Ashley’s Bachelorette Weekend Recap

This past weekend was one of my friend Ashleys’ bachelorette party and it was so much fun! Ashley is one of my best friends from college and it seriously means the world to me to be able to be a part of her wedding and this weekend was full of memories that will last a lifetime!

Ashley is very active and into fitness (we cheered in college together!) so the first activity we did on Friday night was a pole dancing class. Now I know some of you probably have your hesitations about a pole dancing class but it was seriously the opposite of what everyone thinks. It was so much fun and given that all of the boys and girls that went have a dance and cheer background, the instructor really challenged us to do lots of lifts and tricks! I was sore for 2 days after! It is such a good work out.

If you’re located in the Raleigh area check out Pole Play Fitness, the instructor was super professional, informative and might I say the only one (out of 5 places that were called) that let us have boys come. Thank you for being so open minded!

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After our class we headed to one of the girls house for appetizers and a lingerie party! Aren’t the decorations cute? The maid of honor, Sarah, did such a great job.

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The next day we sent Ashley off for a “Princess for a day” spa package and we all met back up later for dinner.image5 (1)

We headed to the melting pot where we GRUBBED out. The melting pot is one of my favorite places and like always, it did not dissapoint.

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Last but not least, dessert!


After dinner we headed out for a night on the town to finish off the bachelorette festivities! image10

The bachelorette party was a success and a perfect way to celebrate the last weekend of Ashley’s “single” life! Her wedding is this weekend and I cannot wait to stand next to her as she marries her soul mate!

Sugar, Sugar, Oh Baby Baby!

Originally posted on HauteAngel:

10 Steps for Dealing with Sugar Addiction


 A nurse and good friend of mine gave me this helpful article, as I make my way back through the dark tunnel of getting off of sugar, AGAIN, and mostly…the agonizing journey of getting off of fake sugars forever. I need to lose the weight I’ve gained back and get back on track toward eliminating about 40 total lbs. more…plus, and most importantly, I have to get a grip on these chronic migraines that have swept my life under the rug for the last nine months. So here are the tips (Author recognition is at the end):

  1. Reduce or eliminate caffeine. The ups and downs of caffeine include dehydration and blood sugar swings, causing sugar cravings to be more frequent.
  2. Drink water. Sometimes sweet cravings are a sign of dehydration. Before you go for the sugar, have a glass of water and…

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My New Obsession: TheSkimm

So as I’ve gotten older I really am trying to stay up to date with what is going on in the world. ESPECIALLY with Chris being deployed. I read the news but sometimes some of the articles are so boring and pages long that I end up reading the titles and not knowing the details. Well, for everyone else out there like me, there is a solution. TheSkimm!

I accidentally found this. I am a serial contest signer-upper and for one contest I entered you had to subscribe to TheSkimm. Well I’m so glad that it happened because I am now obsessed.


What is TheSkimm?

Well it was created by two girls, both from news backgrounds, who wanted to provide people with a short version of what’s happening in the world that not only saves time but is also fun and interesting. They throw in humor and metaphors that keep the daily e-mails fun and exciting.

I get TheSkimm’s e-mail every day in my mail box, take 2 minutes to read it, and I immediately feel caught up on current events. TheSkimm is taking the news world by storm. If you don’t believe me just try it out. If you don’t like it you can always “unsubscribe”, but I’m willing to bet you won’t! Just click here to sign up!