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Tuesday Things, 8 Dec 14

Take 20 seconds today and meet Arthur.

This dog.

He epitomizes my love for the canine.

He walked over 400 miles and had no prize to achieve like the racers competing.

He got a meatball 400 miles before, but was a friend for life.

There’s a good chance I’m walking into the office with striking white dry shampoo head multiple times a week.

Real life.

It’s awful, guys.

I try to remember to rub it out, and I do.

Sometimes.

How to turn me into a huge puddle.

Oh girls.

My sister has an email account for Layla that’s she’s going to share with one her day when she’s much older.

There are hundreds of things I’ve wanted to say whenever I try to rid myself of distractions and write her a letter.

Then I start contemplating my thoughts, tear up, turn into a big mess, and never write anything.

Oh man y’all, I completely fall to pieces!

So my goal is to push through and write something I’ve been meaning to for months now.

If I turn into a big crocodile teary mess, so be it. We push though!

Or just write a lighthearted and funny email instead? (Duh!)

Two Words

Hot Hands.

Oh.my.stars.

I greatly appreciate these things. They’ve saved me many a frigid football game.

We were outside a few hours last weekend and those puppies were like a big fat hug amidst my chills and runny nose.

Bethel Music’s You Make Me Brave

This song.

There are actually a few on their new album that are darn near killing me, but this one was the first I heard.

Love.

How to Annoy Me
To all of you organized and on top of everything eager beavers who sent out your Christmas cards Thanksgiving weekend- Stop It.

You’re making the rest of us look bad.  smile

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

Tuesday Things, 2 Dec 14

My office got a new coffee machine a couple weeks ago and it is killing me.

Seriously.

It’s affecting my life.

I love coffee but rarely drink it (yeah, yeah I realize it makes no sense).

Now that they have this new machine with the most delicious vanilla flavored coffee ever, I’m up to multiple cups a day and it’s killing me, ya’ll.

I had the worst time trying to get to sleep last week, and staying asleep was just as hard.  I knew it was the coffee but I just.couldnt.stop.

So yeah, I rationed down to one cup, first thing in the morning. One and done. No matter how wonderfully vanilla-y it is.

HELP ME.

Yesterday was the first day my macros were finally where they needed to be since Thanksgiving.

I did fairly well navigating through the long weekend, but I spent my fair share of time carb crashing after the large meals.

It feels good to be back to normal eating and feeling more like myself.

Kind of.

I mean, who doesn’t love a plate full of your favorite carbohydrates?

We had a house full of dessert and delicious leftovers.

We finished the last of it Sunday. Now there’s nothing.

Nothing.

No pie. No potatoes.

It’s like complete food drug detox over here ya’ll, and I’m kind of going through withdrawals.

Ugh.

Pass the protein and healthy greens.

Parenthood
Joel and Julia.

It’s about time they reconciled so my life can go back to normal.

I still have so many unanswered questions. Mainly, WHY ARE THEY CANCELING THE SHOW!?

The game changer
Guys.

My culinary horizons have expanded.

Have you ever “hard boiled” your eggs in the oven?

If you have a Pinterest (I don’t), you’ve probably seen this trick a million times.

Someone told me what a difference it made for easier peeling, and they weren’t kidding!

I’ve always battled peeling problems. Pieces of egg completely ripped off when I’ve tried to peel. What a waste!

Just plop your eggs in a muffin tin, and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.

Plunge the eggs in an ice bath and let them sit a few minutes before peeling.

Easiest removal ever.

No more Neilsen

Remember how annoyed I was when Will agreed to do the Neilsen rating stuff for a week?
Turns out, it wasn’t too bad.

Um, maybe even a little enjoyable?

(What’s wrong with me!?)

Now it seems strange not having to write down what we’re watching every single time the TV is on.

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That’s it today! Any randomness you care to share? 

Tuesday Things, 18 Nov 14

We went to Sam’s last week and they were out of everything.

Instead of melting into a puddle of disappointment, I decided to make lemonade.

Meet my vitamins for the next 200 days.

Men's 50+ vitamins. That's how we roll.

Yep. Real life.

Will and I usually split a big bottle of adult vitamins, which they did not have.

It was either Centrum Silver, or these men’s 50 plus gems.

We checked the price, and geriatric men’s pills it was.

Real life.

