The New Protein Bar Taking Over the Market- Atlas Protein Bars

Atlas Protein Bar Fitness Blogger

Atlas Protein Bar that has 15 grams of protein

Fitness blogger shares Atlas Protein Bars

Atlas Protein Bars are the new best

Fitness Blogger Bella Hibbs shares why At

Fitness Blogger

Blogger Bella Hibbs Shares The Newest Protein Bar

If you are in need of a high protein healthy new snack than you have to check out Atlas protein bars! Let me be the first to say over the years I have tried probably tried every protein bar on the market. I use to eat Quest bars like they were going out of style but a few years back they changed their formulas and I no longer like their bars. So I was on the hunt for a new bar that fit my needs. Most protein bars either aren’t all that healthy or they taste very dry and chalky. I tried Atlas bars last October and I was totally hooked, these are the best bars I have tried. Atlas protein bars are truly taking over the market because they taste so good.

Atlas bars were around 200 to 220 calories depending on the flavor, 15 grams of protein, 3 grams of sugar (naturally sweetened with monk fruit) and 4-5 net carbs! You really couldn’t ask for a better protein bar. Atlas protein bars launched 3 new flavors last fall, mint chocolate chip, almond chocolate chip and peanut butter & raspberry. These bars not chalky at all and have so much flavor. Plus protein bars are great on those long busy work days and you can order them on directly or on Amazon!

Photography by Stacey Poterson


The Best Part of Blogging!

If you are thinking about starting a blog, you totally should! I have been blogging consistently for a year now and I love it. Personally, for me blogging is my creative outlet, I get to create content and tell my story in fact, any story I want.

Why You Should Start a Blog This Year!



Why I love blogging


If you don’t know my day job is I’m a casting director at Good Faith Casting in Arizona and LA. A casting director’s job is to find the right talent for auditions and present the best actors to the director or client. What most people don’t know is that casting directors don’t get the final say on who should be cast. While I love casting I don’t get to make those creative decisions and that was a big reason why I wanted to create my own blog.

Like I said blogging became my creative outlet. It was something that I could do and control, yes I know I’m totally a control freak and probably why I could never be an actor! Blogging is more than taking pretty photos, it’s about telling a story. That story can be used to help others or just a place to vent.

Also blogging is a great way to meet new people and make new friendships. I think we can all agree as an adult making friends is so hard so it’s nice that the blogging community has been really welcoming to me.

Finally, the best part of blogging is you can blog ANYWHERE. Not many jobs or hobbies allow this kind of flexibility. I have had some great collaborations while I travel too. I am able to pitch to companies all across the US, which is really exciting.

Blogging is what you make of it. If you put in the work you can really grow your blog fast or it can be the escape people are looking for. Again if you have ever thought of starting a blog or youtube channel, just start! I really wish I had started sooner, not only is it fun but you make friends and have a creative outlet.

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography


Bloopers of 2019 – Fashion Blogger Edition

Social media, especially Instagram has become a highlight reel. This means people not only will post the most perfect photos but a lot of work goes into creating these “sets” or “allusions”.

I’m not here judging anyone, trust me I get it and I’m 100% guilty of staging or taking a million photos just to get the perfect shot. But I want to stay humble and show the reality of some photos and that life isn’t always picture perfect. So enjoy some of my blog bloopers of 2019!

  1. Hangry blogger. The running joke between my sister and I, is that she won’t feed me “the blogger” till we get the shot. Once I eat I get sleepy so we will shoot a ton of content then eat once it’s all done.

2. When the background doesn’t always go as planned.


-this photo was a hard one to get the shoot because it was crazy humid in a black leather dress plus we had to wait for the crosswalk say walk then run into the middle of the street take a few photos and then run back!


-Had the idea to take cute farmhouse winery photos only to realize the outhouse was literally pointing at me!


3. Half the photos I take my eyes are always closed!

4. Having long hair and dealing with crazy Arizona heat or Washington DC humidity is always a mess.

5. Forgot to smile for the camera

Here are a few more random bloopers from the year!

