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MOST RECENT

Dry Shampoo can be a girls best friend between washes... unless it comes loaded with hormone disrupting ingredients (spoiler alert: mostly all of the ones from a store do, I’m sad to say 😔). BUT have no fear! Jamie is here to save you from crappy dry shampoo! Because YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN! #saywhat #youreadthatcorrectly
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Girl. (And Guys... no judging) It’s so easy.
This dry shampoo made with essential oils is a great way to keep your hair looking, smelling, and feeling great for those days between washes.
1️⃣First, get yourself an empty spice jar (I got mine + the nifty pretty label from my FAVORITE oily DIY supply shop - @shareoils ! I’m obsessed with her shop. It’s a problem.)... or upcycle if you’re savvy.
2️⃣second, grab some arrowroot powder and cocoa powder from the store. Or if you already have them, pat yourself on the back.
3️⃣third, decide which oils you want to add to your dry shampoo. I chose lavender, rosemary, and peppermint for their healthy hair supporting properties. You could also use oils like: melaleuca, ylang ylang, jasmine, clary sage, lime, sandalwood... mix and match to your hearts desire.
4️⃣fourth, get out the food processor (or be brave and mix it by hand.... but I’m not cleaning your kitchen. Just saying.). Assemble.
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Then add:
🌱Ingredients🌱
For light hair:
¼ cup arrowroot powder
2 drops Lavender oil
2 drops Rosemary oil
2 drops Peppermint oil

For dark hair:
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 drops Lavender oil
2 drops Rosemary oil
2 drops Peppermint oil
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💠Instructions💠
•Put arrowroot powder, cocoa powder (if using), and essential oils into food processor
•Pulse until well combined
•Store in glass jar
•To use, apply powder with old make-up brush to roots and oily parts of hair
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💥pro tip: if you’re using the dark hair version, add the oils to the arrowroot powder first.
💥pro tip two: sift before adding to the jar with a fine mesh sieve to remove any clumps .
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#yourewelcome #selfcare #selfcaresunday #easydiy #momlife #fitfam #doterra #essentialoils #dryshampoo #dryshampooislife #nontoxic #pure #lavender #rosemary #peppermint #freshhair #purehaircare #reallife #topknotlife

LAST CALL!!??!!?? This starts TOMORROW!

In this FREE 12 Days of Fitmas group we'll be adding one move to our workout each day - by the end, you'll have an awesome full body routine you can use over and over!
PLUS - ❄️Healthy holiday recipes, 🎄Simple ideas to keep the kiddos busy on break
🎅🏼Tricks to avoid the holiday party weight gain
🌟PRIZES
⛄️Challenges 🎁And so much FUN!
Comment below now so I can add you 🙌

Not to toot my own horn, but I think these are the most gorgeous cupcakes I've made! Now imagine them with a marbled, chocolate mermaid tail popping out. Yeah, they're THAT GOOD! I'm excited to make another batch this week and get a good picture of them on my phone.

The Countdown is ON! Have you decided what to wear for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Holiday Party?!! Special blog post tomorrow with the Fab Five Fashionistas! Stayed tuned! Ideas Coming!
#holidayoutfitideas #holidaylook #christmasstyle #christmasoutfit #evamendesnyc #evamendes #nyandcompany #IAmNYandCo #styleambassador #fashioncollaboration #fashioncollab #collab #blogpostcomingsoon #goldpumps #goldaccessories #topknotlife #fashioninspo #chic #styleinspo #fashionista #latinafashionista #latina #latinafashionblogger

I’m going to say something real quick that might come as a shock to you... are you ready?
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... NOBODY IS PERFECT! Not one single person 🙆🏼‍♀️
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We all have our good days and our bad days. Hell, sometimes we have bad WEEKS! Different seasons of life bring us different obstacles. Sometimes we have seasons of sadness and sometimes we have seasons full of all good things! 🙌🏻✨
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Whatever season YOU are in - embrace it!
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Instead of focusing on trying to be perfect or trying to be the best everyday, focus on loving yourself a little bit more everyday! Give yourself grace and just do the best you can! 🙏🏻💕
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#giveyourselfgrace #embraceyourself #saturdayvibes #truthbomb #loveyourself #latenightthoughts #noonesperfect #topknotlife #selflove #acceptwhereyouare

Thanks Meems and Pappy! Off we go 🚂❄

Why did it take me 10 hours to post my workout today? Because it's been a non-stop day and it's not even over!

Notice what I didn't skip though? That's right, my workout. My source of energy. My stress relief. My me time.

