Saturday, February 25, 2012


I have more serious things to write about but I am trying to figure out how to do them so I am sure you hear my heart .. so those things are coming BUT for now I will share some of my favourite things right now. after all that's way more fun!

Shut the front door... thanks to a lovely friend today at SS (who happens to have some pull) we were introduced to these...

yep to celebrate 100 years these bad boys are hitting shelves.. YUMMY!!!

I have a small obsession with circle scarves these days. I now own two knit ones.. gold & grey and a friend made me a white one with navy polkadots. They are awesome for EVERYTHING.

While in the states last weekend on a VERY fun family weekend (more about that later) I had to go out and get some dry lip relief. I found it in the form of Burts Bees Medicated lip balm with clove oil. This stuff is AMAZING.

I've said it before but you must go over and get to know Iowa Girl Eats. I LOVE her blog.. LOVE all the recipes I have made from there. So many faves.. this is a new fave.

One of my new favourite quotes. Walking the path towards full authenticity. Especially in a world full of fakes.

I am growing out my hair. This is my prize.. gotta get through this yucky "yea I kind of have a mullet" stage.

This so sums up what I think friendship should be like.. not that there is anyone I want to go after a bat with .. but you know..

I am slightly obsessed with this polish since I had it on a manicure a few months ago. I know own it and it goes so perfectly over all the dark colors. Quitting nail biting 3 years ago was one of the best things cause know I can play with pretty sparkly polish.

I am starting a new session of bootcamps this coming week. Super excited to have a big class for Winkler as well as a brand new session starting in Morden. I will be teaching Mon/Wed evenings. 2 classes a night.. eeks a bit scary cause these workouts are NO joke. I am also changing my eating habits and putting a big emphasis on living my best life.. being healthy. I have a goal.. and this is it..

you should have seen me practice ;)

I love this and want to find one cause I think Jett needs this.

Friday, February 17, 2012

everyone carries a pee cup

I could not say this better myself.. so what's on my heart these days. On a path to be transparent and Authentic... This blogger says it all.. go on read it.

And then when you are done that post read more. It's so good.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

v day

so it's no surprise the stallion is hot. how he chose me still amazes me... i am thankful to celebrate him each and every day but today I will spend time making an extra effort. He already surprised me with beautiful flowers on Friday (after a hard work and an early valentines gift) Apparently he's made reservations AND arranged the babysitter. This pic was taken on Sunday when we went to a Valentine's banquet at the church we've been attending. see I said.. hot.
however you celebrate... happy vday.

Friday, February 10, 2012


I had big plans to blog this week but have been down and out with a nasty cold/sinus thing... sorry. I'll be back after more tea and more rest.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

fpu & death to self

I have never had much success with doing things that require will power. Mine is in serious short supply. Diets/Excercise/Quiet time...

For some reason it's always been difficult. Mostly I am my own worst enemy. Sabotage. Then there is the series of beating myself up, guilt... repeat. I know I have come such a long way in some areas.. I mean I'm slowly but surely getting down to my goal weight by exercising and eating healthy. I would have never said I loved exercise but I do.. I think partly cause I love the women I get to be with each week.. they motivate me and help me be a better person. My goals are loftier then they used to be cause I am not AS afraid of failing.

I think that alot of it also has to do with self worth.. believing that I am good enough to receive good things, good results...

Now to really take you deep... The Staillion and are doing a course through the church we have been attending called Financial Peace University. Dave Ramsey is AWESOME. I was so nervous going into this cause admittedly I was not good with managing money... It was a real sore spot in our marriage. Dave came from the extreme opposite of me.. super stingy with money. Where I grew up viewing money differently. He can go months without spending a dime.. it's actually seriously irritating. Anyways we were heading for trouble... this course has changed our lives. Mainly cause it's changed the way I view money and the emotional tie I had to it... saving it, spending it, hoarding it, throwing it away. The whole thing.

The first class I walked away still a bit scared as we went into planning our cash budget. Dave's program is broken into baby steps and he is so passionate about it.. makes you feel you can really do it.

Our first money meeting went so well... no fighting and it actually helped us realize that we were not in trouble. We just needed to understand where the money was going and figure out that we control our money not the other way around.
I can say that now 10 weeks in (actually a few more cause we had a Christmas break) we are better off than we have ever been.
We have payed off a huge amount of debt already and I have learned so much. The way it works is all the money that comes in is spent on paper.. you allocate it ALL where it belongs. I take out money each payday and place it into envelopes and spend according to what we need and what's in the envelope.. some weeks I go to put money in after payday and I STILL HAVE MONEY!!! Amazing... I just view what I spend it on so differently then I used to.

I am excited to see where this takes us and even more excited to see that my willpower is all in the view... I can have a rich and fulfilling life without holding back. Planning takes work but if we live like no one else now later we can LIVE like no one else. It's exciting.

I got lots of posts planned for this week. Buckle up. :)