Friday, February 27, 2009

FRIDAY! Thank Goodness!

Wow! I have never been so ready for the weekend! I have 8 minutes and counting until the weekend... NO big plans for me, just catching up on much needed sleep. I am finally feeling better, but I just cant seem to get enough sleep.

Anyone have any exciting plans??? Mama Mia came in the mail today and I am thinking about going through some old clothes and start spring cleaning!!!

My weekend goal is to hit the gym Saturday and Sunday to start my week off right!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Monday!

Hello All. I hope your week is off to a great start! Mr. Bliss and I spent a lovely weekend dosing each other with cold and flu medication. I think I am finally feeling better!! What a sickness!
We did manage to watch a great movie. If anyone out there is looking for a guy approved movie with an interesting plot, I recommend Body of Lies with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crow.

Well, on a great note! I have lost 10lbs!!!! Only 20 more to go for my goal!!!!!

This is week 2 with the new boss lady...More to come. Def worthy of entire post. Let's just say she already apologized for her potty mouth and use of the "F" word. How lady like..... YIKES!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cold Medicine and A Serious Conversation??

Hello all! I am SICK.. Totally sucks! All the crazy weather changes have finally caught up with me.. I am keeping this post short, but thought this cold medicine induced story was worth sharing.

A former colleague of mine was in town today (not from here) and wanted me to meet with him and his boss. Possible consulting opportunities! yay! Luckily, I know this guy well from working together, because what I said to him on the phone was borderline mental. I was giving him directions to a coffee place and said,

"Here is my cell number in case you get SCARED!"

Who says that, I was so embarrassed. Thank the lord he laughed and said "Oh you are such a trip, I miss working with you!"... Geez...

Good night!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Catching up on Tags

The Bag Tag

The Bag I use almost everyday is this Kate Spade Tote:

Inside: my pink ipod shuffle for the gym afterwork, my nutrisystem guide (since I am dieting) and my pink measuring cup to help prepare my lovely meals...

Pretty In Pink!! And A Day Off!

Hello everyone! I am so sorry I haven't posted in a week. It has been one of those weeks! but a three day weekend was definitely what I was needing and now Pretty in Pink is on!! It is snowing here today, but at least I can enjoy it from the warmth of my home!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine;s day. I did! Mr. Bliss and I exchanged gifts and cooked dinner for another couple. It was low key and delicious!

Thanks to Monogram Chick for making my day special! My hubby ordered me a Monogrammed Recipe Box! With personalized cars.. So Cute!!

And my wonderful mother sent me a box of Valentine's goodies!! Of course, it was cupcake themed!! She made me a Valentine Apron and sent me soap/lotion dispenser with cupcakes on them, cupcake candles, Valentine's dishtowels, cupcake ornaments and a Wilton Cupcake Stand that I used to serve my Valentine's Cupcakes. I made Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Butter cream icing and topped off with coconut. If you have never tried this combination, they are delicious!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! This is a big week! I sent out a resume to my DREAM JOB! So everyone send me happy thoughts!! And, we have a new director starting in our department tomorrow. My boss quit back in October and we have been on our own (which is awesome).. But I hear she is all business all the time and very uptight, YIKES!!
But on a great note! I booked my flight to Dallas! One of my sorority sisters and best friends from college is getting married in May!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ahhh.. Saturdays

I love Saturdays!! It was almost 70 degrees today and sunny. It was a much needed break from winter for me! My hubby is home! Yay!

We were finally able to catch up on our shows Lost and 24! For everyone who watches these shows, they were awesome this week!

I even worked out today. I did my 40 min Fat Burn Yoga video!! On a Saturday, this is a BIG accomplishment for me! And this morning I lost a pound! i was so happy after not losing anything this week. I know it doesn't really count until Wednesday, but it is encouraging!


Check out The Polka Dotted Owl for her FIRST giveaway!! It is awesome!!! But, dont enter, I want to win!! Just kidding! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Things I found today, while watching the snow fall. Yes, MORE SNOW! And wishing it was Spring!


Well, I knew it was going to happen and it did. I didnt lose any weight this week. (I didnt gain either) But it is my own fault for eating like a cow this weekend. But , I am still down almost 6lbs since I started actively trying to lose weight this new year and that isnt bad. So, I am back on the wagon and have added the exercise back in. So, here's to next week! It will be a good weigh-in!

So, to everyone trying to lose weight, stay strong when you have a mess-up! Don't give up!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Terriffic Tuesday

Ahh Tuesday... It is snowing, again. We have a couple inches already.. I need WARM weather!

