Monday, October 27, 2014

The Love Dare ~ Day 22

SO back here I mentioned I was going to take part in Tausha’s blogger challenge of The Love Dare. To be honest I’m not the best reader (I start books and never finish em..). It started off bad anyways..I ordered the wrong book. Apparently there is a The Love Dare for the whole year, and then the original which is just 40 days. Well after I bought the wrong one on my kindle I just haven’t had the chance to get to the library to get the right book. I did though watch the movie Fireproof which gave me a great idea of what the Dare was about and LOVED it. I really do want to try the Love Dare for Bob and I. Right now we’re doing really good which is also another reason why I haven’t been so motivated to get the book and do it. But I definitely think this is not just for couples that are having problems. I think it’s great every once in awhile to step back and do the challenge. For the blogger challenge, I had Day 22.

 

 

I love this dare of the day, Love is Faithful. Really though that last part.. “I love you. period. And no matter what you do, I will never stop loving you.” It is true. I have always said in my marriage, there will be ups and downs.. and no matter what divorce is not an option for us. I know that life will have it’s curve balls and one of the biggest and probably unfortunately the most common problems in marriages is someone not being faithful. Of course those that may read this and have had this problem in their relationship are probably thinking, “ya wait til it happens to you and see if you want to stay around or not.” Of course I’ve thought about this before. And now especially since we have a family, if this were to ever happen, I would do everything I could to repair our marriage and forgive.

It’s a tough subject.. What do you think?

 

And thanks Tausha for hosting!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pet Peeves

The other day Bob called me out. He said “oh jeez another Pet peeve”.. Apparently I’ve been naming off things that are driving me cray cray around here too much.

 

Let’s list em.. let’s see…

1- Lately Kenzie has been drinking her milk or water and spitting it out. uggh right. She thinks it’s hilar.

2- The dogs barking outside. One of our neighbors next door just moved.. they had 2 little dogs too which all the dogs got along but they would go and bark at eachother through the fence all day everyday. And if the others weren’t outside they would go to the fence and like call em out. Both of our dogs did this so we all didn’t mind so much that are fences were getting scratched up .. it’s been nice though the past month with them gone or I guess peaceful. Well the new neighbors are starting to move in and it started again, they have 2 dogs also. Wahh!! I’m gonna have to  put up a gate or something cuz that seriously drives me nuts since I’m home all day with it. Btw I’ve asked bob about this gates last year and still nothing.. Home depot here I come for a little DIY action!

3- When people (aka Bob or really anyone but me) changes Kenzie’s diaper and uses like 10 wipes. I mean c’mon it’s not that bad! Don’t waste em!

4. And the one Bob shared with me the other day after we discussed my pet peeves was when I come to bed.. I kinda rub my feet together, so they’re clean before I get in bed.. lol I know it sounds gross.. now I’m more conscious and try not to do it.. What!? I try to sweep and mop every day- ok.. mop like every other day.. We have hardwood through out so my feet pick up whatever and I don’t want that in my bed! He said we need a rug and you know what that meant to me?? Yay I get to go shopping! ;)

5. My babygirl and her love for books.. I know I should love it but I’m so tired of reading after the freakin 15th book!

 

6. When I order stuff online on a Friday and then you gotta add on the Sat – Sun extra days to the usual 3-5 business days for shipping! So now I gotta wait soo long! I’m so impatiently waiting for my new Advo order to get here already!

 

7. When I hear “Bae”..

 

I can’t remember the rest but I think there are a few more.. What are your pet peeves? Or really what is driving you crazy lately?

 

 

Ps. Is this not the cutest? We went to our friend’s daughter’s 2nd birthday party last weekend..When Bob is out with Kenz, he wants to hold her the entire time.. I had to keep telling him to let her down and go play. Caught this little moment.. they walked far away from everyone and she climbed up on the bench so he just sat down with her.

 

These friends only live about 30ish mins away (Bob’s oldest friend/Bff) and lately we kinda just see eachother for the kids’ bdays are our weddings/showers.. it was fun to see the girls together.. As soon as we got there Shaelynn (2yo birthday girl) hugged K. It was really cute. And they have the same color hair! We definitely are going to get together more often.. And of course Kenz thought the gifts were for her.. “Shae lemme test your bike out!”

 

Anndd.. Our cute little family photo

Sunday, October 12, 2014

My top faves..

So if you don’t know.. now you know.

 

I am an AdvoCare junkie! #GiveMeAllTheVitamins

I just learned about this awesome company a year ago and up until this past June I really haven’t been able to try most of what AdvoCare has since I was nursing still. You bet though ever since I stopped nursing I’ve been trying almost EVERYTHING.

With my new active lifestyle I’m working out a lot more and doing more strength training then cardio. This is where my first faves come into play..

 

This is my pre-workout. You all probably know all about Spark.. and Catalyst is just an everyday.. but my newest faves here are Arginine Extreme (I usually mix with my Spark), love! I feel like superwoman.. and then this one deserves the praising hands emojii.. O2 Gold. Seriously if you do any kinda cardio.. (I always try to hop on the treadmill or stairmaster after I get done with weights) this amazing little supplement gives you a 2nd pair of lungs! I’m not all smart with the science and all but what I do know is I freakin love it. I’ve had asthma all my life and I’ve always struggled with cardio.. As I’ve gotten older my asthma has pretty much gone away but still my endurance sucked. I couldn’t run and really it was jogging any longer then prob 2mins if that. I just got done with my cleanse and you really shouldn’t take any supps while cleansing so when I tried to run.. man I could really tell though how much it helps me. Anyways I could go on and on but I’ll stop. Feel free to ask me more if you wanna know more.

 

^^this was mail day for my challenge and some one thought all the *SEALED* <<don’t worry>> bottles were great music shakers.

 

Here’s another fave.. Yes I like to drink wine because I enjoy the taste and all but it’s also more to just relax or unwind.. This a great substitute.. less calories too ;) And the perk you can drink it before 5 haha and still drive.

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I really needed it this day when someone was extra cranky.

 

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And my newest fave is Advocare’s new skincare line.. To be honest so far I’ve only tried the cleanser and the Rejuvenating serum. Still waiting on the eye cream to be restocked. I swear that stuff sells out every week!! I love both of these though.. especially the cleanser. I recently tried out a few other products from a friend who sells Rodan & Fields skincare.. FYI this was before Advocare released any news they were coming out with their own line.. and to be honest I was just so disappointed. The products are ok don’t get me wrong.. but for how much I spent (and it was a lot!) I was expecting my acne to disappear completely. Nope.

SYS™ Cleanser - Great skin starts with clean skin. This SYS™ Cleanser contains bilberry, sugar cane and green tea extracts. Cleanser leaves skin refreshed and renewed without a lingering residue.  Best results come with consistency in usage.

 

I gave it it’s chance about 3 months.. and then couldn’t wait to stop and try Advocare’s stuff. Not just saying this.. I really had clearer skin and so so smooth after a week of using it. The softness was immed..And just saying it’s like so cheap..under $25 – but with my 40% off so beyond worth it.

 

 

 

And for fun if you’ve never really heard of AdvoCare .. here’s more of what is offered. See? Something for everyone!

 

 

I’m gonna stop now.. ha! I have so many more that are my faves but if you’re ever looking for something, whether it’s just vitamins or maybe you like to workout, shoot me an email: rachelcloutier64@gmail.com and I’d love to give you my opinion or recommendations!