Sunday, December 23, 2012

Count down

Days and Days of being so busy its CRRAAZZZYY!

Here we are 2 days (1 full day and a couple hours AHH) Until Christmas! I am excited to have these last few stressful days over with and now on to the big day!

This year I have been beyond excited for my little love! She is excited and keeps saying the elf's are making her pom pom princess scooter! (yes she is exact on what she wants!)  Also every morning she wakes up to see where "Bell" is her Elf on the Shelf  and if her scooter is by the tree! LOL

She loves Santa, and really has enjoyed everything Christmas related this year!
And has been so good! She will do anything to not be on the naughty list, Oh it works so good! What will I do the rest of the year?! LOL

Also we are 20 Day's away from the

Woohoo! I'm so excited but also have been so busy I haven't had time to run in a few days which is no good!

This will be my first Hot coco race, and I my first January race! I'm a little worried  on what to wear, but I have ran the Jingle bell run and also leprechaun loop in the cold so I hope I'll be OK with the really cold weather!

Check out those shirts too! Nice!

 From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A "skinny" day

Last night I a quick reminder That in fact I'm going in the right direction or staying either one! If PRing this weekend at the jingle bell run didn't give me some great confidence, this sure did.

Forget the scale....Just try on your old prom dress!   

Really my daughter wanted to play princess so that would be why the prom dress got busted out last night, but it was a good reality check, and in fact it just might have fit better than it once did. Need to just keep that thing out and try on every so often!


 Than after my workout for some big headed reason I looked into the mirror and holy moly I saw some shape in my arms.....I tend to have big fat arms, so to finally getting some muscle shape in there a tiny bit is awesome!
I had a "skinny" day....lets hope a fat feeling day doesn't come anytime soon! lol
~Do you still have your prom dress?
~Tell me about your "skinny" day?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

PR & 1st!

It's Christmas time, and I just love it!

Jingle Bell 5k was yesterday and I just thought it would be a fun one where we dress up and I do an OK job.... I know I have been doing around 30-31 mins on the treadmill but for some reason I do better outside so figured I'd get 29-30

Got lined up and my friends and I always repeat "why o why do we do this to ourselves, oh man, oh man, well here we go" hahaha That would be exactly what we say each and every start to every race!

I had a lady in front of me who I paced myself with the first 2 miles and than I was slacking behind so  I went really fast and caught up to her than slowed down for a bit again. She stayed right in front of me the entire time and I crossed the line seeing 26:53! I about died!!!!

Chip time of 26:42 I got a PR! Last year I did it in 28:40 something which was when I started Half Training so thought I would for sure not get that this year...well I guess I did and beyond!

GO ME! lol  1st Place in my age too!

Photo: 1st  place in my age group!!! Time of 26:53!!!! woohoooooo!

After the race I volunteered at The Festival of Tree's, They needed more volunteers so after switching a few times I ended up doing this....

 Yes that's me right behind my daughter! HAAAAAA oh boy, never did I think I'd be in costume, but really it was so fun! I would love to do that all the time! When can you make a fool of yourself and not one person knows who you are!

I had a lot of fun volunteering and than walked around and did some fun stuff with my lil love!

Not to mention we Adopted our Elf on the shelf too...WOw it was a busy day!

   Welcome "Bell" our  new addition, Full of magic and ready to watch my lil love be a good girl and report it to Santa!

So after racing, than Festival for hours, shopping and than had to grocery shop while I was out in the city...Today my body HURTS! Everything oh goodness! Couldn't sleep ugghhh! So bring on a lazy day, than back at some more running cus the Hot COCO run is coming up in Jan where you get a super sweet nike half zip hoodie thing! YAY!

Have a good weekend, and I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday month! I am loving it! Christmas spirit is in full force in this house hold!!!!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Here we are Two days before my First race sense the half! Its been 7 months of no racing, wow, but really I don't like dreaded hot summer races...bring on the COLD winter races! Jingle bell run and dressing up is so much fun!

  But no snow, I don't wanna run with roads looking like this...Good thing this weekend will be nice unlike this last weekend where we got our first snow...yuck!

Change of subject....I LOVE me some pinterest! If you haven't pinterested yet....SEND YOUR EMAIL TO ME ill invite you! <----yes thats screaming!

Click here to check out my fav. site!

So many ideas and well I'm a crafting freak and I have a toddler who needs to be busy so I keep sane! I think we crafted everyday so far or made some sort of science project, shaving cream or anything to keep my lil love busy!

Here some things we did....

We made hand print Santa ornaments! Made these for the grandparents!

 Had some extra to make Turbo a print too, can't make him feel left out!   Than made hot glue snow man! (not the best but oh well!)
Than a clothes pin wreath to hang all our xmas cards on! I took the large picture out of the frame and hung the wreath in the middle...Now I need some cards...

 Last but not least
  I learned how to take a picture of a tree with my camera, and.....How to put ribbon on the tree...OH so fancy I am now!

