Saturday, 19 March 2011

Saturday 19.03.11


It has been a funny old day in the shop today! I was all organised and took my picture early on. I then got on with my bits and bobs that I had to tidy up before being off for 11 days. A few hours ago I started to blog and I have been busy ever since (not complaining as I do love a busy day).

I have a lot to do tonight before we head off. I changed the beds and things yesterday but I have all the floors to do, kitchen to clear out and clean up and I have the hand luggage and Orla essentials to pack.
I want to get it all out of the way this evening as we have the dog to take to kennels in the morning and it is my mums birthday and we are going out for a meal.

Have a good weekend whatever your plans may be!

Today's outfit is:

Dress - Vila
Scarf - H&M
Tughts - Tesco
Shoes - Faith

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Wednesday 16.03.11


Half way through the week already! I do like it when the week before a holiday goes quickly - however I have not even started to look out what we need to take with us! Oh well it will get done, even if it is the usual mad dash at the last minute!

I had my Weight Watchers weigh in this morning and I am happy to report that I am another 1lb lighter! That is 8.5lbs in total so far. I have decided that I am not going to not track what I eat when we are away but I am having what I want in moderation. I do not want to be sitting in a steak restaurant eating a salad. But I will not be eating pastries for breakfast. I will not be snacking on crisps and dips, or chocolate either I need to keep up with my water drinking and fruit eating (even just for the sake of my ever improving skin).
I spoke to the leader and let her know that I would not be about next week as I am away but I did ask if it would be OK to switch to the evening meeting the following week, as that is day we return and I want to know where I am as soon as possible.

Today's outfit is:

Shorts - Cotton On
Vest - Tesco
Cardigan - J.Crew
Boots - Nine West
Scarf - Vila

Tuesday 15.03.11


It was a horrid day here yesterday - it snowed (yucky wet snow) for about 4 hours. Thankfully none of it stuck. It was such a dull dark day that I had zero motivation and before I knew where I was it was time to get home to the baby and I had not blogged!

I must of been in a pretty awful mood yesterday what with getting nothing done and being dressed from head to toe in grey!! I have to say that I LOVE grey. I find that it is so much more flattering, on me, than black. I also needed the winter woolie poncho as it was so cold all day!

Tuesday's outfit was:

Jeans - Old Navy
T-shirt - Forever 21
Poncho - Monsoon
Boots - Target

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Wednesday 09.03.11


I totally forgot to post last week (and one day did not even take a picture) it was just one of those weeks!

I have been feeling that I have been reaching for my jeans a lot lately so I decided to put on one of my favorite skirts! I love the pattern, the zip and the pockets (I am a sucker for pockets). This is the second time that I have paired it with this cute cream cardigan and I like the way that the cardigan just lifts the pattern and stops the whole look from being too dark.

Wednesday is my weigh in day and on Wednesday there I lost 1.5lbs taking me to 7.5lbs off in 3 weeks! I am so pleased with myself, as by this point in any other diet I am either disappointed with the number lost or cheating already.

I am not sure about anyone else but I find that when I am on a diet all I want to do is bake and make lovely things! In the last 2 weeks I have made tablet and chocolate brownies and this week I am making a double chocolate fudge cake for my mums birthday dinner!

Wednesday's outfit was:

Skirt - River Island
Vest - Tesco (this caught in the zip of the skirt and ripped when I was undressing :-( )
Cardigan - American Eagle
Tights - Tesco
Shoes - American Eagle
Necklace - Guess

A catch up.......

It has been a while since I have blogged and I thought I would do a quick catch up post.

This last week has been a hard one. Everyone in my family (and extended family) is all good and well. But work and other stuff are not so good. We have had horrid wet weather for the first time in ages and it always really slows things down in the shop. I have also had some problems with new styles being slow on getting to me (but we seem to be getting that sorted out now). Then last week one of the girls that helps me out in the shop announced that she was leaving! That is fine and I know that people move on but her timing is lousy as she finishes 3 days before we head off on holiday for 10 days! But I think I have pretty much got things sorted out for while I am away and I will deal with the everything else when we get back.
On the same day that this happened we got a HUGE gas bill in and N got a tax bill! It never rains but it pours!!

My weight watcher journey is so far going well. I have never felt so positive about any diet that I have done. I have used Weight Watchers before but never with the success that I have had so far. Tomorrow (Wednesday) will be my fourth weigh in and I am excited to see what the scales show. I set myself a mini target for going on holiday and this week will show whether I have achieved it.
So far I have lost 7.5lbs and I am very pleased with this! If you are considering trying Weight Wathcers Pro Points I would recommend it - it really does not feel like I am restricitng myself in what I eat. And as a household we are so much healthier already!

We are off on holiday for 10 days this weekend and I am so excited. I have had enough of the cold damp weather and I am ready for some warmth and sunshine! N and I have both been working a lot and often are still working on the website at midnight only for him to be back up for work at 5am. We are both ready for some chill out time and lots of time with little Miss O!

I am going to really make the effort to take outfit pictures while we are away and blog on my return. I have never managed to do this yet and I am keen to do it this time.

I hope that all is well with you all and that Spring is trying to make herself seen where you are!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Tuesday 01.03.11


Wow - March already!? This year is whizzing past. Baby O is 10 months today, it will be her first birthday in no time at all. I just can not believe that!

I was out yesterday buying Autumn/Winter stock for the shop. I am so excited as the styles are just amazing and I know that I will be very excited when it comes time to sell them.

My mum came along to sit with O while I did the buying and then we went shopping and for a bit of lunch. It was lovely and I even treated myself to the top that I have on today and a gorgeous pair of nude flat sandals - that I can not wait to wear. However, I will wait as it is not even Spring yet! We saw a man yesterday in shorts, t-shirt and flip flops!!?? It was a sunny (not warm) day in February -Come on!!

Today started out sunny and Spring like, but it turned grey pretty quickly! I have had a pretty quiet day, but I have managed to get lots of small jobs done - so a good productive day!

Today's outfit is:

Jeans - Old Navy
Top - Primark
Scarf - Next
Shoes - Charlotte Russe