Friday, January 11, 2013

Thrifty Finds

I love thrifting! I think I started enjoying it more when I realized I could get almost new and brand new with tags items for a steal. My favorite spots to hit are Goodwill, Salvation Army (if I have the time and patience), and Conveniently Sold .

Here are some treasures I have found over the past year.

{Matisse shoes from Goodwill, I have worn them alot}

{Coach all leather bags from Goodwill}

{Banana Republic leather trimmed bag from Conveniently Sold}

{Tano all leather bag from Goodwill, this is my go to bag}
Please share your thrifted finds!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

College Weight

At the risk of sounding like I am telling you what to do, diets, well I don't believe in them. Any time I tried to fallow one I would cheat and in a big way. So after my four years away at college and gaining 40lbs, I realized I needed to do something. I was uncomfortable, and refused to buy larger clothing. So, I decided to implement two major things, moderation & exercise. It's true, eating a smaller piece of that chocolate cake and lifting weights will help you shed those uncomfortable pounds.

It was hard at first. The working out was painful because I was so out of shape. But, after my second workout session I was already feeling a difference. Also, I started drinking more H2O again and less pop. After I worked out I would drink a protein shake . I found that not only gave me more energy it helped me curve those before lunch snack cravings.

Now, I have shed those 40lbs from college and went down 4 pants sizes. I am in the best shape of my life! I'm a size 4 and proud of it. I worked hard to get here and I plan on staying here. The holidays are hard because I love chocolate and baked goods. But, allowing myself to enjoy some, helps me not eat it all. Here is a link to an inspirational blog post I discovered thru pinterest you can read it here.

*Remember we are only human. Let's not set ourselves up for failure. I am not saying don't diet, maybe that works for you. I am just saying do what works for you, and don't beat yourself up if something doesn't.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What I am Reading

I have been reading "Office Girl" by Joe Meno. I am not familiar with his work, but what can I say I am a sucker for art work and I found the cover intriguing. This book is about two twenty somethings and the life they are living. It is a fun read that isn't super long. Thank goodness, there is a chance I will get thru it.

I am notorious for starting books and not finishing them. I get distracted by one thing or another. Please tell me that happens to you to?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Lot's happened in 2012. Some good and bad, but that's what has made me who I am today. A few months ago I started my own business, and I am super excited about it. The website is, check it out.

For 2013 I have many goals for myself and my business. Hope everyone has a great 2013!

{Lake Michigan}