Friday Favorites~ Busy Week!

Good Morning Everyone!


First off no I am not dead or anything. I took an rather unexpected blogging break because this week has been go go go. So many things are going on around here, summer time is in full swing! Today is just as busy so I am going to be quick with my favorites and get going because there is just a lot to do and I will have a proper big post with a recap on Monday Morning!

So here are the weekly favorites!

Meet At The Barre


One~
My dog Luna has returned home from her stay at my parents. I've missed my big girl!


Two~
My Summer TV stuff has returned and I cannot wait to have a break and get to log into Hulu to watch! Master Chef anyone? Yes please!!!!

Three~
This adorable purse that I will never afford but will lust after anyhow!
 Scalloped Kate Spade.

Four~
This super cute owl ring. Dunno why but Owls are my thing right now....
 Owl Ring <3

Five~
So going to make these....I live for my coffee....
 Iced Coffee Popsicles -   AFTER DINNER COFFEE, SUMMER STYLE!   The View from Great Island

Six~
How cute is this dress for the baby? Seriously, STAAAAHP.
 Ralph Lauren Sleeveless Stripe Sateen Dress (Baby Girls) available at #Nordstrom

Seven~
I'd love to be this chic.....
 Wear it anyway! @Cyndi Price Price Haynes Green

Eight~
However this is more likely to be something that I will end up with....because that is who I am. Cosplay for Life!
 Octopus Tentacle Hat - Steampunk Victorian Masquerade Top Hat

Nine~
These shoes need to make their way into my closet.
 Love them

Ten~
And finally this....this sums up my life.
oh so true!
Almost forgot my weekly song! Okay so my friend introduced me to this Pandora station. It is "Summer Hits of the 90s" and it is my favorite thing to put on and jam. Takes me back!!!



 


Okay I am out of here. Lots to do, also it is Garage Sale weekend in my town and I am thinking about loading up the kiddo and heading out to see what steals and deals there are!

Big hugs from here! Have an awesome weekend!



Friday Favorites

Good Morning Everyone!


It is Friday!


Not only is it Friday but it is a three day weekend! (well for some of us, apologies if you don't get one....)

I'm just gonna jump in with the Friday Favorites!



Mani Pedi's~ I am loving this color, Essie's Bond with Whomever. Yes I have a flip flop tan line and yes my feet are in the air, the picture turned out better that way! Yes it looks very similar to the last color I had on but trust me it is more of a pink toned where the other was a blue toned...nail polish addicts will get it....



Peonies~ from my mom's garden. Smells DIVINE.



 The fact that I found this mascara yesterday. Would you all be interested in a review either via blog or YouTube??



This mug that I desperately need in my life.
I NEED THIS.


This fish tank setup....because I just need it.
Your House Is Missing a Quidditch Aquarium


This accurately describes my pain....
Nerd Girl Problems. The book you really want is never at the library.

My Aunt sent me this, I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. Pinterest Addict right here!
I woke up to exactly ZERO pins from you this morning. WTH?! I thought we were friends!

This YouTube video. I am a broke b who doesn't go to Starbucks like....ever. So this video speaks to the coffee addict/ penny pincher I am!

*Apparently this didn't post the first time! Hope this fixes things!

This is SO TRUE!
bahahaha so true...



This CD is in my car right now because Kyra really likes it and always falls asleep to it, and as a girl that loved 98 Degrees...well Nick Lachey I still love you!
Modern Family :: 98 Degrees Member Nick Lachey Partners with Fisher-Price to Create a Music CD Titled, "A Father's Lullaby" (2013) Inspired by His Son Camden, Who Graces the Cover Respectively


This makes me smile every time I see it...


Alright then well Kyra is giving me her "sad face" so I've gotta get going. Hope everyone has a great Friday and an Awesome weekend!


When I grow up....

Good Morning Everyone,




So I was thinking about the evolution of things that I've wanted to do since I was little. Things that I wanted to do when I "grew up" that is. Here are my findings: 

Age 3-10 ~ Horse Trainer

 I've loved horses since forever and I thought that training them would be the best thing in the world. Of course this would have been more practical had I realized from young age that I "Don't do Outside" Still love horses and wish that I rode more. 

