Alpaca stare down

Ohhhh yesss.... I am knocking out my goal to having new experiences . It has been so much fun ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰  and truly incredible to start looking at opportunities through a different perspective. To actually LIVE this life Iโ€™ve been given. To be silly, quirky, fun and completely cheesing it up!!

Alpacapoolza... that sounds fun, right!! I mean who doesnโ€™t LOVE alpacas โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ. We attended this fun event in Little Rock, AR at the Heifer International headquarters. We petted the alpacas , played bag-o ( girls won ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰), and enjoyed being outside with the fambam.ย  I even had a โ€œstare downโ€ with this blonde beauty!

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Blonde alpaca stare down... She thinks we may be cousins ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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Sheโ€™s definitely strutting her stuff.ย 

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Bag-o .... Lynae and I WON โœŒ๐Ÿปย 

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My Heart โค๏ธ... Love having my man child home from college.

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As a family we had so much fun and even better it was FREE ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ. The next time your scrolling Facebook check out the events section. Here you will find a ton of upcoming events in your area. I encourage you find something completely different than anything youโ€™d normally do! The Fryars loved it!! Next blog .... Went to lunch and ended up at a parade ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

Day tripping to Paris

One of my goals for 2018 was to start having new experiences and more adventure in my life. I want to live this beautiful life Iโ€™ve been given. The opportunity presented itself for the hubby and I to have a fun day trip to Paris โค๏ธโค๏ธ Oooohhh la la โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ I know what your thinking...Paris France  ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Although the city of Love is on my list, this was actually Paris Arkansas. Small town charm, a mini Eiffel Tower , a small fence of locks of Love !! We totally cheesed it up and took 5 minutes to check it out! 

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Paris and the mini Eiffel Tower ... Zoom in and you can see the โ€œlocks of Love โ€œ fence โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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The love of my life โค๏ธ

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After we made out and had a little romantic smoochie smooch, we were hungry . Only 15 minutes away is Mount Magazine state park . They have a beautiful Lodge and Skycrest Restaurant, with a view that will take your breath !!

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We had a beautiful day and had so much fun! It was definitely a cheap date in regards to money, but rich in Love, adventure and Fun.

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I want to encourage you to start a goal of adding in new experiences. Go to new places, try new restaurants, get lost and end up in Paris โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธย  I PROMISE you it will be worth it !

Let it Flow

My current mantra...You get what you give... So make it good โœŒ๐Ÿป 

You get what you give... make it good

You get what you give... make it good

ย After the last few months, my emotions have been on a roller coaster . Lots of highs and a few really hard lows. Not uncommon because it's life... We aren't promised that everything will be smooth sailing . What really caught me off guard was some old patterns in the emotional eating department. Ughhh ... I thought I'd conquered that issue. Well friends, I'm human ๐Ÿ˜‰.  

My weight loss journey is just that, a journey. A journey that I'll be on while I'm on this side of heaven. I'd felt really good losing 70 pounds and keeping it off for 5 years. Yay me!! Well two years ago an old back injury reared its head . It wasn't pretty. I wasn't able to workout, and was in a great amount of pain for over year. At this point I'd gained 5 pounds but felt comfortable. ( As comfortable as one can be with lifelong body image issues).  

Last year my back was much better, but I did not make working out a priority. We had lots of vacations, work trips and way to many taco and margarita nights. All-inclusive trips are amazing but when you have several back to back, the weight can sneak up on you quickly. And then emotional eating from some hard family stuff .ย  Add on another 5-8 pounds, which in my mind feels like 100 pounds. At this point I'm realizing a few things and made some healthy mind shifts . So here it goes ! My tips for a better body mindset!

Love yourself ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’žย . Every ounce of your beautiful self . Don't let the scale or dress size determine how you feel. It's ok to have some set backs. What's important is learning to adjust and learning to love each day your given.  Realize your Gorgeous and beautifully made.๐Ÿ˜

Bahamas's 2016 #owningmybody #selflove ย 

Bahamas's 2016 #owningmybody #selflove ย 

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Get your body moving . Whatever that looks like for you. A quick walk. Squats while brushing your teeth ( yes in the mornings I do a few barre moves while getting ready). Find an exercise you LOVE โค๏ธ Hiking, walking, running, yoga, it doesn't matter .Life is way to short to hate exercising. Our bodies are designed to move. Find something that makes you smile . LET IT FLOW!! I absolutely love yoga, and am getting back on the mat! 

Yoga flow and glitter toes  ย   Last tip is in the food department. Find a plan that works for you. I have done every diet on the market. I didn't want to spend my life consumed with counting  carbs, calories and points. I've learned what foods serve my body and which ones don't. I love how my body feels when I give it the right fuel. I've learned to be more aware of my emotional triggers. I KNOW numbing with food will never be the answer. I know if I slip up it's OK. I'll get back up again โœŒ๐Ÿป

Yoga flow and glitter toes

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Last tip is in the food department. Find a plan that works for you. I have done every diet on the market. I didn't want to spend my life consumed with counting  carbs, calories and points. I've learned what foods serve my body and which ones don't. I love how my body feels when I give it the right fuel. I've learned to be more aware of my emotional triggers. I KNOW numbing with food will never be the answer. I know if I slip up it's OK. I'll get back up again โœŒ๐Ÿป

Green Smoothie #10daygreentox #nomakeup #loveyourself

Green Smoothie #10daygreentox #nomakeup #loveyourself

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Christmas at The Castle

The Castle is a great location for events and weddings nestled on the outskirts of Little Rock. I used to drive by it while I was a home health nurse... man that seems like a lifetime ago! I would day dream about attending a party or wedding there. Fast forward several years, and I knew it was the perfect location for my team Christmas Party.

The Castle

The Castle

The party was fabulous. I mean who doesn't like to dress up and look pretty. The Castle was beautifully decorated . We hired a roaming guitarist to play for us and that was a wonderful addition. Lots of food, fun and drinks were had by all.  

 

My handsome date ย 

My handsome date ย 

A few pics of me and my gorgeous friends ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’žย 

Jane Marie and I

Jane Marie and I

Team Fun ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

So much fun celebrating a room full of world changers, life breathers, hope dealers and dream givers.ย 

We get paid for this ๐Ÿ˜ย 

We get paid for this ๐Ÿ˜ย 

These last few months have been the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. My Faith has gotten me through both. ย 

Busy Busy Summer

Wow.. what a summer! Normally we have a laid back slow pace... BUT... not this one! This one was EPIC!!  So much to share so will do some individual blogs on each trip! 

We started with achieving the top Level of my company . Plus got to spend a week in Laguna Beach ! 

Then when getting home from California we flew out the next day for my son's Destination Wedding!! Mexico for a week with ALL MY LOVES ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’—. 

Baby boy and the LOVE of his life ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•ย 

Baby boy and the LOVE of his life ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•ย 

We also had a quaint "legal" ceremony back in the states! It was just as beautiful!!ย 

PLUS we added in a trip to Florida where the hubs made some amazing advancements with his spinal cord injury ( videos and whole blog to come on that experience!!)

Mad love for each of you!  Thanks for allowing me to share our adventures with you!! More to come on that !! We've got Bahamas, NYC, Maui and Vegas!! ย  I will leave you with this... LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž