Saturday, January 29, 2011


This morning I did PiYo and Zumba at the Y. I know I can't dance well, but golly, Zumba is soooooo much fun! :)

This afternoon I went shopping with my friend Krissy. We had a great time catching up since we haven't seen much of each other since school started.. we shopped for a while at the mall (I got a shirt from JCPennys), ate dinner at Subway, and then went to Plato's closet! It was my first time going there and I found a cute shirt that was already ten dollars, and then when I got to the register found out it was half off! whoop whoop!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday night PIZZAAAAAAA! YUM!

so, tonight I spent some time with my mom. We were originally planning to have a movie night at her house, but the netflix movies she had just weren't appealing to us. We decided to catch up on some DVR recorded shows instead!

We had YUMMY Papa Johns for dinner!

We decided to watch a new show called WORKING CLASS, with that lady that played Barbara Jean on Reba, I can't think of her real name off the top of my head..haha...
anyways, as we were watching tv, I said something like, "oh I like this show, it's pretty good, how bout you mom?" and I didn't get a response, so I looked over and this is what I saw:


Gosh, I sure do love her!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Most depressing day of the year

so, yesterday, I was really sad for some reason. I don't know why... Anyways, I was on facebook this morning and a lady had on her status that January 24th is the most depressing day of the year! WELL HOW ABOUT THAT!!!

I just wish sometimes I could have a carefree day like a baby...all they do is eat, sleep, and poop! HOW SIMPLE!


Friday, January 21, 2011


Turkey Meatballs
and a...
baked sweet potato!


goin' with the flow...

Well, it snowed AGAIN...surprise surprise! I really wish it was warmer already! I am seriously gonna ask God this question when I get to Heaven..."Why did you create winter?" hahah

so, because I was snowed in, I decided it was a perfect morning for a YOUTUBE workout! :) I did a kickboxing video and then danced! :) It was fun! I always love shaking up my normal workout routine!

Because I don't like driving in bad weather, Blake came over to my place to hangout while his mom got her hair done and did some errands. We colored and played card games that I had here for a while, then he wanted to watch a movie that he brought...after a while, I look over and see this:



Thursday, January 20, 2011

My First Smoothie In a Bowl (SIAB)

I'm really having fun doing all of this cooking!
I love that I am eating more WHOLE foods instead of prepackaged stuff!

Today I made my first Smoothie In a Bowl!
(otherwise known as SIAB in the blogworld)



The Mix:
Handful of spinach
2/3 cup of frozen strawberries
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
3/4 of a banana
Cup of Cherry Pomegranate Crystal Light (I didn't measure, I just poured in what I thought looked good..haha!)


A little about me...

1) I do not iron. ever. (I just get everything right out of the dryer and hang it really quickly)
2) I do not do lunges or squats. I HATE THEM! (The stair mill does the trick for me)
3) Basketball is my favorite sport to watch.
4) I hate chocolate. All types. I even hate the smell of it! GROSS!
5) I am one of those ladies that licks my yogurt cup until every single bit is gone!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Tonight's dinner was made ALL BY MYSELF...nothing prepackaged!!!
I was so proud!

On the menu:
Chicken Apple Sausage (YUM!)
Sweet potato
Mushrooms with Couscous


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bowling fun!

I had some free coupons for bowling, so I asked my friend Katie to join me, and we asked our small group leaders if they wanted to join us. They were busy painting their house, so we took their daughter and niece with us! It was lots of fun!

What a great weekend so far! :)

Friday, I watched Blake in the afternoon.

That night, I went to dinner at Ihop with my friends Katie, Courtney, and Tabitha. YUM!
Then, we tried to go bowling but there was an hour and a half wait.
We weren't too bummed because "The Social Network" was next on the agenda, so we just got a head start. It was really interesting to watch! I can't believe how smart some people are!

Saturday, I watched little Chandler in the morning. (I can't believe she's not really a "baby" anymore...She will be 2 in May! CRAZY!)

