Refreshing Yoga W/ Pictures

**Happy 2018 everybody! I cant wait to share with you all the amazing things I have in my mind for 2018! As always I’m open for ideas so just let me know in some comments or messages, I love making content that my readers actually like to read! Lol **

As 2018 begins I feel like the best way to start off the new year is with something refreshing and powerful! Let all the old stuff float away and all the new and amazing things you got going for you float right in! Everyday is a new day, everyday you can start again and be refreshed! With all the being said, Here is about a 10 minute flow with pictures to help you! I’m still in the beginning stages of yoga but want to share with you the thing that has helped me the most with a lot of the things I struggle with. I hope yoga can help you clear your mind and become a better person inside and out!

COW

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Come to your hands and knees, stacking your hips over your knees and shoulders over your wrist. Make sure your hands and knees are hip distance apart (this pose is called the table top) with a neural spine. Slowly inhale and life your tailbone towards to sky and let your belly drop, open your chest and life your head if your able.

CAT

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In the table top position above, instead of lifting your tailbone and lowering your belly, You will squeeze in your naval, drop your tailbone, try to open your shoulder blades and have your head trying to look at your belly button. You can repeat the Cat and Cow poses until you feel comfortable.

HAND + LEG EXTENTION

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Keeping your shoulders over your wrist and your hips over your knees, in a neutral spine position, lift your left leg straight out behind you and slowly lift the opposite hand straight in front of you, hold for 5 breaths then repeat on the other sides.

 

LOW LUNGE BACK BEND

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Step your foot in front of your hands and with a big inhale lift your torso and hands up to the sky and back as far as you feel comfortable. Hold for 5 breaths.

HALF SPLITS 

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With your foot out in front of you, extend your front leg and slowly make your navel closer to your thigh, if you need to bend your knee feel free to ( as i am ). slowly try to straighten out your leg, hold for 5 breaths and repeat on the other side

LIZARD POSE

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Bring your foot to the outside of your hand, slowly lower your hips to feel the stretch. Make sure your leg and arm are inline with each other. Hold for 5 breaths

DOWNWARD DOG

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Going from the table top pose, keep your hands and feet grounded, life your tailbone to the sky and straighten out your shoulders. its okay if your heels don’t touch, they will eventually with practice! you can bend and straighten your knees to warm them up a little.

CHILD’S POSE

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Saved the best for last, this is my favorite pose. with your big toes touching and your knees a little wider then your hips, slowly lower your belly towards to mat and bring your arms straight out in front of you, if your shoulders are tired you can bring your knees to touch each other and bring your arms to the side of you, relax here for as long as you need.

Thank you all again for an amazing 2017! I hope your 2018 is even bigger and better!

Live life everyday like its your last! Laugh A lot, Love A lot, Smile Always!

Till Next Time,,

Xoxo AylaLaraine

 

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Farewell 2017, Hello 2018

Happy almost 2018 everybody!!!

This year has been a year for sure but then again what year hasn’t right? Every year is basically the same thing but with different accomplishments. I hope everybody has some good New years resolutions that they can stick too! My New years resolution this year is to start working out more and eating enough and healthy to be able to workout! haha

This last year I started to do some yoga and ended up really liking it, one of my goal is to start practicing more and hopefully accomplish a lot of different poses that I see all these amazing ladies posting on Instagram! I always wanted to be more flexible plus I get anxiety a lot, which sucks, but yoga seems to help both for me! Win Win Situation!

Now why does every year seem so long but short at the same time?! It’s like excuse me time but could you pick one! I started this blog in March, I believe and had no idea I was doing or what I was going to write about all I knew is I wanted to start something to help me with a few things a was struggling with. One if those was writing. When I was in school I was forced to write obviously but I also just enjoyed it. When I got out of school I didn’t realize how much I actually did like to write especially when I can chose what to write about and how to write it!

Well everybody I hope your 2017 was a year to remember! Have a Happy New Year! Here are December posts to look back at:

Gifts For Him! 40+ Items!

Gifts for Her

3 Yoga Poses to ease stress

Cutest Ugly Sweaters!

Last minute gifts! Guaranteed to arrive by Christmas! 

Stocking stuffers

Some simplicity (Phone Photos)

Easiest DIY Coconut Oil Lotion Ever!

SO a whole lotta lists going on for holidays but now we are back and ready to start fresh!

Positive Mind, Positive Vibes, Positive Life! To 2018 (:

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Thank you everybody for an amazing year!

Till next time,,

Xoxo Aylalaraine

Easiest DIY Coconut Oil Lotion Ever!

