Sunday, January 21, 2018

80 Day Obsession

It might be time to dust off this old blog. ::cough cough::
Sorry, some dust got in my mouth.
It's been a while.
I have started something new and I am really enjoying it so I thought I would document it here.
A week ago I began participating in a Beta test group of 80 Day Obsession.
I took my scary before photos.
I cried.
Guys, I look way better under all my clothes and inside my head. The reality hurts.
I think this might be part of why we take before photos.
The worst (or best?) part of this is that I am already down 20 lbs from last year.
I took my measurements. Not fun, but I don't really have any concept of what they should be so, meh.
The challenging part of this program is that it doesn't just include working out each day but also timed nutrition. Guys. This might be the key to why I have been successful so far.
There is a nutrition block around your workout time.
I want to workout before school.
I need to shower and get ready at 6:30 to be out the door on time, and some of the workouts are 60 minutes long so I need to start working out at 5:30.
BUT I am supposed to eat an hour before I workout. Which means 4:30. In the morning.
I have done it all week. And I am still alive.
I think somehow this has kept me going. I wake up before the sun and eat. But the starts the clock. I can't just go back to bed! The timer is running!
So, I prep food for the day, pack my lunch, visualize my day and make my to do list, start a load of laundry.
Then it is time for my Energize supplement 20-30 minutes before I workout.
At that point I go down to the basement with my computer (since the workout is on Beachbody on Demand online).
Well, I still have 20ish minutes to kill. So I say my affirmations, read my Bible, have some quiet time. [Anyone who has read Miracle Morning may realize that I have just completed all of the SAVERS suggested by him other than exercise... Next thing I know it it time to push play.
Energize gets me ready to push the button and get going.
Knowing I don't want to screw up my timed nutrition makes me keep going.
In fact, on day three I REALLY didn't want to get out of bed and started trying to mentally figure out how I could move my meals around and work out later in the day. It was so much work I just got up. And you know what? I'm glad I did!
So now that I have completed a full week I ordered some workout clothes from Fabletics as a reward. And I realized my shoes suck for these workouts and I ordered a new pair designed for cross training-- but I feel like that was more of a necessity.

I just finished meal planning for week two and need to head out to the grocery store to get everything I need.
But, I took my measurements again today. Just out of curiosity.
I have lost 2.5 inches.
1 inch in my waist alone.
In 1 week.

Sunday, May 31, 2015


I really need to post an update on what all I ended up with from the Lilly Pulitzer for Target sale frenzy. I did quite well, if I do say so myself.
But that will be for another day.
I have also been experimenting with a new (to me) company called where I was able to get a ridiculous amount of extremely exclusive name brand apparel for practically nothing... because it is used! Personally, I don't care if my $200 jeans have been worn by someone else once or twice so I only have to pay $25 for them. Muhahaha! Seems like a no-brainer to me! Also, this one goes well with Stitch Fix, who has introduced me to all of my new favorite pants. I know what sizes I need in those brands so I was able to get some major deals.
That order is due to arrive here on Tuesday, so I will share once it gets here.
I am also expecting my next Stitch Fix box on Thursday.
And an order from Zulily on Wednesday!
I have a lot of packages on their way right now, but I got some REALLY great deals! :o)

I am also experimenting with using a company I just learned about called IZEA to bring more products to my readers. To show them I really have this blog I am supposed to imbed this code someplace on my blog: 5743096dbe6b253c0335754aa618e08ae46467309a3e3c2686
I not about subtlety.
We will see if this works out or not. If not, it is no sweat off my back. If so, then maybe we can all learn about some new cool stuff. I know since I have stopped watching television live (I record everything and watch it later) I don't know about any new anything. I don't know what movies are coming out, I don't know what new product I should use to clean my floor... and Lord knows I need some new product to clean my floors! They are gross.
Anyway, here goes nothing!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pink Sunday- AKA Lilly Pulitzer is Available at Target

I woke up bright and early this morning for one reason.
Lilly Pulitzer.
At Target.
For regular-people prices!
Can you believe it?
I cannot. I still can't believe it happened.

I got up at about 5:00. I tried to go back to sleep but I was too excited. It was like Christmas morning for a child. Except it is April. And I am a grown-up (still not sure how that happened, but I pay bills so I guess I am a grown up).

