OOTD: Crop Tops & High Skirts

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Yesterday I asked Bryson if he would help keep me accountable for working out and eating healthy because I have really not been doing good lately. Like eat a whole box of thin mints bad. I'm not saying that happened but I'm not saying it didn't either. I have asked him quite a bit to help keep me motivated but it always ends with him saying somethings in the lines of, "Babe you look great to me blah blah blah" I still think that he thinks that I look fine but this spring break has been tough for me, I've gotten a cold, food poisoning and yesterday I was peeing blood. So yeah, I'm over spring break. Not to mention I have felt super sluggish and I know that I can at least attribute that to how horrible I've been eating. If I'm going to have a million things go wrong why add to it?

I have to say for myself that even though I have felt like crap this week I have made it to the gym 5 times (so. freaking. sore.) and Bryson, some friends and I went on a 14 mile bike ride which was a total blast. Which is all good and well but I've gained 5 pounds in a super short time and the firefighter banquet is coming up and I'd really like to feel good about myself even though I know I won't look different because it's next week. 

I have really been working on love and self acceptance lately but it's hard to get out and love life if I feel awful. After I explained all this to Bryson we woke up this morning and he decided we are going to go run for 100 minutes. Uh what? Screw off. I get bored after like 10 minutes but we'll see! I'm sure he'll make me end up doing it the whole time so I'll update you all on how it goes. If you don't hear from me, assume I'm dead. 

Foster Brady 8 Month Update

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Age: 8 Months 
Height: 26 inches
Weight: 19 lbs 8 oz
Milestones: Again, so much, I can't believe how quickly he has been growing 
Best Moment: He can say mom...yeah, it's pretty awesome. Lo always said mamamamama but he's so funny he'll chase me through the house yelling MOMMM! MOMMM! and you can tell he is just ticked off. He is not only crawling now but is trying to walk! He'll be standing on something and let go and try to move to the next thing. This results in lots of tumbles and bumps but he's a tough little guy! 
Health: Perfect. He has the normal teething stuff, runny nose, fever but all in all he's been doing great. 
Eating: Uh, he's almost 20 pounds. Obviously eating is going great. We still exclusively breastfeed but if we're sitting down for breaky, lunch or dinner than he will snack on whatever we're eating. The teeth make eating interesting sometimes though ;) momma gets a little tense when it's time to eat. 
Teeth: 3 little teeth poking through, two on the bottom and one on the top
Extra Comments: The thumb sucking was just temporary and the spit up is basically done! Whoohoo! He will still do it every once in awhile but not nearly as much.  

Pretty Things

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I have always loved fresh flowers. I count down the months until I can plant my garden. I love walking through the nurseries and smelling all the fresh soil. Typically I am more a potted plant person. I don't like picking or cutting flowers just to watch them die, but in the winter there are not to many options so I typically leave it bare. Every, single year though when spring has almost sprung I become anxious to plant flowers so I have to fill my house with beautiful different arrays that are super simple because I am no florist. 

I Know Who I Am

Monday, March 24, 2014

What does this picture have to do with this post? Nothing, he just looked adorable after the bike ride.
I thrive on organization but love adventure.

I love doing new things, as long as they're planned out.

I'm excited for the next chapter of my life, but love the way things are now.

As you can see I have a bit of a contrast. There are so many new things I want to do and I feel like I have to do them all now and as a result my blog has been suffering. That just breaks my heart. I started this blog, as most bloggers do, for myself. To not only look back on the memories but how I felt as they were happening. I feel like I am pretty well aware of myself and I know what makes me happy, my personality and how I am and this blog makes me SO happy. There are days I just scroll through my oldest posts and smile the whole time. 

That is what this blog was for. 

Because I know what I need, which is consistency and planning, I have decided to designate 2 hours a day to blogging. 

Does this mean that there will be a new post every day?
No. As most bloggers know, some posts take HOURS to prepare and I feel like that is why I have been so sparatic with my posts lately; I feel like I don't have time to finish a post so I don't even start it. With this I can designate the time but not feel pressured to finish because there will always be tomorrow. 

