1.18.2013

Phone Dump Friday & Updates

 I did my hair a different way. I think it's my new fave!
I did it with my straightener and didn't do as tight of curls.
Let me know if you'd like me to do a video tutorial on it!
 Beastmode at the gym.
That stair master is my frienemy.
Megan and I tried out the TRX ropes last night. I LOVE them!
 If you follow me on Instagram (you totally should by the way- I post a lot of stuff there that I don't post anywhere else @mamalaughlin) then you have heard me talk about how I wasn't a fan of ThinkThin bars. Well ThinkThin caught wind of this and made it their mission to find me some bars I like! 
And they succeeded! I must have just tried a few bad ones because I am now LOVING the ThinkThin bars.
Here are some of my favorite flavors: 
Cookies n Cream, Chocolate Toffee Nut, White Chocolate Raspberry, Chunky Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Divine Chocolate Coconut.
You can get them at Target, Kroger, and some health food stores.
 Lunch at Texas de Brazil. Steak salad that was still mooing. He was gooooood.
Stackable bracelets from Adeline Mae Design.
LOVE these bracelets. My kids initials and a 13.1 for my half marathons.
Top from Kiki La'Rue
Black cardi from Express
Jeggings & flats from Target.
I am so not a flats wearer. They seem to all hurt my feet. I'm more of a heels kinda gal!

Tomorrow Megan and I are headed to see my hair stylist, Holly.
Megan is getting lash extensions (Holly does them for CHEAP! and yes, I'll document it for you!) and I'm getting my roots did.
Holly has been so overwhelmed with all of the help from you guys!
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for helping such an amazing woman!
She is back at work and was able to get a used van to get her boys around.
I'll have a detailed report for you soon, but just wanted to let you all know she is doing good and thanks each and every one of you that sent gift cards, money, and prayers!
I love seeing the Pay it Forward movement continue!

After our day at the salon tomorrow we are going out for a fancy dinner (Megan & her Hubs are coming, too) for my husband's birthday which is on Thursday. He will be 31. 
I'll be sure to take lots of pics!
This is why you should be following me on Instagram! ;)

Have a great weekend y'all!


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34 comments:

Sara Turner said...

I've been doing TRX every weds morning at a boot camp class... so much arm/shoulder soreness. But I love it so far!

Marcia said...

Lurve the bracelets - so adorbs! And i'm glad you found Think Thin bars you like - they rock my world!


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Mrs C said...

I love love love seeing your pics pop up on my IG feed. So glad to hear Holly is doing better! PG!! I have a few of my friends following you now too and I get so stinkin excited when another starts just because I know they will love you too!! Happy Birfday to the Hubs- Have a great dinner!

Trista said...

I think that's my favorite hairstyle on you. Simple yet elegant. Have a great weekend!

angeljessie54 said...

yes please do a video on the hair!!! I love it that way!

alicia july said...

hair tutorial please!!

Candice said...

OK seriously, what gym is that? It's all women and not a fluffy circuit training gym? I'm in DFW and would love to check it out, can you msg me? Thanks!

Angel said...

New Hair tutorial please :)

Nichole said...

Like the new 'do!

Valerie Tynes said...

Thanks for the post, it was FAB! Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday to the hubsterlover. xoxo

Megan said...

I'm soooo excited to get my lashes done, I even got my brows did today in prep. they were bad.

FamilyFitnessandFoodery said...

The hair looks great that way and happy birthday to your hubs!

Amy {Write this Down} said...

Happy Birthday Papa Laughlin!

Nicola said...

Love the hair! It is very put-together looking, please do a tutorial on it soon!!! PS, you look more and more happy in your photos after your most recent race, you seem to be getting back in your groove!

Katie J said...

I love the hair! I'd love to see a tutorial!

Also, I'm happy to see that your friend Holly is doing ok! Thoughts and prayers to her and her family!

The Coulters said...

New Hair Tutorial please :)

I am so happy to hear that Holly is doing better and she found a used van to get her kiddos around! She deserves the best!!!

LOVE those TRX ropes too!!

Kay said...

What kind of straightener do you use? I wanna do those kind of curls, but I need to get a new straightener and I have no clue what I should be looking for!

Ashley said...

Love the hair... love the bracelets.... love the outfit.

Wish we had TRX bands at my gym... and REALLY wish I could find ThinkThin bars here. I have heard so many people rave about them, but I can't find them here. I've looked at my Kroger and Target (as well as Meijer and the dreaded Walmart) and had no luck. My quest shall continue.

Also, I want to thank you for being such a positive motivator. I struggle with body image issues (the subject of my blog post today) and I have heard/read you say MANY times that it's about "progress not perfection." I am adopting this as my new motto. Thank you.

Here's hoping to someday meet you. I'm hoping to get to St. Louis this summer to meet Mel and Holly, maybe I'll kidnap them and we'll all fly to Dallas to meet up with you and Megan. :)

Karie said...

The TRX thing looks cool! Our gym doesn't have that! I wish I had someone to work out with like you and Megan!! You two are such an inspiration!

I just wanted to tell you that I started reading your blog in Sept. 2012 and that I have lost 20 lbs since then! I am at 159 now after gaining 3 on vacation. But I would love to get to 130 by September 28th of this year! I love your blog and your wittiness! I have two boys 5 and 1 and got to 180 when pregnant with my second son. I am super glad that I ran across your blog, cause once I read it I was hooked. I have started my own blog now (been on hiatus since vacation) and follow people and do instagram. It is awesome that all of us women can do this together! #mlfitcamp!!

MaddieMommy110 said...

Please do a tutorial! I love this style!

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jamie leifeste said...

you have really motivated me to start eating healthy and working out. I just had my 2nd child a month ago today now weighing at 196lbs im having trouble losing the weight. You are and inspiration to all mothers out there.
YOUR AWESOME!

Shelby said...

Happy Birthday to your hubs! My 29th bdays tomorrow! ;) love you mamaL you are a great motivator and a true inspiration! Thanks! Oh and would love a hair how to! ;)

Wadlito said...

If you live in the DFW area, you can also find the glorious Think Thin bars at Market Street! Just in case someone was looking for a different location...

Meredith said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!! I want to get lash extensions again... But I use a thing sort of like Latisse and it's good enough for now I suppose! :) happy bday to the hubs!

Monica said...

Yes please do a Video tutorial on your hair! It looks awesome and I am so sick of my being so dam straight after I use mine!

SH said...

I love TRX! Kicks my butt every time. And I have always wanted to try eyelash extension. Can't wait to see photos!

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Lauren said...

I'd love another hair tutorial! Thanks :) And of course, you look AMAZING!!!!

LB @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I've been doing TRX for a few years now and love it. It's nice to do something different like that instead of just free weights and running. I'm eating at Texas de brazil Monday for lunch. Love that place, and it's great for paleo!
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Whisper Wiseman said...

Love the hair and the bracelets. Those are too cute. I always have to take my bracelets / watch off when I use the computer, so I don't wear them. Those look like they lay flat. Do they? I might need to get some!

Janet Vaught said...

Love the hair. It is your best look I think.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Those TRX things are no joke! I did some push ups on them and OMG so scary and painful lol

Samantha Jarvis said...

I would LOVE a tutorial on how you fixed your hair!!
Also, you're hilarious. Keep up the awesome work! You're such an inspiration!
Also Also, I just shared/recommended your blog on all the different sites I am on (stumbleupon, twitter, facebook, pinterest, google+....) You deserve that 10k! Thanks for all the laughs and motivation!

corona amc said...

OK seriously, what gym is that? It's all women and not a fluffy circuit training gym?

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julie buress said...

Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see a video on how you did your hair...it looks AWESOME :)