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Love List

21 Jan

I know it’s not even February yet but I love Valentine’s Day! I think it’s because everything is in shades of pink….there’s no way I’m the only girl in the world who thinks Target is even more addicting and appealing when this time of year comes around?!

Here are some things I’m loving right now!

1)  Peppermint. I’m still stuck in the peppermint phase – peppermint tea, peppermint baths, peppermint lotion (thank you Lindsey!!! I’m blaming this obsession a little on you hehe) So refreshing!


2)  Yoga, still. 🙂 I’ve been trying to do a minimum of 10 minutes of yoga a day just to de-stress mainly and keep stretching. I have really tight hamstrings (probably from all the running I use to do without ever stretching!) so a lot of poses that I try that involve extending my legs, I struggle with. Plus it’s something I enjoy and that’s what life is all about right?! Doing things that make you happy.

3)  Wellness in the workplace. To fight the winter blues, the company I work for has purchased some exercise equipment and now has a small gym in the building that employees can use. They are also implementing a wellness committee to host luncheons and encourage healthy lifestyles. I think that’s awesome!


4)  New Girl. Loving this show! I love Jess’ outlook on life, she is true to herself and has fun living her life, even the ordinary days. David and I are watching Blacklist together right now, another great show! And of course loving Chicago Fire & Chicago PD…Geez, for not having actual cable/dish, we sound like we always watch TV…



5)  Pinterest. It’s like a virtual dream catcher….anything you ever dreamed of is there. Your dream house, dream closet, dream desserts, dream parties; all kinds of things to inspire you. It’s truly the best of so many worlds! I am pretty sure the word “Pinterest” is equally as important as “Googling” these days (I’ve even been heard saying the word ‘Pinteresty’ when referring to something). It’s a very important word in my vocabulary! Although it’s kind of a big time sucker, it’s so much more of a ‘feel good’ thing than scrolling through Facebook a lot of the times.

6)  SheReadsTruth. If you are interested in expanding your faith, this site is awesome (you can also get an App for your phone). They do such a great job of relating the readings to your daily life.



7)  Naked3. My parents gave me this for Christmas, I LOVE it! The colors are awesome and I’ve had so much fun experimenting! Check out my friend Emily’s tutorial on it…(along with all of her videos!)


8)  Dark Horse. I don’t know what it is about this song but I typically repeat it about 5,000 times… so far the radio hasn’t been overplaying it, yet….give it a few more weeks and I’ll never want to hear it again! 

9)  The thought of spring. I won’t lie, we just had a fresh snowfall and it made me happy because it freshened everything up and made it kind of sparkly – but that’s it. It ends there. I’m ready for spring. Warmer weather, green grass, walks outside, grilling out (that one’s for you P!), yoga on the deck….sigh….


10)  These cookies. They are very good! Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and vegan.

….And apparently exclamation points …I just realized how often I end a sentence in an exclamation point! o boy!


The One that Got Away

28 Sep

The company I work for also employs Jake Owen’s dad in Florida, so my company sponsored a small concert in town last night for Jake Owen to come and perform. We were all given 2 free tickets to bring a guest. I was lucky my supervisor wasn’t taking anyone with her so my mom and David both got to go!

Not only did they give us tickets but we were in the 3rd row and they had a private reception before the concert for us employees and our guests for food and drinks. I couldn’t believe the food spread that they had: fruit, veggies, prime rib, shrimp, pizza, meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, desserts, and an open bar!

Jake Owen even came out before the concert and talked to all of us and did a little Q&A session.

After filling our tummies with food and adult beverages, we found our seats. They really couldn’t have been any better!

Jake came out and performed his heart out! After making a comment about wishing he had a drink in his hand, the guy behind us handed us a full bear to pass up to him.

Jake then threw his baseball cap out to that guy for him to keep. He also threw out lots of guitar picks, drum sticks, and interacted with the crowd. He was amazing in concert!

I like every type of music from rock to country and everything in between but no matter what kind of music it is, concerts are always so much fun.

We enjoyed ourselves so much and it was nice to get my mind off things and just really have fun and truly smile from ear to ear and sing, dance, and scream.

It was also nice to bond with my coworkers some more and just have a night out together outside of the office.

David had a few too many and is feeling the after effects today but we have a big weekend coming up! The home opener of hockey for our town is tonight and we are excited for another season to start. Tomorrow we are going to an Apple Festival so expect a recap on that on Monday! Hope you all have an amazing weekend and make lots of fun memories.