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Thursday Things, 16 April 15

My Ipsy came in Monday. 

It was like a birthday present to myself.

Do you get tired of me telling you how great all the stuff inside is?

I get it.

I’m sorry.

Not gonna lie, though, this one was yet another winner.

I’m just applied the perfume rollerball that was in the bag and am currently inhaling my wrist. Fantastic.

We’ll discuss next Thursday.

I’ve made roasted asparagus with every.single.meal I’ve prepared at home

For the last two weeks.

Real life.

Easter brunch goodness

I’ve said it a million times, I make things I like for days and weeks on end and then forget about them for like the next two years.

Please don’t let me forget about my asparagus.

Thanks.

The Garage Sale

Yes, the garage sale, as if it were an epic sale of all sales.

I think my mom is going to have a garage sale, and Will and I are going to hook on and make it a joint one.

I think I’m completely underestimating the level of headache that’s going to come from trying to identify, sort, tag, and sell all our stuff.

We should have started waaaay earlier.

Plus Will and I have completely different opinions on keep versus sell. 

I’ve already told him we’re going to make it a like a game. We each get veto power on a certain amount of items. We also get a certain amount of items that are off the table in terms of keeping or selling.

Perhaps that will help keep us motivated and on track.

Probably not.

Workweek Hustle

As in the workweek hustle Fitbit challenge.

Guys, some of these people get fierce with this challenge.

Purposely booking the far away conference rooms so we can’t use them and are stuck using the ones closer to our own desks.

Others faking injury so we think they’re out of the game only to be completely shocked when they sync their steps and see they’ve been logging marathon like numbers.

Like, I kind of think some see how far behind they are and literally walk in place in the middle of their living room until the very second the challenge ends just to make sure they’re declared the winner.

(Mostly) for real.

It makes for awkward water cooler talk…

Sometimes you’re the windshield

Sometimes you’re the bug.

I was the bug.

My birthday didn’t start out so wonderfully.

An asteroid came careening out of he sky and forcefully struck my windshield Tuesday morning.

The result? A giant crack. With several other peripheral knicks and cracks (seriously- what hit me!?).  Apparently Will thinks they’re too deep to fix with a quick call to Safe Lite.

That means we’ll have to gift ourselves a new windshield! Woo hoo! What I’ve always wanted.

It definitely did not start my day off on the right foot.

The breakup

Here goes (yet another) a crazy confession:

I totally love the Air One morning radio show hosts Eric and Mandy.

They have this beautiful friendly chemistry and humor and are so relatable.

Love.

So when Eric left the show a few months ago, I was sad! They get me to work and I always enjoy their banter with each passing mile.

Eric can’t leave! What’s Eric without Eric AND Mandy!?

In case you’re wondering, he’s just, Eric. Ha!

Anyway, this week Mandy announced her departure from the morning slot and that she is moving into the mid morning show instead.

The show I don’t listen to because I’m already at work.

Not gonna lie, I’m sad and am going to miss that goofy bird on my commute to work.

I’m sure the new guys will be ok, but they’re no Eric and Mandy. smile

What’s up, cupcake?
After the windshield incident and a crazy day at work, I was more than ready to be home and do absolutely nothing.

Except, that wasn’t the plan! I was home long enough to change clothes and head to the church for an event.

We rode with my parents and they were so sweet and surprised me with six beautiful giant assorted cupcakes.

What's up cupcake?

My favorite in OKC. 

Thankfully we got home a little early and I treated myself to one two.

What's up cupcake?

Hey, it doesn’t count on your birthday!

That’s it for today. Anything you care to share? 

32: There’s Room for Cupcakes

I’m 32 today, which is weird considering I barely remember turning 31.

WHY IS TIME PASSING SO QUICKLY!?

Like years past (and mostly because I lack creativity today), I thought I’d share some deep and meaningful life lessons from the 30s. Ha!

1. Flossing is way more important than we thought.

No seriously.

I mean, I know out dentists literally crammed this truth down our throats all.our.lives. but the truth is, they’re actually right.

Before I hit 30 I had always been a noncommittal flosser. One or two times a week. Let’s not get crazy here!

Now?

Now I’m religious.

In fact, if we’re ever out together and you have a giant piece of broccoli in your teeth (hey, it happens) not only will I gently tell you, but I’ve got you covered on the floss. It’ll be in my purse.

