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Fitness Challenge Week One Day Five – Chest and Abs

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Five – Chest and Abs

Fitness Challenge! Welcome to the fifth day of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite exercises, […]

Snuggle up in this Alexander Del Rossa Robe !

Snuggle up in this Alexander Del Rossa Robe !

Alexander Del Rossa Robe Alexander Del Rossa is a clothing company that sells men’s and women’s bathrobes, pajamas, and nightgowns. You can check out their newly launched Amazon website here. This robe made me scream a little happy scream in my head when I was getting ready […]

Queen Bee Designs: Handmade Jewelry 

Queen Bee Designs: Handmade Jewelry 

Queen Bee Designs Jewelry

Queen Bee Designs

 

About Queen Bee Designs

Queen Bee Designs is a local, Washington DC based, jewelry boutique created by Allison Priebe Brooks. Allison went to the Smithsonian where she was graduated from the studio art program for jewelry design. She started her LLC in 2002 with the mission to appeal to all women at all stages of in their lives. When I met Allison she radiated inspiration in every word she spoke and truly gives powerful meaning to the title girl boss entrepreneur. Products range in prices whether it be something affordable or more luxurious yet still affordable. Her jewelry product line includes necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets. My favorites pieces included big stone necklaces and earrings tassles! Accessories in her line include shawls, sunglasses, dresses, keychains, and handbags.

Allison has a long list of impressive accomplishments including being in print editions of The Washington Post, Lucky Magazine, and The Washingtonian. She has helped style celebrities such as Marcia Cross. Many first ladies (Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Barbara Bush), senators, and congresswomen (Nacy Pelosi) have Queen Bee Designs pieces in their jewelry collection.  Fashion fans include Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley and fashion consultant Tim Gunn. Her success has been seen in the media as well on television shows (Sex and the City), news shows (Good Morning America), trade journals (Women’s Wear Daily), and magazines (Lucky Magazine and People Magazine). 


“Get ready to create a BUZZ when you wear a piece of Queen Bee Designs.- Queen Bee Designs Facebook Page”

 

This popup boutique will remain open daily through January 7, 2018, from 10AM-8PM and 11AM-5PM on Sundays at 3690 King Street Alexandria, VA.

Bloggers who Brunch Event

I was very honored to attend the first “Bloggers Who Brunch” event at Queen Bee’s Alexandria pop-up boutique. You can visit her boutique at 3690 King Street Alexandria, VA. The event was in celebration of 15 years Queen Bee has been in the fashion business. Each Blogger who attended received a designer piece to wear themselves or to give as a gift to a loved one. It was great meeting local bloggers in person that I have been following and supporting on Instagram! Allison provided an amazing spread of snacks, an adorable mimosa bar and an onsight photographer for the event! Thank you again so much for inviting me, I had a blast!

Check out Queen Bee Designs!!

You can learn more about or get in touch with Queen Bee Designs by their website, InstagramFacebook or email Allison at allisonpriebebrooks@gmail.com.

A lady always creates a BUZZZZ when she wears jewelry from Queen Bee Designs!” (mission statement)

Queen Bee Designs

Queen Bee Designs

Queen Bee Designs

Queen Bee Designs

JORD Wood Watches Series Dark Sandalwood

JORD Wood Watches Series Dark Sandalwood

JORD Dark Sandalwood Watch Review My Second Collaboration with JORD I loved my first JORD wood watch so much that I excitingly accepted another collaboration with JORD ordering the Dark Sandalwood Watch this time. My first watch was the Frankie 35! Currently, my mom is […]

Teluna Boutique: How to Style A Hand-Drawn Clutch

Teluna Boutique: How to Style A Hand-Drawn Clutch

About Teluna Teluna was founded in 2014 by the very inspiring CEO and designer Diana Johnson. Their slogan is “Impactful. Inspiring. Creative. Simple” and they strive by this slogan by helping others and by donating 5% of every purchase to causes and communities around the […]

Farida Floral: A Unique and Aesthetic Flower Shop

Farida Floral: A Unique and Aesthetic Flower Shop

Farida Floral

I’m excited to tell you about Farida Floral! I had a photoshoot collaboration with them that came out more than amazing! I have linked and added a video at the bottom of me modeling Farida Floral’s Flower Crowns!

About Farida Floral

Farida Floral is a mother-daughter venture that started December 2016 and officially opened January 2017 for customers to purchase their delicately designed arrangements. They offer everything from different flower colors, adding different elements, or creating the perfect shape and size you need!

  “Whether it’s a shipment or a special delivery, we will take care of you. To us, it is a chain of love, from our bouquets to your loved ones. Every day is a special occasion, let us make your day today!” – Fardia Floral Website

Farida Floral

To Learn more about Farida Floral, you can check them out at their websiteInstagram, and Facebook.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love!

Products

Wrapped Boutique

They offer amazing Wrapped Boutiques at the price of $25.99 to $169.99. You can check the Wrapped Boutique Here.

Fresh Flower Boxes

One of my absolute favorites on their site is their Fresh Flower Boxes! The white roses in a white signature box has my heart! These range from $28.99 to $155.99.

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Flower Crown

This was so much fun to photograph in. It was easy to wear and super comfortable. My favorite part is that the crown I was wearing was fake realistic looking flowers! They photograph amazing as you can see in the photos. This makes it easier to wear and bring with you to events like an EDM concert They are available for rental in Virginia. They range from $20-$60 and as a added note, “Tropical flower crown arranged with the high-quality silk flowers available for rent in Virginia. Add an additional 24 hour for only $10.  Custom order and purchase available. Please email us at info@faridafloral.com for a quote.”- Florida Website.

Infinity Roses

Fun fact: I just learned that Infinity Roses last for one entire year! They are Ecuadorian roses that come in various colors in a choice of the box color. Their Price ranges from  $88.99 to $249.99. They are worth checking out here.

Luxury Arrangements

Their Luxury Arrangements range from $48.00 to $280.00

How to Purchase:

You can purchase through their website www.FaridaFloral.com . They offer free two-day US shipping and free local Virginia hand delivery.

Video

Don’t forget to subscribe to Farida Floral’s Youtube Channel! And check out this video of my photoshoot that day below, leave a comment if you love these flower crowns!

 

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Six – Lower Back

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Six – Lower Back

Fitness Challenge! Welcome to Week One Day Six of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite […]

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Four – Rest

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Four – Rest

Fitness Challenge! Welcome to the fourth day of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite exercises, […]

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Three – Upper Back

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Three – Upper Back

Fitness Challenge Week One Day One

Fitness Challenge!

Welcome to the first day of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite exercises, and tips on form!

Schedule

 

 

The following is the schedule for this program:

Sunday – Rest

Monday – Chest, and Abs

Tuesday – Back (Lower)

Wednesday – Cardio

Thursday – Arms

Friday – Legs

Saturday – Back (Upper)

Note: this post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love!

Don’t have a pair of dumbbells? Grab the sleek design of the ones I have here.

1 Hour Before You Start Exercising

Week One Day Three

Bent Over Row

Start in a bent over position with your dumbbells in both hands. Bend your knees slightly. Next, Breathe in as you raise your dumbells to touch your chest. Bring your dumbells back down while you exhale. Take a 30-second rest between 4 sets of 25 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise.

How to Bent over Row Exercise
Bent over Row Exercise

Deadlift

Start in a standing position with your dumbbells in your hands by your sides. Lower down and bend your knees. Keep your back straight as you bend down to grab your dumbbells and raise up. Don’t forget to Breathe in deeply. Repeat for 4 sets of 25 repetitions and then take a 30-second break before moving on to the next exercise.

Week One Day Three Deadlift
Deadlift Exercise

Renegade Row

Start in a plank position with your dumbbell in your hand as shown below. Bring one dumbells up to complete a triceps extension. Lower your dumbbell to the ground and repeat on the other side. Repeat for 4 sets of 25 repetitions and then take a 30-second break before moving on to the next exercise.

Renegade Row
Renegade Row Exercise

Shrug

Start in a standing position with your feet shoulder width apart with dumbbells in your hands. Breathe in and raise your shoulder towards your ears. Hold for a second before releasing back down into starting position and breath out. Repeat for 4 sets of 25 repetitions and then take a 30-second break before moving on to the next exercise.

Shrugs Exercise
Shrugs Exercise

Seated Rear Flys

Start in a seated position with your feet shoulder together and dumbbells near your feet. Slightly bend your elbows and breathe in as you raise your dumbells to be parallel to your shoulders. Lower your dumbbells and release your breath. Repeat for 4 sets of 25 repetitions and then take a 30-second break before moving on to the next exercise.

Seated Rear Flys
Seated Rear Flys Exercise

 

Post Workout

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Fitness Challenge Week One Day One – Arms

Fitness Challenge Week One Day One – Arms

Fitness Challenge! Week One Day One Welcome to Week One Day One of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into […]