Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Clean Eats

Would you be surprised to hear that there really aren’t any fitness goals you can achieve without it?
"The above question may seem extreme, but the simple truth is, you just cannot get healthy without eating healthy. You can exercise from the time the rooster crows until the cows come home, but if you make a run through your local drive-through afterwards, you just are not going to get anywhere fast.
Food is the big ticket to good health. If you eat garbage, your body will show it. If you eat whole, healthy and fresh foods, your body, skin and soul will glow with health that gives you endless energy." -Tiffany @ The Gracious Pantry

It's a lifestyle change. Y'all may have to clean out your pantry of bad foods, it takes strong will, etc, but if I can do it, you can too. Y'all, I am lazy when it comes to making dinner. It's.... not my thing. But, I have found some great websites with easy and delicious recipes! I have ended up loving putting together some meals!

Favorite Foodie Sites:

Favorite Recipes:
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

{my notes: quinoa, black beans, broccoli, zucchini are your friends. I stock up on these. Drink your body weight in water. Cut back on soda!}

This post is to encourage all of you to eat healthy!!! 
We aren't getting younger my dear friends.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Miscellany Monday

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{one} I am miserable today. Every single muscle in my body is aching. A part from my clean eating diet... I started Jamie Eason's 12 week Live Fit program. (aka-weight training) Last year I solely focused on cardio/running so my muscles are very weak. I did forget how much I love weight training! 

{two} Because of #one, my entire weekend was spent being lazy. Sometimes, you just need those.

{i know you're jealous of my tv and bunny ears}

{three} I got to catch up and have lunch with my Big. Love that girl so much. 

{circa 2008}

{four} I signed up for Heather and Katie's book swap and got some great books for my kindle- The Help, Reshaping it All, and Between The Lines. Thanks Kodie! Can't wait to read them!

{five} Confession: I am in love with Green Monsters. {thanks chels} 

{six} I am ready for this week to be over, already. I get to see The Civil Wars on Friday and Miranda Lambert on Saturday, then Super Bowl Sunday! Busy, but fun weekend!!

Have a great Monday, friends!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Product of the Week- ELF

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Nothing new though.

Saw this as I was perusing the cosmetics section and figured I would give it a try, I mean shoot...It was only $1, worth a try, right?? My wallet doesn't allow cosmetic shopping at Clinique, Ulta, or Sephora anymore. Yes, I am still mourning this.

By then end of my 8hr workday my eyeshadow/eyeliner has been eaten by my eye. Seriously... it's nowhere to be seen. I know I am not the only one with this problem. When I use to work for Clinique I LOVED using their eyelid primer. I also loved being able to put on my my face with all the glorious products at my fingertips. I digress. Anyway, to my surprise, this primer actually works!!! 


What are your favorite ELF products??

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happiness is...

I saw a couple other bloggers doing this, and because I am currently in a very happy mood I wanted to document it.

Happiness Is...

-finally adoring my room after purging/rearranging/a stop at Ikea

-feeling God's presence last night while in His word

-cracking open a Dr. Pepper

-puppy kisses

-spending my lunch break at Target

-cocoa pebbles

-no more credit card debt (a big blessing)

-being attacked greeted by Jax as I walk in the door from work

-high fives over the Internet

What's made you happy lately??

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Puppy Love

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." 

~ Anatole France

My sweet Bubby...

*new duvet cover from Ikea!*

Don't let these pictures fool you. 

He is a monster. 

I just love snapping pictures of him sleeping or hanging out with me. 


Monday, January 23, 2012

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @
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a. This lil blog is officially 2 years old! (Jan. 21)
Time flies I tell ya. 

b. Getting old is no fun. Currently trying to get an appt to see an orthopedic. My shins haven't been nice to me lately, which has put me out of running for the past couple of weeks. I refuse to go to the doctors office unless I HAVE to. I am sucking it up because I want to run again! I oddly miss it. 

c. Went to see Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan in concert last night. This is the second time I have seen Jason Aldean, third time I have seen Luke Bryan (my favorite!!) He puts on a fun show. 

{she get it from her momma}

lauren and i}

d. I love this boy. I've been in the process of cleaning and getting rid of A LOT of junk/clothes that I have collected over the years and reorganizing my room. I think I am finally happy with the outcome. Anyway, while cleaning I ended up finding my baby blanket, which he is cuddling with.....AND my Tiffany heart necklace... which I thought one of my roommates stole. I was a happy girl to find that beauty.

e. Why are reading glasses so dang expensive?? I wish I had better eye insurance. 


Hope Monday treats you well!

Friday, January 20, 2012