Things I’m Loving Thursday and a Hint

Aloha friends! It’s been 3 days since my last post, which I am so sorry about.

I know I haven’t been updating this here blog as often as I usually do- this has been a crazy week! First full week back to work and all that jazz. 😉

However, I wanted to take the time to post today for sure because I have a fun post scheduled. And, I have an even more exciting post scheduled for tomorrow…which involves a big announcement for FBB!

But for now, on to the fun stuff!

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 Things I’m Loving Thursday (usually, this is on a Friday, but the english grad in me loves some good alliteration)

 My fiance

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This isn’t a surprise, but I wanted to bring it up because a) it’s true and b) I wanted to brag a little bit. I mean, really…how cute is he?

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Shane and I had our first of three premarital counseling sessions last night, and it was so much fun. Our Pastor asked us a bunch of questions about how we met and started dating, our story, ect. We had a blast reminiscing, and we were reminded of a lot of the fun things we’ve gotten to do together in our 4 and 1/2 years.

We made it through a lot to be standing where we are now (granted, these are stories for another post entirely) but I can only say that I am so blessed to be marrying the man of my dreams. 

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True Life: I’m marrying my first crush.

All joking aside, one of things our Pastor pointed out to us yesterday was that our being together isn’t a coincidence. I was created to fit with Shane. God was working in our lives and in our relationship before we even knew one another- and that is such an amazing thing to see.

He’s my best friend. The best person I’ve ever known and the kindest, most generous man.

Plus, he’s without a doubt the funniest person you’ll ever meet.

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Ever.

I’m a blessed gal, friends.

Wedding Planning

We’re starting to buckle down now! Looking at invitations, making our wedding registries, preparing to book our honeymoon and apartment hunting. It’s getting so real! I’m also starting to think about my bachelorette party and bridal showers, which are such fun things to be planning for! I’m totally loving it. 😉

My Fitbit

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I bored you guys with how much I love this thing last week, so I won’t bore you again. But it’s awesome. It’s a great motivator and it just makes you want to do good things for your body!

 Workout Dates (P90x)

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This week, Shane and I have already had 2 P90x workout dates- and we have another planned for tomorrow. (You like our various weights scattered everywhere? You also can’t see my running up and down the stairs here, but I totes was) We did Plyo on Tuesday, Shoulders and Arms yesterday and we will be getting our Legs and Back on tomorrow night. So fun!

Seriously, I highly reccomend workouts with your significant other. It’s a lot of fun, makes the time fly by and a little extra time spent together is never a bad thing!

 Green Tea

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Have you guys tried this Yogi tea before? If you love green tea, or even if you just tolerate it, this is a must try. The blueberry flavor is perfect, and with all the great things that green tea does for the body, you really can’t make a better beverage choice in my opinion!

Multivitamins

I’m digging this Active Metabolism vitamin. Plus, it’s a rockin lime green color. The only thing I don’t love about it is how nauseous it makes me. But the pros outweigh the cons, so I guess I’ll have to tough that part out! Does anyone have any advice on how to take these so they don’t make you feel so sick? I’m all ears!

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Bed, Bath and Beyond

Yeah, you heard right. I’m all about the BB and B lately! We started playing around with our wedding registry here and I’m obsessed. Plus, now you can do almost everything online! Combining my love of online shopping with planning my wedding? Get outta town. 😉

Exciting Secret Packages

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This, friends. This is what I am super duper loving today. I can’t even begin to tell you how exciting this little package is!

What’s inside it, you ask?

Well, I can’t tell you. Not until tomorrow. BUT I can give you a (big) hint…

It’s a big deal for me, and for FBB in general.

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Any guesses?

Looks like you’ll have to check back in tomorrow to find out for sure! 😉

Until then, have an awesome Friday-eve. Get a good sweat in, relax, take a load off- whatever it is you have planned for tonight, I hope it’s all great! I myself have a martial arts inspired workout on the agenda, and then a little more Bridal Shower planning.

Catch you guys later!

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Things I’m Loving- Christmas Eve Edition

Merry Christmas Eve!

