Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Good Morning Ya'll!  I haven't done a WILW post in a long here goes! 

I'm loving my Christmas Mantle at home.  
It's our first Christmas in the house and I had a blast decorating.

Here's our Christmas Tree.  My Honey and I had so much fun decorating it...he was such a good sport this year.  Usually he's more of a Bah-Hum-Bug type...but not this year.  I'm loving it!!

I love this picture of My Honey and Zane (my nephew) on Thanksgiving.  Stephen had so much fun with Zane.  I don't know about you, but seeing my man playing with kiddos is sexy to me!  (Not in a weirdo, Sandusky kind of way...get your mind out of the gutter!)

Yep...I'm loving hydrocodone right now. 
I've got something going on with my back and this is the only thing getting me through work and life everyday.  HAHA!  Not really...but it makes it much better.  I'm getting an MRI today to hopefully get some insight into what the heck's going on!  

Seriously, this show is the BEST new series on TV this year.  My Honey and I don't agree on many TV programs but this is one that we can't miss each week.  We love it!! It's pure greatness! 
Watch it!  Sundays on Showtime!

Who doesn't love some Ron? 

And I'm totally loving this little man!!  My nephew Zane!  He's the happiest, cutest, sweetest baby! 
I can't get enough of him! 
 If you're like me and can't get enough of this little muffin...check out his mommy's blog,
One last thing I'm loving...I'm loving that I won't have to see anymore Facebook "Thankful" posts!  It's the last day of November!  YAY! 
Does this make me a bad person?  Ugh...I just can't stand those posts!!  Anyone else with me?

Well, I hope you all have a FABULOUS Wednesday.

Linking up w/ Jamie at This Kind of Love for WILW
 and with Megan over at Greetings From Texas. Check her out! Funny, Funny!!

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Got Motivation?

Does anyone else call the Treadmill the DREADmill?  My friend, Casey and I came up with that name a few years ago...I think I've even blogged about this before.  I hate it, it's so boring.  Yeah, my gym has TV's on the treadmills and I have my iPhone and fun music but it still SUCKS!  Good news...I've found something to make that 45 minutes not so horrid!  I have started running and walking...where before I just walked....and walked...and walked for what felt like 5 hours!  I usually do a warm-up for about 5 minutes, then I will run for 1.5-2 minutes, walk for 1.5-2 minutes.  You'll be so surprised at how much faster the time goes by!  Try it!  The Couch to 5K program is also great!  If you're already an avid runner, well, I hate you I'm jealous of you...share what you did to get to where you are now, please!

And here's some motivation that I've found on Pinterest...I literally quote these sayings to myself when I'm on the DREADmill and feel like I'm probably going to topple over dead any second!!

This one is my favorite! 
I get really, really bad shin splints and while I know that I don't need to over-do it with the running, I also know myself and that at that first twinge of pain I want to stop.  I have to push until the pain is unbearable or I'll never work up those muscles to get past the pain!

 I'm short, therefore, I have short legs.  I always feel like the person running next to me at like 6.0 is looking over at my speed and laughing inside...I have to remind myself that "Hey, at least I'm AT the gym and not on my couch eating bon-bons!" 
side note:Does anyone really eat bon-bons?  I don't even know what those are!

This website has great playlists for running!

I'm so bad about saying to myself  "You've had a rough day, you deserve this blizzard from Dairy Queen!"  Ok, so maybe I did have a bad day, that doesn't make it OK to inhale 1500 calories all at once!  All I'm doing when I do that is hurting me!  I'm not hurting my "bad day" or the person that caused my bad day...I've let them win!  Instead of rewarding myself with food I am trying to learn to go do something active.  Not necessarily working out (I am not to that point yet, working out is punishment, not reward!) but doing a craft, painting something that's needed to be painted...something other than lounging on the couch feeling sorry for myself!

I took a few "Before" pictures about a week ago.  I plan to take pictures of myself every 30 days.  I'm hoping that maybe this will help keep me on track. (I'll post those when they're not quite so embarassing....maybe, hopefully, in 60 days or so)  Being healthy and losing weight is a constant struggle for me.  I love to eat and I love to be lazy...which is exactly why I'm now overweight and need to lose 50 lbs!  If I could go back 5 years and learn to be healthy and fit, boy would I...but I can't.  I remember my mom saying "lose it now while you only have 20 lbs to lose or you'll be like me looking at 50 lbs!"  Moms, they're always right!!  But did I listen?  Of course not!  I was 25, I knew everything AND drinking $1 beers every night was much more important!  So here I am...on a mission to lose 50 lbs.  I am not in a hurry to lose it because I sure didn't put it on overnight and I know that it most definitely will not come off overnight!  Will I stumble, yes...but the main thing is that I can get myself back up again! 

Enjoy...the Curvy Life!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Hi ya'll!  I'm so excited...I actually won something today.  I NEVER win anything...I always enter drawings, giveaways, etc, etc, and I always have this amazing feeling like "Yeah, this is my time, I'm totally going to win!!"  Then some random person that probably wins everything wins and I'm sad.  Well not today my friends, not today!  Megan at Greetings from Texas had a cool giveaway going on for a blowout at Drybar...have you heard of them?  I had and I have been dying to go!  I have naturally curly hair and I absolutely loathe blow drying my hair! It takes forever and I'm sweaty and tired by the time I get done!  So I entered, knowing I probably wouldn't win...but to my surprise while reading her blog today I saw my blog name and that I had won!  My day has been made, for sure!!  You really need to check out her blog...she is HILARIOUS!  I sat and read all her posts the day I stumbled upon her blog and was cracking my work.  My co-workers probably thought I had lost it!  Click on her blog name above and check her out...and show some love!
Check out Drybar too(link above).  Here's some eye candy showing the magic they work on your hair!  I think I'm getting the Mai Tai because I can't ever get my hair to look like that natural beachy waive...hopefully they can!
here's the Menu
 This is the Dallas location, which is where I'll be going.

It's located in Highland Park, the "ritzy" area of Dallas, which means I'll have to pull out my fancy clothes and purses! I think I'm going to take a few girlfriends with me!  Should be fun day of pampering!
Thanks Megan!!

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pinterest Recipe-Baked "Fried" Chicken

If you saw my post last week, you know I'm addicted to Pinterest...and rightfully so... I never have to look too far for a good recipe again!!  I've tried several recipes that I've pinned to Pinterest but I'm a bad blogger and forgot to document it so I could share it!  My bad! 

BUT...tonight I remembered to take pictures! I made an "Oven 'Fried' Chicken" recipe that was found on a blog called Our Life Uncommon by way of Pinterest.  I changed up my recipe a bit from hers...only because I didn't have the right spices!  I always think I have spices that I don't and then end up buying spices I already have when I'm at the store.  I guess that's why I should utilize a grocery list...but where's the fun in that?  Ok, back to the recipe!

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 T Greek All Purpose Seasoning
3/4 tsp Pepper
1 c. Flour
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1tsp. Basil
1/2 Stick of Butter

Place thawed chicken breast tenderloin strips in a bowl of milk. Let soak for 20-30 min.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 1/2 stick of butter into a few pieces and place in a 9x13 pan. Melt butter in pre-heated oven.
Mix flour and spices in a Ziploc Baggie or Mixing Bowl

Spread melted butter around the bottom of the pan. Lightly spray the pan, if needed, to make sure that there are no dry spots.

Shake excess milk off of chicken and completely coat each piece with the seasoning mix. You can either shake the chicken in the bag, until coated, or dip each piece in the bowl until coated.

Place each piece of chicken in the pan.

Cook for 20 min. Turn each piece of chicken and continue cooking for 20 more minutes, or until cooked through.  

and here is the finished product...
oh, so yummy!!

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oh so Pinteresting!

Do you "PIN?"  If you do...follow me.  I have a new tab over to the right, under my followers come on, follow me!  All the cool kids are doing it!   If you don't know what Pinterest is,  you are totally missing out on the coolest, most addicting thing. EVER. You have to either be invited or ask for an invite to join and it can take a couple of days but it's well worth it!  You'll never have to look far for another recipe again.  Not to mention all the cool home decor, crafty/diy stuff out are a couple of examples of stuff I've pinned!!

Love this idea of two curtains!

Cats are funny!

An example of the DIY stuff you'll see!
Follow Me------------------>

So many awesome hair ideas...
I pinned this for something I might like for my BFF's upcoming wedding!

I have found so much inspiration for my home!

Holiday Inspiration!

How clever is this?

This bathroom...I. Die.  It's what I would LOVE for my master of these years!

Now get to Pinning!!

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!