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WIOW: Why I Love Workong Out Part Two


Hey there!

How was your workout today? I did a HIIT session complete with dumbbells and all. I’m raring to go this morning!

Last week I shared a few reasons why I love working out, and today we are going to pick up where we left off with part two!

Let’s get to it.

7. I’m in constant competition
So here’s the cold, hard, truth.

I don’t have a single competitive bone in my body.

Not one.


This is interesting, especially since Will is one of the most competitive people I know.

Yet, when I step into the gym, a switch goes off.

I’m not competing with others in the gym as they bang out their own sets.

Oh no.

I’m competing with someone far more formidable.


I love beating my previous best, or pushing myself to go harder to do better than Yesterday Brittny.

The gym brought out a competitive side of me I never knew existed.

8. I’m capable of more than I realize

There have been times in the gym when I felt certain I couldn’t do another rep or set, and yet somehow and someway I managed to dig inside of me and get it done.

I remember the first I ever really lifted weights was in a military gym at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. 
Two people I worked with took time to show me the ropes. I felt so helpless!

Nonetheless, I was surprised by my limits and what I was able to do, and I’ve been surprising myself ever since.

I love those moments. They’re so encouraging!

9. Mental Strength
I honestly feel my mind has become just as strong as my muscles from my lifting sessions.

That may sound silly, but studies have actually shown increased fitness improves mood and helps people cope with difficulties in life, and even help with depression. 

I feel so much more confident in my ability to overcome and conquer things life throws at me.

Obviously, my faith in Jesus had made that a reality, but lifting sessions sure have helped my outlook too.

10. Empowerment (and endorphins 😊)
Little feels more empowering than conquering your workout. Knowing you left it all at the gym as you walk away.

Giving your all is a wonderful feeling, and helps with a variety of other areas in life, too.

Plus all the mood boosting endorphins don’t hurt either!

11. Friendships

Finally, the people I’ve met from sharing this beloved hobby has been another high point.

We’re all different shapes, sizes, and have different goals, yet become united for our love of healthy living.

I remember Gary and Sue, an older couple that worked out at my gym.

They were always there. Sue with a smile, and Gary with helpful tips to correct my (at times) pitiful form.

A couple years ago he passed away, and I was surprised just how hard it hit me. I mean, it’s not like we all had a relationship outside of my limited encounters at the gym. Yet, he was part of my “gym family,” and impacted that area of my life.

The friendships you forge at the gym are definitely meaningful and lasting.

There’s probably a dozen more I could share, but I think you get the gist: I enjoy working out for lots of reasons! smile

That’s it for today. Girls, you gotta check in tomorrow. I’ve got a surprise for you. It’s a little zany, but hopefully you’ll find the information valuable.

More to come!

Tuesday Things, 30 Sept 14

I broke down and started taking allergy medication.

I know. You’re probably wondering why I waited.

Yeah, yeah, I know.

Historically it’s made me feel worse over the years. However, at this point I’m not sure I could get worse, so in a moment of weakness I got all crazy and slammed an allergy pill.

It’s getting wild around here ya’ll.

This Pure Protein Bar

Before Quest Bars were all the rage, Pure Protein was my go to bar for snacks on long road trips.

I had a couple coupons to use the other day and picked up some of their new flavors. I got a salted caramel one I have yet to try, and then this dark chocolate coconut one. It is delicious!

Sometimes when I stay up past 10, I send wacky text messages to my sister

Deep thoughts with my adult "kid" sister

Actually happened.

But seriously- she can still do a cartwheel.

I feel like since I workout, I should still be able to do one too, but then I realize working out does not necessarily equate to being able to flip your entire body over your head.

So yeah. No cartwheeling.

12 graphs that show why people get fat

Interesting read.

Something weird is happening...again

It never fails. At some point in any given year, I suddenly remember I don’t hate doing static cardio.


Just like every year before, it’s back again.

