Sisters in Fall Leaves

I have been dying to show you all my darling baby sisters! With all these ridiculously amazing leaves and the temperature teasing us (is it shorts and a tee or sweater weather?! depends on the hour, and I’m good with either 😉 ), I thought it was the perfect time to bust out these baby girls! 🙂 Aren’t they adorable?! I’m crazy about them!! (Not pictured: sissy Sasjka & bro Braxton–love them both infinity too!!) 🙂

First of all, I want to BRAG HUGE because of these deer shots I got–haha–okay they really aren’t that great. But the deer let me get SO CLOSE! I said “Hello, Bambie, sweeties. Relax, I’m a friend.” 🙂 🙂 (haha!! I’m crazy) in a high pitched, sing-song voice and they LITERALLY walked toward me! I even got the shot of the three of them together, so I told the girls they were probably sisters like us. 😉

Also, you know how candy corn packaging says “Made with Real Honey” on it? I read the ingredients, and honey is actually the 2nd to last ingredient, just before the food dye. What?! Hahaha! Oh well–can’t stop, won’t stop. 😉

I hope you all are enjoying this season! Some years ago, I made friends with these sisters from Australia, and they were so pumped to see what Halloween was like in America. I am interested in how everyone celebrates the magical garishness that is October. Let me know! 🙂

XOXO Chani Natasha

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Newport Beach

I am OBSESSED with all things nautical! So Newport Beach and all its docks and boats had me falling in love! 🙂 I had salt in my always wild hair, sand sticking to my ocean wet bikini, and quarters in my backpack for all the meters. Is it just me or is the sun sweeter in California? It kissed me just the right shade in all the right spots! 🙂

I thought I’d share my Newport Beach playlist with you. All these songs can be found on Spotify. 🙂

I Choose You (Sara Bareilles); Your Song (Rita Ora); Surfboard (Cody Simpson); Thunder (Imagine Dragons); 18 (One Direction); Romantic – NOTD Remix (Stanaj, NOTD); Vanilla Twilight (Owl City); Royals (Madilyn Bailey); Love Like Woe (The Ready Set)

Also, here’s the link for Sperry’s Boat Shoes because they made me feel like a sailor! 😉

Love you! XOXO Chani Natasha

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Olde English Bulldog Puppies !!!

Hello my insanely awesome friends!! I am so excited to tell you all about this most favorite shoot I did with these little angels! 🙂 My sweet cousin Denise breeds Olde English Bulldogs, and I got to do a shoot with this new little litter. 🙂 I nearly died. It was the most fun, sweet, crazy little shoot ever!

They were so rambunctious when we started (they loved tugging on my braid and pulling the ribbons off of each other 😉 ), but after they played (all over me and each other 😉 ) for like 20 minutes, they got so tired and fell to sleep. It was the cutest thing ever. They are such cuddle bugs and I could not get enough of them. 🙂

It was so funny because I showed up with heels and my hair all curled, but about 5 seconds after I met these little ones, the shoes came off and–typical Chani–I was down on the ground in the wet grass with them! 🙂 I am such a sucker for animals–and baby animals?? I’m obsessed!! Sorry Denise, but I might not let you ship these sweeties out, because I might just sneak a little basket into your yard, load them up, and introduce them to my house–where they will stay forever! 😉

Love you all!! See you soon!! 🙂

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4th of July!!

Hey babes!! I hope you have all been having the time of your lives this summer! 🙂 I certainly have been!! 🙂 This 4th of July was so incredibly fun! I’ve always been a nut about this time of year! I grew up in hot little town, so stripping down to a bikini from school clothes or church clothes to run around outside and backflip into the pool was my jam! 😉 I seem to have not changed very much haha 🙂

On Friday night, my boyfriend and I went with his fam to the Stadium of Fire–which was so awesome! Hunter Hayes somehow singing just to me, Brian Reagan making me laugh my head off, and a firework show that burned inside me like a bass drum–it was awesome! 🙂 Also, I saw Amber Fillerup Clark–and hugged her–duh 😉 She’s such a doll!

We pooled and tanned and barbequed and fireworked like crazy! I always buy like 500 packs of sparklers because I am obsessed, and I’m training my younger siblings to be obsessed with fireworks too 😉 (I’m a very good big sister) haha! 😉

On the actual 4th (because this is a days-long celebration!) my boyfriend and I went to Park City. We loaded up on ice cream, sprawled out on a blanket, and cuddled together to watch fireworks. 🙂 It was magic!

Much more fun to come as summer spreads its long legs here in Utah, USA. 🙂 🙂

XOXO Chani Natasha

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Memorial Weekend at the Lake

Hello my good-lookin’ sweetheart friends!! I hope you all had the time of your lives over the holiday weekend! 🙂 I definitely did!! 🙂 I spent the weekend lakeing 😉 haha 😉

I have loved lakes ever since I was a little kiddo! My family had a houseboat at Lake Powell, wave-runners, a speed boat, the whole nine-yards, and we would spend days out on the lakes in UT and AZ just having a blast. And I still love lakes soooo much!!