Real friendship, y’all.

Since we’re talking hygienic stuff…

2. Shaving my face changed my life.

Not kidding.

If you’re not doing it, start.

NOW.

3. I’m completely comfortable having no idea who Meghan Trainor or Iggy Azalea are, or what the Kardashians are up to.

I’m old. It’s ok. I’d rather do a better job keeping up with people I know in real life instead.

3. The world will not crumble if I don’t workout six days a week.

My affections used to be completely focused on health and fitness stuff.

Six days a week, rigid eating, no treats.

BOR-RING.

Don’t get me wrong, that stuff is still important to me, but I’ve found life is much more than push-ups and protein powder.

There’s room for cupcakes.

4. I’m completely fine admitting Will is my better half.

Sure, we joke about it, and I tell him I’m the better half, but seriously- Will is the best part of Will and Brittny.

No jokes, all serious.

I pray for Will daily, but multiple times throughout the week I’ll also just praise God for Will and wonder why He blessed a blonde ditzy mess like me with such a solid rock like Will.

Whew!

5. I’m never going to be ok when it’s above 85 degrees.

I’ve tried. Oh I’ve tried.

I turn into a complete sweaty mess if I have to be outside for extended periods when it’s hot.

I hate it, but it happens.

I wish I could attend your outdoor wedding at noon this July, but I can’t.

I’m doing this for you.

The focus should be on the bride. Not the weird 30- something chick that just passed out in a puddle of sweat in front of all your guests.

6.  I’m still not entirely sure what I want to do with my life.

I know, I know! I should have my life together and a little more figured out by now.

The truth is, though, I just don’t. My five year plan is a little hazy these days.

(And when did a five year plan become a thing? I have a suspicion Billy Graham, George Washington, or Mother Theresa didn’t have a mapped out five year plan or “inspiration boards,” or a “word for the year” and they turned out ok in my book)

7. I eat fish, and I’m going to keep eating fish.

In fact, I need to update my “about me” section.

I shared my post about struggling with my commitment to full blown veganism about a year ago.

While I still follow a 90% vegetarian diet, I eat fish a couple times of week these days.

8. I’ve realized how much sweeter life is in the passenger seat.

Believe me, I’ve driven my own life for a very long season, and it was miserable.

Wrong turns, flat tires, and lots of car trouble.

As I get older I find such peace in letting go and trusting Jesus. I never want to take the wheel again.

9. I love being at home.

I hate to admit this, but over the years I think I’ve become a bit more of an introvert.

Not with people I know, but more so with social media.

I don’t take a bazillion trips to amazing places or eat the most Instagram-able foods.

I honestly like being at home with Will and the dogs, or with my family or a few close friends. 

You may call me a curmudgeon, but I just call myself a little unadventurous most days. smile

10. I want to be braver.

I’ve gotten better in my old age, but I’m still quite timid! I want 32 to be a year of stepping out and taking risks.

So yeah. Lots of deep thoughts today (haha). I want to be present and enjoy 32. I want to step away from the phone and live in the moment. I want to eat pizza and not freak out, or let my house get a little dusty every now and then (um, you’re going to help me remember I just said that).

Here’s to actually living.

Here’s to 32.

Brittny Flint-2nd birthday

Thursday Things, 12 Feb 15

The Aerogarden is doing fantastically.

Mint is a late bloomer

Except the blasted mint.

To say it’s a late bloomer would be an understatement.

It’s pretty much the herb I wanted most, too.

Figures as much.

Last weekend I thought I might just up and die right there at the gym for all the patrons to see.

I completed a good resistance workout, and then decided to quickly hit the elliptical.

I usually like to gradually increase the crossramp and really work to keep my heart rate up.

About 20 minutes in, I was dripping in sweat, and I was working double time.

Turns out I was increasing the resistance instead of the crossramp. Ha

Speaking of workouts, last weekend Will and I went to the park to enjoy the warmer weather.

Long talks at the park (and a secret selfie I took of the mister 😊)

We sat and talked and watched the kids playing.

Will looked over at me and asked, “Remember when we were kids and running was actually something we did for fun?”

😂

Totally killed me.

I remember the days when I was a kid and would run just because it was something fun.

While I have my moments, I can pretty much say I no longer consider running “something fun to do.”

Soo what are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

Do you love it? Hate it? Do tell.

