Friday, April 25, 2014

Cousteau's Waffle & Milkshake Bar

Happy Friday!!!! FINALLY.

The Hubs & I both had last Friday off. (Good Friday) It was pouring rain here in FL ,but we still went on with our plans we had for the day. BTW there is no rain like FL rain. Its usually hurricane like rain with the whole sideways thing going on. Therefore an umbrella does you no good. Thanks a lot Florida!
Anyways.... I heard about Cousteau's via Lyndsay's blog.

Yessssss look at that deliciousness! The Hubs got the plain ole' waffle. Called the "Unpaid Intern". I got the delicious melt in your mouth heaven waffle called the "Hennessey" waffle. Its the s'mores waffle, marshmallow fluff, chocolate sauce & graham crackers. What more could you ask for?!
I loved that they had the old style glass bottled Coca Colas too. They also have what is called Wonuts. Like donuts, but a waffle. I will be trying one of those next time I visit. & a milkshake. Check them out.

If you are ever in St Augustine Florida, do yourself a favor & visit Cousteau's! You will not be disappointed. I promise! And on a side note, if you wear a red beanie you get 10% off! :)

I leave you with a little old school Fresh Prince..

Hope you have a fabulous fresh Friday! & dream of yummy waffles for the rest of the day ;)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

32 things that make me happy

Happy Wednesday folks! I saw this post on Denise's blog today that she posted earlier in the month. I am a little behind on reading all my blogs I follow! But I always catch up eventually.

So here it is...

1. A nice sunshiny day!  We've had a few perfect FL Spring days in the past couple of weeks. But today its chilly! Boo! Come back Mr. Sun.

2. A bible verse or a good quote that speaks to you in the moment that you really need it.

-"I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalms 16:7-8

- "Great things never came from comfort zones."

3. My sweet Hubs. Obviously. Mainly the fact that I can honestly say he is my best friend. We always have fun when we are together & laugh. We love each other & it shows. Can't wait for our day off this Friday. We are going to this place in St Augustine. I'll let you know how it turns out. :)

4. When people are quiet. Especially in the morning times. I am a quiet person most of the time. & I am not a morning person AT ALL. Therefore please don't speak to me in the morning. Thats a little harsh I know. But hey no sugar coating here.

5. My family. I have been lucky enough to live close to the majority of my family on both my Dads side & Moms. I am a family girl. Always will be.

6. Ice cream. or anything sweet really. I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. Its out of control really.

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7. Iced Coffee. It has become my new obsession. This is probably not a good thing.

8. Make up, make up & more make up. A new eyeshadow or lipstick makes me excited like a little girl. Hey, its the little things right?

9. Twitter. I love tweeting. I have over 15,000 tweets. I know, a little obsessed. But in my defense I have had Twitter since forever ago.

10. Sand between my toes. I love the beach. I don't even go that often though. & I live in FL. But I plan on going more this summer. Its so relaxing. & girl needs a tan.

11. Cooking a meal that turns out fabulous. I the best recipe I have ever made & really impressed myself with is Chicken & Dumplings. I make them in my crock pot. Heaven.

12. Singing. I have been singing for as long as I can remember. It will always be the best part of me. My gift from Him.

13. Talks with my best fran Han. (have to say fran cause it rhymes with Han!) We always have the best talks. We usually end up laughing hysterically at each other. Its the best medicine for the soul.

14. Spending time with my parents. I mentioned family before. But parents are more than family. They are the reason I am who I am today. Time with my parents is even more precious to me today than it has ever been before. When you grow up a little & do the whole move out & get married thing, you realize how precious time is with them.

Aren't they the cutest? :)

15. Disney World. The happiest place on earth duh!! I will be there in a little over a week. I am ecstatic!

16. A fancy handbag. I will forever be obsessed with handbags. I can never have enough!

17. Twilight. Yes I am on that bandwagon. Team Edward all day, errday. I would be his Bella Swan anytime.

18. That "just got off work, riding down the road with the music turned up" feeling. & even more if its a Friday.

19. Going home after work & just crashing on the couch because I don't have to cook that night. Like I said its the little things.

20. Massages. Preferably a professional one with hot stones. Oh it does wonders.

21. Some good b-Que. If you have read any of my posts before you know my hubs & I love some good southern b-Que. Its our goal to always find the local hole in the wall barbeque place to eat when we travel.

22. Having a supportive husband. Nothing better that having someone to be there right by your side the whole way in any season of life. He is the best.

23. Blogging. Whoda thought?! I haven't been as active on my blog this year as I was last year when I first started it. But I really enjoy it. & I don't think there is blogging rule that you have to blog everyday. I honestly don't have time for that!

24. Best friend dates. I have 3 best friends. I don't see them frequently ,but its always right back to where we left off when we get together. Good friends are hard to come by. These 3 girls are the best.

25. A good make you want to dance song. Don't lie you get down in your car!

26. 3 day weekends like this one coming up!!

27. Pedicure. What girl doesn't like a good pedi? In FL we get these things religiously.

28. Vacations. Duh. Nothing better than being away from work & real life for a few days or however long.

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 29. Being organized. I am a total OCD freak. I like my things where I want them when I want them how I want them!!! Crazy. I know.

30. Pibb xtra. Used to be Mr. Pibb. &only a fountain Pibb, not bottle or can. With ice. Delicious.

31. Sleep. I will choose sleep over mostly anything. Even food. Maybe....

32. Finding a good deal! I am a shopaholic. I admit it. & nothing is more awesome than an awesome sale. Just awesome. :)

Hope you're enjoying this lovely Wednesday!

Monday, April 14, 2014

One of those really awesome weekends...

You ever have one of those really awesome weekends where you don't want them to end? I mean lets be real. We never want the weekend to end. But this past weekend was one of the most relaxing, best weekends I've had in awhile.

