Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I love sweets! I can not get enough sweets but I dont eat sweets very often other wise I would be soooo fat. Today I did eat same starburst, the all reds sooo yummy! Anywho my husband eats healthy cause he is trying to get his dream body so we only have one cheat day a week so I ate the starburst in secret lol.

Each night I want dessert after dinner so I found a healthier option, I mean Im sure its not super healthy but it doesnt have all that sugar as cake, cookies and Icecream have. I cut up an apple and dip it in peanut butter, not just any peanut butter!! It has to be Peter Pan honey creamy peanut thing EVER!! I know peanut butter is higher calories but it doesnt have tons of carbs and no added sugar only natural sugar. Too much carbs is what makes me gain weight so I really try to stay clear of them.

So does anyone have a healthy dessert idea that I could try??

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Soooo Im on this huge kick of wanting to save as much money as possible and getting out of our debt. Well last night husband decides to invite a friend from out of town (I love this friend of his). Anywho the plan was to stay home and hang out, I was working, no biggie a few bucks on beer I can handle that. I really have been a tight wade lately lol. I get home and Josh has cooked dinner (It was yummy) and hung the curtains...sweet Im excited right. Well Im finishing up my dinner and Josh looks at me and says, "Babe get ready we are going out." Ok so at this point I couldnt say no cause the boys did put up the curtains thought the house. I get ready and I have a small talk with Josh lets not spend too much money, he replies yes mom. Well I didnt let it bother me but I did explain in more depth that we need to save and that we are on a budget.

We get to the bar we were going to and he ordered a cheap drink...I was so proud of him so I allowed myself one cheap drink since he was behaving. We are having a good time his friend orders a round of shots for themselves (I was driving so I only had the one drink then had 2 hours for it to get out of my system). No biggie we are having fun then last call for any alcohol was made. So husband order maybe 4 drinks and I ordered 1 so our tab would have been only $30 including tip. Well Josh decides to pay for the whole tab. I was not happy about it but I didnt want to look like the bithchy wife so I didnt say anything. The tab ended up being $82 with tip...ugghhh.

I guess today when he wakes up and his friend is not her we will be having a chat. I dont mind if we go out but not when tabs are gonna be that high. I actually feel a lot better after typing this out.

Thanks for reading my rant ;)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saving Money

Lately I have been OBSESSED with learning new tips to save money. This happened after I realized that my car loan is going down and I want to get it paid off ASAP. I have been looking for blogs with tips to saving money cause its free.

Husband and I have sat down the other night and talked about things we can save money on such as not dining out as much and lowering some of our bills such as cell phone (I did that today). Right now our grocery bill is through the roof because when I cook I go all out and I cook about 5 days a week. I told Josh that Im going to have to learn how to cook on a tighter budget. I also cook way too much food so we waste a lot of food but I am learning cut that back as well.

I am definitely enjoying learning different ways to save money and Im excited to learn more!

If anyone has good websites or blogs that have tips for saving money or even recipes send them to me please.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Date Night

I think a date night is important, it allows a couple to spend quality time together and just let go and have fun. We use date nights to just have fun and sometimes we end up talking about important topics but its mostly just to enjoy each other.

Hubby and I have a date night each week on Sundays. Sundays is also our cheat day to eat whatever we want, we look forward to that day every week! Last night Josh was craving a Zinger Melt from Ale House and I just wanted cheese fries from where ever so we went to Ale House. After dinner we went and saw the movie The Dilemma, we highly recommend it! Josh was laughing so hard he was crying, it was great! Channing Tatum looked so hott in that movie by the way, with all his tattoos(yum).

The movie got over in time for us to hit up cold stone creamery which we do every Sunday!! I have my order perfected I get the chocolate devotion cause Im a huge chocolate fan. Its chocolate ice cream with brownie, chocolate shavings, chocolate chips and chocolate syrup!!! Best thing ever!!! The hubs doesnt have his order perfected yet, he ordered cheese cake ice cream with vanilla cake and oreos. He said it was good but not enough stuff in it so Im sure next Sunday he will try to perfect his order.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

No motivation...

All of a sudden I have no motivation to workout. Last week I did really well went to the gym 5 days but then this weekend I got sick. On Monday I just could not muster up the energy to go to the gym so I cleaned the house instead :) I keep telling myself I am never gonna get the body I want unless I stick with the gym.

My hubs is a workout nut so sometimes he pushes me a little too much and it turns me off from working out. That could be the root of the lack of motivation right now. I am happy when husband gives me pointers and such but the other day he was hounding me a little.

My husband isnt like you have to work to lose weight he just wants me to workout to stay healthy and active cause he sees what kind of shape his mom and my mom is in. Speaking of my mom she started Weight watchers several months ago and has lost over 20 pounds. Im so proud of her cause she is so motivated!

I need to find my motivation again any ideas how to do just that???

Monday, January 10, 2011

Spring semester...

Yep thats right classes started today :( I am not ready for winter break to be over with yet but ready or not the semester is here.

Today I got nothing done with school besides reading 2 classes syllabus...I wish my 3rd class was up online already so I could plan the semester.

Every semester I usually procrastinate but this semester I can, I mean I have no time to procrastinate with working full time, 3 classes, gym, taking care of the hubs and taking care of the house = no time for procrastination. If I procrastinate this semester I wont make good grades and its my senior year so all A's is all I want.

I cant wait to graduate!!! I really dislike school, reading so many chapters, writing papers, doing assignments, and taking test just isnt fun anymore...oh wait it was NEVER fun. Finally after summer I will graduate with my BS in Psychology. I cant freaking wait!!!