I took the kayak out and thought I could get some sun if I laid down on it for a minute (my arms were so burned out!!) but–DUH–Memorial Weekend drew so many people to the lake that I totally crashed into this parked boat! Haha!! The family was so nice though and joked with me as I rowed away embarrassed. 🙂 We took out the boat & wave runners, played in the sand, and ate our weight in fruit! 😉 Also, I am getting better and better at wake surfing which I am totally proud of!! 😉

And guys–the funniest thing–I just got a Go Pro (AHHH!!) so I totally took 500 million action shots, but I suck so bad that they all turned out so super super far away (I’m a teeny speck in all of them! haha!). So I need to watch some tutorials on that!! (I’d love advice on Go Pros if you’ve got it!!) It was such a fun weekend, though, and I can’t wait to do it again!! 😉

Let me know what you did over the break!! I always love hearing about the fun things you do!! Plus, it gives me ideas!! 😉

XOXO Chani Natasha

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8 things I always get at the grocery store

A bunch of you have asked me what kinds of things I eat. First of all, I eat out A LOT! (I seriously need to hire a chef–I LOVE food made for me! 😉 ) I will make of list of those places I go, and the healthy options there in a later post. 🙂

But in this post, I thought I’d list the 8 things I always get at the grocery store. 🙂

1-) YOGURT I love the Chobani brand because it has so much protein in it! Rustin and I always put fruit and granola in our yogurt. Parfaits–yummy!! 🙂

2-) ROTISSERIE CHICKEN I have this thing about cooking chicken–it grosses me out, so I have to have it already cooked. Haha!

3-) SNAP PEAS & CHERRY TOMATOES I have to have little veggies to snack on. I’m like a little kid at church–if it’s not a Ziploc of veggies, it’s a Ziploc of Lucky Charms. 😉

4-) EGGS I love to make either scrambled eggs with cheese and milk, or omelets with green peppers and ham! (Gosh, I’m getting hungry writing this!) 😉

5-) CEREAL My pantry is ALWAYS stocked with cereal! It’s just so easy!! My favorite kinds are Honey Bunches of Oats, Life, and Cinnamon Chex.

6-) APPLESAUCE, PINEAPPLE ORANGE JUICE, FRUIT, ETC. I’m such a fan of these carby treats! 😉 I love fruit any which way it comes. Rustin knows when we get dessert that I always want the fruity kind of whatever it is. 😉

7-) WATERBOTTLES My idea of a “cold one” is an icy fresh bottle of Arrowhead that was in the freezer for just the right amount of time haha! 😉 HEAVENLY!

😎 ASPARAGUS On a singles’ trip to Lake Powell a couple years ago I discovered the greatest thing ever: baked asparagus covered in olive oil and garlic salt. It’s Rustin’s favorite thing that I make–haha! Maybe I should cook more! But it really is awesome! 🙂

So there you have it! My 8 things I always buy at the grocery store! As you can tell, I’m still getting the hang of domesticity. Haha 😉 I hope you all are having a great day! 🙂

XOXO Chani Natasha

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Dancing Queen

I have danced my whole life: ballet, hip hop, cheer-leading, Latin, etc. I love it all! 🙂 When I was a little girl, I used to live in leotards and ballet slippers! I was in so many dance classes that I practically lived at the studio. I always seemed to be the littlest/youngest one in my classes, and I remember when I was eight or nine, jumping up on the older boys, wrapping my legs around their waist and doing sit-ups from their toes to their nose during down time! Haha! I thought I was pretty cool! 🙂

In high school, I was so pumped to be a cheerleader that I hung up my leotards and tights for the little skirts and pom-poms! 🙂 It was so much fun! I was a flyer (that’s the girl they throw up in the air), and I had the time of my life cheering on our team! At cheer camp there’s this thing called the “Big Banana” and you win it by being the most spirited squad there. Well, we all dressed up in matching superman boys’ briefs, white tanks, hero capes, pigtails, and knee high socks, and we cheered like there was no mañana. And you better believe we always got that “Big Banana!” 🙂

In college, I’ve done everything from the Latin dance team to modern & jazz classes to hip-hop club! 🙂 I remember winning the gold medal in the Rumba competition, and feeling like Julianne Hough! 🙂 I’ll never stop dancing! It’s in my bones!! 😉

These super awesome tights I’m wearing are all from Ceduire! 🙂 The pattern goes all the way up to the band–so you can wear them with destroyed denim too! 🙂 They are really high quality, and I’m in absolute love! They have so many patterns and styles to choose from too, so check them out!

Love you all! 🙂

XOXO Chani Natasha

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