Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy Monday to You!

Starting the week off yesterday with spinach and cabbage...... righto, it's hard core. :p 

What was the latest green you consumed? Have a good one! = )

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Which One for the Newspaper? :)

Help! My little sister is going to be featured in the local paper as a listing agent for her Real Estate.

Which picture should we send in? Tell us what catches your eye most-- Photo 1 or Photo 2? :)

Thanks in advance for the help! =) 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Organic Beef & Some Life Happenings

Hello, peoples!

I hope you're doing wonderfully!

I seriously dislike visitings a person's blog only to read the "I'm to busy to post" line. That's rude, so I'll spare you and just say -- There ARE dreams and goals, folks- and I'm after them................ =)

Sometimes I do think I'm slightly crazy (or rather not exceling at anything for overbooking myself)--- enrolled in two schools (college & a holistic health certification), tests (i always get nervous before a test), deadlines, trying to work part time in the family business, taking care of my sweet, precious Momma (actually she takes care of me ;), preparing for a Christmas vocal performance just after Thanksgiving, coaching 5 clients (which I love, love!)..... phew! it's fun, y'all- and a great day to be alive!

Dinner tonight was organic, grass-fed beef stew with lots of peas. :) Oh, and 1/2 a bagel of 'fiberous' grain bread with coconut oil and delicious sunbutter. :) You should try it sometime!

I made it for a workout before supper-- weights (5-12 pounders), squats, lunges, crunches, etc. Yesterday was a beautiful run outdoors (3.1 miles in 24:55)-- so much that I'm aching to get out there tomorrow!

But, I won't make it if I don't hit the sack. hehe! I'm a 9-hour kind a gal. Sometimes I'll go on 7.5 during the week, but that makes for a definite nap on Sunday afternoon and sleepy eyes during church which isn't desirable. :p

See ya soon!

What are you doing for runs / workouts this week?

Any delicious dinners, of late? Throw them at me-- you know I'm always open!

Monday, October 7, 2013

This Battle Is Not Mine

Today was a hard day. The above picture has nothing to do with anything, except for I love glass bottles and Pellegrino water :). Ooh, and the fact that I thought I was possibly going into a bout of the flue (or something), whizzing into the nearest grocery, and grabbing this off the shelf to keep myself from loosing my "inner-erds". This was actually the least of my worries today, though!

If I could, I would give you more details, but it takes a lot of energy for me to open up with this particular issue as it's so close to my heart. Plus, I'm just plain pooped from the day. . .

At the same time, I feel an inner peace about this situation because my hope is in God. I was reminded by a dear friend yesterday that Jesus IS bigger than this situation, any situation. It really makes no sense why I am not a complete basket case at the moment.

"The LORD God will fight for you. . ." -Exodus 14:14 

". . . For the battle is not yours, but God's"-2 Chronicles 20:15

Sometimes I feel like it's all dependent on me-- like I should do something, or do more!!!!! I know if sounds crazy, but whatever IT is that I'm talking about is -- a TON of responsibility and more like a part, full-time job to stay on top of it all.

But, really if you read the story in Chronicles of the Israelites in battle -- they opened their mouths and praised God versus trusting in their swords. It doesn't mean they weren't ready and willing to fight it just means that wasn't where their hope and security was-- it was in God!

You know what happened when they praised God, despite their circumstances? The enemy turned on itself and started killing each other!!!!

Ok, so I thought this was interesting and wanted to share and it's helped me go from surviving to thriving today. :) Perspective is everything!

I am thoroughly exhausted, though. I hardly did anything physical today which is hilarious-- it's been mostly mental and emotional expenditure. A quick 20 min workout saved my skin by squeezing it in this morning! Phew, seriously- I feel sssoooo much better when I get this into the daily regimen. Don't you agree? :)

It's just after 8pm now, but I'm hoping to hit the sack here soon after I do a little more study for the day. :)

So, I will praise you dear Jesus because you are good, because you are with me, and because you are for me-- a sinner you saved by Grace. :) May Your love shine through me and bless others!

I'm interested to hear from you-- How to do you release after a stressful day? It's ok, we all have them. It's just how we respond to them that counts. :) 

What are you trusting in? :) 

Oh, and I was recently award the Sunshine Award from fellow blogger and friend, The Peanut Butter Runner! Post on this to answer her questions coming soon. :)

Stay tuned- if you're a blogger I might just nominate you next!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall is My Favorite!

If fall is your favorite, than we just might be kindred spirits. 

I love it all. 

Cloudy, gray skies with a nip in the air. 

The pumpkin, cinnamon spice that makes you feel warm and safe as you sip on a hot latte, regardless of what's going on in life. Adorable tights with cute, knee-high boots crunching between leaves with cool breeze and exciting winds-- making you feel that anything is possible! 

The festivities-- pumpkin patches, marshmallows roasts. 

Yes, it just might be the most wonderful time of the year. :) 

Orange & spice was my cup of choice this morning before leaving for work to celebrate the season, but I'm also into green tea at the moment for all it's antioxidant benefits!

Are you a tea drinker? 

What's your favorite about fall? :) 

Do you have a favorite festivity/activity during this time of year? 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I Need Breakfast Ideas!

Hi, friends! 

It's the middle of the week and I need some more breakfast ideas! It's been green smoothies of late after waaay too long of 'a break!

What are your go-to favorites? :) 

I pretty much burnt out on eggs (scrambled, boiled, 'omelitized' -- you name it!) so anything other than that, I'm open!

Leave a comment-- tell me your all-time, personal breakfast favorites!!!