obsession

GOOD MORNING!!!!!!!!

Its Friday…need I say any more? Ok, so am I done here?…..

OK OK I guess ill blog for real!

As you can tell I am pretty excited Friday has arrived. I have nothing awesome planned for the weekend….not that I have any money to do anything even if I did! However, sometimes doing absolutely nothing can be pretty awesome in itself. I have been sleeping horrible past couple nights because cats fighting outside my window or a injured raccoon dragging its hind legs making its way across my back yard. In both cases it is absolutely driving my dogs bonkers and making them pace back and forth from front door to back door…ALL NIGHT….on hard wood floors. ūüė¶

Anyway…on to something positive!

I am becoming slightly obsessed with jars (Kerr and Ball) all sizes. I am using them as storage for spices, dry pantry items and as gifts! Below is a picture of some of my jars.

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I just printed off a lot of really cute labels for the lids and will be modge podgeing them this weekend. I will upload pictures when done.

6543346613_2d656912b3_z This is an example of the gifts I will be doing for people. Recently at work we made 150 cookies in a jar, 150 strawberry shortcakes in a jar and 150 salad in a jar! That is where my obsession began!

Last night I downloaded a new app on my phone called “Noom Weight Loss Coach”. It allows you to keep track of your food intake/calories, motivates you to do different task each day and teaches you how to eat healthier. There is also a forum on the app an a lot of people post great workouts and recipes. I think the best part about the app is that it has a pedometer! I have downloaded pedometers before and they just don’t work that well. This one so far is amazing! It keeps track of your steps even when your phone is timed out. So far this morning I have walked 1013 steps and counting.

So about this weekend…I plan on sleeping….A LOT!

Good Day~

19 days of random happenings

So I haven’t blogged anything since the 1st of May…that’s what happens when your husband is home the same times that you are!! We have been going out to eat a lot and doing things around town. I have gained 4lbs this month but I blame it on it being my birthday month! Saturday May 18th was my 33rd birthday. The past few weeks I have been celebrating. Went out to Fort Worth Tx for weekend before last and spent some much needed time with my family. Did a lot of shopping and eating with them! Found a new fav gelato…

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My sister bought me a BEAUTIFUL dress…

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Then all this last week my honey and I went out to dinner every night to celebrate.¬†Friday we went shopping for me for my birthday and I got a couple cute tops and some new shoes. Saturday…on my birthday we went to dinner at my favorite burger place “Jakes Old Fashioned Hamburger” and I got my usual…The Hot Cowboy (burger with jalapeno bacon, chipotle mayo and pepper jack cheese) with sweet potato fries. I also had a 10$ Jake Shake….it was pineapple rum, mango rum and banana run with vanilla ice cream, whip cream and a cherry on top!

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We also found a new little hole in the wall diner that has the BEST breakfast in Dallas.

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We went two days in a row!! I got the chorizo omelet with hash browns and two buttermilk biscuits. Soooo…no wonder I have gained 4lbs…im surprised it wasn’t more! I am not very proud of myself for my poor food habits however everyone deserves to let loose now and then and why not on my birthday week!

Since I stepped on the scales and saw my weight gain I am now ready to get back on track. For my birthday I ordered me a weighted hoop so I can start hoop fitness! A friend got one and has lost 5lbs in two weeks. Plus I was doing research on hoop fitness and found out that it helps with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, mood stabilization and so much more! All of which I suffer from. I should get it in the mail tomorrow or Wednesday and will defiantly be updating on that progress. My honey wants to buy me a bicycle for my birthday as well, just looking for one that I like still.

Since I have turned 33 now I feel I should set forth some goals for this year.

#1 loose 33 lb at age 33 yrs

#2 get out more and stop being a Netflix hermit!!

#3 de-clutter my life…things and people

#4 Attempt to cook at home every night

#5 save money for a much needed vacay….I got over a week of vacation time already this year and I need to start putting it to use!

So back to reality….my bday fun is over. Tonight I am making baked vegan spaghetti.

Good day~

long weekend….

Hey…whats going on world? It has been a long and busy weekend for me!

Friday was pretty relaxing, plus I still wasn’t feeling too well. My honey and I got the movie “This is Forty” from Redbox and it was HILARIOUS!!!! It was totally us except the roles were reversed! Then I got Netflix and stayed up until 2am watching stuff! It may have been a bad idea.

Saturday was a blast..until it wasn’t. HA! We had plans to do A LOT of things that were going on around our area (Earth Day Dallas, Taco Festival, Deep Ellum Art Walk…) Well Jason, my fiance, used to DJ and the record store two blocks over was having a “National Record Store Day Festival” So we went to check that out first and found out that if you purchase a $5 souvenir cup you get to drink beer for FREE….ALL DAY….come and go as you please!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Getting the party started

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA 38 kegs for the day!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Awesome local band Bashe (beige)

We were there on and off from 10am until 830pm so pretty much the rest of the day was out the window. It was a lot of fun and there were SO many great bands performing, they were giving away band stickers and posters and tees for free, there were food trucks out there…but you can only handle so much…but I can only handle so much! Called it a night so I was prepared for SUNDAY.

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So today I had to go into work from 830am until noon. We had about 20 volunteers from Fellowship Church Dallas come and pull weed, plant flowers and mulch the entire playground. We worked so hard and even endured pulling up POISON IVY! Which is scary because it was on the PLAYGROUND!

