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BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel (+giveaway and discount!!)

IT’S TIIIIIME!! My new apparel with Four Athletics is live!! I’ve done two campaigns with Four Athletics so far. The first time, we came out with one pair of floral leggings and really listened to all your feedback to improve the second round. For the second round, we came out with six different pairs of leggings and what I gathered from all your feedback on social media…you guys LOVED THEM!! It was so cool to see everyone in them. Well, this time it’s all about a full line of apparel! Today I will be showing you 6 different lines that all include sports bras, shorts, crops, and leggings. And since you guys loved the pockets so much, every single pair of bottoms comes with pockets!

But before I jump into it, I want to share a little bit about Four AthleticsFour Athletics was started by four brothers with a passion for fitness and activewear. They needed high quality fitness apparel that could withstand the toughest workouts, but the cost of what was available was out of control. When it comes to retail, the traditional model is costly, inefficient and in desperate need of innovation. Four Athletics set out to solve some of those problems. They use crowdfunding to match up supply and demand 100% of the time. They only make what is wanted, which eliminates waste, cuts out the middleman, and delivers a premium quality product at a fraction of the retail price. It’s more efficient, more responsible, and USA made!

And one of the best parts about Four Athletics is they care. Their customer service is a step above the rest and they are always listening to their customers. After my first campaign with Four Athletics, we took everyone’s feedback and Four Athletics spent countless hours sourcing fabrics, creating samples upon samples, and put these leggings through some of the toughest workouts to make sure they would last for every single athlete that put them on.

Now let’s talk just a little bit about the inspiration behind each piece!

Shorts– I haven’t worn shorts in the gym in years because I found myself constantly pulling them down as they slowly slid up my legs. But that problem has been solved with these 4” shorts. Not only do they stay in place during a workout, but the high seamless waistband keeps them comfortable and gives you a smooth waistline throughout. Plus they come with a pocket on both sides so you can keep your phones, keys and even snacks (no judging here) in place throughout your workout!

Crops– I know my shorter ladies out there have felt a little left out since I’ve been sticking with the 7/8 length, but no more! This crop style is great for all heights and lets the legs breathe a bit more than the longer length! Just like the shorts and leggings, the crops comes with pockets and a seamless waistline. You’re going to be incredibly comfortable in these!

7/8 Leggings– My go-to and favorite for leggings is always the 7/8 length. I think this length cuts in the perfect place around the ankles and I know I can rely on them to stay put no matter what workout I’m doing that day. And this length comes with all the bells and whistles including a high seamless waistband, pockets on both sides, and a fit that feels like it was made for your body!

Bra– If you’re a woman, you probably understand the constant battle of sports bras. They’re sometimes too tight or too loose or they rub in all the wrong places. Or maybe they fit great but they’re just plain ugly. NO MORE! This beautiful bra has amazing give while still keeping everything in place throughout your workout. No need to worry when you’re running or doing double unders or going for a PR on your clean and jerk! This bra stays put and is comfortable all the way up until you take it off. We went with a crop top style bra for more coverage in case you want to pair it with a pair of the high waisted bottoms, and we also went with wider shoulder straps for a more comfortable fit. So excited for you to try this sports bra out!

Now let’s finally get to the collection!

Popsical Collection– Even though I don’t have much pink in my normal wardrobe, I LOVE a hot pink pair of leggings. And this pattern with multiple shades of pink will definitely bring a little brightness to your day. Plus the pattern hides any dimples and the material feels like you’re barely wearing anything. It’s so breathable yet still gives you great coverage throughout. The fabric used with this pattern is a new interlock fabric which is completely amazing. It is better when it comes to sheer, and more vibrant from a printing color perspective. The fabric content is 78% poly 22% lycra so it’s smooth and lightweight to get on and really breathable in a workout!

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

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Jam Collection– It’s hard to pick my favorite from this collection but this mixture of purples is up there. It’s a color that pops without being too bright and it will be great going into fall. Pair it with the black teardrop bra for a muted look or brighten it up with the teardrop popsical bra.

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

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Magic Eye Collection– I love bold and brave patterns. And this geometric print mixed with tropical influences like flamingos and toucans screams summer with a slight 80’s vibe on the side. Plus the pattern hides any dimples and the material feels like you’re barely wearing anything. It’s so breathable yet still gives you great coverage throughout. The fabric used with this pattern is a new interlock fabric which is completely amazing. It is better when it comes to sheer, and more vibrant from a printing color perspective. The fabric content is 78% poly 22% lycra so it’s smooth and lightweight to get on and really breathable in a workout!

