First things first: can we talk about TV?


Without spoiling anything for anyone (but can we discuss the details in the comments section), OMG SUNDAY’S EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES WAS SO GOOD.  We just watched it last night and were literally screaming in excitement / glee at the end.   I actually knew it was coming because I’m the type of person who peeks at Wikipedia, but still – SO SATISFYING.  Also – can’t wait to see what happens next!


We’re also getting into True Detective.


Things I never thought I’d say:  Matthew McConaughey is a really amazing actor.  I enjoy watching him act so much.  We’re only three episodes in, but I’m pumped to see how it all wraps up, especially since I heard so much buzz about the finale.


Shows that I am NOT watching anymore:  Revenge.  Did anyone else lose interest after the wedding episode?  A bunch of my friends claim that it’s getting good again but… I don’t know.  I feel like it’s one of those shows that had an ending point and shouldn’t have gone beyond it (hello, Grey’s Anatomy).


What are you watching / not watching?


Here’s what I’m eating:


COLESLAW.  SO MUCH COLESLAW.  I made a killer batch yesterday with a secret ingredient and now I can’t stop shoveling it in my face.  I’ll post the recipe soon!


A Mother’s Day Gift Idea


My amazing and kind friend Jasmine, who owns a jewelry shop called Bama and Ry, has created a special Mother’s Day Operation Beautiful bracelet.  The bracelet is made of rustic copper with olive jade stones and three copper charms.


The BEST thing about this bracelet is that you can customize the charms to say anything you want – the ‘standard’ choice says STRONG, BEAUTIFUL, KIND (which surely any momma would love to hear!), but you can tailor the bracelet so it perfectly reflects the personality of the woman that you’re buying it for.


You can customize and buy the bracelet here.  Thanks for supporting my friend’s small business!


If you’re looking for another great Mother’s Day gift, may I suggest the Operation Beautiful book for adults?  (Side note: there’s one for little girls, too!)


Ironman March Winners!

I know it’s  mid-April now, but I wanted to give everyone who participated a chance to mail in their completed training plans to be eligible for prizes.  The winners of the prizes are:


Nikki:  She won Lock Laces.

Laura: She won a bike Bento Box.

Elizabeth:  She won this gel-ready race number belt.


Thought of the Day:


Have a good one!



  • Chris Therrien April 15, 2014, 8:41 am

    I have seriously been wishing and hoping for that ending for a long time!! I was heart broken before he died by his actions. I think it was his new bride (I’m so bad with all the names).

  • Ashley {The North Carolina Cowgirl} April 15, 2014, 8:58 am

    Revenge – I still am watching it but I don’t find it to be as good as it was. It feels extremely drawn out and repetitive. I’m always waiting for something good to happen but nothing really does. However, I guess it’s not so bad I don’t want to watch it b/c I still am. LOL

  • Becky@TheSavedRunner April 15, 2014, 8:59 am

    Hi there, new reader here! I have been watching Revenge, but I will agree with you. It definitely slowed down and I almost stopped watching it, but it has got good again. But I am watching Blacklist, and that show is so good!

  • KT April 15, 2014, 9:01 am

    I chuckled out loud that you knew what was coming because you “peeked at wikipedia.” You know they are books, right? 🙂

    • Caitlin April 15, 2014, 9:26 am

      Haha yes I do but I don’t want to read the books while the show is still on… I’m planning to read them after though! Have you read the books?

      • Jenn April 15, 2014, 10:29 am

        The books (as usual) are really much better than the TV show, but also really long. I am a fast reader and it took me about a month per book because they are so heavy (literally and figuratively). I actually found that reading the books prior to watching the show helped me understand what was going on a lot better since there are so many characters. A lot of the sub-plots that are hard to explain on the show are more clearly explained in the book.

        • Debbie April 15, 2014, 12:22 pm

          I’ve watched the show since the start but only just started reading the books. I agree, totally helps to have read the books, already (only half way through the first book!) I’m like “ahaha! I get that now” in regards to a few parts of the show.

  • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} April 15, 2014, 9:09 am

    I really want to see True Detective, I have heard so much Buzz about it! I love coleslaw and totally going to have some this weekend for Easter!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 15, 2014, 9:13 am

    Honestly, I”m not watching much TV right now at all. After a long work day, I don’t really have a desire to sit in front of the TV…is that weird? Regardless, the only show I’m really watching right now is Survivor. I feel like such a dork.

  • Liana@RunToMunch April 15, 2014, 9:28 am

    True detective is awesome! I’m on the season finale today!

  • Michelle April 15, 2014, 9:28 am

    I completely agree with you about Revenge. I still DVR it, but every week I think to myself “why am I still watching this”. It is a like a soap opera now. It’s just one of those shows that should only have 1 season.

