WEEKEND THINGS aka ALL THE SNOW

Howdy folks! Happy Monday! This weekend was a sucker punch of snow for us. We started with a little sleet on Friday night because, hey, sleet’s fun, right? I’m just glad it waited until I got home from work to really start. I don’t know about you but just because I CAN drive in sleet and snow doesn’t mean I WANT to. It’s definitely not my favorite. And then, when I woke up on Saturday morning…. …and it didn’t stop snowing until late Saturday afternoon! We…

TOL #9 – JUST KEEP SWIMMING!

Happy Thursday, my friends! This week is actually shaping up to be pretty decent! Thank goodness, because 2016 was a little tough, amiright? Right.  Now, if things can just continue on that positive upswing, that’d be great. 🙂 1.  I started my new (DREAM) job this week and it is UH-MAY-ZING. I am so totally in the right place!! What am I doing? Well …. I am in training to be the manager of a CrossFit gym!! I’ll eventually get my Level 1 certification (this year is my goal) and I’ll be coaching…

BE INSPIRED AND BE EMPOWERED

So, I’ve had some great motivators in my life. You know the kind – the ones who push you when you need pushing, the ones who believe in you before you even ever wondered if you actually believed in yourself, the ones you rely on and go to for advice and help and guidance, the ones who call you out and make you think and put you in uncomfortable spots because they know you can, and WILL, get out of them successfully. I’ve had them in some of the jobs that I’ve had &#8211…

TOL #8 – YOGA PANTS, BIRDS, AND A FRESH START

Hey you guys!! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and didn’t eat TOO many cookies. Although, is there really such a thing as too many cookies? Okay, yeah, there is. But, it’s okay. #YOLO I didn’t really eat that many cookies but I may or may not have had a few too many Christmas brandies. The holiday was a little different this year for us and I kinda struggled with it a little. BUT, that’s for a whole different post and so far this week has really stepped up and given…

SPICED PECAN BUTTER

So, I have a pecan tree in my backyard. It’s actually pretty cool. Until autumn comes around because the pecans aren’t the only things that fall. So. Many. Leaves! Oh, and sometimes, the squirrels use you as target practice. Or, you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time and a pecan drops right onto your head. Ow. But, mostly, it’s pretty cool. And I literally have a laundry basket sized basket FULL of pecans in my pantry. Because, seriously, who can go through that many pecans?! There’s only…

FRIDAY FAVORITES #4

Ho, ho, ho!! Christmas is on Sunday, my friends!! Can you believe it? It feels like it and yet, it doesn’t. Okay, so, I have some news on the going back to school front. Turns out that’s not going to happen in January as I had planned. :/ Not all of my transcripts are in and I cannot register. Nope, didn’t delay in getting the request in – sent that one off via email on October 17. They said to give 4-6 weeks for processing. PLEEENNNTTTYYY of time. AND, to top it off, I…

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIES

Raise your hand if you love oatmeal cookies! And now raise your hand if you love chocolate chip cookies! Hey, look at that – pretty much everyone kept their hands up! Excellent because I made Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and I just know you’re going to love them! One of my favorite things about oatmeal cookies is that they are chewy and delicious. Are you a chewy cookie lover? Or do you prefer a crispy cookie? With chocolate chip, you can usually find either. Sometimes, you never know what you’re going to get when you order…

COLD.. WET.. WARM.. WET.. COLD

Okay, seriously. Virginia weather is Cuh-Ray-Zee. This past weekend ran the total gamut of weather phenomena. In just 3 days!!! And we all wonder why we are sniffling and feeling under the weather. Ugh. So, Thursday night and Friday were COLD!!! I was all bundled up when I went out for my walk. Except I forgot my scarf so I couldn’t feel my face. Rookie move. The rest of me was warm – well, except for my toes. Those 10 are NEVER warm. And I was wearing WOOL SOCKS!!! Uncooperative toes. :/ Anyhoo, I got out on…

FRIDAY FAVORITES #3

Happy Friday! 🙂 Wow. This week seems to have flown by! Maybe that’s because I made a really big decision and had a great weight lifted off my shoulders? Or maybe it’s because Christmas is in 9 days and I’m not done with my shopping yet? Uuhh…let’s not discuss that…moving on….nothing to see here….. Anyhoo…it’s Friday! And it’s time for me to share some favorite things from this week! Today, I want to share my 5 favorite things about my…

TOL #7: BIG GIRL PANTS & SCARY DECISIONS

Welp, you guys, I’ve finally decided that I need to put on my big girl pants and take charge of my own fate. I know I’ve alluded to some things going on in my life right now and I’ve been waiting to see how things play out. No more waiting. I’m driving fate’s car now. source And I’m terrified. I’ve always played it pretty safe. I mean, I’ve wanted to make a change for some time and I’ve done some things to…