Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving.

I always say the same thing every year. "This year I am so much more thankful than last year."

I learn so much from year to year, that I can't help but feel more thankful. I learned what it feels like to truly get your heartbroken, but I also learned what it's like when you feel those butterflies with someone new. I learned what it means to truly love someone. I learned who my real friends area and I am surrounded by those who constantly push me to grow, encourage me and challenge me to reach beyond what I thought I could do. I have the most amazing parents in the world. The older I get, the more I realize just how wonderful they are and just how hard it was for them to raise 3 wild kids... Me probably being the worst. But they did it, and they still love us and support us no matter what. They always have my back and they always tell me like it is. I need them. I have fallen in love with a new career and I learn something new everyday. I am so thankful for the people that have put in my path to teach me and guide me. 



I am thankful that I have my health. I am thankful that I am happy, growing, learning and changing. 
I don't know that I have every been more thankful. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given and the life I get to live. I don't know if it gets any better than this.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, I hope you are all doing wonderfully and I can't wait to catch up with you all very soon!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Getting It Together.

This sweet little blog of mine has been so neglected. I can't seem to figure out how so many of you manage your blogs, your relationships, your careers and parenting. It seems impossible. I have really struggled to find a happy medium while juggling everything. Thus, the reason for my absence. I am getting it together. Slowly but surely. 

I turned 27 in September and I have spent a lot of time reflecting on how much I have changed and all the things that I have learned in my 20's. It has been one hell of a ride so far. I have been up and down. Had my heart broken, broken a heart or two, made some life long friends, rid my life of toxic people and things and changed more than I could ever put into words. But what I have learned the last few weeks is that I am always growing. Constantly learning and changing. I'm not even the same person I was 6 months ago. And I think that's how it's supposed to be. If you aren't growing, what are you doing? How can you be a better version of yourself if nothing ever changes? 



I think we spend our whole lives getting it together without really ever having it together. And I am okay with that. I refuse to become complacent or settle for what I have in this moment. I have so much to offer this world and if I don't continue to grow, change and push myself, how will the world ever see that? I'm going to be honest and tell you that I have had some really bad days. But I have also had some really great days. I wouldn't change any of it. I am so thankful for the people who were placed in my life, even if only for a season. People can show you things about yourself that you can't see. I am thankful for those who have called me out, stood up to me, told me when I was wrong and held me when I cried. It's so important to have people who are so raw and real with you. The people in your lives can encourage change faster than anything else. I am focusing on being intentional. With my time, in my relationships, with work and even on this little blog. 

So here I am, spending my days getting it together. And I couldn't be happier. I'll talk to you soon, bloggy friends. 

Happy Tuesday!

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?