Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fiber One Cookies

Friends I need to let you in on a little bittersweet secret of mine. 

Fiber one cookies.

Only 120 calories per cookie and they are soft, chewy, and delicioso!

And hey 5 box tops! (Does anyone even save these anymore??)

Oh and they have fiber, which in important to maintain a healthy belly right? I mean that's what we are told at least. I'm sure there are studies that prove or disprove everything I mention and I'm completely ok with that. 

Problem though. (Cue dramatic music) Only 6 come in a box and I've ate like 2 a day. Which lets be real. I've ONLY at 2 a day. I really should be proud of myself. 

However, needless to say, they are gone and I don't think my belly appreciates all the fiber I've blessed it with the last 3 days. 

Moderation people.

(Pulls out megaphone)

Moderation Chrissy!!! Have I taught you nothing??!?!

 I should have just bought a package of chewy chips ahoy and been done with it. It certainly would have been cheaper, and I'd still have some left. But I guarantee a package of those is way more than 720 calories. 

The good news is if you can control yourself to eat just one a day or when you need a sweet pick me up treat, it's the perfect little bit of amazing to do that.

Maybe it's better they are gone and I have no more temptation. 


That is what I will tell myself at least. 

So don't go buy them if you have little to no self control over chocolate chip cookies. You are thinking you are doing good by buying the "healthier ones" but if you eat them all in one sitting, well you aren't helping the problem. You are just creating a new problem. "Binge fiber cookie eating."

Good luck my friends. I'm struggling at this too some days! Chocolate chip cookies are my kryptonite. 

Well that and Starbucks Mocha Frappachinos. 

Keep calm.....and you might as well go ahead and finish that box. 


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What is Your Passion?

Hi Lovelies!

I know, I know. Where have I been? All over the place it seems. Between being a wife, mom, full time employee, student, night time dance party host (in our living room), oh what else.....

I know it would be pointless to go through the ridiculous amount of excuses as to where I have been, but that is just what they would be. Excuses. And Frankly, as Sweet Brown would say "Ain't nobody got time for that!".

So why now? What is going on with me that I suddenly want to blog again? Life. Life Happens. Life happens when you are busy planning the future, when you are busy trying to figure it out even. It goes on with or without you. I recently made some decisions in my life regarding my school and career that were pretty big decisions. Sometimes you have to really go after what you want. Even if its hard, even if its scary, risky, or you are unsure how to do it. I am beginning to think regret is worse than not trying!

This is my new favorite Quote/Picture. It completely makes me smile, makes my heart beat race, is so encouraging to me! I read it every day. EVERY DAY.

So, that's why this blog is back up. I have a passion to write, and instead of worry about what people think of what I say or don't say, I am going to write. I spoke to a writer recently that said if I wanted to write, then I would do it. That there is a difference between people who "wish they could" and "people who do". I hated how right they were. It made me mad actually and I was instantly like "psssh, you don't know me and my schedule and everything I have going on." Then after I came down off my emotional vacation, I realized they were right. If I want to write, I need to write. If no one reads it, I still get to write. I get to put "pen to the paper" or tickle the keyboard squares to construct thoughts into sentences and hopefully make something of it. I would love nothing more than to eventually write for a magazine, newspaper, write a novel, or even just blog and help people. None of those things can happen if I sit back and just "hope" they happen. It is going to take work, dedication, and drive.

So what will you see in this revamped little project of mine?



Fashion Style Advice......

Beauty Tips........

Humor........(I hope at least!)




Mom Life..........


Basically its going to be like a stuffed crust pizza with all the toppings. Supreme! You will just have to pick off what you don't like and enjoy the rest. (And I don't even like supreme pizza, so I understand this will be a struggle for some, even myself!). I am going to approach topics and areas that I have opinions about that may push against yours. That's OK! One great thing about all of us, is we are different. We have different ideas, theories, thoughts, plans, etc. It's what makes us who we are!

Writing is a passion of mine. Reaching people. Connecting. Feeling like I am helping someone. I just didn't realize it until now that instead of "wishing I could", I just need to "just do it". (Nike would be so proud).

I am not committing to writing daily, but I would like to. Weekly at least. Sometimes it will be really great, and sometimes it will be ridiculous, and sometimes it will be very short and boring. The point though is I am writing. Now I know there are friends who will read this and go "Really? I thought she wanted to a news anchor, or host her own talk show, or be on camera being the goofball that she is." The answer to that is still yes. Would I love a job in broadcasting, or media, or where I can interact with people? Absolutely! We all have to start somewhere. If Oprah or Kelly Ripa calls, I will be sure to let you all know.

