Monday, January 30, 2012


So I hate taking medicine. I was the child that took two parents to hold her down to drink "orange" cough syrup or anti biotics. Same goes for pills. For some reason I just can't stand the feeling of swallowing one.

I have been trying to find the right vitamins for me. While I was meandering around wal Mart, I found gummy one a days. I was sold. They don't taste bad at all. Don't expect gushers or something but I enjoy them.

Do you guys have favorite vitamins?
What are your thoughts on the gnc little baggies of vitamins?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Awkward and Awesome


  1. My first lady doctor visit... I think I would rather shave my head then go back
  2. Putting Target into my GPS and it brought me to the middle of no where where there is a target warehouse ... I should have just asked to shop in there, the lines would have been great
  3. (Back story)  I am in charge of the snack counter thingy at work so I buy the snacks manage the money etc.. yeah its totally random.  So the nice person that I am put up a "Requests" sheet so people can request certain snacks ... Taking words from the phantom of the opera... we have some "ignorant fools" up in here...
The first one is from my coworker and I was there when she put it... but seriously...  IDK who we have working for us that doesn't know baked chips are from potatoes...  LOSER!  and get your own freaking water... its like 5 feet away in the sink
   4.I am drinking water like a fish... which means I am peeing like a pregnant lady... it needs to stop

   5. Dribbling water down my shirt right before I teach my exercise classes... I know I am a classy lady :)

  1. having my spin classes be packed 15 minutes before it starts... and turning away between 7 and 10 people... YEAH  it is that good  :)
  2. A girl was giving a talk in church and she brought up that she and her mom would go on walks and have long talks, sometimes about Vulcan culture... so I turn to Nick and ask "what is Vulcan Culture"  he is like "I don't know"... so I do a quick Google... come to find out it is from Star Trek... Nick and I both just died... in the back row of church... I was literally convulsing... 
  3. Panera Bagels... more specifically cinnamon crunch with honey walnut cream cheese.
  4. Going to a masquerade with Nick... and getting checked out by married men  :)  I know I am  a little tacky but its still feels good :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Living and accomplished life...

I have been loving this blog I found called the simply luxurious life... so I have been reposting some of its awesome lists.  Enjoy!

What does an accomplished life look like to the outsider? Oodles of cash? Multiple homes? Being able to send each child to an esteemed college? Or is it something more intrinsic? Something less discernable by the naked eye?
As you might imagine, I would wholeheartedly defend the latter definition of an accomplished life. Unlike what much of the media, music videos, pop celebrities would have us believe, an accomplished life if one that is in step with the values each of us believe is most important, being able to successfully live up to our true potential which is different for every single individual and the ability to create a legacy that contributes to the world each of us will someday leave behind.
With that said, below are the six essentials for living a truly accomplished life:
1. Be Courageous
In life, to pursue the life you most desire, it will take courage, risk and strong belief that you are worth tackling the unknown. It is easy to stay on the path that others have followed, but when you listen to your heart, when you realize what it is that you want and what should be done, you must be courageous enough to take action even if the path won’t be easy.
2. Continually Seek Wisdom
Never stop learning.  Always choose to be a student in this classroom of life.  There are lessons each day just waiting to be absorbed.  Open yourself to the belief that whatever happens during your day is an opportunity to become a better version of yourself. And if you choose this philosophy, you will always be able to find energy to seek out a better life for yourself.
3. Be Nurturing
Show compassion – to children, to adults, to animals, to the community, to the world in general. Provide guidance whether it be with your words or by setting a positive example. Grow a garden. Plant a tree and watch it grow into it’s full maturity, so that you might sit beneath it protected by its shade on a hot summer day. 
4. Give More Than You Take
Choose a life, choose a job path, choose a daily attitude that is contributing to the society, the community, and the relationships you are involved with in a positive way. Always be mindful of your attitude because giving doesn’t always have to involve material possessions, but also includes the energy we project out into the world.
5. Practice Integrity Even When No One is Around
Be honest. Pay your taxes. Be faithful. Uphold your promises. The life you desire to live will not be enhanced with the immoral shortcuts, but in fact will be complicated tremendously.  AsMark Twain reminds us, “It’s much easier to remember the truth, than a lie.” Make your life easier and enjoy much more peaceful nights sleep by simply acting with integrity.
6. Be Cognizant of History
In order to make decisions as you move toward your goals that you wish to enjoy in the future, you must be aware of the past.  Being informed, doing your research and overall, just being savvy and eliminating as much ignorance as possible, will always be a favorable decision when it comes to living your most accomplished life.
This week, take some time and sit down to evaluate if your life does indeed incorporate these six essentials.  The good news is, true accomplishment doesn’t arrive in our lives when we bring home the award or when the outside world recognizes our success, but instead when we have been honest with ourselves, when we’ve dug into and given it our best and lived up to what we know is possible (and often we surpass this, which is a wonderful surprise). Have confidence in yourself that living a life of true accomplishment will soon be your new reality, if it isn’t already.
Taken from

