Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day 61

Trains, trains, and more trains.

So my hometown has a railroad that runs right through the center of the town. You didn't grow up here and not learn at least 1 route to bypass the train and 1 to try to beat the train. (For you law-abiding citizens, sorry, but sometimes you can't wait on a 20 minute train!)

My workplace is right beside the railroad tracks. I hear the train go by 2-3 times a day. We have jokes about who we'd like to tie to the tracks before the next train. Ha

Today the 2nd train just stopped. STOPPED. Like it didn't move for 20-30 minutes. Weird. Not sure why, but thought you'd all enjoy a picture of train cars today!
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 60

This afternoon we made the drive to Indy to see my sister. We ran some errands, had dinner at Applebee's (I even ate off the WW menu although I didn't want to! Ha), had ice cream from BRICS, and played Bingo at Camp Seratoma. Great day! Would have been better if we'd won. ;)
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day 59

Sunshine. I think I'd forgotten what it looked like! Ha Today has been dreadfully HOT & sunny. I sat out for awhile and luckily, did not get burnt! Lovin' it!
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day 58

Today was all about fun times! We rode rangers, hung out by the campfire, roasted marshmallows, and shared lots of laughs. Days like today make life more enjoyable. :)

Now I'm gonna lay on the couch and watch Tangled. Haha
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Day 57

Today I had my Launch Party for my Scentsy business. It went pretty well, but not as many people as I had hoped! So, if you are interested, please head over to www.savorthescent.com to place an order by Monday! :)

Toby was my little assistant...er, hindrance...today. ha He did entertain my cousins' kids (Ethan, Callie, and Henry) while they shopped. Tonight he is completely worn out! We prefer him that way.

The tables were set and we had fun!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

5QF - 5/27

I can't believe May is nearly over! Holy smokes! However...it also means I am about 5 weeks away from my beach vacation to Cozumel. Thank goodness :)

Also, weigh-in was today and I am down another 2.2 pounds! WOOHOO! I've almost lost a total of 40 pounds! That amazes me some days. I love it.

Well, here goes nothin...

Hope you'll play along this week!

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1. Do you apologize to your kids?

No kids, so no apologizing to 'em. ha Easy enough ;)

2. What color are your nails right now?

Those who know me...know that my nails are pretty much always French Manicure. I have acrylic nails (pink & whites to be exact) and prefer the polished, sophisticated manicured look rather than some tacky hot pink nail polish. *shudder* Really, I cannot stand funky nail polish.

3. When you were growing up, how difficult was it for you to stay home from school sick? (As in, did you have to vomit or just say "I don't feel good.")

Oh my. I grew up in a Catholic, you must go to church every Sunday and school every weekday, unless you are lying on your death bed. Since I never experienced the death bed (thankfully), I was unfortunately always at church and school. Mom didn't buy the whole "I don't feel good" excuse and don't even try to pull that on Grandma who was the oldest of 8 kids! ha

4. When is the last time you bought a new comforter for your bed?

My comforter has been hanging out since 2005...or maybe it was 2006. hmmm Anyway, it's when I moved into my first apartment after graduating college and landing a "real" job. I do love it. I often think I want to change it, but that involves sheet sets and the duvet as well. It really starts getting expensive to do that. So my ol' friend will be sticking around awhile longer.

5. Favorite website(s)?

If I gave you a list, you'd know all my secrets!?! haha Alright, alright...here are some of the most visited sites on my laptop and my work computer (shhhh...don't tell my boss!):
my bank's website
my Scentsy consultant workstation website
Purdue Athletics
Living Social

Day 56

My desk is a little cluttered tonight...wrapping up some paperwork & then its time for bed!
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day 55

Nothing like time spent with good friends. I am so blessed!

Tonight mom and I met up with my friends for dinner at Sakura Japanese Steak House in Lawrenceburg. YUM! I definitely used half my weekly points today, but it's okay because I planned for it. :) The meal was great...and it was fun watching my friends experience it for the first time! Newbies at Sakura are fun! haha

Dickie & Olesha, Kristi (her arm rather! ha) & Jake
You might remember these people from my weekend pics...Kristi & Jake are the newlyweds and Olesha was one of the bridesmaids, as was I. Love this group! Us girls have been friends for 12 years now. Amazing how time flies!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 54 - Sweet Smell

....of success!

