Monday, November 28, 2016

Boys Bomber Jacket + Denim Shirt






As my five-year-old son has grown into a 33-year-old man over the course of his wondrous life, I can't help but notice that he's developed his own personal style of boys fashion. It used to be simple. I would pick out his outfits and shoes for the day, throw them on, and he would be pleased. Now, he must approve everything and if it's not cohesive with his style then we have to start over. Therefore, I've learned to allow him to pick out his own pieces by giving him choices. Hence, this look that we've created here. Teamwork makes the dream work.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Matrix Fitness


Although doing cardio is such a wondrous event filled with sweat-drenching excitement in the gym, believe it or not, it’s quite comforting to be able to do this at home. It takes away from that whole “sitting in your own sweat” during the drive home from working out. Therefore, I’ve teamed up with Matrix Fitness to introduce their newest residential luxury line of Matrix Fitness Treadmills and Elliptical machines. If you aren’t familiar with the brand, Matrix Fitness is the fastest growing commercial fitness equipment brand and their equipment is found in many elite gyms. 

One can assume my level of excitement (and my sweat glands were enthused) when I discovered they just launched their Home Fitness line of machines. These machines have all the best technology and accessories for an incredible at home gym experience. I know I’m not the only one who agrees that it’s much easier to stick to your fitness goals when you have proper entertainment (i.e. apps on apps on apps) to keep your mind occupied, which makes Matrix Fitness equipment so unique. Personally, I like to watch YouTube, listen to music, and have the capability to connect my phone to stay in sync at all times. 







Matrix Fitness Treadmills and Elliptical machines also come equipped with Sprint 8, a HIIT training program that helps trim fat, tone muscles and boost energy. Some users experienced a 27% body-fat loss in 8 weeks without changing their diets! 

Visit their website to find out more information about the all new Matrix Fitness residential luxury line.


This post is sponsored by Matrix Fitness. All opinions are my own.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Zesty Holiday Snowballs Recipe


The holidays are one of my most cherished times of the year not only for being able to spend time with friends and family, but eating delicious food as well. However, I seem to struggle with finding healthier options whenever I go home. Obviously, I can't deny eating my mother's cooking or all of the thousands of holiday treats she makes. On the other hand, introducing healthy options is a possibility. To test out this magical theory of mine, I've teamed up with Earth Balance® to conduct a "Sneaky Swap" by swapping Earth Balance® Buttery Spread or Sticks in one of my traditional holiday recipes. Earth Balance® Earth Balance® Buttery Spread and Sticks are a plant-based alternative to butter or margarine, and I've actually been using it for quite awhile now. I've tried to make it an effort to reduce the amount of dairy I consume, for personal preference, and can't even taste the difference.

Therefore, I tested this out with my five-year-old son, with this recipe for "Zesty Holiday Snowballs." With only five ingredients, they are extremely simple to make and a healthier alternative to other holiday treats that may be lurking around.



Ingredients:
2 cup shredded coconut + extra for coating
1/2 cup almonds, peanuts, or macadamia nuts
2-3 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp Earth Balance® Buttery Spread, melted
Zest and juice of 1 lemon





Directions:
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined. Roll into 1-inch balls, coat in coconut, and let cool in the refrigerator until firm.

Makes 12-15 balls. Calories per ball: 150.

The "Sneaky Swap" turned out to be a success, as my son loved eating and making these yummy treats! If this particular recipe isn't your cup of tea, or you're looking for a visible step-by-step guide, check out this recipe for Peanut Butter French Toast.



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Earth Balance. The opinions and text are all mine.



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Toyota RAV4


Believe it or not, I vowed to never become one of those caravan soccer-mom drivers after I had my son. There was something about driving an oversized minivan that did not scream, "I have arrived." However, I have opened up to crossovers or SUV's. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Crossover has been an absolute breeze to drive, and it's not too bad on the eyes either. Its bold and chiseled exterior gives it an athletic touch, yet it remains refined with elegant interior. 

Let me break it down for you. After I stepped inside the vehicle for the first time, I utilized the Smart Key System and pressed the ignition. I thought to myself, "do you hear that?" Absolutely nothing. The RAV4 has such a quiet start that I turned the vehicle off and back on, to make sure it was accurate. Aside from that, it's spacious enough to fit my whole life and then some. It also has an incredibly proven hybrid powertrain and great fuel efficiency. What surprised me the most was its 194 horsepower, which gave it sporty acceleration (we all know I love this aspect of cars).






Toyota RAV4 Crossover featured throughout.

For more information, visit www.toyota.com


What I'm rocking:

Trench by Revolve
Jumpsuit c/o Anatomie (older style)
Shoes c/o Cole Haan at Brickell City Centre 


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Silky Lingerie and Army Green





As a young Lynsee, I was quite the obvious tomboy. Yes, believe it or not, I enjoyed wearing oversized t-shirts with over-the-knee shorts and high-top sneakers. Although my style has transformed throughout the years, I still integrate the raw edginess of masculine pieces into my outfits. For example, this particular look combines a delicate light pink bralette and silk pants with a military styled trench coat and metallic shoes. What are some contrasting pieces that you enjoy putting together to complete your looks?

