Bag Lunch

I’d love to tell you that when we go in the studio, on a day like today, that we take long luxurious lunches ordered in via door dash or the task company de jour, but to be honest, I usually pack my lunch the night before!

I feel like this little brown dress is the same color as a brown school lunch bag, so that’s why I meander here…

Anyway, part of the reason I pack my lunch is that, I own the record company, and I’m on the clock with the money, renting studio time and hiring the best producers, engineers and musicians, so I’m there to work! And packing that brown bag let’s me get as much done as possible because I’m not worrying about what I’m going to order for lunch.

Also, packing my own lunch allows me to focus on my other game, the fitness journey I’m boldly going on! Lol. I mean. I’ll order in occasionally, but, I gotta control what goes in my body. And I love healthy home cooked meals. Truly love love love!

My parents are French and Italian so good food was and is a must. & It’s not hard, usually leftovers or a quick turkey wrap. . . My husband makes the best food anyway, so I’ve come to not really enjoy restaurants that much. Save the few tried and true places or a hot new Chef in the city. But even the new chefs betray my trust. Lol

The other night my gal pal and I tried the latest hot chicken place everyone raves about. On the first bite I blurted out, “curry! that’s the secret sauce?” much to my dismay! …I love curry. But it felt a little obnoxious that that is perhaps why people were raving?… I mean. I have worked at an Indian restaurant back in the day so maybe that why it seems to obvious to me. . .

Geez.

Then the next few bites were way too salty!! Ugh. Can’t catch a break.

I acquiesced to the situation and tried the fries, which redeemed the place at least for those! .. Sampled the sammie too, and quickly realized the tenders NEED the bun and pickles and cheese, to mediate the saltiness.

Anyhow. At least I snapped these cute shots because I packed that lunch! …I’m working hard for you guys. Hope you like the outfits. & Yes, The songs are coming out grand!! We are writing and laying down pads right now. Check in again soon! Xx

Hat – Janessa Leone

Jacket – All Saints

Dress – Revolve

Boots – Isabel Marant

Jewelry – Rossmore. Malachite Choker

Lipstick – Berry Cocoa

Nail Color – Zoya Pixie Dust

Makeup – Bobbi Brown

Progress – 3 weeks – 12-12-3-30

Hi guys! New Progress Pix! …Keep in mind there are slightly different angles. And different outfits and types of light. But if you look at the floor, I’m standing in the same spot for the most part. And I try to adjust the photos so I’m the same height in the comparisons.

Overall I’m leaning out a little each week. Yay!

My goal is to really just get more lean. I like how I look, and just want to feel that fitness through and through! Feels good, ya know. That’s all.

I can tell in my face, legs and arms that changes are occurring! I feel like I’m def smaller all over. Stoked.

And I have faith and know I’ll reach my goal, because I always do, when I put in the work! and this workout is kicking my butt! 12 lb vest, 12 incline, 2.5-3 speed, 30 mins. (I posted below how I came to this workout. Check my other articles) …And I hope you believe that, and have faith for yourself too, when you embark on a fitness journey!

My only news is that I’m now beginning to carry some weights in my hands, and I’m also considering upgrading my vest to 20lbs. I

feel like my posture has gotten so good from the vest, forces you to engage your core a ton, and I’m pouring sweat buckets, so why not go for more!? I’m hoping I’ll make greater progress more quickly with some heavier weight. But idk. Lol.

Anyhow. Figured I’d check in again and share. Ttys! Thanks for following along!

Xo

California Gold

photo: @marlenarijn
photo: @marlenarijn

Over quarantine, I finished the song California Gold and needed a cover for the ‘single’, so I went out with the lovely and amazing Marlena Rijn and we hiked a little and got these simple shots.

I think they turned out super lovely and seem like they are from another era.

Our inspo was really basic vintage lifestyle photos of cowgirls. When working with classic material steeped in history, I always like to flip it a little with luxurious details or something classic, but out of place or character. Here I tried a vintage faux fur jacket to make our cowgirl just a little more luxe. And since the hat automatically signifies cowgirl, we paired the styling with Chuck Taylor’s instead of the obvious cowboy boot. It’s these little choices that make style our own!

How do you take iconography and make it your own? Send me your tips and tricks!

Hat

Fur

Chucks

Necklace

Bodysuit

Denim

Xoxo

The Canyon

Working on a lovely song called The Canyon, in the studio today! It’s a sweet song about living within God’s grace, and how that grace is like the embrace of a thriving and wild canyon.

…I hope I get to share it soon…

Recording my last album was a long process, and I hope to perhaps break up the next set of songs, into singles and release as I go.

What do you think?!

Like I mentioned before, in the meantime I am currently editing a video for California Gold. I’ll share some Behind the Scenes soon!!! It was really lovely to film!

Anyhow. As for documenting studio days and outfits, do you guys enjoy this? Love hearing your feedback! Ttys xo

Hat – Free People

Duster – Element

Pants – Commando

Boots – Maison Margiela

Tee – Men’s Cotton Citizen

Necklaces – Rossmore.

New Seamless

My studio space post-quarantine increased, and I’m sooo happy!

And due to this, I’ve been able to take the seamless that I had setup in my smaller space and move it to a now dedicated wall in the larger studio. I couldn’t be happier. You can see it set up behind me on the wall in the pix below.

I have a funny hack err choice. . .I don’t like heavy equipment and rolls on my walls lest I need to adjust things. . .And let me tell you, I’m always adjusting things.

