My senior year of college at CSU I got a job working at the bakery on campus. It was such a fun job! Most college students would have hated it because I had to be at work at 5am. Yes, I was a senior in college and woke up Monday through Friday at 4:00am… yet I loved it. My dad always told me that the morning was the best part of the day. I thought he was full of it my whole life, that is, until I starting working at the bakery. Turns out, I am very much a morning person! [Read more…]
I hope everyone had a fantastic Father’s Day and a great first day of summer! We had a great day yesterday full of family and food (shocker!).
We went over to Donny’s parents’ house for lunch. Donny’s sister, Cathy, and her family (husband Jay and three kids Kyle, Elena, & Carlie) were in town from Tennessee and then Donny’s oldest brother along with his wife and daughter (Gemma is almost 3 months old now!) were all here to celebrate. Donny smoked brisket and ribs, then we had coleslaw, fruit salad, beans, potato salad, and four desserts!
We hung out for a while at the Edson house and then ventured over to my parents. My grandpa requested fish & chips for dinner, so Donny fried up some beer-battered cod and my mom baked french fries! [Read more…]
Have you heard of Bountiful Baskets? It is a food coop program and you purchase a basket of fresh fruits and vegetables. You don’t know ahead of time what will come in the basket, but it is 50% fruit and 50% vegetables. I have bought one a few times now and I love them. In my basket I’ve had grapes, apples, oranges, pears, avocados, potatoes, squash, carrots, romaine, celery, green onions, bok choy, jicima, etc. [Read more…]
Yesterday at the gym I tried a new workout that I found at Bodybuilding.com. It is called Nicole Wilkins’ Best-Ever Butt Workout and, let me tell you, it was a doozy. I tried part of it a couple weeks ago, but it was a Friday morning and I didn’t have enough time to do the entire thing. I decided I needed to try it out on a Saturday when I had plenty of time to spend at the gym.
If you are not familiar with Nicole Wilkins, she is a four-time IFBB Figure Olympia champion, which is one of the biggest bodybuilding competition for professional bodybuilders! She is amazing – I follow her on Instagram and Facebook and she posts a lot of good information about lifting, food, motivation, etc. [Read more…]
Guess what tomorrow is? Friday yes, but it also happens to be the day that Season 3 of Orange is the New Black comes out on Netflix!!! I haven’t had a show lately that I was so addicted to that made me miss it when it wasn’t on. I seriously miss OITNB. The characters are fantastic and they have just the right mix of drama and comedy. Good work Netflix, good work. [Read more…]
In case you missed it, Road Trip 2015: Part One can be read here.
Savannah was only a couple hours from Augusta so we only had to make a few stops (yes, we made multiple in that two-hour time frame). Once we hit Savannah we checked into our hotel, which was the perfect location! It was right on the river but faced downtown. We were in walking distance of everything we needed! We walked around for a little bit and decided to grab a bite to eat. It was fairly close to dinner time but we hadn’t eaten lunch so we shared a meal at this New Orleans-style restaurant called Huey’s on the River. We shared a shrimp po’boy that was smothered in gumbo. We had never seen that before! It also came with a side of red beans and rice. Donny was in heaven! Those are three dishes we love in the south… genius. [Read more…]
Well Donny & I are both back to our normal routines (pretty much at least). I always have fun on vacations, but I am very much a routine kind of person and I am a home-body so I also enjoy coming home from vacations!
We had such a fun time on our road trip. We drove a total of 2,700 miles, leaving from Fort Morgan, Colorado and ending in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a bunch of stuff in between! I am going to apologize now….I did not take very many pictures the first part of the trip but I did get a few on Instagram so I will share those (they aren’t great because they are iPhone pictures… but they are better than nothing). [Read more…]
We are officially back home from our 8-day vacation. Holy cow, eight days is a long time to be gone! Donny & I had a blast and we are still married! We actually didn’t even fight….lame, right? We enjoyed each other the entire 2,700 miles. Not bad.
I have some pictures and I’ll tell you all about the trip later. Right now I want to tell you about Bikram Yoga. [Read more…]
Donny & I are going to test our marriage over the next week or so and drive together all the way to Naples, FL. Yes, just the two of us confined to a Chevy Malibu for a couple thousand miles. Yikes.
I personally think we will be fine, but ya just never know! We are going to stay with my cousin, his wife, and their beautiful almost-two-year-old daughter tomorrow night. Then Saturday we are going to head in the general direction of Augusta, Georgia. We are not 100% sure where we will stay Saturday night, but we were thinking Little Rock, Arkansas. I guess it depends what we want to do Saturday morning….we may want to hang out with the Robinson’s for a bit! [Read more…]
I’ve been needing some new motivation the past few weeks for my strength training. I have my go-to lifting routines and I rotate them depending on which body part(s) I want to work, but they were getting bor-ing.
Luckily I have bootcamp twice a week, so I don’t have to come up with those workouts on my own (thank you very much Jodi!). However, I try to do some type of strength training 2-3 more days throughout the week. [Read more…]