Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's ok...

Heading back to my favorite linkup of the week
with Amber and Neely


It's Ok...

...to think that these weeks before this new chapter are dragging like Ms. Trunchbulls hammer throw balls after she can't find Matilda.

...that I just referred to one of my favorite childhood movies and that most won't get it

...to like trying new recipes that are healthy and taste good

...to hate living in New England because of the horrible winter weather

...that even though I hate living in CT we will probably never leave or move too far

...that I'm going to be the best damn hairdresser and student Riccis has ever seen

...that I might be just under my goal by Costa Rica but at least I'll be close

...that I haven't had a cup of coffee in almost 2 weeks

...that I want to meet some of you fellow bloggers cause I know we'll get along great

...to hate Valentine's Day even with a husband who I adore 365 days a year!!!

That's all for now folks!
Tomorrows Friday and then the weekend :)

Ta ta for now <3
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

To Cheat or Not to Cheat

And no I'm not talking about on my husband!!
Shame, shame!!

I'm talking about on health and exercise plans.

Over the weekend,
Dan and I, my sister and her boyfriend, and my friend
went to a local casino.
Since starting towards a healthier, happier me,
I have vowed to not drink alcohol
(yes shocking I know)
due to it's high sugars, carbs, and calories.
I just don't need it.
But what's a trip to the casino without the free drinks
the pretty cocktail waitresses bring to you while playing?
I was set in my mind that I wouldn't drink.
However,
once we got to dinner and it was time to order drinks,
I ended up getting a vodka and diet sprite.

Two to be exact and another at the club.
I accounted for every calorie in my program,
and kept it under control.
But that's as far as I'll go with cheating.
And how often do I go to the casino??
Once in a six month period if that!

I was recently talking to my bestie Karla about getting together.
She had mentioned that we should try to get together on a cheat day
to enjoy the bar food and drinks.

My family officially set the date for our Costa Rican vacation
June 2nd-9th and I want to reach my goal by then.
I informed her that no matter what I won't cheat,
I'll still account for every calorie I consume.
She was proud to hear that!

Now that I have not only our anniversary to look forward to,
but our vacation,
I am determined to be back to looking like this by then:
Me (left) and my sissy almost 4 years ago!

I've done it once, 
and I can definitely do it again and STAY THERE!!

So now it's your turn:
Tell me how you feel about cheat days!
Whether it's with a diet, exercise plan, etc.

Ta ta for now <3



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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pump it Tuesday- A fabulous recipe

So who's ready for another round of healthy?
ME ME ME ME!!!
Oh you too?? Great!!


Today I have a great, quick, healthy, amazing recipe for you.
Dan and I tried it last night on a whim.
I loved it!! 
Dan liked the first few sips and then wasn't too fond of it.
He doesn't like greek yogurt,
and that's in it. 
Anyway,
you can have it for breakfast cause it fills you right up,
lunch, dinner, or an after dinner snack :)

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Smoothie
makes three cups

2 containers plain Greek yogurt- we used Dannons Oikos
2 bananas, peeled
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup frozen strawberries- we used organic just cause they were on sale


Ready for these instructions:
Put it all in the blender and blend until smooth.
Done! That's it!!
Pour evenly in three cups to get accurate measurements.
For one glass (which is basically a meal),
it is 215 calories.




Now it's your turn!!!
Linkup your healthiness below :)
Anything you want to talk about,
doesn't have to be a recipe!!
Have a great Tuesday <3

Ta ta for now <3


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Monday, January 28, 2013

My Freakin Awesome InstagrAmazing Weekend

Welcome back to the best part of Monday:
mine and Karla's instagramazing weekend linkup.

If you'd like to link-up, please be sure to:

1. Follow the host- Karla @ Forever Newly Wedded and the co-host- Nicole @ Grub n Marriage.
2. Put the link up button somewhere in your post or on your blog so that it links back to both of us... and don't forget to add your link when you're done :)

3. Make sure to go and visit other blogs from the link up.

4. Have Fun!! This is about showcasing your weekend, good, bad, or ugly! 

This weekend was a great way to end my week long vacation.
The only downside is that I have to go back to work.
And even though in two weeks I am leaving,
it's still super hard to come back after having such a relaxing break.