So what is YOUR passion? Do you love working with people, but you are stuck behind a desk? Do you love to draw or paint, but feel like you are inadequate because you didn't get proper "training"?. Do you love animals but don't know where to begin with volunteering your time? You have to start somewhere. Recognize what you love and GO AFTER IT!

I want to beg you to stick around, be patient with me, share the post, help me speak to the masses, BUT, for now. I am just glad you are here. Sharing a few minutes of your day with me. Buckle up sunshine, for who knows where this journey will take us.

Until Next time....

Keep Calm.......and Fight for you Passion


Friday, January 2, 2015

Giving The New Year a Break



Now choruses of Old Lang Synge can begin, everyone can name off their new resolutions for the year and begin loading up on all the new goals they are setting.

I usually take part in the fun of making a resolution. I, of course like most people, end up never changing the habit, lifestyle, or task that I find myself so concerned about on Jan 1. It's fun to see people with the spunk to see change though. Whether its in their own lives (usually health) or whether it is spiritual, financial, spend more time with family, or spend more time unplugged from the constant "tap tap/scroll scroll" motion we all know too well on these smart phones. Its energizing to see someone so motivated.

Can you imagine if we took the same energy as "I'm going to the gym everyday in the new year" to "I am going to tell at least one person about Jesus everyday in the new year". Ouch. That one was even hard for me - But I digress as this specific post isn't about whether or not you plan to make spiritual changes in your life. (but you totally should think about it, because I know I am)

I decided for once I was giving New Years the day off. Yep, that's right. No resolution, no promises that I make just to 'have one', no swearing off chocolate or soda for the rest of my days. No pressure and let me tell you.......It was the "BEST (new years) DAY EVER" - (and if you read that as Rapunzel you get a cookie)

You see, the new year came in for me a little different. I woke up with some physical ailments including a sinus cold, some aches and very little sleep from the night before. I decided that it was ok for me to eat a half a container of French onion dip, stay in my pj's all day, NOT go workout or go to the gym (GASP), drink a diet coke or 5, snuggle with my children, sit with my family while laughing and crying in the same movie, have a bowl of ice cream at bedtime....I could go on and on. See for me, this year, I decided to not put the pressure on New Years Day anymore. I have never had a more relaxed, carefree and happy new years day. Are there things about myself or my marriage, family, finances etc that I would like to change?


Since I started to lose weight a year or so ago, I learned that you make the changes you want and you learn to live with the ones you don't. The "day" you make them is not as important as setting a goal and sticking to it. My type of change this year isn't going to be to achieve something renowned. Maybe I am just ready to re-prioritize a bit.

So while I gave N.Y. Day a break this year, there are great things to come for this year that I look forward to. Instead of planning my life around what I want to be able to fit into by summer, or the perfect family vacation I want to plan and enjoy once we meticulously save up enough money each paycheck, I am looking forward to the excitement from my children yelling "Mommy's home" as I get in from work or the "mommy can we snuggle" question that I get asked most nights, or the "can you watch me do this/that" that normally pull at this mom of 3 that barely has time for herself, let alone snuggle and play with children when ..........

laundry is overflowing, seriously can wear that shirt more than once.....
dishes need washed, Why didn't we buy more paper plates?
I think the fridge has something growing in it that you know can't be good,
I think I forgot to empty the trash from the kids' bathrooms and isn't it trash pick up day?; Fabulous.
Oh now no toilet paper in there either? How they remember to wipe but forget to flush amazes me.
And what about diaper rash cream? Do we have any left for the baby? She can't be without it.
And speaking of the baby, I need to sweep the floor AGAIN where she has learned the new game of "lets drop food so Mom will pick it up game".....and....
lets see....

STOP Mom Brain!

This is how my mind runs most of the time and its very rare it isn't plaguing me to get up and do something else other than enjoy simply what I have and who I have to spend my time with.


So enjoy your break new years day.....and maybe everyday after that. Who knows, I might just give "the pressures of life" a mini-vacation for a while.

I'm ready to make changes. Are you?

Just kidding, I am going to eat some cookies.

Keep Calm......And Enjoy the little things along the way.