I'm Back!

Monday, May 18, 2015

China Town on the way to Mama's

Our view from the hotel..and the dreaded hill!

the prettiest flowers I have ever received

At 30 I am still a princess!!

Duckhorn for our first stop in Napa

Seriously look at that perfect weather!

top down selfie

right out of the barrel 

inside the winery

Private tasting and pairing

true love

Napa train

sleeping in reviewing my lilly for target order


So I am back! Finally, all the vacations and work are behind me so I can come back full time to blogging. Since so much has happened since I last posted I thought I would start off with a fun recap of what has been going on in my life!

Well April was my Birthday month on top of my busiest month for work! Ryan was able to convince my boss to let me off work, and he whisked me away on a fabulous (SURPRISE) birthday vacation to San Francisco and Napa Valley. It was so amazing that I could probably talk about it for hours…but I will just share some highlights. We ate and ate, then drank and drank (seriously tho we did)! My favorite part was renting a convertible and driving through wine country. It was seriously the most gorgeous day, perfect for sipping on wine and walking through the vineyards. We even stopped at a super good burger joint to refuel! I am already planning a trip back there ASAP…maybe a bachelorette/girls weekend… if I get engaged that is! I loved how diverse San Fran was; we walked through china town, went to the warf and even had time for a little window shopping.
While in California the Lily for Target Launched… luckily my bestie found some leaked URL codes and I was able to score a few of my coveted finds with a gift card my amazing family sent me for my birthday! If that wasn’t enough excitement I found out that TJ Maxx shared my photo (from the contest I won) and it went crazy on their tumbler page! Over 5000 likes/shares! I am still in shock, but it makes me so happy other people liked it as much as I do!!
After our trip it was serious crack down time at work, which meant long hours at the office and late nights at home. I think I was getting about 4-5 hours of sleep a night for those last two weeks of April, but all my hard work paid off and I exceeded all of my goals (the only sales rep to do so)! While all that was going on I joined a new gym called Peak Body. It combines cardio with strength training for a seriously hard 45 min workout. I just started a challenge too where I have a meal plan added into the mix. So far I am down 2 lbs which is awesome, and I am alittle over a week in! I will keep you updated on my results.

As soon as one vacation ended another vacation was planned. One of my friends I went to college with and know through my BFF is getting married over Memorial day weekend. Her bachelorette party approached quickly and before I knew it I was on a plane headed to Ft. Lauderdale! It was supposed to be a relaxing weekend, but with so many activities planned it felt more like a whirl wind. The best part was having my partner in crime with me, it made meal splitting and room sharing a blast. After our 4 days I was ready to be home, all of the excitement had me drained. My only regret was that I didn’t have more beach time! I could have used another day of laying on the beach, but the drag show and getting on an active US Navy ship was well worth the sacrifice!
If you live in and around the area you know we got some pretty bad weather these past few days. With more storms on the radar I am truly starting to miss that Texas sun! Maybe that will motivate me to get beach body ready sooner so when the sun finally decides to stay I can enjoy the pool with a good book! 

So here’s to a good week and more blog posts!!

Have a wonderful day,

Amelia B

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