SAVE VS SPLURGE: BLONDE SHAMPOO

Welcome to my new series: SAVE vs SPLURGE! This is a post idea that you have requested non-stop. Remember my SAVE vs SPLURGE: Nordstrom Sale post? I also did another Nordstrom SAVE or SPLURGE in 2016 that you guys LOVED!, so I decided to turn it into an entire series. The plan is to post every other Wednesday (yes, I realize it is Thursday now), and the topics can be anything from fashion to travel to baby to beauty…whatever you guys want! HINT HINT: suggestions, please. So, are you looking for product reviews trying to decide whether to SAVE vs SPLURGE? You are in the right place! For my first SAVE vs SPLURGE post, I am focusing on blonde shampoo: Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel vs Clairol Shimmer Lights. Lastly, make sure you scroll to the end to enter to win a $500 gift card to Nordstrom!

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WHOLE30 PALEO TRAVEL TIPS

It’s 11:45 AM. I am sprinting through the airport Usain Bolt-style trying to make my connecting flight, and I quickly realize I haven’t eaten ALL morning. Story of my life. Luckily, I have an RX bar to get me through the next few hours. If not, I would have to settle for pretzels and peanuts on the plane. Thanks, but no thanks. If you guys know me, you know how much food I must eat to actually function on any given day. This is one reason I stick to a mostly-Paleo diet…give me all the calories. I travel pretty much every week for work, but I am still able to maintain this lifestyle. SO, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give you guys some of my ride or die Whole30 and Paleo travel tips. You don’t have to abandon your diet just because you are traveling.

grey denim shirt (sold out but I love this under $50 denim shirt) // grey jeans with zip detail (fav grey maternity jeans) // Quay $60 grey sunglasses (OBSESSED with the After Hours pair as well) // Stella McCartney Fold Over Tote (Looking for a less expensive travel bag? I use this $95 Tumi backback pretty much everyday) // Golden Goose glitter sneakers (obsessed with these $155 glitter espadrilles)

 

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HOW TO SPEND 48 HOURS IN FLORENCE | TRAVELING ITALY

Are you looking for the best way to tour Florence, Italy with not a lot of time to do it? In this post, I am telling WHERE TO STAY, WHERE TO EAT, WHAT TO DO, and WHERE TO DRINK while visiting Florence in 48 hours. The city is know for it’s cultural vibe and is really coming into it’s own on the food scene. With high end shopping, beautiful historical sites, wine tasting, rooftop bars, and amazing design elements, there is something for everyone! Curious what I packed? Check out my Let’s Go to Italy post! View Post

WHOLE30 INSTANT POT CHILI

Nothing says comfy, cozy like a bowl full of chili by a warm fire! I have been stalking Pinterest for the perfect recipe and finally found a Whole30 Instant Pot chili recipe that the whole family would love. Typically, chili contains a ton of beans and other ingredients we don’t eat. However, this recipe is not only delish, but is also super simple, quick, and Whole30 compliant. But don’t worry, no one has to know…it is JUST as delish as traditional chili. The hubs even requested it for dinner again tonight! So, let’s take back our weeknights by not spending all night in the kitchen. Starting with some grass-fed ground beef and have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! Looking for more inspo? Don’t forget to check out my other Whole30 posts here, follow on Instagram, and request to be added to the Life Lutzurious Facebook Group to join an amazing community. There’s a ton of recipes, how-to’s, tips and pearls, shopping lists, and fitness fashion in both spots. You can also shop all things Whole 30 by heading to my Fitness Boutique. Lastly, make sure you check out two of my FAV bloggers My Life Well Loved and Happily Hughes for even more Whole 30 resources.

Instant Pot // marble + wood platter // giant cutting board // silicone measuring cup set // All-Clad Stainless-Steel Measuring Cups & Spoons // New Wave Dinner Set (here’s the link for the New Wave soup bowl only)// New Wave Flatware // grey twig napkins (on sale!)

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Quick In-Home Workout | Pregnancy Modifications

Happy Sunday, yall! How is it going? We are HALFWAY through Whole30, and I am hoping you guys are feeling AH-MAZING. We have passed the point of no return, should be getting in our groove, and starting to get used to the diet changes. Over the past two weeks, I have provided you with Whole30 Tips + Resources and a guide on completing Whole30 While Pregnant. I also shared an Easy Whole30 Breakfast Casserole and a Whole30 Trader Joe’s Shopping List from My Life Well Loved and the Pros and Cons of Whole30 and an Easy, Delish Whole30 Snack Idea from Happily Hughes. This week, I am changing things up a tad. I get so many questions about what types of workouts I do. I wanted to share a quick in-home workout with a few pregnancy modifications. You can complete this workout at home, on the road, or at your local gym! Keep reading for a fun YouTube video, the details of the workout, and an AMAZING giveaway ($500 Nordstrom giftcard) to purchase new workout clothes.

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Disclaimer: The information included in this post is for educational purposes only from my own personal experience. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for your own situation, or if you have any questions regarding conception, pregnancy, or your prenatal treatment plan.