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I’d like to check you for ticks

13 Jun

I’m bacccckkkk! 😉 And ya know what? I completely missed my 1 year anniversary for IGH last Thursday! So happy belated anniversary blog! It’s been real and even though every week I set a goal to blog at least twice and sometimes only MAYBE blog once, I’m at peace with that and will continue on…I love my blog and I love my readers! I feel like it’s been a great way to share my experiences through life, healthy living, and infertility and it has also been very therapeutic for me!

Because it’s Thursday and the sun is shining, here are some randoms from me!

1. I made this Gnocchi Zucchini Ribbons & Brown Butter recipe (Shout out to Natalie from TheSweetsLife.com, her recipes are delish!) on Tuesday night and I thought it was very good. I love gnocchi (especially from Olive Garden) and when the store was all out of ravioli that I had planned to make I picked up some gnocchi and it was our very first time having it at home. David liked the recipe but wasn’t a fan of the gnocchi. Me on the other hand, I loved it and wanted to share the recipe because it was very easy and summery!

20130611_1802012. This should have really been number one because it was such a traumatic experience but yesterday I found this….prepare yourself….

Warning: you may get the eebie jeebies from it….and start itching and scratching….it may make you a little nauseous even (I know I did….)

20130612_101722Yep that’s right, straight from a Brad Paisley song…my very own little tick friend. Yuck! I was working and put my hair behind my ear and felt something like a scab on the outside of my ear…after touching it (yea I know…nasty!) I realized it most likely was NOT a scab and it was definitely something else; I quickly walked to the bathroom realized what it was and yanked it off. Luckily it was already dead and was only half latched (omg I think I lost my appetite…) on but if that sucker would have been hard to get off I would have probably passed out.

I believe I got it from this lovely, sweet, innocent looking gem


Some other randoms I’ve been up to (if you follow me on Instagram, yay! but you’ve probably seen a lot of these already! (sorry!))

IMG_20130607_135717Yep! Still reading it…I think I’m on page 50…come on Mallory!

IMG_20130606_104149Juicy peaches! They’ve been awesome lately!



IMG_20130607_071845Breakfast is served! Have a great Thursday!


Fun Facts Friday: Weather Edition

15 Mar

So last year we had crazy out of the normal, warm temperatures…


How unfair is this….

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That’s this week’s forecast. I think they need to get that little ground hog….

1. I can’t get enough of this song! I absolutely love it and it may just be my favorite song at the moment 🙂 I may be caught dancing in my kitchen to it a time or two.

2. Yesterday I received a package from a dear friend with this in it,


It is seriously the cutest, most meaningful necklace I’ve ever seen! I love it so so much!!! Have you ever heard of Origami Owl?

3. Mark on your calendars National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) coming up the week of April 22nd!

4. Today for my workout, I wanted to pull out an old Jillian video to mix it up and I only had 30 minutes so I went to do my Ripped in 30…looked in the last 10 DVD cases of movies we’ve watched in the last year, nothing. Looked everywhere. Can’t find it! So I thought I’d refresh my memory of how much torture her 6 Week 6 Pack video is! I only did the first round of the level because my legs were about to give out but it was a nice, quick sweat session (without over doing it) with a short Blogilates video to end. This weekend’s to do list: go through every DVD case I own looking for that DVD. I am the worst at putting the actual DVD away where it belongs…are you sensing the pattern here?

5. My sister gave me these beautiful daffodils that she bought for a fundraiser at work. Aren’t they so happy feeling? I sure feel loved!!!

20130315_074142My Christmas cactus at work that I’ve been bragging about…check it out now!!

20130313_0805146. I made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bars earlier this week. Very easy and pretty good!

20130312_205720Have a great day!!!

Liebster Award

13 Mar

Hey everyone! I have been MIA again…I really just needed some time to refocus and relax a little. I am in need of some blogging therapy and found out that a follower of mine, Maureen, nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thanks Maureen!!! You rock and made me smile today! 🙂


What is the Liebser Award?

The Liebster Award is for any up and coming blogs that you enjoy reading and a great way to promote them! (Thanks again Maureen, and thank you Melissa as well!)

