Final Post Before New Website Reveal! :)

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Hi everyone! There are fun changes being made around here!  First of all, I have been working on a total website redesign the past few months, and it is finally time to reveal!

It should be a pretty easy transition, and the new Site will hopefully be up by Wednesday!  The only thing I am not going to be able to transfer over to my new site are your subscriptions.  IF YOU ARE A SUBSCRIBER, please visit the new site and RESUBMIT your email address to the subscription tab. (It will be at the bottom of the site next to the Smoochy Kiss, lol)

Just a heads up, the blog will NOT be automatically sending out notifications for daily posts.  I post too often to have daily emails sent out!!   Luckily with my new site, I have the capability of controlling what goes out to your inbox.  (woohoo)

I will be sending out one monthly newsletter to keep you up-to-date on whats happening in the world of Lipstick and Berries!  Be sure to check back to the Lipstick and Berries’ blog daily as there will continue to be updated posts all the time! 🙂

Get ready for lots of cool & new things coming your way!

I hope you are having a great day and I will see you on the other side!!!

Peace, Love, and Berries!!

Fitness: Tone up with 4 simple exercises!

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Just as important as healthy eating, is getting adequate exercise!  It doesn’t matter where you get your exercise, just as long as you are not sedentary.

Like most girls I know, a cute new fitness outfit is great motivation to get our booties up and moving, so I just got these leopard leggings from Dona Jo Fitwear AND a 20% off coupon code for your online shopping convenience 🙂 Use Code: LIPSTICK20 

Scroll to bottom to read more about my new favorite workout pants!! 🙂  

Nothing is more motivating to get to exercising than a brand new workout outfit!

Ladies, and I right, or AM I RIGHT?!??

No excuses now Glam Granola Girls!!

My schedule has changed quite a bit since I started blogging, and I do not always have enough time to go to exercise classes 5 days a week or actually even leave my house 5 days a week to do any workout.  (I know, I know, you would think that a blogger would have more free time…BUT when blogging is a business…its takes up all 24 hours of the day…no complaints, I love it though!)

Instead, what I do often is At-Home Workouts.  I have a yoga mat, stability ball, exercise ball, hand weights, and fun music at my house, and all that equals a free workout anytime.  I start my morning with my Sun Salutation, then I either go for a quick run, a zumba class, at-home workout ball exercises, or I just turn on music and dance in front of my mirror.

Whatever you do, just keep moving!!

Below are 4 exercises on a stability ball that I swear by!

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Ashley of ©Lipstick and Berries, Easy At-Home ToneUp Exercises! #fitnessfashion #vegan

5 Squats on one side and then 5 Squats on the other side!!

Ashley of ©Lipstick and Berries, Easy At-Home ToneUp Exercises! #fitnessfashion #vegan

Stay balanced!! Keep your movements nice and slow.  Keep your abs tight!

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Ashley of ©Lipstick and Berries, Easy At-Home ToneUp Exercises! #fitnessfashion #vegan

 This is my all time favorite ab, booty, hamstring workout! Balance your feet on the stability ball and keep shoulders on the ground.

Ashley of ©Lipstick and Berries, Easy At-Home ToneUp Exercises! #fitnessfashion #vegan

 Roll the legs out straight while keeping tush and tummy super tight!! Repeat this set 10 times.

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Ashley of ©Lipstick and Berries, Easy At-Home ToneUp Exercises! #fitnessfashion #vegan

Not going to lie, this pike move is hard!  Definitely give it a shot though.  If you can get a few in, it will be highly beneficial. 

Ashley of ©Lipstick and Berries, Easy At-Home ToneUp Exercises! #fitnessfashion #vegan

 Start in a push up position.  While keeping your legs straight, roll the ball toward your head into a handstand-style position.  Then roll back down to push-up position.  Repeat this set 5 times.  

