My Name is Carrie and I Need a Health Coach.

My Name is Carrie and I Need a Health Coach.

Happy Tuesday!!

I’ve been up and going since about 3:30 this morning so if anything here makes sense I’ll count it as a win.

I was going through Nordstroms winter sale earlier and came across a dress I bought for a Christmas party last year. I really love this dress. It’s one of those I’m going to be able to wear again and again (if I can get that zipper up). It’s 40% off right now 🙂



Off The Shoulder Lace Dress by CHELSEA28 $89.40. Off the shoulder is so in right now and I love lace almost as much as I love chocolate. The sleeves are AMAZING:)

Mine is black but I’m not seeing the black available at this price. If you’re not in to the all over lace the black is offered with lace on the sleeves only. Very cute as well and also 40% off.


I never fix my hair or put on makeup when looking for dresses (obvi) . I always think  if I can leave feeling good about what I purchased then I should feel 10 times better in it the night of our event. Weird 🙋 I cropped out my kids physically fighting over to the right.

If you like the peplum tops you have 5 color choices (solid and stripe) for $21. I love just about everything by BP ← click for link.

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Jeans on Sale, Jeans on Sale!!


From left to right:

Vigoss Jagger Mid-Rise Skinny $38.40

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Skinny Jean $40.80

STS Blue Ellie Ripped High Waist Skinny $35.40

If you havent tried the Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution jeans they are definitely worth a go! They are made to slim you up and camo the pooch. I think they are awesome. They offer a skinny boot cut style too 🙂

There are over 6000 clothing items alone in the winter sale. I havent checked out accessories or jewelry yet so if you visit the site take a look! As always with Nordstrom, free shipping and free returns.

Today is…


Thank you for the topics again this week! I was asked this question last year while blogging, “How healthy do you eat” and last week a couple of you asked a similar question. A few suggested a favorite food topic so I’m combining it all into one.

I mentioned on yesterday’s post how I was going to be really honest here. This is the part where I put myself out there for you all to judge. Eeeek.

Hi, My name is Carrie and I eat like crap.

I pretty much always have. I know that eating better would make me feel better (apparently) and I know that my body would jiggle less if I would stop eating chocolate chip cookies (everyday). I’m fully aware that I could and should make changes but I’m not quite ready to make that commitment.

I will admit I’m not a great example for my kids and do not always provide them with the healthiest of options. Friday nights, we will have pizza. It’s what we do. For days like yesterday when my brain was fried my kids had ramen noodles. I felt a little guilty about it but I’m over it now.


Welcome to my pantry.

I’m not a total loss. I do Juice Plus shakes and well that’s about it, I do Juice Plus Shakes. I love popcorn and goldfish and chips and more chips. That’s a cotton candy maker in the top left and all that amazing cereal just below it. I literally have a container for just candy. This I blame on my husband. I am not going down all by myself here 😉

I can get even more honest and admit that my kids do things like this all of the time.


Definitely not my hand-writing.

In all seriousness I do try sometimes. I know that doing better isn’t an option and I am getting better slowly but surely. I will throw spinach in our smoothies and I always have fruit on hand. I love to bake chicken and steamed broccoli is pure heaven. You can’t pay me to eat tomatoes, cucumbers, or okra though. No way, Jose.

If I had to pick my favorite type of food it would be Mexican and my one most favorite thing to eat is easy, chocolate chip cookies. 🍪

Now, I want to know if anyone elses pantry resembles mine at all??? 🤞

Thank you again for your support!


Enjoy the rest of your day



my June & my new cute dress

my June & my new cute dress

Happy Thursday !!

I sure have missed ya’ll.

The only way I know how to describe this month is roller coaster.


Looks something like that.

The kids are out for summer break and I have all of a sudden managed to become mom of the year overnight. If I would let them, they would wear headphones and stare at their ipads all day. Guess what? I’ve let that happen…i’ve even let that happen for more than one day…exactly how many days i’m going to keep to myself 😁  Judge away.

So most of you know our house is on the market. Good times. 🙄 I will say this…I am getting really good at keeping a clean and tidy house . My kids are finally picking up on a few good habits too. When they wake up, they make their beds. YES, i’m serious! When they get something out, they put it back. YES, i’m serious! I don’t even have to tell them to! It’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! So forget the yelling, punishing, even bribing way of trying to teach your kids some good life lessons…just list your house. 😜

Some other things we did this month….

  • We had more than one irrigation leak in the front yard = Soggy mess.
  • We  took a quick road trip (quick as in the amount of time we stayed, not the drive) to close on our house. Hallelujah !! We no longer own a house in Alabama! THAT is a beautiful feeling.
  • We are in the process of purchasing a new home. Had I known the amount of back and forth we would have to do with the lender I would have just invited him to move in for a little while. It’s exhausting. Maybe that way instead of exchanging 1,807 emails and phone calls we could have just knocked it all out in a day or 2 😉  You live and learn. Joking aside, we are excited and very grateful for our new beginning.
  • My mom flew in and spent a week with us. So good for my soul.
  • I turned 37. My husband was out of town and family had gone home so I spent this day with my kids. We shopped, ate lots of unhealthy food, and saw Finding Dory. After that we stayed up late gorging on a giant cookie cake (after we added peanut butter AND Nutella on top of the already there icing).
  • Then there’s been a little packing, boxing, and a gazillion trips to the thrift store drop box.

June has also been full of other highs and lows not only for myself, but my family too. When something happens that you just don’t understand or that you never would have imagined could happen, it consumes your brain…or at least that’s what happened to me. I sat down a handful of times to work on my blog and I just couldn’t clear my head enough to put anything together for you. I even considered stopping it all together.

Last week I met up with a friend that I don’t get to see nearly enough. We only had a short visit but later that night that visit made me realize that I have to get back to doing this. About a year ago my favorite blogger decided to stop writing. She posted about once a week and I always looked forward to it and probably got a little too excited when I would discover something new. That’s the reason I decided to start sharing with you all. I’m not a writer. There are countless errors no doubt. Look, if it wasn’t lunch when I was in school, then I just wasn’t interested. Anyway, my point is I wanted you guys to possibly find something new that you didn’t know was out there or that maybe you had been considering trying …and then be able to enjoy it the way I have. The day I saw my friend she was wearing my favorite flats….and even better, she said she had bought more than one pair 😉  That got me thinking about others that have also found something they love from my blog. I came home and reread some of the messages you guys have sent me while I was taking a break. Ya’ll know I LOVE getting your thoughts and questions, right?. LOVE it.

So yeah, breaks over.

This month will be crazy busy for me so I won’t be able to blog everyday…probably not even every other day some weeks…but no doubt I will get a few out a week. I’ve got several new exciting things to share with you and I know you will love them!

Since you just suffered through a lot of words about my month then I won’t leave you without one good find 😉 It’s the least I can do.😉 I bought this dress last week from Nordstrom. I actually went for something else and just happened to spot this and try it on and what do you know, I love it ♥ That happens a lot.

I’m sharing because it’s on sale!


Socialite High Neck Dress – Nordstrom  $20.40

There are several colors to choose from and some with stripes. The navy blue is what’s on sale. I don’t know about the others but i’m able to wear this without anything under it (yes I wear undies! I’m referring to a slip)  …but it isn’t lined. It’s really light, flowy (forgiving), and has pockets! I wore mine casual with flat sandals. The arm holes are a tad big on me but it still works. Runs large so you will want to size down one size.

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!!


My first post !

My first post !

♥  I have a good mix of excitement and fear going on tonight! In case you haven’t already checked out my “About Me” page I will attach here and save you the trouble 😉

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Hi! I’m Carrie and this is my blog.

I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. In my spare time
i’m also the house cleaner, laundry doer, grocery getter, school to
and from driver, house chef (nothing to brag about here), and fixer of
whatever is broken. I’m forgetful and clumsy, I can tell you anything you
want to know about the Bachelor, Big Brother, and Housewives of
Wherever, and I never get more than 6 hours of sleep. Zzzzz
Most importantly, I love the Lord and am so
thankful for my many undeserving blessings.♥

blog pic lar and car
I married my high school sweetie in 2001 and we have 2 really cute kids. ethan and caleigh bug

. We have an adorable mini Schnauzer
named Roo and she’s about as perfect as you can get…except for the
running away every chance she gets part.roo roo
I am obsessed with chocolate. You know that question that asks if you could only have one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
That would be more like a dream come true for me than a tragedy. Sign me

So, besides my love for family and chocolate I have another that ranks
pretty darn high up there….I love to shop!! By shop I mean anything from picking out a card at Hallmark to a gas station bag of chips. Ok, that was probably not completely accurate …although road trip gas stations with
all of those different candy and chip choices from stop to stop.. be still my heart.
If I’m not buying cards or candy i’m buying clothes, clothes, and more
clothes. If I could just move in to Nordstrom I probably would…you know,
to save on gas $.. 😉

I have been told over the last few years that I should start a fashion
blog. I kept putting it off for fear of the unknown (i’m good at doing that). I finally decided to research it and I can definitely see the fun
in sharing my love of clothes with the world. I’m a product review junkie
so nothing would give me more pleasure than shopping, finding and trying
new things (clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, makeup), and giving you my honest opinion. In
fact, my absolute favorite pair of shoes I own I discovered from another
blogger. Thank goodness for her!

My goal is to hopefully be that girl for you 😉

Welcome to my life. I can’t wait to meet you!


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