Dressy Easter Outfit #3- Bonus this dress comes in lots of different colors!
No matter how you celebrate Easter you will look stunning in any of these 5 Easter looks! As you can see I’m really feeling the lavender color this spring/Easter season and it’s a big hit. Also, all these dresses are under $100! Comment below your favorite spring colors.
Nowadays people are busier than ever and finding time to get a teeth cleaning can be difficult. I’m going to share with you an office that is conveniently located in Desert Ridge Marketplace off Tatum and the 101 and offers exceptional service!
When was the last time you went to the dentist? I get it having someone poke around in your mouth isn’t the most exciting thing but preventative oral care is so important.
One of the biggest reasons I stopped going to the dentist was because my old dentist office was so far (45 mins drive) that I basically had to take an entire day off just to go to the dentist. Luckily I found a new office that is very close to my house, Marketplace Smiles located at Desert Ridge Marketplace. You are more likely to keep or make an appointment if you go somewhere that is centrally located for you.
At Marketplace Smiles you can book all your appointments online which I find so convenient, you can even select your dentist you would like to see. I personally find it very comforting to be able to pick your dentist, you have a face to match the name.
If you are a new patient about 24 hours before your appointment they will send you medical forms that you can fill out online. I highly suggest doing it online, it’s a great time saver!
The office staff is very warm and friendly. Once I checked in I only waited for about 2 minutes till they took me back. Again filling out the new patient medical forms in advance made everything go very quick when checking in.
I went back and did my x-rays then sat down to do my cleaning. I was honest my dental hygienist, Ricardo and said it’s been a while since I have been to the dentist. While I brush, floss and use mouthwash twice a day I have not had a cleaning in a while. My dental hygienist was very nice, explained what they will do today and some options going forward. At no point did I feel like he was trying to upsell me or get me to spend more money. He was very nice and just laid out the options and costs associated with them. Beyond my cleaning, I did add a fluoride treatment. The fluoride treatment was very easy, I took it home then applied to my teeth before bed then washed off in the morning.
I also did a teeth whitening treatment. If you have sensitive teeth I would suggest only doing 1 or 2 sessions, not the full 4 sessions. After my second treatment, I started to get these zingers on my lower teeth. While I’m not sure if zinger is the correct medical term I knew it was time to stop. Marketplace Smiles was so nice, I felt like a baby for stopping but they said it was okay and it varies from person to person on how sensitive your teeth are. Even doing 2 sessions I could tell noticeable whiter teeth!
Happy to say I walked away zero cavities and enjoyable experience at the dentist office. Marketplace Smiles made me feel so comfortable and they have a great deal for new patients, $39 for cleaning, exam, and x-rays! Marketplace Smiles offers cleanings, root canals, crowns, and even emergency visits. Check out their website to see a list of services they offer or to book an appointment online!
Marketplace Smiles graciously hosted me, but as always, opinions expressed on Hibbs Life & Style are independent and comprehensive.
If you are looking for the most Instagramable spot in Arizona, I have you covered! The Scene is a photo experience with 11 different rooms that you can explore. The Scene is located in Tempe, Arizona, easy to find and plenty of parking. This enjoyable experience is great for all ages so bring the kidos with you.
This venue is overall a blast but it gets better because most of the rooms, not only are the perfect photo opt but you can actually touch and interact with each room. You can jam out to some hip-hop music or write your resolution down on a giant wall. Also reading what others wrote down was so inspiring, it’s going to be a great 2019 for so many people!
You do have to get tickets in advance, they are open Thursday through Sunday 2 pm to 10 pm. Tickets are $30 per person and will take about an hour to go through. You can take photos, videos, and my favorite boomerangs. I did bring an extra top to change into so I could have extra content. I wouldn’t go overboard on full outfit changes due to time. If you want I would bring an extra shift or a jacket but not a full outfit change.
I won’t spoil all the fun rooms, you will just have to go yourself and check it out. The staff is very helpful and inviting if you have any questions they are there to help. The Scene is the perfect group hangout and something to do in Tempe. You are welcome to take photos and videos but no tripods or selfie sticks. So get all your brunch babes together and head to The Scene!
