January 9, 2014

Ants in the Pants

I love the color black.

In my wardrobe, she rules.
She is slimming.
Works with most everything.
Dress on up.
Dress on down.
Outside, inside.

Black works for all things possible.

And I wear it all the time. 
All. the. time.

Classic, yes.
Trendy, can be.

Leading me to this topic...

As I am preparing for an 
amazing adventure with my better half,
As I embark on trying to be fancier
 for the new year...at both work and out of work.
As I want to spice up my wardrobe...


I fancy these classics.

Yes oh yes I do.

These are the traveling pants, as I like to call them.
Like I mentioned above, an adventure is about to take place.
Airports, trains, buses, taxis.
Less wrinkles, 
Timeless look.
Sign me up.

Oh the work outfit. 
My classy cubicle would love this scalloped look. 


As would it love this one 
with the various ways 
one could dress up or make it casual. 


Please add all three to my closet
in the near and dear future of mine! 

Do you love the color black in your wardrobe?

xx
-Tee


January 6, 2014

Cozy Feet

This Florida girl is going to FREEZE tonight!
Literally.
HAHA.

Any FSU fans out there?


We are heading to a local bar that mainly has seating outside. 
Makes sense, Florida is the Sunshine State. 
BUT tonight,
Tonight! Of all nights.
It is dropping to the 30sssssss.
EEEEEkkkk.

Like I said, this girl is going to be frozen.

I am stocking up on my camp socks.
Love those babies.

Layering on up.
And hoping my beer keeps me warm 
as we cheer on a win for Florida State.


Happy Monday ya'll!

xx
-Tee

December 31, 2013

Ring it in!

Hope you are having the best holiday season thus far
AND
2013 is closed with a smile 
as you ring in 2014 with a bang!



Thank you for reading!

xx
-Tee

November 21, 2013

Week 3 of 3

These past 3 weeks have
flown. by.


Wow.

Weigh in will be in just 4 more days. 

Cross your fingers for me.

Cross your fingers for the 6 ladies who have been
heaven sent to me.
And I hope me for them!
It is hard to stay on track.
To live healthy.
To pick the right choices all of the time.
But it is okay to slip.
Just don't fall too much off the wagon.
That's the trick.


Here's to just a few more days until my next chapter.

Hang on lovelies!

xx
-Tee




November 15, 2013

November

Whew.
Novemeber has been busy busy.

Blogger Events. Committee Meetings. Interviews. Site Visits.
Studying. Organizing. Planning for 2014.
Workouts. Healthy meals. 
Couponing.
Pinteresting (for blog pictures...need to learn photoshop!).

Not to mention...BIRTHDAYS!

hahahahahahaha

One of my besties kicks off {our} celebration month. 
My lover boyfriend (aka my hubby) swings next.
Our beloved pup is this weekend...
And I finish the month strong right before Thanksgiving!

I love love love November. 
I think I love being busy too.
Shhhh. Don't tell anyone.

the BF and I celebrate {our} Birthday dinner 
with his parents this weekend.
Have I ever mentioned how lucky I am that i love my in-laws?
Hands down the BEST feeling in the world.

Another lovely brewery is opening!
Recap soon. 
Maybe a brewery tour ofour little swanky town to come!

Weekend recap will be in full effect come Monday!


Go grab a book and a large cup of tea,
and relax this weekend, darling.
You simply deserve it.

xx
-Tee

November 13, 2013

Week 2 of 3

Week 1 Recap:

So far so good. 
Staying on path.
I do need to make much more healthier food choices.
But getting up and moving for 30 minutes and
walking the pup has been successful.
5 times a week.


Then enter the weekend.
Bad.
Bad.
Bad.
But Monday rolled around and I was on fire!

I will take it!
Better than bad bad bad 7 days a week right?

So changes already taking place:
Smaller food portions.
Got to start somewhere.
And that is what I am focusing on.
It is hard.
Not going to lie.


What small changes can you make?

xx
-Tee

November 12, 2013

Courage


I am preparing for an interview. 
An interview with a panel at that.
Have you ever interiewed with a panel of 8 people before?
8 pair of eyes staring at you.
Feeling like they are judging you.


Talk about nerves. 
This may tie into my areas of improvement.
Those pesky weaknesses.

I am not one for public speaking. 
I am not one to answer random questions 
and come up with great responses on the fly.


