Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!
A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.
Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 124th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!
Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!
The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)
Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:
The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'
Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'
Meet this week's co-host:
PicMonkey Collage
Rachel @ Life as Rachel
***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!
...on to the Winner!
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Winks and Eyerolls
Hello everyone! This is Tiffany. This week I chose this post because it is so true! I don't know why, but people say the weirdest things to pregnant people. I resonated with so many points of this post. I still remember a lady looking at me when I was at the gym and about 36 weeks and saying, out loud, "Wow, are you gonna have your baby today?"! I was totally embarrassed. This is a great list to read and remember for all your pregnant friends.
I love Sierra and Faith and their blog Winks and Eyerolls. They are really great and have an amazing blog filled with awesome content! Go follow them!
Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Banana Smoothie

I recently bought a Magic Bullet and since then, I have had a smoothie for breakfast every day. I never realized how much I actually love these things. I wanted to share my favorite smoothie I have made so far! A Banana Smoothie.

What you need:

2 Whole Bananas 
3 Cups Ice
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Yogurt 

Put all of the ingredients together and blend. You can also just do the yogurt or the milk. You do not need to do both if you do not want to. 

It is that simple. I add protein every now and then to it so it is more than just a sweet yummy drink. Let me know what smoothies you love to make!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Things I Am Ready For!


It is raining and dreary in Charlottesville today but the weather is a bit cooler thanks to the rain. I was able to wear my riding boots and some leggings since it is finally a  bit cooler which led me to miss a few things around here.

1. Fall. I love fall and everything about it. I wish it was here already. Can we just skip summer?

2. PSL. Pumkpin. Spice. Latte. This is the only reason we need Starbucks. 

3. Anything pumpkin. I am addicted to it and sad I can not find any pumpkin stuff right now.

4. Cool weather. This 80-90 degree days is non sense.

5. Country concerts. I have only been to 2 concerts this year and I am in serious neglect from not attending any others.

What are a few things you are missing and ready for??

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Anjolee.com

*This post has been compensated by Anjolee.com and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.*

Back in May, I celebrated my 5th wedding anniversary. Time really fly's and I can not believe it has already came and gone. It was by far one of the best days in my entire life and I wish I could relive that moment over again. 

My biggest thing I wanted for my anniversary gift was a new ring. My husband bought my wedding band set online before we got married and got an amazing deal on it. I support online shopping 100% and even with buying jewelry. It is amazing to be able to sit at home and not feel pressure from a employee at a store.  Luckily, Anjolee sent me an amazing ring as well. Look at how pretty it is. It also goes well with my wedding band set. My favorite part about the ring is that now, I can wear just this some days and not my set. 




Anjolee is the only jewelry website that offers customers the ability to customize any jewelry designs to your exact preferences, your taste and your budget. For me, that is a big deal. I love being able to order what I want, without having to leave my own home. The jewelry can be customized by any metal type, any carat size, any diamond, gemstone or size that you wish to have. The extensive collection they offer is from wedding and anniversary rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces!

One of their big items that I am loving right now, is the tennis bracelets. Now I had never heard of them before this, but wow, am I in love! They are to die for!! Take a look for yourself!


This is a must on my wishlist for sure. Now can someone please call my husband and tell him to buy this for me?? PLEASE!

Now...make sure you check out their Facebook and their Pinterest! You can find some amazing stuff on there and maybe find a new piece of jewelry you are wanting to call your own!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Big Brother 17

It is here. It is finally here! BIG BROTHER 17 airs tonight. Anyone else as pumped up as I am??? I love this show. I have watched it since it first aired when I was tiny little tot. I am excited to see how this cast acts and lives together. I am also excited to see what twist are already involved. Now if you are super fan, you know the house guest are already living in the house and have been since last week. That leaves a week of stuff already going on, fights, friendships and some much needed gossiping has already begun.


I am super pumped to see who is the heart throb, who is the drama queen, the floater, and the annoying one. Every season has a variety of cast and to see how they act, who they are friends with and who they want to be with is hilarious. I have my favorites every season as does anyone else. I hope to they have a good mix of cast. My only hope is that the guys do not dominate..again. I mean honestly. Let's get some dudes out and let a sister win this thing for once! 

I will be live tweeting this tonight, so if you want to live tweet along with me, follow my twitter! I am ready for this evening. I have booze, popcorn and the TV ready to go!! Who is with me? If you do not know who the house guest already are, check out my previous post on them!


Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!
A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.
Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 123rd week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!
Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!
The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)
Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:
The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'
Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'
Meet this week's co-host:
PicMonkey-Collage1-640x213
Rachel @ Life as Rachel
***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!
...on to the Winner!
Reviews, Chews, and How-tos
Hi friends! This is Chelsee this week. I am constantly looking for new recipes for Taco Tuesday, because let's face it...eating the same boring tacos every Tuesday does get old. In last week's hop I came across this post from Reviews, Chews, and How-tos! I just knew I had to try this recipe and thought that my fellow Taco lovers would enjoy this as well. I have added this to the list of recipes to try and I plan on making this soon!
This blog is made up of a team of authors! Make sure you head over to Reviews, Chews, and How-tos to see what other great things Jackie is cooking up in life!
Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Dreams/Goals

I posted the other day some June Goals  that are more short term goals for me. It got me thinking about some of my long term goals and dreams. I have so many of them. Some are very unrealistic while others, not so much. I hope I can accomplish/do all of these but who knows!

1. Become a published writer. I have always dreamed of writing a fiction novel. I hope one day I can make it come true and put pen to paper and love what I have wrote. 

2. Work for Nascar. I know this is a odd one but I would love this. Even if it is just for one day. Just let me in!!

3. Meet some celebs. This odd as well but the only famous person I have met is Donny Osmond when I was at Disney. I have a nice wish list of celebs I would LOVE to meet. Let's name a few: Colin O'Donoghue, Alex Skarsgard, Dale Jr., and many more. 

4. Travel to England. England is just amazing, it seems so classy and different from the U.S.

5. Get my Masters degree. This one is the most realistic of my goals and the only thing stopping me is $$. UGH!

6. Be on Big Brother. I love love love this show. It would be a dream come to true to even make it on there. I would be a complete mess and probably emotional as can be, but dang, can't you see me on there??

What are some of your dreams and goals?



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Big Brother 17 Cast

It is finally here! The Big Brother 17 cast reveal! I am not over thrilled with them but I will give them a shot!

via ew.com

I hope I will love this cast this year. Some years are ehh and others are amazing. So far from the looks of this cast, I am not impressed but that is just my first impression. I am excited to see who bonds with who, who hooks up, who tries to knock each other out and who is the dirtiest player!! I am a bit curious about our asian country boy and the pro-wrestler. I can't wait to see how everyone acts and is on this show. 


You will notice that a few are missing. With Big Brother that means a big twist is going to happen. There are always twist and as we get farther in seasons, the twist are bigger, they happen more and affect the game so much! I personally would love to see a few players from before come back like Nicole, Donnie and Dan! Who would you like to see back?

Make sure you tune in next week for the season premier! 

Ramblings

Oh life, you get in the way sometimes of my blogging. I am back though. Sorry if it seems I have been absent around these parts! My weekend was packed and full of drinking. My week is going slow and I am ready for the weekend! I have stuck to my 30 day challenge of working out for 30 minutes at least, for 30 days.

I finally broke down and bought the Magic Bullet. I got it for $40 at Bed Bath and Beyond. It was on sale for $50 and I saved $10 with my coupon! You gotta love those coupons! 

I have already used it and made a smoothie this morning. It was really good. I need to find some good recipes that involve greens though. If you have some fun, yummy and good recipes, leave me a link or comment below or shoot me an email with some good ones to try out. I am super excited to try out the starbucks frapp on my own. I have seen about 10 recipes on pinterest already for them! 


Last night was PLL night. Pretty Little Liars never disappoints. There was a lot that happened in the episode but a lot of stuff is still unanswered. They are killing me with all the suspense. A quick recap though: Andrew is out of jail and innocent even though he is adopted. Jason and Ali grew some balls and finally confront their dad. I suspect he will lie though. A is a evil evil person and is back. Sorry girls! 

Another fun thing is Big Brother, the best show of all time is back next week. They have introduced us to the new house guest and showed us the house. They are about 4 missing house guest so I suspect they are bringing back old players as a twist or players someone knows already in the house. Dun dun dun!! 


Be prepared for all of my Big Brother post and stay tuned to see what I think of the new house guest of this season!!!

