Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wisdom From Grandma~5

"If you try and fail at least you learn -- but you can't learn if you don't try."

Lily and Grandma circa 2010

I have been a horrible blogger lately. I just haven't been feeling it, and that's okay. I do this for me, and my family. To have memories of the girls and what we do daily or weekly. I have been seriously slacking at picture taking too. If it hasn't been taken with my phone it hasn't been taken. I don't know what it is, maybe the weather? I am over snow and cold weather. Hopefully I can get it together soon! 

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Monday, January 28, 2013

The Weekend and Things I'm Loving

This weekend was pretty low key. We had dinner out on Friday night and Saturday was a lazy day. We went to a friends birthday party on Saturday night and I drank entirely too much and stayed up too late. So Sunday I felt pretty crappy the whole day. I won't be doing that again for a while. Just not worth it for me at this point. I enjoy my sleep more.

Since my weekend wasn't very exciting, I wanted to share some of the things I am loving lately.

I bought this BB Cream at Walmart a couple weeks ago and really love it. It's sorta like a foundation but very light and it evens out my skin. This is the first one I have tried. website

I bought this heart rate monitor about a month ago and have been using it when I work out. I love being able to see how many calories I have burned after a workout. It is a great motivator for me. I got mine at Dick's Sporting Goods. 

I am sorta obsessed with this show. I can't stop thinking about last night's episode but I won't post any spoilers. I totally recommend watching this. You can get the previous seasons on Netflix. website

I recommend trying all these things!

Linking up here:

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Insta Friday

Another post of weekly moments. Captured with the camera at our fingertips. It's pretty amazing how much technology has evolved since I got my first cell phone. Zack Morris called..........

I have been kicking booty with my workouts. My heart rate monitor really keeps me motivated. 

The girls are like little tornadoes. I swear my house is never clean. (for long)

Avery is still recovering from her cold and has been waking up with a nasty cough, at 5:30 am. It makes for a rough day. Especially around 2pm. uck.

The inlaws dog came to stay with us a couple days since it was so cold this week. Then she did this. I have no clue. 

Another early morning and she decided to try to get into the baby bed for a snooze. 

and more of this for Mommy. 

Poor baby. 

This is was a Daddy idea. I guarantee he won't be letting them do this in a couple years.

Did you hear? NKOTB, 98 degrees and Boyz II Men are going on tour this year. I die. Boyz II Men was my very first concert and I saw the kids when they toured with Backstreet Boys. This is ever 30 year old Moms dreams come true! I am hopefully going to the Charlotte, NC show in June!

Linking up with Jeannett:

life rearranged
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Big Girls

Happy Wednesday!

That smaller child of mine down below has decided that she is a big girl and no longer needs to sit in her high chair to eat. She prefers to sit at the little table with her sis. This table was my Dads when he was a little boy and it is pretty amazing that my girls are now using it. 

It has been frigid here the past couple of days. I am so over it. Who else is ready for Spring? 

Linking up with Shanna for Random Wednesday!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Our Weekend

We have had some sickies around here this weekend. Luckily I think everyone is starting to feel better now. I took them to the doctor on Friday to get a checkup an some medicine started. We had been up multiple times the night before and I didn't want to have to wait until Monday. 

I was able to get to the gym on Friday and Saturday. I skipped Sunday. 

 Saturday was a whole lotta sick snuggles from this girl. She was miserable and pretty much refuses to take her medicine. We had to sneak it into her milk and other drinks. 

Then my sis and brother in law came over and enjoyed this cookie dough cheesecake I made. Recipe is here. Found through Pinterest. 

Sunday was a super fun day. Nathan had planned a surprise adventure for the girls and I. We woke up early and drove to a town about 30 minutes away to catch a train! We rode about an hour and my mother in law picked us up in another small town with a stop. The train runs through the New River Gorge and the views were really pretty. The girls were super excited and pretty good for the most part. Avery was a little intense with all her seat hopping. 

It was a passenger train so I felt a little guilty hopping on with our wild ones for fun when people were actually riding to get from point A to point B. I hope we didn't disturb anyone too much. The girls thought it was pretty neat, and I did too so I will call it a success. 

Today will be spent recovering from the rest of the sickies and getting ready for school for the rest of the week. It is supposed to be super cold here this week. Yuck!

What did you do this weekend?

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Friday, January 18, 2013


Another Friday! Hope everyone had a good week. Ours was pretty good until the girls both came down with colds during the last half. They are pitiful and I am tired. We are going to the doctor today to get them checked out. 

I'm linking up my cell phone pictures. You can follow me on Instagram at jennypowellfell. 

Daddy and the girls had some fun at the Children's museum last Friday. 



Super cute Lily ready for school. Love this dress from H&M. It has little foxes all over it. 

Ave had to get in on the action. 

and another of the silly girl. 

Here are couple more pics from when we went hiking on Sunday. The weather was so beautiful. Now we have snow on the ground. Blah. 

I have been doing quite a bit of this lately. I can see some results. I am posting these to keep myself motivated! 

And a picture of one of the sickies after she woke up at 3:30 am. Poor baby. 

And my attempt to get her to eat lunch. Turkey, strawberries and cheetos. I'm pretty sure she just ate the cheetos. 

life rearranged

Happy Weekend!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My Randoms........

Just a couple randoms.

-So every couple of months I get on a reading kick. I really enjoy reading, but it's hard to find time unless I want to stay up super late because I can't put a book down. About a month ago, I downloaded the goodreads app. I love how I can track what I have read and keep a list of what I want to read. In the past couple of weeks, I have read two books.


I picked up City of Bones because I heard it was decent and that it was being made into a movie in the near future. It comes out in August. It's got a twilight premise with vampires, demons, wolves. I can't say I loved it but it wasn't horrible. There are a couple more books in the series.

I just googled and it looks like Divergent is being made into a movie as well. Coming out in 2014. Divergent has more of a Hunger Games feel to me. I really enjoyed it and will be reading the next in the series.

- I really hope I am not getting sick. I have woken up with a sore throat the past couple of days and now my nose is running like crazy. I have bad allergies so my nose always runs, but this is different. I have been drinking my Emergen-C and just recently started taking a multi-vitamin. I really don't want to get a cold.

- I feel like I am doing pretty good with my working out/eating better goal. I have worked out quite a bit and have cut down on my portions and tried to stop snacking. I really hope I can keep it up and not give up. It feels different this time. I really hope it's different.

- So my awesome sister won a trip to Los Angeles. She gets to take another person with and she is taking me! I am super excited. It will be my first time in California and we want to maximize our time and do as many fun LA/Hollywood things as we can. Any recommendations? We go in March.

Simple Life of a Housewife

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