Who knew so many Americans were!
And it has it's own name...Glossophobia.
Learned something new today!


Which got me thinking.
I need to change that.
I need to improve that quality.
I need to practice.
Speaking out loud.
Answering questions to groups.
Take advantage of any and every opportunity.


Whew. 
My anxiety kicked in quickly just thinking about it.

This girl loves to be behind the scenes.
Not in front.
Hello, I eloped for a reason!

2014. 
You will be the year I start to conquer....
Public Speaking.

Where oh where can I get that motivation from?


Let me tell you a secret...
I have always dreamt of teaching 
an event course at a college.
[Remember I live for events]


But if I can't breathe in front of 8 interviewers...
How in the world will this girl 
get the courage to speak in front of 30 students.

What are some areas you can create more courage?
Do you have a weakness that can be worked on?
We all do. 
Let's tackle them together.

xx
-Tee


November 4, 2013

Target Practice

Another coupon saving techinque today!


I love Target.
Who doesn't?


I walk in, spend no less than $100.


Walk back to my car and say "What did I get?"
Do you do that?


Well, these little savings help in big ways.

First, BRING YOUR REUSABLE BAGS.
5 cents is 5 cents! For each bag. 
Remember, you just bought $100 worth 
of stuff that requires more than one bag.

Second, have ya'll heard of Cartwheel.
Holy savings right there. Go sign up.

Then, mobile coupons. Whatttt. 


Sign up for that too.
Here's what they have going on right now...






Text OFFERS to 827-438 to get the following Target mobile coupons:

  • 20% off kids apparel items (excluding accessories, socks, underwear and shoes)
  • $3 off women’s apparel purchase of $15 + (excludes jewelry, accessories, shoes, intimates, hosiery and performance wear)
  • $3 off Men’s Mossimo Supply Co Apparel purchase of $15+ (excludes shoes)
  • 20% off slippers
  • $1 off 6pk of Up & Up Paper towels
  • $.50 off Cosmetic Cotton Item
  • $1 off 35ct+ Tide Pods
  • $1 off 7.5lb Tide Cats litter
  • $1.50/2 Milky Way or Snickers Stand Up bags
  • $.50 off 2 Mars single serve candy bars
  • $1 off Market Pantry Frozen Appetizer 7-32oz
  • $1 off market Pantry Family Size Frozen Meal
  • $2 off 2 Archer Farms Frozen Pizzas or Flatbread
  • $1 off Lean Cuisine Honestly Good Frozen Meal
  • $2 off 40 4×6 photo prints
If you have the Target credit card, 
5% seems small but adds up quickly. 
I then walk myself over to the customer service desk 
and pay for what I just put on my credit card. 
Win - Win.

You can stack a manufacturer's coupon,
a Target coupon, AND a cartwheel coupon.
Three times the love for one product.
Whoo to the whooo!

Target savings. Small but worth it.

xx
-Tee

It's backkkkk



Tis' the season of the....red cups!
The holidays have officially arrived. 
Just ask Starbucks.

Don't forget to keep them filled with these {sweet} offers...
Text JOY to 20757 to sign up for 
Starbucks Holiday Specials via text.

xx
-Tee

Week 1 of 3

Hello Blog Lovelies!

I am starting {today}
Week 1 of my 21 day Routine Challenge!


 I have 5 other ladies who are kicking up the challenge with me.
It's a little different this time. 
I am motivating 5 other ladies. 
One on one style. 
 
And in turn they are certainly motivating me. 
I. Am. Ready.
Change is the new me + you.


Here is what my Week 1 schedule will look like:

Workout Routine
[Monday - Friday]
6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
Program: T25 <-- have you heard of that? 
It's amazing. 
25 minutes to work your butt off. 5 minutes to strength.
I will also be adding in a 20 minute walk/jog 
with my pup to motivate him as well.

Food Routine
[Weekday]
Breakfast: Shakeology (Almond Milk, Banana and Ice)
Snack: Hard Boiled Egg with an apple
Lunch: Grilled Chicken and steamed veggies
Snack: Grapes and Greek Yogurt
Dinner: Grilled Chicken Salad

[Weekend]
Same but Dinner: Chicken Kabobs with Steamed Broccoli

My weak points:
{sweets}
{potatoes}
{coke a cola classic}
Please be nice to be for the next 21 days.

