Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Favorites

Today I am linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea for Friday Favorites.

I look forward to this every week and seeing what these girls are up to and those who link up also.

1) I am most excited about the cooler temperatures and it starting to finally feel like Fall on this last day of September!!! It is currently 56 this morning in Shreveport, Louisiana. It is supposed to warm up to the lower 80s but it was a nice welcome this morning.

2) I hosted my first Stella and Dot trunk show last night. My mother in law was gracious enough to host it at her house and I had fun showing her friends the new line. I will say I feel like a walking advertisement because the necklace I was wearing 2 ladies bought because they loved it on me. :-) I also have an online trunk show going and it is going well also. Those ladies will actually get to be some of the first to order from our new Holiday collection. :-) WOOHOO!!!

3) Looking for a new car has been fun and stressful...I hope to make a decision before we leave for our anniversary trip to New York and the Caribbean.

4) October!!! So many fun things happen in October!!
Our 8 year anniversary
My parents 32nd anniversary
Several family birthday's
Our trip

5) Starting next Friday I teach POUND for the first time...This weekend will be lots of practicing!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Let's Chit Chat-Entertainment

Today I am linking up with Andrea for a Monthly Chit Chat.... Today's edition is Entertainment.

I don't watch a ton of TV however, I do have my favorites I record weekly and I do love some good ole' reality TV!!

I am so excited that Grey's Anatomy is back... I enjoy watching it after I work at the gym on Thursday evening's. I watched at the beginning for years and years in college and then stopped for a bit. I have however, caught up on Netflix. I am so sad that many of the main characters are no longer on the show. I however, do love Grey and of course Miranda.

Another show I have recorded and tend to watch on weekends to catch up is Real Housewifes of Orange County. I love Tamara and Heather. I am glad Vicky is finally done with Brooks.

What I have been reading...I plan to do a September recap soon but currently I am reading Monsters in the Dark. It is a 3 part book series. Very similar to 50 Shades of Grey. However, he takes women who have been taken or sold into trafficking and helps them to come out of those situations and return to their families and loved ones. He never has a relationship with any of them until a particular one arrives.

What I have been listening too...the songs for my new workout program on REPEAT. I start teaching next Friday the 7th of October. I am very excited but nervous also.  I love the workout because it truly is a full body workout and am hoping the classes will be well attended.

The songs are pretty common songs you hear on the radio every time I hear them now I start thinking of the workout in my head. :-)

Hope everyone is having a good week...I am still recovering from my accident on Sunday and taking it pretty easy.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Whew Monday Finally

It was a long weekend....

Friday afternoon after I babysat and worked at the gym I went to set up for my Jr. League project. 5 hours later and lots of sweat and hard work we felt ready for the event the next day. My League project this year was Super Safety Saturday. We partner with our local Sherriff's department and put on a free event for the community.

One of my favorite parts of this event is all the Touch A Truck's. We had 2 helicopters, an ambulance, a diesel truck, an ambulance, police car, book mobile and a few other safety vehicles.

The kids when they arrive get a pit pass and have to go to 4 stations. They learn safety things at these stations and get prizes and such. The swim school teaches the importance of wearing life jackets, our local hospital talks about proper care of babies and what to do in an emergency. The kids who choose to sit in the police car get to put on the siren and they all love this.

They also do car seat checks for the parents and the kids can bring their bicycles and ride around a little path and learn about bicycle safety.

Sunday morning I was on the way to the grocery store and got in a pretty bad wreck. :-(
I was hit at about 40 mph...the other driver ran a red light.
I am in some back and neck pain but very thankful for a good vehicle and that I was able to walk away.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fall

WOOHOO!!! It is finally the first day of Fall or Autumn as some call it! I am ready for the leaves to change color, for pumpkins on porches and trick or treaters, pumpkin and pecan pie and time with loved ones.

Today, I am going to share some of my favorite fall things and some pictures of my home decorated for FALL!


Some must have for Fall in my opinion are...

A few pumpkin spice lattes!!!

Blanket scarves...booties...sweaters...a good pair of jeans (demin and black), puffer vests and Fall candles burning.
I personally love Paige jeans for everyday wear. They are great with a basic tshirt for your favorite football team, a cute top or sweater and just a good basic to have in your closet. Everyone has more than one pair of jeans but I constantly grab my Paige jeans. I also think it is important to have a few pairs of colored jeans also. I personally love my Red pair and am hoping to add an olive pair this
Puffer Vests...I personally love the Jcrew puffer vests...I have one in navy and red. I also have a black North Face one that is a little more puffy but I love it too.  
Booties...I love my Steve Madden booties. I have a brown and black pair. This year I am looking for a good over the knee boot or OTK. I think I am going to want a brownish color but think also maybe a black. Any suggestions for over the new booties?!
Leopard seems to be big this fall. I am excited about my Stella and Dot leopard watch and new accessories. I am having a trunk show September 29th but would love to show you any goodies also. Check out my video below of some great pieces I just got.
Blanket scarves...I love wearing these especially when we go to Vail and ski or during the holidays. They can take a basic outfit and make it FABULOUS. I love to wear a scarf with dress and tops and jeans.