Loving my Scentsy business :)

Tonight I took the time to organize my scent testers in a carry-all tote. Very handy. I'm going to like this so much more than the box! ha All the testers were stacked in 4's and there was no true order to it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 53

This post was going to be light and fun...I was going to talk about how awesome the Scentsy product line is! Cause seriously, I can't get enough. Our house smells AMAZING tonight...my bedroom and kitchen smell like Cranberry Muffin warming in my Purdue warmer and the living room, hallway, and bathroom smell like Perfectly Pomegranate warming in my Zebra plug-in warmer. *sigh* It's bliss. :)


There was a really nasty storm cell that just moved through southeastern Indiana. It snapped a tree in our front yard. A tree that my sister and I played in the shade of more times than I can count on hot summer days. A tree that stood watch for my grandparents as their children and grandchildren grew up. We are thankful it fell in the yard...not on the road, or into the power lines, or on a car, or the house. Whew!

*And on a side note (back to Scentsy) - if you are interested in purchasing anything from my Launch Party (aka my Debut as a consultant), feel free to visit my website at www.savorthescent.com! If you have some friends who would be interested, let me know and we can set up an online party for you so you can get FREE stuff. As I always say, if it's FREE it's for ME! haha

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 52

Feeling a little tired today...can't imagine why? haha

I have yet to unpack, but everything has been brought in from the car. Toby thought he needed to check out the basket that held our goodies for the weekend. (He's so darn nosy!)

Hope you all enjoy this beautiful Sunday! :)

Day 51

It was an absolutely PERFECT day for a wedding yesterday! It was sunny, a slight breeze, and gorgeous!!! :)

(and I have the tan lines to prove it! ha)

the beautiful bride on way to get pics taken

3 great friends
Olesha, Kristi, me

Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 50

Spending the weekend at a nearby campgrounds for my friend's wedding! I even have my own cabin. It's been a great day...time for this girl to get to bed. And yes, I have my dress & it fits! Ha
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

5QF - 5/20

Update on Weight Loss - I am down 2 more pounds this week!! WOOHOO! Friday has become my new favorite day because of weigh-in! ha

On this hopefully sunny, lovely, shimmery weekend (for my friend's sake on her wedding weekend!)....here is my Five Question Friday answers.

Hope you'll play along :)

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1. Do you and your spouse go to bed at the same time?

Well...no spouse for me. ha I would hope that if I were married, we'd attempt the same bed time.

2. A question for the ladies...What kind of facial hair do you like on your man?

Honestly, I like guys with a smooth face. I can handle a little scruff, but not for long. Just not a big fan of facial hair, especially if it's untrimmed!

3. What's the worst vacation you've ever taken?

hahahaha Oh My. It would have to be the trip I took with my sister and 2 college friends (Crystal & Ben) to Orlando, FL for the Capital One Bowl when Purdue played Georgia. It was a CRAZY road trip. We bickered. A LOT. We had a cruddy hotel room in the ghetto. I can't even begin to tell you about the people we saw - the hotel maintenance man with a sparkly studded belt, the large woman trying on a bra in the middle of K-Mart, and the sweetest UGA & Purdue fans that made us feel at home! That was one for the books.

4. What's the first-ever blog you followed?

I think the first blog I ever followed was my very good friend, Rajean's blog. I'm almost positive she was the reason I joined Blogger. ha So thank you Jean!

5. Do you enjoy amusement parks?

Heck no! I get motion sickness on amusement park rides. It's not that I don't like going because I do. I truly enjoy people riding and there are no better rides than the air conditioned rides on the hot summer days in Florida...like It's A Small World. hahaha Seriously! I just don't like being the one who has to watch everyone else's stuff (ya know...hats, purses, drinks, bags, etc) while they are off enjoying the fabulous rides. I get sick riding the Viking Ship at Kings Island. It's a sad state of affairs. :(

Day 49

A sad empty hanger. Why is it empty you may ask??


