welcome october

My favorite month of the year is here!


Birthday wishlist

birthday wishlist

birthday wishlist by libbyuglesich featuring brown leather shoes

My birthday is in less than two weeks so I thought I'd show you what I was wishing for.

Hunter boots in lipstick pink.
Arrow season 2.
Gap moto boots in brown.
Jamberry wraps in skinny pink, sweet nothing, black + white polka, and rose gold sparkle.
Bath + Body Works Pumpkin Latte + Marshmallow Comfort.
Merona oversized plaid scarf.
Moon + Lola earrings in hot pink and mint.
Aerie cowl neck sweatshirt in iron heather.
Stella and Dot Getaway in navy/red medallion.
Hello Apparel champ pullover sweatshirt in eco black.


Stella + Dot Trunk Show

My Stella + Dot trunk show is ending tomorrow 
so there is only a little over 24 hours to purchase something through my trunk show! 
Look at all the adorable things you can get.
Here is the link to my show


chocolate chip cookie shakeology

Chocoloate Chip Cookie Shakeology
Try out shakeology by going through my link here.

Another recipe for my shakeology lovers!


1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp almond butter
1 scoop vanilla shakeology

Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.

I'd really love for you to get a sample of shakeology if you'd like 
so please email me
and I will be happy to send you a sample!
Or just click my link here.


red velvet cupcake shakeology

Red Velvet Cupcake Shakeology
Try out shakeology by clicking my link here.

So I wanted to share my favorite recipe for shakeology so far. 
Red velvet cupcake 
yes please! 


3/4 cup skim milk {or whatever milk you choose}
2 tbls cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate shakeology
3 oz fat free vanilla greek yogurt
2 tbls red velvet cake mix

Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.
Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!!

Seriously if you want to try shakeology click here!
I cannot tell you how delicious it is.


Yummy snack

I make this for a snack all the time! 
It is super simple
and delicious.
Plus it is extremely filling.

:: English Muffin + Avocado ::

Whole Wheat English Muffin {whole}
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Feta Cheese
Red Pepper Flakes

Toast your english muffin
and while it is toasting mix your avocado with the lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder
and sea salt 
{I don't have measurements I just add until it tastes how I like it.}
Once your muffin is done toasting add the avocado mixture to the top of the muffins 
splitting it evenly between each muffin. 
Then top with the feta cheese 
and then finally add the red pepper flakes 
{I use the packets from Pizza Hut they give you and split it between the two muffins it's the perfect amount for me... but if you don't like it so spicy just add less or none at all!}
That is it! 
I promise you won't regret it. 


Casual put together mama style

Sorry I have been away for a month... 
I have been super busy with doing the 21 day fix from Beachbody 
and I just totally lost track of my blog. 
But I do want to tell you that if you'd like to join me in the 21 day challenge
or I plan on doing the new Piyo Fitness here next month
so you are welcome to join me!
Just follow my link either on the side bar or 
right here.

But now onto my post. 
I just bought this shirt for my anniversary gift
and am going to be getting this necklace soon from my online 
Stella + Dot Trunk show I am having on Facebook.
Here is the link to my trunk show 
so you can join me in checking out the brand new fall line 
and splurging on some gorgeous jewelry for yourself!

So I wanted to put together an outfit that I will for sure be wearing as soon as I get both of these items in my possession! 
The shirt should be here in the next week or so but the necklace will be awhile
since my trunk show is going on for a couple weeks. 
Please join me if you'd like!
Here is my adorable + super comfy but put together mama outfit 
using these two things and basics I already have.

dressy casual

dressy casual by libbyuglesich featured in lauren conrad style

I had to include a cute pair of sunnies
and some bright red lips + mega long lashes
with some boyfriend jeans, adorable pink bow sandals
and it wouldn't be complete without a cute top knot to "top" it all off!


BBQ chicken salad

BBQ Chicken Salad
this salad is the best salad ever and super easy!

1/2lb boneless skinless chicken breast
BBQ sauce
4 cups crisp lettuce 
2 cobs of corn {grilled + cut off the cob}
1 can black beans {rinsed + drained}
1/2 cup grape tomatoes {sliced in half}
1/4 cup cilantro {finely chopped}
1/2 cup crushed blue corn tortilla chips
Ranch Dressing {we use a packet of hidden valley + make it ourselves}

cheddar cheese
green onion

Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper and put in a plastic bag with BBQ sauce
{we did this overnight}
so it would be really flavorful.
Grill the chicken breast and the corn on the BBQ.
Baste the chicken as you go to keep it moist.
Cut up the lettuce.
Open the beans and rinse them + let them drain.
Cut the tomatoes in half.
Chop the cilantro.
Crush the tortilla chips.
And make the ranch dressing according to the packet directions.
Then just mix everything in your bowl
and top with ranch dressing + extra BBQ sauce.


