29th July, 2014

posted 2 days ago

Anonymous said: just wanted to let you know that you always brighten up my day. I love seeing you on my dash. youre always so chipper and adorable :) what a cutie!

Well thank you, friendly anonymous person! :) This is a nice way to start off my Tuesday!

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I finally have my husband back!!

posted 2 days ago

Jeremy has finally gotten relief from his awful, awful poison ivy outbreak that started on the 4th of July.

For the first two weeks, he was on steroids and a number of over the counter medications. The rash was contained to his legs, from the thigh down. Then, just a little over a week ago, he broke out AGAIN, this time all over his upper body and waist. (While his legs were still broken out from before.) His lymph nodes were even swollen, that’s how out of control it was. He went to the doctor, who said it looked like Jeremy had been re-exposed. Meaning the poison ivy had traveled home on his shoes or in the car or SOMETHING…so we turned the house upside down and washed anything and everything we could think of. The doc gave him a steroid shot that time…and all of the ‘roids raging through his body gave Jeremy awful canker sores throughout his mouth. :(

All this time, he has been (understandably) cranky and miserable. Especially with the heat, which would make the itching flare up even worse. And when he wasn’t itching, his skin was still raw and sensitive. He couldn’t stand to be touched…just putting on his thick work uniform was almost more than he could handle.

Well last night I came home to a chipper, talkative, playful husband and it made me so, so happy!!! What a relief! I’ve missed that guy. :) I’m never letting him near anything green and leafy ever again. haha

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28th July, 2014

MY ZUMBA CONVENTION SCHEDULE - POST #1

Bollywood Obsession with Sucheta Pal

Thursday 8/14 12:00 - 2pm

I knew I wanted to take a Bollywood session if I ever made it to Convention, so I made that a big priority when registering. It’s a style I love and I really get into the music, but I usually have no idea how to choreograph it on my own or translate many of the moves I see.

I am beyond thrilled to get to learn from Sucheta! She is THE ZES (Zumba Education Specialist) for all of India! Meaning she trains all of the Zumba instructors there. This woman knows her stuff! I have thoroughly stalked her YouTube page and cannot wait to see what moves and songs she has in store.

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Let’s talk ZUMBA CONVENTION!

posted 3 days ago

I’ve got 15 days to go and I’m getting more and more excited by the minute. So I’m going to do a series of posts talking about each session/training that I’m going to do at Convention! Just to give me an excuse to wallow around in the details for a while each day. :)

I know that the majority of you won’t care about all this (and if you consider this Zumba spam you best unfollow me now, because in two weeks it’s going to get SO MUCH WORSE!), but maybe a few of you will. And I know that for years now I have always gobbled up all the posts and pictures I could find about Convention, since I couldn’t go myself. So this goes out to all of you Zumba nuts who are dying to get there - don’t give up the dream my friends!

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Auto Beatrice and Benedick reblog!

Love them so much.

(via bellecs)

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esofine:

I mean, it’s not a bad guess.

esofine:

I mean, it’s not a bad guess.


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posted 3 days ago

hershapeinthedoorway said: Rec for good Zumba shoes? I'm going like 3 times a week and my Nike's are wearing out I think because my feet are getting a bit sore half an hour in!

Well, I used to swear by Asics, but my needs changed after my leg injury last Fall. Now that I have to wear orthotic inserts in my shoes, I’ve had trouble finding Asics that still work.

However, I am now in love with my Rykas. After reading a lot of reviews online, I tried two different styles. My favorite are the Ryka Exertion. They provide great stability for my foot, but the bottoms are nice and smooth (and even have a “pivot point!”) which is great for Zumba. I can’t speak for the cushion, since I had to take out their insole for my own orthotics, but all the reviews say they are incredibly comfortable for workouts where your feet take a pounding. :)

Zumba makes their own line of shoes now and they look great. I’ve been waiting to try them on at Convention before I buy them.

(The main goal for any shoe you pick for Zumba is that the bottom needs to be fairly smooth. Running shoes usually have a lot of grip and bumps, which make it hard to do the pivots and turns and ultimately will hurt your knees! So look for a shoe that doesn’t have a lot of fancy stuff going on underneath - smoother the better.)

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Can’t help it after that anon message… haha

Can’t help it after that anon message… haha

(Source: missmandimichelle, via the-littlelady)


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posted 3 days ago

Anonymous said: Do you and your husband ever plan on having kids?

I tried searching through my archives because I’ve been asked this question several times and I think I may have answered it more eloquently in the past…but heck if I can find those posts. :P

So, in short, no we don’t plan to have kids. That plan may change…we may decide down the road that we do want to have a family or adopt or any number of scenarios. But right now, we don’t feel like anything is missing in our home or our relationship and we don’t desire to have children.

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26th July, 2014

Jump for joy!

Jump for joy!

(Source: xe-stuff, via illtowell)


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I was telling Jeremy the other day about some of my childhood pool memories…including eating giant lemon heads. So he brought these home for me. :) #tasteslikeSummer

I was telling Jeremy the other day about some of my childhood pool memories…including eating giant lemon heads. So he brought these home for me. :) #tasteslikeSummer


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This Songza playlist is KILLIN IT.

10/10 recommend for your pool time tunes needs.

This Songza playlist is KILLIN IT.

10/10 recommend for your pool time tunes needs.


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When I bought this bag in March, I never anticipated how many trips to the pool it would make. :) I am not a bag or purse person…but I LOVE this bag!!!

When I bought this bag in March, I never anticipated how many trips to the pool it would make. :) I am not a bag or purse person…but I LOVE this bag!!!


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