Soccer has begun!

This past weekend Little T officially started her soccer tournament season with one of the largest tournaments that we have ever attended. Noah is the assistant coach this year to her team and we are very excited to see how they do this year.

Even my mom and my favorite little monkey came out to watch.

Each child on the team has to sit out one tournament because of the number of girls on the team. We decided to have Little T sit first. We then got a call from the U14 coach asking if she could play for his team. What an honor! I try very hard to be humble. Sometimes it is just not in my personality….and this weekend was no different. I was a PROUD MOMMA!

She just turned 12 and played this weekend with girls that are 13-14 some going on 15! She played her little heart ...

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Week end Weigh In 6

Well I believe it has been over 2 months since my last post. Many things have changed for me and my family, so I will start off by apologizing for just going M.I.A! I made the decision to take myself off face book and by doing that I really thought I cut off all my readers. Gratefully I have been getting feedback asking me to write! I love the support and would continue to love more support by sharing my blog with others.

I have been maintaining my 47 pound weight loss for two months now and love that I can enjoy some chocolate and not gain back what I lost...

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Laundry Room Redo!

I was beyond ecstatic when my father in law offered me some free wood floors in the color that I love!!! The only catch was that he only had a few boxes. Well I immediate thought about my laundry room. I have been itching to redo something but due to budgets I didn’t have much to work with and knew that I needed to do a small room. I had started out by picking out some inspirational rooms that I pinned a few weeks ago, on you know it…Pinterest! Striped walls kept jumping out at me like a jack in the box, but in a good way…not the scary way like those freaky clowns! Anyways I had my mind set on the stripes and I wanted them horizontal, not vertical. My husband try to talk me out of it, but I stuck to my guns.

Noah was great in helping me...

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Week end weigh in 5

So yesterday was a pretty big milestone for me. I hit my 50 day mark of eating healthy and changing my life. I have never went this long! Whoo Hoo!!!! Can you tell I am excited?! I also have some great changes that have taken place that I can’t wait to share…so here it is.

A couple of days ago I was driving and noticed a weird feeling that I have not experienced I think….EVER!

I could actually feel room inside my pant leg! HA! Do you know what I am saying? My jeans always fit..I mean F.I.T! FIT!! They are tight in all areas. So I was so excited when I could actualy feel room inside my pants. Okay I know that sounds overly dramatic…but that is what I am DRAMATIC!

Second I have lost another 1.8 pounds this week. I am .4 of a pound away from losing the BIG 2-0!! I can’t wait...

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Love is in the air

Each year I anticipate decorating for the extra holidays. Valentine’s, Easter, Fourth of July…you know those “extra holidays.” Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and yet I don’t have by my standards enough decorations to decorate, so why try. I just think “I’ll do it the next year.” Does that only happen to me?! Well this year was no different EXCEPT I now have Pinterest.

I found some really cute things on there that inspired me to be a little more creative than going out and spending money on overpiced Valentine’s Day decorations. So that’s exactly what I did. I found things around my home to repurpose. I was actually surprised by myself…haha!

I put fake flowers in vases that I already had and added water.

This is too much Valentine’s decor, but I wanted to show of...

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Week end weigh in 4

Sorry I am just getting this out today. I really want to make sure I send the weeks installment of Week End Weigh In each Monday so I can stay consistent, but yesterday was a very special day for us. If you didn’t get a chance to read…scroll down and check out what we celebrated!

As for the last week it has been a little sad to me. I only lost 1 pound. A little dissappointing for sure but it hasn’t stopped me from feeling great! A total of 17.4 pounds down. This last week I ran three times and worked out with my favorite friend, Jillian Michaels! I made asked Noah to do it with me. I don’t think he enjoys it as much as I do…hehe! But he was a great husband trying to support me. I also went running with him yesterday for the first time since getting back into running...

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Happy Birthday T

Today my family celebrates the birthday of my oldest child. Little T is 12 years old. I can’t believe it! I know I say that every year and it never fully seems to sink in that she is this old. Twelve years ago I was a scared, excited, and overwhelmed brand new momma. She was delivered at 8:45 am by my midwife Fran. As she was coming her heart rate dropped and they needed to get her out fast. The next few hours were a blur not knowing exactly what was wrong with her. The nurses assured me she was okay but the fact that I wasn’t able to see her was definitely telling me a different story. When I finally got to see her about an hour later, my joy turned into fright. I saw my baby there hooked up to so many machines and had no idea what was going on...

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Crazy Days

Do you ever have one of those days where nothing seems right. You are stressed, snapping a little too much at your loved ones. Feeling depressed, feeling sorry for yourself. Crying uncontrollably the second someone will listen to you. Locking yourself in a room just to have yet another moment of pity….No? Not you? Well that was me yesterday. I am smiling while I write this only because I feel a million times better. I am not quite sure why I was having all of those issues yesterday, but man was it a bad day.

Being a stay at home mom while homeschooling and holding down the fort while making three meals everyday, can well sometimes suck the joy out of life. Yes, yes I just said that. To be honest…very honest...

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Today’s feature

Today I wanted to share with you one of the most darling nurseries that I have ever seen. My friend Elizabeth is a super talented and brand new momma to Baby Fern, whom I just adore. I visited her home a few months back and then saw her post pictures the other day online so I asked if I could share with you guys. She has a talented mother in law who is a very creative crafter who helped make Fern’s room complete. I hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Those book shelves are spice racks from Ikea. How clever is that. The best part…they are less that $5 each.

 

 

The thing I love about the room is that most everything is made. It brings such a sense of love to the space.

 

 

 

Great Job Elizabeth!

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Week end weigh in 3

Okay guys so I hit my one month mark last Thursday and have been going strong since! I was even tempted with my favorite Girl Scout Cookie…Carmel Delights, and I passed on enjoying one of those delicious 70 calorie cookies! I will hopefully be able to post a picture next week and get a little more detailed about my weight loss. I just keep thinking about the Biggest Loser contestants in those horrific sports bras on national television..um No Thank you! But I do want to be a little more honest just so my end results of this journey are more dramatic! I chose to throw myself out there and to have you all keep me accountable and that is what I am trying to do.

So this week I am down another 3 pounds at a total of 16.6 pounds. I will have to put my weight on here, but I might start next week...

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