  • Heather April 15, 2014, 9:29 am

    Read the books!! I know it’s annoying to hear people wax on about how much better they are….BUT THEY ARE SO MUCH BETTER!! I was seriously depressed when they were over. Loser status.

  • Ali April 15, 2014, 10:08 am

    Ugh…I don’t have time for TV anymore. I sometimes record Dance Moms (my guilty pleasure because I was a dancer for 15 years, but the drama gets to be too much for me often so I watch on DVR so I can skip it) and once in a while I catch the Big Bang Theory (love it…I work in a scientific field and it’s so relatable sometimes!). I wish I had more couch time in my life!

  • Crystal Lasater April 15, 2014, 10:19 am

    OMG! Yes! GoT is just so awesome! I loved the episode too. True Detective and GoT are the best shows on tv. I think TD is the best show to ever be on tv. It’s awesome. MM and WH did a fantastic job – you’ll have to give us a review once you finish all the episodes. It’s quick since there are only 8. I am still watching Revenge, but I’m a few episodes behind on the dvr… has ups and downs, but I haven’t given up on it yet. Not that it can compete with GoT or TD. Not much can.

  • Ali April 15, 2014, 10:30 am

    I stopped watching Revenge after the Thanksgiving episode 1.5 years ago. It was weird and I haven’t watched since. I did hear that it’s really good again though. I also have to agree with you about Grey’s Anatomy.

  • Laura@SneakersandSpatulas April 15, 2014, 10:30 am

    Game of Thrones was SO GOOD. I had just been telling my husband I wanted the king killed off and then it happened! And Revenge did take a downturn for a bit but it’s picked back up so I’m still watching it but I don’t get super excited for it like I do for Scandal. I think she needs to get revenge and move on.

  • Sherilyn April 15, 2014, 10:40 am

    I loved that Game of Thrones episode too, and saw it coming. I peeked at Wikipedia too, but I still saw it coming. They don’t let anyone have the upper hand for too long in that show!

    I think Sansa had something to do with it when she picked up the cup from the floor and handed it to Tyrion.

    • Cori April 15, 2014, 8:42 pm

      OMG what a good call

  • Tory @ tory of my life April 15, 2014, 10:48 am

    GOT was soooooooo good. I’ve never been so giddyto see someone go in such a painful way. Good riddance! I watched True Detective and OMGSOGOOD. Episode 4 is super intense, but all of the episodes were just so good sometimes I swear I would forget to breathe! Long live the McConaissance!

  • Jen W. April 15, 2014, 10:49 am

    Thanks for the reminder to add coleslaw back into my life. I tend to forget about that (and water also). I add fresh crushed pineapple and raisins to my coleslaw for a fun twist.

  • Breanne April 15, 2014, 10:51 am

    I’m with you on revenge. It’s still in my Hulu queue, but I’m way behind because I totally lost interest.

  • Joy April 15, 2014, 11:23 am

    Regarding Revenge, I’m right there with you. I lost interest pretty early on at the beginning of this season. They’re just recycling prior story lines at this point. Sad!

  • Mikella April 15, 2014, 12:31 pm

    I got super depressed when Girls ended a few weeks ago, but as of sunday…MAD MEN IS BACK FOR THE FINAL SEASON. So excited. The first episode was lame, but I know it was laying foundation for good stuff.

    Also, trying to force myself to get into Scandal and House of Cards on Netflix because sooo many people have recommended them.

    • Caitlin April 15, 2014, 2:08 pm

      HoC is the best show ever! Stick with it.

  • Erin @ Running for Coffee April 15, 2014, 1:04 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. GOT. We have a theory in my house…that Cersei did it!!! Think about it, she knows Joffrey was an evil seed and she wants to get rid of Tyrion. Gaaaaaah its soooooo goooooood!!!! Side note, how many extra O’s can I use in one comment?!?

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork April 15, 2014, 1:07 pm

    GOT is my favorite show. I actually started reading the books a few months ago and it’s only made me into more of a GOT nerd. It’s actually helpful, too, because I can help explain about more of the characters that seem to confuse people. I’m only at the beginning of book 3 (season 3) so I may stop watching for a bit until I’m caught up. We had to watch this week’s episode, though, after everyone said something huge happened.
    Yes, I’m also surprised about Matthew M. I thought he was great in his small part in Wolf of Wall Street.

