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.