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

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Dusk Collection– This color was inspired by our wedding we had in Jamaica. I asked my bridesmaids to wear mauve and they were all dressed in different shades. That color screams love, happiness and major beach vibes to me, which is why I wanted to bring it to the gym! And just a heads up, the 7/8 leggings weren’t done in time for this photo shoot but the collection does come in 7/8 length! I’ll definitely show those to you on IG once I get back home to Denver!

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

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Black Collection– Having the perfect pair of black leggings or shorts is a staple in any activewear drawer and this collection will be your favorite! Wear these leggings to the gym or with a comfortable t-shirt and a pair of slip-on sneakers for a long flight. No matter where you wear them, you’ll always feeling amazing in them!

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

Shop the Black Collection:

Indigo Collection– This color of blue stands out in a crowd and looks amazing matched with the popsical, jam and the black! And the teardrop sports especially pops in this beautiful color!

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

BRAND NEW PaleOMG + Four Athletic Apparel

Shop the Azure Collection:

Now let’s get your hands on some new apparel! This campaign will run from today Sunday July 1st to Thursday July 26th then this new apparel will be gone! It’s a limited time campaign! Since Four Athletics runs their company through crowdfunding, you won’t get the leggings until the campaign is funded, so keep that in mind. They find out exactly how many orders are coming in THEN they print them and you’ll receive an email that they are coming your way! Remember, this reduces waste since they are printing as many that are ordered!

If you’re trying to figure out your perfect size, Four Athletics shares their sizes along with waist and length numbers, but they also share popular brand sizes and how they compare to Four Athletics sizes. I normally wear a 4 in lululemon and XS in Zella, and a 4 in Four Athletics fits me perfectly! Their size guide is located on every leggings link right below where you choose your size and click ‘back it’ to support the campaign!

Four Athletics ships USPS priority flat rate all over the world. Yep, that’s right! Wherever you are, you can get your hands on them! And right now, when you place your order and use the promo code PALEOMG you’ll receive 10% off your order!

And right now, I’m running a special giveaway for 5 days! 10 lucky winners will be chosen to receive one FREE piece from the line! Winners will be able to choose a bra or leggings or crops or shorts! Whatever they damn well please! All you have to do is simply tweet and pin an image to your pinterest board! And don’t worry, if you don’t have twitter OR pinterest, I will be holding a giveaway on my instagram soon, so stay tuned there for that one!

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I can’t wait to see what you guys think!! Thank you so so much for all the continued support on these campaigns so we can continue to come up with new apparel that everyone out there loves! You guys are the best!

5 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake In The Air Fryer

Welcome to my 5 ingredient flourless chocolate cake in the Air fryer. Here is an opportunity to try the best ever chocolate cake minus the white sugar and the white flour. Make this flourless chocolate cake with the kids knowing that it is completely healthy! Today Dominic and I will be celebrating 17 years together […]

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The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

Before June, I had never even heard of Leavenworth, Washington. But that’s not saying much because I haven’t heard of the most towns in Colorado…where I’ve lived my entire life. But after experiencing Santa Ynez Valley and the adorable Danish town Solvang, I knew I would love Leavenworth. And I absolutely did. The mountains of Washington are beautiful and this quaint little town is the perfect place to visit in the summer OR winter.

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If you’ve never heard of Leavenworth, it may be because this little Bavarian village is tucked back in the middle of the state of Washington, about 2 hours from Seattle. I took an Alaska flight to Seattle to meet up with my amazing friend Cassy of Fed and Fit, then we had a short flight to Wenatchee then it was about 40 minutes to Leavenworth. But I didn’t mind the travel since the traffic was clear and the views were beautiful. And once we pulled up to the Posthotel, we were welcomed with the most beautiful view of the mountains from our hotel room.

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

I’ve stayed in a good amount of hotels throughout my travels in the past couple years and this one is definitely high on my list. Maybe even my absolute favorite. It was stunning. And no detail was overlooked. The Posthotel was just opened in the past year after almost 7 years of creating this absolutely perfect space. This hotel is the most centrally located property that is set along the river with breathtaking mountain views. And it’s an adult-only spa hotel, which means is designed for the ultimate relaxing weekend. The Posthotel brings authentic wellness concepts from the Alps which means you’ll find soothing saltwater hydrotherapy pools, an array of steam baths and saunas with varying temperatures, cool plunge pools and Kneipp Stepping Pools, which all serve distinct purposes in healing, restoring, and relaxing the body. And the swim-out saltwater pool features massage nooks and bubble lounges for the ultimate soak year-round. They even have lounge waterbeds beds and nap areas scattered throughout to help you truly relax and take in every second of your vacation.

