losing the baby weight

losing weight in my early 20’s was sooooo easy. if i wanted to drop 5 lbs, i would skip the chocolate or dining out that week and eat only popsicles…i know, not the healthiest of diets…delicious, but not healthy…young and dumb, who needs broccoli, right? fast forward to my late 20’s / early 30’s…age wasn’t slowing me down quite yet…still fitting into my size 6 pants…but i had to throw in a couple workouts to stay toned here and there, maybe shake it for an hour to yoga booty ballet, but everything stayed in check…no wiggle, no jiggle.

early 20s and skinny

me getting married

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bags that don’t break the bank

every other week, my sister-in-law and i text back and forth…it usually starts out as a quick question, but then we start to ramble about other rando things. the other night we started chatting about purses. see, the boy oddly understands my obsession with bags…her boy “understands the importance of a purse, but to him it could be a brown paper bag vs a vuitton” which is the normal guy reaction to spending money on a new purse…and i completely get that — purses are expensive — and vuittons are REALLY expensive unless you buy them used off ebay. also, when you have young children, you run the risk of dropping your new beautiful vuitton in pee or vomit…gross and sad face.


presently her current purse is from target, but it has a broken strap so she is in the market for a new bag that doesn’t break the bank. since she claims to be purse challenged, she gave me an idea for a post. see, recently i posted a backpack round up but didn’t necessarily keep budget in mind…i just picked purdy backpacks. in my sister-in-law’s case, i was not given a specific color or budget restriction to stay within but based off our conversations, knew louis vuitton was a no go for hubby. she said, okay, you do the work so i just have to send my boy a link…i’m down with that…spending other people’s money? sign me up!

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let’s talk about you

photobooth feet portrait

after writing this blog for almost a year now, i’ve realized i know nothing about you guys! every once in a while, i review my visitors stats, and i’m always so curious about you…who you are, how you found this little spot on the world wide web, where are you from? so i thought it might be fun to put together a little (quick) questionnaire to see who’s reading…and  you guys can get to know each other as well…i’ll try to remember to post this once every couple months for new readers and i’ll post new questions for existing readers…sound like fun? leave your answers in the comment section below

here are your questions:

what is your favorite season?

what was the last thing you put in your mouth?

if you could move anywhere, where would it be?

favorite item in your house is:

favorite item in your closet is:

purchase you’ll never regret is:

last song you listened to:


my answers are

what is your favorite season? FALL (love the leaves and the cooler weather)

what was the last thing you put in your mouth? WATER (boring, but healthy)

if you could move anywhere, where would it be? KAUAI

favorite item in your house is: THE VINE PENDANT

favorite item in your closet is: MOTHER BOYFRIEND JEANS

purchase you’ll never regret is: BLACK MACKAGE WOOL COAT

last song you listened to: in the air tonight by phil collins (i secretly love him)

10 under $100 – bargain buys

the boy always tells me i have champagne taste and yes, i will agree…it’s been that way since i was a kid. my mom would always tell me, “no one is going to know if you have $20 jeans or $200 jeans unless someone looks at the tag on your behind.” i beg to differ. while watching hgtv the other day, the host said, “with a little DIY, you’d never know this table was only $20.” ummm, yes. yes, i would…and the boy’s response to that was, “well that’s because you’re a snarky bitch momma.” bahahahahaha…this is also true (and he says that with love). but just because i have champagne taste, doesn’t mean i don’t have a budget.

so let’s do a little budget friendly shopping, shall we?

budget friendly bargain buysbudget friendly bargain buys

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