Will and I aren’t huge celebrators, but we do acknowledge the day.

We don’t get crazy with gifts, either. Although, my sneaky husband did decide to buy me the rest of our bedding accessories for the new bedspread we bought last year. It wasn’t cheap and I was very touched by his thoughtfulness!

He also surprised me with the first season of The Americans. Anyone watch this?

My parents love it, and since it’s set in the 80s, I kind of figured I would too.

So yeah.

We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but apparently Will forgot.

As for going out on Valentine’s Day, don’t enjoy crowds or waiting forever at places in our old age, so we will cozy up on the couch Saturday night and let you guys have a night on the town without old fogeys cramping your style. smile

It only seemed right that today’s TBT pic be Valentine’s Day related.

Brittny-Valentines day OU cake-2005

This was our first married Valentine’s Day in 2005.

Look at that baby face!

I bought Will a cute Valentine cake as well as some red OU oakleys.

Which, surprisingly, he didn’t like because they fit weird (according to him).

Yes, I still remember.

And yes, it’s really me in that picture.

Remember that one time we all got crazy and dyed our hair RED!?!

Yeah…

In this week’s “Food Lately” post, I failed to mention the amount of peanut butter and jelly toast I’ve been eating.

It’s out of control, y’all.

That’s it for now.  I sure hope you’ll check in tomorrow.

Anything you care to share?

Thursday Things, 22 Jan 15

Let’s talk about things you’re not supposed to put down the disposal.

And how I pretty much put all.the.things. down there before actually researching, “Oh hey! You’re actually not supposed to put celery stalks, lemon peels, and egg shells down there!”

Who knew!?
I didn’t.

Let’s not tell Will.

I spent almost eleven years telling him, why yes you DO put citrus rinds in the disposal. It keeps things fresh and smelling good. Duh!

Continuing to embrace my inner granny

I’ve told you a million times, I am a complete and total grandma.

It used to but me, but now I just embrace the old.

Enter Carhartt socks.

One of the best stocking stuffers I received. Those things are so super duper cozy and warm and completely and utterly fantastical.

Fantastical!

For real.

If you buy them you’ll think, “Aw, these are the coziest socks and perfect to stay home in!”

I agree...sort of.

I say slap those puppies on and wear them always.

Just at home… That’s ludicrous!

My AeroGarden is causing me a teeny bit of craziness

We’re supposed to be in “high growth mode” right now, but yeah… We’re not.

Not even close.

That stinkin’ mint, one of the very herbs that prompted Will to get me this AeroGarden thing, is teasing me.

It should have sprouted two weeks ago but just now finally peeked through.

Killing me.

I think it’s because Will keeps it like a refrigerator in here maybe?

I did get to use some dill and like two springs of chives this week. Haha yes, two whole baby springs of chive.

I’m such a green thumb.

Cowboy Up

Today’s TBT comes courtesy of my husband.

Cowboy up

Who the heck is this guy!?

Sooo remember last week when we talked about Will bring Kountry?

(Yes with a K)

Proof.

Real life.

I wanted to share this pic last week and had funny stuff written up about it, but thought it might offend Will so I didn’t share.

When I told him he laughed and was totally fine with it.

Go figure.

I must say I wish I would have looked as cool during my weird stages as Will did with his.

That sultry and serious face. Killing me!

Deflate Gate

The Colts lost to the Patriots Sunday in an ugly, ugly game.

And then, then the deflated ball story broke.

The Colts lost ugly regardless, but that was just icing on the cake.

Incase you’re wondering, we’re going to cheer for the Seahawks…

Knead for Seed

I’ve been carb coma this week.

Gluten free lovers, look away.

The bread is so darn good and seedy and filling and wonderful.

End of story. 

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas friends!

Hopefully you’re elbow deep in Christmas pancakes while simultaneously putting batteries in all your kid’s toys.

That’s the life.

I worked out today.

I then had a healthy green monster for breakfast… followed by two of my mom’s Christmas cookies.

The breakfast of champions.

Her cookies are killing me.

Every single one of them are delicious.

Delicious!

Every.single.one.

I love that she still makes us a big variety and plates it up all thoughtfully.

Moms are pretty much the best.

And so are their cookies.

Oh, and while we’re on family, Christmas week texts with mine are a hoot

I'm no wrapper

I’m an awful wrapper. Always have been.

