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New Year's Resolutions

I cannot believe it is New Year's Eve and in less than 9 hours, it'll be a new year! Before I get started, I'll just note that this post will be short and sweet.

   I worked on last year's resolutions but didn't actually really stick to them. It happens. You move on and try better next year, right?

   The first two are two of the resolutions I made last year: to try to eat healthier and work out at least once a week and to work on improving my blog. I feel like you can always strive to eat healthier and with how busy my life has been the past 4-6 months, I fell off the working out wagon that I had started jumping back on. So next year I plan to slowly get back into doing some type of working out. There's still a lot going on in my life and I am still in the process of trying to get on a schedule, which will eventually include working out.

   Some of my other resolutions, well I guess they are more of goals, for this year are to of course get more done with t…

Weekend Recap

Yea I know, my recap is a little late but I made sure I got it done before we are in a completely new year.

   I had a blast this past weekend. After I got off work and got home, I baked cookies to bring to my family on Christmas. I figured I'd get them baked the day before so that I could decorate them later or the morning of. And then after Jesse got off of work on Christmas Eve, we headed over to his Aunt's house to celebrate and for me to meet his mom and stepdad and of course receive and exchange gifts. We had a really great time and his mom and I got to really know each other and she really likes me- so that's a plus!

Here's a quick look at the cookies I baked and decorated
   Christmas morning started off early with the dogs opening their presents- ok I opened the presents for them- and then Jesse went with his friend to a shooting range real quick. I decided to get each dog only one present this year but get good quality more expensive presents. To say Gemma…

Healthy Snacking

Snacking is probably one of my major problems when it comes to trying to eat healthy and maintaining a healthy weight. Finding a snack that is healthy, tasty, and fills me up in between meals can be challenging. That is why I was really excited to work with Chomps and try out their Chomps Snack Sticks.

   Chomps Snack Sticks is made with 100% Non-GMO Grass-Fed Angus Beef and the beef is sourced in New Zealand- how cool is that? They don't contain any artificial ingredients and are shelf stable for a whole year! These snack sticks are a healthy better tasting version of Slim Jims. 
 I got to sample three flavors.  Original
 Hoppin' Jalapeno. This was by far my favorite and Jesse really liked it too.
Crankin' Cran
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Weekend Recap

Sorry my recap is late! I really thought I'd get this week's recap done and posted on Monday but shit happens. Anyways... oh my God y'all, it is almost Christmas!!! I am so freakin' excited!

   So we definitely did not get as much accomplished this weekend as we had hoped. But ya know what? It's ok. It happens. It's life. And we did get some things accomplished, that counts right?

   Friday shortly after work Jesse and I went to go see the new Star Wars movie. He is a huge Star Wars fan, so of course we had to go see it. I wasn't all that excited but I did it for him. I know I have seen at least the first movie but after describing a few details I remember from what I have previously seen, Jesse says I have seen 2 or 3. I honestly don't remember. It has been a minute since I have seen a Star Wars movie. Anyways, I ended up LOVING the movie!!! Like seriously love, love, loved it. So now we are planning on buying all of the Star Wars movies, scheduling…

Weekend Recap

This weekend was fun but so tiring. I even fell asleep around 7/ 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night! Of course I still didn't wake up feeling rested but I have been so tired lately. I could not keep my eyes open for the whole movie we watched (Minions). It was ok. I really liked certain parts and others were just meh, but I do love me some little yellow minions! Alright, lets pump the breaks here and back up to Friday.

   Friday, after work, Jesse and I took Audrey and Tigger to the vet. I was convinced Tigger had a UTI and I figured if I was bringing him into the vet, I might as well check Audrey because she isn't fully house trained and I just wanted to get her checked. Well, they don't think anything is wrong down there with Audrey but couldn't really check because miss stubborn bulldog pants refused to pee at the vets to give them a sample. And we still don't know what is wrong with Tigger. He even peed in the vet's office in front of the tech and he didn't…

2015 Christmas Card Reveal!

I seriously do not know how I held out this long for the Christmas Card Link-Up! The Christmas cards were delivered about 3 weeks ago and I just couldn't wait to share them with y'all.

   I never thought I'd actually become one of those people that sent out Christmas cards but here I am. I actually didn't start sending out cards until a few years ago. When I only had Gemma, I sent out an e-card with her on it and then the following year, after I had adopted Tigger, was the first year I sent out Christmas cards.

   The Christmas cards always have the dogs on them and I always order them from Zazzle. I get so excited when it is time to take pictures of them in their Christmas outfits for that year's Christmas card. They are just so freakin' cute! They wore the same outfits as last year and I'm pretty sure those outfits are going to be used for at least another year. If you didn't already know, I ordered Tigger's plaid Christmas tie from Baxter Boo

Wine Made Easy

Who doesn't love a good glass of wine? Whether it be at dinner, while you're snuggled up on the couch watching a movie, or wherever. Now, I'll be the first to admit, I am terrible when it comes to picking out wines and I only like sweet wines but that isn't what today's post is about.

   I recently got the opportunity to work with Vino Mio and try out their new Foldable Wine Bottle. It's an alternative to wine glasses without the risk of shattered glass. With it being lightweight and refillable/ reusable, you are able to just roll it up, stick it in your bag and go (where ever alcohol will be served). And it is BPA free!

   Vino Mio Foldable Wine Bottles are really easy to use too. Just open your wine bottle and the Vino Mio foldable wine bottle and slowly pour the wine in. It is recommended that you first only fill it to where there is about 10% of the top of the foldable wine bottle empty, seal the foldable wine bottle and massage it to remove any unwante…

Weekend Recap

Hey y'all! So I really did have every intention to do my weekend recap on Monday and then even yesterday but it just didn't happen... at all. I was so exhausted. I just couldn't do it and it was one of those times where I knew it was not a good idea to push myself to do it because I really needed to just take it easy. Today I am not quite as exhausted but my skin and body just completely aches but I was determined to get this post done and up today, so here it is.

   Friday night was pretty uneventful since Jesse worked and I just wanted to lay on the couch with my fur babies and watch the new season of Marriage Bootcamp. Did any of you watch it? I am pretty excited to watch this season, especially since Mama June and Sugar Bear are in it! But the Bachelor couple, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici... don't even get me started. Did they grow up in a bubble?! I mean, I know I was sheltered and all (and I don't mean to spoil it for those of you who didn't watch t…

4-Day Weekend Recap & a Recipe

Ugh, I am pretty sure I am not the only one who considered taking off of work today. I woke up with a massive migraine and my body just hurts all over. But I sucked it up and went to work. Is it bad that I am already trying to keep my head up by reminding myself it is less than one month until we are off for Christmas?

   So on Thanksgiving I went to Jesse's Aunt's house. I had a really great time and thankfully, the dessert I had made turned out amazing. I took a recipe for Pumpkin Crumble Bars off of Pinterest, surprise surprise, to take there and decided not to make them until the morning of. Even though I woke up at about 6:00 a.m. and we didn't leave until 1ish, I just barely had enough time to make them. After you bake the bars, they have to cool down and then be refrigerated for at least 4 hours. Thankfully Jesse helped me a little bit which made it so much easier on me. Baking desserts with a pumpkin type filling can be tricky sometimes because it can be difficu…