I can't wait to get started on some of these!  Keep me in check!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I think my fascination with old movies is my love of elegance.  I love to study the main characters to note the grace and poise in which they move, talk, dress etc.  So I did some work on Google to find out how I can be a little more like Audrey and Coco.

100 Ways To Be Elegant

by DEEANNE on 11/06/2010
1. Send thank you notes
2. Practice good posture
3. Speak more softly
4. Listen without interrupting
5. Wear solid colours
6. Ignore fads, or use them sparingly
7. Have a signature wine that you serve at home
8. Wear only 2-3 accessories
9. Have impeccable manners
10. Read on a variety of topics
11. Maintain a budget
12. Study the arts
13. Have one signature perfume/cologne
14. Show restraint in expressing anger
15. Learn the art of conversation
16. Learn French
17. Wear a trench coat
19. Wear a tuxedo when one is called for
20. Practice quality over quantity
21. Don’t yell or scream
22. Learn to dance the waltz
23. Have one fabulous signature meal you serve guests
24. Remember birthdays
25. Go on picnics
26. Wear dresses/suits more often, and on dates
27. Simplify your life, your home and your calendar
28. Wear pearls
29. Open the door for ladies
30. Let him open the door for you
31. Remember that it’s more important to be kind than to be right
32. Serve coffee or tea after meals
33. Arrive exactly on time
34. Don’t complain
35. Dress to travel
36. Be well travelled
37. Don’t wear black shoes between Memorial Day and Labor Day
38. Keep your home clean and uncluttered
39. Put a book they might enjoy, and a small pitcher of water and a glass on guest room nightstands when guests stay over
40. Learn how to host a small dinner party
41. Have one subdued solid colour scheme throughout your home, use accessories to add colour
42. Learn how to make a martini
43. Learn how to tie both a regular tie and a bow tie (whether you’re a man or a woman)
44. Be a lady or a gentleman at work, especially when delivering a difficult message or when tempers flare
45. Wear lovely/handsome hats
46. Don’t point out the mistakes of others
47. Wait your turn patiently
48. Don’t curse
49. Chew each bite 20 times
50. Sip your drink
51. Learn proper etiquette for all situations
52. Accept compliments graciously
53. Be quietly self confident
54. Don’t boast
55. Be respectful of others
56. Have fresh flowers in your home
57. Write a letter rather than send an email to those you love
58. Keep your nails well manicured
59. Maintain your shoes and clothing
60. Don’t ever lose your joie de vivre
61. Be well groomed
62. Remember that money does not equal elegance, nor is it necessary to be elegant
63. Wear less make-up
64. Wear well-fitting clothes
66. Be positive
67. Learn to politely say no
68. Be concerned with others feeling comfortable
69. Maintain good health
70. Don’t overindulge
71. Hold yourself to high standards
72. Turn your mobile off at dinner
73. Wear simple, classic hairstyles
74. Think before you speak or act. Ask yourself, can anything good come from this?
75. Apoligise sincerely
76. Have integrity
77. Don’t speak ill of others or gossip
78. Always take a gift to your host/hostess
79. Tie a scarf on your handbag
80. Take a clutch in the evening
81. Wear well fitting jeans with either a long sleeve white shirt or solid sweater for more casual events
82. Only wear sneakers for exercise
83. Use white sheets, white towels, white dishes
84. Be sure your clothes are ironed
85. Your car’s horn should say “pardon me, but do you see me?”, rather than “get out of my way!”
86. Overdo empathy
87. Light candles in your home
88. Go for walks in the park on Sunday
89. Give others sincere compliments
90. Understand your own worth
91. Learn how to open a bottle of champagne
92. Dress appropriately for the occasion
93. Do small favours for others
94. Say please and thank you
95. Take the time to stop and listen to others, especially children
96. Take responsibility for yourself and your own happiness
97. Keep a journal
98. Give thoughtful gifts, rather than expensive ones
99. Less is more
100. Savour the moment
Elegance is refusal. ~Coco Chanel

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Awkward and Awesome

So most of this will be about traveling/airport since that is what consumed my life the past few weeks.


