Monday, July 25, 2011

giveaway on L to the Third

We are doing a giveaway!

Check out my friend Laura's blog for more info! She is funny, and has the cutest little boy with the bluest eyes. Her blog is a great read!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

small shop update and juice fast or not...

So...juice fast...I haven't done well at all. I blame it on my kids, they became crazy this whole week. But its not entirely their fault. I have ZERO will power. But tomorrow is a new week, so I am going to start fresh!

On a prettier note, I added a few new dresses to the shop:

Check out the shop for all the details! This week I'm going to add a few necklaces, cardigan and a super cute coat!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

juice fast

hi all!

Sohel watched a movie on Netflix and called me and told me he was going to start a juice fast. I said, WHAT?!?! So he told me the name of the movie and I watched it and decided I am going to do the same thing! The film is called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, everyone should watch this. Completely changed my outlook on my diet. He was able to get off medication for his autoimmune disease that had been debilitating him for 9 years. He lost 100 lbs by doing a 60 day fast. I've had chronic reflux for years and have been taking daily medication for 5 years and if I miss 1 day of medication I feel really sick. I'm really hoping doing this juice fast will help me get off my medication, change my diet and loss some much needed weight.

I'm going to fast for 10 days (maybe 60 if I think I can do it). I got my fruits and veggies today and picked up my new (to me) juicer off Lejeuneyardesales for a whooping $15! So I'm ready to make a change in my life!

Stick with juice (just juice) for 5 days
Drink juice and one healthy meal a day for 5 days
Lose 10lbs (maybe more!!)
Start the 30 Day Shred again and complete more than 1 day (its hard, she almost killed my husband too).

I think all of these goals are well within my reach and I can't wait!

I'm off to make my juice :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

new dresses going into the shop!

Firstly thanks to everyone who left me messages or called/texted me about the post from yesterday. I appreciate all of you! I feel much better, just needed to get it off my chest.

Anyways, check out a few pictures of some new shop goodies that I'll be adding this week!!

Can't wait to add these! We have some great other things to add over the next few weeks, so please check back!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

angry. am i the only one out there?

{warning angry rambling vent ahead}

I've been debating about writing this for a few days. I am not an angry person but I have been feeling really mad lately. I'm not sure why I am so upset, I have a good life, a loving husband, great kids. But I guess I am unhappy with my day to day life. I have touched on this a while ago with my Marine wife regret post. I don't think its unnatural to feel lost. I don't think what you wanted to be when you were 4, 15 or 21 is necessarily what you will want to be when you are 28. Maybe I'm having a mid-life crisis.

I'm mad because Sohel is gone. I'm mad because I wanted him to get back into the USMC and now I don't like being alone. I'm mad because I thought it wouldn't bother me. I'm mad because people think I need help taking care of the kids or cleaning my house, I don't need that I need someone to talk to. I'm mad because people text me to check on me after Sohel left but haven't heard from them in a month, why am I so worthy of your time now but not before? I am appreciative that they even care, but just wished they cared before.

I wish I had friends locally to talk to. I talk to one person on the phone but she is really it. I get some texts throughout the week but I very rarely have anyone to call to talk. I make plans and then they get cancelled for varies reasons, sometimes me, sometimes them. I feel alone in this Marine Corps world. I know it doesn't help that we live off base in the country (you don't have to tell me that, I've heard it a MILLION times). I feel like the oldest person in Jacksonville. Yesterday on FaceBook I was reading the answers to a USMC support page's question about your age and location and kids ages. No lie, 95% of the Camp Lejeune wives who posted on there were in their early 20s with kids my kids ages. Am I the only wife out there who didn't get married at 18?!? I know they are out there "old" wives with 2 year olds but I have yet to find many. I can hang with 18 years olds, I have no problem with them but some seem to not want to hang with me. Mostly comes from the rank thing. Doesn't bother me if your hubby is LCpl or a GySgt, but some hubbies are uncomfortable with that. If they work together then I understand but if they don't, then I don't see what the big deal is. I'm not asking you on a couples date just wanted to let my kids have some other kid interaction. It would be awesome to find someone of similar age to me with kids my ages but they don't seem to exist here.

I've been told to find a church to meet people, so I did. But you know what? No one is looking to be my friend. I haven't had anyone ask me over for lunch or even ask me my name. I've talked to many people there even tried talking to one of the paster's wives. Oh well. Lily won't let me leave the nursery anyways.

I should hit publish before I lose my nerve.

Does anyone else feel really alone in the military world?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

single momma and potty training

Its officially started, the countdown to single momma time. Sohel leaves this weekend. :( He is home all this week but he has to pack and do his man chores, like mowing the grass and get rid of the poison ivy we discovered this weekend. To make matters worse harder, I've decided today is the day, we are going to potty train Ethan. I'm done buying diapers. So far its not going so well. He doesn't like not wearing pants, complains about sitting on the potty, plus my very active 15 month old is all in my way 24/7. Trying to take the seat as Ethan sitting on it. Cries if we leave the room to get the potty. Wants to shut the lid while Ethan is sitting on it. Let me tell you potty training isn't easy.

I wanted to get a huge poster of each of the kids with Sohel to hang in their rooms before he left but I'm running out of time and I still haven't gotten a picture of him with each kid. I want them to be able to say goodnight to him every night. I know its only FL but its like a trail run for next year when he is going to be gone for more months.

One more quick thing - I've entered Lily into a cutest baby contest with a local photographer (I mean lets face it, she is pretty darn cute). If you could be so kind to like her Facebook Page and then like Lily's picture in the cutest baby album. I would owe you one!