My seamstress FORGOT that this is wedding weekend. My bridesmaid dress is not, I repeat, not finished. She was altering it because of my weight loss.

Today has been one of panic. She said it would be done at 10am when I stop at her house. It's more than a little out of my way...and it definitely threw a monkey wrench into tomorrow morning's plans, but I just gotta roll with it.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 48

Today we had our wellness screening at work. It is pretty painless (even considering the blood draw) & results in money off our insurance. Can't beat that! Ha
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What I'm Loving Wednesday

This is my first week joining up with What I'm Loving Wednesday at This Kind of Love! :) Hop on over to her page and join the Linky.

I'm loving that I have one more day of work this week!

I'm loving that this weekend is my friend Kristi's wedding...and I'm a bridesmaid for the first time since I was a little girl!

I'm loving the new adventure I've embarked on with Scentsy!

I'm loving that my boss trusts me & depends on me (even if it means I'm up an hour earlier to be at work an hour earlier today)!

I'm loving my lil rascal, Toby!

I'm loving losing weight...WW and exercise WORK! Yay!

I'm loving the always random conversations with Z & J whether in person, on the phone, or via text. hahaha

And as always...I'm loving the early morning quiet!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 47

This week I've had a ton of points left over each night (thanks to low point turkey for lunch!)...so tonight mom and I decided to go to Dairy Queen for a sweet treat. :)

I had my first blizzard of the year! (They are outrageous on points!)

mmmm...a Midnight Truffle Mini Blizzard

Hope you're all having a great day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 46 - Scentsy

You've heard of Scentsy right??

Well, if you haven't...rest assured, you will! ha I am a brand new Independent Scentsy Consultant. I LOVE their products. My whole family LOVES the products.

If you haven't seen it before, click HERE to check out my website! You'll fall in love with the products too...it's perfect for dorm rooms, so if you have any graduation gifts to buy, you may like the Campus Collection!

If you're interested in hosting a party, either in person or online, let me know! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 45

I haven't talked about it lately, but I'm still doing the ionic detox about 2 days a week....and feeling great! I do at least 2 miles a day on the treadmill and my knees don't hurt at all! It's amazing. My digestion seems to be better and even though I've cut pop out of my diet, no headaches or caffeine withdrawal.

I know the water looks bad in this pic but I didn't have my light on so I used the flash and it looks darker than it was...
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On this quiet, lazy Sunday morning I figured I would join in on this blog post...


Current Book:

Mayne Attraction - actually haven't started it yet, but it's next up on my Kindle! I love the FREE downloads on Amazon, I've read just about all of them...ha

Current Playlist:

My Pandora at work is set to Pixie Lott, love her sound!

Current Color:

I have a few new shirts that are teal. Love the color. Always been a green-blue fan!

Current Drink:

Black coffee (0 points in WW) Thanks to my cousin Z for getting me hooked on Maxwell House French Roast Medium Dark...yum-o!

Current Food:

Nothing at the moment, but considering pizza for lunch.

Current Favorite Show:

No secret that I love watching shows with music (AI, Glee, etc) but I LOVE the new competition The Voice. Following their Twitter accounts makes it even better! Blake & Adam are a riot.

Current Wishlist:

To shed a BUNCH more pounds! ha It's coming off slowly but surely...just wish I could fast forward it!

Current Needs:

Sunshine. Lots of sunshine. It makes me a happier person.

Current Triumphs:

Completing the challenge of C25K every week! It's a lot harder on the treadmill at a steady pace.

Current Bane of My Existence:

Rain. Freakin' go away until mid-summer when the crops need a drink!

Current Celebrity Crush:

I'm not one to really "crush" on celebs, but definitely don't mind looking at Patrick Dempsey on Grey's Anatomy every week.

Current Blessing:

Being able to afford a Christmas gift (trip at Thanksgiving) for my family...mom & Jen have been wanting to go to San Antonio and stay on the Riverwalk so that is my gift to them this year. So glad that cousin Z is going as well!

Current Indulgence:

Tanning. I know it's bad for me, but it's a few minutes of paradise each week. :)

Current Outfit:

Pajamas. Yep, still lounging this morning!