Not pinterest...but as you might know I love taking pictures,  Im not a photographer, but People have started seeing all my friends and family pics I took and now want me to take their pics....I must be awesome...or well Cheap and its close to xmas everyone wants Cheap, I know I do!

moving on,
 I did a cute photo shoot of my cousins family and here is my fav.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween camping

For the past four years I have gone camping for Halloween! I like it better than actual trick or treating because each camp site hands out candy and around my house its like every 8th house hands out candy.

previous years

 Tree and owl this year! I made the wings and bought on etsy the hat and leggings! Than made my whole tree costume and my friend made the headband with hanging apples! LOL

 In the costume contest, which she didn't win :(

I love dressing up, and love holidays!

 My husband hands out candy while My daughter and I trick or treat!

 our cabin!

I'm already looking forward to next year because we just bought my dream camper! I have always wanted a project vintage camper and This is what I picked up!

Friday, October 5, 2012

It's fall ya'll - recipes included!

Fall is just so pretty! This was some pictures from our walk around the block the other day
Her new stroller, its very bulky compared to my other old one, but its very easy to push down dirt roads!

Than our mooning scarecrow I just made! hehehe
Today on our walk I took a pic of the dreaded hill that my driveway is right on top of.
1st pic: going down (she didn't want her pic taking) and good thing the new stroller has good brakes! 2nd pic: around the block and coming back up
How about some
recipe's !
Avocado, Egg Salad Sandwich with Greek yogurt!

1 avocado
1 Boiled egg
1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
1 teaspoon mustard
Like I repeat all the time, I never make things exactly how I read it, I always just keep adding to taste. guess that's what makes it more my own recipe and not copied..yay for me lol
My special touch:
I might have added more mustard cus I love it, than added dill, and a tiny bit of horseradish-Dijon)
Mix together and sandwich it between some bread, maybe even on a wrap, your choice! I did have some left over but I ate this for dinner not lunch so I just ate the rest outta the bowl lol!  
Apple Cinnamon flavored water

1 Apple cut into slices
teaspoon cinnamon or Cinnamon stick
 36oz water

Add to pitcher, put in fridge for at least 10 mins, Enjoy!

So I didn't have cinnamon sticks, so I made my own cinnamon tea bag! lol Its a coffee filter with the cinnamon in it and tied with a sandwich bag tie! Dropped that in and the flavor gets in the water as it would with a stick, but has no cinnamon floating all in it!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I'm a winner!

A few weeks back I won the Premier Protein giveaway on SkinnyRunner's blog...Her blog is the first blog I have read and continue to read!  Shes funny but most of all I just love seeing all the crazy miles she puts in and its just so hard to believe, but she does it! 10 miles is just normal easy run for her...CRAZY I SAY!

Getting mail is so much fun right?! Well even better when they make it all pretty!

These little red crinkly things...yea, they were all over my house thanks to my little love who thinks they were for her...but shhhh I didn't care, it kept her busy for a while! (until I had to clean them up than it kept me busy and her making a mess of something else)

It came with the black bag next to it, Premier Protein bars  and Shakes! Each having 30g of protein..WOW!  I ate one bar the chocolate peanut butter yummm, I like it but ringing in around 290 calories it took up way to much for me a day so I gave them to my husband to enjoy! He needs a lil more health food in his diet! He liked them and wants more!  These would have been perfect during training though, darn!
Now the drinks were also pretty yummy and at 160 cals, That works for me! So I hid those in the fridge for my hubby to not find! Hehehe!
I will be buying me more soon,
Thanks Premier Protein for giving me a chance to win, and If you would like check them out here
Yay for winning! Now if Mizuno, Asics, or Brooks, would like to let me try some shoes or win them, IM IN! Im still looking for a pair that works for me!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spicy Spicy

I have a love for HOT STUFF....Seriously can eat everything spicy, and I love when my eye lids sweat.. HAHA  I know you have no idea what I mean, cus no one does when I tell them that, but it happens I swear!

So here is my latest addiction, thanks Pinterest I don't know what I'd do without you :*

Simple healthy version of Buffalo wings!
Buffalo Cauliflower

I know you can look up different kinds of ways to make it, here is one example
click here.  Or you can do it the lazy way which I do when I want it quick!

Boil some cauliflower just for a little so that you don't lose all the nutrients but you want it somewhat soft and hot. (the recipes call to dip it into flour mixture and bake it, I skip all that)

Than in a bowl I mix sweet baby rays buffalo wing sauce, with Franks EXTRA hot sauce together than toss the cauliflower in to coat it.  Than dip it into litehouse blue cheese which I add extra blue cheese crumbs too!

Than add some celery if you like too!!

Once again I don't have exact measurement's because I just do everything to taste so sorry!

Monday, October 1, 2012

picture recap of last two months

I haven't blogged in a bit so here is an fast update with pictures!

Yard work with the hubby

Bee sting during yard work, which days later made me feel like crap and the red swollen-ness spread from my armpit to elbow and itched like crazy!

Vacation In TN,

I like taking pictures, so I was able to be the photographer at two
weddings in Aug, and do a photo shoot for this couple! Which is now leading me to do more photos (Never knew I'd get so popular

One of my fav's from the  first wedding

Fun at the Park

Jason aldean, and Luke Bryan concert!

I finished my daughter's homemade Owl costume! How cute is that?

Festival ride
 New microwave (I blew the other one up, OPS)

My pretty lady photo shoot!