Monday, December 19, 2011

No-Nonsense Eggnog

December 4-December 10 What better way to begin the holidays than with a nice glass of eggnog? Hungry Girl has a variety of eggnog recipes to choose from that are healthier than the hearty stuff. Posted this at work the first full week of December.

Low Fat Baked Ziti with Spinach

November 27-December 3 I got a little behind on posting recipes. The week after Thanksgiving the Recipe of the Week was this Low Fat Baked Ziti. It's a Skinnytaste recipe, which are pretty much always good. I brought the recipe home for myself to try. I'll let you know how it is when I try it.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dress warm...

It was REALLY cold on Tuesday. So cold that it was in the teens when I left for work at 8am and I don't think the high was above 30 degrees that day. Since I sit next to the window, I dressed warm. This week American Eagle has all their sweaters on sale for 40% off. I might need to go and stock up for the rest of winter.

A Sparkle Yule Love

Tried another color from the Deck Your Nails set, A Sparkle Yule Love. This looks like it is just a red glitter top coat, but it ended up looking like a pink glitter nail. It is really similar to Excuse Moi from the OPI Muppet's collection.

OPI/Ulta Deck Your Nails set

Audrey Hepburn

Another try at something that I saw on Pinterest. This actually comes from 2 things that I pinned. One was a wall hanging with this quote and the other was a method of creating the wall hanging. It seems like an easy method. The pin links you to the Diddle Dumpling blog. I printed the quote at work because I didn't have ink in our printer. Since the ink was pretty dry by the time I got home that night, the ink wouldn't transfer. I ended up having to trace over the saying with a black washable marker before transferring and then colored it in with permanent marker. It was okay for my first try, but I definitely want to keep trying to create more. 

Eat, Love, Pray

I just finished- just this morning- reading Eat, Love, Pray by Elizabeth Gilbert. You may have heard of a movie that came out a few years ago by the same name starring Julia Roberts. This is the book the movie was based on. Now, I'm not going to write a review or book report trying to talk you into reading this book. The copy I have been reading is my mom's. She gave it to me to read because she wasn't able to get into it. The more I pushed myself to read further into the book, the more interesting it became. I really enjoyed the writing style of the book, as if a friend was telling her about her exploration. There was also an honesty to the book that I appreciated, especially crucial to some of the stories she tells. After a couple of years, of on and off reading, I have finally finished this book and am looking forward to start another book. One more thing off my onto the next.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Can't Waste a Good Outfit

It's the weekend. YAY! This morning we has to take the animals to the vet for their annual shots. It was chilly outside so I threw on my boots and a necklace with my new sweater and we were out the door. I got home and notices that I really liked my quick outfit. Unfortunately I didn't have any other plans but cleaning my house. (It had been neglected since I started working Fridays again.) I had to make sure that I got a picture of my ensemble and post it so that I didn't waste a perfectly good outfit, just like a saying I pinned on Pinterest.

Old Navy Groupon and Steals

Red Henley: $10 Striped Henley Tank: $4.50 Shawl Collar Cardigan: $15.50
I love Groupon! This past weekend they had a deal for Old Navy. Purchase the Groupon for $10 that is worth $20. What makes it even better is that I had a $10 Groupon credit from a Groupon that was purchased through one of my referrals (thanks mom!). I basically got $20 to spend at Old Navy for FREE! The items above are what I bought with my cost only being $12. (Got to love their deal this week, BOGO 75% off!) I also got a cute travel mug too while I was there. (Pic below.) I'll try and post some pics of me wearing my finds soon.

Friday, December 2, 2011


I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I just happen to shop that day. One place I usually go is Ulta. They have good deals, not on gifts, but for stuff I want. This year they had liters of Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey shampoo and conditioner for $6.99 each. They also had a OPI nail polish set called Deck Your Nails. Only tries one so far, but I am loving the black tinted silver glitter of How's It Snowing'? I mixed it below with Just a Little Dangerous from Sephora by OPI. Having one nail different from the rest is one of my favorite nail trends.

Workout Catch Up

I realized that I haven't posted my workouts for the past week...
Wednesday I tried out the new Tone It Up workout that was in my email. Check it out here Such a good wake up call. That night was Jazzercise before the big food day.
Thursday...who works out on Thanksgiving? Nearly 100 Jazzercise.students. Up early for am 8am class to burn major calories before the big feast.
Friday's workout was shopping, my exercise of choice! (I'll be posting the deals I got that day.)
No workout Saturday, but Sunday I spent a couple of hours with Shane trying to beat each other at everything on the Wii.
Monday: Nice morning run with Jazzercise that night.
Tuesday: Quick run...not a lot of time.
Wednesday: pilates with a good stretch and Jazzercise as usual.
Thursday, well I wanted a break.
Today: Tone It Up's SHREDmill workout for 20 minutes.
Have a great day everyone!