just a friendly reminder…

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thank you!


the little gym


miss wren had her first gymnastics class last weekend!  and although it took her 10-15 minutes to warm up to the idea of “organized play” {because let’s face it, she’s a tiny version of me and no is the only thing that comes to mind when we’re told what to do}, by the end of the hour she was frolicking and climbing and jumping and having the best time of her little life.  as a group, we danced, sang songs, and worked on our motor skills; however, as soon as she was allowed to, she hightailed it to the balance beams and then the bars.  do you see her little guns?!  dying.  mark is convinced that we have an olympic gymnast in the making. 

she was so pumped by the end of the class, she ran into the next one as it was starting.  haha!

we signed up for more classes and can’t wait to go again this saturday. 

for more information, visit the little gym

a giveaway with gagehuntley {CLOSED}

kimono – brandy melville {similar} // tank – UO {similar// black denim – local boutique // booties – candies {no longer available} // belt – gap {old} // stamped bar necklace – gage huntley

hello friends!  today, i am delighted to bring you another awesome giveaway from gage huntley.  one lucky winner will have a chance to win a personalized hand stamped bar necklace on a 17″ gold filled chain – similar to what i’m wearing above!

{the 17″ plate holds up to 14 letters.}

enter to win:

1.  you must follow barefoot & vintage {via bloglovininstagram or twitter}
2.  please follow gage huntley on instagram – @amandalovesgage – you’ll be the first to know about discounts and special offers!  {if you don’t have instagram…see below!}

bonus entries:
1.  follow gage huntley designs on twitter @gagehuntley
2.  like gage huntley designs on facebook
{leave an additional comment for each.}

giveaway is open from now until tuesday, july 9th and is open to US and canadian readers only.

good luck!!

12-week fitness challenge // end of week 2


as you know, i’m currently involved in the leanmoms.com 12-week fitness program.  i’ve been promising an update, so here we go!

as of june 16th, these were my measurements:

biceps – 10 in
waist {above navel} – 30 in
hips – 40 in
thighs – 19.5 in

on june 17th, i started the meal & workout plan.  i knew week one would be difficult, as i hadn’t prepared my body at all.  i went from eating s’mores and drinking wine to cutting out all things carbs, processed foods and sodium…in a day! if i had to do it over again, i’d start a week ahead of time – cut some bad things out of my regular diet, add more greens, maybe even try a juice cleanse! 

week one.  a typical day of meals looks like this:

8 am // meal 1 – egg white and spinach omelet with goat cheese sprinkled on top 
10 am // meal 2 – protein shake {the program suggests a whey based protein powder, but i went with a vegan based – vega one.  initially, it was a shock to my system.  20 mins after drinking the shake, i was in the bathroom every hour or so until late afternoon.  don’t wait until the last-minute to choose your protein!  do a little research and find what works best for you.  now that my tummy is used to it, i love it.}
12 pm // meal 3 – mixed greens with 4 ounces of grilled chicken or tilapia and a handful of almonds.  {instead of dressing, i use lemon juice.}
3 pm // meal 4 – protein shake; however, i replaced the shake with a protein bar.  try greens plus.  love!
6 pm // meal 5 – same as lunch – more greens, a bigger portion of chicken or fish
8 pm // bonus meal – greek yogurt with cocoa powder

between meals four and five, i’m at the gym for an hour, hour and a half.  as with most work out programs, you will alternate days between legs and arms/back, throwing in abs and cardio on 3 out of 5 of those days.  don’t be intimidated by the gym!  the great thing about this program is that the website offers videos and tutorials – perfect for women who aren’t familiar with the equipment.

by the end of week one i was already feeling happier and healthier.  i was sleeping better, i had more energy, my skin was clearing up – i was pumped and ready for week two!

week two.  the meal plan changed a bit – grapefruit, turkey bacon and steel cut oats were added as options to the breakfast menu.  woo!  turkey bacon!  the workouts were different, as well.  which is important.  you always want to switch up your weight training.  muscles get bored and you’ll stop seeing results. 

during week two, i realized that because i was eating 5 small meals a day, i felt satisfied – never hungry.  i was even making healthier choices with my cheat meals!  plus, when you put in hard work at the gym and start seeing the results, it’s really difficult to make poor food decisions.

here is my progress so far…

as of june 30th, after two weeks of following the leanmoms.com program {10 more weeks to go!}:

right bicep – 10 in
left bicep – 9.5 in
waist {above navel} – 27.5 in
hips – 38 in
right thigh – 20.5 in
left thigh – 19.25 in

i’ve lost 2.5 inches from my waist and 2 inches from my hips!  *fist pump*
naturally, my thighs are gaining muscle, so they aren’t leaning out just yet. 

 if you have any questions or concerns about what i’m eating or what i’m doing at the gym, please ask! i’d love to chat about it.

 i hope these little updates will help inspire some of you to get healthier – whether that means changing your eating habits or going to the gym a couple times a week!  good luck!

summer nights

maxi dress – gypsy junkies via threadsence {no longer available} // cuff – thrift find // bangles – // sandals – dolce vida {no longer available} // clutch – jasper & jeera via anthropologie
worn while drinking a very large margarita, eating delicious salsa and guac and laughing with one of my best gal pals

as i type this post, zoey and i are on our patio – she’s playing in a pink kiddie pool full of ice-cold water from the hose, while i blog and sweat.  dave matthews and pearl jam serenade us.  every now and again she dumps water on my feet in an attempt to cool me off.  we’ve got a good thing going here.  mark is at the grocery store stocking up on beer and burger making supplies.  tonight will be a good night.

cheers to summer nights, friends.

ps.  i stalked this dress for weeks until it went on sale!  sadly, it’s no longer available.  for gypsy junkies retailers, click here.

oh sweet friday, saturday edition // vol 46

i’ve had my eye on this evil eye necklace {pun intended} – dainty and simple // we have a lemon tree and i love lemon bars, so i’m thinking this may be the next dessert i bake // i am in love with this outfit and totally crushing on karla’s style // sandals are like bathing suits – you need a new pair {or two} every summer!  i’m digging these from miss kendi’s boutique – bloom

i’m really digging this fun maxi skirt diy – easy and effortlessly bohemian

as i continue to work on decorating our dining room and “bar” area – i’ve come across this beautiful table runner and this fun bottle opener!

zoey is obsessed with rainbows, lately!  here is a fun list of rainbow crafts and diys – kid friendly, of course

why don’t i have washi tape?  i feel like it’s the lazy, but brilliant person’s answer to decorating everything

that’s all for this week!

casual friday

tshirt – american apparel // pants – target {similar// vintage coach bag – garage sale {similar// sandals – aldo {similar}

cheers to casual fridays!  also, these pants give me some serious mom butt.  it’s worth it though – they are super soft and comfortable.

*shirt and pants worn separately here and here.

we’re off the mini water park, but i’ll be back later with the saturday edition of oh sweet friday.

happy weekend, friends!  stay cool.