Wednesday, February 10, 2016

30 Day Shred

Hello all!

For so long I have wanted to feel strong. Naturally I am so lazy though! Luckily, friends have inspired me and I am finally willing to make an effort. A very big effort.

No matter what, I want to keep working until I finally reach my goals. To reach those goals I have decided to be a crazy person and do Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. Yep, that crazy.

Tomorrow is day one. And I am going to work like I mean it.

Chantel M

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Crazy Month Update Coming Soon

Hello all!!

Things have been extremely hectic lately. From Emily's birthday party to Christmas and moving to a different state, things have been very interesting. I have missed blogging and am definitely going to be getting back to it as soon as things start to settle around here (which should be within a week or two). So expect a real post pretty soon showing all our recent adventures. 

Thanks for sticking around!!

-Chantel M.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Emily's 1st Birthday & Christmas Wishlist

Hi eveyone!! It has been way too long. Things around the Medina houshold have been absolutely crazy lately. With Emily's birthday, Christmas ,and moving, it's been hard to come up for a breath. Since Emily's birthday and Christmas is coming up pretty soon, I thought I might share Emily's wishlist!! Of course she didn't write it herself, but these are things that she has enjoyed at other people's homes that she loved and/or seen in stores and would love to use.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dining Room Table Makeover


Check it out!! After many mistakes, and many blisters, it's finally done!! (Minus the table leafs). I love how it turned out so much.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My New DIY Cakestand Obsession


The other day I was in a Pinterest frenzie. Amazing ideas kept pouring out of my computer screen and begged for me to do them!! One especially caught my eye, which my Pinterest followers may have noticed, because it led to a lot of cake stand, and diy cake stand pins!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cozy Coupe (Little Tikes) Makeover


Check it out!! I finally finished Emily's Little Tikes Cozy Coupe makeover. She absolutely loves this little guy. Her favorite thing isn't to ride in it, but to push it!! She crashes it into walls, gets it stuck, and then yells at me until I get it unstuck for her.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Getting Behind

10 days!! That's how long it's been since I put up a post. I'm actually suprized  because it feels like it's been much longer (more like three weeks). This post is once again a first step into trying to regularly get back into it!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Realistic Dream Home

Someday day, Jaime and I will get our dream home. It probably won't be quite a dream home right when we purchase it: I'm imagining a little bit of work going into it, but eventually that's what it'll become. I thought it would be fun to put a post up of some of the work I would do to and what I would look for in my dream home.

Hopefully we'll be able to find a cozy little craftsman home or a cottage; something with a little character.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Big 23!


I'm 23!! It's pretty strange, but I'm excited for this age. Actually, it's weird of me to say, but I am really excited to be eventually going into my late 20s and early 30s. Hopefully it doesn't go too fast though! I'm really trying to enjoy what I have while I have it.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Future Wardrobe 2014

Goodness gracious!! I haven't posted in around a week!! Two and a half of those days I was out of town, but what in the hay was I doing otherwise? Not a clue. 

Anyways, I am so excited for my birthday. So. Excited. Check out my Pinterest Wishlist! For my birthday, Jaime is going to get me some type of clothing that I pick out, which I am very excited about because my clothing is getting old. My shirts are all stretched out, stained, dingy, and some even have holes. 

Unfortunately it's hard for anyone else to get me clothes. You know how family always wants to get you clothes? The thing about me though is that when I was a teenager I didn't get to go through the whole experimenting with clothes phase. That phase unfortunately started a lot later. The good thing though is that I've "settled down" and have found the style that I like. The bad thing is that when people buy me clothes they don't know what my style is since I don't own what I like yet. So I figured here you go. Here is my style!

All picture sources are found that this link.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fitness Week: Day 9

Last night I completely forgot to workout and was pretty bummed about it. Especially because I took a nap and woke up feeling super weak. I didn't think it would affect me to not work out, but it seriously has. To make up for it, not only am I working out tonight, but earlier I went for a jog and felt a little better. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pinterest Series Vol. 8

Home: Faux Aged Wood Table  .  Beauty: Lace Wedding Dress  .  Food: Crockpot BBQ Ribs  .  Kids: Toddler Birthday Ideas .  Random: Arm Workout

Number 8 in the series?! Dang! Already?!

1) Home: I love this "make new wood look old" tutorial!!

2) Beauty: This to die for lace wedding dress is absolutely fantastic. Can I remarry my husband just for this dress? No? Dang.

3) Food: A crock pot ribs recipe? Are you kidding me?! I have to try this. Seriously.

4) Kids: Such cute toddler birthday party ideas. Can't wait for Emily's birthday!!

5) Random: With my fitness week continuing, this post definitely caught my eye!

-Chantel M.



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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fitness Week: Day 7

This fitness week has been fantastic. About halfway through was the hardest, but I still worked out which was great. I did not work out on the sixth day, but on that day I did stretch and didn't feel bad about skipping. Our bodies need a break to heal anyways.

Even though I only made a goal for the week, I'm going to keep going. One more week. And heck, if I still feel good at that point, then I'll keep on going. It might be tough after another week though because my brother will be leaving me to head to the military. What will I do without my workout buddy?!

The nutrition has been going alright. It started out great, but then I started to slack off a lot. Lately I've been having hardcore slurpy cravings that I've been satisfying, so that's a thing. Honestly the nutrition thing wasn't my biggest goal to keep. I really wanted to just eat more vegetables, which I have been doing. Also, I have loved making smoothies with kale or spinach in them to get even more veggies without having to taste them!

I'll keep you posted on how it goes and hopefully I'll improve again on my nutrition!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Chantel M.

Emily's Play Kitchen Makeover Reveal


Look at that, I'm finally getting around to showing you the whole makeover!! Sorry it took so long, I have been feeling extra lazy lately. Not quite lazy enough to forgo my slurpy runs, but too lazy to take out my memory card reader and edit my pictures.

Monday, October 6, 2014

DIY Bug and Emily Update

After I finished Emily's play kitchen I've been waiting for the right time to give her coupe a makeover. And it's finally happened!! I have the diy bug! Oh, and I am now officially a smurf. Here's the proof:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

My Birthday Wishlist 2014

Hi everyone!! My birthday is in 14 days!! I love my birthday. It's my second favorite holiday (Christmas is number one). So I decided I'd post my birthday wishlist top five. 



Obviously I'm not going to get a LG G3 phone, but a girl can dream!! Maybe my fairy godmother will FINALLY appear. It's taken her long enough!

Hope you're having an awesome day!!

-Chantel M.

What's your favorite holiday?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fitness Week - Day 4 Update

Things have been going pretty well so far. I am proud to say that I haven't missed a day of exercising yet. I've been doing about 15 minutes of exercise each day that targets areas that I want to work on. The first day was abs, the next was arms and then abs again. Today I'm planning on working out my core.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fitness Week

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a while. I always feel like I can't post something unless I have a picture to go with it, but screw it, it's just been too long since my last post!

Guess what I'm doing this week...eating healthy and exercising! This. Is. Huge for me. Since my brother is staying with me and is very fit, but has no clue how to eat healthy (he was only eating like 1500 calories a day...no wonder why he can't gain muscle weight!), we decided to do a week of exercising and eating healthy.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Things I'll Learn Before I'm 30


There are certain things that I think everyone should be able to do. Unfortunately, I can't do a lot of them!! So I made myself a list: 30 things I'm going to learn to do before I turn 30. I have about 7 years, so hopefully I'll get most, if not all of it finished!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Bucket List Top Ten


Whenever I mention bucket lists, people always mention how depressing it is to think about them. But I completely disagree! I always think of them as a positive thing. I mean come on, everyone has a life in which they hope to acomplish some amazing things. So why not write them down (so you don't forget them), and actually do them?!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Family Room Picture Collage


I'm finally finishing making my apartment feel like home!! And it really does feel that way. Just recently, I hung a picture collage of random frames that have been lying around and put them over my couch.