1. This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

2. The award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another.

3.  Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.

4. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.

5. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.

6. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.

7. No tag backs (aka, don’t nominate the person who nominated you).

Here goes nothin! 😉

11 Random Facts About Me

1. No matter what mood I am in, music will always remove the fog. That is why I used 4.5 GB out of my 5 GB of data last month…yikes!!! Pandora and Songza you’re killin me 😉

2. I love every type of music. Country, rock (classic, heavy, contemporary), rap, alternative, and just about everything in between!

3. I absolutely hate my neck touched. I will immediately drop to the ground if it is.

4. I sleep with my thermometer under my pillow. Which also means I wake up at 5 AM daily to temp. It is a total pain but I am amazed at how well I know my body because of this.

5. I am left handed. It’s crazy the amount of people who notice this about me as I am writing or eating.  

6. I also make a wish whenever I see 11:11. I totally nodded my head when I read that of your’s Maureen because I do the same. I am incredibly superstitious. I also will not say the words C-O-L-D or F-L-U during the winter months…

7. I am not a fan of onions. 

8. I have a monster in my Tupperware cupboard. & he keeps messing it up on me!

9. I love anything that has the words: ice cream, coconut, pumpkin, dark chocolate, mint, and/or peanut butter. 

10. I can’t jump in a pool without plugging my nose. Never have been able to. 

11. I own a telescope. Growing up I wanted to be an astronomer. Hopefully this summer we can dust it off again!

Maureen’s Questions:

1. What is your ideal day of eats? My days typically start off with my steel cut oatmeal or some eggs cooked in coconut oil, then I snack on some greek yogurt or an orange, for lunch I usually make a sandwich, a wrap, or have leftovers, and I try to make new recipes for dinner time each week! It’s a really great day if I fit in some ice cream with cookie butter!!

2. What is your favorite type of exercise? Running. But I also have really found a love for other kinds as well but running will always be at the top!

3. If you met a genie and was granted 3 wishes, what would they be? 1) a baby. 2) no such thing as money… 3) or death.

4. What is your favorite season, and why? It all depends when you ask. Right now it’d be summer! But at the end of summer I’d say fall.


5. What is your favorite television show? This is a tie between One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries. If you’ve never watched either, do it!!! (……..you won’t regret it!!!)


6. Have you ever met a celebrity? My Darkest Days (twice!)


7. What is your favorite vacation spot? Mexico. David and I both said we had no desire to go there UNTIL we went to Riviera Maya for our honeymoon and we were hooked! It’s gorgeous, the tropical drinks are to die for, and the people are so nice!

On our honeymoon before weight loss

8. If you could live in any time period in history, what would it be, and why? Probably in the future. I want to know what it has to hold and what changes have been made in the world. 

9. Describe your first date. I’ll be honest, I can’t remember…is that bad??

10. if you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring with you? 1) Water 2) Photos of my family 3) Flip Flops 🙂

11. Can you play any musical instruments? My iPod! {hehe}

11 New Questions

1. What’s your favorite movie of all time?

2. What do you do as soon as you walk in the door after work?

3. Do you put your toothbrush in a drawer or in a toothbrush holder?

4. What vegetable do you love? Hate?

5. What is your favorite go-to outfit for a Saturday?

6. What’s your favorite work out?

7. What does your Tupperware cupboard look like?

8. If you had to chose one thing you could not live without, what would that be? (can not be technology related – made it harder huh!? hehe)

9. What’s your favorite thing to order while eating out?

10. What is the temperature outside when you are the happiest?

11. If you could pick anywhere in the world to be right now, where would that be and what would you be doing?

And the nominees are…

1. Jessie @ jessielovestorun.wordpress.com

2. Cori @ olivetorun.com

3. Paige @ healthyhitsthespot.com

4. Lindsey @ arunningtale.com

5. Elizabeth @ myneonrunningshoes.com

6. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats

7. Brooke @ Running In Heels

8. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy

9. Katie @ katiedidwhat.com

10. Kari @ afoodiestaysfit.com

11. Clare @ fitting-it-all-in.com