What I'm rocking:

Trench c/o Hot Miami Styles
Bralette by Urban Outfitters (see similar style below)
Pants by ZARA
Shoes by ALDO (see similar style below)


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mitsubishi Outlander





For the past week, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the all new Mitsubishi Outlander - and an excellent experience it has been. It came as a surprise when I stepped into the vehicle, as the Outlander offers spacious seating and leg-room for up to seven passengers with its standard third-row seating. Another aspect of the interior that I could appreciate is its sophistication of leather seating surfaces and leather-wrapped accents. The gloss black and chrome interior detailing also gave it a touch of luxury that reflected a stylistic approach. 

The Outlander’s ECO Mode employs energy saving measures that allow it to switch from 2WD to 4WD only when necessary, ensuring that you’re getting the best fuel economy and lowest emissions. The vehicle also warns you when it’s necessary to brake, or if you are nearing another vehicle too closely it will brake by itself. Therefore, the new Mitsubishi Outlander not only has beauty, but brains as well. 


For more detailed information about the new Mitsubishi Outlander, visit http://www.mitsubishicars.com.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

My Current Hair Routine









My hair has gone through a damaging rollercoaster over time, but my latest haircare routine has been keeping it smooth and silky. To begin, I've recently fallen in love with Suave's newest collection - Coconut Oil Infusion shampoo, conditioner and damage repair oil treatment. The 3-step system visibly repairs two years of damage and leaves hair luscious and healthy-looking. After using it, I've noticed a difference in the softness and weight of my hair. Since I live in Miami (also known as humidity central), Suave's Damage Repair Oil Treatment helps tame flyaways while delivering a healthy and long-lasting shine. Many of Suave's collections are salon proven to work as well as luxury brands. Awhile ago, I damaged my hair by applying an ombre dye job and let's just say it was a nightmare. In an effort to strengthen my hair, I tried a number of shampoo brands but failed to get the result I was looking for. Therefore, Suave's Coconut Oil Infusion collection has brought my hair back to life! I also love how affordable the products are, as I snagged these from Walmart. 

Currently, I wash my hair and condition it first. After rinsing, I towel dry it and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then, I blow dry it and apply Suave's Damage Repair Oil Treatment and smooth it out with my hands. Brush over it one last time, and my everyday hair is ready!

Visit your local Walmart to try out all of the new 2016 Suave Professionals collections: Coconut Oil Infusion, Coconut Milk Infusion and Biotin Infusion, while supplies last.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®  & Suave Professionals  but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SuaveBeliever #pmgSuave  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV


Friday, September 9, 2016

The Snack Monster





There's something you should absolutely know about me...

I am a snack monster. I don't know about you guys, but I love snacking throughout the day for a number of reasons. First of all, I'm a mom on-the-go so I'm usually chasing after my 5-year-old son or looking for a million and one ways to entertain him. Second, the concept of physically having to prepare a complete meal doesn't sound appealing to me all of the time. Finally, snacks are more fun. In all honesty, I often eat snacks in between meals to help satisfy my cravings or keep me from eating my arm. One of my favorites would have to be the Fiber One Lemon bars (their Oats & Chocolate bars are also quite addicting). 

The bars have 25% less sugar and no artificial colors or flavor, which is a major factor for me. There are so many other sugar-packed snacks that my body would hate me for, so Fiber One Lemon bars keep me satisfied throughout the day. My son also loves them as after school snacks. Hence, my purse is packed with these. In short, the bars are so good, they should have another name. If you haven't tried them yet, they are available at Costco (AKA a mom's BFF). What are some of your favorite healthier options for snacks?




Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Costco, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.






Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chokers, Striped Silk Pants, and Translucent Heels








Well, hello there. It's been awhile.

Apparently, three days of not eating and barely sleeping leaves you feeling like a breath of fresh air. Despite my ill spell, I escaped for a little jaunt through Coral Gables today and almost forgot how beautiful this area of Miami really is. I've also been slightly obsessed with these pajama-style silk pants because they are extremely comfortable. What are some of your favorite pieces or trends at the moment?


What I'm rocking:

Choker (DIY) (Similar style here)
Top by Alexander Wang (Similar style here)
Pants by ZARA (Similar style here)
Watch c/o KYBOE!
Shoes c/o ASOS (Similar style here)


Monday, August 15, 2016

My Story of Perseverance






Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to view a pre-screening of the all new GREATER movie. This particular movie touched me because it focuses on not only continuing to pursue your goals, but with perseverance, dedication, and faith. As many of you already know, I gave birth to my son about 5 years ago. At that moment in my life, I was just releasing all of the negative energy and surroundings around me. Needless to say, I knew that I needed to make some changes in my life but wasn't sure where to start. Once I had my son, it was like a light switch clicked and my entire being shifted. I've always been creative and artistic, so it was at that moment when I decided to start a business and transform my body. Losing all of the baby weight I gained was one of the hardest yet rewarding projects of my life. 

I dedicated my time to building a healthier "me" through extreme workouts, staying consistent, sticking to a strict diet plan, and staying focused on the goal. Over the course of two months, I managed to lose 55 pounds and completely transformed my mind and body. It's incredible what dedication and consistency can do for you. Therefore, the GREATER movie truly hit close to home for me because I could relate to the Brandon Burlsworth story as well.

Brandon Burlsworth was the greatest walk-on in the history of football, and his story showed that sometimes there is a larger plan for our lives that we have no control over. Despite being bullied, looked over, and torn down, he focused on his dream and made it come to fruition by being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.

GREATER is released to theaters on August 26th so check to see if it's available near you. I highly recommend this, as it's truly an inspirational movie that anybody will enjoy.

Check out GREATER the movie trailer here: 


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and GREATER Productions. but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #GREATERMovie #GreaterTheMovie  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV