October 22, 2009

Sunny Side-Up!

It's rainy and cold and I would really like to just lie down on the floor right now and take a nap. Alas, that is not possible so I will sip my lovely Arnold Palmer and listen to The Holiday soundtrack to de-stress and relax away the work day.
It's thursday, so you know what that means!? Yup, it's time for the weekly......

1. A good butt-kicking about a year ago working out was my thing. I went everyday after work for a full hour! But then studying for the GRE, getting into school, buying a house and getting 2 puppies got in the way of my routine. (whew....that's a lot in just 1 year!) This week I decided it was time to get my butt back to the gym and get rid of the "cubicle 20" I have gained. And this is where the lovely Jillian Michaels has stepped in! Her 30-day-schred is RIDICULOUSLY hard. I did it a few months back when I lived in my apartment, but out of fear of sounding like an elephant rampage to my downstairs neighbor I totally held back when it came to jumping jacks or jumping rope. I did it for the first time yesterday in my living room full-out-no-holds-barred and I am SOOOOOOOOOO sore today!!!!!!! My goal is to be 20 lbs. lighter by Christmas...and then I will treat myself to a new mini-wardrobe!

2. A lunch-date Ok, so sticking a hamburger joint photo as my #2 right after I self-proclaim my new fitness style is a little bit redundent...but really i'm just putting down my lunchdate with Spencer. He picked me up from work and we went out for a lovely lunch together where we discussed babies and people who have them. (Don't get too excited kids, we're sticking with our puppies for now!!) I then re-filled my delicious Arnold Palmer and he drove me back to work, taking a quick sidetrack to the Dillards clearance store. (yeah, you heard it right! Dillards...Clearance..Store) and it's only 2 minutes from my house!!!!!

3. Regretsy Cristin at Living Greenlee directed me to this hoo-larious website today. Regretsy is not a joke people! These are real items that are listed on Etsy for sale! Just take a look at some of this stuff! soap made to look like poo, genetically-correct items, or knitted toilet paper! It's all here!

4. My nephew Collin! My sister and brother-in-law are coming into town this weekend and little Collin will be joining my mother, grandmother, Andi and I at my cousin Victoria's bridal tea. They said it's no men allowed...but they are making an exception for this little chub! Then on sunday i'll be taking some family photos of Andi, Jason and Collin for their christmas card! hmmmm...maybe I should have her take a few of me, Spencer and the girls so we can send those out for christmas too!

5. New bedding Spencer and I are on the look-out for a pretty new bedding ensemble to make our room feel a little bit homier. I'm kind of in love with this one from Restoration Hardware. Bonus-I got invited to the super secret sale and could get 20% off if I order now! :)

6. Halloween! I love seeing all of the ridiculous outfits people come up with! bwhahahahaha We're going to a Halloween party the night before Halloween at Spencer's co-worker's house and it's sure to be a great time! In the meantime we're going shopping for our dwarf and flamingo costume materials tomorrow...although, that gold thing she was wearing could be a nice second choice. hahahaha

7. A flamingo skirt! I've been going nuts trying to figure out how i'm going to make myself look like a flamingo and low and behold Maegan posts a tutorial on how to do just that!!!

8. Christmas Decorations I know that it's too early for Christmas but I can't wait to get a tree, put lights on our new home and buy stockings! We have some simple red ones right now because we haven't been able to find just the right ones. (and now we need them for Betty and Mia too!)

I am so glad the holidays are finally here! Does anyone have a favorite holiday tradition they can't wait for??

Have a wonderful week!


~KS said...

That flamingo skirt is fabulous... I think I have to have one!!
And that Halloween costume scared me... wow... ha ha ha ha.
It's cold and rainy here, so I've decided instead of homework, I need a little nap, cuddled up with my kitties, before my next class :)

KLaw said...

OMG, I just DIED reading your flamingo skirt comment! ha ha ha ha ha!!! LOL and all that other LMFAO stuff. Wonderful!

The SSS Sophisticate said...

I don't know if the makeup or costume is crazier! Love those Meerkats, I can't wait to check out that site!

Annie said...

i can not wait to to decorate for christmas either!!
can't wait to see how you look as a flamingo! ;)
your nephew is adorable!!
& i also need to KICK MY BUTT into gear and get to workin out!

Simone said...


Been catching up on your blog....great reading!!

Loved the blog about your trip - that show sure sounded interesting!

Loving the list of things in this post....I have to ask what on earth are "butterburgers and frozen custard"??!! I have never heard of them - altho something tells me I would probably like them LOL!!

Jillian Michaels - I recognise her from "Biggest Loser" - she was terrifying but so good! Good for you for working out - your comment about the elephant stampede did make me laugh!!

Your nephew is so adorable....have fun with him.

And finally, your girls are so cute....love them!

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate them

Best wishes,
Simone :)

Simone said...

PS LOVE that flamingo skirt and we have stockings like that too, I got them a few years ago from Pottery Barn, all with our names on :)

bananas. said...

that maegan...she's unstoppable! loved that feather skirt too. and HECK YESSS to the shred.

nicole addison said...

ohhh this whole post got me really excited! in like 10 different ways but i loved it!!

Morgan said...

CULVERS. Oh man. Do I miss that place. Had it in Wisconsin, don't have it in South Carolina. Loved their fried cheese curds... yummmmm.