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see you on the other side

Well friends, it’s been a good decade.

However, it is time to say goodbye.

Before leaving the awesomeness that is the 20s, I wanted to take a moment to soak it all in and really look over some of the milestones of the decade.

Without further ado, here is a quick recap of the last decade.

Got married
Honeymooned in the Poconos
Moved in with Will
Still in school (blah)
Worked in the school’s transcripts department (big money!)

Turned 21!  Not a wild night (I was a pastor’s wife)
Had been married for a month
Still in school
Took a weekend quick trip to the mountains for a surprise getaway
Got a surprise Christmas Tree from Will
Started a blog!
Had major foot surgery

Graduated college with a BA in Communications
Moved to Kuwait the same day
Lived with my parents
Had the summer of unemployment (which turned out to be something I’m thankful for, looking back)
Went to Qatar
Started my job
Went home on vacation

Endured the heat
Went to Dubai, Will got to ski indoors!
Went home on a really long vacation (and got Boz and Lucy while we were there!)
Got a new job, turned out to be a really important move for my future,
Went to the Super Bowl (and sorry there are no pictures where they say there are… when I moved my old blog over I lost all the pics. Bummer)

Started The Blove Life!
Experienced a Kuwait earthquake
Went to Jordan and celebrated Thanksgiving there
me and p being brave and climbing rocks
Went home on vacation and went to the Fiesta Bowl
happy sooner couple- pre-loss

Applied for a job back home and got it!
Left Kuwait
Moved home
Bought a house, started the job, began making sense of life back in America
Got the bigs
Went on the most amazing vacation of my life with P
in front of the library
Went to the OU national championship in Miami (and lost. Boo)
save the sooners

Stopped posting. :(
Got a promotion
Saw my BIL get married
I seriously love this picture- down with the longhorns!
Went to Chicago over Labor Day and visited my sister!
Went again over Halloween and saw Tiesto! Amazing concert
so much fun

Started school
It sucked
Still not posting much during this time
Got serious about eating right
Went to Broken Bow for an amazing glamping weekend away
Went to my Gran’s birthday party in Iowa
The Fam w Gran
Saw my sweet friend Terry get married and got to go to New York!
Celebrated my sister’s 21st in Chicago!
Sister friends

Continued to endure school
Still hardly posted
Went to Florida for the OU-Florida State game
Found out my sister was going to have a baby
Cut my long hair!
A little scary at first!
Went to Green Bay and Minneapolis for vacation for old time’s sake
Go Pack Go
Found out my sister was having a girl, got to be there for the ultrasound

Finished school! AMAZING!
Celebrated by going to a murder mystery weekend
Stone Lion Inn
Started posting again
Saw my sister have a baby girl, cut her umbilical cord
Began following a predominately vegetarian/vegan friendly diet
Got promoted last week

Oviously lots more I wish I could recap, but I had a hard time remembering, and I feel like this is a pretty good consolidation of the last decade. God is so good. I am so thankful for my family and the blessings along the way.

Thanks for following the journey one day at a time.

Here’s to another good ten years.

See you on the other side.

layered hair

Weekend in Pictures











Stay tuned for next week!

-Tackling the big 3-0
-The classic green monster
-Spring Get Fit Challenge
-A decade in Review

And more! 

Incase I Don’t Strike it Rich

Does the pain of Sunday nights ever go away?

I am the world’s worst about treating Sunday night like Monday morning, and I suppose I ought to get better at simply enjoying the evening.

In fact, I will enjoy the rest of this evening by making big plans for what would happen if I won a big jackpot this week.

Sounds like a good plan! smile

Just incase I don’t win, I better have a backup plan.

So- to be safe, here are a few things we might be talking about this week if I don’t strike it rich:

-Yummy chocolate pudding
-Marching Smoothie-ly into Spring
-Diet vs. Exercise

And more!

Now off to enjoy the last of the weekend.

posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 3.24.2013

Starting the Week Right

Hi Friends!l

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was pretty uneventful and downright lazy with the exception of cleaning the house Saturday morning.

It was definitely nice not to have much planned, and I am reluctantly dragging myself back to work once more.

Thankfully I have a day off in a couple weeks, so that is something to look forward to.

In the meantime, let’s talk blog stuff.

Here is a look at what we will be talking about this week:

-A festive Shamrock shake
-Springing into Summer
-Mean girls
-And a date with Layla!

