I’m Self-Hosted! & A Weekend Recap

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. :)

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…

Four. CHLOE IS OFFICIALLY BACK HOME!

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?

(source)

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11 responses to “I’m Self-Hosted! & A Weekend Recap

  1. Ohmygosh so much awesomeness in this post!! I am SO HAPPY you’re self hosted at last and your bloggie looks AWESOME!! :D

    Awww love that you and Chloe are reunited!! And I am so so so SO happy that your sister is doing so well and 100% cancer free!! That news has made my DAY!!

    You look so GORGEOUS as always and love you <3

  2. Amy @ countrystrong21

    First of all, I love your new bloggy look!

    Second, I’m so happy for you that Chloe is home! I cannot imagine being without her for those 6 weeks or whatever it was.

    Third, you’re awesome. That is all! ;)

  3. YAYAY on bein self hosted!! i missee dyou!! ur posts always make me happy and i needed it today cuz today is just really crappy for me!- the header looks awesome!

  4. So mad. I tried on a cut off at forevs yesterday.. I looked like a tard. I literally went waaaaaah when I saw the picture then kept reading and laughed. Also tried on a romper backwards yesterday, and liked it better than forwards..is it wrong if wear it backwards always? Is it wrong that I own rompers? so many controversial questions.

  5. YAY for being self hosted and for sister not only being cancer free but being to run with you. Holy schmee that is awesome. You and your friends are seriously gorgeous!

  6. i bet you YOU could make those earrings mrs. creative.

    im so happy to hear that your sister is doing well. seriously she has some cuuuute kiddies.

    i love that your mom says wahhh

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