Be Cool: Peaches n’ Cream Popsicles

I bought some beautiful white peaches the other day with no intentions, just for a juicy snack. However, I got an idea last night to use them for popsicles, so I grabbed some ingredients I had on hand and whipped up some yummy peaches n’ cream pops!

I sort of “winged” it because I’ve made similar popsicles before, but here’s what I used:

3 fresh peaches (sliced, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with seasalt, roast in oven on 350 degrees for 30 minutes)

About 2 c. plain greek yogurt

Honey, to taste

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Milk, to your preference (I didn’t want mine too thick so I used milk to thin out the yogurt to the consistency I wanted)

Combine all ingredients and pour into molds, freeze.

I only have 4 molds, so if you have more, you’ll have to adjust ingredients accordingly.

Yum!

Next time I’m going to try coconut milk and maple syrup instead of honey for a natural sweetener. I think the coconut milk will be a great combo with the peaches.

It’s hot. Stay cool!

Motherhood | The Rain

I have to settle myself sometimes, perhaps it’s a bit of anxiety. My mind carries me down a path of worry and fear and I have to remind myself in those moments to relax, to stop. Life happens; sure, we can avoid certain things if we are careful, we can plan as much as we want, but we can’t control it all. Maybe I have a hard time with that sometimes.

Motherhood brings out a lot of this in me and as my children grow bigger, I’m finding that I’m having a harder time. When they are really little, you can keep them safely wrapped up in a soft blanket, at home, fed and happy. You worry about things as a new mom, but it’s different as they get bigger. As they grow, they start feeling things out for themselves and pushing that edge. As a mother, or for me anyway, I see them climbing or whatever it is, and panic sets in. Combined with this, my children are also pushing the edge with me (especially my two and four year old), seeing how far they can go, what they can get away with —seeking out their own sense of control, I guess. The combination can get to me. It’s hard somedays. Lately, I realized that when I feel out of control, I panic. There’s a correlation I never realized about myself. Perhaps that’s why I’m also afraid of heights and do not like roller coasters. It’s interesting how life continues to teach you about yourself along the way, isn’t it?

I don’t have any “fix” for this at all, fixing it isn’t really the answer, anyway, but I think understanding myself is — what helps me cope and relax, learning when to let things go and saving that sense of panic for when there is a legitimate worry. I know that I cannot control everything, but I can be more mindful and find my calm. Balance with everything in life is the key I am realizing.

They all say motherhood is hard and it is. It can feel like a downpour at moments, but the beauty is, there is always a rainbow when the rain stops. That’s life, too. It’s a beautiful, wonderful, crazy, amazing journey, isn’t it?

Workout Wear Wish List: 13 Things I’m Eying

I’ve loved fashion since I can remember and actually went to school for fashion design + merchandising at one point. Although life took me on another path, my love for fashion and styling never went away. Since getting into fitness, I’ve definitely found a love for great, stylish and functional workout wear. I’m always on the hunt and enjoy styling my outfits for working out.

I really think what you wear when you workout makes a difference. Wearing something that, 1) is made for activity, 2) fits well and is comfortable, and 3) you love and makes you feel good, gives you that extra something for a great workout! Here is my current wish list and things I’m loving! Everything is linked, too!

1) THIS Alo Yoga wrap top in Moss. I would wear this as a cover up to/from the gym and for yoga.

2) THIS bra/crop top also from Alo Yoga in Gravel. I have it in “pristine” and love it.

3) THESE shorts from Lululemon. They are high-waisted, which I love and would be great for my longer outdoor runs. I love this chambray color.

4) THIS wanderlust bodysuit from Adidas. I would pair this with some yoga pants for yoga/inversion practice.

5) THIS graphic tank from Adidas I would really love for the gym.

6) THESE Adidas Pureboost shoes. I have them in white and they are my absolute favorite!

7) THIS Arrow tank from Alo Yoga is my absolute favorite top for working out. It’s super light and flattering. It comes in so many colors, too! I’d love one for every day of the week!

8) THESE Fast & Free tights by Lululemon are my very favorite for working out, they have great pockets and the fabric is amazing! I love them in the longer option as well.

9)THESE Align pants from Lululemon come in as a close second to the Fast & Free, I would actually love them more if they had the same pockets. They are so comfortable I wear them for both working out and lounging.

10) THIS bra from Lululemon. I have another similar style snd love it!

11) THESE Adidas shoes I have been eyeing for a while and I love them in black, too!

12) THIS tank from Carbon38 has been on my wish list for a while, it comes in many colors and I love the style/length.

13) THIS bra from Carbon38 is beautiful! I love the tan and the matching leggings. I would wear it as a monochromatic look with this sheer matching top in tan or white for a crisp look.

That’s it for now! This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share some things I’m currently loving for working out.

xo

Renee