Friday, August 30, 2013

Love Talk

Hey there-

It is later in the day and I was carousing my Bloglovin list for the day... I cam across a post, that instantly put tears in my eyes. In a feel good way.

Erin, over at Sweetness Itself has made a post that I hope she does not mind I take some snippet's of.
She was speaking more in general about the turn our future generations are taking, and the corners being cut  through relationships, love, marriage.

She had posted this video, and I would love to share the of Fred for his wife Lorraine, here.

This made me extremely emotional! It could be hormones, or that typically I am an extremely emotional person, but the love you hear, in his voice for his one and only love of 75 years is amazing. 
See, I am madly in love with my husband, we are mushy and lovey-dovey and that has not really changed in the last 6 or 7 years... BUT,we still fight, bicker, I might even nag him a lot... who doesn't? That is what relationships are about, work. 

"Love is not a feeling, it is a choice."

You have to choose every morning, lunch time, and evening, to love your spouse. I guess after a while, you do realize how much of a team you are, how wonderful it feels to reach another milestone, check another "to-do" off of your lists, and undoubtedly, work you butt off to find that happy medium. If the two of you do not agree on something, work for it, or let it go. 

Please - do not think I am qualified to give marital advice, but I can say that I love my husband and step-daughter with every bit of my being. I know that sometimes, life will throw curve balls or success ... Either way, it can be hard work, the most rewarding "hard work" EVER. I did not, nor do I have the D word in my vocabulary. I feel like Cesar and I are a match made in heaven... he is my best friend, the person I vent to, my go-to pick-me-upper, advise giver, ever.

I am really looking forward to this three day weekend and spending this time with my family.
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial day weekend! Enjoy this time..alone, with friends, or your loved ones, either way... Enjoy..

Chat soon!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013



So, after work yesterday I went to pick up Alexandria's glasses.. I have worn glasses since I was 11 or 12, I think. Alexandria has an astigmatism, but very minimal eye problems yet...lets hope she does not take after me.

She looks like such a grown up young lady, it just fills my heart with so much joy seeing what a bright, intelligent, young lady she has become... 

Her goals for me for her 8th grade year are:

Make straight A's...
(she already does)

I present to you...

Aren't they adorable on her?!?!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and we will be talking soon!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Movies I quote...

My name is Brittney, I have a problem...

I love movies, and quote my favorites too much.
It does not help that essentially my siblings, friends, and husband all quote movies,  and feed off of each other's laughter. I can post my top 5 quotable movies, then share my favorite quotes.. Win win, Right? This was no easy matter to place these movies in numerical order, I love them all equally! So, my order is in no way  in order of favorite to least. 

Numero uno: Bridesmaids 

  1. I'm glad he's single 'cause I'm gonna climb that like a tree
  2. Help me, I'm poor.
  3. You smell like pine needles and your face is like sunshine.
  4. I am ready to PARTAY!
  5. Wanna watch me dance?
  6. Stove, what are you an appliance?
  7. I want to apologize. I'm not even confident on which end that came out of.
  8. Hit a lot of railings. Broke a lotta shit.
  9. No it is not me. I am Mrs. Elgesias
  10. Hey not Air Marshall John, wanna go back in that Restroom and not rest?

Numero Dos: Anchorman

  1. I'm in a glass case of emotion.
  2. Brick are you saying that there is a party in your pants and that I'm invited?
  3. I love lamp.
  4. They've done studies you know. Sixty percent of the time it works every time.
  5. Ron will read anything you put on that teleprompter, and I mean...AAn-ee- thang
  6. It's so hot. Milk was a bad choice.
  7. I hear that their periods attract bears. The bears can smell the menstruation.
  8. Why don't you go back to your home on whore island?
  9. It is anchorman, not anchor lady! And that is a scientific fact!
  10. Speak English, you know I don't speak Spanish.

Numero Tres:  Step Brothers

  1. Hello Miss Lady
  2. I am warning you, if you touch my drums, I will stab you in the neck with a knife
  3. I'm not gonna call him dad not even if there's a fire.
  4. Hey! Y'all don't say that!
  5. I've been called the songbird of my generation by people who've heard me
  6. Onion, Onions and Ketchup, Yup. I can taste it.
  7. What?!Did we just become best friends?
  8. Robert better not get in my face... 'cause I'll drop that motherfu***!
  9. What if she comes up and grabs me by the wenus?
  10. Why are you so sweaty? ...I was watching cops.

Numero Cuatro: Baby Mama

  1.  It costs more to have someone born than to have someone killed!
  2. It feels like I'm shitting a knife! WHY WON'T YOU BITCHES HELP ME?!
  3.  I'm sorry I farted into your purse...
  4. Woop WOOP
  5. Did you stick all this gum under here?! I don't know! Maybe you stuck some of it under there!
  6. Can I just spray a little PAM down there right before the baby comes out?
  7. This one's for the ladies..
  8. Stop framing your face!
  9. I'm going to bang all your friends. Consider them banged!
  10. Is this chocolate or poop?

