Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sick day

Being home sick is really like laundry. 

No really, it is. {now, if you don't know what "laundry" is like... just think about it for a second. What word in the human language would you use to describe laundry? Hm? Or, better yet, what word would the 5-year-old you use? The 5-year-old version of my little sister said it best:
The Queen says: "Erin, why aren't you putting your laundry away?" 
The mini-princess replies: "Because laundry _____s, Mum!" 

If only it were that easy. To get out of laundry, of course, but to get out of being sick? To not have to wake up and open your eyes to realize there are a million tiny daggers in your throat hole? Oh, I'd pay any amount of money. 

As you will notice from the recipe post, I have spent a good deal of time today watching TFN. I have been inspired by a few different recipe ideas that were mainly related to grilling and summertime, which is great because tt and I love grilling and summertime! It's been nice to lay low for the day- I am pumped full of Tylenol Cold and starting to feel a little better now that I'm on dose #3. I know the girls at work will be glad to hear that, because they've been running around like crazy kids dealing with stuff for me all day!! {love the teamwork we have at good ol' CFS!} As LB said to me during one of the times she called me for help: "If you've never felt needed, you know that you're needed today!" 

I'm thinking I may have to run out and get the missing ingredients to today's recipe of the day.. hm. 

Recipe of the day

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Back to the grind..

Hellooo my pretties, I have returned. The stress of my life has taken over, but I am not letting it get me down!! I need to get better about updating, because while I have no idea why, I do find blogging to be somewhat of a stress reliever. Who needs yoga when you've got a blog!

So, happy news- wedding planning is in full swing! I truly forgot how much fun this is. While most people are lucky enough to have the first one stick, I look at it as most people are not lucky enough to get to go through the wedding planning a second time! {leave it to me to find the bright side. I'm just so lucky that the second one will stick- and the first one got me to the second one- and.. ok I'm getting sidetracked..} Anyways. We have found a venue and set a date, which is one of the most happy things and I am happy to announce that effective 8/31/14 I will be Mrs. TNT!! I can't even contain my excitement.
{I wish that everyone in my life was as excited about this as I am.. but that will be a story for another day. I have just found that through these seasons of life, you really learn a lot about people, and in many cases it is wonderful, but on the flipside, it can be really, really disappointing.}

We knew that if we wanted to get married next Aug/Sept, we needed to get a move on. We were targeting mid-Sept and so we set out to visit three venues that we had chosen {we knew we didn't want to make this decision harder on ourselves than it needed to be, so wanted to keep the options limited unless we hated all three} - luckily we only hated one of them, so we quickly scratched #2 off the list. #1 and #3 were in pretty close contention: #1 gave us the ocean,  a breath taking view, and flowers galore and #3 gave us a brand new building, tons of character, laid back atmosphere, and a beautiful greenhouse setting. Sold. Picked a date, mailed a check, and the place is ours. Now it's on to the fun stuff.

So all of this being said, it's now time to start thinking engagement photos... which means it's also time to start thinking about DIET + EXERCISE yet again. It was just about a year ago that this blog came to life, and I am unfortunately not too far off from when it all started. {it was actually after my annual trip to Maine over the 4th of July.. which we leave for this weekend- so yea, just about a year to the day} Mind you, I am much more aware of the foods that I am putting into my body, but that -17 shrunk and shrunk, and I think landed and stayed at appx -7. Whoops. tt and I have decided that enough is enough!! On paper, we are relatively healthy, with the exception of our shared love for DQ and pizza. I repeat.. enough is enough!

If I did it once, I can do it again, and I don't want to have to go whoa crazy crazy all year long. So here's to hoping. I am especially hoping that "Bridalicious Bootcamp" does what they say it does. I am excited to try it when it finally arrives {this week?!} because when I got my little email saying it was 50% off, I jumped at the chance. All the reviews are positive, they say it's amazing. I need something amazing, and fun, and not boring, to get me into exercising again.

This will all start after Maine, yet again. At least this year it won't be because I see myself in photographs and want to crawl under a rock. Next report will most likely be after the trip, so I will give you the play by play that I know you're waiting for. Smooches!

Recipe of the day
Spring Veggie + Potato Frittata
{Yuppers, you're getting two today!}

A good read

I love reading PopSugar articles, and am obsessed with FitSugar. I follow these blogs in my feed, and get emails about them. Many fun new recipes and workout ideas I try to use in my own life are linked to these sites!

Here's a great article about some fat/weight-loss myths:

Click HERE!

Recipe of the day

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Over the hump

Hi my pretties. I owe you am update and I have two amazing new recipes to share. Oh EM gee. I promise you that they will both be up this weekend! Between work, the wedding plans, etc there are just not enough hours in the day! 

x's & o's 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hey, soul sister

The last two weeks have been quite the whirlwind. Between the engagement, and going back to work after vacation, there has been little time for blogging. I really need to get better at it. And I'm sure that the wedding planning process will give me plenty to blog about {I will try my hardest not to let it overtake this page- there will also be plenty of healthy cooking and exercising over the next year...}

But in any event, plans are underway! We have visited a venue, are trying to visit two more, and hope to have a decision made by next weekend. And speaking of next weekend.... it's "Meet the Parents" time! Bubbs and I will be having a nice little cookout with both of our sets of parents who have never had the pleasure of being introduced. My ever so thoughtful fiance convinced me to not go crazy, so we're sticking with the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers, and probably a few cold salads. I was thinking steak and shrimp kebabs, but that quickly got the kibosh.. I've decided to serve Purple Lemonade as a beverage because it will be my summer favorite, and am still deciding on dessert. {But I'm thinking either Strawberry Shortcut or a nice fruit salad- we'll see} Easy peasy.

Oh, and today, I completed my very first 5k! My company sponsors a 5k for charity as the kickoff to the Travelers Championship golf tournament. When I initially signed up, I did plan to run...ultimately I walked. BUT I finished. Woo!

That's all for now, folks, but I promise there will be more regular updates.

And... I hope you like Skinny's little makeover. The other one was so dark it was depressing me. Maybe that's why I wasn't updating!!! LOLz. xx

Laugh much,

cook often,

and always 

wear stilettos

Recipe of the day