Saturday, August 17, 2013

Time For Change

Hey there friends,
It has been such a long time since I have last wrote. A lot has changed since then. Many great things have come to pass along with some heartache. The heartache I could have done without, but we all have to take the bad along with the good. 

I really feel that the reason that I have been M.I.A lately is because I have been so unhappy with myself. I let myself go, physically. I was at my heaviest and I wasn't healthy. Now, don't get me wrong, I am all about self love. I believe that one should love themselves no matter what size they are, but that was the problem I didn't love myself. I was always tired, irritable, and just over all depressed. I mean, sure I had my pretty days, but I also had many ugly days and I just didn't feel like myself. I'm normally the happy go-luck type, but I hadn't seen that girl in a long time.

Also, I don't want to end up with Type 1 diabetes like my twinnie or Type 2 like my father. I have seen their struggles and I have been lucky so far. I am so thankful that I haven't had any issues with my blood sugar.

So, I decided that it was time for a change. It was time for me to get healthy and fit. I still want to keep my curvy hips, but I want to be healthy. I want to fall in love with myself again. And as of August 1st I have started my journey to get healthy. 

I have started exercising daily (I do about 45 minutes to an hour of Zumba daily) and I have been counting calories. It has been a struggle, but so far so good. I have lost 5lbs and I cannot wait to lose more. 

I really never catagorized my blog and I don't intend to now, but there will be a lot more getting fit updates, recipes, and exercise routines. Also, if any of you have any awesome recipes, exercise routines or anything, please feel free to share. I love to hear from you!

I hope you all have a fantastic day!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mani Monday

Good Morning lovelies!
I hope this Monday morning finds you all healthy and happy. I tried to hide under my covers from it, but didn't succeed. haha. So on with my day...
Today is Mani Monday! Woot. I've so missed mani monday! I love looking at all the beautiful manicures that people link up! It's so much fun! However, lately I haven't done a manicure because I am trying to get my nails healthy again. Does anyone else suffer from weak nails that peel? Its so annoying. Nothing makes me madder than having a fresh manicure and it getting messed up by my nails peeling or breaking. If anyone has a miracle cure for week peeling nails please share because I hate when my nails are naked! So my manicures are on a hiatus right now to hopefully heal them up a bit, but I want to share you a few of my favorite manis that I have done in the past. 

I am a huge fan of leopard print!
And to combine it with a bright bold color looks so chic!

White to black gradient with leopard.

Never can go wrong with gold polka dots and an accent nail.

Stripes and polka dots! Always a fave!

What's on your nails today?

Go check out Glitter and Gloss to see all the gorgeous and creative manis that are being linked up! 


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Long time no blog

Boy, has it been forever since I was last on here. I can't believe I let so much time pass before I stepped back into the bloggy world. I definitely missed it and all of you! The last time that I wrote i talked about changes. There have been so many more changes since that last post that I have to share so I can start anew! 

We finally got our own place and I absolutely love it! Its not huge and fancy, but small and clean. A perfect size for the four of us and it is right across the street from my sister-in-law! We also got new furniture, which I am ecstatic about because I have never had new furniture! Its an awesome feeling to have something new and your own!

When the new year hit I decided that I needed a fresh start so I gave myself a little make over and let me tell you it was not an easy task. I make such a huge mess when I do my own hair, but it was so worth it because I absolutely love my purple locks! It definitely turned out fantastic and i might just keep it purple until the day I die! That's right, I might be that crazy grandma with a purple hair do! haha.

Also, another big change is that Emery is now ONE! Ahhh! I cannot believe that my little man is one. And did I mention that he is walking already?! Such an impatient little booger. Its so fun to see him chase his sister around. haha. Its such a bittersweet moment when your babies hit those milestones. It still feels like yesterday when I was brought Evangelina home from the hospital and that was almost 5 years ago. 

Speaking of Evangelina, boy-oh-boy, is she a little drama queen diva. I can't get over it! There are times that we just butt heads like no other, but then there are times that she just cuddles up really close and says, "Momma, I love you." Aww. haha. Oh and let me tell you, this girl loves her music. She has-as she says it, "my boy bands and my justin bieber."  And whenever she hears one of their songs on the radio she has to have it turned up so she can dance around to it. And boy she can move. Just last night she was working up a sweat with all her dancing. haha It is so much fun to watch her dance and when Emery starts in, there's no holding back the laughter! Its such a good time.

What changes have taken place with you while I've been gone?


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Helloooooo, I'm back!

Hello friends and new followers! Oh my goodness, I had completely forgotten about signing up to be a co-host on the GFC blog hop and it went on without me knowing until I checked my e-mail and found so many heartwarming comments from some fabulous new friends. 

If you are new to the blog, welcome!!! I am so happy to have you and I can't wait to get to know each and everyone of you! :D

Lately, I have been pretty absent in the blog world and boy have I missed it. There has been so many changes. One huge change is that I am finally in Utah. St. George, Utah-to be exact. The kiddos and I have been here for about 2 months now and we are still boarding with my fantastic sister-in-law. Its been a chaotic, but fun adventure. There have been plenty of things to get used to. Especially, since there are 6 of us to one bath room. Eight, if you include the guys when there are home from work. And one thing about this family of boys is that they enjoy sitting on the porcelain throne. It must run in the family. haha. 

Another change is that my little dude- Emery is now 7 months (almost 8) and mobile! My little monster has mastered the military crawl and is all over the place. Oh and he is so curious. He loves finding new places. Speaking of finding new things, he's found his "friend." Actually, I'm not sure what to name it. Should I be anatomically correct and call it (dare I say it) his penis or should I call it his wee-wee, whoo-ha, little buddy, catapillar, or no-no? I mean, I'm not afraid of calling it what it is, but I don't want it to be his first word. No scratch that, "dadda" is his first word. 

Emery at bath time. 
Boys start so early.
Btw, this is going to be great blackmail one day!

I have barely scratched the surface of all the new changes, but I am so excited to get back into blogging. I am so excited to meet all the new faces that have stopped by!

I hope that you all have a fantastic day!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Biebs, Call Me Maybe, And Apologies

So as I am sitting here writing to all you beauties, the daughter and I am jamming out to Justin Bieber and I am contemplating on downloading his music for the trip out to Utah next week. 

Firstly, I have to show you this video that I have been so lucky to have been shown. I don't know if you have seen it, if you have awesome! If not- you HAVE to watch! Its hilarious and watch the reactions they are the best. I was laughing so hard by the end that I was crying.

The guy is a bit disturbing, but the reactions are hilarious!

Secondly, I have to apologize to all you lovelies. I am so very sorry for being M.I.A. lately. It's been a whirlwind around here. I've been so busy trying to get the house packed. Filtering through all our belongings and trying to decide what I just can't live without and what I can- it's been so difficult. You never really realize how much crap you collect until you have to go through it all. Its been even more difficult because I am doing it alone. The kids don't understand that mommy needs time to get this stuff done. So its not like I can work through the day on cleaning and packing- the breaks with the kiddos are welcomed but at the same time a pain because I lose my pace and then before I know it its bed time. 

I am extremely sorry to all of those who signed up for the Christmas In July swap. When I announced the swap, I never dreamed that we would be moving to Utah. I am so sorry for dropping the ball. I am such a horrible bloggy host. I didn't intend to leave you all hanging. I had full intentions of making this a huge festivity, but then life caught up with me. I hope you all can forgive me and I will be brainstorming on how I can make it up to you all.

Thank you so much for being so wonderful! And I hope that I can get back to blogging more often. I have to catch up with all of you.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Flashback Friday-Happy 5 Months

Emery 5 days old
March 15, 2012

My little man is officially 5 months old. I cannot believe it. I feel like this time is flying by so fast. Evangelina didn't grow this fast, did she? I feel like he changes every moment. Its insane. 5 months of pregnancy is definitely much longer than 5 months of his life. I truly believe that this little man can't wait to grow! Impatient little boy! He was impatient from the get go, but he truly is amazing. Yes, I am biased, but if you meet him you would think so to. He always has a smile on his face from first thing in the morning until bed time. He sleeps through the night (since his 2nd month.) He is cuddly and sweet. He makes some of the most awesome faces! And he is so laid back.

Happy 5 Months, Emery!
I love you!