What A Great Weekend!

Happy Last day of the month.

I always get excited for new months. I am hoping to really stick to some goals as the holiday season is here!

How was your thanksgiving break? Mine was good, I love spending time with family and yummy food.  

Once again, I have picture overload some are from insta and some aren't, but I figured it's better to have lots of pictures than no pictures right?

1// I need this cup in my life. Anyone know where to get it?  

2// My sister is the best! I have been eyeing these shirts on Victoria secret for a while than I waited to get them in store and my store never got them & online was sold out. 

Also, the popcorn has been impossible to find. Luckily she sent me all 3 flavors. Anyone try them yet? 

3// I did do LOTS of online shopping this past week. I got my dad's gift, a rumba and of course now costco is offering a rebate on it so I will be returning to rebuy it at the lower price. It's $50 off and I got two 32inch samsung TV's for the little one room and the guest room. 

4// Holiday's don't phase her one bit! 

5// Now that I learned to really use my wand. I love it! My hair for sure curls way better after 5 days of no washing it. 

6// Thanksgiving was spent with family and lots of yummy food! I could eat stuffing, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole for ever! 

7// We went black friday shopping friday morning. I scored some movies, tested out some headphone and got a new fitness watch. 

8// The head phones went back. I wasn't a fan of them. Luckily though I scored some purple beat by dre headphones at Target and I got my trusted skull candy regular head phones! 

9// Alex dropped my keys and now I have a  1 legged moose. Poor guy! I guess it's a reason to go back to Minnesota to visit family. 

10// Broke Santa out of his box. So far the dogs haven't tried to eat him so we'll see how this goes over the month. 

11// G was trying to help me clean... NOT! 

Another busy successful weekend. I am ready to decorate for Christmas and get in the Christmas spirit. Also, loving that San Diego is officially on board with winter weather! 


A Public Service Announcement

I sorta of have a public service announcement and something that really grinds my gears lately. 

I am not saying stores should be open for the holiday shopping, but I am saying why are people freaking out? If stores choose to be open, than so be it! 

I am not asking for sympathy, but in the 6 years hubby & I have been together this would be our 3rd Thanksgiving together. The only holiday I know for a fact that he has been home for every year is 4th of July. 

He has missed my birthdays, his birthdays, our son's birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and way more. I never make a big stink about it. It's the life we are living. I am not saying it doesn't suck, because it does. It sucks more when people start posting pictures of their families together on the holidays and my family is missing a key piece. 

Currently, I have a best friend over seas, and this is his second year over seas during the Holidays. He doesn't get to sit around with us and enjoy a nice warm dinner and a warm bed. I always try to make it a point to send him a box of goodies because it's not fair but he NEVER complains about not being home for the holidays. 

Hubby's best friend and wife actually aren't going home this year for Thanksgiving as he has to work at midnight. 

So with all that said, just be thankful you have a job, a place to live, a warm dinner to eat, and send a little prayer for all those over seas who work EVERY holiday and or don't get the time off or can't afford to go home. 

Happy Thanksgiving!  


Hello Out There..

Hello Out there.. Anyone there? I know I said on facebook that I was going to be back last Friday but sadly life happened and I am here to send my sorry. If I said last week was crazy - it would be an under statement. 

So without saying too much more. 
Prepare for picture overload as I take you through what has been happening in my life. I am not exactly sure where we left off but I figured I would start way back when. 

1// I put on some real clothes for the first time in forever so obviously I had to document it for everyone. I really need to clean my mirrors too. 

2// San Diego finally cooled way down and I loved every minute of it. We even had to cover up the Trig who has no fur and no fat. 

3// We went to Garth Brooks concert in San Diego. As some of you know, we went in March to his show in Sacramento . He has been the ONLY concert we have been to this year. I am not complaining one bit. I love Garth! 

4// Found these delicious and protein packed food. I love my Kodiak Cakes, I just need to find some more recipes to use it with and make pancakes. Thank you Target for always giving us the best stuff. 

5// A little dirt road and new shoes always help make your days brighter. This is right outside my front gate. Yes San Diego still has dirt roads. 

6// I am loving this pre workout from Advocare. Also, the ginger bread bars are delicious. I will admit I have failed at trying the white peppermint shake yet, but I will this week and report back! 

7// I am still in the gym twice a week with my trainer. He is thinking of new ways to abuse me I swear. I will admit though I am getting stronger and building lots of muscle. So now, I just need to get my eating under control. 