Then, I got ready, and drove to Nashville to spend the afternoon with my little cousin, Anna Kate, and Aunt Toni. We had a great time! :) We went to Trader Joes! I stocked up on cereal, HONEYCRISP APPLES, and got quite a few new things to try! I'm excited!

Now, I'm off to church and then Katie and I are going to take our small group leaders' little girl and her friend bowling with us! :)

and tonight we're finally having SMALL GROUP again!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Watch the video.

but, don't listen to Robbie.

I beat him 4-1!



BEST sandwich of my life!

I just ate the BEST sandwich of my life! Inspired from a fellow healthy blogger, I decided to create my own combo (because I didn't have the exact ingredients that she did..)

Blueberry bagel with Turkey and Swiss.


Put in my panini sandwich press for a minute or two.



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

babysitting videos...

I love all the little munchkins I babysit!

Here are a couple videos of us having tons of fun! :)

Vincent and I playing with cars!

Maddie playing with the bag I gave her present in! haha


My friends and I had a BLAST at game night! We decided that a few fun pics were definitely needed...



Saturday, January 8, 2011

Weekend Fun

Yesterday, I had lunch with Nikki at the Blackhorse that was supposed to be to celebrate her graduating college, but then, it shifted focus to congratulating her to getting a REAL JOB!!!! so proud of her!

I watched Blake in the afternoon for a few hours.

Then, I went out to see the movie Country Strong with two older friends, Christina and Jen. I had a BLAST! It was fun to break out of my "usual group" of friends. They are really nice and fun to hangout with!

Today, I had a dance party in my room for my workout. It was fun! Then, I showered and spent the afternoon browsing blogs and looking up recipes in my big pile of cookbooks that I got from the library. I found 3 that I want to try! :)

This evening, I watched Maddie. I brought her Christmas present (hey, better late than never, right?) and she got SO EXCITED when she saw the bubble bath..haha. Her parents already gave her a bath, so she will just have to enjoy it another day.. but her parents liked the book/cd I made that has my voice reading the book to her. Each time you are supposed to turn the page, a sleigh bell rings. My mom found the idea in a magazine and I thought it was cute, so I did it for some of the little kids I watch regularly!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First egg white omelette success!!!

I made my first egg white omelette!
It was SO YUMMY!

In the mix:
Liquid Egg Whites
Swiss Cheese

I'm getting really excited about cooking, so hopefully it just keeps getting better and better!


Last night at the basketball game, I won 30 plus dollars for on campus dining!
I made a 3 pointer in front of everybody in the Dunn Center!



Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cooking Attempt #2 and feeding the homeless

My 2nd attempt at cooking for my family was another SUCCESS!!! :) They liked it even better than my first dinner! and omg, it was SUPER EASY and healthy!

Coca-Cola Chicken Recipe

1 cup ketchup
1 cup salsa
1 can diet coke (or regular coke if you want)
16 oz. boneless chicken

Mix all ingredients in a crockpot. Cook on high for 4 hours. Serve and DEVOUR!


Before dinner, my mom, dad, brother, and I all went to their church to help serve dinner and talk with some people who are homeless. It was a GREAT experience. I enjoyed helping out and just having conversations with all of the guys. I hope I can do it again!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Today was such a great day! What a wonderful way to start the new year!

I actually SLEPT IN til 9:00!

Did a P90x video. (another goal of mine is to mix up my workouts every now and then)

Babysat little Chandler. (She turns 2 in May, and is starting to talk more..she can say the easy little words like car, ball, etc...but her mom said they are practicing Kelsey! She is ALMOST there...I bet a few more tries, and she will have it down pat! Hearing her mom say that just MADE MY DAY..I love all my precious kids that I babysit, and I feel so close to them and hearing that just made me feel extra special!)

Grocery kitchen is now FULLY STOCKED! YUM!

Then, my family met my little cousin and aunt for dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse!


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