Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Time

Since I won't be posting tomorrow I wanted to wish all my blog friends a very Happy Easter from Wishbone and I!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Gone Girl Book Review

Just popping in. Usually I don't post twice on Fridays, but I had some extra down time this afternoon so I figured why the heck not?

So I'm pretty behind on my reading of the latest bestsellers. Thanks again college for taking over my life. But, I did manage to find some time to read "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.

Summary: It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Nick's beautiful and clever wife disappears from their home on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media -- as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents -- the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter -- but is he really a killer?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bulu Box Surprise

Happy Friday friends! Two more days until jelly bean time :)

A couple weeks back I won a giveaway from Jennifer's blog. The prize was a three month subscription to Bulu Box.I had never heard of it before, so I was pretty stoked to try it out. Basically, they send you a variety of vitamins and health supplement samples for all health needs.

Doggie Ice Cream

Oh man it's Thursday already? Yesterday just about flew by for me over here. Lots of errands done and things checked off my to-do list.

Lets backtrack a little??

Even though it was my first day of spring break, my alarm went off super early. Early morning was the only chance I would get a workout in even though all I wanted to do was sleep. I ended up eating a Quest bar before hitting the gym for a chest & back workout.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WIAW- My Best Friends

Besides taking about two photos yesterday, I totally forgot to snap pictures of what I've been eating. Whoops. So we're going to call this week: what I've been eating lately.

Of course, breakfast started off with the usual oats with strawberries. I did eat this yesterday, just in an old tupperware at school instead. Looks much better in a bowl huh ;)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Day In Photos

So I thought Lauren did a really cool post last week and I'm going to recreate my own.

A day in my life through photos! Most of the blogs I enjoy reading post about all aspects of their life. Everyone loves food and workouts, but it's nice to get an idea of what their whole live is about. I mean they can't be eating almond butter or taking a spin class all the time?

Here's a look at what a typical Saturday looks like through photos.
8:00am- Wake up early since I can never sleep in.

Monday, March 25, 2013

How To Create The Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Happy Monday friends! Let's hope we are all off to a marvelous week. Thanks Katie for hosting another week!

After this weekend I feel so refreshed. Friday started out not so great thanks to a killer headache and having class at 3pm. An afternoon class at school is not the ideal way to start off the weekend. So, I decided to get a pick me up on my way. A skinny vanilla latte cured my headache and almost made me late for class, but it was worth it.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cinnamon Buns Nom Nom

I don't know about you guys but I love baking up a sweet treat on the weekends. Perhaps it's all about that cozy feeling of staying in your pajamas eating pancakes mid-day on a Sunday. Or having no plans but to lounge around. Yes, I love that feeling.

Last weekend ended up being no exception and I attempted a new recipe for.....Cinnamon Buns!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Top Words and Elliptical Intervals

Happy Friday! Isn't Friday the best day of the week?

Thanks to all the sunshine coming in my windows, I woke up bright and early this morning. I ate my usual oatmeal, then got my butt to the gym. I ended up doing some intervals on the elliptical for a sweaty 30 minute workout.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Double Celebration Time

Hey Hey....How's it going?!

Last night the boyfriend and I had plans to celebrate his sister's birthday, but we ended up celebrating something else as well! Which totally surprised us!

Any type of celebration is a great excuse for me to bake. I baked up regular cookies instead of gluten free so I didn't eat them all before we got there haha! Anyone remember the show Arthur? Every morning during second grade I would watch an episode before school. So when I saw these in the store, I knew I wanted to bake them up.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My First Giveaway

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me rocking my Sparkly Soul headband during spin.

Keeps my hair in place while I'm getting sweaty and still looking fashionable. And it stays in place my entire workout.

WIAW-Celebrating St. Paddy's Late

Time for another round of What I Ate Wed. But it's really a combination of what I ate Tuesday.

Let's let's get to the goods shall we?

Breakfast started off with my favorite peanut butter overnight oats. Some fresh strawberries cut up on top. Mmmm love starting the day off with fresh fruit!
If I don't have a snack between breakfast and lunch I am literally starving. I can never skip it. When I don't eat I am not a happy person haha! The snack for yesterday ended up being two hard boiled eggs.
Lunch was the main star yesterday. Ever since my egg sandwich craving last weekend, I've had a whole container of turkey bacon to use up. So I've been filling up all my wraps with it. Lettuce, garlic hummus, TJ's grilled chicken, and tons of turkey bacon was delicious!
Ummm so you guys are never going to guess where I went for dinner last night. Here's a clue:
Yep, it was Panera AGAIN! We even had the same cashier and ordered the same food ahah. Kind of embarrassing, but so tasty. I actually got a strength workout in with my mom and by the time we got back home after the gym it was late and no dinner was prepped because I was lazy last night.