I find it crucial to take advantage of the opportunities when this bug bites, because it doesn’t last forever!

I’ve logged lots of steady state cardio over the last few weeks and have also listened to lots of good podcasts. Double win.

Our DVR is full of shows
As usual, we tape a million series and never get around to watching them all because of our schedule.

We keep up with our favorites, but a lot of times we don’t even watch some until the Christmas lull when they show reruns for weeks on end.

More importantly, can we please talk about how this is the last season of Parenthood? It’s pretty much my favorite show and I’m totally bummed. It’s like the last show about “life,” everything else is about cops, mysteries, unrealistic dramas. Can’t we just have a regular old show about life??

Obviously I’m very close to this. smile

The Sooners are on the road to TCU this weekend

The horned toads are getting all crazy and doing a purple out Saturday.

I can only hope the sooner fans travel well and wear the most Crimson of reds.

I can’t think of many colors that clash worse. smile

That’s it for today.

Any randomness you care to share?

The Sneezy One & Look Ahead

This past weekend was dictated by allergies.

Is anyone else completely mouth breathing and nose blowing every twelve minutes?


Halfway through the weekend I ran out of tissues and just started carrying around a roll of toilet paper.

Halfway through the weekend I ran out of tissues and just gave up altogether. #allergies


Oh, and hi.

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday. Heh heh

Anyway, hopefully you had a healthful weekend full of fun fall activities.

OU was on a bye, so we got a small break before hitting it hard again. I’ll take it!

As we head into the weekend recap, I have to lead with how much my dogs hate by brother in law.

It’s so strange!

We first got the pups while home on vacation from Kuwait way back in 2006 (so long ago!).

the babies

My BIL was still a young vet student, and I remember him goofing around and giving our little teeny pups a big scare by barking menacingly.

They hated him from the start. He never had a chance.

What’s weird, is that he’s only seen them a small handful of times since the 2006 incident.

Let’s be real here.

While I love my Boz and Lucy, Maltese are not exactly the most intelligent breeds when stacked up against the others.

But they sure are cute!

Anyway, it’s hilarious that my goofy airhead dogs can still remember their hatred for him after all these years and such infrequent encounters.

Or maybe it’s that they know he’s a vet?

I have no idea.

Anyway, when he stayed with us last week, they went absolutely bananas.

Good times.

Anyway, the weekend was sneezy but restful. I was off Friday and started the day working my back, biceps, and shoulders.

I even did some cardio. Woo hoo! smile

I spent the entire morning cleaning house, and the afternoon hanging out with my mom and Layla.

The afternoon was much better than the morning!

Will got home earlier than expected, which made me happy!

Soon after, we set out to pick up our car from the shop. Will and I had to get some work done on the old ‘98 Honda, and it was ex-pen-sive.

The fun of being an adult. Ha!

Will went to the OSU game with his brother the night before and got home super late, so Friday night was low key and ended early!

Saturday morning started early.

No rest for the weary.

Will worked the morning, and I headed to the gym.

My legs are still paying for that session!

I didn’t do any new exercises but just completely reversed the order, and it made a difference!

I hobbled my tired legs to the treadmill and also managed to do 30 minutes of cardio, too. I’m committed to these fall goals!

The highlight was when me, my mom, and my dad were all in a line running on the treadmills. Family affair at the gym y’all!

Then if was on to tea and coffee with P and Layla! It was a beautiful morning and perfect for sitting outside.

I even spent half an hour reaping the benefits of my dad’s hard labor. He went crawling in the attic to retrieve some of the ancient Barbie stuff they kept from our childhood.

Oh my goodness. Fun times. I meant to take a picture but totally forgot.

I’m pretty sure P and I were even more excited than Layla. Haha

After that, it was boring errands and such.

Soooo, with Will’s recent schedule, he’s had a Saturday afternoon ritual of coming home from work and taking a nap.

Will, bless his heart, likes me to rest with him.