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! Full of Love, Presents, and maybe Snow! Not here in Tucson, but I still love winter time here! Colder Weather, Family Holidays, Hot Chocolate! I don’t think there is anything that could be bad about winter?! Wait there is… It’s dry skin season, that’s a for sure! Not to worry though I have the perfect remedy for your dry, itchy, cracking hands, feet, or whole body! Are you ready for the easiest lotion you could ever make at home, using only one ingredient?!? (other ingredients optional)

Coconut Oil!

I have been using coconut oil for a while now, for a whole lot of things in life actually! Save those uses for another time but one of the best uses for it is to moisturize! To be honest you could make this even easier and just put some coconut oil on your hands and rub in into your skin! I personal like to make it more into a lotion type consistency. There are different types of coconut oil out there. Here are some facts about coconut oil:

Amazing-Coconut-Oil-Facts

Back to making the good stuff!

Everything you’ll need

  • mixing bowl
  • mixer or hand beater
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • Vitamin E (optional)
  • 3-5 drops of essential oils (optional)
  • Jar w/ lid to put lotion in

Step-by-Step

  1. Put 1 cup of coconut oil into a mixing bowl
  2. 1 teaspoon of vitamin E, or a few capsules (optional)
  3. Mix for 2 mins on high setting using a whipping attachment
  4. Put in 3-5 drops of essential oils (optional)
  5. Mix for another 2 mins or until to whipped consistency
  6. Scoop into jar w/ lid

You can leave this on your bathroom counter, your living room, on your bed stand! Wherever you are going to use it to save that dry skin and make it beautiful again!!

Liked this topic of post? Let me know so I can give you more of them!

Till Next Time,,

Xoxo AylaLaraine

P.S. I was going to take some pictures of the lotion to help with the process but….I broke the screen on my phone yesterday, which is my only camera at the moment so… yeah.. Fail

Some simplicity (Phone Photos)

Merry Almost Christmas! This weekend we will be going to Prescott, Arizona! The lover has been there too many times to count but I on the other hand, have never been there! Okay one time when I went to church camp.. hahaha that sounds like the band camp joke!! But it was in the woods so I never really been to Prescott! Plus, it’s winter time which means it’s going to be snowing! To be honest the only snow I’ve ever seen is melting Tucson snow on Mt. Lemmon,  which is still amazing and thank you lord for letting me see snow in the first place but it will be amazing to see real snow and maybe even falling snow! Ahhh snowflakes are falling on my forehead! I can’t wait!

But because of all this exciting traveling we are gunna be doing I figured I would make this post a simple and easy one. Photos in my phone from December (:

This is easy pose for yoga, one of the stress reliving poses on the post,  3 Yoga Poses to ease stress!

This is one of the bows I made a couple months back! I had the pink ribbon, the middle jewel has a clothes pin clip then all i had to do was buy some alligator clips, use hot glue and there you go! A Beautiful Bow!

 

Lemon Ginger Tea W/ probiotics to help with digestion and ease tummy pain! I eat really fast and I cant help it! After some meals my stomach is just in overtime trying to digest all the food I threw at. This tea really helps keep it clam and not hurt as much!

 

This is fatty and misses and Christmas lights, almost all my favorite things! Just missing the lover (:

 

Christmas Sweater + Piggy tail Braids = Christmas Happiness <3(:

 

 

Happy… There are so many beautiful reasons to be Happy! Yoga makes me Happy for sure! What are some things that make you happy?!

 

 

Picture of the clouds and raindrops on the window shield. One of the times it actually rained during December this year! Hopefully it rains again soon, Rain makes everything so bright and colorful here in the desert!

 

Faith over fear Verse Isaiah 41:13   One of my favorite Faith over Fear Verses! Made with the youverison Bible App!

 

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Faith over fear Verse psalms 118:6

my favorite verse, Faith over Fear Verse! I shall not fear because I have faith in the Lord and he is on my side!

Thanks for scrolling though some of my favorite pictures from December! Hope your Christmas is full of Joy, Happiness, and HO HO HO!

Till Next Time,,

Xoxo AylaLaraine

Stocking stuffers

Back to lists for the holidays! To finish off the gift lists I figured stocking stuffers are a must needed list! My grandma complains every year about how hard but easy stocking stuffers are!Well here are some things small enough to fit in a sock but still make a big impacted in the present category!

For Men

I find that the men in our life are always the hardest to find for, here are some great stocking stuffer ideas for guys!

