Friday, February 14, 2014

5 on Friday

I'm linking up for 5 on Friday with a couple of lovely ladies! 
(gosh, I really.. really.. really miss blogging!!!!)

Bah Humbug!
Seriously. I just want to go to sleep and wake up and it be Saturday, February 15th.
I've never been a fan of today, but this year.... this year can just suck it.
At least I have a hot date tonight with my BFF
She promised to dress sexy, bring wine AND put out.

Maybe this day isn't so bad after all.

This weather. Oh Midwest weather!
It reached 50 yesterday! I contemplated putting on my swimsuit. It felt like a heatwave.
Today.. I look outside my office window and it's sleeting.
And the forecast for next week is in the 60's. Ayi. Make up your mind.
But I can't even begin to explain how excited I am to go on walks and play outside with L&L! We're getting tired of riding bikes in the basement!
C'mon Spring!!!!!!!

I started a new diet 3 weeks ago.
So my plan on to eat healthy, check! and join the gym, check!
I started taking something called Plexus Slim
3 weeks later and I'm down 14 pounds. 
OK, so some of that might be stress.
But my clothes are falling off and I'm. loving. it. 
(if you want more details on Plexus, let me know!! I don't sell it, but I can point you in the right direction.)

Why does it seem like every blogger is a profession photographer?
I seriously browse through blogs and think WTF. How can you make a picture of a cookie look so damn good?
Like Seriously, I want to lick my screen.. awkward..
I don't get it. 
Maybe I need to put down my iPhone and pick up that $800 camera I HAD-TO-HAVE 5 years ago that I still don't know how to use.

that is all.

Have a great weekend!!!
and Happy Valentine's Day to all you lovey people! ;)


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Oh hello!

Can I pick up where I left off.... ohh, over 6 months ago? 
Who knows. 

But I'm going to try. 
I've really missed blogging and I especially miss reading all of the blogs I used to follow.
I talk about personal things on my blog. SOME personal things. If you're looking for details on my relationship, you're not going to find it here. So move along.
Time to focus on finding myself again and being happy.
We're getting there. The three of us!
In my last post, I talked a little bit about a surgery I was wanting to go through with. Well I did it.
Who wants to see pictures of it?
Ha. Ok. Maybe. I have only shown a select few the before and after pictures. And I can guarantee that NO before pictures will be posted on here.
Trust me, I'm doing you a favor.
I can say that it's the best decision I ever made!! So incredibly happy with my results, even if it was a LONG recovery!
I'm not perfect, good lord, no where near it. But I am me! 
And happy with the body that was given to me after my babies!
Remember our trip to Cancun last Spring... You know, when we had the horrific spray tans.
and My sister got engaged! 
Well Ms. Layla was asked to be the flower girl in the wedding! Of course she said Yes!
In just a little over a month- both of my babies will be walking down the aisle as my sister becomes Mrs. McGinnis!
I can't even wait!
Valentine's Day is tomorrow. 
Can't wait to celebrate it with my loves!

So I'm back. Maybe for good. Maybe not.
We'll see!

Miss you all!

Friday, July 26, 2013

I confess: I'm a mess!

Seriously, Who didn't know that already?
 I mean c'mon. If you've been following this blog for a week, or a year.. 
I'm sure you were able to catch on to that!

So many things can change in a blink of an eye. 
Life happens. People change. Feelings change.
Two important phrases to live by! 

STS is rockin' my socks!
{insert logo here...}
{wait. I'm STILL waiting on my logo to be done.. ugghhhhhhhh}
But seriously, I LOVE IT! Oh, and my model is amazingly beautiful!!! 
My dream is to be able to do this full time. 
Hoping and Praying!!!

In 2 weeks I get to spend the weekend with my BBFF.
Nikki girl. Hurry up and get your ass here!!!! I am ready for a good time!

