Breezy Days

An Itch

January 28, 2015
I keep hearing myself repeat "life is so busy!" to everyone who asks how I'm doing. I'm positive that it's probably the most annoying response to any question about your life. Pretty much no one cares. Other than my mom...but that's what moms are for. 

I've started doing Kayla's BBG with Mrs. Auteur Ariel which is kicking my rear, but I'm DETERMINED to finish it. It's a long (and hopefully quick) 12 weeks and I'm nearing the end of Week #3. We are vacationing to Hawaii in April and goshdarnit I'm gonna look amazing in every swimsuit picture. 

My day typically looks as follows...Working out from 9-10am, showering, lunching with Ryan, both of us leaving for work before noon. I work until 6-7pm depending on the load, I come home to watch trashy tv....mayyyyyybe clean the house if I'm feeling really adventurous and then hang with Ryan from 9pm till I fall asleep. Guys, I'm really not that exciting at all. 

Something is missing. While I love what I'm doing...I feel that familiar nag that I get when life is busy. 

I have the urge to practice my piano, go ballroom dancing, blog more, learn a song and sing it loudly, arrange flowers, make a craft, re-learn Spanish. Apparently I thrive on the creative touchy feely side of my brain/heart, weird how that works for us creatives ;) So here I am blogging, and off to go practice some Spanish to scratch that familiar itch. 

The Hernia Has Spoken

January 23, 2015
Earlier this week Ryan had surgery for his umbilical hernia. He has been living with the pain of having his guts try to escape out of his belly button for over two months! Every cough, laugh, sneeze, and sudden movement would put him in excruciating pain :/ Suffice it to say, we were excited to finally have a surgery date. 

Ryan is one tough guy, and I sometimes forget what it's like to see him vulnerable. He's such a manly mountain man, he can do anything and everything! Then to see him practically helpless this week has been heartbreaking. Just think about it, almost every movement you make is connected to your core! Soooo he pretty much didn't move all week. 

Lots of medicine, Netflix, shakes, and naps were on our schedule. Luckily I have a job that is extremely understanding, so I was able to stay at home for a couple days to take care of him until he could move around the house more easily. He's now doing better, and we are excited to go back to living our lives hernia-free! :)

$550 Nordstrom GC Giveaway

January 16, 2015
TGIF everyone! Today I am thrilled to be collaborating with a gorgeous and talented group of bloggers to bring you a $550 Nordstrom gift card, or paypal cash (winner chooses). Looking for the perfect Valentines dress? Clothes for the kids? Or maybe even a birthday gift for a friend? Think of all the possibilities!

To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open until 11:59pm MST next  Friday (January 23, 2015) and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! For fashion lovers around the globe, this giveaway is open internationally. Oh and be sure to go say a big hello to all the fabulous people involved. Good luck!

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