December Favorites: Skinny Cocktails, Miami Travels and Sisterhood

December Favorites and Giveaway

December just flew by, I spent half of it in Fort Lauderdale, Florida exploring South Beach, the other half master planning the first quarter of 2017 and the rest with family lighting the menorah and watching my little niece grow..December is just that SLOW down time so this year I really made it a point to work myself 3 days a week and the rest dabble with work and just relax. It can be really difficult for me to do that since I didn’t hit my goal for December but I had to let that go and see it as a sign from the universe to take a few steps back. Yes, I don’t hit EVERY goal I set, that is ok with me I really set heavy hitter goals!

Be sure to scroll all the way down for a giveaway! Like I mentioned on SnapChat (@cvbentleyfit) I wanted to feel like Oprah and giveaway all of my favorite things..

December Favorites: Skinny Cocktails, Miami Travels and Sisterhood

+Drank lots of Skinny Cocktails: I received these Zero Calorie cocktail mixers from RSVP Skinnies and let’s just say I got to explore a bit out of the vodka soda and lime drink and try a gimlet, a cosmopolitan, and took them for margaritas and let’s just say these little pouches are addicting! I talk a lot about enjoying a few drinks a week because listen, we all need to live a little on the edge sometimes and having a cocktail or four won’t derail your goals. What takes you away from your goals is having a sugary cocktail that is 500+ calories loaded with sugar..what won’t is a glass or two of wine, some champagne or a liquor with some water and an RSVP Skinnie stick. You can grab a 0 calorie cocktail mix here and be sure to hide some in your purse just in case you end up out and hitting the town!


Skinny Cosmo Recipe with RSVP Skinnies from Courtney Violet Bentley on Vimeo.

+Explored Wynwood Walls in Miami and sipped wine on the beach: Wine, champagne, and beach life were what I was about the second week of December! I truly dived into the art, food and waves while visiting South Beach for a week. The vibe there is so Miami Vice, from the culture and the lifestyle, I hope to visit again soon! Next time I go I would love to see the Art Basel festival as I heard from friends and locals that is THE time to be there. The art really spoke to me and gave my creative vibe a next level vibration. You have to explore Wynwood if you ever go to South Beach, it truly is unique!

+Met up with my Style Collective Sisters at Beauty and the Feast in South Beach: Like I mentioned..I am ALL about the sisterhood and am SO grateful for SC because it really made my lonely days OVER! I used to spend so much time second guessing myself, learning and educating myself and never had anyone to bounce ideas off of or learn from except for distant teachers and books I read..this completely changed this year when I joined SC and because of that I got to meet up with Donna of The DL Lifestyle and Amanda of A Glam Lifestyle both South Beach based bloggers who were so much fun to meet up with! Surrounding yourself with like-minded people who get you is so essential for success. I learned some new tips from these ladies all of which will be implemented in the upcoming year so watch out!

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Start 2017 With Positivity

+Got this amazing luxurious water bottle from my Style Collective Sister Jessica from the Petite Style Script: Style Collective is a MUST join if you are a blogger/influencer or IG blogger! One of the best things I did for myself was join a supportive community of women who lift one another up. Not only have I made life long friends, I have learned something new every month since I have been a member. When I went to South Beach, I reached out to my SC sisters and was able to plan a last minute dinner to meet them and talk all things blogging, when summer came I met several SC sisters and again talked all things blogging with them..its not just a sisterhood either, there are new courses being launched all the time and a monthly webinar which makes your heart and head sing! For Secret Santa, my SC sister Jessica sent me the PERFECT gift, a Swell Waterbottle which I have had my eye on for like ages! I love it so much, I feel like a luxury super star with it! If you want to join a community of women who lift one another up, learn new things to help your blog/business grow then you need to join Style Collective, not just saying it but actually doing it!

 

December Favorites and Giveaway+Played lots of Music: When I saw I played music, I mean I lived with music pumping in my ear buds..yes! I am actually giving away these amazing wrap bracelet head phones which are perfect for the girl on the go. I have been all about deep house lately and find its laid back beats get my working Grab your Wraps Wristband Headphones here, they have all sorts of designs to go with any lifestyle, I am eyeing the beaded ones for some fashion forward beats!

+Celebrated 28: A week off from life is SO hard for me to do, disconnecting is a problem (thank GOD for meditation), so to literally take a week off was more of a task/stress then an enjoyment. I did however dive into exploration mode and walked Wynwood two times, met up with other SC sisters to talk all things blogging and really took some time to map out 2017! 28 is that age where you realize you aren’t a kid anymore..but you aren’t 30..its kind of a weird age..I remember my first time back in the states looking at Forever 21 with the realization that walking around with a crop top that says F*CK on it is not really cool anymore..I mean it could be..but for me..I am a little old for that..lol

Now on to feeling like Oprah..