And dessert was awesome! You guys may remember me mentioning my friend Kim in the past. She's my go-to girl for gluten free everything. Anyway, her brother baked her gluten free irish soda bread. I know! How sweet is that?! She saved me some slices and now you guys can officially "meet" her.
And they're already gone haha. I can't even remember the last time I had irish soda bread. It was yummmmy.

***Thank you all for your amazing comments and support on my post yesterday. You guys rock! I know I definitely made the right decision and am excited for what the future holds!

***Check back later to enter my giveaway!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dealing With Being A Quitter

Thinking I had no plans on the agenda for yesterday ended up proving me wrong. Monday turned into one busy and quick day.

It was the first day my cold said goodbye (yay) since I was so over being sick.

I managed to get a quick walk in at the park before the snow/rain started falling. Boy oh boy, was it cold yesterday. I bundled up with my thick scarf, but it was still freeeeeezing. Where is spring?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Two Toned Manicure

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So I figured I would join in on the manicure fun today with Melissa!

I know two posts in the same day! Call me crazy pants over here ;)

Back to the point, I'll be the first to admit when I want to paint my nails, I can be extremely indecisive.. I mean my nail polish collection in my bathroom makes it look like I am running a nail salon. I don't discriminate, I like all colors. The other day I had narrowed the choices down to two colors.
(Temptress and Minted)

Stumpy McTavern

And it's back to Monday again! Hope you all are recovered from the St. Patrick's Day shenanigans. No hangover for me since I'm still fighting off this nasty cold.

I did celebrate a little bit with a green lime refresher from Starbucks. That's got to count for something right? I should have ordered a grande though. My mom describes a tall as "3 sips and you're done".

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Big Party Animals

So all those plans for the weekend I told you guys about yesterday? They all had to get canceled. Friday morning started with a case of the sniffles. Then, by last night it was a full blown sinus infection. I plan on taking it easy, but hoping to celebrate St. Patrick's Day tomorrow somehow!

When I came home from school yesterday, this guy met me at the door. Somebody needs a haircut and it ain't me. He's starting to look a little shaggy.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Totally Normal

Eating healthy at school can be a challenge. Add being gluten free to the mix and that challenge gets even harder. For yesterday's portable lunch I kept it pretty simple. I added tuna for protein, mango cottage cheese (a new flavor that is delishhh!!), two rice cakes, and an apple. Can't forget my lemon water! I've been doing really well with my goal to drink more water and pee 439,534,048 times a day!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thoughts Running Around In My Head

Happy Thursday!

I have a bunch of jumbled thoughts all running around my head today so I figured I'd share.

1. Luck. I've been unusually lucky lately! Between winning a subscription to BuluBox from another giveaway (which I can't wait to get here!), two SparklySoul headbands, and being nominated again for the Liebster award (Thanks again Maureen and Allison !!) it's been a swell couple of weeks.

2. While at school yesterday I spotted Nutella to-go cups! The girl next to me in class said she found them at the bookstore. You guys know nutella is like crack to me, these little cups would be awesome since they are already portioned out. I asked the girl if I could snap a picture of them. Haha, she must be thinking I am some weirdo and will probably be sitting on the other side of the classroom from now. I have no shame! See the social sacrifices I make for you guys haha... Have any of you guys found seen these before?!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WIAW- True Life: I'm A Messy Eater

It's Wednesday again?! Can't believe how fast this week is going by! Time for another round of What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday...

Just to let y'all in on a little secret, I don't post everything I eat. I know some bloggers do this and whatever works for them is great, but the world doesn't need to know every piece of food going into my mouth. I feel like people start comparing their food intake and it just leads to bad things. I know I've looked at a blog and felt like I overate wayyyyy too much compared to someone else. In reality, everyone needs a different amount of food and to each his/her own.

Moving right along, let's take a peak into my Tuesday meals.

Breakfast started off early since Tuesday is a school day. Peanut butter overnight oats with frozen TJ's raspberries on top. TJ's has the best frozen fruits. They always taste fresh and not to mention so cheap too!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Check Out My New Specs

I don't know about you guys, but I am probably the 1% of the population that prefers wearing glasses over contact lens. Maybe it's the whole poking yourself in the eye kind of freaks me out. But, I feel like glasses are like an accessory. I have a couple different pairs I rotate around with depending upon my mood.

Glasses can get expensive as we all know. So, when Firmoo contacted me to try out their glasses, I was thrilled to browse though all the different styles. If you're like me and had no idea that online glasses companies even existed, go check out them out at here. I'm currently lusting over their tortoise cat eye sunglasses.

