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 🙂

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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

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#TopicTuesday

#TopicTuesday

Hey Tuesday, Heeyyyyyy

My brain is full of things to talk about today. I will try to spare you, and break it up over this week.

**Hang on to the end because I have some important following info for my social media friends!!!

If you have been following a while you know how much I love to shop and try new things. You also know I like to post a good deal but what you may not know is just how hard I search for deals of my very own. The thrill of a bargain is like me at 5 on Christmas morning.

 Example: I needed new mascara.

  *In case you missed my post last year on my favorite mascara (yes, still loving the same one) you can find it HERE

My mascara is $23. I’m always going to shop around.

I go from site to site pricing, then I start a coupon code search. This time, not much luck.

I hopped on Sephora’s site and realized I had over 1000 accumulated points to cash in for “stuff”. This was fun. I was adding one thing after another to my basket. Sephora always has “Spend this and get that” promotions which can be fun if they have fun things to choose from. Of course, it was spend $25 when what I needed was $23 so I had to search for something cheap because I REALLY wanted to try this hair mask they were offering.

I may be bragging but……

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There’s my faithful mascara. The little hot pink box is a face mask I added for $4 to up my price so I could get the purple tube of hair mask. The rest is cashed in points or free samples they are always offering !! I’m most excited to try the Laura Mercier primer. I already use the tinted moisturizer and I know it doesn’t bother my sensitive skin. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about primers with shimmer (which this one has). I’ve never thought I would be a fan but after reading reviews I’m open and looking forward to seeing what it does. I will report back 🙂

But hello…….!!!!!!!.

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I still struggle with not finding a free shipping code 👎

I get it, “technically” this isn’t a steal because I had to spend money to have those points to begin with.

 For me, it’s a win.

I talked about having a day of the week for your topics.  Thank you so much for sending those to me. It was a lot of fun going through them and I narrowed it down this week to the popular vote.

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We’ll call this #TopicTuesday.

The most requested topic was “What are my favorite TV shows right now”? This is an easy one for me but I’m not sure how well it will go over because I only watch complete trash (minus the Olympics ❤️). If you follow on social media or if you want to comment below this is a great topic for everyone to share so we can all add another one to our list. Because we all have nothing but time, right?

I am currently watching:

Celebrity Big Brother– I am the biggest BB fan. I am so obsessed with this show I even record the hours and hours of what goes on overnight in the house. I wasnt sure how I would feel about a celebrity version, but it’s really good, except the Omarosa part (insert cringe face emoji here).

The Bachelor– I wont miss a season of these people fighting for the attention of one person. Never. Ever.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills– I just want to be Kyle.

The Challenge Vendettas on MTV– For years I watched The Real World and Road Rules. Now I watch The Challenge. Two words – Johnny Bananas.

Teen Mom OG– Dont judge.

Live PD–  I missed my calling.

Dateline– This one is my favorite. No contest.

Our dvr stays full because I rarely catch anything when it airs. But yes, I watch every single one of these. All reality. All trash. All good.

I know what you’re all thinking. Where is This Is Us!?!?!?!? I watched the first season. It’s amazing. I’m sure I will eventually catch back up. Maybe? No doubt I’m going to get hate mail over this (BRING IT) but, I got tired of crying. Every. Single. Episode. And stop leaving me hanging. Maybe that’s the brat in me but I need to know. I can’t wait and be pushed just to the tip of the ledge. I need to know. Now.

So, we parted ways.

Ok guys this is important! If you follow me on Facebook I’m talking to you. If you don’t, why not? 😉

I’m asking a favor.

The “Community” page for Honestly Carrie on Facebook is really cool. It tracks all activity and lets me know how the site is doing. I know how much traffic comes through and which posts do better than others etc. Keep in mind I don’t know exactly who visited the page, just when 😉 One part that I particularly like is that it shows me how many people are reached with each post. This just means it popped up in your feed when you logged on. I’ve noticed from time to time that the totals do not make sense and I have my theories but I will let you come to your own conclusions.;)  You see, Facebook is constantly wanting me to “Boost” my page. This will make sure my page reaches a larger audience than just the people who have liked/followed. This cost money. I’m not ready to do that just yet.

The favor → Would you mind clicking on “following” (for those of you that are) and select ‘See First’ from the Facebook page?  When you log on this just means if I have posted something it will pop up first vs the order it came in like everything else. This will for one help me learn more about how many people I’m (for sure) reaching and also you won’t ever miss a post!

Thank you for reaching out and asking about Bella!! Y’all are so awesome. She is still doing great 🙂 Crazy dog.

Keep sending topics for Tuesdays !!

As always–comment, like, share, subscribe!

Enjoy the rest of your day

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