Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Well Hello!

My my, it's been awhile. I am really trying to be healthier and loose weight. I am hoping if I write it all down I can stay on track. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Music Wednesday

Happy middle of the week.

I will admit I normally hate Daft Punk, but I really like their newest single Get Lucky featuring Pharrell Williams. I have probably listened to it at least 10 times and it constantly gets stuck in my head.

What song can you not get out of your head?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

What's your blood type?

Probably about a month ago I tried to donate blood. I say try because I had to stop them because I thought I was going to pass out. I had never had a large amount of blood drawn before but luckily I am alive. I finally got my donor's card and I found out I have A Positive blood. I did some research and A Positive is the second most common blood type in the United States. Also I had no idea there was research done on what I should eat and how personality quirks I have because I am A Positive.

This article goes into detail on what someone should and shouldn't eat and other weird things I have no idea that could be dissociated with blood type.

What's your blood type?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Welcome back Music Wednesday!!!

Hello Strangers!!!

Welcome back to Music Wednesdays

This song is called Holding on to You by 21 Pilots. They will be perform at the Life is Beautiful Festival which looks amazing. We are buying our tickets on Friday and it is going to be the longest time before the concert comes. Look at the band line up and who is going to be preparing food, it's incredible. I can't wait!
What was your favorite festival?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Music Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!!! Today's song is by a group almost everyone knows, Fall Out Boy. I love this song and I honestly when Fall Out Boy was big I hated them. What can I say, I like to go against the status quot. Now that they are back together I am super excited.

Fall Out Boy
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dirty Vert

Saturday night I ran the Dirty Vert Race put on by Desert Dash with my friend Amelia. For this race you ran up Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City and then you zip-lined down. Sounds amazing, right? The zip-line was my attraction to the race because I am a bit clumsy,which means lots of falling during a trail race. Luckily, I didn't fall, although I did have scares where I tripped running next to a cliff and I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest.

 The route we chose was 3.35 miles and was completely up hill. We did finish just over an hour and then it was time to zip-line. Amelia is terrified of heights so she was freaking out the entire time and I didn't get nervous until I was strapped in. Once I was strapped in, I was shaking so much the metal was making noise that everyone could hear. It was completely dark so we couldn't see much but we the feeling of flying about 50 mph was incredible.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Meal Plan

Well it is the beginning of my work week which means grocery shopping. Here is what I have planned for the week. I am also going to start juicing so if I come across any really good recipes I will definitely  share them. I have really missed juicing and I need to start using the juicer more since it was such an investment. 

Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad

Enchilada Casserole

Avocado Bacon Quesadillas- my own recipe

Thursday, April 25, 2013


For some reason I hate getting my hair cut. I am not sure where it stemmed from because I have never had a "bad haircut" (only poor choices on my end). I think I just hate being judged for the condition of my hair, so I put it off which makes my split ends worse and then I get even more concerned. I honestly think my dog gets groomed more than I do, and yes I don't really like taking her either. She just went to the groomer and look at the before and after pictures. She looks fabulous, especially with the bows in her hair.

Does anyone else hate getting their haircut?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Music Wednesday!!!

Happy Wednesday!!! I am love with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. I can not get this song out of my head so its the song of the week! Enjoy!

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
Can't Hold Us

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Music Wednesday!

Welcome back Music Wednesday, oh how I have missed you. This week's song is by The Neighbourhood and it really is an amazing song. The feel of her voice and the melody really tie everything together.

Song: Sweater Weather
Artist: The Neighbourhood

I will be going to see Of Monsters and Men tonight! So excited!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Oh goodness.

