Two Meatballs: What Does 32 Look Like?!

My 32nd birthday is today!!! #imadeit #iloveabirthday #thisiswhat4lookslike #ilovesprinkles



I love everything about a birthday…i love surprises, tearing open wrapping paper, i def love cake, being with family and friends…everything!!!! But this year, I have honestly never felt this amazing in my entire life.  I have also never felt this grown up.  I will always be a kid at heart but now my fun, free spirit has a healthy retirement fund, a nearly paid for home of my own, less anger, more responsibility,  less of a wall, healthy relationships with those around me and I am wellll on my way to my own personal mental, emotional and physical health.  When I came back from Aruba for my 30th birthday I felt 150! #cryptkeeper I was in such a different place!



I drank, smoke and ate my way through a week of hedonism and when I got home I told my boss Joelle that I had literally never felt worse!  So she planted a seed in my mind.  She said, “What does 31 look like?!” It was such an interesting concept to me.  Anything was possible and that excited me. Well, a seed was planted but I didn’t do much with it that year. I wasn’t quite ready to grow up.  I continued doing whatever the f I wanted.  Then right before my 31st birthday…typical procrastinator… I reached out again.  She helped me come up with a budget and helped me take a deeper look at my finances and investments.  Now I have an emergency fund and I can plan for my future as well as my fun. Finances…check!  Then I turned 31.  Joelle and I took a bunch of communication and self discovery courses after that over the past year. I learned how to be present, how to dig deep and strive to treat everyone with respect.  I learned how important empathy is and how all people really want is for you to listen. Emotional Currency…check!


Then in February this same amazing woman gave me the intervention I needed to finally make my health a priority! #bestmentoroflife #itseithergoingtobethebestoneorthelastone


#twinningsohardrightnow #thoseglasses

Then Jenny and I birthed Two Meatballs Get Fit and we haven’t looked back since.  Getting healthy…check!  So now the day has come and I’m another year wiser.  So…what does 32 look like?  You guyyyyys….it looks and feels incredilbe…unbelievable…dare I say adorable…grown up!


Some times I am overwhelmed with emotion when I think about how far Jenny and I have come.  We are healthier on so many different levels and now we are truly good for each other.  Now it is a balancing act of keeping all of these great things going….it’s not a this for that, it’s a this AND that.  Even though I am still heavier than my lowest weight as an adult, I’ve never lost weight this healthy before.  It feels different and it feels sustainable. I have literally changed my life.  And none of this would or could have been possible if I wasn’t surrounded by the most loving, supporting, caring, selfless people in the world #bestfamilyandframilyoflife, if I wasn’t doing it with my best friend #loveyoujenny, if we hadn’t started a blog for honesty, accountability and inspiration #meatballnation annnnnnd if I hadn’t become sober.  Getting your mind right and clear, committing and having a healthy support system are invaluable.  I feel so different and yet so the same.  This feels a lot better though I have to say. My dad asks me all the time…who are you?!  I have no hangovers now…literal or figurative.  And speaking of partying…what’s a gal to do for her birthday when all I’ve ever done is party my ass off?!  Family dinner and healthy paleo desserts with your nearest and dearest #myfamilyisthegreatest #beardsforlife…Double feature and sleepover with your meatball #cantwait…phone date with your seafoam friend #katieyouaremylobster #hushlittlekatie.  It’s hard not to feel like the luckiest girl in the world. #gratefuleveryday Now, what does 33 look like!?  You know I love a photo montage…here are the ghosts of birthdays past!!!  I LOVE A BIRTHDAY!!!


It all started early in the morning on November 20, 1982! A little scorpio was born!


This is what 1 looked like! #did


And 2…


This is number 3! My mom always made us a special cake…i loved this Cabbage Patch cake topper! #thatface #shybaby



This was my 5th!  I had a Pound Puppies party #jealous?!and yes that is Katie with the bowl cut!!!  Love you tizzle. #heyangela


This was 7…I lived for board games!!! And look at that stance…what a lady!!! #makinmamasoproud


This is 8 and my first birthday sleepover!  Mom made english muffin pizzas!  Soooo fun!


This is 9!  I rocked the shit out of that glitter necklace pin!!!


I think this is 12…blue rasberry blow pops and spin the bottle!!!! #boygirlparty


16!  Katie and I housing a cake!



17…my dream was a food fight! #kems


18…surprise party at Rock-ola with my ACE family!


19 party at Kristina and Tims!


21!!!!  No pictures exist of actually going out that night but these nice sweet ones are a better memory! Ha!!!  My mom Martha Stewarted it up on the decorations #soloved


24! House party!!!


My mom made me a scrapbook for my 25th birthday. My family is amazing!  Then in was off to downtown to celebrate with friends!


27 at Falls Tap Room with my favorites!


29 at Fork and Barrel! #nightofthebrokenglass


Infamous Dirty Thirty Hipster Party!


Good ol’ 31!

Thanks to everyone who has taken this journey with us and thanks for all the birthday celebrations.  My heart is full and blessed doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel. Xoxo





Two Meatballs: The Surprises Keep on Coming…and a Sexual Ballet!

It is so nice to get out and celebrate other people and be with friends when your personal life feels a little shitty…everyone needs a distraction am I right ladies!?  Time for the meatballs to hit the town!!!  So what better to do than surprise your loved ones on their birthdays!!!  We had two milestone birthdays at the salon this week.  First up…Michael Knight!!!  This guy shockingly turned 50 this week!  No one is younger or more bad ass than this guy! We love you Michael!!! PS…standing with Michael, cigar in hand is one of our bosses, Jack, who also turned 50 this year. You guys are making 50 look amazing. #50isthenew40


Our bosses lured him out to dinner at Gravy…


While we waited excitedly a few doors down at Landmark!!!


