fitness · health · Healthy · Kaia

{pre brik measurements}

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It’s that time again folks!  Kaia Fit Woodland BRIK round #2 for 2017 has arrived.  Actually, it arrived 2 weeks ago.  This post is a little late.  The last two weeks (and more)….let’s just say, I’ve been a really shitty Kaia girl.  Attendance wise.  But, I think….I got my mojo back. Fingers crossed!  

Kaia Kondition Kamp BRIK (May 1st – June 10th)

Welcome to Spring training Kondition Kamp.  This isn’t your typical kiddie camp: We’re training your mind & body to be disciplined!  We will lead you to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.  This is the session to embrace challenges, find your strong and have a BLAST with your fellow Kampers!

Sounds like a massive ass kicking session to me!  Just what I need!  Just when I need it!

It’s never too late to get your shit together!!!  My current motto!

Which is why I’m ready to finally share my pre BRIK measurements.

I swear this holds me accountable.  I’ve been sharing these measurements since the very beginning……

Pre BRIK (January 2016) {weekend notes} // Post BRIK (February 2016) {before + after}

Pre BRIK (August 2016) {friday 5} // Post BRIK (October 2016) {BRIK results}

Pre BRIK (January 2017) {four}  // Post BRIK (February 2017) {brik results}

With lots and lots of CORE sessions in between…… {kaia fit core}

Which brings us to Pre BRIK (May 2017) …….


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{weekend notes}


And just like that….the weekend is over.  Two words, Good Times!!!

The weekend was dedicated to Lucky in Kentucky, Alpha Gamma Omega Nu’s largest fundraiser of the year.  Sara and myself took the reins, literally.  We chaired the 2017 event.  We switched it up from the former Denim + Diamonds to revamp the fundraiser.  I’d have to say, it went off without a hitch!   So many involved in making this event so successful.


{Omega Nu Sisters}

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family · Food · foodie · friday · Kaia · Kid Food · kids · Recipe · Spring · weekend · Wine

{friday 5}

Needless to say, I’m pretty happy Friday is finally here!  Who’s with me?  After this weekend, I’m a free women.  I mean, not really.  But, I will feel like a free women…for a minute or so.  Lucky In Kentucky is Saturday and we are gearing up for the Omega Nu event of the year.  BIG thank you to everyone that bought tickets and is coming to support our organization.  Big hats + mint juleps + skeet shooting and all things Kentucky…can’t wait!!

Now lets chat about 5 things on my mind…..



ONE – Bitch Straw // Remember I posted Bailey’s Krazy Straw here on {friday 5}?  I mentioned that I kinda wanted to order myself one that said “bitch”  And guess what?  I went to Kaia for the first time innnnn….I’m too embarrassed to admit it here.  Anyway, Mallory, my Kaia coach handed me the bitch straw she had ordered for me!  I mean, how f’n sweet is that?  Pretty sure she intended for this straw to be used for a healthy Kaia smoothy….but, she knows me better than that.  It’s FRIDAY and this just seemed a little more up my ally!  Bogle + Bitch Starw + Friday go hand-in-hand!

Thank you Mallory, you made my week!

Love her!  Almost as much as I love to #chardsohard ♥




TWO – My Parental’s Anniversary // Whenever it’s someone’s anniversary the first thing that comes to my mind is Tony Toni Tone – Anniversary song…lol!  It starts playing in my head and pretty much kicks it there all day on repeat.  Ha!  Anyway…today is my creators 38th wedding anniversary.  Thirty Eight frickin years.  FOR-EV-ER!  Just wanted to wish them a happy day and many more to come!  Cheers to 38 years!!  Love you guys like a fat kid loves cake ♥




THREE – Peanut Butter Apple Slices // Not trying to pretend like I’ve been all healthy and shit this week.  If you follow me on snap chat, then you saw detox lunch yesterday.  It was the lunch of champions!  But, this is mine + Bay’s new jam.  Apple slices smothered with Laura Scudder’s peanut butter, then sprinkled with toppings.  You must try this.  I lost my beloved apple corer…sad day at our house.  Luckily Amazon has got my back.   Core apple.  Slice into thin rings.  Blot with a paper towel to remove moisture.  Spread peanut butter goodness over the apple slices.  Raid your pantry for toppings.  And you’ve got one helluva snack.

Toppings I used below:



Chopped walnuts

Mini chocolate chips

Honey (Seka Hills, obvi) – this one was the BEST!!


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Crafting · instagram · kids · Recipe

{slime á la bailey}


Slime is all over the place.  Search “slime” on YouTube and you’ll find over 12 million videos.  Swear!  It’s bigger than ever.  Other than the fidget spinner, that I’m currently stalking Sweet Potato Pie for.  Kids frickin dig it.  Mom’s on the other hand, can’t frickin stand it.  I have to admit, at least she’s not staring at the TV or her iPhone, right?  But, when you find that crap all over the house, which has only happened once (I’m a crazy bitch) It’s over.  I was just chatting with another mama about it this morning and how it’s straight up banned from their house..haha!  I get it!


