Taking Advantage

I just cannot get over how beautiful it is outside today. I mean, is it seriously November 12th right now???



It doesn’t sound like it’s going to last much longer than today, so I made sure to take advantage while I could and got outside for a nice afternoon walk.


And today I even got to walk in a super cute outfit, too, which made the walk just that much better. Obviously.


A few weeks ago, I received an amazing package from New Balance, complete with three items from their Lace Up For The Cure Collection.

The Komen Quarter Zip top.


The Komen Capri


And the Komen Cure Tee.


I’ve actually been wearing the t-shirt around the house quite a bit, and I’ve gotten quite a few compliments on the jacket so far. The capris are a little “snug” at the moment, but that’s cool with me…I’ll hold on to ‘em for another time down the road. Winking smile

And even though it’s technically no longer breast cancer awareness month, New Balance is still taking all of 2012 to help donate to the cause, and will donate 5% of the suggested retail price of sales from the Lace Up for the Cure Collection (with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Lace Up for the Cure Collection is available year-round, so be sure to check it out!


So I spent about an hour soaking in the beautiful sunshine this afternoon, along with a bunch of other walkers who had the same idea as I did. It was so peaceful and quiet, and I even encountered another little friend along the way.


We wound up doing the stare down thing just long enough for me to take a couple of photos before he ran back into the woods. Oh deer. Winking smile


As far as food goes today, there’s been some good stuff…

Mid-morning I snacked on a golden delicious apple (my favorite) with some of the Planters peanut butter.


For lunch, I heated up the last of my Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (the other half went into the freezer) and had that with a bunch of mini saltines.


This was one filling and delicious lunch!


Hope everyone’s having a super Monday so far. Smile


  1. kristin says

    it is a beautiful day just wish i was home to enjoy it and not stuck at work but thats life! I did get out for an hour though for lunch so that counts right?!!

  2. says

    Oh my gosh. That bowl is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I need one. It’s been pretty beautiful here as well, albeit chilly out. A perfect day for chili! And maybe baking some pumpkin bread.
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  3. Taryn says

    I have been looking forward to making your Pumpkin Black Bean Soup since I read about it last week. Tonight is the night! I plan on substituting one of the cans of black beans with a can of corn though, since I’m one can of black beans short.

  4. meredith says

    how in the world do you manage to only use the recommended serving sizes of peanut butter and hummus?!!! I would give anything to be able to do that!

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