Once I started shopping around for a rug I realized why I’ve never had a rug. Those darn things are expensive! What the heck. It’s a piece of material that just lies on the floor. How fancy can it be?
I found this colorful rug on sale and ordered it online. It should get here next week. I’ll be sure to share all the items I find for the new place with you, little by little.
I hate that question. I’ve hated it since high school. Back in high school my honest answer to that question was always met with comments like this : “you’re so lucky” or “I wish I was that small.”
I never had to worry about my weight until college. As a freshman in college I no longer played sports year round. I no longer had my Mom to make me delicious and healthy meals 3 times a day. I put on a little weight that first semester of college and ever since then it’s been an issue. My weight is something I think about no matter what the scale says.
I bought my very own scale in grad school and since then I have used it almost every single day. For 8 years I would wake up, turn on the shower and then weigh myself as I waited for the water to get hot.
I recently realized that I’m never at ease with the number. If I was 3 pounds over my “ideal weight” I would obsess about losing those 3 pounds. If I was under or at my ideal weight, I would worry about maintaining it. God forbid I weigh 10 or 15 pounds over that ideal weight. On those days I wanted to throw in the towel.
I’m in the process of moving from one part of town to another. When I move (which is quite often) everything I own goes through this process : keep, give away, or toss. As I was packing I realized that I’ve never applied the process to that scale. Somehow, after all these years, it’s remained in a category with my jewelry. It’s coming with me regardless. No questions asked.
I’m sick of weighing myself. I’m tired of letting that number define how I feel that day. I’ve decided to get rid of it. The scale will not get to live with me at the new place. Gotta say goodbye.
I’ll be able to tell where I am based on the way my clothes fit and how I feel. I won’t be completely in the dark, but I do feel a sense of freedom and it hasn’t even been a week. I’ve signed up for Orange Theory to keep myself in shape and have some sort of accountability for health and fitness.
You have to find what works for you. What worked for me for 8 years no longer feels like the right thing to do. Cheers to a new chapter. Cheers to you feeling your very best, no matter the size or the number on that scale. Cheers to dominating because you can!
I found this recipe on Instagram. The Nashville based trainer who works with Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, and Kacey Musgraves posted it on Instagram .
We made it here in Austin yesterday after dinner and I have to say that it’s better than I thought it would be. The texture is somewhere between oatmeal and cake. We cooked it a little longer, 40 minutes in total. Next time I make it I’m going to add a few milk chocolate chips on top right before I put it in the oven.
Instead of making oatmeal for breakfast, you could have a slice of this. It will save you time during the week when you’re already rushing to get out the door.
I remember going to Hempstead, TX when I was little to visit my Grandpa. We would always get fresh watermelon. No matter where I go, or where I buy watermelon, it never seems to taste as good as it did back then.
Do you have any memories like that? Special foods that bring special memories to mind? I don’t think I’ll ever be able to top the watermelon from Hempstead so I decided to try and find fresh peaches. Random, I know but these are the things I think about. Fresh fruit for summer.
The Peach Truck is based in Nashville but they travel all around the US. You can find their tour schedule here. If they aren’t stopping in your city, don’t worry. You can buy them online and have them shipped to you. They also have a cookbook and cute tanks and t-shirts. All online orders can be placed here.
"It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasm, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and at worse, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
This is what I want for you. These are the things I want for you and your life. Dare greatly, go big, try again and again. Don't let the fear of failure or defeat keep you from playing the game. Get off the sideline and get in the game! There are people counting on you to do so.
Most of us have friends. I'm sure you have at least one. The problem with friendship takes place when someone graduates, they get married, or take a new job, and move away. Your best friend moves (or you move) and you're suddenly in a town without the women who know you best. You realize how good you had it when she was just a short ride away. Sunday brunch with your bestie is no longer an option.
Has this ever happened to you? Gosh it's tough! It happened to me and I admit that it took me 7 years to figure out what to do next. It took me 7 years to find new friends. I wasted so much time going about it in the wrong way. I wasted so much time, but I don't want you to waste a single second. You shouldn't have to ever feel alone or frustrated, especially when you're making an effort and putting yourself out there time and time again. I'm here to teach you what NOT to do. I am here to share the successful things I did to form friendship with women who live in the same city as me. Take the things that took me years to master, learn it all in a few hours, and instantly apply them to your life back home.
