Sunday’s are always so bittersweet. Relaxing and wrapping up the week only to welcome another Monday.

Here’s a tiny glimpse at what I was up to this weekend…

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In other news…

Fail of the Day

The Parents and I rode bikes down to my grandmother’s house for a visit. My great aunt Joan was there, too, so we all relaxed on the screened-in porch and chatted. It was lovely and I took a few pictures to share with you but unfortunately forgot to put the memory card in my camera and neglected to bring the correct USV cord…fail. Suppose you’ll have to go without pictures of all of our faces for this post.

My Week in Fitness 6/2-6/9

M – walk with Sophie
50 mile bike ride
 – 60 minute {warm} yoga
Th – quick upper body weight sesh + fartlek walk/run intervals
F – 1 hour power walk + abs
S – strength + cardio blast circuit
Su – R&R at its finest

Must Try Recipe


Rebecca’s buttermilk pound cake. Topped with fresh whipped cream and strawberries? Swoon.

Must Try Workout

I conjured up this routine and then repeat it twice on Saturday and I’m already sore from it today. Talk about a butt buster! If you’re unfamiliar with any of the moves then check out or shoot me an email/leave a comment. πŸ˜€

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Food for the Mind


I’ve always really liked this quote. So often I find myself worrying about tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, and…well, you get the point, but how much of that worrying really does any good? Nada. That’s how much. I am very avid about praying for strength so maybe I should become more avid about worrying less.

Here’s to a new week!

Change of Heart

Happy Weekend folks!

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It was quite the soggy day over here yesterday. But no worries, I read trashy books all day (i.e. where can i buy viagra Fifty Shades Darker). I started the first book when it was popular and lost track of free time until now. Hello, summer!


This salad deserves recognition. Roasted broccoli, Brussels, and carrots with rosemary, black beans and corn, and a spicy BBQ sauce. Deeeelish.


This morning I was up a tad later than my norm wake up call. Originally, I had every intention of a bakery breakfast (party cookies, of course) but had a change of heart this morning and headed to the farmer’s market instead.


Watermelon, maters, cucumber, zucchini, peaches, and the big ole bowl of strawberry goodness pictured above. I must say, those berries are sweeter than any party cookie I’ve ever had, and definitely more nutritious, so I do not regret my decision.


Besides, there really is nothing like the combination of fresh peaches and strawberries.


Hope your weekend is fabulous to say the least. Cheers!

Just the Jist

Hello and happy Monday peeps! I hope everyone had a great weekend.

My grandparents visited this weekend as well as some Vestavia chicas. Gotta love a weekend full of visitors, am I right?



Sophie loves visitors so she had a great weekend, too.


Well, minus her kitchen sink bath…


Last week Madre and I gave my house a little freshening up. Nothing too drastic, just some organizing in the kitchen and my closet.

Organizing is one of my talents. I don’t have very many but I can clean and organize like a beast. Since I could probably talk for days about every nook and cranny that I have organized in my house, I’ll spare you the boredom and give you just the jist of things.

Starting with my kitchen shelves…


There isn’t a whole lot of cabinet space in my kitchen so we purchased this adjustable shelf at Home Depot for only around $100.


At the very top of the shelf I keep my reusable shopping bags in that black bin which is on top of a wooden pizza serving piece. The two wicker baskets just below hold plastic baggies and then dog treats for Soph. Beside those I keep my colored baking ramekins, bowls, and then a salad bowl with napkins.


Next, I have all of my serving ware, most of which came from Old Time Pottery. Hello money saving! At Lowes we had a piece of plywood cut to lay on this shelf so I could add a shelf riser for ample space saving.


Just below all of my plates and things I have flours, nuts, quinoa, and a couple of other stuff stored in canisters from Target. Next to those is an empty wicker basket for one of my roommates to keep their pantry items. Then, last on the shelf is a fruit/veggie basket where I keep sweet potatoes, garlic, tomatoes, and other things of the like.


Moving on to the last two shelves, I have three more wicker baskets for my roomies and me to keep our pantry goodies in and then my large pot, dutch oven, panini press/grill/griddle (<— amazing apliance), and then coozies for those cold drinks. Heh heh.

Having an exposed shelf like this in my kitchen freed up a TON of space in the cabinets and drawers. Perfect for when I acquire more kitchenware. πŸ˜‰

Ok. Now for my closet!


I know…I have way too many clothes.

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As soon as you walk in to the right I have a hanging shelf for tees, workout/lounge pants, shorts, and sweater. Next to that I keep all of my long skirts and dresses. On the wall I have most of my costume jewelry and then room for hats and such just above that.

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Starting with the first picture, I have most of my nicer shirts, long sweaters, jackets, and tanks hanging. I have everything in order according to sleeve length and then color. The next shelf has skirts and dresses, also organized based on style and sleeve length. Then on the end I have my belts on a belt/tie hanger from Target.

I’m in the processing of switching all of my hangers over to black velvet hangers vs. plastic. The velvet helps prevent things from sliding off. I scored most of my hangers from Ross for waaay cheaper than Target or Bed Bath & Beyond. Marshall’s and Hobby Lobby should have the velvet hangers at a good price also, I’m sure.


Please excuse my laziness and clothes waiting to be put away on the floor. 

Underneath my hanging clothes I have my SHOES! My mom just redid her closet and was going to get rid of these shoe cubbies until I got ahold of them. Score. They work perfectly for storing all of my shoes as well as shoe bags, gloves, and small jewelry boxes for my nicer pieces.

In the bottom right-hand corner of the picture I have all of my pullovers and heavier jackets in a box underneath my bags and purses that are in a wicker basket from Pottery Barn.

Just above my shoe cubbies I have a basket full of workout DVDs and other gear. To the left of that I have a set of adjustable dumbbells and then two smaller wicker baskets, also from Pottery Barn, that store my sunglasses and cords and etc. for all of my cameras and electronics.

And now for my favorite part thus far…


…my jewelry cork boards! Having the rest of my jewelry displayed on cork boards makes it loads easier to keep things from getting messy. Also, I can see everything a lot better when it’s out like this so I wear more and don’t forget about pieces.


Lastly, I keep boxes with winter boots on top of my shelf. Along with my suitcase and ClosetMaid bins that store socks, swim suits, running shorts, and hats. Anything else that’s out of season (scarves, other sweaters, turtle necks, etc.) I keep in boxes underneath my bed. T shirts, PJs, and other random things I have in a dresser in my room.

Wellllll, that’s all folks. If you have any questions please ask!

I’m off to get the day started, hopefully with a nice run and some baking. πŸ˜›