To say things have been crazy around here would be an understatement. Here is what has been going on in my neck of the woods:
  • Received a promotion at work! Woot Woot!
  • Schedule change
  • Death in the family
  • Wedding Anniversary 
  • Another schedule change
  • Conquered Tough Mudder
  • Concerts
All of this has been within the last two weeks. Hopefully now that everything has settled down we can get back to regularly scheduled post! Until then here is a picture of Ryan and I at a concert on our anniversary.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Panic Attack

I have anxiety sometimes, not just like oh goodness a test is coming and I am nervous (although that is really bad) I feel like I have an elephant sitting on my chest and I can't move/breathe anxiety. I have had it all my life and the first anxiety issue I remember was when I was in the third grade. We had a state test we were practicing for that we had to take in order to graduate high school. Strange that they were prepping us in the third grade, yeah I don't agree either. Anyways I was so stressed out that I made myself sick and I missed two days of school and I wasn't able to take the test. I knew I was going to be a hobo for life after that. So far I proved my third grade self wrong.

Today I was almost in a car accident with my brand new car. I guess the guy didn't see me because I was in their blind spot and they drove off like nothing. I was super freaked out and really shaken. Tonight I thought I was fine but not anymore. You may think I would be on meds for my anxiety but I don't like to I have taken them once but I would rather be in charge of my feelings. I usually just take a shower and it relaxes me. Well it is time for a shower so I can breathe!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Music Wednesday!

On our trip to Disneyland we listened to Silversun Pickups last album Swoon and I have been addicted. They are amazing in concert and I can't wait to see them again.

Here is their latest song The Pit.


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Monday, March 25, 2013

This past weekend.

What a weekend! My sister in law and I went hiking at Red Rock. we did a pretty difficult trail which totaled 5 miles called Turtlehead Peak. It was so much easier this time than the first time we did it and I didn't almost die! The views were amazing from the top! When it gets a bit warmer I plan on laying out at the just get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

We made it to the top of this monster!

We found a geocaching box

The view of the strip from the top

How was your weekend?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Meal Plan Monday

Whheww back from Disney and we had a blast it was nice just to hit the reset button sometimes...

Here is the Meal Plan for this week.

Thai Turkey Meatballs

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers

Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Happy Wednesday!!

YAY its Wednesday!!! Just a few more days and I will be in Disneyland. Today's music is a little different than normal. The song is Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch (from Florence and the machine).

I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, March 4, 2013

This weekend..

This weekend was decent, next weekend will be better because we are going to DISNEYLAND!!!!

I tried Custom Built Pizza, where you get to pick your own sauce, cheese, topping and then they cooking on a wood burning stove. So delicious
At work I was confetti bombed. I love confetti! One of dreams is to be showered in confetti.It completely turned my day around

Saturday the cafeteria was down at work so they a ton of pizzas. I ended up taking 2 boxes home but here is some of the aftermath. Crazy right?

I finally picked up the mug that Christiane and I made. It could have been better but I am pretty happy with it.
I also ran the Awesome 80's run with my sister Kailey. Everyone dressed up and it was pretty amazing. I ran with my friend Julie and she did so much better than then last 5k we ran. She shaved 4 mins. off her final time. Kailey and I
Aren't our leggings amazing. 

Finally took Daphne to the park. Her allergies have been acting up so we have to keep an eye on her. 
How was your weekend??

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Home renovations

Oh goodness, remember how I said we were picking out paint colors, well I think we have finally come to a decision. Hallelujah! Now comes the stressful part for me at least, the full design mode and putting it into action. I have an idea in my head and I hope it just comes to fruition. Time to break out the pins and really start hammering out the details. I will be taking a bunch of pictures along the way. Hopefully we will get started next weekend!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013


So my sleeping pattern has been a little off lately because I was working 8pm-5am. Yeah I know its a crazy shift. Anyways when I got off of work and finished having breakfast with my friend Kevin, I came home and ended up going to bed around 7:30am. When I woke up, I was on the couch and I had a full glass of tea next to me. I was really confused because I was laying in my bed one moment and the next thing I know I am laying downstairs on the couch. My only explanation is that I was sleepwalking. I have only done that a few other times but it has been awhile.

Have you had any experience with sleepwalking??

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Music Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!!! The week is almost over!!!  Work has been crazy and I can't stop listening to Imagine Dragons.

