Bowl Time

January 31, 2014

 
Although I'm a huge football fan, it's usually college football. The Hubs makes me watch NFL on Sundays in between working out, cleaning, etc. and depending on the team I will sit and watch my precious Cowboys any day.
 
Sunday is Super Bowl (Saturday night maybe?! That would be awesome!) and even though I could care less about both teams, I will be watching. Mainly for the commercials, but also to see them playing their butts off in freezing temps with snow falling the whole time!
 
Oh yeah I'm one of those people hoping for a white out super bowl! How funny is it to watch these poor guys falling every time they try to run & not knowing what yard line they're on?!
 
Happy Super Bowl weekend!!!
Summer

My Everyday Makeup Routine

January 30, 2014

 

Okay so I love to post about products I'm obsessed with or am dying to try, but I realize I've never once posted the products I use on a daily basis. Most of these are drugstore as I've gotten cheap in my old age, but some I am die hard will not try anything else & will spend the $$ on.

Also, the Airspun I heard about from Tati on YouTube & absolutely love for the winter!

Foundation: Revlon Color Whipped
Concealer: Revlon Photoready
Powder: Coty Airspun
Bronzer: The Balm Bahama Mama
Blush: Nars Orgasm
Eyebrows: Wet N Wild Color Icon Brow in Taupe
Eyeliner: Almay Intense I-Color in Brown Topaz
Mascara: Lashblast Volume Waterproof
Summer

My Poor Bambino

January 29, 2014

The 24 hour (I hope!) bug has hit our casa. Bella woke up Monday morning with nausea and stomach pains. Eric decided to take her to Grandma's & on the way over she got sick. All day & night she slept or was sick, and yesterday morning she said she was feeling much better, but we kept her home another day just incase she was contagious.
Mommy & Bella snuggling together.

My poor baby asleep by the fire for hours at a time.
It's the days before this posts & so far she is doing much better, and I'm hoping she stays that way!
Summer

Obsessed

January 28, 2014

So I got a coupon in the mail for a buy one get one free on Fresh Effects by Olay. I got 2 products & here's my thoughts...


Bead Me Up exfoliating cleanser...

I absolute adore this product! It smells amazing and has soft beads to help exfoliate your dead skin cells while cleaning your face. It's not coarse at all & I have pretty sensitive skin & it hasn't caused any irritation at all after 2 weeks use! LOVE!!


Long Live Moisture Satin Finish...

I like this product. It smells great, isn't greasy at all, and does have a satin finish to it. I am disappointed because it doesn't have any SPF in it. That's the only thing I wish I could change about this product. It soaks in pretty quickly and I wear at night & under my primer and makeup during the day.

Overall I really love both products and can't wait to try some of the others especially the BB Cream!

Summer

Success!

January 27, 2014

Bella's party went off almost flawlessly! (With the minor exception of one minion pinata that just didn't want to die!) We had around 20 kiddos show up & she loved every minute of it!
 
Carnival themed birthday!

Trying out her bouncy house before the kids came over

Bella and her "boyfriend" Jayce! They are adorable together!

These kids are the best of friends & I'm so thankful Bella has them to grow up with!

Summer

Love It / Kill Me Type of Relationship

January 23, 2014

 
Nope that's definitely not me in that pic, but I do love me some working out. Thanks to my vacays coming up, especially lying with one of my besties at a pool in Vegas, kinda makes me want to work my ass off daily so those pretty little bikinis will look good on me by then.

But it's like I have this love it yet kill me type of relationship with working out. I work out in some form or fashion around 4-5 times a week. Usually for 45 min to an hour each time. On my way to the gym, street for a run, etc. I am all hyped up and excited to work out. During the work out I'm loving myself and how far I can totally push myself & afterwards I feel awesome for what I accomplished that day. (Even if it was a 2 mile run)

What I hate is those hours after the gym. You know after you take your shower, get all comfy in your pj's, and then the soreness & pain sets in. Yeah I stretch like a mad woman after every workout & drink the after workout drink crap to help, but I still am in pain. I now have a messed up wrist from weights that I'll be seeing the doctor about tomorrow, but more than that the absolute soreness and pain from shin splints & other body parts that like to remind me I'm not 22 anymore.

When I was a gymnast I used to be able to workout for like 2 hours go home and be ready to party that night if need be. (And in high school it ALWAYS needed to be!)

I guess what I'm rambling about is that eventhough I hate being in pain, The Hubs kinda gets sick of me complaining about shin splints, hurt wrists, sore lower back, etc. I still get my lazy ass up and make it to the gym, or run, or do yoga & a ton of crunches, push ups, etc. almost daily. My hope is that all this pays off in the end and that sweet little black bikini from VS I plan on getting looks awesome on me by this summer.
Summer

Welcome to Our Carnival

January 22, 2014

 
{Got these here}
This weekend will be Bella's 7th birthday. Seriously how the heck is she already going to be 7?! Where the hell did the time go?
 
