Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Houston Boot Camp

If you've been reading my blog or following me on Twitter, you know that over the last year I've struggled to lose the 50ish pounds I gained during my pregnancy.  For a woman that's just 5'1, I couldn't wait to drop those extra pounds and it's taken me nearly a year and a half to do it!  

A gorgeous blogging buddy from Houston invited me to participate in a boot camp, Houston Area Adventure Boot Camp, the longest-running boot camp in the Houston area.  Over the last seven years they have helped more then 5200 people achieve their fitness goals.  I immediately knew I wanted to bring my girlfriend (and workout partner since college) since she's always up for these types of adventures.

We showed up just before the class was about to start at 6:30 p.m. (although they offer morning classes too), with the Houston heat not letting up a bit.  Neither of us had done a boot camp before, so we didn't know what to expect.  Immediately, we met the awesome trainer, TJ, and two other women, who made us feel right at home.  Here we are with TJ:)

This class kicked our butt!  We did drills where we had to pick up a poker chip, run up a hill to find out what exercise corresponded to the chip, run back down the hill, ultimately doing 15-30 repetitions of 30 exercises.  OUCH!  We were sweating and panting and our heart rates were UP for the entire hour!  TJ was so encouraging and helpful and FUN!  They played hip hop music and the other people in the class were super sweet.  It's easy to make friends when you're all commiserating from running up that dang hill and doing your 50th pushup!

Just before class ended, my girlfriend became the photographer and shot some pics so I could show you.

Isn't it a pretty park where the class is held? So nice to get outside after a long day at the office.

And I LOVE that my single girl snapped a pic of the hot guy! I laughed so hard when I saw this pic on my camera! :)  Get fit and meet men- perfect for you single ladies!!


If you're interested in attending a class, here's their contact info:


p.s. It's my friend Lily's ONE year blogging birthday!  I know she'd LOVE it if you'd stop by and say hi!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

End Tables

I told you last week that we got new living room end tables from Crate & Barrel, and I wanted to show you what they look like in the room!

Better, right?! 

Monday, July 25, 2011

$40 Side Table

Did y'all have a great weekend?  We did!  I am so enjoying these last weeks of summer- I don't want them to end!  Let me show you an accent table I found two weekends ago.  I've been wanting a table like this for ages, and held out until I found this one at Home Goods for $40!  I actually tried to buy one I saw on One King's Lane for over $100, but it sold out too quickly!  Glad it did:)

The table is currently at home in our master sitting room.

p.s.  Here's what our previous side table looked like, which is now in my hubby's office. 

And today:

Since I am planning to re-do our bedroom and sitting room, the little silver side table will likely get relocated, perhaps to our master bath, but for now, it really beats the previous bulky table! :)  

You can buy a similar table here for $134 or from Z Gallerie for $100 or Horchow for $400!


Thank you to everyone who entered the Bitsy Bag Giveaway.  The winner is


***Also, from July 25-28, 2011, you can use Coupon code "Honeywerehome" to get 30% off of any Bitsy bag:)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

GIVEAWAY (Creative Fox Studio) Calling Cards

Seeing as how I am a huge lover of pretty paper things, I'm super excited to have Andrea Fox of Creative Fox Studio, a creator of wonderful and totally unique calling cards on board as a sponsor.  She is a fellow Texan, who relocated with her husband to London- (can you imagine?!). With a BFA in Graphic Design, she is pursuing her talents abroad via her Etsy shop, Creative Fox Studio

Not only is Andrea super creative, she's also generously GIVING AWAY calling cards to 3 readers who can each select their preferred design!  Love this giveaway- especially the "Mommy" cards because as a new mom meeting other moms, it seems we always know each other first as "James' Mom". Ha! :)

Here's a look at her designs! 

Creative Fox Studio is giving away calling cards to 3 readers who can each select their preferred design!

To enter :
The WINNER will be chosen via and announced on Monday,  August 1, 2011.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thank You for the Mention!

Wanted to send a shout out to these blogging friends who have featured Honey We're Home on their blogs!  

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Shoe Obsession

I must be a little shoe obsessed lately.  Last week, I bought two nude-colored Michael Kors shoes, and this week I found three new pair of black shoes! Giddy over these!

These (Via Spiga- Cain Sandal) are really comfortable and they come in pink too!

Charles by Charles David - Thrice Espadrille- they also come in beige.  My normal shoe size is 6 1/2, but the 7 1/2 fit me in these.  Weird.  Also, I needed the strap to fit tighter (needed one more hole) and the Nordstrom shoe guy was able to add another hole for me.  I didn't know they could do that!

Last up, for fall, I got a black shoe bootie at Nordstrom's Anniversary sale, but I couldn't find a picture of the black pair.

Vince Camuto 'Jerrell' Bootie

Are you shoe obsessed too?