Etsy Leather Earbud Holder / Cord Cable Earbud Earphone Headphone Organizer Cord Keeper Wrap-Natural

 

Urbanears Sumpan The Hooked up Earbuds – Moss

 

ARIZONA Arizona UV Protection Sunglasses-Mens

 

For Women

Women on the other hand are a bit easier to shop for as long as the person your shopping for is! Anyone have that person that no matter what it is ridiculously hard to shop for, man or woman!? Well here are some ideas for the women!

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme

 

Sephora Collection Gift Card

 

Serious Skincare Continuously Clear Dry Lo Spot Treatment

I did a review on this one ^ HERE>>> The Best Skin & Hair Care for Cheap!

 

Philosophy 8-Piece Ultimate Glazed Body Souffle Set

This one^ could be 8 different gifts!

 

World Market Gold iPhone Charger Tassel Keychain

 

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

 

Bh cosmetics 11 Piece Makeup Brush Set

 

Calming Lavender Heat Pillow

 

H&M Mohair-blend Headband

 

OPI Love OPI XOXO 4 Pc Mini Set – Holiday 2017

 

That’s all folks! Thank you guys for scrolling though these few holiday list! I hope you found something that fit just right for the important people in your life! If you haven’t scrolled through my other holiday list please do!

Gifts For Him! 40+ Items!

Gifts for Her

Need to relive some stress from all this holiday madness? check out these post to help you!

Wanna Be Stress Free?

How To Deal With Everyday Struggles

3 Yoga Poses to ease stress

Till Next Time,,

Xoxo AylaLaraine

 

 

Last minute gifts! Guaranteed to arrive by Christmas!

Hey y’all !! I know there has been I a lot of gift guides going around but I just want to make sure you all are cover for gifts!

Here are some deals from Jane.com that are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas! How easy does that make your life! I promise these are shipping by the best and most reliable Jane sellers! Please still hurry though so you CAN guarantee to get your gift by Christmas!

img_3161-1Was $24.99 – Now $12.99 – Car Massage Shirts Clearance (12/15 to 12/18)

 

img_3160Was $58.99 – Now $19.99 – Plaid Accent Knit Tunic (12/15 to 12/18)

 

 

img_3159Was $32.99 – Now $9.99 – Scarf + Bracelet Gift Set (12/15 to 12/18)

 

img_3158Was $21.99 – Now $9.99 – Favorite CC Beanies (12/15 to 12/18)

 

img_3157Was $49.99 – Now $19.99 – Winter Velvet Tunic (12/15 to 12/18)

 

img_3156Was $42.99 – Now $21.99 – Cora Long Sleeve Floral Dress| S-3XL (12/15 to 12/18)

Here are my other gift guides as well:

Gifts For Him! 40+ Items!

Gifts for Her

Cutest Ugly Sweaters!

I have a stocking stuffers guide coming out on Tuesday! Watch out for it!

Hope I could be a present saver!

Till Next Time,,

Xoxo AylaLaraine

 

Cutest Ugly Sweaters!

December 15th is Ugly Sweater Day! So many people have ugly sweater Christmas party’s it’s ridiculous! But with that being said you are most likely invited to an ugly sweater party, which means you need an ugly sweater! As it says you could wear an actual ugly AF sweater but I’d rather go on a bit of the cuter side! Here are some of the cutest ugly sweater I could find! Enjoy!

For Men

Ugly Christmas Sweater LED Santa Burried In Sand

Super Mario Men’s Nintendo Super Mario Ugly Holiday Sweater

TravisMathew – Golfing Santa Sweater Men’s Sweater

Disney Mickey Mouse ”Ugly” Holiday Sweater

For Women

Ugly Christmas Sweater Women’s Fuzzy Purrfect Holiday Tunic Sweater

FOREVER 21 Light-Up Santa Chimney Holiday Sweater

FOREVER 21 Mickey Mouse Holiday Sweater

Whoopi – Mr/Mrs 12-26 Sweater

Well Worn Women’s Elfin Long Sleeve Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater Women’s Elf on the Shelf Sweater

IT S OUR TIME Two Person Ugly Christmas Sweater

IT S OUR TIME Two Person Ugly Christmas Sweater

Some Extras

Curations Chubby Santa Beanie

BIOWORLD Ugly Sweater Pompom Baseball Cap

BIOWORLD Ugly Sweater Cuffed Beanie

Women’s Capelli New York Embellished Christmas Tree Beanie

Women’s Sockart It’s Lit – Christmas Tree Crew Socks

Hot Sox Women’s Christmas Dogs Women’s’s Crew Socks

Women’s Sockart Meowy Christmas Crew Socks

Happy Ugly Sweater Day!

