Monday, July 2, 2012

Bachelorette...THE Final 4

Outta ALL these men....4 survived

Emily is down to her final 4 men, here is a run down!

(not in order of my preference, lol, alphabetical)

Bachelor Bio 
Age: 30, Occupation: Race Car Driver, Hometown: Den Bosch, Netherlands
Do you consider yourself romantic and why?
Yes. I think the definition of romance is putting your partner first. I believe I do that!
What's your best date memory?
When we took my motorcycle and rode to the park for a picnic. After we rode to the lake and went cliff jumping, it was an awesome day.
What is your motto?
Drive fast take chances.
Tattoo Count: 
Arm and Ribs 
When they first met
First Date

Bachelor Bio 
Age: 25, Occupation: Corporate Sales Director, Hometown, Bartlett, IL

Do you consider yourself a neat or messy or in between?
Definitely in between. When I'm at home, everybody has to be neat and tidy. When I’m at work, I would say my office is an organized mess. 
Who are your top 3 favorite groups/artists & why?
Rascal Flatts – Their music seriously gives me goose bumps
Zac Brown Band – Awesome chilling music
Johnny Cash – Rebellious 
Do you consider yourself a romantic and why? 
Yes because I'm always trying to find the next best way to romanticize a woman.
Do you prefer a woman who wants to be pursued or a woman who pursues you?
A woman who wants to be pursued. I like a girl that plays hard to get. It's like a competition. 
Tattoo Count: 

The first day they met 
Climbing a building together on a date

Bachelor Bio 

Age: 27, Occupation: Entrepreneur, Hometown: St. George, UT

What are your 3 worst attributes?
Impatient, Perfectionist, Fun Loving
Do you prefer "hot spot" type clubs or low-key bars and why?
Low key I like to talk
Do you consider yourself romantic and why?
Absolutely. I always have been more than anyone I know.
What is your greatest regret?
Not playing soccer for any of the teams that recruited me after high school because I "thought" I was in love.
Tattoo Count: 
First time meeting
Romantic date in a beautiful library


Bachelor Bio 

Age: 28, Occupation: Insurance Agent, Hometown: Dallas, TX

What is your greatest achievement to date?
Earned a full scholarship to college through football.
Which U.S. city is the most romantic to you and why?
New York City - It's so big yet so inviting. So many great places to go in NYC.
What is your biggest date fear?
Forgetting my wallet.
What is your motto?
If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
Tattoo Count: 

First meeting each other
Romantic Spontaneous Mini Date

  Bree's order of picking: (from hoping to win to i dunno...)

I like Jef the most because he is really standing out more and more. He is so sweet and kind and always thinking of Emily first. He also seems like it would be very easy to step into the father role Emily needs for her daughter Ricki. But I worry that the Corky, Funky Jef may not "fit in" with her friends, family and life....
Sean is also pulling away from the pack of men (in a good way), his romantic stolen date was really a hit. And he seems to have his values and morals right on track with hers. He also treats her very well and is very fun loving as well. They would make really cute babies!! LOL
Arie I doubted in the begining but I do like him more and more. Things seem so natural with them and she really took a liking to him very early on. I'm still on the fence on if I want him to make it to the end and end up with her. Sorry Arie.
I really like Chris but he seems to be falling apart lately and it's not attractive on him. It could be just the stress of the process but he's losing it which will lead to him losing her. I hope he can pull it together for hometowns and make it through. But i dunno....

What do I think will happen...
The final two picks 
   Jef        VS        Arie

I am voting for JEF!

Can't wait until tonight's episode where Emily goes to visit her men in there hometowns! Funny how after hometowns your mind really changes about some people...good and bad.....we shall see!!! I'll be recapping in the morning!!!

Bachelorette Nut Right Here~
Bree and J
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The Healthy Housewife: Week 1

Week 1
For our first week back on the workout wagon we are going to start off with working out 3 times this week. You choose the day and time and your week is from Monday to Friday...NOT the weekend. You have 1 workout routine with a few variations for the 3 days. Next week will change.
From reading Summer Years Resolution you should already know what your calorie intake should be (from the calorie counter link) and you need to be sticking to it...the best you can. Use the "MyFitnessPal" to help you keep track/journal/log your calories daily. HINT: log as you consume...not at the end of the day. The first week or two can be difficult but push through it. You may notice your going over your calories the first week but you will start to figure out what you CAN eat that is lower in calories and what you CAN'T! HINT: if you like sweets, salty or chocolate buy some of the 100 calorie packs for your indulgent snacking. HINT: this one is obvious but sometimes you need a reminder...the healthier you eat (usually) the less calories...allowing yourself MORE calories to eat in a day. Be creative and take some will be sore this week if you've been doing nothing AND you will have a headache from crappy food withdrawls. LOL.



Lunge with Axe Chop:
Use a dumbbell for this and I would like you to raise it up higher...more like and action if your were "chopping" wood. LOL. HINT: when you lunge chop downwards ACROSS and over the leg that is lunging. Use a plain dumbbell, just starting off use one 5lb or two 3lb weights together...for more difficulty up the weight.

Standard Push Up (on knees):
Make sure you get a 90 degree angle in the elbow...if this means you go to your knees to do this correctly than there's no shame in going to your knees.

Captains Chair:
As you get better at this or to make the move more difficult move your butt towards the edge of the chair or straighten out your legs alittle for more difficulty.

Tricep Dip on Chair:
Make sure to dip down low, close to 90 degree angle in the elbow is ideal. If you can only dip alittle thats fine, you gotta start somewhere....just don't make excuses for yourself and PUSH YOURSELF!

Imaginary Jump Rope:
Just like you think...pretend your doing the school yard game but not actually using a jump rope....swing your arms as if to swing your rope around and hop with BOTH feet coming off the floor over the imaginary rope. If this is difficult alternate feet while jumping so there is always one foot on the ground at all times. To make this move more difficult jump with BOTH feet up higher.


Circuit 1:
14 Lunges with Wood Chop
20 Tricep Dips
Captains Chair (hold for 30 sec)
Jump Rope 30 Jumps

Circuit 2:
12 Lunges with Wood Chop
15 Pushups
Captains Chair (hold for 30 sec)
Jump Rope 30 Jumps

Circuit 3:
10 Lunges with Wood Chop
15 Tricep Chair Dips
10 Pushups
Captains Chair (30 sec+ challenge yourself to go as long as you can...once you reach that end point count to 5 then control the relax)
Jump Rope 30 Jumps

Try to go through this with minimal breaks, the more breaks you take the more your heart rate goes down to a none fat burning level.

For our first week this may be enough for you...but if you need some more repeat the 3 circuits.

What Bree would do: (lol)
Day one:
Do this circuit at home to become familiar with the routine. 
Use heavier weights...wood chop I'd use one 8 or 10lb weight.
Day two:
Do circiut outside while walking. Find a walking trail and walk with your 3lb weights. At certain intervales (or when there isnt anyone around, lol) start your circuit. For Tricep Dips, Captiains Chair and Pushups find a bench, you can do all these exercises using a bench. For the push ups stay on your feet and place hands on either bottom of bench (where your butt sits) or back of bench (where your back would rest) You do not have to add in jump rope as long as your speed walking. :)
Day three:
Do at home because you may be sore...if not head outside again if you can. If your sore than lower your wood chop weight. More reps less weight is best for women wanting to have long lean muscles not bulky building muscles. Working out outside the house is also so much better!

Keep in mind:
Everyone is different and at different levels. If this is too difficult cut it down alittle, same goes if its too easy..up it alittle. Make sure to stretch, drink water, and listen to your body when it needs a break. And stretch your whole body...not just what you worked out.

Feel free to ask questions!

I'll be updating and keeping tabs this week!

Have fun with it and grab a friend~
Bree and J
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Pin Challenge Friday

*Happy Late Friday Pin Challenge!

This week's Pinterest challenge is:
Top pick of anything Red, anything White, and anything Blue item but not traditionally "Independants Day".  No fireworks, no fruit kabobs, or flags.
Three pins, three colors, who's going to win? 
Bree's Red via Fashion Pinterest Board
Jessi's Red via We Love Red board
Bree's White via Pinterest
Jessi's White via Pinterest

Bree's Blue via Pinterest
Jessi's Blue via Pinterest

Cast your votes!!!
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Easy 4th of July DIY

From living in the apartment and having NO storage space I had no 4th of July Decor AT ALL! I know, I know...horrible right! 
So I was alittle bored and decided to make something using what I had around the house. Patriotic fabric, raffia, jar lids, old wood wreaths, and good ol hot glue.

Baby food lids. I took the rafia and glued it in a criss crossing fashion then glued a fabic star cut out over the middle. Once star was placed a went back and trimmed the giving it a hair cut. LOL.

  I then did the same thing with white wide ribbon.

 And again with cut blue fabric scraps.

Jessi had these old wooden wreaths she had painted green. I took them (lol) and we had some metallic blue spray paint we covered the wreaths with. 
I also added little extras in with the star jar lids, just with plain scrap fabric, hot glue and other jar lids.
I then fastened all the wreaths together with white ribbon and hung them.
(thanks to Jessi and my indecisiveness) I later removed the top ribbon from design.
Annnnnd whaaaalaaa! I have myself a 4th of July Wreath/Door Decor!

Be creative~
Bree and J

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