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After checking in to the Posthotel and immediately not wanting to leave our room, we put our big girl pants on and made our way to the Watershed Cafe, which was incredibly easy since it was about a 1 minute way from our hotel. That’s one of my favorite things about small towns like Leavenworth – everything is easy to get to in no time flat.

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Watershed Cafe is an intimate restaurant that offers locally-sourced, farm-to-table dining with really incredibly food. And if you’re into wine, they have a HUGE wine list to choose from. We downed a couple glasses of champagne (which we regretted the next morning) then had an absolutely DELICIOUS meal (which we did not regret the next morning). We started our meal off with a Tom Kha soup that I could not get enough of. Then I ordered the most amazing salmon dish that came with Lemon Butter Roasted Wild AK Salmon, organic stoneground polenta, sherry shallot dressing, micro celery, and roasted red pepper coulis. It was OUTSTANDING. And I ate every last bite! This restaurant was so easy to eat gluten free and leave feeling satisfied without being overly full!

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

We left the overly full part to dessert back at the Posthotel. One of the many amazing things the Posthotel does is offer dessert and coffee every single night. And not just any coffee. They have a full espresso machine so they will whip up any coffee drink that suits your fancy! From an iced lavender latte to an americano with cream. They will make sure you have a coffee you love in one hand and an amazing dessert (or two) in the other. They even made paleo brownies while we were there! We snagged some treats to go and headed straight to our room to enjoy dessert in bed. The life.

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Another thing you’ll find and love with you’re staying at the Posthotel is the European breakfast buffet you’ll find every morning. It features eggs cooked to order, German sausage and potatoes, freshly baked breads, specialty cheeses and meats, fresh produce, and more. And of course, specialty coffee drinks! Every morning we loaded up on their gluten free bread topped with homemade butters and jams along with fresh fruit and amazing cheeses. It was so good! And the scrambles were outrageous. If I did better with eggs, I would try to make breakfast exactly like the Posthotel every morning! And one of my favorite parts about this hotel is that since it’s a spa hotel, they promote you wearing your robe as much as possible. Which meant I wore mine all.the.time. To breakfast, to lunch, to dessert, to get water, to walk around the hotel. I never took it off. I’m honestly surprised I didn’t just steal it. But you know, class. 

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

And even though I’ve obviously said quite enough about the Posthotel, I haven’t even gotten to the best part – the Spa. Errrrrmerrrrgerrrrd. This spa is absolutely fantastic. The spa offers European practices that specialize in facials, massages and body treatments. I enjoyed the most amazing massage EVER. I actually fell asleep at the end because I was so relaxed. My masseuse Nori made sure to work out all the kinks in my back beforehand then made the rest of the treatment incredibly enjoyable and just straight up lovely. I think I snorted myself awake at one point but Nori made sure not to laugh. What a gentleman. 

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

When we FINALLY decided take our robes off and leave the hotel, we made the short walk to Enchantment Park to meet with Wildwater River Guides for a private downriver Icicle Creek SUP Excursion. We had the sweetest guide who took us on our 2-3 hour trip down the river. We took a quick shuttle to an area near Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, then paddled down back to Enchantment Park. Both Cassy and I fell in at one point and it’s definitely called Icicle Creek for a reason. I’ve paddle boarded mostly on lakes and a little in the ocean, but the river was pretty easy through the areas we went. This would be an awesome excursion to do with the whole family! There is also kayaking, but I think paddelboarding is way more fun!

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

After drying off and warming back up, we headed to lunch at Sulla Vita. This restaurant had a great outdoor patio for a little people watching during the day. And it was super easy to get in a delicious meal with some extra veggies while we were there. We enjoyed the steak with kale and a blue cheese dressing along with a side of parsnips and cauliflower, which was sooooooo good!

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

Then dinner was straight up insanity. If you’re ever in Leavenworth, Mana is an absolutely must. Mana offers a multi-course culinary experience on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s a completely unique experience that I had never had before. Three hours, eight courses, and wine or non-alcoholic elixirs pairing with every dish. You can see one of their sample menus here. We had everything from quail eggs to carrot soup to lamb meatballs. And every single non-alcoholic elixir was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. Mana uses local and organic ingredients to create their meals and it truly shows. Everything was flavorful, fresh and truly a thing of beauty. This restaurant is a step above the rest. I loved it so damn much!

