Getting My Hair Did-Vote!

So I need your help.  I have been patiently growing out my hair for my upcoming wedding.  I have a routine where I grow out my hair, find myself always putting it in ponytails, decide to cut it, get it cut, then hate that I got it cut.  Sound familiar?

After the wedding I am going to do something big!  You can help me pick!

I like the idea of keeping the length but doing something jazzy to keep me from constantly putting it in a ponytail.  Something like:

Christina Perri

I like the little pop of blond and although I have a teeny forehead I have tried pulling off bangs several times.  I just don’t like when they are in my eyes.

Here is another picture with bangs:

Retro and wearable.

Or maybe doing ombre.  I once called it a fade to a girlfriend of mine who is in school to become a cosmetologist.  She made sure to explain that a fade was not what I was thinking.

Want this hair!

A really subtle ombre hair color.

Or I am open to chopping it off:

Short hair :)

So tempting!

Short hair allows for exciting earrings.

Help me by voting for your fave!




I didn’t cheat on this guy.

But he bought me this.

So I could make this.

Which is so much healthier than his full fat version.

Stuft Mama has some great versions of her low fat ice cream on her blog.  I eat it about 2-3 times a week.  Now that I have my new Ninja I don’t end up with a crappy watery mess like my old $10 blender gave me.

I love Stuft Mamas blog and delish recipes…and I hope she won’t be mad at me because I cheated with her boyfriend this morning.

I woke up early to work out but the thought of putting on a bra (or 2 way too tight sports bras) didn’t appeal to me this morning.  So I did some yoga with Bob.  I snagged a ton of dvds from his website for super cheap a while back and really love them.  I like that they have a long option or a 10-15 minute option.

So Bob saw me working my abs for a good 15 minutes with no bra on.  Not quite first base but I do feel a little bad for cheating.  🙂


Taking Your Advice.

I decided that I would change up my pace today and I took my jog around Grays Lake.  It was beautiful.

I left MJ at home this morning.  We have been to Grays many times but I have never attempted to jog it.  I wanted to see how it was.  Very few people, very few dogs and totally relaxing.  I didn’t jog the whole time but I did great.  I felt great.

I look like I was having a heart attack.  But I was awesome.

What was awesome about your weekend or your upcoming week?


Mind Vomit

I have a lot on my mind.  I am going to vomit it on you.

1.  I know I mentioned that Baby Belle will be starting daycare soon.  I interviewed several people and had one that checked in every 3 days to see if we made a decision yet (stalker much?) .  We didn’t choose her because she has the kids fall asleep on mats while watching a movie.  Baby Belle is only 16 months.  She is not going to sit still on a mat and Kevin and I worked hard to get our child to sleep through the night with no tv.  We are not judging for parents that do that…whatever works ya know but we definitely didn’t want that to be a habit for Baby Belle to pick up.  I emailed her back today and explained our reason for not choosing her.  She emailed me back all defensive.  Now I feel like crap.  Ugh.

Isn’t she totally rocking that scarf?

2.  I forgot my purse at home today.  Ugh.

3.  I am like a little kid when it comes to presents.  My bridal shower is coming up next weekend and I am getting weirdly giddy about opening presents.  I text my sister every day to see if a card or something has come in the mail and make her open it.  I am ridiculous.

4.  My blog kind of sucks.  I was so excited about starting one that I didn’t think everything through.  I need some direction and suggestions…..from ANYONE.  I am kind of wondering if I should put the blog on hold until after the wedding when I can give it my full attention or if I should continue to half-ass it until then.  Thoughts?

Happy Friday y’all.

Don’t get heat stroke!


I Am A Chicken And My Head Is Cut Off!

I have totally forgotten about my July goals and it is July 17th.  Basically I suck and I am totally okay with it.  I have two HUGE things coming up next month.

1.  I am getting married!  Yes!

2.  Baby Belle is going to a new daycare.  My sisters has decided to go to school in the Fall and can’t watch her anymore.  Luckily she will still be living with us so I will have her in my life.  She is the best.

So I guess my July goals should have been  not scratch my own eyes out.  Mention wedding planning to me and my eye starts to twitch.  Seriously.

Here is where I am at with my goals I set and if you need a reminder here is the original post.

1.  I think Kevin and I have gotten better about playing with the kidlette more.  We really haven’t sat in front of the tv all month until after she has gone to bed.  It just stinks it is so hot out because she really likes to play outside.

2.  I am working out 5 days a week if you consider a 20 minute walk with MJ as a work out.  Right now I am counting that so booyah!

3.  I have done better with my running.  I haven’t tried any of your suggested comments from this post but after the wedding I am stepping up my running even more!

4.  Organized?  Yeah right.  I am going to clean my home office so that I can walk through it by the end of the month but I am not going to push organization until after the wedding!

5.  I have not tracked a single calorie since July 3rd.  You know what?  I don’t think I need to anymore…for the time being.  I eat fairly well.  I have been indulging more but I also think my portion control has gotten better.  I haven’t been tracking and I haven’t gained weight.  I am happy with that.

6.  I have tried one new recipe this month and it was a big winner.  I will make it again soon and post it on here.  One day soon this blog will have purpose for you as a reader aside from rooting me on and listening to me complain about firecrackers 🙂

7.  Patience…um not so much but I have a lot going on.  I haven’t turned into total bridezilla yet so I am doing okay.  I haven’t gotten worse at least.

8.  Not hitting the snooze button=FAIL!

Now I am not hitting a lot of my goals and I am okay with that.  I need to focus on getting this wedding together and finding great care for my Baby Belle.  So realistically September is going to be the month of improvement.  For now I am happy being a chicken with it’s head cut off.