We did Christmas with them yesterday.

I also plan on relishing yesterday’s Christmas Eve leftovers when we get home tonight.

Pretty much everything was healthy, so that’s a win...except the dessert part.

Today we’re off to celebrate Christmas with Will’s family.

Every year we do a Christmas brunch and exchange gifts.

There’s an outing later this afternoon, but Will and I have to work tomorrow and decided to pass this year.

Oh yeah, did you see that sentence above?

I’ll be holding down the fort tomorrow. 

Wee!

Anyone else?

I realize working the day after Christmas is a serious drag, but I’m wearing my big girl pants tomorrow and am going to relish each and every painful minute.

I’m probably lying.

Also, my husband is a big stinker.

Very early this month we both agreed we were NOT buying gifts for ourselves this year.

Period.

Later this month it was all like, “We’re not doing gifts this year, right? Because I’m not doing anything, so you better not be either.”

“Agreed. No gifts.”

Only, the conversation was more annoying because I double and quadruple checked with Will.

“Seriously, no gifts right?”

“Really- we’re not getting presents, right?”

And so on and so forth.

Anyway, that guy up and bought me a little something and it touched my heart.

We’re really big time trying to save money right now because of all these recent changes (which will be revealed very soon), so it was a big deal that we absolutely not buy anything for ourselves.

Yet Will spent his fantasy football earnings to buy me the fanciest herb garden EVER, complete with LED lights and all.

It's about to get herby

It’s funny, I’ve tried to have one on my own many, many times but they’ve always died.

And it really bummed me out. I really want to channel my inner Nigella with fresh herbs from my house.

He knew that. smile

It’s never a gift I would have ever have thought to ask for, but sometimes Will, who pays better attention than I realize sometimes, knows me better than I know myself some days.

It was a kind surprise, and a sweet sacrifice.

No pressure on keeping everything alive now.

You know, since I’ve had such good luck…

Let’s think positively, though. It’s Christmas!

Today, this beautiful Christmas Day in which I’m not working, I’m going to soak up the rich love of Christ and celebrate Him.

He is my savior. The innocent baby who came to earth and made a way for me to know him. 

Happy birthday, Jesus. Today I rejoice in you. ❤️

More to come soon. Until then, Merry Christmas friends!

What all are you up to today?

Lessons in Dumpster Diving

Last Monday wasn’t the best Monday.

I woke in anticipation of the short week ahead and all the Thanksgiving activities.

However, it ended in tears and sorrow in my heart.

Last Monday I accidentally threw something away I shouldn’t have.

It left Will and I digging through our yucky trash bin searching for it amidst wet, smelly, disgustingness.

It wasn’t my best moment.

It also wasn’t my only moment.

Girls, I have an innate knack for screwing things up.

I’ve mentioned it a million times on this blog. I’d probably forget my head if it wasn’t screwed on.

I plow through life, often forgetting important things. As Beth Moore often says- I’m blonder than I pay to be!

I certainly don’t mean to. I truly have good intentions.

Oddly enough, the good Lord blessed me with a husband that pays.attention.to.everything.

He should be an auditor.

With all the recent changes in the B-Love house, Will has a lot on his plate and really needs my help.

I let him down last week, and our dumpster diving was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Once we (thankfully) retrieved the lost items, Will laid into me about his frustration.

“You say you want more responsibility so you can help me out, but you can’t even be trusted with what you have now!”

Along with a few more similar sentiments.

I let him down.

His words stung and made me feel like an awful wife. They didn’t hurt because he was wrong, they hurt because he was right.

I should be better. This isn’t something new for me.  I need to work harder at paying attention.

What’s more, I couldn’t help but also hear the words of Hebrews 5 ring in my ears,

“For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭5‬:‭12-14‬ NKJV)”

Just as I ask Will for more, I do the same with God.

I can’t help but feel there is a major parallel.

I keep asking for more and more, feeling I’m ready.

Not so fast. 

God has entrusted me with this life and this family. The truth is, I need to focus on perfecting those things before He puts more on my plate.

I need to be better about taking pleasure in my daily tasks and going out of my way to serve Will and be a blessing instead of a burden.

I need to encourage Him in the Lord instead of grumbling under my breath.

I need to have eyes that see ways to help out instead of glazing through everything...and throwing away important stuff.

