Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Happy Wednesday y'all!
The tropical storm has finally passed here and the sun is trying to peak out through the clouds... which is tempting me to go out and tan. Anyways, enough of my ramblings. Here's a few things I'm loving today!

Okay, so don't laugh, but I am loving that I went to the doctor today. I've been having terrible nosebleeds for about a year, and now it's fixed! That excites me. Hey, I said don't laugh. 

I'm loving that Fried Green Pickles was having a giveaway from Queen of the Tailgate, and I won! I chose these amazing earrings, and I can't wait to wear them to a Clemson game. 

I'm loving these cute things I found from the Blue Door Boutique. I just wish I had the money to get them all. 

I'm loving some of this hair inspiration. When you're growing your hair out, sometimes it gets annoying and you just want to cut it. These pictures help me visualize what I want. 

And of course, I'm loving him. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Brother...

My baby brother turned 15 today! I still can't believe it. I still remember when he was chubby and blonde and ran around in the yard with nothing but a diaper on. Time flies. I'm so proud of him and can't wait to see what the future holds. Happy Birthday Austin! 

Here's the tall guy now... 

Even if you don't read this... I love you Austin!
Happy Birthday! 

Tuesday Fitday...

The 7 Day Cleanse

Okay so I have to confess... I spent the weekend in Savannah for my brother's baseball tournament, and I pretty much ate whatever I wanted to whenever I wanted to. There's something about Georgia that does that to me. Well, I found this week long diet plan that apparently helps you if you're stuck in my situation. So far so good today, but we'll see how it goes. Here's the plan...

This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter because you will be lighter by at least 10 lbs. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.

During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcohol
You must drink 10 glasses of water each day

Day One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.

Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.

Day Three A mixture of FRUITS AND VEGETABLES of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.

Day Four Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.

Day Five Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.

Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.

Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.

Tomorrow morning you will be 10-17 lbs. lighter than one week ago. If you desire further WEIGHT LOSS, repeat the program again. You may repeat this program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you are allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to the instructions on the program. You may substitute champagne for white wine. Under no circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the exception of beer which is allowed. Any liquor (bourbon,vodka, rum) is forbidden. Cream drinks are especially forbidden. You may have an occasional cordial such as creme de menthe or schnapps, but you must always limit yourself to two drinks. If you wine, drink only wine that day. If you have beer, drink only beer that day, etc. Alcohol adds empty calories to your diet. However, after the first week it will help your digestion and settle your stomach.

G.M.’S Wonder Soup

The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup.

28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.

Additional Comments

Vegetables as may be taken in the form of a salad if desired. No dressing except malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic, herbs. No more than one tea spoon of oil.

You have been given a recipe for the WONDER SOUP which can be eaten in unlimited quantities. This soup is a supplement while you are on the program and it should be a pleasure to eat. Not everyone likes cabbage, green peppers, calory etc. This recipe is not inflexible. You may substitute vegetables according to your taste. You may add any vegetables you like: asparagus, peas, corn, turnips, green beans, cauliflower, etc. Try to stay away from beans (lima, pinto, kidney, etc.), however, because they tend to be high in calories even though they are very good for you.

Beverages you may consume while on the program :

   1. Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
   2. Club Soda is OK.
   3. Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
   4. Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
   5. Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.

How and Why It Works

Day One you are preparing your system for the upcoming programme. Your only source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature’s perfect food. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.

Day Two starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.

Day Three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.

Day Four, bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You’re in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.

Day Five, Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five “quarter ponders”. Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.

Day Six is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef, Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.

Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Key to Success...

Running the Race 

"And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." 
-Hebrews 12:1-2

So I kinda decided to combine Monday Motivation with Tuesday Fitday for what I believe is a pretty darn good reason. Sunday my pastor preached on running the race of faith and how we must keep our eyes focused on the goal (Jesus). I think this a great metaphor for a believer to live by. I plan on trying to live life as if I'm running the great race of faith. You just gotta stay focused on keep your eyes on Him. 
Now, there's obvious correlations between running the race and fitness too, but I think the main point to take away from this is that we all have goals in our mind for fitness or whatever. Keeping your eyes on the goals you have set is the key to success. I have to remember this. When I want a cookie, I need to picture that dream body that I want so bad. 

So, run the race and keep your eye on the prize. 
Whatever that might be. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Two posts in one day? I know right! Craziness, but I just couldn't help linking up again with Jamie today. Especially after her exciting news that she announced yesterday. So, here's what I'm loving today...

