Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Call me...maybe

So as I was blog surfing via my reader I came across Nicole from It's All Random...YouTube Tuesday. Y'all know I love TUNESday so I'm sharing the video that she shared. It really is a great collab. This girl's voice is amazing. I actually don't like that song...it annoys me. Mostly because I hear it EVERYWHERE! Take a look and listen and tell me what you think.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oldie..like last month...and a quick note

I can't believe I forgot to link up yesterday for I love me Monday!! Meh. With all the new followers I've gained...*HEY NEW FOLLOWERS*...I'm just gonna do it now...

*Like I said...oldie...taken last month. I had straightened my hair and was really feeling all purty and stuff. I wish my hair didn't cover half my face though*

*but really its Tuesday...*

1. What is one thing you always seem to forget and want to punch yourself for it? My stupid grocery list! I take the time to do it (like 30-40 min) and I pretty much ALWAYS leave it at home. GRRRRRR.

2. If you could spend 15 minutes with any person of your past, present, living or deceased who would you choose? Definitely my grandparents. They still live in Hawaii. The last time I saw them was back in 2006 when Big Daddy and I did our traditional Hawaiian marriage ceremony. (Long story short my grandparents raised me and my sister)

3. What's your favorite way to wake up? Um so ya I'm going THERE...its all about the nooky! HA!!!

I promise to not forget next week. You are the best hooker a girl could ever ask for! Love you!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Yes...I did scream that. I am not Texas born, but I do have Texas pride...and my pride is as big as the state itself. So why do I love Texas? Why do I love Austin? Well instead of just telling you...let me show you too. I'm linking up with the Princess of the Panhandle and An Unstyled Life to bring you some of the things I love about Texas.
*You don't have to be from Texas to link up...you just need to write something about Texas. How many times can I say Texas before I actually get to the good stuff? LOL*

Texas Tuesday

*blue bonnets...whole fields of our state flower*

*Barton springs*


*Austin Blacks rugby*


*Bring it on...my family and I love it*

*soccer at Zilker Park*

*Sugar Mamas mini banana cream pie*

*big cloudless sky*

*Padre island*

*the hill country*


*our sunsets are even big and bright*

Didn't all that make you smile? ;-)
Show me your state pride!

*all the pictures above are mine, except one...which I have credited*

Monday, August 13, 2012

I Love Me Monday - the one where I make a duck face

*So ya...I totally make fun of everyone that takes these duck face pics. Shoot me...it was Friday night early Saturday morning after about 5 gin and tonics. I wanted a fun picture because hell I'm a fun kind of girl!*

1. Describe yourself in one word. FUN
2. What word would your friends use to describe you as, and why? LOUD. For some as little as I am, I am pretty loud.
3. If your life was a flavor, would you describe it as sweet, salty, or sour?
 SALTY...because well, I dunno. My life is sweet and definitely NOT sour but salty just seemed more wacky and my life is pretty wacky.

Link up bitches!!! Visit Rockin Mama RIGHT NOW!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fitness Friday 4 - Family Fitness

I've missed a couple of these due to LIFE and had to go back and actually count how many I have done. So let's do this then shall we...

Working out for me and my family is down right fun...like seriously! Big Daddy and I try to work out at least 4 times a week, leaving the weekends as our "active rest days" which includes fun active stuff with the little dudes. For the dudes, working out is just part of life...not anything scheduled. They see me and the hubs doing it and they want to do it too. Awesome right?!

warning: here comes the mommy bragging moment...

So awesome that they even come up with their own workouts...

The beep you here in the beginning is their tabata timer. YES, my dudes do tabata too. Now before anyone goes off on a rant about pushing your kids and making them do crazy stuff, let me (pre) interject and say my guys ASK to work out. And this little part of their workout that they did, like I mentioned, they came up with on their own. (They super love video games, hence the title "new level") The one in the blue and white shorts is Juju, my 6 year old, and in the green and white is BamBam and he's 4. They workout about 3-4 times a week either at the playground in our complex or they walk to the elementary school to run sprints. :-) I am one proud proud mommy.

Fitness for anyone, young or older, should just be a part of life. Make it fun by doing something fun and including your whole family. It doesn't have to always be lifting weights in a gym or completing some DVD or online exercise program. Go for a walk, go hiking. Heck its summer time, go swimming! Just keep active and trust me, you, your family, you'll all be happier and healthier and fitter. And you're doing it together.

This week I started a new workout regime.

The hardest part was starting back up after almost 2 weeks off .

My greatest accomplishment this week was not eating the greasy pizza my office ordered for lunch on Tuesday.

Okay, I felt guilty because instead of having a black coffee like I should, I added some salted caramel hot cocoa mix to it. Not once this week, but twice.

Next week I'm gonna try replacing one meal a day (meat, veggies, starch) with a vegan option. (More on this in a future Fitness Friday post).

I hope everyone has had a great week! I would love to see y'all link up as well. How are you keeping fit? Do you involve your family too? What fun family activities do y'all do?
If you don't want to do a post, just answer the 5 questions. Easy peasy. So go ahead and do your post, head on over to Frikken Duckie, to link up, and come back here and let me know! I wanna see what y'all are up to. :-)

Monday, August 6, 2012

I Love Me

There is no better way to start off the week than with positive affirmations. I LOVE ME! Yes I do. You know you love YOU too, so come link up with Rockin Mama.

1. What do people compliment you on the most? 
My smile. Well my hair. Ya my hair.
2. Your greatest accomplishment? 
Duh, being a mom! LOL. But besides the obvious, I really would say being a wife. In the 7 years Big Daddy and I have been married, we've had friends get married, get divorced, and then get married to other people. I am lucky.3. Do you consider yourself to have an old or young soul? 
I was a young mom...I was going to be young forever! But I believe my soul is old...one that had definitely lived and learned the hard way.

Your turn! Link up and come back here and leave your link so I can love on you too ;-)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

6 years

My oh my, time has flown by! 

Life happens

...especially during the summer. And now its August and WHOA! Where did July go...

It really was a busy July for us. Juju turned 6, my brother in law,who we haven't seen in a year, came to visit, a VERY good friend of Big Daddy's got engaged, and Big Daddy and I went to Padre Island for a rugby tournament on the beach. Oh my god I went surfing! I haven't surfed in YEARS! Wish we got pics of it. The rest of our days were spent outside at the park playing and working out, and of course at the pool. I am exhausted but I am bronze and loving it! (Except for the pealing on my forehead from our trip to Padre). Sun + friends = SUMMER!