those of you all of you who don’t know, my 23rd birthday was this past Thursday.
So unlike the average 23 year old (I surprised myself here) I skipped the bars and celebrated my birthday in the best way possible.. With my handsome boyfriend, the Melting Pot and the Catching Fire premiere.
And I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
The past few weekends have been pretty exciting around these parts.
On October 26th, my cousin Lauren and her now husband, Pete got married!
I was lucky enough to stand as her maid of honor in the wedding along with a few of her closest friends, including an amazing photographer, Chloe who managed to stand as a bridesmaid and shoot the wedding.. how’s that for multitasking?!
Chloe is incredibly talented and all of these photos can be credited to her amazing company, Life Tree Photography. If you want to see more photos of the wedding, check out her blog post here.
The wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful.
My absolute favorite part was when Lauren and Pete sang their vows to eachother.
It was such a fun, unique way to do the ceremony, and it was a huge hit with everyone!
The reception was just as fun!
And Andy had a great time…
That picture honestly kills me. Too perfect.
Lets just say it was the BEST WEDDING EVER. Congrats to the beautiful couple!
I love you both to the moon and back.
A little look into what my mornings look like with this crazy dog..
Now do you see what I’m dealing with?
I love this little nutcase like crazy.
After two days of eating nothing but gluten-free saltines and drinking ginger ale like it’s my day job, I’m more than ready for this stomach virus to be over.
I miss running and having the energy to stay up past 7:30 pm. But mostly, I miss food. Real food.
think really really hope that tonight will be the night that I can finally eat a real dinner again.
If you know anything about me by now, you know that there’s not much that I love more than spending an insane amount of time cooking the perfect dinner. It’s weird and labor intensive, but it’s like therapy for me, and I really love cooking.
So since it’s Andy’s day off of work, and because I have been cooped up to no end, I’m ditching my bed in favor of the kitchen and Andy and I are making this chili recipe.
Andy’s been begging me to make chili for a couple of weeks so with the cold Wisconsin weather we’ve been having, I figure now is as good as of a time as any!! Hopefully it turns out to be as good as the reviews say it is!
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I’ve recently taken up brunching as a habit.
And not in the cool, fun way where you get to go to a restaurant and enjoy the perks of both breakfast and lunch via a huge, delicious, feast-like buffet.
Nope. More like the kind of brunching where you don’t have time for lunch so your breakfast becomes your lunch and you start to eat lunch foods for breakfast.. Does this happen to anyone else? Nope? Okay.
My class schedule leaves literally ZERO time for lunch, and it’s really messing up my eating schedule.
So in an effort to stop eating lasagna for breakfast, I’ve decided to start packing a light lunch that I can eat in between classes. And no, a Quest bar doesn’t count as lunch.
I’d like to hear your best “pack-a-lunch” ideas, so let’s hear ‘em!
In running news, I have a new treadmill workout for you!
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Life has been an absolute whirlwind lately (and I feel like I am saying this all of the time), and it’s time things start to just slow down.
Between school, work, and my cousin Lauren’s wedding, I’ve barely had time to breathe lately, and the lack of blogging is killing me! So I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to make time every day for my weird little square of the internet, because as strange as it may sound, telling all of you all of the strange stories of my life every day is a huge stress reliever for me! And I can’t wait to get back to all of your blogs too!
I have some exciting new blog adventures coming up and I can’t wait to share them with all of you.. Starting today!
Coming tonight: a brand new treadmill workout.. Stay tuned!
The start of the best weekend of my life,
more commonly known as LAUREN’S BACHELORETTE WEEKEND!!
I am on another level of excitement. Andy and I have spent the entire day doing bachelorette party crafty things (will be back on Monday with a recap and a few crafty tutorials!) and tomorrow at 5:00 can not come soon enough.
I’m ready to get my dance on..
Get my champagne on, and get my candy eating on..? Is that a phrase? Oh well, it is now.
All that stands between me and this weekend is a paper due at 11:00 am that I am pretending to work on as we speak.
But as soon as that paper is turned in, nothing and no one is standing in my way of a weekend in the woods with a bunch of really cool ladies.
See y’all on Monday! Have a great weekend!
Tell Me: What are your weekend plans??
With my crazy schedule lately, I’ve realized that my workouts are suffering, and I’m finally realizing why.
It may be sad, but I can’t get a thing done without Chef Ramsay yelling in my face about the lack of effort I’m putting in…
Or at least without a decent training plan to tell me exactly what to do and when to do it.
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As I entered my 5th (and final, thank goodness) year of college, I never anticipated how incredibly busy I would be. From having to finally face the effects of putting off Statistics until my super-senior year to moving to a neighboring town following Andy’s promotion, things around here have been downright crazy.
In the past couple of weeks I have attended two weddings, completely moved Andy and I out of our first apartment and into my dad’s house until we find another place, started my fall semester of classes, had to say goodbye to my Toby, worked a billion night shifts at the wine bar, helped Andy purchase a new car, and joined 183123 fantasy football leagues… all while trying to maintain a semi-frequent workout schedule. It’s been wild.
Now that I’m finally starting to get into the swing of my new schedule, I am so happy to have time to be back. I’ve missed my weird little square of the internet.
To celebrate being back, I wanted to share a new treadmill workout I created last week that I’ve been absolutely loving so far. So here we go!
Running In Heels’ 60 Minute Treadmill Workout
The switching up of speeds makes 60 minutes absolutely fly by! You’ll log miles without even realizing it
Let me know what you think and ENJOY!
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