Saturday, March 23, 2013


A few months ago, B and I decided to trade in our Wii because we didn’t use it that much at all. We have an Xbox with Kinect that we use a little more than the Wii, but not a lot. But when we traded in the Wii, we got some Xbox games. I got Just Dance 4 and Zumba! I said I was going to play either game at least every other day…but that hasn’t happened. Well…this past Thursday I just started doing Zumba and I am going to do at least 20 minutes of it every day if I can. It just gives me so much energy!! After I’m finished with a workout, I feel so pumped up and ready to go!! It is going to be great to come home from a subbing job and do some Zumba before I go do a cashier shift at night. I just feel like I’m going to feel a little more awake with a 20 minute workout. I can’t wait until it gets warmer outside because then I can start going for bike rides and maybe even go for a run every now and then.
It’s not that I want or need to lose weight. I’m perfectly fine with my weight. I just want to get in shape. And I’m actually hoping I don’t lose too much weight because I already went for my first dress fitting and I don’t go back until April 26th to pick it up. I hope it still fits me perfectly and isn’t a little big.
And speaking of my wedding dress and wedding…it’s 7 weeks away!!! I can’t believe it! I went with my step-mom and aunt last night to go get flowers but it turned out that the place we went to changed its hours and was closed by the time we go there. So now we’re going back on April 2nd. I can’t wait!! I found this bouquet on Pinterest and I want to try to find flowers like it!!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. I’m looking forward to my early shift tomorrow, 7:30-3:30 pm. I like shifts like that because it doesn’t take up the whole day and night. Today I worked 10:30-6:30 and it wasn’t until about 7:30 that I had dinner ready and B and I were eating. Oh well, I had a kind of late lunch so I wasn’t hungry until 7:30 anyway. Have a great rest of your Saturday night!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Goodbye Google Reader!

The other day when I read that Google Reader was being shut down, I gotta admit I was freaking out a little bit! Google Reader is how I read all the amazing blogs that I follow!! I had no idea how I was going to continue reading all of the blogs I follow. But I just read a post about bloglovin’! And let me tell you, if you haven’t checked out this site yet, you have to!! I looked for other sites to replace Google Reader and this one is by far the best out there! So I’ve added a link to the left side of my blog so you can still follow me once Google Reader is gone. Have a great Saturday everyone!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What I’m Loving Wednesday

Linking up with Jaime for What I’m Loving Wednesday.

I’m LOVING that we finally have found an officiant!!! See…we had one, but then when we switched the venue the time also go changed so that person couldn’t marry us because of a time confliction. Well then we were left with less than 10 weeks to go and no one to marry us. My awesome step-mom found someone yesterday and I’m sending the deposit and form to the person tomorrow!! Go figure that the one huge problem we would have with the wedding planning would be with the officiant, which is kinda a huge part of the whole wedding!!!

I’m LOVING that I finally get to sleep in tomorrow!! It’s another full week of subbing for me with tomorrow being the only half day of the week and it’s in the afternoon. 5 days of subbing in a row is rough because I’m still working my other job on the weekend so if I have a full week of subbing, that’s a lot of days of me working with no days off!!!

I’m LOVING the new season of Hell’s Kitchen. B and I started watching it earlier tonight and this looks like it’s going to be a great season!! We were 12 minutes in and we were on the edge of our seats!! We’ll have to wait until Friday night to finish the rest of the 2 hour premiere though.

And as always, I’m LOVING my wonderful fiance and our cats!! I’ve been picture crazy with the cats recently so here are some recent pics I took.

I have no idea what she was doing here. I kept calling her name and she wouldn’t even flinch. And she stayed in this position for a good minute or so.

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Went back to my room and saw this…

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She had her head down and was so much cuter before I took this pic. I tried to sneak up on her so she wouldn’t move, but it didn’t work. 

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Yum, yum, yummm!!!

So...the other day I found the most amazing thing on Pinterest. Did you know that a mason jar will fit on most blenders? I didn't until I saw this pin on Pinterest.

Isn't that awesome??? I was going to do this the night I saw the pin but then something came up and we didn't have time.

So here is my blender and the 2 mason jars I have. I got them at a wedding as a favor so they're the only 2 I have. I may just have to put some on my wedding registry though, because I love them!!