And guys, I try, I really do.

I just can’t.

I can’t take a nap smack dab in the middle of a Saturday afternoon with things to do or enjoy.

Nonetheless I still try, but I’m terrible. I’m like a 5 year old boy who just loaded himself up on an entire box of fruit snacks.

I try to quietly multitask on my phone, but inevitably I accidentally push the home button too hard and inquiry Siri, which wakes Will.

Or I’ll try and quietly sneak out, which wakes Will.

Or I’ll even do nothing and really try hard to go to sleep. I’ll doze for about 15 minutes, and then wake up, and try to position myself somehow in a way that will allow me to fall asleep again.

Which inevitably wakes Will.

You get the picture.

We are getting off track, and taking forever to recap a rather quiet weekend.

In fact, let’s get fast forward a bit and take a look at what’s coming up this week!

-Tuesday Things
-Why I love working out part two
-The art of female face shaving (not kidding!)
-Ezra chapter three

I have lots of fun things planned this week, and I hope you’ll stop by.

Now off to blow my nose A-GAIN. Here’s to a day full of blessings, mouth breathing and all. smile

Ezra Chapter Two: Getting to It


Happy Friday, sweets!

Are you ready to tackle Ezra chapter two!?

You can read the chapter here.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking.

Probably the same thing I did as I first thought how to approach a chapter with seemingly nothing more than names.


(Those are crickets chirping. smile )

The good news is that God’s word is living and active,and doesn’t return empty.

As we pray, read, and seek, he opens our eyes to understand the scriptures.

I’m so thankful He guides us!

Let’s do a quick recap of the chapter o’ many names.

Not everyone came home.

Only some.

Do you think Israel felt like “home” to them? After all, Babylon was all most ever knew.

After 70 years, some of the Israelites seemed to have made their home there, which is perhaps why they stayed behind.

Sadly, these people missed out on such tender blessings and provisions from God.

Going back to Bible prophecy we learned about last week, in Jeremiah God urged the Israelites to return home from Babylon and warned of coming destruction.

Even still, some stayed. Thankfully they all didn’t!

In fact, about 50,000 didnt.

They knew in their hearts Babylon wasn’t home. These brave ones, led by a handful of leaders, were willing to take a leap of faith and head home.

What I love about this chapter is that they got home, and got to it.

Verses 68 and 69 talk about how the people made voluntary offerings to rebuild the temple at its original site.

They didn’t beat around the bush. When they got to the temple, they got to business.

Praise God that he allows us and helps us to accomplish his desires.

Now that the Israelites are home, there’s some exciting things that will unfold.

So what can we take away from today’s passage?

1. Don’t stay put! If you’re called somewhere, go somewhere.

Don’t be like the Israelites who stayed in Babylon. They missed out.

If God is leading you to do something, be brave and trust him.

If God is calling you to make a change or do something different, do it!

You will be blessed for your obedience.

2.Get right to it.
I love how they get to Jerusalem, and as soon as they see the destroyed temple, they voluntarily give what they have for its reconstruction.

I’m gonna be honest- when I get home from a small trip, I’ve got lots to do! I unpack, do laundry, go to the store… I can’t be bothered with anything else.

Not these guys. They made a major journey, but when the got to the temple their hearts were focused on restoration.

I love that.

There’s a lesson in that.

Let us not delay in taking an action we know we are called to do.

3.Have you ever missed a step? Pick up where you left off.

Perhaps we’ve missed a step along the way and “getting right to it” doesn’t even feel like it’s in the realm of possibility.

Oh man, how I can relate.

Sometimes it’s not just a step or two you miss.

Sometimes it’s one hundred miles!

Oh girl, I have been there!

If you’ve missed a step (or a hundred miles!) don’t believe satan’s lie.

Turn your heart over to Jesus in repentance, and he will restore you- just like he’s about to do to the temple in this passage.

So there you have it, pretty princesses!

Praying you find truth in God’s word today.