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

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The next morning, we headed to the Kingfisher Restaurant at the Sleeping Lady Resort for a delicious breakfast. The Sleeping Lady Resort is definitely the place to stay when you’re traveling with your family because there are endless things to do. This resort is tucked back into the mountains so there are trails everywhere, a spa, mercantile, fitness room, library, different restaurants to choose from, and everything for the outdoor lover. And something that’s so cool about the resort is they really want all of their guests to eat well while they are there while still being able to stay healthy and eat clean. So all the restaurants use local ingredients from their own two-acre garden! While we were there, we loaded our plates full of amazing food, including the BEST EVER gluten free scones. They were truly a thing of magic. I could have eaten 87.

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

After breakfast, we went to the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. The thing about Leavenworth is that it truly comes alive in the winter around Christmas time. Leavenworth really goes all about with Christmas lights everywhere, Santa, sleigh rides, and of course, reindeer. But luckily you can still visit the reindeer in the summer time as well! At the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm you can feet and pet the reindeer and see the little baby reindeer with their moms. And they also have draft horses, ducks, geese, and pigs! The family who runs the farm was so incredibly friendly and sweet! If you have kids, this is a great spot to take them because they will be entertained forever!

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

After our reindeer date and escaping with absolutely no poop on our shoes, we decided hopped on a tract tour with Wedge Mountain Winery! The owner of Wedge Mountain Winery leads a tour through the orchards and vineyards on a straw bale tractor while you sip wine and enjoy the view. Then he also showed us where they make a store the wine! The owners were absolutely adorable and the wine was delicious. Just make sure to watch your head because the apples don’t give AF where your head is at on the tour. 
PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

PaleOMG The Magical Mountains of Leavenworth, WA

And for our last night in Leavenworth, we visited Icicle Ridge Winery to experience their annual “White Party”! Everyone comes dress in white and the event features four white wine releases paired with small bites. Then as the evening goes on and the sunshine dims, the music turns up and there is dancing all night long. We sadly didn’t make it that late because the temperature got real cool and we didn’t come prepared for the chilly wind. Instead we exchanged our dresses for robes and ate dessert back in bed at the Posthotel.

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If you haven’t been to Leavenworth, WA yet, plan a trip. Book a few nights at the Posthotel, dine at Mana, paddle board down the river, and soak up every single view while you’re there. It’s a stunning place with a small town vibe that has about a million things to do while you’re there. Whether you’re into the outdoors or just interested in the spa, Leavenworth has something for everyone! And I’m so glad I got to experience it all with Cassy!

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This trip was hosted by Leavenworth, WA, but all opinions and experiences are my own!

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Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

When I look at social media day after day, it constantly feels like everyone has their sh*t together. Like every single person out there has a giant walk-in closet designed by Jay Pritchett’s Closests Closests Closests, a completely spotless WHITE kitchen, and a pantry as big as my home. Everything always looks perfect and it gives me major anxiety that I can’t live up to those expectations. I’m not sure when everyone became a millionaire out there, but that’s not the life I live here in our home. We have a very well-used kitchen with a small pantry and a closest that is bursting at the seams. But when things aren’t organized in this house, the mess causes some major stress.

So I recently decided no more. No more opening the pantry and having instant anxiety at the clutter that stared back at me. I have plenty of daily stress from running my own business, so I want to keep my stress at home as low as possible. And it was a pretty easy fix when I started at the pantry! And there are so many different ways to organize thanks to places like Bed Bath & Beyond and The Container Store. Just walk in either store and you’ll find spice racks, food storage bins, shelves, and everything in between. And with a few simple items, you’ll have an organized pantry where it’s easy to find what you need in seconds.

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Now when you look at my pantry, it’s not some walk-in, climb a ladder to get to the 4th floor to grab a can of soda, kind of pantry. It’s a normal, small pantry with limited space. Which forced me to make the most of the room we had. When I started organizing our pantry, I already had a few shelves to help double the storage throughout. But what I didn’t have was clear bins so I could see exactly what was in the pantry at all times. So I loaded up on clear bins, I found a couple lazy susans for a 360 view of some items that I’ve stocked up on, and a ton of clear resealable bins for all my baking flours. Click photo below to be brought to each item I purchased to organize the pantry!

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

And since I’m pulling back the curtain and showing you everything that’s in our pantry, I thought I would share which items I try to keep in stock at all times. Obviously I probably have more than what the normal person needs to have on hand since I’m cooking for the blog most days, but I do think having many of these things in stock makes cooking for yourself and your family easy and quick, even when you’re in a pinch!

