I’m Self-Hosted! & A Weekend Recap

June 15, 2011 · 21 comments

This post is going to be a ginormous update full of A.D.D. I know I’ve been M.I.A., but I swear, I have good excuses. šŸ™‚

One. I’m OFFICIALLY self-hosted now! Thanks to Seth @ Boy Meets Food (thank you for the rec, Julie, he was awesome), I’m now with Bluehost and available at lifeofblyss.com. Ah yeah!

That means I can finally reply to reader comments with an automatic e-mail notification. And if you haven’t yet, go “Like” the blog on Facebook!

Two. My childhood bestie from New Jersey, Mag/Maggie/Magalicious (remember my birthday post to her last November?) came to visit Virginia Beach for the weekend. It was blyssfull (I love doing that; don’t hate).

Three. I then spent Sunday-Tuesday at home with my parents, my pup, and my sister and her three kiddos. It was some wonderful family time, and nowwww…


Her excitement upon seeing me never fails to completely melt my heart. I arrived home to be tackled and slobbered all over.

good thing I wore my swimsuit

so. many. kisses.

I will tackle you back and cover you with kisses and you will like it.

So, after I was reunited with my baby, my awesome sister arrived for a few days with the girlie gals.

And after getting used to her overzealous nature, they were pretty big fans of her, too. Mackenzie, the one holding the leash, decided she now wants to become a dog breeder instead of a DJ.

Adelyn, the one on the ground, thought she was being told to “SIT.” when we were trying to pose Chloe in this picture. Such a good listener.

And check out the brave tubers!

Speaking of brave, many have asked how my sister is doing.

Three words: She’s a rockstar. She is officially cancer free, and she even ran with me yesterday with NO PAIN. So much excitement!

She’s awesome. And cancer free.

And speaking of RUNNING, guess whose dream Asics arrived?!

cue the angel chorus; it’s my bright yellow Asics!

I gave them a whirl, along with my hydration belt, for the first time.

I’ve got a belt.

It was above 90 degrees out. There was no wind. I got bright red and very, very sweaty, and I will not subject you to a visual of my face afterwards (thank me later).

I can’t decide how I feel about the hydration belt. The two baby bottles don’t even fit a whole bottle of Propel in the two of them, so I feel like I’d get even more water if I just carried a bottle. I also had a lot of trouble with it bouncing on my hips.

I ended up pushing it as far down as I could, kind of resting it on the top of my butt, to make it stay. Thank you, ‘donk.

And this is my recovery spot.

And then, because I decided I earned it, I did work on the best pizza I’ve ever eaten. In my life.

It’s heaven on a very big plate. There’s mushrooms and white truffle oil on that sucker, and it’s crazy amazing.

And now, I’ll leave you with scenes from the weekend.

how “VA Beach” am I with that cutoff shirt?

Actually, that shirt didn’t used to be a cutoff. It shrunk in the wash, and I have a really long torso. Whoops.

Maaag, open those peepers

“This bar. It smells like stinky feet.”

“…You but in front of me.”

I’ve waited SO LONG for these girlies to meet!

(And how much of a hot mom is Anastasia in her one piece?)

To clarify, she’s not a mom. We just tell her she looks like a hot mom when she wears the one-piece. Yes?

Evidence that Mom has adopted the “Waaah!” And evidence that Chloe is the bomb.com and everybody loves her.

“They’re the twooo best friends that anyone can have”

One last thing.

I have found the perfect earrings for our bridesmaid dresses. The only thing is, they’re priiicey! Does anyone know a jewelry designer/maker who does personalized designs and could recreate these bad boys for less?


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1 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) June 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm

where to start…
WAHOO for your sister- AWESOME!!!
That pizza looks frickin’ amazing.
You’re self-hosted- YAY!
Excited puppy kisses are my favorite…

that’s all for now šŸ˜‰


2 lindsay June 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm

WOOOHOOO! congrats! it looks mighty fine.


3 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) June 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Congrats on self hosting!! šŸ˜€ And omg HOORAY!!! for your sister. We were all praying for her. šŸ˜› This is fabulous news
P.S- You’re making me jealous with all those beach pics. I want your bod like now šŸ˜‰


4 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries June 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm

YAYYY for being self-hosted! And NOW I can see the little birdie on the side šŸ™‚ I love it!


5 Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons June 15, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Your life rocks. srsly =)

CONGRATS ON SELF HOSTING!!!!! ahh was it scary? i’m scared to!!!!


6 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries June 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I can’t reply to your comment! Just something to tweak šŸ™‚ I told the girl I was working with that I wanted a cupcake and to my knowledge, it magically appeared! So no..I have no idea how to do that haha


7 Karla June 16, 2011 at 12:09 am

Loving the new blog, lady! Chloe is SO BIG, but still super precious. her and my pup would be quite the cute couple of black labs šŸ˜‰

DIGGIN THE NEW ASICS! I got new shoes for my super weird feet [the running store said I have circus feet…] but they’re not cool at all. Lame.

For the FuelBelt.. I’d see if you could maybe exchange it and get the one that hold 4 8oz bottles. After a few runs and adjustments I found where it doesn’t bounce and the four bottles hold just the right amount of water!


8 Lindsey @ Happy or Hungry June 16, 2011 at 12:50 am

Ohhh the joys of having a long torso…I am in the same boat!
I don’t know what else to comment on, so many things! Congrats to being self-hosted and your new blog addy! Yeah yeah! Both very exciting things. I may have to make the move to being self-hosted soon, we will see…

Chloe is super cute, and so are your new shoes!!! Loving those a lot!


9 mego@watchmegorun June 16, 2011 at 1:13 am

soooo I was convinced you had deleted your blog because you hadn’t updated in forever and if I just tried to go to your page, it took me to a wordpress blank screen. I nearly had a heart attack! hehe. Glad you had a good weekend and that Chloe is home!! And yay for self-hosting!!


10 Tiffany @ Simply Shaka June 16, 2011 at 2:35 am

Hooray for being self hosted, Chloe and no cancer!!!


11 Kat June 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Congrats on being self hosted!! Im looking towards going that way too! Hopefully soon! Love all the Chloe kisses! My little bear does that EVERYTIME I get home, even if I’ve only been gone for 20 minutes to the store. So silly. Isn’t it the best feeling though? Puppers sure know how to make us feel loved šŸ™‚


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