I don’t always do yoga…
but when I do, I’m 9 months pregnant, on a pile of rocks, with a bunch of cows as my audience.


Happy Tuesday Y’all!!!
I had way too much fun being silly and shooting this maternity activewear from Mia Tango!!
SHOP >> // Top // Leggings //

Click {HERE} to shop their full athletic wear line.

I was SO excited when Mia Tango reached out to me and wanted to work together,
they have the prettiest clothing and it’s such great quality as well!
I wore one of their gorgeous red maternity dresses {HERE} for Valentines Day!

Make sure you head to their site and check out all of the beautiful pieces they have.
I REALLY wish I would’ve known about their activewear earlier in my pregnancy, it’s seriously SO cute.
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Well guys, I have a doctors appointment today and I’m REALLY hoping that I’ve progressed a little and that I’m somewhat dilated…I’ll be sharing a full bump date with y’all tomorrow, and know knows, it could be my VERY LAST ONE! Probably not, but hey, a girl can dream haha

Hope everyone has a great day!

Happy Tuesday y’all!
If you haven’t heard of SexyMamaMaternity, I’m telling you NOW…
They have the cutest maternity wear ever!!
They have really great “basics” that are so easy to dress up and they also have adorable statement pieces,
like the maternity overalls/bumperalls I shared with y’all here.
I styled this over the bump olive skirt from them and received so many compliments on this look!




This year is going to be full of changes and I’m determined to make them positive ones!
I’m less than 7 weeks away from becoming a mommy – our little world is going to be SO different soon.
I am so blessed to be able to work from home and have the opportunity to take care of my baby,
but working from home can be HARD.
It’s so easy to put things off, or get distracted, or only get things done half way.
This year I am determined to get myself on a routine/daily schedule and really stick to it,
2018 is going to be a productive one, I’ve got big dreams y’all!!

There are a few super simple things I’m going to start doing every single day to make me feel better,
and make my life a little happier. Yes, I’ve made these resolutions before, but I’ve actually been sticking to them this year and it’s amazing how much better I feel and how much my stress level has gone down!

1. Make the bed every morning – right away, like for real IMMEDIATELY (or it won’t happen – trust me I know from experience lol )
I have never been a “bed maker” I’ve always thought it was so silly. Like what’s the point of making a bed for no one to see and then only to unmake it a few hours later? and I mean, what if I happen to want to get back in it sometime during the day?! All great points…BUT y’all… it really is amazing how your entire world can feel put together when the bed is made…anytime I walk into our bedroom and the bed looks pretty a sense of “yes, I got this, what can I get done next?!” immediately comes over me. Also, there’s nothing better than starting your day with an accomplishment/getting a task done. AND when unexpected guests do come over – It’s always a nice feeling to know that your house is already somewhat put together. Need I say more?!

2. Do one small load of laundry every morning (this has legitimately changed my life)
Laundry and I are not friends, we hate each other actually. I am notorious for letting laundry pile up and get out of control & then be too overwhelmed to even get started on it…OR raise your hand if you’re guilty of re-washing/drying the same load of laundry 3 times because you keep forgetting to throw it in the dryer//take it out of the dryer!! Yep. Same girl, same.
WELL, we’re adding another family member soon and the laundry is only going to start getting worse and worse, so I’ve been throwing a load in every morning, putting it in the dryer when I get a chance…and then making sure I put it up before bed – no more re washing/re drying 10x in 2018. This has helped make my life SO much easier y’all…one load a day is NOTHIN’, especially when you know that’s all you have to do.

3. Set time aside to pray/get a quiet time in every morning.
Life is busy and crazy and it’s so easy to wake up and just get going and distracted. I really want 2018 to be a year of spiritual growth for me, so this is a really important part of my daily schedule. I want to really focus on praying specifically for Kyle and Hayes every single morning. I’m going to link my absolute favorite devotionals for y’all below. Jesus Calling is absolutely incredible, it’s gotten me through some really rough patches and each day the devotional was always SO spot on and relevant for me that it was a little scary haha. The power of a praying wife has been so perfect in helping me pray better for Kyle – sometimes ya just don’t have the right words or know exactly how or what to pray for when it comes to your husband and this book has helped me SO much. I just recently started The power of a praying parent but i’m sure it’s going to be just as great!

4. Be intentional with my time
I am extremely ADD, I get distracted easily and I’m never able to finish a task without starting another one and then completely forgetting about the first one I started. So this year I want to be more intentional with my time. I’m not going to start a task unless I have full intentions on FINISHING it, and I won’t start another task until the first one is completed. <– This is going to be hard for me y’all.
Also going to do my best to STOP wasting to much time just scrolling mindlessly through social media, gahhhhh I’m so terrible at that.

5. Exercise/Get back in shape – Even if it’s just for 15-20 minutes every day
Now there’s only so much I can do right now, because well, I’m still growing a human and can barely bend over BUT I can’t even explain to y’all how ready I am to get back in shape. I wasn’t working out regularly before I got pregnant and I totally regret that and MAJORLY miss being healthy and in shape. My goal is to get my Summer body that I had back in 2015, but Lord knows it’s going to take some time to get this baby weight off and gain all my muscle back…BUT I know I can do it and I’m super excited to start making small positive/healthy changes until I can really start working out again.

