A Friday Collection

I wish I had the drive to do my hair differently and actually try out all the different hairstyles on Pinterest or from fashion magazines. See this picture below? That's what happens when you have "long layers" - - hair sticks out everywhere which requires you to use two hair ties. Maybe braiding hair with not one, but two hair ties will be next summer's cool 'do. But, for now, I like it for me because it stays out of my face and when the braids are taken out, all of my hair is 'crimpy'...rather than just 3/4's of it.
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A hair bow tie. Now, isn't that something? I actually came super close to actually making this DIY hair tutorial happen in real life but I just couldn't decide on the right outfit to go with it as well as what event. What do you think? Wedding? Job interview? Coffee date? Grocery shopping? Girls' day? Vegas? Concert?
Another lovely view of the Arizona sky. Breathtaking, no?
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My boyfriend made me stuffed peppers recently and I think I died. But, in a good way, of course. How have I been living without this perfectly healthy and explosively tasty dish? Wow.
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When I came across this amazing before and after picture from Blogilates...
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It inspired me to do my own before and after transformation for my abs :)
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If you ever feel lost as to what kind of ab exercises to do for the day, there is an Abs Workout Random Generator!
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And, if you ever feel bloated like this large sabertooth cat...
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And don't have a gym to go to, refer to this lovely No Gym Workout from Fitsugar!

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And don't forget, my friends:
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All images can be found in my Pinterest.

Have a lovely Friday everyone! What is everyone getting into this weekend??


34 comments:

  1. id love to be able do such love haircut with my hair :)
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow, I'm so impressed by your abs progress. You're a great inspiration!

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    1. Really? wow, thank you Miss K!! Lots of hard work but soo worth it. Thanks for your support!

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  3. My lil bro told me once "Sis...u never need a reason to wear great hair or a sundress" lol

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    1. Hah! I love it. A sundress should just do right? Hehe!

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  4. Lol! Love this post. Just this week I took my first photo of myself to do a comparison later. It was actually pretty hard for me to do. I'm not a huge fan of taking pictures of myself. It's my goal to get over that "fear" this year. Hopefully you will see more pics of me soon on my blog :)

    The sabertooth cat cracked my up - that's exactly how I felt this past week with water retention. I swear I was carrying an extra 5lbs. All that means is a harder workout... positive side ;)
    Have a great weekend!
    -Michelle

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    1. Same!! I still feel SUPER awkward taking photos of myself because I feel either self-absorbed or just creepy. But I'm telling myself that I need to face the facts and it's certainly motivating! I hope to see more pics of you too! No need to feel self conscious because everyone in the blogging world does it, right? (besides you and me lol!)

      I definitely have days where I feel like that cat. I had to post and share it! Yes, cheers to hard workouts and feeling great about it afterwards :) Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

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  5. Oh heyyyy Cathy! I just wanted to stop by and wish you a fabulous and relaxing weekend! Your blog has been my daily go to for inspiration! Love ya and I love that sabertooth tiger thing! WOuld be a good cuddle buddy! Haha

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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    1. Holly! Your comment made me smile so big! Thank you so much, I hope you have a most relaxing and lovely weekend as well.

      I'm actually considering purchasing that round stuffy. It's too cute..lol!

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  6. Now I feel guilty that I did not excercise. I just cannot motivate myself. And I wish I could do that bow hear. It looks so easy, but when you try it...not so much. LOL

    www.apfaboulous30s.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no!! You know what? When I feel guilty about not working out, I do my best to transform that feeling into motivation. And it's not easy. I let that guilt wash over me and literally push myself out the front door to the gym! Also, I write down the days that I work out and the days that I don't - - to see my progress (or lack of). I hope that tip helps!

      It's not easy..because if it was, everyone would be fit, right? You can do it girl!!!

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  7. Smoking - hot abs! Wow! You are my inspiration for next week's workout. I'll be out of town and usually the workout routine goes down the drain. Not these time. Those abs are my new goal :)

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    1. Oh geez, making me blush over here! Thanks Ana! You can do it girl. Work it hard!!

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  8. Great inspirational post! Love it :) hopefully I will get there too!


    Much Love,
    Anna Renee
    geekcanbechic.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Anna! Glad you like it! You will get there too, just keep going at it. And if you ever need motivation, let me know :)

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  9. Love this post and that Abs workout generator is just what I've been looking for. Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

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    1. Perfect!! I love that generator because it makes it that much easier to not waste time and to just go for it. Good luck, you'll get it done!

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  10. Your hair looks really cute! And those ads..You go girl!!

    sweetsweetnightingale.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww thanks Tara! Haha I am going! Will keep going and ain't stopping. :)

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  11. Love the pictures, especially love the hair bow! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, want to follow each other?
    sewthecity.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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    1. Awesome Becca! And thank you for the comment :) If you try out the hair bow, let me know :) That would be great!

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  12. Ok! that's it! I'm stating pilates tomorrow! No more delays, no more excuses! I want those abs, Cathy!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, darling!
    Big hugs!

    Inés
    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeaaaaaah! You go girl!! You got this, don't let anything stop you. Hope you had a fantastic weekend! :)

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    1. Sweet Candace! Let me know how it goes! I'd love to hear about your progress as well :)

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    1. Aww thank you so much Cassandra. It's so motivating to hear that :) Have a good one!

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  15. I love the fitsugar 'anywhere workout' image - that's so achieveable. I'm going to put that on my 3-pm micro circuit list! (I'm trying to do a quick 'energy to the brain during the 3pm slump' re-energise and this will be perfect!). Keep on with all your hard work CATHY, you're inspirational!! xo

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    1. Right?? It absolutely is. No excuses because there is no required equipment. Just you and your mindset! Thank you so much Angie!!! I'd love to hear about those circuits :)

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  16. Hey Cathy,
    I just found your blog via Blogilates.com and I just wanted to say that it's totally awesome! Those before and afters you found are definitely motivating!
    Nicole Marie

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    1. Aren't they? I've always been a big fan of before/after transformations. It shows that one can really change anything they want to based on motivation and persistence. :)

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  17. As a ribbon lover, I absolutely love the hair bow! I'm looking forward for my hair to be long enough to try it! Thanks for sharing!
    Merrily merrily,

    Nini
    www.ninilopette.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome!! When you do try it, be sure to post up pics of it :) Have a great rest of your week Nini! :)

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