Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Favorites~ My Husband To Be Edition

With our wedding just TWO days from today I am going to do a very special Friday Favorites post.
This one is all about my favorite thing in this world, my absolute best friend and husband to be

It all started back in 2007 when I would hang out in the back of the DJ booth while you did your thing..

We were just two friends that had so much fun laughing and being together

 I never knew we would fall in love and build a life together

One day you got a brilliant idea to design a ring and ask me to marry you
 I said yes...obviously.

Knowing that no matter what happens in life, you'll always be the one willing to do whatever it takes to make me laugh

And that there will always be surprises

I know with you that our hopes, dreams and goals will always become a reality because we always have each other as support

But we will never take ourselves too seriously...

I promise you that there will always be lots of love, laughter and happiness in our home

And no matter what happens, we will always have each other.

Thank you for loving me these past six years.
 I can't wait to become your wife this Sunday!

I love you Eddie
Forever and Always

Friday, August 23, 2013


As of right now, I have THREE days of work left before the wedding festivities begin.
One week from today is final fittings for my girls and our rehearsal.
I know I keep saying this but I cannot believe the big day is almost here.
I have been one big emotional rollercoaster.
No one knows this [until I hit publish on this post, that is] that there have been several times the past two weeks I have just started crying.
Nerves, excitement, stress, excitement, happiness, excitement.
Those are the reasons I can think of.

Enough rambling, time for some favorites!

Favorite Nailpolish: Otherwise known as whats been on my nails this week

Essie- A Crewed Interest
Perfect color for the end of summer tan!

Favorite WTF?!: Ke$ha came out with her very own jewelry line cleverly named " Ke$ha Rose" and it offers lots of interesting pieces involving body parts and stones.
I love this Pyrite Adjustable Knuckle Ring
But this ring? I don't understand.
Way to go Ke$ha, you're still one of the strangest celebrities out there.

Favorite Breakfast Recipe: Fall is just around the corner [yayayayayayayay] so I figured it's time to stockpile my pumpkin/spiced recipes. 
These just so happen to be gluten free, you're welcome Lauren. 

Favorite Room Decor: I love every single thing about this bedroom.
Anchors Away Collection from Caitlin Wilson
I want EVERYTHING on her website.

Favorite iPhone App: PLANTS VS ZOMBIES 2!

I have been anxiously awaiting the second installment of my beloved PVZ since I heard it was actually happening. I have the original game on my iphone, ipad and PS3 and I've beaten it on all of those platforms---more then once.
Needless to say it was time for an update and I got it!
PS- It's free :)

Favorite Some Ecard: 9 DAYS!!!!!!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Favorites ~ Week of 8/12

I have my final wedding dress fitting this afternoon.
2 weeks from today is our Rehearsal Dinner.
I cannot believe how close we are to Mr & Mrs!

Favorite Nail Polish:
Ate Berries In the Canaries by OPI
This is on my nails right now, before it was Skulls & Glossbones also by OPI and also a favorite of mine. This is just a great transitional polish from summer to fall in my opinion.
Yes I've got fall on the brain!

Favorite Quote:
I need to remember this the next two weeks with all of the last minute wedding planning and especially the say of. I want to enjoy every aspect of the weekend and our day, but it's so easy to get wrapped up in the chaos and I know I'll blink and it'll be over.

Favorite Holiday Idea:

Favorite iPhone App: CHARADES!

I played this both Friday AND Saturday last weekend. 
Best part? This app is FREE.
Go download it now, you won't be sorry!

Favorite Cheat Meal: Cookie Butter Butter Pecan Rolls

Anything with cookie butter [Speculoos] is A-OK by me!

Favorite Announcement:Yea, It's a weird title but just go with it!

Panera Bread [aka one of my all time fave places] announced earlier this week that they will now offer half size portions that you would usually get only if you chose a "You Pick Two" meal all of the time!

Saving calories AND money!

Favorite Jam: Wake Me Up by Avicii

Favorite Some Ecard: This will be me tonight

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A burn is still a burn...

Wednesdays are one of my favorite days of the week.
Outside of Friday, Saturday and Sunday that is.
Something about getting over the hump makes this day just feel....better.

Took my usual Elevated Training class which is weights [8 & 10 lb dumbbells + 18lb body bar] on a step with 3 risers on each side.

