Last Day!

Well I'm on my last day of vacation, Gulf Shores has been a blast! Great weather, great food, lots of fun, and amazing memories made with the family.

Lulu's is a must while here, it's owned by Jimmy Buffet's sister and is fun for everyone! The wait is typically 45 minutes to 2.5 hours so be sure to send someone ahead of time if you have a big party. They have a rope course, shopping, beach pit with hula hoops, and live music.

The fishing here is awesome, the boys fished day and night and caught lots of different kinds. They also took a charter out of Ft. Morgan one day and caught 20 fish while they were out! 

Morning walks on the beach are a must, you will need the breeze to combat the humidity! Doesn't she look so old in her Brady Band :( She's getting too big too fast!

My usual apple and PB mid afternoon snack has been replaced with more beach friendly items. While the drink is yummy I made a mistake and read the nutrition label and I couldn't drink it. 280 calories, 48g of sugar, and 50g of carbs. No, I just can't. Some habits just can't die :) They do make light versions, or so I've heard.

I love this studded distressed T from Sugar Love Boutique!
We went on a Dolphin Tour which was fun for the kids. I enjoyed the fact that they served alcohol on the boat, two Pink Dolphin Drinks later and I was ready for dinner!

We headed to the Crap Trap in Perdido Key, they have a fun playground followed with great seafood! The hot crab dip was AMAZINGGGGGGGGG. The most expensive part of vacationing is eating, we spent $65 to $85 on almost every meal we ate out.  Ah well, we typically don't eat out very often at home so sometimes you just have to get over it :) I blame Oliver and his 6 beers, haha!

That night we went ghost crab hunting which was a blast! Flash lights and dollar nets have never provided so much entertainment!

This morning I sweated it out for a run and I saw the craziest thing just chillin' on the side of the road. A freaking FOX and apparently they ain't scared of people! ahhhhhh, I ran just a little faster! Wish I had my camera on me!

Twilight Sparkle and I finished off with a dip in the pool to cool off. She's been such a great kid this entire trip, I couldn't ask for a sweeter more polite kiddo!

See ya on the flip side! 

Amy from Diary of a Fat Mommy is starting a new link up called Fit for Fall Fridays, if you need some extra motivation to get your booty in gear be sure to stop by and check it out!


Courtney from Journey of a Dreamer is kicking ass on her scale! She's doing it right and you need to be sure to stop by and see what works!

Katie from KTJ Weighing In host a Non-Scale Victory Link Up every week, you know I'm all about celebrating things BESIDES that dumb number :) Be sure to stop by and pick up some motivation!


Classy and Sassy Creations has lots of fun and cute clothes! Y'all know I love me some fun peices to wear, so be sure to stop by and see what's new. I'm LOVING these linen pants!

Jess from Operation Skinny Jeans was stuck at a pleatu for a while, so she made me proud and busted out that measuring tape......let's just say she's a ROCKSTAR! 

Operation Skinny Jeans

Beth from Hang on Honey just did a great post on tips and tricks for bloggers {or wanna be bloggers}, it's full of great info so be sure to stop by and check it out!


Gulf Shores Part Two

I won't be posting Workout Wednesday today, the Internet is slow as a snail here and I need to get everyone ready for a Princess and Pirate Breakfast at The Hangout.

I have been doing a little working out, of course.

Running here is no joke, the humidity is around 90% in the morning. I did 6 miles and thought I was going to pass out. 

We rented some kayaks for the week, great arm and ab workout. Now steering is a whole other issue and I may have been drinking too much and Oliver may have had to do most of the work. I tried to 'power row' our way back and ended up hitting the dock and giving us whiplash :) Oops.

I haven't really been watching what I eat, I'm on vacation and I'm just going with the flow. I am eating all the fruit I can find, it's pretty amazing here, but I'm also indulging in ice cream :) 

FYI, they have no clue what a skinny margarita is here! I had no idea that would be a regional thing, but I guess it is. I ordered my normal chicken fajitas and ate them with no tortillas.

Most of our days have been spent soaking up the sun on the beach. We've swam, flew kites, played catch, and searched for clams. Poor Twilight Sparkle did have a run in with a jelly fish, it got her right on the booty. Thankfully one of our neighbors knew to pour vinegar on it and she immediately stopped crying, brave girl!

With love from the Gulf Shores,


Too Old for No Sleep.