Here are two songs that I am currently loving.
When the music video comes out I hope I am in it!

This song instantly puts me in a better mood.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Music Wednesday!!!

YAY!! Happy Wednesday! So this song is a little bit older and I had no idea because its been on the radio almost every day. I think its going to be on my next running playlist.

Alex Clare- Up All Night


I was putting all my freshly washed clothes away (something that I hate to do) and I realized how unorganized my closet and dresser were. I was literally pushing clothes down to make sure all my drawers closed and my closet is another story. Its is a mess of clothes, half I don't even wear anymore. My goal for next weekend is to go through all my clothes and get rid of the old stuff and organize what is left. I would love for my closet to look like this.


One can dream.
How does your closet look? 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekend update

Happy Monday!!! I hope everyone had a marvelous weekend, mine was crazy busy. Friday night I went with some people from work to the Pinball Hall of Fame and they had this classic

Along with a ton of other pinball machines, like this one

 Fell in love with Imagine Dragons on Saturday

Painted pottery with Christiane totally stoke to see how my zombie mug turns out

Pretty good weekend if I do say so myself. Here is what on the menu for this week:

Tender Chicken Breast

Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas

Slow cooker meatballs with grape jelly

How was your weekend?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Imagine Dragons

O-M-G My sister-in-law and I went to see Imagine Dragons last night and the concert was amazing. I didn't go in expecting much but I seriously fell in love with them. Performances like that seriously make fall in love and remind me why I love love love concerts. We missed the opening band because we couldn't find parking but we did catch Atlas Genius and they were pretty good. Imagine Dragons were phenomal, it was a sold out concert and they sounded better in concert than on their CD which is odd. You could tell they were really pumped to be back in their home town and the said their song It's Time is about Vegas. Since they were in their home town they decided to film for their new video Demons which is super exciting. I can check being in a music video off bucket list now.

I took some video from last night and even though we were really far back the sound was still pretty good. 

Its Time

Radio Active

Glow stick balloons

He was swinging!!!! Yes it was amazing!!! If you get the chance to see them please do!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Music Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I went for a mile run today and there was no pain! I am super excited and even though harder than I thought (especially the breathing partially because my allergies are still kicking my butt) I was able to do it.

Today's music selection is from Tegan and Sara. They have a new album and will be going on tour soon with Fun. I have to admit when I was younger I had fashion mullet like they did back in 2007, thank goodness there are no pictures.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Starting again...


I am starting over again hopefully for the last time. I had a bit of an injury on my acheillis and I think it may have been due to the shoes I was running in so I am going to try to start training in my old shoes. If I have no pain then I will just buy some new Saucony's. I have decided that I am going to do Tough Mudder in April and I realized I am running out of time to train. Last year I didn't train at all and it was awful so it can't be much worse than that. I am looking for a new running training plan, does anyone have any suggestions?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Meal Plan Monday

I am finally starting to feel better, I guess 12 hours of sleep for the past 2 days really helps. Here is our menu for this week! 

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Honey Garlic Chicken

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Man oh man

It is flu season here and I thought I was lucky because I didn't catch the nasty flu that had been going around, instead I caught a cold. I am not really sure if it is a cold or just sinus issues. My sinuses are swollen and eyes keep watering. Its awful, I actually called in sick today which I never do. Sorry for my absence, I will be back as soon as I am better.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Music Wed errr Thursday

I am so sorry for the delayed post my work schedule has changed recently and I am still trying to get into a groove. It doesn't help that I think I am starting to get a cold, first one of the season, at least it's not the flu.

Here is the music for your Thursday!
Walk the Moon- Anna Sun

Monday, January 28, 2013

Most exciting weekend ever!!!

Holy cow weekend.

Friday was the most exciting day ever. I had taken the day off to look at new cars. I have always wanted a Honda Fit but they were always out of my price range. Well went to test drive it and I fell in love. Thanks to my wonderful husband he was able to negotiate a fantastic deal. I am the new owner of a 2013 Honda Fit named Lady (you will find out why later on) .

