Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Spening and Saving

May 5, 2014 Poof Ball From The Body Shop 2.50 Euro(3.41 Dollars)NEED
May 7, 2014 Covergirl Clump Crusher Extensions Lash Blast Mascara From The Px Normal 6.39 on sale for 30% off=4.47-2.00 Coupons=2.47 NEED
May 7, 2014 Got 2b Crazysleek xl Conditioning Flat Iron & Blow Dry Lotion From The Px~4.99-2.00 Coupon=2.99 NEED
May 9, 2014  Listerine Total Care Fresh Mint Month Wash From The Commissary 5.33-.55 Cent=4.78 NEED*
May 13, 2014 Suave  mango mandarin body wash From The PX 1.90 NEED
May 15, 2014 Always Pads From The Commissary 3.54-2.00 Coupon=1.54 NEED
May 15, 2014 Pearl Tampons From The Commissary 6.87-2.00 Coupon=4.87 NEED
May 18, 2014 UA Pure Stretch Underwear For The PX 10.00 DIDN'T NEED
May 18, 2014 UA Pure Stretch Underwear For The PX 10.00 DIDN'T NEED
May 18, 2014  Suave Sleek Shampoo From The Commissary 1.79-.50 Cents Coupon=1.29 NEED
May 18, 2014 Suave Sleek Condition From The Commissary 1.79-.50 Cents Coupon=1.29 NEED
May 25, 2014 Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response From The Commissary 5.70-5.00 Coupon=.70 NEED
May 25, 2014 Secret Clinical Strength Sport Fresh From The Commissary 5.70-4.00 Coupon=1.70 NEED


 Total Spending for the Year
March~ 464.59
April~ 48.15

Total Saving for the Year
April~ 757.54
Total Days of not buy shoe or clothes
Clothes~ 76 Days
Shoes~89 Days
Hello Everyone. I normal don't post on Saturdays but I wanted to get my May purchase up. This was a great spending month. I only got the stuff I need minus 2 items which was the underwear. I was in the workout part of the PX and saw them. Since I have been working out a lot I figure I would give them a try. I kept debating if it would be breaking my clothes ban. Then decide it wasn't since no one is going to see them beside myself and my hubby. 
 *My husband doesn't use the same mouth wash as me. So that why I added in to my purchase recap. 


Friday, May 30, 2014

Pink, Hearts and So Much More

 Pink High-Low Tank Top Birthday Gift from D&J(2013)
Polaroid sunglasses won from ElleSees blog (11-20-12)
Heart Necklace From CR~4.79
Earring Gift From MIL Peggy
 BCBG Silver Peep Toe Flats From DSW~6.99
 Happy Friday Everyone. This week went by super fast.  I still can't believe after tomorrow we will be in June. After June there a lot of celebrating happening. We have my birthday and my blog 4th  birthday. Then our 10 year wedding anniversary and after that my husband birthday. So a lot of fun thing will be happening. Still not sure what we will be doing to celebrate all these fun milestones in a our life.
Since the weather is still going strong with being nice. I decide to bust out this colorful dotted skirt. I had no idea what top I want to wear with it this morning. So I first put on an orange tank top and was going to do a sheer top over it. Turn out I didn't like that combo. As I was standing in my bedroom trying to figure out what top to wear next. It hit me. This pink hi-low tank top that I got for my birthday last year and haven't worn on the blog. I wore this tank a lot last summer. Since it gets hot here in Germany and we have no A/C. We just 2 fan in are house and keep all the window open. 


Thursday, May 29, 2014

May Finger and Toenails Recap

Right Top Corner~May 2, 2014 Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in 240. *Kiss nail art stickers on my ring and thumb fingers
Middle Top~May 10, 2014 Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in 140. On top of that is O.P.I Princess Rule!
Left Corner~May 22, 2014 China Glaze 874 Sun Worshiper
Left Top Corner~May 23, 2014 Sinful Color 24/7.
Middle Bottom~ May 29, 2014 Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish in Back to the Fuchsia. Ring finger Trendy Nail Wraps 226060

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Hello Everyone. Can't believe it's time again for another monthly nail recap post. This month I was all about the pink polishes and neon colors. I also had some fun with some nail sticker. Which the Kiss nail art sticker are so easy to use and last about five days.  Another item I try out again was the trendy nail wraps. Which I got for my birthday in 2012.  Which I'm loving them as a statement nail. Last time I used them on all my nails and didn't like them. It only took me 2 years to use them again. Which I have to say they have held up very well for being 2 years old and have going thru a move. 

