Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Thank you for all of your comments on yesterday's post. Nice to know most of us are in the same boat!

I've been obsessed with Flywheel lately. My friend Tara got me hooked and I like telling everyone I know about it now.  Anyone do Flywheel or any other stadium cycling?  I like burning a lot of calories in 45 minutes. Running doesn't burn this much this quickly.  

Each class I try to get better. Effort is measured by the Total Power number.  One of my favorite parts of Flywheel are the statistics you get on your app the second you leave the class.  I also like that the room is dark so no one can see you panting ha!  

Highly recommend trying a class if you have it in your city!  If you're in Charlotte shoot me an email and let's go together!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I'm becoming anti-social.  I love seeing people and Kevin always says I recharge by being with people.  He recharges by being by himself.  

Lately, I don't want to do anything.  Maybe I'm plain tired of plans.  Maybe I'm tired of being on the go so much.  Maybe I'm tired of traveling.  Maybe I'm over having too many commitments.  I just want to do what we want to do.  I don't want to be kinded into doing stuff.  I don't want to do stuff because I feel like I have to do it.  I just want to be!

Kevin thinks it's funny because I'm becoming more like him.  At least for the time being.  We just go nuts all week at work and it's the last thing we want to do is run run run all weekend.  This past one was perfect...a few things going on, nothing major.  I liked it. 

I'm probably just in a phase.  

Who is going through this right now?  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lindsay's Baby Shower

This past weekend was a nice one!  Lindsay's college girls from Carolina were so kind to include me in her baby shower.  Lindsay is one of my oldest friends...we grew up across the street from each other!  She just moved to Boston from Philadelphia so her husband can do his residency at Harvard.

The girls from college call themselves the "Hey Girl Hey" girls so they made the cutest banner that said, "Hey Boy Hey" since she's having a boy.

We had to tell her to turn to the side because from the front and back she doesn't look pregnant!

Diana, Valerie, Cat, Lindsay, Diana, Sarah, Amy.  The nicest gals.  I'm so glad Lindsay has them in her life!

The end of September will be here so soon and we can't wait for that baby to be here!

On Sunday, Kevin and I decided to do a bunch of stuff around the house like swapping rugs out and cleaning out some junk.  We need a rug for this room that doesn't clash with the oriental rug in the living room (they're right next to each other) ...but it still needs to be dressy enough for a formal dining room.  I just ordered one from online so we'll see how that works!

I made dinner for Kevin's cousin's family who just had baby Seth in April while we were in China.  It was wonderful to finally meet this cutie!  He was so good.  We all went to dinner at Hickory Tavern and caught up.  It's nice having family in town that are our age.  She and I both married into the family and we are really it's almost like an instant friend that's also family.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lauren's Birthday and Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last night Emily, Kim, Lauren and I all went over to Tara's new condo to celebrate Lauren's birthday!

And today, I'll be doing this!  Before 7am I had already made two purchases.  Since it's free shipping, I don't feel badly about numerous orders.  I've already gotten my favorite Philosophy lotion and shower gel.  In my cart right now are some Zella workout clothes.  We shall see!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Been playing with new pillows.

Too perfect.


Much better.

The big ivory pillow is too wintery.

Still a work in progress.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

No Bake and One Dish Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I got permission from my Mother-In-Law to share the easiest cookie recipe ever.  Note: I cannot bake worth a hoot but I can make these.  Kevin says they aren't as good as when his Mama makes them.  At least he's honest haha!

 - 2 cups sugar (I've tried Splenda and they aren't as good)
 - 1/3 cup cocoa
 - 1/4 cup butter
 - 1/2 cup milk
 - 1 tsp. vanilla extract
 - 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
 - 3 cups of uncooked oats (do not get the quick oats)

Mix sugar, cocoa, butter and milk on stovetop.
Bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add vanilla, peanut butter and oats.
Mix and spoon onto wax paper to cool.  
Let them cool and harden prior to transferring into container to store (takes about 15 minutes).

Yes, one dish to clean after these cookies are made.  Can't get easier than that!

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Here's our weekend in pics. 

Rental house duties.  

Helping me do laundry. 

Pottery Barn class with Lisa. 

Trying to pick a bedroom wall color. 

Mills' new sleeping space on my side of the bed!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!