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Fabulous at Fifty

I turned Fifty in October.  I’ve decided to be Fabulous at Fifty.  I began a challenging new workout by starting Orange Theory Fitness.  I’m obsessed with this workout.  I love being able to monitor my heart rate as I do the hardest workouts I’ve ever done in my life. Since I started at the end of October, I’ve gone 3 – 5 days a week.  A lot of people I know have caught the OTF bug, so it’s been fun going with a group and pushing each other.

Unfortunately, though, I haven’t changed any of my bad eating habits, so I may be getting stronger, but I haven’t lost any weight.  It’s hard to out-exercise a bad diet, especially at fifty.  I seriously think I gained ten pounds the DAY I turned fifty.  My metabolism seriously just STOPPED!!  I’m just going to have to make some real changes soon.

I’ve been reading about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey and Lemon.  So that’s going to be the next thing I add to my lifestyle. Each morning I’m going to drink a little of that on an empty stomach and see if that will help me curb my appetite and bring about some of the other health benefits I’ve been reading about.    I’m thinking I’ll commit to it for a month and see how it goes.

Recipe:
Mix together:
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
8 oz. warm water (1 glass)

I’m still not sure what diet I’m going to do. I really love how easy 21 Day Fix was, so that may be my next lifestyle change. IMG_3932.JPG

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RIP Mustang, Hello Caddy!

Last week I was involved in a car accident. Another driver ran a red light and got me pretty good. I was very lucky and walked away with only a few bruises, and so did the young man.

I didn’t even see it coming. In fact, I was so disoriented I thought I had died. All I heard was a loud POW!!  I began spinning around and everything was black. There was a smell of what I thought was gun powder. I thought maybe I had been hit by a bomb. By the time I realized what had happened, the boy was already at my door, trying to help me out of the car. Luckily, I was able to get out and move with little problems.

The first thing I did was call my boss. I was on the way to a meeting with her. I knew I wouldn’t make it to the meeting. I then called my husband and my parents. I broke down crying by the time I talked to my parents. By the time I had finished calling them, one of my colleagues was there to help me. I will be forever grateful for her presence. Soon after my husband and my parents were there to make sure I was ok. I realized how blessed I am to have all these people in my life to drop everything to come check on my well-being.

I’m pretty sure one of the coolest cars I’ve ever owned will be totaled. While it’s sad to see it go, it’s just a car.  It was a great car and it kept me safe, but it can be replaced…and it already has been…


  

There is no way I could go without a car, so Saturday I went to Sewell Cadillac and picked up this BEAUTY!! I’m in love. I never really thought there was much of a difference between a luxury car and a regular car.  Let me tell you…THERE IS!!! The Cadillac drives like you are floating on air.  It’s actually indescribable!!

The experience of buying the car at Sewell was amazing. Their customer service and care is top notch. They truly care about their customer!!   I would highly recommend them if you are in the market for a new car.  See Scott Dulin because he was awesome!!

   I’ve been singing “Guitars and Cadillacs” ever since I drove it off the lot! LOL!  🙂

 

Colour Pop Limbo

I’ve been looking at all these beauty blogs and they take these really pretty pictures of their Colour Pop Lip Liquid in their mouth, so you can see what the color looks like on actual lips.  Well, apparently, they either have no flaws or REALLY good cameras with REALLY good filters.  Since I only have a camera phone, my picture turned out HORRIBLE.  I guess you won’t get the standard lipstick in lips picture from me.

Colour Pop Limbo is the last of my reviews on their ultra matte lip liquids.  This is another daring color for me.  It’s a bit darker than I would normally wear, but I don’t feel uncomfortable in it, so I think there is a place for this color in my life.  I think this color will be perfect for the dress up night on my upcoming  Carnival Cruise.

Overall, I highly recommend Colour Pop.  They are long lasting and very inexpensive.  Definitely worth a try!!

^^Not my lips!!^^

It’s a Match!

I’ve been trying out all the Colour Pop ultra matte lip liquid that I bought a few weeks back.  Overall, I really like them, but Beeper is my absolute FAVORITE!!! You’ll be seeing me out and about in this color for sure!!

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March 2016 Ipsy Bag

I signed up with Ipsy this month!! I’ve been so excited about getting my first bag.  When it finally arrived, I was a little disappointed.  I think I need to go update my quiz because I got random items.  My two friends got stuff that seemed more like what I would want, so I’m going to have them show me what they put for next time!!

It’s pretty fun getting the items in the mail and it’s only $10, so if you want to sign up, too, use this LINK!!

Colour Pop LAX

My friend turned me on to the Colour Pop ultra lip mattes.  Her lipstick was always on point even after a long day.  The big secret was Colour Pop!! Since the price was only $6.00 a piece I decided to be a little adventurous when I made my order.

LAX is way darker than I’d normally wear, I kind of feel like a vampire wearing it!  I doubt I will get this again, but it sure is fun to play around with on a gloomy Saturday!!

I’ve got my eye on you! 

If you are looking for a large palette of eye shadow for a reasonable price, I highly recommend BH Cosmetics. The price was so easy to my wallet, that I figured I would be getting something where each color was the size of a dime.  Boy! Was I wrong! Each one of these shadows is about the size of a quarter!! It’s crazy how much you get for your money!!!

Another bonus to purchasing, was that they stay on pretty well! I always use primer before I apply, so I’m not sure if you would get the same results if you don’t use a primer.  There are several different color palettes to choose from, so if you’re new to make up like I am, this is a great buy!

I ordered Essential Eyes on Monday and received them on Thursday, so it’s close to instant gratification!!

Superheroes on Parade

Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love seeing all the great costumes that adults and kids put together.  My school always does a Storybook Character Parade.  This years may have been the best one yet!! Here are some of the cute costumes from this year!


  
  

Madeline Home-Made Costume

Halloween is pretty much my favorite day of the year! I LOVE coming up with cute costumes and figuring out a way to make them myself, almost always out of butcher paper.  A costume parade has become a tradition for all the schools where I’ve worked.  It has changed over the years from just costumes to a storybook character parade.

When my AP said she had a nun costume, I immediately suggested that Madeline would be a storybook to model our team after!! There aren’t 12 of us in the office, but I was sure it would work.  I’m pretty sure I was right!!

Our capes were made out of a blue plastic table cloth, white plastic table cloth and a ribbon all stapled together.  The hat was made of yellow butcher paper taped around the head, rolled up and a black ribbon tied around it, (see picture below to see how we wrapped the hat with tape.) We all wore black dresses, white socks and black shoes.  Voila! An awesome group costume!! What do you think!?IMG_0598.JPG

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Time to Get Organized

I have never owned a planner before, but at my meeting yesterday I was so impressed at how everyone had their planners out and had everything so organized.  Between my day job and Jamberry, I decided it was time to get organized.  I looked at a lot of planners, and found the Erin Condren planners best fit my needs.  They come in such CUTE styles and I like the way they are set up. My sister said they are planners on steroids!!   I ordered mine today!! I can’t WAIT to get it in the mail!!! If you are interested in getting organized, you can get $10 off the planner if you follow my link!! https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/courtneythomas1027Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 4.17.59 PM

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