Everyone reading this. 
Please hold me accountable.
I want to turn 30 knowing I tried my hardest this month.
Knowing I have a team behind me.
Knowing I helped shape 5 other friends as well.
And more of you with this blog. 


Here goes Week 1! 
I will check in later today to keep you on your toes!

xx
-Tee

October 30, 2013

Hold the Fridge.

Blogging.
Whew. 
A world in a whole other world.

I read the most intriguing blogs.
I day dream.
I plan amazing weddings.
I plan awesome fundraisers.

I love dinner parties.
I want to document life.
As fast as it goes.

I have all these {amazing} ideas!
I do!

But then I go to blog.
And it happens...
BLANK.
Crickets.


Hold the fridge. 

I get on with my day.
Ideas  start FLOWING!

What is going on.

Sorry I have been MIA.
Sorry I have been scatter brained.

I will return.
I plan to with good intentions.


It just may be, random.



That is what my blog is. 


<3


xx
-Tee

October 29, 2013

TRUTH: I need your help.

So I have been thinking. 
{No it does not hurt}
 Pff!!

November is here THIS WEEK



I am turning [30] in a few short weeks. 
Scary. Anxious. Nervous. Sad. 
Mixed feelings to say the least.

Thanksgiving will be here one day after my birthday.
Best. Holiday. Ever. Hands. Down.

And I need help motivating myself 
and in turn will help others

For 21 days. 
ONLY 21 days. 
Start a new rountine.



I am doing three things differently come November 4.
Come on, starting on a Monday is cake and helps keep me accountable. 

1. Eating more veggies and proteins and giving up on the starches. 
I will share my recipes, You can share yours too!

2. Kicking up my fitness to 25 mintues in the morning for 5 days (Monday - Friday). 
I will be doing a program called T25
You can head to your gym, 
run around your block, 
flip on the TV and 
do any fitness program. 
Your Choice!

3. Being more positive. Saying those kind words. Thinking positively.
Let's change the inner me too.  

Easy peasy. Right? 

I need help with this. 
Will 5 people join me? 

We will hold each other accountable.


A text in the morning.
An email checking in during the day.
A facebook message asking how it is going.
A weekly phone call.
A drive by (if you are close by).
Anything, yes anything to stay on task for 21 days.

I will help YOU too in the same measures or where your weakness comes in.
I WILL BE THERE FOR YOU. friends style.
do you have that song in your head now?


This is what I need. 
Don't you need it too?


A C C O U N T A B I L I T Y.


There is no denying it. 
I need it and I am asking for help.
Your lovely faces help. <3 

Message me if you are up for it. 
taylor {dot} montgomery 3 {at} gmail {dot} com

No gimmicks. 
No tricks. *It is after Halloween on purpose*
Just me + you (and 4 others).
Getting in a rountine to make it stick. 
Becoming life friends. Aww so sweet!

Let's do this TOGETHER! 

Can't wait for this journey.
But I need your help.

xx
-Tee

Miley + AriZona Iced Tea


read it. it won't disappoint.



(Source) & (Source)

Thank you Jim Sterch.

xx
-Tee

October 15, 2013

Hello Life


Life is overwhelming at the moment. 
I cannot seem to catch my breath!


Lately I have been running around like a chicken who, you know, got its head cut off! 
I kind of don't like that statement but its true if you have ever watched it before!

Here is a summary of the last two + months:

August consisted of me heading back to school.
Why did I want to do this?
That is right, there is a reason for my madness....MONEY. ;)



September, well, I think because I am diving head first into 
well, everything, work got a little over zealous. 
And I felt a lot like this:


But it is October now. Hello October!


Two weeks in and it is looking bright! 
Be back to tell you more later.

Hope all is well with you lovelies. 

xx
-Tee

July 31, 2013

Bookworm

Hey all,

I just finished reading a lovely little book.


Have you heard of it?
Took me two half days to read it.

Simple.
Girly.
Thoughtful.
Quick.
Worth it.

Perfect for poolside reading.

I love a good book and totally hate when they end!
I am seraching for my next read...


Until then.

xx
-Tee


July 23, 2013

Fresh Tuesdays


Fresh Market has amazing TUESDAYS!
Look at this email I recieved.
I think Tuesdays will be my
Fresh market score days!
Ground Beef and Milk.
Yes please.



