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Healthy

Do Good, Feel Good!

In a sea of protein bar options, only one promises and delivers “goodness on all levels.” GoMacro is my go-to not only because their bars are made of all-natural plant based ingredients, but also because their mission (besides providing healthy deliciousness) is to have positive effects on the planet and beyond.

GoMacro truly pays it forward in many directions. In years past, part of proceeds from the vegan harvest goes directly to the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, a home to neglected and abandoned farm animals. They also support macrobiotic education and health recovery programs at the Kushi Institute in Massachusetts. Continue Reading

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Home Decor

4 Tips To Achieving Your Dream Home Office

A few months ago I asked the girls from E. Interiors to share their tips on designing the perfect space. I love their style and was thrilled to have them back again to talk about their new home office space! Even if you go to school or an office every day, it’s important to have a space in your home where you can sit down and really focus.

The E. Interiors’ office upgrade is so cute — I hope it inspires you to create the work space of your dreams!

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Jules

Hey everyone! It’s Megan here, half of the mother/daughter design duo behind E. Interiors, and we are thrilled to be back here on Jules’ blog to share a recent office makeover I did for my own home.

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Inspired

Awesome All Around: The “Roundie” Contest

Every day I strive to be the best version of myself I can be. I’ve been wanting to create a morning mantra to remind me of the importance of being well rounded, but this has proven difficult to define!

That means I’m calling on you guys for help — what do you think it takes to be an all around awesome person?

The winning answer will receive a special feature on my Instagram and the winner will receive a gorgeous Roundie from The Beach People. These picture-perfect towels are wonderful for lounging in the sand, picnicking on the grass, or cuddling anywhere.

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Here’s how you enter the contest:

1. Send your original “morning mantra” — what inspires you to be a well-rounded person — to askjuleshough@gmail.com with “Awesome All Around” in the subject line.
2. Your answer must be 80 words or less to qualify.

xo
Jules

All submissions must be received by August 29, 2016, at midnight EST. Only one submission will win.

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Fitness

My 7 Fitness Must Haves

There are many moving components when it comes to getting in a good workout. Staying hydrated, eating the right foods to fuel your energy, and knowing what you’re doing in order to avoid injury are the most important elements to consider. Wearing clothes that allow you to move freely and choosing the best shoes for your foot and type of exercise are major ones, too.

I’ve found when it comes to working out it’s the minor details that often provide even more support, allowing me to have a more effective workout. And when I have all these things prepared and at the ready, I can hit the gym before I have time to make any excuses. 🙂

Here are the 7 things I have to have to get my sweat on! Continue Reading

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Living

Let Mr. Kate Be Your Thrift Store Guide

Thrift shopping takes patience, persistence and often, a creative eye. Sometimes what you see isn’t necessarily what you’ll get as an end result. For example, a beat up picture frame might look like a piece of junk at first glance, but with some care and restoration it could end up becoming a work of art itself. The same goes for clothing. I was advised to pay attention to prints and patterns more than shape and size because a great tailor can turn almost anything into a perfect fit. 

As much as I love looking for treasures, I’m no expert when it comes to seeking out a diamond in the rough. Luckily Mr. Kate, an expert in all things thrift, is giving us some of her best advice when it comes to shopping in thrift stores. And in honor of it being National Thrift Day, Kate threw in one of my favorite DIY projects featuring painted patterned mugs!

I’ll let Mr. Kate take it from here. Happy thrifting!

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Fashion

My Fall Line For MPG Sport Is Here!

Big news for all you fashion-forward fitness lovers: My fall 2016 activewear collection with MPG is finally available and just one click away!

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There are so many exciting pieces that meet my needs for workout wear that performs but is also versatile enough for the rest of my day. I know many of you can relate! We designed this collection with variety in mind. Now we can mix and match our athleisure wear just as we do with the rest of our wardrobe.

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This season we went next level on our materials with suede leggings, jackets that reveal patterns in the rain, and reflective leggings for lighting up an evening run. Everything is flexible, flattering and energizing, designed with comfort and practicality in mind. You’ll want to wear it all the time – I know I do!

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To see the collection click here. Be sure to let me know what you think, and share any ideas you have for my Spring line with me!

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Recipes

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Pizza is definitely one of my favorite food groups. What’s that? You don’t think pizza is a food group? Well, let’s just agree to disagree.

Whether I go with a classic cheese or pile my pie high with yummy toppings, it’s always good to me. When I heard people taking about replacing the dough with a cauliflower crust, I was skeptical. How could it possibly taste the same? Then I gave it a go and surprisingly, I liked it! Is it chewy, doughy bread? No. Is it totally the same as my usual bite of pizza? Nope. But it is delicious, just in a different way.

I try not to ever feel guilty for what I eat, but sometimes I can’t help but think, whoa — I just cleared my plate. My second plate. With cauliflower-crusted pizza, you can consume your heart out because you’re grubbing on good for you foods that closely resemble a splurge.

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Definitely try this one at home and let me know what you think! Continue Reading

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Fashion

OOTD: Fall Preview

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top: Equipment (the one I’m wearing is sold out but this one is similar) | jeans: Hudson (here are basically the same pair) | shoes: Louise et Cie | bag: Loeffler Randall | sunglasses: John Varvatos

photo credit: duane fernandez

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Inspired

The Best Best Friends In America!

A big, huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted a story to The Giving Keys BFF Contest Giveaway! You all had me laughing and crying my way through the Ask Jules inbox. Out of the thousands of stories submitted, Isabel’s stood out to me most. The way Isabel describes her friendship with Sanaia is everything I believe true friendship is all about. Congrats, girls! I hope you love your BFF necklaces from The Giving Keys as much as my BFF and I do!

Choosing just one story was nothing short of impossible, so I chose two additional runners up who I will share with you in the upcoming weeks. And because choosing just three stories out of a sea of incredibleness was also a struggle, I’ve decided to feature even more of you on my new Instagram @juliannehough_com. Stay tuned to see if your story was chosen!

I’m sharing Isabel’s letter below for all of you to enjoy. It makes me so happy to know there are wonderful friendships happening every day, and Isabel and Sanaia truly embody what it means to be “best friends.”

xo
Jules

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I used to live in Utah, and when I was 10 my mom got remarried and we moved to a small town in Kansas. I was so nervous. I’d never been this far away from family and friends. I moved at the end of January, and that following summer was when I first started talking to my best friend, Sanaia. We were at the pool for the 4th of July, and we both had a common friend that we were hanging out with. When the common friend left, it was just me and her. That day we watched fireworks together, and that’s when I realized: this girl is going to be my best friend. Continue Reading

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Recipes

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This recipe had me at chocolate. And then again at avocado. Is it possible to put two of the greatest things ever together and still taste amazing, or will all that goodness cancel the other out? The answer: YUM.

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Leave it to Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is to whip up a sweet treat that is not only good for your health (hello, antioxidants), but for your skin and hair, too! The best benefit of them all is the one that happens on your tastebuds. Enjoy! Continue Reading

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