Stilettos and Diapers: 2017


Mom Fitness Motivation

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! Ours held the last games of the season for both my big boys and tonight starts playoffs! I'm the crazy cheering mom, who may like to yell at the ump a little. Hehe. We also had a grown up boat night with some friends, which was so nice and relaxing. It's a whole different feeling to be on the boat without worrying about making sure little people are sitting on their butts!

Today, I wanted to chat a bit about fitness with y'all. I'll be honest with you. Fitness for me kindof ebbs and flows. I get into the swing of things and then I back off. I put on a few pounds and then go hard core. It's a struggle keeping a balance, but that's exactly what my goal is. I don't want to live my life feeling like I'm restricted, but I want to be healthy for myself and for my family. I love racing my boys and knowing I can keep up in a wiffle ball game!

 Here are a few sure fire ways I use to get myself motivated that I want to share with you!

My Workout Motivators:

New Workout Clothes - I am completely obsessed with Carrie Underwood's line, Calia. I got my first piece, simply because I really love her music and I thought it was cool that she had clothing. Well, I got hooked. I've gotten several pieces and I love them all! 
A different, more playful brand I'm loving, is Hippie Runner. I mean, we all need tacos, right?!

Hydrate - I really try hard to keep up my water intake. But, I get so darn bored with it! I'm a big fan of seltzers and if you pour it over ice and top with a fun straw, you might even feel like you're enjoying a mid-day cocktail. 

Meal Plan - I know I probably sound like a broken record about this, but I can't preach it enough. Meal planning is my biggest and most powerful tool for staying on track. It prevents the last minute fast food run, relieves stress of "what's for dinner" and also saves on my monthly groceries. I wrote this post on my monthly meal planing years ago and plan to update it really soon. For now, though, it's still got my tips on how to start! 

Document - I'm a big list maker! I love checking things off and my workouts are no different. I like to make a calendar and check off as I finish my workout. I also think it's very important to take pictures and write down your measurements so you can really see the changes in your body. I love to see a difference in how my clothes fit, but it's also great to have hard evidence!

Find "Your" Healthy - There isn't a diet, meal plan, or workout program that works for everyone. You have to find that thing that works for you. For me, my diet goals are gluten, dairy and sugar free. Basically a Whole30/Paleo type diet, but I do brown rice and beans. That said, I'm an 80/20 type gal. I eat pizza with the family on occasion and just had my favorite burger over the weekend. Which brings me to my next point...

Let Yourself Live - I hate calling it a cheat meal or day, really, because that implies doing something wrong. I think it's not only right, but a good thing, to not live completely strict. If I put so much pressure on myself to eat a certain way all the time, I find myself craving the things I'm not "allowed". If I know there is a certain time I can have a little something, it makes it better. Sometimes I don't actually give in, but it's nice to know I "can". 

Shop the post: 
Calia Mesh Leggings | Calia Graphic Tank | Calia Hair Bands | Hippie Runner Taco Tank | Diff Sunglasses 
Shop other: Athletic Bottoms | Athletic Tops | Gym Bags

Today, I'm teaming up with Heather of My Life Well Loved and Kristy of Seven Graces Blog for this week's Naptime Power Hour post! We're all talking fitness as a mom and what works for us. Tomorrow, at 1pm EST, we'll be back on Facebook Live to chat and answer any questions you have about fitness, body after baby and healthy living. 

Here are the past week's post, if you're interested in checking them out: 

Hope to see you tomorrow on FB Live! 


Hurry! Loft Sale Picks!

Popping in for a rare Sunday post to tell you about my favorites from one of the best sales! I'm talking 40% off regular, 50% off sale and free shipping. WHAT!? My favorite shorts and favorite jeans are in the photos below. They're seriously the best and very reasonably priced with this sale! Happy shopping!


The Friday Favorites!

Hope you've all had a great week! The Hubs was gone a couple days this week and I always feel a bit frazzled parenting solo. So glad he's home now and we have a pretty relaxing weekend ahead. Here are some of my favorite things this week! 
  • I grabbed this mug at Walmart this week! I don't see it online, but I was eyeing is this one in store, too! 

  • Clean Juice Davidson opened last weekend! I'm SO excited to have them close to me and it's such a gorgeous spot. When I got back to the ballfield with my drink, it was quickly confiscated by my child. Haha. What a great way to sneak some veggies! 

  • I ordered this cactus rug and it's supposed to be in today! I'm semi stalking the mail man...itsn't it just the cutest for summer?! 

  • Link Love

What to eat: I've made these Chipotle Carnitas Pork Bowls several times over the last few weeks and they're a huge hit! Great for Whole30-ing, too. I never thought I would dig raw brussel sprouts, but this Brussel Sprout Salad is amazing! My boys have been begging me to make this Cracklin' Chicken again, so I added it to the menu. (Make sure you use a splatter screen! This is the one I have.)