Age 11~ Marine Biologist

It was a brief temptation of wanting to be a Marine Biologist and study dolphins and whales at Sea Life Park in Hawaii. I wanted so badly to live in Hawaii and see all the fish and ocean. However once I learned that I would smell eternally like fish that idea quickly went out the window. 

Age 12-Present ~ Writer

One summer I decided I would write a story. I had no idea that I was actually writing a fan fiction since that was not a thing back then but I did and I really enjoyed the whole process. This started the need and love for writing that I have never been able to shake. I still hope to someday publish a book and share my stories with the world but....that still remains to be seen. 

Age 16 and a few times since ~ Librarian

I worked at a library during my high school years and for a few years in college. I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I like the quiet and the feeling of being surrounded by all those stories....plus no one cares if you are re reading something for the millionth time, they are book worms, they get it. 

Age 20 something~ Baker

I had a small moment where I thought I could be like Pioneer Woman and make amazing food. Of course my focus was on baking because  I don't like to "cook" per say. Also I was reading a book series the main character was a baker and had her own bakery. I thought that sounded like the most amazing thing, to give people goodies all day and always smell like vanilla and chocolate...just awesome. 


Anyhow now that I am sort of grown up I'm wondering just what it is that I want to do. The desire to write is still there and when I get time I try to scribble down as much as possible but I still haven't found THE story yet...working on it. There are still some possibilities on this list but again....not sure just what I want to do.....is that okay at nearly 30? I think it is...after all....just makes me more interesting! 

What did you all want to be? Are you what you wanted to be since you were little? Are you something completely different? Were you like me bouncing all over the spectrum? Let me know in the comments!

Big hugs from here, Happy Thursday!

Wednesday Confession Time!!

Morning Everyone!


It's Wednesday and that means it is time for Confession!!



Ryan-Gosling-button


The Hump Day Blog Hop


One
I danced around like it was Christmas Morning when I saw this on my doorstep yesterday. My Mother's Day/ Anniversary gift from my husband. He rocks!


Two
Yesterday I put up a bit of a pity party/ downer post. Monday was a rough one and it just seeped over into Tuesday morning. However you will be happy to know after my little bout of sadness I kicked my but into gear. I told myself "well seriously you aren't going to feel any better if you just sit around here!" so I got up, put the baby in the stroller and went for a walk. We ended up at the park and the whole day just turned around. Maybe all I needed was some sunshine. Either way back to normal today!

Three
Slow internet UPSETS ME. 

Four
I suck at updates on the blog. I have been wanting to make a new header and desperately need to make a button but...ugh.

Five
We got Kyra's birthday party planned now! At the advice of you all I checked with the zoo and they did in fact have a birthday package. Now 25 people are completely covered getting into the zoo, we will  a space for the party for an hour. Also Kyra gets a craft, story time, carousel ride, and a special present from the zoo. All I have to do is show up. Stress level is now at a minimum!

Six
Is it bad that when it comes to the idea of the upcoming trip with my friends I wanna be like...can we just go to the beach and like....drink and chill? Second option is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, because well, it is always an option.
 

Seven
So I have another You Tube video up. It's a makeup get ready with me thing. However I put it to you ladies, do you even like them? Is it something I should continue or should I stick with the blog? Would you rather see beauty or more motivational stuff? Let me know because honestly....I am kind of at a loss. I wanna do something fun and creative but if no one is going to watch then I will just stick to the blog which takes WAY less time! Also what face am I making in this thumbnail?!?




Eight
Tomorrow my mom and I are getting pedicures in prep for the wedding we are going to this weekend. Can you believe my mom has never had a pedicure before?! So excite!
 



Nine
Damn he is so sexy.....



We will just end the day on that happy note! Big hugs from here! Happy Confession Day!

The Desire to be an "After"

Good Morning Everyone,


So I've been feeling a little down since yesterday. I'm not sure what the reason is for my mood but last night I was really in a sort of dark place. I didn't write anything then because I wanted to come out of my funk before posting here for everyone to see. I do feel a little better this morning but still not quite my normal 100%.

However I do think I know the reason behind my little "down" feeling.

Things aren't going well in the whole weight loss department.

Not well at all.

I'm a sucker for Before and Afters. I love watching them on HGTV when it comes to houses and rooms and I love watching them on weight loss and makeover stories as well. Now some are just ridiculous and I know a lot of the ones I see on Pinterest are completely fake and photoshopped but some....some are the real deal.

