mimm: {back to blogging}

Hi friends!

I took a major blogging hiatus for a few weeks to be home for Christmas and spend as much time with my family and P as possible!!

I am excited to be back at it with Marvelous in My Monday!

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Oh my goodness… Where do I even begin?

I worked a lot over the break which was really great and I had a blast doing it!

Went to Charleston for a best friend’s deb ball…

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Had an amazing Christmas Eve and day…

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Spent New Years in New Orleans…

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I did a lot of eating yummy home cooked meals… and barely a little exercising…

Snuggled like crazy with this girl…

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I am ready for 2013! 2012 was a great year and I am excited to see what this year has in store.

I will leave you with a few of my goals for the New Year.

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Question: Do you have any New Years resolutions?

foodie friday: {taking a break from being healthy}

Hi friends!

Happy Friday. Can ya believe the week is already over? This week is absolutely flying by!!

So… let’s talk about something. Because I seem to have forgotten this little blog is about healthy living. This week I have just not been healthy.

I have had completely normal workouts because I crave the endorphins BUT my eating has been completely off.

Something I have not shared with you, because honestly I just wanted to keep it to myself, for the past month-ish I have been following the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan. I have not been doing it as strictly on the weekends but for the most part, I was really good about it. Why did I do this? To feel better. I just honestly needed something to get my snacky little fingers out of every single chip bag or chocolate jar at the Kappa house.

What has been different about this week? I don’t really know. I have not wanted a single vegetable. Usually I will pick a healthier option over the unhealthier option because that is what I genuinely want. But not this week. This week I have been craving salty snacks, Halloween candy, ice cream, etc. Last night I ate two gigantic ooey gooey, warm chocolate chip cookies.

Do I regret this? Kind of. Only because I have been focusing on clean eating for a few weeks and I have felt so much better. Do I think that 5 days can ruin it? Absolutely not. Do I need to jump back on the bandwagon NOW? Absolutely.

However, because I have been lacking in the nourishing eats department this week, it just reminds me how important it is to actually take care of my health. I have more energy. I am less cranky. I am able to focus more in class. I sleep better. I feel like myself.

I wanted to share this with you because I think it is important to not just tell you guys about all my workouts and healthy eats. I slip up all the time.

So… even though it is Friday I am challenging myself with an “eat clean weekend challenge.” Will I stick to it perfectly? Probably not. I am going to see Parker and I will probably slip up… but I am making a conscious effort to cut the sugar and processed food so that this unhealthy streak does not turn into anymore than these past 5 days. I have all of my little snacks packed and ready to go.

Monday I will give you a full report on how I did.

Anyone wanna join in with me?

Have a fabulous Friday! Thanks for listening to me ramble. I love you all!

mimm: {i am so blessed}

Hi friends!

I am back!! How is everyone? I feel so out of the loop in everything in the “blog world” and I am excited to spend today catching up on reading about what some of you guys have going on.

Do you ever have those time when your heart feels so happy, content and full? When you realize that the people you love are what life is all about?

This weekend was SO much fun. I literally had the best time! I am so lucky to have such an amazing, supportive  family and friends.

I will leave you with a few pictures… and I will resume regular blogging this week.

friday fun: {pictures of what happens in vegas}

Hi friends!

So I thought of doing a whole long post from Vegas… but I decided to just show you guys a few pictures of the weekend instead!

We had an ABSOLUTE blast!

{Sorry this little blog has been so neglected lately 😦 life has kinda just gotten in the way}

Thanks to my friends who let me steal their pics! Such a fun weekend!

LOVE you guys 🙂 hope you all have a great weekend!!

Hopefully I will be back around more next week!!!!!!

friday funday: {vegas here we come!}

Hi friends!

After a really fun few days with my mom and a birthday dinner for Mallory at Abacus last night… a few glasses of champagne and a fantastic meal finished off with a Sprinkles cupcake…

cutest party favor ever (i swear i got my nails done today ;))

and running around ALL day today getting by life together…

And packing everything into  a CARRY ON!! Who am I these days?!?

… and wearing my typical airport uniform… button down, leggings, oversized tank, flats and entirely too much jewelry….

I am officially PUMPED for Vegas!

We are going to have so much fun… I may not be around this little blog until next Tuesday or Wednesday… but I will have a FULL recap for ya when we return.

I hope that everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Question: Any fun plans for the weekend?!? I wanna hear what you guys are up to!!

happy birthday: {my best friend}

Parker:

I am so sad I am not celebrating with you on your special day, but I want to thank you for….

being my constant support…

my rock…

my best friend…

loving me for exactly the way I am…

making me want to be a better person…

telling me the truth when I don’t want to hear it…

and for being the person who believes in me more than I believe in myself.

Nobody knows me as well as you do and after ALL this time you still put up with me!

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God definitely knew what He was doing when I introduced myself to you in 8th grade after I thought you were a new kid in our grade… 😉

….and then I drew sharpie all in your brand new jacket…

and then I bailed on sitting by you on the bus for the DC trip…

and then we had our first date with your parents on your birthday at Shapley’s and I ordered a bowl of potatoes…

and then I told you I would never sit closer than 5 feet away from you…

and then I helped you with your wardrobe…

and then somewhere in between all of this I fell head over heels for you and I have been every day since.

These past 4 years being away from each other have definitely not been easy, but if we can make it through this we can make it through anything!

I am excited for what our future holds and know how proud I am of you. 

I hope you have the best birthday. You deserve it more than anyone I know!

P’s 21st last year

wiaw: {eats lately}

Hi friends!

So… like I said this week is NUTS and if I can just make it until TOMORROW night I will be on a plane to see these two little nuggets!!! But until then.. it is kinda crunch time.

I do not have a whole lot of time to explain my eats… so I will leave you with some pictures of recent foods!! The past 5 days I have REALLY been focusing on cleaning up my diet and I feel like a new person. It is amazing what that can do 😉 I have some more on nutrition to share with you… but it will come on Friday (hopefully!).

Thanks Jenn for hosting WIAW!

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Happy Wednesday!!

Question: What healthy eats have you been munching on lately?!?