Last week my BABY sister turned 18 years old. Where did the time go? So naturally we spent all weekend celebrating. We had a great time hanging with my family, eating, eating cake
twice and playing with baby Gage. He told me that I was his favorite auntie. It’s true.
It seems surreal that Alex is graduating high school in 4 months and going off to college in 7 (War Eagle). I will miss her and our Tuesday nights terribly. Oh wait, no I won’t because she can just drive home every Tuesday to see her favorite sister. Right? Problem solved! I am so proud of her and the woman she has become. She is so mature for her age, sweet as pie and looks like a model.
|Look at those cheeks! HA|
|Rockin’ that camo. 🙂|
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As most of my readers probably know by now, I have to wear contacts or glasses to be able to see. In fact, some of you may remember my post about a pair of glasses I got recently because I wanted to look like Zooey Deschanel.
I mean, who doesn’t want to look like that?
But getting to my point, my new glasses have made me more interested in looking around for eyeglasses online. I don’t know about you guys, but I have always been kind of scared to buy something online that I haven’t tried on. But then I found GlassesUSA.com. One of the cool things about their website is they offer a virtual mirror. I know, sounds super high-tech, right? This virtual mirror lets you basically try on any of their glasses from right there in front of your computer! You can use an old picture of yourself or take a new one with your webcam. It is a really neat feature.
One of the other things that grabbed my attention while looking around on GlassesUSA.com was how confident they are in their products. They have a “100% satisfaction guaranteed” policy. If for any reason you are not happy with the glasses you bought, you can return them for an exchange or a refund. They also offer a “110% lowest price guarantee.” They are so confident that they have the lowest prices around that if you find their product cheaper anywhere else, they will pay you 110% of the difference! So not only are they confident in the quality of their eyeglasses, but they are also confident that you can’t find a better deal anywhere else.
But here is the best part – right now they are doing a storewide offer of 15% off a purchase of $50 or more and you get free shipping. All you have to do use the code FS15 at checkout. So not only are you getting good quality glasses at a great price, but you are getting a discount as well! Head over to GlassesUSA.com to buy glasses today!
Hello everyone! If you recall from last week, I talked about how I was going to start this fitness series to keep me accountable on my daily diet and workout routines. If you missed my first post, you can check it out here.
This week did not go as planned. I’ve been sick with this crud that doesn’t want to leave me and that threw off my workout plans. I did workout yesterday and plan to today so please don’t judge me based on my lack of performance this week. We will see how it goes next week. I did however meet my goal to eat something green every day! That’s something, right?
Ryan and I love to watch The Biggest Loser. It is so motivating to me to see these 300 pound people running on a treadmill, doing the stair climb and throwing around a weighted ball. When I watch them do it, I tell myself “Logan, you have NO excuse. If this guy can do it, why aren’t you?” This year they are tackling childhood obesity. It warms my heart to see them really getting the word out about how bad obesity has plagued American children. Although I am not a parent yet, I do want my children to be healthy one day and live a healthy lifestyle. I can’t help them do that if I’m not setting the example.
One of the Biggest Loser’s trainers, Jillian Michaels, has come out with several work-out DVD’s. Thanks to Tarole’s suggestion, I bought the 30-Day Shred! I’m so
scared excited to start this DVD on Monday!
Let’s talk about diet for a minute. I am the chocolate queen. Put anything chocolate in front of me and I will not even think twice before I dive in. It’s a weakness. Do I plan on giving it up? NO! Why? because you can eat chocolate, sugar, pizza, Mexican food, Chinese food, etc. as long as it is in moderation. In fact, did you know it is good to eat a bad meal every week? It throws off your body. If you eat healthy food all the time, your body starts to get used to it and that healthy food becomes the norm. If you eat a bad meal, it throws off your body and makes it work over time to process what you ate, which makes your metabolism go into overdrive. You’re welcome. 🙂
Here are the workout(s) I completed this week:
Thursday: 15 minutes on the elliptical, walked .6 miles, 50 crunches, 15 push-ups
|Taken with my iphone while working out. Please excuse the blurry quality.|
Sad, but better than nothing. I’m starting to feel a little better, so I’ll get after it this week!
Goals for this week: Eat more protein, complete 30-Day Shred workouts every day.
