Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Detox Day 1

First things first, today you can find me over at Fun, Fit and Fabulous writing about being Fit and Fabulous for Fall! Okay that's a lot of F's in one sentence! Be sure to check it out and look around a bit because Lauren is amazing! We're actually IRL friends from college and we taught Group Exercise together. This girl really is Fit and Fabulous!

Moving on, today marks Day 1 of my 3 day cleanse. Seeing as though I just got back from Vegas and I leave for Gulf Shore next Wednesday {like way early}, I needed to find a way to rid my body of toxins and get ready to be in a swim suit all week. Enter Kaeng Raeng.

I was first introduced to this cleanse by my friend Alison {who's actually going to the beach with me!}. She recommended it and after quite a bit of research, I took the dive and ordered it! I went with the 3 Day Beginner package. Your options are 3 Day or 6 Day and then Beginner, Veteran and Master. Seeing as though this is my first go around, beginner was definitely the best option. The good part about this cleanse is that it's not just a drinks only cleanse - you can eat all the raw fruits and veggies you want! Thank goodness for that because I feel like the act of chewing my food is just as satisfying. So it's not a strictly liquid diet like a juice cleanse.

I went with the juu juu "into the blue" for my first drink! You add the packet to 24-32 oz of liquid {water, juice, milk, etc.}.

For beginners, they recommend making a smoothie. So that is just what I did. I took the packet above, a large handful of ice, 12 oz water, 12 oz juice, half of a frozen banana and some frozen blue berries! Not too shabby and it's a lot to drink! Honestly, I think it tastes good! {There is still more in the blender too!}

So here's to day 1 of my cleanse - may God grant me the power and strength to stick to it. It's only 3 days right?

What do y'all think about cleanses or detoxes? Yay or Nay? Have you done one before? If so which one? I'll be sure to let y'all know how it goes!

Vegas recap is still on the way...there are a lot of pictures to go through and edit :) I guess that means I had a good time!

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

{This is by no means a sponsored post. These are strictly my opinions based on a product that I chose to try and paid for.}

Monday, July 30, 2012

Vegas - 2 : Amy - 0

Well, for those of you who are wondering, I made it back from Vegas alive. Barely :) After 2 trips to Vegas, I am 0 for 2. I'm not complaining though. I had a blast and Vegas didn't really steal too much of my money! I'm a little bit sad that I had to wake up and go to work today however. Needless to say, my body hurts. I may or may not have fallen face first down the stairs. But that's a story for another day. A day that I have a bit more energy. Here is a quick glimpse at how the weekend went down!

Hope y'all have a wonderful Monday! I'm hoping I can make it through :) Many more pictures and a recap to come later this week! Linking up here!

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

Friday, July 27, 2012

Vegas: Pool - Day - Night

Hi friends! More than likely I'm asleep right now. Or just getting to bed. Depends on how last night went. Let's hope I'm asleep since it's only the first night!

Today I'm going against the planned Friday Fancies and I'm showing y'all some of my Vegas attire! Or some similar items nonetheless.

Viva Las Vegas

Pool: If I know my girls, then we will be spending a lot of time at the pool. Don't worry I've packed a zillion bathing suits. A girl can never have too many bathing suits. I have a similar one to the bikini pictured above from Victoria's Secret - mine has a solid pink bottom! I also have a similar version of the cover up! I love to use simple comfy dresses as cover ups!

Day: For my daytime attire, I've packed comfy casual clothes with a little bit of Vegas flair. I have similar pink denim shorts, sandals and a cute sparkly tank. Mine isn't quite sequined all over. Just a bit of bling.

Night: In Vegas, nighttime is all about looking your best! The outfit above is nearly identical to what I have packed except my necklace is red! It's safe to say that I packed too many dresses and skirts. Pair a rockin' dress or sexy skirt with some pumps or wedges and a flashy necklace and earrings and you're good to go!

Have you been to Vegas? What are your clothing essentials? I'm seriously hoping that I packed everything I need/want! No one likes to have only a few options to choose from. The more the merrier. Maybe this is why my suitcase weighs a ton. Thank goodness for Southwest Airlines and getting a free checked bag!

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Guest Post: life is aMAYESing

Happy Thursday y'all! By the time this blog is posted, I will officially be in Vegas! Thank goodness for y'all that you don't have to hear me talk about traveling or Vegas today because instead I have a super awesome treat for you! Mrs. Lia Joy is guest blogging! I adore this girl so make sure to leave her some comment love and take a look at her blog!!!

Hello Glimpse of the Gouglers readers!!
Lia Joy here, from life is aMAYESing!

I am beyond thrilled that Amy asked me to guest post for her!
Amy's off to Vegas today, so you're stuck with ME! :)

This year is mine and Amy's 6 year friendiversary! Yes, I am lucky enough to be IRL friends with Mrs. Gougler! (And small world, but I knew her hubby in high school, long before he and Amy ever met!)
I LOVE this girl!!

