Saturday, August 23, 2014

We Finally Found a Lamp!

Well it only took a year and a half, but we found a lamp for the side table in our living room! Remember this post?

We were looking for candle holders and candles at Hobby Lobby and this literally was right in front of me. Everything happens for a reason, right?

This lamp matches perfectly with some other baskets we have in the room! (sorry for the grainy photo)

It sets off the right amount of light at night. And I really like the height of it in contrast to other items on the table.

We also added a circle wall hanging in our den:

Its amazing how long it takes to decorate a house. And it never ends.

What have you been decorating lately?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

You want to see my results? I'll show you results!

When I started this blog it was for the sole purpose to document building our patio. Yes, I admit it has morphed into something different through the years. I haven't had a project in a while to share with you all, but this fall/winter I really want to get my craft room going. And I have some small decorating updates to share throughout the house!

For now, I'm focusing on fitness and nutrition and I'm in a happy place.

I'm happy because I am more comfortable in my skin. I still haven't accustomed to my "new normal" after having three kids. The skin on my stomach is my biggest down fall, that is where my self-esteem falls.

I'm not raggin' on my body image, don't get me wrong, I'm trying to create a picture for you all of where I have come from. Like I have mentioned in a previous post, I have been wanting to find a nutrition plan that will work for ME. Once I found it, I wanted to share it with others.

If I could show you a program where you workout 30 minutes a day and it gives you an easy nutrition plan that includes containers per food group, would you do it?

I was STARVING for this program. I had been asking for it and searching for it on pinterest while trying to do it on my own. Then I found the 21 Day FIX and it was exactly what I was looking for. AND the results were proven! PROVEN!

Since starting with Beachbody products in April 2014, I have lost 10 lbs and 11 inches! I did this with 21 Day FIX, 3 Day Refresh and now I'm starting PiYO.  Remember I said I have workout ADD?

The above before/after photo timeline:
Before picture is April 2014
After picture is July 2014.

Hello waistline, how are you?

Right now I am offering an amazing opportunity for you anyone who is interested. If you are ready to get healthy, have more energy, lose weight and tone up, contact me now. You can be in our 21 day clean eating challange and win $500.

If you want to join please contact me for details at

Health Tip of the Day - Eat Breakfast
How are you supposed to have energy and a functioning mind if you are not feeding your body? Eating breakfast is one of the most important steps to losing weight and being healthy. Skipping breakfast causes hunger pains, binge eating and irritability. Even if all you eat is a piece of toast with peanut butter on it as you run out the door, the fuel you give your body in the morning will help you function better all day long.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Getting excited about exercise

I used to dread waking up early to go exercise, but I knew I had to do it to stay healthy and fit. After a while, I started getting bored with my workouts and I kept hitting snooze, over and over and over again. I would get so mad at myself for doing it too!

I really think I have exercise ADD. I need a change-up about every three months.

All of a sudden, now I don't hit snooze anymore. It didn't even occur to me at first until I read somewhere, "Do you like early morning workouts?" YES, YES, I do! I do now.

You will read in many articles that you should schedule your workout or it won't get done. My only time to workout is early in the morning. When I say early I mean 5:30am.

I'm a busy mom and my kids are active in sports, I work full-time and mornings are "ME" time.  I never thought of my workouts before as "ME" time. But now they are, because I love my results from 21 Day FIX, I love getting up and working up a sweat to Turbo Fire and I love that I don't have to impress anyone. It's just me and the DVD.

I can now proclaim that I am excited to exercise. One thing that keeps me engaged is new and different workouts. That is one of the reasons I’m so excited that PiYO, the latest workout from Beachbody, is launching this month. In fact, it was so highly talked about Beachbody launched it early and is available NOW and ON SALE only in JULY!

Who wants to do this with me? Come on, let's try something new! If you want to learn more about PiYO read below...

What is PiYo?

Using body weight, PiYo uses low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. The result? Long, lean, muscles, a high, firm booty, and tight, flat, sexy abs. PiYo will work every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of a body. Get that sculpted body you want to show off without jumps, without weights, and without joint strain.  And since Chalene Johnson cranked up the speed and the fun, crazy calories will be burned too!

Here’s why I’m looking forward to it

  • Low impact
  • High Intensity
  • Creates long lean muscles
  • Variety
  • Home-based Pilates and yoga-inspired workouts
  • I need to work on my core strength and I need to become more flexible


 This program is great for the busy mom

  • The workouts vary from 25-45 mins in length and you don’t need any equipment
  • Great music and you will move right through the workout
  • This workout treats you RIGHT, no beating yourself up with high impact jumping
  • You’ll get stronger, build core strength and have more flexibility. Definitely all qualities that are helpful in being the best mom you can be.


 Sound like something you’d like to do?



Health Tip of the Month - Cut Out Caffeine
Caffeine is a drug. It affects your body in numerous ways and can raise your blood pressure and cause you to have trouble sleeping. By cutting back the amount of caffeine that you consume, you are allowing your body to function the way that it needs to. Of course, many people will find this a difficult step to take, so you can begin by eliminating one cup of coffee or soda each day. Then cut back even more as you get comfortable with that amount. Your goal should be to cut caffeine out of your diet completely.
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