I keep praying for opportunities for God to use me.

Praying for opportunities to store up treasures in Heaven so I have something to lay at his feet one day.

Praying for a ministry so I can carry out the “good works He’s prepared in advance for me to do.”

The truth is, He’s given me each and every one of these things under my own roof.

At my office.

When I’m grocery shopping.

I knew that already, but I guess I was hoping for more.

What’s funny, is that I’m not sure I’m ready for more. I have a lot to work on right now.

More will come, but I need to focus on what I have right now.

Some of our greatest ministry can come under our own roofs.

As silly as it sounds, I guess I felt like that didn’t count.

However, the Bible is very clear that God searches the intent of our heart. He also commands us to do everything as unto Him.

Even being a wife or pushing paper at work all day.

When we have a heart attitude focused on pleasing Him, it doesn’t go unnoticed.

I’ve started praying more specific prayers about being a better helpmate and paying better attention.

I desire to worship God with what he’s given me today, and pray the added responsibilities will come in due time.

So yeah. Will and I went dumpster diving last week. Thanksgiving togetherness, ya’ll.

If you’re feeling like you’re ready for more but stuck in park, hang on. Be faithful with what He has given and trust Him to multiply.

Thanks for listening today. ❤️

On Life Lately

Let’s talk a little about what’s going on in the B-Love household these days.

There’s something I really really want to share with you guys, but I need to wait just a little longer.

I’ve mentioned changes multiple times lately, and that’s what I’m talking about yet again.

It’s annoying when people do that, yes?

Anyway, things are changing and getting a little crazier earlier than expected, but I am counting my blessings and trusting God to give us grace to get through the madness.

I look forward to sharing more soon. Until then, yay for cryptic posts! Except not.

My parents visited my grandparents last weekend, and unfortunately my grandma is not doing so hot again.

Last Thanksgiving, my family and I surprised her and spent a few days visiting her while she had chemo.

She got better and had a clean bill of health after her last round, praise God, but over the last couple weeks her health started to deteriorate again.

I’m so blessed to have three of my four grandparents alive. They live far away it hurts how little I see them. I’m thankful for technology and being able to call, and am reminded I need to do just that on my way home today.

The dogs?

The dogs are good.

Good and old!

Couch potatoes

(Don’t get me started on why that couch is still in the living room. That’s another story...)

When did the babies turn into grannies!?

I still feel like Boz and Lucy are my young pups, but they’re 8 1/2 if you can believe it. They’re still naughty and adorable as ever, though they’ve definitely slowed down a bit recently (haven’t we all!? 😣).

The Bigs are good too. If this cold weather continues, I have a feeling I’ll be having two extra house guests earlier than anticipated.

(Update! We did last night)

Happy Teddy

When it gets ultra frigid, we bring their kennels inside and they stay the nights inside those. Though they’d certainly like to roam around, they are very much contained. Haha

The littles hate it. They kind of have mean girl syndrome.

(Update again: they did hate it as I expected)

Layla is killing me.
My favorite Minnie

Seriously.

Every time I see her my heart nearly beats out of my chest and I am overwhelmed by just how much I love that little girl.

She’s talking so much now, and it is absolutely hilarious (though I’m not sure P agrees at times haha). Remember all the things we said as kids that probably mortified our parents? Yeah, Layla is approaching that phase soon. Haha I’m sure it gives my parents a good laugh, seeing everything come full circle.

Work.

I started with a new company this past March. This company is so so wonderful and incredibly generous and good to its employees.

I still have new girl moments, which I kind of hate, but I figure they will continue to become few and far between with each passing week.

As for other things, Will and I have a mounting list of stuff we need to get done, but with the aforementioned cryptic changes, and football season in full swing, it’s been slow going.

I think he’s still set on selling our remaining two games, so maybe that will free up some time to tackle overhauling the jam packed office as well as a couple other daunting undertakings.

In terms of us handling the changes, I think we are doing well? I’m only half of the couple, so I suppose I should confirm with him, too. Haha

While things are certainly underway, we haven’t really felt the full blow of everything just yet, and I know it will come with some initial pain. I continue to pray each day and trust that the Lord will continue to navigate for us as we continue onward.

Will needs more time to rest and decompress these days because of the added stress, and I think sometimes my Elmyra-ness can be a bit much, so I’ve really tried to respect his need for us to just sometimes watch mindless TV together.

