Dearest Lou

Hustlin Mama

Pictures by Kandice Breinholt Photography

Maroon Hat (similar) || Boho Kimono || Hustlin Mama Tee || Teething Necklace || Paracord Bracelet || Maroon Jeans || Salt Water Sandals

How stunning are these pictures from Kandice Breinholt Photography? I seriously love how they turned out and can't get enough of this girls talent and artistic eye. If you are looking for a lifestyle photographer and a unique look I highly recommend her. She currently has special rates so hurry and book while you still can!

I don't have a featured item for today's look but rather a few awesome small shops I would like to introduce you guys to.

First let's talk about this amazing lightweight kimono from Loopsway. This kimono is perfect for everyday wear and lightweight enough for even the hottest of summer days. I personally LOVE the tasseled trim and the delicate touch it added to my overall look. On sale for only $9.99 and comes in 4 amazing colors, I really want the black one next.

The next two shops I want to mention are Mama and Little and Mulberry Press Co. I ended up winning this Zooey Silicone Teething Necklace and Hustlin Mama T-shirt on instagram via a giveaway these two threw together. I seriously can't get enough of these items. This t-shirt is a staple in my wardrobe, I love the baggy fit and that it can be styled dressed up or down. I can throw on a skirt, leggings, jeans, whatever.. this t-shirt makes getting dressed so easy! I love that this geometric necklace is made from silicone beads and is safe for babies to use when teething. I remember when Zaden was teething and he would always try putting my jewelry or just about anything in his mouth. This necklace will be awesome next time I have a little one.

Last but not least I would like to mention Apollo Pieces, a rad Hawaiian based shop that makes the sickest custom bracelets ever! I had the pleasure of being one of their kickstarter backers and got a killer deal on this AMAZING bracelet. The owner and founder CJ even upgraded my clasp for me and sent me an American flag inspired bracelet for the 4th of July (will post pics of that bracelet in a future post). Be sure to check out Apollo Pieces friends.

SlimQuick Pure Protein Review and $5 off Coupon

Over the last two years I've learned a lot about nutrition, fitness, and finding a healthy balance. I'm not crazy about working out everyday nor do I feel guilty when I indulge in a treat every now and again. I'm always striving to be a better me.

Working out isn't an issue, but maintaining a healthy diet full of healthy fats, protein, and carbs isn't always the easiest.

I've recently hit this funk where I have been indulging a little too much and only working out 3 times a week instead of my usual 5. I don't know if it's this awfully hot weather that has caused this lack of motivation. I can tell that I've gained at least 1-2 pounds of body fat during this funk.

Getting a good amount of protein without going over on fats isn't very easy, that's why I LOVE protein powder. Protein Powder is low on carbs and fats but obviously very high in protein. Having a high protein diet makes me feel less hungry during the day and helps me fight food cravings.

It's been a week since I've been adding SlimQuick Pure Protein into my daily diet and boy have I noticed a difference.

SlimQuick Pure Protein tastes incredibly delicious and doesn't have that awful after taste that many proteins have. It provides 10 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving. It's made with BioPure Green TeaTM, a natural extract that helps speed up your metabolism. I also believe that this is the ingredient that gives me a little more energy than I normally have throughout the day (; It's been shown in a clinical study to help overweight women lose 3 times the weight versus dieting alone in just 3 weeks. I personally don't know whether or not I have lost any weight but I do know that my pants and skirts are fitting much more comfortably.

If you are finding yourself in a funk or are struggling with over-eating and not getting enough protein in your diet I suggest trying SlimQuick Pure Protein! It has definitely helped with my cravings and tastes more like a shake than a protein drink. Here's a $5 off coupon that's valid now through August 31, 2015.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post powered by BrandBacker, all opinions expressed are my own. SlimQuick sent me a SlimQuick Pure Protein Powder in French Vanilla for my review.

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