Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Color Run...

I'm not a runner.  I'm a walker.  But I'm doing The Color Run in August.  I'm training using the Couch to 5K app and I'm kind of excited.  Like really excited.  
 I've only ever participated in one other race, and I walked that with the kids (it was the Susan G. Komen race a couple of years ago).  This will be my first run.  And while I'm probably in the worst shape of my life, I'm excited that this fun race is going to be the one to get me in the best shape of my life (so far)!
Photo credits:  The Color Run

Monday, April 7, 2014

Watch this show...

I'm a little late on the bandwagon here (which is pretty normal for me).  I have a LIST of shows that I want to watch (House of Cards, Scandal, etc., etc.).  This happened to be one of them.

Dude, it's so freakin' funny.

You need to watch it.  It'll make you LOL.  For reals.

Friday, March 28, 2014

I've got the bug again...

For so long now blogging has left me feeling uninspired.  I had nothing to say.  And thinking of something to say became a chore.

So I left for awhile.

And then slowly I started to dip my toe back into the blogging pool.

I wrote a few posts this week and it felt good.

It felt good to express myself with words rather than just pictures (which I still love, by the way).

It felt good to lie in bed and wish I had a notebook next to me because I had something I wanted to share with you.

It felt good to be inspired to write and create and plan.

It's good to be back.

Thanks for hanging around.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Toy Confidential...

I stumbled upon these funny little images while spending time I'll never get back on Pinterest.  They're from a series of photos that Aled Lewis took, after being inspired by a toy unicorn.  As he tells it,

"It all started in a toy store when I saw a figure of a unicorn rearing up as though he was showing off his magnificent horn.  I arranged some of the other horse figures around him looking suitably displeased at his show-ff antics and it amused me enough to make it a project!"

Needless to say, I find them hilarious and ended up buying the book once it became available.  Here are just a few gems from Toy Confidential that makes me LOL. (really, I LOL when I flip through it!)


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Cleaning...

If spring never shows up here in WNY, does that mean I don't need to spring clean?

Oh I kid.

Or do I?

But really, there's something about knowing your house is clean from the tippy top to the bottom.  Or is that just me.  It may be just me because no one I know is really down with the whole 'so clean you can eat off of the plantation shutters' mentality.

I get it, I'm a little intense when it comes to a clean house.  Just ask those who live with me (poor souls).  But I do think there's something to be said about cleaning your house, all of the nooks and crannies, and sitting down at night to a peaceful, organized space.  But then again I have OCD when it comes to areas of neatness (don't even ASK me to get any work done if my desk is a mess), so it's probably just me again.

Someone back me up.  Anyone.  Please?

My spring cleaning list (culled from multiple Pinterest pins) is pretty extensive, and with spring taking it's sweet time getting here (many of my posts recently, as sporadic as they've been, are about this sad fact), I'm worried that I won't be able to cross off my list completely.

Because no one spring cleans in summer.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Guys...I hear birds...

These little buds are just waiting for the next round of snow to kill them.  Sweet little things.

I woke up this morning and I heard something sort of amazing.


Sweet, tweeting birds.


Now, bear in mind it's not even 30 degrees here, BUT, the sun is shining and there are bird chirping.

I'll take what I can get at this point.

A survivor of the never ending winter

Monday, March 17, 2014

Getting out of Dodge...

Dudes.  This winter has been ridic (as Madeline would say).  So I surrender.  I give up.  I'm getting the hell out of here (granted, not for 3 more weeks).

We decided we're heading out to the Outer Banks in NC for a week in April.  I cannot wait.  Booked the house, took off work, I'm out. of. here.
Emma on the beach during our trip to SC a couple of years ago.  Just because I hate posting without a picture.

Thank God I work for an amazing company, because I'm already taking 2 weeks off in May to visit my brother and sister in law (and yes, you too Emma, but you shouldn't be reading this blog as you're only 6.  Sorry. 6 and a half.).  My boss was like 'GO'!  So I said, 'OK'!

This trip was literally conceived and booked in one day.  That's how much I need to get out of here.

So you can suck it winter.  I'm breaking up with you.