This weekend was Susie filled. She's just so cuddly.
If you follow me on instagram you also saw that I dognapped my baby for a day.
She doesn't like the car,
but we did get to cuddle at home :)
Friday also consisted of me officially signing and enrolling at Riccis.
It's really really happening and I couldn't be anymore excited.
I can't wait for that dress for Costa Rica aanndd school!! 
It's so beautiful!

1.) I love when my sissy does my makeup. She's ssoo great at it! She's teaching me slowly but surely.
2.) My sissy and I at Mohegan Sun (a casino and CT)
3.) Irish car bombs- I didn't take one cause they are too many calories
4.) My baby and I

1.) In Sephora we came across these lovely blushes. Hhmm I'll take a super orgasm please.
2. & 3.) My sister, Meg, and I 
4.) She finally got to live out her dream of dancing 'on stage' in a club




DON'T FORGET TO LINKUP WITH ME TOMORROW FOR

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's Sunday Social Time

Today I'm linking up with
Ashley and Neely
for Sunday Social so I can recover
from a night at the casino ;)


1. What is your ideal way to relax?
\\\ My ideal way to relax is not girly whatsoever or involve alcohol... I know shocking! I actually like to play COD (nerd status) with my husband. It's a great way to relieve stress, anger, and frustration for me.

2. Where is your favorite place to be?
\\\ That would be in our bed, alone or cuddling (preferrably cuddling). It's just so warm and comfy and never wants me to get up.

3. Who do you consider your biggest role model?
\\\ This is easy: my parents, both of them and for a vast majority of reasons. 

4. What does your life look like in 3 years?
\\\ Finally having a solid clientele base, maybe moving into our first house, planning my sisters wedding, maybe a puppy ;)

5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?
\\\ I would not go to college and instead go straight to cosmetology school (read more about that here)

6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?
\\\ Finding my prince charming and starting our own family together (hello corny)

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Newlywed Game... a linkup!

Today I'm linking up with my sister from another mister
Karla from Forever Newly Wedded for her first ever
Newlywed Game Linkup!


Sir Dan and I love the newlywed game,
and hope to one day get on the actual show.
As soon as Karla announced this awesome linkup,
Dan and I were super excited about it.

This weeks questions are:

1.  What is the worst thing that happened on your wedding day, if anything?
My Answer: It went by too fast and the beginning was rushed
Sir Dans Answer: The evil bitch in blue rushing her out of the suit or boy hair! LOL :)

2.  Who is the better driver?
My Answer: Sir Dan
Sir Dans Answer: Nicole

3.  If someone had to play your spouse in a movie, who would it be?
My Answer: Dans character- Mark Harmon. My character- Abby from NCIS
Sir Dans Answer: His character- Patrick Dempsey. Nicoles- Abby from NCIS

4.  What your spouse's favorite comfort food?
My Answer: Mine- Ice cream. Dans- Mac and Cheese
Sir Dans Answer: Nicoles- Omas meat. Dans- Meatloaf

5.  Which one of you hogs all the covers in bed?
My Answer: Nicole
Sir Dans Answer: Nicole

6.  The saying “opposites attract must be true because 
my spouse and I couldn’t be any more different when it comes to _________?
My Answer: Dancing
Sir Dans Answer: Showering (Nicole has to shower every day, Dan doesn't)

7.  If your spouse won $5000, what would they spend it on?
My Answer: For both of us- debt/bills
Sir Dans Answer: Bills/debt

8.  If your spouse could be married to any famous person, which would it be and why?
My Answer: For Dan- Abby from NCIS cause he thinks shes super smart and hot. For Nicole- Ryan Reynolds... need there be an explanation
Sir Dans Answer: For Dan- Mark Harmon cause he's Gibbs duh! For Dan- Abby cause she's hhoooottt!!!

9.  Who controls the remote??
My Answer: Nicole
Sir Dans Answer: No one.


10.  If your spouse was a superhero, what would their "super power" be?
My Answer: Dans- to magically take my clothes off and get me in bed whenever he wants. Mine- to fly
Sir Dans Answer: Nicole- to fly. Dan- super strength

Thanks Karla for giving Dan and I some added fun to our dinner! 

