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armelle_blog I love a brand that gives back! @theshineproject employs inner-city American youth, to help them pay their way through college - fashion for a cause! I'm all for that! I love their jewelry, especially their stack bracelets! Be sure to check them out at www.theshineproject.com. And, for 15% off your order use code: spring15 ! #theshineproject 17h

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armelle_blog Cinco de Mayo adventuring. #flordeluzshop @flordeluzshop #cincodemayo 20h

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armelle_blog Hey Utah locals. I'm giving away a $100 value Mother's Day gift basket full of my very favorite things I handpicked for you from @harmonsgrocery! Just in time for your favorite Mother for Mother's Day this Sunday (or keep it for yourself, I won't tell.)! Be sure to head over to the blog to enter for a chance to win, and see the full list of items you can win! #harmonsgrocery #giveaway #mothersday Tag a local friend that may want to go enter! 2d

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armelle_blog I love when people post their "What is in my bag!" So, here's mine when I'm packing for a little day trip. Day to day, I like to pack pretty light! See the full list on my recent blog post, and a for baggallini tote giveaway! #baggallini #onegoodlife #thehonestcompany (tap for sources) So, tell me what are your must-haves in your bag? 3d

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armelle_blog Happy Saturday friends! Hop on over to my blog, where I'm giving away this Grace Tote bag (a $129.95 value) by @baggallini! And, sharing a little adventure in Salt Lake City! (Link in profile!) #baggallini #giveaway 4d

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armelle_blog Just finished teaching an Indian cuisine cooking class @orsongygi, I am so stuffed!! We made naan bread, samosas, vegetable coconut korma, shrimp curry, and chicken tikka masala! #orsongygi #cookingclasses #indianfood 4d

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armelle_blog My hair has grown so much lately, that when I see pictures of myself, it shocks me how long it is! 🏻#takeyourvitamins And, speaking of hair, can you believe two of my three kids are redheads? 5d
  •   armelle_blog @emilycahoon they are Joe's jeans from @soelboutique I seriously got them not longer after I had my oldest. So they are about eight years old. 5d
  •   ericapatten You look gorgeous Caroline. 5d
  •   saraparryward So jealous of that hair! You look gorgeous. 5d
  •   alyson_owen your hair is beautiful! i just chopped mine all off, and this picture is making me miss mine! 5d
  •   holsclark What vitamins are u taking? 5d
  •   curly_ninja15 Hi Ezra!!!! It's Gavin Toronto!!!! I used to play soccer with you!!! 5d
  •   jennyevansgatherings Your hair is so pretty! 5d
  •   musbags I'd love long locks like that! Beautiful! 5d

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armelle_blog Happy Friday Lovelies! This week has been so crazy! But, I wanted to pop in today to tell you about a fun giveaway with women's clothing company @designhistory!
Design History is celebrating MOMS from May 1st until Mother's Day with a "10 Days of Mom" Mother's Day contest! What better way to thank Mom for everything she does than by surprising her with a big bag of Design History goodies to make her smile!
Join @designhistory in saying thank you! Here are directions on how to enter:
1. Follow @designhistory and @armelle_blog on Instagram.
2. Like the design history bag photo on @designhistory's page.
3. Tag a friend in the comments below!
Giveaway will run for 10 DAYS! All entries will be verified. Private accounts please make public for entry purposes. Winner will be announced on MOTHER'S DAY on @designhistory's Instagram account! Good luck! #designhistory #fashion
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armelle_blog Can't go to Trader Joe's and not pick up some fresh flowers. Can't wait to get these arranged for a fun project I'm working on with @wayfair! 6d

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armelle_blog These two "helpers" are good at making messes in my kitchen! I guess what goes around comes around, #Sorry4TheMess mom! I am so obsessed with our little Roomba vacuum! My kids named him Martin, and he's been a good little helper going around the house cleaning up our messes! He's the best ever, and my kids follow him around like he's a little puppy! He's their new BFF robot friend, ha!
For a chance to win a Roomba for your mom just in time for Mother's day, be sure to share your #Sorry4TheMess story!
Check out the full rules and contest details over on @iRobot! #sp
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  •   armelle_blog @tanahfa yes! That little guy went around for two hours vacuuming up my house this morning while I got the kids off to school, and picked up. It was awesome! And, he docks himself to charge and you can schedule it to start cleaning at certain times! 7d
  •   jeanmccarthy Mine is a lifesaver 7d
  •   emileecall The room a sounds like a knight in shining armor+family pet. I'd say a killer combo 7d
  •   natashialaurene Your home is beautiful! And what a fun pic! Btw it was nice to see you tonight! 7d
  •   shelbyosmond Loved seeing you tonight! 7d
  •   armelle_blog @natashialaurene you too pretty lady! 7d
  •   armelle_blog @shelbyosmond you too girl, it always is!! Let's talk Boston soon! 7d

