Thursday, October 30, 2014

Do What You Do. Do It Well

Here I am at the old age of  26 years old when something of great meaning hit me: Whatever you do, do it and do it well!

Gah. Such a small thought. Such a HUGE idea. What if we ALL did everything with a smile?

Am I pointing fingers? Oh gosh, I hope not. Basically, I am saying this for me. (and I want my spot on the .com to have a little more of MY heart in it.) So here it is:

Don't complain. Just don't. We ALL have struggles. Some big, some small, but they are ours. I love this:

SO true. I have it written in my Bible I love it so much.

Life can be super overwhelming. In fact, just THIS week: This may or may not be my 2nd bottle of Tums to ease the heartburn...

I worry. I worry. I worry. I am trying to get better... but what is really happening is that I am getting better about not verbalizing my worries, so my husband and BFF think I am getting better at not worrying.

Here is my promise to myself: Whatever it is I am doing:
being a wife
being a friend
being a daughter
being a mom (to Dub, and our sweet "children")
being a teacher
Cross County
Coach's Wife (this means listening to the prayers. Making chocolate chip muffins to help hurt feelings. Watching film. Missing life because of watching film. And so on...)

I am going to do it. And golly geeze... I am going to smile about it, and be the best at it. I won't complain. What will complaining do? Nothing.

I have this to smile about:

I love this guy. He's my lucky bus driver. We make an amazing team. We do life great together. #CainLife

This is my welcome home every single day. He may or may not have opened the fridge or pantry to eat everything inside... But he's always happy to see me.

Life is tough... but it can be an amazing thing when you smile and go.


Love love,

Monday, October 13, 2014

3 Weeks NO Cheats

In the Cain House we eat pretty decent. By decent I mean we don't eat junk from a box (like we did our first year of marriage. Hello 45lbs) I cook most nights, and we always have lean meats and veggies. However, with the months of August- December being our busiest months... we may or may not hit up our fave hamburger place that is literally a mile from our house once a week. Plus, if you know us AT.All. then you know we are football fans. To me nothing quite says football season more than buffalo chicken dip. I may or may not make a batch every.single.week. Oh, and I will be the first to admit my love for cheese. The more, the better. Andddddd..... the pumpkin coffee that came back in my life with the month of October. Wow... when you type out all of your food cheats, it really sounds bad. 

I already take amazing supplements. I love Advocare and everything they stand for. I know I am getting top of the line products with them. I am extremely active. I run daily. I am just about ready to run 26.2 miles. However, due to our crazy-busy schedules, I know the food I eat can be better. It's my fault because I have been lacking on what's important. I am a HUGE believer that you make time for what is important to you.

I have recently found this blog. It is amazing. She is very inspirational... and best thing: She's a teacher too. She made this chart and is inviting others to participate: 3 Weeks NO Cheats. 21 days of ZERO cheats. My cheats are easy... cheese, take out, and quick and easy processed snacks. I will be eliminating them from my gut for 21 days. I'll document as much as possible.

I am going to be researching the Whole 30 and reading this book. I am thinking about kicking this off in November. I need a little fixing in my gut, and I love the idea of dropping my no good very bad dairy and grain problem. More on this to come. I already have this book: and I love love love it! It breaks clean eating down perfectly. Check it out.

So, who's with me? 3 Weeks NO Cheats. If you need a copy of the checkoff sheet, just message me. I will get one to you!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursdays Are My Favorite.

Thursday nights are my favorite.  I am sitting in my favorite spot of the house doing my favorite thing while waiting for my favorite person (and well, PEOPLE) to come in the door. Like I said, Thursdays are my favorite.

There is a BIG blog post that is straight from the HEART sitting in my draft box. It is a major one. Some feathers may be ruffled. I have done a pretty amazing job of avoiding all "THOSE" blog posts, and well... the time is up. However, I am not quite ready for it... This weekend. Maybe.

So, I thought I would clean out my phone and share with you the ramblings that I call LIFE. (Or, well... life this week.)

The face that I get when I say, "We are having broccoli- zucchini quinoa muffins for dinner!"

My homework/ lesson planning partner.

My super awesome friends that I made go to school with me. Plus two selfies in one weekend.

The fact that I dressed up as the Tin Man for school one day.

When you miss a UGA game because you are being responsible and junk. Then your family sends you a present... the tickets to the game.....

And a cute sign with a note from D.... "We missed you..."

This kid... that is my bro-in-law. NOT my twin. I'm the nicest person he's ever known.

This picture: a new favorite.

This support system. They love us. We love them.

This is seriously how I make it through life.... :)

Happy Thursday!
Love love,

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