coastalgirlatheart Super fun senior portraits session with my Em girl! Had SO much fun doing her hair n makeup!! Super smokey eyes! Went from evening-wear up-do to super soft n flowy hair down and relaxed. Sooo much fun! Sweet memories. Can't wait to see final pics. Did not plan the motorcycle scene... We were at this cool vintage location and there happen to be a quite nice Harley. Photographer said let's just go over and see if we can get it in the background. As we were doing that.. An older gentleman came out.. Turned out to be the owner... Such an AWESOMELY nice man and said go ahead and use it, sit on it and have fun! It was sooo cool! And the amazing thing- this man ended up telling us a bit about himself.. Turns out he and his wife run an orphanage in Africa!! He's a Vietnam Veteran. He and his wife use their retirement to run their orphanage. Such a surreal day it was!! God is good and always has the coolest surprises up His sleeve!!! Blessed and grateful!!! And can't believe my baby girl is a senior!!! 1mon

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coastalgirlatheart Mr. Taz got a hair cut today :) awe!! 1mon

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coastalgirlatheart Great weekend of soccer tournaments this past weekend! Em-girl u keep me on my toes! It's a adventure packed life with a goal keeper in your life!! And I LUV it completely!! Em's actual bday was Friday- she got to play two games of soccer and then the afternoon with her childhood friend Nat Cat and her mama who's my foodie BFF too. Then got to spend the evening with grandparents, auntie, cousins and friends for bday dinner! Then a PJ party back at the hotel room before another day of soccer play!! Cheering you on em-girl towards all of your soccer goals!!! "It's not how big you are... It's how BIG you play!!" @emily_lemos18 #soccerisourlife #wouldnthaveitanyotherway #luvsoccer 1mon
  •   coastalgirlatheart Don't know why the soccer pic of u is blurry... Hmmmph.. 😐 1mon

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coastalgirlatheart Happy 17th Bday to my girl! Celebrated with a mother-daughter girls weekend in Carmel... One of my list factories US Coastal destinations of all times! So glad my daughter luvs it too!! Had the best time with the best people ever!! Great times. Great food. Precious memories #piccollage 1mon

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coastalgirlatheart Another great weekend...couple weekends ago.. Watchin my girl the rockin' goalie do her thing! @emily_lemos18 #luvsoccer #soccerisourlife #wouldnthaveitanyotherway #memoriestolastalifetime 1mon

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coastalgirlatheart People have asked me.. How was Paris?? Well.. It's taken' me a month to finally look at my pics and be ready to talk about it... It was our 25th wed anniv... It was a 9 day trip... I had about 4 good days and managed to fit in the Eiffel Tower .. Thankfully.. And the Louve... Rode the metro a lot those 4 days and that was a really fun experience too! The Eiffel Tower was incredible and SO much larger in real life.. Very surreal! My hubby and I enjoyed those days to the fullest!! But.. Sadly... I became very ill :( after that... Somehow got E Coli poisoning and the morning I woke up sooo sick was supposed to be the day I went to my French pastry class... but you know.. Life happens ... Things happen.. And we move on...And I just have to give a shout out to my husband... I was in our hotel bed with terrible fever and so weak from not eating and everything going thru me.. And he was by my side.. And going back n forth to the local pharmacy... Trying to do whatever to get me stable and through it and home.. He upgraded our return flight seats to be sure I was comfortable.. It made a huge difference.. Helped me so much to just be able to lay down on that plane.. Got home safely and hubby had to fly out that next morning... Thought I was going to be ok...but the saga was not over.. Landed myself in ER within 24 hrs. I did not know I had E. coli until then.. I just thought I picked up some sort of flu bug... But thankfully the drs here in the US got me on some serious meds and helped me thru that.. And my amazing friends were there helping us get groceries stocked up for the family since the house was empty.. And brought me Popsicles and broth... Which were life savers - literally.. The day I was in the ER I was supposed to be up in Eureka seeing my daughter graduate from Explorere Police Cadette boot camp... But that didn't happen either. Life's funny that way and we just keep putting one foot in front of the other going forward as best we can and eventually the clouds clear and things work out... And I am BEYOND grateful to have moved past ALL of that! My body is still recovering but I am 100 times better and getting stronger every day!! 2mon
  •   coastalgirlatheart These photos were the happy memories!! Thank you hubby for taking me on an adventurous 25th anniv. All things work out eventually and one day we will go back.. But to the coast... After all... I am a coastalgirlatheart 2mon

