Smoothie and Music

Hi everyone!!

This morning I made my first smoothie since moving back from Boston. Crazy huh? I don’t know why I waited so long because it was just as tasty as I remembered :).

I also did something new (to me anyway) with it. I added oatmeal! Chris has always done this and I saw that Ashley adds it to her breakfast smoothies too so I decided to finally try it. And guess what? You can’t taste it haha!

That would be a 6-pound bag of frozen strawberries from Costco. Yes, 6 pounds! And that is almond-coconut milk. SO TASTY :).

Here’s what all went in the smoothie:

  • 1 medium banana
  • Handful of frozen strawberries
  • 3/4-1 cup of unsweetened almond-coconut milk
  • 1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 4 drops liquid stevia
  • Ice

I have a feeling that smoothies are going to be making more appearances in my life right now!

I downloaded a new CD the other day and I’m obsessed with it! It’s country and it’s the new Love and Theft album! I love every song on it, which is rare for me.

These two guys are pretty good lookin’ if I may say so ;). Don’t worry Chris…you’re my number 1! I heard their song Angel Eyes on the radio and loved it.

I may or may not have been listening to this CD on repeat since I bought it hehe. Speaking of country music…yes, I do enjoy some of it!…the new Gloriana album just came out! I think I need to get that one today. And then I’m gonna want to be boppin’ my head along to the music while working out :).

What’s your recent favorite song/album??

I hope you have a great day!



Blogger Meet-up and a New Dress

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been having a good weekend so far :). And I’m glad you all thought my bridesmaid dress choice was a good one! I’m super excited about it!

Oh and speaking of wedding stuff again…I found a dress yesterday for our engagement pics! I was so excited I tweeted about it hehe.

And several people wanted to see what it looks like so I found a pic to share! The only thing is that I like it better on me than I do on the model haha…but whatevs.

And here’s a shot up close so you can see that there are little polka dots on it!

I’m in love :D. And the good thing is that this dress is totally re-wearable! In fact, I think it will be a perfect dress for our honeymoon!

Okay enough about that. I had another blogger meet-up this past Thursday! Natalie from Southern Fit Foodie was in town for the evening. Over the past few months Natalie and I have become better and better friends. We “met” through Kristen¬†when all of us started an online Bible study sort of thing with Ashley and Brittany. I hadn’t seen her blog before then but after that we began constantly chatting and texting and getting to know one another. We have so much in common and I could tell that we would be good friends!

I was ecstatic when I found out that Natalie was going to be in town. I met her in German Village and we went to a bar called Hey Hey and then went to dinner.

I had SO much fun with Natalie. Seriously it was like we had met before and been friends forever. I absolutely can’t wait to see her in person again. We’re already trying to think of something where I can go meet her in Nashville!

To continue with friend stuff, I have had so much fun hanging out with my bestie here at home! She just moved back home from Cincinnati and it’s great to have her back here. We went for a nice long walk on Friday and last night we had dinner and fro-yo :). YAY for friends, both non-blog and blog ones!

Now it’s time to start getting ready for church! I hope your Sunday is fantastic :).


Bridesmaid Dresses

Hi everyone!!

Now that you know my wedding colors, I thought I would also tell you that we found our bridesmaid dresses on Sunday!! Apparently I’m a really easy bride to shop with because I would easily say no and yes to things and I made a decision rather quickly haha.

There were several things that I wanted to make sure of when shopping for bridesmaid dresses:

  • I didn’t want them to be too expensive. I know that ladies rarely wear their dresses again and I would never want them to waste a bunch of money on something that they wear just once!
  • I wanted a dress that all of my bridesmaids would feel comfortable in.
  • I had it in my head that a chiffon-type dress would go best with my wedding dress.

And I would say that we were successful in all three of those things! The dress was a really good price…I was amazed when I heard what it was! I had three of my bridesmaids go with me, all who have slightly different body types and it looked fabulous on all of them. And it was chiffon :).

So what does it look like??

And yes, it’s in that color! It’s a halter dress, but I love that the neckline is wider and that it’s sweetheart. I had my bridesmaids try on about 6 dresses and this one was by far my favorite. I can’t believe how easy it was to pick it out! Thank goodness :).

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the dress is from Alfred Angelo!

In other news, my new workout plan is going great! The strength workouts that Chris created for me are a definite challenge and it’s so nice to feel like I’ve worked really hard when I’m done….or actually when I’m done with one set haha.

My two favorite moves so far are the close grip push-ups on a bench and the hand walk-outs.

The close grip push-ups target your triceps and wow, they are definitely harder for me than regular push-ups!

Um yea…these are really hard! But I liked doing them. They made me feel kind of bad-ass….no idea why haha. You definitely need to try them!

And my schedule was switched around a bit this week so I have tomorrow off :)…yay for a long weekend! I hope you all have a great day!