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armelle_blog Post workout green goodness. I kind of tend to stick to the same things lately with my green smoothies. This one has: almond milk, banana, green apple, cucumber, lots of spinach and ice.
I also just discovered the @toneitup girls YouTube workouts. Have you tried them? I'm loving them! I haven't had a gym membership in over 8 years. Between running and YouTube I don't feel like I have to have one, and it's much easier for me to just workout at home. I love @tracyandersonmethod and @jillianmichaels too! What are your favorite fitness channels on YouTube? #greensmoothie #workouts
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  •   joolee28 I'm a runner as well and have never had a membership - glad to know I'm not the only one! It feels like it sometimes! Ha! I like Jillian's and Lindsay Brin's workouts and recently started Piyo. I. LOVE. it. 1w
  •   bellabender Tone it up and Fitness Blender are my two favs! 1w
  •   laceyjanep I love @purefitpurefood's HIIT and Tabita workouts! 1w
  •   ldhiggi My green shakes are mango, chia seed, water, almond butter, coconut butter, a date and tons of spinach and some ice. I love them. I love @blogilates too. 7d
  •   clmager I do @onefitwidow workouts...strength training plans you can do from home or gym. 7d
  •   redlicorice I love working out at home too. I feel lucky to have stumbled upon several great yoga teachers early on (on youTube) because random yoga searches can sometimes bring up scary results.Haha! 7d
  •   breannasankey How do you get your photos so bright without making them look over edited?! 2d

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armelle_blog How much time do you think you spend on your mobile device each week? I don't dare guess. Did you know that the average child spends 50 hours a week in front of a screen? And, that doesn't include at school. On my blog today, I'm sharing 14 fun activities you can do with your kids to help get you, and them away from electronics. And, I'm sharing a new favorite App called #OurPact that can automatically schedule time for your children to be able to use apps and the Internet. You can also use it to grant or block access to their apps and Internet on their device with just the touch of a button on your phone. Might be nice to keep your teenagers in check, or block their apps during the night so they will go to bed instead of being on social media.
So, how many hours a week do you think you spend looking at a screen? Do you need to set up some restrictions for yourself? (maybe) Hope we don't all become zombies someday. #OurPact #ElectronicManagement #mintedart
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  •   armelle_blog @jessiepennington my kids rarely get to use devices. TV is whole other story. Me on the other hand. Addicted. 1w
  •   nicole_hum_stitchery My kids probably spend about 15 hrs a week watching shows. Me on the other hand, you don't want to know 1w
  •   nicole_hum_stitchery Oh & that's only cause none of our charging cords work for our iPads... 1w
  •   sarahtyau I was just telling a friend I'm so addicted to my phone and I need help! so maybe I'll need this app! haha and 50 hrs? that's like 7 hrs. a day! holy cow! 6d
  •   eraddest How is 50 hours a week on a screen even possible?! I don't believe it. I would like to think we have a little more control than that. 6d
  •   mjallday131 Can you share where your gorgeous floral pillow is from? 5d
  •   jesskettle I don't know but you're a super babe right here! 1d

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armelle_blog Throw back to little baking Caroline making a mess in the kitchen… Remember when I used to spill flour all over the floor, Mom?? #Sorry4TheMess! Do you guys have any good messy baking stories? Share your #Sorry4TheMess story for mom and you could win her a #Roomba vacuum for Mother’s Day. The full contest rules are over at @iRobot #sp 1w

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armelle_blog Green smoothie bowl for breakfast. 🍐 #smoothiebowl #greensmoothie 1w