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Baking Ingredients –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Cooking Ingredients –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Baking Mixes –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Snacks –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Treats –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

And that’s exactly what you’ll find in my pantry! Ever since I organized it, I have this weight lifted off my shoulders. Not completely since my office-closet is still a sh*t show, but enough that I can concentrate on other tasks at hand. I saw a quote somewhere saying – “Organization isn’t about perfection, it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life.” This pantry isn’t perfect and it’s not Jay Pritchett designed, but I now can see everything inside and I’ve now removed a stressor in my life. Nothing goes to waste and nothing is forgotten about.

Now the only thing I need is to label everything throughout. Problem is, I hate all labels. I don’t like label makers, I don’t like chalkboard labels, I don’t like the over-the-top cursive labels. So I’m a little stuck, but I’ll figure it out. In the meantime, I’ll be staring in my pantry because it gives me SO much satisfaction. Organizing is the best.

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

I may be compensated through my affiliate links in this post, but all opinions are my own. This compensation helps with expenses to keep this blog up and running! Thank you for your support with PaleOMG!

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Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

When I look at social media day after day, it constantly feels like everyone has their sh*t together. Like every single person out there has a giant walk-in closet designed by Jay Pritchett’s Closests Closests Closests, a completely spotless WHITE kitchen, and a pantry as big as my home. Everything always looks perfect and it gives me major anxiety that I can’t live up to those expectations. I’m not sure when everyone became a millionaire out there, but that’s not the life I live here in our home. We have a very well-used kitchen with a small pantry and a closest that is bursting at the seams. But when things aren’t organized in this house, the mess causes some major stress.

So I recently decided no more. No more opening the pantry and having instant anxiety at the clutter that stared back at me. I have plenty of daily stress from running my own business, so I want to keep my stress at home as low as possible. And it was a pretty easy fix when I started at the pantry! And there are so many different ways to organize thanks to places like Bed Bath & Beyond and The Container Store. Just walk in either store and you’ll find spice racks, food storage bins, shelves, and everything in between. And with a few simple items, you’ll have an organized pantry where it’s easy to find what you need in seconds.

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Now when you look at my pantry, it’s not some walk-in, climb a ladder to get to the 4th floor to grab a can of soda, kind of pantry. It’s a normal, small pantry with limited space. Which forced me to make the most of the room we had. When I started organizing our pantry, I already had a few shelves to help double the storage throughout. But what I didn’t have was clear bins so I could see exactly what was in the pantry at all times. So I loaded up on clear bins, I found a couple lazy susans for a 360 view of some items that I’ve stocked up on, and a ton of clear resealable bins for all my baking flours. Click photo below to be brought to each item I purchased to organize the pantry!

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

And since I’m pulling back the curtain and showing you everything that’s in our pantry, I thought I would share which items I try to keep in stock at all times. Obviously I probably have more than what the normal person needs to have on hand since I’m cooking for the blog most days, but I do think having many of these things in stock makes cooking for yourself and your family easy and quick, even when you’re in a pinch!

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Baking Ingredients –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Cooking Ingredients –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Baking Mixes –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Snacks –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

Treats –

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

And that’s exactly what you’ll find in my pantry! Ever since I organized it, I have this weight lifted off my shoulders. Not completely since my office-closet is still a sh*t show, but enough that I can concentrate on other tasks at hand. I saw a quote somewhere saying – “Organization isn’t about perfection, it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life.” This pantry isn’t perfect and it’s not Jay Pritchett designed, but I now can see everything inside and I’ve now removed a stressor in my life. Nothing goes to waste and nothing is forgotten about.

Now the only thing I need is to label everything throughout. Problem is, I hate all labels. I don’t like label makers, I don’t like chalkboard labels, I don’t like the over-the-top cursive labels. So I’m a little stuck, but I’ll figure it out. In the meantime, I’ll be staring in my pantry because it gives me SO much satisfaction. Organizing is the best.

PaleOMG Organizing The Pantry + Pantry Staples

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My Latest Favorite BeautyCounter Products

You guyssssssss! I have a new product obsession and I need to tell you about it!

I started using BeautyCounter probably 9 months ago and I’ve loved some of the products and am so excited about some of the new products they just recently released. Even though I don’t use all of BeautyCounter’s products, I’m always looking for safer skincare products that ACTUALLY WORK. I’ve used so many earthy, hippy dippy products over the years that leave me smelling like a natural foods store without any results to make it worth it. But BeautyCounter is different. They don’t make you smell like patchouli. Thanks BeautyCounter! I work hard to not smell like a hippy.

