Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Day of Three Makeovers!

Today has been a day of playing around on the new Instant Makeover feature on YouΒ  simply upload a picture of yourself, and you can try on celebrity hairstyles, change hair colors, and play with all different kinds of makeup, lashes, colored contacts, etc, etc, etc!! SOOO MUCH FUN!!!!

Here are my 3 Makeovers:




I had so much fun doing these??? Anyway, go check out this site: Instant Makeover.

On a side note: I used to work at this Mc —nope, nope, nope, not going to say the name! I used to work at this fast food restaurant, for like 2 weeks, something like 15 years ago. The thing about this fast food place, was that I was at an all time low place in my life back then, and I was DESPERATE for a job. Well, I got a position there, and the lady who was going to be my “trainer” had a real power thing going on about her – she would stand at the counter and watch me sweep the floors not 3 feet away from her, and if she wanted me to do another chore she wouldn’t call my name, she would pull this little bell out of her pocket and ring it at me. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??? Well, we needed the money – like I said I was DESPERATE, so I just bit my cheek and tried to keep doing my job with as much dignity as I could muster! Well, after two weeks, I got a break, called my husband to come pick me up, and I left there never to go back.

I always hated that I left that place without telling the girl who was my “trainer” how demoralizing her and that damn bell were, and although I had let it go a long time ago – really I had, it kind of nagged at me a little every time I would drive past that fast food place.

Well, my point in telling you all that was when I drove by today I noticed that the whole building had been bulldozed down to the ground (yes, ok, it is probably just to build a new and bigger Mc – nope, almost let it slip – Fast food joint, but that’s not the point). Sometimes justice may have to come along 15 years later, but for some reason, I know that ever time I drive down that blasted road, I will be able to breathe a little easier knowing that there is some possibility that that damn little bell might have been crushed in the rubble. It really is the simple things in life that gives a girl pleasure!!!


Have a FABULOUS evening!

The Damn Near Perfect Weekend!

Ok, so let’s just chalk this weekend up to the Damn Near Perfect Weekend!!!

Jason and I awoke this morning, and spent a little time reading to wake ourselves up. Then we went downstairs to make a yummy breakfast utilizing the leftover steak and steamed potatoes last night, which I artfully, if I may say so, turned into a skillet of deliciousness!!! πŸ˜‰

My sweetie and I then proceeded to talk about our plans for this next weekend, we are spending 4 nights at the beach house for our 15th anniversary on Thursday! We are just soooo ecstatic to get there and have such a great and relaxing time! Oh Amore, amore!!! πŸ˜‰

Time seemed to fly, but he watched some Andy Griffith show with me, one of my all-time oldies and goodies favorite tv show, and then watched the movie Barbershop, which I had not seen before, and man it was such a good movie, with a really feel good ending!!!

Anyway, Jason and I have been working diligently on playing nice in our tiny kitchen!!! and I taught him how to make my version of meatloaf, which turned out amazingly well seeing that I didn’t have any ground sirloin, only a little bit of ground pork sausage!! That was definitely a first for me!!!

So tonight we have been laughing, and chatting, and I have been going through magazines so I can recycle them, and I am up a little too late on a work night – we are watching “The Day After Tomorrow” in HD. I had watched it once when it first came out, and I am finding that this is a really exciting movie – and scary if it should ever come true – UGH!!! I hope I don’t live to see that day.

Anyway, I am soooo grateful for this Damn Near Perfect Weekend, for being able to spend time with my family, and for getting to have such a FABULOUS weekend with my husband; and even though I have to go to work tomorrow, I am thankful that the movie Eclipse is going to be showing on Wednesday, and that I am off work for the entire weekend starting Thursday at about 1 PM, and heading to the ocean!!! YEAH!!!

There is a little song that I used to sing all the time as a little girl, and right now I can’t help but sing it in my head even now, it’s tune is simple, and the words are simpler yet, but I pray that I never forget them!!!

“God is so good; God is so good; God is so good; He’s so good to me!!!” Now, isn’t that the truth!!!! πŸ˜‰

Have a FABULOUS evening!!!

