Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Five

Friday Five

 Since it's been so hot here in the south, I have been loving frozen yogurt.   My recipe is "cake batter" with strawberries, brownie pieces and cap'n crunch
I read about this on The Bargain Blonde, I went out and bought some last night!  I love it!!!  We have had crazy humidity which is no bueno for a curly haired lady like myself... this is a humidity life saver!!  and its only $7!

Summer means AMAZING fruit!  This is all I ever feel like eating... especially watermelon I just can't seem to get enough

Mullet Skirts... Some may hate them, I think they are adorable... I am rocking a mullet dress today just to prove my point

Essie Tart Deco is making my toes look adorable these days!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Awesome and Awkward


  1. Having to ask your boyfriend if you can watch the Bachelorette without him... and he says no 
  2. Having your boyfriend scream at the TV when the guys on Bachelorette start crying ... "NOOOOO  Keep it together man!!!"
  3. Warm weather!!! with working AC in my car
  4. I am going through BodyFlow training this weekend!! Cross your fingers I pass... I am not the most flexible person in the world

Essie A Crewed Interest!!  I love this color!
Les Mills BodyFlow

  1. Teaching a spin class then going to the grocery store with a soaking wet shirt... I was very judged
  2. Having Gia get out at 2:30 in the morning... trying to chase her down in my neighbors yard without being super creepy.  I finally went to bed at like 3.  Next morning Nick comes over and bam little skank was on the porch.   Well a few days later I started to notice I had a ton of bites all over me,  later that day I  was on the floor playing with her and a flea jumped on me!!!!   So I booked it to the store to buy some flea bombs and frontline.  So I try to put Gia in her cage and below is the outcome....   She is a little B
3. Practicing BodyFlow with Nick in the room and he just busts into laughter... awesome  ... way to shake a girls confidence
4. Finding my redneck neighbor's long johns hanging on the clothesline in my backyard.  I have NO words... I need to move pronto

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Redneck weekend

Nick and I went down to North Carolina for Fathers Day weekend.  On Saturday after our run Nick and I went to "Scoops" which is an ice cream place in a VW van...

The guy remembered us from last year because of my NY plates.  He and I are from the same area in NY!!  woop woop   

Behind the van is the owners workshop, she makes metal sculptures in his spare time... like the adorable table we are sitting at.

I got to feed baby chickens!!  How cute are they!!!??

This is "Donkey" she protects the baby cows

My first time on a 4 wheeler!!   I fell in love hence the awkward thumbs up I insisted on doing

I Spy Nick's face...

Me with some cows... they were chasing us down to get some food... I may or may not have sprinted out of there

I caught the first fist of the day!

My Second fish
Nick and his nephew William
They caught a salamander 

Sorry for my lack of posting!  I promise I will do better.

Anyone else have a redneck weekend?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Awesome and Awkward


  1. My mom and step dad are on a 5 week vacation in Europe-  I hate them, but I should be getting all kinds of pretty presents from Rome and Paris!!
  2. My car-  If you read my "looong weekend" post you saw that My AC went out, my wiper and a headlight. That meant one pissy Katie.  Well I called my local mechanic and that honey child fixed everything for $74!  I almost kissed the greasy mess.
  3. I got to go to Forever 21 and discover the amazingness that is their yoga pants.  I am SOLD-  lulelemon can suck it I am not spending $90 on pants I get SwAss in ...
  4. Skinny Taste  Best website ever!!  I am trying to try two new recipes a month   so I tried skinny Fettuccine Alfredo and balsamic glaze pork chops   Delish!
  5. Fresh Flowers on my desk
  6. I got a Groupon for  Bumble and Bumble salon, cut and color for $22!  heck to the yes-   My appointment is tomorrow  heaven knows this hair needs some loving
  7. I found out I am going to be an aunt again!!!!! this will be number 6!  
  8. Lauren Conrad- I discovered how much I love her hair tutorials
This is her braid from the Chelsea Lately show- a braid within a braid

Thought I would just throw this one in cause I think he is awesome

  1. I got to go to Lowe's for work and they were handing out free snow cones because it was hotter than Africa here in Virginia and I had no clue I looked this horrific
  2. Same day as the Lowe's trip, our boss asked us to put the cushions back together in the waiting room-  this is what I get-  Meet Rebecca, we share an office so pretty much we are together all the time- she is a bit of a crackhead except without the crack

  1. I was cooking yesterday and I went out to check on Gia because she is like a two year old child and low and behold the screen door is wide open, so I am on the phone with the above crack head and she is telling me a serious story, my creepy neighbor "Red Beard" comes over and asks if I am missing  a "kitty cat"   also it is raining and I have just come from teaching a body attack class.... so I am trying to agree with Rebecca on the phone, trying to get away from my neighbor and yell for Gia all without any of them knowing....
  2. I called Nick to tell him that Gia was on the loose and he says "ok let me go get my fishing net" in a completely serious voice
  3. Now its a few hours later and Gia is sitting in the screen door, all of a sudden I hear her climbing.  She is pulling a spider man and climbs all the way up the screen and has her paw on the handle.-  Mystery solved, my cat can open doors...It's going to be a long 14 years Gia...
  4. Friday after work I decided to go to wal mart and grab some things.  As I am driving there it is starting to sprinkle.  I pull into the parking lot and it is a solid down poor with the winds being super high and the rain was flying in like 8 directions.  So I am on the phone with my mom in Paris.  So I am just waiting in my car since I am so OCD about my car being clean that I wont even keep an umbrella in it.   Finally the rain dies down and its super calm, so I walking into wal mart and my call is dropped, then the greeter woman yells "It's a code black everyone get into the middle of the store we have a tornado warning"    I legit almost peed my pants right there on the yellow smiley face carpet.  So I am hauling A to the center of the store.  I tried calling my mom back and got nothing.  So I call Nick and tell him what is going on.  he looks up the weather and there is a freaking tornado in the city where I live (6 miles from wal mart)  So my thoughts turn to my clothes and my cats-  who will save them!!??     not too much damage was done thank goodness, apparently just some trees got uprooted.
  5. Yoga farting....  need I explain more?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My first relay!