So basically all you do is fill the jar with whatever you'd like to make a smoothie with. I added some frozen fruit, yogurt, ice, and milk. What I love is that the possibilities are endless!!! Oh, and what I love the most is that you can make one serving at a time! And if I want a different smoothie than B, I can make the kind he wants and the kind I want. I think whoever discovered this is a genius!!!

Oh, another suggestion…you may want to shake up the jar after you put the ingredients in and the lid on before you put it on the blender. With the second one I made I did that and it helped it to mix a lot better. Can’t do that with a regular blender now can you? Now I just recently saw on Pinterest that you can punch a hole in mason jar lids and you instantly have a to-go mason jar! I’ll need to get lids to do that, but that would be awesome!

Have a great Monday night everyone!!!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Where is the snow?

Well, the weathermen were wrong about the forecast yet again. They said we were going to get up to possibly 12 inches of snow on Wednesday but instead we got nothing!! And get this, most of the school districts in my area had a snow day!! A snow day but no snow! That must have been very disappointing for the kids who thought they would get to go sledding or make snowmen. It didn’t really make much of a difference for me because I didn’t have a subbing job that day. . All I had planned was my first dress fitting! And thanks to the snow not coming, I was still able to go!! It felt amazing putting that dress on again!

Speaking of my wedding dress, I  can’t believe that B and I’s wedding is exactly 10 weeks away!!!! 10 weeks away from this exact moment we will be married and dancing away at our reception!!! I should probably be freaking out a little more than I am because I know that a lot still needs to get done, but I guess it just hasn’t caught up to me yet of how soon it actually is! I’d say in about a week or 2 from now that I’ll be freaking out!! One thing we really need to get confirmed is who is marrying us. When we changed venues the time of our wedding also got changed by an hour, so now the person that was going to marry us can’t because he has other plans that day. We have one possible person lined up but have to call her on Monday to see if she is available. Fingers crossed that she still is!!

To any brides out there, what were the last 10 weeks before the wedding like to you? Do you have any tips for me to stay calm while still getting the last of the plans finalized? Leave me comments! Have a great Saturday night everyone and don’t forget to turn your clocks forward tonight!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

It’s already March??!!??

Wow…this year seems like it’s just flying by!! It feels like just yesterday it was New Year’s day and now here we are, the third month of the year. So far it has been a pretty good year. Here’s a quick recap of my 2013 so far:


On January 2nd I officially became a substitute teacher! Also on that day, one of my bridesmaids and I picked the dress for her and the other bridesmaids.

January 8th I had my first subbing job! It was only a half day, but still. Since then I’ve been getting a lot of subbing in, about 3 or 4 a week.

January 28th I turned 23…nothing really too special about that. B took me out to eat and only had to pay for himself because you get a free meal on your birthday there!! It stinks that neither of our birthdays will fall on a Saturday or Sunday anytime soon because we really want to go there for breakfast sometime!!

Oh, and I forget the exact date of this, but we went on our first date of the year from the “12 Dates of Christmas” that I gave B for Christmas. We went ice skating!!


We finally secured a place for our reception!!! With it being about 3 months till the wedding in February, we were getting kind of nervous about where we were going to have the reception! We even considered our backyard!!! But luckily it didn’t have to come to that.

We finally figured out the timeline for our wedding. Our wonderful photographer met with us and pretty much planned the whole day out for us. He has gone above and beyond for us and we couldn’t be more grateful for that!!

We had our cake consultation and decided on what kind of cake we are having and what it is going to look like! I still need to decide what flowers we are using so I can tell them what kind of flowers I want on the cake and I need to get them swatches of color so they can match it to the cake.

And the last wedding thing that happened in February…I did my trial run for my hair. I really like how it turned out, but I might change one thing about it. I’m not telling though, because I’m not sure if B will read this and I want to keep it a secret from him.

And that’s about all the exciting things that have happened this year so far. We’re only 63 days into the year and I know that the best days of the year are yet to come! One of those days is 75 days away!!! I still can’t believe that it is almost here!! It will be here before I know it!!

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. I’m going to go pin away on Pinterest until 8:00 when an all-new Switched at Birth comes on!! According to the previews, it will “change the way you see the world”. So stay tuned for a post about that! Have a great Monday night everyone!!

Aren’t they the cutest? I found them in my closet today laying like this..they’re best buds!!