Till Next Time,,

xoxo AylaLaraine

3 Yoga Poses to ease stress

Happy Day! Today I want to show you guys 3 yoga poses to help ease your stress! Now I’m no doctor and just started doing yoga at home about 2 months ago but these poses do help me everyday even if I just have 5 minutes or less! I’m thrilled to share these with you guys! lets get started shall we?!

To start off we will do an easy but mindful pose.

Easy Pose (Sukhasana)

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Now with this pose it may seem easy and it is for the most part but you want to make sure to keep your posture good and straight, no slumping! A pillow or folded blanket can be put under your behind to help keep you comfortable. Criss-Cross Applesauce anybody?! That’s what they called this pose in school for some reason, anybody know why?! lol

Child’s Pose or Child’s Resting Pose (Bālāsana)

This pose is a really good relaxer for me! It stretches the back, shoulders, and neck. It also helps me focus on my breathing, good for a short mediation posture! Now to achieve this pose you will first knell on the floor, Make sure your big toes are touching, open your knees as wide as your hips so not to far wide but not together. Lift your arms, Exhale ,and bring your belly button to your inner thighs. Now I keep my arms in front of me for a little while to help stretch and lengthen my spine but when you want to rest in this pose you can bring your arms to the side of your legs palms up and focus on breathing.

Butterfly Pose or Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Koṇāsana)

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The Butterfly pose is what I like to call it cause you can can move your knees up and down to fly like a butterfly! Ever Since I was little I loved to do this pose, It’s always been a relaxing one for me! To get into this pose you will be seated on the floor, you will bring the bottoms of your feet together, bring your heels to your pelvis until you feel the stretch, then when your comfortable make sure your sitting up straight and focus on your breathing. If you have tight hips or pelvis you can be seated on a pillow or a folded blanket, slowly push down on your knees to deepen the stretch.

Hope these poses can help ease your stress as much as they help me on a daily basis!

Till Next Time,,

Xoxo AylaLaraine

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Christmas Lights + Kittens = Love and Happiness (:

 

Gifts for Her

Still Looking for them women in your life?! Now, Shopping for the women is probably a little bit easier but then there are so many things out there, so many personalities! How can you pick the right one! Well this gift guide will help you though your whole Christmas Gift list for the women! There is quite a few things so I will be putting them into categories! Need Gifts for guys?! Check out my last post Gifts for Him! Merry Shopping!!

 

Clothing

Abercrombie & Fitch Cozy Swing Dress

 

Madewell Tie-Cuff Sweater-Dress

 

1.STATE Tie Cuff Sweater

 

Splendid Scoop Neck Tee

 

Anthropologie Ruffled-Hem Crew Neck Pullover

 

Sleeping On Snow Cabled Chenille Pullover

 

AQUA Multi-Color Fur Reversible Anorak Jacket – 100% Exclusive

 

BB DAKOTA Wade Faux Suede Jacket

 

Madewell Wafflestitch Sweater-Coat

 

Athleta Spacedye Polartec® Power Stretch® Peak Tight

 

Kate Spade New York Half Bow Beanie

 

Shoes

 

UGG Australia Bailey Bow Corduroy Genuine Sheepskin Boot

 

UGG® Women’s Jaylyn Sheepskin & Leather Booties

 

UGG – Moraene Women’s Slip on Shoes

 

UGG – Alena Women’s Shoes

 

Madewell The Brenner Boot in Leather

 

Women’s Vince Camuto Fileana Split Shaft Bootie

 

Women’s Toms ‘Desert’ Wedge Bootie

 

Toms Black On Black Women’s Canvas Classics

 

Women’s Kate Spade New York Lenna Tassel Sneaker

 

Converse – Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Classic Shoes

 

Adidas Originals Superstar Sneaker

 

Nike – Air Max Thea Croc-effect Leather-trimmed Coated Mesh Sneakers – Coral

 

Women’s Halogen Oliver Ankle Wrap Flat

 

Bags

 

Sole Society ‘Susan’ Winged Faux Leather Tote – Beige

 

Michael Kors Mercer Large Leather Dome Satchel

 

Kate Spade New York Leewood Place – Rainn Leather Tote – Black

 

Men’s Neocroc Backpack In Canvas

 

Herschel Supply Co. Dawson Extra Small Backpack

 

Michael Kors Selma 3-In-1 Striped Leather Reversible Jacket

 

Gap Dome backpack

 

