Busy Friday

Busy mama!
and this my friends has been my life this week.. 

With E-man in school, working and trying to juggle home work/ school work/ other things life is getting crazy. On top of all that I have been sick for about a week now and all I can think about it Pumpkin Spice Lattes & Sleep!!! 

So I am taking this LONG weekend to catch up on work and sleep and hopefully can figure out a better schedule next week. 

Happy Friday

Enjoy your nice long weekend!! 


Reaching out to you


Here I am again..Lost in the transition of wanting to work out and not feeling like I have the time to do so. I so badly want to lose this weight. I lost 10 lbs no problem and was on a mission to continue losing weight well than life happened. I stopped working out, I stopped caring what I ate, I went back to my old ways and while yes I have NOT gained any weight back yet, I am still very unhappy with where I am at.

How you do ladies do it? What keeps you going? I was so motivated for about a month or so. I did everything I could think of than BAM- slap in the face I stopped caring. I have seen my hard work disappear. I want that motivation back. I want to lose this weight to prove to myself that I can do anything I put my mind too. I want to stop craving dr. pepper and I want to stop eating whatever is laying around. 

This is me reaching out to ALL of you. Tell me what has worked for you? What hasn't worked for you? What do you tell yourself to keep motivated? What do you to keep pushing forward? 

While school this semester is going to be VERY busy as I am student teaching at a preschool, plus working 3+ days at E mans old preschool,plus continue doing my day job and having a family. I know I need to schedule in this time but I always feel so guilty. I always rather sleep in, see friends, watch that movie, do extra work, and so forth. 
 As you can tell, I do NOT handle stress very well. 
That is the end of my rant today

Hope you all have a beautiful Wednesday and make the most of it! 


I am hoping to remember this as so many times I fill my plate way more than I can handle 


Weekend Crazy

Wow, What a Weekend!! 

The first thing first... BIG NEWS

Alex & I are official home owners.. we FINALLY closed on my childhood house. 

Back to my weekend fun

I spent the day working my behind off because I know this week is going to be crazy & it will be tough to close the month out with everything else happening. 

I walked the E man to school both days! 

Day 2 of Kindergarten

Around 2 o'clock Alex asked me to go to the mall. I was so excited but than I realized I really dont enjoy going to the mall with people because it stresses me out and I cant shop. Example: I wanted to go to Victoria secret ( I am in need of some new bras) & he was making comments like I dont wanna go in there & blah blah blah, he was on a mission to find a hat/shoes.. moral of story - he didnt find what he wanted & i walked out just wanting to shop more..Does anyone else experience this

I made inside out chicken pot pies in the crockpot. (best thing ever invented) 

After Dinner I went on my nightly walk with melissa

After we watched Olympus has Fallen - AMAZING MOVIE!!! 

We cleaned up the house a bit and I worked some more. than off to our first soccer game of the season 

He got my favorite #

After soccer we came home & hung out. 
I made crock pot buffalo stuffed peppers.. don't worry I will have recipes for both crock pot meals

Than i had a sudden urge to make brownies 
We watched some tv & off to bed we went. 


Just a sunday funday 

Old fashion Rootbeer 

 My baby girl.. The ONLY female animal I have... She's 12 years old 

Just wouldn't be a Sunday Costco run without having lunch there! 

My weekend was great!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too.

Now come on week, FLY by so we can have another awesome Labor day weekend!! 


Happy Friday {V.33}

makes me wonder... lol
Dear Friday,
Thank you for showing up as usual. Now please SLOW down. I do NOT want next week to get here. I know it will be a crazy week. 

Dear Cyber bullying,
It is funny how there is so much of it for NO reason. It is almost as if I am back in high school again? Sometimes it is hurtful, sometimes its just plain stupid. Where is the line?The worst part is, Cyber bullying affects a lot of people. People point fingers at other people and truthfully it's not even them who did anything. Why blame an innocent person when your not even 100% sure what happened?  Maybe take a hard look in the mirror & see who is cyber bullying now? What can YOU do to change it? Didn't your mom teach you, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all? 

Dear E Man,
I can't believe you are off to kindergarten. I thought I would be okay with it but really it's kinda depressing. I remember when you were 3 laying on the floor and now your almost as tall as me & in real school. Please behave & learn lots of new things. I know you will love learning Spanish & sign language (I promise it will all come in handy as you get older) 

I wish I got a picture with you yesterday morning, but I will change that today! 

Dear Alex,
I know things have been rough but I love you. We need a date..so even though it's your job to ask.. 
Wanna go on a date? Something we used to do all the time. 
ps. You owe me a movie date to go see "Planes"

Dear School,
You will be the DEATH of me. I don't know why teachers think we can do all this work, hold down a full time job, be a mom & a wife. Does she really think I am super woman?