Oh girls, I am so thankful for that guy. I most definitely married up.

It’s also a good time to tell you I think Will and I may be joining a different church.

Actually, should I make this its own post?

I have no idea.

Maybe we will table that for another discussion. Woo hoo two future posts! One on church, and one on changes.

More teasers.

Who likes teasers? No one!

I promise to keep them to a minimum from here on out.

So yeah, possibly a different church. I will ask for your prayers about this matter. When we left our Life Group earlier this year, it was because we felt a tug on our hearts to lead something of our own.

While we haven’t taken the plunge yet, during this time I felt another tug on my heart about where we attend church too. I just want so badly to get connected and start serving. I want it deep in the core of my heart. However, I felt like perhaps a change needed to be made. Anyway, more to come on that, the whys and what’s next.

I guess that’s my big life lately update! Thanks for listening to me ramble. I hope all is well with you.

Check in tomorrow for more Ezra!

posted in The Doggies,The House,Un-30s,Willy bullet permalink bullet 11.13.2014

50 things I did on my day off

Here’s an ever so thrilling look at my day off last Friday. smile

1. Got up early
2. Debated whether or not I wanted to run.
3. Decided I didn’t want to run
4. Ran anyway.
5. Cried.
6. Got home, made a shake. Girls, I make a mean shake.
7. Realized my license expires this month.
8. Thought about how much I really didn’t want to get a new license.
9. Decided I really didn’t have a choice.
10. Contemplated how ready I needed to get in order to get a picture taken.
11. Decided to get semi-ready.
12. Realized that was ridiculous. I’m getting a license picture! Decided to actually get ready.
13. Decided all license pictures look bad no matter how ready one gets, decided to go halfway.
14. Got my new license. The picture turned out fair. Surprisingly, I look way darker than I really am. I’ll take it.
15. Went to Zam Zams for lunch with P!
16. Missed Kuwait. That place always makes me nostalgic.
17. Mulled over the menu. Too many choices.
18. Settled on the veggie platter. They use “veggie platter” very loosely.
19. Enjoyed P’s company. Talked tons.
20. Ate almost my entire “veggie” platter. Gosh I love hummus and baba ghanoush (Told you they used the word veggie loosely).
21. Said goodbye and headed to the grocery store.
22. Tried to find a decent parking space
23. Gave up and parked in the back.
24. Got a cart.
25. It proceeded to lock up and squeal like nails on a chalkboard.
26. Got another cart. It didn’t squeak as bad… I’m destined to get every bad cart.
27. Contemplated breakfast foods.
28. Settled on oats, as usual. I’m so old boring. One day I’m going to get totally wild snd come home with some bold and exciting. Like Grapenuts. (HELP ME)
29. Finished up, paid, and even saved a couple dollars in coupons. Woo hoo!
30. Unloaded groceries, made a special dessert for Will.
31. Cried because it smelled so good.
32. “Evened out the frosting” by eating it.
33. Went and saw my mom and Layla.
34. Played barbies
35. Talked about all that was going on (with my mom mostly… A little with Layla too. smile )
36. Initiated some deep and meaningful artwork from the Olivia coloring book.
37. Got slightly annoyed that Layla kept taking all the colors I wanted and wouldn’t let me finish my masterpiece.
38. Realized how ridiculous I was being.
39. Decided to give myself a pass. I mean, how often do I get to color!?
40. Went home, spent some time reading Isaiah and in prayer.
41. Woo hoo! Will came home. Greeted Will.
42. Scolded the dogs for being way to loud and rambunctious for his arrival. But seriously- dog greetings are the best.
43. Drove to the Honda shop to pick up our beloved oldie Honda.
44. They couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Awesome.
45. Made a giant plate of roasted vegetables for dinner. Was in heaven. Will, not so much.
46. Served Will his dessert.
47. Evened out the piece a little by eating some off the edge. You know, to help make it look prettier.
48. Had a rice cake. Totally the same as Will’s dessert. Except not at all the same as Will’s dessert.
49. Watched a show on the couch with Will and the pups.
50. Washed my face, flossed, brushed my teeth, took my vitamins and called it a night. I needed my rest for the OU-TCU road trip Saturday!

Whew. So you now know all the exciting events of my most recent day off. smile What are you up to today?

Check in tomorrow for Ezra chapter four! 

