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Top Five Friday #52

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Hey guys!  Happy Friday!  First of all, I want to wish all of you tons of luck who are running Pittsburgh this weekend (or doing any other races!).  I always seem to be busy the week of the Pittsburgh marathon, but I'm hoping to participate again next year.  I'll be wishing a dry and cool weekend for you all, and can't wait for all of the race recaps!

Now, onto some favorites from the week!  This might be one of the most random collections of favorites I've ever shared..I have some products, apps, news stories, and more to share.  I hope you enjoy, and have a fantastic weekend!  

Linking up with MarCynthia and Court  as well as Heather,Happy Fit Mama and Momfessionals Face Masks
One of my guilty pleasures is putting on a face mask at the end of the night and watching Netflix.  I love all different kinds of masks, but my favorite are sheet masks!  I ordered this variety pack of Korean sheet masks on Amazon, and I'm obsessed.  To be honest, I haven't noticed a h…

Spring 2016 Wish List

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Hi everyone!  Today I have one of my favorite posts to share- my spring wish list!  We are right in the heart of spring, so I thought it was a perfect time to share what I'm checking out lately.

I decided to share a variety of products in two of my favorite spring colors- purple and white.  Purple is one of my favorite colors to wear, and nothing beats breaking out that fresh white once it warms up outside.

I hope you enjoy seeing two outfits that I came up with, and I would love to hear what's on your wish list this spring!



Pretty in Purple








Kendra Scott Necklace This brand has the most gorgeous jewelry, and I'm drooling over this beautiful amethyst necklace.  It's delicate but still a show-stopper!







Madewell Tank Top How soft and amazing does this tank look?!  I could see this becoming an everyday essential either worn alone or under a jean jacket.  I could see myself picking up this top in every single color!









Gap Denim Skirt Button front skirts and midi lengths are all …

WIAW : Moving Edition

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Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today we're going to be talking about food- specifically what I ate yesterday.  Right now, my meals are incredibly random because I'm in the middle of moving!  I'm trying to empty out my fridge and pantry as much as possible, so I'm getting some pretty weird combinations lately.

Here's a look at the weird meals that I ate yesterday, and make sure you check out the WIAW linkup to see what everyone else is eating!


Wrap : chicken, hummus, cilantro, roasted carrots Wraps have been one of my go- to foods lately for breakfast or lunch.  At the beginning of the week, I'll usually prep a ton of them so that Dan and I can just grab them as we need.  We had some frozen chicken breasts, so I just cooked them and shredded them with some sweet chili sauce.  Then I just added some leftover hummus, cilantro, and roasted carrots.  Quick and easy!
Zeke's Coffee I ran out of coffee at home, so I picked up my favorite coffee at work!

Chopped Veggies : …

Workouts Lately

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Hi everyone!

As you can all probably figure out, my workouts lately have been pretty different than what I'm used to.  Not only did I stop training for a marathon, but I also cancelled my gym membership last month.  This means that I've had to do things a bit differently lately!  Today, I thought it would be fun to share what my workouts look like lately.  I know that this is only temporary, but I thought it might be helpful to those of you who are also in fitness-limbo!


Running
I still run occasionally, but now I'm not following any schedule or plan.  In fact, I haven't even been timing or measuring my runs at all.  I go out when I want to, run however long I want to, and I'm enjoying every minute!  I'm also going on runs with Selma which has made us both very happy.

Since it's been heating up outside, I've also loved to run on the trails.  I've always loved trail running, so it's been great to get back to that and not worry about messing up m…

Top Five Friday #51

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Happy Friday!  Who's excited for the weekend?  I know that I am :)

Today I'm sharing my favorites from the week as always.  Make sure you let me know what you're up to in the comments below, and I'll see you on Monday!

Linking up with MarCynthia and Court  as well as Heather,Happy Fit Mama and Momfessionals
Playoff Time
This is one of my favorite times of the year, because baseball season is starting, while hockey and basketball are in playoffs.  I'm not the biggest hockey fan, but I love following along with playoffs.  The Pens are currently playing the Rangers, while the Flyers' (aka my least favorite team..sorry to any readers from Philly) fans did this.  And, while Pittsburgh doesn't have a professional basketball team, I love following along with those playoff games as well.  It's the best time of the year for a sports fan!