I've seen bloggers achieve amazing things, dropping tons of weight and toning up and looking like Amazonian Goddesses by the end.

I've seen people IRL do the same thing.

What I haven't seen?

My own "after".

I've lost weight a time or two but never down to my goal weight. Not since High School. I have also never maintained my weight loss for more than a year. I've worn a bikini once when I was 18 and I wore it for like a half an hour until we realized that the lake was WAY too cold for swimming yet so we decided to do something else. I still have that bikini but by the end of the summer I didn't fit into it anymore. I have never gotten to put it on again.

I've struggled with my weight my whole life it feels like, and....I'm really exhausted. I want to be an "after" so badly and I think to myself, "Go get 'em! You can do it!" I believe and wish so hard for a few weeks but then....then it all falls apart. Suddenly I am right back at the beginning again with my bad food choices. Food...food will always be the weakness I can't shake.

I mean I do workout. I go to Zumba, I walk on the treadmill, I do the elliptical. Still.....my weight remains fluctuating between the same four pounds. So it kinda kills me when someone says, "Oh I've just been walking a lot and I dropped 65 pounds in three months!" Are you walking bloody MARATHONS? Why can I put all this effort in and still...nothing? Food is the answer I suppose. Food is my downfall.

I know some of you say that "food is fuel!" but food is more than that. Food is at every gathering. Food is something I have to prepare at least three times a day and food is not something I can control when other people in my house want something different. I want to be strong enough to say "no" when a pizza comes home with my husband, but it never happens. I want to say "no" when my PMS craves chocolate or ice cream. Then some part of me is like, "But why? Why do I always have to say no and no one else does? Why am I constantly on the sideline debating each bit of food I eat and they don't worry about it at all? Why is a week's worth of good choices suddenly rendered null on the scale because of one night with a guilty pleasure food?"

I realize that sounds like a little pity party and maybe it is....still....why is it so damn hard for me? 

The desire is always there. The hopeful wish that someday I will get it right and I will finally be able to post an "after" picture with the tons of "before" pictures. I want to get there, I just...I don't know how.

Random Monday

Good Morning Everyone!

Little late posting this morning as I am not moving very fast. Awesome weekends will do that to you!


As most of you know my friends came in this weekend. It was pretty much one of the best weekends ever, very chill and laid back, the best kind. They got to meet Kyra and we got caught up on everything that has happened lately. Then after my parents picked Kyra up to watch her for the evening, We killed two bottles of wine and most of a handle of rum, grilled even though it was colder than normal, and basically revealed that we are the most wrong of human beings while playing Cards Against Humanity. My hubs and I had never played before and well....I don't think I have laughed so hard in my whole life.


All in all it was just an amazing weekend.


Now it is Monday and I'm not exactly miserable about it but I am sad that my friends live so far away and that we don't see each other all the time....however that might be a good thing for my liver....just sayin'.

I really need a day between saturday and sunday #weekend
Speaking of, I am doing a detox for the next couple of days in order to repair the damage to my system. If anyone is interested in know what I am up to let me know and I will do a post on it, right now I'm having enough trouble just getting this post up while the sink of dishes stares at me along with  a pile of laundry. #SundayHangover #Nochoreswhilefriendsareintown

However instead of doing my chores, which I will get done before my husband gets home, I am attempting to answer all the emails in my inbox, apologies for not getting to them sooner, Friday was crazy. Oh and writing this blog as well. Also Hot Mama Mondays will be back next week as I have until OCTOBER to lose some poundage before the group vacation. I HAVE TO GET MY BUTT IN GEAR.

So now that I've probably bored the pants off you....provided you are wearing pants at all. I leave you with some Random Things that happened this weekend. Big Hugs and Enjoy!

1) For no reason at all I was sent a SEVENTEEN magazine. Very Confused as I am not even close to my teen years anymore and also have not read the magazine since I was like 14.

2) The magazine came addressed to me via my maiden name....which I have not used in two years.

3) Also have been getting US Weekly for nearly two months now. Never signed up for that either. Also maiden name.

4) Both have my correct address though. WEIRD.

5) Apparently the 80s are back in style with crop tops, high waist pants, and looking like you just put on everything in your closet at once......Girls DON"T DO THIS. Have you not seen images of the 80s? Do you not see how ridiculous everyone looked????? STOP IT.

