Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Favorites 7.10.15

Hope everyone missed me while I was gone to celebrate the 4th.  We had a great family vacation at the beach that was fun and relaxing, and exhausting.  All GOOD! Most of my favorites will be from the beach, with one extra thrown in at the end.

I got some wonderful pics of all the fun we had.  We spent lots of time on the beach.

One of my favorite things we did was to do the skydive simulator at iFly, it was AMAZING!!

I wasn't having very much fun, was I???

Being at the beach, my hair was a frizzy, yucky MESS.  I have decided to really try to work with my curls this summer instead of fighting them.  Therefor, this is a necessity.

I am going to try these tips and see if I can get my hair to cooperate any better.

My paper crush for this week is one of my favorite designers.

Mary-Ann always wows me with her work, isn't this page just amazing?

Now for the serious part of my Friday Favorites.  We took a quick family photo on the beach, and I was not happy when I saw myself. 

My clothes have been a bit tight on me for awhile, but I didn't notice how different I looked until I saw this pic. I have definitely let myself go, and this picture has helped me to do something about it.  Last year, I lost about 10 pounds using Weight Watchers. This plan has always worked for me.  I don't do well on meal replacements or cutting out sugar, carbs, etc. If I don't allow myself some good stuff every once-in-a-while, I totally fail.  With WW, you can have a little somethin-somethin if you have the points for it.  That way I can have my jelly beans or a beer (or even two), as long as I plan for it.  I started this Monday, and I'm down 3.5 pounds (yesterday was my weigh in day), which I'm thrilled with.  I usually  lose less than 2 lbs a week, since I don't have a lot to lose. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

 Linking up with these gals this week:

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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NayNay said...

You always look fabulous but I know its how it is! Sigh, us short girls always have a struggle! Miss ya'll bunches! NayNay

Darcy said...

the wet brush is a life saver. Incredible how much of a difference it makes!

Cat W said...

Good for you for getting back on the wagon. Seeing pictures of myself months after having my first son really helped me to see that I wasn't where I wanted to be. It still took me a long time though! Best of luck with taking it off again!

Queen In Between said...

So I totally understand the way it feels to see a picture and not like it but I think you look great in that picture!

ManicMakeupGirl said...

That wet brush is a total game changer and life saver!! I can't live without it!! It makes the tangles disappear and it doesn't hurt!! Great post!!


Jennifer McMurtrey said...

I love everything Mary-Ann creates! This layout is especially beautiful.