Rambo gives me a workout

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When Rambo looks me up and down and says,

“I’ll give you a workout”

He is the only husband that means he will actually hand over a customized CrossFit exercise plan for me to do at the gym tomorrow.
Then he will describe every move and the correct form to use, followed by a detailed explanation of what he did at the gym that day and then I will fall asleep from boredom.

Nothing to get excited about. Just my husband offering me a workout. Literally.

Also, he likes to wake up while it’s dark and cold to go for a run.

Like….outside.

And then when he returns from his run all hyped up on endorphins he talks to me. The only problem is that I’m still asleep but, like an extrovert with no one else to talk to it doesn’t bother him that my eyes are closed and I’m not participating in the conversation at all.

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Beauty Favorites I Can’t Live Without

Concealer Beauty Recommendations

I was fourteen when I discovered concealer. I’ve always had dark circles under my eyes and drama queen skin. Concealer was the magic that hid them like they never even existed. Even now if I’m feeling crappy, I will put on some makeup to feel good about myself and conquer the day.  Below I’ve listed the beauty products that I use consistently. If it runs out, I go out and immediately buy another. You can shop them by clicking on the product itself (affiliate link of course). I’ve selected my top five and explain why I can’t live without them.

 

Top Five

1. NARS lipstick – Fire Down Below

It’s been said that Francois Nars took two years to develop this color which is supposed to be the closest shade to human blood. Which is what makes it a universally appealing shade of red on every skin tone. I love a dramatic red lipstick but had issues finding one that’s not too bright but not too vampy. This shade is perfect. It also feels great on your lips.

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Cadillac Road to Runway : Fashion X Dallas

Cadillac Road to Runway: Fashion X Dallas 2016

Last year, I had a great time at Cadillac’s Road to Table event. This year I attended  Road to Runway as a guest of Cadillac and experienced the final night of Fashion X Dallas – a spectacular night of runway shows featuring local DFW designers as well as emerging designers from all over the world. I grabbed my fashion-obsessed sister as my plus one and we headed out. On the way to Fashion Industry Gallery, I test drove the new Cadillac CT6. I don’t know how they managed to fit 34 speakers into that car but the surround sound system was awesome. The rear camera mirror took some time to get used to but my favorite interior feature was the wireless phone charger. I’m always losing chargers. Or getting them all tangled up  or not plugging it in properly!

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Bringing it back

Bringing it Back

This is what happened when I stopped working out, started working from home and didn’t blog for months (I’m pretending you noticed).

I lost my damn mind.

And I gained twenty pounds.

And there are piles of laundry that my loved ones rummage through trying to find clean clothes to wear.

I need a creative outlet for all of this crazy or it starts to seep out into other areas of my life. Everything else gets chaotic and I would much rather channel it productively and keep it somewhat contained.

I still don’t know anything about analytics or coding. I’ve let myself get distracted by attempting to delve into these subjects and frustrated myself to no end. I’ve compared my blog to others and spent nights analyzing color palettes. I got so involved in what I should be doing and what others were doing and what I definitely should not be doing that I lost the real reason I started blogging in the first place.

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Going back to work after 5 years

Going back to work after 5 years of being a stay at home mom

I got my first paycheck in five years.

Five. Years.

After my first day at work, I came home in a great mood.

How was it? Rambo asked

It was great, I replied. I peed like, 4 times and no one cried. And they had coffee. Free coffee! I got a badge thing that I beep against the keypad and it unlocks the door.  I felt like an agent working at the Men in Black headquarters.

Rambo shook his head and stopped listening but I was on a roll. I had conversations with adults and we didn’t have to sprint off mid sentence to go catch a child. I ate lunch that didn’t require half an hour of clean up afterward. 

Oh, and I got to sit in traffic for 45 minutes on the way there AND on the way back. That’s an hour and a half of just me and 90’s R&B. I sang my heart out. What I didn’t tell him was that the best part of my day was when I got home and the kids were so happy to see me. I felt freakin’ appreciated.

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