Friday, June 14, 2013

I 3 Months!

Hi Ya'll! 

So today is June 14, which means that in exactly 3 months I will be marrying my honey!  I will not bore you will my wedding's going good.  Good enough that I haven't had a xanax in about 2 weeks...actually, my prescription is out and I don't want to go to the doctor...

My honey is seriously O-VER the wedding planning crap.  He finds it all pretty ridiculous and wishes we would have eloped.  I'm kind of right there with him...until I remember that I LOVE to plan stuff and stress myself out beyond sanity!  What girl doesn't? 

Here's the thing, I was never that girl who dreamt of her wedding day and all that crap.  Honestly, around 26 I had given up on marriage and figured I'd just adopt a few cats and be on my merry way to being the crazy cat lady. 

Then Pinterest came along and my dream wedding began...much, much before marriage had ever even entered in my honey's mind...oh, and of course, my honey came along and that helped with the dream wedding planning...I could actually see someone at the end of the aisle, where before it was a blurr...usually a tall man in a gray suit, kind of  honey's not tall.  I had it wrong.

One thing that really kind of irks me is that I have wanted my bridesmaids to wear navy blue for about 4 years.  Like, before Pinterest.  Now all these girls are all "oh, my girls are wearing navy and it's so cute...blah, blah, blah" um...I SO had that idea first!  Ok...not first but seriously, before it was trendy.  I came upon the idea while trying on bridesmaid dresses for the 1000th wedding I was in...I actually had planned to have them wear navy w/ a green belt.  It was super cute when I tried it on.  I went with something different in the end but still navy.  I hope ya'll know I'm joking and I don't think all those witches stole my idea....gah, lighten up!

By the way, the is post is all over the's majorly ADHD today...kind of like me when I'm trying to do anything productive.

So, with every wedding comes a diet, right?  WRONG...I'm still fat, ya'll.  I mean, I have lost about 7-10 L.B.'s but seriously NOWHERE near where I would like to be.  I started this blog like 2 years ago as a healthy/diet has turned into be everything BUT that.  I am probably the worlds worst dieter.  I have 0 self discipline!!  ZERO!  I hate it. Yet I can't seem to overcome it.  Maybe one day.  As of now,  I've decided to do some arm workout I saw on Pinterest that guarantees rocking arms in 6 weeks...we shall see.  I start Monday.  I also did the Advocare Cleanse and I plan to do it again in a couple of weeks because, well, I never actually made it to the 10 days.  <---see what I mean? 

Have a great weekend, ya'll!

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Oh, 21...

Hi Ya'll!  Long time, no blog.  I know...bad blogger, yada, yada, yada....

I'm blogging today because I was reading Holly's blog and she's doing a fun link's a letter to your 21 year old self.  I'm going to make this more a letter to my early 20's self...because, to be honest, I can't remember much of ANYTHING from my 21st year of life and also because I acted like I was still 21 for a good...6 or more years after...actually, I still do from time to time...until my body sweetly reminds me that I'm 31.

Hey girl,

I know we don't really like to take advice from anyone but hear me out because I kind of KNOW what I'm talking about're about to make some really great mistakes and some you wish you could wash away...I'm trying to help...

Don't go to $Dollar$ beer night at Bennigan's every. single. night.  Trust me, it will be around for awhile and you'll just make out more mistakes than you care to remember.  Really, Bennigan's doesn't go bankrupt for another few years, you have time.  But you will miss those $ beers later on in life when you don't have a credit card.
"Look at me, I'm so cool, I'm holding a whole pitcher of beer"

Speaking of credit cards...don't let the bank increase your credit limit to more than 75% of  your salary.  Shopping at Neiman's on credit doesn't do anything but make you less rich.  You don't need that Fendi, Louis Vuitton or Burberry purse...ok, maybe the Louis but that's all. 
DO use your credit card to book a trip to L.A. with two of your best girlfriends!  It will be a trip you never forget even though you will be paying for it for the next 10 years.
While you're in California....
Don't buy those Gucci sunglasses that are extremely too me, you'll be on the phone in a few hours begging Bank of America to increase your credit limit so you can continue to eat.  Plus, you will end up giving them to your mom and then trying desperately to sell them on eBay.  They won't sell. 
Don't eat at the Ivy because that's where the "celebrities" eat.  The only celebs that eat there are the one's trying to get publicity and you won't see a one while there...and the food sucks! 
Go ahead and pass on getting that tattoo on your ass and if you must, maybe don't get a flower.
You could also forget this skirt because it's awful and looks like
 something Paris Hilton would wear,
who you will soon learn is a huge slut bag.
I'm pretty sure that Lauren's face pretty much sums up how much the Ivy sucked.
But hey, at least Casey and I look cute in our $400 Gucci sunglasses...

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT go out for your birthday the day after getting dumped...the guy was a major LOOOSER but you're still going to be sad.  You will end up trying to make out with your best friend since 4th grade.  You will feel extremely awkward the next day and when you're 31 writing a letter to yourself.  You'll also knock over several tables and get your entire group kicked out of the bar.  Just don't go.  Stay at the house party where you have no access to Rumple shots.
Seriously, you're not a lesbian.