*Kiss Nail Art Sticker was a Christmas Gift From Scribble(2013)


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WIWW: Rocken Pink Wednesday

Pink Prada Glasses
  Nine West Earrings From The Px
Stud Earrings Gift From Nicole of NYC on my Mind
Pink Flower From Family Dollar Store~1.50 
 Silver Sperry From the PX~17.97
 Happy Wednesday Everyone. It's crazy to think we are already in the middle of the last week of May. Where is this year going. People are already posting Christmas count downs on there facebook pages. Which I'm not even ready to think about that. Let enjoy the rest of spring and summer. Which the weather has been amazing here the last few days. So I been wear a good amount of tank tops. I actually brought this pink/white stripe tank and this beige vest at the same time. Today is the first time I have paired them together.   

In the second photo I was trying to hold my leg up to show you all my shoe but the camera was to fast for me. I still think the picture is cute and fun. So I had to share it. For my hair today I just pulled it up in a messy bun. Which I have no idea how I got the top of my hair to poof like that. I have try for many years now to do it and it never happen.
So I was super happy to see that I did the poof today. If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know small things make me happy. I also try my best to show you all my hair details and jewelry.  With so bathroom selfie. 

 pleated poppy 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Vegas Style

Disclaimer: I was asked by to come up with outfit I would wear in Vegas. I was not paid in any to do this. All opinions are 100% Mine 

Hello Everyone, I was super excite when reached out to me to participate in their #MyVegasStyle challenge.
Daytime Vegas

Morgan slimming tank, €23 / Skater skirt, €11 / ASOS flat shoes, €13 / Ippolita gold jewelry, €2.850 / C. Wonder stud earrings, €25

Today I'm going to show you all what I would wear in Aria Las Vegas at the Aria Resort & Casino. If I ever go there. It is one place I haven't been to yet and do wish to go one day. I hear it a lot of fun. I also have heard it has tons of amazing place to shop and eat. The outfit above I would wear for a day of shopping at The Shops at Crystals at Aria Las Vegas.

Dinner in Vegas

While I'm in Aria Vegas I would love to have dinner at Jean Georges Steakhouse. To take my outfit from day to evening. I would add a white and black blazer. Change out my earring to more dresser ones. Also change my shoe from flats in to some sexy heels.

clubbing vegas

clubbing vegas by Amy featuring a black bag

After dinner I would go out and enjoy the Vegas nightlife. By going to Gold Boutique Nightclub and Lounge. The only thing I would change with my outfit for a night on the town is I would remove the blazer depend on how the weather was.  Instead of carry a big purse. I would go with a nice classic clutch to carry my items in. 

If you are plan a trip to Las Vegas any time soon or in the futures. Make sure you go and check out Also the Aria Resort Hotel. To get ideas on where to eat, go shopping and get you nightlife on. 


Monday, May 26, 2014

Pink, Black and Orange Weekend

Light Pink Cami From Forever 21-2.50
Wallflower Curvy Bootcut Jean From the PX~25.47
Black Circle Earring From The PX
Black Bead Necklace From The PX
 Black Butterfly Hair Clip Not Sure Where It Came From
Gotta Flurt Shoe Gift From Hubby for my Birthday~ 13.00 from DSW

Hello Everyone. First sorry these picture aren't the greatest. They were taken when I was in a rush to get out of the door on Saturday. To go to help my friend set up for her daughter birthday. Which she had a mind craft theme party it was super cute. My friend went way out for it. Each kid got a goodie bag to take home with them. At the party they each got a wooded box. To make in in to a jewelry box. They got a bag of gem to decorated it. Which I help some of the smaller kids with adding the jewels to there box. It was tons of fun. 
In the brown bag was the wooded box.
As for my outfit goes. I want to be comfortable but fun at the sometime. So I decide to wear this colorful shirt that my friend L handed down to me. I miss getting hand me down from her. She had the best item that she didn't want. This is the third time I have wore this shirt. Which the first time I wore it a button fall off of it. So on Saturday I decide to cut the button off of the shirt all together. Since I didn't see myself using them. 

My husband when he was deployed in 2005
On this Memorial Day remember the brave men and women who are serving this country. The past and present one. Plus are vets. Happy Memorial Day Everyone. 


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Running Inspiration/Update on my Running

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Hello Everyone. Today I thought it would be fun to share some running inspiration with you all. Since I did a fitness one last Sunday. Also I want to give you all an update on how my running is going. I'm hoping I will be able to run a 5k this Saturday but it still up in the air due to my hubby work schedule and us only having one car.  I will keep you all posted if I do it or not. I'm for sure running the red,white and blue color run on June 28. Still trying to figure out what I will run in that day. Due to I don't want my clothes to get wracked.

Here the break down of my running. 
February 19, 2014 0.25 Mile
February 24, 2014 1.00 Mile
March 9, 2014 1.25 Mile
March 16, 2014 1.50 Mile
March 25, 2014 2.00 Mile
March 29, 2014 2.10 Mile
April 2, 2014 2.25 Mile
April 7, 2014 2.60 Mile
April 9, 2014 3.00 Mile
April 12, 2014 3.35 Mile *First 5K* Ran it in 33:09 minutes
April 14, 2014 3.52 Mile
April 17, 2014 3.63 Mile
April 19, 2014 4.01 Mile
April 21, 2014 4.11 Mile
April 23, 2014 4.25 Mile
April 28, 2014 4.51 Mile
April 30, 2014 4.62 Mie
May 2, 2014 5.01 Mile
May 13, 2014 5.27 Mile 
May 17, 2014 5.25 *Ran is in 59:58 ( I was so proud that I did it under an hour)
May 22, 2014 5.61 Mile

I have drop my running down from 3 days a week to one day a week. Due to insanity is working my legs out good. On May 22 my legs hurt so bad I told myself I would just run 2 miles but in my head I was out to do 5.50 miles. In the end I pushed myself and did what I was out to do and plus some more.  

My running goal are to run a 10k. Also in March of 2015 to run the semi de Paris marathon. So I have been working my way up to ran 13.1 miles. Right now I'm not paying attention to my time. I'm paying attention to the distance. 

If you can't run right now and you want to. I say take it slow. Go out there and run what you can. Then stop walk and start back running again. That what I had to do a the beginning and look at me now. I'm running 5.25 mile with out having to walk. 


Friday, May 23, 2014

Fashion Blogger

Fashion Blogger T-shirt From the Px-12.00
Pink Lacquered Anchor Circle Earring From Forever 21~1.50
 Neon Pink Heaven Steve Madden From DSW~27.96
Hello Everyone. For today photo of the day word on Instagram is black and white. So I knew I want to wear an outfit around the color for today outfit. As I was taking a shower after my work out. I was thinking what I could wear. Then it hit me why not wear my fashion blogger shirt. Since I brought it in March and haven't worn it yet. I was super happy to find this shirt in the PX. That I got overly excited about it. That my hubby said since you are that happy over the shirt you don't need it.  Well I was bring the shirt home no matter what he said.  Plus he knew how happy the shirt made me. That we would buy it anyway. 
One reason why this shirt was just sitting in a drawer for a little over a month. Was I didn't like how it made my stomach look but with working out now for over a month. I have gain my confidence back and have been feeling great about myself again. So it was time to give the shirt another try. Which I'm super happy I did. There something about this shirt that I just love.  


When it came to shoe to wear with this outfit I was going to go with black sandals but once I saw that today is fabulous flats in the marvelous May Style challenge that Curvy Girl on the Run is host on Instagram. I knew I had to go with my hot pink flats. Since the color pink always puts me in a good mood. 

I hope you all have a great weekend. This weekend I will be going to a birthday party. I leave you today with one of the songs I really loving right now. That I play it so much that my hubby is sick of hearing it. 

The Closet by Christie

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Monthly Recipe: Brown Rice Bowl

2/3 Cup Cooked Brown Rice
3 oz. Grilled Chicken Breast, Diced
1/3 Cup Corn Kernels, Cooked
1/3 Cup Peas,Cooked

After cooking everything. Combine it in a bowl and eat.  

Hello Everyone. This monthly recipe is a little different from my past recipe. My hubby and me have start to eat better again. So we decide to start using the  Insanity elite nutrition book again. Since we have started doing Insanity again this week.