I don’t know about you guys, but I am absolutely shocked that it’s already Christmas.

Shocked.

I have a special little “Things I’m Loving Christmas, prt. 1” post comin’ atcha today, but before we get to that why don’t we do the regular thang and review yesterday?

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So, yesterday was a regular day at work for us. Me and two of my coworkers hung around the office, got stuff done and prepared for the upcoming holiday. We were also treated to a delicious home cooked lunch.

My coworker that always makes the best treats offered to make us lunch so we wouldn’t have to go out in the ice (oh yeah, it’s wicked icey outside- our parking lot is oh so treacherous).

So here I am- I’m thinking, we’ll have sandwiches or soup, or maybe a salad for lunch.

No, no friends. She went all out.

We had a delicious organic roast for lunch. That’s right, slow cooked in the crock pot with carrots and green beans and all that good stuff. On a Monday afternoon, in the office.

She also made this- gorgeous, right out of a cooking magazine homemade Apple Pie.

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Am I spoiled or what?

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After work, my brother and I had a quick errand to run- one last present to get! With the ice and crazy Christmas traffic, a trip that would have normally taken 20 minutes took about an hour.

 Craziness.

Once we got home, I gotta tell you guys, I wasn’t feeling the gym at all. I was tired, freezing, exhausted from battling the crowds and just feeling really cranky.

That’s right- I was an anti-gym going Grinch. Well, after much careful thought (and realizing I was probably going to miss the gym today– it didn’t open until 8 and I was already at work by 7::30 anyway this morning), guess what?

I sucked it up.

Yep, I went. And I was very glad I did. I got a whole shoulder workout in that ran about 30 minutes. I actually considered running for my cardio yesterday, but once I finished my strength workout I realized that the stair master was calling my name- so my legs and butt got an extra 40 minute burn as well. (Fitting, since today was meant to be leg day!)

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Alright, now for the good stuff- “Things I’m Loving, Christmas Eve Edition prt. 1”

  •  I am loving all of the winter wonderland going on outside right now.

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This is out behind our office building. Does it not scream White Christmas to you?

just want to sing “Snow” and dance around with a giant feathery fan. 😉

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This one is actually out my office window. My window- guys, this is my view…every

day. How gorgeous and festive is that? It’s definitely helping get me into that

Christmas spirit!

  •  Another thing helping with my Christmas spirit? This guy:

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I discovered I Heart Radio just recently as a means to listen to my favorite radio morning show, The Bobby Bones show, while I’m getting ready in the morning.

You can do so much with the app- listen to local radio, find radio personalities and listen to their programs commercial free, build custom stations ( like Christmas stations) and more- it’s truly awesome.

And it’s free- Woop!

  •  One last thing I’m loving on this snowy Christmas Eve morning- the sweater I’m wearing.

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It might sound silly. I got it last Christmas from The Limited and I la-la-la-love it. It’s super cozy, extremely comfortable, and might I add, pretty stylin’. 😉 I’m a sucker for comfy sweaters, and all the better for them to be cute, too.

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Alright kiddos, that’ll do it for this first installment. We’re getting ready to pile into the car and head up to good old Wildcat Country (Manhattan, Kansas for those who aren’t from this neck of the woods) to my grandmother’s house.

This Christmas eve is a little bitter sweet for me. I feel like it’s the last Christmas as “one of the kids” in a way. I’ve been “an adult” I suppose since going to college, but this really feels like my last time for some reason?

For the past 12ish years, me and my two lady cousins have spent the night together on Christmas eve, usually in my grandparent’s room, but sometimes in the TV room or computer room. This is definitely my last year for that tradition- this time next year, I’ll be a married woman, and my new husband and I will be splitting our time between our two wonderful families.

I’m excited to spend this Christmas with my family- I’m going to enjoy every second of it.

But I can’t wait for next year- our first Christmas as our own little family. 🙂 I can’t believe it! The wedding is only a little less than 5 months away!

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Alrighty then- ‘ll catch you guys later! Have a very, very Merry Christmas Eve!