Hurry Up, 5:00

“Cody, what’s up bud? What in the world are you staring at?”


“Oh nothing, mom. I’m just about to pounce on that amazing looking salad you made for lunch today. Don’t you worry about it…”


I guess I can’t blame him.

It was a pretty fantastic salad.


Honestly, it wasn’t much different from my typical, veggie-packed salads, but it was the addition of my leftover Sautéed Zucchini and Tomatoes that really took it from an 8 to a 10 on the awesome scale.


Super awesome. Except for the fact that it seems like anytime I eat a salad for lunch lately, my tummy blows up like a balloon. It’s so attractive…


I don’t know about where you are today, but it is absolutely beautiful outside. Sunny, hovering around 70 degrees…it’s seriously my kinda day. What makes it even MORE exciting is that hubby and I are headed out for some fun later this evening, so it’s giving me something to look forward to. Unfortunately, it’s only 2:20…

Hurry up, 5:00! Smile

Question for the Afternoon:

It’s 5:00 on a Thursday, it’s beautiful outside, and you have no plans…what would be your ideal way to spend the evening?

Mark My Words

It’s been months in the making, but I finally have my new running sneakers in my possession.


My winning sneaker was the Asics GEL-Nimbus 12, which is actually a little different from my previous pair.

The reason I decided to go with the Nimbus 12 is because of their extreme cushioning. I run entirely on the balls of my feet, never heel-to-toe (hello, dancer for 18 years!) so I wanted something that would provide the extra cushion and comfort. These shoes fit really well, and when I compared them with the other shoe I was contemplating (the Asics GT-2160) these won the battle.


I’m not going to lie…I’m pretty psyched that the color just so happened to be pretty, too (I’ve learned that I can’t be picky about how a running shoe looks…but it’s tough).

And thanks to a couple gift cards and a coupon I spotted online, I was able to get my new kicks AND a new sports bra for only $9.60.


Plus, now I’ve got a $25.00 cash card to use next month. Saweeeeet!



Tonight’s dinner was simple, but super delicious. Jay fired up the grill again, and cooked up a couple chicken breasts that I had marinating in one of my favorite dressings ever.


On the side, we had some leftover macaroni salad from my mom in-law,


and some awesome sautéed zucchini and tomatoes. You guys have seriously got to try this out. It was a nice change from my typical roasted zucchini flavors.




I’m definitely sensing something sweet will be in my future this evening. Now I’ve just got to figure out what

Ya know? Would it be too much to ask to have my own personal fro-yo machine stashed right in my own home? I’m telling you, if I ever win the lottery…mark my words right now…I will purchase my own fro-yo machine. You can count on that. Winking smile

Question for the Evening:

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?