Wednesday, July 29, 2015

#HashtagHumpDay | Vol.34

Hey girl hey!

Let's skip the whole of how much I love being off in the middle of the week and get right into the link-up, shall we??

It's #HashtagHumpDay and I'm joined by my fave gal pal and blogger in crime Laura - give her some love why don't you!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

Sorry both Laura and I have been absent this past week! Family and fairs will do that to a gal. Or that it's summer and all I want to do is lay on a beach and read a book. #relaxation #allworknoplay



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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

#HashtagHumpDay | Vol.33

Hey girl hey!

Let's skip the whole of how much I love being off in the middle of the week and get right into the link-up, shall we??

It's #HashtagHumpDay and I'm joined by my fave gal pal and blogger in crime Laura - give her some love why don't you!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

I've had family in town since Saturday. So, I've been really soaking in the family QT time and not sitting behind my computer screen and sharing all of my adventures with you all. #badblogger #butfamilyisintownsoitsokay

If you really want to see all of the fun I'm having with my baby sister and aunt - here's your teaser for all posts to come next week. Or you can be my friend and like all of my Instagram pictures :) you all should be anyways #intafamous #iwish

A photo posted by Lauren Rager Mullikin (@ellemullikin) on
I'll leave you with that - hope you all will link up for all of our fun! #ofcoursewerefun


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Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Favorites

Hello all!

TGIF?? I say yes. And I get to see my family this weekend and I couldn't be more excited! I get to double up on the family time this week with seeing family in Panama City on Wednesday and my sister visiting me this Sunday :)
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Also that Tarzan's parents and Elsa's and Ana's parents are the same people. Then that the ship they we're on that got destroyed in the storm at sea is the same one in Little Mermaid. I love Disney theories.

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I made these muffins for my "real food" challenge and they we're mouth watering! I admit I was a little skeptical about making muffins with zucchini as the main ingredient, but they we're super delicious.

Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#HashtagHumpDay | Vol.32

Hey girl hey!

Let's skip the whole of how much I love being off in the middle of the week and get right into the link-up, shall we??

It's #HashtagHumpDay and I'm joined by my fave gal pal and blogger in crime Laura - give her some love why don't you!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

Can I say that I'm still upset towards the mother saying I don't have control over my dog. I mean yeah, he shouldn't have jumped all over the 4-year old and knocked him down. But there's a reason why it says on the sign if children aren't comfortable around dogs then they shouldn't be in the dog park. And they had a pitbull of their own so I don't understand why she was so upset with Collins #dontmesswithmybaby #mamabear

I'll be in Panama City today visiting my family! They're vacationing down here from Georgia so I'm crashing their vacation and having a little one of my own :) #sittingprettyinsuntancity #vacationcrasheratyourservice

All of my favorite TV shows are back in session and all is right in the world. I've already professed my love for Catfish and the feelings towards Teen Mom is just as strong <3 mtvtrashtvforthewin="" p="">

My baby sister, aunt and cousin are coming down for a visit on Saturday and I couldn't be more excited! Cue fun at the beach and gaining all of the pounds that I've lost in the last 6 weeks #butfamilyisintown #caloriesdontcountonstaycation

And now with my family coming in, I feel that it is an extra motivation to actually put all of my pictures and other decor on my walls. But, then again I want to completely redesign because #newhomenewdecor #justanexcusetobuynewdecor

I have a confession to make: I just discovered how awesome the square picture setting is on the camera for iPhones and it makes all of my pictures super pretty and Instagram ready. #doingitforthegram #nowmyblogpostsarepretty

But then I get nervous that if I love the pictures so much and I want to print them out, then what happens?? Do I have to pay extra for square prints?? Should I take double of all pictures in square and regular form?? I DON'T KNOWWWW #ramblingphotothoughts #thoughtswhileItakepicturesofmydog

My reaction when I look at MyFitnessPal at the end of every day and seeing didn't eat enough for my macros but I'm just so full and I thought I did so good #imcryingoverfoodandsomethingswrong

Hope you all have an excellent hump day and link up with us! I'll be busy on the beach :)


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Work For It | Week 6 Update

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This week was so much better in terms of my eating and working out! And by better I mean I actually ate what I was supposed to and did have Dunkin for breakfast 5 days in a row. It was only 2 days last week - high five!
Start weight: 157lbs

Week 6 weight loss: 2.4lbs

Current weight: 153.6lbs

Total weight lose: 3.4lbs
This week I'm doing a 5-day "Real Food" challenge with my aunt and it's all about eating foods that aren't processed or any refined ingredients.

This is the meal plan I'm following this week and I have to say I'm pretty impressed because everything sounds so flavorful! I made pork quesadilla last night and they were very delicious and husband approved. Then again you can't really screw up quesadillas.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Coolest Dog at the Park

I'm a believer that my dog is the coolest do ever. 

I mean look at him, he's so photogenic
But majority of our pictures look like this. He knows when I'm taking a picture and immediately looks away from the camera. Just like this.

