–After a really tough workout, I think to myself…damn that was rough but I did it. Then the little voice inside my head says…#butdidyoudie

 –Our internet is sucking all kinds of ass today so I am finishing this post on my phone because I had some epic ecard confessions that just have to be shared. #firstworldproblems

–I pick my ecard confessions out first before my post. #noshame

–I received three books to review in the same week while I was in the middle of reading one already. Now I can’t read fast enough!!! #booknerdproblems

–I committed to going grain free, dairy free and processed free last night to a group of fitness friends. While I won’t be 100% this week because I had already done my shopping and meal planning…I will be next week. Umm no dairy? No grains? #crazytown #iwillgethealthy 

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 Linking up with the usual suspects for Wednesday! Melissa and Laura. We are half way through the week!!! #ilovethreedayweekends 

weekend shenanigans

Memorial Day Weekend Shenanigans

Why, hello there Tuesday. Be kind to us, won’t you? Who else had an awesome, long weekend?!?! I hope that while you fired up your grill, you reflected on why we have the freedom to grill and enjoy our weekend.

This weekend we had a lot of fun! Friday evening we stayed in and watched some Chicago Fire. Chris fell asleep on the couch, so I read a few chapters in my book. I was hoping to finish it this weekend, but that didn’t happen.

Saturday, we kicked the weekend off with some beers at our favorite spot, World of Beer! This was after I spend the early morning cutting the front and side yard. Man, was it hot to be cutting grass!!!

WOBIt was such a gorgeous day to be out on the patio, soaking up the sun. Absolutely amazing weather!!!

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We stopped by What’s on 2nd to trade in some video games we had doubles of. We scored some great deals! Then it was off to one of Chris’s co-workers’ for a backyard BBQ pool side. We met some really nice people and had some delicious food!

We ended back at World of Beer that evening to meet up with someone for a little while. Like my water? We listened to the live music for a little while and headed home. We were out past 11 PM. Who are we? :)


Sunday, we headed to Chuy’s at The Summit to meet some friends for lunch. I didn’t snap any pictures of our delicious food. Just know that chips and queso and these amazing tacos with the best flour tortillas I have ever had were devoured.

From there, we headed to 2nd & Charles to browse. I had found this AWESOME picture there, but it was $20 and it was more of a $10-$12 size in my opinion. I may have to make one myself or peruse the internet to find a cheaper alternative. It wasn’t the right color for any of our rooms, anyways. But I wanted to share it, because I know my book lovers will love it!

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It says “I’ve been looking for you since I read my first fairytale.” I mean, how perfect?? Who knows…I may give in and go back and scoop that thing up!

The rest of Sunday consisted of picking up a shelf we ordered for our living room and buying another at Best Buy for our game room. And Chicago Fire. Lots and lots of Chicago Fire.

Monday morning I cut the backyard, then came in and starting putting together shelves. I got the media shelf built for downstairs and this awesome shelf for our living room. It took me about 2 and a half hours to do both.


I am in love with the sides of this self!!!! I forgot to take a picture of the media shelf, but it is nothing fancy. We already have it full of games and really need another one. The shelf for our living room is empty right now, I guess a trip to HomeGoods is in order!!! While I was building, the last 30 minutes of Dirty Dancing was on!

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I headed out to do our grocery shopping and picked up Moe’s BBQ for our late lunch/early dinner.

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I got the turkey plate with baked beans and mac n cheese. I also stole one of Chris’s ribs. Moe’s is certainly one of my top choice BBQ places for sure. They have the best turkey around! We finished up the first season of Chicago Fire last night, and watched the first episode of season 2. It was pretty cool to see the back story of Voight from PD.

Other things that happened this weekend…

weekendingI finally painted my nails (Orly – Watch Out Or Elsa) and spied on Mac being adorable.

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!!!

Linking up with Biana.

friday favorites

Friday Favorites

Favorite Song: Feeling nostalgic this morning after reminiscing with Laura yesterday via gchat on all the songs that made life so awesome when we were younger.  So I am taking it back to Sum 41’s In Too Deep.

Favorite Meal: I have  been making the same salad for myself every night after work for the last two weeks. It is so simple, yet so delicious! Basically just iceburg lettuce, cucumber, purple onion, a little grated Parmesan cheese, green olives, seasoned croutons and the dressing is a dash of olive oil, lots of red wine vinegar and nature seasoning. Sometimes I throw on tomatoes if I wanna get it fancy.

Favorite Outing: Laura and I had a dog handling class Tuesday night and it let out early so we headed over to Taco Casa to grab some tacos! I had never been before, and I am not one to turn down tacos. I liked the tacos, but the enchilada was served in a huge bowl of cheese. I dug it out and wiped off all the cheese. This was all consumed the night before my best weigh-in for the last year. Goes to show you it is OK to live a little now and then!