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coastalgirlatheart Happy FRIDAY TIU TEAM!!! I LUV me some TONE IT UP!!! K&K You girls ROCK!! Thank you for ALL the AMAZING members Email tips this week!!! Soooo thankful Lovin my whole food yummy slim down smoothie as the perfect pic me up as I'm workin!! #bikiniseries #tiumeals #tiunutritionplan #150bysummer #cleaneating #cleanliving #piccollage @karenakatrina @toneitup @perfectfit 4mon

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coastalgirlatheart Today's lunch: Marcie's Mediterranean Quinoa Salad :) filled with fresh herbs and veggies...yummo! Directions: Cook 1 cup quinoa and chill. Chop all organic if possible: 1/2 large red bell pepper (or any color), 1/4 c red onion, 1 large clove garlic, 1/2 cup Sundried Roma tomatoes, 1/2 c fresh basil leaves (picked mine fresh from my plant!!) 1 avocado, zest and juice of one lemon, 1/4 c parsley, drizzle of olive oil, 2 tsp Braggs apple cider vinegar, freshly ground sea salt and pepper to taste. Toss all with quinoa. Other items I like to add in when indulging a bit: pine nuts and feta cheese. You can make this hot and serve for dinner by itself or with grilled chicken or fish. When I make this hot, I omit the avocado and add in sautéed mushrooms- delish! Also completed 3 more miles toward #150bysummer #bikiniseries #tiumeals #tiunutritionplan @karenakatrina @toneitup @tonedupbeachbabe 4mon

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coastalgirlatheart Food Prep Sunday: Chopped veggies! Homemade humus! Marcie's gfreeandfabulous Cranberry orange protein bites! Marcie's gfreeandfabulous Almond Joy Protein Bites! (Recipes to post soon to my blog and will be on my instagr as well!) Frozen bananas for the week! Woohoo!! We are ready!!! Thank you TIU!!! #bikiniseries #fitfam #cleanliving #cleaneating #tiumeals #tiunutritionplan #150bysummer @karenakatrina @toneitup @perfectfit 4mon

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coastalgirlatheart Bikini series! Happy Monday TIU Team!! "If you think you can, you CAN! If you think you can't - you're right! Soooo excited to SMASH my goals this week!!!! 5 weeks until 25th Anniversary Trip! I'm on a mission!! Haha! LOVE the BIKINI SERIES! Started strong today- Ezekial wrap with egg whites n spinach! Smoothie: coconut water, 1 small mandarin orange, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/4 c frozen raspberries and ice! Blended and enjoyed! 3.o more miles towards 150 by summer!!! Woohoo!! Thank you TIU GiRLssss!!! Sooo excited#piccollage #bikiniseries #cleanliving #fitfam #tiumeals @karenakatrina @toneitup @perfectfit 4mon

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coastalgirlatheart Another 3.2 towards 150 by summer!! Bikini series rocks TIU Team!! Thank U Karena and Katrina for your amazing inspiration!! Let's do this TIU team!! @karenakatrina @toneitup #bikiniseries #tiumeals #150bysummer 4mon

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coastalgirlatheart 25 years ago...on March 5th 1989...in a tiny single engine airplane on what I thought was our way to Carmel Beach for lunch... We took a detour to see my husbands parents home from the air.. Little did I know on the side of their hilltop... Would be written the words.."Marry Me Marce" I was in complete shock. So much so, I didn't answer him until we landed, had lunch and walked around the beautiful rocks on the 17-Mile drive. He thought I was going to say no.. And I thought.."does he mean it!?!" One would gather yes if he took the time to write it on the side of a hilltop. But I was 19..! Haha! What did I know!?!Lol! Well March 5 this year marked our 25th engagement anniversary! We celebrated in Cabo! My first time there and I had an amazing time! Incredible food! Great music! Warmth!! And kind people! JUNE 17 marks our 25th Wedding Anni! Which we will be celebrating in the city of Love later this year! What a journey it's been! Ups n downs and everything in between! Thank You Fred Lemos for never giving up on us! I know I haven't! May the next 25 be filled with a culmination of seeing many dreams come true from years of work, trust in The Lord and lots of perseverance! Truly- many dreams have already come true by the things that matter THE MOST - out love, HIS love, family (our children!!) and a community of beautiful people who fill our lives to overflowing!! Here's to you hubs! Xoxoxox your wifey - Marcie #piccollage @toneitup @tonedupbeachbabe @karenakatrina #bikiniseries @emily_lemos18 #loveeatingclean #lifeisgoodinHim #faithfamilycareer #holdontohispromises #neverevergiveup 5mon
  •   angand3gonzboyz Beautiful @coastalgirlatheart !!! Congratulations!!! th Year!! 5mon
  •   ashleydumler Amazing!! 5mon
  •   xochitl_85 April to June?! That was quick! 5mon
  •   coastalgirlatheart @xochitl_85 yea.. Engaged March 5th and married June 17th. 3 months of planning :) we wanted a June wedding but didn't want to wait a year :)!! It was fast and fun! And amazing how it all came together for us :) and... I guess it was meant to be 5mon
  •   xochitl_85 That's how engagements should be, I dont understand engagements that last years. I told the bf that if he ever propses he better be ready to get hitched within 6 mos. My parents met and married within 5 months (52 years together now) my aunt and uncle met and married that same night ha ha ha theyve been together 62 years and very in love. 5mon

