“Patience means waiting without crying.” We were waiting in line, and Livi started to fuss a bit (saying she wanted to leave and pulling on my hand). I asked her to please be patient, and she said, “Ok. Patience means waiting without crying.” (I later find out that Tom has been telling her this for a few weeks. She totally got it haha.)


Me: “Are you my nugget?!”

Liv: “No, I’m your cinnamon roll.”


Liv: “Where’d you get that beautiful face from?!”


[Pointing to random people at the farmer’s market] “I’m going to turn her into a princess, and I’m going to turn him INTO A GOON.”


Last night post-bedtime, after coming out of her room for the 1827394 time.

Me: “Liv, you need to go back to bed.”

Liv: [does a very serious and super crazy tap dance-esque fancy feet move] “HOW ‘BOUT THAT.” 

I had to turn away so I didn’t bust out laughing. 


More Livi-isms here, here, here, here, and here.


*this has nothing to do with this post, but it’s today only so I had to shout it out! Get your copy of “HIIT It!” on super sale for Kindle; ends tomorrow. <3

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  1. Tamara @ASideOfDessert on January 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    She’s so adorable! I love reading your Livi-isms posts!

  2. Alexandria on January 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    LOOOOVE Livi-isms!!! Such a cute personality you have there! 🙂

  3. Anne on January 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    These are my favourite posts of all! (Followed closely by ones relating to Bella and Caro!)

    Patience means waiting without crying shall be my motto from now on! Thanks Liv!

  4. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on January 13, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Oh my gosh, please get the tap dance on video next time! 🙂

  5. Linda @ TheFitty on January 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm


    I am BEGGING you to write a livi book. I kid you not. A livi quote a day keeps the doctor away. I’d read one quote each night before I go to bed.

    On a completely separate note, if I tagged you in my confession post where you confess something thats like, “oopsies!” Or, “what was I thinking?” Would you write one? 🙂

  6. Joanna on January 13, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I so enjoy the Livi-isms. They are so cute and always make me smile. I just picked up (or downloaded) Hiit it. I can’t wait to read it 🙂 Have a great week.

  7. Nour @ kale and coconuts on January 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for the heads up! Just bought your book for my kindle

  8. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on January 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Hahahaha! Omg, I love these posts! She is such a doll 😉

  9. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on January 13, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    ohhhhhhh the best posts 🙂

  10. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves on January 13, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I can totally picture the tap dance Livi-ism and I’m cracking up on the inside! Absolutely adore these Livi-isms!

  11. Becky @ on January 13, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Haha cinnamon roll!! She’s too cute!

  12. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on January 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    These are too cute! I am totally with Liv on what patience means to me. 🙂

  13. Katie on January 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    These always make me laugh 🙂 Sometimes when my little guy (he’s almost two) is being a stinker but yet cute, I have to turn around so he doesn’t see me laughing!

  14. Heather @ Housewife Glamour on January 13, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Stop. I’m so glad I got to meet that bundle of awesomeness in CA! She is TOO CUTE <3

  15. Janelle on January 13, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    These posts always bring a smile to my face!

  16. Coleen on January 14, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I went to buy the kindle version and it said for this country (USA) the price is different. You said it was today only but ends tomorrow. The post was the on the 13th but I’m guessing you wrote it on the 12th which meant it is over.

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2015 at 7:59 am

      that’s really strange. i wrote and published it yesterday, and checked the price again when i went to bed last night and it was still $3.99.

  17. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on January 14, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Hahaha her cinnamon roll! Adorable!!!

  18. Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers on January 14, 2015 at 6:22 am

    HOW ‘BOUT THAT!! dying!! so, so adorable. <3

  19. kristin | W [H] A T C H on January 14, 2015 at 6:41 am

    too cute.

  20. Odette on January 14, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Hola Gina!!

    These posts ALWAYS bring a smile to my face… specially now that I have a little 4 month old nugget… and I can’t wait until she starts cracking me up with whatever she says. I am trying to enjoy her at every age but it’s definitely something that I look forward to.

    I hope you are loving SD, I know I reached out to you in the past when you were first going to move here.. now that you are more settled in I would love to see if you and Liv would like to meetup with Sienna (my daughter) and I! I’ve been a reader for about 3+ years now and now that we live in the same city it would be great to meet! Maybe we can meetup for lunch or coffee one of these days! I always like knowing other mamas! We also have a dog about the size of Bella and we go to the OB dog beach from time to time too!

    I write for SD Mag and food, fitness and family are my interests as well… we have a lot in common and I am focusing on surrounding myself with people who share my values and energy..which you do!

    Lots of hugs your way!

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      hey girl! yes, send me an email and we can plan 🙂

  21. Cassie Vaughn on January 14, 2015 at 11:18 am

    So cute!

  22. Erika S. on February 10, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Omgosh…where have I been?! I totally missed this post and the one after…! Reading them now and cracking up…Livi’s the best! Everyone can always count on her for a good laugh!

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