Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekend Wishlist

A day late, but hey it's still the weekend right?  Spring is here and for probably the first time ever I'm in spring cleaning mode!!  I have done so much over the past few days, and I am trilled with how things are looking so far.  I've also been without my camera for the past few days because I had to send it off for repairs.  Who knew you could get so much done around the house when you don't have hundreds of pictures to take and edit?!

Well most of my spring cleaning has been concentrated on the kitchen so far.  So that's where my wishlist focuses.  Thanks to a dear friend, I discovered FlyLady this week, and I am hooked.  I never thought in my wildest dreams that some stranger sending me emails would motivate me to clean more, but she does!

I've rearranged cabinets, cleaned out drawers, organized, thrown away junk, and shined my sink!  I've got plenty more on my to-do list in there, but a little at a time goes a long way.  Now I just keep daydreaming about all the things I'd really like to do with the kitchen.

Kitchen Dreams

Kitchen Dreams by c-russell featuring Trish McEvoy beauty products

First off, I still need to clean the stove which has me wishing I had a flat surface cooktop instead of the coils and drip pans!  I also wish we had a tile backsplash!  That would make such a big difference!  And I wish I had more kitchen towels because we go through so many of them now!  

I have probably a thousand plastic grocery bags that we save and reuse but I honestly don't think we'll ever use that many!  I'd love to make the switch to reusable grocery bags and REMEMBER to use them every time we go to the store!

I also wish I had a window above our kitchen sink.  I want to look out and see a beautiful tulip tree blooming right now!  Our kitchen sink faces the living room so instead I see the TV, which is nice too but not like looking at flowers!  Instead, I can stand at the backdoor with my cup of coffee like the woman in this picture.  I watch the birds and bunnies that are almost always in the backyard.  But seriously, I still wish we had one of those trees.  If I had my camera, I'd be stalking it like the paparazzi right now!

So what's your wishlist for this weekend?  I'm heading back into the kitchen to finish up my to-do list and probably fix another cup of coffee!  Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weekend!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Weekend Wishlist

What's on your wishlist this weekend?  Since I got my haircut last night and it was styled with the most beautiful curls, what I want is for it to look like that all the time!  I wish I could do my hair like my stylist does.  He is amazing, and I don't know why I wait a year in between haircuts!  See for yourself?  He makes me look great!

I feel pretty, oh so pretty.  I feel pretty, and witty, and......where was I?

Spring is here and with the lovely weather and these fresh cut locks, I want to feel beautiful all the time!  I think it's definitely time to pick up a working curling iron so I can at least make the attempt at getting my hair to look like it does when I leave the salon.  I'm pretty sure it's also way past time to replace some of my makeup.  One day I'm going to splurge and replace my old Mary Kay compact with a new one filled with pretties!  I'm also ready for manicures and pedicures and flip flops and sandals.  I'm ready for skirts and capris, and most of all, the sun on my face!

Beautiful Curls

Old Navy fitted dress

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Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron, 1"-Black Silver - Best Price

With that, I'm slowly building back up my motivation to lose the weight I want and get back to eating healthy again.  I have some wonderful warm weather clothes that I don't want to go to waste this year because they don't fit!  Monday's check in may not be the best, but I'm hoping after this week they get progressively better.  There's something about getting a little sun that always gets me in the mood to do better!

So there's my weekend wishlist.  Now I wish that all of you feel beautiful and have a great weekend too!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Three Months Gone

Goodbye Winter...Hello Spring!  Well, finally I feel like it is spring!  March finished with wonderful weather and one of my favorite holidays.  We spent the day at the zoo with some amazing friends!  It was a great way to spend the holiday, and we all had a blast!

Luckily, this Monday morning is the first of the month, and I get to do my recap of March instead of my weekly progress report.  Frankly, I haven't set foot on the scale since last week, and I don't want to!  I don't want to see how much I gained thanks to a few too many trips for Chinese takeout this week!!  See below for details on that.

Now without further ado, here's a little collage of a few of my favorite moments captured in photo from the past month.

See all of the daily March photos here.  

Mother Nature was crazy this past month!  We had a few days of great weather which allowed for trips to the park or playing outside.  But we had more snow in March than I think we've had in the past two winters combined!  Or at least that's what it felt like, so we made do with some fun indoor activities when the weather wasn't in our favor.  Also in March this year was Easter, and it is one of my favorite holidays thanks to all the bunnies you see everywhere.  Even Maddie got into the Easter spirit with her new dress and the bunny hat I made.

And despite what kind of weather we had during the day, March had some really awesome nights.  The moon has been big and full and absolutely stunning!  The colors were beautiful, whether it was cloudy or clear.  It made for some very intriguing photos!

Now I know it's Monday, and I should be doing my weekly check-in, but this was a really bad week in that department.  I ate crap, let the treadmill gather dust, never got enough sleep, and I can't remember the last time I had a glass of water!  I'm hoping with the return of warmer spring like weather, my motivation will return too!! 

I also need to stay away from Fast Wok....far. far. away!  It's too good!  It's fast.  It's easy.  It's cheap.  But it's so darn good!  It will be easier to stay away for a little while now at least because all the roads I would have normally taken to get there are closed starting today.  I'm not sure how long the construction is supposed to last, but I kind of hope it's a while!  This is the only time I'm happy about road construction.  Well, I'm not that happy about it, but my waistline is!  

I'm also happy about keeping this photo project going!  I've created a new page for April's photos.  I have something special in mind for today so I hope I get time to play with the camera later.  Here's to another great month of photos and memories!!  Happy April Fool's Day!