Numero Cinco: Mean Girls

  1.  Four for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco! 
  2. That is so fetch!
  3. I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me... but I can't help it that I'm so popular.
  4. I'm kind of psychic. I have a fifth sense.
  5. Alyssa, I'm sorry I called you a gap-toothed bitch. It's not your fault you're so gap-toothed.
  6. What kind of mother do you think I am? Why, do you want a little bit? Because if you're going to drink I'd rather you do it in the house.
  7. There's a 30% chance that it's already raining...
  8. Oh my God, Karen! You can't just ask people why they're white!
  9. You smell like a baby prostitute.
  10. if you cut off all her hair she'd look like a British man

I hope you all enjoyed some good quotes... 

Have a great night!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bubbles, Projects, Elephants...

Oh MY...

We had a fabulous 3 day weekend.

Friday, we needed to get our little one glasses and a physical. Check. Check.

This weekend felt extremely relaxing and productive...


Protein Smoothie and honey-dew milk tea

 My sweet husband, killing time building scrabble homes...

love him

He makes me smile... BIG.

So, I lost Cesar at some point in Joann's while foam searching, this is what wondered back to me.

Inappropriate, right?
 Handy man- sewing the cushion cover as I trim foam..

This is where our little Lucas likes to sleep, it is warm.


I hope you all had a great weekend!

Until tomorrow.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Food Post

I have been looking through my photos on my phone...all 2,439 of them.

I honestly do not know why I document and take so many pictures, I just love it. I am noticing a pattern, I take food photos and do not post or use them. I wonder if deep down I am nervous for back-lash because of my Diabetes, and hearing the negative comments.  

Well, here you go! I know this will be a highly viewed and talked about post..


I have been super stressed with work, and have allowed myself ALL THE STARBUCKS I WANT! This too shall p-a-s-s.

Skinny vanilla Latte

I swear this Frap is a Mocha light, only 120 calories and (skinny style)
Greek yogurt with honey is wonderful!

Whole wheat bagel and Super fruit smoothie from Panera

I am not a huge fan of cucumber, but this drink, if cold...


 Lunch portion
Child's menu...
 This is one of my favorite meals..
Chicken salad and fruit from Zoe's

 Zoe's is my girlfriends and I's favorite place to eat for lunch at work, walking distance and healthy.

Quinoa, Yum!
Quinoa and feta salad
 For my birthday, some of my lady-friends took me out for Mexican.
Stuffed advacodo, YUM.


Cesar and I stay very regimined for dinners, we basically cook every dinner together. Not only do I love it that way, becasue we work so well together in the kitchen...but it keeps a nice budget :)


stir fry


We are not big drinkers, so this is the only yummy drink shot.

Watermelon Margarita!!


All have a wonderful finish to your day!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Birchbox and Chia Seeds

OOTD -Target dress for 8 dollars...STEAL

Selfie- No Mascara

I am really pleased with my Birchbox this month. 

Birchbox night
One of my favorite evenings in the month, are when I have this box waiting for me in the mail :)

Secret: I signed Cesar up for the male Birchbox, I might do our reviews together next month.

Now, I want to touch on my new favorite item...

Chia Seeds.
I had a co-worker introduce me to her Chia seeds months ago, after that I had kept an eye out for a good value bag... they run about 13-22.00 dollars.
One day I was surfing Groupon, and found 6 bags of Chia seeds for... 

Get this, 28.00 Dollars!!!!!
I could not pass up that bargain, I am the bargain queen.

I have added them to salads, fruit drinks, water/fruit and yogurt. Chia seeds have no flavor to me, they have a great crunch and after they touch water and hydrate, they form a Gel like consistency. For one serving, you are looking at 4 g of protein , and 11 g of fiber. Oddly enough, I feel like since I have been eating the Chia seeds, my blood sugar has been dropping. I will notice this time to time with good vitamins, I start cutting back on the amount of insulin I inject all the while, still lowering my numbers...

I would say that, even once I am out of my SUPER DUPER deal saving, I will continue to purchase them :)

Chia seeds look like mini pinto beans 

 I have been working mas,recently. Oreo was helping momma work...

I hope you all have a wonderful afternoon, I have some big news to talk about soon...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Seafoam Green

This is a new obsession:

 Green & Seafoam green

I love the softness and subtle tones, paired with white it is the perfect combination.

I have grown to love redecorating. Recently, we re-decorated our master bedroom, now I want to start re-doing our entire home.

Cesar might get a kick out of my post... Surprise love, I want to re-decorate another room...

I am loving this pillow,it has a great beach feel to it.


I would like to find a nice, large, white frame and post this up in our Master.

Stacking these books with the minimalist look, classic.

My nails are also Seafoam right now :)

I hope you all have a wonderful day and wish me luck looking through Etsy today, bad obsession that feels so good!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekend Overview

Hello Mates!

It has been one of those days... we did not do much of anything, we loved it!

Did a lot of this..
then this...

This is how my hair looked until Sunday, quite possibly. No judgement.

Cooked dinner, ONE night.
Might have even gotten Taco Villa twice. TWICE.

grilled onions

Cesar made some killer Guac and we devoured it!

 Pork Chops!!

Taco Villas parking lot shot..

 Finally, Oreo is our eldest kitty and he has the same personality as his Momma...

 Here was my first attempt of a photo shoot with my fat kitty.

 No, Mom.

I hope you all have a wonderful week, I am hoping soon I will be able to get creative with my posts again...I have had such a hard time prioritizing anything outside of work in ages...