  • LMN April 15, 2014, 2:54 pm

    i thought you were great until you insulted greys anatomy. gasp. i loveeeeee it and i am not ashamed!! 🙂

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs April 15, 2014, 3:15 pm

    Haha — I love that “Thought of the Day”! Too cute 🙂

  • Live Love Yum April 15, 2014, 6:37 pm

    Have taken TV out of my life save for a few re-runs of “Everybody Loves Raymond” or a Food show/something if I’m folding laundry. Entertainment in general is gone (I had no idea Kim & Kanye were a couple et alone had a baby until I saw it in a mag in the doctor’s office)…it sickens me to see shows like the Fashion Police and reality shows that people are glued to…there’s so much life to live, books to read, music to listen to…I don’t think people realize how much of celebrities lives they are really “living” or caught up in. Need to get back to simpler times.

    With that said, a good TV-series or movie can “take you away” and be good for the mind. I think what I’m getting at is sitting down to the TV night after night &/or reality show/magazine stuff.

  • Beth April 15, 2014, 7:12 pm

    This week’s GOT was sooooooooo good! We are just getting into true detective, it’s also so good!

    I feel like I should keep reading the books. I struggled through the audio on the first two. Maybe it would be better if I actually read?

  • Amie@RunningOnHealthy April 15, 2014, 7:40 pm

    Hi Caitlyn!

    Long time reader, first time poster.

    GAME OF THRONES WAS SO GOOD! I haven’t peeked at Wikipedia, but WOW, I totally didn’t see it coming as early as it did – I expected it maybe at the end of the season but that is why Game of Thrones is so awesome!

    True Detective was probably the best show I have watched on TV ever. I have to agree with you 100% about Matthew McConaughey – his performance on that show is amazing. Words can’t even describe the cinematic brilliance.

    Another show I think you would love (based on what I have read before on your blog) – Vikings. It is on the History Channel. My husband originally got me in to it and I ended up watching the whole first season (and 5 episodes of the 2nd) in 2 days. They are currently playing the 2nd season (its on Thursday’s at 7pm and they just aired the 7th episode). Ragnar is so freaking sexy. His eyes, his voice, his gruff strength. Omg, I can’t even. And the story line is pretty good too 😉

    I really hope you give it a chance! I bet you and the Husband would LOVE it!

  • Tricia April 15, 2014, 7:49 pm

    Noooo I still LOVE Grey’s!

  • Jackie April 15, 2014, 8:02 pm

    I’m so with you on Matthew McConaughey. He is amazing in True Detective. My husband now seems to have a man crush on him. Or maybe just Rust…

  • Tracy April 15, 2014, 8:09 pm

    House of Cards!!!!! So so good!

  • KatieRoseS April 16, 2014, 7:20 am

    So, a random comment to go with your random post: Have you ever thought of doing a Sweet Easter Bunny/Scray Easter Bunny pic contest like you do with the Santas? I know it’s probably too late for this year, but seeing all my Facebook friends posting pics of their kids with the Easter Bunny made me think of your contest. And it’s really easy to be creeped out by those large Easter Bunnies, I think. Much more than Santa. At 3, I remember my little cousin remarking (on the Easter Bunny at the mall), “He’s a wittle bit cweepy…”

    Just a thought! I love your blog, btw 🙂

    • Caitlin April 16, 2014, 8:25 am

      Awe man we should’ve done this!!! Next year 🙂 thanks for reading!

  • Natasha April 16, 2014, 9:10 am

    While i should be studying… i am also now addicted to true detectives! Started binge watching it yesterday… so good! and Games of Thrones is easily the best show on TV. ever!


  • Emily April 16, 2014, 11:42 am

    ‘Bout time!!! I thought it would never happen. Still intrigued by how it happened too.

    True Detective is good! MM is great in it! Who knew he’s not just a pretty stomach?

    Also watching Vikings! I recommend.

  • Jasmyne Teoma @ SpiceItUpFitness April 16, 2014, 9:20 pm

    Hehe I LOVE “random posts” 🙂 My two favorite shows are Scandal and Shark Tank. I’ve been trying to limit the TV I watch ( in the beginning I used to watch Revenge but it just ended up being way to much). Blacklist is a great show too, it’s interesting because I feel that the bar has been raised a bit with TV in general and the acting in it. I’m trying to cut back but everyone deserves a guilty pleasure once a week! 😀
    p.s. Operation Beautiful is such a gorgeous idea and I love the thought of the day!

  • Sharon T April 16, 2014, 11:46 pm

    I’ve put in my request with the Hubby for this bracelet for Mother’s Day. It’s beautiful. Thank you for helping make this Mother’s Day special!

  • Anna April 18, 2014, 8:21 pm

    I love Game of Thrones and the most recent episode was a great one! I have read all the books so knew what was going to happen. I know you are a reader and would definitely recommend you read the books too!

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