A Damn Near Perfect Day!!!


First of all my Sweetie and I are experimenting with co-habitating 4 nights a week. LONG STORY, but one, I think that will have a VERY HAPPY ending!! πŸ˜‰

So, to begin my damn near perfect day, I woke up next to my best friend!!! πŸ˜‰ early, without my alarm clock – UNHEARD OF!!! Anyway, I spent the fist hour and a half reading one of my new romance novels, which is turning out to be a pretty good mystery!!

At 9, I woke up my Sweetie, and we proceeded downstairs to a FABULOUS breakfast of le Tartaines with butter and strawberry jam, and hot caramel cream cocoa – YUM!!

Le Tartain - a typical, and super delicious French breakfast

Next Jason split my Saturday morning cleaning chores, and they went by in a BREEZE!!!!

Next we raced up the stairs to see who get ready first, and I lost – AS USUAL!! LOL! πŸ˜‰

and then we were on the freeway heading over to my sis-in-law’s place to watch New Moon one last time before Eclipse comes out this week! BTW – YEAH!!!! I CAN NOT WAIT!!! Anyway, I am breathing, and we are moving on!!! HAHAHA!

I had a fun visit with Alexa, she is one of my FAVORITE cheerleaders!!! I have already decided that I need to get that woman some pom-poms!!! I am a VERY LUCKY girl to have her in my life!!! She is one of my soul-sisters!!!

After our movie watching, I went next door, to my other sis-in-law’s place. The plan was that her, her 2 kiddos, her new boyfriend, and his 2 kids, plus another friend of the family would all be coming over to my place to go swimming. Throw in “Uncle Jay-Jay” AKA “My Sweetie”, and HONEY, YOU HAVE A PARTY!!!

Anyway, we had sooooo much fun!! and what a non-exercise feeling, way to spend 2 + hours exercising!!! Plus Michael and his boys are sooooo sweet, I can already tell that we are going to be fast friends!!! πŸ˜‰

After the GANG left, Jason and I headed upstairs to read in bed, one of our FAVORITE pastimes, among other things *WINK*! and before either of us knew it, we had fallen asleep and was taking a well-deserved, hardly ever indulged in NAP!!!

We woke up, and I was having a craving for a well barbecued steak, I know – the perfectly cook slab of beef might be the way to my heart!! HAHAHA! So, my Sweetie heartily agreed to barbecue us some steak, while I sauteed some sweet onion, mushrooms, and we steamed a side of baby red potatoes and green beans!! OH, BLISS!!! πŸ˜‰

Rounding out our Damn Near Perfect Day, was a fun chick flick of “While in Rome”, which is what we are about to watch next!!! I hope it is good!!!

Now, I know that you are all jealous of my Damn Near Perfect Day, or maybe not. πŸ˜‰ but, THE BEST PART ABOUT TODAY is that not only am I going to bed with my Sweetie tonight, but I am waking up with him tomorrow morning, AND it is SUNDAY!!! Which means NAKED SUNDAY!!!!! WHOO-HOO! but I guess that is ANOTHER posting, possibly TOMORROW!!! πŸ˜‰

Have a FABULOUS evening – I know I will!!! πŸ˜‰

Update for Today!

It is soooo hot outside, it is like the weather finally got the memo that it is Summer. Man I already miss the rain! LOL!! I am already ready for Fall!! πŸ˜‰

Today has been a pretty good day!

I finished reading the book I was reading, Artemis Fowl. I have 4 more of those books to read. I am not sure how I feel about that yet. The first book was good, but it was definitely a kids chapter book. It is basically a book about a 12 year old boy genius criminal mastermind who is also the next generation of a long line of unscrupulous characters who gained wealth through trickery, thievery, and any other means necessary to get what they wanted. The author, Eoin Colfer described the book as “Die Hard with Faeries”, which I must agree, that is true. There are some very funny scenes in the book, which made me catch myself laughing out loud, so maybe it was worth it.