Now let’s get to some of my favorites from BeautyCounter! Here is a list of my must-haves from BeautyCounter –

  • Overnight Resurfacing Peel – I’ve been using this almost every night and wake up with brighter skin because of it! It minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and dark spots without irritation or over-drying. The glycolic, lactic, and malic acids clear away dull surface skin cells, while hyaluronic acid and essential fatty acids soothe and nourish to reveal a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion. And so far, I’m obsessed with it!
  • Sheer Lipstick in the Twig color – I think darker or extra bright lip colors don’t look great on some women…and I’m that woman. This lip sheer gives my lips a little color without me looking like I’m trying to be 20 years old.
  • Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30 – If you’ve been looking for a sunscreen that gives you amazing coverage without covering you in chemicals, here ya go! This one is awesome!
  • One-Step Makeup Remover Wipes – There hasn’t been GOOD QUALITY safer skincare makeup wipes really ever. If you wanted your makeup to actually come off, you would have to use some sketchy brands. But these wipes take everything off in just a few swipes!
  • Balancing Facial Mask – Whenever my skin is acting a fool, a put this mask on to help with any blemishes or funky texture.
  • Matte Bronzer – This is my absolute favorite bronzer! I love it so much! I use both colors to give myself a fake tan then contour, as well!
  • Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer – This lotion has become my go-to body lotion that I wear every single day! I have insanely dry skin and this keeps my entire body hydrated and moisturized without feeling greasy!

All of these products have been amazing and fit in with my normal skincare routine! And THEY ACTUALLY WORK!! Hope you love them as much as I do!

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Blueberry Orange Pancakes (+cooking video!)

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Before I get started with this weeks Bachelorette recap, can we please take a moment to really soak up how lovely these pancakes look?! They are fluffy, flavorful and the perfect summer weekend treat. I love them so much! And this video shows you exactly how easy they are to make!

Now to the good stuff. Last nights episode of the Bachelorette! It kicks off with Becca having deep chats with Chris Harrison but since the show only uses Chris as filler, I fast forwarded through all of it. You know all Chris is thinking about is his golf game, so what’s the point? Then it turns to Blake who says that he’s no longer falling for Becca, he’s actually in LOVE with her. They’ve been on one real date at this point. Blake is strictly business. He knows how this show is suppose to come together and he’s wasting no time with the end goal. It’s quite overwhelming, even though he’s still my favorite.

The episode starts with Colton getting the first one-on-one date. Here’s the thing about Colton – Becca is super into him for one reason and one reason alone…he’s hot AF. And she mentions it 3789310 times throughout her date. Nothing about him being kind or intelligent or caring, nope, it’s strictly how attractive he is. At one point, she describes him as a Greek God. Little does she know that she will find out later that he’s still a virgin and act completely appalled by it. Anywho, they go sailing and conk fishing. And in the conk, you can pull out some slimy weiner type thing and eat it. That’s exactly what they do. It made my stomach turn. Anything that is phallic-shaped and that slimy should be left in the ocean, in my opinion. Leave it alone. At the end of the date, Colton mentions that he’s still a virgin and Becca has to take a minute to breathe by herself. It was that or she had some bad gas that she needed to pass on her own and the producers passed it off as her being offended by his virginity choices. Either way, she seems stressed out by it. Which I would be too. Taking someone’s virginity at 30 years old is quite the responsibility. And not one that I’m interested in.

Next date – Garrett. Garrett seems incredibly slow. He’s the guy who came in saying he’s obsessed with Chris Farley, and he honestly talks like Farley does in Tommy Boy. I found out pretty early on that Garrett liked a ton of offensive stuff on instagram posts like ones that mock women, posts about immigrants, and also school shootings. Maybe Trump was using Garrett’s instagram that day? Oh sh*t, things got political. Well, sounds like Garrett is not only a dumb dumb, but he’s an ass ass, too. But Becca is obsessed with him and the way he smiles like an adolescent boy. So I think he will definitely make it to the last two, maybe even the end. They go in a sea plane for the afternoon then out to dinner where Becca sports a long pony with 4,000 extensions in it. That’s probably why they didn’t do a ton on their date – getting those extensions in for dinner must have taken hours. The dinner is spent with Garrett talking badly about his ex-wife. I’m sure she’s LOOOOVING watching this show as Garrett tells the world that she has an anger problem. Supes fun. The date ends with them playing in the ocean in pitch black. No thank you. That’s how you get stung by a jelly fish and have to pee on each other during your romantic date. Garrett is probably into that, though.