It started off Friday night with a little shopping with my Ma. Mostly grocery shopping ,but some leisurely shopping too. :) I had to get some glaze paint for my next furniture painting project I worked on Saturday. So our first stop was the woodwork's store. Next the mall. I found the hubs some really cute sunwashed peachy colored shorts for only $8! Score. I get super excited when I get a good deal.

Saturday morning I slept in a little and then headed to McDonalds in my pjs & no makeup to get myself an iced coffee and an egg & cheese McGriddle. Yum. Don't worry I didn't get out of my car. The only people who saw my bed head & sleepy no make up face were the poor souls working the drive thru.
The hubs left early that morning to go fishing so I had the house to myself. It was nice to sit on the couch and just chill out, drink my coffee & watch my shows.
My little brother had a church softball game at 12:30. I got there a little late. Ya know like 30 to 45 minutes late. I know I know. I am working on it. I'm such a late person. But in my defense I am always on time for work,  I just have to get the other areas of my life on time. After the game I went to the "Chicken House" with my parents & little brother. & I stuck to my healthy eating.  Which is extremely hard going to C House! Its a little barbeque joint in my hometown that has been around forever. It is addicting & delicious!

I was having an awesome hair day on Saturday :)
After lunch I went to parents house to start on my paint project. I am taking the bottom piece of an old china cabinet & painting it an off white color to go in our living room as our tv stand.

It is not finished yet. I have to put the glaze over the white & rough it up a little bit to give it the rustic look. I have to say it was actually pretty relaxing painting on Saturday. The weather was gorgeous & the wind was blowing so it was cool inside the garage. I will post pics of the finished product later.

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 Saturday night the hubs & I went on a little dinner date. It was nice to spend some one on one time with hubs. & get dressed up of course. Nothing better than a relaxing Saturday night with my best friend.

Love my sparkly stack from Saturday night. Watch from Charming Charlie. Bracelets: Bauble Bar, Michael Kors & Juicy Couture.

Sunday afternoon continued the weekend relaxation.

It was def a task to walk over these rocks. #imaklutz

My hubs, his best friend & best friends girlfriend & my Pa in law went to the beach. I'm not exactly sure where we were. I don't know if it would be considered Big or Little Talbot Island. Wherever we were it was perfect. The sun was shining & the wind was blowing off the water so it wasn't hot at all. The boys fished while Katie & I laid out. I need some major sun on my ghostly skin. Not all people from Florida are tan unfortunately. After the beach we went back to Chases house (the hubs bestie) to cook the fish the boys had caught. Fresh fish, mac & cheese, sweet potato fries & the hubs famous jalapeno hush puppies. Definitely did not do the whole healthy eating thing, obviously! But it was delish! Even more delish because the boys cooked it all. :)

Oh yah! Remember this post? Well say hello to Michael :)

I actually got it on sale so what did I do? I bought an MK bracelet too of course! (pictured above)
Big handbags & sparkles are the way to this girls heart. :)

What a fun relaxing weekend! How was your weekend? I hope it was as good as mine!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What Every Woman Wants

It is turned out to be quite the beautiful spring day in FL today! I hope you're getting some of this beautiful weather too. But as beautiful as it is outside doesn't mean I'm feeling up to that level today! I have been pretty frustrated lately. With myself in general I guess. I have been on & off trying to lose some weight in the past couple of months. I do really good for a few days & then I completely bomb. Anyone else have this problem? (If you say no you're lying!) Every woman wants to lose weight or in some way change their body. Its like a sickness. Especially among women. I've wrote about body image before in this post. Most women hate on their body's every single day.
I read this post today on The Huffington Post. Its about a video of a spoken word poem of a girls day to day thoughts about her body. "She reminds us that practicing body positivity is a daily process, and having occasional (or daily) doubts about our self-image does not mean we have failed ourselves -- or each other -- in the ongoing crusade for body acceptance."
 I am the worst about getting down on myself because I "messed up my diet" for that day. So then begins the cycle. I ate something bad one day so I say oh well and continue to eat bad. Then a few days later I'll try to start again. I am SO SICK of this cycle. I don't want to be on a "diet". I just want to make better choices. Have a healthier lifestyle. Eat healthy & work out. This is my goal. Not to yoyo diet. But just to be healthy.
I am not trying to get a "thigh gap" screw you society and your thigh gap! (Now that we have cleared the air on my thoughts on that issue.) I don't want to super skinny or whatever. I just want to be the best version of myself. I don't want to be a nazi about my food either though. I don't want to feel guilty when I have a cupcake. Its all about finding a balance.
My friend Hannah and I have been really trying to motivate each other. We tell each other when we didn't eat the donuts in our office or when we had a water instead of a coke. We are each others accountability partner. This has really been helping me a lot. I need someone to do this along side of me. & who better than my best friend. A little motivation can go a long way.

What are your motivation tools? Do you struggle with body image?

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Fashion Faves

Hallelujah the weekend is in sight! I honestly don't think I could've handled another work day!

Taking the easy route today & posting some of my fashion faves! Enjoy :)

#1 This dress from Hopes! In love!

#2 Have you been to! If you haven't you are missing out! You can get 15% off on your first purchase. & free shipping!

Loving these right now:

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#3 I am making a major purchase this weekend! Hello Gorgeous :)

One of these baby's will be coming home with me! Just have to decide which one! 






#4 Have you heard of Luvocracy? Check my collections out!

All things beauty & pretty's.

my Luvocracy app

#5 Loving all the pretty sandals coming out for spring/summer!

Found these a couple of weeks ago at Charming Charlie! Love!

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What are some of your fashion obsessions right now?

Hope you have a fabulous weekend :)