Giveaway:

I am giving away:

+Wraps Headphones in Black Classic

+Softy Anti-bacterial wipes

+A GAIAM Yoga Mat that folds into a square

+BETCHES Popsicle molds (perfect for making boozy popsicles, can you the RSVP Skinny Cosmo mix with vodka for a boozy treat)

+Shea Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

+Floatable Drink Holder (perfect for shots)

+RSVP Skinny Mixes in all four flavors

+Month Long Subscription to Fit and Fabulous Club ($14.95)

+A 1 on 1 consultation with ME (worth $149.00)

So go on ahead and ENTER, winner will be announced 1/4/2017 on this post and the winner will be emailed so be sure to check back 1/4/2017 and enter away!

Some of the prizes..

December Favorites and Giveaway

December Favorites and Giveaway

December Favorites and Giveaway

To celebrate my readers I wanted to host a giveaway of all of my favorite things from this year including Softy wipes, RSVP Skinny Cocktail Mixers, Wraps Headphones, a month in Fit and Fabulous,
a Rafflecopter giveaway

So I wanna know..

What is your big goal for 2017?

What are you doing for NYE?

P.S I am starting a CLEAN EATING challenge FREE on January 2nd so JOIN if you want to COMMIT to your health and wellness in January and have some guidance along the way! (I know how confusing it can be and this is SIMPLE, EASY and VERRRY Effective)

Clean Eating Challenge

  • Lisa McDermott

    This is such a great giveaway to BOOST off the new year!
    My goals for this year:
    -Meal plan weekly (at LEAST 3 times per week)
    -Improve my shops photos/collaborate with more bloggers
    -Improve marketing
    -do a live instagram/facebook video

  • Wow Courtney you have had such a fun and exciting month! What a great giveaway too!

    April | http://thebluehydrangeas.com

  • Jennifer Nordine

    What an amazing December! Happy belated birthday, Courtney! I hope it was the best! Love the giveaway!

    This upcoming year I’m hoping to…
    – Dedicate 6x a week to working out
    – Meal Prep for 5x a week
    – Network with bloggers once a month

    I hope you have a very happy new year, lady!

    • I love this Jennifer! I don’t know if you know this but I have an app/community that does just that! Let me know if you are interested 🙂

  • Christie Moeller

    My BIGGEST goal for 2017 is GROWTH. Both for my blog and personally. Super focused on making 2017 the best ever.

  • Tessa

    Ooh! My goal for 2017 is to be more of a “Yes” person! To stop sitting at home and experiencing FOMO.

    • great GOAL! I love the YES YES YES!! I hope all the YES that happens turns out to be amazing for you!!

  • Sounds like a fun month!! I have a notebook full of goals haha mainly blog growth and taking more “me time” during the week.

    • great idea! ME time is SO necessary and has become obsolete because of social media, it is so important to disconnect! I find reading really helpful, I can get really lost in a book! See you in the NEW YEAR xo C

  • Komal Patel

    What a great year and month you have had! I love Miami! And that giveaway is awesome!

  • Courtney!!! I love this post and your positivity! Totally agree that SC is such an amazing group of sisters. I’m SO glad I joined! That gold water bottle is too chic – I love it for the gym (& perfect for instagram! 😉 ). As far as the giveaway, those wraps and YOGA MAT is too cool! My goal for 2017 is to get a product launched and really focus on my health & fitness (thanks to you!) & NYE will be in Sonoma 🙂 Have a great one, babe!! x

    • YES YES! OMG the gold water bottle is everything I feel SO lux carrying it around like YES!! I am so jealous of you Sonoma adventures I can’t wait to see them on snapchat!! xoxox CC

  • Amanda Pamblanco

    My 2017 goals are:
    Work out more for my healthy and mental awareness.
    Create an editorial calendar for my blog and really stick to the ideas I write down.
    Stay more consistent with posting on Instagram and my Blog.
    JOIN SC 🙂

    Thanks for all your amazing posts Courtney!

    xx,
    amanda
    http://www.thegirlfromvegas.com

    • YES YES!! Join SC it is a TOTAL game changer and I love all the connections I have made all over the states, the educational resources and just the knowledge I have gained it is well worth the 10 a month! Can’t wait until you become an SC girl xox See you in the new year!

  • Amanda Maxwell

    Goals for 2017 are to settle myself in Denver in my new/old life and to ensure my son continues to grow as a human! For NYE we are taking our son to a holiday light exhibit at a garden here in Lodon!

    • OMG I love that!!! I am excited for you and the new year I know it will be filled with lots of fun and exciting adventures and sights! I love reading your blog!! xo C

  • Karrie Ann

    To stop drinking soda pop

    • that’s a good one! Make sure to have some soda water on hand, that helps a lot of my clients transition!

  • Annamarie Voss

    My goal is to exercise more and eat very little carbs.

  • What a great giveaway! My goal is to become better organized in 2017. Also, I need to try these skinny cocktails!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

    • Ow they are the best!! I am so excited I was able to give you some, hope you like them <3

      We should have an organization session!!