I tried to stay in bed longer but finally gave up at 6:30. I got dressed and was out the door by 6:45.
I got to Target a little before 7:10 and joined the queue.
There were only a few people in line. A lady with her daughter, another older-ish lady, and three college students.
Then me!!!
My friend KP took a picture, when I can get it from her I will upload it. I could watch the Target employees stocking the items while I waited. It was so fun!
I made new friends in the 45 minutes we waited for the store to open. Isabella and I plotted to get items for each other. We had a game plan to go to different sections and meet up.
But let me tell you, once those doors opened it was every lady for herself!
I searched for the M or L on the hanger as fast as I could and loaded up!!!
All of the clothing was right past the dollar spot.
Then I headed toward accessories to get bags and scarves, then to the beauty department for cosmetic bags. I swung back around to hit up the home goods section but all that was left was a giant floor pillow.
Don't worry. I got it.
I then met up with the ladies who were in line by me at the dressing room.
This was key to my success.
We waited for people to come out of the dressing room to discard their items. It was also just a nice place to meet up with everyone where everyone could sort through their stuff and see what they wanted and what to trade.
 A nice lady gave me one of her towels, another gave me a weekender bag, a third gave me a shirt that was too big on her (fit me perfect) that I was able to trade another lady from the line for a shift dress. I also gave away a pants romper that I picked up thinking it was a maxi dress, and a head scarf. When I would I wear that? Never.

Want to see what I got?

First up is the floor pillow. I kinda wish I had grabbed two now.... but really one is enough. ;o) It is bright and cheery and I plan on taking this bad boy outside to sit on while Wyatt plays with his trucks.
 This is the bag I got from my new friend Isabella. It is rather large, has two handles and a shoulder strap. I also have a coordinating small zipper bag that I didn't photograph that I tossed inside.
 This is the shopping tote. I LOVE the colors. I already stuffed it with a towel and blanket to keep in the car. :o)
 Towel and Outdoor Blanket
 Here is the outdoor blanket spread out. It covers by entire bed (king sized). It is very thick white fabric with gold stripes. The fabric has a subtle texture to it that I love. I went back and forth between the white one and the hot pink one in the store. I ultimately decided this blanket would get filthy outside. If I got white I could bleach the stains out. If I got pink, I would be stuck with stains.
 Here is the towel unfolded. It has a flamingo print on the front and the back is solid green. It is SOOOOO soft! I needed another towel, so this was a great find. I wish I had grabbed two of these also... but since I got this one from a lady who had them all in her cart, I suppose I am just thankful to have gotten one! I think I will embroider my name on it. :o)
 Here are the accessories I got. I grabbed the good hair band set. The hair bands match many prints I got. The nail polish is in two colors I wear often and who can't use another nail file? I am keeping one lip gloss and returning the other because the color is horrid on me.

 Here are the items I grabbed last minute for the daughter i don't have. I think I am going to return the top all the way to the right because I thought I had shorts that went with it and now they are gone. The shirt by itself looks like something I could find at Gymboree. I also may take back the swimsuit because it is starting to look a little generic to me. However, I will be keeping the tiny shift dress and the itty bitty shorts that match my palazzo pants. How cute will my future daughter (who doesn't exist) and I look in our matching Lily?!
Yes, I know how ridiculous I sound.
That is why I am going to return half of it. ;o)

 I SCORED with this scarf. I LOVE it. It is my print and I can see myself wearing this all the time. Best part is, it can be worn several different ways, including as a beach wrap.
 Clearly I love this print, I also got a cosmetic bag with two zippers. I already stuffed this one for potty training. I have two pull-ups and wipes in one half and a pair of extra shorts, underwear, and a ziploc bag in the other half!
 Here are my matching palazzo pants. They are a bit long, so they may go to my mom.

This top is actually much cuter in person than I originally thought. I clearly need to wear a cami with it unless I want to show the world my boobs... which I don't.

 Fuzzy picture. Sorry. I traded a shirt for this dress. Score! It is a bit snug, but the fabric is to die for and I think I look pretty great in it. :o)

 This needs a new home. I cannot pull off the romper look. It just isn't me. Also, I don't like yellow or orange. Maybe someone out there is looking for this? Otherwise I will send it back to the store.

