It’s 8pm And I Am Already In Bed

Is it bed time yet? I am sooo tired. But many good things are here.

1. Today is the last day of my Fab Ab Feb
2. I went skiing yesterday and it was BEAUTIFUL
3. I officially entered into the Rally Savings program for Premier‘s National Rally in Texas in July. (And with one day to spare!)

On those notes…Here are some pictures of me in clothes.

IMG_1187^^^Oh hey, this is an awkward photo….^^^


IMG_1205This is the best “non-crotch-shot” photo I could find of the belt area…too bad you can’t see the belt very well 😦

IMG_1197Don’t worry, this isn’t my stupid face photo…

This is my wind-blown photo…sorta….


But this, now this is my epic stupid face photo. I don’t even have to try to make this face. It just happens like this. Don’t hate. You know you love this mug.
Shirt: Gap
Pants: American Eagle
Belt: Gap
Shoes: Some store in the mall that sells shoes for cheap.
Jewelry: Premier Designs

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Taking Action.

I have been wanting to join a book club for a while now and my friends and I have been talking about it for a few months but never really doing anything about it. I have looked at but that site is really overwhelming and I am actually extremely shy and nervous when meeting a group  of new people. I mean, who isn’t!

Well I am totally proud of myself. Today I took action. I created our book club (on Facebook, of course)! We are going to read 1 book a month for our club and meet up every 2 weeks. We are going to rotate people’s houses to meet up at and if we can’t meet anywhere, there is always starbucks. Our first book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Who knew this book was so popular! I went to the library to go check it out and there were 440 people who already had holds on their 124 copies! WHHHAAAAATTT!?! Well there went that idea to save some money….Amazon it is.


Here is the description of the book from amazon:

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

I am really excited about this. We already have a ton of people who want to be in a book club! How nerdy are we?? haha Even my mom wants to be in it.

I was thinking that if any of you want to form a “virtual” book club of sorts let me know! We could totally do this blogger style! 

Happy Wednesday!

Not So Quick Veggie Lasagna.

I figured out how to make really good lasagna. The first time I made it, my mom was here and we did it together, and honestly, it would not be this good without her help. So THANKS MOM!

Let me warn you though. This recipe takes about 2.5 hours. So be prepared to work for your food. I will say that this is one of my favorite dishes though. Cody is always excited when I make it and even our roommate wants to eat with us! Also, we have some tasty leftovers for the rest of the week so that is always a plus too.


1 medium onion – chopped
1 clove of garlic – finely chopped
1 teaspoon of dried basil
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 can (15 oz) of tomato sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) of diced tomatoes undrained
8 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 container (15-16 oz) of ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
1.5 teaspoons of dried oregano
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
red wine
olive oil
veggies. I used – bell pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, and a leafy green (I used chard in these photos but I have also used spinach in the past)


IMAG0706After you have stopped crying your eyes out from cutting up your onion, throw it in a 10 inch skillet cook it with the garlic in some olive oil. (I really love this olive oil from Trader Joe’s. It is like $5 for almost 34 oz and it is pure olive oil. It is wonderful to cook with.

IMAG0705#1(yes I am aware that those are whole tomatoes. Don’t used those. I had to cut them anyways. Buy the diced ones. it will save you a step)

IMAG0704#1cut up your veggies into bite sized pieces.


after about 8-10 minutes, stir in the basil, sugar, tomato sauce, tomatoes, and veggies (but not your leafy green stuff). This is also where you would add a little bit of wine.

IMAG0708You are going to bring this to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes or until it has thickened.


IMAG0712While the sauce is cooking you can prepare the ricotta cheese mixture.
In a bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, and oregano together.

IMAG0713Totally easy. BTW, I have decided that ricotta cheese is weird. It tastes good, but its weird.
Set this aside for later.


When there is about 20 minutes left on your sauce, cut up your greens (I did strips) and start adding them to the sauce.

IMAG0715You are going to have to do it a little at a time. This is only about 1/4 of the chard that I used and it still looked like a salad before I stirred it in.

IMAG0716You want to make sure that your greens wilt. It should look like this with all of your greens in it.
Now would also be the time to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. And now would be the time to start cooking your noodles.

IMAG0717When your sauce is done, put half of it at the bottom of an ungreased  13×9 inch glass baking dish. Make sure it covers the bottom of the pan.

IMAG0718Over your sauce, layer 4 of your noodles.

IMAG0719Spread your ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles and then sprinkle on some parmesan cheese.

IMAG0721Then put the rest of the sauce on top and then the rest of the noodles and then the rest of the ricotta cheese and then the rest of the parmesan cheese (do you see a pattern here?)

IMAG0722Cover the lasagna with foil and bake it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, take the foil off and bake for another 15 minutes.
IMAG0723Wait another 15 minutes before you cut into it.


Seriously, so good.

I hope you try this, because I am actually really proud of myself for this recipe. It is mostly my own too. We kind of just made things up as we went along. 🙂

Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!

PS. I wrote this at 10pm last night while eating apple pie and vanilla ice cream. I’m awesome. Probably not very healthy, but totally awesome.

Happy Tuesday!

