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Thursday, June 30, 2011

before i forget...

ah yes, alas there was one thing i earmarked for my return.
is it fully debut-on-my-two-month-return-worthy?

i don't know.
but it is awfully cute and easy.

i am a fan of canvas art.
particularly do-it-yourself-canvas-art.

so riddle myself in AWE when i didn't think of this before:

yes, yes, this website totally rules.
so many amazing transformations and projects to melt into.

it's just awesome.

over the last two months it is the ONLY blog i found that captured my attention.

nevermind it may have been because it was the only one i had time to delve into and enjoy.

and i suggest you run over there and enjoy it too!
(the post about their trip to the NJ shore includes pics of the house they stayed in, recently built by their friends.  i absolutely love, love, love that house!)


i have been so neglectful of you, haven't i?

shhhhhhh.... no need to say it out loud.

i feel enough guilt on the inside that hearing it on the outside might just make me crumble.

do you know why i have such guilt?  i have slowed my roll on the fitness trail of glory because  i have sped up my roll on the sports-mama trail of glory.  non-stop kiddie activities, and yet i haven't been able to fit YOU, my beautiful awesome readers, back into my daily/weekly schedule.

while it's been a nice breather, my waistline is feeling the difference and i miss your virtual faces more than you can possibly imagine.

i would love to sit here and tell you about all the awesome new blogs i have found, designs i have landed upon, steals and deals i am dying to share, but in all honesty, i haven't had a chance to check out much on this glorious-seemingly-never-ending world wide web.  i have been in a bubble.  a sports and words-with-friends bubble.  living life as it's meant to be lived at that time.  i mean, i firmly believe it was a decision made by higher peeps that my life was as it was over the last two months. 



tuesday we were blessed with a single-day visit from my little brother.
i love that little guy.
i mean...
grown adult.

so glad we were able to spend the day together.
he so totally rocks.

wish him luck on his 3-months in italy.
wish me luck on not being too jealous of his 3-months in italy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

one month.

tomorrow marks one month since my last entry.  it honestly feels like it was just yesterday.  life is moving at the speed of light.  i'm keeping up this time, but just not on here.  my head is above water in my real world.  my blog world, however, suffers.

i love putting pen to paper and jotting down happenings, thoughts, and findings... but lately it hasn't felt like a priority.  here's why...

i have given up late night blogging in exchange for 5:00am wake-up calls at the gym.  and it sucks just as much as it sounds like it does.  i totally swing the gym better in the evenings.... just like everyone else and their mother.  at 5pm working out becomes more frustrating than i need it to be, especially since i'm still trying to ingrain physical fitness into my core being.  that truly is my biggest challenge.  so to alleviate this challenge as best i can, i'm working out before the sun comes up.  it makes it all so much better and so much faster.  BOOYAH!

the best part of all of this robbing-paul-to-pay-peter-ish-type-of-thing-in-my-life, is that i don't have an ounce of blog guilt.  it has been worth the swap out... and yes, my pants are definitely starting to fit better.  it's pretty stinking awesome.


you know what else is awesome?  that i went to the grocery store, checked out with a bill of $140, and only paid about $68 after all my savings/coupons.  anyone else doing the extreme couponing?  it's totally thrilling, exhilarating, rewarding, and a LOT of work!  totally worth every bead of sweat i put into sorting through coupons and doing price matching and list making.  but i'm not going to lie... these peeps make it muuuuuuch easier:

... and i could go on and on and on.  they're everywhere!