Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Being too lazy for sit-ups or cardio, I cut out pop totally and only drank water and tea. And why not cut out a meal or two a day to help get rid of the bulge! Yeah, I know. I should write a book ... How To Really Destroy Your Metabolism. So anyways, I quit cold turkey, fought off random cravings, and eventually just hated the stuff. The bloating went way down, but I think I was just hoping for a nice little 6-pack to form. Heck, I'd even take a 4-pack - who's being picky? And it no longer matters how little I eat throughout the day, it is no fun starving yourself to see the scale remain the same the next day. This method used to work me, but now makes no difference in the pounds. And no, I was never anorexic! I love food way too much to go all mental over it. I would just hold off on eating until the late afternoon, then eat all my calories at dinner. For whatever reason, it used to work for me. Don't judge.
So, lately I have been into grenadine ... the cherry flavored syrup you mix into drinks. I actually grew up on Sherley Temples and Roy Rogers (in an Italian bar/restaurant in South San Francisco, in case you needed that detail), and have always loved the stuff. Miss Betsy ... my tiny little bff ... is a Diet Coke fan - if she can drink pop and not swell up like a balloon, then that's what I'll have! My latest little treat of the day ... a Diet Cherry Coke! Mmmm!! I just stick to one in a day, and it has to be grenadine-mixed. Yum!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Melody & Nicole
Gettin' my drink on ... PS - I have a new respect for Jagermeister, ha!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Oh No You Didn't!":
Quit being so lazy and find another spot. You could've been in and out by the time you would've parked..
So thank you, Anon for your thoughts. It is too bad that you are too chicken to post your name and own up to your comments. I sure hope you weren't the lady I was bitchin' about in this post, because that would suck if you were that kind of person who steals parking spots AND leaves jacked up comments on people's blogs.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
And the winners are ... (based on good old random.org)
Original Juicy - Jackie at Babies...Belly Laughs and Bare Feet
I made sure I kept tally of referrals and re-posts. Thanks so much to all who participated!! Bummed you didn't win? Keep checking back for another awesome giveaway I will be doing soon for the new Ed Hardy scent ... so yummy!! :o)
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
If you haven't entered the ♥ Juicy Couture Giveaway ♥ yet, be sure to do that asap! Deadline is tomorrow night, peeps!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Got it home ... tried it out ... lovin' it!! I use the Volume Shampoo and the Moisture Conditioner and absolutely love the results after washing! An added bonus ... the smell is awesome! Rosemary Mint ... so refreshing! If you are looking for a new hair care line, definitely give this one a try!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Lunch at Stanford's ... love their salmon - so.yummy! Then we headed out to the outlets for some shopping!! Girls gotta shop, right? We scored some amazing deals at the Coach outlet (I currently carry around a teal and brown purse that I love ... I scored a new yellow and tan one for under $50 for the summer - yay for me!!), Kenneth Cole, and Calvin Klein among the many!
We had an awesome day, and look forward to our next adventure (due in July!). It is so great to be able to take time out, laugh and reconnect together without any distractions. Thank you so much to our guys who took care of the kiddos for the day, and lots of love to mom who is such a generous woman!! ♥
Monday, April 13, 2009
... and now you can, too!
Cheese! Here I am!
I got my hair done the other night ... and I chickened out on anything fun and out of the ordinary. No purple streak. Just a shade darker than my own, evened out the color, and added some long layers. Can't really tell I did anything at all, except that now I don't have an orange grow-out. For whatever reason, my hair turns a brassy orange at the roots when it grows out. And yes ... that is a dye line on my forehead ... sigh. Nothing like walking around with a brown streak across my head. Oy. At least is is close to the hairline.
Let's see who else is Keepin' It Real ... I tag:
Ang ... The Creative Mama
Cassie ... Sassy and the Boys
Jodee ... The Pinkston Family
Annie ... This Momma's Musings
Holly ... Multi-Slacking Mamalicious
Amy ... The Seifert's Diary of Life
Have fun, girls!!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Me: Patiently waiting with my turn signal on for a parking spot. Waited 4 minutes, slightly blocking traffic in the process. Car waiting for finally pulls out. On-coming Tahoe swoops in and steals spot. My horn is now BLARING!!!!
Tahoe lady: Takes a minute to exit vehicle, but is serenaded by the horn of the Hummer. Upon exiting her vehicle, she stares at me blankly.
Me: Yelling and waving my arm out the window, drawing attention from all pedestrians and shoppers (thank.you.very.much) ... "What are you doing? You know that I have been waiting for this spot!"
