Marvelous Monday {# 7}

Hey there! I’ve got to be honest, lately I’ve wanted to blog but we’ve just been so busy enjoying summer, meeting new friends and hanging out with old ones that the time to sit down and write just hasn’t been there. As much as I wish I could be more regular about blogging, I’m ok with it  just being a thing I can do for fun ,whenever I like. My only hope is that you’ll enjoy the snippets of random stuff I jot down here on the bloggy when I do make time for it! If not, I’m okay with that too. :-) So cheers to fun randomness and oh yes, another Marvelous Monday!! <3

MiMM

This weekend was pretty low key with some cleaning and lots of family time. <3 (Weekends like this are my favorite!!)

Marvelous to me is…being completely lazy and watching cheap movies from Redbox.

movies(Neither was what we expected but both were equally entertaining.)

Marvelous is…a sweaty, post-workout smile along with a cutie who napped in his room like a big boy!

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Marvelous is…Enjoying some sweet Sunday snuggles with these too adorable guys!

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Marvelous is…swooning over these juicy peaches from the Farmer’s Market.

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Marvelous is…playing with this handsome guy, who lately has been making lots of smoothies and even makes the smoothie sound (=his interpretation sound of a blender).

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Marvelous is…lounging poolside with a darling friend of mine. <3

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Oh yes, and Marvelous is…adding new lipstick to my ever-growing collection.

20130715-110135.jpg{I’m obsessed!!! Must have ALL THE COLORS! LOL}

Marvelous is…creating this tasty summer sandwich:

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{smoked gouda, fresh sliced tomato sprinkled with a dash of salt & pepper, avocado and mayo…SOOO GOOD!!)

Marvelous is…receiving these beauties from a sweet gal pal:

20130715-110145.jpg{YAY for beautiful birthday flowers!}

Lastly, Marvelous is…

My birthday (today)!!!! :-D And..

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Although I’m a year older today, I’ve gotta say I feel no older than *23*!! That’s *my number*… I’ll forever be *TWENTY-THREE*!! ;-)

Hope your Monday is Marvelous too!

<3 Alicia

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Currently…

Sorry I’ve been away, I was really sick for almost 10 days with a nasty cold/flu-like-bug which included a severe week-long migrane. Then my little man came down with a stomach bug and the two of us just felt absolutely awful. *Thankfully*, we are feeling better and I’m actually feeling normal and less and less like a zombie! :-) I’m also back to working out regularly (YAY!) and cooking yummy meals (like the alfredo pasta seen below)!!

So, I had seen this survey going around a while back, and I figured I’d give it a go.

Current Book:

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Current Music:

Current Guilty Pleasure:

reading& poolreading & the pool

Current Nail Color:

20130615-085954.jpgSally Hansen Insta Dry Blue Away {insta dry is totally the way to go when your a mommy to a toddler who gets into everything! ;-)}

Current Food:

homemadesaucehomemade alfredo sauce via peas & crayons

Current Favorite Show:

I can’t say its my favorite, since Nashville isn’t on right now, but this is currently a show I’m indulging in. It’s like 16 & pregnant and then some=extra drama

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{Call me crazy, but I always use to tease my mom that we should get pregnant together (not as a teen specifically) but like the mother & daughter in the movie Father of the Bride 2, but after watching this show, I don’t know that my dad and hubby could handle two hormonal pregnant women together. LOL}

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Current Wish List Item:

bracelet

Current Need:

newfavoriteSOOO good!

Current Indulgence:

cherries

Current Blessing:

wittle fishyMommy’s wittle fishy

Aiden

Current Outfit(s):

chambray

I’m obsessed with chambray shirts, I want them ALL.

I’m also LOVING jean jackets & maxis…

jeanjacket&maxiI’m definitely a jeans/demin kinda girl! :-)

Current Excitement:

bestiesVisiting my bestie this holiday weekend!

(& I added my own) Current Words of Wisdom:

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What are you lovin’ currently?!?!

<3 Alicia

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Happy birthday darling!

To the love of my life, may God shower his blessings on you and fill your day with endless happiness and love. Happy Birthday Darling! <3

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Motivational Monday!

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Insanity inspired workout

I recently tried INSANITY and even though I was very intimidated by the sheer name of it…I actually really liked it!

20130606-210713.jpg{After completing INSANITY for the *first* time!! He kept imitating different moves we did & made it look so easy! <3}

What I liked most about it was that it requires no equipment (at least the workout I did didn’t) and that it  allows one to work at their own pace. I honestly thought it was going to be drill sargent style “do 100 push ups, followed by 1000 situps…etc” but it wasn’t like that at all. I’m NOT to say it wasn’t HARD, because it definitely was, but it was also very doable. Granted, I only did ONE day of it, from that little glimpse, I could definitely see myself continuing on with the program.

So in light of my new found love for quick, HIIT style workouts, I did these two videos from Fitsugar consecutively and felt like I had just completed a workout with Shaun T.

1. 10-minute total body workout

2. 10-minute full body workout with Holly Perkins

My workout: Video 1, Video 2, Video 1, Video 2, Video 1

(After the first video, I skipped the warm ups and just completed actual exercises)

by my last set of burpees, I was every ounce of me felt like JELLO!! :-)

Speaking of burpees…I actually did them for the FIRST time (I know..who am I!?) a few days ago thanks to this workout. They totaly STINK but are totally worth every aching second of torment.

burpeesEnough said.

Now that I’ve gotten a small taste of INSANITY, I find it less intimidating and could even see myself trying and actually *enjoying* Crossfit workouts, burpees and all! ;-)

Obviously I’ve been obsessed with trying new workout styles and had to share this article with you guys on Tabata style training.

Lastly, I can’t forget my team:

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Have you ever tried INSANITY or Crossfit?

Are you watching the NBA Finals!?

<3 Alicia

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Marvelous Monday {#6}

Happy MONDAY friends, Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Besides the fact that it flew by, ours was pretty  low-key and relaxing. We did do a couple of little things around the house that made the weekend extra fun, thus making it spectacularly marvelous on this Monday, if I do say so myself! Thanks Katie for hosting another Marvelous in My Monday!

MiMM

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I good ole’ cup of coffee…without it, I’d DIE! Not really, but…yeah REALLY it’s a must.

Marvelous is…juneThe entire month of *JUNE* because we have a special holiday along with a certain  someone’s birthday AND a lovely anniversary to celebrate!!! Lots of cake, cards and XOXO’s this month.

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A handy man! He’s so much like my Dad, always involved is projects around the house. <3

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my mini herb garden. Ok, I know it’s not a real garden, but it’s better than nothing. I’ve never had a plant of any sort (crazy! I know), but I’m hoping to have inherited my Dad’s green thumb. *fingers crossed*

20130603-220004.jpgI LOVE cooking with fresh herbs but I hate that I when I buy a bushel from the store I only use it sparingly and the rest goes to waste. With fresh herbs on hand I feel that I will 1. only use what I need and 2. be MORE inclined to use fresh herbs on a regular basis. Anyhoo, wish me luck, I might need it…

Marvelous is…20130603-220011.jpgthis little cutie patootie who always wants to touch the “ball” at Target!

Marvelous is…

20130603-215928.jpga Sunday Funday at Home Depot with my *15 month* old little darling.

Marvelous is…20130603-215921.jpgA killer full-body kettlebell workout thanks to Giselle! <3 I was in NO MOOD to workout, until I came across this workout via Pinterest and decided to give it a go. Though  it kicked my booty, it felt SOOO GOOD! #justdoit

Marvelous is…

getting lots of laughs from “Penelope” played by Kristen Wiig. I know a few real life Penelope’s who are totally hilarious. :-P

Welp, that’s all folks, hope your Monday is a Marvelous one as well!

So tell me…what was MARVELOUS about your weekend?! AND Got any herb plant/gardening tips for me! SEND them to me! :-) 

<3 Alicia

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words of wisdom!

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