I call it his blue steel look. It's good that he doesn't have a bad side :)
He has no problem making friends every time we go to the dog park. Big or small. He even has to greet the owner too before the greeting the dog that belongs to the owner.

He'll make a great host one day for a doggy bash.
As you can see the dog park is where we spent all of our weekend. Even checked out some new digs! It's been raining all weekend, but a little rain wasn't gonna stomp our dog park parade.

This new park we went to is on the opposite end of base and just off the highway. It's connected to a big field with soccer and baseball fields and has a fence line surround the woods.

In Collins' words, "THERE'S SO MUCH SPACE FOR ACTIVITIES!"
With a big sand box to play in, I had one happy pup on my hands. We we're the only ones there for an hour, which tends to be the case when I take him every day anyways, but Collins' was digging getting to roam around without anyone following him.

Except for me of course - I'm a hovering momma, I can't help myself.
With a big mud puddle post-monsoon, you can call Collins a happy pup and this new dog park having his paw print of approval!

Only down fall of one of our trips this weekend, Collins knocked over a 4 year old because he got too excited and thought he was greeting him with love and affection the Collins way. This cut our trip short on Sunday because of the mother of said child yelling at my dog and me because apparently I "don't have control over my dog."

Sorry, I get protective over my baby when someone questions how I raise him. He's still the coolest dog at the park.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Favorites

It's Friday and I'm gonna throw a party.

A couch party that is. I ain't even mad about it.

Yes I'm aware that sentence doesn't make any sense and that ain't is not a word. But it's Friday!
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Give me this pretty outfit now!! In every color, please.

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My future home better have a reading nook and I would really love for it to look this pretty, please :)

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Pizza AND spicy?? Yes please!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

#HashtagHumpDay | Vol.31

Hey girl hey!

Let's skip the whole of how much I love being off in the middle of the week and get right into the link-up, shall we??

It's #HashtagHumpDay and I'm joined by my fave gal pal and blogger in crime Laura - give her some love why don't you!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

I will be busy laying on my couch all day and laying on the beach for a small portion of it. I have zero ambition to do much today and lately I have been really needing a day of rest to just relax and have me time. #allaboutme #yourinmyspot #majorcouchtime #couchpartypartyofone


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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Work For It | Week 4 & 5 Update

I've been slacking on the fitness updates around here.

Actually I've been slacking on the working out for the past week. Can I blame it leading up tp the holiday weekend and that a lot of our friends are leaving for deployment this week?? I say yes.

Or that I'm lazy. I prefer the former. But I wanted to be real with all of you and admit that I slacked and need to get back on the wagon.

I did not take any week 4 pictures and I'm perfectly okay with that. Because these week 5 pictures shock the hell out of me seeing as how I've gained weight (of course) from all of the poor food choices I've made.

Again, 4th of July equals really really good food. AKA chips and dip and alllll of the grilling.
Starting weight: 157lbs

After week 4: 154.4lbs

Current weight: 156lbs (excuse me while I cry)

Total weight loss: 1 stinkin' pound
I'm still chalking this one up as a win even though the results are kind of lacking.

Back to eating better and working out consistently! 
 
It's a new week and a new beginning!

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Monday, July 6, 2015

June a la Instagram

Hello everyone, and happy Monday!

I'm going to recap with you on this beautiful Monday morning my month of June all thanks to the good ol' Instagram. If you're new around here: you know that I love recapping my months for you all and basically for myself too.

It helps to look back on everything that I got to do in the last month; reliving my memories while we spend our time down here in Florida since it's so unknown for how long we will be lucky to call this our home.

And can you believe we are now half way through the year??
1. I committed to bettering myself and to start working towards my fitness and weight loss goals. I've also been recapping my progress with you all every week!
2. Took a little day trip out to the beach; have I mentioned how much I love living by the beach especially in the summer??
3. I have attempted and perfected Running With Spoon's recipe for Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins
4. BLACKHAWKS WON THE STANLEY CUP!!
5. We love our dog park time - especially now being in the water!
6. I wanted to document my uber cool boho chic outfit I rocked at work one day.
7. The perks of Sundays off before Blake goes into work - having moments like these.
8. This boy here loves the water!
9. We took a little adventure out to the dog beach and found the cutest boardwalk in Quietwater Beach. Collins even loved the slushies.
10. I lasted a whole 20 days without Dunkin Donuts.
11. Collins' is forever known as the dog who "loves to lay in the mud"
12. I'm so blessed with the friends I have made here and am gonna miss one of them when she leaves in 4 days for her deployment
13. Love my dad and had to honor him for being the best dad ever!
14. My cute shirt I scooped up from when I was in Mexico. May or may not wear it every single week :)
15. Doesn't this picture of Collins and Blake just melt your heart?? Ok, maybe it's just mine.
16. Hey-o workout selfie :)
17. What's better than Sunday's off? Having Wednesdays and getting to splurge on myself and the little guy with a big bone.
18. I threw a baby shower brunch for one of girlfriends down here for her first baby and I was so happy with how it all turned out! Especially her little basket I put together for her.

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