I’m sure your kiddos have sent you on the wild goose chase for Elmer’s glue and borax?  Don’t lie, you’ve gone to the store at least once for the special ingredients to this crap!?!?  I, myself, have gone multiple times.  I’ll admit it.  I’m a sucker for crafting and making stuff.  Last night, for instance, I went to 4 stores for Elmer’s glue.  WTF?  The shelves are literally wiped out.  You can see where the once not-so-special glue was sitting.  Basically you have to go to the “Slime Headquarters” aka Michael’s!  Trust me Mama’s don’t even waste your time going elsewhere.




Slime á la Bailey

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Cooking · Food · foodie · Kitchen · Recipe

{parmesan roasted brussels sprouts}

Question?  Why does auto correct always change brussel sprouts to Brussels sprouts.  Capital B and making it plural?  It really bugs me.



Who loves brussels sprouts?  Me too!  This parmesan roasted recipe quickly became my favorite way to prepare them.  Once you try it, you’ll know why.  I’ve always steamed.  Then halved.  Throw in a pan with oilve oil and fry them up.  Until now!!

Bay will even eat a couple….ONLY when they are prepared this way.  And ONLY a couple.  But, I’m good with that.  I think the parmesan does the trick.  She’s a cheese lover like her mama.

She also calls brussels sprouts little cabbage heads.  Makes me laugh every time.

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fashion · ootd · sale · Target

{embroidered maxi dress}

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Trust me….just go to Target!  It’s always a good idea.  Especially when they are offering BOGO!  Now through Saturday ALL dresses are buy one get one 1/2 off.  Reason enough?  I think so!

Check out all the cute options……

Target Women’s Dresses

You guys, I’ve been in such a funk.

My sleep = nonexistent!  Motivation to work out = gone!  Sugar-free = what’s that?  Energy = none!  Feeling maxed = 100%

So I went to Target!  And I spotted this dress.  I got all happy and shit.  Obvi I bought it and now I want to wear it everyday.  Isn’t it crazy that a piece of clothing can instantly make a bitch smile?  Ha.  At least that’s what does it for me.

(carbs + wine are close runners up)


Isn’t she pretty though?  The embroidery detail is everything.  But, you know I’m a total sucker for anything embroidered.  A little boho vibe, which I’m diggin.  Normally I’m not a fan of a tiered maxi, but this one I’m down with.

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Community · friends · kids · weekend

{weekend notes}


Hope you all had a great weekend!  I’m sure you noticed that I was MIA last week.  I got lots of calls, text + emails asking where the fuck I was…lol.  Honestly it was one of those weeks where I knew I just couldn’t make it all happen.  This space is for fun.  And when I don’t have the time, this is one of the first things I have to put on the back burner.


One of the main reasons this blog didn’t happen…..

As many of you know, Spring Show was last week/weekend.  I spent the entire week going back and forth from the Fairgrounds with this girl.



Monday + Wednesday were spent getting the fairgrounds ready for all the Spring Show projects to arrive.

Thursday the pigs arrived.  Vet checks and weigh-in.

Barbecue weighed in at 270 lbs.


Friday was Bay’s favorite day.  Farm Connection Day.  The Plainfield 5th graders took a fieldtrip out to the Fairgrounds to see these girls and their pigs ♥

Spring Show neighbors / besties / brothers.



The pig barn cousins

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{photo cred: Sara Blickle}

The best part of Farm Connection Day, Lauren (Bay’s idol) came to visit.  Lauren is the sweetest girl…I wrote about the time she took Bay out on an ice cream date here {friday 5}.  Bailey decided that she’s saving all her money from the sale of her pig to buy a car, just like Lauren did.  Thank you Lauren, for being such a great role model of my girl!!!

And can we talk about Laruen’s super cute boots?!?



Friday night was show time.  But, first we make a pit stop for a french braid.  Some day I’m going to learn to french braid, until then – we go to Fricke’s.  Margaritas + braids…lol!  Thanks Alex for hooking us up all weekend 🙂


Love Claire the photo bomber!!


Bay’s dad (aka baby daddy) even made it in time to watch bay show.


Some of their biggest fans came out to watch…Aunt Penny + Tyler


And of course GG ♥



Bailey #768 // Ruby #769

Bay didn’t place for showmanship, but she did a great job out there.



{photo cred: Nikki Jansen}


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She did place 3rd in her class for Market.  Which made the 6 hour wait all worth it!  This was around 10:30 pm Friday night.



We watched some of our favorite Primary’s show their animals

Andee + her homegirl Louise the chicken

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