Ok – that “9 months on, 9 months off” line is a pile of crap.

Well, maybe just for me it is. I’m not trying to lose weight, and it’s not just falling off either.

I really wanted to be one of those people who you said, “wow, you just had a baby?!? I could never tell!”

More like, “how far along are you?” And Bubba is 7 months old. 😦

So a friend is doing a crazy diet routine. It’s some company that walks you thru everything. You all know I’m way too thrifty for that, but she’s totally motivating myself to get my butt in gear.

Also, I’m going on a Bubba-less cruise in 6 weeks. I can do this!!!!!

I’ve created this dumb chart. This is what I’m allowing myself to eat every day. As you can tell, I’ve got a while to go.

I don’t have the funds of time to go nuts with it.  “Dinner” means just eating the entree that we’re both eating.  I’ll just need to watch it.  “Snack” is what ever I want, in a super small bowl.  As you can see, I always manage to get that snack in.

It’s day 2 and I’m super hungry.  Wish me luck that by the end of 6 weeks I’ve stuck with it and maybe I’ll be in a few of my pre-Bubba shorts on a cruise!



Tacky Tourist Tuesday

I’m no fashion expert. Heck, I certainly have my share of “homeless” days, however …

… what exactly am I looking at here?!?  That better be a swim suit cover up.


The nursery is done!

Bubba is 7 months old.  I finally finished up decorating her room a week ago.

The delayer was the giant rag rug.  It was my glorious idea to make a huge and colorful rug.  Since I’m too cheep and lazy to decorate her room with specific colors, I figured a crazy rug would tie the entire room together in a big pile of crazy.

I started making the rug in, I think, September ’14. So, basically making the rug and making a BABY took the same amount of time. Kind-of pathetic. Actually, I just got lazy. Thankfully, my mom finished up the last 10% of the rug, and the last 10% is the most annoying percentage. It’s the ‘filling in the holes’ part.

Started making the rug HERE.

I used a long, skinny hallyway rug grip from Walmart.

Here’s a photo of 1/3 of the rug:

And the finished product. I LOVE IT! Thank goodness I love it, b/c Bubba is stuck with this rug for the rest of her life.


And, I didn’t really want to put up any name letter on the wall. Everybody seems to do that. I wanted to get a bit creative. Then my mom offered to buy some. I figured “why not?” She seemed pretty excited about it.

I believe she bought these at Hobby Lobby. The wiggly letters aren’t something I would’ve picked out, but I ended up really liking them!

Top 3 Tuesday – working from home edition (part 2)

More top 3 reasons I love working from home:

  1. I’m doing squats for my wimpy squat challenge right now.
  2. I cut apples yesterday to make apple crisp in between phone calls (I work in a call center).
  3. I never wear a bra.  Ever!!!!!

Laundry Room makeover – BEFORE

I’ve been holding on to these paint samples for about 4 months now. I think I was scared to ask my husband what color he liked, because he’d probably tell me “white!”

I finally got the balls to ask him and he said, “whatever”. Yahoo! I can pick what ever I want! (with in reason of course).


Here are 3 photos of the boring laundry room as it stands. I already removed the cabinet doors to paint them white.

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I did a trick a friend suggested. She said, “pick 1 shade lighter than the color you want.” Light yellow it is!

I can’t wait to get those cabinets painted and put up some unnecessary finishing touches!