Bella Hibbs Fashion blogger bloopers

Bella Hibbs food blogger bloopers

-Not allowed to eat the food till after we get the photo!

Bella Hibbs Fashion blogger blooper looks

Funny blogger bloopers

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– Tried to take a blogger “fall leaf photo”, defiantly was a fail!

Blogger dog fail photo

Last but not least, my favorite photo with Marley! He does not like taking photos or videos. I swear as soon as he see’s a camera he turns his head but instead he gave us a very sassy look for this photo!

I love going through and seeing all the bloopers, and it’s a good reminder that life is not picture perfect. But I guess the more photos you take the better chances you will get just the right shot. I hope you all enjoy the rest of 2019 and I will see you in 2020.

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography


Girls Night At Desert Ridge – Sip & Stroll

Desert Ridge Marketplace's New Sip and Stroll

The holidays are in full swing with less than 20 days till Christmas. Before family comes to town and you start hosting dinners or events take a girl’s night at Desert Ridge Marketplace!

A couple of friends and I headed up to Desert Ridge Marketplace to try out their new Sip and Stroll plus have a girl’s night. This new feature, Sip, and Stroll is where you can grab a drink and walk around outside. This time of year in Arizona is why we live here, the most perfect weather. Though this is an outside bar they will still ID you and give you a wrist band to make sure you are of age to drink. Desert Ridge is a family-friendly shopping center and I remind everyone to drink responsibly and never drink and drive.

Blogger checking out the new Sip and Stroll at Desert Ridge

Desert Ridge Sip and Stroll

Wine at Desert Ridge's Sip and Stroll

Bella Hibbs blogger trying out the new Sip and Stroll at Desert Ridge

This is great for people who don’t want to do all the shopping or just reward yourself after you get all your shopping done. The bar station is located right outside CB Live and you can order wine, signature cocktails, beer, and even hard seltzers. There is a little bit for everyone. As always I got chardonnay because you all know how much I love my wine. Jess and Jessica got Truly hard seltzers, which taste amazing. Right outside of CB Live there is a big screen that they will put on movies or football games which would be perfect for everyone in the family. Plus if you have kids they can go play on a small playground where they can run and climb on it.

Bloggers at the Desert Ridge Marketplace

Blogger at Desert Ridge Before I Die Wall

Desert Ridge Marketplace does such a good job of adding new fun murals or interactive art! We got to write on their Before I Die wall, with some of our goals, it was a lot of fun. They provide chalk on the side, plus it’s fun to read everyone else’s goals.

Fashion blogger Bella Hibbs at Desert Ridge for the new Sip and Stroll

You can walk around within Desert Ridge Marketplace with a drink but you must stay within certain boundaries that are clearly marked throughout the marketplace. If you have any questions there will be security guards to help you. It’s so nice to be able to relax with a drink and walk around outside. After we got a drink we did a little shopping. A brand new H&M just opened up in Desert Ridge and it has all the cutest fall clothes that you need. Plus a brand new VS Pink store right next door. You can get all your holiday shopping done in one spot this year.

Desert Ridge Marketplace Sip and Stroll

Fashion Bloggers at Desert Ridge for the Sip and Stroll

Blogger at Desert Ridge for Sip and Stroll

If you are looking for a fun girls night or just a relaxing time outdoors head to Desert Ridge Marketplace. The Sip and Stroll is available on Fridays from 4 pm to 12 am, Saturday from 12 pm to 12 am and Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm with the last call thirty minutes before. Plus Desert Ridge Marketplace has lots of restaurants that you can go enjoy dinner or happy hour at! I just love this new feature they offer, so go check out their new Sip & Stroll and tell me what you think! 🙂


Photography by The Clark Photography

Desert Ridge Marketplace graciously hosted us, but as always, opinions expressed on Hibbs Life & Style are independent and comprehensive. Bella Hibbs is the founder and CEO of Hibbs Life & Style and holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism with a specialization in hotel management.

