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Things I’m Loving Thursday, 22 May 14

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It totally has me sucked in again, guys.

Are they going to avert the drone attack?

Is the poor young soldier going to be exonerated?

Is Chloe going to go back to being the annoyingly rigid patriot we love?

What about Audrey?

Ah! Sucked.in.

My homemade Chapstick

Crafting.

Guys.

This is the stuff.

And I made all by myself! (Imagine my four year old self prclaiming the last sentence)

Wake!

Go listen to this song NOW and I promise you’ll feel a little bit better about the rest of the day.

It’s my current favorite jam, and is an excellent workout tune too. Instant day brightener.

This picture. Pretty much sums up the meaning of life, yes? wink

Lovelies

Our rose bushes

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Speaking of flowers

Lovelies

I love this thought.

My nightly vitamin ritual

Mostly vitamins

Sneaking pictures of my sleeping dogs

Weekend snuggles

Sleeping giant

I wanted to get a picture of Teddy, but she’s completely hyperactive and I’m not sure she sleeps? wink
Okay friends, your turn! What are you loving lately?

posted in Nothingness bullet permalink bullet 5.22.2014

Thursday Things

*Tanning.

Let’s discuss.

It’s getting hot outside and once again it’s time to don sandals, shorts, tanks, and dresses.

Except, I have to call ahead and give advance notice anywhere I go so the public can wear proper eye protection.

Glaring white.

It’s what I am.

Yes, I still have the tanning machine.

However, I’ve pretty much decided if I use it I can’t work out the the entire time I’m tan. I sweat glow so much that it starts to kind of melt off.

It pools in some places and fades in others. It even wipes off, too.

What a mess.

I end up looking like a spotty giraffe and it’s just all bad from there.

It’s not just the tanning machine either. It’s pretty much all fake tanners.

So which is worse, glaring ghastliness or spotty giraffeness?

No Seriously.

Which one is worse?

*Is anyone else already counting down to Memorial Day weekend?

Please say you are.

Last year we spent the weekend in a super remote cabin away from the world.

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It was heavenly.

We have no plans this year, but I’m just looking forward to a long and relaxing weekend. I’m spoiled this year because it happens to fall on my Friday off, so that means I get a four day weekend. Seriously, I can’t even contain my glee.

*Speaking of glee, I made Chapstick over the weekend!

Crafting.

I’m pretty excited gleeful about it.

It was so easy, and I have Chapstick to last a year now.

I can’t wait to share it with you guys soon, and give some away!

*Please tell me you watched 24 the last two weeks!?

I was afraid I was going to hate it, but it totally sucked me right back in. 

This is the first time we’ve had to
wait a week between episodes, and I hate it! I would much prefer to watch it all in one weekend.

I’m awful.

*As for other things, I decided to WebMD a minor ailment the other day.

Don’t do that.

Ever.

Seriously, it’s awful. I probably just had low blood sugar for a minute, but spent all day Monday convinced I had fibromyalgia.

True story.

Basically, don’t go searching random symptoms unless you’re mature enough to handle the reality that you just might, probably, most definitely have fibromyalgia.

*Over the weekend, Will and I pulled out some of his sports pictures in preparation of hanging each other them this weekend (we seriously hate hanging stuff and get so grouchy. Okay. Mostly me.) Most of them were boxed with bubble wrap.

Layla enjoyed stomping on the bubbles.

Bubble wrap

Adorable.

Okay, let’s end on that.

Any randomness you care to share?

Things I’m Loving Thursday, 1 May 2014

Elizabeth Mott’s It’s SO BIG Mascara

Things in loving

Now, I should preface this “loved” item.

I’m not sure if it’s the two terrible back-to-back mascaras I’ve had prior to this one, or if this mascara really is stupendous, but I’m hoping it’s the latter.

This mascara sample came from a past Ipsy, and I’m just now getting around to trying it. It provides great coverage and really does leave my lashes full, thick and “SO BIG.”

I’m pretty sold on drugstore mascaras because I think many of them are just as good as more expensive brands I’ve tried, but nonetheless I’ve enjoyed using this stuff and therefore am adding it to this week’s love list.

Dial Skin Therapy Body Wash

Things in loving

I don’t even remember the last time I purchased a Dial product before this one.

It’s just not my “go-to” body wash brand.

However, there was a good coupon for it the other day, and I was in need of body wash, so I thought, “What the heck? Let’s get crazy.”

I picked this one because I’m a sucker for anything that says Himalayan sea salt or
84 minerals. Haha Hey, at least I know it, right?

