Thursday, August 26, 2010

This weekend is gonna be ridic!

I am so excited for this weekend and it has made me slap happy! It is Laura's bachelorette party where we will be partaking in a host of inappropriate games and activites, but also, my best friend Tonya is coming down from Moorhead and Friday night will be a girls night in! Laura is coming over and we are going to relax, eat, and mentally prepare for what will go down Saturday night. All I have to say is watch the fudge nugget out's gonna get crazy!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Sundays are truly wonderful! Sometimes they can be boring, but generally I find them to be very relaxing. I do my homework, get in a work out, and prepare for the upcoming week. Chaz and I usually have dinner together, since as the week gets busy, we are not always eating together. I am so thankful to have Sunday's. A day to worship, a day to relax, a day to prepare for the craziness of the week ahead.

The future...

I don't know you,


But I will fall in love,


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Picking up good habits!

I have read for a while that coffee is good for you. It perks you up before exercise and lowers the risk of heart disease but I was also reading in my Prevention magazine that it lowers your risk of early death, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and diabetes. Bonus! Since I am averaging about two cups a day. I have also been reading a lot about green tea too! There are a boat load of health benefits to drinking green tea, ranging from weight management, cancer prevention, among a host of others. So I went out and bought myself a box! I really like black tea so this is a switch up but it tastes great and I can use some more antioxidants in my life!

Other then picking up a tea habit, life has been pretty normal. Last Saturday was Laura’s bridal shower, the first of a few more. And next Saturday we are celebrating her bachelorette party. It has been busy but fun and so worth it! And our bridesmaid dresses came in which was so exciting! They are beautiful and a great fit! I love them and can’t wait to wear mine on her big day!

Work is going good and after our month of vacations, it has been easy sliding back into a routine! I am already ready to start planning the next vacation however! Hmmm, where to go?!?!?

Chaz will start school again in the beginning of September but I am enjoying having him home as he is so great at keeping the house in order and doing the little errands. I am sure on his end though he is ready for his routine and to have something to challenge him!

The fall is looking pretty busy. We celebrate our one year anniversary, and Chaz’s golden birthday, and we have the wedding of Laura and Dave. All great and wonderful blessings we have to look forward to!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Time to unwind...

With life being so busy, it’s hard to find time for yourself. And a day at the spa just may not be in the budget this month. I know this; you know this; we all know this. Male or female, a little pampering can be just the pick me up you need to take on all your duties and tasks like a pro.

I thought I would give a little run down of my favorite beauty rituals. Mine is obviously more geared towards a “female”, however, males can adjust accordingly! I just find after taking a bit of time, I feel, look, and act better!

So block off an hour or two from your busy life. This may seem like a bit of time but it is so worth it in the end!

What you will need:
Lemon juice
Face scrub or mask
Nail polish remover
Nail polish
A glass of cold water

To start I turn on some relaxing music. If I am in an upbeat pampering mood, maybe something a bit crazier but I generally prefer relaxing! Light your favorite candle and off we go!

Start by applying your face mask. Follow directions on back as most have you wash your face first.

While your face mask is setting (generally ten minutes) remove nail polish from both hands and feet.

Once that is complete, apply lotion to legs-pre-moisturizing for shaving! Take the remaining time left on your face mask and go grab a few teaspoons of leman and two slices of cucumber.

Take off the face mask. Now it is time for the bath! During the duration of this entire activity, make sure to drink plenty of water! If you are taking the time to look healthy on the outside, why not work on doing so on the inside too! You can also add some lemon and cucumber to your water for a real spa treat, however, make sure to reserve some for the remaining activities!

Once in the bath, take time to truly relax. Add some relaxing body wash or bubble bath to the water, lie back, and place one cucumber slice on each eye. The cooling effects will help reduce puffiness and restore the luster of the area around your eyes!

Once you have relaxed to your content, remove the cucumber, and embark on normal bath activities. Wash and condition your hair, exfoliate your body, and shave those well moisturized legs! (Beauty pageant tip-conditioner can replace your shaving cream as it moisturizes your legs and the hair prior to removal!)

If you have a pumice stone, remove dead skin from both your feet and elbows-I have sensitive elbows so I usually just exfoliate my elbows with body scrub…once I hop out of the shower, I then rub some lemon juice on my elbows (really does soften the elbows!) Apply lotion to your entire body, paint toenails, then finger nails, then sit and relax while they dry...this is a great time to meditate!

And !POOF! A new you! Enjoy these little tips...I love them!