Thursday, March 26, 2015

All Mascara is not created Equal

All Macara is Not Created Equal is a book that provides practical and humorous tips in quirky and great quotes.

This book it's fall of valuable tips and wisdom that author Jessica Landmon has learned along the way parenting her tween daughter and teenage son. Some of them are humorous and I can definitely relate, others are just plain silly. This is a book that is full of wisdom and celebrates life. 

No matter how you coat your mascara or wonder if I'm your applying it wrong, you don't need a different brush! 
You might find yourself needing a new mascara because not all are created the same. We as women, are not all created the same. We are all uniquely created differently. 
These are just many of the cute, funny and quick quoted that are found in this book. To find out more, head to

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Huge Update

Happy Tuesday! I feel like a really bad blogger, but life has happened and well, sometimes you take care of life. 

Let me give you an update on life and where I'm at, what I'm doing, etc. 

I'm in the 120's now and holding solid. Most people would be thrilled, but honestly I'm most comfortable in the 130's, so I'm working to try to gain weight back, but that has proven to be difficult for me. 

Physical therapy: 
I have been doing weekly physical therapy 2x a week to help with my plantar Faciitis. They are using ultra sound, which helps, but it isn't going away. Ugh!

I ran 9 miles last weekend. This past weekend I haven't gotten any running in because I've been swamped with paper work, but I'm looking forward to a long run on Saturday.

Friday night Drew and I went to a hockey game at the Griffins and were in a suite. Griff came to visit us and we just had a good time! Overall, things are crazy busy in our life, but we are moving forward. We've had some sad news, some happy news and a lot of mixed emotions in between. 

I'm so glad to return to my blogging!! Have Y'all been running? Whatcha up too? 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Hearts Disguise

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A Heart’s Disguise (Thomas Nelson, March 2015)
In the aftermath of the Civil War, a young woman searches for her lost love at the edge of the West.
The Civil War has destroyed Sarah Montgomery’s marriage before it’s even begun.
After Sarah receives word that her fiancĂ©, Rand Campbell, has been killed fighting for the Union, her brothers and ailing father persuade her to pledge herself to Ben Croftner—despite her strong misgivings. But when Sarah finds out that Rand is in fact alive—and that Ben Croftner knew it—she indignantly breaks off the engagement and goes in search of Rand.
But Ben Croftner does not take rejection lightly—and a single woman with a sick father makes an easy target. When Sarah is abducted by her treacherous fiancĂ©, Rand finally comes to her aid . . . only to reveal that he has been posted at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and intends to take her there as his wife.
But could Sarah leave her dying father’s side for the love of her life? And what plans are forming in the jealous heart of Ben Croftner?
heartsdisguise-400My Review:
This book is a quick and short read, but will immediately draw you in as you find yourself wondering will Sarah give up on her one true love for a man who will never fully have her heart? Is her first love Rand alive or will she find love with Ben and marry him? She doesn't want her father to have to watch her not get his dying wish. This book leads into a series and ends in a spot where you wish you had more answers. It leaves you with more questions, but is super cute! I highly recommend it! This is book number 1 in the series! 

Author Bio: 


Colleen Coble has sold over 2 million novels worldwide. “Seagrass Pier,” the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble’s addictive brand of romantic suspense.
Find out more about Colleen at
Thank you to Thomas Nelson for allowing me to review this book. I was not compensated for a positive review. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Forward!

Happy Monday!

Spring Forward messes with my internal clock, how about you? I'm dragging to get up and my eyes are so tired. I apologized for the lack of blogging lately.

It's hard when you're going through difficult circumstances. My father-in-law has been in the hospital for a leaky heart valve, this is now the third time. He has had it repaired twice.

We are waiting to see what the doctors are going to do. It's a bit overwhelming as my sister-in-law is getting married in May. Having a surgery before May would mean that he would loved to be recovered by then and waiting till May would mean he would feel awful until then.

If that isn't bad enough, my grandma has been in the hospital at the same time with congestive heart failure and is having a very difficult time breathing.

She's very dear to me and my only Grandma left. 

It's been busy running between two different hospitals on two ends of the town. 

I feel like I have so much to catch you guys up on, but for now this is just a life update. I'm not liking this time change one bit!

Q: How are you adjusting to the time change?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Losing Weight & Gluten Free

Happy Monday!

 I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! This past Saturday, I weighed in, after dreading the scale and I finally hit the 120's wonderland! Yahoo! I was pretty excited about this accomplishment.

Honestly, I had not expected this at all, but I could tell my stomach was getting flatter and that I was losing inches around my waist, especially since my size 4 pants were starting to shrink. Y'all, I don't even know what a size 4 is like, but apparently I fit into them.. That's just nuts! 

So, I've been leaning towards a gluten free lifestyle and that has helped tremendously. I just got this book called Against The Grain, which is this book that provides information on amazing gluten-free recipes, that are made of all natural ingredients.
This book has amazing recipes for cookies, cakes pies, breakfast foods, muffins, pizza eyes and the fundamentals of gluten-free baking. It even tells you exactly what you need for a gluten-free pantry the varieties of gluten-free flours and gluten-free techniques, which can become very overwhelming, especially when you are starting to try a gluten-free lifestyle. 

I can say from experience, that living a gluten-free lifestyle has definitely cleared the mental fog in my brain. While I am not completely gluten-free, I have made a lot of changes towards a gluten-free life. If you are thinking about going gluten-free or even wanting to learn more, I highly recommend this book, especially if you're wanting to lose weight.

Q: what do you think about a gluten free lifestyle?