 LOVE this dress! It is just so me. I don't care if it does look like I am wearing a tent. I will wear a tent with pride! Perhaps some heels would help this dress look less tent-ish. DSW here I come!

 Clearly I have no shame. First I posed the back of the Amish dress from Stitch Fix that shows my big butt and back rolls. This suit does not work for me. My boobs don't fit in the designated boob area. I have already sold this bad boy on facebook!
 I was coveting this cover up as soon as I saw the look book. Unfortunately this was on the wrong hanger and was actually a size XXL. Oops! Oh well. Cover ups are supposed to be roomy, right? I could always take in the sides if I feel like it is necessary. I love it.

 Last, I scored these adorable shorts. They are a silky material and drape nicely. I think the pom pom detail is so cute and I love how the back laps over the front to add more detail.

Someday I will learn to take pictures that aren't fuzzy. It was also raining cats and dogs outside when I took these so the lighting is horrible. Sorry!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Stitch Fix #3

In case you are not familiar with Stitch Fix:


A clipboard representing an online style profile.
Create Your Style Profile.
A box of five-hand picked items.
Get Five Hand-picked Items.
If you don't like your hand-picked clothes, send back the items you don't like.
Keep What You Like.
Send Back the Rest. 


Our professional stylists will pick out items they think you’ll love —sometimes a little out of your comfort zone, but that’s part of the fun.
The house to which we send five hand-picked items.

Try It on at Home

Try it on in the privacy of your own home, with your own wardrobe.
We send you styling tips to ensure your hand-picked clothing is perfect!

Styling Tips

Each item comes with styling tips on how to dress it up or down.
Simply drop your returns in a USPS mailbox.

Free & Easy Returns

Drop off returns in our prepaid envelope at any USPS mailbox.
The more information you share with our professional stylists, the better they can style you!

Better Over Time

The more feedback you give your stylist, the better they are at finding clothes you'll love.


$20 Styling Fee

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Get 25% Off

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We’ll send you items within your price range, but items are $55 on average.
You guys. My stylist (that's right, I have a stylist. Don't you? Why not? This IS my third post about this stuff) sent me the box from Heaven. 
I LOVE 4/5 items, but I am keeping all 5 because I will pay less keeping all five and getting 25% off the total than if I sent the one item back that I don't like. 
Pretty colors!

You guys. Unless you work with me and have heard me talk about this jacket thing forever, you have no idea how excited I am that I got this. My friend Brooke got it at school and as soon as I saw it, I knew I needed it. Apparently, my stylist agreed, because she sent it to me. :o)
 It even has pockets!
 Back view, courtesy of Sparky.
 Featured here we have the Berneen Dolman Knit Top by 41Hawthorn paired with the Anita Skinny Pant by Liverpool. Amazing. I think I will be wearing this to school tomorrow.
 I wish there was a way to describe the fabric of this top. But there isn't. So you will just have to sign up for your own box and request this shirt to experience it yourself. ;o)
And wait till you hear this. My AMAZING stylist said in her note to me that I requested black skinny pants in the FIRST FIX (three months ago) and we had struck out, so she was trying again! Can you believe this? This woman remembered my request and struck gold. I am already searching for more of these pants on ebay. They are amazing. I don't think I will be able to wear pants from a store other than Stitch Fix ever again.
 And this dress will be sold online. If you would like it message me in the comments below. It is horrible on me. I am sure it would be lovely on anyone else. Sparky told me that I look Amish in it. Nothing says sexy quite as much as the Amish. Oh, wait. Anything says sexy more than the Amish. That is exactly what the Amish don't want.
 I can hardly  believe I am posting this photo. Wow.
Shockingly, the fabric of this dress is really really nice. It is thick and well made. And instead of actually being gray, it is a black and white very fine stripe which appears gray. It is much prettier in the box in real life. Am I convincing you to buy it yet? ;o)
 Last up we have this scarf. This is the Avia Stripe and Dot Infinity Scarf by Octavia. I probably don't need any scarfs, but I like the color. It is more coral-like in real life. Also, I like infinity scarfs much better than others because they don't choke me and make me too hot. So I am keeping it.
 Here is my awesome styling card, so I know how to wear everything.