Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
It was called cowboy caviar, and it was yummy. I followed the recipe almost exactly except I didn't add cilantro (because I'm one of those people that thinks it tastes like soap) and I couldn't decide whether to add the Italian dressing. I bought it but was worried it would just take like Italian dressing (duh?).
And I have one small problem in that I drank two glasses of Sangria over the course of the whole night and actually felt a little yucky Saturday morning. I'm getting old; the time has come. I even skipped BodyPump! :-0
Oh. And also on Friday night I found out I wont Neely's $35 Starbucks gift card giveaway! How exciting for me?!
I did, however, make it for BodyCombat because I had requested a song to do and am glad I did or I probably would have slept through that as well. Here's a video of that song, because I'm in love with it, and it'll give you an idea of what BodyCombat is if you don't know.
Then we went tux shopping for the wedding! We picked what they guys are going to wear. It's amazing how not exciting picking out a tux is and how those people make such a big deal about it.
The woman was set on the fact that Tim would have to wear a white tie and vest or people wouldn't know he was the groom. Tim did not want to wear a white tie, so we decided he'd go with black. While I wanted to say something to the lady, I refrained. In my head, though, I was thinking "if there's anyone at the wedding that's confused about who the groom is, maybe they shouldn't be at the wedding." She suggested that was the only way people would be able to find him at the reception?? Okay...
Saturday night we went to go see Hunger Games!
It was good, and it definitely went right along with the book, but I have to say that there were details that obviously had to be left out that I missed. And my imagination had created an even more colorful and outrageous capital. Otherwise I enjoyed it. I really can't wait for Catching Fire. That was my favorite book.
Sunday I went shopping! I had gotten a $10 credit for tweeting through my credit card if I spent $50 at H&M. And I spent $64! Thank you free $10.
H&M had some cute stuff. Of course I can only find one thing on the website that I bought, but I got two dresses, two tank tops, a shirt, and a set of stud earrings.
I got this dress. It's a cute cotton beachy dress and was only $18.
I wish I'd seen this dress, though, since I'm looking online.
I also went to Forever 21, but I was a little disappointed in what they had and in what I tried on.
My big splurge of the day, though, was on a hair treatment set from Aveda.
It's called Invati, and it's proven to help with thinning hair. My hair has been breaking and thinning in the last year because of medicines I've been taking, and I'm willing to try anything and everything. It was put through a 12 week clinical trial and shows to increase hair growth by 33%. That's good to hear, and I can't wait to see results. I'll give you my thoughts as I go with it. It was a little over $100 for the whole set, but the reviews say it's a miracle worker. And this isn't the first time I've mentioned having thin hair. I just wanted to share in case anyone else is looking for something.
I'm also taking hair vitamins and biotin.
Jenn also mentioned Wen shampoo as something to think about, but I couldn't find the clinical results that I found on the invati program. I might try Wen if this doesn't work out.
Anyone tried either Wen or invati?
Lastly I spent the afternoon at Leah's gender reveal party. She did an amazing job with decorations, and she let out balloons from a box to reveal the gender. I won't reveal here in case you've been following along and are waiting on the gender. She posted it on her blog yesterday.
And that was my weekend!
What'd you do? Anything exciting coming up this week?
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
They put out fresh flowers everywhere, which I just love. And my mom made a bridal bingo game that was a big hit.
My sister's game idea was super cute! She told everyone a question she had asked both of us and then told everyone one of our answers. If they thought I said it they put on the crown, and if they thought Tim said it they put on the mustache! People had fun with that one.
A shot of the food table before the food went out. I love the lanterns and the pictures hanging up over the towel cake and the cupcake tree. My mom also got m&m's with our names on them!
They were so proud of the towel cake (it was a linen shower), and I loved all the purple details. They hung the LOVE banner Tim and I had used in our engagement pictures, and my mom made sweet tea.
People had fun with the mustaches and crowns. Most people are in the picture, but my mom took it and another girlfriend stopped by a little later.
Me and Tim's step-mom before the party started.
Me and the hosts...I love all the patterns going on here.
Opening presents. It was so fun to open presents, and what was even more fun was that some of the stuff had to be ordered so I've been getting packages all week with the gifts I learned about in the cards I was given. People were so generous, and I am so thankful.
And just for fun...
Sunday, March 11, 2012
|Holding up a 3 for the third race of the weekend!|
|Around mile 5 we crossed back over onto Bayshore, and from there it was the same out and back I had run for the 15k and the 5k before. This time for some reason I just really enjoyed it a lot more! It was really windy, but the rain had stopped. I took off the trash bag and eventually threw it to the side.|
I soaked up my surroundings and just felt pride and excitement in what I was doing. My pace picked up and I let myself run faster. I held around a 9:45 for the rest of the race. I stopped once at a port-o-potty to go to the bathroom, but the line was too long so I ran for a little while until the next one with no line. I think that cost me a minute or two in the long run, but I was okay with it.
When we got to the turn around I was excited to be heading back towards the finish line, but downtown looked SO far away (you can see it from anywhere on Bayshore, and at that point it just looked so so teensy, and I couldn't believe I had to run all the way back). At that moment, all I could think of was getting my medal(s). I couldn't wait to get the awesome skull and cross bones for the half marathon I was running, but I ultimately wanted that Beck's Light Challenge one around my neck.
Not a bad view heading to the finish.
They caught me near the finish posing and then caught me when I had no idea. That was only a few yards from the finish I believe.