If my voice starts deepening, I start eating only a third of my plate and getting full, or you catch me falling asleep in a rocking chair with a crossword puzzle across my lap, yeah, you know why.

Things that have been putting me in a food coma these days.

Oh man. Thanksgiving and Christmas food.

They.are.killing.me.

I’m still on track and eating smart, but that doesn’t mean I’m not eating well!

I pretty much want to live inside my favorite mashed sweet potatoes. 

In fact, I’ve decided I’m definitely making these for Thanksgiving next week. I might even share with others too.

I decided if it snows, regardless of the amount, we should get to stay home.

Yes, I realize it sounds ridiculous to some of you who know what it’s like to live in places with real snowfall.

You probably wear shorts when it’s 30 and think snow tires are for sissies.

I get it.

But think about all we could get accomplished if we stayed home?! I would have the most.organized.house.ever.

Since we’re talking about cold weather, it’s officially fluffy sock season.

Fuzzy sock season

Don’t overthink it.

Sure they’re ugly, but they’re worth it. Embrace the fluffiness.

I totally get and respect Movember and the whole no shaving thing, but...

I think some guys should be prohibited in outwardly participating.

Guys, I’ve seen some super bad attempts at growing facial hair. Some are patchy, some look like children with glued on beards, and other guys look straight up creepy. I realize I’m asking a lot, but seriously…

I think my lips are evolving into sheets of sandpaper.

With the array of helpful products on the market these days, there’s no reason to have chapped lips.

But this weather is kicking my butt and now that I’m old I can’t keep up!

I’m exfoliating every day, which helps tons.

Since we’re talking sandpaper, my skin and hair are crazy dry too.

I feel like a big, fat, flat, dry sponge. I need to get serious about my winter hydration program and fast!

Your wildest dreams can come true.

I’ve become a bit of a peanut butter snob over the years, and often gag at the thought of eating “fake” peanut butter.

(Although, I need to come clean and be completely honest. I definitely have moments when only fake, plastic-y peanut butter will do.)

Will, on the other hand, eats nothing but fake peanut butter.

Check out this monster.

We are going to need a bigger spoon

It’s ten pounds of plastic-y peanut butter heaven.

We need a bigger spoon. 

posted in All About Me,Nothingness bullet permalink bullet 11.18.2014

Tuesday Things, 11 Nov 14

When football meets football
Does anyone else find it weird how the NFL keeps pushing American football on our British friends?

Guys. They have football.

We call it soccer.

Apparently it’s kind of sort of catching on, so maybe I’m wrong.

It just kind of makes me laugh.

One of my food dreams had come true

And.its.killing.me.

It’s no secret I’m kind of totally addicted to peanut butter.

I’ve always wished I could find one that had higher protein that I could buy at a regular store instead of online or speciality shop.
Naturally killing me. Peanut butter and added protein!? Dead. 😍
This peanut butter.

Help me.

This stuff has flax for added omegas plus pea protein for an extra three grams of protein than regular brands.

Sooo it’s safe to say this jar will be gone by the end of the week.

Zep-ity Do Da

Let’s talk cleaners.

I have no brand loyalty to anything. Half the time I go to the store needing one thing and coming out with another. 

They all promise the same things, but most are iffy at best for actually delivering.

I was lucky enough to get to try a couple samples of Zep the last time I cleaned my house.

The good news is that everything they claimed on the front of the bottles was actually true.

The Oxy spray handled yucky buildup, and the disinfectant not only cleans and deodorizes but also de-grunged too.

I have a feeling I won’t be so lost next time I head to the cleaning aisle.

Zep!

This throwback
What is happening here!?

Brittny FLint-5 years old-is this a smile or what

I’d anyone disturbed like I am?

What are your making for Thanksgiving?

I need to borrow your inspiration.

Help!

I always bring much of the same, and I love all those things, but I thought it might be fun to change things up and being something new and delicious.

So fire away.

Hug a Vet
Finally, thank you so very much to all our veterans. I cannot express my appreciation for the sacrifices you and your families make.

I grew up an army brat my entire life, and have such a love for my country and service men and women because of it.

Brittny Flint-5 years old with Dad when he left for Germany

The time away, the moves, the changes… It’s not always easy, and I am so thankful for what you and your families do.

Thank you so much. Praying the Lord blesses you, keeps you and your families safe, and gives you wisdom and discernment in all you do.