Don't try to be a band groupie.  You won't even know that guys name in a few years.
He's not even cute...and you're also wearing a plaid romper...
Yeah, you're SO rock-n-roll, Heather, with your french manicure and preppy hat. 
This isn't you, be yourself.

Go ahead and throw that awesome Halloween party at your house.  Just don't make trash can punch and don't let younger kids come that will then invite even younger, underage kids because you will then be forced to throw them out because your roommate is dating #1 doucher and is scared his reputation is going to get hurt...while kicking them out...don't get in some girls face because you think she is talking crap about your other roommates boyfriend...she will punch you and break your nose.  It hurts.  You'll have to have surgery.  You're 5"1" and weigh about 120...never talk shit.  Never.  You can't fight.  Also, it will ruin your cute flapper costume.

A trend will come along where girls make "sexy" faces in pictures.  Don't try it because you can't do it. 
Apparently Jen can't either...

Don't cry on your 25th birthday because you're "not where you want to be in life"...what you don't know is that when you're 28 you will reconnect with your high school boyfriend and it will finally be the right time for ya'll!  If ya'll had tried to date again at 25 it would have been disastrous because you're still growing and so is he.

 A 2 day trip to Austin for your birthday is probably a bad idea
 Things look ok here...but you will soon black out and need an ambulance. 
You're not responsible enough for Austin yet.

 Just don't.

Honorable mentions with no fun pictures:
· Forget about going out to "uptown" in Dallas.  You will soon learn it's full of $30,000 a year millionaires and even though the guys don't see it, you're way too pretty for their douchiness.
· Go to school, dammit.  Don't let your bosses at BOA tell you that you can "go far" with a banking career.  You will do really well in banking but every. single. summer when all of your teacher friends (and you'll have a lot of them) get out for summer break you will kick yourself for not finishing school and becoming a teacher, like you always wanted.
· Don't drive by ex boyfriends houses that live 20 miles away, you'll get caught and then they really will never want you back.
· Stay in your apartment that you pay $475 a month for awhile longer.  That will never come along again.
· Refrain from dancing on table tops every time the DJ plays Britney Spears.  You'll blush about it in your 30's.
· When you get offered free NASCAR tickets just to kiss a guy, do and your best friend will have the best time...but you will still be drunk from the night a better job of remembering where ya'll parked so that you're not wondering around Texas Motor Speedway for 4 hours, drunk and extremely sunburned looking for Casey's car.
DO cherish the dorky, true moments with your girlfriends.  Like the Harry Potter nights.  Before you know it, you'll all be grown ups and getting married and having gets weird for awhile but you will soon realize that the best is yet to come!

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Skinny Sour Cream & Chicken Enchiladas

Hi Ya'll!

I have a yummmmy recipe to share today!
I found it on Pinterest years it was one of my first pins...but for some reason I'm just now making them!
• 16 oz. fat free sour cream
• 1 can fat free cream of chicken soup
• 1 tbls. fresh chopped cilantro (1/2 tbls. dried)
• 2 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast (I recommend boiling this the night before)
• 1 can Mexican Rotel
• 1 cup chopped onions (optional)
• 8 low carb tortillas
• 1 cup shredded pepper jack and colby cheese blend
• 1 can diced green chilies

Take random pictures of your kitchen while waiting for the chicken to boil.

Seriously, boil your chicken the night before if you're making this on a work night.
If you do, it will take no time at all to make these puppies!

In a saucepan, mix together sour cream, soup and cilantro. Heat through and set aside.

Combine the chicken, rotel, onions and green chilies in a pan sprayed with cooking spray. Heat until onions are transparent. Or if you omit onions like I have done, for a few minutes to blend the flavors and juices. 

Warm the tortillas until flexible. (I microwave them for 10 seconds sandwiched between two damp paper towels.)
Fill each tortilla with about 2 tbs. of the chicken mixture.
Top with about 1/2-1 tablespoon of cheese
Roll the tortilla up and place seam side down (or they will unravel and you will be annoyed.) in a 8×11 dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Pour/Spread the sour cream sauce over enchiladas
Top with the remaining cheese
Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted.

 Seriously delish.  
If you love sour cream like me
 (I may have been known to eat just a spoon full)

A few tips from me:
Be sure to stir the sauce...a lot or it will burn.
This makes 8 enchiladas.  If you are childless, like us, I recommend halfing the recipe.
  We have leftovers for lunch, dinner and my prego bff is getting lunch tomorrow too.  
Boil your chicken the night before if making on a weeknight.

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275; Total Fat: 8g;  Total Carbs: 30g; Protein: 14g
This recipe adapted from Skinny Mom.

Enjoy...The Curvy Life.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sorry I'm Not Sorry....

Hi Ya'll!

I'm trying out a new link up today with these lovely ladies...Staci (she's hilarious and loves Britney), Sara, Kaitlyn, and Katelyn for Sorry I'm Not Sorry...