I'm getting off track here. So on Saturday we are having a Carnival birthday party for her to celebrate. 20 or so of her closest friends will be joining us for pizza, bouncy house, cotton candy, chocolate fountain fun. Momma is a wee bit exhausted from all the planning. It's supposedly going to be cloudy but in the mid-60's, so I'm happy as long as it doesn't ice or rain on these poor kiddos.
 
Pictures are sure to be posted next week!
Summer

Weekend Wrap Up

January 21, 2014

Sorry for the super late post today and absolutely no post yesterday, but this mama is exhausted & overwhelmed with football & birthday party planning this week...
Here's the wrap up on our 3 day weekend at Casa Munoz...
 
Bella went to a birthday party Saturday after football practice Friday night & Saturday morning I might add... they had someone come paint faces & make balloon animals. Bella actually chose Hello Kitty... color me surprised! We let her go like this to Party City & Target to get stuff for her upcoming party. She was so excited to get a #7 candle for her cake!


Sunday afternoon was her 2nd football game. All of Eric's family got to come again this weekend and see her play and cheer her on. They are all so wonderful and we're so lucky to have them so close!

The Chargers won 34-0!
Yeah to say we have a good team is kinda like saying wine is kinda good after a long hard day.
They've won both games so far by a pretty big margin.
Oh also Bella is the only girl on the team league. We're pretty proud of her!

Monday The Hubs had to work, so Bella & I went to the gym then she played with her friends outside all afternoon in the 80 degree sun! Amazing for January! 
Summer

Kick Yo Ass Type Fun...

January 17, 2014

Sorry but had to cuss in my title for the first time ever.... because it's the best description of the new (new to me because apparently it came out 4 years ago... whoops!) Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltdown.

Oh yeah she can now kick my ass at yoga too. Now I love me some good yoga on days I don't get to run or go to the gym because it's supposed to be relaxing... not so much with her. I was like what?! during LEVEL 1 on this DVD. It's been 2 days since I did it and my lower back and buttocks are still yelling at me.

Amen to finally finding a kick ass yoga DVD.

Note to Amazon Prime members it's free to watch it on your computer immediately!

SCORE!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY FOLKS!!
 
Summer

Sick Day Essentials

January 15, 2014

Okay everyone in the Austin area are having to deal with the worst allergies on record right now, including me. Sneezing, coughing, etc. it ain't pretty in these here parts.
 
When I'm home sick there are quite a few essentials I have to have in order to get better & be as comfy as possible all day long.
 
Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup - Oh yeah the old fashioned, just add water kind is the only soup I want when I am sick. I don't have a clue why because my momma used to make all different kinds of yummy soup when I was a kid and sick, but for some reason this is my go to food choice all day long.
 
Kleenex with Lotion- Obvi you have to have tissues but the only one I ever want is the one with lotion. Helps moisturize my nose the whole time.
 
PJ's - I refuse to get out of my warm comfy pj's the entire day when I'm sick. I'll drive to Bella's school and pick her up in pj's half the time. Embarrass my kiddo is just icing on the cake for me. (Kidding... sort of)
 
 Netflix- When I'm not asleep on the couch, I usually bring up Netflix and catch a movie or catch up on a show I've missed out on. Definitely a sick day necessity!
 
Warm Blanket - C'mon people, you have to have a great warm blanket when you're sick. It's a main priority...
Summer

Product Fail

January 14, 2014

This is brand new in my collection, I used it twice and ended up throwing it away...
 
Oh yeah the Physicians Formula Organic Wear mascara is the absolute biggest mascara fail ever for me. Why?! Oh let me count the ways.

Okay let me preface this by saying when I 1st put it on, it made my eyelashes look great. Lots of volume, and seemed to be good to go. Until 30 minutes later driving to work and noticed flaking (insane flaking) under my eyes. Like 1/2 of the damn mascara had flaked off. That's strike one. Strike 2 came over this weekend when I tried to give it another shot. Now we are in the thick of Cedar Fever around here which means a crap ton of sneezing, itchy watery eyes, etc. When my eyes started to water the mascara literally ran down my face. Like black streaks down my cheeks!!!!
The 3rd strike came at the same time as the streaking... it absolutely set my eyes on fire. Scratch my eyes out type pain. I was getting ready to go out Saturday night and wanted to wash the day makeup off after said running & it burned and dried my eyes out so bad I couldn't see barely & when I finally could see I looked like I had pink eye!! Eric had to RUN to CVS for me and grab eye drops. I was so frustrated and upset I promptly threw the dang tube away.