Since I'm beyond tired of the summer heat and already dreaming of fall, I thought I'd share some things that I'm looking forward to once September arrives.
{who am I kidding.. September is still summer in Texas}

1. All things Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes {via}

Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Decorating with pumpkins

2. Fall Fashion

Fall is my favorite season fashion-wise!

3. Boots

4. Leaves Changing Colors

Too bad Texas doesn't look like this
5. Football Season!!!

I love Aggie football

Kyle Field :)
Are you looking forward to fall?
Or will you be sad to see summer go?

Amy, my love, I hope you have a blast in Vegas!! Can't wait to see pictures!
Thanks so much for letting me take over your blog for the day!

Come over sometime and say hi!

Thanks LJ!!! I'll be "back" tomorrow with Friday Fancies :) But I have some more guest posts lined up for y'all when I'm in Gulf Shores in 2 weeks! I love summer vaycay!

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

OHP: Las Vegas Edition

Happy Friday Wednesday y'all! Tomorrow is the day. Vegas is here. I can't believe it. Seriously. SO. Freaking. Excited. My focus will probably be lacking at work today while I think about all the little bits that I need to tie up tonight since I'm leaving early tomorrow morning! I'm sorry if you're sick of hearing about my Vegas trip, but you only have to deal with me a bit longer :) Today's Oh! How Pinteresting! will be Las Vegas themed! Get excited.

Vegas Here I Come!

Source: askmen.com via Chelsea on Pinterest

Here's where I'll stay!

Source: google.com via Lindsay on Pinterest

We'll definitely party in a few of these.

Daytime will be spent here. And maybe at some other pools :)

I would love one of these totes for traveling, but I'll stick with my trusty Victoria's Secret bags for now!

A few adorable outfits below:

I have a black dress similar to this with a red version of that necklace to wear out the night the bride wears white and the girls where black!

Source: someecards.com via Amy on Pinterest

Stress will be relieved...

...dance moves will be present...

Source: someecards.com via Sam on Pinterest

....good times will be had and memories will be made!

Watch out Vegas here we come!

Even though I'm gone, stay tuned! I've got an amazing guest blogger tomorrow and Friday Fancies on...well...Friday :) 
Linking up here!

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Glimpse into...

...my travel bag! Anyone who's been around here for a while knows how much I love to travel. I definitely travel around the US frequently for races, bachelorette parties, weddings and to visit family and friends. After living in Pittsburgh last year, I traveled even more since I had to fly to simply get home. Oh and go ahead and add travelling for work in there too! Now, I'm no expert traveler. I don't jump on a plane every week and fly around the world. But, I do travel a lot. More than some people I know. And I love it. Since I'll be leaving on a jet plane in just two days {Sin City here I come!}, I thought it would be fun to share with you what I keep in my travel bag! No I'm not going to go through my suitcase with you. I'm talking about my carry on tote. Gotta have stuff to do while you're in the air!

World Travel Bag

Now if you ask me, a female traveler needs a good tote bag or brief case {I traveled with a brief case whenever I was carrying my laptop!}. I like totes because you can throw everything in there! They're especially nice when you're also carrying on your luggage because you can put a small purse or clutch in a tote if needed. Here's the actual tote I'll be bringing this weekend!

I have a few a ton of Victoria's Secret totes that I've received free with specific purchases over the years. I'm not gunna lie, I love them! Of course I would love something leather, preferably designer and super pretty; however, I prefer spending money on plane tickets :) Besides, it's what's inside the bag that counts!

  • Magazine: Something easy to flip through while you're waiting at the airport or in the air. I am obsessed with time so I am always early to my flights. I'd rather be waiting around than rushing to catch my plane!
  • Kindle: A good book goes a long way! If you have something good to read, this can easily pass the time.
  • iPhone & headphones: iPhones have games and music - perfect combo! Headphones are especially nice when you have little ones around you or obnoxiously loud talkers in the row behind you.
  • Camera: Where I go, my camera goes! You never know what great pictures you'll snap. Besides, I'd rather have it with me than in my luggage!
  • Water bottle: My Camelbak is my lifesaver. I am a big water drinker. I easily get my recommended 64 oz a day and some. Bringing along my Camelbak {empty of course} allows me to save money on buying overly priced water bottles at the airport. I just fill mine up at the water fountain. Some people are opposed to water fountains, but quite frankly, it doesn't bother me a bit.
  • Makeup bag: I always bring a few necessities along with me just in case. If my luggage gets lost, I'd like to have some powder, mascara, eye liner, etc. Not to mention, it's nice to touch up after you get off a plane. I always feel grungy after a day of travel!
  • Chapstick: Must have at all times. Enough said.
  • Gum: Sensitive ears anyone? This girl does and chewing gum during take off and landing helps a bit.
  • Snacks: I have this strange fear of being hungry and not being able to eat something that I want. Kind of weird. I'm a picky eater especially now with my crazy allergies. I keep snacks with me all the time. I have some in my work desk, my purse, etc. Larabars are the perfect go to snack! I love them :)

So what about you? What's in your travel bag? Am I missing something? 

Hope y'all have a wonderful Tuesday! It's like my Thursday - not to rub it in!

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

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