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armelle_blog Had a great time teaching my Photo Styling, or taking and editing better phone photos on-the-go @snapconf class. Here's a tip for you iPhone people that I'm so shocked people don't know, and it literally blows their minds! 😮 Open up your iPhone camera. Click on the screen to focus. Do you see that little sun ️ icon to the right of the box? (You have to have downloaded the last iPhone update) Put your finger on the screen to the right of that box, and hold your finger down, and slide up and down. Do you see it getting brighter and darker before you even take the photo? Well, there you go. When the exposure is too dark. There's your trick to help brighten it up before you even take the shot. You're already set to take better photos! (Did I blow your mind?) Try it right this second, and let me know what you think! I can't believe that SO many people don't know about this! Tag a friend, and let them know! And, a little editing goes a long way. This photo was taken in a dark and dingy hotel ballroom with bad yellow lighting (natural lighting is always best, but here I had no choice). My favorite phone photo editing apps are: After Light, Snapseed, Pic Tap Go!, and VSCO cam! What are your favorite photo editing apps? #snapconf #phototips #snapconf2015 2w
  •   jenheremphoto Love photoshop express. It's super fast and easy. 2w
  •   byjillee Thank you for sharing your favorite apps Caroline!!! ️ I wanted to come hear you but was a little tied up. 2w
  •   courtneysnowden Mind blown 2w
  •   sandyalamode Blew my mind! 2w
  •   happyconfetti You are so smart. So smart. Thanks lady! 2w
  •   heathersmithy Agh I missed it. 2w
  •   natashialaurene Thanks for the tip!! Didn't know that one!! 1w
  •   sarahtyau whoa! had no idea!!! thank you! it was so nice getting to know you a little bit better! 1w

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armelle_blog If I keep getting sent home with beautiful flowers @snapconf, I may never want to leave. Thanks @rustoleumusa for the beautiful arrangement! #SnapConf #ItsaSNAPwithRusto #blogger #utahblogger #snapconf2015 2w

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armelle_blog Ready to start Day 2 @snapconf! Came home last night with these beautiful flowers from @joann_stores garden party. Excited to teach my class tomorrow on taking better social media photos on the go! If you're at the conference, I hope to see you there! #SnapConf #BloggerConference #blogger #SnapSpeaker #utahblogger 2w

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armelle_blog Happy girl coming home from school. This summer-like weather is keeping us smiling! 😀 2w

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armelle_blog Trying to convince my husband to paint his home office navy blue. And, add a coffered ceiling and some wainscoting. or to a deep navy blue? #armellehouse 2w

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armelle_blog I'm sure you guessed it, but I'm a huge believer in taking your daily vitamins and minerals. The last few months, I have been slacking on remembering to give my kids their vitamins, and they ended up with cough's and runny noses. We usually never get sick! Last fall while at the gluten free expo, I came across @kidzshake and I recently discovered their KidZSprinkles. Game changer. I've always felt giving my kids sugar and dye filled gummy vitamins was somehow counterproductive. So these "sprinkles" are really just a powder that is sugar free, nut free, dye free, gluten free, but with just two shakes you have vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and omega 3's for your child for the whole day! I've been adding it their morning oatmeal (you can mix it in with anything), and I'm feeling good establishing a routine for their vitamin intake! @kidzshake also has some amazing shakes specially formulated for kids, packed with the good stuff, vitamins, proteins, minerals, and more! Perfect if your worried about a picky eater not getting enough nutrients.
And for my readers get $5 off your purchase with code: armelle over at www.kidzshake.com #kidzshake #kidzsprinkles
So tell me, do you have a routine of giving your kids vitamins? Do you think it makes a difference?
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  •   emilycahoon YES!! Love @KidzShake 2w
  •   auburnsoul I got a blendtec in nov and we were blending greens and fruits on the daily. And I don't remember having so many colds! I usually get one a year(if that) but this year we all had back to back to back colds. Even the baby! I don't know what happened. We also take vitamins and probiotics daily. 2w
  •   armelle_blog @paigel2013 good point! Try it in something you know they love! Yogurt, smoothies, pasta, whatever it takes! 2w
  •   chauntethomson I just placed my order. Thanks for the coupon code! And for telling me about it. I'm excited to try this for my kids. 2w
  •   reecepix Genius!! 2w
  •   candygraham I'm totally going to do this. Thanks! 2w
  •   sicelybuxton Such a great tip...thanks! 2w
  •   tannabfox @carabournefox @crystelfox I'm gonna try this! 2w

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