The last one-on-one is Blake. Blake is my favorite but I can’t tell if it’s just because he’s from Colorado. That’s probably it. Blake is spiraling at this point, doubting everything with Becca. But he overcompensates with his dance moves and I dig it. I like white guys who dance erratically. It’s so uncommon which makes it quite mesmerizing to watch. Blake finally lets Becca know that he has trouble opening up because his parents got a divorce in high school and his mom was having an affair with his basketball coach. DAMNNNNNN. F*cked up. His mom is gonna be PISSED when she’s sees this episode. But for real, f*cked up. He then goes on to tell Becca that he’s in love with her and Becca tells producers that she feels the same way and wishes she could say it to him. At first this made me believe that Blake wins. But producers like to throw you off and make the main character look like a d*ck, so I’m guessing his doesn’t win. And I’m real sad about it. I haven’t seen or heard any spoilers, but I really hope Blake makes it all the way instead of creepy Garrett.
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Lastly, it’s Wills, Leo and Jason on a date all together. I knew before they even went on their date that she was going to kick off Leo and Wills. They had no place there. Wills barely opens his eyes when he’s talking so it’s hard to know if he’s just bored with you or exhausted from having to hang out in the Bahamas. And Leo has more hair than Becca. I could never date someone who had more hair than me. I’m pretty sure I’m losing hair for no apparent reason so my envy and hatred for Leo would grow daily. And I’m sure Becca felt the same. All four of them play sand volleyball (my nightmare) then talk with Becca. Leo is scrambling and kissing her as much as possible. So she dumps his ass. Then Wills barely opens his mouth to talk, so she dumps his ass. Which means Jason gets to go to hometown dates. Leo doesn’t seem that sad probably because he has his stuntman and soft porn career to go back to. But Wills is destroyed and he finally shows emotion for the first time the entire season. He cries a lot. It’s quite upsetting. I liked Wills. He seems chill AF.

So now we are down to Colton, Jason, Garrett and Blake. I think Colton goes home next. Then Jason. Then I think Garrett wins. But not to worry, Blake is probably getting 1000 DMs a day at this point and getting hit on daily at Orange Theory here in Denver. He’ll be fine. Who do YOU think wins? Don’t tell me any spoilers, please! I’ve worked hard to not find out spoilers this year.

PaleOMG Blueberry Orange Pancakes (+cooking video!)

Blueberry Orange Pancakes

Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
15 minutes

Total Time
0:25

Serves

8-10 pancakes

  • 1 cup almond milk greek yogurt*
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup blueberries (+extra for garnish)

Directions

  1. Whisk together yogurt, eggs, zest, orange juice, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in tapioca flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt. Fold in blueberries.
  3. Place pan over medium heat, grease pan, then use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter onto pan. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, until bubbles begin to show in the batter, then flip.
  4. Top pancakes with blueberries and syrup.

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Recipe Notes

4.3 rating

5 reviews





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Getting Back on Track – Episode 92: PaleOMG Uncensored Podcast

Today on the podcast, I’m sharing how I’ve finally gotten to a place in my life where I can get back on track after a week of indulging without feeling guilty about those choices I made on vacation. It’s a really freeing feeling.

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Lemon Berry Chia Pudding Parfaits (+cooking video)

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We are narrowing the end of this seasons Bachelorette and I have to say…I’m relieved. I’m reaching my breaking point of hearing Garrett say ‘like’ 278243919 times. It’s exhausting. And of course, this hometown episode starts off with Becca meeting Garrett’s family. He and his entire family set the tone of the episode by going on and on about how terrible his ex-wife was. I truly hope she is actually an awful person because he’s really throwing her under the bus like she’s some sort of monster. I wonder how many ex-boyfriends have said that about me. Probably more than I care to know about.  The hometown date is filled with Garrett having trouble putting together a sentence and Becca absolutely loving every second of it. She’s so in love with this dude.

Next up, Jason. How this guy is still here, I have no clue. But as time goes on, I think I might be in love with Jason. This guy may have an issue when it comes to the amount of hair gel he uses, but he seems like a good person, with a good family.  Becca immediately jumps into his arms and wraps her legs around him. Which probably makes him feel amazing…until he watches the show back and notices that she does this with every.single.dude.ever. She loves that move. I’m trying to think of the last time I did that and I think it stopped once I hit puberty and grew a foot taller than every dude ever. I have no clue how I found a husband taller than me. What’s up with every human being so short nowadays? Anywho, they do some chicken eating contest then ice skate. Who doesn’t love sh*tting their pants while they skate?! Then Becca meets his adorable family with his mom who seems to get the feeling that Becca isn’t falling for Jason like he is for her. His mom is smart. But of course, Jason follows the rules of the Bachelorette and tells Becca he is in love with her. Could you imagine if 4 dudes told you they loved you all at the same time? Nightmare.