I'm hosting a virtual workshop Saturday morning on June 8th for 10 people. Only these 10 people will get to preview what's to come later this year on a much larger scale. This is your one and only chance to attend the workshop for free. To reserve a seat, or request more details, email me (email@example.com) your first and last name. Don't hesitate. Don't be the one to miss out.
We all worry about what other people think. We all wonder what other people think. So much time is wasted on this. Just this week I finally realized :
1. People are gonna talk about you.
2. People are going to judge you and what you’re doing.
Those 2 things happen to everyone. Whether you’re successful or not. Whether you’re well known or not. They are going to talk. They are going to judge. It’s going to happen. You can’t prevent it.
Not everyone has to be your biggest fan. Not everyone has to understand what it is you’re doing. Not everyone has to love you. Please do not make decisions in your life based on what you think other people will say. Please do not make decisions in your life trying to please the people in the back of the room. They do not matter.
It’s your life. It’s your choice. It’s your path. Make the best of it by working your butt off and quit worrying about what your sister Sandra is gonna say. She’s going to talk either way.
This morning I’m hosting our 4th SometimeSaturday event. Each time I’m full of excitement and anticipation wondering who will attend and what it will be like. As the events gets closer I start to worry no one will show and how that might make me feel (shameful, sad, discouraged). As soon as the worry creeps in I knock it OUT by reminding myself that this is not about me. These events were not designed to serve me. That was never the intention. Because of that I’m able to find enough courage to go to a restaurant and sit alone, not knowing who (if anyone) will show. Six days go by and I do it again. I have to say that it has been one of the most fulfilling things in my life. I hope to see you at one of the events. If you have friends or family in Dallas, please let those ladies know about the SometimeSaturday events. All details for the group and upcoming events can be found here. Y’all have a good day!
On Easter Sunday my church passed out pieces of paper and asked everyone to write down their response to the following question: "If you could ask God anything, what would it be?" This Sunday they shared the takeaway from the thousands of responses they received.
1. Participation was much higher than they expected.
2. Most of the people wanted to know "when?"
When will we finally be able to have a baby of our own? When will I find a wife? When will I receive that promotion? When will I find success? When will that person forgive me?
We HATE to wait. Our society can't seem to wait on even on the little things. We hate lines, we hate customer service reps who place us on hold. When you're in a season of waiting, the control is out of your hands. It's up to someone else. It's up to God. While you're waiting, God is working. Always. It's hard to be patient but that's part of living a life full of faith. You must have faith in His plan. The great things he has in store for you are always much better than that silly plan of your own. Have faith while you wait.
Good morning gorgeous friends of mine and happy Friday! You made it to the weekend, which is always worth a little victory dance. The song dedicated to this week's victory dance is Body by Loud Luxury. I'm actually listening to it this very moment. Try and listen to it without twirling around and around. It's an instant mood changer.
I wanted to give you an update on all things SometimeSaturday. So here we go, from this point forward we now have a newsletter! This of course is an option, like anything else on this website. You can participate or not, completely up to you. I must say, and would be silly to go without saying, that these newsletters are 100% worth your time and attention. It takes two seconds to sign up. Two seconds y'all. That's all that's required in order to receive a weekly email from me filled with fashion, faith, motivation, reading lists, home decor, and beauty.
Think of it like this: we meet for coffee on Saturday and we talk (like good friends do) about our week, any exciting news, what we're reading, that dress we finally found for that shower next week. By the time we leave the coffee shop our hearts will be full. We'll both feel confident and capable. We'll walk out of that coffee shop with a little swag in our stride knowing we can do anything because ANYTHING is possible. Yes, anything. You're amazing and I'm here to remind you.
You'll see a popup when you visit SometimeSaturday.com. If interested, if this sounds like something you want sent to your inbox each Saturday, enter your Name and email and then kick back and wait for the good stuff to be sent your way. Those of you who are signed up for the newsletter will be eligible for giveaways, no one else. Since this newsletter was just announced, I have to share that the odds of winning are quite high because the list is still pretty short...and who doesn't like free stuff!? Who doesn't want a gift card to somewhere fabulous?
Alright, I must get ready for work now. I hope you have an amazing day. I hope you dominate and I hope you feel loved and appreciated. Always.