Friday, March 30, 2012

Pony Up

With the weather getting warmer, my hair seems to be making me hotter.  That's the bad thing about having longer hair (and that it takes halfway to forever to dry).  

So, I've been looking up cute, sassy ponytails for the warmer Spring and Summer months on where else, Pinterest.   

Here are some of the current ponytail trends I'm dying to try:

Hillary's messy pony
Jen's straight, but messy pony
some chica's rocking boho braided pony...wish I could find a tutorial
Blake's messy pony
Katie's shorter, but semi-messy pony
some chica's rocking hair...I'd seriously need 4 more arms for this
and of course Miss Carrie Underwood's messy pony
Keep in mind that I have mid-back, semi-thick hair and lots of it, but it's stick straight.

Now, I'm not very good with my hair and my hands together. I can't even do a simple braid. Pathetic.  So, if you have any tips or a favorite pony I must try, let me know.  Any tips for making my hair look ultra fab are always greatly appreciated.

Off to Vegas, we go....

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday Training: Week 13, PR's & Thoughts

So true.

Here is this week's workouts:
Sunday 3/25: 4 mile run
Monday 3/26: 3.1 mile run
Tuesday 3/27:  2 mile run
Wednesday 3/28: Rest
Thursday 3/29: 3.1 mile run
Friday 3/30: Pure Barre Class
Saturday 3/31:  5+ mile run
**all workouts are subject to change

 This week, I have three things to brag about..

Last week, I completed 6 workouts totaling 20.16 mi and burned 2360 calories!  Who am I?

And on Tuesday, I had a goal of running 2 miles in 15 minutes (something I used to do back in high school) and I did it!  At 29 years old, I ran 2 miles in 15 minutes. 

I am so amazed at some of the things I've been able to do.  If you believe, you can achieve.  Don't let anyone tell you that you can't!

And I've signed up for my 2nd 5K this weekend.  I am nervous and excited at the same time!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving that my 4th anniversary with my wonderful hubby is a week and a day away! 
 I'm loving that we're leaving for Vegas in 5 days!
I'm loving Justin Bieber's new single, Boyfriend. Don't laugh. Don't judge. It's good. And it sounds a little like Mr. Timberlake. Ooh la la.
I'm loving Pinterest for my Vegas outfit inspirations!
I'm loving that Spring is in the air and all of the beautiful flowers are beginning to bloom. Now, I don't have a green thumb, but I do like looking and smelling fresh flowers!
And I'm always loving Fred and Knox!

What are you loving?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tail Wagging Tuesday: Favorite Instagram Photos

I am so excited to be participating in CMae's Tail Wagging Tuesday today!  Knox says he doesn't get enough posts solely about him on the blog.  And he doesn't.

This week's topic is:

Favorite Pet Instagram Photos

I love this pic of Knox before bed.  He looks so innocent and sleepy! 
Knox sitting in my lap as I work on the computer.  He has to be in EVERYTHING!
I took this of Knox on our walk yesterday.  Isn't he so cute?! 
I love this one of him in my suitcase.  So sweet! 
And I love this one with my grandfather.  Knox loves his Pappy! 
And Knoxie waiting on Mommy to finish cooking dinner!

What are your favorite pet Instagram photos? 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Wine and Dine

Another weekend has come and gone.  Why do they go so fast?  One of my BIG motivators is that we will be in Vegas this time next week.  I can't wait! 

On Friday, we went to dinner at a local Thai restaurant and then to see The Hunger Games.
Let me preface this with, I have NOT read the books.  But, I was not impressed with the movie.  Fred has read the books so I knew a bit about what I was watching, but I thought they could have done a little more with it.  Jennifer Lawrence is great, but the movie itself was a little lack luster.  I hope if you saw it or are going to see it, that you like it much better.  

On Saturday, we attended a wine tasting for the Memphis Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association. We had fun sampling wines from all over the world.

Each sorority was in charge of bringing a few appetizers and a table decoration for the country they were assigned.   The ADPi's were assigned Germany so we had pretzels, cheese and sausage and German meatballs.  We also had a fabulous centerpiece complete with beer, pretzels and a dachshund!
Fred and I at the wine tasting
the ADPi's
And to cap off another fun weekend spent with beautiful weather, we had a cookout with my parents.  So yum!
So, how did you spend your weekend?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Yes, it's Friday and the weekend is just hours away.  I don't know about y'all, but this seems like the longest week EVER!  So, since my brain is tired, I'm going to share some of the hot pink fashion that I am currently drooling over.  I know when I wear pink, I feel so girly and fun!  Gotta love the HOT PINK!

Would you wear anything in HOT PINK?

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday Training: Week 12 & Skort/Skirt Talk

I never thought I'd say this, but running has become a part of my life.  I enjoy getting up (maybe not at 5:30am) and getting it done for the day.  This week, I learned that I am NOT an afternoon runner.  I struggled to do it, but I did it.  I'll stick to getting up with the chickens from now on! 

Here is this week's workouts:
Sunday 3/18: 2 mile run
Monday 3/19: 4.4 mile run
Tuesday 3/20:  3.1 mile run
Wednesday 3/21: 3.1 mile run
Thursday 3/22: 2 mile run
Friday 3/23: Pure Barre Class
Saturday 3/24:  5+ mile run
**all workouts are subject to change

And with the weather getting so nice, I am looking for a running skirt/skort.  But, since I'm new to this whole thing, I've been researching and here are some of the cute ones I've found:

Do any of you have a running skirt/skort you love?  I want something that won't ride up, but something that's cute. 

On the Books

If you're a college student or you know someone who is, this post is just for YOU! I wanted to let you know about an awesome website that will save you a ton on next semester's books.  I sure wish this had been around when I was in school.

It's called... 

Here's how it works:
  • There's also free shipping (both ways)
  • You can highlight in the book! big perk!
  • They have flexible renting periods
 I love this not only because you save money, but because you're not stuck with those old textbooks that the school won't buy back.  Yes, I even still have some of mine from college.  

If you or someone you know is a college student, tell them about Campus Book Rentals ASAP!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving the band called Blake. I just heard their song "Start Over" and fell in love.  Then I read this article on and found out that they're friends of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  How awesome is that?!  Have you heard of them?
I'm loving this slim wrist ID from Road ID.  When I was running in Ohio over the weekend, I realized that I had forgotten my ID and was all alone.  This would be great for my outdoor running, especially in new places.  Plus, it comes in a variety of colors. 
I'm loving these great little Merona canvas flats from Target.  It's a cheaper version of TOMS at only $16.99 a pair.
I'm loving the Kardashian Kolors for Spring 2012 for Nicole by OPI.  It pains me to love something other than their cheesy reality shows, but I do.  Do you like the colors?
I'm loving this "All Aboard" skirt from Francesca's!  So cute for boating season.
And I'm always loving my wonderful husband and super awesome puppy!