Easy Thanksgiving Outfits For Women 2019

Well, Halloween is officially over and in my mind, that means the holidays begin! Thanksgiving is very late this year, November 28th which means after Thanksgiving it will be less than 30 days before Christmas. I’m sharing 5 Thanksgiving outfits for women with a mix of casual and dressy options for your upcoming family dinners. As always I try to find outfits that are very affordable from places like Target, Amazon, Shein, and Walmart! Comment down below your favorite outfit.

Outfit #1

Fall fashion outfit for thanksgiving dinner

Outfit #2

Fall outfit for women

Outfit #3


Outfit #4 

Thanksgiving womens outfit fashion for the fall dess

Outfit #5

What to wear to thanksgiving dinner for women fashion fall

Here are a couple bonus outfits! HM has lots of sweaters that can be paired with mini skirts or skinny jeans to add a chic look this Thanksgiving!

Pink Sweater

Green Sweater

White Sweater


Fall sweater and boot flat lay for the fall

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

I hope you all have an amazing time on Thanksgiving! Enjoy lots of food and family time.


Bella Hibbs

Express Fall Try-On Haul 2019

Fall is just around the corner well at least everywhere except Arizona. Arizona is still 110 degrees outside but hopefully, soon the weather will cool down. Express already has so many great fall clothes that you can stock up on! I am very ready for sweaters, over the knee boots and fall colors! Check out 6 women’s fall outfits from Express.

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Outfit #1

Fall fashion outfit from Express sweater with mini skirt

Outfit #2

Fall work outfit from Express, workwear

Outfit #3

Fall fashion outfit from Express sweater with mini skirt

Outfit #4

Fall mini skirt outfit from Express with hunter green mini skirt

Outfit #5

Fall bodysuit tucked into jeans from Express

Outfit #6

Fall rust orange sweater from Express 2019

Halloween Couple Costume Ideas 2019

Have you started thinking about what you are going to be for Halloween? Well, it’s never to early to start. Halloween is just right around the corner and this holiday is my jam! Every year my husband and I dress up and enjoy fun Halloween festivities.  So I thought I would share some of the fun couples costumes ideas that we have done in the past. Hopefully, some of these costumes will give you an idea of what you want to be this year.

I had to dig up some old photos (we have been together 9 years and some of these photos are old so please forgive the quality).

  1. 50’s Couple Costume


2. Fred and Daphane from Scooby-Doo


3. Kissing the War Goodbye- Sailor and Nurse costume


4. Dentist and Tooth Fairy Costume


5. Dalmatian and Firefighter Costume.

I was supposed to be a dalmatian and Rob was a firefighter but a lot of people thought I was a cow!


6. Vampire

I am a big fan of True Blood and Vampire Diaries so we had to do a simple vampire costume, I mean come on it’s a classic.


Now the real question is what should Rob and I be for Halloween this year? Comment down below with any ideas.

SUMMER OUTFIT: Off The Shoulder Women’s Fashion Outfit + White Jeans

White jeans fashion outfit

Womens summer fashion style

Summer blue off the shoulder top

Off the shoulder Summer fashion top

Full summer fashion outfit off the shoulder top

Summer casual outfti off the shoulder top with white jeans

Even though it’s August it’s still 105 degrees in Arizona so no fall outfits yet.  I’m still in full summer fashion mood. I am loving off the shoulder tops this summer! They are still causal for work but can be dressed up to go out with friends. When shopping for outfits I’m always looking for tops is that are lightweight material. Arizona is too hot for heavy or thick fabrics. I can’t wait for the weather to cool down but Arizona will be pretty hot for another month or so.

Comment down below if you like off the shoulder tops?

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

Hornblower Champagne Brunch Cruise

Looking for something fun and unique to do in Newport Beach California? Then this blog post is for you! This past weekend I was in California for a wedding and we decided to stay an extra day to explore Newport Beach area. My sister found the Hornblower Cruise and they have a Champagne brunch cruise on Saturdays! First off I love brunch, and champagne so I was already in love with this idea. You do have to get tickets online in advance. Your ticket includes a 2-hour cruise around the harbor, unlimited champagne, live solo jazz player, brunch buffet and amazing views.