7-Minute Egg I'm a huge fan of poached eggs, but they're so difficult to make at home that I gave up.  Recently, I di…

Bullet Journal 101

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Hi everyone!  Last week I shared my favorite bullet journal supplies, and today I'm going to show you how I use my journal.  One of the things that I really love about this system is the freedom to use it however best works for you.  I've already changed things up a lot in the few weeks that I've had mine, and I love how adaptable it is!  I'm sure that my needs will change as the year goes on, and I can keep changing my journal to keep up with those changes.

For now, this is the way that I'm using my bullet journal and I hope this gives you some inspiration to start yours!

Calendex
The first section of my bullet journal is for my Calendex.  This is a method that was "invented" by Eddy Hope, and it works really well for me.  I like to keep mine color coded to help visually see what types of events I have coming up, and mine is currently set for three months.

To create a Calendex, just set up your page with the months going horizontally, and days going vert…

Day in the Life : Home Repairs Edition

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Hi everyone!  Today I'm so excited to join in the Show and Tell linkup today because the topic is one of my favorites- Day in the Life!  I always love reading about how other people spend their days and it's always fun to document mine.  I love to look back on other days in my life to see how things change as the year goes on.

This is going to be a different type of day- a weekend!  This particular day is last Saturday when Dan and I did lots of work on the house.  My parents also came to help us out and it ended up being a really busy day.  I hope you enjoy following along a day in my life!

6:00 - Wake up bright and early.  We take Selma out and see a few deer and squirrels, then see our neighbor walking his chickens.  We're not in the city anymore!

7:00 - Drive to Lowe's (trip #1) to pick up fence posts and gravel.  We've been taking trips to Lowe's and Home Depot SO. MUCH. Lately!

7:30 - Drive to Breuggers to pick up bagels for everyone.  Life pro tip- if yo…

Marathon Monday Talk

Hi everyone, and Happy Marathon Monday!  I'm sure most of you know what that means, but in case you don't- today is the day of the Boston Marathon!

With that in mind, I thought it was about time that I talk about my own marathon.  You might have noticed that I stopped sharing training updates a few weeks ago, and haven't really been talking about the race much at all.  With the race only 6 days away, I figured it was time to do some marathon talk.  I have to warn you- this post is pretty much a dump of all of my thoughts (with no pictures to boot), so I hope that some of it makes sense.

I decided not to run the Gettysburg Marathon.

If you've been following me this year, you know that this has been my goal race for the spring.  I've been training really hard, got PR's in all of the races that I ran in training, and was feeling great.  Then, a few weeks ago something changed.

It was around the time that Dan and I put in the offer for our house, and life just seem…

Top Five Friday #50

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Happy Friday everyone!  I can't believe this is already the 50th Friday post that I'm sharing.  Pretty big milestone!

This has been such a busy week so I'm just going to drop by quickly to share a few favorites from this week.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday for some marathon talk!

Linking up with MarCynthia and Court  as well as Heather,Momfessionals, Happy Fit Mama and Julie
Better Than Yourself - Lukas Graham
This week I could only pick one song as my favorite, because this song completely blew me away.  I have to say it's definitely my favorite of the entire year, and I dont remember the last time that I liked a song this much!  It's seriously amazing and I hope you like it as well!


The Family I've been catching up on this brand new series, and I'm hooked.  I love shows that are filled with twists and turns and are a bit dark, and this one delivers.  The actors are all fantastic as well.  Definitely a mus…

Advice from a Real Estate Agent

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Hi everyone! I'm excited for today's post, because I'm teaming up Amanda, one of my favorite bloggers out there, to give you some advice. Once I found out that Amanda is a licensed realtor, I knew I had to get some help with her during my home buying process.  Luckily for me, she was willing to share some secrets and now I'm going to pass that knowledge on to you.

Whether you're currently house hunting, or hoping to do so in the next few years, I think this is all great advice and I hope you'll find it helpful!  Take it away, Amanda!


Hi I’m Amanda! I’m a Licensed Realtor in Dubuque, Iowa. I started working in real estate as a part-time marketing assistant during college and I’ve been in the industry just about 3 years now. After graduation
I obtained my real estate license and am now working as a Realtor/Licensed Assistant on a team of 3
Realtors.


Some of these tips may seem like common sense, but as I think back to just a few years ago, I had
absolutely no clu…