Well, my food was good today.. And I did a 40 minute fat burn yoga routine, an ab workout and upper leg. So, in total about an hour and 15 minutes. Tomorrow is my weigh-in, so hopefully I will see some results. I am not expecting much because I fell off the wagon this weekend. But I found some pics from a year ago as I was cleaning out my closets and I was FAT. So, I have my motivation now in print. I never want to look like that again, and I want to reach this goal I have set for myself.

Now a question for you! My mother "strongly suggested" that I cut my hair and I did. But, I hate it! It has grown back a little, but with all the weddings I am in this Spring/Summer, I would love my long hair back. Has anyone had luck with a vitamin or any other tricks?? Let me know!!

Think good thoughts for my morning weigh-in!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Run Down

Well, I did the unthinkable today. I ordered my bridesmaid dress one size smaller....I know you are NEVER suppose to do this, but I have already had such great success. And I have over 4 months. But my true goal is to have the size smaller dress be too big when it comes!

My food was good today and I did 30 minutes of Pilates and a 30 minute upper arm workout. They are going to burn tomorrow. No pain, no gain!

Now for the most important things. Gossip Girl was awesome tonight!!! Doesnt anybody learn, Don't Mess With Blair! haha. She is so bad, but I love her. And Chuck, this is an interesting story line... And holy **** Dan and the teacher!

I was Tagged!

Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

Step 2: tag—eight other un-tagged people.

1. Make a list of things you can see without getting up:The kitchen, the tv, my blackberry, my pink dupioni silk photo album, my couch, wedding photos, pictures with fun republicans!

2. Favorite football teamUniversity of Texas

3.What are you wearing now?black yoga pants, purple polo oxford, and my warm and fuzzy driving mocs

4. What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading?New Moon, the second Twilight Book

5.Who was the last person you hugged?Mr. Bliss

6.What’s your current obsession/addiction?Pilates, losing weight

7. What was the last thing you said aloud?“I love you” , just got off the phone with my mom

8. What was the last thing you bought?Bridesmaid dress #2 today

9.What are you listening to right now?How I Met Your Mother

10. What is your favorite weather, and why?End of spring, almost summer. Not too hot, but you can wear Lilly!

12. What is your most challenging goal right now?Reaching my goal weight, I have 24lbs to go!

13. Say something to the person who tagged you:
Thank you for tagging me! I am so happy to be a part of your blogging world!

14. If you could have a house–totally paid for, fully furnished–anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?hmmm… too many choices. Charleston , SC or Kiawah, but maybe NYC

15.Favorite vacation spot?Kiawah Island, In-laws have a house

16. What is your favorite children’s book?

17. Name one thing you just can’t resist no matter how bad it is for you:Cookie Cake

18. Favorite hair product?Federic Fekkai Glossing Cream

19. What was the first tape or cd you ever bought yourself?So embarrassing.. Reba McIntyre

20. Describe your perfect day:Summer at the beach. Laying out and reading a good chic lit book, then having a fabulous dinner.

21. The Added Question - Who is the most famous person you know?
Mitt Romney or Sam Trammell from True Blood (the bartender)

I tag:

Polka Dotted Owl

Beantown Prepster

Chanel Fashionista

Chic & Pink




I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Everyone in my family is still celebrating from a STEELERS WIN last night. What a great game played by both teams!!

My weekend recap:

Mr. Bliss was in New Orleans for a bachelor party (lucky him), so I was on my own. Actually I wont see Mr. Bliss until Thursday night (it will be two weeks). This semester is so hard! But the reward is worth it!

I cleaned out two closets! I am very proud of my good use of time. Feels so good to throw out stuff!! I prepared all of my foods for this week, to get a jump start on a successful weight loss week! I did Fat Burn Yoga for 50 minutes and did some arm, ab and leg weight work. I am feeling the burn today!!

I saw New In Town , with my friend Amber. Cute movie! I recommend it to all Chic Movie lovers. Harry Connick, Jr. is adorable!

Sunday, I baked Mr. Bliss and his roomies chocolate chip cookies. I made them a cute box with some blue/green tissue, hot chocolate mixes and of course the cookies and mailed it this morning. So, they will all have a little surprise tomorrow. If you haven't tried Paula Deen's Three Chocolate Cookie Recipe, YOU HAVE TO! They are simply the best. I didn't want to go to the store again, so I only used one type of chocolate chip, but they turned out amazing. I have added oatmeal to this recipe and it was great. It truly is the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies I have tried!!

Here is the recipe

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
3 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup almond brickle chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets.
With an electric mixer, beat butter and shortening at medium speed until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in chocolate morsels and almond brickle chips. Drop cookies by 1/4 cupfuls about 3-inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool.