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Showing posts from June, 2013

Still here.

It's been forever since I typed a real post. To be honest, I'm completely overwhelmed with life so anything "extra" has had to take a backseat. 
I'm still here, I'm still chasing my goals and I'm still semi-crazy. 
My husband is finishing up another semester pretty soon. He will then begin the internship process. He interviewed at 3 universities and is now deciding what opportunity is best for our family. I just pray that when he graduates The Lord will guide us and we would be willing to be directed. 
This summer we did not serve at camp. I haven't quite accepted it yet. I keep thinking ill wake up and go to camp. When we stepped down from directing a week of high school camp we prayed that The Lord would open doors for us to serve. 
Well, so far we have had the opportunity to run the middle / high school bible time for family camp and in a few weeks Prince Charming will be speaking at Vacation Bible School (at the church I grew up in!) it's pretty e…

Product Review: Jamberry Nails

Disclaimer: Vanessa of Vanessa's Rocking Nails is a personal friend of mine. She offered me a few samples of the product in exchange for my honest review. The opinions stated are my very own.

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Earlier this May, you might have seen me posting some photos of my nails on Instagram. okay, well I always have pictures of my nails.  BUT - in early May, I had the opportunity to test Jamberry Nails.

I'm quite girly if you hadn't noticed and any opportunity to test a nail polish I am ALL for it!

About Jamberry Nails 
From their website
The story of Jamberry Nails begins with three sisters who possess distinct tastes but share a love for style. After an expensive afternoon together at the nail salon, Lyndsey, Christy and Keri vowed to find a simpler, more cost effective way to keep their hands  looking polished, while still spending time together. 

After lots of trial and error, the proprietary nail wraps on Jamberry Nails launched in late 2010. The DIY at-home app…

Weekly Chase! 6-17-13

I had a quick break so I thought I'd post my goals (from my phone).
Once again linking up with Mindy and Molly for the Weekly Chase. 
I did well with my goals last week. I got out there and ran twice, accomplished my cleaning goals and made healthy food choices! 
This week is very busy for me. So here are my goals. 
1) Be in bed by 9:30 each night. - I have to be at work by 6 each morning so it's important I'm sleeping properly. 
2) Follow the Tower of Terror training plan. - I didn't realize it had already started!! 
3) be mindful of my calorie goal. - I'm struggling. Some days I eat too much other days not enough... I need balance! 
Those are my quick goals. Looking forward to crushing them this week. 
what are your goals?

Spirit of the Marathon II

Disclaimer: I received two complimentary movie passes and press release materials from NCM Fathom events in exchange for my post promoting the movie. As always, all opinions are my very own. 

I am SO excited to have the opportunity to share about the Spirit of the Marathon II.  This movie features 7 inspirational and motivated competitors training to run the Rome Marathon. As a self proclaimed "Newbie Runner" who aspires to conquer the 26.2 challenge, I am very excited to see this movie. 
This movie will race into select theaters across the United States at 7:00 p.m. (local time) THIS EVENING! That's right, check your local theater and make plans to attend the premiere of "Spirit of the Marathon II"
List of Locations.
About the movie
Get ready to be transported to six countries for an "up close and personal" look into the runners' lives. When I was training for my first half marathon, I remember the struggle I faced. I wanted to stay out late wi…

Review: Bokos Sandals

*This is a Sponsored Post*
A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to review a pair of sandals. Being a shoe-lover I was SUPER excited for the opportunity.

The Bokos Story! 
From the Website. 

My Bokos Story! 
When you read my blog you can be sure of one thing. No matter if the post is sponsored, or just a post about my goals you will find that I provide my honest opinion. My honest opinion of the look of the shoes? ... well, It was a little masculine, and not exactly "cute".  But, I slipped them on and ...
Hello New Favorite Sandals.  
Yep. My entire perspective changed. These aren't shoes for "looking cute", these are shoes for the more sporty aspect of your life. 
I wore my Bokos all over the house, walking the dogs, canoeing, and even took them to a run. Prior to the run, I was really happy with the shoes. They were so comfortable, and I loved how my feet didn't slip and slide around while being drug around the neighborhood by my two dogs, or canoeing. …

Weekly Chase! - June 10th

The weeks are just FLYING and it's already time for my link up with Mindy and Molly. Be sure to check out their blogs for some great chases and motivation! (web address included in the image above)

Last Week!I chased a couple house goals.

Let's see how I did!

1.  Finish going through my clothes. DONE!

2. Fold Laundry! - Done! I finished folding all the laundry, and my Prince Charming was kind enough to carry it all upstairs and help me put it away (spoiled much?)

3. Organize downstairs closets.  - Sorta done. I organized a few things but it's not where I wanted it to be.


1. Calorie Goal! - Yes! I did much better with my calorie goal this week, I was super proud of myself.

2. Go on at least 2 runs - Um. No. It is just SO hot, I'm really struggling with my motivation to run.

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I felt that I did pretty well with my goals, I struggled with the running goal but it will be okay. Starting the Monday after Father's Day, we have a huge event at work so my sch…

I Run For...

*This post is not well thought out - it's just me clearing my head!*

16 months ago, I would have described myself as living happily ever after with my husband and two rat terriers.  Today, I would still describe myself as living happily ever after with my husband and two rat terriers.

On a blog post, these words are exactly the same. In reality ... over the last 16 months ...

I have learned to sacrifice a craving for brownies, ice cream, chips & random pizza nights.
I have learned to sacrifice a late night movie with friends so that I could go for my training runs early in the morning.
I have learned that just because the shoe is "cute" doesn't mean it's best for my foot.
I have woken up on Sunday mornings, run 11-13 miles and hobbled into church with semi-damp hair and only a slight bit of mascara as make up.
I have cried during a half marathon.
I have hugged a total stranger - congratulating them their run.
I have cheered for the runners in the lead at mile…

Weekly Chase - June 3rd

Today is the 3rd day in June. Yes ... JUNE!!! I can hardly believe how fast this year is flying. I hope the next half of the year flies too!

We are here in June, and it's time for another Weekly Chase!! Each week, I link up with Mindy ( and Molly ( to share our accomplishments from the previous week and set some goals for the coming week. I LOVE it! I love it because it has taught me to set realistic goals for myself and accept that sometimes, life happens and I'm not able to get everything done that I wanted to get done. It is, what it is ...

So, here's what I chased last week ... 
Sleep. Done. I made sure I got my full 8 hours of sleep each night, and loaded up on water! 
Walk.  Done. I walked on Monday with my pups and then Saturday at the Tutu 10K relay, I ran two of the miles and then walked back to the start line. 
Meal Plan.  Somewhat. I didn't write down what we were going to have, but we cooked at home and ate though…