Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Week 4: Pounds lost and May goals

This week was pretty horrible. I was super busy and lots of things came up so I only worked out 2 hours and 30 minutes. I had 1 hour Zumba and 1 hour Pilates. The pilates really are effective and I am "dying" during the class. 
I lost 3 pounds so far in 4 weeks. I am not super happy about it but I will take it. I have lost inches on my stomach in particular because of all the core exercises.
I have done super good this week with the clean diet.
I need to work out 7:30 minutes this week because my goal is 5 hours a week and I fell short this week.

My goals for May:
- Drink 1 gallon a day,
- One vegetable at each meal or some green juice, even at breakfast.
- One chicken salad at every lunch.
- One cheat meal a week.
_ one cheat dessert a week.
- Reducing the amount of calories I eat each day.
- 15 minutes of yoga on my own every evenings. 15 poses, 1 minute each.
- Focusing on myself. Getting my body healthy and positive and not focusing on my problems.

Do you have goals for May? Fitness or things you want to accomplish?
If you make a post about it, share in the comments the link.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Moss Monogram Spring wreath and Linky party!

How was your week? I always have makeup giveaways going on and you can enter the one going on right now: Bite beauty giveaway.
American honey home shared this Moss Monogram spring wreath. I always wanted to make one and I love the bird nest on it!! Must make for this spring!

Starting a new party!Link anything you want and get a lot of traffic.Thanks so much for linking!
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 By Isabelle Thornton

Thursday, April 24, 2014

BITE BEAUTY Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library Giveaway!

I am giving away the fabulous BITE BEAUTY Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library ($165 Value). Enjoy :
What it is:
A library of 12 pigment-packed, rose-colored glosses, ranging from soft pinks to deep reds.

What it does:
Each high-shine, ultrahydrating lip color is inspired by the timelessness and healing properties of its namesake flower. Lightly fragranced with a rose scent, each hue—from soft, ethereal pink to deep, striking red—is inspired by a blossom.

This set contains:
-12 x 0.05 oz Lip Gloss in One (light pink/mauve) Two (rosey pink), Three (light coral), Four (raisin), Five (mauve), Six (dusty rose), Seven (dusty coral), Eight (muted cherry), Nine (apple red), Ten (jewel red), Eleven (dark red/brown), Twelve (deep purple)  

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Favorite beauty product: Love and Toast

This is my favorite body lotion and perfume for spring from Love and Toast. It's called Dew blossom. It really smells heavenly and is very addicting. I use it on my baby too. The perfume is a roll on. Great to keep in my purse. I tend to apply it often because I love to smell so much. I used it too last Summer when I went to Paris. I got mine at Harmond's but I heard it is at Ulta too.
Do you have a favorite scent for spring?

By Isabelle Thornton

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 3: my working out every day.

This week the kids were on spring break so I was able to work out more. I made a little mistake last week with my post. I try to work out everyday but not 4 hours a day. 1 hour a day. My goal is to work out everyday.
Last week I did: 
1:15 Kickboxing, 1 hour Zumba, 1 hour Pilates, 1 hour yoga, 1:30 walking/running.
I also did 30 minutes of cardio. I was going to try this new class but the baby would not get up and eat so it took us longer to get there and I only did 30 minutes of the 1 hour class. It was not my favorite and I was actually bored. I also did the 30 minutes abs class and did not like it. I could not do any of the floor exercises correctly. I guess I need to improve but I did not feel it was very effective. The Pilate class is way more effective. I did 15 minutes of weights for my upper body. Total of 7 hours for last week.

I started to really like Yoga and looking forward to the class. I am still not good at it.

My diet was pretty good and I started eating a chicken salad for every meal for 3 days. I can see my waist shrinking but the scale is not showing anything yet. 

7 hours in a week is my top achievement. 
My fitness journey can be very frustrating at time because results are very slow and I can't quit. I guess it's like everything. I have to keep going otherwise my efforts are gone.
I had 4 cinnamon buns for my cheat day and it made me very sick. I count it as a positive. I am eating less sugar and white bread and my body notices.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Terrarium and Monday link party

How was your week? Are you ready for a new party?
I really love this carrot Spring Terrarium from Bacon time with the hungry Hypo. I have thought about making one but never got to the craft store. This is such a cute idea!

Starting a new party!Link anything you want and get a lot of traffic.
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 By Isabelle Thornton

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fitness progress: Week 2 of 4 hours a week workouts

Last week I did 4 hours and 20 minutes of fitness.
1 hour Kckboxing, 1 hour Zumba, 1 hour Pilates and 1 hour of Yoga. 20 minutes of weights for my legs and arms.
This week was pretty good for the workouts and I burned 1 pound of fat: 3500 calories. My scale doesn't work so I am not sure if I lost pounds. Also I ate a lot this week. I find it hard to prepare dinner for my family and eat something different. I felt like I was starving the whole week though.
Dropping the baby at the gym day care was very hard this week because she would cry. She was very happy when I would pick her up and would say that she had fun with her friends.It still pretty much would destroy my first 20 minutes of my workouts because I was sad.
Soleil also started waking me up at night. I felt more tired than usual. 
I drunk 1 gallon of water or 8 glasses of water a day.

If you are new to my page, this is my second year of working out. After no activity for 15 years and 4 babies. I did 1 to 2 hours of Boxing and kickboxing with walking to total to 4 hours a week of working out for 8 months. The last 4 months I had no activity. Pretty tough winter. I gained at least 12 pounds back.
My goal is to keep working out this year, loose the weight and be fit.

How was your week?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cute Egg owl for Easter and The party on Monday is up!

Are you ready for Easter? I am not...I have been spacing pretty much any crafts or fun...
I totally love the owl idea to decorate the Easter eggs! Want to do it? Here is how: Wesen art blog
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I am starting a new party until Easter, so link anything you want and get a lot of traffic.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Trying new things in fitness: Zumba, Yoga and Pilates

I haven't blogged about my fitness journey for a very long time. I stopped exercising for 4 months. Pretty much all winter.
But I am back in full power. I am trying new things and new classes.
This week I had:
- 1 hour kickboxing at a new gym: It always makes me very sore the next day.
- My first Zumba class: Super fun. Not a lot of calorie burning.
- My first Pilates class: Very  hard and I was very sore the next morning. 
- My first yoga class: Not a lot of calorie burning but wonderful stretch after one week of working out.

I go to a gym with child care because working out at home with a 2 year old is a real joke for me and pretty stressing.
I exercise in the mornings and I am not a morning person. Very hard! But I want to be home in the evenings for my family and it works better that way.
My baby really likes to play for 1 hour almost everyday with her new little friends. We are both happy then.
My goal is still to be fit and it is going to be hard but it is making me happy. 2 months before it gets warm and I want a killer bod!
I am trying new classes again this week.
Have you tried those classes? What do you like?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Refurbishing A Swivel Office Chair with toile and Monday party

How was your week? Lots of working out and trying new things here. Spring is coming and it's time for me to get off the couch. LOL
Thanks so much for linking! You are the best!
I loved Bacon time with the hungry hypo swivel chair makeover. She used toile and I think it's the best idea I have seen in a long time. Those chairs are so ugly! Do you like it? Neat refurbishing!!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Bed Bath & Beyond - Over-the-Sink Roll-Up Drying Rack Review

I spend way too much time at Bed Bath & Beyond. I will be the first to admit it. I am obsessed with trying new kitchen products because the kitchen is where I spend countless hours. I tried out the "Over-the-Sink Roll-Up Drying Rack":

First of all it was compact and easy to roll and store. It was non slip all over and didn't move on the sink and the dishes didn't move all. It will fit a big or small sink and when in use the kitchen looks tidy. It is great for delicate dishes that you can't wash in the dishwasher and for quick washes of any dish.

The space saving is one of the biggest pluses. Even in large kitchens you need something that will roll up and is a space saver. The pretty light grey fits any kitchen decor although I would love to see color options in black or metallic as well. 

Conclusion: This is a daily use item that is very well designed, sturdy and last but not least "pretty" while in use. It is a great gift and a recommended buy! Check it out here:


By Isabelle Thornton

Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe Giveaway

I am loving this Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe right now. Makes for a perfect giveaway. Enjoy:
Say bonjour to a gorgeous, golden tan with this collection of Too Faced's bronzing best-sellers. This set contains the bestselling matte, cocoa-powder infused Chocolate Soleil, the original Too Faced bronzer Sun Bunny and the luminous Snow Bunny bronzer. Change your bronzer as often as you change your look! It's the perfect trio to get your bronzing wardrobe started. Complete your golden glow on-the-go with the included Cruelty-Free Teddy Bear Hair Bonjour Bronzer Flatbuki and built in mirror.

Too Faced has the largest and best bronzing assortment in the biz! The most advanced technology is utilized to create beautiful and good-for-you bronzers in every finish, for every season, and any occasion.

Set includes:

  • Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer: Infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and signature bronzing pigments to create a unique matte bronzer that neutralizes red and evens skin tone
  • Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer: The slight pink undertone mimics the flush of a real tan
  • Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer: Four gorgeous shades combine for the perfect illuminating glow
  • Cruelty-Free Teddy Bear Hair Flatbuki Brush
  • Available for both USA and International Entrants

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

La Reine des Neiges - Libérée délivrée, version karaoké | HD

If you really liked all the different songs in other languages at the end of the movie Frozen. You will really like this French version. The French version is so gorgeous and here it is a Karaoke. So cool! You can follow along. I am so giddy about it. LOL..And you are welcome!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Deauville beach: Paris trip

I am super late on blogging about our trip last summer but oh well...better late than never.  My cousin took us to Deauville. It is a very famous beach in Normandie. The parasols are really bright and beautiful on the beach. I was very exited to go there since I haven't been to the beach for years and I really missed it. It was really great to spend some time with my cousin most of all.

 Mimi and I on the beach.

 My cousin treated us to ice cream and waffles. so yummy!
 An Hermit crab...How cool is that!
My cousin and her daughter on the beach.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)

This song is a big hit in Utah. I like it. It's simple and I think that being happy is found in simple things and little things. It's all in your head to start.
This songs makes me happy...That's all.

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