Weight Loss Update and Fall Goals

It's been a while since I talked about my weight loss.  Honestly?  It's because it really stalled this summer.  It's just one of those things, I guess - a lot of things tend to fall away during the summer, and for me, that just happened to be what it was.That and those pesky delicious white chocolate M&Ms I had to stop buying.  Seriously, addicting....more
Great post.  Last year I started losing 50lbs on my elliptical but after job changes gained 10. ...more

Well Endowed.

This is NOT a sponsored post.  These companies have no idea I'm writing about them - they're just ones I personally love and have purchased from!Today I'd thought I'd take some time to talk about a particular issue of mine.  It's one I have to deal with every day.  I have to carry it and support it every day of my life, and one I've had since I was about 12 years old.  It's my chest....more

Recent Reads {Summer 2014}

I've been really into reading lately, and had a few books I can't seem to put down. Our library system has a great selection of ebooks, and I've been reserving them on a regular basis so I always have some reading material. Unfortunately, my system has now backfired on me and I have 6 books to read in the next 3 weeks! I always love seeing what other people read and enjoyed, so I thought I'd share my recent reads with you!...more

The House Hunt

So I know it's Tuesday and I didn't show up here yesterday.... but I had a three day weekend, so I figure that's allowed.  We began the house hunt this weekend.  My mom came up on Saturday morning to watch Abbie while Chris and I went out to look at houses.  We met our realtor in Manassas at 11am to start looking....more
Good Luck to you!! Buying a house is such an exciting time!more

Stitch Fix #2

My second Stitch Fix arrived yesterday, so I thought I'd share it for oh hey Friday...you know, because it IS five things (so convenient)!  Want to see what I got?ONE Tucker Mixed Print Split-Back Tank...more

Thursday Thoughts

So, I had two different posts planned for today, but they both fell through.  Why?  Well, because of the US Postal Service.  1 - My Christmas in July gift from Courtney got lost somewhere in Roanoke (but you can see what I sent Sara and Kiernan here!).  2 - My Stitch Fix was supposed to arrive yesterday but is instead arriving today.  Seriously, USPS, get your stuff together....more

On House Hunting

So, it’s Monday.  It’s also the 21st of the month, which means Abbie is NINETEEN months old today.  I also realized I never posted her 18 month update, even though I took the pictures.  Oops.  I’m kind of glad I forgot until now about her 19 month pictures – She was in a pretty grumpy mood this morning (actually, we all were), so they wouldn’t have turned out too well…but then again, when can you catch a good photo of a toddler?  They just move too fast....more

Our New House Wish List

Chris starts his new job tomorrow, and we couldn't be more excited.  Once he starts, we'll finally be able to get serious about something we've been thinking about for a while - house hunting. Credit Image: Shashi Bellamkonda on Flickr ...more
Yes, I'd definitely say look around in the day and night if you can.  Don't just wait to view ...more

You Don't Need a Tan

It happens to all of us.  Summer hits, we start wearing more skirts, and you look down at those legs that have been in hiding all winter.  They're pale, and if you're like me, paler than average.  Then you start to think, "I need a tan..." Well, you don't.  Really.  You absolutely don't. ...more

Thoughts on Growing Our Family

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT pregnant. Phew, now that we've got that out of the way (couldn't have you thinking I was), I wanted to talk a little bit today about baby #2.  I've has several people ask me about whether we'll have another baby.  Short answer?  Yes, we'd like to, but not yet. It's always been important to me to have more than one child, and to hopefully have them not too far apart.  I was an only child for the first nine years of my life...and I wished all the time for a sibling.  Unfortunately, my parents had a hard time conceiving a second child. ...more