Sorry I'm Not Sorry...
I still love me some B-Spears.
She's Britney, bitch.
Period. End. of. Story.

Sorry I'm Not Sorry...
That I turn my alarm off about 100 times before I get up. 
The Fiance wants to strangle me every morning.
He says "Just get up when it goes off..."
He doesn't realize that this is next to impossible for me...unless
1) I'm going on a fun trip
2) yeah...really just #1

Sorry I'm Not Sorry...
I speak my mind...before I think.
It's been cause for many  of those "hit yourself in the head" mornings after a long night out.
But hey, it's me and I don't plan on changing it.

Sorry I'm Not Sorry...
I'm bossy.
I'm the first girl to, wait, I'm not "bossy" like that...
I just know what you should be doing and how you should do it.

Sorry I'm Not Sorry...
I'm majorly addicted to Instagram.
I likely post random, sometimes dumb pictures.
If that annoys you...then don't follow me.
If you want to see the crap I post..go follow me.  
There's an Instagram link up at the top right of my blog. name is heather_thecurvylife

Sorry I'm Not Sorry...
I am 30, I still like to go to a bar and drink.
I don't have kids and I'm living it up while I still can.
If that's not your cup of tea, ok...but it's mine...with a shot of vodka in my tea, please.
I might even do this dance...
which I think the youngins are calling the Harlem Shake...
but it looks more like the "Like Bernie" to me....

Sorry I'm Not Sorry...
I love, love, love a good nap.
Not just a cat nap...a good nap.
Like a good 3 or 4 hours on Sunday.
Makes me one happy lady.

Sorry I'm Not Sorry...
The only thing that motivates me to get my fat butt to the gym
 is the fact that I know I will get more calories to eat.
I see those shirts that say "I run so I can eat..."
If I was a runner I would totally say that...but I haven't earned that title just yet.

Go link up with these fun girls and tells us what you're not sorry for.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday's Threads

Hi Ya'll!!

I haven't done a threads post in awhile.  I have been taking pictures but just had better things to post my war on my weight!  Which, btw, is going pretty good...not as good as it could be going.  My weight has won a few battles...but don't ya'll worry...I'm back on track and I WILL win this war, dammit!

Now...on to a few outfits!

 Top -Steinmart, Scarf-Sam Moon
Pants-Ross, Boots-Payless

 Top-TJ Maxx, Necklace-Sam Moon
Tights-Wal-Mart (only $5, ya'll!) Boots-Target

Sweater-Wal-Mart (a couple of years ago), Scarf-Sam Moon,
Pants-Ross, Boots-Payless
No, you're not drunk...this picture just really sucks.  
Sorry...well, unless you're enjoying some adult bevs..
.then you might actually be drunk and I might be jealous.

I am blessed to have readers from all over and it's your lucky day if you're not in the Dallas area....I have posted a link to the Sam Moon store (see above)!  It's not as good as the real thing but it's got some great stuff for some great prices!!!  I accept gifts from Sam Moon as gratitude! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!  

Enjoy...The Curvy Life.

Monday, February 4, 2013

LOVE is in the Air!

Hi Ya'll!

I don't know about you, but I love, love.  
Confession:  Before I found my true love I kind of hated love.  I thought it was way overrated and pretty much was jealous of hated anyone in love. 

Today I'm going to share the few Valentine's decorations I have out and the "love" part of my hall collage.  I don't really get that into Valentine's Day because, to be honest, it comes way too soon after Christmas and aint nobody got funds for that..but I still love to celebrate my love.  

Probably one of my fav decorations. My dining room table.
I used these at Christmas too w/ Christmas candy.
So fun!
The jars are from Kirklands-forever ago.
The tray is from a thrift store.
I got the vintage Valentine at an antique store in Frisco, TX-Frisco Mercantile

Entry decor.
The mirror was my great grandmother's and so special to me.

 My momma got me this sign at Home Goods. Love it!

Another vintage Valentine from an antique store.  

 It's not Valentine's Day without Cupid! 
I got this little guy at Frisco Mercantile.  LOVE that place!

When I moved into my house, I knew I wanted to do a hall collage like you see all over Pinterest!  Unfortunately, I had way too many pictures for the small hallway.  I had an idea for the remaining pictures...I made a "love" wall.  I had pictures of our grandparents and us in loving embraces.  It was perfect and so meaningful. 

My hallway is small and skinny...getting a good, straight on picture is impossible!

 My maternal grandparents - Moner & Granddaddy.  
I love, love, love this picture.
My grandmother has this on her dresser mirror to this day.

 The Fiance's grandparents - Granny and Pawpaw.
It's hard to tell from this picture of the picture but they are gazing so lovingly at each other.

 The Fiance and I at a friends wedding.
Someone caught this picture of us and I love it!

 My fraternal grandparents - Grandmother and Granddaddy.

So, do you love Valentine's Day and just LOVE in general or do you hate it?

Enjoy...the Curvy Life.