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coastalgirlatheart Super clean Duo-Delish cabbage salad! With mandarines, pistachios, peanuts, dates & figs! Seasoned with a little sesame oil-n-pure clean rice vinegar drizzle. one of my fav yummy parts of what I do to the "dressing" soak your chopped dates and figs in the juice of a couple freshly squeezed mandarines. Let it soak while you prep salad.. Then stir and mash to create a yummy juicy messy mix :) then toss with your salad. Add LOTS of chunky freshly grated pepper and sea salt. Sometimes I love to add a few dashes of cayenne for a nice kick!! Served tonight with grilled turkey patties.. But LOVE it best with my Thai peanut smokin chicken dish!! Haha!! Loved this Amazzzzzzing salad tonight! Must say! We are all addicted to this salad! #piccollage @karenakatrina @tonedupbeachbabe @toneitup #leancleanandgreen #tiucommunity #TIUMeals #bikiniseries #fitchicks #loveeatingclean 5mon
  •   coastalgirlatheart Ooo I forgot I also add in some organic diced green onions and cilantro!! Oh soooo yummilicious!! Seriously! Crunchy and hits all the spots! Haha! 5mon

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coastalgirlatheart Yes it's FRIDAY!! Sooo happy Friday is here!! Mother-daughter mani-pedi date today!! soooo needed! So grateful tomorrow is JR PROM day!! Can't wait for all the fun with my girl! Soaking in every moment... Life goes so fast!! Making memories to last a lifetime 5mon

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coastalgirlatheart My latest creation...Gluten-free quinoa banana carrot raisin muffins... Sweetened with dates.. Seriously delish and moist! Will post recipe soon.. But super happy with the results!!! 6mon

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coastalgirlatheart Love this page for great fitness recipes :D yummy!! And fun!! @yourdailyshake 6mon

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coastalgirlatheart Thank you K&K for the top 5 fixes for today!! Great reminders to be mindful of ourselves.. To live on purpose and live out our intentions! I am posting those on my desk as a daily reminder to make conscious efforts to self care and not feel stuck if the day isn't going as I had hoped! It made ALL the difference for me today to get out with the doggies and enjoy some fabulous green hills and sunshine!! And jammed to Mandisa's it's a good morning song! Love it!! #TIUmembersemail @karenakatrina @toneitup 6mon

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coastalgirlatheart Clean. Pure. Decadent. Organic. Whole food. Raw. Grain, Soy, Dairy, Gluten Free! That's whats happenin' with my latest creations!! I had the best time making these very special valentines treats for my sons beautiful girlfriend. She must eat by the S.C.D eating way. Grain free and No sugar or dairy. And none of the many ingredients most baked treats use. Pretty much she can eat fruit, veggies, meat and nuts, honey and pure almond or coconut milk. Today's confections were made of using only raw honey, coconut oil, pure vanilla, nuts and nut butters and sea salt! I thought of her with every step of every creation and truly added love-n-hugs to every drop. I even created a peanut butter Carmel! Sublime! I had tons of fun... And to hear how this made her feel was the greatest reward. I did not know this was her favorite holiday.. And that she missed being able to have a pretty box of chocolates! But I had a hunch that this gorgeous sweet lovely girl would love (and truly deserved) a beautiful box of decadent treats! It was sooo much fun to make for her!! And when she and my son returned from their dinner date- she had already finished every piece! LUV it! Looks like I'm in the alternative-candy making business now.. Haha!! @tonedupbeachbabe @toneitup @karenakatrina #tiuteam #tiumeals 7mon

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coastalgirlatheart My AmAzing organic salsa!! (If I do say so myself ) Goes good on everything!! Especially eggs tomorrow morning! Yum! Can't wait! Loving eating SUPERFOODS from the TIU Nutrition Plan update!!! Got me inspired for all kinds of whole food nutrition cooking!! It's almost TGIF TIU Team!!! Woohoo!! Night ya'all!! #tiuteam #loveyourbody #tiumeals #tiunutritionplan @toneitup @tonedupbeachbabe @karenakatrina 7mon

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