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Tuesday, June 30

I'm having a hard time believing that June is over already, and here I am writing my final progress report for #TheStretchProject. I'm happy to report that with a few days where I had to play catch up, I completed the project (check that off my June goals), and the Mister and I had a good time seeing how flexible we are or aren't.

Here are the final photos:

Day 22 - Shoulder Stand
Day 22 - Shoulder Stand [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 22 - Shoulder Stand [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 23 - One Leg Downward Dog
Day 23 - One Leg Downward Dog [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 23 - One Leg Downward Dog [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 24 - Dancer's Pose
Day 24 - Dancer's Pose [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 24 - Dancer's Pose [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]


Day 25 - One-Legged Wheel (modified)
Day 25 - One-Legged Wheel (modified) [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 25 - One-Legged Wheel [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 26 - Hip and Quad Stretch
Day 26 - Hip and Quad Stretch [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 26 - Hip and Quad Stretch [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]


Day 27 - Mermaid Pose (modified)
Day 27 - Mermaid Pose (modified) [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 27 - Mermaid Pose [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 28 - Front Splits
Day 28 - Front Splits [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 28 - Front Splits [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 29 - Half Boat
Day 29 - Half Boat [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 29 - Half Boat [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 30 - Wheel
Day 30 - Wheel [#TheStrethProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 30 - Wheel [#TheStrethProject at High-Heeled Love]


Tomorrow, I will be starting a new challenge, #JourneytoSplits, because as you can see from Day 28, I have a long way to go. Who will be joining me?
#JourneytoSplits from @blogilates [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Check out the other progress reports:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3


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Monday, June 29

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Happy Monday, friends!

You know how some weeks completely get away from you? I had one of those last week. Life just got busy, and it didn't help that our internet went down half the week either. Anyway, I apologize for my lack of blogging and for missing Friday Confessional.

We have a big milestone last week. You may have caught it on #TheStretchProject progress post, but the Mister turned 40. He's over the hill!

I'd like to say we celebrated all week long. We did sort of, but I was actually sick on Monday. So we didn't do much on his actual birthday. However, I did throw him a spectacular pool party over the week. And I have two photos to show for it.
Happy Birthday, Mister [Musical Monday: Island Song at High-Heeled Love]

Happy Birthday, Mister [Musical Monday: Island Song at High-Heeled Love]

Also, at work last week was my week to give a talk to my business group. Basically, you get to talk about your company and what you do for about 15 minutes; this only happens every two years, so I had to make sure I was prepared. I was pleased with the speech and the reactions to it.

I was even more pleased that my voice held out because I lost it about an hour after the meeting, and I've been froggy since.

With all that life has been throwing my way, I could go for some rest and relaxation, which brings us to this week's choice for Musical Monday, "Island Song" by Zac Brown Band.


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Sunday, June 28

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


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That said, here were my favorite reads lately:

Simplifying a Wardrobe from Hello Hue [Weekly Round-Up at High-Heeled Love]
Lindsay from Hello Hue wrote a post about taking an honest look at her closet and simplifying her wardrobe to only clothing that makes her feel great, while making sure that the colors and styles mix and match well. This is something I'd like to accomplish within the next year as well.

Healthy Ways to Handle Food Cravings from MJ and Hungryman [Weekly Round-Up at High-Heeled Love]
With all the sweets that go along with summer celebrations, I found this post from MJ and Hungryman about dealing with food cravings to be helpful. Because let's be real, food cravings happen, especially when I'm busy and stressed out.

In Case of Emergency Graduation Gift from Dana Renee Style [Weekly Round-Up at HIgh-Heeled Love]
With 15 nieces and nephews, we gotta be on the lookout for gift ideas for life's milestones. This graduation gift from Dana Renee Style is a cute way to give a little money.

Five Essential Blogger Tools from Venus Trapped in Mars [Weekly Round-Up at High-Heeled Love]
Venus Trapped in Mars pretty much created my blogging wishlist with her list of tools that every blogger needs. If you're wanting to step your blogger (and image game up), you need to read this post.

Essentials for a Clean Kitchen from Krystal's Kitsch [Weekly Round-Up at High-Heeled Love]http://www.krystalskitsch.com/2015/06/kitchen-essentials.html
Lately, I've been really focusing on keeping my kitchen clean and de-cluttered (a clean sink was part of my June goals) since I really only have one good countertop to prep at. This post from Krystal's Kitsch had some good tips for starting that process if you just don't know where to start.

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Monday, June 22

Before we get into today's progress report, let's all wish the Mister a happy fortieth birthday. The year we started dating, he turned 30...I can't believe we've celebrated a decade of birthdays together so far!

So let's take a week at last week's poses. There were some tough ones.

Day 15 - Bow Pose
Day 15 - Bow Pose [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 15 - Bow Pose [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 16 - Reverse Plank
Day 16 - Reverse Plank [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 16 - Reverse Plank [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 17 - Triangle
Day 17 - Triangle [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 17 - Triangle [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 18 - One Handed Tiger
Day 18 - One Handed Tiger [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 18 - One Handed Tiger [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 19 - Camel Pose
Day 19 - Camel Pose [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 19 - Camel Pose [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]

Day 20 - Splits
Day 20 - Splits [#TheStretch Project at High-Heeled Love]
Day 20 - Splits [#TheStretch Project at High-Heeled Love]

Day 21 - Single Leg Shoulder Stand
Day 21 - Single Leg Shoulder Stand [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]
Day 21 - Single Leg Shoulder Stand [#TheStretchProject at High-Heeled Love]


Week 3 Realizations:

1. My shoulders are a lot tighter than I thought, so any thing where I'm reaching behind is hard. I'll have to work on that.
2. The camera timer and I don't get along.
3. My splits are non-existent.

Check out previous progress reports:
Week 1
Week 2


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Friday, June 19

Good morning, lovelies!

Confession is good for the soul, so grab the button and let it all out. You'll feel better when you're finished.

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I confess...

I've been out of town for most of the week at a work conference. It's been fun to be away from home, especially when work takes you to the beach for a few days, but I miss my Mister and my pups.


I confess...

Because life gets so busy and so many trips were planned for the summer, our family celebrated my step-mom's birthday and Father's Day last weekend. My baby brother and sister were actually in town too. I can't believe how grown up they are.


I confess...

I still can't get over the fact that amongst five siblings, I'm the shortest. It's just not fair.

Photo Credit: Chi Photography

I confess...

That's about all I have for this week. Sitting in continuing education means you don't have a lot of time for shenanigans, and therefore, have little to confess.

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