This stuff smells lovely. It exfoliates nicely, too. Win.

Equate’s Firming Gradual Tanner

(FYI it’s the Jergen’s generic version)

I forgot to take a picture of the bottle. Sorry!

Yeah, yeah, we know I’m ghastly. However, this stuff is a great help in bringing me into the land of the living. It’s not as great as our tanning machine, however it also doesn’t pool up or “Giraffe,” so I feel like it’s a good middle ground when I’m not air brushing myself like the side of a car.

This quinoa, chickpea, and avocado salad

Pretty much all my favorite foods thrown together in a salad. Brilliant.

As if the five I already have in my cabinet weren’t enough, I found another peanut butter to love.

Things in loving

Peanut butter and honey is most certainly not a new beloved combination. However, I’ve never purchased a jar with the two already combined.

Why do the hard work, when they already did it for me?

Thanks Smuckers, now I can eat the entire jar in six days.

Thanks, Smuckers. Thanks for nothing. Gah.

Along those lines...

Haha

Definitely made me laugh.

This Song

Things I'm loving

I like Shawn McDonald’s music, and this is a fun and different sound than his usual stuff. And I love it! Very fun and upbeat.

Alright, your turn! What are you loving?

posted in All About Me,Nothingness bullet permalink bullet 5.01.2014

Thursday Confessions: The Birthday Weekend Edition

1. My birthday was Monday, but the lingering birthday cake is killing me. Help.

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2. Speaking of, over my birthday weekend, I treated myself to a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter.

But then?

Things just got crazy.

This just went from bad to worse

3. Will went down to get a snack during the Red and White game and came back with peanut M&Ms to share with me.

I told him I wouldn’t eat any, but yeah… I totally did.

I’m a sucker for those things. They’re pretty much my favorite.  Seriously, why are they so good?!

4.Teeny glass-like sprinkles make everything prettier and more delicious. Seriously, it’s a thing.

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5.My glaring paleness is straight offensive. This isn’t so much a confession, rather a declaration.

Offensive.

6. My birthday present is getting a second couch for our living room to match the one we just bought.

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Um, the weird thing is, the couch seems way too fancy to make it our everyday couch. Am I weird for saying that?

Probably.

7. When I blew out my candles, I wished for something most 31 year olds would have. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, or a bad thing. Haha

Okay, that’s enough for today. Feel free to get something off your chest in the Share the Love section below. smile

Thursday Things, 20 Mar 14

It’s that time again. Bracketology.

Bracketology

Like every year I completed a bracket, and like every year I did very little research.

And like every year there’s a high probability Will is going to crush me.

But I keep coming back for more.

I can’t help it.

It’s March Madness bay-be (say that in your best Dick Vitale voice)

Work is freaking amazing.

I realize it’s only my first week and I know absolutely nothing about the intricacies of office politics, but seriously, this company is ridiculous in the best possible way.

Pinch me.

And I totally had a nerd moment Tuesday when they hooked up my phone and I realized it had a camera hooked to it. I can see who I’m talking to, and vice versa. I totally had a CTU moment in my mind whereby I pretended I was Chloe calling Jack Bauer to alert him of a new threat.

Please tell me you know what I’m talking about?

Anyway… So far, so good.

For St. Patrick’s Day they gave out cutely decorated bags of Lucky Charms

Can we please talk about how delicious that stuff is!?

I haven’t had them in years, but totally had some Monday. Um, mind blowing. Next cheat meal, perhaps?

Sooo, we’re having to teach our old dogs new tricks.

And they’re terrible at learning new tricks.

They are old, and crotchety, and spoiled.

I have no idea why.

It’s not like we babied them or anything.

Anyway, they’re not allowed on the new couch, and it’s killing them.

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They’ve been allowed to hole up on our couch all their lives, so this is a new concept.

To help with the transition, we bought them a plush, cushy bed.

Dogs life

It’s working...sort of.

Partially.

Somewhat.

Hardly at all.

Here’s to hoping positive reinforcement helps!

I’m still holding out hope Joel and Julia are getting back together.

On Parenthood, that is.

I love that show. Last week seemed to be a step in the right direction, but the preview for this week’s episode left me hanging. I’m not giving up.

You know, because I have a say in the matter. smile

That’s all for now. Anything you care to share?

Thursday Things, 6 March 14

I like putting things in my jacket pockets at the end of each season so I can find them the following winter.