Hair products I'm loving

I have gotten a bunch of new hair products in the last 6 months 
and I am loving a few of them.
So I really wanted to share them with you guys
because these are amazing!
hair products

1:: Redken Pillow Proof {dry express primer with heat protection}
I just started using this product and it is amazing!
I love how it speeds up my drying time while also protecting my strands from the
damaging heat of the hairdryer all in one.

2:: L'Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray {extra strong hold}
This stuff is awesome for keeping hairstyles in place
but isn't crunchy at all
and your hair still moves naturally so it's not plastered to your head.

3:: Not Your Mother's Way to Grow {leave-in conditioner}
This stuff is great because my hair gets tangled so badly in the shower
so I have to use a detangler when I get out of the shower to comb through my hair
without killing my head!
Plus it is supposed to help your hair grow faster too.

4:: Alterna Bamboo Beach {summer sunshine spray}
This stuff protects my hair from the UV rays
and it's also supposed to help hold your color for longer.
It smells so good
and it leaves my hair looking shiny and silky!

5:: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder {controlled lightening spray}
This Stuff helps lighten my hair in the summer. 
I love how it intensifies my hair color + highlights.

6:: Bath and Body Works Endless Weekend {wave & shine hair mist}
I love this stuff!
The smell is absolutely the best ever
and it gives nice waves on the days you want to have the beachy wave look
and gives you amazing shine on the days you want nice hair.

7:: Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum {smoothes and conditions}
This stuff is absolutely amazing
and it makes my hair feel so smooth.
It always look so healthy + shiny after I smooth it on my hair.

8:: Batiste Dry Shampoo {with a hint of color light + blonde}
I can't say enough great things about dry shampoo!
Since I am so busy with my kiddos I only wash my hair about twice a week
and so I use this religiously to keep my hair looking fresh + clean
all week long even when I don't wash my hair.

9:: Nexxus Color Assure Primer {pre-cleanse treatment}
I color my hair {and have since I was about 12}
and this stuff helps my color last longer by closing off my hair from letting the water saturate
the strands so that the color doesn't seep when I wash it.
I've only used it a couple of times but it has helped from what I can tell!
There is also a color assure glossing tonic that I want to get to try,
it is supposed to bring out the color's luminosity when you spray it on your hair after you've styled it.
{once I've tried it I'll let you know how I like it}


cheesy beef + mushroom enchiladas

Cheesy Beef + Mushroom Enchiladas
this is one of our favorite meals!


1lb ground beef
1lb button mushroom chopped
1 can mushroom soup {fat free}
1 can green chiles 
1 can olives {chopped}
2 small cans or 1 large can enchilada sauce {we use medium}
1 small onion chopped
8oz cheddar cheese {we use extra sharp}
8 tortillas 

Brown the meat, the onion + mushrooms in a pan.
Once that's done add in the green chiles + olives to heat them through.
Finally add part of the cheese to the mixture and let it melt.
In a bowl mix the enchilada sauce + mushroom soup.
Pour part of the sauce to cover the bottom of a baking pan.
Fill the tortillas with the meat + mushroom mixture
and place in the pan.
Then pour the rest of the sauce on top of the enchiladas
and top it off with the remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30 − 40 minutes
and ENJOY!


beach overnight essentials

beach overnight

This is what I'd take with me on an overnight to the beach...
I'd love to have a one night stay with my husband this summer to the Oregon Coast.

First off a good bag is essential
and that one from Hayden Reis is huge so you can use it to pack all your stuff
and then use it for the beach also.
Then I'd bring a clear waterproof pouch from One Truffle to hold my phone,
Softlips chapstick, phone charger from Lilly Pulitzer + hair tie.
I would pack that adorable diamond speaker + water tumbler from Shop Bando
and floppy hat from Jessica Simpson
and of course some magazine reading material.
For the beach I'd pack an adorable swim suit from Old Navy
a good coverup + some sunglasses from Coach.
For sun protection I'd bring Banana Boat Protect and Hydrate SPF50 lotion
which doesn't feel greasy or sticky which I can't stand at all.
And this adorable beach towel from Pottery Barn Kids.
For walking around the town I'd bring a cute tank like that one from
Cake for Breakfast, some cute cutoff shorts, a cute pair of flips
and top it off with a cute pair of earrings.
The only makeup I'd bring would be from Bare Minerals
and it'd only be the new BB cream primer, a blush, lip gloss + mascara.
I'd bring Yes to face wipes, contact solution, Dove deodorant, Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Sunshine Spray,
Not Your Mother's sea salt spray,
hand sanitzer, body lotion + body spray from Bath & Body Works.
I of course have to bring my favorite bright nail polish for my fingers and toes from Essie.
For dinner I'd bring a flowy maxi dress, cute sandals, a clutch,
some cute dangle earrings + some adorable bobby pins to pin my beach wavey,
windblown bangs out of my face.
For sleep I'd bring a cute pajama set from Victoria's Secret,
a head wrap, my glasses + some comfy slippers.
{because I don't like walking on the floor in hotel rooms}

I hope that James and I can sneak away for one night this summer to our beautiful coast
and have some alone time!
Maybe for our anniversary at the end of this month we could make it work.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.


