moving on…

photohello friends!  i’m blogging over at House of Ginger, now!  please come visit…

but before you go… thank you.  thank you so much for your support and encouragement throughout the last several years.  barefoot & vintage has been a lot of fun, but it’s time to move on.

i hope you’ll join me as i start this new chapter in my life!

-paige

the weekend

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*hitting the gym on a friday night.  oh how my life has changed…
*a delicious breakfast smoothie – try it!
*zoey started gymnastics on saturday – i took a bunch of pictures and plan to share them with you soon!
*we’ve been spending most of our weekends outside – zoey naked, me sunbathing.

i hate to be so brief, but i gotta run…i hope ya’ll had a happy and safe 4th/holiday weekend with your families and friends!

also, today is the last day to enter the gage huntley giveaway!

our weekend + giveaway winner announced!

camping collage

this last weekend we went rv camping at san elijo state beach in encinitas, ca.  what could be better than playing in the sand all day and stuffing your face with s’mores all night!?  not a whole lot, i’m tellin’ ya.  i took a lot of photos with our regular camera {and hope to share in a day or two.}  until then, i wanted to share a few that were taken with my iphone.  i’m so in love with the shot of zoey and taylor sitting together.  it’s a framer for sure.  also, zoey had a lot of firsts this weekend – she wore a bikini and played in the ocean, caught and held itty bitty sand crabs, ate a chocolate sprinkled donut and slept in an rv – fun! 

and of course, we celebrated dad.  my dad, mark as a dad, my step dad, grand dad{s}.  i’m so thankful for all the great men in my life. 

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thanks to all who entered!

our weekend

PicMonkey Collage

friday

1.  taylor had a friend spend the night.  they played outside until sunset, brought home a baby crow that had fallen out of its nest, had tacos and lots of soda {shhhh}, then camped out on the couch watching things they probably shouldn’t have been watching.  i tried to ask them about chicks and stuff, but all i got out of them is that they have a crush on the same girl and that “she’s nice and very good-looking” … which caused lots of boy giggles.  i feel like i’m probably one of those “cool moms.”  fist pump.

2.  meet petey.  the crow that was brought home, wrapped in a towel, blinking it’s sad little eyes at me.  the boys were adamant that he had a broken leg and wing, so we placed petey in a box and mark called animal control.  after a lengthy discussion, we determined that petey was a juvenile crow, most likely pushed out of the nest by mom and dad.  what looked to the boys like an injured bird, was simply a young bird, not quite ready to stretch his wings and take flight.  we were advised to put him back where they found him, as mom and dad would keep an eye out and continue to feed the little guy until he was strong enough to get his own trash out of our trash cans food.  although apprehensive, the boys took him back, with a bowl of water and said their good-byes.  petey was gone the next morning… fingers crossed he’s safe and sound.  it’s moments like these that remind me how kind-hearted taylor is.  he’s nearly a teenager, so sometimes it’s hard to see that through the crazy hormones and less than stellar attitude.  plus, if he doesn’t watch it, i may nudge him out of the nest, too.  kidding.

saturday 

3.  milk drunk.  i know, i know…i need to stop giving her a bottle.  she’ll be two in august and i still give her one twice a day – in the am and before bed.  it’s not her, it’s me.  a.  i’m not ready to let go!  and b.  when i give her a sippy cup of milk, she cocks her eyebrow and hands it back to me.  who’s the boss, here?   i’m working on it…

4.  we ate suckers and took a ridiculous amount of selfies while daddy washed the cars. 

5.  and then zoey gave me a pedicure.  pretty, huh?  {more photos later this week.}

sunday

6.  we got up early, dropped the kids off at nonnie and papa’s house and headed to the vintage market {more on this later.}  afterwards, we hung out with friends – drank beer by the pool and got some burns sun.  oh, and i took this selfie. 

hello, summer.  :)

easter weekend {via instagram}

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1.  date night {ish}
2.  margaritas and mexican food…the best.
3.  i made these!  from scratch!  all by myself!  lemon blueberry muffins.
4.  i mean…cute. 
5.  mi familia on easter sunday.
6.  i ended the day with a rainbow peep kabob.   

i hope you had a lovely easter weekend, too. 

happy monday!

3.21.13

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hi all!  i’ve been sick for the last few days with a nasty sinus infection.  being outside for any length of time causes sneezing fits and watery eyes.  my nasal passages are totally blocked…i’m miserable!  hopefully, with antibiotics and nose sprays, this infection will clear up in a day or two.  until i feel up to posting more, i thought i’d share some photos that i took a few days ago.  this chick loves playing outside.  it’s her favorite thing.

motivated

work out

***i’ve been working on this post for a couple of days.  i think “body image” posts {if that’s what this is} are easily misconstrued.  i’ll either look like a skinny bitch complaining about her weight OR… a skinny bitch complaining about her weight.  when really, i’m just a girl, struggling with making a lifestyle change.  i think what i’m looking for is inspiration from women like me.  women who have had children, women who are getting a little older and need to work a little harder, women who want to live a healthy, fit life the right way.  not by starving themselves or eating leaves for dinner, but by making healthy choices every day.  choices that will benefit them mentally and physically.  i’d also like to say this:  i love my body, it’s beautiful.  it’s birthed two children and for that i am grateful.  my issue is not with what you see on the outside – it’s with what i feel on the inside.***

i used to be fit.  i used to run 5-6 days a week, at least 3 miles a day.  i hiked and did weight training.  i was so proud of my tight abs and defined arms.  my butt was tighter and my hips were straighter.  and then i had zoey… ever since, i’ve been soft.  my tummy is squishy and my butt is sorta droopy.  my underarms flap when i wave… now before you roll your eyes and sign off, hear me out.  i’m petite and thin, yes…but i’m not fit.  and while i am not one of those skinny girls who complains that she’s fat, i am one of those girls who eats shit food, doesn’t do one second of anything physical {for months at a time} and then complains about/wonders why she’s not fitting into her pre-pregnancy jeans.  that is the girl you should be annoyed with.  the one who complains, but doesn’t do.  oh sure, i’ve gone on walks here and there, but it’s not frequently enough nor intense enough to shed the fatty deposits that have settled comfortably beneath the “smile” of my butt cheeks.  we’ve attempted “diets”, as well.  while they work for a short amount of time, it’s hard to keep up with the expensive grocery lists and the time-consuming prep.  plus, i like food.  i’m not one of those girls who skips meals {on purpose} and then eats a carrot stick for dinner.  can i get an amen?!

where is this coming from?  last week was not a good week for me.  i was cranky and had no patience.  i wasn’t sleeping well and i was eating horribly.  i sat in bed one night and just cried.  what am i missing in my life?  the answer was clear… i’m not taking care of myself, physically.  i’m not making good decisions for my body.  i have become lazy.  it’s time to make a change.  no more excuses. 

monday after work, i dropped zoey off at nonnie and papa’s house and i went for a run.  it felt so good.  i felt like the old me.  i felt strong and inspired.  i only ran for 35 minutes {using the couch to 5k app as a guide}, but it felt like a successful first attempt at getting back into something i truly love.  i’m running again tonight and i’m really looking forward to it!

i guess maybe i’m saying all of this out loud because i’m hoping to inspire other women, as well.  it’s so important that we support each other.  just remember that when you’re healthy physically, you’re healthy mentally, too!  you’ll have more energy, you’ll sleep better, you’ll feel stronger.  and if you lose a few pounds along the way…great!  there’s nothing wrong with wanting to fit back into those pre-pregnancy, pre-marriage, pre-anything jeans.  wink, wink

i’m interested to hear your thoughts…your inspirations…your motivations.  please share!

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