I love how even in “the chapter ‘o many names,” we find his faithfulness. ❤️

More to come. 

posted in The Fam bullet share the love bullet permalink bullet 9.26.2014

September Ipsy Review!

It’s September Ipsy time!

As usual, Ipsy didn’t disappoint.

This month’s theme was Street Style, which naturally left me feeling all urban and hip.

Except not really, because I’m neither. smile

Anyway, here’s the cute bag everything came in.

Sept ipsy

Super cute and very urban chic. smile

Let’s discuss the goodies inside!

Here’s a look at the Crown Brush Infinity shadow and crease brush.

Sept ipsy

I’ve gotten a couple brushes from Ipsy and appreciate the length of time between. While they’re great and will definitely be used, who needs a new brush every few months?

Anyway, glad to have this one.

I also got this Pacifica eyeliner in gun metal.


I have really liked every single Pacifica item I’ve gotten through Ipsy. Their stuff is great.

As mentioned before, I’m not the biggest fan of pencils.

It’s not the pencil.

It’s me.

Totally me.

Still, this eyeliner is very pretty. It goes on easily, smoothly, and lasts all day.

I got this Cailyn tinted tip gloss in love affair

Sept ipsy

Girls, it’s a deep beautiful red.

Sept ipsy

Can we discuss?

Will loathes bright lipstick, which is a shame, really, because- hello! Bright lipstick!

Anyway, I get to indulge my love of bright and deep reds during OU football season.

Will, God love him. I know he thinks it’s ridiculous, but he doesn’t say a word.

Plus, I’m painted up with thousands of other ladies across the stadium.

I’m in good company.

Anyway, this deep red color is beautiful and definitely noticeable for a gloss. It’s going to get plenty of use during football season. smile

Check out this mini Mitchell and Peach luxury hand creme


The tube looks luxurious, but to be honest, I felt the lotion left something to be desired.

When I think of “luxury hand cream,” I’m thinking complex, rich scents with different layers. Unfortunately, this cream was pretty wimpy.

The scent is nice, very light, but not exactly “luxurious,” in my opinion.

The good news is that it made my hands soft and felt wonderful going on, so I suppose that’s part of the luxurious experience?

Anyway, it’s perfect for my purse and will get plenty of use.

Finally, I got this mini Nourish Organic moisturizing cream face wash.

Sept ipsy

This was something unexpected, and I was happy to see it!

It foams nicely, and definitely left my skin feeling nice and clean. When it came to it’s moisturizing capabilities, I also felt like it was true to its claim.

I like that it’s travel size, and I will definitely be toting it along on my next overnight trip.

Here’s a look at the price breakout:

Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eyeliner: $5.50. 

Crown Brush C475 Crease Shadow $17.99

Cailyn Cosmetics Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss Stick $19.00

Mitchell and Peach luxury hand creme- $8.50

Nourish Organic Face Cleanser- $3(?)

So there you have it! The September Ipsy. It was definitely a winner.

Check in tomorrow for our Ezra study!

posted in PDub bullet share the love bullet permalink bullet 9.25.2014

Work it Out Wednesday: Why I Love Working Out (Part One)


When preparing for this week’s WIOW, I realized I’ve never really devoted a whole post to why I love working out.

I’ve mentioned it plenty of times here and there in various places, but never a single dedicated post.

In fact, there’s a good chance this could do a two-parter!

With that in mind, let’s get straight to it.

In no specific order, here are some of the main reasons I love working out.

1. Increased endurance
I love being able to test my endurance.

When I first started running, long before I even truly fell in love with fitness, I remember being able to tell I had more endurance with each passing session.

I was engaged to Will, and he would run backwards ahead of me, and encourage me along the way.

“Champions finish strong, he’d say,” and it propelled me every further.

Before long, I could run on my own with no problem. I began to really appreciate just how beneficial my overall endurance became from a few fairly small changes.