Lets get serious for a moment.
I've given something a lot of thought. I mean A LOT.
As I might have mentioned before, This girl is DONE having babies. 
I'm 25 with 2 amazing kids. They are my life. and they are a lot of work. 
With the decision of being done having babies. I have chose to make a change in my body. A change that having babies has made to my body.
So I headed over to this lovely place earlier this week..
After a very successful consultation. I scheduled my appointment!
August 15th is the day!!!!
Momma is getting nipped, tucked and sucked. ha!
Nothing is being enlarged.. this time. ;)

(and now people start to judge and give their opinions...anndddd go!)
I'm not doing this for anyone but myself. So your opinion isn't necessary. Unless it's encouraging. Then go ahead. Lol Kidding.
But it's happening. And I plan on documenting the entire thing via this blog and I'm even considering doing my very first Vlog throughout the process.
I'm extremely nervous, and I google and youtube the shit out of everything that can go wrong in the surgery and recovery. Whew. Talk about stressful!
But I am just going to think of the outcome & my results. 
I am so excited!!!!
My Pre-Op Appointment is August 6th!
Less than 3 weeks to be so damn nervous!! ahhh!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

Blogging again. Look out!
I had a awesome weekend, why not share!

Starting with Thursday. I got a email from The Weingarten saying a vendor had backed out for their event for the evening and asked if Small Town Style would be interested in filling the spot.
I was so not prepared.. thank god for my BFF! she pulled so much out of her ass to get me ready! And it was a HUGE success!!!!!!!!! thank you again Cassie!!!
And Thank you to Amber & Amanda who helped me during the show. I was busy, and would have had to drink a lot more wine during the show if it wasn't for them! :)

Friday we FINALLY got our boat back. 1500 to fit a trailer that the seller said was the best trailer he ever had.
But that's another day. Just thankful to have her back!!

Friday evening D and I took the kids to the Millstadt Fireman's picnic.
Sis waited so patiently for her 1st carnival ride!
It was a success. 
Even if we had to keep giving the guy her tickets because she refused to get out of the car.
Sorry to the 40 other people in line. Princess gets what Princess wants!
Landon's BFF Tate joined us for the night! They had so much fun!!!!

Sis doesn't care too much for selfies. stinker! :)

 Saturday morning we headed to the lake with the Odom's!
I knew it was going to be a GREAT DAY when the first thing I seen to put on was my LB shirt.
Boy was this shirt true. Ha!

Seriously. one of the best days I've had in a LOOONGGG TIME!!!
The weather was perfect! The water felt amazing!
The drinks were cold. And awesome company!

 Operation get in a bikini is happening. like NOW!
Wasted Face.   \/   Whoops :) 

 Sunday we headed over to Kendra's moms house for a little relaxing in the pool and Randy to finish up a few things on our boat for us!
Seriously Randy, THANK YOU!!!!!

my kids have no fear. if i could get the video's to upload, you would see my 1 year old just jumps in the pool by herself. no one catching her. CRAY BABY!
My dream house is Susan & Rod's house! I just love it!
Privacy and a Pool. I'm easy to please!! :)
So cute! The entire time she was making horsey noises. So cute ms Layla!! you make my heart smile!
a little 4 wheel riding with Daddy! :) Landon is in heaven out there with all the things to do! and of course the tractors!!!!

Like I said, awesome weekend, right?!?! :)
Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Oh hey! 
Remember that day I said I would start blogging, and actually stick with it? Yea, those days are long long gone.  
Sorry Cassie, Nikki, Erin, Kristen and whoever else were true followers. lol

I swear I am busy 24 freaking 7!
3 jobs (more on this new job in a minute!)
plus mommy and a wife. it's exhausting..but let me tell you. I LOVE every minute of this crazy hectic life I live.

So lets catch up. My last post I was off to Cancun. 

Don't worry. I made it back alive. Barely
I had a near death experience one day. Way too much alcohol and I ended up puking the entire time we were parasailing. I make Dane so proud.
All in all, it was an amazing vaca! & my big sisser got ENGAGED!!!

my sweet boy turned 4!!!

