Totes Excited…

Totes Excited…

So, I am officially a brand ambassador for a great website called, Cents of Style. I found out about them from actually, my mom, thanks Patty. I have really gotten into the whole online shopping thing the past few years and usually buy from places like Old Navy, Forever21, Target, etc. where I know my sizes but I always have a hard time finding necklaces, starves, bracelets, etc. until I found sites like Cents of Style.

Cents of Style  began in 2007 with two fabulous founders, Courtney Brown & Brennan Lau. They have two great mottos…one, you do not have to spend a lot to look great, and two, when you look good, you feel good. I love both of those mottos and def don’t think you need to spend a lot to look great. Another great thing about this website, besides all the adorable products is that they have free shipping, always!! SWEET!!

Here are some of my favorite products from the site that will need to be in my closet, SOON!

Adorable Bracelet

I love me some Mint

Polka dot scarf, LOVE they actually have a Facebook offer for these scarves so check out This link.

When you have time, make sure you check out there website as well as their Facebook page as they always have great posts. Happy Shopping! Cheers!

Where is your favorite place to shop?

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Just Another Manic Monday…

Just Another Manic Monday…

HELLO!! How are you all doing? How was your weekend? Things on this end are going well. We had a rather fun & busy weekend. Friday, it’s snowed (about 3.5 inches) so once Bob got home, we packed up the little one and did some shopping for the week. It wasn’t that bad outside and felt good to get out for a little bit.

Saturday, I got up early and did a little cardio while Bob trained a few hours. Then once Keely was fed and dressed for the day (& Bob was home from work), we headed out to do a little “clothes” shopping. We had some gift cards that needed to be used so why not make use of them and enjoy a little vitamin D (it was sunny all day but still only about 30 degrees). I ended up buying a black blouse, yellow skirt & navy striped shirt (will look so cute with my yellow necklace & white skinnies) from H&M and a brown crossbody from DSW. Bob bought some pretty SWEET looking converse from DSW as well.

After our shopping trip, we grabbed lunch at McNally’s Irish Pub (another gift card) and Keely was totally flirting with the bus boy…ha-ha. We didn’t get home till close to 3pm so we just hung at home the rest of the night and watched I Love You, Man — favorite movie (I will see you there, or I will see on another time…classic). On Sunday, I slept in a little bit then once everyone was up, we all had breakfast, eggs & chocolate chip pancakes. YUM!! After breakfast, I quickly ran to Trader Joes for a few things, I heart that place! I ended up buying Cookie Butter and I think it was a HUGE mistake as it’s dangerously good!!

After Keely went down for a nap, I did a little Jillian Michael’s Yoga, she always knows how to give me a good stretch & get me sweating. The rest of Sunday consisted of cleaning and food prepping for the week. Banana bread & oatmeal muffins were made for the week…YUM (again)! Today, I have some work to get done while Keely is napping so hopefully she takes a long one for me…:) Before I get this day going I wanted to give you a little preview of what I am planning, workout wise this week…

Monday – Cardio & Abs

Tuesday – this awesome workout…

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Wednesday – 15 Mins HIIT & 20 Mins Yoga plus Abs

Thursday – great 30 minute circuit

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Friday – Cardio & Abs

Saturday – Turbo Fire (30-45 Minutes)

Sunday – Rest (well, actually I’ll be getting some cardio in since I will be doing some shopping with my cousin Mary Beth)

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Cheers!

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Everyone! I am SO happy today is Friday and can’t wait to get home to my sweets. I have been in Pittsburgh since Wednesday for a meeting. I am looking forward to warmer weather this weekend so that Keely and I can go for a walk. I also have some exciting and sad news, I have officially put in my two weeks at my current job (:() but will be a starting another job on April 22nd. I am able to work at home & travel for tradeshows that I will be directing. I’m looking forward to spending more time at home but know I have to stay focused so that I can get work done. I am sad to leave my current job as it was my first job out of college plus I have been here for over 6 years. I love the people at my current job & love my job but it was time for a new start. I needed/wanted this change. Wish me luck!!

Now onto my favorites of the week…

Favorite Picture

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Keely and Daddy playing with sidewalk chalk, girl loves the outdoors!

Picture taken by Grandma

Picture taken by Grandma

Favorite Outfit

Cute

I need to get some mint/aqua color jeans ASAP!!

Favorite Quote

"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings." -Ann Landers {Love this!}

So true!!

