Monday, July 28, 2014


Yes all my post are going to be Yolo with a number for the rest of the summer haha

Can you believe summer is almost over already? Marcus starts school in 3 weeks.  Speaking of that we told him he was going to have to get a job to pay for his school supplies.  It's ridiculous the things they need.  Earphones?? I mean really.  Next they are going to need individual laptops in 6th grade.

Anyway I'm going to overload you with pictures of all the fun I've been having

I love lilies and this is the first time I was able to grow one! It just happens to be my favorite color too:)

I was in a crafting mood.

We went jet skiing for my first time! What a blast!
And I'm wearing a bikini for the first time in my life!

I had a Mexican BBQ for my family.  Lots of good food, ladderball, water balloon fight, karaoke and lots of tequila.  You want to come over I know.

My cute grandma
My honey bought me some beautiful sunflowers
My tomato plants, looks like a jungle. I have gotten 4 cherry tomatoes so far, yum

I went to Cheyenne Frontier Days with my mom, her boyfriend and my boyfriend.  We got to see Lady Antebellum and my all time favorite country singer Clay Walker.  My boyfriend laughs at me because I always tell him that Clay and I have been through a lot in my life.  Are there any other people out there like me that truly feel music and take it with me whatever happens in life? Probably just me lol
Anyway we drank and had a great time!  We even slept in tents.  The whole night I had to keep directing everyone so we would be on time for the concert and so they told me I was bossy.  Then when the lady at Starbucks asked what my name was they told her Miss Bossy haha

 Wednesday we went to Red Rocks to see Dierks Bentley and Chris Young.  It was a blast but seriously I'm too old for weekday concerts.
This weekend is all about rest and relaxation....I wish. Brunches, cleaning and working boo! I can sleep when I'm dead I guess!! (Yes I'm writing this Friday and posting Monday)
How was everyone's weekend? Anybody else going concert crazy?

Monday, July 14, 2014

City Vs. Country

It's funny how until you experience living in a different area than you grew up how you can't truly appreciate it.  I grew up in the city.  It was 10 minutes to anywhere I want to go.  My ex and I decided on a crazy whim that we wanted to raise our kids in the country.  It was about 45 minutes from where I grew up but might as well have been a whole different world.  I moved back to the city about a month and a half ago and I realized there are so many things I'm loving but there are so many things I miss.


*I love being close to everything.

*I only have to fill my gas tank every 2 weeks instead of twice a week or more.

*I love being close to my friends and family.  My grandma lives 6 blocks away!

*I can now go to parties and family get togethers without preparing hours ahead of time.

That's it lol


*Those sunsets.....I miss those like crazy

*The stars

*The wide open skies

*The sunflowers

*No stoplights

*The traffic

*The grocery store.  I have gone to 5 different grocery stores where I live now and I hate how they are laid out.

*The fresh air

Such a difference!  I'm a country girl for sure!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sugar Detox

I'm sure you all have seen The Four Fit Sisters on Instagram.  Marta does a 14 day sugar detox.  I decided to try it.  With my fibromyalgia sugar causes me to have flare ups and I am a serious sugar addict. When I say addict I mean that I binge sugar.  I can't just have one piece of chocolate....I will have 10. I thought it would be nice to be detoxed and slowly add things in to see what hurt me and what was ok.  

The first 5 days was seriously rough.  I had the worst headache and was sick.  It's funny that sugar is just like a drug.  I was literaly having withdrawals from it.  After those 5 days though I have never felt better.

We couldn't have anything, no really.  Meat, veggies, berries only, almond butter, eggs, nuts, almond milk, coconut milk, coconut sugar, cocoa powder.  It was boring as hell but also felt good.  You have to get creative with it.  Marta gave us a lot of meal options.  I ate a ton of avocado and I don't even like avocado but I grew to like it because what else was I going to eat?

I learned so much about food and how terrible almost everything is for you, even beans.  I also learned that sugar is in EVERYTHING.  EVERYTHING even meat, added in.  I also learned how bad wheat is for you and turkey bacon...WHAT?! I thought that shit was supposed to be good for you.  Nope.  Did you know all fruits except berries actually make you crave sugar? Now you do.  My mind has been blown.

I lost 7 pounds on the detox.  I didn't work out one time either.  I reached a weight that I haven't been since middle school.  It was crazy.

Then it was over and I thought oh a little sugar here and there wasn't going to hurt.  Wrong!  I binged for 3 days.  I'm mad at myself and decided I may need a permanent sugar detox.  How sad but unless I constantly want to be in pain it's a must!

Anyone else have a sugar addiction?

Thursday, July 10, 2014


There isn't enough time in the day for all the things I wish I could do.  I am an overachiever, I will work all day cleaning 6 houses then come home make dinner, clean, go shopping, etc... Not bragging just saying I NEVER stop.  My boyfriend tells me all the time to just stop and sit down.

I look at my parents and they are the exact same way.  They never sit.  I probably won't start any time soon either.  Anyway that brings to me to why I haven't blogged.  I decided this summer I was going to do a lot of things.  You only live once right? I hate Yolo but it was appropriate for this post!

Here's a little of what I've been doing...

My new boyfriend.  He's Nicole's nephew and the cutest kid and he loves to kiss me:)
It was Nicole's niece's birthday party and my darling niece dove into the pool with her clothes on

Nicole and I went with my mom and her boyfriend to see Jake Owen.  I have been to ALOT of concerts and he was in my top 5.  He put on such a good show that we never wanted it to end and he also went for 3 hours!

We live by a lake convenient to wear these kids out

I got to see my cousin that I haven't seen in 6 years and her kids!!

and of course the Fourth of July! Look at that face!

Love him!

I decided to decorate my house.

I'm REALLY impatient.  I can't decorate my house a little at a time I want it done all at once.  Don't mind all the crap on the entertainment center this was just a start.

 My sister and I got crafty for Father's Day. Yes the words are crooked...almost gave me a heart attack but my sister said it gives it character and my dad loved it so it's a win.
I love to make gifts instead of buy them. This was for Marcus' Dad's wedding.

My little ring bearer.  And yes I was invited!  We have a cool relationship!

I went to my friend's housewarming party.  I hadn't seen her in 3 years.  She lost a baby when Marcus was a year old and I was there the whole time with her and then 3 years ago she was there with me so after 3 years there were lots of tears and then lots of fun.

My friend Dez's 30th surprise birthday party.  Just so you know the last three were in one day...

Brunch and mimosas with Jaclyn!
The next two weeks will be fun too.  Jet skiing, family BBQ, Cheyenne Frontier Days to see Lady Antebellum and Clay Walker, then Dierks Bentley.  Lots of pictures to come!
How is everyone? Having a fun summer?