Diet FAQ Outfits

FAQ – Your questions, answered

May 4, 2016

IMG_8682Frequently Asked Questions

1. How tall are you?

5’9″

2. What is your nutritional plan?

I strive to eat healthy and thank God I have a fast metabolism, but the key is to stay healthy.
Here’s a “sample:”
breakfast: I usually eat boiled eggs, coffee and green smoothie. Hubs varies the ingredients depending on whats not rotting in our fridge, just kidding, or am I?

Our smoothie usually consists of kale, frozen bananas, frozen pineapple, aloe vera juice, ginger, garlic and grapeseed oil.
snack: granola with almond milk

lunch: fried rice + chicken + lots of green tea

snack: organic vanilla yogurt

dinner: white rice + chicken (or salmon) I usually switch it up with either a homemade teriyaki sauce or bbq sauce

dessert: peanut butter cups

favorite snack on the go? dried mango and almonds.

The key is I try and stay away from bread and sugar, I notice changes in my skin and energy level when I eat both of these things. But I’ve been known to make exceptions with coffee ice cream and organic cinnamon rolls. After all, Granny always said, “everything in moderation.”

How do you stay active?

I don’t have a lot of time to workout, let’s face it, I rarely sit down. My kids keep me active and that’s honestly where I get a lot of my exercise. But I will make the effort for a class or hitting the treadmill for that zoning out that helps me de-stress.

What’s your favorite drink?

Ginger Kombucha

How do you juggle your family responsibilities and work?

I’ll be the first to admit that we’re still working out the kinks. Hubs and I revaluate from time to time to see what works and what doesn’t. He helps A LOT with the kids before and after work, and we both agree I’m a better mom and wife when I’m styling something.

How did you start out?

When I was pregnant with my fourth, I posted selfies of my daily outfits on Instagram. Then I started the blog two years ago this July.

How do you blog and be a mom?

The average blog post has around 18 revisions, this one? 33! It takes making mistakes, figuring out a rhythm, and knowing your limits. And seriously, how do you do anything as a mom? With pure sweat and determination and a little inspiration. My relationship with God is what pulls me through my tough days. It’s been a fun and profitable means to express my creativity as a mom. So, in between dishes and drop off, I’m thinking about styling, but not missing out on my girls day at school. My message to every mom is that you don’t have to loose your personal style just because you’re a mom. It takes some tips and motivation is all. And when in doubt, yoga pants!

Favorite question:

Are these all your kids????? Haha just kidding. But I do wish I had a dollar for every time I was asked that.

What is the number one parenting tip or contraption that has helped lately?

Believe it or not, this Lego alarm clock. I feel like an idiot that it took me this long to get one. For our youngest, it helps him because he can’t get out of bed till Batman rings, our oldest? Well, it has disciplined her to know that once Wyldstyle goes off, she needs to get her bed fixed and uniform on. So far, so good.

 

Feel free to weigh in YOUR thoughts, questions and tips . . . ?

dress ONEILL / jean TOPSHOP / platforms HM

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  • Loved this babe x

  • I can imagine what people say! I was sitting with my two babies in a cafe when our laughter attracted a third child. Can’t believe the number of odd comments while she sat with us! And that was just three. And I want to try that smoothie recipe.

    • Isabella – haha but its an adventure worth going on! The smoothie is so good, I can’t start to the day without it πŸ™‚

  • Kate Marie

    You’re amazing!

    • Kate Marie – you inspire me! Safe travels to Chicago XX

  • marianne navada

    Thanks for sharing!!! It’s impressive what you have accomplished. I started cutting back on bread and sugar and I see the difference. I feel so much more energetic and stronger!

    • haha maybe that’s your secret – girl, i want your skills and energy! XX

    • Ann

      Marianne, I’m so happy to have found you via Shalice Noel!

      And also ladies, when I cut those two delicious items, I also feel so much better too! Weight just sheds off somehow. But oh, they do taste good don’t they!!

      Love, Ann

  • emily agosta

    Love reading this! Have I told you lately how happy I am for you? πŸ˜‰ You have always amazed me with all that you do. Your style, grace and friendship are unsurpassed! And, of course, you’ve been my style guru for many years now. xoxoxo

    • thx emily !- that is THE sweetest. I still can’t believe we’re both in Cali??!