Then it was time to take our places and get ready to surprise the birthday boy!


And what a surprise it was…


Nothing like turning a corner and being bombarded with songs and soooo much birthday love!  Time to celebrate!


What a fun night!!!  Happy happy birthday Michael!!!!!  We love you so much.  Then while Jenny was at work Saturday I was invited to the ballet with my sister and her friends Sarah and Ashley whom I adore!  We met at Buku for lunch…


#alwaystimetojackassaround #thatcouchwascallingmyname

The company and conversation was amazing…the food left a lot to be desired!!!  I have been here several times but this time was wah wah for sure!!!  But that didn’t stop the fun. #imlightneningonmyfeet #lifechangingdessert #toomuchcoffee #ablacktoilet!!! #polishthighs  #aruba!?

Then it was on to The Fletcher Center for The Masque of the Red Death and Dracula the ballet!!!  You guyyyyys….Dracula was the most sexual thing I have ever seen on the stage!  The only other ballet I’ve seen is The Nutcracker so I had nooooo idea it could be this steamy…literally it was so hot in there but my goodness…the vampire sirens…the drinking of the blood.  It was super fucking hot so do yourself a sexy favor and go see this for sure.  It was also beautiful.  My sister and I  are big dance fans even though neither one of us ever took a class…we are just experts from So You Think You Can Dance!!! It’s so gorgeous to watch and I love the symphony and watching it all happen.  I also realized that I am not  grown up or sophisticated enough for a ballet crowd and I can’t stop talking or making inappropriate noises when a ballerina bends over and grabs her ankles…hey oh…am I right ladies?!  What a fun afternoon with people I love!!! Can’t wait to do it again! #lovemydid



Then Jenny got off work and we got dolled up to go to our sweet bunny Lauren’s surprise 30th birthday party!!!  Her sweet and adorable boyfriend Cameron surprised her at Tobacco Rd.  We were late because I couldn’t get my shit together! haha so we missed the surprise aspect but not the celebration!  Lauren is such a big supporter of the blog that we had some meatball sightings which always makes us feel like one million dollars!!!  Lauren is someone everyone should have the pleasure of knowing….no more positive, joyful person exists on this earth.  She is the living funnest.


Sooooo fun to see everyone from work outside of work so many times in one weekend!!!!  Happy birthday y’all and can’t wait to do it again!!!!!



Two Meatballs: A Meatball Makeover,, Dinner annnnd a Show…Oh MY!

So we did the shoot for our weigh in!!!  It’s always so exciting but it is def getting harder to think of new things to do!!! But we are super excited with our progress! #sneakypeeky!


While editing the pictures I noticed that my hair had suddenly gotten dark and I was ready for a change!  I always have these brilliant ideas AFTER we take the pictures!!!! #ohwell So thanks to my buddy Lauren Munns  who is the living best…I got a little summer pick me up yesterday!!!


I blew my hair out with my new amazing blow dryer and flat iron that I got from our buddy Alejandro and his new amazing company Pro Hair Kit!!!  If you are a stylist you should be getting all of your tools directly from this incredibly talented hair genius.  We love you Alejandro!!!! #hairhero

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Oh gosh…how did that get in there! #throwbackwednesday #wegowayyyback has literally everything you need!!! I just ordered the gold line and I could not be more excited about it arriving!!!  It arrived as I was typing this….ahhhhhhh!!! #realtime


Please support our friend!!! Ps thank you so much for supporting the blog Alejandro!!! WE love you so much and congrats on your new adventure!  We love everything that we have gotten from you!

Nowwwww…my sweet little baby boo turned 8 yesterday!!!  Wyatt is so mother flippin grown and wayyyyy too cool for school.  We went to Kanki as we have EVERY single year of this kids life…what a fun little family tradition! This is us last year! #iamawalrus


So let me just take a second to talk about this kid!  I had no idea kids were soooo much fun before Wyatt came along.  This kid cracks me up on a daily basis and I love our dates!!!  We have seen 1,000 movies, had a million sleepovers, did a trillion science experiments, inside jokes galore thanks to Mad Libs and so much more!!!  I can’t believe you are 8 already!!!!!  I love you to the moon!!!! Here is a montage of the adventures of WoMo!!!


Nowwww…onto the celebration!


This is his 8!!!  Here is another montage of the family all together celebrating this sweet nugget with Shirley Temples, Hibachi and fire galore!!!  #thefunneverstops #kingkongrice #soysaucefakeout #myfamilyhatesbeingsangtobystrangerswheredidicomefrom!!?!? #nogiftspleasei’lljusttakethecash #flyingriceballs #firsttimenoonegothurt #parentsusingchopsticks #8goingon16 #helithisfingersonfire #thatsignsaiddontthrowfoodinthere #buthedid #chopstickbattles

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This kid hoarded all his money and bought himself an iPad mini….ugh-dorable!


Oh how I love my family!!!  Wyatt and I have another tradition of having a sleepover at a hotel (gahhhhh this kid is spoiled!) so that post will follow soon!!!!  This is him snuggled in his robe last year!


Happy birthday 1/2 of WoMo!!!

Countdown to weigh in officially begins…we will be posting on Thursday…so get ready!!!!  We cant wait!!!!  Love you guyyyyyysssss!!!!