2. Increased Strength

If you would have told be ten years ago I’d be able to leg press over 400 pounds, I would have laughed out loud!

That wasn’t me. I never in a million years thought I had the toughness inside of me to pick up some of the weight I’ve moved.

Let’s be clear- I’m not a heavy lifter either.

However, just walking to the weight section and knowing exactly what I’m doing in there is a huge deal. I definitely feel strong.

3.Increased energy

We know the studies say it’s true, but you gotta experience it for yourself to believe it.

4. Dynamism
I love knowing every workout can be different. I love knowing that every workout I do for the rest of my life could be different, and there’d still be tons of variations I never tried.

I love how my body responds to the newness, as well as the familiarity.

Funnily, I typically hate change. Except when it comes to the gym.

5.Increased confidence
I have lots of flaws. I have scars and cellulite, and my wrinkles are only deepening.

Yet, even in the face of this reality, I’m still able to feel confident. Largely because of God’s love and hitting the gym regularly.

This is me. I’m a work in progress, but I feel good in who I am. The gym helps me feel more beautiful.

6.Better focus

Sure, Will still tells me, “Brittny, you gotta pay attention,” but I have to say my overall focus is much better thanks to fitness.

You definitely have to focus on what you’re doing box jumps or lifting something huge over your head, but I also find I have better focus outside the gym too. Double win.

I think that’s a good stopping point. I have seven more but am going to save those for next week.

I’d love to hear why you love working out in the share the love section below.

Here’s to a healthy Wednesday! Check in tomorrow for an Ipsy review!

Thursday Things, 23 Sept 14

Confession- I have not seen Frozen.

I know.

Can we still be friends?

Will’s brother is staying with us Thursday night.

Usually visitors call for fanfare and creation of the fake house, but as you may recall, I’m going a little more lax on all that craziness.

Sure I want the house to look nice, but I’m not going to kill myself to dust baseboards tomorrow night for our guest.

It’s about balance.

And hospitality.

And offering dessert never hurt either. smile

I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed when I look at my upcoming calendar.

I don’t know why, but it seems to be hitting me hard. I stopped being a worrier a long time ago, yet recently it’s begun to creep up inside my heart and I hate that!

I mentioned big changes soon, and part of it is related to that, as well as other things. Praying for peace and the ability to gracefully plow through

I wash my hands about 20 times a day

This seems a little excessive, yes?

Essentially it’s like getting up every hour from whatever I’m doing and taking two minutes to wash up.

I obviously don’t methodically time all this crazy hand washing, but between constantly picking up after & handling dogs, handling food, picking up after & handling dogs, bathroom breaks, picking up after & handling dogs…

Well you get the idea.

Anyway, between all that and weightlifting I’ve given up on soft, beautiful hands.

I have this slight suspicion people are alarmed by my man hands and firm grip the first time they meet me. Ha!

Still no spider
Still freaking out.

Fantasy Football is going well


The team Will and I made together is kind of average so far. We had AD in our league so we had to pick up another running back when he was suspended, and the players we have that usually put up big points haven’t been as stellar.

We’re 2-1, and I’ll take it. Let’s hope the rest of the season is a winner.

Layla is killing me with her adorableness

Nothing new, but now we are buddies. Now she can say my name and ask me to come with her. She can take my hand and she can tell me she’s happy to see me.

I can have a terrible day, and her small, pure gestures of love can make me forget everything. Be still my heart.

Please tell me you still have things on last weekends to-do list that didn’t get done.

Even with the away game, and seemingly more time available, Will and I still managed to avoid a handful of things we’ve been putting off and need to get done.

Procrastination at its finest.

Sooo last week I bought French bread for a recipe we didn’t end up making.

And then proceeded to eat the entire loaf myself throughout various times the rest of the week.

I bought another loaf this week thinking I’d be able to make the recipe for which the bread would be a njce accompaniment.

But yeah… Probably not going to happen with our schedule this week.

