Category Archives: fitness

i spotted it here..a new blog to me that i LOVE:)  her photography captured me from the start.  i knew it was a red letter words–it was a dee:) and the word beach sealed the deal so i if you want one click here. I loved it so much i went to check it out.  keepin it real..since i do not live in a real beach house i wasn’t sure that would “fit” in my bedroom but then saw this one and it was PERFECT for a coastal bedroom not on a coast…SAil ( coastal ) and DREAMs…for the bedroom.  i choose the denim color.  thank you JILL:)  OH – the signs are in dee’s SUMMER section!

this girl…what can i say?  i have never met her but i love her voice..her heart..and her clothes.  i follow her instagram here.  when i saw this picture i knew i had to have that belt buckle.  i have never owned a belt buckle..thought it about time.
nikki is designing a shirt to match it..a black baseball shirt with pink writing.  i ordered from junk gypsies.  now to find a vintage belt and sweet christi from the brown shed has been so sweet and helpful to me….xoxo


i must admit i have a little social media depression from time to time.  it flairs up now and then…have you heard of it?  now i am to smart to fall for this totally but i do believe there is some truth to it.  i even fall prey to being sad seeing all the vacay’s and homes and wishing….well you know what i mean…so i do have to keep a tight check on my heart.  that is where everything flows from;)  grace suggested i take some time off of all social media, maybe i should?  here is a quick little tidbit on stepping away for 48 hours if you have a small business or something.  interesting for sure!


1 tsp. of brown sugar – 1 tsp. of white sugar and 2 heaping tsps. of fake coffee mate and pour in the steaming coffee and stir and then sit down and enjoy some one on one with
our abba. oh so good!


i am trying to curl my hair lately.  not working for me so much.  are you trying anything new with the hair lately?


: : i have a magazine addiction



and a candle one..ugh


terrible phone pic but LOVE the new chairs at Target..thinking maybe the blue chevron for my new office?  what about the burlapy ones?  kitchen table maybe?


this was also cute… target apothecary cabinet.  i want need something next to my bed besides a bar stool for a table.  like really.  i am 45!  but i think i can find something cheaper at a flea market and paint it..what do you think?


here is our office inspiration.  i will be giving sneak peeks on our bathroom redo #houseofbelongingbathroomredo and our guest room turned office on instagram.  don’t ya just love it?  nikki and i bought a door for the desk.  i think we are getting in over our heads.  we must take more home depot classes!! ( note to self )


i was at the dentist with g ( i hate/fearful of dentist..he made me leave) so i
perused travel mags and saw this...i am go on a pilgrimage.  i am reading rebekah lyons freefall to fly and in there she was reading a book pilgrimage of the soul.  i ordered it.  when grace graduates i am so in greece.  i might not come home.  you will have a place to always come to friends.  wouldn’t that be nice.


nikki and i are starting Shaun T’s T25 on Monday.  together.  we will share all the deets on monday…hoping to inspire YOU.  i of course will do a modified approach to eating due to my stoma.


LOVE love love this sign.  it is in my bedroom right now.  the words…..i want to make them part of my flesh.  i want to live and breath them.  i struggle so letting light frighten you?

i am deeply grateful for your love of this sign.  these words.  they are my heart for my grace.  my children.  thank you for supporting us.  we couldn’t be where we are without YOU!


this didn’t end up coming in on time.  july 12!  so we are on concrete board right now but so much better than squishy mold.

i will post all the before pics in another post…but here is a sneak peek that was on instagram

Photo: :our holiday project-- #ihavewaitedforever #goodbyemold #coastalbath

Photo: ::can I just say CLEAN!! Bye bye mold--I am soooo excited:) #coastalbath #houseofbelongingbathredo

i will end on this note:

GO now….we laughed the whole time.

Photo: ::OMG!! Nikki & I are still laughing!! #hilarious #amustsee


what is in our gym bag..or diaper bag?;)

re-booting’s genesis– is in the heart and branches out like a big oak tree..or that is how is see it anyway

nikki and i joined planet fitness.  SHE is rocking the weight loss girls.
nikki has lost over 50 lbs.  i am trying to get her to share her story on here….help me out!  THAT is a BIG deal!

she becoming a uber crazy clothes shopper now…which is how she ended up with a Kate Spade diaper bag for a
gym bag!  she thought it was a bag until she got home and found the changing pad inside!
HILARIOUS…isn’t it just adorable?  thanks to tjmaxx:)  the days when one is young with nothing to tie her down…you can
buy a Kate Spade bag…it still made me gasp…just a little.  i would have to be a bazillionaire and who knew who kate spade was
if you didn’t have a 27 year old fashionista in the making yes?:)

here are some things we are putting in our gym bags.  I won’t show you my silly little bag and no it isn’t a target
sack…but pretty darn close  ha!  i am looking for something just haven’t found it yet.  i added some lip smacker’s vanilla chapstick to mine
and some ear purple.  i am looking for a fun little towel and one of our headbands we make…what are some things we might
be missing?  suggestions?  oh… deodorant..for sure!


(i shot this and it is bright.  i am not nikki – i really suck at photography..wink)

we had to cancel the Moxie photo shoot for the weekend bOO! due to a snowstorm we had on thursday and another big one

we are designing up some awesome workout T’s ladies…you ARE GONNA WANT THESE…ok back to the bag

getting my body moving might be a way to help health..and get the endorphins unclogged.  it has been

almost 2 years ( after failing Remicade infusions my body just couldn’t take the daily pounding )
i was doing Insanity mixed with a little P90X and i threw in several miles on the treadmill a couple of days a week…

adorable little keychain from the fabulous farmgirl paints ( she opens back up on the first ladies )

ah yes..the pendulum swung way to the extreme side…ding ding ding

my live is very full so i am coming at this from a new angle.  S L O W
I am doing it for myself.  giving me an hour 5 days a week.  no more no less
that is where i am beginning.  do you feel guilty about giving yourself time to be fit?  I sure do!

i picked up a little notepad at…yes you guessed it…target for keeping track of my daily workouts and jotting down
little notes while at the gym.

what are your thoughts on exercise…do you give yourself time to move during the week?