Monthly Archives: June 2015

All American // Lounge Style Icon – Lauren Hutton

June 30, 2015

WIth the Fourth of July coming up this weekend, we are feeling a little patriotic around here and who better epitomizes the all American style than Lauren Hutton. Lauren Hutton has been a style icon since she began modeling in the 70s, gracing the cover of Vogue magazine 28 times. Known for her non-conventional looks (her infectious gap toothed grin) and her non-conventional attitude (a vocally independent woman of the 70s), Hutton has been able to make a living as a model well into her late 60’s, as well as crossing over into a successful acting career.

 

It is hard to pick a favorite of Hutton’s most iconic looks, from the safari styles of the 70s, to the American glamour, and her easy tomboy style (and arguably the originator of norm-core). From a blend of these styles, Hutton has created an ageless all American style. For this holiday weekend, take a nod from Hutton’s style and embrace denim on denim, with either jean shorts or skirt and layer it with a jean jacket. This simple look is perfectly paired with air-dried hair and natural makeup – meaning less time getting ready and more time to enjoy the long weekend!

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Five for Friday

June 26, 2015

rainbowHappy Friday! Have any fun plans for the weekend? I am looking forward to just catching up on sleep, this week has been a doozy! After said sleeping in, we are planning finding a new hike to go on tomorrow followed by some grilling (I am sensing a summer ritual here!). Have an amazing weekend and here are some links from around the web…

 

Incase you have been hiding under a rock, today marks a HUGE day in U.S. history with the supreme court legalizing gay marriage. #lovewins

 

Also, if you have been hiding under that rock all week, Seinfeld is now streaming and this is the best way to pay homage to the greatest tv show.

 

Thanks to Back to the Future, this finally exists (well I guess some other things went into the making of it).

 

The ultimate food and fashion mashup.

 

These are the reason I go camping.

 

Summer Daze

June 25, 2015

Fourth of July is around the corner, the days are hot, the weekends are filled with the smell of BBQ’s, and school is out for summer. Long are the days since we closed our school lockers, but that feeling of the excitement of the last day of school is one that you will always remember. Richard Linklater’s film ‘Dazed & Confused’ is amazing in so many ways from the top notch soundtrack, the epic fashion, and of course, Matthew McConaughey, but the best part of this cult classic is the way it captures that feeling that comes with the end of a school year, being on top of the world, ready to party, relax, and enjoy life. No better way to head into the weekend than with these images from the film, or better yet, make a movie night out of it and be ready to be filled with that school’s out for the summer nostalgia!

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For some more fun check out the full soundtrack here and Anderson Cooper & Anthony Bourdain’s handpicked Seventies Spotify playlists here.

 

Bonus: 10 things you didn’t know about Dazed & Confused

 

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5 ways to stop procrastinating

June 24, 2015

29a03aa1e7d89b6327ad322225da1b91I admit it it, I am a serious procrastinator. I tell my self it is all part of the creative process, but in reality I know it is just a bad habit. As summer is in full swing, there seems to be so many more activities, plans, and fun to be had–all of which are even more reason to procrastinate. But as the to-dos begin to be pushed aside in favor of sunshine, I have had to take a serious look at how to be more productive so work does not start to pile up. Here are some ways that I have found help me to limit my procrastination and get things done, so when adventure calls, I am ready to go! Do you have any go-to productivity tips?

 

Touch it once – This is a favorite mantra of mine as mentioned before. The idea is that you touch something once, so you receive an email, read it and respond. No rereading it later, drafting the email and letting it sit around taking up mental space. This can be pretty powerful when taken into every area of your life (here’s looking at you, laundry!)

 

Do what you don’t want to first – When looking at your to-do lists for the day, is there one task that you are dreading? Do it. By getting it off your list you will not only feel more accomplished for having done it, but it will also cease to take up the mental space and that sense of nagging will be gone, letting yourself focus on the next to-do!

 

4 o’clock fire drill – I wish I could remember where I read this one! The idea is that at 4pm, take a look at what is left on your to-do list, and if there were a fire drill, what would be the absolute necessary items you need to get done? If they aren’t that dire, they can wait until the next day! This can be hard as we live in an age where constant communication can put more pressure on our schedules, but in reality, most things can wait a day or two if necessary!

 

Break up your work – By breaking up you work into productivity ‘blocks’, you are more likely to really stick with it for that hour or two. During that chunk of time, close your internet browser, hide your phone, and do what ever else you need to have an uninterrupted period of time to crank out work. Once that time passes, reward yourself by stepping away for a walk, get a coffee, and recharge for the next productive block!

 

Make your procrastination count – If you are constantly struggling with procrastination, it might be something to take a closer look at. Are you burnt out, working too many hours, or not doing what you love? Taking a step back from work and indulging in some procrastination may be what you need, but make it count! Get off facebook and go for a hike, talk with a friend, or take a half day off to go see a movie. Do something that will help you see things from another perspective and inspire you, and leave you ready to refocus on your work.