Anyway, I am on to my next read, no not book number 2 of Artemis Fowl, I will save that one for later. I am on to the book by Jack Canfield, called Success Principles. I am actually three fourths of the way through it already, but I am ready to finish it and be done with it. This is a self-help book that has a ton of great ideas on how to transform yourself to where you are to get to where you want to be. I attribute A LOT of my success over the past couple of years to what I have learned in reading this book; taking 100% responsibility for my life and my actions, learning not to settle with anything, created my life’s mission statement, and learned how to not only make meaningful goals, but how to go about making those goals a reality.

This book opens with two GREAT quotes:

“Life is like a combination lock; your job is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want.” – Brian Tracy

“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

Aren’t those GREAT!?!?!

Anyway, I have a few more things to get done off of my to-do list tonight, so I will chat again tomorrow!!!

Have a FABULOUS night!!! πŸ˜‰

As Promised…

Tonight I would like to share with you the interview I was fortunate enough to get with my Dad this past weekend. Now, please note: I am in no way a professional reporter, journalist, or interviewer in any way shape or form. The reason I wanted to interview my dad was because I realize how important he is to me, and how little I really know about him; so lunch on Sunday was the perfect opportunity to learn a little bit more about the man I call Daddy!!! πŸ˜‰

Christina: What was your earliest memory?

Paul: I remember my dad coming into my bedroom, and dumping my toybox. He cut a hole in it, and turned it upside down out in the backyard.

C: What was he doing?

P: He was converting it into a dog house for his dog that I just couldn’t stand.

C: Why not?

P: Well, this dog was a bulldog that my dad had brought home.Β  I was on the porch eating an ice cream cone, and he knocked the ice cream off of my cone and ate it. I hated that dog!

C: Laughing – no one comes between my dad and his ice cream! What do you remember about school?

P: I remember getting into trouble in kindergarten because I would always slide into class on my knees, and I remember the teacher calling my mom, and mom giving me a talking too.

My favorite school memory was in first grade. Mrs. Fitzgerald let me draw pictures of ships for Columbus Day. You see, I was really good at drawing sail boats, and she had given me a largeΒ  sheet of craft paper that I drew three ships on. She hung it right outside of the classroom door so everyone could see it. I was so proud of that picture. Yes, that was a good moment for me.

C: What do you remember about camp? [Side note: my family all went to Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glenn in Boring, Oregon – I believe starting with my dad’s mom; so I know dad started going when he was really young.]

P: My first camp was in 1960, and it was Women and Children’s camp. I was about 5 or 6. My mom, your grandma, was the counselor for the women. Alice [his little sister] and I shared a bed. Some of the cabins had big hospital beds in them back then.

C: What would you do at the camp?

P: Well Grandma eventually became the Camp Director for the Women & Childrens’ camp and she would bring people to come in and teach the women important life skills. For example, this woman came in and brought in $20 worth of groceries and not one piece of junk food. She taught the women how to grocery shop on a budget in a healthy way.

C: Ooh, that is really cool! That is so awesome that she did stuff like that.

P: Well, I also remember being 5 years old, and she dressed me up like a pirate, and she dressed Alice up as a princess. She made me sing ‘the Pirate and the Princess’ in front of all of the women. I was terrified, I hated to sing in public. I also remember she smeared some burnt tree soot from the fire pit on my face to smudge a “beard” on my face. I hated that because she would have to scrub and scrub until at least 5 inches of my face had been scrubbed off. The next time she made me wear the soot it was for another performance, but this time it was for ‘Barnacle Bill the Sailor’ and that time she took it off with cold cream. Ew – that was WORSE than the scrubbing!

C: Now, that sounds like grandma!! HAHAHA!

P: Yes, and she made me perform every year after that.

C: Tell me about your first date with mom.

P: It was at A&W.

C: Of course.

P: Yes, she wouldn’t let me spend hardly any money on her. She would let me get her a root beer float, and that was it.

C: That is funny, it doesn’t really sound like the mom, I knew.

P: No, she more than made up for that later, but that was the way she was in the beginning. She just had this funny way of not letting me buy anything for her, which made it difficult when I bought her wedding rings not once, but twice.