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Balance your shoulders on the stability ball and do 10 arm presses.  If you don’t have weights, use water bottles or frozen water bottles (heavier!)

Ashley of ©Lipstick and Berries, Easy At-Home ToneUp Exercises! #fitnessfashion #vegan

 Keep the back parallel to the floor!  Keep Tummy & Tush tight!

Repeat this whole series 2-3 times and then its time to…..sleephatext

Ashley of ©Lipstick and Berries, Easy At-Home ToneUp Exercises! #fitnessfashion #vegan

My favorite part!! The End! LOL!!

OK, so…my favorite thing about my Dona Jo leggings (other than they are the most comfortable leggings I’ve ever worn) is that they have a MATTE finish, so the pants can actually be worn outside of the gym and not look like workout wear.  I wore these pants later in the week with a pair of black sandals and a long, loose fitting, black top and it was super cute!  I LOVE dual-purpose clothing!

The material of these pants is just fab!  I’m not sure what the material is, but its awesome.  (And they don’t give you a wedgie…ladies you know what I mean!)  I totally totally totally recommend you trying a pair!

 Use code: “LIPSTICK20” for 20% off your purchase!

Ashley of ©Lipstick and Berries, Easy At-Home ToneUp Exercises! #fitnessfashion #vegan

 {Photos by the wonderfully talented and sweet friend Melanie of MJBlack Photography!}

Russet Red Lentil Dahl

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First of all, isn’t the color of the soup to die for?? Anything this vibrant and beautiful must be healthy for you!  And that it is!!! (Applause!)  I make this “Russet Red Lentil Dahl” every week! It’s sooooooo good!  Russet is another name for a golden shade of red…a perfectly fitting name for this vibrant Dahl. […]

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A Peek Into My Vegas Fall Festival Trip!

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I recently heard that we had a fall festival in town!  Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.  With the holiday season approaching, this time of year is the busiest of all, but for some reason the fall season is so calming and relaxing for me.  Autumn brings a peace of mind, which I […]

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Upcoming Recipe Collab + Forks Over Knives Event!

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This was a very eventful weekend!! I spent most of my time in the kitchen and at Panevino Ristorante!  Why, you ask?? Let me show you! Well, a few months back I met a great girl through Instagram, Yvonne Ardestani, and we decided it would be really fun to get together and do a recipe […]

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Mind + Style Musing: Fay With Love

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I have found a new brand that I absolutely adore!  I love brands that mesh Style & Wellness.  (Hey, hey, that’s what I do too!)  Fay With Love is a lifestyle brand that centers itself around positivity and love.  Each of their pieces are beautiful, radiant, and exude a positive message. I’m wearing their “Beam Of Light” […]

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Tea Tuesday: Autumn Tea is a Necessitea + Granola Bar Recipe

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It’s officially Fall Y’all!!!! 🙂  Which in my book means its time to pull out all the yummy fragrant spices, drink tons of holiday teas, and start playing Christmas music! Unfortunately that is not a typo.  I’ll admit it; by the end of September I have secretly already listened to a few Christmas tunes (Michael Buble […]

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Merry Mondays: Go Take Care Of Your Body!

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“A body in motion stays in motion. A body at rest stays at rest.”  It’s purely science. Keeping our body and mind active is imperative for maintaining the highest quality of life. Simple lifestyle changes can help reverse the aging process! Adding exercise to your regular routine can add years to your life!  Scientists say […]

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My Daily Morning Yoga Stretches!

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After I wake up in the mornings and have a big glass of water, the next thing I do is my morning stretches.  I love waking up early (although I’m not always up as early as I would like to be) and feeling the fresh morning air and stretching my body! Stretching is just as […]

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Peanut Butter Balls

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    I met my girlfriend (who had a baby recently) for brunch the other day, and we got on the topic of kid-friendly recipes.  This recipe is one that would be totally fun to get the kids involved with.  I actually had a lot of fun myself rolling these into little globes myself! I found […]

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