I’m in carb coma over here guys. Help!

Anything you care to share?

The one with the horse-sized spider & look ahead

I’d Iove to tell you guys all about my weekend, except I’m still completely paralyzed in fear. 

Guys, we have a gargantuan spider hiding somewhere in our house, and it’s kind of consumed my weekend life.

I often overuse the words “huge,” “gigantic,” and “terrifying” when it comes to spiders, so Will has a hard time gauging reality against my exaggeration.

Which is fair. I get it.

But let’s be real, for most girls all spiders are huge, gigantic, and terrifying.

Only… The one that made its way into our house Friday really was all those things.

As well as alarmingly fast and mammoth.

So alarming, in fact, that after it quickly ran into our living room and under the couch, I asked my dad to help me find it so we could deal with it without waiting for Will to get home.

Only, when we looked under the couch, it wasn’t there.

When Will got home we moved couches, got flashlights out and looked under furniture, and everything.

No spider.

Guyyyyys. This is awful!

“He’s gonna eat Lucy, Will!”

Not kidding.

I literally didn’t sit on the couch all weekend until Will finally “made” me last night.

I wore shoes in the house all weekend, and if you know me, you know I hate, loathe, and detest wearing shoes in my house.

It’s that huge and scary.

I kept thinking about waking up and walking out to a living room completely encapsulated in webs.

Obviously I got a little paranoid, but seriously- huge.webs.everywhere.

And now he knows where we are but we have no idea where he is.

He’s hiding out laughing his hairy legs off every time I quickly run through the living room, wearing sneakers and turning every.single.light.on.


So yeah. In addition to usual weekend stuff, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for the epic tarantula hanging out in my house.

Oh and my dad took a pic of this monster that spun a web outside their house this weekend.
Huge spider


Anyway, we had stuff going on this weekend, but as you can see, the spider is consuming my thoughts.

I will mention I made the mistake of making a Genius Bar appointment the day after the iPhone 6 came out.

Bad idea.

Regardless of having an appointment, it was a complete zoo!

So yeah. My weekend in a nutshell. A big spider and the usual weekend stuff.


Let’s go ahead and take a look at what’s up ahead this week!

-Tuesday Things
-Why I love working out
-September Ipsy
-Ezra chapter two

Sorry to drone on about the spider, but as I sat down to share today’s post, it is still on my mind and there was no way I could share anything else. Ha!

Check in tomorrow for more fun! If you need me, I’ll be standing on a chair, in the kitchen, with my shoes on, looking for that spider. wink

Ezra One: A Call Home


Hey guys! Today we dive into Ezra chapter one.

You can read the chapter right here

So let’s discuss.

One of the things I find most exciting about this chapter is that this very moment was prophesized decades earlier.

In Jeremiah 25:12 and 29:10 we learn there would be 70 years of captivity in Babylon, but God would bring his people home again.

Guess what? It happened.

Remember Sunday school class when you learned about Daniel and the lions den, or Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendego?

Yeah- all things that happened during this 70 year period, as well as many others.

I should also mention when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon invaded, and took the Israelites captive, God’s temple was completely plundered.

When those 70 years came to a close, like straight clockwork and in accordance with prophecy, the Israelites were free to go.

Not only that, but chapter one tells us God made great provisions for them. He didn’t send them home empty handed. King Cyrus decreed they should go home with plenty of goods.


Is this real life?

I’m not a history scholar, but I’m willing to bet there aren’t too many times in the ancient world a king happily sent off part of his workforce to go home and restore a temple to a God he didn’t worship, and decreed they should be sent with “silver and gold, supplies for the journey, livestock, as well as a voluntary offering for the Temple of God in Jerusalem.”

Pretty spectacular.

That’s our God.

Our spectacular God.

In what universe does this happen? Talk about a beautiful miracle unfolding before our eyes.

So let’s dig a little deeper.

Here are some things we can take away from today’s passage.