Sole Society Lacie oversized vegan weekender

 

Women’s Kate Spade New York Cameron Street – Corin Crossbody Bag – Black

 

Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Leather Shoulder Bag

 

Adidas by Stella McCartney Iconic Large gym bag

 

Watches & Accessories

 

 

Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch

 

KAPTEN & SON 40mm Steel Mesh Watch

 

The Classic Rose Gold & Grey

 

kate spade new york Small Square Stud Earrings

 

Women’s Kate Spade New York Mini Stud Earrings

 

Nadri Small Crystal Ball Earrings

 

Kendra Scott Signature Elisa Necklace, 15″

 

Women’s Kendra Scott Elisa Birthstone Pendant Necklace

 

Anthropologie Pave Monogram Necklace

 

Rose Gold Selfie Lens

 

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand

 

Well that’s all I got! I hope you can find something for that lady your looking for! Thanks you guys!

Till Next Time,,

xoxo AylaLaraine

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Merry Christmas Lovelys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifts For Him! 40+ Items!

We all Know Christmas shopping is hard and stressful, especially for the men in your life! Well I have a Gift List for Him that will make your Christmas shopping a winter breeze! Whether its your boyfriend, husband, friend, or family! I’m sure you can find the right present for the men in your life! I checked with the Lover to make sure they were guy approved! Also I’m going to put them in order by category because there are quite a few to chose from each one! Merry shopping lovely’s!

 

Clothing

 Club Monaco Quilted Crew

 

Club Monaco MA-1 Sweatshirt

 

Club Monaco Joe V-Neck T-Shirt

 

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Hilfiger Solid Slim Fit Dress Shirt

 

Men’s Nordstrom Men’s Shop Trim Fit Solid Oxford Dress Shirt

 

David Donahue Regular Fit Dress Shirt

 

David Donahue Textured Trim Fit Dress Shirt

 

BKE Chambray Tie

 

BKE Chambray Tie

 

ASOS Slim Tie In Green

 

ASOS Slim Tie In Black

 

ASOS Slim Tie In Navy

Wrangler Men’s Advanced Comfort Slim Straight Jeans

 

Nike Slim-Fit Tapered Cotton-Blend Tech Fleece Sweatpants

 

adidas Men’s ClimaCool Tiro 17 Soccer Pants

 

Rip Curl Men’s Prismatic Anti Series Fleece Hooded Jacket

 

Patagonia Men’s Nano-Air® Jacket

 

Patagonia Men’s Iron Forge HempTM Canvas Ranch Jacket

Watches

Bulova Men’s Grammy® Awards Special Edition Precisionist Stainless Steel Watch

 

Bulova Men’s Special Edition 2017 Grammy Black Silicone Strap Watch 46mm

 

Bulova Automatic Skeleton Watch, 43mm

 

Bulova Men’s Two Tone Automatic Skeleton Watch

 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph

 

Bulova Men’s Chronograph Watch

 

Sunglasses

 

Gentle Monster Pulp Fiction 53 MM Wayfarer Sunglasses

 

Oakley Frogskins Rounded Square Sunglasses

 

Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses

 

Gucci Square-frame acetate sunglasses

 

Belts

 

Men’s Made In Italy Leather Belt

 

Merona Men’s 32mm Cut Edge Belt With Stitch Detail – Goodfellow & Co. Brown

 

Wallets

 

Etsy Personalized Wallet for Men, Custom Money Clip Wallet, Leather Money Clip Wallet

 

levi’s Troy Tri-Fold Wallet

 

nautica Mystic Leather Passcase Wallet

 

Herschel Felix Wallet Grey Crosshatch

 

Matix Men’s Standard Wallet

 

Technology 

Etsy Leather Earbud Holder / Cord Cable Earbud Earphone Headphone Organizer Cord Keeper Wrap-Natural

 

 

Beats by Dr. Dre UrBeats Earbuds

 

 

Apple AirPods

 

Beats By Dr. Dre Pill Speaker

 

JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker

 

Braven Balance Portable Waterproof HD Bluetooth Speaker

 

 

Fitbit Classic Charge 2 Large Fitness Wristband Smartwatch

 

Cologne

 

 

Nautica By Nautica For Men

 

 

Nautica Blue 1.7 Fl Oz

 

Nautica Voyage N83 2 PC Set

 

Nautica Men’s Cologne Gift Set

 

Hope you found something you and/or your man couldn’t live without!

Next post will be for Gifts for her so look out for it this Thursday!

Till Next Time,,

xoxo AylaLaraine