Monday, June 27, 2011

Fun Finds

Ladies, I'm so excited about my new purchases today!
I know, I know... I should be packing but this gal had to take a break and of course, where do I find myself?!?! On the computer... browsing Marley Lilly.


I've been "oohing" and "ahhing" over most of their items and here is what I found today:

These cute koozies. Mine will be hot pink with my initials in neon green. I can't wait to use it for those days at the beach and at football games!

I also got a pair of their croakies. These are also hot pink with my initials in neon green.
Can you tell what my two fav colors are?!?!

There were a million other things that were just too cute but this gal has a budget ;)
Can't wait to get my lil' package of goodies.

Hope y'all had a great Monday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Good Morning!

It's a busy day ahead!!
So much to do but still trying to throw in a few fun things in my schedule.

Here's a lil' morning inspiration to get my day started...

Have a great day ladies... many blessings on this beautiful day :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

It's another rainy day here in the Bluegrass... but to brighten my day, I've linked up with This Kind of Love.

Here's what I'm loving today:

I'm loving that in ONE WEEK I'll be living in the New England. The more reading/research I do, the more excited I become! I'm really looking forward to spending the rest of our summer in CT.

The big thing I'm loving about summer in New England? The beautiful coast...


I'm loving that I finally set up my Skype account. I'm very thankful to have this so I can keep in touch with friends and family.

I'm loving these dresses from Anthropologie. They'd be perfect for a summer morning at church or date night with the hubby...

And as always... I'm loving my sweet, sweet hubby! I am just so proud of everything he has accomplished. Last Friday he graduated from his Radiology Residency and I am just in awe of his commitment to his work and the discipline that he has to dedicate so many years to school and training. God has truly blessed Brian with a gift and I am so honored to be a part of his life and this journey. I know Brian will be just as successful in this next chapter and I'm looking forward to the ride ;)

Here is a pic from after the graduation banquet... my hubby is on the far left... quite the looker if I say so myself!

Very Proud!!

Happy Wednesday y'all!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Shape Up

This gal has had a SUPER busy day!!

The past couple of weeks were a lil' hectic and I totally slacked on posting about my workouts... in 2 weeks I only worked out 4 times... oops! You do what ya can, right?!?!

So... holding true to my accountability... here are my workouts from yesterday and today:

Yesterday's Workout

30 minute "fat burner" elliptical workout
Burned about 290 calories

Hip Adduction
5 sets of 10 @ 40 lbs

Hip Abduction
5 sets of 10 @ 40 lbs

Compound Row
5 sets of 10 @ 0 lbs

Leg Extension
3 sets of 10 @ 35 lbs

Biceps Curl
3 sets of 10 @ 20 lbs

Leg Press
5 sets of 10 @ 220 lbs

Calf Raises
50 @ 160 lbs

Today's Workout

10 minute "warm up" on elliptical
Burned about 103 calories

Hip Adduction
5 sets of 10 @ 40 lbs

Leg Extension
5 sets of 10 @ 35 lbs

Pec Fly
5 sets of 10 @ 30 lbs

Hip Abduction
5 sets of 10 @ 40 lbs

Not a long workout today but proud of myself for pushing through my headache and actually going... NO EXCUSES!!

I may have treated myself to a lil' cup of Orange Leaf yogurt afterwards ;)

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day ladies!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lots to Do!

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend... I know I did :) My weekend was filled with lots of work, family time, and packing. Only 9 more days until we pack up and move. I can NOT believe it. I know I've said it a thousand times but time really has flown by and I know these next few days will be a blur.

I feel like my "to do" list just keeps growing by the minute!

Today is a rainy day here in the Bluegrass so I'm hoping to get a few things done around the house and sort through some odds and ends that are still laying around here. A good book may be on the agenda too... the absolute best way to spend a rainy afternoon!

I guess I should do a lil' bit of this as well...

I'm literally just staring at the massive piles of clothes staring at me right now... lots to do!
I have a love/hate relationship with laundry ;)

Have a great Monday ladies...


Friday, June 17, 2011

Smile, it's Friday!

It's Friday!!!!

I'm so happy the weekend is here... yay :)

My weekend actually started a lil' early. Last night several of the teachers and their families got together for a big cookout and just had a night to relax. SO MUCH FUN!! Recital wore all of us down so it was great to just hang out and not worry about work, students, or costumes ;) We had yummy food and yummy drinks! Have y'all ever had summer beer?!?! I had not... until last night! Thank you Kris for introducing me to a new beverage. I had not even heard of it... not that I'm a big drinker anyways. I'll have the occasional glass of wine when friends are in town or with a meal but other than that, I'm pretty tame. This was yummy yummy yummy... it's beer, vodka, and limeade/ lemonade.

Basically... it was a fun night with fun friends!

Today is a lil' hectic. Lots on the to do list but it's Friday soooo... that makes everything easier.
The hubby only has to work a half day so we'll be spending our afternoon running errands and then heading to his Senior Graduation Banquet tonight. I'm excited to celebrate with B and his fellow residents... they have accomplished so much. Very proud!!

I hope everyone enjoys this sunny day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I'm Back!

Ladies... I've returned to the real world!

The past 7 days I've been breathing, eating, and living dance. Sequins, buns, make up, and glow sticks... our recital was a HIT! I am very proud to be a part of such a talented dance studio. Our students are amazing, our teachers are wonderful and our year ended with our final performance last night.

This year was very bittersweet for me. I grew up at this dance studio, starting dance at the age of 3. 23 years later, after performing, competing, teaching, and choreographing at the same institution... it came to an end. I will not be there everyday like I have grown accustomed too over the past several years but at the same time I am so excited about this next chapter in my life. Since my lil' sis is still dancing her heart out, I know I'll be back. I'll come and do some solo's for my kiddos and I'll keep supporting my second family and cheering them on at any competition I can make it too!

