Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I'm making the switch!!

With all the changes that are happening in Blogger (and my life ahh) recently I figured it was time to make the switch from blogger to WordPress and with that switch I got my own domain name. Never fear if you want to continue following me but you don't have word press PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE follow the blog on Blog Lovin'. I already have the blog set up on blog lovin' so just go on and follow me....  
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Go check out the new Domain with a little different look at www.crazybeautifullblog.com
 
Im so exited about this and I hope you will be too!!
 
 
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Monday, June 10, 2013

IM GETTING MARRIED!!!

Yes, you read that right! I am so happy to announce that this girl Ms. is going to be a Mrs. come September.
 
We got engaged about two weeks ago and yes I know we aren't waiting too long to go ahead and take the plunge but we aren't the drawn out super long engagement type so we are doing it before the end of the year.
 
So the planning begins and let me tell you one minute I feel on top of it and the next second I have no idea what I'm doing. I know what route I wanna go down in the way of decoration, I have the dress, I know who I want as my bridesmaids and I already have my photographer booked with my engagement pictures scheduled but I have no idea about invitations, guest list, favors, music or what the brides maids are going to wear.... I did have my flower girl's mom order her tutu today.
 
Princess Amelia Tutu- Navy Blue, Yellow, Newborn, Toddler, Child
 
Isn't this precious? You can find it here
 
 
These are the supplies I have bought so far.... Looking forward to making a pennant banner with this!!!
 
Ill keep you guys updated!!!!
 
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sweet Summer Time

I love summer... the warm weather, Swimming, tanning, running outside, wearing short sleeves and shorts. There is nothing about summer I don't like, unless I cant get tan.
 
Never fear Mary Kay has a subtle sunless tanning lotion that doesn't streak and is just amazing. I love everything about it. It even SMELLS good!! So that's Why Im giving you a chance to win some along with some Zen in Bloom Mary Kay Pink Nail polish.
 
Just do all the challenges below and enter and a week from today I will be picking a winner!!
 
Hurry Hurry!!
 
Mary Kay® Subtle Tanning Lotion



a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 
Til Next Time 
 
 
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cara Box Reveal

This month I participated in this cool blogger box swap that was inspired by Birchbox, and I love Birchbox. It's called Cara Box and every month you are paired up with two different partners, one who will send to you and one who you will send to. The lovely lady behind this is Kaitlyn at Wifessionals. I participated a couple of months ago but I never received a box and this was the first month I got anything in the mail. Let me tell you it did not disappoint.
 
Cara Box

Here's all the awesomeness I got in the mail last week.
 

Im not really sure why this is such a blurry picture.... It wasn't blurry on my phone or on anything else... hmm

Since it's blurry the wonderful Amanda at Rhyme and Ribbons sent me lovely treats from New Mexico. There's some salsa which is one of my fave foods. A super funny card, some chile brittle with New Mexican peanuts, a turquoise necklace (I LOVE TURQUOISE) Some Chocolate spiced coffee which my boyfriend and I will try VERY soon. Some ELF Lip gloss, two candles (Love me some candles) some turquoise-y blue nail polish which I am wearing right now and LOVE, a LUSH bath bomb in Pheonix Rising and I used it the night before last and I wish I could use it again it smelled like cinnamon and had glitter in it. Last but most certainly not least Twizzlers... YUM My fave candy!!!
 
I also sent a box to Maria at Keeping it Stepford and I just received the email last night that she got my box full of goodies and I cant wait to hear what she thinks about the Kentucky made products I sent her. If you want to sign up for Cara box next month go see Kaitlyn at Wifessionals (the link is up at the top) and sign up, even non-bloggers can participate! You wont regret it!
 
Til Next Time 
 
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Gluten Free life

I posted last time about how sick I had been for a while and how I have been trying things to see if I would feel better. My latest endeavor has been trying Gluten Free. Honestly I hear it takes up to a month to actually make you feel a difference and it may be in my head but I do feel somewhat better. Its obviously not been easy, and I have faltered a little in the week and a half but I've found that making an effort to know what is in my food has made me want some of those foods I used to eat even less. Looking at the labels and seeing those ingredient names that I couldn't begin to pronounce (and I have a pretty nice vocabulary) made me realize that we poison our bodies all the time with preservatives and additives and things that just weren't meant to go into our bodies. No wonder the amount of gallbladder removals has gone up so much.
 
 
Anyway a couple of things that I have discovered since being Gluten Free.
 