Anyway, I ended up choosing this pair. At first, I was a little weary with choosing glasses online because well you can't try them on. However, Firmoo surprised me with a Virtual Try-On System, where you can upload your picture to see which frames work best with your face shape. Let's just say any type of round glasses on me is not my best look haha. In the end the rectangular shape and tortoise coloring sold me. Plus, they came with an awesome cleaning cloth, which I have been using non-stop on everything, especially my face smudged iPhone.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sunshine Saturday

Woohoo 3rd week in a row I am linking up with Katie for Marvelous Mondays! Anything that makes Mondays more fun is cool by me.

It was the one of those weekends where you have no set plans. This can be challenging for me because I'm not really a laid back, go with the flow type of person. I like plans, being organized, and being busy.

Friday night was spent vegging out on the couch. I did manage to whip up an awesome dinner! Some scrambled egg whites, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes served right up.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

It's Been Awhile....

It's been awhile since we've had some real chat on here. So let's get to it...

My stomach was feelin' a little funny the other day. So my eats were a little out of the usual.
Breakfast started off with a Clif bar. Honestly I didn't even want to eat anything, but knew I needed something.

Friday, March 8, 2013

11 Random Questions

We all know I love a good survey. I mean really what girl doesn't? Surveys will always remind me of being in middle school and finding out what style my sunglasses say about me or what type of lip gloss works best. Ya know, the real important life stuff ;)

The other day I saw I had been tagged in two surveys. Thanks Heather and Marissa! I figured I'd better get around to filling them out! I'm sure you've seen this survey floating around the blog'sphere. And now we can all get to know each other better.

The rules of how it works:
  1. List 11 random things about myself
  2. Answer the 11 questions Heather asked me
  3. Come up with 11 questions to ask other bloggers
  4. Tag 11 other bloggers to do this next
liebster award


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Weighted One Legged Squat

Hello guys.

Oh holy jeez, do I have a leg move for you guys to try. It's no secret I hate quad day. Walking lunges, ughhhhh they kill my legs. I have to say I like the benefits after it is done. I feel so accomplished walking out of the gym with my jelly legs.

So, yesterday I trained quads with my trainer and we did four long sets of this killer move. Meet the weighted one legged squat. Instead of holding two dumbbells in both hands, he has me hold one dumbbell. For example, if I am squatting my left leg down, the dumbbell will be in my left hand. Aim for 12-15 reps on each set with whatever weight you can handle. At first, when I started incorporating this move into my routine a couple months ago, I was using a 15-20lb dumbbell. Now, I'm up to a 50lb dumbbell. My quads were on FIRE. This move is to tough, but so effective.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WIAW-Surprise Cookies

Ummm I totally didn't realize it was Wednesday already and started writing a different post. Whoops. Haha thought it was Tuesday. Ya, I'm hoping I'm not the only one who gets the days mixed up. This week is flyin' byyyyyyy over here.

Breakfast started off with waffles! Crazzzzzzy. I skipped my usual oatmeal and opted for apple cinnamon. My stomach has been a little off lately so I am all about dry, bready items. Plus, we all know I love my carbs ;)

Some scrambled egg whites made their way in there too, but they weren't feeling photogenic. (totally forgot to snap a pic)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I Acommplished my Life's Goal

And it was getting my picture on the wall at Ralph's Ices!!

My mom calls it the wall of shame, but I am not ashamed. I am a proud lover of Ralph's (best ices hands-down). All I need in life is Starbucks and Ralph's. Last night was the first night they opened for the season. I was having withdrawals since they have been closed for four months. Heck yes, I was one of the first customers. Is it embarrassing that the girl working there saw me there literally all the time last summer? Even went back twice in one night. Yikeeess, I can't believe I just admitted that.

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Makeup & A Treadmill Workout

Happy Monday everyone!

I have to this weekend was pretty low-key. Sometimes low key weekends are the best heh?

Saturday was spent shopping for some new makeup at Sephora. If you ask me, that is a marvelous way to spend a day and my paycheck. I ended up picking up a Benefit mascara, a Sephora liquid eye liner, and some foundation samples. I've been testing them out so I'll let you guys know what I think!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Thoughts On No Sugar?

Happy Weekend friends!

I hope you all slept in much later then me. I was wide awake at 7am, it seems I can not sleep til 8 anymore. Does this mean I'm getting old?!

Some random thoughts:

Ferrets, I love them dearly. Growing up I was always wanted one, but my mom would not allow it. They just seem like such a fun loving, cool pet to have. Plus, being able to take them on walks is awesome! Seeing cute ferrets on leashes gets me every time. I asked the boyfriend if we can get one, this was his response. So I am guessing that is a no? I will have to continue to work on this.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dear February,

You were an interesting mix of a month. Came and gone too fast, but filled with many new changes. You seemed a bit bipolar at times.You brought a blanket of snow one week, down-pouring rain, and ended with a break of sunshine.