Favorite TV Show

The Walking Dead  The Walking Dead

shameless

The Walking Dead ended on Sunday for the season…BOO!! Shameless is getting really good!

Favorite Drink

Vodka & Ginger Ale – nice and refreshing

Well I hope you all have a fun weekend! Cheers!!

What is one of your favorites from the week?

What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday

Hello, Wednesday & another addition of What I Ate Wednesday. Well actually, it’s more like “What I Ate Monday”…the reason you ask, because I had some yummy meals planned for Monday rather than Tuesday. So here are my eats from Monday…

6:30AM – Post Workout (before breakfast with Keely) – Green Tea, Banana with Justin’s Nut Butter

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8:30AM – Breakfast with the Munchkin – Scrambled eggs with spinach & cheese, bagel thin with veggie cream cheese, fruit & hot water with honey & ACV (Keely had the same – minus the water w/honey & ACV & yes, that’s cream cheese under her nose…ha-ha)

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12:00PM – Oatmeal with protein powder & strawberries plus water. When I am at home, I usually make myself a salad or sandwich but when lunch come around all I could think about was oatmeal. It was DELISH!

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4:30PM – Chicken Enchilada Pasta – A wonderful creation I found from Pinterest…Chicken Enchilda Pasta You must try it!

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I also had a few handfuls of trail mix plus a few bites of Keely’s pumpkin bread.

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! Cheers!!

Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday! Did you all have a good weekend? Ours was nice and I am loving the sunshine we have been getting now we just need some warmer weather. Anyways, this weekend consisted of some grocery shopping, cleaning, Gymboree and a visit from our friend and his daughter. Abby and Keely played so well together and they are nine years apart. Keely loves all kids but she really likes older kids between 6-12 for some odd reason.

I wanted to post some motivational quotes I found on no other than Pinterest because Mondays can be hard for people to get motivated. When I use to work Mondays in the office, I would never get a good night sleep on Sunday and would hate getting up earlier to workout but knew I had to do it. I love being at home on Mondays & Fridays but I still make sure to get up earlier so that I can be ready to go for the day before Keely gets up.

I do most of my weekly planning on Sundays but I am okay if I wait till Monday to figure out the week. So for those of you that have a hard time getting motivated on Mondays, here are some wonderful quotes.

TODAY will be ridiculously amazing!            Motivational Quotes - Google

mary poppins        Today is a gift quotes

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday & week. Cheers!!

Friday Facts

Friday Facts

Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week, I must say, it’s gone by pretty fast. Did you hug your sweets extra long yesterday for Valentine’s Day? I know I did and couldn’t have asked for two better valentines. Now onto my Friday Facts…

*TGIF

*I bought myself a yellow bubble necklace from Very Jane and can’t wait to get it. I think it will be a major staple in my outfits for the spring & summer.

*Here are two outfits I am planning to recreate with my new necklace

"Spring / Summer 2013 Turquoise and Yellow Outfit"

Have a shirt like this and just bought a yellow bubble necklace...love!

*The toddler tantrums are really starting but after a few seconds, it’s on to something else.

*For Lent, I am going to try to limit desserts (yes, it’s going to be hard). I’m not big on giving something up but I thought I can limit myself to 1-2 desserts a week. Usually my desserts consists of a mini york peppermint patty or piece of TJ’s dark chocolate. Wish me luck!!

*I am planning to do a little shopping this week. I have a gift card to the outlet mall by work so I think I might hit up H&M and/or Forever21. Looking for striped shirts.

*I can’t wait for Spring!

*Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Before I leave, here are some pictures from our Valentine’s Day! Cheers!!

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Trainer Thursday

Trainer Thursday

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Before we all eat some chocolates for Valentine’s Day, let’s start the day with a nice workout from no other than Trainer B-O-B!

Superset Day – 2 sets, 20 reps each exercise, 45 sec. rest between sets, 80% intensity

Dumbbell sit down squats/DB chest press

(1)DB plie squat/curl bar bent over row

DB elevated lunge/1 arm push-up hold row on bench

Leg curl machine/Spiderman push-ups

Leg Ext. Machine/DB bent over rev fly

30 min. stair stepper at low intensity

Hope you and your sweets have an awesome day filled with LOTS of hugs & kisses!! Cheers!

What is your best Valentine’s memory? Mine would be last year and celebrating Keely’s first Valentine’s Day.