Happy first day of AUTUMN!! What are you most looking forward to?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Favorites

As always on Friday I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites!!!

This week has been super busy as I drove back from visiting my family on Monday!!!

I got POUND certified on Sunday in Austin, TX and am so excited to bring this back to the studio/gym I work at. We focus on getting fit and lean and this is a great overall workout that is going to give you a good cardio, core, ab and leg workout all in one. This Saturday we have Launch Day of 2 of our program RPM (which is like Spin) and Body Pump. Brooke (the girl I got certified with) and I are going to preview one song of POUND.

Who is excited about the new Iphone 7? I am not sure if I will be getting it anytime soon. Don't know how I feel about wireless headphones and some of the other new features. However, I did download the update and am loving it. I love that now you can send GIF's there are so funny ones. Also that you can write a message and send you text in fun ways (invisible ink)!!

Stella and Dot...I just became a Stella and Dot stylist and am so happy! We have some amazing new pieces. I love our new COVET line. 
HALLMARK just announced their 2016 Christmas Movie calendar!!!
 Happy Friday!!! I hope you have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stranded-Three Movies

Today I am linking up with Shay and Erika for Stranded-Three Movies edition.

If you were Stranded with 3 movies on a desert island what would you want to watch? This is a tough one!!!

1) Pretty Woman
I have always loved this movie. I love all things Julia Roberts!!

2) Steel Magnolias

I love how this is a true Southern movie. It was filmed just an hour from where I live now. :-)

3) Sweet Home Alabama
This is just a cute chick flick! I would probably always have the song stuck in my head though.
If I could add a couple more to my bag and since I would have Netflix...this was an earlier edition of Stranded I would also probably watch Christmas Story, The Notebook and Disney movies on repeat. :-) 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy FRIYAY!!! Today I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites...does anyone else feel like they just didn't have enough hours in the day this week?! Short weeks are always the worst!!

I am so excited to be head to Killeen (HOME) this weekend to celebrate this wonderful MOM!!! It is her birthday on Saturday!! I am so very blessed to call my mom my best friend!

Pumpkin Spice latte's at Starbucks are back and my heart is oh so happy!!! This is my Friday treat to myself!

I am so excited for the return of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal!!! Grey's returns September 22nd and I can't find a date for Scandal. :-(

Football!!! Baylor had a great weekend and I am looking forward to the game Saturday against SMU!!! Also #11 University of TX (my Mom's team) plays this weekend also. Looking forward to watching both games!

Sunday I am looking forward to getting POUND certified in Austin, TX and bringing this workout to the gym I work at!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Show and Tell....3 Things I Can't Live Without

Today I am sharing 3 things I can't live without!!! Of course it goes without saying food, water and shelter...however, I wanted to make it a little more fun than that.
I am very grateful for the roof over my head, the food I can fill my body with daily and fresh, clean water (I drink a gallon plus a day).
1) Cell Phone

Sadly, yes this is a top priority...
Photos, email, text messages, and apps all in one place. My cell phone contains my life. I can online shop, read blogs, play games, take pictures and everything is in one place. Need to know how to get to a location...Goggle Maps to the rescue. Need a phone number for a doctor's office the Internet is at your fingers. One simple device has somehow made my life so much simpler. I do try to not use my phone at meal times so I can enjoy conversation and time with family or friends.

2) Cheat Nights

I try to follow a pretty basic meal plan but once a week I have a cheat night. Give me Mexican food, wine or steak and I am happy. Carrots cake, something chocolate or cookies, I am a happy girl!!!

3) Workout clothes and my tennis shoes!!!
I am typically in workout clothes at some point during the day and have my tennis shoes on also. I became a big runner about 2-3 years ago and have run a couple of half marathons. I love cardio and resistance training. My favorite workout class at the local gym I am part of is Celeb Barre! FYI I do not actually know how to IRON very well.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday Favorites

Today I am linking up with Erika, Andrea and Narci for Friday Favorites!!!

WOOHOO 3 day weekend! I am so excited I don't have to work Monday at the gym or babysit after school. I am looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend. We don't have big plans other than to relax. I need to help the hubby with some work stuff but other than that NOTHING is on the agenda. Well maybe, I have to work Friday and Saturday lol.

Last night, I came home and was so excited to see football on TV. The Saints were playing and it was just nice to see FOOTBALL back!

Tonight Baylor plays and I plan to make dinner and watch/listen to the game.

Last night, while I was working my hubby sent me these two pictures...our cat Allie is hands down 100 percent his...he doesn't admit this often. But I thought these two pictures were sooo cute. She loves to lay in his lap while he works. The second one is of her fitting in a tiny box...I am shocked she fit.

I found this picture on Instagram yesterday and it just made me HAPPY!!!

I love the movie ELF during the holidays!

Speaking of movies I can't wait for Hocus Pocus this Fall!!!

Happy Friday...Enjoy the long weekend!