Monday, January 28, 2013


Hello!!! I haven't been home for a little over 2 weeks now and haven't had access to a computer much, so I've really been slacking on blogging. Also, I haven't really known what to say. I have A LOT going on in my life right now. Some of you know what's going on and eventually I will sit down and write a post about everything, but now is not the time. I am going through some BIG changes in my life (no I'm NOT pregnant) and I just ask for your thoughts and prayers as I go through all of this. Thanks! I really miss all my blog friends! 

Hope you have a great week!!! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The return of The Bachelor

I've willingly admitted that I love reality TV, I'm not ashamed! I watched The Bachelor the first few seasons and watched Trista's season of The Bachelorette and then for some reason I just stopped watching. I started watching again on Jason's season where the douche picked adorable Melissa and then dumped her for Molly. I've watched every season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette since. Now, I look forward to every Monday night. A hot guy, drama filled women and a few glasses of wine is my idea of a great night!

Source: examiner 

I really liked Sean on Emily's season. I thought he was super cute and soooo sweet! So, I was pretty excited when I heard he was going to be the new bachelor. 

The first episode did not disappoint with crazy women! A girl in a wedding dress (who was sadly named Lindsay, I'm embarrassed to share her name), a 50 Shades of Crazy, a way too tanned girl who wrote a song for Sean, a girl who tried to impress him with her gymnastic abilities and completely failed, and MANY more!

I knew from the previews and magazine articles that someone from a previous season would be on this season and I was excited when I saw it was Kacie B. I think she's adorable! I think it's hilarious that all the girls got their panties in a bunch because there was someone from a previous season. They were all saying she already had her chance. Do they not realize how stupid they sound? Did Sean not have his chance already with Emily? And we all know that those same girls that were saying things like that would jump at the chance to be The Bachelorette or be on Bachelor Pad. 

Was anyone else a little disappointed he gave Tierra the first rose? It's obvious she's going to be so catty and full of drama. I'm not sure what he saw in her over the other girls. I did like the way he changed it up and started giving out roses before the rose ceremony. Why wait? 

From the previews at the end of last nights episode, it looks like this is going to be a good season!

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Years Resolution - Gluten Free

Every year, I make a NY resolution and every year I do not stick with it! My resolution usually has something to do with losing weight and working out. To be honest, I can't really say I don't stick with it, because I usually never even really start it. 

After my mom was here visiting last September, I looked back at pictures and realized I really needed to lose some weight to feel better about myself. I slowly started dieting and slowly started losing weight. I was in a wedding the beginning of November and when I saw those pictures mid November, I knew that I really needed to kick it up a notch. At the beginning of December, I started working out EVERY day! I alternated between Zumba and Pilates. I'm proud to say that I've lost close to 20 pounds since September. I am now just a few pounds from my goal weight (although my goal weight has changed a few times). 

So.... part of my NY resolution is to continue working out and eating healthier. 

However, my main resolution is no red meat for at least a month and to start and continue a gluten free diet. I'm happy to say that I've stuck to both of these for 9 days now. I really didn't eat red meat very often unless I was out at a restaurant and had a good burger or steak, so this one isn't too hard to stick to. Gluten free.... has not been as easy. There is gluten in so many things that we don't even realize. 

You might be wondering why I even decided to go gluten free. Well, there are a few reasons... But the main reason is; most of our bodies can't break down gluten, we just don't realize it. That being said, I've had some really bad stomach issues for awhile. My stomach feels like it is at war with itself. Every night when I go to bed, it sounds like there are monsters in my stomach trying to kill each other. I've told a few people about my stomach issues and most of them have said it sounds like it could be a gluten intolerance. So... I decided to bite the bullet and go gluten free. This is my 10th day and I must say my stomach is feeling A LOT better!!! 

I am hoping that 2013 is finally the year that I will succeed in sticking to my resolution! Wish me luck!!! 

Also, if any of you are gluten free and have some good recipes or know of another blogger that has some recipes, please send them my way. Thanks! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Random Wednesday #4

Happy 2013!!! 

Sadly, the holidays are over. I'm sitting here staring at my Christmas tree wishing I did not have to take it down today. Why do the holidays have to come and go so quickly? It seems like I just put up the Christmas decorations yesterday and now it's time to take them down. :(
I'm not feeling too random today (which is rare) and I haven't even done a Christmas recap yet, so I'm just going to post a few random pictures from the month of December. 

Fitting into these jeans after not being able to fit into them for at least 3 years
Christmas cookies!!! 
Starting off Christmas with a few adult beverages
Getting a free beer for building the most awesome beeramid
Hanging out with Lil C
Doing a little beer tasting
Loving this adorable shirt from Ooh La Loft
Getting ready to play Rock Band
Sleepy Peanut in his Christmas sweater
Christmas outfit
Wearing our new fancy headbands
New Years Eve

Sorry for the picture overload. Apparently, I took more pictures than I realized.

With the new year, comes new goals and new resolutions. One of my goals is to blog more. I haven't blogged much the last couple months, so I was super excited when I got on here today and saw that I had over 200 followers!!! I love all my blog friends and love making new friends every day! 

Happy Wed-nes-day!!!