Wednesday, March 31, 2010

workout mix

springtime = oh-crap-i-have-to-wear-a-swimsuit-in-3-months (if you live where i live...maybe it's a little sooner for some of you?)

i'm always looking for great workout song suggestions. until i get some new ones [COMMENTS!], here's what i'm playing on my shuffle:

with every heartbeat - robyn
heartless - kanye
good life - kanye
say it right - nelly furtado
maneater - nelly furtado
rise up [radio edit] - yves larock
love is gone - david guetta
whataya want from me - adam lambert
blame it - jamie foxx
empire state of mind - jay z
day n nite - kid cudi
closer - neyo
dead and gone - TI feat J. timberlake
live your life - rihanna

i'm a total pop-rap-BEAT girl. i would definitely recommend any of these songs to get you motivated!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

can we skip march & april?

i gotta be honest...i'm in a huge funk right now.

i'm not even sure i could put it all in words, even if i tried. and i attribute this funk to a number of different factors - the weather SUCKS right now [gray, rainy, cold, icky]. i'm bored with life...i go to work, i go home. that's pretty much it. i feel lonely. i have great friends here, but since i've been in this small town i haven't made the kind of friends that i can call up on a Friday night and ask if they want to go have a drink. Brad is working a lot of late nights at the moment. i just wish i could fast-forward through the nasty, gross months of march and april and just get right to summertime where i can entertain myself outside, and people go out more, and there's generally just more going on.

but in regards to the friends...i've been living in this town for about a year and a half. and don't get me wrong, the girls i've met have been fun, great girls and i really value our friendships. however - i have very few friends who aren't pregnant or moms, and as much as i love my pregnant-and-mothers friends, they just live life in a different way [understandably].

not sure where i'm going with this. just need to get it OUT of me.

does anyone else live in a town where it pretty much skips from winter to summer with about a week of springtime? [meaning, the week of spring is in May??]

Thursday, March 11, 2010

heaven help me

freaking L O V E this song. i can hear it on my iPod workout playlist, hear it in my Jeep with the windows down with the volume cranked up this summer.

the song is 'Runaway', the band is Love and Theft <--- great band name, right?

Monday, March 8, 2010

current faves

because i just rarely seem to write on my blog - let's face it, living in the middle of nowhere doesn't give you a lot of material - i'm grasping at straws to come up with things to talk about. BUT who can go wrong with talking about their favorite things?

[for the moment] i'm crazy over these things...

1.)Laughing Cow Light cheese

okay. is anyone else trying to get themselves motivated to lose a few pounds?? i know, i know, i'm always trying. however, i just have to say that eating this cheese seriously doesn't feel like you're on a diet at all! it's amazing. Garlic & Herb is the best, but French Onion is pretty darn good, too. and the best part is that each little wedge is only 35 calories!
on a side note, Brad was digging through the fridge the other day to try and find milk and finally he shuts the door and says to me, 'well, we don't have any milk. but we do have 6 bags of shredded cheese.' heaven help me, i <3>


his name deserves all caps. and he is always a favorite of mine. however, he is especially a favorite of mine now that i'm FINALLY going to see him in concert in May! he's playing with Brooks & Dunn for their farewell tour, and thanks to a sweet bonus from work i'm going to see him. i am not kidding, ladies...his CD, 'Wide Open' is a listen-to-from-start-to-finish, and i'm not even kidding. okay, i totally just wrote that twice and almost deleted it but left it so you would know how EMPHATIC i am about him. go and YouTube these:

'Love Was Easy'
'Back in This Cigarette'
'This I Gotta See'

3.) Anthony Bourdain

Because 2007-2008 was the Year of Seanna's Travels [11 countries, 3 continents], i have fallen in love with travel shows. can't stand Samantha Brown, am grossed out by Andrew Zimmerman...but Anthony Bourdain is my favorite to watch. he's got a dry sense of humor, i would imagine a dirty mouth, and is one of those people that you think you'd be bored by, but end up wanting more of. i will admit that i have a slight gray fox crush on him - Brad always teases me when he's on tv - and that he could probably be my father, but just watch his episode on where he gets stuck in Beirut due to the Lebanon-Israel war crisis. his insight is inspiring, his tan even more so.

5.) L'oreal Sublime Bronze

speaking of tans, we've officially reached the time of year when the weather gets nicer and i start [little by little - remember, people, i live in 'weather hell' as my Georgia dad affectionately calls it] pulling short sleeves out of my closet. and i inevitably always feel gross and ugly in my white, short sleeve shirts and white, pasty arms.
enter Sublime Bronze. i bought this on a whim at a Walgreens a couple years ago, and i have not looked back. i'll be honest, nothing looks better than a real, sun kissed tan. but i'll be 29 this year and i am not trying to look like Rachel Zoe. anyway, this stuff is AMAZING. i only use a little bit - too much and you look like Lindsay Lohan - but it seriously gives you that pretty, first-tan glow. it doesn't streak, but you have to wash your hands! i've had some nasty orange hands from this stuff.

alright, my Carhartt-wearing [and Walgreen's sweatshirt wearing] husband is home and waiting for dinner and just tentatively said, 'i hate to push you...' [aka GET MY DINNER, WOMAN] so that's my cue ;) happy Monday-almost Tuesday!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Rihanna....WTH happened to your hair?

When ugly happens to pretty

Monday, February 15, 2010

the best gift ever

this is the bed that my sweet husband built me for Christmas! believe me, this picture does not do it justice. it's made of reclaimed timber, so the wood is beautifully textured and distressed. a few years back, Brad built me an armoire that stands in the corner of the room and matches the bed perfectly. and sleeping in the bed? i feel like i'm at a bed and breakfast every night in that big 'ol king sized bed with the oversized headboard and footboard.

i'm a lucky girl :)

Friday, February 12, 2010


no, we're not having a baby.

but...if we were -

my dream nursery can be found @ Mrs.Southern Belle

the boards and batten [that was DIY], the cowboy theme, the stars...

i would sleep in that room!