November 2010

Thanksgiving Eve

Thank you for your Black Friday tips!  The Husband was a little terrified when I explained that we’d have to leave the house at like, 4 AM, but I think I’ve got him convinced.  :)   Here are your best Black Friday tips, summarized:   Decide what you’re going to buy before going or you’ll [...]


How Do You Black Friday?

Cute pup picture:  I came into the bedroom last night and was surprised to find James had somehow wiggled under the pillows without really disturbing them at all. :)   Breakfast was a repeat from yesterday – so good I had to have it again! Vanilla Greek yogurt Canned pumpkin Pecans Oatmeal Pumpkin Loaf   [...]


Reach for the Apple

Fun to read about your timesheet woes!  Luckily, Jenna told me about a really cool computer program called Rescue Time that runs silently in the background of your computer and monitors where your spend your time. I’ve only been using it for a few hours, but it seems pretty cool!   I got a TON [...]


Timesheet This

In my former life as an urban planner, we had to keep timesheets.  Timesheets were the bane of my existence for 3.5 years. Obviously, not one of my old timesheets, but you get the idea.  Each day, I had to write down what I did for every 15-minute time block.  My time had to add [...]


CaitlinHTP’s Favorite Things

Give a girl a pumpkin loaf, and she shall eat it for breakfast. Somehow, someway. In the mix:   Greek yogurt (vanilla) 1/2 cup oatmeal Pecans Canned Pumpkin Pumpkin loaf Oooooh yeah.   So – here’s something fun!  I’ve created a list of my Favorite Things.  Don’t you love the yearly Oprah episode where she [...]


Stir-fry Overload

Hi.  My name is Caitlin, and I am a stir-fry addict.  You can have too much of a good thing. The Husband offered to make dinner, which was so sweet.  He’s a really good cook.  But we both tend to fall back on stir-fries for dinner.  So when he offered to cook, I said in [...]


Office Space

Quickie:  This is kind of random, but if you’re a 1) mother or father who talk to your kids about setting New Year’s Resolutions or 2) a published author, can you please e-mail me (  I’m looking for sources for a freelance article and a big blog post.  Thanks!   I have the office sleepies. [...]


Win a Juicer! Plus, Forays into Barefoot Running

First things first:  a really fun charity raffle for Monday!  This raffle is for the Girls on the Run Solemates program. The Solemates program involves walking, running or biking in any event of your choice and raising funds so little girls can get scholarships to attend GOTR.  I signed up to be a Solemate for [...]



Today has been a very relaxing day.  I have the house to myself (the Husband is playing golf), so I went to a 90-minute hot yoga class, tided the kitchen, and now I’m happily writing from the couch.  I’m not sure where this sudden burst of writing fever is coming from, but I’m going to [...]


Late on Those Resolutions

I am BIG on New Year’s Resolutions.  I guess it’s just part of my personality to love a fresh year with new opportunities and challenges.  Kind of corny, but it works for me.   There are a few big goals for 2010:   Successfully promote the Operation Beautiful book (check!) Run a marathon (check!) Sign [...]


I Am Currently Baking…

These Dough Balls. (Source)   Because if my friend tested out 7 recipes before deciding these are the best dough balls in the world, I can’t possibly screw this up.   Right?   Will let you know tomorrow. :)


Cheap Dates

One of the reasons that I like running with friends so much is that it’s a really cheap way to socialize.  Socializing can get expensive if you don’t plan carefully, can’t it?    Diana, Nicole, and I really wanted to spend time together this afternoon, but I think no one was in the mood to [...]


Yoga Progress

Good morning!  I am happy to report that I got up early today and made it out the door ON TIME.  :)   I got things started bright and early with a 90-minute Superflow class at Y2Yoga, which is largely rumored to be the hardest yoga class in all of Charlotte.    The first time [...]


That Cupping Thing

A few people have asked for cupping pictures!  Cupping is a technique used by acupuncturists.  An alcohol-soaked cotton ball is lit on fire, and then the practitioner quickly passes the flame into a glass cup to suck out all the air and create a vacuum. Then, the cup is quickly placed on your skin.  It [...]