Lilah's Fashion Friday - 3

I am seriously loving Lilah's clothes these days 
and I am so glad I can share them with all of you guys. 
She is more stylish than me by far
and everything she wears I wish I could buy for myself!

tee :: jeans :: socks :: shoes

tee :: skirt :: tights :: moccs

tee :: shorts :: sandals 


Lilah's Fashion Friday

I will be posting Lilah's fashion post every Friday now...
So I hope you all enjoy her tiny outfits 
that I wish fit me most of the time!

sweatshirt :: tee :: jeans :: socks :: shoes 


Lilah's fashion

I have been absent a ton lately and for that I am so very sorry! 
I have been busy with getting Zane to and from school 
and the sports that he's now in.
Plus we have had so amazing weather the last few weeks on + off
so we have been trying to spend as much time outside as we possibly can.
So I started taking pictures of what Lilah has been wearing when we go wherever 
and I have been sharing them on Instagram
and I thought I would share them with you guys on my blog here too.

tee :: jeans :: headband :: shoes

tee :: jeans :: shoes

You can see all the looks on my instagram


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

A friend of mine and her husband are doing a fundraiser to benefit 
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

All dollars raised go directly to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 
to help find a cure for blood cancers. 

The majority of these cancers are found in children. 
If you feel inclined to donate, please visit their fundraising page: http://www.mwoy.org/pages/oswim/oswim14/DJacobson.  

Your donation will sustain ongoing research to find a cure for blood cancers 
and prevent someone from losing a child, 
sibling, parent, or loved one. 

Thank you so much for your support!


If you haven't checked out toADORN yet, 
you are missing out!

They offer so many different things for a fraction of the regular price
and they post new daily deals every.single.day at 12:00AM.

I got this really cute statement necklace from them.

Be sure to check out some of their daily deals. 
They feature all kinds of things from jewelry, accessories, home decor + women's clothing.

toADORN is a site that you will definitely want to check out for their awesome daily deals.
I know I am so happy with the things I got from them 
and I am sure you will be too. 


Violet Love review + giveaway

I found this awesome site on instagram a few weeks ago 
When I found them I knew I had to have one for when I go workout. 
Since I am growing out my bangs I need something to keep them out of my eyes. 
So when I saw them I knew they'd be perfect for that!

I contacted them immediately asking if they'd like me to 
do a review + giveaway for them.
I was super excited when they said they'd love to.
They sent me the cutest headband from the vintage VL line.

Abella headband

It's super cute 
and it stays in place while working out. 
I love that it stays put.
If I don't have to fix it that's a huge plus because then I don't have to worry about it.
I love them so much 
and plan on getting some more in the very near future.

I AM Inspirational headband

Well they agreed to send another one out for one of you to win!
See that one above ^^
One of you will get to win it.

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They have also generously supplied a 20% of code for you:: 
put LIBBYLIFE20 in at checkout. 


W8Fit Review + Giveaway

I found this amazing clothing line called W8fit that makes clothing that 
you can add weights to. 
How cool is that?!
They have capris and workout tanks that you can add weights to
and also have weighted cuffs for your wrists 
and even have a weight belt for around your waist.

They also have some adorable workout tanks that have some cute sayings on them.
And they were so very kind to send me one of the Namaste tanks to review for you guys.

Cardio Tank
I absolutely love this tank top!
It is super duper soft and really comfortable
and it stays in place while working out
which is a huge thing for me.
I do not like when my workout clothes need to be adjusted all the time.
I like having them stay in place so I don't have to worry about fixing them the whole time.
The main reason for this is that I am super self-conscious about my body
and I don't want anything showing at all!
So when I was working out and it didn't move I was ecstatic!
I highly recommend you getting one of these comfy tops.

Namaste Tank
Training Tank

Now here's the even more awesome part... 
They are going to give one of my lovely readers the This Beauty Trains Like a Beast tank.
How awesome is that?! 
It's the same type of tank as the one I was given so I know it'll be just as amazing.

So here's what you gotta do ::

 Follow my blog
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and also please share one of the pictures from this blog post on your Facebook wall.

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