Now for Blake. I love Blake and his goofy, intense personality. His eyes look like they are cutting deep into your soul (or maybe your phone since that’s his go-to move with girlfriends). Becca says she’s in love with Blake and wishes she could tell him. Which makes me believe that it still comes down to Blake and Garrett and she picks Garrett. The producers are trying to throw us off, DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES! The date starts with them in his high school because he has to share his terrible story of being in a school shooting. So awful. He then surprises her with a concert in the school auditorium with Betty Who. I immediately thought, “Betty Who is right. Who the f*ck is this chick?” but then I knew one of her songs. This was the first time that I’ve ever known a song on the Bachelor. His family ends up being adorable and I love them.

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Then last up, Colton. Colton takes Becca to the Children’s Hospital where they play with two adorable kids. I don’t trust dudes like Colton. Whenever someone is super showy about their giving back to the community, I immediately think they are a serial killer. I’ve listened to too many podcasts out there with Ted Bundy style people. No thanks. Then Becca meets his small family of 400 people. There were SO MANY DAMN PEOPLE! Becca decides that it’s a good idea to talk to his mom about him being a virgin. And this is new news to her. It’s all quite awkward and I stopped watching for a while. Sex was not a topic of conversation in our household and thinking about my husband or boyfriend talking about my sex life with my parents makes me want to hurl. You weirdo, Becca.

The bummer about this episode is that all the families seemed like good people. I miss the dramatic-straight out of the boonies-let’s start a fight for no apparent reason, kind of families. Those are the best. All these families would pull over on the highway to help you change your tire. I would never do that. That’s how you get yourself killed.

I really need to stop listening to true crime podcasts.

The episode then cuts to a scene with all Becca’s girlfriends from Arie’s season and her just talking about the dudes. Then Tia pulls Becca aside to say that she still has feelings for Colton. Duh, Colton is hot AF. So what does Becca do? She boots his ass. And Colton is in straight up shock. It’s actually sad, even though I don’t trust the guy.

At this point, this season needs to end so Blake’s and Jason’s DMs can start filling up. I still don’t know any spoilers but I just KNOW it’s going to be Garrett and all his likes.

PaleOMG Lemon Berry Chia Pudding Parfaits

Lemon Berry Chia Parfaits

Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
6 hours

Total Time
6:10

Serves

4

For the toppings

  • 1 dairy-free greek yogurt*
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey, melted
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • fresh mint
  • chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Blend together coconut milk, almond milk, lemon juice and zest , vanilla extract and turmeric.
  2. Place mixture in a large jar with chia seeds. Shake well until combine. Place in fridge overnight. 
  3. Whisk together yogurt and honey.
  4. Top chia seed pudding with yogurt mixture, berries, walnuts and fresh mint!

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Recipe Notes

*I used Kite Hill brand

5.0 rating

4 reviews





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Random Weekend Thoughts – Episode 93: PaleOMG Uncensored Podcast

Talking about a whole lot of random stufffffff today. New favorite podcast, creepy bugs, the Bachelorette, and anything else in this weird brain of mine!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – My Picks For Early Access Cardholders (+ $500 Gift Card Giveaway!)

It’s here!! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has started up for Nordstrom cardholders and I’M SO PUMPED!! I’ve talked about this sale 3 years in a row and every time I get super excited. And I did my early shopping yesterday and the sale is AMAZING this year! There are so many great fall finds and amazing brands in this years sale!

If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you can start shopping these sale items right now from July 12-19th! If you aren’t a cardholder, not to worry, you can start shopping the sale July 20th – August 5th! In this sale, you can shop mens, womens, shoes, sunglasses, jewelry, lingerie, beauty, and handbags!

If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, I’ve put together my favorites to help you shop right now! Just hover your mouse over the item you’d like to see and click to be brought to the site! If you aren’t a cardholder yet, not to worry, you can still shop these items and add them to your wishlist to then shop once the sale opens up July 20th!! Happy bargain shopping!

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White Top (XS) | Black Dress (XXS) | Pink Top (XS) | Jumpsuit (XS) | Boots (TTS) | Jeans (24)

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - My Picks For Early Access Cardholders (+ $500 Gift Card Giveaway!)

Blue Dress (0) | Burgundy Dress (oP) | Pink Sweater (XS) | Grey Sweater (XXS) | Striped Tee (XS) | Button Down (XXS)

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