I Almost Forgot To Give This A Title.

I know that many everyone pretty much hates going back to work on Mondays so here is something that I hope will cheer you up on this lovely day. (I hope it is lovely…I wrote this yesterday and I can’t see the future so bare with me.)

379182_478230975573712_1978785025_nI seriously cracked up for like 3592853298 million minutes. Hilarious. Because when I see this, I think of this:

But anyways, I have decided that “working out” is so much easier with music than without. How did I not remember this?!!?? My Fab Ab Feb is almost over! And no, I don’t think I want to do March. lol ITWASHARRRDDDD!

Anyways, here is my fav music from february. Not necessarily good workout songs but who REALLY works out anyways?? lol

1. Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo ole
This song has a lot of sentimental value for me so when it showed up on my Pandora I was totally thrilled!

2. Home – by Phillip Phillps

3. Next To Me – by Emeli Sande

4. Troublemaker – by Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida
I won’t lie. When I first heard this song on the radio, I totally thought that it was part of the Backstreet Boys’ new album and was kinda bummed when I found out it wasn’t. haha oh well. I was an Nsync girl anyways. But also, anything with Flo Rida has to be semi decent. (fun fact about Flo Rida, he “sang” at one of the football games at my college…Denzel was also there multiple times for the games. What’s up, what’s up.)

5. Mama’s Broken Heart – by Miranda Lambert

6. Don’t You Worry Child – by Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin

7. Merry Go Round – by Kacey Musgraves

8. Downtown – by Lady Antebellum
Probably my favorite song right now.

9. Long Time Traveller – by Wailin’ Jennys
(they sound like Alison Krauss, who I LOVE)

10. Comes and Goes – by Greg Laswell

So these songs are not in any sort of order at all. Just things I am into right now.
Is there anything else I should be listening to?

Also, because I actually went to the BFFs house last night and watched the Oscars and had no idea who Jennifer Lawrence was until I saw them and well it turns out that I LOVE her.

So here, you NEED to watch this. 🙂

Also, I may get a lot of angry people hating me for saying this BUT….I totally loved that Michelle Obama was a presenter. Why is she not allowed to have fun!?? Don’t be jealous. You know if you were the First Lady, you would totally want to do it too!


High 5 For Friday!

Oh hey guys, in case you didn’t know…it s Friday. I am completely sore, like don’t wanna move unless I am getting chocolate and even then, sore. BUT it was a great week and it is almost over. AND there is only 1 more day of my fab ab feb and then I get a day off. Is February over yet? I am so over this thing.

Here are my 5 awesome things that happened this week 🙂

webIMAG06921. Yes I posted this photo yesterday BUT it was my top thing that gave me happiness this week. IT SNOWED! AND it was a blue bird day! Look at the fresh pow! And all the trees were covered. Best day of skiing in a long time.

IMAG07142. I have found a new love for olives. And olive bars. I definitely stood at the olive bar in Nugget trying pretty much every olive…at least once….

IMAG07013. I put together a private wine tasting trip for my Dad’s clients after our ski trip on Wednesday. We went to Nello Olivo. Nello had us at his house and hosted it in his gorgeous barn. Seriously amazing.

IMAG07234. I made some bomb lasagna. So good. Recipe to come…hopefully next week, if I can get my act together.

IMG_20130215_1837075. Mini donkeys. he he he. They tried to eat our lunch. I love spending days on the ranch.

and just for your viewing pleasure. I am sure many of you have already seen this floating around the interwebs. But still. I know some of us try to do our hair and if you are like me you watch hair tutorials. Mainly Kate’s but hopefully not this girl…

Happy Friday!


life rearranged

Sometimes, I Wear Clothes.

Oh hey. It snowed finally. Like a lot. well at least a good amount. I am ready for another big storm though. We need it. 

webIMAG0692(This photo looks so much better on my phone. I don’t know why it looks so dull here.)

Also, I actually put clothes on this week. Not to say that I walk around naked all the time, just mostly in PJs and not real clothes. So YAAY for that happening multiple times this past week 🙂
So the lighting wasn’t perfect…..don’t hate.


webIMG_1165My Toms look super dingy…BOOO
webIMG_1182I believe I can fly.

Shirt: Gap
Pants: American Eagle
Shoes: Toms
Jewelry: Premier Designs

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The Sketchy-ness Of Craigslist.

The awesomeness of my creepy almost job interview. First of all, I found it on Craigslist. I am pretty not so stupid when it comes to creepy things on the internet and spam and what not and from this company’s very first response to me, I felt a total creep vibe. We have all gotten those send me your name address age sex blah blah blah things that they aren’t allowed to ask you and already promising you the position even though they have never met you but this one wasn’t like that. It was weird.

It was supposed to be for an entry level marketing position. I had replied to the posting and literally got a response within 24 hours. Which is normally totally awesome. They sent me an email asking me to respond to their questions, not too unheard of. Well, I didn’t even get a chance to reply because they called within 2 hours of me getting the email saying they wanted to set up an interview. So they seem to have a lot of time on their hands and maybe they really liked my resume? A little weird but not completely unusual, right?

