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Sunday Social


1. Four Favorite bands you loved in high school:

Bon Jovi, Duran Duran. Beastie Boys, and Van Halen.

Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet concert was my first concert and my first date!

2. Four go-to meals you’d love to learn to cook or can cook really well:

Anything! Seriously, I am a basic cook at best. But let’s be honest here, I don’t really care to learn to cook anything well. Cooking well is not something I will ever take the time to learn. No desire. But if I had to pick one thing, it would be a Chocolate Bag dessert like the one at McCormick & Schmick’s.

Chocolate Bag
White Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Berries
Topped with Whipped Cream

3. Four necessities to your daily life:

Iced coffee with creamer, iPhone, laptop, and chocolate almond milk (my after workout treat).

coffee, fastpitch softball

I take iced coffee everywhere with me year-round!

4. Four makeup necessities you must have if you could only have 4 on:

Concealer, cream blush (because I could use it as lip color, too!), eye liner and mascara. I honestly would feel naked with just four make-up items. My make-up is natural looking, but it is a full face of make-up and I NEVER leave home without it on.

My favorite mascara right now is Maybelline New York Volume Express Mega Plush Washable Mascara.


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It makes my lashes fuller and longer without clumping. It also doesn’t rub off during the day. Big win!

5. Four favorite apps on your phone or iPad: Shazam, Pandora, Instagram and Starbucks.

shazam app

I love music and am forever using the Shazam app to find out more info about a song.

Answer one or all of the questions above!


School Prep

This week was pretty exciting for my girls.  They both got to go to their schools and pick up their class schedules for the new school year.  This meant waiting in several long lines with a few hundred other kids at two different schools.

long line

It was fun.

Good thing I brought back-up in the form of iced coffee!

iced coffee

After getting her schedule, Sassy wanted to try out her locker combo.

middle school locker

She got it after a couple of tries.  She was also pretty happy to have a top locker!

It’s been a busy week trying to get them both ready for school.

  • Think we are done clothes shopping.  Though we do need to take one shirt of OMG Becky’s back.  She somehow ended up with two very similar shirts the same color.  Oops.
  • At this very moment, Sassy can’t find her good pair of running shoes.  Not good!  If we don’t find them in the next couple of days, we will have to get her another pair.  I think she is going to join the cross country team at school!
  • Just a few school supplies left on each of their lists.  Seems like every year we are tracking down some hard-to-find-but-required items.
  • Still waiting on bus schedules to arrive.  Um, time is almost out!

What was your favorite part of a new school year?

What was your favorite lunchbox?  The Dukes of Hazzard (the original TV series)!

Shamrock Shake Smoothie

Breaking News!

We set a new record high yesterday!  We enjoyed degrees of 83.  Eighty-three!

My morning started at the gym for a session with my trainer.

gym calf exercise

Followed by breakfast.  My favorite egg scramble!

veggie egg scramble

Afternoon came and I needed this.

homemade iced coffee

Iced coffee on a hot day is always required.

And then it was time to head outside for a run!  And to say hi to my friends.


Now is where I am going to vent.  And men, I love that you frequent my blog, but you may want to quit reading this particular post at this point.




You have been warned.





I couldn’t run.  Again!  Every time I tried, I had the urge to pee.  TMI?  I don’t know what my problem is.  Two days in a row now.  Grrrr.  This has never happened to me.  Running at this day and time is nothing new.  Instead of running, I just tried walk at a fast pace.  The entire time I was cursing myself and my stupid body that seems to have turned against me.  I racked my brain trying to figure out what was different about the past couple of runs.  I mean, I just ran on Monday afternoon!  The only thing that I can think of that would be different would be the iced coffee.  Could it be the coffee right before my run is not a good idea for me?  I’ll try it again tomorrow, minus the coffee, and let you know.

My hike was nice, except for the whole cursing my body parts part.  My pace was slowed a bit to take pictures.



You may have also noticed something about this hike.  I went alone!  For the first time EVER, I went in the woods alone.  This is huge!  I made sure to be very aware of my surroundings and no headphones.  I felt pretty good going because the trail was so busy the day before and yesterday was even warmer.  I knew there was likely to be lots of other people around and there was.  I also let me friend know where and when I was going and when to expect to hear back from me.


It was pretty awesome to be out there actually.  I cannot wait for the trees to bloom!  Being outside just makes everything feel better.

I also found what I think is the largest dog print I have ever seen.  I hope it’s a dog!

giant dog print

Isn’t that thing huge?!  It’s not like I have small feet.  I’m a size 10 and that print is about 2/3 the size of my foot.  I cannot wait to meet this dog on the trail!  As long as he is with his owner.  And friendly.  And not taller than me.

I needed my shamrock shake smoothie as a consolation prize after that craptastic run/walk.

shamrock shake

A good-sized handful of fresh spinach, one frozen banana, six ice cubes, one cup of coconut milk, and one package of Weight Watchers Mint Cookies & Cream Smoothie Mix.

Perfection in a cup!

shamrock shake

What was the best part of your Friday?

What is your favorite smoothie recipe?

Afternoon Coffee = Sleep Killer

Yesterday I was bad.

I stopped for a coffee on my way home from work.  First time this week, but I should have passed on the temptation.  But I didn’t.  I stopped and ordered a decaf 16 oz. iced coffee.  Notice the word decaf, in there.  I wish the barista had!  I realized around 11:00 PM my coffee most certainly was NOT decaf.  Ugh.  Talk about a long night.  I seriously was awake most of it.  I got at the most, 1.5 hours of broken sleep.  And lucky me, for the first time in a long time, I had to get up at 5:30 AM.


Today has been one of the longest days I can remember and it’s barely half over.  I’m pretty sure I will be asleep by 9:00 PM tonight.  What an awesome start to my weekend!