Friday, November 25, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

101 Things Item 29

Number 29 is Take a Bubble Bath. I am happy to report it has been completed!!

Now some may say this is not a big deal but, for me, it is. I had to find bath products that I didn't react to. Thanks to my dear friend Christina, I found Lush.

Lush is wonderful handmade bath products! They are all natural, some are even vegan! I went into the store and was overwhelmed with the smell but on a mission to get bubble bath products along with some other products to try. I came out with a bubble bath bar and a few bath bombs.

They are heaven and the best thing....no reaction to them!! Lush I love you!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

101 Things Item 15 complete

Number 15 on the list was to plan a date that was not just dinner and a movie.

I completed this on by attending the Plano Balloon Festival. I had always wanted to go but never managed to get there while it was here. This year....I made a point to go!
The festival was fun. James and I along with Patrick, Charlotte, and the girls went. While we were there I ran into my cousin Connie and her family. It was so nice to be out with good friends and family.

Connie, Wyatt, Savi, and I

The weather did not permit the launching of balloons but we did get to the glow show. All the balloons do a burn and it makes it look like they are glowing. It was pretty!! They had all kinds of balloons there. We saw a lady bug, a pirate ship, an ark, a monster, along with regular balloons.





They also had a memorial to 9/11 right as you walked in. I don't know about you but I have never been able to actually see a piece of the buildings that fell that day. I felt honored to finally be able to see it. Here is what they had.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

101 Things To Do In 1001 Days

I was inspired by my friend over at Simply.Organized.Chaos. to create a list of 101 things to complete in 1001 days. You can read about it here

For me it took some time to come of with 101 things I wanted to. I googled ideas, asked around, and searched my brain. (Yes I know that is scary but it all turned out ok. Whew)

So here is my list. I will be blogging and updating this as tasks are completed so feel free to check back often to see how it is going!


Black - Tasks to be completed.
Green - Tasks in progress.
Red - Tasks that have been completed.
Start Date: September 9, 2011
End Date:  June 6, 2014
Family
1 See my sister once a month for 6 months in a row (0/6)
2 Go to my Dad's lake house 4 times (0/4)
3 Call my grandmother 1 a week 
4 Call my grandfather 1 a week
5 Have family pictures taken once a year every year
6 Start a family
7 Have pictures taken with my dad
8 Buy the boys a star in their name
Friends
9 Send birthday cards to friends (via snail mail).
10 Take a friend to dinner just because I miss them. 
11 Write a letter to the 3 people who have supported me no matter what, tell them how much I appreciate it and how much they mean to me.
12 Make a new friend
13 Host a brunch for friends
14 send 3 care packages to friends just because
Relationship
15Plan a date and do something unusual on it-ie not dinner and a movie
16 Give James 5 "I saw this and though of you" gifts
Personal Goals
17 Redo boudoir pictures once I meet my goal weight/size
18 Make a list of things I like about myself.  
19 Buy myself flowers, just because.  
20 Take a class on my camera
21 Write a will
22 Donate Blood 6 times (0/6)
23 Write all my bad memories on paper, burn this paper afterwards
24 Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
25 Answer the "50 Questions That will Free Your Mind"
26 Send a postcard to Post Secret
27 Make someone laugh
28 Not log into facebook for a day
29Take a bubble bath
30 wear more accessories
31 print out all digital images
32 make photo books
33 donate hair to Locks of Love
34 record one thing a day that makes me happy for 30 days
35 blog about what made me happy that day for 30 days
36 Get my passport
37Buy a little black dress.  
Health & Fitness
38Reach weight of 170
39 Reach weight of 160
40 Reach weight of 150
41 Get a massage
42 Run 12 races in 2012
43 Run a half marathon
44 Go to the gym 2 times a week, minimum for 60 days
Home
45 Purchase a home
46 Grow something (even if it's in a pot).
47 Declutter and organize the house/apartment
48 Decorate the living room
49 Buy new living room furniture
50 Buy new plates for the kitchen
51 Buy new cups for the kitchen
52 Buy 3 more settings of my china
53 Buy 4 settings of silverwear for china
54 Clean out my closet
Food
55Try one new recipie per month for 12 months (1/12)
56 Blog about the recipies (0/12)
57 Bake and sell a cake
58 bake something for an unsuspecting person, just for fun
59 Organize my recipe binder
60 Make ice cream from scratch
61 make homemade pasta
62 make sangria
63 order dessert first at a resturant
64 buy an attachment for my mixer
65 learn how to make a tiered cake
66 Try 5 new foods (0/5)
Travel
67 Go on a vacation out of the country
68 Go on a girls trip
69 Go to New York
70 stay in a bed and breakfast
71 go visit an online friend I have never met in real life
Spiritual
72 Find a church home
73 light a candle for infant and pregnancy loss October 15
Books/Movies
74 Spend a rainy day, in my PJs, watching movies all day.
75 Read 15 books off my TBR list
76 Join a book club
77 acquire all seasons of 7th Heaven
Fun Activities
78Go to Canton First Monday
79Go to a concert
80 Go to the Farmers Market
81 Go on a picnic
82 go shopping for antiques
83 Go wine tasting
84 take a hot air balloon ride
85 Go see a Texas Rangers game
Random Acts of Kindness
86 Post 1 operation beautiful note each week
87 Randomly pay for a person behind me in line.
88 Compliment a stranger
89 Give an unsolicitied copliment every day for a month
90 send a care package to a solider
Creativity
91 Learn to do more stiches in crocheting 
92 Make dish covers out of the Farm Chicks cookbook
Finances
93 Put money is savings every month for a year (0/12) 
94 Pay off all of my credit cards (0/4)
95Clean up my credit
96 Pay off the personal loan
97 Don’t spend any money for 3 days
Miscellaneous
98Blog about my progress on 101 list
99 Save $10 for every goal completed.
100 Donate $10 for every goal not completed at the end.
101 Influence one person to do a 101 list of their own

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wow I am a slacker

I apologize for the month of silence!! Here is a super quick update for my faithful, silent, blog readers. :)

Running is going at this point. I cant say it is going well or that it is going really bad. It is just going. The weather has been so dang hot that it takes a toll on you! My pace has dropped and I am not able to run flat out. I have to take walking breaks. The walking kills me. I feel that I should be able to just go run at this point and I can not. I am still plugging away at it. I have registered for my race, The White Rock Half on December 4! Ready or not I will do it!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I will win!

I thought I should post an update on how my running is going since the last one was so down in the dump.
After the last update I put my mind to the fact that I was going to work on this and I was going to win. I started running outside more, eating somewhat better, and drinking a crapton more water. On Thursday I went for a run and it seems to have been a turning point. I ran 2 full miles without walking one single step and felt amazing after!
Saturday morning came along and I was so eager to see how it went. I showed up at the park only to find out I was the only one there! I was ticked to say the least. I managed to find the group and catch up. I had another amazing run to boot!! I love this turn and hope that the trend keeps up!!
I have my August race next Saturday so we will see how it goes!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wow....

I apologize for the long silence. I have been super busy!
I have started training for a half marathon! Yes I very well could be insane. It has been a struggle but one I am not willing to quit on. I do my long runs on Saturday mornings, boy 5 am comes super early on Saturdays! I will keep you all updated on my progress.
I am happy to report that Christina and I have kept up the one race a month! We are kicking butt and taking names! We are really enjoying the races too!