Thursday, January 24, 2013


YUP! I'm back to posting things! Oh, how I've missed this blog. 

I've been so busy lately. It's been insane in the membrane.

Here's what I've been up to.

And a whole buttload of other stuff. I've been busy with this since about the last week of November until now. Insane, huh? And these are all ORDERS. I've met so many amazing, encouraging people lately. It's been amazing. 

Oh, and this happened.

EPIC, right? It's epic project number 1.

I'm in the works of epic project number 2 right now, but that'll take a few months to actually complete. Until then, here's some teaser shots.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Soothing the Strep.

I've been sick on and off for the past 3 months. It's been real fun. /sarcasm

But a few days ago, I noticed a familiar tickle in my throat. One I hadn't felt in a good...6-7 years, but one I could recognize very well. So, I grabbed a flashlight, went into the bathroom, and took a look at my throat.

Yup. That's strep.

But it's worse this time than when I was younger. This time, it was just one tonsil, and something happened. I don't want to say it ruptured, but there was a whole mess of not good stuff coming from it, running down my throat. I couldn't eat, I could barely swallow my own saliva. It was getting harder to open my mouth, and God forbid I move my tongue. So, since Kyle was at work, a great friend drove me and Gabey to the hospital so I could get looked at before it got any worse, and I got my antibiotics.

But I was still having an issue with eating.

Back in the day when I used to get strep throat atleast once a month, no exaggeration, I used to eat mashed potatoes all the time. And for someone who's trying to lose weight, this wasn't an option.

Enter some broccoli cheese soup.

It has all the comfort and warmth that you want.

But it's only 80-100 cal. per serving. I'm okay with that.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Me

Why, HELLO 2013!

We went through a lot in 2012. A lot, and I think that's an understatement.
But it's all resolved and done, and we finally get to enjoy this next year.

I don't make resolutions, because I don't feel like a lot of people keep them. But I'm doing something for me this year.

I'm worrying about myself.

I know, I know. As a mom/wife, we don't typically put ourselves first. It's almost ingrained into our brains. I don't necessarily plan to change that, because it's what I do. But looking back through my life, I realized one consistent thing.

I never, NEVER take care of myself. And because of that, everyone else suffers.

So, I'm making a lifestyle change.

It's going to be a slow process, one that I'm taking baby steps to. I don't want to rush it, I want results.

I have 60 lbs. to lose, and energy to build. And I want to begin living better.

I want to be able to run around with the kids without getting exhausted in 10 seconds.
I want to be able to go shopping and find clothes that fit easily.
I want to be able to show my kids what it means to live a healthy lifestyle.

And it's hard. I'm not going to lie, it's extremely hard.

But I'm going to do it.