The Scene graciously hosted me, but as always, opinions expressed on Hibbs Life & Style are independent and comprehensive.
I did a 30 day no sugar challenge to start the new year off right. Giving up sugar was HARD! My sister showed me Sweet Defeat, and I was blown away on how well it worked! Sweet Defeat is a lozenge that tastes like a mint and you let dissolve on your tongue, then if you try and eat sugar you can’t taste the sugar! The formula blocks the sweet taste receptors on your tongue so you can’t taste sugar.
I carry Sweet Defeat everywhere I go! These are great for getting rid of sugar cravings or helping you eat in moderation. It will last about 20-30 minutes, so just long enough for the craving to pass. Try to wait to drink anything once you take the lozenge because the liquid will take off the film on your tongue. Don’t worry Sweet Defeat is only 5 plant-based, natural ingredients, gymnema, zinc, sorbitol, mint and spirulina extract!
Be sure to watch the full video to learn more about Sweet Defeat! I can’t say enough good things about this product.
Get your calendars out and block off February 28th to March 3rd because the 3 Day Fitness and Yoga Party is coming to Scottsdale, Arizona!
This event is the ultimate fitcation you need to attend. Spend 3 days at the beautiful Adeline hotel while enjoying all things fitness! Everything from guided yoga sessions, wellness workshops on nutrition and personal empowerment to overall networking with like-minded people.
This isn’t a conference where you are sitting inside all day listening to panels and speakers for 8 hours. This is a fitcation where you are up and moving around while connecting with other fitness enthusiast. Each morning you will start with a healthy chef prepared breakfast followed by a poolside yoga session. Then in the afternoons, you can choose between varies different fitness activities that fit your interests. Activities include a fitness crawl, paddleboard yoga or even a Super Circuit Obstacle Course. After all your fitness activities you will enjoy a nice healthy dinner followed by a fun sunset pool party. There will be over 40+ specialists at the event either speaking or guiding workouts, so there is something for everyone.
One thing I personally love is that every ticket includes 3 healthy chef-prepared meals per day! All the meals will be using the freshest local and organic ingredients and don’t worry they will have vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo and pescatarian options. This is so great because now you don’t have to pack and lug around all your meals, you can just focus on the session, networking and enjoying your time. They also have different packages that do include food and drinks.
This 3-day yoga, fitness, fun, food empowerment event will be something you don’t want to miss! If you are interested in attending this one of a kind event click here for tickets. You can also use a discount code to save 10% – “Bella10”
I hope to see all there! Comment below if you are interested in going.
Going into the new year I’m sure you have lots of amazing goals that have something to do with health and fitness! As you may know, that diet is the most important part of any weight loss goal, but some habits are hard to break.
I personally love to snack all day long but that can add up to a lot of unwanted calories. The best way to succeed with your goals is to identify your habits and see if you can find a healthy substitution.
Today I’m sharing with you an amazing high protein snack that will keep you on track this year! Saffron Road chickpeas are packed with 6 grams of protein, vegan and come in lots of different flavors so you won’t get bored.
These Saffron Roads chickpeas can be eaten on their own as a snack or you can add a little extra protein to your salads or hummus. I personally love just eating them on their own and I love the wasabi flavor! The wasabi flavor is very spicy, I personally love that spice but if you don’t then go for the classic sea salt flavor. This snack has really helped me be able to snack throughout the day without satisfying my goals. I feel good about eating them since there are 6 grams of protein per serving and very filling. You can buy the bag or they also have individual packages that are great lunches.
Here is a list of all their flavors they sell on Amazon! As you can see these chickpeas are very healthy and a great addition to your meal plan. Plus you have to try their new flavor salted caramel, these are so tasty. There is a little less protein for the salted caramel but it’s great if you want something sweet. I also suggest measuring out the salted cameral ones so you are eating the correct serving size.
You can find Saffron Road products on Amazon, Safeway and a few other grocery stores depending on where you live, I suggest using the store locator on their website. Overall I can’t recommend these chickpeas enough!
If you are looking for a fun family activity this holiday season that isn’t just going to another dinner, then get out to an Arizona Coyotes hockey game. So I must confess before I met my Canadian husband I didn’t know much about hockey or how much fun the games are.