Check in tomorrow!

Prayers for a good week!

posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 3.11.2013

Simply Taking Up Blog Space

Alright, I’m a failure.

I don’t have a post planned for today.

I’m sorry!


I do, however, feel a series of short posts coming on tomorrow.

It’s been ages and it just seems like the right thing to do.

Almost to Friday! We can do it!

A Look Ahead and Pictures!

I am back in the land of the living!

I have a phone.

I spent the first half of the week in convulsions.

No Facebook?

No camera?

No phone numbers?

No Facebook!?


The second half of the week I finally calmed the heck down… a little… and then just wanted my phone to text and take pictures.

I’m sort of lying, but sort of not.

Basically, I realized I heavily rely on my phone, and it was sort of good for me to take a step back and say to myself, “Do I REALLY need to take 30 minutes out of my day to check in on all my ‘friends’ and ‘like’ every status under the sun?”


So maybe I will chill the heck out with all my app-happy usage.

I ended up getting one Friday night, but through a series of issues and fun spats with my husband was unable to use it until this morning.

Everything synched up as it should, as well as me and Will, and he (as well as the rest of the world) no longer has to hear me whimper anymore.

Including you!

Now let’s talk about the week ahead.

Check in this week to hear about our week’s menu,

a homemade tabouli recipe,

why you really need to be lifting weights,

and more.

Just a few fun things to closeout the weekend- pics from last weekend I never got to share!

The phone
Broken phone

Broken phone

My beautiful sister and niece
Ps bday

Me and Layla
Ps bday

The sisters ala black and white

Ps bday

My favorite baby

Ps bday

Week at a Glance

Well hello friends! It’s Sunday!

I was supposed to share a post about cleaning my house at some point this week.

Yeah… about that… how about we move that to next week?

Why do I overcommit my poor blog, right? I find leaving my weekends open to post about anything/nothing is one of the things that keeps me posting without it becoming a whole chore.

I know very few people who like chores.

So let’s not make this a chore.


Instead we will post about a spotless house next week.

Because face it, the dust can wait a few more days, right?

So here’s a look at the lineup this week-

The B-Love Menu
A healthy pancake recipe!
An at-home workout
Making housekeeping a little easier
And hopefully more!

I’m taking off Friday and me and P are going to spend the whole day together- AND it’s her birthday weekend and we have a fun night planned. So hopefully I will post about some of that too.

But that’s all I am going to commit to for now. smile

I hope you are having a good weekend!

Mine has been pretty productive. I tend to leave a lot of stuff until Sunday, but made a concerted effort to get more done on Saturday so I could actually rest a little on Sunday. It was a good plan, and will be a good way to end the weekend.

Here’s to a good rest of the day to both of us!

posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 2.17.2013

A Look Ahead

Hi friends!

I hope you had a great weekend.

Were any of my blogger friends affected by the snow storm?

Hopefully not!

My weekend was nice. Friday was a low key evening, Saturday morning was spent being incredibly productive. Saturday afternoon was spent with my sister, and the evening was spent with P, Layla, and Will!

Pretty nice!

Today was full of busyness. Why are my Sundays always so jam packed?

I suppose I should plan better.

Anyhow, here’s a look at a few things I plan to post this week:

-My first try with pea protein

-Insanity: A Review

-A ring that’s special to me (um… wasn’t I supposed to post about this last week? smile)

-How to clean your house more efficiently

I’m going to enjoy the rest of my evening.

Here’s to hoping we all have good weeks!

posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 2.11.2013

Super Bowl Sunday Week Ahead Preview

Happy Super Bowl Sunday friends!

I hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying a night of fun. I scheduled a cheat day and have had an array of chips with dessert to follow. Oh my! 😮

Here’s a look at what we will be talking about this week:

-The B Love line up

-A veggie packed quinoa

- A quick guide to creatine

-Sharing a story about a special ring

And more.  Check in and happy Super Bowl watching!

I just watched the Go Daddy one with Bar and the nerd. Gross.

posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 2.04.2013

Our Chats This Week


Monday again.

Like you didn’t know.

But let’s not dwell, let’s be cheery!

Here’s a look at what I have planned for us this week:

-A quick work friendly breakfast

-How to freshen post workout locks

-Why you never want to travel with me

Plus more!

Here’s to a good week!

posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 1.28.2013

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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics healthy eating (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at!

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