Current Excitement:

My good friend Kristi's wedding...next Sunday at this time I'll be recovering from a weekend of partying and bridesmaid duties!

Current Mood:


Be sure to let me know if you do this blog too :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 44

Today has been a busy and productive day!

I slept in (which I rarely ever get to do), I got a haircut, we gave Toby a haircut & bath, I cleaned my room (including dresser drawers!), and I got a long workout done. I'm on Week 4 of C25K and love it!

I still need to make my bed since I washed the sheets today. And I need to put the vacuum away. I also need to carry a box of stuff upstairs to the storage room. I have another box of stuff that will probably drive me nuts for the next few weeks, but I hope that the emails I sent out earlier today will result in me selling the stuff and getting it out of my hair! ha

I just showered and I'm ready to take it easy the rest of the night. It feels pretty nice outside, so I will probably sit out on the deck while mom grills dinner tonight...mmmm, steak. :)

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 43 - Blue Skies

"Blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies, do I see..."

All week they've been calling for rain and all week we've had beautiful blue skies! It's been fantastic...although a little warm for me in the high 80's!

Just thought I'd share my weather with all of you! :)

And can you believe...still going strong with Project 365 Challenge. Ha It's been fun...
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5QF - 5/13

On a side note...I am down another 1.4 pounds! Total is now up to 33 pounds lost! :) WOOHOO!!

And on to Five Question Friday...

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1. Tube socks, calf socks, crew, ankle, none?

I am definitely an ankle sock gal with tennis shoes. Most of the time I don't wear socks though! I wear "business casual" to work which for me means khakis or dress pants and a nice top. That also means I usually wear a pair of ballet flats and no socks. :)

2. Was your childs (children's) name a mutual decision or was it a debate? If you don't have children, do you plan on giving your spouse a say, or do you have a name you MUST have, regardless if your other half likes it or not?!

I do not have any children, but I think it's important to pick a name together. I'm kind of old-fashioned and would love to have family names as part of my future children's names. We shall see though...ha

3. What is your favorite type of weather?

My favorite type of weather is sunny and about 70 degrees with a slight breeze. AHHHHH that sounds like heaven, right?? ;) I don't like it too hot...or too cold...just a nice average.

4. If left to your own devices, what time would you wake up every day?

Dang it, it would be early. ha I'd probably be up at sunrise every morning. I wish I were the "sleep in" type, but alas...I'm not. Whether or not my alarm is set, my internal alarm usually goes off about 5-15 minutes BEFORE my actual alarm does. Do you know how big a bummer that is on cold, winter mornings? :p

5. Have you bought your cemetery plots yet?

haha...no, I have not. I suspect that will come along after I'm married and "settled" down somewhere.

Day 42

Toby is such a character....and also overdue on a haircut & bath! Haha

He sits in the weirdest positions, just like pictured here. He sat like this just looking around my room for at least 5-10 minutes before I snapped this pic!

He's my baby :)
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Day 41

Not sure why Blogger was being stupid last night & today...and deleted this post!?!

Anyway I realize tanning is bad for me...blah, blah, blah...but I don't care. :p It is a necessity right now as next weekend I will be wearing a YELLOW bridesmaid dress. I need a little color to pull that off!
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 40

Feeling lazy tonight. Actually, it's exhaustion considering I worked, did my C25K workout when I got home, showered & put on my jammies, and had dinner. So the rest of the night I'm going to sit on the couch like a bump on a log and watch tv (yes, cartoons for now). Ha
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 39

This is how my day started....LOVE it!!! I am such a morning person to begin with, but when I get to leave the house to this sight, it makes the morning even better! :)

Hope you all got to enjoy the sunny 84° weather we had today!
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 38

Happy Mother's Day to all my wonderful friends that are mommies! :)

It has been a super lazy day here...I'm still not feeling the greatest and have been laying with the heating pad most of the weekend. Ugh. Toby was under the weather this morning as well and was pukey. Not pretty! :( We're all starting to be on the mend, including mom's mouth.
Gonna rest the remainder of the day and hope you can too!
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