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Lately, I’ve been really into working out at home.

I can work out at 5 a.m. in the morning—without having to brace the cold and drive in the dark.

I can squeeze in a quick one when I’m pressed for time.

And little Minty can relax close by, or do her own workouts… 😂

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I LOVE this picture from when she was a wee baby (~ 7 months). She still thinks the yoga mat is hers… LOL.

So, here are my must-haves for getting the most out of my at-home workouts:

+ Yoga mat (<< of course!)

+ Free weights

+ Foam roller (<< I love this one from Kayla Itsines)—having a foam roller at home has been AMAZING! Anytime I feel a little tight, I can grab my foam roller & roll it out. Done! (Hopefully 😂)

+ Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide (<< this is where I get most of my soreness from. HA!)

+ Ankle weights (<< LOVE these for butt work-outs—donkey kicks, etc…)

+ Fingerless weight lifting gloves


+ Water, of course

+ Chapstick

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This is hands down my favorite grab-and-go snack bar: Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie.


It’s yummy…




What do you use when you work out at home?


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Bikini Meals: Watermelon Mint Popsicles

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When I’m in a bikini (or a tight dress) I want to feel light & tight. No bloating, thank you very much!

In this series, I’m sharing eats + sips for the bikini-clad babe—the goal is to reduce bloating, satisfy hunger, and stay hydrated.

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Watermelon is one the BEST things to eat when you’re bikini-clad. It’s high in water content (~ 92%) so it keeps you full and hydrated without that heavy, bloated feeling. Plus, it’s delicious, & the perfect summer fruit, don’t you think?

These Watermelon Mint Popsicles are easy to make & they honestly taste like summer on a stick—they’re sooo good!


Here’s the quick recipe…

Mint from sister's

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+ 1/4 Watermelon

+ 11 Mint leaves

+ ~ 7 Drops liquid stevia


+ Blend all ingredients in blender for ~ 1 minute

+ Pour mixture into popsicle molds

+ Place in freezer for at least 4 hours

+ Enjoy!


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Make it at home:

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JOYFETTI Playlist: Happy

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The quickest way to get instantly, incredibly happy…?

Keys to a Porsche.

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Second way:

An awesome song.

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Don’t you love how a great song can completely pick-up your mood?

Sometimes, I play music with the sole intention of getting myself into the mood I want to be in—my target mood (ha!).

So I’ve been putting together playlists that do just that.

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Here’s the playlist I turn to when I want to be:



JOYFETTI Playlist - Happy, on, listen on Spotify

What songs would you add?

Tell, tell!


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Open-faced PB&J (with superseeds!!)

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Don’t you get warm fuzzies when you think of PB&J?

Think elementary school, recess, lunches by the jungle gym, opening up a packed lunch from mom, with crusts cut off (HA!)

This classic is too good to pass up just because we’re adults now!

Open-faced PB&J with superseeds on

SOI’m super excited to share my take on the classic PB&J!

I give up the excess sugar, make a few tweaks, and invite my buddies, chia & ground flax seedshello, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber & magnesium! It’s a party in your mouth, without the guilt.

Here’s what you need:

+ Organic Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread (I get “Food for Life” from Trader Joe’s), toasted (I like it super crunchy!)
+ Trader Joe’s Organic Raspberry Fruit Spread
+ Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter, creamy no salt (For JOYFETTI PB, mix in chia and ground flax seeds—so good!)
+ Chia Seeds
+ Ground Flax Seeds (I like Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Flaxseeds)

I hope you enjoy it!



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SUPERFOOD SPOTLIGHT: Chia & Ground Flax Seeds

Chia & Ground Flax Seeds on JOYFETTI

Ever since I discovered the health benefits of chia and ground flax seeds I sprinkle them on EVERYTHING.

Here are the 3 big benefits that stand out to me:

They’re rich in…

+ Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA)

+ Fiber

+ Magnesium


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So, here are some fun, easy ways I incorporate these superseeds into my eats and sips!

I add them to:

+ Smoothies

+ Peanut butter (<< more on this tomorrow—can’t wait to share this one!)

+ Kombucha (<< I love GT’s raspberry kombucha with chia seeds)

+ Oatmeal

+ Jam/jelly

+ Yogurt

+ Granola/cereal

+ Protein shakes


How do you get your chia/ground flax seed fix?


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