C: You bought mom 2 wedding rings I didn’t know that?

P: Yes, that is what got me into trouble.

C: What happened that you would get into trouble for buying a wedding ring?

P: The first time I met your mother, I knew I was going to marry her. So I told her, and she laughed at me.

C: That is funny, did you know that I laughed at Jason when he said I was going to be his wife??

P: I didn’t know that.

C: Yep, it must be genetic!!! How old were you when you said that to mom?

P: Your mother was 13, and I was 17. A year later, in 1972, I was in the Navy, and in San Diego at the time. There was this place called Tyrrell Jewelers. I had been drinking a couple of nights before, and as I was going through my bag I found this receipt; apparently I had purchased a $400 ring from Tyrrell’s, and it was on it’s way to your mother through the mail. Well, when she got the ring she was so excited that she ran in to show her step-mom, and she immediately was upset, and made my mom send the ring back.

C: She had to send it back?? That’s brutal! Is ring # two the ring you have now?

P: Yes, it is. Well, it was 2 years later, and your mom’s step mom was in the hospital with breast cancer, she had waited a year before she even got checked so, by that time it was terminal. Your mom and I were driving to the hospital to visit her, her step brother, Dale, and a friend of the family, Mike were also in the car with us. When we got to the hospital, I told Dale and Mike to get out. They thought I was kidding, so I had to tell them again to get out and they finally got out of the car. I told your mom to close her eyes and put out her hands. I took the new ring set out of it’s box and gently placed it on her 3rd finger of her left hand. I told her she could open her eyes. She saw the ring, grabbed me around the neck, and screamed really loudly in my ear.

C: I guess that means she said ‘Yes’! πŸ˜‰

P: Well, there’s more. We found out that your mom’s stepmom, Marion, had 6 months left to live. Marion pulled me aside, and said that there was no way that she was going to let Cathy go live with her “bastard” father when she dies. So she asked me if I was serious about marrying your mom. I said I was, and she said, “no, I mean are you REALLY serious about marrying Cathy?” I said of course! So, she asked if I would marry mom now? I said yes, I would. So Marion sent me out of the room and told me to send Cathy in so she could tell her. I went into the other room, and waited. He then heard mom sqealing in the other room, and they got married.

Ten days later I was on cruise, and 6 1/2 months later I saw your mom, who was pregnant with you, and she was very fat.

C: Dad, you don’t say that about a pregnant woman!!

P: Well, I had never had a pregnant wife before, so I didn’t know what to expect.

C: Well, that is a good thing because she was 16 and you were only 21 when I was born!!!

Ok, Dad, if you had words of wisdom that you would like to pass on for future generations, what would those words be?

P: 1) Stay in school 2) Learn as much as you can 3) Treat other people the way you want to be treated 4) Don’t argue for arguments sake

C: What if you know you are right?

P: Then make sure you have proof.

C: Do you have any other words of wisdom you would like to share?

P: Yes, sweat the petty things, just don’t pet the sweaty things.

C: Ew- Gross, Dad!!!

Well, there you have it! A small glimpse into who my dad is! I hope this is not my last interview with him. We really had a GREAT time doing this!!! He is funny, and charming, and just really a hoot!! I love that Daddy-O of mine!!!!

Aloha nui loa, Daddy!!!

Before I leave for the night, I wanted to share one last inspirational thing that I saw on America’s Got Talent this evening (I watched it off of the DVR), but this little clip had me weeping like a baby – I hope it is just hormones!!! *SNIFF!* πŸ˜‰

Have a FABULOUS evening!

Where Do I Begin?

I am really excited to tell you how the weekend with my dad and I at the beach house went!! We had sooo much fun, and really crammed a lot into a really short time!!

We met in Lincoln City at the casino, had dinner, and headed straight over to the little beach house. After deciding who was sleeping where, we headed over to the ocean front, where we just spent some time taking in the ocean. Later that evening my Dad and I decided to head over to the local movie theater, where we watched The Karate Kid, which my dad and I both agreed was a really good movie!!

