Sunday, January 26, 2014

Weekend Recap

Loving everything about this. 
 The weekend was a total success! We celebrated our good friend Jessica’s birthday with a huge bash. Jessica’s birthday is always celebrated with a bar crawl that is themed “Rowdy Randy Catholic School Girls” Sean dressed up in his nicest catholic school uniform aka: a nice suit and tie with a pair of AWESOME red chucks.  I hadn’t seen him look that good sense we got married. I couldn’t help but stare at my hot, hot husband. How did I get so lucky? I wore a short plaid skirt, blue button up shirt, knee high socks and no Catholic school girl outfit would be complete without pig tales.

Not the best picture of me, but the only one I have of my outfit
Isn't he Hott? 

Our group of friends is nothing short of incredible. I am just in awe of how accepting, loving, and talented. We had a great time out celebrating Jess. She has been through a lot this year and I think everyone needed a chance to let loose and love on her. We danced, walked between bars, dance, and then put our friend in a cab. Sean and I went over to another friends after sat in the hot tub and talked about life’s great adventures. 
 It was a great night filled with love, laughs, and dancing. I came home feeling so secure in my life and friends. It was great to be able to love on all of our friends. There was no drama and I didn’t see anyone without a smile.

 We also saw the secret life of Walter Mitty. It made my heart sing. I love the movies that you leave wanting to be better than you are. It made me think about living. Truly living. I keep going back to how a felt a few years ago when I felt like I was living like every day was my last. I felt very fulfilled. After watching the secret life of Walter Mitty it made me want to spend more time in the moments truly living them.

Sunday run down. What’s your week look like? 

Friday, January 24, 2014

On Style

I am missing my bangs. Thinking about bringing them back? 
I have never felt like I had a personal style. I've always worn casual clothes, never felt trendy or "in style". I have tried a couple time to mimic someone else rad style. It never fit me... I looked silly like I was wearing someone else. 

In the last couple years I have been trying a more trendy style with some staple pieces. That is what originally brought me to thifting. I wanted to spend less on clothes that would probably be out of my closet by the end of season. I wasn't comfortable in the second hand stores at first. I don't know why, but I wondered who was in the clothes before me. I wanted to wash them a hundred times before I even tried them on. I have gotten over all of this

I want to commit to only buying used clothing for the year, but I don't want let myself down when I need something that I can't find used. So, I am going to make a goal to only buy used. I will give myself a couple (5) items that can be purchased new. I am going to start this now and go until my birthday September 27th, 2014. 

Lets see how it goes. I am sure you want to see this all come to life. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

These pants

I am in love with these pants and these girls

Thursday, January 16, 2014

a little of this and little of that.

     We had a mid-week sleep over with Olivia this week. It went very well considering it was a school night. I know what you all are thinking...  You let her have a sleep over on a school night? Well, no not exactly it was Sean. When I heard him say it I was completely amazed. Eli even looked at him and was like "what"???? I was surprised when he backed himself up. Dakota and Corbynn don't get weekends here so Sean thought she should have a chance to have a sleep over too. It was super cute.
 Bad parent moment of the week was showing up at gymnastics after three weeks of not going to find out it was their mid-season performance. Luckily Oma and Opa had come just to watch them and take them to dinner after. It was good timing. Koda did her one handed cartwheel for the first time. It was awesome, totally awesome. She also did her front hand spring off the beam. I can't believe how far both of them are coming.
Just me being a mom.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Corbynn stayed home "sick" today. She just seemed off. Do you ever keep your kids home because they just don't look right?
Trying to get my water and steps in today!!
Still feeling a little pale myself. I cleaned my kitchen spotless and normally that would have cheered me up, but I can't smell how clean it is. Took all the fun out of the clean. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Relationships and Communication

    It is hard to believe that that so our ENTIRE lives revolve around just these two things. What is said, what isn't communicated clearly makes all the difference. I find that I don't communicate clearly when I am under stress. I have a very hard time saying what I need to when I think it is going to hurting other people. I am a true PEOPLE pleaser and it has led to bad business. I have had a lot of give my business trying to help people get on top. I am learning very quickly why people become hard business players because people take advantage of you. They use you and never look back because it is all about them.