We set up a phone interview for the next day or whatever. They were 45 minutes late to the interview. Not creepy but a little rude. They asked me super vague questions that really gave them no insight into my life or if I would be a good fit for their company. Still not too creepy.

When they went to explain what the job actually was, it was super vague and didn’t really explain anything. Like at all. I am still clueless. I am a person who doesn’t like to beat around the bush if I don’t have to and I really like to know what I am getting myself into before diving in head first (wow that was a lot of cliches). Also, I don’t really want to waste anyone’s time. Thats fair, right?

They ended up wanting to meet me in person for my formal interview but they wouldn’t give me the location of the interview until the day of…sorta weird. They did send me a generic email giving me a small list of their clients that they had and that I should try to familiarize myself with them before the interview. The websites were extremely poorly made and of companies I had never heard of. And if I found their websites randomly, I would not have felt comfortable buying off their sites…

I tried to look up the company’s website but it was like the others and poorly made and really vague. Their facebook page had all of 40 likes (for a marketing company that has been around for a while, I find this strange. When googling the company there wasn’t much. I found a few forums of people asking questions about this place (mostly if it was legit or what the job was) but nobody had answers…Also strange.

They finally sent me the email saying that my interview would be at a Sam’s Club 45 minutes away from where they advertised their office was….ummm what? AND according to Sam’s Club’s policy, I needed to give them my info for a background check before I went…..No. I don’t think so.

These things might not seem strange one at a time BUT all of them together?? I was super sketched out. I felt as though if I went, I would be sold into some human trafficking business. Totally uneasy.

After talking to my Mom, Dad, Cody, and a few friends I decided to tell them that I was just not comfortable going.

This may have been a legit company BUT I was so uncomfortable that I just couldn’t do it.

So that’s my story. I hope it wasn’t too boring. I wrote this really late last night so it isn’t very witty….nor does it have any photos which is totally lame…oops.

My Computer Is Throwing A Fit.

I think my computer is trying to tell me something…maybe the fact that there are multiple windows open and it hasn’t been turned off in a while…Soon computer, soon. I promise.

Well, a while back I said I was going to try and “do” my hair a little more…and by a little more I mean at all because normally I blow dry and I am done. I am super high maintenance…

Well I curled my hair. Which to most people isn’t really that big of a deal, and even to me lately, it has been occurring a little more often (emphasis on little), so I don’t really know if this counts as doing my hair but I am gonna go with yes. I curled it a little different than what I am used to and I think I like this way better. Also, I tried to do this super simple half up and screwed it all sorts of up. I am not even going to show you what it was supposed to look like because it was that simple and I totally failed lol. But here is my curly ness. be impressed. And please don’t judge that I totally call this “doing my hair”

webIMG_1212Sorry for the awful lighting. Stupid sun coming through the shade…if you would just stick to winter like you were supposed to, we wouldn’t be having this problem…stupid spring like weather…


Since I feel like this hair post was kinda cheating since my actual “do” didn’t work, I want to talk about new mascara. To be more specific, using a new tube of mascara for the first time. Seriously. It is probably the best my eyelashes look, ever. I tried to take a photo of my eyes the first time but all the photos just looked dumb and I figured that you didn’t really NEED to see my pretty lashes.

I will admit that the only reason I bought new mascara is because (I feel like I should probably keep this info to myself because it is slightly embarrassing BUT…this is the internet and we are all BFFs, right?) I had my mascara for far too long and got a stye. Hey! Mascara is expensive and I am cheap and I can’t throw out a tube that still has some left in it! UGH. Dilemmas!

I don’t normally wear a lot of makeup and in the summer I pretty much wear nothing (as long as I have gotten enough sun). It is actually really nice. Also, it is like 110 here in the summer time so I pretty much want nothing on me because it is too hot. Really the only reason I use mascara in the summer is because if I didn’t I would look like I had no lashes at all. I guess that is a con of being a natural blonde. But I have found my most perfect mascara that I don’t think I would EVER leave. If for some reason they stop selling it, I will be that girl stocking up and buying as many as I can!

_6151543I love my Diorshow Iconic. I did hear that they are supposed to be coming out with an upgraded version of it that is supposed to be incredible. But I am a little nervous. I like to stick with what I know. And I feel that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Ya know? I have nothing but good things to say about this stuff. My only problem..its $30 a tube and I always seem to run out when I have no money and spending $30 on a tube of mascara just isn’t very high on my priorities list.

Happy Day Off???

Well I have no clue what holiday it is only that Cody has the day off today :)) I guess that’s what happens when you technically don’t have days off… SO that being said…HAPPY DAY OFF! If you have it! If not, I hope you have an awesome Monday and that it is not too hectic!

Have you heard of House Of Cards? It is a made for Netflix show and it is super intense. I am kinda hooked though.


Also, I am pretty stoked that I have completed every day of my Fab Ab February so far! I have had to figure out a new way to do push ups since I hurt my hand somehow…BOO.

fab-ab-februaryAre you doing this super easy workout routine??

I know this post is pretty half assed BUT it is a holiday and more importantly, I am watching House Of Cards and am totally distracted. I’mnotsorry.