Friday, May 1, 2015

We're What!?!?



Happy Friday Everyone!
And I can't believe I am about to say this but.... Happy May!


I swear the older I get the faster time goes.

Before I get into the point of todays post I need to share something important with all of you. I have fallen in love and I don't care who knows it...

That's right friends, I am in love with the new S'mores Frappuccino from Starbucks.
This little guy is worth the bazillion calories it is because it is just THAT good!


Okay, back to the real point of this post.


 Our house looks like a terrible episode of hoarders and I have lost all motivation to finish packing.

Eddie and I have moved every year for 8 years.
Our entire relationship has taken place in a new home.

However, one week ago today we made the decision to upgrade from our 1 bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath TOWNHOUSE!


We are still living in the same community we're in now, just giving ourselves a much needed upgrade.

We even have a two car garage!


I was able to pop in yesterday and see the place even though they're still working on it and wanted to give you a little sneak peek of our new kitchen (that has ALL NEW appliances and flooring!)

Please excuse the mess, like I mentioned they're still working on it.

We move in first thing Monday morning and we cannot wait to start another adventure together.
At least this time we plan on staying for a few years...

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FitBit Flex VS Polar FT7



Over the weekend I decided to start wearing my FitBit Flex that I recieved in my PopSugar Target Must Have Box (what a mouthful) back in January. 

Since I've started working from home I have noticed that I am moving less, even if I am getting to the gym 5 times a week. So I have challenged myself to 10k steps a day.

Sunday was my first day using my FitBit flex and although it was a rest day from the gym I was inspired to move more. The dogs and I went on 4 long walks and although I missed my goal for the day it was even more of a push for Monday.




Yesterday was day 2 and I wasn't sure if I wanted to include my workout towards my 10k steps goal until I saw how hard it was to get there. I took 2 work breaks to walk the dogs and I couldn't even break 4,000 steps before my class. By the end of the day, even with my hour long Tabata class I was under my goal and under Sunday's total steps.



I am still wearing my Polar FT7 during my workouts because wearing a chest strap is really the only way to accurately monitor your heart rate/get total calories burned, However I hated wearing both of them during class. 
At first I had them both on my left wrist, but at some point during our warm up the FitBit shut my Polar off and I lost 15 minutes of my burn. I decided to then put one on each wrist which not only looked silly, it didn't feel great on my wrists during burpees.



For this very reason I want a Polar A300. It is the Fitbit and Polar heart rate monitors all in one. You have the option to add a chest strap for your workouts or use it without and you can change the wristbands as you please. If I had the extra $180 I would order one of these today, it's the perfect fitness watch for all of my needs!

Santa, can you hear me?



Do you use a FitBit or Polar?
Which do you prefer?


Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Home Decor!





Over the weekend I made a trip to Home Goods and Marshalls in hopes adding a few pops of color in our home for Spring. 
Turns out I had to hold myself back from buying almost everything that caught my eye! Right now both stores are chock full of all things nautical and while we don't have any sort of theme in our home I found myself wanting everything. It's the Long Island in me ;)



At first I wasn't sure the place mats I picked up were going to work with our curtains but I figured since both are navy and white it may work even with very different patterns. 
I added fake coral flowers and yellow candles to keep things from getting too matchy matchy in the way of color.


I absolutely love our bar but it is one of the hardest areas of our home for me to decorate. I'm not sure why but it haunts my dreams. So when I came across this print that had not only an alcohol themed quote but it was said by the one and only Carrie Bradshaw AND it was pink, I knew I had to have it.

I also picked up a light pink candle holder (top right) and added some fresh flowers from BJ's plus a few odds and ends that we already had and I think it worked out nicely. It doesn't feel done just yet, even though I have switched the arrangement several times before snapping this photo (Eddie thinks I am nuts) but hopefully I'll find peace at my bar soon.

Sticking with my love affair with anything bright/pink/coral I picked up two new hand towels for my bathroom. 
I love how they sit in between my nail polish racks and my turquoise towel dresser
 (had no idea what to call it)
It's a burst of color every time I walk in!
The "C" was on clearance for $2! Therefore it had to come home with me to sit upon my desk as a reminder that my name starts with C.
And who can resist brightly colored, mini mason jar citronella candles for the porch!?
Not me.


Our entire kitchen is white, appliances-counter tops-cabinets... I HATE IT. Not only does it look dirty 98% of the time, no matter how often I clean it (which is several times a day) it's just so... blah.
Lately I have added bits and pieces of bright color to break up the overwhelming amount of white. The dish towels are a welcome addition to the kitchen, even Eddie agrees!



And lastly we have the bedroom. Our bed, dressers and Eddie's desk are all black wood, our night stands and bedding is all grey so I was craving color in a big way.
I picked up the three pillows and blanket from Home Goods and the print from Marshalls, it still looks pretty boring to me but I am hoping to add more color to it soon!
If you have any suggestions/ideas please let me know.

I can't wait until we find our "forever home," I want paint on the walls and to decorate a place we plan to live in for more than a year. Plus after moving every year for 8 years I am OVER IT.


Hope you enjoyed this little peak into parts of our home.
Happy Monday!


 
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