Tahoe lady: "I am just going to go in there for a few minutes. I will be right back out."
Me: "Are you kidding me?!? That was so messed up! You are so rude! You don't steal parking spots that people are waiting for!!"
Tahoe lady: (in a ghetto attitude .. I'm not judging - it was really that nasty) "Well, I don't see any names on the spaces."
Me: "Well I know you saw my blinker!! You are unbelievable!"
Tahoe lady: Brushes me off and continues on her way.
As I pull away, now too pissed to shop, I see onlookers smiling at me as I drive off.
Warning to any no-class, rude-ass women who wanna be punks in a parking lot: Think twice before pulling a cheap and sneaky move like that! If by chance you do it to this little Italian girl, I WILL call you out as loudly as I can to make sure anyone around is aware of such behavior. Ain't no shame on my end ... I will gladly embarrass you for all to see.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Now I am sure most of you have heard of this wonder berry as a diet drug ... a way to lose weight fast. You've seen the tiny, skinny people in ads holding of pants that are 17 sizes too big for them as their 'Before' comparisons. Free trials are pretty tempting for those melt-away tabs and pills, and I will be the first to admit that I actually tried them! Antioxidents plus weight loss ... sign me up! Let me tell ya from experience ... these weight loss products are SCAMS! They do not work for the intended purpose they advertise for, and they are about $90 for a 30-day supply. They are not 100% acai berry either. They are usually mixed with another concentrate, such as cranberry. There has been absolutely no scientific proof that acai berry works as a weight loss aid. Please do not fall for these ads and their 'claims'.
This super berry is pretty awesome for all the right reasons! The Acai Berry is found in the Amazon, and acts as a natural energy booster. Acai is highly perishable and therefore cannot be sold as a whole fruit here in the U.S. Now I can go on and on like a book report on this fruit, but I'll just highlight the reasons why you need to start adding acai to your daily diet:
- Acai is chock full of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, and amino acids.
- Eating a diet rich in antioxidants may interfere with aging and the disease process by neutralizing free radicals.
- Antioxidants may help reduce the risk of some diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.
The University of Florida studied extracts and were shown to kill significant numbers of Leukemia cells.
- In testing, Acai is found to contain the most potent and powerful source of anthocyanins (flavonoids) in the world.
- Acai is also noted for its healthy fat content as well as its fiber and phytosterols to promote a healthier cardiovascular system and digestive tract.
- Detoxing and cleansing abilities. Acai may also lower cholesterol, stabilize diabetes, promote heart health, boost energy levels, and reduce inflammation, as well as help protect from neurological diseases.
- These antioxidants are needed to fight cell-damaging free-radicals that can predispose our bodies to certain types of cancers. Acai Berry is the #1 superfruit with the highest levels. Pomegranates are #2.
The Acai berry alone is not a cure-all for health related issues; it is however, highly effective in stimulating the body to achieve health goals. Acai should be the key element you are looking for, veering away from added fillers, binders, syrups, caffeine and artificial sweeteners. A liquid form is accepted into your system immediately. Capsules and pills often contain multiple binders and fillers, and nutrients are destroyed in the processing. I have used MonaVie and highly recommend it. The only downfall is that Acai products can be spendy. Being that these little berries are only found in remote areas and are highly perishable, the price goes with the availability. Be sure to do your research before buying into any particular brand of product. Product reviews are found all over the internet.
How does it taste? Acai is a bit tart - like blueberries or cranberries, in my opinion. When mixed with other fruits in juices, it is fine. Alone (like MonaVie), you only need a shot glass full a day, so it is worth the bitterness.
Monday, April 6, 2009
So I usually go with a dark chocolate color - yummy, huh? And I add in a few long layers ... I am loving the long hair! With grow-out and fading, this seems to be an easy, not so obvious color as it blends in with my already brown hair. I love the rich tones and the shine. Anyone have any suggestions for my new 'do? I have been checking out celebrities online to try to get a perfect example of what I want, but haven't found anything that stands out yet. Hubby is dead-set against bangs (I already ran that one by him), and I have been debating a peek-a-boo purple highlight. No, I am not crazy! I have seen purple (among other colors, but purple is my fave) highlights on chick-a-dees my age and while I think they can rock it for themselves, I would be way too scurred to go that bold. So why not a little piece hidden underneath that occasionally pops through? Fun? Tacky? Too high school? Whadya think? Throw out some names or styles that I can google, or links you may come across. Thanks, girls!