Monday, December 10, 2012

Motivation Monday

Happy Monday!I hope you all had a great weekend!!!! We didn't have much going on, but it was still nice! Friday night we had my Brother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law & nieces over for dinner and had a couple glasses of wine. It was nice to spend some quality time with them before the craziness of the Holiday really kicks in to full swing the next couple weeks! I also have a coupe DIY projects going on that I'm hoping to post later in the week as well!

But what I really have going on right now is that I'm trying to get myself motivated. I'm quite ashamed to say that I've really fallen off the wagon lately. Before my surgery in October I was doing so good! I was waking up early every morning and getting a good workout in right after my Hubs and son would leave for school. I was eating well and starting to get a little toned. And then I started feeling so sick and it felt like everything with my health spiraled out of control. I'm ok now, I still have a bit of things going on that I'm going to address after the New Year, but nothing serious. I just want to start working on myself again & to enjoy my Holidays!!!

So this week I am back on board the health train! I've been loving soups, stews & chili's, so we'll be keeping it light with an array of them for dinners with a salad all week. I'll be getting back into my TAM workouts and also be adding in some delicious recipes & workouts from the Tone it Up nutrition plan I follow as well. Love those girls!!! In the meantime, I thought I would post some of my fav pics from my "Thin"spiration board on Pinterest! I need some extra motivation and if you do too, maybe this will help you!!!

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I'm off to work out! See you tomorrow with a new gift guide!!!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday's Fancies - Pretty in Plaid

sweater  //  jeans  //  glittens  //  trapper hat  //  scarf  //  coat  //  bag  //  boots

It's that time of the week again! I love this weekly Friday's Fancies linkup with Long Distance Loving! It's always so fun to put looks together and see what everyone else comes up with!! This week, as you can see, the cozy trend continues. I've always loved plaid, but can't always pull off the complete plaid trend other than a cozy flannel shirt. So I like to add touches of it. I'm still loving the Sorels and these boots are adorable!!! And I practically live in Cowlneck sweaters during the winter. The winter white is so pretty! 

Make sure to check out the linkup and join in! Stay tuned for more Gift Guides and if you missed my Sparkle themed gift guide from yesterday, you can check it out here! Happy Friday!!!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Dose of Sparkle...

necklace  //  tank  //  iphone case  //  nail laquer  //  hair pins  //  earrings  //  satchel

I've been meaning to get some gift guides together for a while now and this year I'm finally ahead of the game! Expect to see a few over the next week featuring some of my fav items as well as a few that are on my own wishlist!!! As for this guide, it's no secret that I'm majorly obsessed with sparkle. There's no doubt in my mind that any of these gifts would make a fellow sparkle addict swoon. I personally own the tank & iphone case and I love both! I also own a similar pair of earrings and I love them! They are perfect for everyday wear, but a little different than your traditional diamond stud. I've been hearing great things about Julep's nail color and think this set would be perfect for me! Plus Julep;s nail laquers don't contain all the gross chemicals that most do, and you know how I feel about all the nasties in my beauty products! I've also been coveting this Deux Lux satchel for some time! Isn't she lovely?! My only issue... I can't decide which color I like best. I'm very partial to the gray since it has both gold & silver glitter!

More gift guides to come soon! Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for my Friday's Fancies!!!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday Musings

Tonight is the night!!!! It's one of my favorite traditions this time of year and I get so excited for.... The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show! Nothing screams holiday cheer like supermodels walking the runway in skivvies & wings to the beat of Bruno Mars! Am I right?!? In all seriousness, I absolutely love everything about it. It's girly perfection and all the angels remind me of living dolls. I adore all the sparkles, glitz, etc and not knowing what will come down the runway next. I get giddy like a little girl watching. I so wish they would have had the VS Fashion Show when I was little!

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 I mean how gorgeous & adorable is Miranda Kerr?!? I still can't believe this girl had a baby! Any of them for that matter!!! And I love seeing Orlando just gazing at her so adoringly as she flutters down the runway. I can't wait!!!

 Another exciting yet slightly sad thing tonight will be the Sons of Anarchy season finale! I can't believe the season is over already!!! Oh how I'm going to miss my weekly dose of Jax & Chibs!!! I don't know what I'm going to watch this week with all the mid-season and season finales going on. All the shows are just dropping like flies! Do you watch SOA? What do you think is going to happen tonight???