Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

For lunch today I knew I had to use up some veggies that were threatening to go bad before I abandoned them in my fridge for the weekend and they stunk up the joint.

Well, I guess they wouldn’t really stink, but they would shrivel up a bit and look like wrinkly skin. I’ll deal with wrinkly skin in due time, just not in my fridge… and not when I’m 24.

The looming overly ripe veggies made the decision to make a veggie bagelwich for lunch an easy one.

I toasted a sweet wheat Alternative bagel before spreading it with a French onion Laughing Cow Swiss cheese wedge.

Laughing Cow & Bagel

Cheesy Bagel

I used yellow squash and portobello mushrooms as the “meat” of my bagelwich and dug in.


Cheese and Veggie Bagelwich

This was pretty darn good, but I’m glad I had a bowl of my cocoa oats at 11:30 this morning, otherwise I think I’d be hungry in no time.

I’ll see ya later from my parents’ house in St. Pete.

To my family: “Get ready, ’cause here I coooome!

We’re Suckers

Ryan and I are such suckers.

Whenever it’s the teeniest bit cold outside, Sadie gets to sleep in the bed at night. When I say in the bed, I don’t mean on top of the covers at the foot of the bed. I mean inthebed… literally.

"Oh... Hello There."

Cuddle Buddy

Before I snapped these pictures last night, Sadie decided to step up to the plate for once and actually be my doggie model.

She opted for some character modeling and decided to go with the popular doggie nun pose to start.

Sadie the Nun

She even let me snap the coveted profile nun shot.

Serious Nun Sadie


This morning I hit the gym for a BodyPump class, followed by 15 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes of incline walking on the treadmill.

BodyPump was great today. I increased my weights during the squat track (by five pounds… ballin’!), which made me feel slightly more accomplished than usual. Plus, the song during the shoulders track was Now You’re Gone by Basshunter – one of my favorite workout songs ever!

Weekend Plans

After the gym and my morning walk with the pup, I came home, showered and packed for our weekend trip to St. Pete.

Ryan and I are leaving right after work to head to my parents’ house. Ryan has plans to meet up with his dad for breakfast for his dad’s birthday on Saturday morning (his dad lives within 30 minutes of my parents’ house), and my mom, sister and I have plans to go to two different trunk shows (Maggie Sottero and San Patrick) to look at wedding dresses on Saturday. Yay!

I love weekends at home and I’m looking forward to some quality time with the fam.


Breakfast today came together in a flash!

I made a breakfast quesadilla on a whole wheat pita.

Breakfast 'Dilla

The breakfast ‘dilla contained cheddar cheese and apple slices. I ate the rest of the apple on the side, but it went undocumented.

Ooey Gooey

For the Love of the Bow

After falling in love with my friend Ashley’s adorable yellow bow bobby pin that she sported at our UCF game day party back in December, I knew I just had to have one!

Ashely’s yellow bow inspiration (she’s on the far left):

Gimme Your Bow!

I finally found a pack of various colors of the bow bobby pins and couldn’t wait to sport it today!

My New Bow!

(I don’t know what is going on with my face in this picture. Please excuse me.)

What is something you saw someone else wearing that you just had to have?

Remember when the Victoria’s Secret Pink sweatpants first came out? Well, the first time I saw another girl wearing them I fell in love and knew I just had to have them!

Some things just call to you, I guess. 😉