My Daniel and Baby Girl swinging at Railroad Park
 Watching: Insanity workout videos, American Horror Story, and that's about it since Walking Dead screened their last episode until the February (sad). If you haven't seen Walking Dead yet, please find it on Netflix and I dare you to watch the first episode without watching the second one right afterwards. Yes, it's that good! I've always heard of friends and random people tell me how awesome American Horror Story while I do a good job not watching it. Well, I finally made the effort to check out the first episode and wow. The best way I can describe it's like a movie/tv show because the acting is sooo good and the plot is so unexpected and twisted! Maybe I'm still stuck in Halloween mode because I find myself wanting to watch more scary movies instead of Christmas movies. 

Before the season ends, watching Home Alone and Love, Actually is a must. What are you watching lately? New shows? Old movies?  
A personalized Brave blanket for Baby Girl - - she's going to FLIP!!
A Rapunzel bride with her prince ornament on our tree
Listening to: To this one instrumental song with violins and beats in the background, while I'm driving to work, while driving home from work - - anytime I remember to listen to this song. Oh, Ipod shuffles - - why can't you at least tell me what I'm listening to? Besides that song, I've been in the mood for Kanye West and that one song "My girl wants to party all the time, party all the time, party all the tiiiimmeee."

: What am I not planning these days? Daniel and I are in the process of planning a Disneyland trip with Baby Girl in January. I think she's at the perfect age (4) to go for her first time. What I am I looking forward to the most on this trip? Seeing her FLIP out when she meets the Disney princesses in person, taking LOTS of fun pictures, and going on my favorite ride ever, the Haunted House! Other things I'm planning?

Planning on getting a new laptop so I can go back to school for either web design or graphic design. Planning to stay on track with this Insanity craze to get a beach body. Finally, I need to plan out what I'm going to wear for our first family photo shoot this weekend and will do some fun shopping during the week.

What's been in the works for you? It's almost 2013 - do you have any goals you want to accomplish before the new year begins?

Thinking About: How crazy fast this year flew by. It's weird that in less than a month, it's going to be 2013. I still remember the time it was only 1997 and I was listening to "Mmmbop" by Hanson. Oh, did I really say that? What I meant to say was "Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana and "Just a girl" by No Doubt. I never realized how potentially impactful 12 months can be until this past year. In fact, this time last year I was a few weeks shy of leaving my office job, selling most of my belongings, and falling hopelessly in love with someone special - - right before leaving the country to travel the world. Fast forward to this very moment, I am now sitting on our couch, with his baby girl just in the other room, sound asleep with the Christmas tree glowing nearby, with all of our presents nestled right underneath it. As of late, I've been thinking about how truly blessed I am. 

Love those two :)
Working on: Saving as much money as I can by doing overtime at work and getting into the best shape of my life. I have 100% fully committed to the Insanity program and have altered my eating habits to complement my strict regime. Don't worry, I'm not living off of only almonds, apples, and celery sticks. The Insanity diet makes a lot of sense because it's all about eating five 200-300 calorie meals that are wholesome. Instead of white bread, eat whole grain. Rather than processed white sugar, try organic honey. Natural, whole, and tasty. So what am I financially saving up for? The upcoming Disneyland trip, a future house, a future vacation, and a wedding someday (honey, if you're reading this right now - - it's not what you think, no pressure...I said someday! :P). 
Scrambled 2 egg whites and 1 egg yolk, diced tomatoes & onions over a whole wheat tortilla, few dashes of hot sauce!
Making me happy: The holiday vibes at home, at work, in the stores, everywhere! I love the fact that my coworkers are so enthusiastic about doing Secret Santa this year and recently put up a Christmas tree at my work. Although challenging at times, it's so exciting to keep fun surprises from them as well as tease them about how you're not giving any hints away. Also, the fact that I am continuing to stay on track with my diet/workout goals amidst all the holiday treats, makes me believe in myself more and more each day I am successful. It just goes to show if you really want something for yourself or for others, it simply takes action. Don't think that I don't allow myself one cheat day for my diet once a week. A creme brulee starbucks coffee is a must on my next cheat drink paired with fried chicken & waffles. Yup. That's what's making me happy. What about you? Is it chicken too? Or how about peppermint candy canes? How are you enjoying the holidays this year? 
Oh yeah, cake pops make me extremely happy. This picture was taken back when I was allowed to consume one.
Thank you Danielle for providing the inspiration behind the 'Currently' posts. Feel free to do one of these posts but be sure to link up here so I can read up on it too! Happy Thursday!  


  1. Awww! Love that little blanket for her! :)

  2. Aww my gosh! I am crazy for American Horror Story! Best watched with some snacks... like those cake pops or the scrambled egg dish... both look SO good!

Holly Foxen Wells


  3. Great photos and great plans! I'm thinking of starting Insanity again but after holidays. Scrambled eggs impressed me more than cake pops) I'm already insane a little bit)

  4. Cathy!! It sounds like you're having such an amazing time :) What a year hey? Can't wait to see photos from your Disney trip, I know when I was 4 that would've been absolute heaven haha :P Glad to hear you're doing so well :) Rhi :)

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