Archive | June, 2012

photo friday

29 Jun

my favorite ice cream place Golicks.

wonderful words

28 Jun

you never know when they might not be there anymore

Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

couch to 5k {eight weeks down, two to go}

26 Jun
I am getting close to the end of this program and I’m glad.
I was very proud of myself this week. I ran the longest amount of time that I have run and I felt great. I was also running a new route because I’m getting bored with the old one. Dan has been running this route so I started the new one this week.
The 1st day was walk 3 minutes, run 12 minutes, walk 3 minutes, run 12 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
This day was really hot. I went first thing in the morning and it was already about 90 degrees. I think the heat affected me. I was having a little trouble with my breathing. I ran the first 12 minutes fine but had a little harder time with the second 12 minutes. There is a hill towards the end of the route and I had to stop at the top of the hill and walk for a little bit. I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t run the whole 12 minutes but I only walked for about 40 seconds so it wasn’t too bad.
The 2nd day was walk 3 minutes, run 12 minutes, walk 3 minutes, run 14 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to run 14 minutes after I had to stop and walk during the 12 minutes. However, I made it the whole 14 minutes without stopping to walk, even going up the hill. I was so proud of myself. Dan ran with me this day and I think that might have helped because I push myself harder when he is with me.
The 3rd day was walk 3 minutes, run 12 minutes, walk 2 minutes, run 14 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
I did the 3rd day today. I reversed the route just to mix it up and that meant the hill was more towards the beginning and it was downhill. I felt ok today but I did have a hard time towards the end of the 14 minutes. I made it the whole way though!
I feel really good after finishing this week. I feel like I am really starting to be able to run a good amount of time and it feels great! Every day has been about 3 miles and that feels good because I feel like I will be able to run the 5k. I would love to be able to run the entire 5k. I guess we will see. 
I’m a little nervous about the next week. The first run is 20 minutes. Dan says if I run 14 minutes, I can run 20 but I’m not so sure. I will try my best to do the whole 20 minutes. Last time I had to do 20 minutes, I couldn’t do it. I really hope I can this time and I will push myself to finish. I will keep you guys posted!

photo friday

22 Jun

beautiful day for my friend’s wedding

our seating card and my beautiful bouquet

teal dress and lime green nails.

first beach day

walk on the beach with the hubby to cool down from a 90+ degree day

ice cream for dinner!


wonderful words

20 Jun
My friend from the blog Pretty Things and Potty Mouths blogged about Tyler Knott. I couldn’t stop looking through his wonderful words and poems. They are amazing. I thought I would share a couple of my favorites.

happy happy happy

20 Jun
Happy 1st day of Summer!

I went to the beach for the first time today. It was super hot so I didn’t stay long. But I got to see my bff and it was a great time! Lots of sunshine and chatting and the water actually felt good because it was so hot. I hope all of you are enjoying your first day of summer!

do it yourself {1st anniversary present – paper}

20 Jun
I definitely love the idea of doing traditional anniversary presents. I told Dan to make sure he did something having to do with paper for me. He was like, “so…I could get you a card…” haha. Anyway, he came up with something great.
I looked around for some fun ideas that I could make for Dan. I found some great ones and decided on one that I knew I could make and that Dan would love.
Here is my inspiration picture that comes from A Step in the Journey.

I printed a map of the United States out and cut out all of the states so I would be able to trace them on scrapbook paper. I chose a few different pieces of scrapbook paper to use. They were all plaid in teals, yellows, and greens. I placed the states together as I cut them out so I could see how the different papers were fitting together.

When I had about half of the states cut out, I decided to start taping them together. I didn’t have time to do them all that day, so I decided having them taped together would be the best way to keep myself organized. It also made it easier to see how they were fitting together.

I had a canvas that I wanted to use. I decided to just keep it white because I thought the colors would pop off the white. I also decided to paint on the canvas “Let’s go on an adventure”. Dan and I like exploring and going on adventures so I thought that would fit. I put modge podge over the whole canvas and let it dry.

I then hot glued the buttons to the places we have gone together. I already had buttons so I used teal and yellow buttons to go with the scrapbook paper. I decided to do places we’ve spent the night in. There aren’t many places we’ve gone but I know we will add lots more buttons.

I think this turned out really well and Dan loves it. He loves maps so he thought this was a really creative idea. He found a place and hung it right up on the wall.


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