Monday, December 16, 2013

Big News!!

Well I haven't done an update on how the hubs and I did when we did our little cleaning because as soon as I finished the cleanse, which was 2 weeks long, the hubs and I found out that WE'RE PREGNANT!! I lost about 7 pounds doing it and of course hubby lost double that but now it doesn't matter since I will be gaining for the next 7 months! I will try to keep updates on here and my plan is to still run and workout as normal or until my doctor says otherwise:) I would love to hear any feedback from any of you who kept your pregnancy weight normal with eating right and exercising. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Living Room

Good Morning,
 The hubs and I are thinking of painting our living room and are trying to come up with some good ideas for concepts. I am loving the idea of 2 tone paint but not sure if he will go for it. Here are a couple thoughts I have:

Not necessarily these colors but the concept. If and when we decide on something I will do before and after shots. Happy Sunday!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Yeah.... I slacked....

Happy Monday:) I'm so sorry I didn't get around to posting Halloween pics on Friday, I have been a busy girl. Here are a couple pics from Halloween and my little peanut and the fam:

Yes, my husband was the Mad hatter. Yes he did his own make-up. And YES he looked amazing..haha
The hubs and his family are really into Halloween so most of the adults dressed up with the kids when we went Trick-or-Treating. We had soo much fun:) My little peanut even handed out candy after she got done trick-or-treating:) Now that that is said and done, the hubs and I starting our "eating clean " lifestyle change and I gotta say, it has been HARD. I took before pics and I can't wait to see if there will be a change within the 2 week period. Here are they before shots

I know it's SCARY but hey gotta be held accountable somehow right?? I will post after pics when the time comes. Right now I'm working hard and making healthy food choices and not dipping into little ones candy bowl:) Hope you all have a great start to the new week!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!
 Yes it is finally here.I have Novas costume just about done and it is so stinkin cute! I will upload pics hopefully tomorrow. On another note, The hubs and I have decided to do a 12 day "eating clean" cleanse. I put quotes around it because we will have a little leniency but for the most part it will be pretty strict. We are trying to lose some weight and thought this might help jump start it.
 I have been working on redecorating our bathroom and I am so excited to say that it is just about complete. I have a couple little final touches that need to be done but I will try to at least post some before and afters tomorrow. P.S. tomorrow may or may not have two different posts.
 I hope all of you have a safe and fun night tonight!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Picking a costume

Hello to all! I am so excited the hubby and I finally decided on a costume for our little peanut. I have been sticking with my tutu trend every year and this year we decided on this beauty:

Now... I know the coloring of the tulle will be a little tricky.....and the top.... but I am excited to give it a whirl and challenge myself:) Speaking of challenging myself, I have upped my miles and am trying to do between 5-6 miles a day. I will not be attempting this today since the weather here is windy. We are talking 30+ mile per hour winds people. Ain't nobody got time for dat!  What Halloween costumes have you all decided on for your kiddos? Happy Hump Day!


Friday, September 6, 2013


 Yesterday I was FINALLY able to go on a run outside since the hubby was home. I gotta say...I got the biggest runners high! I don't know if it's because I haven't run outside in so long or what...but it felt so good and I just had to share. On another note, I haven't taken Nova to the gym yet where she could play with kids while I work out. I am a little scared that she will get upset and start crying. Although, she is always good with kids. I know I just need to go and try it but I think I have to build a little courage first. Once I get her in there I know it will be easier for me to work  out more. Did any of you have a hard time doing that? I'd love any advice!


Monday, August 19, 2013


I have been reading a lot of blogs and a coupe of them that I follow on a reg basis use the Advocare products. I am seriously considering trying it. I am trying to increase my running distance and one blogger said she uses the Advocare rehydrate. I am thinking I am gonna need to do a little more research and possibly get on board with it. My jogging stroller is broke and the hubs has been working like crazy so I am having a hard time getting in my runs so I am going to have to figure this out. Have any of you ever tried Advocare? Happy Monday!


Thursday, August 15, 2013


Sorry to those of you who follow me and have been checking up and haven't seen any new posts in a while. I have been out of town a lot over the summer and am finally back home. i have decided to make some major changes around here and I thought I would share. If you have been following my blog, you know that I am trying to lose weight. I am almost to my pre-pregnancy weight and I have to make some hard core changes to get to that goal. I am going to try and log my weight and progress on here to hold me accountable. I was thinking about trying and finding some new recipes online and skinny-ing them up. I follow a couple blogs that keep me motivated so I am hoping these changes I will reach that goal. My little girl is getting bigger now and she will pretty much eat anything so this will be good for her too. My weight yesterday was at 157 and I still have a good 10-12 pounds I would like to lose. I am desperately itching to sign up for a full marathon but if I happen to get pregnant again that will not work out so good. So I will just have to keep with my everyday running for now. I begged the hubs to make half of the garage a gym since we have most of the equipment so I can boost up my weight lifting. We will see how this all turns out. Please share any great skinny recipes you might have or any good at home workouts:)


Friday, May 17, 2013


Well I finally had a minute to sit down and actually write or (type). I have been SUPER busy and it's only just beginning. We are re-doing our backyard so that has taken a big portion of my time. I also have been trying to work at the school as much as possible before school gets out cause I can't work during the summer. I also have been diving back into the Real Estate business and paperwork is just constant right now. Luckily I can do it from home so that helps with Nova. I can't wait to post pics of the backyard when it is all finished! Novas birthday party is on the 5th and we are trying to have it done by then. Also, I have been trying to talk the hubs into a new phone and last night when my screen shattered I thought this was just one more great excuse to get one! haha Hope you all have a great Friday! Here is a little photo or two of the little one!

Passed out in the booth at the restaurant:)
Us at the orchard getting ready to pick fresh veggies:)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Trying New Things

Since I have clearly hit a dead plateau, a friend told me about this new video she is trying and says it is absolutely AMAZE BALLS!!! Yep I said it and I went out and bought it and will be trying it out tomorrow. This is it:

 I have never been a huge fan of yoga. But I have found myself stressed lately and feel like sometimes I get angry over the dumbest things. I don't want that to ever come out in my personality so I am going to give this a whirl and see what happens. I will try to get a progress notebook and keep you updated. (If you care:))
 On another note, I have been into spring and the amazing weather we have been having here so I decided to make a spring wreath. I haven't gotten a pic of mine yet but ended up making one for my sis-in-law and here is how it turned out:

I did these colors cause well.. those are the colors she is doing in her new chateau :) I also tried this new thing on my toes and thought it turned out pretty good. I am still practicing but here it is:

Again, excuse my disgusting runners toes. I have to do fancy stuff like this to hide the nastyness. Hope you ahve a great weekend! :)


Monday, March 18, 2013

Costa Rica

Well I finally got the pictures from our awesome trip to Costa Rica! I am so excited to share. I won't babble on about every detail but I will say this: It is a BEAUTIFUL country with sooo much to see. Every place we went to hard its own beauty and the activities we did were unforgettable! I don't have all the pictures from the volcano but will try to get them soon:)

 First Sunset:) Jaco, Costa Rica
 My love
 This was part of the bay we were staying in
 Cocktail time, are you surprised? :)

 My goofball:)
 Don't know if you can see the several dolphin fins in the water
 The Mahi Mahi we caught, yummy!
 All of us!
 Fresh sushi
 The view from our hotel
The zip lining at Arenal Volcano. I will post more pics when I get them! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Maintenance and more

Good Morning to all!
 The hubs had an awesome Valentines. We celebrated with the little one and just enjoyed our family together. I have been one busy momma and feel a little overwhelmed at times which is why I have to post a couple things and some interesting finds. First, I have been working my tail off to keep my weight stable. Eating healthier foods and excising like a maniac. I pretty much run every day and have really been focusing on weights. I have been maintaining my weight under 160, THANK GOD! But am still not where I want to be. So I am still trying to do different things and stay focused.The hubs went back to school so I have been helping him research and with his homework. Our washer broke and we were able to find the part for it online. It came in yesterday and I decided to try and fix it myself and to my surprise, I DID it! Washer is running great! We also have a trip that we have been planning for a while that is coming up, here is where we will be going:

Yes it's somewhere tropical and on my hubby's bucket list. Jaco, Costa Rica!! We are so excited:)

Lastly, I have to inform all of you of my favorite champagne. It is slightly sweet and has AMAZING flavor. Here it is :

It is Sparkletini Raspberry Champagne and is awesome! Yes this dampers on losing weight but I just refuse to pass this up when it comes my way:) Hope you all have a great weekend!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sledding Adventure

Yesterday the my hubby and I decided to take Nova sledding for the first time. She had an absolute blast! She would giggle the whole way down on the sled and she also enjoyed eating the snow. We did tell her to stay away from yellow snow...haha  Her a couple fun pics! Enjoy!


The hubs and I have planned a trip to Costa Rica. We are soo excited and have a lot of fun adventures planned. If anyof you have ever been there I would love to know how it was:) Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Back in the Groove

Well today was the first day the hubs went back to work after the broken arm incident. I am finally able to get in the groove again. It was hard having him home 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I felt like I never got anything done! Don't get me wrong, I loved having him home with me and the little one but I am too OCD to not feel like I have accomplished anything:) On another note, today I was able to run 2 miles on my injured ankle. I didn't feel pain so that was good. I am trying super hard to be to my wedding weigh by the end of February. I can do it. I wanted to add some photos but it's not allowing me to at the moment so I am gonna have to figure out what is going on. Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I'm back:)

Again, it's been forever since I did a post. I have had a lot going on....blah, blah, blah...what's new. I will just go ahead and start on what's been happening.

I was suppose to be running a half marathon this weekend. Going back to New Year's Eve, I went snowboarding with my sister-in-law and on the last run of the day, I twisted my ankle in ways that I never even new my ankle could twist. I wasn't able to barely walk and it still is a bit sore. I contemplated on not running but did not want to cancel the race. fate took over the next day when I received an email stating that the race was canceled due to not enough participants. So I have not been able to run since then.

The hubs and I joined the YMCA around the corner that I absolutely LOVE! I was itching to do a spin class and was able to since it didn't bother my ankle. So I have pretty much been doing spin and the elliptical until today. I was on the elliptical and just about finished when 2 girls hopped on the treadmill and started chit chatting while running at a 7:40 mile pace. For some reason all these emotions ran over me and I told myself "that's it, I am running." So I hopped on and was able to do a half mile cool down! I was so happy I could even run with no pain. So I think after spin tomorrow I will do the same.

On a completely different note I have also been busy packing things up around here since we will be moving. House hunting has been a pain in my rear but I have high hopes we will find the perfect house. We plan on moving by March 1st but we will see. I hope everyone has had a great New Year so far and I will try to get updated pics loaded on the computer so I can show off my precious bundle!

                                                            Happy Tuesday