So over the years I’ve taken to putting up a light weight curtain rack and then using Clamps to put up just the photography paper, sans the heavy roll. I use shears to cut off a long piece.

It’s easier for me to switch out by myself, and I don’t need all the industrial equipment. I’m into easy and light and movable. Those are my signposts.

Anyway. Here I am feeling good about the new larger space! -Cute hoops from the shop and a bag my pr friend sent me. And like I had imagined, it’s true, when you have a seamless ready to go, you never know when an impromptu moment happens and you get a good shot or two. 📸

Back in the Studio

How cute is this Understated Leather Jacket?
Love this Hat by Gladys Tamez Millinery.
Bralette -WeWoreWhat

Love being back in the studio!

Recording is my happy place.

We are also working on the video for California Gold!

And this is CRAZY, I was approached by some producers to do some pop music and I recorded a few. But I’m on the fence!! Should I put out the pop songs guys? Or just stick with my pop country? Idk. Lol.

Ohh and do you see that little moon stained glass? It’s by local artist Elena De Sosa. I’m trying to get her to make stuff for the site!! Will be so cool right?!

Ttys. Xo

The Four Agreements

What are the four agreements? Have you read the classic book by Don Miguel Ruiz?

In the meantime until you get a chance to read the book, these are the actual four agreements:

1) Be Impeccable with Your Word

2) Don’t take anything personally.

3) Don’t make assumptions.

4) Always do your best!

…the book obviously goes more into detail on how each practice operates to elevate your lens for life, so pleasesssss do yourself a favor and listen to it on audio or buy a copy!

Get after it. Knowing this information is life changing!

Enjoyyy! Love you! Xx

Easy Peazy Fasting

Fasting has many health benefits!

…But it has so little practical info out there on HOW to actually do it, easily!

For instance, one can do intermittent fasting, and find tons of info on what to eat and not eat and when etc,, but you may still find yourself failing miserably in your efforts, and failing to gain the sought after effects!

Sooooo, here is a SUPER PRACTICAL GUIDE to a 3 day liquid fast, that should have one feeling good the WHOLE time, and thus, one hopefully will find it easier to succeed in creating the desired effects!

This guide is really about BEGINNERS! & learning to maintain the fast, at the most minimal level, in order to begin to get the benefits!

We find that once one begins to see benefits, they will tend to find more motivation to begin dialing in the more nuanced details to max out benefits later! Ya know!

1) soup soup soup

Broth is often one of the itemized allowable liquids on a liquid fast. So get there. Get after that broth! Stock up on broth soups, boxed broths, fresh broths, whatever you’re into. Trader Joe’s has an excellent selection and is better on the budget than Whole Foods. But pick whatever works for you.

Here are three products that will help you immensely:

2) juice juice juice

For a long time the whole ‘juicery fasting’ trend was hot! You would get a whole cooler of pressed juices and have at it. Not bad. But I personally need variety in order to skip food for three days!

And I think the juice places are over priced…

Trader Joe’s has great green juice and red juice, grab a few, to supplement your broth and water situation.

Try diluting the juices with a ton of water, 1:1, so as to not get too much sugar at once.

3) water water water

Make sure you have tons of delicious filtered water. If you need help pushing water, try stocking up on expensive ones, trust us, it can help the cause both psychologically, and in actuality. I love Voss, Fiji and Essentia when I’m fasting, extra tasty! Worth it if you find it hard to push water.

4) Here’s the PRACTICAL plan:

Take 1 jar of Trader Joe’s vegetable soup, 1 ~2 liter bottle of water, 1 box of chicken broth, and 1 box of chicken bone broth and put all in a huge Stock Pot on low, first thing in the morning.

Let it simmer away on low heat.

5) What about Coffee?

Do your morning coffee thing , don’t worry about even cheating and doing milk/nut milk sometimes (in my opinion the ends justifies the means in this case. You will still see benefits!) in your coffee.

Then the instance you get a twinge of hunger at all, take a huge glass of the warm broth and drink it immediately!

6) Rinse and Repeat all day.

And if you begin to get bored of broth, change it up and have some juice water.

And more water. And more broth.

Super Important: Drink broth literally the second you get a hunger pang. That’s why you should leave it on low on the stove all day or in a crock pot/slow cooker.

Do not wait. If you wait you may get too hungry and then uncomfortable and then break the fast prematurely!

So we find it most effective to head off the hunger with the broth immediately!!

That’s it.

Do that for 3 days. And bingo. You did it. You made it. You did a 3 day juice fast.

Your skin should glow. Your gut should thank you. And you should feel very energetic and thriving.

The energy usually kicks in late in the day the first day or on the second day! It’s like a little runners high. Feels good. Try to look for it so you get a sense that it’s ‘working.’

7) More tips:

A) Stay home and don’t make plans to do this. Block out the 3 days. Makes it way easier.

B) Try coupling this practice with prayer and/ or meditation! If you go through some of our articles there are links to flute water music and various meditative media.

C) Chill out and don’t take it too seriously. Start with a one day fast if you must. Gain the confidence there, and then a week or two later do a two day fast, and so on. Using this method I’ve built up to a 5 day liquid fast! Some people do up to 14 days and completely rewire their systems. Look it up on YouTube under ‘water fasting’.

IMPORTANT: Breaking the Fast

Make sure to watch a video, for instance by Thomas Delauer, on how to break your fast. It’s important to go easy on your digestion!

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