I was really sad to see my car but it was time. The Honda Fit is pretty much just an upgraded version on my old car.

I will miss my car

Once we were done with the car we headed straight home so we could get ready for LADY GAGA!!!! It was a crazy exciting day.

Here are some pictures of us before the concert.

I was really really excited. I have loved Lady Gaga for a very long time and Ryan was awesome enough to get me tickets for Christmas. Our seats were really far back but I didn't mind and she an awesome performer. She sounds pretty close to her albums ,but you could tell it was live because she was getting out of breathe from dancing.

Ryan bought be a key chain to commemorate the night, hence why my car is called Lady.

This weekend we also had some really crazy fog. I have never seen fog in Vegas and it was some of the worst I have ever had to drive through.

Remember the pictures of my dog looking like a hot mess? I hope not because she was really awful but we were able to get her groomed this weekend. I have been a little leery of doing so since the last time didn't go so well. I took her to the Barking Dogs and she loved it. All of the staff was really friendly and loved her. The woman who groomed Daphne called her princess because she would hold her paws properly. One thing that I loved is they put feathers in her hair. Yes feathers! She took one off before she came out so she only had one but it was super adorable.

Don't mind the million of jugs behind her. 

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Music Wednesday

All week I have been super excited to make the Music Wednesday post and then when Wednesday is here I almost forget about it. Jeesh, it could be due to lack of sleep or the fact that we are going new car shopping tonight. but no worries I remembered.

Without further ado here is this week's song:

Atlas Genius- Trojans

I have actually seen them live and didn't really appreciate them, but the are going on tour with Imagine Dragons and I am really looking forward to see them again.

Let me know what you think of the song!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dog Training

I was reading an article I found on Pinterest this weekend and it said that Collies are one of the easiest dogs to train. I looked at Daphne laying on the floor and decided it was time for her to learn some tricks. I turned to Google and found 52 Tricks to Teach Your Dog. I prefer not to use a clicker like the article suggest so I just use hand motions and that seems to work. She already has a couple of these down and I can't wait to teach her more.
The hubs and Daphne at the dog park

How can you not love this face

Such a lady

Yes I realize she is a bit of a hot mess right now but I promise she will be going to the groomer this weekend.

Have you ever attempt to train an animal on your own?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Meal Plan

Happy Monday!

This weekend was pretty lazy. I didn't do anything extravagant but cleaned the house a bit and tried to catch up on some shows. If you are not watching Pretty Little Liars, you need to be. It keeps me on the edge of my seat I know it sounds ridiculous because its a "young adult" show, but I am in love!

Here is whats cooking this week:

Mexican Haystack

Cilantro Lime Chicken Rice Bake

Italian Chicken 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Summer lovin

You get spoiled living in Vegas especially during the winter time. Most people will ask me if I miss the four seasons and I always say no. I love the summer and I love the dry heat that Vegas has. Last week we we had a cold front where the highs were in the upper 30s and the lows were in the 20s. Brrrrr. Most of the nation would have enjoyed our weather, but it was too cold for me. I remember the winters in Missouri and I loved it when it would finally hit 30, I felt like I didn't need a jacket. You better believe that when the cold front came I was wearing 2 jackets, gloves, a scarf and a hat. Yeah I know I am ridiculous and I acclimate very quickly. I am ready for summer though. I love how standing in the sun feels like it warms your bones and just being able to walk outside and not feel like a marshmallow because you are wearing so many layers.

Our forecast is looking pretty awesome.

I can't wait till the 70s hit. I am already looking at summer clothes to prepare. Hurry up summer!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Music Wednesday

Half way through the week! Woohoo!

