Monthly Archives: October, 2012

happy halloween!

  happy halloween!  so, i felt like i was reliving mitch’s experience from the halloween episode of modern family, you know where he shows up in the spiderman costume for work, but he’s the only one….  the admin exec for my dept had told me that TONS of people dress up in our office, even …

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and more recipes!

cranberry lime spritzer – let’s start with this fun drink first.  i haven’t quite seen this exact version anywhere, but when i saw the sparkling diet cranberry juice in the grocery store, i just new there had to be a cocktail out there.  just a shot’ish of vodka, a can of the cranberry juice, and …

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new recipes

so this weekend we went out to galena to visit the bf’s grandparents.  i always like to bring baked goodies as a thank you for our stay, so this time was no different and some of these recipes i just have to share pumpkin jumble cookies – amaaaaaaahzing and super simple.  it only requires 5 …

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craft projects galore

so with the upcoming holiday season, excess free time, and some eye catching pinterest ideas, i decided it was time to get busy. project 1 – baking sharpie marker designs onto a plate to make it permanent. bought a plain white plate from the dollar store (didn’t want to spend the big bucks just yet!) …

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a new challenge of sorts

so my mom sent me an article from yahoo today where a woman is 10 months along in her abstinence of clothes shopping, no purchases on anything! no undies! no shoes! no tights! NOTHING!!!  my mom asked if we thought we could do it for a year and it got me to thinking – could …

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a weekend at home

this past weekend the bf and i made the trip back to nc to visit the parents and gparents.  it was a beautiful weekend at home and the perfect nc fall weather – makes me miss home terribly.  while home, i quickly realized how much its a food tour of the south, those must have …

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maybe i didn’t get away pain free from the marathon?

at this point who knows, but here is what i do know happened – immediately after the marathon i felt like i had a bad cold (chalked it up to being outside for 5 hours running and just the usual post-running stuffies) since the marathon, i have had shoulder pain that felt deep in the …

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what is the world coming to?

i mean don’t get me wrong… i love honey boo boo but for her entertainment value, not her opinions on the upcoming election… honey boo boo backs obama

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savoring the sunshine

with winter not too far away, it seems only fitting to try to get outside as much as possible when its sunny and semi-warm/not freezing yet, especially after a rainy weekend.  so, the pup and i headed out on our first long run since the marathon and let’s just say, i realized that i am …

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what to do without long runs on the weekends???

great question!  i’m still figuring that out myself.  in the meantime, we used one of the groupons i have stockpiled to try a new restaurant, lokal.  the food was good, but the service was absolutely terrible!  we had a bartender covering our table, and it was clear waiting tables just wasnt his thing.  next time …

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