Wednesday, February 29, 2012



I'm all kinds of happy today!

*I am loving that I am finally starting to notice a lot of good changes in week 6 of my training! Such a great feeling!*

*I am loving my happy jar!*

*Loving my new glasses from BonLook , new necklace and new bracelets from JewelMint that support I Am That Girl*

*Loving this Keith Urban song for Act of Valor (which is a great movie)*

*And last but not least... I am loving my soldier boy...whom I get to see in 52 days! This is the dress I am wearing to his military ball! SO excited. This is all hitting me now! Eeek!! He is so good to me.*

{definitely needs to be altered...but stunning, no?!}

What are YOU loving today?!?!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012



I am ready for you.

I am ready for the sun to kiss me sweetly.

I am ready for weekends on the boat being a river rat.

I am ready to be seaside.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I've Got This Friend

Happy Sunday sweet friends.
It's a very gloomy, chilly, rainy Sunday here in FL.
But super excited for a lil blate {blog date}.

Wanted to share this cover my sweet friend Jennifer did of my favorite Civil Wars song.
Check it out!

Also, I highly recommend seeing Act of Valor! GREAT movie.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Life Lately

My life lately??

Gym at 5/5:30AM
Prepare lunch for tomorrow
Walk Jax...if I can muster up the energy

How old am I, again?? 

My weight training program is kicking my rear, again. It's phase two (of three) and it includes a lot more weight training exercises/reps and thankfully we are allowed to do cardio in this phase. Something I have kind of missed. 

I am also loving cooking {thank you pinterest!} and planning my meals, despite the extra time/effort I have to make to do it. Feeling good. I've been taking pictures to track the progress so I think by the end of this phase there should be a major difference in muscle tone. I haven't weighed myself in awhile, so I am not sure if I have actually lost or gained weight, but losing weight is not my goal here, which is so different for me. Very excited to see the results!

{if you are curious, I am doing Jamie Eason's Live Fit Trainer on}

Pinterest Recipes I've Made Lately:

Heather and I got seriously photo-bombed:

Just finished a really good book, for those interested! 

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

The sequel, Panedmonium, comes out next week! 

What have you been up to lately??

Friday, February 17, 2012

Link Love

some links around the web that i am loving....

-loving these three new songs from PJA, and their free! i follow rivers is my favorite! get to see them in concert this weekend. woop woop! 

-there needs to be more amazing teachers like this girl. and parents need to raise their kids to respect adults. it's really sad. 

-slightly obsessed with this boutique

-this love letter

-a quick, easy and delicious recipe for tilapia

-adoring this cross necklace

have a great weekend loves!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is all you need!


Take the time to tell someone you love them today.

Especially to your single friends.

I got quite the surprise last night after work. 

Walking up to my door, paying attention to the cute lil boy in the window waiting for his momma...

I see this large box on the door step....

I wish someone would have been video recording me to see the ridiculous smile on my face. 

I rushed inside, cut open the box to a sweet love note and beautiful flowers.

This man is a keeper and I am a very lucky girl.

He may be a million miles away but he is the best valentine ever.

Can't wait til we get to see each other!! 



Later last night, I took bubby to Petsmart to get him a Valentine's toy.

The excitement he gets with a new toy makes my heart smile. 

{showing off his new toy}

Oh the little joys in life. That's truly what it is all about. 

Enjoying the memories, the special moments together. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Swap Goodies!

I participated in this swap! It was fun. I got paired up with Abbey. She's a sweetheart. 

My goodies:

She even gave Jax baby some love too! I've listened to my CD over and over again. Made me feel like I was in high school again, hehe. Love! 

Thanks again, Abbey!

And thanks to Meg, Celia, and Tara for hosting the swap!

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Kinda Date

My kind of perfect date would go a lil something like this....

Man picks me up. 

As in, comes to my door, greets my parents, opens the car door.

Roses and chocolate await me inside the car (preferably a truck).

We have a romantic dinner at Texas de Brazil 
(meat lovers paradise)

The night would end......

with a surprise trip to................................


Yeahhhhhh, i'm serious. 

Dare you to call my bluff.

One of these'll happen.


For my Valentine's Day, I am treating myself to a massage this weekend.

And I bought myself this adorable necklace. It's my go to gift for girlfriends' birthdays. Love it.

I have also spent all week convincing my male coworkers to bring me Godiva chocolates and flowers.

We'll see come Tuesday.

Have a good one, y'all!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Loving this song. Makes me wish I was a Georgia Peach...

Loving this lil boy, even when he wakes me up at 4 in the morning...

Loving {as of right now} a 5:30AM date with the gym. I can actually get to the weights/machines instead of fighting the boys for them! 

Loving these pictures I captured this week...

Loving the concerts I went to last weekend! The Civil Wars and Miranda Lambert.

 {Before the Miranda Lambert concert}

 {Sold Out-The Civil Wars show!}

What are you loving today?!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Linking up with The Paper Mama for her Self Photo Challenge!

{trying on my maid of honor dress!}

Obsessing over... Hummus; how amazing the concerts I went to this weekend were!

Working on... my workout/food schedule for the week; wedding planning stuff for the sister.

Thinking about... chocolate, the week ahead of me and why on earth are fish oil pills ginormous?!

Anticipating... April. Hawaii. Soldier Boy. Enough said.

Listening to... Hunter Hayes-Storm Warning; Colbie Caillat-Brighter Than the Sun

Eating... healthy and loving it. Today's lunch/snacks: veggie burger with hummus and spinach; baby applesauce (what?! it has no corn syrup!); rice cakes.

Wishing... I could find a part time job. The economy and living in Orlando aren't helping matters.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday's Letters

Dear Jesus, I love the things you are showing me in my life and through my study through Paul's letter to Ephesus. Dear Jax, I love your puppy kisses and your quirkiness. Dear April, please get here already. Dear Soldier Boy, you make my heart go pitter patter, especially when you tell me how beautiful I look right after a date with the gym and for laughing at my deliriousness. I hope you feel better. Dear World, why can't we just all get along? Dear Olivia Palermo, you are my style icon and I wouldn't mind if my hair looked like yours. Dear Green Monsters, you are the shiz. Dear Civil Wars, I can't wait to get lost in your melodies tonight.


Have a lovely weekend friends.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FEB Challenge


Happy February!
The month of LOVE.

I've decided to take part in the February Photo Challenge via Twitter
 Soldier Boy will be joining in on this too! 

It's fun to look back on the month in pictures.

Shout outs to: finally getting a good night of sleep and feeling rested; to a good month!; to cheat day {drpepper}; to my love; to taking on another challenge to spend zero money on clothing this month; to happiness.