Our business revolves around celebrations and the happiest times of your life. During the current uncertain times many questions and concerns arise, and we are all working through this one day at a time. We will be adhering to the State/County guidelines and recommended precautions as things progress.
Even though we are not out on-site at events or going into our office much these days, we are still busy working from home thanks to all of our AMAZING couples! We've always said this, but we seriously have the best clients. Thanks to you for postponing instead of cancelling, you're keeping us going and we are forever grateful.
If you are a current client, we've most likely already spoken, and we just want to reiterate that we are here for you and our commitment to you remains the same!
If you are in the process of planning and have questions or just need someone to bounce ideas off of, please don't hesitate to reach out! We are all about being a resource and if we can help you, we would love to do so...yes, even if you're not a current client!
We are here for you!
Jules + Steph
Now onto some FUN stuff...
Need a little help staying active while spending more time at home?
We've been utilizing this 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene via YouTube. And it's FREE?! Even better.
"Begin the practice of slowing down, noticing, stretching and moving with ease. Commit to 30 days of breathing deep and listening. Acknowledge the distractions, the frustrations, the parts of the body that need more love or are in healing. Acknowledge it all! For this journey is about more than just a flexible, strong and tone body. It is about full mind, heart and body wellness. Begin here to set the foundation for a connected home practice. - FREE and in the comfort of your own home! Get empowered, find what feels good, listen to your body and let's have some fun!"
If yoga's not your thing but you want to get your body moving, check out our friend, Jessica with Z Fitness on Instagram @zfitnesstandtraining!
She's kind of a badass and will keep you motivated while working out at home during this time.
(as a bonus you'll get cameos of her adorable little girls and the best pup Dexter dog on her videos :)
Scorch calories while building muscle with this at home workout!
3 sets of 10
- long jump back shuffle
- figure 8 (both directions)
- squat upright row with calf raise
- side shuffle shuttles
"At Z Fitness we focus on strength training to encourage active daily living, work on muscle symmetry to improve balance, and boost cardiovascular fitness to build endurance. We believe overall fitness is the most important goal. After that, weight loss in inevitable"
Business in the front. Party in the back(ground).
Whether you're conducting work meetings, or want to zhuzh up your Happy Hour zoom,
these FREE backgrounds from minted are a creative way to make it unique.
Staying home probably has you cooking (and maybe baking) more. Here are a few of the recipes we've been cookin' up!
Jules: Chicken Adobo...if you know, you know. Being half Filipino this was a staple in my home growing up. Every family has a different take on the recipe, and everyone's Lola (Grandma) makes it the best, but obviously none better than mine ;) This is my comfort food, and now more than ever I rely on it to bring me a little comfort, hope it does for you too.
Here is my family's recipe:
Chicken, bone-in with skin (this is important, don't get boneless/skinless!).
Since I'm a lazy cooker, I prefer to get already cut chicken: 2 breasts, 4 legs, 4 thighs
5-7 bay leaves
6ish cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp whole peppercorns
3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
Water (to sauce level)
Rinse the chicken and & pat dry, add to stock pot
Add bay leaves, minced garlic, and peppercorns to stock pot
Combine soy sauce and vinegar together in a separate container, pour into stock pot
Add a little water if needed, sauce level should almost cover chicken
Bring to a boil
Reduce heat, cover and simmer on med-low for 1.5 hours
Serve over white rice (Jasmine is my favorite!)
Steph: I am self-admittedly NOT a morning person, so pre-quarantine breakfast was usually on the go and not much thought went into it. I have really enjoyed having more time and energy to cook and prepare some amazing dishes, so I wanted to share this Peanut Butter Chia Overnight Oats recipe that I found because well, I'm still not a morning person and am pretty obsessed with it! I have started to mix it up and top it off with blueberries and raspberries, so have fun with it:
3/4 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any plant milk)
1/2 cup filtered water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 ripe banana, mashed (but leave a few banana coins for topping!)
2 tablespoons PB Fit powder + 1 1/2 tablespoons water (or any nut butter, to taste)
I've been using good ol' creamy peanut butter!
1–2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave, for extra sweetness
I do this instead of the vanilla extract
Add oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and sea salt to a mason jar and mix well. Add in almond milk, water, vanilla and mashed banana. Stir until combined.
In a small bowl, mix PB powder with water, until creamy. You can double the ingredients for extra peanut butter-y flavor! Stir “peanut butter” mixture into mason jar. You can add toppings now or in the morning!
Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours. Dig in with a spoon and enjoy!
**This is noted as one serving, but for me, it was enough for two servings.
If you're looking for other meal (or cocktail!) inspiration, one of our lovely clients is a food blogger and she seriously has a recipe for just about anything you could ever imagine! Feel free to check out her blog for some amazing recipes
Date Night, while staying in! Here are some fun ideas to do with your #QuaranTeam...
After a romantic, home-cooked dinner, spend the evening taking a (virtual) tour through the Louvre! Here is a list of all the museums, zoos and theme parks that have virtual tours -- worldwide!
At home Paint Nite via Yaymaker.
Pour a drink, grab a snack, and get creative!
Create a wine or beer tasting! Order a wide range of varieties of wine or beer and try some new things! Whip up a charcuterie board, take notes and discuss your favorites. Remember to spend quality time together, so keep your phones away (after you take pics of your set up of course!).
Have a Living Room dance party! We've been following DJ DNice as he plays on Instagram Live. Check him out at @dnice. Check with your wedding DJ and/or Musician to see if they're doing Instagram Live sets!