Dear Work,
Please do yourself. I know next week is the end of August (damn that went fast) & I know you will be crazy stupid busy! 

Dear Weight loss,
We are at a point where you just aren't happening anymore. How can we change this & find that love relationship again? I want to lose at least 10 more lbs before the cruise. 

Dear Readers,
Thank you for all the support & love! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! Relax. 

Happy Weekend



Throw back thursday...

Jason Aldean concert 2011

I guess somethings haven't changed that much

Today I am over on Kelly's blog - Today Was a Fairytale 
Go by & say hi 

Happy Thursday! 


Crash My Party

 I did NOT forget about sharing Luke Bryan ...
I will admit this is probably hands down the BEST concert ever besides front row Tim McGraw.. Can't beat a front row concert. 

We got there kinda early.. I mean what's a country concert if you don't tailgate right? 

Our Group

My Brother & Tricia came down from Sac - We celebrated Tricia's Birthday 

& You guessed it.. That is Marty from Marty with the Party 

Let the Fun Begin

Must run in the family... My Brother

Can you tell we're related?

One my besties 

After tailgating it was time to head inside to watch Florida Georgia Line, Thompson Square & of course my future husband Luke. 

By far FGL & Luke are way better than Thompson Square. 

& it just wouldn't be a concert with out a margarita! 

The ONLY picture of Alex & I 


(I am hoping this video works) 

Also, if you have NOT bought Luke's new cd.. GO DOWN IT NOW!! You can thank me later. It probably his best cd yet!! 

Luke was amazing & I would do it all over again... 
Next time though, please come a Saturday night & let someone else drive so I can really party!!! 


Back To School

I took last week off and did it feel amazing!!! 
So many things are changing for my little family this week & I couldn't be more excited! 
Little E man is starting kindergarten on Thursday & I start my FINAL class today (unless I decide to do a masters) If I do decide to do a masters program.. please slap me! 

Going back to school means no longer can I hang out in yoga pants all day & I actually have to use my time more wisely.. Wish me luck! 

The last weekend of the summer could of been better but can't complain too much as so many people out there are way off than I am. 

I failed at the picture thing too this weekend.

I spent the day with a really good friend who is in town. Her baby is so dang adorable.. makes me almost want one.NOT! We spent the night at home.. & this grandma was in bed by 9pm

We took E man shopping for some new clothes, costco & he spent the night at my aunts. Alex & I went out for a friends 25th birthday and I just so happen to have this wicked cough/sore throat! 

Alex & I went to lunch, got a message & had dinner at my aunts. Alex fell asleep during his massage to the point he was snoring! 

Told ya my weekend was NOT that exciting!! 

How was your weekend? 



Just a tease from last night concert...

The Group

Do you recognize Marty from Marty with the Party?

Thank you Luke Bryan for the BEST concert in San Diego 
{besides front row Tim McGraw} but next time please play on a Friday or Saturday & let me be front row! 

& Yes ladies I recorded Luke shaking his booty & once I upload it I promise to post about it! 

Happy Monday! 


It's the Weekend

Luke Bryan...he drives me crazy just by looking at him.
Dear Luke Bryan,
You are finally here. The weekend we've been waiting for & I will be there, watching you shake it for me! I can't wait for this concert! 

Dear Alex,
I love you. Thank you for all you do. 

Dear weightloss,
You are always a love/hate relationship. I currently hate you due to not being able to break my current weight for the last week. Let's go back to our loving relationship. 

Dear Work,
I have so much of you. I suppose I should do that instead of blogging huh?

Dear Last Class Ever,
Well until I decide to get my masters. You are already stressing me out and you don't even start until the 19th WTF 

Dear Readers,
Thank you for coming by this week. Did you see my BFF is giving away $40 to Ulta? Super easy to enter & its a chance to win. You never know unless you try right? 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 


It's Thursday Thankfully

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Thank goodness it is Thursday.. 
This week is just flying by and my oh my do I have lots to do.. 

It's NOT Okay Thursdays... 

...My teacher for this fall semester already emailed me with an 8 page contract to fill out before school starts in 2 weeks 

...that I have so much work to do that volunteering 3 hours is going to be rough

...that my scale has come to a stop on my weight loss journey 

...that I have all this cleaning I want to do Friday but due to work I am not sure if it'll all get done

...that I am completely stressed out thinking about what my life will be looking like the next few months 

...that I have to confess to my teacher I will be out of the country for 10 days this fall 

...that I have been slacking on this bloggy stuff 

Since I am so busy, I gotta run to start my day. 
Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday. 