I am done rambling so have an amazing Hump Day!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!
A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.
Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 122nd week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!
Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!
The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)
Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:
The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'
Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'
Meet this week's co-host:
PicMonkey Collage
Rachel @ Life as Rachel
***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!
...on to the Winner!
Hi friends! This is Tiffany this week. I am always looking for great blogging tutorials, and this one about scheduling pins was a must read. I do not currently schedule my pins, but after reading this amazing post by The Pin Junkie, I need to start doing this! She gives some great tips for tools to use to schedule pins, as well as the pros and cons with each different program.
Bonnie has a great blog that is filled with awesome tutorials, DIY ideas, a great link up, and more! Go check out her blog!
Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

30 Day Fit Challenge

I have slacked off lately on my working out. I have decided to challenge myself and would love if others joined in! There is no money needed or anything like that. It is all just goal orientated. I want to lose 20lbs and get back to the size I was 2 years ago. I have gained a good bit after getting off my medicines I was on for years. I am the only one who can change it and no one else will do it for me. 

Here is what I plan on doing:

The 30 day challenge to me is to workout for 30 days straight for at least 30 minutes a day. I love cardio but some days it does not happen. I have so many other workouts I can do easily in my own home. After the 30 days are up, I am going to check my weight and see how it went for me. Fingers crossed it goes good. I really hope I stick with it. 


I started on Wednesday with this challenge. So far I am doing good and keeping with it. The big key part for me is I am determined, I am switching up my workouts so I do not get bored with them and motivation. I have printed out a picture of me and keep it near my treadmill and workout equipment. It is from when I was smaller. I do not have a picture of other people. I am my own motivation and can do this. My goal is not un-realistic. I want to lose 20lbs before October. If I can lose 5 lbs a month, I will make my goal easily! 


My favorite workout right now is running. I love my treadmill most days and lately I have been loving it! I put on YouTube and play songs I love. I run the entire song, walk while looking for a new song and then run the entire next song. I find it is a nice distraction and instead of staring at the distance and time fields on the treadmill, I watch music videos! 


So, if you want to join, let me know! I will be posting updates on here throughout the month and letting you know how my progress is going. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Goals

I have seen a few goal post lately around the web and I figured I may as well make my own post as well. When I set goals, I tend to work harder to get them. If I write them down, I make myself more responsible for them. So here are a few goals. They are not just for June, they are a long term goal. 

1. Workout for 30 minutes a day/at least 6 days a week.

2. Read 3-4 books a month

3. Do not buy any new clothes until summer is over. 

4. Stop drinking Starbucks.

5. Grow out my bangs.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Some light reading!

I have jumped back into the reading wagon. I go thru these stages where I read like crazy, then I don't read for a month or two months. I love reading but sometimes I just don't have the time. I try to read as much as possible though and I absolutely love it. So here are a few good reads:

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is amazing, will end in a way you did not think possible and is not that hard to read. I was worried about it because I saw the trailer for the movie but I definitely love the book and watched the movie after I read the book. I recommend doing that. There is so much left out of the movie. Be prepare to cry during both. I did...a lot. It is a sweet book revolving around characters that are terminally ill. 

2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner. The is the first in a series. It is quite good. I was not sure I would like it due to being from a mostly males point of view and being similar to the Hunger Games. I did like this book. I love the plot and how everything is so different but it has Hunger Games all over it. I would definitely say it is worth reading. I tried to read the second book, but I couldn't get into it. This series should of stopped at the first book. 

3. Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot. This is the last book in the Princess Diaries series. I was so excited and anxious to read this book. It has been a long time since the last one was put out and it was left on such a cliff hanger. Well this one leaves you with a cliff hanger but I feel like it was rushed, it was done to quickly and some many things were skipped over because there was WAY to many BIG OMG moments in this book. I would love to see it drawn out a little more. 

I would love anyone else's thoughts on these books and any books you would recommend me to read! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #121 is live!

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!
A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 121st week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!


***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.

Meet your hosts:
The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'

Meet this week's co-host:
PicMonkey-Collage5-640x6401
Rachel @ Life as Rachel

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!

...on to the Winner!

Hi friends! This is Chelsee this week. I recently have been obsessed with the Balayage style of hair. I have wanted to change my hair up for a while know and this post finally made my mind up for me. Traci J has the most adorable Beauty, Fashion, and lifestyle blog! Looking for Summer Essentials or even New Trends? Then head over and check out her blog!

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!