What will I post about?
Who knows! In case you all haven't noticed there is no rhyme or reason to my posts. I just post what I want or how I am feeling and that's what I'll continue to do. More posts may lean towards lifestyle but that's fine with me! When I'm scrolling through my old posts I tend to skip over everything that isn't that anyways :) 

Thank you all so much for the kind emails that I have been receiving in regards to us starting up The Juice Bus.  You all have been so understanding about my posting lately :) Hopefully there will be a new post up tomorrow! Super excited to have designated time to my blog every day! 

What posts do you like to see from me (or would like to see and haven't?) 

OOTD: Cheetah Church Shoes

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Today we only had a couple minutes to snap a couple quick pics so here is a normal outfit that I would wear to church. This is one of my favorite skirts because it is incredibly comfy, versatile and cute! These shoes are way comfy and I wear them a lot if I think I'm going to be standing awhile. They are also my favorite shoes to wear with jeans they peek out just perfectly. 

Anywhoo, after church we ran home and changed and filled up the bus with bikes and had a fun filled day with one of my sisters and my cousins and afterwards we had corned beef, cabbage and beer bread,  my VERY favorite meal. My grandma only makes it once a year and I wait and wait and wait for it.

Definitely an amazing day but time to get back to reality tomorrow but next week is spring break, whahoo!!!

A Healthier (Vegan) Tian de Courgettes au Riz (Zucchini Tian)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Today as I was about to start making  my normal lunch of sautéed zucchini and squash with roasted brussels sprouts I had a thought that had never crossed my mind before...

What would Julia Child do. 

I have always thought it would be fun to cook my way through her cookbook (like that one movie) but let's be honest it's not the most healthy option out there, even though it may be the tastiest so substituting quite a bit this is more of a zucchini, squash, asparagus, bell pepper tian. Which I love, the more diversity the better :) but if you'd rather not have something just omit it, but trust me it turned out delicious and I wouldn't change a thing. 

I've Never Had a Ton of Friends but I Think I'm Pretty Fun

Thursday, March 13, 2014

So basically I think I'm pretty awesome. Maybe that's conceited (maybe I don't care ;) ) and maybe I should rephrase. I have always had problems keeping friends. I don't mean we have a huge falling out and can't be around each other. We just grow apart or they move away. I noticed this recently when I decided to host a party for my amazing Pilates instructor/ friend, Emily. I had to invite people to come to it and after naming off a couple family members I was all but stuck. You can have a party with your mom, sisters, grandma and cousins, right?

 I'm starting to think it's genetics. 

My mom loves her friends but every time she gets a really close friend they move away and this happens to me quite a bit too. Seriously, this has happened a ridiculous amount of times. You would almost think they were moving away from us...no, that can't be it. 

My dad on the other hand has had the same friends since high school. They don't live near each other but they still manage to get together a couple times a year and that's friends enough for him. 

If, at the end of this post, you think that we would be a good friend match, please leave your resume in the comment section and we shall start our lifelong friendship full of laughter and vino. 

Here are a couple reasons why I think I'm a pretty good friend to have: 

Sweet, Sick Baby

The days (and nights) have been filled with runny noses, coughs, crying and cuddles. 

My poor little guy is teething.

Sorry I'm Not Here....

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hey all! WOW! I have not posted in awhile and that is not like me! but we have been ridiculously busy (seriously, it's insane).

What are we busy with you ask? Well the hubs and I are opening a Juice Bus! 

The Juice Bus actually.

It's like a juice bar but in a VW Bus. Which immediately makes it a bazillion times cooler. We picked up our half working bus and are starting on renovations and getting it all legal and what not. I have been searching for a place to open a juice bar for months and our town is just not made for walking around. It was super unrealistic and then this idea popped in my head and we just ran with it! Not to mention when I have to move for school we can just take our little business with us. 

If you're interested in keeping up with the renovations or just want to know the benefits of juicing feel free to follow our facebook page where we post daily :) 

But anywhoooo thanks for the patience while we get everything up and running, not to mention midterms are going on right now so I'm just frazzled like 110% of the time. 

Look at our cute little bus 

EEEE I'm just so excited! We're hoping to have it operational by this month but things never seem to go as planned but fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly and we get it going! 

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