  1. Going to bed at 1am and getting up at 4am
  2. A 69 pound suitcase
  3. Wearing pajama pants tucked into black dress boots (not me, some random woman)
  4. Legit making out in the security line (not me)
  5. A family in pajamas
  6. Recognizable bedhead (not me)
  7. me forgetting to put make up on so I slap it on on the plane as the kid next to me thinks, what the crap is all that? I could totally read his mind
  8. So starting take off (like the full speed ahead take off) and then the plane engines die down, captain comes over the loud speaker "uhm we are having some technical difficulties, give us a minute to fix it" 5 minutes later "we need to have the mechanics take a look so we are heading back to the gate"  10 minutes later "One of the engines is malfunctioning and it will be at least an hour to fix so everyone off the plane"
  9. missing my next flight
  10. calling United to have them reroute me, he says I will get to Charlotte at6, I say you are going to have to do better thank that,45 minutes later the guy gets me a flight that will get me into Charlotte at 2pm.  Go to United desk to get my new tickets and they tell me there is a non stop flight leaving in 15 minutes from the next terminal. Run to the next terminal, for them to tell me that the flight is full of people from my flight!!!  REALLYY!!!!!!!  I called 5 minutes after I got off the broken plane.   So I called United and got a $75 voucher.  Too bad I NEVER want to fly with the liars again.
  11. Old man snoring so loudly, it was worth it for me to dig into the bottom of my carry on to get my iPod
  12. find out my iPod is dead...  so I dig out my lap top to charge my iPod and listen to iTunes... lap top dies... 45 minutes to think of death threats to the snorer and the 2 people sitting with him who aren't nudging him to make it stop!
  13. No bag when I get to Charlotte
  14. Nick's mom having to sleep in the airport parking lot for 2 hours because of all this flight cancelling nonsense.
  15. Having the guys in the luggage complaint department look at my flight schedules, after seeing that my bag got sent to Dulles and say "I don't know how you are still smiling..."
  16. Organizing a Body Attack training... dear heavens
  17. Remembering that I am going through the 18 hours of training
  18. Not getting proposed to on New Years :(
  19. Dropping Cher off at Nick's parents house...  Cher had a show down with Nicks dad.  Apparently she was drinking out of the toilet and wouldn't move.. so Nick's dad went upstairs to use the bathroom... later on her went to go brush his teeth and she was on the counter... he grabbed his toothbrush and used the kitchen sink...  and many more stories
  20. Cher pooped in her carrier the first 10 minutes of our 2 and a half hour drive...
  21. Missing midnight on New Years :(
  1. Seeing my family
  2. Playing Just Dance with my niece and nephew
  3. Nick coming to Rochester!!  (I will try and post pictures tomorrow)
  4. My mom's new house!  tons of room! and satellite!!
  5. Dinosaur BBQ...  
  6. Kissing under the fireworks
  7. Talking about our 2012 intentions and I say "and we're getting married!" and without a pause Nick says "Yeah!"-  there is hope
  8. My mom having "the talk" with Nick 20 minutes before we go to the airport...  this is borderline awkward
  9. Being back in my house... 
  10. Having no desire to cook so I have 5 boxes of cereal 
  11. Getting a coach purse and a gorgeous pearl necklace from Mr Man
Java's hot chocolate... we went 3 times... it is that good
California Rollin'
Ethan slurping some pop
At Mr Dominic's
My gift :)
the funny thing is this is candid
I don't know where this is...  haha
Staying up until 1 playing upwards and using every letter!!!
Some Ho Cho from Java's
Hello tempura fried ice cream... you are my lover

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

12 for 2012

I have been a terrible blogger!  I am so sorry.  So I am going to start the year off with some goals, I know how original right?

 le liste:

  1.  Floss at least  3 times a week
  2. Scripture study daily, with a journal
  3. Do my best at everything, no more half a$$ attempts
  4. Dessert only twice a week, 5 days of fruit after dinner 
  5. Eat fish at least twice a week
  6. Eat at least 3 servings of veggies (this might be the hardest one for me) a day
  7. Run a half marathon
  8. Be much more proactive, set monthly goals
  9. Make a deadline for Nick and stick to it
  10. Always look good, no more going to work with bed head like this morning :(  FAIL
  11. Save $2000, tax return doesn't count!
  12. Play my role better as a girlfriend, family member, friend, co worker, neighbor, instructor, blogger...