Pageant Post: Finding a Platform Or Whatever That Means

Hey there! I wanted to do a pageant post since I haven’t done one since announcing I was going to compete for the Mrs. Nebraska 2015 title. A lot of people have been asking me, “What’s your platform?” I guess … Continue reading


Pageant Diet and Fitness

Here is my first post on my pageant progress. I wanted to let you all know how I am prepping physically for Mrs. Nebraska America 2015. As you all know, I am a vegan and I am also gluten free … Continue reading


Big Announcement!!

Hi Everyone!!! I have a very big announcement!! I am going to be competing for Mrs. Nebraska 2015!! I am so excited to be taking this journey and I want you all to follow me during all my ups and … Continue reading


Why I Stopped Following Fitspo Social Media

Hey there! Happy Tuesday! This post is about my personal issue with women’s fitness inspiration sites and posts all over the internet. For awhile when I was really getting into fitness I thought it would be to my benefit to … Continue reading


Pinterest Fitness Challenge Check In

Hi there!

Just wanted to quickly check in to let you know that my personal pinterest fitness challenge is going really well! I am definitely feeling the burn today after my leg day. My husband has even jumped aboard and is doing the 30 Day Plank Challenge with me. He’s being super supportive!

Anyway, I hope that if you are attempting this with that it’s going well for you. I can’t wait to report my end results!!



Where Have I Been?

Oh my gosh I have been gone too long!!!
So sorry.
Wedding makeup season wi be wrapping up for me in a few weeks and commercial production has started to slow a little. I have a little more free time to update you all!
I got to work on lots of fun projects this year that I cannot wait to share with you all once they have launched!!
I had the most beautiful brides this year! Once their photos are available I cannot wait to share them with you all.
My kids started 4th and 1st grade and the year has started off great! Now that I spend more time at home I have noticed huge changes in their behavior at home and school and grades are way better. I am so thankful I work from home and only part time. It is truly a blessing.
I have lightened my hair!!! I did it myself too. I know scary but, I absolutely love it! So stay tuned for some upcoming product updates, tutorials, and portfolio updates! Oh and vegan updates!!!


Changing 30’s

Hey there! Tonight I am writing as I reflect on some very significant changes I have made in the past few weeks. I recently changed jobs, went vegan (you can read about that in my last post), decided to get healthy again and started working out on a regular basis, and I am pretty much a full on holistic hippie! That’s a lot if change going on. It has meant I must clean out the negative energy that surrounds me. This includes people. It is super hard to do but, it is a must if you want to live a positive life. We have to surround ourselves with people that have goals and stream sunlight and positivity! I have to say so far my mind is so clear and so focused for the first time in almost two years. I feel balanced and at peace. If this my 30’s I welcome my 40’s.


My CoolSculpting Treatment Before & After

Hi All!

I wanted to share with you my CoolSculpting before and afters! For those of you who are unfamiliar check out my earlier post about the process here.

I want you all to keep in mind, I have had two kids and my stomach shows it. It’s my least favorite part of my body and I struggle with losing it. Also, before you think I must’ve dieted and exercised too. I did a little but, I haven’t put much effort into it. I have only lost three pounds from doing that. So, these results are strictly a result of the CoolSculpting treatment.

Before Front 4/18/2012








Before Side 4/18/2012









After Front 7/16/2012







After Side 7/16/2012









I hope that this journey I have been on has helped you determine whether this is right for you. The whole reason I did this is to help people just like me. I will tell you I am going to have one more treatment done on that same area to really help reduce that lower tummy fat pocket. This is an area I have not been able to lose since having kids no matter how big or small I am.

I am very grateful to the staff at Devenu Medical Rejuvenation Center! You all are so amazing! I will be seeing you all in September for my second treatment!



Fitness/Health Update!


I am very excited to report that I have lost 10 pounds! Ten lbs!! I am really excited with this progress! Before I get too excited I still need to lose another 10.

How am I doing it you ask?

Well, I have been running a lot! Atleast 3-5 miles daily and then lifting weights. I have also been doing the Beach Babe DVD by the Tone It Up girls. I ordered it a few weeks ago and I am really enjoying! I don’t really have a set day of what I am going to do for a workout I just go with whatever I feel like doing more. It seems to be working better for me and keeping me from getting bored.

Most importantly it’s been my diet. I have been doing protein shakes with the Perfect Protein powder by the Tone It Up girls atleast once or twice a day. By the way, this protein powder is really good!!  I will make a smoothie in the morning or at night for dinner. I have been eating more clean and my calories have been right where they need to be. 70% of your success is diet so, that is what I keep telling myself when I want to eat that cheeseburger or pizza.

I am feeling really great about this! I will keep you updated as I get closer to my goal.

Feel free to ask me any questions or if you need help staying motivated I would be happy to be your biggest cheerleader! Leave a comment below!




Check in on fitness challenge and beauty product shout outs!

Sorry I haven’t wrote anything in a while! I have been super busy with wedding makeup season kicking in!

I first want to just let you know I am doing ok on my fitness challenge to myself. I will be honest it’s been hard. My kids just had their birthdays and it’s hard to eat healthy with all that yummy food around!! If I would have planned better I would have made it and made them into healthier versions of themselves. But, that didn’t happen because this time I was not organized and did everything last minute. I will be sure and not do that next time. Anyway, this week I am getting back on track and on top of my game! Please cheer me on it really helps!

I also wanted to take a minute and mention a few beauty finds I am loving at the moment. I recently bought some Nars products and I am obsessed! The Pro-Prime Skin Smoothing Face Prep as a foundation primer is amaze! This makes my makeup go on so smooth and last all day. I also recently purchased Nars Laguna bronzer. I know that everyone probably uses this already but, I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought one. Turns out there is a reason it’s so popular, it’s awesome! Love that it’s not too orange or shiny. Just perfect. Onto some Bobbi Brown, I just ordered the Creamy Concealer kit to use under my eyes. It has a creamy concealer and a yellow based setting powder. I love this too! The powder is so light in texture that it doesn’t look cakey just sets perfectly while brightening at the same time. I also have always wanted to try Josie Maran’s Argan Oil. I bought the bronzing one because it’s summer and I love the bronze look. I love wearing this under my makeup for a subtle glow and on my arms and legs for some color. It’s really pretty and it’s benefiting my skin at the same time. Gotta love multi-purpose products!

Coming soon…

Wedding makeup tips

Kids birthday party ideas

Where to find:

Nars Face Prep and Bonzer in Laguna:

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit:

Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil