Wednesday, August 27, 2014

25 Things You Don't Know About Me

I found this fun questionnaire on Julie's blog a little bit ago.  I thought it was a cute and interesting way to share random things about yourself. 

25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

1. I’m happiest when... I'm wearing no makeup and snuggling on the couch with Bobby.

2. …Especially if it… it is a lazy Saturday and we have wine. :)

3. I’ve always wanted to… travel the world.

4. My family and I… are so close and I am so thankful for them!!

5. I was a terrible… teenager. Total bratty girl!!

6. My first job was…  as a hawker for the Amarillo Dillas-a local baseball team. I sold candy and soda and I was fired because my shorts were too short.

7. I could probably eat Mexican Food everyday...  It's my fave and I could eat it all the time!

8. I stole… cigarettes in 5th grade. I was such a rebel!

9. I was born on the same day as… Joe Montana. Apparently I was born to be a football fan!!

10. My all-time favorite film is… Mary Poppins because my dad and I always watched it when I was a kiddo.

11. I do a pretty mean…  nothing. I have no impression skills and I really mean zero skills!!

12. I’m still mad… that Gillmore Girls ended!! Such a good show!

13. I met my husband… (soon to be) at a corporate challenge track meet. He was there to hang with his buddy and my coworker.

14. I always knew I wanted… to live a happy and stress free life...still working on this one!

15. I’m not afraid to... Look silly.

16. I make the best… pork carnitas. It's my go to recipe for large groups.

17. I have almost no… coordination. I'm a total klutz!

18. I always cry when… I see that darn pet abuse commercial. Darn you Sarah Mcglaughlin!!

19. I’m (now) a... Kansas City resident (for the past 10 years), but I'll always be a Texan at heart. :)

20. I spent 10 years... In KC learning who I am and building a life.

21. I wish my folks… Lived closer to me.  Copying Julie on this one because it is definitely true!!

22. At 5, I was deeply in love with... Care Bears. What 5 year old girl wasn't?

23. I believe if everyone...smiled more, the world would be a better place.

24. I can’t stand… negativity. I always try to be positive, but I fail often!

25. Whenever Friends is on, I’ll watch it.

Pick a few and tell me about yourself! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Treat Yourself Tuesday #25

Treat Yourself Tuesday #25-wow, that is a lot of weeks of treats!!  I'm one lucky girl.  If you haven't heard about TYT, head over to Becky's blog to see why it is so fantastic to treat yourself and to check out all of the ways other people are treating themselves too!!

I have some fun treats this week!  So let's get started...

#1-I have been making smoothies in the morning with ALL the fruits!!  This morning was a strawberry peach smoothie that has to be the best yet!! 

1 Peach
A handful of Strawberries
Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup of Almond Milk
1/4 cup of 50/50 Orange Juice
Blend and enjoy!  Note-this makes enough for Bobby and I to have 3/4 of a glass each.

#2-It's National Dog Day today!!!!  Check out this article for 5 ways that you should celebrate!!

To celebrate-extra puppy love today and a pic of my favorite fella!

#3-I treated myself to this adorable tank top from Etsy last week, but it finally arrived!  I love it and it will be perfect for the honeymoon flight.

#4-More wedding treats...after several hours of wedding invitation and wedding shower thank you note writing, I finished them all up!!  Yay!!!  It is such a relief to have that all done.  We hit the 2 month mark yesterday, so I mailed the invites out.  Thank goodness for The Knot app or I would have no clue what I am doing. :)


#5-Now to totally switch gears on you guys...I treated myself to not one, but 2 fantasy football teams.  I participate in 2 Fantasy Football leagues each year.  I am commissioner in my work league and then we have a friend league.  I'm usually terrible, but this is the year that I am going to turn it around...right?!?!  Well, maybe-all hope is not lost yet!  Anyway, this week includes 2 drafts with beer, bar food, and fun times with friends.  My treat-to just have fun!

What is your favorite treat this week?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  Did everyone have a good weekend?  We had an awesome and relaxing weekend!!  We started it off with a relaxing party at my friends house.  We did a beer tasting, grilled up some delicious food, and rounded out the night with shots of root beer and rumchata.  If you haven't tried it, it tastes just like a root beer float!!  So tasty!!

Around midnight, I knew it was time to head home.  I wanted to get in 6 miles on Saturday morning, but we over slept and didn't get to the trail until 10:30am.  It was already 85 degrees with 60% humidity when we started.  Dehydration, some rolling hills and the heat index all added up to a miserable 4.5 mile run.  Oh well, I was happy to be done.  Like I have said before, I have never finished a run and been sad that I did it!

Charity Miles

After the run, we did a little yard work and ran a few errands.  As a reward for a productive day, I made us cocktails.  Muddled lime, raspberries and mint mixed with vodka and Sprite Zero-refreshing, tart, and delicious!!!  Happy hour at home. :)

I worked on invitations with my furry helper.  Only 2 months to the wedding!!  Invites in the mail today!

Bobby grilled steaks for dinner and I made squash, mashed potatoes and delicious mushrooms.  I sauteed the mushrooms in a little butter and then added beef broth and wine and let them simmer.  So amazing!!  It ended up being a great date night at home!

Sunday called for some church and family time followed by the driving range.  Some day I will learn how to play this game!  Until then, I will keep trying. :)  Don't mind all of the sweat-it's HOT here in the Midwest.

What is one highlight from your weekend?