The rest of the day has been really relaxing…watching my obsession on Netflix “DR WHO” and cooking dinner. Thought I would be a little creative in the kitchen today and made up a dish of my own (can’t really claim it as my own…I’m sure others have made this or something like it) Below is the recipe, it turned out DELICIOUS and they whole house smells so good!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • Sea Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 Bunch of fresh spinach
  • 1 lb ground sirloin (you could use ground turkey or chicken if you like)
  • Cooked Brown Rice

Directions:

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In a skillet add two tbsp coconut oil and peeled/diced sweet potato with a dash of cinnamon, red pepper flakes and a pinch of sea salt. Fry over medium high until potatoes are soft and brown color to them.

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Add in the fresh spinach and cover so it can wilt down.

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While it is wilting in a separate skillet brown the beef/turkey/chicken. Then drain and add to the sweet potato/spinach mixture.

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Serve with brown rice on the side and ENJOY!

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Good day~

weight loss…

GOOD MORNING! Headache is gone. Also I weighed in this morning and I have lost¬†2lbs¬†3oz¬†this week so far! I am very proud of myself. Dinner last night was amazing. I made a Boca Chicken BLT Salad. Second picture is of my dinner the night before that I promised. ūüôā

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERABoca Chicken BLT Salad

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Boca Burger with Romaine, tomato, corn and red pepper flakes

This morning on the bus, there was a new driver and he was very rude to everyone! If you don’t like your job QUIT! I also realized something this morning on my way to work. On the corner of Elm and Akard¬†(every morning) is this guy who works for “Dallas Street Zine” a local paper. He is what puts a smile on my face every morning! He is SOO¬†happy no matter what the weather conditions are, out there dancing, doing the running man and all covered with pigeons!!! The Dallas birds LOVE this man! He gets out in front of the bus and will serenade us and just bring such¬†a positive moment to our (or at least mine) mornings!¬† Well this past week he hasn’t been there!!! I wonder if he moved locations downtown or if he quit. Either way I would like to thank him for making me smile daily.

So, its Friday and I am ready for this work week to be over with! I am ready to sit out in the back yard with my dogs with a big glass of iced tea and soak up some sun!

Hope everyone has a great Friday.

Good day~

I’m alive…barely

Whew.

What a weekend!

Woke up at 5am Friday morning to start moving. Ended up having to get a Uhaul truck. Got everything in 3 loads but it took all day because it was just me and my honey moving everything!

Our doggies had a rough weekend. My youngest, Lola woke up Friday morning throwing up over and over and over. Finally got past the vomiting and then I noticed her poor little mouth was extremly swollen on the right side! I gave her some benadryl and it helped until the medicine wore off then it swole back up! After another round of benadryl poor baby was much better.

THEN…we let them explore their new back yard and they got into a MAJOR fight ūüė¶ Sadie punctured a hole in Lolas mouth and cut her left eye and Lola put a gash on Sadies chest! I was not very happy with them the rest of the day.

THEN…Sunday we applied a flea treatment on them in case there was fleas in the new yard and Lola decides to start rubbing her face on the ground and made her whole mouth and nose raw and bloody ūüė¶

Aside from all the doggy drama….I ABSOLUTLY LOVE OUR NEW APARTMENT!!!!! It is so quiet and all three of the other tenants in the building are awesome and they all¬†cook dinners for eachother¬†and share internet and cable. Our neighborhood is super cute!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA bedroom looking into living area

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAMY FAVORITE PART!!! Washer and Dryer…we did like 10 loads!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERALolas new window to look out ūüôā

On Sunday I went and took pictures of my one of my besties and her new hubby at a nearby park! Wish it wouldnt have been so gloomy, but i did manage to get some great shots!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERACongrats to Mr and Mrs White!

Well this brings me to today, back to work. I had to learn a new bus route this morning and I still managed to get to work on time!

Good day~

Apartment!

Good morning!

SO excited. Went to look at our new apartment yesterday! It is almost DOUBLE the space we have now. In the apartment were in now we do not have washer/dryer or dishwasher!!! In the new apartment we do! Also we have a large dog run for our girls to play and be happy! AND we will be living in Lowe¬†Greenville area of Dallas! ¬†We move in on Friday the 5th. SO….we better get to packing!!!

Last night we watched Man With The Iron Fist! I LOVED it….Jason, not so much ūüôā I¬†have always¬†been a kung fu movie type of girl!

Today I’m just trying to stay busy at work and dreading taking the bus home today because it is about to start storming ūüė¶

That is all for now…maybe I’ll post again later.

Good Friday….

Good Morning!

Happy Good Friday!

Yesterday was a beating! Walked a mile with 40 pre-k kiddos to Heratige Village Dallas and  played games for a couple hours and then had an Easter egg hunt! A special thanks to Allstate for volunteering to make this a spacial day for the kids at Vogel Alcove.

IMG_20130328_103912 Face Painting!

IMG_20130328_112558 Heading to the egg hunt!

IMG_20130328_112736 Let the HUNT BEGIN!!!

When I got home all I wanted to do was take a nap….and that, I did!

Skipped dinner, watched the elimination show of American Idol and then back to bed!

Ready for the weekend already.

Good Day~