Good luck to you this week! Kick your workouts in the hiney! And don’t forget to eat a cookie (again, you’re welcome).
|Look at that view! (ow ow hottie!)|
As we were walking we came up to this…
|Top of the waterfall.|
As I was reading through some of my favorite blogs last night, I noticed a lot of you linked up with Whitney for “The Facts of Me.” I really enjoyed reading them and figured I’d link-up as well. Better late than never, right? Here goes…
I was a dancer. Most of you know by now that I have danced since I was 4 years old, but you probably don’t know that I also did gymnastics and took baton. That’s right, I was a twirler.
|Me and one of my besties, Karen after our senior duet.|
Every Tuesday night, my sister comes over to our house, I make her dinner, and we watch Pretty Little Liars (my guilty pleasure). We have been doing this every week since I got married. It is a really fun little tradition of ours. Pop over and say hey to her because she turned 18 today! Whoop!! Happy Birthday Sistaa!!
I’m extremely O.C.D. but have never been diagnosed. I can not leave a dish in the sink and go to bed peacefully. If the house is a mess, I don’t hardly sleep. Weird, I know.
I am not a morning person. In fact, I don’t fully come alive until around 12p.m. Until then, I’m loading up on coffee trying to keep up with the rest of the world.
I’m obsessed with Gilmore Girls. I own all 7 seasons and I literally have ever episode memorized. My husband calls me the 3rd Gilmore without all the hook-ups. We have similar humor, and similar coffee and food addictions.
I am a redneck. It’s true. I try to act like a classy grown up woman, but deep down, I’m still that kid who loves to play in the woods and build forts with the boys then go to ballet class. Don’t get me wrong, I love to get all fabulous, but I love to be outdoors as well.
I love to hike. We have to drive a good 3 hours to get anywhere worth hiking, so we don’t go as often as I would like, but it is a special thing Ryan and I like to do together.
I love my family more than anything in the world. We have always been so close and have a wonderful relationship. I don’t know what I’d do without them.
I’m in love with Kate Middleton. Can I please be her (without all the morning sickness)? She is perfect.
I love to bake. Mostly chocolate things.
I apologize in my sleep. Growing up, if my mom and I ever had a fight, I’d always holler out a big “I’m sorry” while I was asleep. I don’t ever remember doing this but apparently it happened on several occasions.
I have a degree in psychology, but work in computers? How did that happen?
I was prom queen my senior year of high school.
I want to be a professional traveler. I love to travel and want to go so many places. We are planning a trip to Europe for 2014 and it is getting me in the mood to go somewhere.
I hate drama. I have little patience for dramatic people or girls who talk trash about others and I try to avoid it at all costs. Unfortunately you can’t always avoid it, but I try to.
I could eat chicken fingers for every meal, and in fact I do most of the time.
I love anything in cookie form.
I hate to take selfies. They make me feel uncomfortable, and I’m only good a strutting my stuff when I’m on a stage…(did that sound wrong?)
It’s Wednesday which means I’m linking up with Michelle for another week of Pinterest fun!
My first impression of the Palmolive Fresh Infusions Voxbox was “WOW they sent me three bottles?” I was really excited to try them all. Of course, one of the tasks was to give one to a friend, but since my sister was over at our house at the time, I gave it to her to try out. She and my mom used it and loved it. We are typically a Dawn soap family, but my mom was very impressed with the lemon thyme scent and how this soap lathered.
I love this soap. The scents are amazing and different than your typical dish soap. The thing I love most is how well it lathered. I barely had to use any soap for my sink load of dishes which means this bottle will last a long time and save money. I also loved the packaging. It is pretty enough to leave out on your sink and not feel embarrassed when people come over. This soap left my dishes sparkling clean.
My favorite scent is the Ginger White Tea. I’m not a fan of lime-scented things, and I gave the lemon-thyme to my family to try out. I did get a sniff of it before I gave it away and it had a very clean smell to it.
Thank you, Influenster!
*Disclaimer: Influenster gave me this product to test and give an HONEST review.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
Mariner Books; Reprint edition
First Line: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
Back Cover: Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
My Thoughts: I am a big fan of The Lord of the Rings movies, but have never read the books. Ryan is the opposite. He read all the books but refuses to see the movies because he is scared they may ruin the story for him. Because of this, I know the books must be pretty good. I figured I would start by reading The Hobbit since the movie came out last month and I really wanted to see it. Did that happen? No. I will definitely see it when it comes out in Redbox.
This story was very interesting to me. I loved reading about the times before The Lord of the Rings movies. I was able to get a better understanding of the background story. I do have to say that this book had a tendency to drag on at times, but even with the slowness, it was a pretty good read overall. It was full of adventure and you can’t help but fall in love with Bilbo. The climax of the book – when he fights the dragon, Smaug – is very exciting. After this battle, the book grew very slow through the end.