Tuesday, March 15, 2016

WE'RE MOVING! AGAIN?!

I think I already have a blog post titled that. LOL. Hilarious. Every time I think we're planting our roots somewhere, we end up moving. Irony. But, it's a happy move! We're nervous, but we're also REALLY EXCITED! 

Have you heard the saying, "Home is where the heart is."? Well, we think we left our hearts in the desert. We never realized how much we would miss life in the desert. Not many people like the desert. Yes, it's windy. Yes, it gets hot. Yes, it's far from everything. But, you can see the stars. The skies are clear and blue. It's far from everything, but there's always something to do. 
We'll be commuting to work, but we work so hard and we want a nice place. A place where our kids will have fun and have memories that will follow them as they grow older. House prices are cheaper and we won't die with house payments. Sounds harsh, but it's true. I don't want to retire with a house payment. It's time to think about stuff like that. Our kids are getting older and we need to stay put. 
Where we're currently living at the house prices are going  for over half a million dollars! And they're not that special guys. It's a basic house. You're paying for the location. It's nice, but we'll never pay off our house if we stay here. We'll never be able to slow down at work. Not with those prices. 

Family comes first and this move will allow us to slow down and smell the roses. We'll be able to enjoy our children. We'll be able to spend more time as a family. I don't want our kids to remember us working all the time. We want them to remember all the fun stuff we did with them. 


Do you move a lot? What is you reason for moving? 

P.S. Pictures coming soon. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Top Five New Year Resolutions For CurviMamiPetite.

I thought I would have a blog post up for you right now, but the one I was working on has taken me over a week! Seriously, this toddler phase is really holding me back....A LOT! By the way, I wrote the previous sentence yesterday....and now my toddler is trying to push all the buttons on my laptop. MY BUTTONS INCLUDED. STORY OF MY LIFE....I love her so....but you know...

Day Three: Let's try this again. She's napping. Phew. A break! 

Last year was pretty crazy. I think I say that every year. But, last year is on the top of my list of crazy years. It's kind of dragging into this year. Ugh. 

I really didn't have a New Year Resolution List last year, but I do this year! Let's do this!

1. Moving: I can't live in my current home anymore. It's driving me insane! I'm done! The area is AH-MAZING, but living in an old cottage home is not what it's cut out to be. I will have to compile a list for you in the future if you ever want to live in one of these things. I'm a newer home kind of gal. Not super new, but I'm definitely not into a home that was built in 1906. I just can't....the list is really long. It's funny because I see tons of memes with people dreaming to live a home like this, but all I see is dollar signs and more (that's putting it nicely)....The goal is to move out before Spring 2016. Pray for us! 


2. Losing Weight: Call it a diet or call it a lifestyle change....call it whatever you want, but I really need to lose weight. I am beyond tired of the weight that I have put on this past year. I'm tired, always sick, and I need to do this for myself and my family. Let's hope this is my year! 2016! 2016!

3. Work: I'm trying to figure out how to make extra income while taking care of my kids. Being home for them and my hubby is on the top of my list. Hubby works so hard for us, but I want to help him so we can gain a little more financial freedom. Enough is enough! 

4. Working On Myself: When you have a toddler....plus two older kids...it's really easy to forget about yourself. I've really let myself go. Haha! Another list I can work on that will show you how you can work on yourself. I'm already in the process, but I'm really going to push for a better me this year. You can't really take care of others unless you're happy with you! So cliche' right? But, it's true!

5. My Blog: Guys, I love my little ol' blog. It makes me happy. I love expressing myself on here. I love sharing things with people that can relate to me. I've already met some pretty awesome people through it. It's fun! I want to do so much more to it! I'm still thinking about changing the name of my blog...maybe changing it all together....but it's still going to be me. When I changed the name of my blog of few years ago, it really sounded good to me. But, lately...through social media and people saying it out loud. It kind of sounds funny....like "hey curvy mommy"...it sounds kind of Rated R right? Am I crazy? What do you think? I already have a list of possible names....I just don't like sounding like a p*rn star. Am I wrong?

I did open up another blog domain, but it seems too focused on one topic. My life is not based solely on one topic. I want a name that screams out lifestyle blog....but motherhood and fitness being my primary focus. Did I just contradict myself? We'll see....


Can you guys relate? What are some of your new year resolutions? 

OH! OH! Here's another good new year resolution....WINNING THAT 1.5 BILLION DOLLAR POWERBALL TONIGHT! I mean....wouldn't that be AWESOME! Sending out positive energy  and vibes to the universe. It doesn't hurt to dream a little right? HA! 
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Are you playing? Will you share with me if you win?

XOXO 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

World's Hottest Chili Pepper Challenge! #carolinareaper

Have you ever heard of "The Carolina Reaper Challenge"? I haven't. I'm not even sure if there is one. Maybe we made it up? Who knows. I think my oldest son saw this challenge on YouTube and he really insisted on doing it. One thing I never mentioned about my boys is that they REALLY love spicy food. NOT ME. YUCK!

I never knew how determined my son was to do this challenge until my husband came home with a zip-lock full of Carolina Reapers fresh from his coworkers back yard. I was shocked! So, I had to share with you....
Did you know? Carolina Reapers are the THE WORLD'S HOTTEST CHILI PEPPER. It is a crossbreed between a ghost pepper and a red habanero and it hits 2.2 scoville heat units! YIKES!

*Viewer discretion is advised. Also, ignore the laundry. I'm working on it! Lol. 

Would you ever do this challenge? Who do you think handled themselves better?