Day 11 and life in Pictures

Jillian, laughing at me, I’m sure.

Ow. I worked out last night. My knee is not happy. But for the first time in my life I want to work out. THIS HAS NEVER EVER HAPPENED. Time to buy a brace because this biatch isn’t quitting now. I can already see the changes. The button down I have on today is normally snug around the belly, it has a bit more room. Thank you Jillian Michaels, you evil bitch.

I’ve been really good about keeping up with my everyday picture taking, documenting my days. So I thought I’d share all the Instagram goodness up until now. They aren’t all of the dog! I promise!

Why I haven’t been posting

This post will contain no pictures and probably very few witty comments.

This week has been one of those weeks that you want to forget. Vandy won on Monday, that’s about the best thing that has happened.

On Monday I found out something very tragic, I won’t go into details, but a good person left this planet Sunday night and the details surrounding his death are horrifying. He was a good man, with a giant heart. This has hit me very hard. We weren’t close. We were friends in college, classmates. He emailed me three short weeks ago to connect me to a good friend of his that had moved out here to Denver. She said to me when I found out about him “I think he wanted us to get together for a reason.”

I had dinner with her on Tuesday. Kindred spirits. Hilarious. Like’s Thai food, beer, and baseball. I saw a rainbow on the way home. I smiled.

I’ve been very angry this week. Work and this tragedy colliding in a ball of nuclear anger and resentment. Shaking to keep from screaming. Tears. Lots of tears.

With that said, there are good things happening. I hope I can reveal them here soon. Vandy hits up the super regionals on Saturday.

I’ve stayed on my calorie budget and only missed working out on Tuesday, I’ll make up for it on Saturday.

I’m mentally and physically exhausted. But I’m thankful for all the support and smiles I’ve gotten this week.



Day 2

Boom! Day 2!

Let’s make this short and sweet.

{5/7/8} I rocked out on my calories and workout. Day 2 of 30 Day Shred made me grunt in a really unattractive, 80s tennis player, way. But damn it, I did it. Screen Shot 2013-05-31 at 10.48.43 AM

I went over on fat.. which I really don’t understand how that happened. Whatever! We bought fresh cage-free, organic, grain fed blah blah blah eggs from the lady at the knitting shop I go to and I had to have them… DELICIOUS.

{1} OH! And I got my makeup under 15 minutes! Gotta keep that up!  IMG_0010

I’m blogging! and I instagrammed!


{11}One thing I’m trying to do with my current job is enjoy it more. Find joy in it. Well, my boss asked me to make giant jelly fish for a party we’re doing. Now that is fun! I went to Denver Fabrics, bought some perfect jelly fish fabric, and big blue umbrellas. I keep thinking about making jelly fish and I get to smile at work!

{3} While I was at Denver Fabrics I bought some sale fabric to make some new summery scarves. I wear scarves a ton in the winter and I love wearing a fun scarf over a plain-ol, 8 dollar, Target t-shirt. But I don’t have enough summery scarves. So I’m going to make a bunch… for $9.47! BAM! I’ll post pictures

OK gotta go. Back to work! Have a great day!


30 weekdays ’til I’m 30 starts today!

It starts today, my challenge to myself. So far it hasn’t been a good day. Nothing to do with the challenge, just with life.

No matter how hard today was I was determined to start my challenge. This 30 weekdays ’til I’m 30  only happens once (unless you’re my Grandpa, who turned 29 around 50 times.)

Oh if you see {#} on this post and all 30til30 posts it is the corresponding goal number. I even made a fancy chart on the sidebar!

IMG_0007Let’s start at the beginning. {1} Last month I found my darn near perfect makeup, but I’m still futzing around with it. I need to get my hair and makeup ie get ready time down. So this morning I set my stop watch on my iphone and got to work… Fail. Continue reading


Monday Funny | May 27

OK I know today is Wednesday. But Monday was Memorial Day and yesterday I was swamped. Rebekah sent me this and it fit perfectly with this story on the Today Show this morning. Why do we, as women, refuse to take a compliment? So this is both a Monday Funny AND a commentary on women’s self abuse. Enjoy!


30 weekdays until I’m 30… a challenge to myself

Birthdays don’t normally freak me out. 28 did because that was the age my mom had me and I wasn’t even married yet. 30 is because, hell, it is thirty. My grandpa was 29 until the day he died, which was super confusing to me as a child. My husband normally calls me “old balls” for the three months I’m older than him–he’s been instructed not to do that this year.

Next Wednesday will be 30 weekdays until I turn 30. The big 3-0 hits on July 10 and I’m starting to freak out. If you know me, you know I love to be in control (at least I can admit it). So I’m giving myself a challenge to take control and own the big 3-0.

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OH Nail Polish… I love thee

Mike was getting a little on edge finding nail polish all over the house, in various bags, in various shades of red. I’m notorious for holding up three different pinks and asking him to pick one, to which he gives me a quizzical “uh, those are different look.” Hell, I even have a monthly nail polish budget. So finally I picked up all my polish at put it behind the door in my craftroom in a shoe bag thinger. Which made me realize… “oooh look how many more polishes I can fit in this thing!” Not what Mike wanted to hear.

I was an Essie only girl, until I discovered JULEP!! Oh Julep, damn you! Continue reading


Favorite Pins Friday | May 17, 2013

I thought I didn’t pin that much this week. Then I looked at the numbers and noticed I added nearly 100 pins. Whoops. Anywhoo, this week went pretty quick, I had a lot of work to do and we were planning our meals for the next few weeks. I’m a skinnytaste addict and ALL of our dinners for the next few weeks come from skinnytaste.

Have no fear! The Friday Pin FAIL is back.

This weeks pin count:
6,836 Pins
58 Boards (I added Tattoo for Me?)

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