The next morning, we went out to breakfast, then off to do a little shopping!!! You know that is one of my FAVORITE PASTIMES!!

A few of the treasures I found:

A vintage silk, Parisian hat box

A fur scarf – I know it is tre-risque, but I LOVE this scarf, and I figure that I am doing my part to recycle! πŸ˜‰

A Vintage fashion magazine, circe 1929 – I am sooooo in LOVE with this magazine!!

and finally, I found this little gold compact that is a mirror with a hidden lipstick holder! So sweet and VERY AUDREY!!! I have to see if I can find a mini lipstick mold and make my own lipstick to put in this compact!!! I just HAVE to find a way to use this!!

After antiquing, my dad and I made a quick run to the used book store, and I ended up walking away empty handed – LONG STORY!! but, oh well! I made up for that today, by making a LOOOONG stop over at the Goodwill over here and picking up some tomes for my reading pleasure!!!

Surprise, Daddy!! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, my dad and I went back to the beach house and took a nice nap! When I woke up I decided to head out to the beach one last time before it got too late. The weather was absolutely perfect!! Sunny, slight breeze – we couldn’t have asked for nicer weather!!

While I was out, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up some groceries for dinner that night, and heard from the grocer that the casino was putting on a huge firework display and that it would be starting in less than an hour and a half. So, I went back to the beach house, and told Dad about the fireworks, and he was TOTALLY IN!!!

After dinner, we went over and got some of the best seats outside of the casino, and sat back and we both thoroughly enjoyed the fireworks display! It was better than what we normally see a the 4th of July. The casino was celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. I am so glad they were – WE HAD A BLAST (no pun intended)!!! πŸ˜‰

After that, my dad and I went a played a few slots. After winning $1.75, yes, I know – I declined a security escort because I figured I would be safe walking to the car as long as I moved quickly! *WINK!* we headed back to the beach house!!!

On our last morning of the weekend, my dad and I headed to Newport so that we could go to church, and then we went out for a nice lunch together! BTW, I did get that interview I was so hoping for – I will post that tomorrow!!! πŸ˜‰

I love my dad, and I am just sooo thankful that he is in my life, and that we have such a fun time whenever we get together! I know that this weekend will be one that I will cherish in my memory for the rest of my life – I hope that it is not the last!!

Here are some more of my ocean pictures I took this weekend! πŸ˜‰

Have a FABULOUS evening! πŸ˜‰

Off to the Beach Again!!!

Good morning!! I am SUPER EXCITED that I am getting ready to head out to the little beach house for another fun weekend at the coast!!! This time, I am taking my Daddy out there for Father’s Day weekend!!

My Dad and I don’t get to spend too much time together since he lives 2 hours away, and I am always soooo busy, and he doesn’t usually travel too far from home. So, I am sooooo excited for this weekend!!! I know we will be starting in Lincoln City, and then possibly going to Depot Bay and Newport, if we are feeling froggy!!! πŸ˜‰

I am going to make it a point to get to this little coffee shop that is not too far from the beach house so that I can blog every evening! Plus, I KNOW that my dad might get a little stir crazy if he isn’t able to at least get online once a day!!! πŸ˜‰ So keep an eye out! I will do my best to take a ton of pics, but then, when do I not???

I am also hoping that my dad will sit down with me, and let me interview him! I would LOVE to be able to post that interview here – so cross your fingers, and wish me luck!! πŸ˜‰

Have a FABULOUS day, and hopefully I will post again this evening!!

A New Wineskin!

Ok, so as all of you may have caught on by now is that my work life is SUPER stressful at the moment! I have taken on a bunch of new job duties that are soooo far out of my comfort zone that it is really kinda freakin’ me out!!! Anyway, I get a little devotional e-mailed to me every day, and this morning the message was Heaven sent!! The message this morning was about wine skins.

β€œAnd no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined” (Luke 5:37, NIV).

