Yummy Chili

Recipe you MUST try: Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili from SkinnyTaste



Holy Moly, was it tasty (and there’s a bit left, so I get some more today!) I actually made half of what the recipe calls for since the two of us are pretty sucky at using up all the leftovers. I topped mine with a dallop of greek yogurt and a pinch of cheese.

Yesterday’s workout felt GOOD. I did the strengh “ladders” from this phase of Best Body Bootcamp at home, then went to the gym to bust out a 30 minute interval run and 20 minutes on the spin bike. Here’s what my run looked like:


Hey, so I am going to be boring and do another survey. Mostly because the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet and I am brain dead. Yay!

1. Last thing you ate:

Multigrain Cheerios (my weekday breakfast of choice)

2. Last beverage you drank:

Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.


3. Last workout:

See above

4. Last thing you pinned:


Lace wrapped mason jars

(I totally forgot about pinning this, by the way, but I ironically took a bunch of used glass candle jars- put them in the freezer for a couple hours, popped out the leftover wax, and now they’re ready to get some similar decorating!)


5. Last text message you sent:

Well, it’s not the last one, but I thought this rant I sent Tyler yesterday was pretty funny


6. Last blog you visited:

Meh, I sort of skimmed over a ton and Marked as Read when I woke up- haven’t clicked back over yet to check more out. Actually, I lied. I clicked on Its Linz post on pumpkin muffins (through twitter)

7. Last tweet you sent:


8. Last place you visited:

Yesterday I went to Safeway, Pet Planet, and the Y. Super exciting stuff.

9. Last time you did ab work:

Sunday night. I did side crunches on the bender ball.

10. Last show you watched:

We have been recording this season of Revenge because I was obsessed with it. But I watched the first episode of this season this morning, and I am so over it.



11. Last thing you baked:

Pumpkin Bread!


12. Last thing you Instagrammed:


Some pre-workout powder I got in one of my Bulu Boxes

13. Last Item on your to-do list today:

Well, ummmmm…..


And I leave you with my thoughts about school right now:


Ok, your turn- answer one or some or all of these!

Weekend Things & A Survey!

This weekend was fun! (well, maybe not Sunday)

  • Friday night I went to Ship & Anchor to celebrate a friends birthday. Here’s what NOT to do: drink a couple beers and not have dinner. I definitely paid for that mistake when I got home
  • Saturday I met up with Leigh at Starbucks. Skinny peppermint mocha and a new friend for the win!
  • Later that day, Tyler and I went to Brewster’s for dinner (and a Pumpkin Ale)


  • Sunday morning I woke up to the best text ever: my best friend delivered her gorgeous baby girl, Keagan Lynn, late Saturday night. Many many many congrats to her and her family! I can’t wait to hold this little bundle of beautiful!


(ps: we’re totally connected since we have the same middle name!)

  • the rest of the day was FILLED with lots and lots and lots of homework. Tyler has a long weekend next week, so I really have to not procrastinate so we can watch football and (him) eat wings!

And now, a survey I thought I’d do (found it on Christina’s blog)

What is currently on your wish list?

For the longest time, red pants were on the top of the list, but I scored those just a few days ago. Now at the top of my list? Winter clothes and accessories!



Crocheted head wraps



Infinity Scarves




Printed leggings

Share a new app that you’ve recently discovered that we all need.

Meh, I’m super sucky at apps, but I’m kind of afficted to Wanelo


It’s like pinterest, but for only items you can purchase. When you click on an item, it tells you the price and where you can buy the product online. And the items are unique/awesome/different.

What is a new fall TV show you have added to you DVR? (Or as they call it here, PVR)





Share your social media links for us to follow you on

What is a TV series or Movie or Song you could listen to or watch over and over and over and never get tired of…feel free to name one of each. 

TV Series

  • Golden Girls
  • Friends
  • Seinfeld


  • 16 Candles
  • Notting Hill
  • You’ve Got Mail


  • Love Like This- Faith Evans & Fatman Scoop
  • Shoop- Salt-N-Pepa

Alright, now it’s your turn! In the comments section, answer any and/or all of these questions! I love to know what other people are lusting after and watching and listening to and ‘app-ing’ (I just made that up, but I want to know what apps you have on your phone!)

Countdown Survey

Found this survey on Hungry Meets Healthy so I thought I’d give it a go..

10 favorite musical artists

Lady Gaga
Kings of Leon
Nicki Minaj
Justin Timberlake
Gwen Stefani
Tegan and Sara

9 things in your purse

Canadian money
American money
Hunger Games ticket stub
Target credit card (Oh how I wish I could use it..)
YMCA membership card

8 places you want to visit

Grand Canyon

7 movies you love

16 Candles
Pride and Prejudice
Christmas Vacation
Notting Hill
You’ve Got Mail
When Harry Met Sally

6 Favorite Hobbies

Working out
Walking Layla
(Window) Shopping
Beer/Wine tasting

5 favorite fruits/vegetables

Brussel Sprouts

4 Favorite Colors to Wear


3 Things that stress you out

(And now Destiny’s Child is stuck in my head…)

2 things you say too much

For reals
That’s crazy

1 Favorite Dessert

My mom’s wacky cake

And there ya go, folks. Feel free to comment on this post with any of your responses, or blog it yourself!

In other news, I started a new book last night called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.


On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood.  Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.  It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard.  So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini.  In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails.  As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile.  But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater.  Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion.  His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

Breakfast this morning was another english muffin with peanut butter and a half banana
Oh my goodness did I lay on the peanut butter..it was a gooey, yummy, delicious way to start my day (that, and about a pot of coffee)
I am off to run errands (Registry, Safeway, mall)
How is everyone getting their week started?