I’ve been shamelessly shopping for everything from chunky sweaters to super-sleek ankle boots on Shopbop’s friends & family sale this morning… Two of my favorite transitional pieces, for sure.

Tell me: What are YOUR go-tos for this time of year? (And then let me know if you do any shopping! Use code FAMILY25 to take 25% off!)

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Giveaway // A Bubbly Life + $1000!

delicious-life I have a very important question for you today:

How on EARTH would you spend $1000 to make life feel a bit more bubbly?!

Tickets to see your favorite musician in concert?
A shopping spree to stock up on new fall must-haves?
Spa day with your best girlfriends?

My brain immediately starts flooding with destinations and ideas and experiences, and I’m reminded of the times that my day-to-day has already felt pretty dang deliciousI always love finding ways to create my own version of a happy, healthy & flavorful life, and today am SO happy to have Diet Coke help me bring YOU the opportunity to #GetATaste of the very same thing!

bubbly-life Statement jewelry // Sunset flight // Antique rug // Party bites // New fall styles // Romantic night

Without further ado, let’s dive right into the fun…

Diet Coke is giving one lucky S&P reader the chance to “Get a Taste” of their own bubbly life with $1000, and I’m so excited at the thought of making someone’s week with such a treat!

Keep reading to find out how to enter below, and let’s get those ideas flowing!

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