1) Gluten Free Bisquick
 
If you like pizza and pancakes or even fried chicken but you are freeing yourself from Gluten then this stuff is amazing for you. I made Gluten Free pizza crust last night and made my half with pesto feta cheese and mushrooms and his side with pizza sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni and it was REALLY good.
 
2) Corn products (for the most part) are gluten free. Therefore you can eat Mexican food and eat tortilla chips and corn tortillas and not have to fall victim to Gluten. It's amazing too because I love Mexican food.
 
3) Flour alternatives are easy to make and or find. If you can get your hands on White Rice, Brown Rice or Quinoa you can make flour and therefore bread. The flavors take some time getting used to but White Rice Flour is what is in the bisquick and it was delicious. I also made some Quinoa flour the other day, just brown the Quinoa and put it in a food processor and ground it up. I haven't used it yet but making my own flour felt so good because I knew exactly what was in it.
 
4) There are so many foods that you can eat that are gluten free that it really is easy to as the guy in whole foods told me "Focus on what you can eat instead of what you cant eat." I've realized that except for the times that I simply forgot that things that I normally grabbed to eat had Gluten, that I really haven't missed foods that contain it.
 
5) Many restaurants have Gluten Free menus. We went to eat at the Olive Garden Tuesday and I looked up before hand if they had a Gluten Free menu and they did so when I walked in the first thing I did was ask for the Gluten Free menu. I ordered  Gluten Free penne with the red sauce and a salad for me with no croutons because my family simply refused to give up croutons for me and I don't blame them. My meal was delicious and I was happy to say that it filled me up and gave me hope for my Gluten Free journey. More people are realizing that this is something they need to cater too and it feels good to be thought about.
 
 
 
I will definitely be blogging more about my food journeys and I hope I can report more good things about it the next time.
 
Til Next Time...
 
 
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Guilty Pleasures

What is life without guilty pleasures?? Uh.. nothing!
 
My life has really just calmed down lately and that's weird because I haven't known what it was like to be calmed down since like high school but the calming down thing has really given me time to sit down and do things that make me happy. So I thought I would share my guilty pleasures and maybe you could tell me some of yours... Ok? Great!
 
1) Diet Mountain Dew. LOVE.... enough said!
 
2) Say yes to the dress- Atlanta or original. Brides or Bridesmaids I like both.
 
3) 4 Weddings. Can you believe the budgets those people have? I mean you are seriously just as married if you spend like a couple hundred dollars or a couple hundred thousand dollars.
 
4) Long Island Medium- (sensing a theme here? TLC) Its so touching. She is so funny too.
 
5) Peanut Butter and Chocolate- Reese's cups, Reese's pieces, a plain old piece of chocolate and peanut butter on top, peanut butter M&M's. I don't eat these things much anymore but they are my splurge.
 
6) Last but not least Pinterest- All day every day I love Pinterest. My wedding album has so many different pins in it and anytime I need ideas for anything I automatically pull up my pinterest app.
 
So tell me, What are your guilty pleasures???
 
Til Next Time
 
 
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Monday, May 13, 2013

My Journey/ struggle

In the sunshiny blog land sometimes ya gotta be real. This is me being real about something I've struggled with for the past two to three years (or longer if I really think about it)
 
In August 2011 I had my Gallbladder removed. It was an outpatient surgery and I think I only missed two days of work but it was in an attempt to keep me from being nauseous after every meal, in the bathroom after every meal or with constant heartburn. It was seriously miserable and I didn't even know what I could eat that would make me sick. The so called safe foods that some people who had had the same problem before told me were safe weren't always safe for me. I remember I had unseasoned chicken at TGI Fridays one night like a week before my surgery and I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital after.
 
Well its been going on two years since I had the procedure and I'm no better. Well, there is one improvement and that is that I can eat salad. So I'm now determined to figure out what is keeping me sick. I made a trip to Whole Foods Friday and bought Gluten free foods thinking I would see if maybe that was keeping me sick. I've been Gluten free since Saturday now and while I do feel like that has helped me feel better I am still sick. Very bloated, very nauseous and very afraid to eat anything in fear that I will end up sick. Please pray for me. I have made the decision to go to the doctor because it is so miserable to have to live not knowing if you will regret your meal. Its awful to constantly feel sick and not be sure if you will feel like living a normal life today. Its embarrassing to get back from lunch at work and have to go straight to the bathroom.
 
I would appreciate your prayers and good thoughts and also any advice you can give me. I am desperate at this point and I know it is wearing on Matt to have to constantly take care of me.
 
 
Til Next Time
 
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