A summation of the devtional:

Are you ready for a new chapter in your life? In order to move forward into the blessing God has for you, you have to be willing to let go of the old. The things that are behind you are not nearly as important as what is out in front of you. It’s time to get ready for the β€œnew”!

This message just seemed to be tailor-made just for me! It helped me keep this in mind today; that I have to be challenged so that I can be stretched (figuratively), and expand for what God has in store for the next chapter of my life. Man, I CAN NOT wait to see what He has in store for me next!!!

OK, so onto matters of the home!!! As promised I told you I would post some pics of my walk-in closet! This is literally my FAVORITE place in my home!!! My nieces call it the “Fancy Room”, and let me tell you we have THE BEST time getting all DOLLED UP in HERE!!! πŸ˜‰

This little Happy sign just sums it all up!!! πŸ˜‰

This is part of my costume jewelry collection, and bag collection!

More costume jewelry, my new Cherry print purse, and a few of my babies – my shoes!!! πŸ˜‰

Scarves, pants, skirts, more shoes, some jammies (yes, I hang those up – I LOVE seeing my clothes!!!)

shirts, folded sweaters, more bags!

Blazers, shirts, more blazers!

My ever growing dress collection!

My FAVORITE Ikea boxes/storage!

Some pics of some of my favorite people, large collection of journals, books (of course), and my mom’s chiming clock!

More pics of special people in my life, my favorite hat, perfumes, lotions, costume jewelry, hair accessories, and at the top – Audrey! Ok, so Audrey Hepburn is the theme of my entire bedroom/walk-in closet. Such grace, such elegance, such poise, and OH SO FASHIONABLE!!!

Oh, and if you move my hanging pants – you will find the secret romance novel bookshelf that my sweetie built just for me!!!

Have I told you that I just LOVE this closet???? Ok, I will behave and get on with it!!!

As for my Visual Nutrition Plan:

Today is day 14 of my 30-Day-Self-Created-Visual-Nutrition-Plan!! I can eat whatever I want, but I have to take a picture of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I eat and post it on this blog – and have to be willing to take any criticism I might incur!!! The knowledge that I have to take pics and post everything that I have eaten has really curbed a couple of poor choices!! Although, an occasional treat can sometimes be DIVINE!!!

So here are today’s eats:

Breakfast: Bagel, light cream cheese and sugar-free, fat-free iced mocha

Lunch: Nachos – I was having a bad moment of weakness, and was needing something homey!! Trust me, I was paying for that on the porcelain throne ALL afternoon!! UGH!! I will have to remember that the next time I need something “Homey”!

Dinner: A great big side salad, with more salad, grilled teriyaki chicken, and one beef rib

Snack: Some dark chocolate strawberries that my hubby and I made together!

Ok, so this was the LONGEST blog posting ever!!! So, I will let you go!!!

Have a FABULOUS evening!!!

My One Scary Thing!

What a big order to live up to. I picked up this little sign at the gift shop at work today; I had seen it before, but today it really made me think!! I realized that I really don’t do ANYTHING scary most days, and for some reason that REALLY bothered me!

So tonight when I got home I decided to do the scariest thing that I could think of – CLEAN MY ROOM!!! DUH-DUH-DUH!!! I ate a quick dinner, ran upstairs, turned on some music, and just got busy!!! Here are some before and after pictures of different areas of my room. Please note: these pics are kinda blurry – I had a feature on my camera I had forgotten to turn off – OOPS!! πŸ˜‰

Bed: It really looks so nice when it is made, I don’t know why I don’t seem to remember that!! πŸ˜‰

Dresser: This is the first piece of furniture that I walk past when I come into my room, so it kinda becomes a catch-all for the clutter!

Writing Desk: I just ADORE this little desk. This was an $18 find at a mansion’s garage sale!!! I function so much better here when it is nice and tidy!!!

WHEW!! I am glad that is done!! Tomorrow night, I will post pics of the walk-in closet, that I also cleaned up this evening!!