  • Anastasia

    Come to Toronto so we can be friends! Honestly, we live a very similar life and perspective.. But I’m not a blogger and only have two busy boys. I don’t enjoy many blogs or ig accounts, but I really connect with yours. Thank you for giving me a little fun break in my day!!

    • I’m sure we could compare stories of our boys, right? So glad you connect, thanks for following along πŸ™‚

  • Soraya

    After taking a “pause” on my law career and being a stay at home mom…I can’t tell you how much I love other mom’s blogs! Not to mention the style part πŸ™‚

    • Soraya – I applaud you! and thanks for your words

  • Such a run read Shalice! Keep it up!

    • Glad you liked! Say hi to chi town for me πŸ™‚

  • Great post! Do you think things really took off for you once you started your blog? I’ve followed you on ig for a long time and watched your grow there, but wondering if the blog changed things for you? Thanks! Xo

    • Hi Dawn, yes – I felt like I needed more of an online presence beyond social media and yes – it opened more doors πŸ˜‰

  • Ann

    I love this post Shalice! It’s so fun to get to know you just a little bit better.

    Here’s a funny story about growing up as the oldest of five: it seemed wherever the seven (mom and dad included) of us went, people would ask the same thing. “Are all these kids yours!” Then, the next questions was always whether we were Catholic or Mormon. That was always the question. We’re actually Catholic–my mom was a nun for five years right out of high school! We like to joke that for each of the five years, she got a kid! Haha!

    Thank you for this post Shalice. And also thank you for getting to know each of of us too. Reading the comments has been as fun as reading the post.

    Love, Ann

    PS My question that I forgot to ask has to do with your actual pics: are they taken with an iPhone ever or always with a camera? And, for the iPhone pics if you use them, what’s your editing process? What app are you using or filter? Thanks if you’re able to give some details regarding your actual pics. The style is always amazing!

    • Ann – ha! I love that story, lol. I may do a separate blog post on my favorite apps and filters? Most IG pics (and selfies) are all iPHONE πŸ™‚ Keep your questions comin and your seriously amazing support XX

  • Lauran Jacobs

    Shalice,
    Could you let me know what size you bought in the ONeill Dutch Gauze Dress. I would love to purchase it, but am having a hard time
    finding any sizing reviews on websites. You always and forever look beautiful and amazing in anything and everything you put on!!!
    Much Thanks,
    Sincerely,
    Lauran Jacobs

    • Lauran – wow – thank you. I got a small – keep in mind it runs a little big. Thanks for reading babe XX

  • Traci Barrett

    I miss you!! Actually had a few minutes to log on today and it made me want to fly to LA and have some fun girl time with you! Hope you and the family are well. Keep living your dream. xx

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  • Maria

    I would have never thought that the tope is a dress!! I love how your looks are so versatile and doable. I am thoroughly enjoying your Instagram feed. You keep me so motivated to chase my passion. Thank God for you!! πŸ˜πŸ˜šπŸ’ŽπŸ˜˜

    • Maria – I love turning dresses into tunics – thanks for reading XO

  • Hilminha Lopes

    Great post!! I am a huge fan since you started blogging! Love when you have the kids in the pictures πŸ˜€ May I ask What app/ flters do you use on your instagram images? Thank u

    • Hilminha – Thanks! I’ve used PicTapgo, Snapseed and VSCO πŸ˜‰

  • Feride Polat

    What a great post…πŸ‘πŸΌ
    I love your instagram your photos..

    I envy you you’re great with what you do.i would also like to blog but I do not know if I can.i have to boys and still I often stress.
    I’m a flight attendant.
    You’re a great inspiration for me..

    You’re amazing

    Kisses 😘
    Feride Polat

    • Hi Feride,
      Thanks for taking time to comment. I’m sure you could blog. It takes time and planning, even with kids. Email me if you have Q’s.
      God bless!
      xx shalice

      • Feride Polat

        Thank you for the answer 😊That’s very sweet of you.i would be very happy to get tips on how to start..

        I will try it..πŸ‘πŸΌ

        God bless you and you family too..

        Feride πŸ’‹