Oh by the way Im gonna apologize ahead of time cause some of my blogs might end up being nothing but complaining about school so heads up!!

Good luck this semester whoever else is in school!!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 TBR Challange

I have been trying to read more often but when school starts I can never read leisurely but this year Im gonna take the challenge of reading 12 books in 2011. I have so many books I have been wanting to read.

1.Queen of Babble: Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot
2. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
3.Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
4.She Went All the Way by Meg Cabot
5. Something Blue by Emily Giffin
6. Baby Prof by Emily Giffin
7. Love The One Your With by Emily Giffin
8. Heart of The Matter by Emily Giffin
9. Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
10. Water for Elephants by Sara Guren
11. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
12. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

These are the books that I am wanting to read this year. I might end up changing some if I find a different book that catches my interest.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Food and cooking!!

I absolutely love food and I also love cooking. My hubs is a huge foodie so I am always trying something new so we dont get bored. Tonight I made tilapia with butternut was so yummy! I dont ever cook with an exact measurement of ingredients, I just kind of wing it and most of the time my dish comes out wonderful.


3 cloves of minced garlic
1 small onion
tilapia filets
grated Parmesan cheese
garlic salt
chili powder
creole seasoning
goat cheese

mix garlic, onion, and EVOO, in a small bowl. Next season the tilapia on both sides with pepper, garlic salt, chili powder and creole seasoning (I season heavy but season how ever you feel is best) Next pour the EVOO mixture on top of tilapia then top with a nice bit of grated parmesan cheese. Put it in the oven at 350 and cook for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes take the tilapia out and top it with goat cheese and put it back in the oven for about 5 more minutes. Take out of the oven and serve it!


1 butternut squash
Cant believe its not butter spray
vanilla extract

Cut squash in half, clean the seeds out and put it face down on a 9 x 13 pan, add some water just about a half inch of water cover and bake it at 350 for an hour. Pull out squash from over and turn over, take a spoon and spoon the soft squash into a bowl. Add about 15 pumps of butter spray and mix it, then add a nice amount of honey and mix. Then add a small amount of vanilla extract and finish stirring then serve.

If anyone has questions just put it under the comment and I will be sure to answer it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Best Work Out of my life...

Hubs and I recently got memberships to the Y. For the past3 weeks I just stayed on the cardio machines cause I was nervous to take a class without knowing anyone but my loving husband pushed me to take a class. So today I did my first class at the Y and I absolutely LOVED it. The class is called functional training, its a lot like circuit training, as in you do different rounds or circuits of workouts. Our first round of workouts were: 20 squat and press, 15 pushups, 20 lunges,20 deadlifts and 20 situps. We repeated that round of exercises 5 times, then we did balance and core workout 3 times and then abs and core. WOW after that 50 minute workout my legs felt like jello.
Im going to start taking this functional training class on Mon, Wed and Fridays and do cardio on tues and thurs. I feel like Im on the right track to some of my goals for 2011!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Goals for 2011!

Every year I always make Resolutions that are almost impossible to accomplish. So this year instead of resolutions I have made some goals.

1. walk or jog at least 365 miles
2. develop a regular work out schedule.
3. drop 10 lbs
4. tone this flabby body up ;)
5. Stay away from work drama.
6. Keep my month shut if I have nothing good to stay.
7. Develop a closer relationship with god.
8. Do more good deeds.
9. Be a better person.
10. Pay an extra $300 towards my car each month.
11. Make good financial decisions.
12. No impulse buys.
13. Make all A's in my last 5 classes.

Here are some goals I might add more a little later.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everybody! I can feel 2011 is going to be a great year!! J and I were in Atlanta for the new year which was amazing! We first had tickets to go see Zac Brown Band at the Philips Arena but after we had bought those tickets Florida State accepted the bowl bid to the bowl game which was also held in Atlanta. While J and I were driving up to Atlanta we kept seeing FSU fans driving up and we got excited for the game but we didnt have tickets. After a few hours of discussion we decided we wanted to go to the football game more than we wanted to go to the concert. We ended up finding a scalper to trade tickets with, we got so lucky! Our concert tickets were for 4th row and we ended up trading those tickets for 4th row on the 40 yard line. Only problem was we were on the USC side. Not too big of a deal since we had Florida State fan right next to us and USC fans a pretty cool actually. Florida State Pulled off the bowl game and it was pretty amazing to watch. Intense at times and I got a little worried but they did let us down!!!

After the game we decided o ring in the new year at this bar next to our hotel call Max Lagar. It was def nice to be able to kiss the hubs at midnight unlike last year cause of the deployment. Around 1:30 we went back to the hotel and went to be cause we had a long drive back to FL the next day.

Im happy we got rest for the drive back cause instead of it taking only 6 hours to get back it took us 9 1/2 hours cause there was a major accident on I75 and it took us 2 hours to get 1 mile to get off of that exit and then an hour and a half of detour to get around the accident. What a nightmare, then it poured most of the way home so I was so nervous driving. Oh well it was actually nice to spend so much quality time with my hubs this weekend!!

I hope everyone had a great New Years and hello to my new followers!!


Hi all! This is the beginning of my blogging journey! My blog will mostly be about our (hubby and I) journey through life but I am a very random person so sometimes I might blog about my random thoughts. I am very excited to start this because when J and I are 50 we can read this blog and relive some moments in our life or just laugh all things we have done. I hope you enjoy our journey...