Friday, 6 January 2017

Good Morning 2017 ☀️!

Hello world! It's time for another year and for me to make goals that I never seem to finish.

I'm getting married this year and I want to look my best, feel my best, and be my best me.

My goals this year are:

Project pan like crazy and get rid of a ton of makeup, skincare and haircare. I have tons of all three and I don't need or use it all. I barely wear makeup as it is, what's the point of having twenty different shades of red lipstick.

Build a capsule wardrobe. I have lots of clothes I never wear, but I find myself saying "I have nothing to wear!"  I want to have about 25 pieces per season that I love and that's it. 100 pieces I can just pull out of the closet and throw on and feel awesome. I'm going to start by finding a great pair of black dress pants. I already have a black blazer, so I'm half way to a great suit, right?

Gain the last 5 pounds and build muscle. Increase my upper body strength. I'm wearing a strapless dress. The guns gotta look good!

I'll start with that and see how I do in the first month or so. Wish me luck!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from my little family to yours!

Hopefully, you'll see more from me this year than you did last. 
I'm going to be doing a few new things and not doing most of what I tried to do last year.

Stay Tuned!
<3 Max

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Lifestyle Revival

Today was Day One of trying to get my life back. It was a rocky start as I had to cut my workout short, to make supper, to get back to work after being off for four hours. I didn't get time to eat my morning snack either. I'm hoping tomorrow will go better. 

I really hope tomorrow isn't another workout with lots of leg stuff. I could barely walk after today's. 


Sunday, 30 October 2016

Long time no chat

I wish I had some awesome news or anything new to talk about but I don't really. I've been working so much I haven't had time to do any posts.

I'm going to cancel ipsy in December, you won't see anymore of those posts. I'm going to do empties seasonally from now on. I just don't have enough to do it monthly.

The wedding planning is almost complete. Just a few little things left to do.

Hopefully you'll hear from me again before Christmas.


Monday, 18 July 2016

Another Monday Update.

As you can tell, life has been a bit crazy and I just don't have the time to write much anymore. I'm hoping in the near future that I'll have to time, but we're short at work and I'm just so exhausted when I get home.

Today is my first REAL day off from all kinds of work/socializing stuff, hence the post. I am an introvert, and I write when I finally get alone time. I'm just writing this to say "Hey! I'm still alive". Now off to do some housework.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Lazy Monday Update

Lazy being the operative word in that title. Honestly, I had put Sunday instead of Monday, that's how my week was last week. Thankfully, this is going to be a short work week, but a busy personal week.

Hubby is in a wedding this weekend, so he's going to be super busy with that. I've got a lovely purple dress to wear and I'm wearing the same shoes from our engagement shoot. I'm hoping to put some pics up on Instagram when I get the edits. Don't follow me there? Come hang out!

Thursday night I'm going to Paint Nite with a friend, which I'm really excited about. The painting we picked out has lots of blue tones so hopefully it'll go nicely in our bedroom. One of these times, I have to get someone to do one of the pair nights where the two painting go together. I think that would be great over our bed.

Most of the Spring it rained. That's one reason that I haven't been posting. I use natural light for my photos, and well, there's been only a few nice days to take pictures and I'm been away doing things outside on those nice days. I'm hoping now that summer is here and the sun lasts longer in the day, I can catch up on posts.

I didn't do Finish 6 By Summer. I found that I wasn't wearing much makeup in my Spring project so I decided not to bother with the Summer one. I am going to do the Fall one though. It'll be mostly not makeup I'm thinking, so we'll see if it goes better. I am going to try and start using more make up though, since I have way too much that I don't use. Maybe I'll do a ten pan of the make up, and maybe that will push me to use it more often. It's just so hard when you get up at 4:30 AM and don't really do anything but work and stay home.

My Project Polish was a failure. I just don't paint my nails enough to bother with it. I can only paint my nails for two days of the week and that's not enough to get through any polish. Maybe if I wear get a job where I can actually paint my nails, I'll start it again.

Wedding planning is so much! I'm just at the point where I need to pick vendors and such. We've got our theme and our venue and food picked out. We're just going to do iPod music, maybe use Spotify. The dress hunt has started. I still have to finish asking my half of the bridal party, Hubby has his already. Hair and make up are covered. The only problem we're having is actually picking a day. It will be summer but where Hubby is in the Navy, we have to wait to find out when he'll be home. So once that's picked, I can get on the hunt for a cake and flowers. Most of the decor, I'll be doing myself, so that'll be easy.

So there's my life update. All before breakfast. My coffee is cold now, so time to finish that and make a new one and to have some breakfast. Hopefully in the coming weeks, I'll be all caught up on beauty posts and I can start doing some foodie posts and all of that.

Until next time,

Monday, 2 May 2016

Green Smoothie

Awhile ago my doctor told me that I needed more veggies in my diet and just more calories in general. So I started making more smoothies. This is my current green smoothie that we've been drinking either for breakfast or a snack.

Recipe makes 2 smoothies.

  • 1 cup Almond Milk - I've been trying out different brands and flavours. Usually it's unsweetened vanilla flavour. High in calcium and low in calories
  • 2 cups Spinach - the green part of the smoothie. I tried kale, but I don't like kale. At all. Also high in vitamins and potassium. Much needed in my diet.
  • 1 Avocado - another green part. The good fat. Also much needed.
  • 1 Banana - Potassium central! 
  • 1 cup Blueberries - Antioxidants! They're yummy too and quite easy for me to get.
  • 1 cup Pineapple - Full of energy making Manganese and Thiamin. When you get up at 4am everyday, you need all you can get!
  • 2 teaspoons of Ground Flax - Full of omega fatty acids which help with the heart and is an anti-inflammatory. I've bad knees, so this is a great thing.
  • 2 teaspoons of Ground Chia - Full of B vitamins and iron. Both of which I need like crazy!
  • 1 scoop of Protein Powder - Right now I'm using Banana flavoured. I switch it up though.
So I punched this all into MyFitnessPal and came up with these stats:

402         Calories
15g         Fat
1693mg   Potassium
67.5g      Carbs
15g         Fiber
23g         Sugars
24g         Protein
111.5%    Vitamin A
116%       Vitamin C
50%        Calcium
45%        Iron

I try to make all meals and snacks about 500 Calories mainly because I'm suppose to be eating about 5 times a day and about 2500 Calories. So this works pretty well. I freeze most of the fruit so that the smoothies are more frozen than liquidy. I tend to make them the night before then they're ready for the next morning. I don't want to wake the neighbours with the blender at 4am.