Tuesday, January 26, 2010

26 on the 26th!

Today was....is my birthday. I have had such a great day! So many sweet birthday wishes and a whole day to spend with my sister and beautiful niece shopping! Just what the doctor ordered! I have been needing some girl time, thank you so much Danielle! =)

After our day of shopping, I came home to a scavanger hunt! How cool is my husband-seriously! He is so creative and soo loving! He had all sorts of clues scattered randomly through out the house ending up in our guest bath! Ha ha! When I threw back the curtain there stood this ridiculously huge bear, (not sure where in the world I am going to put this thing) and my new obsession favorite perfume Viva La Juicy!

Over the weekend the hubs took me out for a pre-birthday dinner at Buca Di Beppo...seriously might be a new favorite! I had never been but it was ridiculously good!

Thank you to my sweet and thoughtful husband for making this birthday such a memorable one! I love you!

Viva La Juicy absolutely lov-e-ly

At Buca Di Beppo with my birthday cupcake before we attacked it!

After.. in our bellies and boy was it good! ;)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Inspiration Needed!

We have been in our house for almost a year now and it has slowly started to feel like home. When we bought it, one of the good things was that it had never really been "touched." Meaning NOTHING had ever been updated...original appliances circa 1991, linoleum flooring in the utility room and horrible country blue ceramic tile in the kitchen. Being that it had never been updated meant that we could then make our cute little house what we wanted. The bad thing...we have to spend the money to do it! Bummer!

Our future hopes are to put wood flooring through out, new ceramic tile in the kitchens and bathrooms. Of course who knows how long we will be in this house so we aren't going to crazy! But, I really want to change a few things...Like my uber looking country kitchen! I sit and stare at it, lost at what to do. I love to decorate things but when it comes to picking out paint, or a certain look...I am lost! I don't know about some people, but I like a  lot of different looks. Sometimes contemporary, sometimes traditional. I don't know! Ahhh! I like the color brown?!?! Ha ha, that is about all I know, but my whole house is turning brown! So I need to stay away from the BROWN!

I need some inspiration! Ideas, anything! This is our kitchen now.....

My dream kitchen would include granite counter tops, as I was spoiled from our previous apartments, stainless steel appliances or at least some updated ones! ;)

So...In my need for change...I went to Home Depot and found some paint that I fell in love with.Really I can use it anywhere, spare bedroom, inside a closet or the pantry! But then I thought, what if......the kitchen!!!!

This picture isn't the greatest, but the color is a really soft green. Almost like a creamy green. It makes me kind of want some lime sherbert! Ha ha, it's not that green though. My thought was how pretty a kitchen would look with this soft breezy green, with white cabinets. I really want to paint the cabinets, but I am completely chicken, because that I don't want to mess it up and make matters worse. I am the type of person who reacts on a whim...I get the idea then with no thought really, I act! This can be bad sometimes! ;)

As you can see, I am at a loss...My sweet five loyal readers...any ideas? Should I use this paint in the kitchen? Paint the cabinets white? Any advice would be so awesome!

Boys will be Boys

My husband is Mr.Frugal Frugalson! So, I was rather surprised when he asked me to go and buy a basket ball hoop! He was all "sweetie can I go buy one?...It will help me excercise." Ha ha..I was all "I don't care, but my birthday better be a good one!" (my birthday is coming up soon and those things aren't cheap!)

He giddily hops in the car like a little boy to go get his new toy! Here he is picking it out at the store..

He is so cute...We will see how much excercise he gets! He he ;)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Losing it for good!

I am joining in this weeks Show Us Your Life, excercise/weight loss tips! I tend to be a little passionate in this area, not because I am an expert, far from it. Mainly because I have spent my entire life battling with it and the last five years maintaining it! Around five years ago I was about sixty pounds heavier! I still don't like to think about it! I was such an insecure girl who was told that I had such a pretty face....ugh! If you have battled with your weight, this is like the number one compliment that people tend to give that you tend to despise hearing!

Anyways with much prayer and more prayer...I changed my diet by actually eating more healthy choices, instead of gorging on horrible foods. Four years ago I married my hottie of a husband, and sadly put on about ten pounds from eating lots of Mexican which I love! So, I have managed to take those off can I say slooooowwwwly! Whew! Being married and having a skinny winny husband who can eat whatever, can make things so difficult! Now I am currently on a mission to lose at least 10 more pounds. I want to be in the best shape that I can get before we decide to start trying for children. It's hard. But that is my goal!

Here are some of the things that I did, that helped me originally lose the weight. Hopefully they can help, inspire and motivate! I am loving reading everyones else's ideas and tips too! =)

* stopped eating white starchy foods-stuck to whole grain only
* limited carb consumption
* tried to eat at least a piece of fruit with every meal
* gave up all things with sugar in them (unless natural sugars like fruits)
* ate only God made things and tried to stay away from processed foods whenever possible
* fell in love with anything and everything Organic!
* tried to drink at least 64oz of water everyday (so hard for me!)
* made myself eat breakfast, which is still hard for me, but I make myself
* excercised on a treadmill for at least 30 min everyday. I mainly walked at a really fast pace,   walking works!
* only ate when I was hungry and watched portion sizes
* prayed really hard for God to give me strength, dedication and will power to treat my body as a temple for Him to use!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Just another Manic Monday...

I am having kind of a weird day today. I woke up completely disheveled and emotional. I could seriously cry at the tip of a hat! I spilt my coffee! Whaaa! My jeans feel tight! Whaaa! That one crazy hair is sticking straight up! Whaaa!  I will be turning 26 in fifteen days and I will officially be on the down slope to 30! WHAAAAA! In fact I might just let myself, I know that I will feel better. Ha! I am an advocate of crying, sometimes us girls need that release! Can I hear an amen?! It's just been one of those days!

On a much brighter and happier note! Enough about me, my sweet and beautiful best friend Christina just found out today that she is having baby girl number 4! Yowza! Four girls! I just love it, they will be so close and their house will NEVER have a dull moment! I am so happy for them! Four weddings to look forward to in the future! Ha!

Monday, January 4, 2010

365 truth

This year I am going to dedicate more of my time reading and meditating on the word. I know that I am bad in this area, there is always something that seems to come up. Time is a frequent excuse, which is rubbish. God never runs out of time when it comes to us. He is always there to hear us. He is always there no matter what, He doesn't forsake.! Another blogger came up with this idea and I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about it! It's called 365 truth, you can check it out here.

I am really pumped about it, because sometimes it's really hard to dedicate myself to reading my bible. There is accountability and it's great to hear other peoples comments on the verses that we are reading. Within the year, we will have read the whole Bible! I know that it's going to be great and I am looking forward to all of the change that will take place!

Party Time!

Vacation is over...boohoo! I have been so spoiled to having Joey with me all day for a whole week! It was so nice, we did lots of shopping, movie watching and eating probably not the best food for us! So seriously, vacation is over! Now on to eating more healthy! The pants are a gettin' tight, yikes!

On Saturday one of my sweet adorable nieces had her third birthday party. I cannot believe she is three! My best friend of like a billion years, who I have known since the 2nd grade came with her adorable three girls (baby number 4 is on the way!!).

The birthday girl is the one in the pink. She had the cutest little shirt that said Birthday girl on it! She is such a sweetheart! Those kids were so darn cute! The house was full of screaming little girls and booty dancing?

This picture cracks me up! Too funny! Not sure what their mommas are teaching them! Haha!

My sister and I. (She's expecting her 3rd baby in June!)

Ok, so I was around a whole bunch of pregnant girls this weekend! They both don't know what they are having yet. Soon though. I hope they both are having boys!! So exciting!