Putting workouts on the TO DO LIST

Did anyone notice something missing from my freakishly long  TO DO LIST??


Well, my body wasn’t havin’ it. So this morning, it woke me up at 4am. I laid in bed pondering what to do, try to go back to bed and feel worse in an hour and a half when I wake up, or get moving!!!

Well, time to get moving!

First workout was another pinterest find.


I really like this one because I didn’t get bored. it keeps switching up and you get your heart rate up!

The next was Part II of this workout


A little repetitive for my liking, but it DEFINITELY gets the job done. I was sweating by the end! and I only did the second part!

(if you click the workouts, you will go straight to those blogs!)

My treat, and iced coffee with skim milk 🙂 YUM


This was my top pandora song while working out

Oldie. but goodie. 😉

Question for you:

Morning or evening workouts?

What it takes to plan a Party

Today I have been overly planning Andrew’s First Communion party that is THIS SUNDAY!

First, I started with the guest list, which includes family and so far is up to 31 people! Next, I started my weekly planning. Each day either cleaning, ordering, or buying something. I have a lot to do before Sunday, and if I spread it out between the days, hopefully I won’t be AS overwhelmed at the end of the week…..

Planning for the party:

  • Monday: work, clean off Andrew’s desk
  • Tuesday: Work, pick up basement (dad mowing grass!)
  • Wednesday: 8-12 work. Target run. Order sandwiches. Order pictures for bathroom frames. Bank.
  • Thursday: Sams, party city, chairs and tables from mom and dad’s, pick up around the house (deep clean Fri)
  • Friday: Clean bedroom, basement, living room and green room. Spray tan
  • Saturday: Pick up cake, sandwiches, trader joe’s flowers. Clean Bathroom and Kitchen. Make chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Sunday: FIRST COMMUNION! (mom picking up balloons) Pictures at 12:30 🙂

You might be asking why my dad is mowing the grass, well besides he is awesome! The weather is looking like rain for the rest of the week! And since I work, he is going to cut it for me. I’m one lucky lady 🙂

Hopefully the meterologist are wrong this time 😉

When I got home from work, I attacked my first task: Cleaning off Andrew’s desk


I’m surprised I didn’t find anything alive under everything haha. Looks much better now!

Question for you:

TO DO LIST: love them or hate them?

Trying new things and UPDATES!

WOW. what a crazy 24 hours! My cousin’s wedding was yesterday and was an absolute blast! We danced the night away (along with a few hours of sleep haha) I plan to update you in the next few days!

Today, was a day of new things! (like the small hangover I had after my brother made me try moonshine. It wasn’t a good idea. haha)


Andrew and I started the day with a visit to a new church! My friend at work attends Jubilee, and for weeks has been suggesting it, and this week was just the right time!

Andrew actually said this was his favorite church to go to so far!!! Lots of upbeat songs, they even had a cello! We will be going back


We then headed to lunch with two friends that I went to high school with, and we tried a new place! Russell’s Cafe


Andrew tried the french toast (I of course stole a few bites) It was AMAZING! I went with 1/2 farmer’s stand salad, and 1/2 pork tenderloin sandwich.

If you are in St Louis, you have to go here!!!


A few people MAY already know, but my brother and sister in law found out they were pregnant in February! While having dinner for my dad’s birthday, the family started to get a bit sarcastic with me, and I said “Thats it. You’re having twins.” Well a few weeks later, they found out THEY WERE having twins!!!!!!!!

twins- brian and mandy

And just this weekend they found out they are having a BOY and a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! If I seem to have a lot of exclamations, its because I am SO excited!! The babies are due at the beginning of October 🙂


A sucky update, is about the date I was suppose to have last week. Well Dan apparently got the flu, of course with my history I didn’t believe him. Then we rescheduled for today. All through the week we have been talking, he even wanted to meet up a few nights this week, but Andrew was in bed asleep. Then Sunday rolls around…and he doesn’t respond to my text….

UMMM wtf?!?! I guess I will never understand guys. But I’ve read He’s Just Not That Into You, and I think there was a part in there about this! haha


Instead of having a sucky evening because of dummy dan, Andrew and I got in our pjs and brought down everything from his bedroom, and played Star Wars Monopoly


I also tried to get my week together, because I work and have a few classes, and also have to clean my house and get ready for Andrew’s First Communion next Monday.


no worries. I’m sure it will all come together……EEEK!

Question for you:
What is a new update in your life?

Wedding Weekend Workout

Life has been absolutely insane the past couple of days, and I can’t even think were to begin…….

Well, I will tell you about today haha

My cousin is getting married later today, and Andrew is in the wedding! (he looks so good in his tux)

I still think this is funny


So I woke up early to get a workout in! I started with this ten minute workout

And finished up with part of this workout (I just did the light blue)


I loved both workouts! I was huffing and puffing in the first one, and the second one I put on pitbull on pandora, and got moving! This song kept me going

Then it was breakfast time, with a BIG iced coffee from Mcdonalds (Im going to need it today!)


Now we are off to get ready, just hoping it stops raining

Question for you:
How did you start your day?

Busy Day Workouts

I love a good workout. But man, I need help to put them together. I have found some great ones on pinterest.

And I just found another!


I needed to get a workout in, and this one happened at 7am!


You might say, Kristen, why did you workout so early!?!?! I had a billion things to do.

  • grocery store
  • sign up for Andrew’s summer camp
  • coffee
  • bank
  • church
  • order screen door
  • Andrew’s hair cut

(all before noon!)


This still is my favorite ten minute workout. It is a must try!

Others that I recently pinned:

Question for you:

Where do you get your workout inspiration?

Filling up the frig

Andrew and I wanted to empty the frig before going on a grocery store trip.


I wanted a fresh start, and to bring in only good stuff!























FRUIT. lonely grapes…(we still have bananas and apples)















This makes Andrew happy haha


Question for you:

How many grocery stores do you visit?

Have you ever tried emptying the frig before another trip to the grocery store?

Favorite Things

The past few months, I have found some new items around the house that I wanted to share!

  • Ok this is not a new thing, but I LOVE trader Joe’s flowers


  • Andrew’s ribbon to celebrate his 1st communion in just a few weeks


  • Clearance at Target


  • New neutrogena shampoo and conditioner. You use once a week to get build up off your hair


  • Trader Joe’s chocolate. Because really, when can you go wrong with chocolate



  • Making my To Do list for the first communion party (2 weeks early. thanks OCD haha)


Question for you:
What is something you are loving lately?

How is your weekend?