Friday, June 5, 2009

Fun Photo Friday - What Should I Wear?

My 10 year reunion is coming up in just over a week and I cannot decide what to wear. I bought two dresses on Ebay but one is too tight all over, and the other is too loose in the chest. I do not think I will fit into the one that is too small because even if I do lose the weight my bones are not going to change ;) The one that is too big in the chest can be fixed with a bra (or two) LoL but not sure I actually like it. Then I have two other dresses that have both been worn one other time, though I'm not much of a dress repeater. Or my other option would be dress pants and a sexy top from Victoria's Secret which I would need to order like NOW!

First up is this dress here, only I have it in purple. I would wear it with black leggings because I really don't like my legs and possibly this pair of gold heels.

Or there is this dress that I wore to my brother's wedding... I believe I also wore the gold heels with this one.

Then there are the two I got from Ebay... no pictures of me wearing them but I will show you what they look like. The first is the one that is too tight everywhere... the second is the one that is too big in the chest, both size medium.

Or I could go with something like this from Victoria's Secret... a sexy corset top and black pants. Which I really like since I'm not much of a dress person but it's going to cost a bit (on my VS card of course). ETA: Slight problem... pink is out of stock until the 22nd but the black is available. I don't want black on black, do I? So maybe the black top with white pants? Maybe I can order a pair of pants in black and a pair of pants in white. I do need knew white pants... hmmm.

So what do you think?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Let the 30 Day Shred begin!

This past weekend I decided to jump on the 30 Day Shred bandwagon. With my 10 year reunion just two weeks away I was looking for something challenging and fun that would give me quick results. I was just going to go buy it at Target. Then I thought, why buy ANOTHER workout DVD that will probably just get used a week or so then tossed in with all the others to collect dust. I checked Netflix instead... sure enough, they had it and I added it to my queue.

It finally arrived yesterday and after just one workout I am already wanting to buy the dvd for when I return this one to Netflix :) Jillian Michaels kicked my butt!!! I loved the 20 minute intense workout. She literally keeps you on your toes. My legs feel like jello but I cannot wait to do it again!

Since there is only 11 days until my reunion I have decided to be "shredded" twice a day until then. I only did Level 1 but Lexi wants me to try Level 2 with her so I may just do that tonight. If I can do it I will do Level 1 when I get up and Level 2 before bed, EVERY. DAY. I think I can do it!

Bring on the shredding!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Bit of Advice

I got this in my email, and couldn't risk my butt falling off... err, I mean, it was too funny not to share :)

Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent ice cream drips... on second thought, just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway!

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes... on second thought, buy mashed potato mix. Keeps in the pantry for up to a year.

When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake... on second thought go to the bakery! They'll even decorate it for you!

If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant 'fix-me-up'... on second thought, if you over-salt a dish while you are cooking, that's too bad. Please recite with me the real woman's motto: 'I made it, you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!'

Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks... on second thought, celery? Never heard of it!

Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish... on second thought, the Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust, so I don't.

Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away... on second thought, take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink! All your pains go away!

If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dish washing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy... on second thought, go ask that very cute neighbor if he can open it for you.

Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces... on second thought, leftover wine??????????? HELLO!!!!!!!

Lastly, if you don't forward this to 1 of your friends within the next 5 minutes your belly button will unscrew and your butt will fall off. Really.... It's true! Have I ever lied to you?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Movie Review Monday - Wall E

I never actually sat down to watch this movie... still haven't as a matter of fact, but I have seen bits and pieces and the kids just love it.

WALL-E - A Disney/Pixar film about a robot named WALL-E. He is left behind on earth to clean up the mess that humans have left behind. He meets EVE, a robot sent back to earth to check for signs of life so humans can return home. After spending 700 years on the Axiom, it is time. WALL-E's only concern was his new friend EVE but he ends up helping out more than he even knows. I loved the message this movie sends. The way we are living now is only going to get worse if we don't start taking care of our home. There are some really funny parts in this movie and it really holds the kids' attention. They love it. It is a great movie to sit and watch together as a family. Maybe one of these days I will actually get around to that. I must admit that at first I didn't see what everyone liked about the movie... I just didn't care for it, from what I saw. Then I saw how the kids loved it and realized the message this movie was sending and it isn't so bad afterall. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out. You likely will not be disappointed.