Thursday, May 30, 2019

Happy 2nd Birthday to Bandit

Bandit's 2nd Bday!
 

Today is my one of my kiddos birthday! And no I am not talking about an actual kid but one of my fur babies!! Bandit or Bandito, or Chuck like Michael sometimes likes to call him! We got him in the summer of 2017 which is so crazy to think about! Bandit to me represents this amazing season of love me and Michael have been in! We reunited the summer of 2017 and have not looked back since! And Bandit to me is a walking and breathing reminder of happiness! is it just me or do our little fur babies mean so much! Me and Michael don't have kiddos yet so Bandit means soo much!!
So today we are baking him a Peanut Butter Cake treat!!!

I am  sharing some throwbacks when he was a wittle pup 


a toddler

crazy how fast time flies
and a grown adult!
He is seriously soo big now and I forget how big he is talking grown dawg status at almost 100 pounds!

Anywho love you soo much Bandit


 and this gif is of him letting out Ellie! Whoever made this gif has completely captured my two furbabies perfectly!!

til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

And I say that abyss leads to......success!!!

that abyss leads to success!

Yall this quote! I seriously have been feeling this quote so deeply in my soul! This is my quote by the way! I was talking to one of my friends today about this new and EXCITING project that I will be announced soon!! So stay tuned for that announcement! And the conversation came up about FEAR and how we can be paralyzed by fear and not make any changes out of FEAR! But whats on the other side of FEAR?? What's on the other side of fear but a tensionless calm abyss! And what's so amazing when you take a leap and face your fears??
What's the result when you stand up tall and look at fear in its face and say LETS GO!!

I believe its SUCCESS

plain and simple.... SUCCESS!

If you have a goal in mind and you find yourself paralyzed with fear and you're afraid to take the challenge head on! DO IT!!
The amount of growth that you will experience from facing the challenge head on will be exponential! If you fail you will learn from it and if you succeed.....oh what if you succeed!!!!

For more inspiration, I highly recommend you check out this YouTube video by Will Smith

Yall this video talks about the moment after you take the leap!!! Its a MUST SEE!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you feel loved and encouraged to take a leap to achieve your dreams!!

til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•


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Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Sale

#MemorialDay Sale

Hey y'all today on the blog I'm sharing all of the deals this weekend for Memorial Day Weekend!! I personally love shopping during the big holidays as most retailers are offering big deals so keep on scrolling for the deals!

Clothing:

ASOS: Limited time Sale with 30% off purchase full price items when purchased thru the ASOS App.

Forever21:
Currently Extra 30% off with code EXTRA30
FashionNova: 
Currently 50% off all bottoms use code TAKE50

Express:
40% off Everything no discount needed

Shein:
SUGAR5-$5 off $59
SUGAR10-$10 off $99
SUGAR30-$30 off $189

Nordstrom: 
Currently 50% off the Yearly Sale 

Macy's:
Take 20% off with the code MEMDAY
And also free shipping over $75
JCPenney

American Eagle
25-60% off everything Sitewide -Online Only 

Old Navy:
Tees and Tanks are on Sale for $5,$4 &$3

Missguided:
50% off Everything use code BALLIN 

Shoes:

Steve Madden
Take 25% with select styles the code MD2019

Sam Edelman: 
30% off the sale 


Home

Bath and Body Works
$10 off of $30 with code HELLOSUN
Also 3 wick candles are $10 off right now

Target:
Take up to 30% off home items as with code HOME (mainly patio furniture)

World Market:
Currently all of the World Market Members can receive 25% off with code MDW20

Anthropologie:
40% all Sale Items

Makeup:

Sephora:
Save up to 50% off Must Have Beauty

Ulta:
Currently having a 2 day lash event with popular mascaras 50% off including They're Real and Lash Sensational
Use code 711221 for 20% off one item 

Fenty Beauty:
Free MakeupBag with Mirror and compact with $75 purchase
This is so cute although it's not a discount it's worth it!

Hey y'all thanks for checking out my blogpost on crazy deals for Memorial Day Weekend!

Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

#TrainingThursday Fitness Update

#TrainingThursday Fitness Update


Today on the blog sharing an update with my fitness journey!
So last month I actually did a fun workout with my mom who is this amazing crazy speedster! And she is my MOM.... and we were working out on a track as we were working on speed intervals and I actually pulled a muscle!!!

It felt like a hamstring pull and it was sore the day prior only for me to pull it even more!(Back story: When I was in high school I did triple jump and ran hurdles and I used to get bad shinsplints!)
As my mom is a track coach and has been for years she told me to take it super easy and I couldn't run for a WHOLE week!

Which feels like forever in training! 

I ended up taking 10 days as it was still sore after 7 days! So if anyone who has been following me, they know I have been MIA for a bit!
That is why!
but now I am back better than ever!
Today I did another afternoon workout and I am going to talk about what my secret weapon has been!
the Runkeeper Go app by Asics has been an absolute
GAME
CHANGER.....
There is an actual women trainer on the app who talks you through and is sooo motivating!!!
This is an absolute gamechanger for anyone who is debating about training for a big race and not sure of how to do it!
You just pop in your headphones and she walks you thru the workout!

As I discussed in the previous post, I have partnered with Asics for this collab and as a  special discount for my followers, you can get 3 months free of Runkeeper Go using the code KARENB
Thank yall for following along!
I'll be posting next week some tips for stretching for any new runners!
til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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