What to read: Brittany's great post on vulnerability rang true to me. Having moved so many times, it's hard to make connections and I loved her view on that! Are you going to watch The Bachelorette? Because here is Heather's Bachelorette Workout! I'm totally going to use this to justify watching! 

Tonight, we have a sitter and are getting out for a date night! I love the snot out of my kids, but momma is excited about some carefree time. It's good for the soul, y'all. Don't forget to take at lesat a little time for yourself and your marriage/relationship this weekend! 

Happy Friday! 


Instafashion: #WhatMollyWore Spring Style

Time for another edition of #WhatMollyWore on Instagram! The weather is officially hot here, so this is probably the last of the true spring clothes! 

Button Front Dress: color sold out, brighter pink available | Denim Jacket | Mirrored Sunglasses | Lace Up Sandals: sold out, similar here and here 

Cold Shoulder Top | White Cutoff Shorts | Lace Up Sandals: sold out, similar here and here | Straw Hat

Romper (giveaway for Escapada Living right now in this post!) | Mirrored Aviators 

Skinny Denim | V-Neck Tee (size down!) | Mug

Ellie Box Workout Gear

Black Jumpsuit: sold out, nearly identical jumpsuit here | Clutch

Don't forget to join me tonight on Facebook Live, along with Heather of My Life Well Loved and Liz of Pure Joy Home to chat all things fashion! I'd love to hear your questions, so drop them below or shoot me a DM! 

Speaking of fashion, did you know that Shopbop clothing is Amazon Prime eligible? Hello mailman. My porch is about to fill up! 


Resort Wear For Everyday + GIVEAWAY!

Today's post is all about mom style! My mom style isn't mom specific, simply because I haven't really changed my style since becoming a mom. Sure I put more thought into how low a shirt is cut or how difficult it will be to chase kids at the park, but I never don't buy something I want because I'm a mom. I love still being able to wear things I like! 

I wore this adorable romper from Escapada Living when we were at the beach a couple weeks ago. They have a full line of pieces perfect for vacation, but I've been wearing them plenty of other places, too. 

Romper: c/o Escapada Living | Sunglasses | Wedges: only in stock in black, nearly identical here and here 
And if that romper didn't totally see you, I also got this adorable stripe tassle top! I wore it to a BBQ over the weekend and it's a new fave! 

Escapada has generously offered one of you readers a $100 gift card! All you have to do to enter is use the widget at the bottom of this post! 
Have you had a chance to join us for Mom's Naptime Power Hour on Facebook? Heather of My Life Well Loved a and I are back at it this week, along with Bailey from Everyday with Bay, and Liz from Pure Joy Home to talk all things mom style. I've had a blast chatting, hearing your opinions and answering your questions! We're mixing it up tomorrow night and moving it to 9:30pm EST so we can chat and drink some One Hope Wine! So drop your questions in the comments and join us tomorrow on Facebook with a glass of wine to talk about mom style! 

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Butter Mom Up for a Perfect Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

What are the chances you're getting exactly what you want today? I mean, is it really possible to make kids stop dirtying their diapers or complaining about something? 

Motherhood is hard, y'all. But you already knew that! Being on call 24/7 can lead to quite the frazzled, hot mess of a woman and I don't know about you, but it's not a good look on me. I've had 3 c-sections, spent endless hours working on body builder quads from all the bouncing to sleep and have even (accidentally) sipped my own child's pee. I really feel like I should get a huge medal, close to the size of Flavor Flav's clock, but that might be an obnoxious gift for myself!

Sometimes I get jealous of the girls who have their mom right down the street, where they can drop the kids off to take a breather every now and then. I have a group of girlfriends here and we're all in the same boat with none of our mom's nearby. In thinking about Mother's Day and how the best way is to spend it, I figured we should take matters into our own hands and celebrate our own darn selves. I planned a tropical bunco night, complete with all things girly and we Buttered ourselves up, with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay

There wasn't a child in sight and we used our night of freedom laughing a lot, eating snacks we didn't have to share with anyone and drinking Butter. The alcoholic kind. When the weather warms up, I'm a total chardonnay fan and I love the fruity, lemon taste of Butter Chardonnay. At under $20, you can totally justify drinking it on the regular. My grandma always said that butter makes everything better and if she were here to sip this one with me, she would say this Butter is no different. 

Motherhood is the hardest and yet most rewarding job in the world. It's not only okay, but totally necessary to celebrate that hard work! Make sure that you're taking the time to spoil yourself every now and then. Or everyday. I won't tell! Have some Butter and dance while you cook dinner. Sit in your backyard and watch your kids play instead of cleaning up after them. They're the reason you drink anyway, so go ahead and bring that wine with you! Use this store locator to find JaMCellars Store Locator to find the Butter closest to you! 

For more ways to butter mom up, check out this super fun Mother's Day article, "Butter Mom Up This Mother's Day" from the JaM Cellars blog, The Scoop

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