Just a little note: My bloggy BFF even if she doesn't know it yet, is hosting her FIRST giveaway .. Go check it out & enter! Super easy way to win $40 to Ulta!! 


Dreaming Big


It has been awhile since I posted monthly goals but I started to think I achieved more in my month when I did post about them & since this is my space I am going to do just that! 

August Goals

*Close on the house
*Lose 5-10 lbs 
*keep up with my workout(s) including Chalean Extreme & Focus T25 
*finish work strong again
*find balance between E-man in Kindergarten, work, blog, workout & hubby's work 
*make time for friends
*Clean the great room 
*get ready for cruise (58 days away) 
*pay off credit card(s)  

Those are my BIG goals this month outside of my daily goals. I am shooting big & hoping I land among them. 

What are your goals for this month?

Goals and Plans


Peanut Butter Goodness

Once again I was home cooking up some clean eating meals this weekend. 
I can officially say I have lost 10 lbs since our beach camping trip
This means I lost the weight I gained beach camping & almost the weight from my April cruise.. 
I can't wait to reach my goal weight. 

Once again I was on Dashing Dish & let me tell you she has made so many new yummy recipes. 

This is one I HAD to try right away & it is as good as it looks. 

The pictures & recipes are all credit to Dashing Dish 
please if you are going to share give Katie the credit. 


  • 1 1/2 cups Old fashioned oats (or 1 1/4 cups oat flour)

  • 1/2 cup Protein powder (or additional 1/2 cup oats or 3/4 cup oat flour)

  • 1 tsp Baking soda

  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 1-3 Ripe banana, mashed 
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/4 cup Plain low fat Greek yogurt (or 1/4 cup additional applesauce)

  • 1/2 cup Egg whites (about 4 egg whites)

  • 1/2 cup baking stevia OR 1 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar 

  • 1/3 cup Creamy peanut butter 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bread/loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. 

Place all of the ingredients in a blender or mixing bowl and blend until batter is smooth. 

Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy!

What I did

I used rolled oats and made my own oat flour 
I used ALL oat flour (she says you can use protein powder)  

I used 3 bananas instead of 1 

I baked mine for about an hour & half - it wasn't nearly done at 40 minutes. Remember to check with a tooth pick and it is not doughy when done. 

Next time: I want to try chunky peanut butter or Peanut Butter & Co flavors - my favorite is White Chocolate Wonderland 


Let me know how yours turns out.
E-Man ate our whole loaf already & it's only been a week


Weekend Recap [V.31]

Monday we meet again
. Step aside monday, This is a job for... coffee!! #Monday #motivationalmonday #coffee #yum
I was going to skip out on coffee today but I saw this & it's true. I am going to need some coffee to get me through my day. I have LOTS of work to do 

My weekend was nice besides it flew by way too fast! 
I ditched my diet & just enjoyed it all including some dr. pepper for the first time since July 14 & some Mcdonalds. 

We didn't do much. Stayed home - watched some tv and was in bed early. 

I was up at 5:45am to meet a friend to tackle our miles. She had a busy day planned & the only time that worked for both of us was 6am & guess what - we did just that! We wanted to make sure we got it in! 

 I took Indy with since we lost him I try to keep a closer eye on him.  He enjoyed spending time with his aunt

After our 5 miles, it was time for shakeology & couch for some tv all before 9am! 

Apparently Simba was on the plan to take a nap too! 
Saturday afternoon/night we went to my aunt's for dinner & drinks. 

Sleeping in is the BEST feeling. 
Made some breakfast & did some errands. 
Toys R Us, Costco, Walmart & Dick's sporting good. I could spend all my money on workout clothes just saying, under armor has some CUTE stuff out. 

Somebody is ready for Kindergarten. 

Our massage got cancel due to the guy I was suppose to have hurt his back so now we are set for the 18th instead. 

Than while Alex was out in the yard.. this guy decided he wants to make a home with us
For the comments on Insta:  We live in San Diego County. Yes San Diego has these guys just roaming around. This is the 2nd one in a week we've had at my house

That is how I spent my weekend.
We start soccer this week, lots of work, brother & his gf coming to town, workouts, weight to lose, & my favorite: Luke Bryan Concert. 

How was your weekend? 

Sami's Shenanigans


Friday Letter To You

lol true
Dear Readers,
Thank you for sticking by me the last couple of months as I have been going MIA randomly. 
Sorry I have left you this week. I truly planned to share my recipe for my peanut butter banana bread {it's healthy too} & some other things but I had to cut somethings out. 

It was a rough hump day as I lost my fur nephew for 11 hours but good news is he's home now & than work work work. 

Next week I hope to be better at this blog thing. 

How do you all do it? How do you find topics to write about? 
Please share all the advice

Have a great weekend!