Tuesday Things, 7 October 2014

Guys, there’s a fly in our house that I can’t catch, and it’s driving me batty.

It's a proverbial cat and mouse game, only with me as the unlucky seeker and the fly as the annoyingly speedy hider.

It consumed the better portion of my first half hour after getting home yesterday, and I still came up empty handed.

Perhaps the spider will take care of him for me? Shudder.

Well girls, Will put me to work last week.

My husband put me to work (and a Teddy photobomb)

Our beloved Teddy, while adorable and rambunctious, is also a digger.

So, we’ve been spending time over the last couple weeks leveling the back yard.

It’s been a blast.

Except not.

I will say I’ve gotten quite an upper body workout with all the shoveling!

I’ve also been brushing up on my art skills
I was shocked Layla stayed put long enough to for me to work on this masterpiece.

I don't want to brag, but I crush coloring.

I don't want to brag, but I crush coloring.

I entitled it “Olivia paints a masterpiece.” smile

She kept taking every color I had in my hand, obviously because she was jealous of my superior coloring skills. I powered through and didn’t let her bring me down.

I wasn’t able to finish, but I’ll be back. You can count on that.

I’m so mature. 

I didn’t get a data usage warning this month!
You can usually set your clocks to the text message I get alerting me of my data usage. 

I’m pretty pumped this month because I didn’t get one!

I’ve really been trying to limit my time online. I’m tired of wasting time on nonsense that isn’t edifying myself or others.

I decided I want to be more intentional with how I peruse and post on social media. If I can’t honor God or encourage others, I’m not going to waste time with it.

Anyway, I was pretty excited not to get a data alert. Praying I will be wise with my time online this month, too.

It’s Monopoly time at McDonald’s again
Which means Will is killing me.

I don’t know what it is, but he gets sucked in every.single.year.

He’ll find any reason for me not to cook dinner so he can get fast food for himself (I just warm up frozen veggies and call it good). He’s already got a fat stack of codes (laid throughout the house) and it just started!

We also drove a little further on the way home from the game last weekend so we could go to McDonald’s instead of the other options a few miles earlier.

I even obliged his obsession by ordering something with peel offs. 

I’m dying guys.

Alright, that’s my randomness for the day. Anything you care to share?

The Art of Face Shaving

There’s really no eloquent way to discuss today’s topic, so I’m not even going to try.

Today we’re talking peach fuzz and how we don’t have to live with it. 

Face shaving.

For women.

Not lying.

Before you click off, hear me out!

I’m sure we all know women who wax, thread, or Nair parts of their face. This is the same concept, but in my opinion a little better.

Let me be clear-

You’re not grabbing your hubby’s razor and lathering up with Gillette shaving cream.

And absolutely no finishing the job with a splash of Old Spice. 

I promise.

There are actually special (and inexpensive!) facial razors on the market for this very purpose.

In fact, you might be surprised just how many ladies, famous and non famous alike, sport smoothly shaved faces without you even knowing!

Here are some of the reasons snipping that upper lip hair is beneficial (I’m killing myself over here 😂)

1. Exfoliation

Doing so removes dead skin helps with better cell turnover and overall younger looking skin.

2. Better product penetration

I personally feel like I get quicker absorption with a smoother face. When you spend good money on anti aging products, that’s a plus!

3. Smoother, more flawless looking foundation

This is a big one.

Foundation glides on so much better and really helps produce a beautiful glow on a smooth face. I also find highlighters reflect so much better on a smooth face, too.

Other things to know:

1. You need the right tool.
You’re obviously not taking a Venus razor to your face! Beauty supply shops sell razors specifically for the face area. I got 3 for $5.

2. You’re not going to come home with a 5 o’clock shadow.

I repeat! You’re not going to come home with a 5 o’clock shadow.

When you use the correct tool, your hair grows back completely the same way it was before- fine teeny little baby hairs. Scouts honor.

3. Where & how
For best results, do it in front of a window for natural sunlight with a clean, makeup free face.

Now you little more about why it’s great, but don’t take my word for it! Try it out for yourself!

I made a three minute video that covers the basics of all you need to know to buzz your fuzz (haha).

Sort of goofy, but hopefully a little informative.

Check in tomorrow for Ezra chapter three! I can’t wait to talk about this chapter. <3

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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 blove@theblovelife.com!


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