    Sounds harsh I know, but it is SO true. I hate when people commit to something and then bail mid-way through drives me crazy. People shhezz..


Have a told you about my thrifting obsession lately? Hi my name is Kayla and I am a thrifting addict. I love to stop and look through the stuff. Normally I don't leave with much but it always puts a smile on my face when I found something amazing. Today I went for girls snow boots and found them at the first stop. They aren't amazing but they are nice enough to last a few month until the snow lifts. They may only last until I find a cooler set. It is kind of like my own personal crack; the feeling of the chase, then if it fit/works and then the awesome feeling when I look at the price tag and realize I am only spending 2.99-10.00 dollars instead of 50-100 on an item. My husband thinks I am crazy but I think that I am in constant looking the amazing deal/find. It seems like if you don't go all the time you don't find the deals. So I go when I can.


More on this later!

I have been sick as fuck this week sorry guys for the lack of posting.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A little blah today

A had an awesome heart stress test today! I also realized how much makeup rocks! 
I will give a full update later... Ugg

Friday, January 3, 2014

Our Vacay is closing in quick

Sean has been off work since Dec, 16th which has been nice. It has been great to have that time together! I love that we can spend days together without killing each other (at least until the last few days). Sean is heading out of town on Sunday and it will be the first time we have been apart in our whole relationship. Crazy right? I honestly can't believe it. For two people that our SO independent we sure have done well together for this long. I am a little nervous/excited to see how I feel alone in the house.
    I am trying to figure out what big change I can make in the house while he is away. That will wow him when he comes home. Any ideas? I am considering re-arranging our bedroom and buying a new bed spread or something. Who knows what will come too with my mother in town and a little bit of fun.
    Work is starting to get crazy and by that I mean my planning. I am detrimed to kick ass in 2014. I am going to make this year successful. I know that not everything is going to go well but what doesn't I will learn from and take notes and make changes.
    This year is about me: My work, my spiritual choices, my body. If I focus on these I will have much more positive energy for my family. This year has been a little negative and I won't be allowing myself to take that into 2014. Nope that attitude is in the garbage and it is trashed.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Day One.

Welcome to 2014. Deep down I know it is just another day, but it feels shinny and new. Unlike the last day of 2013 which felt raw, too soon, unfinished, and needing a couple extra months not a restart. However, today I woke up refreshed and realizing I can do anything I put my mind too. So enough of last year and on to year….

    Today I got Christmas out of the house. The lights, tree, nick-naks are all put away and with it 2013 was packed. I feel like glittering the whole house to make it feel shiny and new too. Alas my attitude will have to be enough glitter is messy and I don't think Sean would like it at all.

    I am sure everyone is doing exactly what I am doing right now. Putting my best foot forward in all my new years resolutions. My house is clean, juice was made, and I am here blogging away all while planning my first workout of 2014. Secretly hoping that blogging will keep me help accountable. We all know how that worked in the past (30 day juice cleanse, weight loss, running) Yep all failed in 2013. I took to the wine and enjoyed the wine a lot or at least I thought I did. Now looking back that was probably part of the problem. I am on the right track as of this morning let keep one foot into the other.

    We have Corbynn and Eli and no Koda this week. Dakota has been missing her dad a lot so she is spending some extra time there. Her step sister had a baby too, Koda thinks that is the coolest thing ever. She has been having a lot of out bursts. I think she is reaching to control her life a little. She gets upset screams and throws herself around and then will just cry and cry, but if you walk out of the room she stops. It comes with a lot of guilt of course; you don't love me enough to let me see my daddy, I don't love you anymore, you're not my favorite mom. It is hard not to get upset. I know it must be hard living in two houses with no real schedule, but we are going to have to make improvements.