Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Call me Grumps, but not all is lost.

I am willing to go out on a limb today and let you all know, it hasn't been a great day.
I take that back, today didn't do anything to offend me, I have had the misfortune of bad news that makes for a grumpy Rachel.
Surprised I get grumpy?? You shouldn't be, it's not that rare. :)
Let me start by telling you I had an amazeballs weekend.
One of those weekends that is great because you do a whole lot of nothing.
Except Saturday.... Saturday, we went 4 wheeling!!!! It was a little chilly, but turned out to be a great trip! We were thinking about selling our 4 wheelers because, quite honestly, we haven't been using them very much. We decided if we didn't go this weekend, than we had no excuse to keep the monsters sitting in our garage...
Of course I forgot my camera, so I have no pictures of the actually 4 wheeling part. I do have a pre-four wheeling picture though... your welcome! :)
 Notice the big Green Machine behind me? That's Hubs' bike.
Then Sunday we did lots of the following
That would be Chloe and me cuddled up on the couch watching movies with the husband. I also finally got around to painting my nails!! Notice my nails in above picture, OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, if you were wondering.
Want to see what is helping assist me in my grumpy mood today?
I just paid this sucker:
Yep, that's a red light ticket. A $75.00 red light ticket. A dolla make me holla honey boo boo, and this girl isn't happy about paying this ticket.
I don't actually remember doing running this light, and I'm sure I didn't do it on purpose. Everyone keeps telling me not to pay it, since it isn't an actual criminal offense. It hits your credit... unless you write them explaining your aren't paying it and why and blah blah blah.
I just forked over the money. I'm sure I did it, but I'm sure it was for a reason... ya know, like I couldn't safely STOP in TIME, SAFELY.
The other reason I am in a grumpy mood, I don't think I can really delve into yet. I also want to think it over for a few days, so that I know I'm not being overly emotional or anything like that. So I'm sure you will be hearing from me in a few days about said grump inducer. :)
Side note, is it petty for me to "unlike" a page on facebook? Haha Seriously thinking about it though, even if it may be considered petty.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Alright, this may be a bit random, but I'm feeling a little flighty this morning. Is that a word??

1. Went to the gym for the first time in, well, too long. It felt amazing to be back, but it sure as day wasn't easy.

2. I made my first Lululemon workout gear purchase. So far I love it. Maybe I can do a product review later. I'm a firm believer that if you feel good about yourself walking into the gym you will work out harder. For me at least.

3. I own something like 30 bathing suits ( I have a problem), but really want to buy a J. Crew one for this Summer. They make some awesome non-halter straight back straps. Like this:

I like it for a few reasons. A. It has an underwire. B. the straps. I have broad shoulders and all halter tips do is make them look wider. 

This kind of strap however, makes them look narrower.

Bet ya didn't know huh?

4. I'm hungry. After eating junk for the last month, getting back into "healthy food" mode isn't easy. Just remember if you can do it for 27 days in a row (I think that's correct) it gets easier and becomes routine.

5. I'm rocking the side braid today. I'm not sure if I can pull it off and it kinda makes me feel like a grade schooler. 

6. I purchased my first piece of David Yurman jewelry, and I l.o.v.e it!! So excited to share! It's the stackable ring so I can keep adding pieces thought the years. I thought it was very versatile too. I edited the photo yellowish to hide the ickiness of my hands.

Happy Tuesday!! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


As promised I am going to attempt to resurface. I know people have their excuses, but we have had house guests and family in and out for the past month... I think that means mine is legit.

I should also mention that things aren't slowing down for me either. In fact, I don't know when my next "free" weekend will happen.

I do have lots of fun things to share though. I'm also thinking about reviewing some of my favorite products and make up soon.

As you may be able to tell, while I've been busy... My dogs have been living it up at the casa. So jealous.