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Pounds of Hair

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(Shirt: thrifted  Necklace: birthday gift  Skirt: The Paper Indian  Boots: JustFab)

I’m losing weight, which is awesome, although I’m starting to suspect that all of those pounds lost are just from my hair falling out. But seriously, at what point do I get concerned that this amount of hair loss is not normal?! I would have thought that after four months of having a baby my hair would stop falling out. It’s getting scary seeing handfuls of my hair EVERYWHERE. Has this happened to anyone else? I’m worried I’m losing too much hair.

Paleo Zucchini Meatloaf

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My husband has recently discovered that he is allergic to a ton of foods, so we have basically been eating paleo or primal since he has to be on a new diet. I concocted this meatloaf last night and was very happy with how it turned out. We served it with spaghetti squash and some leftover sweet potatoes and it was delicious! It makes about 6 adult servings. It fed our family of 2 adults and 2 kids for 2 nights. Win!

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Ingredients

-1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

-2 small zucchini (shredded and slightly squeezed of moisture)

-2 eggs

-1/3 cup of almond flour

-1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

-1/4 teaspoon pepper

-1 Tablespoon minced onion

Directions

-Mix all ingredients in large bowl and then place in a greased pie plate. Top the meatloaf with a raw piece of bacon that has been cut in half.

-Bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through.

-Remove bacon pieces and serve.

Yoga Me Ridiculous

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(Earrings: Urban Outfitters  Top: Instagram shop  Dress: Old Navy  Boots: thrifted)

I went to a yoga class with a friend the other day. It was my very first yoga class and here are my impressions:

-People wear yoga pants so that they don’t have to look at their cellulite dimples while they hold the downward dog position. I made the mistake of wearing shorts.

-The music they play is crazy hypnotizing.

-While we were laying on the floor in corpse pose and focusing our breathing and completely relaxing our muscles, my nose itched like crazy, so I just had to fight the urge to scratch it. Equal parts hilarious and ridiculous.

-I am all for any exercise that purposefully lays on the ground for five minutes at the end of the workout.

Hablo Espanol

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(Necklace: instagram shop  Shirt: thrifted  Dress: Target  Shoes: thrifted-BCBG)

I took Spanish for four years in high school, three years in college and have traveled to Mexico quite a bit. Plus I live in Southern California, so there is Spanish around me every day. But whenever I’m confronted with an opportunity to speak Spanish with someone, I totally clam up. My brain shuts off, I forget all my vocabulary and verb tenses and I’m just afraid that I will look stupid?! What’s with that?! I really want to be fluent in Spanish and be able to use it, but that’s never going to happen if I never practice. Grr. At least I can speak enough to convince my students that I am fluent, so that they don’t cuss at me or talk about me to each other right in front of me. ;)

And don’t forget to send me a pic at thegirlwiththesmileblog@gmail.com for the “blouse over dress” challenge! You have until this Friday!

Try To Fit Me In A Box

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(Earrings: birthday gift  Shirt: Target  Skirt: gwynniebee.com  Belt: Plato’s Closet  Shoes: thrifted)

I am a tad bit obsessed with personality quizzes. Okay, so I’m obsessed with quizzes in general, but today I’m gonna focus on the Enneagram personality test. Have you heard of it before? Basically it breaks down personality types into nine interconnected personality types. It has been used in workplaces for human relations or you can use it for your own personal development. I feel like my personality is always easy to figure out and I easily “fit in a box”, but it’s fun to see what it says. I suggest you take the quiz here and then read about the three that you scored the most in and read about those to determine which number you are. Can you guess which number I am?

So Fat Thighs Aren’t Cute?!

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(Earrings: Costco  Necklace: Monogramonline.com  Shirt: garage sale  Dress: clothing exchange  Shoes: Birkenstocks)

I’d really like to know at which point things that are SO CUTE when you are an infant become not cute. For example, my four-month-old has squishy, perfect thighs and people constantly comment on how they “want to pinch them”. Well, I’ll tell you, my thighs are every level of squishy as my baby’s, but nobody has ever told me they want to pinch them. In fact, I’m pretty sure they’d like me to just keep them covered up. Ha! Also, why are onesies and footie pajamas not cool when you’re an adult?! How nice if we could wear some footie pajamas on a crisp cool day to work? Glorious.

Don’t forget to get your cute outfit together for the “blouse over dress” challenge and email it to me at

thegirlwiththesmileblog@gmail.com

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Making My Own Lyrics Up

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(Necklace: instagram shop  Shirt & Skirt: thrifted  Shoes: Plato’s Closet)

I’m gonna toot my own horn right now, so just sit back and listen. I am incredibly skilled at making my own lyrics up to songs. I don’t mean that I sing along to the radio and sing totally wrong words to the original lyrics (although I do that too). I mean that I love making up new song lyrics to popular songs a’la Weird Al Yankovic or Wayne Brady on Whose Line Is It Anyways? If I was a stand-up comedian, I think I would just sing strange “new” songs to my audience. I wonder if Weird Al needs an intern…

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