These games are filled with loads of fun. You can arrive a little early to the game and watch both teams warm up or get dinner at one of the many restaurants at Westgate! Don’t worry though, there is lots of food and drinks at the arena. We enjoyed the game with beer, chicken fingers and watched the fun, fast-paced game.
The Arizona Coyotes make this a very family-friendly and fun experience for everyone! During the breaks, they play fun games on the ice, do t-shirt giveaways and host a live hashtag feed on the big screen. Remember to dress warmly for the games since it does get cold. Overall, there is something for everyone at these games. We watched the Arizona Coyotes play against Colorado Avalanche and the Coyotes won 6 to 4!
The next Arizona Coyotes game is December 30th at 6pm. Grab your tickets today and bring your whole family to enjoy an Arizona Coyotes game!
I put together some of my favorite fitness products that would a great gift to your friends and family members. All these products can also be found on Amazon which makes shopping super easy. These are all products I already use and love so I know you will love them too!
Athleema Resistance Bands– These bands are amazing if you watch my YouTube videos you see me use these bands all the time! I have had them for over 3 years and they have not broken once! Resistance bands can provide a killer workout and they are great to travel with!
Wake Up Waffles– Wake Up Waffles is a great way to start your day off right with 23 grams of protein per serving, gluten-free, and all you have to do is just add water! Also, they have 8 different flavors to choose from plus they have a keto and vegan mix.
Athleema Jump Rope– This jump rope is great because it’s adjustable for all heights, lightweight and a great way to keep your heart rate up during all your workouts.
90 Degree By Reflex High Waisted Leggings– I love 90 Degree by Reflex clothes! They are great quality and affordable. They offer lots of different styles and colored leggings but my favorite is the high waisted tummy control leggings!
Basic Workout Tanks– You can’t go wrong with a couple of solid color workout tanks. The material is very soft and great to workout in. I personally have blue and white tanks. If you get the white tank I would suggest sizing up so that it isn’t too sheer.
Walden Farms Syrup– I definitely would suggest getting Walden Farms 0 zero calories if you want some delicious syrup for your waffles! I also will mix in Walden Farms into my oatmeal! You can also find Walden Farms at Sprouts or Fry’s.
Saffron Road Organic Crunchy Chickpea’s– This is a great healthy and delicious snack to gift someone. These chickpeas come in 6 different flavors, are packed with 6 grams of protein per serving and have no artificial flavors or colors!
The Good Chocolate– This chocolate has zero sugar, vegan and very low carb! This is a great healthy treat that will help anyone stay on track with their fitness goals. There are six flavors to choose but mint is my favorite!
While the holidays are a magical time of the year, it can also be filled with lots of stress. I asked on Instagram what stresses folks out during the holidays and I got an overwhelming response. So here are my 3 best tips to avoid that holiday stress!
1. Gifts- The number one response I got from people was gift giving! While gift giving should be a fun part of the holiday season it often comes with a lot of expectations. Expectations that you find the perfect gift or spend lots of money on a gift. My personal view is to just get people what they want and try not to stress about going above and beyond to get the perfect unique gift. Personally, for me, I want to avoid all gift giving stress so I am going to give gift cards this year.
2. Events- This time of year is crazy busy between holiday parties, family get-togethers, and work parties. A good rule of thumb is don’t do 3 events in a row. So example, Monday night you have a board meeting, Tuesday you have a work holiday lunch party then on Wednesday should be a rest day. Build in a rest day/night to decompress, have a nice meal, or just do nothing.
3. Toxic people- Don’t feel obligated to see or spend time with toxic friends or even family members. I know this is probably the hardest tip to follow because “it’s the holidays” and your supposed to spend time with family etc. But you should not have to sacrifice your mental health just to see family or friends. If someone doesn’t make you feel good or comfortable, then don’t have them in your life or at least do your best to limit your time with them.
Comment below about how you manage your stress during the holidays!
Only 23 days till Thanksgiving! Truth be told I celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving since my husband is Canadian, and we already did our big holiday dinner on October 8th. There is no difference between American and Canadian Thanksgiving except for the date. We still eat way too much, spend time with family and walk away with lots of leftovers. I hope one of these five outfits will give you some inspiration for what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner.