Two Years of Love

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While I was MIA, Ryan and I celebrated our two year anniversary August 6th.

I like to order a photo book from picaboo each year after our anniversary. I compile all of our iPhone pictures over the year. We take a “family photo” for the cover. We were blessed to include our furchild this year. We love him lots! KK was our photographer again (: thanks sis!

We went to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner then played a little black jack at the casino. We watched the video of our wedding ceremony and I was sad we didn’t have cake (like our first anniversary from our wedding day). But it was a perfect evening with my love!

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I have certainly lucked with this tall guy! We get along so well and love to be goofy. Laughter is a key factor in marriage. We share the same values and goals. We are on the same page when it comes to financials. (I may believe in slightly more shopping!) We are blessed to come from amazing families. We share many interests but also many differences. I feel it’s good to have separate interests and learn from each other!

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Post wedgie. He loves me.

We share responsibilities around the house. We don’t fight or bicker too much. Just voice our opinions politely! He is my one true love (; He can always make me laugh when I need to and knows when I need a big ol bear hug! He puts up with my good and bad habits. I’m the romantic one and he is the realist. I’m the funny one and he thinks he is the funny one. I’m the sleeper and he is the early bird. I’m crafty and he’s handy. He makes us each a cup of coffee every morning and let’s the dog out at like 5:30 am. :) We like to cook breakfast in the mornings together. He makes the omelets. I make the pancakes. He’s the grill master outside. I’m the master chef in the kitchen. He is my wonderful. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m thankful for him daily.

I can’t wait until I have vacation days and we can begin to travel! We both love to be outside and see new places!

We have big dreams ahead!

For now- we are enjoying the present, each step along our path.

Are you the lovey dovey type? Or the one that snaps everyone back to reality? The simple one? The over the top one? The gift giver? Time giver? Everyone has to be different to make the world go round.

Hope your day is awesome!
Kallie Jade

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Kitchen Under Construction

Our newest project:: our kitchen!

We have decided to paint our cabinets, replace our countertops, new cabinet hardware, and new light fixtures!

This is our kitchen that needs some lovin

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My plan is to paint them off white and antique them. Bronze hardware with cup drawer pulls have been ordered. We will not be sanding them. I am trying a product called paso. It will be a lot of work but I think it will be worth it!!

This is the countertop I think we are going to purchase:

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I’m excited!!!

Christmas is going to sneak up on us! I have been working on a wreath

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I have started a gift list also! I think I’m going to do 12 days of Christmas for the Hubbs. I’ll do a separate post for those goodies!

We are doing white elephant for both of our families this year. Any ideas on $20-$40 gifts?!

Not only is it holiday time- We have several weddings and showers in October, November, January, and February!!! Wedding season year round these days!

Lots of fun shower planning to be done for my cousin and one of my best friends! I love that kind of stuff (:

Hope y’all are having a fabulous day!!

Love,
Kallie Jade

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Brownie Surprise

I saw this on Pinterest (of course)

Ingredients
-2 boxes brownie mix
4 snack size 6 packs of your fav candy bars ($1 per package)

I chose snickers, twix, kitkat, & Milky Way! Reese, almond mound, Oreos, etc would be delicious also!

You an also use up that extra Halloween candy and not buy the snack size packs!

Prepare
1. Mix one box of brownie mix per box instructions
2. Pour into greased 9×13 cookie sheet
3. Layer candy bars on top of the brownie mixture
4. Mix second box of brownie mix per box instructions
5. Pour on top to finish it off!
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes
7. Enjoy!

These gooey delicious brownies are thick so they take awhile to bake! Mine cooled overnight and I brought them to work for our wonderful CNA staff! They were a hit! They are already requesting a second batch!!

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I love to bake!! It adds to my temptation of sweets! That’s why I like to share it with everyone so I will not eat the whole pan!!!

On a side note to my goal list: I have not yet met my goal weight but I’m working on it! My best friend Megan is getting married in February so I have some work to do!!

I am still anxiously waiting to hear back from NP school on my application status.

Work was crazy busy but has slowed down a little.

Ryan & his mom gave me a cameo silhouette for my birthday and I have made lots of fun things!!

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This was for our friends little girl’s first birthday!!!

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This little guy is hanging on my door at work :) (note the band-aide on his knee- wound care nurse!)

Yay it’s Friday!! Let the weekend fun commence!!

MIA

Hey y’all!

I was doing so well keeping up with my post… Until I fell off the wagon in June!

My friend Leah inspired me to start back up with a few posts!

Summer was wonderful and it’s already fall! I absolutely LOVE the fall season. The warm colors, cool crisp air, football, family, pumpkins, costumes, baked goodies! Cleaning house is slightly more fun with the windows open and delicious fall scent candles burning!!

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We went to visit Ryan’s maw maw in Gueydan the other weekend! They have the cutest little gift shops. I’m such a browser. Never take me to target or Marshall’s unless you have an hour to spare. Anyways, my mother in law got me this precious garden flag! “Happy Fall Y’all”

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So I have been working on my fitness this summer. During my birthday month of July… I was most certainly slacking. But August I started insanity! Talk about nearly killed me. But a GREAT workout. After 6 weeks of keeping up with the workout plan, I caught a little infection. I was tired and didn’t workout two days in a row and that was it. Fell off the wagon again. I keep sabotaging myself!

I stared a program from bodybuilding.com called Jamie Eason’s get fit program. It’s a 12 week plan with three phases. The first phase is weights only. I have never really done weights before, but I’m liking it! Ryan and i go to the gym together and i enjoy that. He encourages me! I still feel like I need cardio even though the program doesn’t add cardio until the second phase. I started running this week due to the cooler weather! I missed running so much. I think it’s a combo of being outside and spending time with my mom. (:

I have really gotten into clean eating! 5/6 meals a day that are unprocessed. I was doing extra good during my insanity addiction but still working on it at this point. I just love peanut butter and sweets so much. I have Ryan on snacking duty:: to fuss at me if he sees me going for ex an Oreo! I usually do not buy chips, cookies, candy or anything to sit there and tease me. I baked some treats last week so I have those extra goodies staring at me. I need to toss them tonight.

A typical day for me is chocolate and Banana overnight oats (prepared night before), almonds during my morning meeting at work, salad or healthy leftovers for lunch (always protein, complex carb, & fruit/veggie), homemade protein bar or kashi bar around 3, then healthy dinner (same protein, complex carb, & fruit/veggie), and maybe yogurt late evening around 8 or 9. Be careful with yogurt, keep the sugar under 6g!!

I do drink a protein shake with unsweetened almond milk right after a good intense workout also!

Our “go to” healthy dinners include:

-Salmon with sweet potato and broccoli
-Extra lean turkey burgers on 1 slice Ezekiel bread with one laughing cow queso wedge & mushrooms/veggies and a side of grilled zucchini and squash fries
-Spaghetti squash with ground lean turkey and lots of veggies mixed in
-Sweet potato and black bean quesadillas with one wedge of laughing cow cheese on whole wheat tortilla with a side of veggies,
-Grilled chicken with brown rice and side of veggies

We enjoy these meals often!

So for now, I’m trying to stay on track with all the information I have read about! Try not eat anything with more than 6g of sugar! I now only use unsweetened almond milk! Try not to snack. Stay busy doing other things!!

Fall is in the air and my house is loving it!!

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Well I plan to post more tomorrow!

(Including a simple recipe- alert- not a healthy treat!!)

Does anyone have any tips on avoiding late afternoon snacking?! That’s what gets me! 5pm- bedtime! :x I’ve got to pull it together!!

Everyone have a wonderful Friday Eve!