6) I swear to you if someone walks by in Stirrup Pants I will burst out laughing. If they are wearing the Stirrups outside their shoes I will die. Not even kidding.

7) Shirts are not belts. NO. Everyone is just going to think you got your Moon sickness. For Real this looks ridiculous.


Friday Favorite Time!

Good Morning Everyone!


I am so sore as I type this because yesterday we did some serious cleaning around my house. I mean like DEEP cleaning. However now I look around this place and am just so damn proud. It's so neat I don't wanna touch anything! Thanks Mum aka Martha Stewart!


Okay now back to business, Friday Favorites!


One

Two of my BESTEST friends in the world are coming to visit this weekend! They will be here tonight and I am so excited that it is hard to sit still! I haven't seen them since before Kyra was born and that was nearly a year ago! Much Excite! Yes there will be drinking involved and that just makes me feel.....


Two

I finished Eleanor and Park Wednesday night. OMG. If you are looking for an amazing read for this summer please read this book. It is just beautiful and hilarious and will get you right in the feels for you first love....seriously check it out.

Three

Loving this Zumba channel. I have been feeling the need for some newer Zumba songs than the ones that have been at my class lately and this channel is so much fun and has some great songs!



Four

I want these pants.....I must learn to make these pants.....
wrap trousers, We called these "Stupid Pants" in college because they were stupid/easy to make.


Five

Also need this workout shirt.....

Lol

Six
 This cat.....

 


Seven
My favorite Hot guy of the week? Misha....oh Misha....

 



Okay that's all for me! I've still got a few things to do and Kyra has managed to smash banana all over herself so that is my cue!

Big hugs and have a great weekend! 

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Short and Sweet and Some Awesome Blogs!

Good Morning Everyone!


Well this post is going to be short and sweet today because my Mum is on her way over to help me deep clean my house before my guests arrive tomorrow! It's not that my house is dirty or anything but my Mum is like....Martha Stewart clean. No joke. Plus she entertains Kyra while I attempt to do chores which is always helpful!

Also...am I the only one that ends up having a dance party for one while I'm cleaning??? No just me? Huh.

 


So since the post is short and sweet today I thought I would do some ladies a solid and send you all over to check out their pages! No charge, no "sponsorship" just recommendations because I feel like it!


The Kay Times

So go check out Kay over at the Kay Times. Her posts are hilarious and she is just a super sweet person. I always look forward to reading what she has to say! Also she always writes back in the comments and that, to me, makes a Stellar Blogger!


 

So if you are a follower you know that I have quoted and been inspired by Chelsea's blog MULTIPLE times! She is just a lovely writer and a lovely person!


Brittney Breaking Free


Brittney is awesome! She is so inspiring and her blog is just a great read. She's lost 89 pounds! How freaking AMAZING is that???!!!


Okay so I know there are SO many more blogs I could post but I do have to get going on the cleaning and such, but please check these ladies out and give them some love!!!

Also this post has made me painfully aware that I need to make a button for my blog....ugh adding it to the TO DO list!

Big hugs!

Wednesday Confession Day!

Good Morning Everyone!

It's time for Confession!



Vodka and Soda


The Hump Day Blog Hop

One~
I write down my confessions during the week so I will remember what I wanted to post. Utterly ridiculous but honestly this is my favorite post of the week!


Two~
I really wish I was one of those people who could just say what they think, but I'm not. However I would really like to tell someone who was not supportive of me this past week that they were being an asshat. That's all.

 


Three~
I'm tired of people telling me what I can "like", sometimes I like things that are ridiculous and overplayed! I don't care if it is "mainstream"! I'm sick of your Hipster Nonsense! (BTW thanks to Chelsea over at The Girl Who Loved to Write for this gif!)

Four~
I have friends coming in town this weekend to stay and have not even started on the deep cleaning that needs to be done to my house. They will be here on Friday. Today and Thursday will be a whirlwind of cleaning.


 

Five~
The outfit that I got for my brother's graduation? Yep I wore the top with jeans on Monday for my anniversary and yes I will be wearing it to the wedding that I am going to in two weeks. It makes me feel like hot.  Sorry I'm not Sorry. 


Six~ 
I am SO forgetful when it comes to remembering to take things somewhere. Literally I cannot leave my parents' house without forgetting at least three critical items....


 


So there are my confessions for the week! Hope Everyone is having a great Wednesday!

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