 

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Women Before 10am // Ashley

June 23, 2015

In this series we are speaking to inspiring modern women and having them share their morning rituals and secrets with us. Take a peek into the mornings of Ashley, who is a mother of 2 kids (and many animals), living on her 50 acre farm in rural Ontario, Canada.women_before_10_jaluneunnamed (3)Tell us about yourself.

 

I live in the same rural community I was raised in, which is Bruce County, Ontario. I’ve travelled lots but found no place I’d rather be, except for the six months of winter we get. I operate a small farm, own a tattoo shop, and homeschool my two children who are 7 & 8 years old. I occasionally blog at Twwly and my Instagram is under the same name.

 

I did not grow up on a farm, but it’s rural here in Bruce County. I did 4H and entertained notions of becoming a vet. I wound up going down the arts path instead and getting bitten by the travel bug. It distracted me for some time, but I’m glad for it. I don’t even like driving 20 minutes to town now.

 

I moved home to a hamlet of about 12 people and 12,000 chickens from Philadelphia. I had never really seen an industrial chicken barn before, and after living beside one, I knew I could never eat bought chicken again. Whenever it’s cooked, all I can smell is the smell of that barn. The tang of feces and the sweet raw edge of decomposition. I brought my son home from the hospital a year to the day after our first date, so we got skippy and started with chickens and it just went from there. We raise enough to feed ourselves and sell enough to just cover that expense.

 

What time do you wake up in the morning?

 

I get up around 7:30am. I often sleep in my clothes, so I just need to throw jeans or coveralls on and I’m good to go. I make myself a Buzz pre­workout drink and head right out to do farm chores while my kids fetch their breakfast. When they’re done eating, they’ll come out and finish chores with me. I get my kids set up for homeschool while I make coffee and eat some kippered herring from a tin. Then I work out while they work, 10 minutes of cardio and 30­40 minutes of weights.

 

What’s your coffee / coffee drink of choice?

 

I drink Ethiopian Yirgacheffe from my french press, with two heaping spoons of sugar and a glug of jersey milk*.

*We had Ashley explain to us what jersey milk was; jersey being a specific breed of dairy cow. Here’s what she said: ­ Store milk traditionally is from holstein (cows), they’re known for volume. The saying goes, “why does a dairy farmer keep a holstein?” and the answer is “in case the well runs dry.” The holstein milk is watery, jersey milk is creamy. It’s not mine though, my little bottle calf is Dexter, and a male, for meat. But it’s from a nearby jersey creamery, sold in glass bottles to boot. ;)

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What’s been a favorite or coveted place of yours to enjoy a cup of coffee?

 

I enjoy my coffee best in any reclined position. Ideally on my couch, with my shepherd at my feet.

 

What’s the last thing that inspired you?

 

I just got PeachTeats for rearing my bottle calf. The flow control and valve system are really inventive, and I spent the better part of the morning marveling at what they’ve developed. I hope they become standard use. Someone recommended it to me on Instagram, and I’m so glad I hunted it down. It’s brilliant.

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What’s a favorite morning beauty, food, or get moving tip you may have?

 

I have a lot to do as soon as I wake up. I need to be alert in the barn to stay safe, and I have found that EHP Labs pre-workout is a fantastic boost.

 

How do you relax/take time for yourself daily?

 

Sitting for a coffee is my down time. I don’t do a lot of sitting.

 

What does your ideal day of rest look like?

 

My ideal day is when my friend Meghan sleeps over and helps with chores in the morning. I enjoy our irreverent banter while we work. Then an afternoon outside, with ATVs, firearms and a eventually BBQ and big ol’ bonfire with my husband home.

 

The Summer Solstice

June 22, 2015

summer_solsticeYesterday was the summer solstice (aka the first day of summer which from all the summer themed posts lately, you can tell we are excited), which is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The summer solstice occurs when the Earth’s semi axis is most tilted towards the sun in the Northern Hemisphere, and therefore maximum daylight and the longest day occurs (on the same day, the Southern Hemisphere has the shortest day/daylight) It marks the official start of summer because historically the days get hotter after the solstice.
 

We have started to celebrate the longer days and warmer weather in our own way here at Jalune, but celebrating the summer solstice, also known as Midsummer, is not new. Historically, many cultures celebrate* this astronomical event, going back thousands of years! Here are some of those traditions:
 
Druids – it is believed that the Celtic high priests, known as Druids, held rituals and celebrations during the solstice. Many people link Stonehenge to this celebration and time (though it has not been proven) as the stones are arranged and highlight the sun’s movements around earth. Today, people still gather at Stonehenge – there were over 23,000 people there yesterday to watch the sun!
 
Ancient Greeks – the summer solstice was the first day of the year in Ancient Greece, so festivals were held around this time. They celebrated agriculture and the god of agriculture Cronus with the Kronia festival.

