Wednesday, February 22, 2017

My Hair Journey

I have been trying to grow my hair out over the last few years. I had long hair for awhile and I cut it off in frustration. I regret that day every day as growing it back out has been a pain in the ass. I have wanted super long hair for years since then and I have never been able to get it to grow past a certain length. This is mostly my own fault. I have for years, used a flat iron on my hair. I know how horrible they are for your hair and I have still used one. I finally cut it out. I am back to straightening my hair with a round brush and blow dryer and I hope to cut out the blow dryer eventually. I need to also get trims on a more regular basis as well.

So here is a nice history in my hair.  I figured a nice timeline of photos would be sufficient. I will start with the day I chopped the hair off.

 This was over the past few years. Now below is today. I must say, the hair game is good today!


I have recently started a once a week coconut oil mask on my hair. I did that last night and my hair loved it! I can tell it will help my hair a lot. I only did the bottom where all of the damage is from the flat iron. I am also in need a trim, I know! I can see it in the picture above. If you have any good tips for growing out your hair, Let me know! I could use them!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekend Recap

Can we talk about how amazing the weather was in Virginia over the weekend? Holy moly. It is February but feels like April/May. We have been having 60-70 degree days and I am loving it. I know it means global warming but weather, please stay. Mr. Groundhog, you were wrong about your winter prediction.

1. I went out for drinks and a movie with the girls. We saw the new Fifty Shades Darker. I will say I do like it but the books are much much much better. Do not knock the movie until you atleast give it a chance.

2. Over the weekend, was the year anniversary from when I met and got to work out with Thomas Rhett. I put a post on Instagram about it and how it helped kick start my weight loss and how I am 40 pounds down. Well, Thomas Rhett actually commented on it and that really made my day yesterday.

3. I took Willow to the vet for her second round of puppy shots. She did really good and is growing super fast. She is 20 pounds already and hates walking on a leash. She has been a little sore since the vet appointment and I am hoping it is just the shots. 

Other than that, I enjoyed my weekend, cleaned house and had the windows open because it is so damn nice here in Central Virginia. I hope everyone else is getting this amazing weather like we are!!

Problems with Subway

You guys..I do not really have words for this video. You just need to watch it. It will speak for itself. #problemswithsubway.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hitkicker Cutest Critter

Everyone, you know I am a country music fan-antic and a dog lover so with those two things in mind, I entered a contest here where I live to get votes to win a meet and greet to meet Miranda Lambert! Now, all I need is to get a TON of votes on Facebook. So, I am asking you, my blog friends to please take a second and go vote. All you do is click all the links I have put all over this post and go vote. It is very simple!! 

I would love to meet her Miranda Lambert. I have seen her 4 times in concert and she never fails. She is by far my favorite singer ever and this would make my day, my year! Please blog land..go and vote for me and my pup! 

If you click the below picture, it will take you directly to where you need to vote!

Make sure you comment below and let me know if you voted!! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I was Featured on Buzzfeed!

Awhile back, Buzzfeed asked for submissions on weight loss journeys. Now, if you know me or have been a reader of my blog for any amount of time, you know I have lost a good bit of weight and have been on my own weight loss journey. I started last March losing weight. I really committed to it. I joined a gym, I started going to the gym 5-6 days a week and completely changed my diet. It took me months but I lost 40+ pounds.

Now, I am a religious Buzzfeed reader. I do not read the political post but I love most of what is on the website. A few months ago I saw a post on the community section asking people for their weight loss stories. I typically never send anything in to their site. I am fine blogging but not sharing on Buzzfeed as millions of people read Buzzfeed and only a few hundred read my blog. This time, I wanted to share, plus they may not even use my weight loss story anyways.

Well about 2 weeks ago I got a follow up e-mail with a few more questions. They wanted more details about how I lost weight. What was the hardest part. How much weight had I lost since March, etc. I got so excited because I thought they were actually going to use me! I got the email and within 5 minutes of receiving it I was responding. I kept checking online every day since for the article and never saw it. Mid-last week I stopped looking. I accepted the fact that I was not going to be on the site, until yesterday. I was actually driving to the gym and I got a Facebook request from a stranger asking for tips on weight loss. The lady has PCOS like me and saw me on Buzzfeed. I was so excited that I had to stop and look for the article. I was actually featured.

I know some people think this is silly to be this excited but for me, it is a big deal. I am a small blogger. I don't do anything like this or ever get feature like this. For me to have my weight loss journey on there and having others being inspired and encouraged by it, means so much to me. It helps me stay on track and to keep going. If I am able to even help one person lose weight and feel better about themselves, than that to me, makes a difference. I am happy that I can make a difference in someones life, even if it is only one person or 10 people.

If you want to read it, just click any of the links in this post! Make sure you comment on it to! 

Courtney of     

Monday, February 6, 2017

Weekend Recap

This weekend was jam packed!! And..once again I sucked at taking pictures. It seems when it comes to the weekend, my picture skills seem to lack. I am not sure why, but they do. I just do not want to take pictures or seem to care on the weekends. I just live life and go about my business. It is rather nice to not have a camera stuck up my face. 

Over the weekend I did get a few fun things accomplished though:

1. I went to an employee sale of a online company that is local here. I can't say who or what company but I did come home with a truck full of goodies. I got an entire outdoor wicker furniture set for my house for CHEAP and I got all kinds of goodies to decorate my flower beds with. I am super excited for spring.

2. I went to the gym. I always do this but it is one of my favorite things to ever do.

3. Me and the ole hubs went and spent some time with my grandparents. My grandfather has cancer and we are trying to spend as much time with him as possible. We took him dinner and just spent some quality time with my grandparents.

4. It was a gorgeous day yesterday so we were outside a good bit yesterday afternoon playing with the dogs. Having three dogs, you can not let them stay in the house all the time. It can get cramped and they can get restless. We let them outside as much as possible!

5. Of course we watched the Superbowl. I rooted for the Patriots as Chris Long is from here, Charlottesville. I gotta support someone from the hometown and I am super happy that they won!!

I hope everyone else had an amazing weekend like I did!! Make sure you read tomorrow! I have something really exciting to share! 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

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