Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Learn to Have Fun

Over the weekend we had a birthday party for my husband. At said party, we had a slip n slide. Now a slip n slide is super easy to make. All you need is some plastic sheets from Lowes, water and dish soap. BAM..home made slip n slide. Now, when we first set it up everyone was like nope not going down it. It took me and another friend going down the slide before anyone else would do it. The very next day I had all of my nieces over and let them play on it. The same thing happened. They would not go down it until me and my sisters went down. 

At first I was like, ok maybe they are scared, but I think it was more of a they did not want to embarrass them selves. Why are we in a time where we are so worried about what others think? Why can't we just have fun? Why can't we just let loose and forget about what others think about us? I could care less about what someone else thinks about me. We shouldn't let other peoples opinions affect our lives so much that we are scared to have fun and live in the moment. It breaks my heart that my nieces were to worried about what others would think to even try out something new before they saw others try it first.

For that reason...here is a video of me going down the slide because I just do not care! 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hiking Old Rag Mt.

Yall..I live in one of the most beautiful places ever. Madison is amazing and I know I take it for granted on a daily basis. I am very lucky to live in the middle of the mountains and I can go for hikes, swim in the rivers and do so much whenever I want. I have lived here for almost my entire life and never once really hiked that much. 

On Saturday, the hubs, some friends and I hiked Old Rag Mountain. It is one of the hardest hikes around. It took us around 4-5 hours and it was about 7 miles long. It was a pretty decent hike. At no point did I feel like I could not do it. I was pretty confident in my self and I am so happy that I did it. I am pretty sure that me working out and losing weight helped me with it. I know I could do it again for sure. I am already looking for my next hike.

The only downfall about living somewhere so amazing, is that everyone wants to come here and hike it. I know I should love that everyone is here and enjoying it but some days, being from here, I want to enjoy it as a local with my family and friends without a ton of people around. That is just a downfall of something so amazing becoming so popular. If you ever hiked this, let me know! If you are from the area and know of some other great places to hike, let me know as well!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Weekend Recap At the Lake

I had a fabulous weekend, I just hate how quick they go by. My weekend was jam packed with stuff and I do not feel like I was at home at all. I was on the go the entire time. Saturday I went to Sharp Shoppers. If you do not know what Sharp Shoppers is or if there is none near you, you are missing out. It is a cheap grocery store. I can get an entire basket of groceries for $70-$80 and it is name brand stuff. It is not off brand. I love it! Normally I would spend $150 for that at other places. I love me some Sharp Shoppers. 

Saturday night we watched Daddy's Home which is a hilarious movie. If you have not seen it, I recommend watching it. It is worth renting. We got it from redbox and I am glad we did. Only one scene was a little crude but it was very funny. Will Ferrell always makes amazing, top notch movies. 

Yesterday, on Sunday, we spent all day on Lake Anna. Lake Anna is a massive lake around where I live. It is 17 miles long and it around a power plant. We went swimming, fishing and had a blast all day long. You can never go wrong with a day on the lake. Everyone was out there yesterday. It was packed. There was jet skis, boats, tubing, kayaks, just about every type of water craft out there. 

The only bad part about being out in the sun all day is I am so pale that I have lather on sun screen every other hour so I never get tan and I have to try to not get cooked like a lobster either. It is a fun game that I get to play. 

I am hoping this week goes by fast as I am tired from my busy weekend and I am ready to hit the gym hard tonight!

Friday, August 12, 2016

A confession + Youtube vlog.

Guys, I have a confession today on my blog. Watch my video below, comment and let me know what you think! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Chef Boyardee + a coupon

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With the back to school season approaching, my family is looking for easy weeknight meal solutions. By spending less time in the kitchen, we can enjoy other after-school activities together. Now through August 29, 2016, each 14.5 to 15 ounce can of Chef Boyardee is on Rollback at Walmart for only $0.80! Purchase five cans for $4 in a variety of flavors that include: Mini Ravioli, Beefaroni, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. You can enjoy a week’s worth of quality meals at an affordable price.
Be sure when you stock up on Chef Boyardee at Walmart to look for the Chef Boyardee cans that feature NO artificial flavors, NO preservatives, and NO artificial colors. With quality ingredients since 1924, Chef Boyardee has been a pantry staple for many families.
While shopping at Walmart, be sure to look for the Rollback signs for Chef Boyardee in the Canned Food aisle!