I got to see the most gorgeous man again. 

I went blonde-ish.

Bought a boat

big news
I opened this sweet baby..
It's all done online through facebook (currently)
my website, logo, tags, business cards, ERRTHING is in the works!
I am so so sosososososososoososos excited about this!
I eat, breathe and sleep STS.
It's been a HAAUUGEEE dream of mine for while. and after many many talks with my BFF about it, she got me even more excited about it and lit the fire under my ass that needed to be lit a long time ago and I launched about a month and a half ago!
Almost 500 orders later, I am LOVING every second of it!!!!!!
Thank you Thank You THANK YOU 
for all of the love and support from all of my family and friends and new friends through STS!!!!

In other news

the countdown is on. If anyone wants to join Nikki, Cassie, Erin and I..Let me know!
I can't even handle my excitement!!!!!

The countdown is on!

There you have it. I blogged!! Please everyone send me reminders. I really love blogging. I'm just forgetful. hehe

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Swimsuits & Spray Tans

I don't mean to brag.. WAIT, YES I DO!
I will be here TOMORROW!!!
 I am SO EXCITED!! and so nervous. I was up again at 3 this morning thinking of everything I need to add to my suitcase. 

If you follow my IG, you already seen this. but for those that don't, here is a peek at my swimsuit.
I had it custom made on
I found a swimsuit to cover my fat, and I feel GOOD in it!
Although I thought it was coral and leopard, I LOVE IT!!!
I've learned high waisted swimsuits aren't for everyone. but don't knock it til' you try it. especially if you don't have 2 babies! :)

Mani/Pedi. Check 

Months of tanning. Check

(Even got a spray tan last night to ensure I'm not the palest person in Mexico)
Since we're already talking about tans.. Let's talk about how I talked Dane into getting a spray tan last night.......
Lets just say I'm glad a lot of it washes off in the shower.
I have 5 coats on my face. He has 2. 
WHY his is face so much darker than mine?!?!!?!? LOLOL
(No we're not naked. I have a tube top on. lol)

He's going to kick my ass for posting this picture!

Hope everyone has a great week! I will play catch up on your blogs next week!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up!

Happy Monday!
Praying these next 2 days FLY by.
Wednesday this momma is leaving for CANCUN!!!!! Whoop! 
Does anyone get as nervous as I do right before a vacation? 
Like, can't sleep, can't eat, STRESSED.OUT!!
Aahhh! And the thought of leaving these two 
makes me not even want to go!!!!
I think I can, I think I can!

Let's wrap up the weekend!

Who doesn't love eating cookies the size of their face.

Bread Co. I love you. That's all.

As if our home isn't CRAZY enough as it is... we added this little rat hamster to the chaos.
Meet Bubbles.
She's only got out of her cage once so far. 
Landon says it wasn't his fault even though he left her cage open.

Friday night I did a lot little of shopping with my sister Amber. Trying to get all last minute things for our trip. After several hours and several dollars, I think we did pretty good!!!!

Saturday the kids and I went to scope out some yard sales while Dane was off to take a HAAAAAAUGE test.
HE PASSED!!!!!!!!
 but the worries aren't over yet.
Cross your fingers for us.

Saturday night we headed over to the Odom's for a play date. The kids had a blast. 
Adults- 10. Kids- 8. We were almost out numbered. How and when did this happen?

Landon thought Faye's house was so cool!!!! 

And the girlies had a good time hanging out!
Just don't bring wings next time. It ruins the party..

Sunday Lay & I headed out to get a few things and spend the morning/afternoon together. We had a fun lunch planned, but she decided a nap was more important.
so we headed home and hung out with dad & Landon for a little bit then it was off to my niece Emma's birthday party at the bowling alley.
Then finished the day off hanging out with the neighbors. aka Landon's new best friend, Tate.
roasting wieners and making s'mores.

All in all, relaxing weekend with our littles!!!
Hope every had a awesome weekend!