Yes, it sounds totally weird, but it’s true! From a few dollars, to movie stubs, it’s always like a fun trip down memory lane or a gift to myself I had forgotten about. Now that I think about it, I ought to put notes in Will’s jacket so he finds them next season too! haha

I hate peeling potatoes, but find peeling carrots a little therapeutic.

I have no idea why.

I ate an entire row of Tagalongs last week.

I bought a box for Will, but did my own fair share of damage.

The Girl Scouts are killing me.

I seriously need to learn how to throw a punch.

I look pathetic.

I did a little kickboxing over the weekend while Will was on the computer, but sadly I think I became more entertaining than the iMac. HELP.

I didn’t watch the Oscars last weekend. I never do, I never will. Another confirmation I’m old and boring?

Apparently a recent study found women take on average 55 minutes to get ready each morning.

On days I wash and dry my hair, I take almost 30 more minutes than average. I also get around slowly each morning.

This study was eye opening. Perhaps I need to find more efficiencies in my routine?

I have a secret I want to share with you guys, but I’m struggling to decide the right time.

The cat is out of the bag in my “real” life, yet I feel like I still need to wait a little longer until everything comes to be. I promise to share very soon. smile

That’s it for now!

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Thursday Things, 20 Feb 14

Will and I DVR a lot of shows.

Since we get up so early, we go to bed early. That means we rarely have time in the evenings to watch the shows we record.

For that reason, we’re currently working through a couple series during their Christmas episodes.  It’s been sort of a treat. With the holidays so far away, I feel like I’ve gotten a little Christmas in February. smile

Oh, and with all this Christmas stuff, I suddenly have the urge to put up the Christmas tree we never put up.

I should probably jump on this feeling, considering you never or know whether the tree is going up in the B-Love house.

Hey, February isn’t too early, right?

Christmas gift

My Ipsy came in!

I look forward to sharing it with you guys next week. 

Spoiler: I got extra-long false eyelashes (AGAIN).

I went back and checked the questionnaire they had me fill out and yep, I said I liked classical and professional looks.

Do they think I burlesque on the weekends? Sheesh.

Speaking of makeup, I’m rounding up makeup to include in my goody bags for the girls over at No Boundaries.

It was fun finalizing the makeup I want to give them. As I started to go through all my makeup, it reminded me of how blessed I am. I decided I wouldn’t make any more makeup purchases until the stuff I have is empty. I already have more than I need, so why go spend money on more stuff?

Anyway, this process is going to take FOREVER.

Seriously, like probably a year.

Here’s what I’m currently alternating between.

Lips

And there’s a ton more where that came from (but I figure I should pace myself haha).

If you’re interested in sending over any of your unused makeup or any goodies to contrinue to the No Boundaries gift bag, there’s still time! Send me an email at blove@theblovelife.com.

The IF conference starts tomorrow, and in celebration I decided to take the entire day off!

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Pretty nice treat to myself.

Plus since all of Saturday will be eaten up with the conference, it won’t leave me much time to get stuff done over the weekend. I figured having the day off would allow me to get in a workout instead of having to do something super early on Saturday morning, go to the grocery store, and do some laundry. Yay me!

That’s about it for me. Anything random you care to share? <3

Thursday Things, 13 Feb 14

Watching the Olympics has definitely confirmed I’m old.

I have complete admiration for the hard work and dedication these people put into mastering their sport. However, I also can’t help but wince every time I watch them crash onto their knees during many of the sports.

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Can you believe the impact and abuse our poor knees, and especially theirs, take in a lifetime?

Yes, I’m old.

I’m watching the Olympics and simultaneously thinking about these athletes and their knees. (HELP!)

So the mint plant I got last year for my birthday is still alive (yay!).

However, it was recently pelted with avids.

And it totally ticked me off.

“Oh no you don’t!” I thought to myself.

Will helped me concoct a natural deterrent, which helped but also really dried up my leaves. So, I’ve had to do lots of pruning and give lots of extra care to my poor mint plant, but I think (I hope!) we’re through the worst.

Maybe I should start singing to it?

Then again, it’s doing so well…

As you saw Monday, I got into a little trouble with peanut butter over the weekend.

HELP ME

I knew better than to buy that darn White Chocolate peanut butter.

I.knew.better. 

But I thought, or secretly hoped rather, I would be able to be mature around it.

Turns out I can’t be.

I’m like a blood hound let loose in a meat market.

I literally opened the container the second I got home from the store and unloaded groceries.

What is wrong with me!?

Although, I did unload the groceries first.

That shows some type of restraint right?

Keep telling yourself that, Brittny…

Too late

Do any of you guys watch the Sonic commercials on TV these days?

Thanks to the DVR we don’t watch many commercials at all, however we watched a lot of the Olympics “live” over the weekend and had to endure commercials.

Those Sonic commercials?

I’m on the fence.

Will hates them.

I do too… but also secretly maybe sort of kind of like them… a little.

Although I will say, I totally don’t understand the dynamic between the two guys. The dark haired guy seems so normal, and the other guy seems so…annoying. I guess that’s the point.

Any randomness you care to share? smile

The One With Taxes & Look Ahead

Hi, hello!

Here we go again.

This weekend was incredibly boring and painful and can be summed up with the following: taxes, financial planning, and the like.

Thrilling.

Oh, on an exciting note (haha), Will bought some outlet covers that have lights on them. He’s pretty excited about them.

Will's covers

Aaaand, in the dark:

Will's covers

Me? Not so much.

Pick and choose your battles I say.

Oh, and we watched a lot of Olympics.

While sitting on the couch.

Eating peanut butter.

Fat.

Obviously, I’m not going to bore you with a recap.

Instead, I’ll share a few pics (with commentary haha) from the last few days.

The pups… and hideous slippers.

I hate that I love them.

But gosh darn it, they’re so warm.

Pups… And hideous slippers

Crazy hair
I love this crazy girl so much!

HELP ME.

HELP ME

Too late.

Too late

I knew better, but I did it anyway.

#Weak.

Will helped some too.

I disgust myself.

Getting ready for Valentine’s Day.

Pretty v-day nails

It’s Mexican food week at the B-Love house.

I have no idea why, but for some reason everything we’re eating this week is tied to good old Tex Mex inspired food. It all just sounded good. smile

-Meatless Monday (and Tuesday) is Oh She Glows Black Bean and Potato Burritos

-Wednesday & Thursday are shredded beef tacos for Will (and black bean for me)

-And Friday are How Sweet’s Carne Asada Nachos

Will absolutely loves those nachos, and even agrees to have them with baked scoops to help somewhat clean them up a little.

As for workouts, they sort of depend on the weather. We’re supposed to get snow tonight and part of tomorrow, so I think I’m going to keep my workouts at home the first part of the week, with weights at the end of the week.

Let’s talk posts!

This week we’ll be talking about:

-a healthy snack gone wrong

-when you might want to skip eating before the gym

-Thursday Things

-Valentine’s Day!

-and a weekend post

Check in tomorrow! Until then? Let’s conquer this Monday. Prayers you guys have a blessed day. <3

Thursday Things, 30 Jan 14

Can we please talk about how pumped I am for Winter Jam?

It’s true.

Winter Jam is a super gigantic Christian concert tour that will be in OKC Saturday.

I mentioned my affection for listening to trashy rap music while working out over the years , and how making the simple switch from embarrassingly awful rap to Christian rap made a (obviously) huge change in my entire outlook and Christian walk.

Lecrae, my favorite Christian rapper, is headlining the concert. I’m so excited about it!

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I’m sure you’ll get the lowdown on Monday. Brace yourself smile

I’ve recently renewed my obsession with roasting garlic, only for it to fizzle soon thereafter.

The problem, however, is that I roasted 5 heads over the weekend with an entire bag of fresh garlic waiting to be used. Ugh…

Bulk buy. Good plan.

Similarly, I’ve also renewed passion for lemons, but thankfully I’m not sick of those (yet).

Lotsa lemons

I pretty much can’t even drink my water if there’s not a lemon wedge in it right now.

Such a total water snob.

Are any of you guys watching Parenthood this season?

It’s one of my favorite shows on TV right now, and it’s killing me! Julia and Joel can’t break up, they just can’t!

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What’s worse, now I have to wait a whole entire month before it’s back on.

Gosh darnit, Olympics.

I wonder if I can use this month to contact the writers and stress the importance of their reconciliation?

Good plan.

Sooo, I pretty much cackle every time I watch a “My Boyfriend Does my Makeup” on YouTube.

Sure, sometimes they get a little long, but they almost always make me laugh.

I tried to get Will to do a video with me for today’s post.

Yeah, obviously didn’t happen.

He’s such a curmudgeon.

For the record, you would have cackled too.

I bought this pretty, pink, summery dress at Target last week.

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I got it on clearance for $11.

ELEVEN DOLLARS. What!?

It’s true.

I want to wear it.

Like right now.

It’s going to be in the 40s tomorrow.

Sleeveless dress? Winter weather?

Good plan.

<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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