Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Much Needed Vacation.



I finally got a much needed mini vacation. We made it down to Blue Mountain Beach for four whole days. I can not even begin to tell you how much I needed these few days away. Between work, the way things have been at home, and trying to get myself organized I have been a little bit of a mess. Okay... A big mess. 

Breakfast at the Donut Hole, paddle boarding for the first time, play time with the baby, laying out, lots of cold snacks, catching up with one of my bests, beautiful sunsets and amazing food as always! I had a fantastic few days and I feel like a new person. Mind, body and spirit. A new burnt, itchy person, but still. It was well worth it.

True water baby. She loved her first real beach trip and I was so thankful for my yearly Donut Hole trip. If you are ever in the Destin, Florida area, or anywhere remotely close... You HAVE TO eat here.


One of my great friends moved to the beach and got married and I was so thankful to be able to spend a day with her on the beach! 


I am definitely not a pro at paddle boarding. The water was pretty choppy, but I managed to stand up twice. I was so proud of myself and my legs are still a little sore. But I absolutely can't wait to do it again!

  
And shes up! Haha!


Beautiful sunsets. Happy beach baby.


The weather could not have been more perfect!


Our usual Seaside trip on our last day. Beachside lunch at Bud & Alleys. The scenic drive home.


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The Hump Day Blog Hop

Happy Hump Day, Y'all!




Tuesday, August 5, 2014

DIY Dump.


Soooo, I have done lots of projects lately! I'm not going to take the time to write some huge post about each thing because there isn't much to any of them. Y'all, I spray paint everything. Okay, almost everything. Spray paint is my best friend. These are all the projects that we did to FINALLY finish our entryway and living room. There are still a few things that need to be done and moved around. We painted our tables... coffee table, side table, and entryway table, but I forgot to take good pictures of those. You can see the entry way table in one photo and you can kinda see the coffee table in another.

Antique mirror that belonged to a friends mother.
Spray painted with a Krylon metallic spray paint.





I spray painted all of this with a glossy black Krylon spray paint. The candle holders and star were from a Facebook yard sale site and the 3 frames were $3 dollars each at Target!!



I will get some better photos soon, but this is our finished living room! I will take some close ups of the three frames with the printable chalk prints.


 


And of course, no DIY day would be complete without a sweet new wreath!








Have you done any projects lately? I would love to see them! Leave me a link in the comments!
Happy Tuesday, y'all!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dieting Vs. Lifestyle Change. What works?

I need help. I am ready to make some serious lifestyle changes and I don't know where to start. I mean, I've got the basics down. But as far as an actual "lifestyle change" goes, I don't know what to do. My goals are a little different then they have been in the past. Obviously I would like to lose weight, but I also want to be healthy. I have pretty constant heartburn =( and I know it's from my diet. I feel sluggish most of the time and I know that's also partially from my diet and because I don't work out. (I bought a 3 month trial membership to Gold's gym) I haven't started yet. I am trying to get everything in order to commit to a 3 month transitioning period. I am ready to do it, I just need some advice!!



I have counted calories, done Weight Watchers, eaten nothing but chicken and greens. They all work, for a little while. I usually do really well, drop 20 pounds, fall off the wagon and gain it all back. See, I LOVE food. And it's a daily struggle not to eat everything I can. Pinterest has been a great resource for finding healthy recipes. I want to know what works for you. Do you follow Paleo guidelines? Do you only shop the perimeter of the grocery store aisles? How did you transition into your new lifestyle? What works for you? And if you lost weight, how did you keep it off? What do your workouts consist of? Gym or no gym?

Any tips, tricks and advice will be greatly appreciated! 
Happy Tuesday, Y'all!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bearded Men: A Poll.

I have a serious love for men with beards. I LOVE them. I think they are manly and sexy and refuse to look at/date/marry a man without the ability to grow one.








See what I'm saying? 

So I am interested to know who likes a man with a beard? Who doesn't? Why or why not? 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Again.

It's Monday again. I have so much that I could talk to you about. My weekend was FULL of projects. We re-did everything in our apartment from our entry way to our living room. I'll  be sharing those with you later this week. 

Other than being super busy, I had a great weekend. I woke up feeling refreshed and renewed. I am excited that it's a new day and a new week. A fresh start. It's never too late to follow your dreams and today seems like a great day to start! I'm excited to conquer this week with new goals ahead of me!! 
Here are a few Monday Happies for you!!





Have a wonderful day, y'all!

P.S. Go follow me on Pinterest to see what I've been pinning!!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Some Random Facts.

Since it has been so long since I started this little blog and I haven't been blogging much at all, I'm going to share some random facts about myself. A lot of things have changed for me in the last few years and I thought this would be a good way for y'all to get to know me a little better...again...

1. I am the most loyal person you will ever meet. I will fight for anyone, anywhere. Until you lie to me or steal from me. Then I'm done.

2. I am super organized and super scattered all at the same time. There is a method to my madness. Somehow things actually get done.

3. I am a totally different person than I was even a year ago. I am looking forward to what the rest of my twenties has to offer.

4. One of my biggest peeves is when people do not replace the empty toilet paper roll with a new one. Y'all know what I'm talking about.

5. I have seen Dirty Dancing hundreds of times. It's still my favorite.

6. I have a serious love for pasta. And bread. And chips. And anything else loaded with carbs. Okay, I just love food. All of it.

7. I am so excited about having my Real Estate license and building a business, but I am terrified of failing.

8. I'm obsessed with painting my nails and I refuse to pay 20 dollars for someone else to do it when I do a much better job.

9. I only write with one kind of pen. I have it in every color and I probably have almost a hundred of them hidden in all kinds of places.

10. I don't color my hair and I wear very little makeup. I keep it simple.

11. The way I feel about my body holds me back more than anything else.

12. I'm funny. Like, really funny. Kinda hilarious. I was born this way.

13. I live in the moment. All the time. Even if it means I say or do something hurtful. I always apologize for being hurtful, but never for being real in the moment.

14. I believe in real, true, magical, once in a lifetime kind of love.

15. I'm a lover of naps. Not power naps. Like, long afternoon naps with no alarm.

What are some random facts about yourself that you would like to share??

Happy Saturday, Y'all!

P.S. My Awesome roommate and personal stylist helped me with this! Be looking for a post about her blog that's coming soon! #EBIVY