July 22, 2013

To the Sea...



To the sea we went! 

Well, we do every weekend 
but to a different part of the Gulf this weekend.
Up North! 

Ha. Okay Okay, One hour away..
Still north though. 
Short skip up the state.

Hello Weeki Wachee. 
Home of the mermaids.
How fitting for our scalloping weekend!


Who out there has been scalloping?

What an experience!
I love it.
We started scalloping two years ago 
and now are obsessed.


This year, we rented a house in 
with some family friends.
The house was awesome.
Swimming Pool. Game Room. Dock.
Right on the river. Beautiful.


Even rope swings and slides into the river.
It had it all.
And I did not take one picture of the lovely abode. 
Bummer. 
There was too much action going on!

And then the packing began...
Wednesday night was laundry loads!

I packed for the husband who is away on a trial 
so I packed his beach weekend bag 
for when he met us out there.

I also packed up sweet Sawyer's bag 
for grandma and grandpa's first sleepover!

And then I packed our drink cooler.
And then our food cooler.
And then our boat bag.
And then mine. 
Whew. 

And then loaded it all into the car with the pup.
Perfect.

Thursday - I dropped off Sawyer with the in-laws. 
They had a blast keeping him all weekend.
First sleepover = Success!
Thank goodness for them.

Friday - We loaded up the car, the paddle boards, 
the boat and headed off!
We arrived just before noon to the boat ramp 
and headed out for our first day of scalloping.
It was raining a bit but other than that, calm and flat!
Very few boats out on the water...
I guess everyone else was working ;) 


We traveled to a few spots and 
not the best of luck finding the little guys
but we had a blast being out there.

Something about the first day 
that brings so much excitement.
A storm was a brewing just south of us 
so we raced back in, just in time to miss it.




We made it to our little home,
unloaded the boat
 and cars and settled right in.

Our first night we grilled up 
some tenderloin, fresh scallops, 
roasted veggies and a strawberry salad.


After dinner we headed over to another
group of friends houses and said our hellos.

And just after midnight 
made our way back home 
and headed to bed for our 
full day on the water tomorrow!

Saturday - We all were up and at 'em 
what felt like the crack of dawn. 
But it was just a bit past 8 am! 
HAHA.
This girl is a lazy bum.

I got up and made everyone a TeeMcMuffin 
Egg, Candian Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, and English Muffin.
It definitely hit the spot. 
We got our sandwiches made 
and packed into the coolers. 
Loaded everything onto the boat.

Grabbed our sunnies, sunscreen, hats,
sun shirts, snorkle gear and hit the water.
Today = total scallop success.
They were everywhere. 
Awesome.

A bit of a dive, totalled about 8 feet deep.
I am scuba certified but my poor ears
just can't take the depth of any underwater adventure.
Yes even in the pool they hurt like crazy.

So I went down as many times I could but then thought
best to head up to the boat and get sunkissed.
Now that is Perfection.
Happy girl.

We headed back in after we reached our limit.
10 gallons is QUICK!



We did have one boat not stay with us..
To sum it up, a search party for a couple hours
and many cocktails later..
All is well.

Dinner consisted of scallops.
Fried and sauteed.
Mixed with a curry sauce.
I tried them. That was that. :)
And then had rice and a lovely mixed salad.

I am a lover of the adventure
but not a fan of eating seafood.
Wishing I was.



That night we went up to a local bar
danced with the live band
took a few to many shots
and then went home (2 blocks away).
So fun.

Our neighbors were jamming out,
so we decided to be friendly 
and see what was going on!
Must of been the shots making the shots!

Birthday parties for two family 
members were in full action.
50 and 17.
How random but so much fun!
Butt Bowling.
Ring Toss.
Jello Shots.
Dance Party.
Yes please!

We stayed there for a bit before
heading back to our place and
call it a night!

Sunday - slept in until about 9:30 a.m. 
Made everyone a TayMcMuffin 
and then packed up all our stuff, 
jumped on the boat back to the ramp.

Grabbed an watermelon icee 
for the way home.


It was BEAUTIFUL out. 

Unloaded the truck and boat.
Loaded my car back up.
Headed home.
Unloaded my car.
Then went to pick up the pup.

Whew.
Spent the rest of Sunday relaxing!

Scalloping 2013 was a complete success.
Until next year...

xx
-Tee