Alright dears, that’s all for today! Check in tomorrow for more fun. 

Thursday Things, 6 Nov 14

Let’s talk about how I spilled 64 ounces of water in bed last weekend.

Real life.

I almost inserted the word “accidentally” into that sentence, but seriously- isn’t that a given!?

Thank goodness it was water. But for real- half a gallon dumped all over your bed?

No good.

Let’s also talk about my current jam.

Big Daddy Weave’s Overwhelmed.

My “jams” are almost always upbeat, workout type music, but this one.

Oh this one.

So good and totally jam worthy.

In fact, there are times when I’m in the car and it comes on and I darn near feel like I need to pull over so I can fully worship every time I hear it!

Probably not a good idea to close my eyes and lift up a hand (or two) when you’re driving, you know? smile

Anyone else slightly bummed about driving home in the dark this week?

So sad. I love this time of year. It’s my favorite. However, it sure is sad going to work in the dark and going home in the dark!

You can thank me for the wonderful TV programming you’re about to enjoy.

Soooo a couple weeks ago we got a letter in the mail from Nielsen ratings.

You did too?

Of course you did.

Only, instead of ignoring their call like most everyone in America does, Will said we needed to take their survey when they contacted us to give feedback.

Ughhh really!?

I specifically remember doing this (which sheer excitement and joy) as a child. I told Will, “I’m pretty sure I had to keep a journal and write down all the stuff I watched for the week.”

He was all, “Are you sure? I think you just answer some questions on the phone.”

So yeah. I was right. When they called this week they sure did ask questions over the phone.

Questions to confirm out address so they could send out the three journals we now have to complete (one for every TV in the house).

Thanks Will.

Oh- they did send us $2.

Wee!

***

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

Tuesday Things, 28 October 2014

Please tell me you’re watching the final season of Parenthood?

I feel like there are way too many loose ends right now and it’s going to be impossible to put a pretty bow on everything.

That’s what I want. I want Zeke to get better, I want Christina’s school to be a success, I want Amber to find her way, and most of all I want Joel and Julia to get back together.

Sadly, I feel like this is the type of show that is most definitely going to end with a little heartache (probably Zeke?) and just a continuation of life with no real definitive resolutions.

I need resolutions.

Joel. Julia. This needed to happen yesterday.

We’re getting crushed in Fantasy Football

Yes, I didn’t say we’re crushing fantasy football

I said we are getting crushed.

It’s not so fun when you’re getting crushed. Lucky for Will, he has a couple more leagues on his own that are doing better.

But that doesn’t help ours! We stink.

Although he hasn’t said it, I’m pretty sure Will thinks I’m dragging him down. smile

Don’t tell Will, but I think I’m about to bring out the Christmas music.

I’m usually not that type, but its November this week, and I think it’s totally acceptable to play it in November.

I bought cashew milk on a whim the other day

I’m an almond milk girl all the way, but when I saw this at the store, I thought I’d give it a go.

It’s good! I’m still all about almond milk, but I’m glad I gave this one a go.

What goes good with cashew milk?
Chocolate cake.

Aaaand a little stress.

Soooo Will’s mom’s 60th birthday is coming up. About two months ago, I started prodding Will and his dad to figure out what we should do for this big birthday.

We took a trip to Branson for Will’s dad’s 60th, so I at least thought it would be nice to do a party and make it a big deal.

...

Those are crickets. Week after week I would ask about it and was told they were thinking about it, look at the calendar, going to coordinate with her mom (Will’s grandma), etc.

Will told me this was his dad’s thing, and he wanted to take the lead on deciding what we should do.

As I anticipated (I should have known leaving it up to the boys!), even with my early gentle reminders, nothing got done and everything is going to be last minute.

I was a little frustrated, as now Will’s grandma, aunt, and I are trying to put a little something together and still make it a big deal.

Thankfully my mother in law has a good and gentle spirit and I’m sure she will be tickled that we thought of her regardless of how it comes together.

But seriously.

Chocolate cake.

That’s all you really need for a party, right? 

Things I’m Loving Thursday: 16 Oct 14

It’s Thursday and I’m ready for Friday.

I know, I know.

I should seize the day and be thankfuk for the day at hand… I agree.

But seriously- Friday.

In honor of “seizing the day,” here are a few things putting a smile on my face.

Pure Protein Chocolate Salted Caramel Bars

TILT

I mentioned my love for their dark chocolate coconut bars a few weeks ago, and the salted caramel bars also make the list.

So so good. These were my go-to snacks when I was surrounded by no healthy options over the weekend.
Ruth’s Chris’ broiled tomatoes

Okay I get it.

When I say Ruth’s Chris, broiled tomatoes probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind.

I respect that.

But seriously. Broiled tomatoes. Dead.dead.dead.

They somehow caramelize the tops and the skin is super tender. I can’t even take it.

In addition to getting them as part of my dinner (hello vegetable plate!), I also ordered them as a side.

Don’t judge.

I Found You- Anthony Evans
Tilt

I don’t watch The Voice, but if you do you might remember Anthony Evans from season 2.

This guy- he’s got some pipes!

I love this song for a variety of reasons. It also has a great trance feel in several parts which makes is really fun.

This throwback Thursday pic
Brittny Flint-4 yrs old & home from 1st dance recital

So much material here.

I fear I pretty much spent the 80s wearing SPF zero, hence the ultra rosy cheeks.

Oh, and if I could, I would totally still wear that tutu. Ha!

What I find funniest is that I was big into dance classes at that age. I can barely count to eight these days, let alone figure out how to coordinate flowy movement within the numbers. What!?!

Mary Kay Warm Amber
Oh my gosh. I’ve probably mentioned this scent a million times on the blog already (Actually, I have. Ha), but seriously.

This scent.

It’s only $25 and smells expensive and like a dream. I love wearing this scent in the fall.

Do it.

In fact, I’m making an order soon so let me know if you’re interested.

Big Sexy Hair Powder Play
I got this sample like a year ago (and posted about it!) and recently started using it again and forgot how much I love it.

It adds some serious root volume and really gets in there and adds some pow, that’s for sure. I just sprinkle it on my scalp in places I need volume, give it a rub, and am good to go!

The forecast this weekend!
It is going to be absolutely beautiful! I’m so very excited and hope to spend some time outdoors sipping tea and hanging with the people I love most.

TILT

Alright friends, that’s all for now! Anything you care to share?

Check in tomorrow for our Ezra study!

posted in Nothingness bullet permalink bullet 10.16.2014

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?

Tuesday Things, 30 Sept 14

I broke down and started taking allergy medication.

I know. You’re probably wondering why I waited.

Yeah, yeah, I know.

Historically it’s made me feel worse over the years. However, at this point I’m not sure I could get worse, so in a moment of weakness I got all crazy and slammed an allergy pill.

It’s getting wild around here ya’ll.

This Pure Protein Bar
This.

Before Quest Bars were all the rage, Pure Protein was my go to bar for snacks on long road trips.

I had a couple coupons to use the other day and picked up some of their new flavors. I got a salted caramel one I have yet to try, and then this dark chocolate coconut one. It is delicious!

Sometimes when I stay up past 10, I send wacky text messages to my sister

Deep thoughts with my adult "kid" sister

Actually happened.

But seriously- she can still do a cartwheel.

I feel like since I workout, I should still be able to do one too, but then I realize working out does not necessarily equate to being able to flip your entire body over your head.

So yeah. No cartwheeling.

12 graphs that show why people get fat

Interesting read.

Something weird is happening...again

It never fails. At some point in any given year, I suddenly remember I don’t hate doing static cardio.

Sometimes.

Just like every year before, it’s back again.

I find it crucial to take advantage of the opportunities when this bug bites, because it doesn’t last forever!

I’ve logged lots of steady state cardio over the last few weeks and have also listened to lots of good podcasts. Double win.

Our DVR is full of shows
As usual, we tape a million series and never get around to watching them all because of our schedule.

We keep up with our favorites, but a lot of times we don’t even watch some until the Christmas lull when they show reruns for weeks on end.

More importantly, can we please talk about how this is the last season of Parenthood? It’s pretty much my favorite show and I’m totally bummed. It’s like the last show about “life,” everything else is about cops, mysteries, unrealistic dramas. Can’t we just have a regular old show about life??

Sheesh.
Obviously I’m very close to this. smile

The Sooners are on the road to TCU this weekend

The horned toads are getting all crazy and doing a purple out Saturday.

I can only hope the sooner fans travel well and wear the most Crimson of reds.

I can’t think of many colors that clash worse. smile

That’s it for today.

Any randomness you care to share?

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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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