Friday some of the Fit Campers came into town, so obviously I convinced them it would be fun to wake up at 4am and workout :)

We actually did have fun AND a great workout!


I had to work all day, but met up with them for some dinner at Gloria's and drinks/ dancing at Sherlocks.

I LOVED getting to meet and hang out with everyone, they are a FUN group!

The famous Camp Counselor! She is one amazing chick, the kind of girl everyone wants to be friends with.

I was SUPER excited to meet Amy from BRADY BANDS!!!!!

I didn't get home until 2am, Oliver woke me up at 4 to leave for our vacation to Gulf Shores. Ugh. I'm too old for no sleep! He was driving down with my Dad and Madison while my Mom and I flew into Pensacola. I might have been so tired I passed on my Mom's boob the entire flight. You are never to old to sleep on your Mommy :) haha.

We checked into the house and all went for dinner, I did get to meet another reader, Amy! Uh, she had amazing hair, gorgeous blonde with awesome fringe. I guess I have a type :)

Cute top from Sugar Love Boutique.
The next morning Oliver fished and Madison enjoyed the beach. She likes the sand and water a lot more than she did last year.

Oliver is working on gaining back those 10 pounds he lost.

After day drinking we all took a nap during a thunderstorm. Best. Nap. Of. My. Life.

Finished off the day with some Beer-Ritas.

With love from Gulf Shores,


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We all love pretty clothes and Ms. Fantsy Pancy has those is spades!

This black and white Selena Maxi is perfect for dressing up or down!
Plus it makes my top half look pretty buff.....

She's even going to have workout gear soon, ahhhhhh y'all know I love a cute top to sweat in!

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Giveaway will end next Thursday at midnight. Good luck!

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My Wedding.

Oliver and I started dating in 2000, 7 years later I had earned that nice ring.

No one was more excited than my Mom, so I let her plan pretty much the entire thing. I was working a lot and this was before Pinterest so I didn't have any grand ideas that I just HAD to have.  I picked out my dress, spent close to 3k on it, but everything else was her. I'm glad she did it, I just got to enjoy myself and have fun without all the stress.

We were married on 8\4\07 {my Mom's birthday} at the Victorian House in Kaufman, TX. It was a package thing, location, food, music, etc. this makes planning much less stressful! 

It was hot. We had a 6pm ceremony and started drinking around 9am, a whole day dedicated to me is pretty much my dream come true.

My colors were purple, even I'm surprised I didn't do pink :) Good thing chevron wasn't IN then!

My brother and sister.

The cake was amaretto. 

My Mom could not bustle my dress.

Oliver and I danced to Etta James At Last for our first dance.

I MAY have shoved cake in his face which in turn caused him to CHASE me and throw me to the ground and shove cake in mine.
He was drinking all day too :)

There was tequila and beer.

My oldest brother Daniel gave an amazing speech that had us all crying.

My Mom looked gorgeous.

My brothers and cousin got hot and jumped in the pool.
The sign CLEARLY stated no swimming.

We left in a blaze of fireworks.

The next day we left for Jamaica.

The thing I remember the most about my wedding was that is was FUN. I had fun, Oliver had fun, and our guests had fun, which is exactly what I hoped for.

Linking up!


Double Header W.O.W #8

Welcome back to Workout Wednesday!
You know the drill, grab a button and link up for the parrrrrrty!

Today's shoutouts go to:
Alex in Philly, she shared a great rountine for burning fat - - intervals. I'm telling y'all you will burn that crap off your body by doing this rather than running for an hour.

She also blew my mind with a recipe for iced coffee protein drinks. Serious.

This is Kate.

She is honestly so adorable, plus she's looking AMAZING. For reals. She shared a way to use that ball floating around your house, it will make those leg burnnnnn.

The workout I have for y'all today is for the CORE. It will only take you 10 minutes, easily added in after whatever workout you have planned for the day. You will need a heavy weight, duh :)

I've also had a lot of requests for a spin routine, so I made one for y'all plus a video explaining some basics.

The most important part of a good sweat spin session is music!
Here are my current fav's

Ni**as in Paris: JayZ
#1 Nelly
Say Aah: Trey Songz
Can't Hold Us: Ryan Lewis
Drop It Low: Ester Dean
Move Shake Drop: DJ Laz
Yeah Yeah Yeah: New Politics

Now let's see what y'all have for me today!


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