I haven't been doing very well with updating on my weight loss.

Which isn't too big of a surprise....

Because, I also haven't been doing very well with my weight loss.

I'm SERIOUSLY on the struggle bus. Going in circles. Gain/lose/gain/lose. And on and on.

I missed my meeting Tuesday night...mostly because I just couldn't get motivated to go. Because I knew this was a "gain" week. I did go to a weigh in at another location Wednesday. And I did gain. One pound. So I'm currently at - 30.8 . I was SO close to -35 pounds in MAY (MAY!!!) and since then I've just been floundering.

Super frustrating.

I have a lot of thoughts about my current struggles. But, I'm still trying to work through them.

I just wanted to update for anyone who may still be checking in here.

Hopefully next week will bring better results!!



I was going to get ALL the things done today. And then I found this site. And, NONE of the things have been done. Such a cute blog (and shop). Y'all should definitely check it out.

In other news, I want all the new fall colors from Essie.

I also want fall to come. I'm over the heat. OVER it. We did have two days last week where the weather was super nice...like temps in the 80s nice. Hopefully it wont be much longer.

We are FINALLY going to paint our dining room buffet. It's been on our "to do" list for a year. A YEAR.

We went to Waco last week and I finally got to see The Magnolia Market. Fixer Upper is one of my favorite shows...I just adore Chip and Joanna. The store is super tiny...but everything I thought it would be. I'm excited to go back this fall when they move over to the silos.

Football is back on!

Here's to a great week. Maybe tomorrow will be a bit more productive.



image via Life of Grace blog
So this is one of the first things I ever "pinned" and it's probably one of my favorites. I just LOVE all the colors and patterns. It's very "me". Edie has amazing style...and her blog is a constant source of inspiration.

I was feeling icky this weekend and spent a lot (a lot) of time looking at pinterest. I stumbled upon this image again...and thought...I wonder what that room would look like translated into an outfit. I mean, I've seen that type of post several times...but I've never tried it. Until now...

shirt / shorts / shoes / glasses / bracelet / bracelet / earrings / ring / bag
I love the pink/coral/black color combo. I think that is one of the reasons the room image appeals to me so much. Anyway, this is an outfit I would totally wear. Well, I'd probably opt for capris....as I am still struggling with accepting my thick thighs. Ha.

dress / bag / bracelet / cuff / ring / earrings / shoes

How cute is this dress? I'm not typically a gold jewelry girl...but in trying to piece together these outfits...I found lots of cute gold items I would definitely wear.

So that was a fun challenge. Of course, it's pretty easy to do when you are shopping all the stores with just some imagination. The real challenge is trying to use what I currently own!! Hashtag yoga pants.


Happy Monday everyone! I'm running a special on my design site, feel free to check it out!!



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I didn't mean to drop the ball on blogging all of July, but it looks like that is exactly what I did. In all fairness, it was a crazy month. C was working a ton. We were planning his party (that went off splendidly this past weekend!). And, I got the opportunity to visit with lots of family and a friends. There were several (really low) lows, but overall...July was pretty awesome.

I'm trying to stay positive about the month of August. It's a step closer to fall (and FOOTBALL...which is my most favorite time of the year!). But, it's HOT here. Like, SO hot. I just can't get excited about that.

But, I am going to attempt to have a productive and fun month. I mean, that's the goal every month...but I'm pursing it with intent this month!!

1. Read 5 books. I'm so behind on my reading challenge this year. I have a ton of books on my night stand...so I just need to get to it!

2. Get rid of the clutter. Normally, I try to stay on top of this...but it's gotten out of control lately. I'm tired of the piles of paperwork and other miscellaneous nonsense!!

3. Walk 20 miles. Via treadmill or track. 

4. Hit the 40 pound mark. Seriously. 

5. Blog 10 times. Eeek. 

Here's to accomplishing a lot this month!



Assuming you haven't been living under a rock, you have probably seen/heard about Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale.  Y'all know I am trying really hard not to spend extra money....so I have seriously added and removed things from my cart so many times that I'm convinced Nordstrom is just going to have pitty on me and send it all to me free of charge.

While I wait on that to happen, I thought I would share some of the things that I am SERIOUSLY considering buying. I mean, truth be told...there are lots of great deals to be found, but I'm not going to be buying any over the knee boots or designer purses anytime soon. 

I'll start with some of the home decor type stuff today. 

print/throw/candles/glasses/LED monogram
I just want it all, K? First, those adorable glasses (and the tray!) are less than $10. And the candles remind me of my coffee mug I got from Anthropolgie!

That throw and the cow print would look fabulous is my living room. I have a faux fur throw that Daphne (the cat) confiscated. She doesn't share, but that's fine since it's pretty much a catch all for her fur (thus making it a semi real fur throw...ew. haha). Anyway....this one is 1) adorable 2) matches my living room and 3) less than $40.

Though I do love a good monogram...I try not to have them ALL OVER our apartment, ya know? But, this one is super fun.

What do y'all have on your list?



I wasn't going to post today, but I can't miss out on a good confessions post.

I mean, that is sort of what this blog is all about anyway...right? :)

So, without further ado...

1. OMG. I am SO excited about football season. After a brief temper tantrum, Dez Bryant signed a long term deal with the Cowboys (WOOT WOOT). So we can all breath a sigh of relief and get to work planning our SuperBowl Sunday plans....as well as the celebratory parade that follows our win. Yes? YES!

2. I weighed in last night. I lost POINT FOUR. Over it. Such a struggle here lately. I blogged about my consistent (key word) lack of motivation last week. It's pretty bad. I will be ON FIRE one day. And then done with anything healthy for two or three days. If you are keeping count...this approach does nothing for the number on the scale. I am currently waiting on C to get home though...going to go for a walk. It's only 97 degrees outside. Also, when did 97 become acceptable? I mean, it's better than 100+ degree days....so I suppose Texas summers will mess your with mind.

3. I last minute changed venues for C's party. They bar/restaurant we had initially booked....booked a heavy metal cover band to perform that night. Um, NO. I mean, I love a good 80's/early 90's hair band as much as the next girl...but heavy metal? Yeah, no thanks. So, we just happened to stumble upon this other place down the street that a friend is playing at. YAY!! Of course, I changing all of your plans for a party less than a month before said party? SUPER stressful. Thankfully, my procrastination covered the invites too, as they have yet to be sent out. So...I'm last minute rushing to get them all sent out tomorrow. Yikes.

4. I think I'm ready to quit drinking coke. Did I just say that? I usually wake up CRAVING it.  But, here lately...it's not hitting the spot. I think because it is so hot outside, my body just craves water (imagine that). So...I am really, really going to try and cut back...and eventually...cut out. Of course, I'm having a mini panic attack just typing that.

5. Speaking of quitting. We are finally getting ready to cancel cable. We have been talking about it forever...but keep putting it off. Then I had a reader email me the other day that NCIS is on Netflix now (YAY!)...so that was the final push. The only real shows I watch are Big Brother and Pretty Little Liars. But, then again...it's off season. I'm not sure what we will do when all the shows (Scandal, Big Bang, Modern Family, Madame Secretary, etc) come back on this fall. Not to mention...ALL THE FOOTBALL. Maybe it will just be a temporary break from cable. LOL

What's going on with y'all?