There was a sub this week so my burn was low and my motivation was lower, but I stuck it out.
A burn is a burn, right?
 PLUS I got to rock my "Getting right for wedding night" tank a reader sent me!

My hardest class of the week and new favorite. 

 This class keeps my heart rate SUPER high for 35-40 minutes and the sweat just keeps on drippin'. 
I love it.
We end the class with weights [8 lbs + 18lb body bar] and last night we did biceps, triceps and back-ALL ON ONE LEG- so our abs were also engaged.
It was tough.

I leave there feeling somewhat out of shape each week because it's just THAT hard!


This mornings workout was tough
My knee is just really bothering me from the past two days on the step + needing new sneakers.
I am icing right now as I write this post and will have to foam roll tonight when I get home.
Again, a burn is still a burn right?

Before I go I'd like to say a huge thank you to my friends at ZICO for sending me 3 cases of coconut water! Original, chocolate and latte.
 I love them all!

AND one last thing....

We got our marriage license yesterday!

 17 days until WE DO
Which means 7 days until I can stalk the weather on an hourly basis for Wedding Day updates.

I can't believe how close we are

Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekend Recap

Wasn't I just sharing my Friday Favorites? Now I am recapping the weekend?
Time most certainly is FLYING.


I was up bright and early for my double workout. At the end I was tired, sweat soaked and happy.
I wore one of my favorite lulu lemon tank tops that was once super tight on me, now...loose as a goose.
Love that feeling.

After hitting the gym I cleaned for 4 straight hours while singing and dancing to country music. Sometimes it's nice to have the place to yourself :)

Saturday night was ladies night at my place.

We had originally planned to just pregame at my house then hit the town hence the hair and makeup being done, but that never happened.

I blame this view + loaded coronas for that.


I woke up hurting.
Tequila is NOT my friend, it never has been and never will be.
However I hang out with it trying to make some sort of relationship work, when will I learn?

Regardless of how I felt, I hit the gym for arms-abs-kickboxing.
It wasn't pretty.
I went to take a picture of my Polar FT4 to share my post workout burn [742] and accidentally erased it <--thanks brain.="" p="" tequila="">

I food shopped right after the gym, picked up breakfast for Eddie and I. Then as soon as he left for work, I passed out for 3 1/2 hours.

Sunday night consisted of wrapping my bridesmaids gifts --THREE WEEKS!!
Pinning hairstyles for my hair/makeup trial tomorrow.
I *think* this is the one I am going with

And tea

How was your weekend?

Friday, August 9, 2013


YES You read that title correctly. Friday Favorites is BACK.

I am going to try my absolute best to make this a weekly occurrence because I love writing them as much as you love reading them!

Without further adieu lets get to some favorites...

Favorite Entry Way:

The color scheme, the frame... I want it all.

Favorite Funny:
This accurately explains all things "social media"

Favorite TV Show:
If you've been following me Twitter you'll already know what I am about to say.
I cannot say enough great things about this show. There is not a single character I don't like. There are stories within the story which I love.
If you have Netflix, watch it.
[PS I just found out it's a true story and there is a book, which I bought this am]

Favorite Nail Polish:
Boom Boom Room by Essie.
It's been on my nails more then any color ever has.

It is the greatest pink nail polish color that has ever existed.
and I know pink.

Favorite Veggie of the Moment:

I just can't get enough of it.
It's so versatile too.
Stay in season forever, please

Favorite Quote:

Favorite Wedding Hair:
I have my hair and makeup trial next Tuesday and I thought I was certain on what I wanted...until I saw this picture

Now I may have to try this!
Oh the troubles of being a bride to be
[22 days BTW]

Favorite Gift Idea:
SO much cuter then just a simple gift card

Favorite Want But Don't Need:

This is just so ME.
If you want to order it for me... here is the website ;)

Favorite Makeup:
I have been using this primer for two years now and I can safely say in comparison to others I have tried, it's the best of the best.

You can find it at Nordstrom and Macy's for $27. It may sound like a lot but you use a teeny, tiny amount before applying your foundation, so the bottle will take awhile to finish AND it keeps your makeup on ALL DAY LONG!

Favorite Recipe:
BLT Quinoa Salad.
Need I say more?

Favorite Some Ecard:
Makes me laugh every time I read it.