Travel Blogger Bella Hibbs shares the newport hornblower

You are first greeted onto the ship with your choice of a glass of champagne or apple cider. They then will take your party to your table. Most of the tables are near a window so you get a beautiful view of the bay area. Once boarding is completed and everyone has found their tables brunch is promptly served.

Champagne brunch cruise review by travel blogger bella hibbs Hornblower Newport beach

Champagne brunch cruise hornblower

Champagne brunch cruise dessert Hornblower

Hornblower cruise brunch food

The brunch spread was beautiful and delicious. Hornblower brunch cruise offered a huge selection of freshly cooked food.  The breakfast hot entrees were in warming dishes, that ranged from scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and french toast.  They also have some lunch items, like salad, pasta salad, shrimp and carved turkey or ham. Plus they have fresh fruit and lots of delicious treats. I was so impressed with the quality of the food, everything really tasted amazing. During the whole cruise experience, you will listen to live light jazz music that really sets the ambiance.

Champagne brunch cruise review by travel blogger bellahibbs boat

Champagne brunch cruise on Hornblower reviewed by travel blogger bella hibbs top deck

Top deck on the hornblower

Champagne brunch cruise on Hornblower reviewed by travel blogger bella hibbs on the top deck

Champagne brunch cruise on Hornblower reviewed by travel blogger bella hibbs on the top deck with friends

Go up early to the top deck and enjoy the amazing views while everyone else is still eating, you will get the whole deck to yourself. The Hornblower champagne brunch offers unlimited champagne but if you want to order mixed drinks or wine there is a bar you can order from.  Also if you knock on the captions door you can ask to get a photo in the captions seat and chat with the caption. Being on the top desk is so much fun! It’s nice to enjoy the beautiful California weather, sip on champagne and be with family.

Champagne brunch cruise on Hornblower reviewed by travel blogger bella hibbs drinks

A few things you should bring with you on your cruise is sunscreen especially when you’re on the top deck. A light jacket, it can get chilly with the wind, along with sunglasses, even if it’s cloudy it can be very bright. I went in June and even though there is June gloom, around noon the clouds disappear.

Champagne brunch cruise on Hornblower reviewed by travel blogger bella hibbs captions seats

Overall I would highly recommend doing the Hornblower’s Champagne brunch cruise. I will defiantly be going back to try the dinner cruise. If you are not a local to Newport Beach, CA don’t worry Hornblower Cruises have eight locations ranging from San Diego, San Fransico to New York, check out all eight locations! Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see upcoming events. They offer a lot of fun holiday events that look like a blast. It’s perfect for a group of friends or a romantic couple. I can’t express how much fun this cruise is plus how unique this experience was!

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

The Hornblower Cruises graciously hosted us, but as always, opinions expressed on Hibbs Life & Style are independent and comprehensive. Bella Hibbs is the founder and CEO of Hibbs Life & Style and holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism with a specialization in hotel management.

Resort Wear Romper For the Summer

Resort Romper Fashion

Summer Resort Wear

Summer spring womens romper

Tropical summer romper for women 2019

Well, it’s officially summer, schools out and the temps are starting to rise! I’m going to California in a couple of weeks and started shopping for fun beach/resort wear. I found this tropical print romper at Nordstrom. So I’ll be honest I have a love-hate relationship with rompers. Ladies you all know what I’m talking about because while it’s nice to have the freedom of shorts to move around without being exposed, but then when you go to the bathroom you have to basically take the whole outfit off to use the restroom.

But this romper was so cute and such a fun print I still went for it! It’s a great material, not very thick that you will not sweat and it has pockets! This looks like a dress because of the frill at the bottom but I promise it’s a romper.

I have rounded up some other fun rompers and resort style dresses that you can check out for all your summer vacation needs! I hope you all have a great summer comment below if you have any vacation plans.