My friend Ashley told me about this relay race that you run from West Virginia to Washington DC, an for some reason I was super excited.

Hahahaha  Pretty sure I look like this child

So I will begin training since I will be doing a "moderate portion" of the relay.  Look at the awesome medal I will get!!!!   Ahhhhh  September, so far yet so near

Are you doing anything out of your element this summer?
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Ragnar is the overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport. A team is made up of 6-12 individuals; each individual runs 3 legs. The legs of the race vary in difficulty and distance, from 3-8 miles, allowing elite and novice runners to run together. Over 2 days and 1 night, teams run across 200 miles of the country’s most scenic terrain. Pair that with crazy costumes, inside jokes, a great finish line party and unforgettable stories. Some call it a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant. We call it Ragnar

Monday, June 4, 2012

Loooong weekend

Nick and I decided to take an extra day off work over Memorial Day so we could make it into a 4 day weekend.

We planned to play in Annapolis, Alexandria, Georgetown and DC

Here comes the long story of our almost tragic weekend.

Friday night, Nick gets a Migraine so he goes to bed and we decide to leave in the morning

Saturday Morning, Nick is nauseous and still has a headache but by golly (not sure why I chose that term) we were going on vacation so we packed up and I drove up.  Our friends told us that Annapolis is like a little beach town with cute shops and a beach.  Well after 4 hours in the car I am ready for the beach, homegirl drove all the way there in her bathing suit planning on jumping right in.

Here we are pulling into Annapolis,   minutes later we are staring at toll roads costing a fortune just to get near the water, so we headed to a local park... well they wear charging $7 a person just to get near the water.  I was not having that crap.  So my usual self has to use the bathroom so we found a 7/11.  I did my business and Nick starts to look up things for us to do.  I turned my car on (didnt start it) so we could us the gps.  Well don't you know my car dies.  So right now I am sitting next to my boyfriend who is about to vomit all over my dead car.  So I am in tears, I head to the trunk to see if I have jumper cables and to grab some tools to get to the battery.  I had to put some of our bags in the back seat to get to the tools.  

Nick tracks down a guy who helps jump my car.  At this point it is like 9pm.  Nick and I head back to where we were staying.  He is still about to barf, I am starving and in a terrible mood and we have an hour to drive there.  Well Nick is feeling worse so I pull into a gas station and go to the trunk to get him some pepto.  I do not see Nick's bag with his computer (work computer/Nick's life work)... so I ask him if he brought it, he says yes.  We start tearing apart the car.  It is gone.  Nick starts cursing all kinds of words, I am literally sobbing to the point I cant speak.  I keep trying to figure out what happened.  I kept saying there was no way I left it on the ground because I backed out to get gas and he was standing in front of me.

What we figured out was someone stole it while we were both at the hood fiddling with the battery.  So we drove back an hour to look around the 7/11 and make a police report.

So there was day 1

Day 2!

Nick wakes up feeling worse, his stomach is all kinds of crazy and we both slept through church so we decided we better get moving.  We drove to downtown DC.  Poor guy keeps grumbling as we walk.  Then came the bathroom stops.  Every 20 minutes we had to find a new bathroom.  But thank the shopping gods we came across Forever 21 and the 3 stories of gloriousness that included a bathroom.  So Mr man did his business and I did mine   :)

Also, we went to this place called Pizza pi and it was Amaze

Please excuse my greasy hair
Look at this place!!   I love it!!

After I shopped Nick found the Marriot in downtown he stayed at for work and he remembered there was a lounge in the bottom.  We went down there to cool off and for him to lay down.

After about 15 minutes he leaves to use the restroom.

So I wait and wait and get a text message that he is puking -  Anyone who knows me knows that I do NOT do puke.  Nope nadda  can not go near it   so I just to pray he didnt pass out in there cause I was not about to come save him

He said he felt a little better but the poor guy looked awful so we just decided to grab some dinner to go and head back

The brat that I am said I HAD to have Panera, so we put it in the GPS and it landed us in DuPont Circle.  We got our food and just sat down near the fountain to listen to all the musicians and just enjoy the cooler air.  It was the best part of the day.

Day 3!

Nick is cured!

We found a "beach"   North Beach!   (Pictures are below, I can't get them to move up)

So we just played around and grabbed some lunch and went to Georgetown for Chipotle haha

Day 4
We made a list of all the things we wanted to do on our last day

Scavenger hunt, go to Alexandria, DC, forever 21, get crepes and a couple more random ones I don't remember

So we headed to Alexandria for lunch and I had a rockin club sandwich- look at that monster!

Nick being Nick....

We found a place to cool off
North Beach
Crabs found on the beach....   which is why I didnt go in the water
Hello 95 degrees...

We did our scavenger hunt and got away with out getting a parking ticket, first time for everything

Ran to F21 and to Georgetown for our favorite place but they were relocating so we decided we should leave.  On our way back we hit a crazy rain storm like the kind you have to pull over on the highway because you cant see, and don't you know one of my windshield wipers stop working.... FABULOUS   But we pulled into a Taco Bell and the day seemed to brighten back up. Thank you Fiesta Potatoes

I will do a separate post of our people scavenger hunt.  it is pretty funny