 
Vikings – Because of the longest amount of daylight, the VIkings used this time to sort out trade issues and dispute, making it a highly important day of the year. Vikings would also seek the healing powers of springs and bonfires on the solstice.
 
Native Americans – Many Native American tribes have sacred rituals and sun dances to honor the solstice. The sun dances were performed by young warriors who not only danced, but fasted, drummed, sweat, and smoked – and this ritual lasted for days, with hopes receiving visions from the Great Spirit.

 

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Five for Friday

June 19, 2015

summerHappy Friday! How are you celebrating the official kickoff of summer? We are planning on grilling since the weather has been perfect to turn on the string lights and spend the night eating and hanging out outside. Do you have any great go-to grilling recipes? Sunday morning I am teaching SUP yoga, which I am so excited about! It combines 2 of my favorite things, water and yoga (duh), plus, I need an excuse to get out on the water more (especially in a place like Boulder where it is limited!). Have a gorgeous weekend and here are some links from around the web…

 

Cannot wait to go see this movie.

 

This has been my mantra for a while, it is harder than you think!

 

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Moist, there I said it.

 

This sounds so easy and delicious, everything I want in a recipe!

 

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Summer workouts

June 18, 2015

summer workoutsOne of my favorite things about summer is that the longer days allow for getting outside. Along with more hours of light, the warmer weather allows us to take full advantage of our surroundings, and what better way to take advantage of this is to take your workout outside! Working out outside is a great way to add variety to your routine and make it fun again, plus a lot of these activities are free! Here is our list of our favorite outdoor workouts that maybe you haven’t tried to get you inspired! What are your favorite outdoor workouts?

 

Outdoor yoga – many cities and towns are now doing yoga outdoors, and most are even donation-based (meaning no pricey obligation!). Look online, local yoga studios, or even on meetup.com to see what your area has to offer. There’s nothing like doing downward dog or sun salutations with the sun hitting your face and a cool breeze. Don’t forget sunscreen!

 

Day hikes – weekends are great time to hop in the car and drive an hour or two away from your town to find a nice day hike. Make a full day of it by packing a picnic! Here is a full post on tips on what else to bring hiking.

 

Stand-up paddle boarding (or SUP) – SUP is gaining in popularity beyond beach towns and boards can now be found to rent at many beaches, lakes, and reservoirs. The long SUP boardsare surprisingly easy to balance on and gliding across the water is a feeling like no other! You almost forget you are working out, until you realize your core is sore the next day! 318861_3858729940729_1292105413_n Bike riding- Summer breezes and bike rides go hand-in-hand! Grab a friend and find a bikeroute that perhaps leads you to the new cold brew shop! Or instead of driving to a summer barbecue substitute bicycle riding as your mode of transportation as often as possible in the summer for extra exercise. Don’t forget to protect your brain, we like Nutcase helmets which are stylish (but still affordable).

 

Rollerskating- Channel your inner youth and have so much fun skating that you forget how good it is for your body. The Moxi Shop has beautiful outdoor rollerskates made in the US. Also the woman who designed them, Michelle Steilen, is a rollerskating tour de force, check out her incredible skills here. So inspiring! Summer workouts Beach running- if you are lucky enough to be near a beach, or even when you are just visiting one, switch it up your same old run and hit the sand! Stay closer to the shore where the sand is wet for a more even running surface. Be sure to get out either early or late in the day for the cooler temperatures!

 

Swimming – whether at the neighbors pool, the gym, or the ocean, swimming is an amazing full body workout. Find a place you feel comfortable and can get into the zone and swim laps. Invest in some goggles and a swim cap (your hair will thank you!). And if you needed even more incentive, check out this article on the benefits of swimming.

 

For even more work out inspiration, tips and gear check out our dear friends site, Jane the Jock. Happy working out!

Summertime

June 15, 2015

SurfacingIt is not officially the first day of summer until this weekend, but I couldn’t wait because let’s be honest, summer started to day after Memorial Day. I love everything about summer; the long days in the sun, the abundance of produce, and the sense of leisure that summer is all about. This roundup of what I am looking forward to this summer was originally inspired by this blog post. I love being able to look back at these lists and see what my mood/thoughts/wants were (here is spring/winter/fall if you’d like to see!)14264606458_fea829b359_bEating / every kind of berry, smoothie bowls
Drinking / rosé (as you do in the summer)
Practicing / SUP yoga, my new favorite thing
Mastering / the perfect fish taco (important stuff!)
Learning / to let things go that I can’t control
Trying / stay in better touch with friends
Playing / outside, anything and everything!
Finishing / a major purging/cleaning of my closet (phew!)
Reading / The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, the title says it all!
Remembering / to take a breath before reacting
Wearing / denim cutoffs, summer dresses, and flip flops
Cooking / fried rice – easiest one bowl meal
Working / on a new business idea (too early to spill!)
Traveling / anywhere/everywhere within Colorado, so many great weekend escapes nearby!
Wanting / to go camping (see above)

What are you looking forward to this summer?

 

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