As for my Visual Nutrition Plan:

Today is day 13 of my 30-Day-Self-Created-Visual-Nutrition-Plan!! I can eat whatever I want, but I have to take a picture of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I eat and post it on this blog – and have to be willing to take any criticism I might incur!!! The knowledge that I have to take pics and post everything that I have eaten has really curbed a couple of poor choices!! Although, an occasional treat can sometimes be DIVINE!!!

I think I did pretty well; I passed up the office brownies, and then later cookies, and then later the chocolate candy dish – and today was


So, to be able to pass up those goodies, I think was pretty


With that said, I did splurge on dessert tonight – I had a 1/2 a piece of cake, and 1/2 cup of no sugar added ice cream – the only catch was that I told myself that I couldn’t eat it until I got my chores done!!!

Chores done? Check!

Dessert? Check! Check!

So, here are today’s eats:

Breakfast: Berry bagel with light cream cheese, and sugar-free, fat-free iced mocha

Lunch: Homemade veggie soup with added baked chicken!! (Veggie soup contains: onion, leeks, tomatoes, and potatoes.)

Snack: A cup of grapes, and a plum (my last one)

Dinner: A fried chicken breast from my neighborhood deli, and a huge serving of steamed asparagus – I figured that the asparagus must’ve counter balanced the badness of the fried chicken, at least a little!! *WINK!*

Dessert: 1/2 a piece of chocolate cake with frosting, topped with a maraschino cherries, and 1/2 a scoop of no sugar added chocolate ice cream

Even though work was REALLY, REALLY BAD today, I think overall, I had a REALLY GOOD day!!! It really is the little things in life that really make you happy!!! My bedroom, and walk-in closet are clean, my chores are done, Nette came over for a short visit, which was fun, it looks like I am going to be able to get to bed on time tonight, and I sent someone special her birthday card with a little gift tucked inside!!! It’s all GREAT!!!

In the comments tonight, I would LOVE to hear what scary thing you think you should be doing, and what you are going to do to start taking action to get it done!! I can’t wait to hear your ideas!!!

Have a FABULOUS evening!!

I’m Here, I’m Here!

Today has been a pretty good day! Work was long, and hard, and stressful, but I always love a challenge!!! I did make a pit stop at Goodwill! I have decided that if I MUST buy books, then I might as well buy them super cheap, and I did!!! I just LOVE retail therapy!! Especially CHEAP RETAIL THERAPY!!!! πŸ˜‰

I have been in a girly-glam kind of mood most of today. Here are some of the things that have been popping into my mind all day!!!

Dancing with the Ya-Ya Sisters

Diva lashes

A dripping chandelier

A chic little black veil

All things Chanel

A luxurious feather wreath

What could be girlier then cupcakes???

Tiara anyone? πŸ˜‰

Anyway, on with my Visual Nutrition Plan, I know I have been MIA the past few days, the only excuse I had was that I had family here all weekend, and I just didn’t make my nutrition a priority this weekend, and the fact that I have gained a pound in 3 days is proof enough to get back on track again!!! πŸ™‚

Today is day 12 of my 30-Day-Self-Created-Visual-Nutrition-Plan!! I can eat whatever I want, but I have to take a picture of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I eat and post it on this blog – and have to be willing to take any criticism I might incur!!! The knowledge that I have to take pics and post everything that I have eaten has really curbed a couple of poor choices!! Although, an occasional treat can sometimes be DIVINE!!!

So, here are today’s eats:

Breakfast: Sugar-free, iced, fat-free mocha, bagel with light cream cheese

Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwich with sweet potato french fries

Dinner: Grilled chicken breast with grilled corn on the cob

3 meals, what a concept?? I know that this is a departure from my normal 5-6 mini meals a day, but I have been sooo busy at work that I find that this is the only way I can fit my meals in right now!

So, let’s see, what else? Well, I am super excited about this weekend. I am taking my dad out to the little beach house for a special Father’s Day weekend. I am not exactly sure what we are going to do yet, but that is part of the fun of going to the beach house – no responsibilities, no schedules, no to-do lists!!! YEAH!!! I can’t wait!!!

Have a FABULOUS GIRLY-GLAM evening!!!