Here is one of favorite songs of the week, its by Of Monsters and Men-Little Talks. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

What song are you loving right now?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bikram Yoga

I have always been curious about Bikram Yoga and my sister in law finally convinced me to purchase a Groupon with her to Bikram Yoga Summerlin. We got 25 classes for $30 which is amazing. I have attended 1 yoga class and I have heard horror stories about Bikram from people passing out to vomiting. Bikram Yoga is 26 poses in 105ish degree room with humidity. I was also really worried about the smell since I have a super sensitive nose.

I walked into the studio and we were immediately welcome by the girl at the front desk (didn't catch her name). She made us feel at ease and explained everything and advised it was completely normal for us to feel faint or nauseous and its ok to sit for a bit.  The instructor was also standing at the front and welcomed us which was super awesome. We got set up in the room and I realized this was not going to be a walk in the park because I was already sweating and we hadn't even started. The workout was intense and I definitely had to sit down for a while because I didn't want to faint. I honestly didn't think I could sweat as much as I did. At the end of the class I felt like I had just got out of the pool, that how soaked I was...disgusting. There were times I was imagining water being poured on me and hoped that it would be over soon. I am really proud I made it through and I look forward to going back. The smell wasn't as bad even though the room was carpeted.

Have you ever done a crazy exercise?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Running from an Angel

On Saturday I ran Running from an Angel with a couple of friends. I decided to run with Julie, who is new to running, to help keep her motivated and I think we both needed it realizing how cold it was. Vegas has been having frost warnings and Saturday morning was no different, it was in the low 30s with a slight wind. The course was an out and back and had a couple of tough hills but they were really fun to run back down. My roommate Alex was also running the 5k and had plans to finish in under 20mins (I know he is crazy). Unfortunately, his body didn't agree with his plans and he started getting cramps after the first mile. Julie and I caught up with him around mile 2.5 and walked the rest of the way until the finish line where we booked it. I loved running with Julie, it was nice to keep her motivated to keep going and it was humbling knowing that I had been in her shoes once.

 We were also surprised with a pancake finish at the end. I love to have pancakes after racing, it makes them taste so much more delicious.

I look forward to running their sister race, Running with the Devil in June.

Have you have ran with a friend?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Music Wednesday

Need a little music to help you get through the week? Check out Imagine Dragon you might recognize them from an earlier single Its Time which is currently on every commercial it seems. Radioactive is their newest single and it is pretty good. I found out they are a local band and I am lucky enough to be going to their concert on February 9th. I love attending concerts when they are in their home town, it amps up the energy and the show is usually better.  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Painting our house and Meal Plan

Ryan and I are currently trying to figure out what colors we want to paint the interior of our home. Most people would love it and I thought I would too, until it came down to picking out colors. I thought Ryan would be super horrible at picking out colors but it turns out I am the one that is awful. I love vibrant hues and lots of colors but when I look at the color tiles I am drawn to the pastel muted color which is so odd. Maybe I have a commitment issues and I am afraid of bright colors. Here are some of the homes I love.

You can view loads more on my Pinterest

Here are the recipes for this week.

Taco Pie

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Simple Slow Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Paying it forward

Last night Ryan and I went to dinner at our favorite hibachi grill. I love hibachi, I wish there was a little bit more fire but our cook was super awesome. My favorite part is when stack the onions and make a volcano and then turn it into a train.

A gentleman joined us and he was making small talk we found out he is severely allergic to onions. Due to his allergy they had to cook his food first and separately. He didn't eat until we received our food and when it came to paying the bill the server informed us that he picked up the whole table's bill. Crazy right? We were all shocked and felt a little strange, it was the first time a complete stranger did something so generous. It was completely unnecessary and so unexpected.

I will be paying it forward to someone soon!

Have you ever been given something from a stranger?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Music Wednesday

Music makes my day so much better. I constantly have a song in my head so I figured I would share a song that I can't get out of my head in hopes that it will make your day better too.

This week it is The Lumineers -Ho Hey, its been all over the radio and I must admit I have been love with it for quite a while. For some reason folk music like this really refreshes and distresses me, it brings me back to myself when the world gets a little too crazy.