A few of my favorites in the gym, sledge hammer swings and pushing that sled. Make sure to follow along in my journey on facebook 

8// Work has been crazy busy. I don't think I have ever worked so much than I did in the last few weeks. I am hoping it all pays off soon. I know it won't slow down either as I am becoming in charge of more and more for work. 

9// This guy hung out with me a lot while the Hubby was away for a few weeks. He sure does make me smile. 

10// I was bummed I missed out on Nascar this year. My brother and Dad rubbed it in sending me pictures of Junior. 

11// While everyone was out of the house, the sister came to visit me from Washington. I sure do miss her living with me. 

Mama came to town too. 

She always has to get bloody marys wherever we go. I find them nasty as I dont like tomato juice but this one had lots of fancy stuff in the glass. 

I got my Mai Tahi instead. 

12// It was cold enough to finally wear a scarf, a rain proof jacket and my uggs. I am so excited for winter and if we truly get all this rain they are saying we will get! 

13// While sister was here we finally got to go to the gym together. Arkitty is amazing in person as she is online. I know many of you follow her as she has had a baby and lost her weight naturally. She has runs some online challenges and I promise you all it's well worth it! 

Arkittyy is also offering 20% off her online training. Make sure you sign up with her! Summer bodies are built in the winter and I promise she is amazing! 

14// I met my nephew for the first time! He is adorable! 

15// Lastly finally, the hubby came home! I mean I guess I do a lot of things while Hubby is away but I am so excited he is home. We were suppose to go to Disneyland yesterday but it was so crazy busy that we drove up there than drove home.  

I am hoping now that life is settling back down that we can get into the swing of things between blogging, work and gym. Just in case though, make sure to follow along on instagram and let me know you did!! I would love to follow all of you back. 

Happy Monday ya'll! 


Friday Letters

Dear Friday, Thank you for showing up as usual. I actually enjoyed this week. I have been really productive. I hope today is just as productive as the other days this week.

Dear Weekend, You are already jammed packed with things I want to do/need to do. I bet there won't be enough time in a day to do it all though.

Dear House, Please clean yourself! I have to clean you today but I have a feeling I might lose motivation but as I said to Friday I hope I am productive today.

Dear Advocare, Those ginger bars are amazing. The white chocolate shake is delicious and I am excited for the pre workout. I took it earlier this week and I love it.  Cant wait to keep trying it.

Dear Hubby, I miss you. I can't wait for you to get home. The house just isn't the same without you, I have no one to bug and no one to follow around the house.

Dear Readers, Thank you for all the sweet comments this week. You all are so amazing! I hope everyone has a great weekend!! Happy Friday ya'll!


Happy Veteran's Day

I just wanted to take a quick minute to say Happy Veteran's Day to all the service members and a huge special Happy Veteran's Day to my hubby. 

In the last five years and becoming your wife, I have seen you flourish in your career and I could not be any more proud of you. All the hard work, the training and the countless hours you spend away from home and so much more I have seen first hand. I know it wasn't easy and I know it takes a toll on you, but you've always made it through. Thank you! 

Today is a day for you and all the other service members. I know you all deserve more than just one day but we can start now. Thank you for all your sacrificing you have done and will do. To my favorite veteran, Hubby, of them all, Thank you for always providing and always working so hard for your family! I love you    


25 Blog Ideas For When You Are In A Rut

Are  you in a writers block? Do you ever open up your blog and have no idea what you are going to talk about for the day? I know I was there not too long ago. I took a step back on this blog and just lived life. I realized than that I miss blog land. I miss connecting with all of you. Therefore, I complied some ideas to help me and you out of the rut.

1. Introduce your pets
2. Give a house tour
3. Tell us what you are reading about
4. Give us a day in the life of
5. What are you cooking for dinner?
6. Interview another blogger
7. Give us your best blog tips
8. What is your dream vacation?
9. What are your plans for the weekend and or a weekend recap
10. Write a letter to yourself in the past or in the future
11. Tell us about your job
12. Shopping haul
13. What are you looking forward too
14. Thankful post
15. Letter to your spouse
16. Vlog
17. What have you always wanted to do to but haven't done
18. Give us a look into your workouts
19. Tell us your favorite tv shows
20. Favorite movie
21. Goals for the month
22. Who is your favorite instagrams/bloggers?
23. Your favorite recipe
24. Tell us a story
25. Lesson learned the hard way

What are your go to topics when you are feeling in a rut? Share them in a comments I would love to know more!

Happy Monday ya'll!

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Friday Lovin'

Dear Friday, I am excited to see you today. I know it's going to be a busy day , let's get it started. Also, I am extremely proud that I have stuck to my blog goal this week to blog 3x. This might workout okay.