I am really looking forward to exploring a new area of the country and beginning something new with my hubby. This is a new start... a fresh start! I love my DESOD fam with everything in me and I know I will stay close with the friends I've made along the way... thank goodness for Facebook and Skype! haha ;)

We had a great week but I am happy to have some "free" time so I can dedicate it to packing... we are way behind on my schedule!

Here are some of my favorite pics that I took during the show...

Those lil' ones are TOO CUTE!!

Well... I'm headed off to enjoy some down time with all my fellow teachers. Looking forward to a fun night!

Have a great day y'all!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


It has been super crazy around here!!

The past week has been full of rehearsals for my dance studio's recital and we are gearing up for our third show tonight... it's gone really well but it calls for late nights and lots of tired mornings!

B and I are trying to fit packing in our schedules but we've been a bit slow... oops! We'll get it done eventually ;) We're hoping to have a garage sale and get rid of some stuff... we have so much junk it's ridiculous!

This morning, I called and set up our cable/internet appointment and called to verify for our electricity to be turned on for July 1st... only a couple more weeks... I can't believe it.

I'll be back later this week once I return to a "normal" schedule... haha!

Have a great day ladies :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Let the Craziness Begin...

The next three weeks are going to be mass chaos... really!

In exactly three weeks it will be moving day. Everything will be packed up and we'll be ready for our LONG drive to Connecticut. I am very thankful that my mom and sis will be along for the move... it will be great to have some help but even better to have family with us for our first few days in our new home/city :)

Until then... I'll be running on Starbucks, Diet Pepsi, and pure adrenaline...

The next week is full of recital rehearsals and performances for my dance kiddos. After that, it will be time to finalize everything to be passed off to the new LHS dance team coaches. There will be a couple days spent with the Wayne Co dance team girlies and doing a couple new dances for them. Extra time will be spent with friends and family and I guess we should finish packing at some point haha!

It is going to be crazy, exhausting, and lots o' work but B and I are super excited about getting up to CT and enjoying our new life in our new city :)

Have a great day ladies!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

It's another beautiful Wednesday here in the Bluegrass!
Here are some things I'm loving...

I'm loving the website Marley Lilly. They have so many cute monogram items! And the best part?!?! Everything is so reasonably priced!

Here are some of my favorite items...

I'm loving that my hubby has gotten me hooked on the show Frasier... so funny! I had never really given this show much of a chance. I used to always skip over it while flipping though the channels but after I watched a few episodes in a row, I am officially a fan!

I'm loving William on the The Bachelorette... I know, I know, I know! If you watch the show you probably think I'm crazy but... I think deep down he is a sweet guy and he means well. I admit... I do watch this show and for the reason that every once and a while there is a guy or girl who just seems so genuine. Last season, it was Emily... she's my fav... epitome of a true southern belle! The verdict is still out for this group of guys but I love how humble William was after his lil' mess up. I mean... the whole "roast" thing for him was just downright wrong but I really think he just took it to the extreme and his delivery was all off.

He's a looker but I really loved his reaction when Ashley called his name for a rose... he so thought he was headed home! He was truly surprised and I loved their lil' moment that they shared. He hearts her! Start the video at 4:25 and you'll see what I mean ;)

As sweet and nerdy and cute as William is... he doesn't compare to my hubby!

As always, I'm loving my sweet, sweet hubby! I thank the Lord each day that we are married :) I'm very blessed to have him as my best friend.

Have a great day ladies!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Summer Shape Up

Quick workout today...

Warm Up
10 min on elliptical

Pec Fly
5 sets of 10 @ 30 lbs

Chest Press
3 sets of 10 @ 30 lbs
2 sets of 10 @ 15 lbs

Compound Row
5 sets of 10 @ 35 lbs

5 sets of 10 @ 50 lbs

My arms were DEAD after today... this is my weakest area!

Good workout though :)
Looking forward to spending the rest of my night with B and my family.

Have a great Saturday night ladies!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Shape Up

It is time for this gal to get her booty in shape! It's summer time and that means shorts, skirts, swimsuits... eek!

I'm hoping that by me posting my workouts to my blog that this will help keep me accountable.

Today's workout consisted of:

Warm Up
10 minutes on the elliptical

Hip Adduction
5 sets of 10 @ 40 lbs.

Hip Abduction
5 sets of 10 @ 40 lbs.

Leg Extension
5 sets of 10 @ 35 lbs.

Leg Press
5 sets of 10 @ 160 lbs.

Calf Raises
50 @ 200 lbs.

33 minute "fat burner" program on elliptical

Today was tough but I'm feeling great and ready to tackle the rest of my to-do list :)

Have a great day ladies!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I can't believe it's already Wednesday... this week is flying by!
Here are some things that I'm loving on this gorgeous day:

I am loving this beautiful weather that we have been having here in KY. Warm, sunny... perfect! Summer is here :)


I am loving these sunflowers that B and I picked up yesterday.
They are perfect in our dining room!

I am loving Bethenny's new book, "A Place of Yes". It is not biblically based but she provides great insight on how to get the most out of life. Honestly... a lot of her advice and personal experiences can be traced back to lessons that the Word teaches us. She is so down to earth, so funny, and you feel like her best friend at the end of each of chapter. I appreciate her honesty and it is amazing to read about her past and her troubles and see where she is now... very inspiring!

I am loving my new iPhone case... it was long overdue but I finally got one!
Thank goodness considering I drop my phone ALL the time :/

And as always... I'm loving my sweet, sweet hubby!

And just for fun... and because I love this quote, I leave you with this:


Happy Wednesday y'all!