1. I'm loving Clemson won the series against #1 Florida State, and that we got to be there for the first game. It was awesome. I always love a good Clemson trip. As a matter of fact, they're all good. 

2. I'm loving that I do believe the Duck Dynasty episode that is coming on tonight might be the funniest one ever! Uncle Si on a road trip? Perfection. Hey, don't judge. 
3. I'm loving that Miranda Lambert is on the cover of Self Magazine acknowledging her battle with her weight but saying that she loves her curves. You go girl!
4. I'm loving some of my recent Pinterest style finds. 

5. And, of course, I'm loving him and how he screams at the top of his lungs at his Clemson Tigers and never meets a stranger (especially if they're a Clemson fan). Love him. 

The Liebster Blog Award...

I've been nominated! I don't know about y'all, but I think that's pretty awesome! Jenna over at Yours Truly nominated me, and I think you should definitely go check out her blog. It's pretty cool. 

Now, there's certain rules I must follow for the blog award, so here we go...

1. Choose 5 up and coming blogs to give the award to, must have 200 or less followers.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who nominated you by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. List the blogs you gave the award to with a link to their site. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
5. Share five random facts about yourself.

The bloggers I nominate are:

Samantha @ Southern Grace

Go and check out their blogs!

Now, five random facts about me...
1. I put my faith first always. It's extremely important to me and the reason I wake up every morning. 
2. I am strongly addicted to salty food, and when I say salty food I mean that good ol' comfort food... mac & cheese, mashed potatoes. You know, the good stuff. 
3.  Music is sometimes my therapy, and I am a sucker for a slow country song. 
4. I would rather spend my day on a four wheeler than in the mall. 
5. I cannot keep or get a tan to save my life. I would have to lay out for three hours everyday for a week to get a base tan. It's super annoying. The boyfriend turns brown after an hour. Ugh... 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Fitday...

Happy Tuesday y'all! Tuesday means two things for me: Duck Dynasty is one day away & it's that time again to share a little fitness tip with y'all. So, I've got a pretty awesome recipe for y'all to try...

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

This recipe was incredible & pretty darn healthy too! Click on the link below to give it a shot. It's pretty yummy with sweet potato fries, too. Just saying. 

Please, please, please don't hesitate to tell me how your fitness goals are going. I love reading your comments (even if they are your confessions). Remember healthy is happy. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Motivation & My Mama...

Hey y'all... Mother's Day was yesterday so I figured I'd give a little twist on my usual Monday Motivation. So, here's to my Mama. She's one of the best Christian examples I have, and I am so thankful for her. She's one of the strongest people I know. I hope that all of y'all went and hugged that special motherly figure in your life. You never know how many hugs you might have left. So, thank you Mama for always being there for me and teaching me that I should always be myself and be proud of who I am. If there's one person I can always count on, it's you. I love you. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Happy Wednesday y'all!
I'm linking up with Jamie again to tell you what I'm loving today! 

1. I'm loving that Benji and I are going to the Clemson vs. Florida State game this weekend. Fingers crossed that we can pull out a win! 

2. Y'all don't laugh... I'm loving that Jase from Duck Dynasty is coming to my town this summer for a speaking engagement. Troy from Swamp People is already coming, but now Jase! Ah... I'm happy, happy, happy! 

3. I'm loving some recipes that I've found on Pinterest. One of which I will be trying in the very near future. 
Bacon Jalepeno Cheese Ball

Creamy Ranch Corn Salad

Crab Cake Hush Puppies 

Strawberry Lemonade Muffins 

4. I'm loving the craft I just finished... However, I'm not showing you the pictures yet. It's a surprise! You'll have to check back with me. Oh anticipation!

5. Did I mention I'm loving him? Cause I am. He's the sweetest!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Fitday...

I can hear the song from Jaws playing as I start to write this post. Fitday... uh oh. Just kidding. It hasn't been that bad of a week. There were a couple of days of celebration that included some food of which I never eat anymore. So today's pretty much my Monday. But hey! I got two things for y'all today. One of which I shared with you a while back. The other is brand spanking new! 

I have learned that it is completely worth it to take ten minutes out of your day to do a workout. I use the Special K Ten Minute Solution Ab Workout video, but I may start using this one too. I've seen results in just a week! 

This little smoothie right here I adore. Peanut butter and banana. It's so good and it's good for you. I use it when I need to take away some of those terrible cravings I have. Works like a charm. 
So how's it going with your goals? Let me know, even if you're just getting started.