Favorite Moment: There are so many! My proudest moment though was when I received a text from my sister saying that my nephew Christopher had gotten all A’s for the entire year and gave a speech at his 4th grade graduation. Proud aunt over here!!!

Favorite Pin: How cute is this?? Making an anchor out of seashells you collect at the beach. Such a cool idea.

Perfect for the Cottage-Pallet Art Natural Shell Anchor Wall Hanging - Rustic Shabby Chic Sharksteeth Nautical Seashore

Favorite Dog Sightings: Just look at my little princess pants in the yard the other morning. I guess that blurriness is fog? Either way, she looks so regal. <3

Favorite Funnies:

I am nothing but not punny.

How I feel every time I meet an animal…

When something awesome happens…

When I log in to Bloglovin’ and see nothing but sponsored posts…

How I felt last week when one of my friends had a job interview in TX and the other is talking about moving to FL.

When I hit send on an email and realized I forgot to read back through to catch for errors…

How I feel every night but continue to clean up anyways…

This morning I am working from home so that I can attend my nephew’s preschool graduation. When I asked for permission, my boss told me what someone else in our company told him when he went to his daughter’s last week. “Oh wow, that is a huge accomplishment for Alabama.” Har har. Our corporate office is in Florida and my boss told him, “Well at least we don’t wear jorts here.” So damn true.

I hope everyone has a fabulous three day weekend!!! Don’t forget the reason why we all get to enjoy our time off :)

Linking up with Amanda.

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Victory Equals Motivation

Yesterday after I hit publish on my post, I went to finish getting ready for work. I had been standing in the bathroom checking out my “abs” in the mirror before pulling my dress over my head. I thought, hey…there seems to be a little more definition here today. I then looked over at the scale in the corner and winced. Dare I? Dare I step on that scale only to be disappointed to see the same fucking number that has been staring me in the face for almost a year now?

You see, about a month ago I told myself no more. I am not going to step on that scale for a long time because I cant handle the defeat. I work out too hard to let that scale define me. But yesterday morning, I had an extra moment and all the fear seeped back in. I looked in the mirror again, sighed heavily and stepped on the scale.

As it was registering the numbers I said to myself, well if that number is higher there is a good reason for it. I tend to weigh a little more this week than any other week in the month. I had considered stepping off before I saw the number but too late. I looked down and I could see something register. But wait. This cant be? I stepped off, waited for it to clear and stepped back on.

Wow. I stared down at the number until it disappeared. It has been a month since my last defeat. A month of side eying that scale every time I pass it to grab my make up in the morning. In that month of not knowing. That month of not letting a number define me. In that month…I lost 7 pounds. I finally. FINALLY. got over that plateau.

I feel more motivated now than ever to continue pushing on. I am not done yet. And you know what, the scale and I….we will meet again in a few weeks. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But in a few weeks. Because checking that number every day does no good. Checking that number every day holds me back.

I say all of this to say, keep going. This isn’t just a weight thing, but a life thing. Sure, you might not be getting what you want right now. But if you continue to believe that you deserve it and you can achieve it, then it will be yours. Just take it a day at a time, and after a few weeks or months have passed take a look at your progress. You may be pleasantly surprised.



–When your legs start shaking DURING your leg day work out, there really is no hope for tomorrow, is there???

–This past weekend our side yard needed cut. I used the excuse that it was supposed to rain Sunday to skip out on it. It didn’t rain until like 7PM Sunday and now our side yard looks like a fucking jungle and mocks me when I pull into the drive way every night. I need to look in to some goats…

–Last night I had a dog handling class at the humane society and we walked through the puppy block. I really REALLY just wanted to take them all home with me. Gracie and Mac could use some more siblings, right???

–I have been raging lately at all the comments that have been thrown around about pregnant people and babies. I have several friends that are expecting right now, and a few of them have been bothered by the fact that people have told them they look way too small to be this far along and that they need to be eating more. Or that they can’t believe how much they are showing at this stage and jokingly say..are you sure that isn’t twins. Some random stranger told one of my friends that she is going to forget all about her dog when the kid comes. Or that the way they plan on doing something is the wrong way.

Whoa whoa whoa. Who in the hell do these people think they are to say these things and pass judgement?? There is no right or wrong way to do anything. As long as you are healthy and your kid is healthy, what does it matter if you dress your little girl up in bows and glitter? Or you son wears a shirt that says “handsome like my daddy”. Or that you plan on having your kid sleep in a crib from day one, or you want to co-sleep. It all goes back to, if you don’t have anything nice to say…then don’t say anything at all. There is more than one way to play the game of life.

–Clearly I had some pent up ranting and wrote a novel up there.

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I really need to get these cards for some people that work in my building!!!

Happy Wednesday, folks!

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