Dear Garth Brooks, I am so excited to see you tonight. I know I saw you in March and it's going to be the same show, but I knew I just couldn't miss out on you coming to San Diego.

Dear Gym, I am just not in the mood this week. I am praying next week works out much better for me because I am just lazy.

Dear Advocare, I am so excited to get my gingerbread bars and the sample White Chocolate peppermint shakes. I love my pumpkin spice shakes so I know the white chocolate is going to be delicious too. Any readers out there want to try it let me know? And or if You want to try spark, I have some samples I could send you.

Dear weekend, Normally I would be excited for you but I know hubby is leaving so I am not excited. Hopefully the next few weeks fly by so he can come home and we can enjoy the holidays together. 

Dear Work, I can't believe how much of you I have. I am hoping to catch up sometime next week since the hubby is gone and it will give me the time to do so. 

Dear Dinners, I am loving the Dashing Dish website. Everything has been so delicious that I have tried. I am excited for this coming weeks for dinners. 

Dear Readers, Thank you for hanging around these parts. I am hoping to get into a regular schedule again and not be so boring. I also got a selfie stick finally, I know Welcome to 2015 so hopefully all this helps!

Have a great weekend ya'll! 


November Goals

Happy November. Can you believe it's already here? When I was thinking about November, I knew I wanted to get back into blogging a bit more. Since it's a new month, it's time to set some goals. 

Personal Goals

-Workout 3x a week: I want to get back into running on the treadmill and or walking/running the trail again. 

-Log all my foods in My Fitness Pal 

-Finish reading my book (American Wife by Taya Kyle) & Start the new Nicholas Sparks Book, See Me 

-Clean out my closet //sell some purses (be on the look out as I will be selling my Michael Kors & Coach purses that I have not used in forever) 

-Date with the hubby besides Garth Brooks & Disneyland (They are already planned dates) 

-Find a way to show the Hubby I love him each day 

Blogging Goals:

-Blog at least 3x a week: I am shooting for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 

-Increase my instagram followers 

-write more recipe post 

-write about my journey on IIFYM as lately I have been getting a lot of questions about it 

-clean up the blog 

Keeping the goals short and sweet this month as I am just getting back into blogging & it's holiday season. I am hoping to be more active again on here and connecting with all of you. 

Happy Hump Day!  


Crazy Weekend of Fun

Happy Monday & Happy November!
Wow, where has this year gone? Weren't we all just chatting about New Year's goals? I know, I have failed  at them, but doesn't mean I can't start November with some good goals right?

Before I start chatting about goals, maybe come back tomorrow and we can chat about them. Let's all take a moment to appreciate that San Diego is cooling down this week! I am so excited!! While this past weekend was a hot one, I am excited about this cool down.

Thursday/Friday: I was back in the gym. I am excited to see how much I can transform in the next few months with my workouts. I am also about of this amazing Morning Warriors group that is such motivation to get up in the morning to workout! I am in need of getting back on that grind and running. Any fitbit friends out there? Want to challenge each other?

Hubby and I hung out Friday together. We had an awesome day date and trip to the mall. I finally got some new jeans & a top from Express. I also love this jacket from Ollie Marie. I got so many compliments on it and everyone asking where it was from because they haven't seen it in any stores around us. I love having unique clothes. Thank you Megan!! Also, the jeans from OMB is amazing!! I've worn them all weekend and they are super comfy and soft. They also do NOT stretch out and give you saggy butt which is my biggest pet peeve about jeans.  

We ate lunch at Bj's restaurant and had my favorite berry burst cider. 

Friday night I made my grocery list for the week. Back to MFP & macros. I have lost the weight and some from our trip to Cancun. So now it's just to keep losing and get to where I want to be. 

Saturday: I failed miserable and forgot to take a picture of us. No we didn't dress up. We did hang out at my aunt's though and hand out candy and hang out by a bonfire in the driveway. I wore my Boo ya'll shirt one more time this year. My goal is next year it'll be too big to wear. Cali girl got to destroy some tennis balls. 

Sunday: That extra hour of sleep did nothing for me. I was up at 530am wide awake letting dogs in and out of the house. So we left the house about 645 for some breakfast, car wash, and grocery shopping. 

I did mange to find some selfie sticks at Costco I sure hope they work with my iphone 6s. 

I also got a Halloween bobble head 50% off at the grocery store. 

Than it was time to meal prep, laundry and some last minute cleaning around the house. 

How was your weekend?