Ta ta for now <3

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Friday, January 25, 2013

A Blog Takeover... Meet:

Today my blog is being taken over by three fabulous ladies.
Without further adieu:

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Meet Cayla:



I'm Cayla, from over at Livin' on Love. My blog started as a way to document the wonderful wedding process, and has slowly turned into a modge-podge of any & everything. From my love of trashy TV, to celebrities, pinterest, and random ramblings, I cover all sorts of topics in this newlywed life. I have a kitten fur-child who tends to be priority number one on the blog, and am currently living the stay at home wife life. I prefer that status over unemployed while I figure out what the heck I want to do in this crazy world. I love trashy housewives, bug sunglasses, being blonde, & college football. So! Grab some chips & salsa and an ice cold margarita and stay awhile :) 

Some get to know me Q&A:


Currently in my purse... wallet, camera, gift card wallet, coupon book, Erin Condren planner, sunglasses, nail file, no crack hand lotion, carmex, blistex, baby soft lips lip balm (I kinda like lip stuff..), and letters I have to take to the post office.

Hot or Cold? Both! I prefer hot weather, but it needs to be an icicle in my bedroom in order for me to sleep. I'm nuts.

Favorite food? I have too many foods that are my favorite, but I would have to say Olive Garden's Fettuccine Alfredo. No chicken!

Perfect date night? While I'd love for hubby to pull a scene straight from a movie one night, my all-time favorite date night is when we head off to Buffalo Wild Wings. Wings, drinks, and my hubby. We always have the most laughs and the most fun when we go and try to go at least once a month. I'm a simple kind of girl. Buy me some good food and you have my heart :)

One law? If I could make one law, it would be that everyone has Mondays off. It would just make life so much easier :)
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Meet Jessica:


I’m Jessica, I’m 26, and my blog is Dream Mo(o)re! The name started out as Dream More (inspiration here) but then I got engaged to an amazing man named Zachary Moore and added the extra “O”. (The parenthesis will go away when we get married.) I’ve been blogging since April 2011. My blog isn’t about any one particular thing. I blog about my life with Zach and our crazy beautiful walk down the aisle, my kitty Shadow, ranting/grateful posts about my job, and anything else on my mind. Follow along as I navigate my way through this amazing life.

Some get to know me Q&A:


What's in your purse/bag? In my purse I have my wallet, a notebook, a book, my keys, mints, lotion, pens, hand sanitizer, Advil, a brush, sunglasses, at Tide pen, my iPod, lip gloss, chapstick, and my car charger.
Hot or cold? I would much rather be hot than cold.
Favorite food? My absolute favorite food is chicken. There’s so much you can do with chicken, whether it be grilled or breaded, I love me some chicken!
Idea of the perfect date night? The perfect date night would be in the Spring/Summer time. Zach and I would go to dinner, then go play some Mini golf or go bowling. Afterwards we would finish up with some frozen yogurt.
If you could write one law, what would it be and why? I don’t know if I would write a whole new law, but I would definitely change the texting and driving law here in Ohio. Right now, if you are over 18 years old, you cannot be pulled over for texting or talking on the phone. I would change it so that no matter what, if you were caught on your phone, it would be reason enough to ticket you. 
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Meet Karla:


My name is Karla, and I blog over at Forever Newly Wedded.  I write about my daily life as a “married newbie”. I talk about my husband, Scott, a lot, as we journey through this marriage.  I also talk about how we try and make every effort to always act like newlyweds.  Hence the name of the blog! I blog everyday, I blog honestly, and I try to be light-hearted and funny as I record the best chapter of my life thus far.

Some get to know me Q&A:

What's in my purse?
Cell, Keys, Wallet, Life Planner, Lip gloss, Fold up hair brush

Hot or cold? 
I hate the cold. Hot, hazy & humid all the way!!

Fav Food?
I'm a seafood gal.  Love a good lobster dinner!

Perfect date night?
Chinese Takeout & Red Box movie

One Law & Why?
Gosh.  This one's a toughy.  As much chaos as this would create, I would get rid of money.  
Money is the root of all evil, and it's also the root of some of my anxiety!
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Now go on over to their little space of the blogosphere and say Ello!
Thanks ladies for stopping by and taking over my blog.
Have a great weekend! 

Don't forget to linkup with Karla and I Monday for 
our Instagramazing Linkup and stop by Tuesday for Pump It Tuesday!

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