Friday, July 26, 2013

Cara Box Reveal

This month I linked up with Avery (I sent her box) & Elizabeth (sent my box to me), and I could NOT wait to open it. I loved getting to meet both of these girls. I agree with Avery that if we werent so far apart we would be the kind of friends to hang out (;. I love this exchange, and challenge you to participate visit Kaitlyn's blog. 

So in my box was

1. This amazing cup that I used 3x before this picture I LOVE it
2. red striped bowl that you can really use anywhere cuuuteee
3. Cupcake liners which I used tonight (;
4. Lifesavers- we ate half of them before this picture haha
5. Picture frame with this verse. (we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure) Hebrewa 6:19
6. Donuts yumm with an anchor tag
7. Stamp
8. Anchor cookie cutter love this
9. Chips Ahoy cookies amazing 
10. memo book with pen

I seriously loved my box this month and can't wait to participate again (; Join us next month!!!

Confessional Friday: Q&A

This week I am linking up with Leslie for Confessional Friday (; Question and Answer Series 

1. My worst fashion offense of all time has to be socks with flip flops haha I have only done this in my yard/garage but lets just say I may have made it to the mailbox a time or two. Putting shoes on for such a quick trip is a waste.

2. The most embarrassing song on my iPod is probably ____Nsync bye bye bye________.

3. The last white lie I told was I went to visit a friend and her precious new baby and told D "I wouldn't stay long" hahahaha.

4. The celebrity I most wish would disappear is ____amanda bynes_________.

5. Sometimes I wish _____I could stay at home and lay on the couch ALL day. I know this wouldn't last long because I am such a busy person but it sounds nice. 

6. My childhood crush was _____nick lachey more like high school/jr high crush (;

7. I've never turned down ____chocolate cake, no never! 

8. __D's driving makes me a nervous wreck. I feel like he waits till the last minute to press the brakes.

9. I'd rather watch paint dry than __watch football__.I am just not a fan never have been. 

10. Much like a train wreck, I can't turn away from watching ____Pretty wicked moms. At first I disliked this show now I love it (: 

Have a great weekend (; 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#NOtivation Inspiration

This week I am linking up with MalHallie and Nikki for a #NOtivation inspiration post.
I was so excited when Mallory announced on her blog this link up. Let's be honest staying motivated is crazy hard, we all have excuses and they work a lot of the time. This week's topic was inspiration. 

The 4 things that have kept me inspired to keep working to my goals are....
  • Husband-  When we first met I had been running(training) for about 6 months and had lost about 20pds. I felt so good about my body and had a good attitude. After awhile of excuse after excust that 20 pounds was BACK insane. All that hard work gone. D has never been much of an excerise program so I just do my own thing really, a couple weeks back he got up at 6 (unheard of) and went for a run. Seeing him out there doing something bc I inspired him made me feel so good. Now he is my motivator when he goes to work out I know that I should be as well. 

  • Compliments- I love compliments I know it takes awhile for others to notice your body changing but it feels amazing when they do.            

  • Pictures- I love pictures, unfortunately I don't take enough tho. Looking at before and after pictures reminds me why I wake up at 530-630 in the mornings. 
(This was after the color run)                  
  • Clothes-ahhhhhh I love clothes. I also love when the clothes don't fit because that means that what I am doing is working (; Workout clothes are my favorite something about wearing new clothes makes my workouts seem less blahh....

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pinterest (;

I love pinterest. I can honestly be on pinterest for hours and not even notice. D and I bought our first home in December, we agreed no major projects until we were both out of school so we have little by little just been making it our home and our taste. So here is where pinterest comes in. There are so many ideas on there to do with your home and your furniture. When we moved in a elderly lady had lived here since it was built in 1999 and so it was in great shape, people that came over to visit actually thought it was only a few years old (; 
So we started with the door furnishings, at the time they were brass & I followed a couple blogs and found a great tutorial on using Rusteloum to spray the door hardware a bronze color. Tadaaaa. It worked and looks great here is a picture. 

This is not the actual before picture ); we forgot to take one but similiar. 

And this is what we used...

and this is the after (; 

It was so easy. I really wish I could find the blog that gave me this awesome idea. 
Basically all you do is take off all the hardware like everything. We used a card board box and stuck everything thru it like to hold it up and then used the Rust-Oleum to spray follow the instructions on the can. Then put everything back on. (: It was so easy and saved us about $500 to replace with what we orginally wanted. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

4th of July (:

I absolutely love holiday weekends and this one was extra special because of its importance (: here are a few photos from the weekend. 

           Our local firework show

            He wasn't to sure about this..

         This is my nephew Layton and his cousin Colton

       After a long day of playing

 She loved the fireworks show ((: 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Insanity Results/ Color Run

Color Run (;

This past weekend I did the Color Run in Temple with some friends (: 
The sweetest hubby I know showed up it give all his support, I must say I was truly excited to see him after the race. Several years ago I ran the Lions Park run and this is also where the color run took place, so I assumed it was the same course, WRONG. Thinking it was the same course I kept telling my friend that the course wasn't that bad and we were training the right way. As we showed up to the race there wasn't a trillion people there which was nice, but there was several hundred. The race started a little bit late and so we were all sweating before hand. I soon learned that it was most definitely not the same course, the race started on a slow incline for the first 1/4 of a mile and then up a huge hill and then steady incline again for about another 1/4 then flat land and then up and down hills. This course was not designed for beginner runners at all, it was so hot outside and with the design of the course it just discouraged a lot of people. I'll refer to my friend as Mac. Mac's mom came with us along with a couple other friends and this was her first 5k, she hasn't been training hard core mostly just walking the courses bc she broke her back several years ago. Mac and I have been training so we were ahead of the rest of the group by a good distance after we finished we walked back up the side of the race to encourage the rest of the group to finish hard. After the race I told all the girls that this was definitely not a beginner course and not to get discouraged. Mac's mom ended up having to sit down for about 30 minutes because her back her so much. They did have free son-cones at the end so we picked up one and enjoyed it to cool down. This race was fun and definitely an experience.

Insanity Results (:
A few post back I mentioned that I had started working out with Shaun T. The challenge group I joined ended yesterday and I was happy with the results, overall I lost 12 inches and 4 pounds. I will admit that last week I struggled hard core. My job is pretty stressful and we have had 4 shifts in a row that have been very busy and so my eating was not the greatest. I have decided that I am going to start taking a lunch box cooler thing to work every shift and just leave it in the ambulance so when we do get busy I will have snacks to eat instead of stopping and grabbing fast food or convenient store food.

Chancy (: