I’m getting married!!!!! After 7 years of dating, my boyfriend proposed to me 🙂 I am still getting used to saying “fiancĂ©” instead of boyfriend. I can’t believe it’s finally happening! Now I’m caught up in a whirlwind of things to do even though we want a year engagement. Who knew that you really, truly … Continue reading


After 3 weeks of the Whole30, I’ve made a few observations. 1. I feel and look the same. 2. It’s mostly not that hard except for no alcohol or fun fall-y Starbucks lattes I love. 3. It’s impossible to follow at “said French liquor restaurant and liquor bar” in Chicago. 4. It’s just not working … Continue reading

Long Day, Quick Update

Day 4 of Whole30 completed. But I almost stalked the pizza guy when I got home from work at 7:30 tonight, and some unhealthy hooligan/neighbor had ordered pizza. Bleh ground chicken stir fry was what I got. I’m so tired of cooking already! Not to mention I have managed to spend over $100 on organic, … Continue reading

30 Whole Days

I would like to preface this post with a minor confession. I am going on a girls trip to New Orleans this weekend. I will be bad, and eat beignets. Ok, now that I put that out there… My sister and I are starting The Whole30 Challenge Monday, September 17th. I know we can do … Continue reading

Overdue and Overdone

Bikram work out #1 in over a year…completed. Two of my friends came with me and we all stripped down to our sports bras in the first ten minutes. That room is hot!! I plan on forcing myself to go once a week for the next few weeks. I’ll keep you posted as to my … Continue reading

Back to Bloggin’

Hello! I am embarrassed that I took such a long hiatus from my blog. My new job has made me so busy, as well as my new apartment. Good busy though. I’m doing marketing for a tech company again, and I love it. Now that I’m settling into my new spot, I want to make … Continue reading

Working Girl

Tomorrow is my first day at my new job. Naturally, my first obvious worry is what to wear on my first day. I think it is a casual work environment but jeans just don’t feel right for the first day. My go-to work outfit has always been jeans, tee or tank and 3/4 sleeve cardigan … Continue reading

The Deception of Outlet Shopping

Yesterday I went to the Round Rock Premium Outlets with no real purpose but to accompany a friend. It got me thinking of how much I tend to dislike outlet/factory stores. I went to college in a town that was also known for it’s outlet mall – San Marcos. Although that one is far better … Continue reading

Cashews – Friend or Foe?

I am feeling like I really shouldn’t keep cashews in my pantry. They are evil and make me eat uncontrollable portions at late night hours. This post comes to you upon starting AND finishing a little container of them at midnight. I am Jackie and I have no self control when it comes to cashews. … Continue reading


Maybe I’m a little late on this but…I recently discovered Polyvore, and I am obsessed! For weeks I was wondering where and how others on Pinterest were creating their own collages into one pin. Ah ha! Exhibit A : will now consume your time. If you were once clueless like me, Polyvore is a … Continue reading