Mondays are the devil.

Mondays are the devil.



Yesterday was a tad bit stressful, crappy things pretty much kept happening throughout the entire day.

Of course they were minor things that just put a damper on my day,

but to sum it all up, it was a ROUGH day.

I got my first work out in for Day 1 Week 1 of Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide…

However, I ate terrible 🙁 I forgot how bad of a stress eater I am.

Sheesh, I’m just thankful that day is over!!

Today will be better!

Today is “cardio” day, but I think I may add in a little weight training as well.

One of my goals is to grow my legs and butt and I know I’ll need to lift heavy to do so!

Have any of you ladies done work outs that have helped grow your booty successfully?!

If so, PLEASE, I’m begging you, share. 




Killin’ It.

Top: BrandyMelville [similar]

Plaid: LuLus

Jeans: Kohls

Boots: Forever21 [similar]


On Saturday a bunch of us headed to Top Golf!
There was a 2 hour wait so we went to a little sports bar while we waited.
I’ve been [attempting] to eat better lately but I decided since it was the weekend
I would give myself a little break…so I ordered these.

and ate every single last one…and yes, I was miserable.
I was so full I could die.

After eating and having a beer we headed back to Top Golf!

I was enjoying slowly working off my nachos until these arrived…

Cinnamon Sugar Injectable Donut Holes Y’all…

They were so good we ordered 3!

Well we actually ordered 2 but they messed up and accidentally brought out a 3rd and well,

we ate them!

They were basically crack, all of us were SO full but literally couldn’t stop.

After some golf and putting ourselves in a food coma it was time to go home and relax!


This weekend was awesome,
We got to be with family, and got to celebrate our anniversary!

Can’t believe Valentines Day is SO close, I need to find myself an outfit!!

Happy Hump Day y’all!

xoxo, Monica

SuperBowl Sunday Shenanigans

Tank: WindsorStore

Camo Button Down: Forever21 (similar)

Leather Leggings: WindsorStore

Converse: Nordstrom

Bralette: LuLus

For the game we all went to Kyle’s aunts house!

Kyles uncle used to play for the Patriots so everyone went all out.

I wish I would have taken more pictures but I may or may not have been

suffering from the night before…lol whoopsie!

We set up a projector in the garage and bought WAY too much food,

made about 100 different dips and snacks and hung out outside 

until the game started!

By the way the dip I made was a HIT, whoop whoop!

It’s literally the easiest and yummiest dip you will EVER make.

I didn’t take any pictures but all you do is this….

Buy 2 tubs of sour cream, 2 packets of the powder ranch dressing, 

bacon bits, and shredded cheese.

mix it alllllll together and you’ve got yourself some crack in a bowl!

Theres no specific amount of bacon bits or cheese, I kind of just add a little, stir,

then keep adding and stirring until I think it looks good! 

The weather was perfect and sunny until it started pouring down rain out of nowhere.

Buttttttt that didnt prevent us from having a good time.

I’m not a huge professional sports watcher but that game was definitely a good one!

It was definitely nice to be surrounded by a bunch of happy campers.

Here are all the boys celebrating after the win!!

I spent most of my time watching the game inside with some of the other girls,

because it got COLD outside.

I’m not going to lie though,

 it was nice being able to mix in a little girl talk and baby holding during the game!

I am SO SO exhausted today, 

hoping I can function long enough to get my dog walking/nannying duties done!

Happy Monday y’all!

xoxo, Monica

Celebrating Mom & Lipstick Reviews.

On Saturday we headed over to my parents to celebrate my moms birthday.

Before I get started i’m in DESPERATE need of a great matte red lipstick,

anyone have any suggestions?!

I’m not a big fan of shiny/gloss so I definitely want a matte, and one that actually STAYS on!

Help?

Now back to todays post…

Top: ShopMCE

Skirt: Tobi [it has pockets!!!]

Scarf: Forever21

Boots: LuLus

I’m BEYOND thankful that Kyle and I both have awesome families.

Of course there are always some crazies mixed in with the extended members,

but we both have been SO blessed with pretty amazing immediate families that we LOVE spending time with.

What better way to get the day started than with a family selfie?!

haha my sister got herself a “selfie stick” and gosh they are so much fun!!

A little embarrassing sure…but so fun! 

Kyle and Jonathan KNOW that there will always be some

sort of photo shoot when we all get together.

And although they CANT stand photos they are pretty good sports about it.

Actually, theres always a lot of complaining, but Tara and I always seem to get the job done.

Once my mamaw got to the house we all piled up [in 2 cars] and headed to Jimmy Changas!

A super yummy mexican restaurant that has THE best queso ever.

Y’all…I have been SO good on eating healthier lately..

but I totally caved. I can’t even lie to y’all because I caved BAD.

so.much.queso. was eaten.

But hey, I never said I was taking it completely out of my diet…

Oh well, It was thoroughly enjoyed.

After our late lunch we headed back to the house for some dessert and chill time.
Then we all decided to go see American Sniper.
WOW talk about an incredible movie, it’s also extremely heartbreaking…
But I would still definitely suggest it to anyone.
Major props to all of you wives/families of soldiers,
I honestly can’t even imagine what you go through on a day to day basis.
I’ll definitely be keeping all of our soldiers and their families in my prayers more regularly.
<3

Happy Monday and Happy MLK Day!
[weird those are also my initials]

xoxo, Monica

Christmas Eve with “My Side”

I’m going to be completely honest and say that I’ve literally been dying to wear this coat again.

It couldn’t be any more fabulous, Kyle got me another [identical] one in cream for Christmas!!

I’m sure I’ll be doing a post wearing that one very, very soon.

Coat: Xenia

Sweater: Necessary Clothing [similar]

Skirt: Tobi [similar]

Tights: walmart

Booties: DSW

Scarf: ShopMCE 

Bag: Ross

Kyle and I headed over to my parents around noon on Christmas Eve!

We got there and all opened presents, and then left for lunch at Perrys.

At lunch I decided to get something I haven’t had in FOREVER.

It was definitely a good decision, my mouths watering just looking at this picture.

Bar B Q Stuffed Baked Potatos are DAYUM GOOD y’all.

After stuffing ourselves 

we went back to the house to try and sleep off our food coma before church.

(and to take some selfies of course)

We all had a little nap then headed off to church!

All of us!

My sister and I with our sweet Mamaw.

We had such an awesome Christmas Eve, 

Kyle and I sure are blessed with some amazing families.

<3