When you change your mindset about workouts your whole attitude to them changes. Want to not have to.

PS: I lasted for 23 minutes with Shaun T today so I'm gaining the confidence to rock his next program in January.

There's still time for you to join me to kick off 2019 STRONG! And get into the test group. Want details on the opportunity?

Living in a Saturdaze 🏖✨
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We’re always looking for travel inspo - any recommendations?
#topknotlife #nocompromises

My sweet sheep tonight at the Preschool Concert. The upside down and backwards letters of the ABCs of Christmas made it even more cute!

Listened to an awesome leader from my team today talk about tracking for our businesses. I couldn't say 🙌YES🙌 enough times while listening!

Business, life, kids....I couldn't be a fully functioning adult without my checklists (and planner). Just something about ✅CHECK MARKS ✅ that are so satisfying.

Christmas tree waffles, candy cane and marshmallow hot cocoa mugs, and their advent gift of a hot cocoa play set (it's the CUTEST!). An eventful Friday morning to start an eventful weekend.

So much going on that I forgot to pop on here because I've got 2 things.

1 - Only 3 spots left for my FIT-mas Challenge staring next Monday. 👌 Did I mention it's FREE and you might every win something for yourself! (That's if no spots were claimed from my stories this morning... gotta check them now). 2 - Do I wear my onesie PJs on the Polar Express this weekend and thoroughly embarrass my children? (Who am I kidding, they'd love it 😂...I mean thoroughly embarrass my husband). Ok, off to crank out some work while the kids nap....I might only get another 20 minutes!

Just checked my measurements today from my last 3 WEEK program.  Besides fitting into some new jeans (THANK YOU for the love on that post by the way 😘) I lost 3.5 inches!  All my weight loss was from the 3 Day Plant-based cleanse I started the month off with, but I easily maintained that through Thanksgiving.

The last photo here is me last week upon finishing.  It’s not TOO different from this time last year, but that belly is shrinking 😮 and my strength gains are huge (I’ll have to dig for my paperwork on the weights I was using this time last year vs now...tracking is important). The first picture is actually when I started this journey 3 years ago.  Can you BELIEVE there is barely a 10lb difference in these pictures?!? That was after dropping the first 10lb of baby weight right after starting a workout routine.  My lowest weight is in the middle actually, last year.

The difference between these all? MUSCLE!  My arms, yes, but my legs (and booty 🙌). The past year I have focused on weight lifting and I LOVE it.  It’s all about evaluating YOUR specific goals and what you want for your body.  I would love to lose some more weight but I feel GOOD.

What do you want to accomplish in 2019?  Better yet….what do you want to accomplish NOW?  Let’s start the new year STRONG together!

THREE 3️⃣‼️ #topknotlife #nocompromises

How much water do you drink in a day?

Before I started working out my answer most days was ZERO! Not that I was drinking tons of other things like coffee or pop, but I just rarely drank anything.

When I started working out I challenged myself to a 30oz cup (that I took home from the hospital after my daughter was born) that I'd drink before, during, and after my workout time. It went well and I started drinking more all the time and adding it at meal times too.

Fast forward to the country fair this year when we got a 60oz jug of fresh squeezed lemonade (because WHY NOT?!🍋). I took it on as a new challenge! 24oz with my preworkout formula AND 60oz during/after my workout...before 7am.

I am the FIRST person to go to the bathroom anywhere! So let me tell you that upping my water (I shoot for 125oz a day) has had its challenges 💧🚽, but by getting it in first thing, then just sipping on water at meals through the day has helped me reach my goal and still function in life.

I challenge YOU to find a time in your day where you can easily up your water intake or at least get 16oz in upon waking in the morning! Will you do it?

WORKOUT WEDNESDAY 💪💦
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We just got our butts kicked on the ropes today, did you get your sweat in today? #topknotlife #nocompromises

🙊SECRET IS OUT 🙊🎶On the first Day of Fitmas my true love gave to me - ONE LITTLE BURPEE! 🎶

What will Day ✌🏻 bring? You'll have to join in the fun to find out!

In this FREE 12 Days of Fitmas group we'll be adding one move to our workout each day - by the end, you'll have an awesome full body routine you can use over and over!
PLUS you'll be getting ❄️Healthy holiday recipes
🎄Simple ideas to keep the kiddos busy on break
🎅🏼Tips to avoid the holiday party weight gain
🌟PRIZES
⛄️Challenges 🎁And so much stinking FUN!
Comment below with your favorite Christmas song and I'll get you in!👇🏻

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