Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Vacation!

Warm weather, sunshine, good food, family.... these are the components of my perfect Thanksgiving, and that's just what we got this year.

Lots of shopping, volleyball, eating, golfing, biking, archery, trampolining, movie-watching (I obviously didn't do all these things... still broken)... a trip down to Mexico... and an all-around good time.

Love. Miss.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Cleaning Miracle

Soooo I like things to be clean. However, the underside of my sink faucet is was my nemesis. Hard water buildup/mineral deposits that looked naaaasty were giving me anxiety, and no amount of scrubbing was having any effect.

Thank goodness for Pinterest.

Put some vinegar (it was the cider or the white wine kind, and I had more of this one haha) in a bag, didn’t have a rubberband so I used 3 twist-ties linked together, let that sucker sit while I watched Gilmore Girls on Netflix, checked on it once and saw lots of bubbles happening in there, took it off and all the gunk scrubbed right off.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

My competitive side and my crafty side

A few things.

Occasionally, my competitive side comes out. With my FitBit, you can see your friends steps, and you can challenge them to daily or weekly contests. I get challenged all the time, but I don't usually check on them/care about them all that much.

For some reason, though, when I got home from work yesterday and saw the competition (as well as seeing my name on the feed), it really struck me that I needed to win. So, out came the Zumba videos on YouTube. Over came my friend, and we went on a long (cold) walk.

And victory! My intense little competition fire burned out after my win though, maybe it will return in a few months haha.

On another note, I'm working on my wedding scrapbook! When I first got married, I made one, but I gave it to my parents (they asked, okay? I'm not that narcissistic) and I haven't yet been motivated to repeat the process.

Until now.

I'm still in the organizational stage, but at least it's progress! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Headbands!

Okay, so I love headbands. Esp ones I can wear when I work out/sweat... keeps the hair/sweat out of my face, hides my gross hair, looks cute.... what's not to love??

So I saw an ad for these on Facebook (marketing at its finest) and I just clicked to see what it was all about... and between the buy 2 get 1 free, $10 off promo code (seems like they're always running one), and free shipping over $20.... I got 3 of them for like $22. Couldn't say no.

I got 3 colors... black (solid, trustworthy) and two fun patterns!

They're stretchy and soft, and I love them so far!

Ignore my grossness.

They're the kind that can be worn different ways, so I've been playing around... they slip a little, but much less than normal for me (I'm pretty sure my head is a weird shape. Never let me go bald). Love them!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cold Weather Exercise

My attempts at running these days look less like lovely summer mornings and more like this:

Mostly my ears and fingers freeze, hence the headband (probably a cheap, walmart special) and the gloves (which I love, found here... I can even still use my phone with them - helloooo running apps).

...We do what we can, right?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Our Peruvian Adventure!

Yay! I've finally started wading through the hundreds of pictures from our awesome trip last month! We seriously had the best time traveling around Peru, and my sweet husband even carried my luggage everywhere to save my back... no easy feat, let me tell you what.

A few highlights.

Lima. Amazing cathedrals with crazy-cool catacombs underneath! So huge and so beautiful!

The Amazon. A 3.5 hour boat ride up the River to our little bungalows. We saw SO much crazy wildlife! An ANACONDA, we caught and held that baby caiman (alligator thing), SLOTHS and monkeys.... we swam with dolphins and piranhas (which Kip also fished for, caught, and ate) in the freaking Amazon River (which looked more like a huge lake that went on forever)... and just had an amazing experience.

Cusco. One of the coolest cities I've ever seen. This was our hotel, such a great view of the city!

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. What can I even say. SO BEAUTIFUL. Probably the coolest places I've ever seen. Pictures could never do it justice, it was definitely the experience of a lifetime. Go there. Do it. Just be prepared for those nasty toilets (yep, that gross hole in the ground) and that insane elevation.

Overall, it was SUCH a great trip! I'll forever be thankful for getting to experience parts of that gorgeous country with my love!!