Cortneys Bridal Shower

I threw Cortney a bridal shower today!

We live in Ohio and what do you know there was a massive snow storm that came through. Not everyone was able to make it to the shower but we still had a nice turn out.

I wanted to share what we did for it!

Here is my pinterest page. I used pinterest for my inspiration for everything. Check under my “Cortney’s Bridal Shower Board”.

Got this idea from Pinterest and figured we could do it ourselves instead of ordering it. And it came out perfect! How yummy.

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We choose strawberry cupcakes with a strawberry icing. I will upload that recipe asap! We also just bought a black cardboard piece to keep them on.

We played two games. Very simple yet fun for all! The “He Said/She Said” game was a downloadable link from Pinterest!

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For the winners of the game I ordered very cute lip balms from gcd spa.

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Finally, for the party favor we choose to make Carmel Popcorn. My Mom found these adorable Chinese boxes on clearance at Target and we knew they would be perfect!

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We had great time besides the snow! Love you Cort, cant wait until March 22nd.

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If anyone knows how to make the pictures bigger on here please let me know! (Adelle Theme)

Pure Barre Class Update

I reached my 200th PB class a few days ago! I am still just as obsessed as when I started. I feel so guilty for missing class. I still get sore. I still shake. I still feel very accomplished after class.

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Pure Barre Dayton (my home studio) choose my Mom and I as their February Pure Barre Champions. We are up on the bathroom wall with a few of our thoughts!

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To keep things interesting the studio’s change up the warm-up/arm exercises every 3 months or so. Once I finally get good at the last warm-up they go and change it! I am still using 3lb weights but boy is it tough! If you are new I really recommend to start using 2lbs. Big difference in that one pound! The studio recently got 5lbs weights in and I am staying far away, for now.

Thigh exercises are getting tougher always. I think thighs will always be my hardest. My legs just hurt!!

We have also started using what we (clients) call “torture bands”. Remember double tube? Well they are even worse than that. They correct term of “Velcro bands” does not do it any justice.

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(I had to search high and low for this picture. They must want to keep the torture a surprise). So we (can) use these horrible things for everything but warm-up and arm exercises. Even though when using these in thighs, seat and abs your arms are working HARD!

I have noticed the most change in my seat (butt). It is more lifted and sculpted. My abs have really started to get stronger. I just need to stop eating for my 6 pack to appear! 🙂

If you have any questions about Pure Barre please ask me! I would be happy to answer any questions, etc. I truly believe in it and think any woman can do it.

http://www.purebarre.com

Need a better break down of Pure barre? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/working-out-can-be-addicting-with-pure-barre/

Don’t remember double tube? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/double-tube-at-pure-barre/

It’s been awhile….

TKG.

It has been a long time since I have written anything!

I am currently planning my best friends Bachelorette Party and Bridal Shower! Being the MOH is a lot of work. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I can not wait to share pictures and ideas that I used for both parties!

I am a very strong supporter of Childhood Cancer awareness and Maya Thompson is getting ready to run a marathon (without training because she is a badass) all while raising money for The Ronan Thompson Foundation. She is a little under $5000 short of her goal with only 12 days left! $10 is a minimum donation and ANY amount helps. Thank you advance.

http://www.fundly.com/run-for-ronan

I will try to keep up a little more!

Again, send me your ideas for a bachelorette party and/or bridal shower! 🙂

SpiritHoods for the Ronan Thompson Foundation

Looking for a Christmas gift?

How about the Spicy Monkey SpiritHood with 100% profits going to the Ronan Thompson Foundation! Yes, 100% of the profits!!!

Here is their Tribe video featuring Maya and Woody Thompson detailing Ronan’s (Spicy Monkey) short but amazing life;

http://theden.spirithoods.com/ronanthompson/

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They are available for men, women and kids! Hurry up because the are selling FAST!

If you won’t wear one or don’t have children, then donate one or 100 to a children’s hospital!

http://www.SpiritHoods.com
http://www.RonanThompsonFoundation.com
http://www.RockstarRonan.com

September is Gold

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Let’s go GOLD for the kids!

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We need to get companies/sports teams/celebrities to go gold before pink!

Maya Thompson (Ronan’s Mom) had enough people (Over 25,000) sign a petition on the governments website to turn the White House gold for September. They finally released a statement in regards to it. They turned us down. You can read the statement here.

Please inform people that Childhood Cancer is NOT rare.
~ 46 children a day are diagnosed with cancer. 7 will die today.
~ Childhood Cancer is the #1 disease killer in children.
~ Pediatric Cancer only receives 3.8% of all cancer research funding.
~ Every 16 hours a child with Neuroblastoma dies.

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The Ronan Thompson Foundation

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Let’s go GOLD for;

Ty
Ezra
Eli
Jack
Brooklyn
Sammy
Raygen
Kallie

Thank you, Ashton…or Chris

Chris “Ashton” Kutcher gave a really FANTASTIC speech at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. I know most of you did not watch it live :). First of which we learned that his real first name is Chris and not Ashton. Damn actors.

Here is Ashton’s Speech;

Please youth of America, take note!

Thank you Chris Ashton.

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100 club at Pure Barre!

I hit my 100th class today at Pure Barre! Funny thing is, so did my mom!

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I am even more addicted now than I have been. I will always recommend Pure Barre to anyone and everyone!

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Don’t forget to LTB & Tuck! (Lift tone burn)

http://www.purebarre.com

What is Pure Barre? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/working-out-can-be-addicting-with-pure-barre/