God does what he says he’s going to do. He’s a promise keeper and always on time.

It wasn’t the 71st year, and it wasn’t the 35th year. The Israelites could return home during the 70th year, just as God said would happen.

Sometimes it feels like we have to wait on things way too long, but The Lord is not slack in keeping his promises. He is faithful to do what he says he will do.

We may feel like we are in a situation with no hope, but know God is a rescuer for us, and will always come through.

God intervenes on our behalf.

Do you think Cyrus woke one day and simply decided to let the Israelites go?

Not likely. Verse one says God “stirred the heart of Cyrus.”

God made a way in an unlikely place with an unlikely person.

His ways are higher than ours.

Don’t be surprised if He wows you and makes a stream in a desert. Be obedient to what He asks, and he’ll make a way.

When he makes a way, he makes provisions.

God equips us with the tools we need to accomplish whatever he asks. He could have sent the Israelites home “as is,” but our God is such a good God and does more than we can ever ask.

He didn’t just set them free, he sent them home with an abundance of resources.

If God moves your heart to do something, he’s not going to leave you empty handed. He will give you the love, grace, patience, and whatever else you need to get the job done.

The Bible tells us God works in us to give us the desire and power to do what pleases Him. It’s not something we have to figure out. He equips us perfectly and abundantly.

We can be set free from captivity.

This is the biggest of all. He will free us from captivity.

I have been held captive- of my own choosing. I was a slave to sin and so far from God. Yet, when I called out to Him and turned from my waywardness, he set me free and brought me home.

He lavished his love on me and made his child.

Just like he called the Israelites home, he calls us too. Choose to turn to Him today and let him lavish you with his love and grace.

Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe all we can glean from a single chapter in the Bible!

I pray this first week brought encouragement and truth to your heart. Is there anything that spoke to you in this passage? Id love to hear it.

posted in Destination Beautiful bullet permalink bullet 9.19.2014

Thursday Things 18 Sept 14

Not a new love by any stretch (as you can see, this mug has been very, very loved), but I love my big half gallon mug.


Incase you’re wondering, yes I get asked if coffee is in there all.the.time.

I used to feel ridiculous carrying this thing around all the time. Now it’s attached to me and I don’t care. If im going somewhere, chances are the mugs going with me.

That’s just how it’s gotta be.

The cutest little football player you ever did see.

It’s, um, never that you will hear me say I want to pick up a football player and carry him in my pocket, but guyssss check out the accidental glitch the new Madden had for one of the Tennessee Titans players.

Ahh I know the word “adorable” doesn’t typically come to mind when discussing football- but seriously, isn’t this adorable?



The best part yet is that his size doesn’t matter for the game. He can still break tackles, make tackles, and everything in between. Sweet!


Yeah, I realize everyone’s going mad for the new iPhone 6 gear, but truth is- I’m just thankful they’re recalling the battery on my 5 so I can get it replaced for free!

It’s the small things.

116 by Trip Lee


It’s no secret I love hip hop, but over the last year God had touched my heart about the things I listen to and watch.

The good news is that Christian music these days is actually enjoyable. Not only does it praise my God, but it’s actually uplifting and positive too.

Trust me. It’s hard to cut someone off In traffic listening to AirOne radio. smile

Anyway, if you like Lecrae, you’ll like Trip Lee, whose part of his label.

My dad’s drum set Tuesday night

Girls, my dad killed it Tuesday! While he did not win, I was so proud that he entered and tried.

Plus his set totally rocked. I also loved that everyone else were kids and my dad was the only “old guy” and totally crushed it.

For your listening pleasure...

My September Ipsy
Expect to see a review soon. I got lots of pretties!

This throwback Thursday pic

Britt-8 yrs old in polka dots

So.much.hair.  So.many.polkadots

Check in tomorrow for chapter one of our Ezra study! Woo hoo!

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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics, veganism (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at blove@theblovelife.com!

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