August 2012

Random Mixes

Get excited… One of the things I’m doing to motivate myself for my upcoming triathlon is this countdown on our refrigerator white board.   The reminder is motivating me to eat well and hydrate, too.  And it’s also causing me to practically pee my pants every time I walk into the kitchen – I am so [...]


Life To Do’s

It was a great weekend but, alas, all good things must come to an end.  Hello, Moan-day. Our fridge is (predictably) totally tapped out.  No time to do our normal Sunday grocery excursion because Lauren’s flight out wasn’t until 10 PM, which was really great.  So – put ‘grocery shopping’ on my list of things [...]


Zucchini Quiche Cornbread

My fun friend weekend continues.  I don’t want Lauren to ever go back to Singapore!  She can move into my guest room… Actually, I think she has plans to sneak Henry in her carry-on suitcase and take him home with her.  Hah.  He’ll fit, right?   We went out to dinner last night and came [...]


Lauren Time

Hey, hey.  I am very much enjoying my weekend.  My BFF Lauren (the one the Healthy Tipping Point book is dedicated to, actually – Lauren is the person who convinced me to shape up and get my life together) is visiting all the way from Singapore.  I haven’t seen her in over a year, so [...]


Race Prep: One Week Out

I am SUPER PUMPED because next weekend, I’ll be doing my first post-partum triathlon!  I’m really excited to get back into my hobby and thankful that I can squeeze in a race before the season ends for winter.  I can’t wait to cross the finish line and give Henry a big, sweaty momma beast kiss. [...]


Sneaky Sneaky

I promised you an excellent side dish recipe last night – here it is! I was watching Restaurant Impossible a few weeks ago, and Chef Irvine made a cauliflower-mashed potato dish as a way to ‘sneak’ more veggies onto kids’ plates.  I’m not a cauliflower fan but obviously love mashed potatoes, so it seemed like [...]


Colors of the Day

Some days, I really feel like I have my shhhhh all together, if you know what I mean.  Henry is super happy, I’m keeping the house all tidy, I’m getting my work done, and I’m even showered and wearing real people clothes.  Other days… not so much.    I can’t help but feel totally flustered [...]


How to Wash a Sports Bra

When it comes to sports bras, I’m a pretty tough critic.  That’s why I was intrigued when Champion sent me a link to their Bra Finder website. You answer a few questions (size, activity level, bra style – such as racer back, wire free, front closure) and the site whittles down your options to a [...]


Today’s Forecast

My kitchen is a barometer for how pulled together of a mommy I am on any given day. Today’s forecast is overwhelmed with a chance of forgetting to feed the dogs.  Oh, wait.  Be right back…   Anyway…   Henry gave me a run for my money last night.   Luckily, the Husband is working a [...]


Ripped in 30

While at the grocery store this morning, I got sucked into the workout DVD section.  Apparently, I was feelin’ motivated at 8 AM. I’ve outgrown my at-home strength routine and had been thinking about ordering a new Jillian Michaels DVD.  After all, I saw pretty fantastic results when I did her 30 Day Shred Challenge [...]


Local v. Organic

Sleeping is overrated, apparently. Well, for some of us.  Some of us (cough cough – me) like it.  A lot.    An early morning means that our errands are completed!  I thought we had a fridge full of groceries, but looks were deceiving – we were out of produce.  So H and I hit the [...]


I’m Fancy

When I bought these ‘right’ and ‘left’ Nike dri-fit running socks right before I ran my first marathon (Disney back in 2010), I thought, “Because I never spring for expensive socks, I will lose righty or lefty in approximately two weeks. I just know it.” But I have managed to keep the pair together for [...]


IKEA Vortex

I took a work ‘break’ to go to IKEA.  I use the term ‘break’ loosely because, while I love assembling IKEA furniture, I hate actually going to IKEA.  It’s so overwhelming.  And I always end up spending half the day there – it’s a vortex of Swedish goodies. We bought a new bed for the [...]


Books, Money, Math

I wish I could say that I miss being on vacation… But I’m pretty thrilled to be home.  The dogs are, too – they keep running around the living room and tossing their toys in the air.  I even think Henry is pumped to be back.  Nothing as lovely as the familiar house smell!   [...]