Well, That’s it –
5 super simple changes I’ve been making in 2018 that are already making me so much happier and stress free!

Okay, I know it’s Saturday and everyone is busy…

but hey, WHO doesn’t love a giveaway?!

As most of you know I have really been focused on my health and fitness lately.

I found a program that WORKS for me and i’ve never been happier.

No it’s not a wrap, a pill, or a fiber drink.

It’s just REAL food, REAL (30 minute) work outs, and a nutrient dense super shake.

No it doesn’t promise that you will lose 20 lbs in a week, 

it just promises to provide your body with protein + 70 different super foods that

will really do wonders for your health.

Everyone has different experiences with it but for me it has really helped with my 

bloating and regularity, and i’ve tried EVERY thing for those specific problems and nothing ever seemed to work. 

A few months after drinking it every day I also started seeing CRAZY improvements in my allergies.

I had a severe/constant runny nose ever since I moved back to Houston,

BUT guess what?! I don’t have to take allergy pills anymore!!

I would take a pill every single day and STILL have a runny nose…

I haven’t taken a pill in MONTHS thanks to this shake…

But ANYWAYS….let’s get this giveaway going!!

I’m offering TWO 6 day sample packs of my favorite shake, so YES,

there will be TWO winners!!

How do you enter?!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This picture means so many things to me…

Of course it means a lot to me because my sweet little family is in it…

But that’s not all. 

NEVER in my life, 

EVER have I wore a bikini and posed for a picture standing straight forward.

I have always tried to morph my body and

 turn it all different angles to make myself look thinner for photos.

I have never been overweight but I have never LOVED my body.

I’ve always been self conscious and even if I have “looked good” in a bikini previously,

 I wasn’t going about it the right way and I definitely wasn’t healthy.

I have NEVER been this healthy and happy in my life and for me, looking at that photo,

I see my body changing, and I am beyond THRILLED.

I feel confident in my own skin, I don’t feel skinny fat anymore.

I feel strong and I feel proud of my body which is really crazy to me.

Okay, I’m going to be REALLY honest now…

I became a BeachBody Coach at the beginning of May.

I was totally hesitant and embarrassed…

SO many times in my life have I been ridiculously annoyed and angry at all of the people

I see on social media talking about programs, and shakes and wraps and what have you…

I would see a post and roll my eyes, and immediately look down on them.

After hating my body and gaining a few pounds after getting married,

I watched one of my girlfriends change her body and her life with this “stupid program”,

I watched for months, and then finally I said EFF IT and dove right in.

I became a coach the same day I bought the program.

Not thinking it would really go anywhere…or even work.

Because let me tell you… i’ve tried multiple programs…

Advocare, Tone It Up, Kayla Itsines, Herbal Life to name a few.

but HOLY SHIT.

[excuse my french]

1 month later and I’m being recognized by the CEO of beach body

for the GREAT work I did as a coach in my first month.

I HATE calling this a “program” because when I think of programs I think of quick fixes,

and that’s the complete opposite of what this is.

in 21 days I taught myself to eat healthier, and eat MORE, to work out every day, and to really nourish my body with everything it needs.

This “program” was so simple and I was totally in shock the whole 21 days.

I went from this skinny fat self conscious girl…to a proud, strong, woman in 21 days.

To break it down for you…

I paid $140 and I received DVD’s with 30 minute work outs (that can be done at home & will kill you), a meal replacement shake (that will change your life forever) and a meal guide to help you every step of the way!

[I’m currently repeating the 21 days and will go on to do a tougher program.]

BUT that’s not all…

I wasn’t thrown to the wolves and told “good luck” after I ordered.

I became a part of a team. I had people keeping me accountable and encouraging me 

every.single.day.

That changed EVERYthing for me.

Being a part of a support group where people are doing the same thing as me,

and striving towards the same goals.

I can’t even begin to explain how much love and respect I have for this company.

It’s NOT a diet, it’s real food, real people, getting REAL results.

It’s YOU putting in the effort, 

it’s not some crazy diet pill that’s taking the weight off while also slowly killing you.

I will probably drink the shake for the rest of my life.

It has done crazy awesome things for my body,

It’s helped tremendously with my bloating and regularity.

I now NEVER have an excuse to not get a work out in,

because a 30 minute work out is 2% of my day…and I can do them AT HOME.

I could honestly go on and on…but I wont for your sake.

BUT if you would like to know more you can email me.

Monica.Kaase@gmail.com

I have never been this passionate about something EVER.

I am unbelievably grateful I took a risk. 

My life will honestly NEVER be the same and I couldn’t be any happier. 

xoxo, Monica

Top: Windsorstore

Jeans: LuLus

Wedges: Agaci

Necklace: Forever21


Threw on this little number for an evening dinner with Kyle’s family.
Posts have been shorter lately because I’ve taken on a 2nd job,
and well I’m kind of obsessed with it.
I’ll be sharing more about it tomorrow!!!
Here’s a little sneak peak…
come back tomorrow to find out HOW my body changed so much in just 21 days!