Monday, August 8, 2016

IAM'S Promo + a coupon

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Double the savings for your pet! Save $1 on any 1 bag of IAMS dry dog food, PLUS get a $5 Target Gift Card when you buy 2 bags.

Friday, August 5, 2016


Lately in life I have started to encounter a few fake people. Now, I am one of those people who normally gets along with everyone. I am a smiling, upbeat,bubbly, happy, person. It is rare that I come across someone who does not like me. Yes, I do come across them and normally it is because they think I am either fake or to nice. That is their issue and not mine. It seems lately though, I have been around a few people that do not like me. 
I am not going name any names or where these people are that I am around because I do not want to give to much away but I do encounter them a lot. At first I thought they liked me but now I am pretty sure they do not. I keep catching them saying rude comments about me, little snippy comments that are geared to me and jabs directed at me. I am trying to be the bigger person and not say a word. Sometimes it is hard but so far I have done that.Since losing weight, they have even said comments about that. One even went as far as saying that I was more than likely just wearing spanx instead of actually losing weight. I have busted my ass to lose 28 pounds. I am not eating a shit ton of food that I would love to eat because I want to lose weight. I work my ass off every day at the gym. I do not need other women bringing me down.
My big issue here is that if you do not like me, then do not talk to me. Just ignore me. Do not go out of your way to say Hi to me. Do not fake nice to me. Just be honest and I will feel better about the situation. I also do not understand why grown women feel the need to bring other grown women down instead of building them up and encouraging them? I find that being positive and ignoring the situation is the best thing to do but it does not stop the problem or make the people stop. I just hope one day these women learn to grow up and accept that no one is perfect. Everyone has flaws and that instead of being a bully, they could use their time and efforts to empower others instead of bring them down. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

U by Kotex® + 8 Way to Relax on Your Period

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Ladies, let's be real today. Being a female some times can suck and is not the most glamorous thing that we can be dealt. Aunt Flo shows up and is like BAM hello ladies! I am here to stay for about a week and you get to deal with me. For me, I still want to look cute and make myself as comfortable as can be while doing so. Even when I do not feel my best, I want to look my best and still pamper myself. 
Luckily, that is where  U by Kotex® comes in. Your period is personal and the new Style N' Store packs are a new every day item at Walmart. They come with 4 unique design to choose from and they have a convenient drawer feature for easy storage. Walmart now carries the U by Kotex® Cleanwear® Ultra Thin Pads and the U by Kotex® Barely There® Liners. They are both super comfortable and you will not even notice that they are there. They also come in some really cute designs and colors that make it now so embarrassing to have and use.
 Now they are also offering a fun reward right now as well. The offer is live through 9/30/16. All you have to do is purchase 2 of U by Kotex® products at Walmart (Any Variation) and Text UbyKotex to 811811 and upload a photo of your receipt. Then you Go to UbyKotexrewards.com and register to choose your customized reward! How easy is that??
For me, I find it best if I can make my self the comfiest I possibly can. So here are a few things I do to relax while I am on my period.
8 Ways to Relax on Your Period
1. Take a relaxing bath. This helps my cramps and for me, helps my muscles ease up.
2. Cuddle with my dogs. Nothing helps better than relaxing with my puppies. They always know when I need a few cuddles and are always there for me when I am a little more emotional than normal. Cuddle a pet, I promise it will help.
3. Yoga! I normally can not stand yoga but some light stretching can help relax your cramps. 
4. Hydrate! This one is key. I find that drinking a ton of water helps me relax and it helps flush my system.
5. Cuddle up with a good magazine. 
6. Enjoy a movie night with a nice hot beverage. The drink will help your body relax and the lounging on the couch will help you destress. 
7. Work out! Sometimes for me, going to the gym and actually doing a hard work out is what I need to get my cramps gone and my body feeling better. It helps get my body out of the slump that my period has put it in. 
8. If all else fails...sleep on it!! I find that taking a long nap and sleeping is the best thing in the entire world ever for a period! 

I have found that over the years and as I have gotten older, periods never change. They do not get easier. What gets easier, is learning to deal with it and what helps with it is when a product comes out like U by Kotex® that helps you cope with it. It also helps that they reward you as well. A period shouldn't be a punishment or a problem.  What are some of your tricks/tips for making it through your period?
What matters most to you when you're on your period? Get up to $25 in rewards just for you by purchased U by Kotex® at Walmart!