Never Again....
Summer

2014 Golden Globes Awards

January 13, 2014

I wasn't feeling too awake or healthy yesterday (damn you cedar fever!) but I managed to stay up long enough to see all the fashions at the Golden Globes. There weren't many misses this year (one that almost made me cry!) and lots of hits... here are my favorites!
 
Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren
I love this design! So different than anything you see on there & the color was amazing on her. She glowed!
 
Jenna Dewan in Roberto Cavalli
She had a baby over the summer! What?! She looks amazing in this dress!!
 
Margot Robbie in Gucci
She is just beautiful and something about this gown made me think wow!!
 
Here's my What Were They Thinking?! Misses:
 
Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung
I adore Sandra Bullock for so many reasons, mainly cause she's an Austinite and an amazing actress... but when I saw her show up in this gown I almost cried. It makes her look bigger than she is and it also looks like it hasn't been ironed in years. Not pretty at all.
 
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture
This dress isn't unpretty or unflattering on her at all, but it did make me think it was pretty much the same dress she wore last year that she tripped going to get her award on. I would think you would pick something easier to walk in this time around...
 
Amy Adams in Valentino
This did nothing for her figure at all... it looked like it hung on her weird and not pretty in the least.
 
What were your favorites of the night?
Summer

The Start of Something New

January 10, 2014

I kinda alluded to it on yesterday's post during my poor me rant. I'm over ranting & want to say that I have officially become a "runner".  The Hubs has been running for like ever & always told me that if I put my mind to it, I would/could become a runner and actually like running.
 
Well I'm not there yet, but I'm trying! I am up to almost 2 miles every other day running around the neighborhood. I hate treadmills, so it's outdoor running for me only. I plan on getting back into weights at the gym now that I can, hopefully twice a week in between runs.



This is my new saying!

I love posting these to keep me going and making sure to get my lazy ass off the couch and away from the chips & queso!
 
Here's my one really big hurdle with running... shin splints. I used to get them in gymnastics all the time but now with running they are back full force. I am going to wait a month and see if I keep up this running gig and if so, buy a new pair of shoes to hopefully help. I will keep updating as I go. That's saying I will keep this up & remember to update! You people know me....
Summer

Inspiration

January 9, 2014

To say this week has been rough would be an understatement. Between the crappy weather we've been having here (rain and cold don't mix when I want to go for a run), to making a perfect HEALTHY meal last night only to realize after the 1st bite that the salmon had gone bad, to trying to open my microwave right after eating said salmon & breaking the handle off. Oh yeah this week's been a peach to me.
 
So to say I need some inspiration today to get me through the rest of the week is an understatement. I need more than I could possible post here, but I'll take what I can get!
 


This last one is me this afternoon. Bella will be at Grandma's tonight so I will be heading straight to the gym after I get off work today and exercise my stress away.

I am praying that the rest of the week & this coming weekend will go much smoother... Amen!
Summer

My New TV Show Obsession

January 6, 2014

Can I just say that I watch way too much tv?! Seriously, if it's not a favorite show (and I have many of those!) then it's the History Channel & Travel Channel all day long when I'm home. It's pathetic & isn't going to get better now that I've been introduced to Reign.
 

Yes, it's a CW TV show (just like The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, & Hart of Dixie... all I am infatuated with!) It's about Queen Mary of Scots & Prince Francis of France and they're engagement since they were 6 years old. The costumes are amazing, the characters are insanely good, & the plot makes me want to watch every single show in 1 sitting. It's that good.

I have to give it to Amanda for telling me about this show. I thought why not watch and see if I like it?! And yep now I'm hooked!! The mid season starts back at the end of January so I'm trying to play catch up with all the shows until then!
Summer

Recap of NYE Shindig

January 2, 2014

Let me start by saying that when I put an Evite out for a party at our casa, I need to double check what time I tell people to come over at... I thought I put 8 p.m. & actually put 7. So when my doorbell rang at 7:15 or so & I was still in pj's and only 1/2 my hair done, I was a little shocked. Oops! But I was able to finish up and be all ready before the majority of the people showed up. Thank goodness!
 
So we had some fun & let the kids run wild upstairs. We had the Wii on & some Disney movies playing in Bella's room to make sure they were content. The adults dabbled in some new and old favorite drinks then played Cards Against Humanity. Never played?! Yeah me neither, but let me tell you, it was the most fun we've had in a while!
 
I absolute love these girls & this pic definitely described most of the night!

Oh yeah Duckface was definitely in on NYE.

Me & My SIL took a million pics together... this was the last one and as you can tell I might have been a little tired of trying to get the perfect pic of us!

Most of the guests at midnight minus most of the kiddos.
Poor Hannah was wondering wth was going on behind her!

New Years Day and Bella Belle still wanted to celebrate!

Overall an amazingly fun night & was still able to wake up and go for a run with The Hubs and Bella the next morning! Here's to a great 2014!
Summer
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