What great about this is it only 400 calories and it is super fulling. 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WIWW: Red, White and Black

  Black Cami From Target~6.99
Flower Black Vest From CR~9.99
 Swarovski A Charm Birthday Gift From W (2012) 
Small Hoop Earring From CR~4.00
 Stud Earrings Gift From Nicole of NYC on my Mind
 Black Butterfly Hair Clip Not Sure Where It Came From

Gotta Flurt Shoe Gift From Hubby for my Birthday~ 13.00 from DSW
Hello Everyone.
 Thank you all for your kind comment on yesterday post. It was a hard on for me to write. 

 Today outfit is another rediscover one. I haven't worn this vest in 2 years. So it was time to dust it off. I wasn't sure if the vest went with the top. So I had to double check with my hubby to make sure the stripe where black and not blue. He told me they were black. So after that I knew I was going to go today.

 pleated poppy


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tough it out Tuesday: Insanity

Right July 10, 2012~136 lbs/ Left September 2012 116lbs

Hello Everyone. Today I'm going to talk about my body. Please no negative comment. If you have been reading my blog for sometime now. You know that in 2012 I was the heaviest I have ever weighted. Which I would get comment telling me how fat I gotten. That when I decide I had to do something about my body. In August 2012. I started doing Insanity and lost 20 pounds. Which I felt great. You can read about my Insanity HERE.

I did such a great job keeping the weight off. Until April of 2013 that when I move to Germany. I was living in a hotel for 3 month and eat out a lot. Which cause me to start gain some weight. I was going to Zumba 3 time a week. Which helped me lose some of the weight. Well in July of 2013 I move in to my house and slowly started to stop working out. In October I was hitting the gym hard. Then the holiday came around and everything went to crap.

In January of this year I start back up with working out. Mainly just running. I still was eat whatever I want to eat. While a few month ago I step on the scale and start to cry. Due to I was weighing in at 143. Which to some people I know that is nothing but to me it was a huge deal. Due to that is now the heaviest I ever weight.  I have always struggle with my weight. For the longest time I was underweight and was trying to gain weight. Which you can read a post I did on that HERE

With the added wight I have gain. It  cause me to not enjoy getting dress. I still blogged about  the outfit I was wearing but made sure you couldn't see my stomach. Due to it the biggest thing on my body. I didn't want people to think I was pregnant. Since I have gotten asked in the past if I was.

Well over a month ago. I decide it was time take my life back and get fit again. I started to do a few insanity workout. Along with some Jillian Michaels and some random home workout. Plus running.  What I would do is one day go on a run. Then the next day do a home workout. I did this 6 days a week.  Along with doing this. I was watching what I ate and started to eat health again.

Which a lot of my family and friend think I'm crazy for doing this. They tell me that I look fine. The thing is I'm doing it for ME.

Which with working out and eating right for over a month. I have lost 5.4 pounds. I'm now weighing in at 137.6. I'm starting to feel great again and enjoying getting dress again.
It took me a lot of time to become brave to post these before picture. These picture where taking on May 18, 2014

Last week I decide to start up doing Insanity again. Along with the Insanity diet that goes with it. Since that what I used last time when I lost the 20 pounds.  In 30 days I will be doing an update post on how Insanity is going. Insanity is a 63 days programs.

I'm lucky to have an amazing beachbody coach this time around. Not only is she a beachbody coach. She an amazing blogger too. Make sure you go check out Jessie of Not the Average Bear - A Fitness Blog and she also blogs at JumpingJE.



Monday, May 19, 2014

Inspiration Monday: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow
Bootcut Dollhouse Jean From The PX~7.98
Hoop Earring From CR~4.00
Dr Scholls Wedges From DSW~18.88 

Hello Everyone. Today I'm linking up with Two Birds for inspiration Monday. When I saw the inspiration picture for this week. I knew I could recreate it. Also it gave me a chance to wear this blazer again. Which I haven't worn in 3 year. Now that I don't work outside of the house. A lot of my work clothes don't get worn. Also when I brought these jean I didn't try them on. While the didn't fit me at the time. I'm happy to say my working out is paying off because now I can wear them. I can't wait to style them with other outfit. 


Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was good. On Friday night I wore this outfit to the movies. I saw the movie Neighbors. It was a good movie. On Saturday I didn't do much. I did go on a 5.25 mile run. Which I did it in under an hour. It was my first time doing that. Which I'm super proud my running is improving. Then yesterday we went out and brought a area rug for the living room. I love that after 10 month of living in my house is starting to come together.