Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween Preview

In early September little Miss found her costume.  She carried it around Target until I agreed to buy it for her.  Trust me when I say, there is nothing cuter then a 3 year old unicorn.

Well, except maybe a 3 year old Wonder Women. These are pajamas, but she has been wearing them as much as she can. 


My oldest, can never seem to decided what she wants. This year, we have gone from wanting to be Little Red Riding Hood to a Pirate. Yet, after spending forever in the costume store we walk out with Cleopatra. She will make an adorable Cleopatra. 

Of course, I am the smart mom (insert sarcasm), who purchased her kids white costumes. We live in Washington, and I can promise the ground is going to be wet when we trick or treat. Oh, well one year I will learn. :)

Do you dress up for Halloween? I am probably just going to be a bat again this year.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

If you buy, it you will eat it

That doesn't always in my household. Well, unless it is sugar and then yes, I eat all things.  Last week, I grocery shopped mid week because I new our weekend would be crazy. That means, I watched food it there and thought about cooking it.

Sunday, I finally decided to stop looking at it and actually cook! I am proud to say we at all our meals at home on Sunday. If you know us, this is rare. However, it is a baby step in the correct direction for me.  I then proceeded to food prep for the week while the family started carving pumpkins. See, I don't like doing that, as much as, I like to cook and eat the pumpkin seeds.

Meal prep was done and I have 5 lunches and 5 breakfast planned for the week. Not pictured are breakfast burritos wrapped and ready for a quick reheat.


Well, its is Wednesday and I didn't get this posted so I figured I would update. Overall, I have been eating to my plan. I have had a couple of slip ups, like the soda I drank last night. The good thing about slip ups is it quickly reminds me why I want to limit certain foods. The soda kept me up last night until 2:30AM, which makes me feel worse today. Nothing, like a little reminder. :)

One day at time, one day at a time - I just keep moving forward is what I keep repeating.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Weak Sauce

Ever do something you thought was easy?

Then wake up the next day super sore. That is how I feel after playing Just Dance 2016 with my 9 year old. We played Sunday night for about 45 minutes straight. It was fun, we giggle and laughed. Especially, when she set it to record us....only it was only focused on my butt! YAY, trust me the ankle you never want to see when dancing.

Monday, I was fine, well until I reached back in the car and was like Whoa! My arms hurt and remembered it was from all the arm motions. Monday, night at dinner the family made fun of me, which was deserved. :) So, I challenged her to another round.


I am so out of shape. Today, my legs and arms are sore. I feel like I did when I used to run half marathons. It was a bit of a wake up call or another realization that I need to move more.  This comes after last week I went to donate blood and my blood pressure was to high to donate.  Nothing luck trying to do a good think and your body telling you. Nope, not this time dummy.

I pulled out my 21 Day fix chart. My goal is to start doing better. I am keep making these plans, and having no action. Maybe instead I should stop planning and just start doing. Even if it means getting my booty handed to me at Just Dance, it is better then having a booty that can't dance.

Sunday, September 25, 2016


If you follow me on FB or on Instagram you probably know that I am my daughters cheer coach. We have been immersed in Cheer since late July, and are about halfway through our football cheering season.

I was never a cheerleader, but was a basketball player instead but my kiddo insisted that I coach this year. So here I am with a great co-coach and a the best 3rd-5th graders. I never thought that I would say it, but I love our squad. They are a great group of girls!  We also have a great group of parents. You know there is always that one, but we don't have it. Hopefully, I didn't jinx myself now. :)



We also, have a photographer on our team. Which makes for beautiful team photos while our girls cheer and of my little crazy also.

Today, I am thankful. Who knew that I would say that. I walked in to being a coach for my daughter, but now I really truly want all of our girls to have an amazing time.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Getting back on the wagon

Six days ago I bought a planner. I am sure you are thinking. WOW, that is great. HA!

I decided I am over logging online or signing into apps. I have started tracking everything I eat in the planner. Easy, simple and yet such a struggle. My life as been crazy lately, and this is one thing that is giving me control.

Today, I started cutting sugar and giving up soda. The funny things, is I never thought I drank that much soda. Yet, when I looked back over the past few days I had some every day.  So it is time for a change.  Of course, today my 3 year old is giving me a run for the money on nap time.

More then anything I want to grab like 10 cookies and shove them in my mouth. One day at  time right?

Hopefully, I will start writing about my journey more, as it is time to take a big step in the right direction.

Monday, August 15, 2016

I love Summer

If you have followed my blog at all, over the years, you know that I love summer!

I love hot weather, I love playing in the sun and at the lake. This weekend was AMAZING and we spent way to much time

My oldest was afraid of tubing, which I am not sure why as this kid loves rides and waterslides. After some convincing, she was ready to go a little faster.  My youngest on the other hand loved it. She wanted to sit up and even tried to stand up at one time. 

Sunday we had even more fun in the sun, spending the morning playing out side riding bikes and skateboarding. Moving to a Cheer get together in the afternoon at the beach. I heart our cheer squad this year. The girls are great and have so much fun outside of cheer together.  I am exhausted and don't even know where to start on hitting my goals for this week. I will check in tomorrow and see where I am.
How was your weekend?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Creating habits

For the past few weeks I have been trying to get into good skincare habits. I know, I know you should always wash your make up at night. But, you know, get the kids to bed. Prep for the next day and the last thing I want to do is wash my face.

However, as I get older I know I need to. My main problem is I don't like systems. I don't like things that are going to take to long. What I do like are products that get the job done without a bunch of nasty chemicals on your skin.

One of the items that I received from Skinny & Co last week was a make up remover/face wash.  I started using it right away, as I like one step systems. Remove make up and clean my face at the same time...sold!

I live in Washington, so Coconut oil is always solid for me, which is a good thing. I scoop a little out and the warmth from my hands turns it into oil. This makes it so easy to apply and wash my face. A warm wash cloth later and my make up is removed and my face is clean.

How cute are their 2oz jars, yes real glass jars. A hazard in my house with a small child, but oh so adorable.  I paired it with my favorite night serum and crème. Followed up with my must have night time lip mask and bam! My face has never looked better.

On the list to try still is they body scrub and body oil! So far, I am really impressed with the quality of the oil and the products. Want to try them yourself, use this 15% off any Skinny & Co. order code. - SKINNYCO15 and see what you might like.

What do you use coconut oil for?