Posts Tagged ‘Beauty’

a little pre race shopping

Hey all! Thanks so much for your lovely comments and support! It helps A LOT. I just always get SO NERVOUS before a race, especially a long one! I freak myself out just a baby bit, so it really does help to hear you guys are cheering for me.

I did get to leave work early today, which was wondrous! I have just been a little worker bee all week, and I was done with everything early, so I closed up shop and left at about 3:45.

Before I left I had a frushi roll.



Trader Joe’s flattened naner + PB.


I went straight from work to pick up my race packet! My favorite part of the race! 😀
Look, I have everything ready and waiting for tomorrow morning:


I always like to wear my race t-shirt to the race as a cover up, even if I don’t run in it. It helps me get in the spirit of things. This one just so happens to match my shoes!

The race pick up just so happened to be near two of my favorite places on earth, Starbucks and Ulta.



RED CUP! Non fat latte w/ 2 pumps peppermint! ‘Tis the season!



New makeup! 2 Bare Minerals kits + bronzer, nail polish and shadow.

With my pocketbook sufficiently dented, I went home. It was the right thing to do. 😉

Really though, my makeup stash was sorely depleted. It needed replenishing + my favorite eye shadow kit up and wandered off the other day. I have turned the bathroom upside down searching for it to no avail. Instead of replacing it directly I opted for this one:


It comes with shadows + blush, which is why I picked it. Plus my old one might turn up yet! I must admit that I was torn between the Bare Minerals kit and this one:

Peacock print!


Peacock print!


That is the conversation I had in my head while poring over it. I of course came home and found a 20% coupon in my mailbox, so I may own that sucker yet. 😉

Makeup talk aside, [because I could go on about that for ages] I made the most fantastic pasta dish for dinner.


  • WW spaghetti noodles
  • broccoli
  • cheese + milk



I excitedly ate every bite. So worth it.

I’m going to turn in, I promised myself I’d be in bed by 10:30 and the clock just rolled over to 10:31.

Answer me this though:

What is the one makeup product you CANNOT do without?

I adore eye shadow. I love the colors and playing with different combos. Plus the packages are always so lovely!


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Hi lovelies!

I did my run this morning. YAY, me! 3.5 miles in the cool 6 am air. If I enjoy morning run so, why don’t I make myself do them more? Well, I don’t know. Sometimes the bed just feels so yummy.

I came home and made one more heck of a parfait.


It wasn’t really not as huge as it looks in this pic. Or perhaps it was.

It was delicious.

  • Oikos vanilla yogurt
  • PB Puffins
  • Dark Chocolate Dreams

My mouth was thanking me all the way to work.

Don’t you just love short weeks? It was like Friday except 10x busier all day long.

I did manage to get in a lunch.


Veggie Pasta


Spinach and Carrot salad


Dessert Banana


Come together…right now. Over me. Or into me. Because that’s where this went.

My mouth was so grateful yet again.

In other news, Mr. Snacky is joining the armed forces.


and I got behind this truck on the way home.



I arrived home safely and did some chores before going with the ‘rents to din-din. Dad’s buying? Um, yes!



The requisite basket of chips


and my dinner, Pollo Adobo.


Chicken, spinach, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers covered in melty cheesy goodness + rice.


Hungry yet?


I ate half and brought the rest home for lunch on the morrow. Leftovers = a wondrous thing to not be taken lightly.


My sister had sent me this e-mail earlier today:

I am feeling a little gross and out of shape. Care to beat it out of me later?

Why yes, I would love to treat you to a classic Whit workout, m’dear, but let me first note that you are NOT gross. You have just forgotten how to love yourself.

Then I treated her to the workout of her LIFE. Right after Mexican.

Actually we let our Mexican settle a bit, and then put ourselves through the wringer.

We did strength circuits ‘Making the Cut’ style and it was FABULOUS! So those of you who voted for strength last night, well, you can rest easy knowing I did it tonight. Of course I finished up with some down dogs, up dogs and a child’s pose, just cause yoga makes everything better. Kind of like peanut butter.

Matthew 22:37 (The Message)

Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself. These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”

How can we follow God’s commandment if we can’t even love ourselves? To love some one as well as we love ourselves, must we not first love ourselves? God thinks you are perfect, just the way he handmade you in his image.

Go give yourself some love.

Read this post.

Then pass it along to someone else.

Self-love seems so often unrequited. ~ Anthony Powell

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I have four sisters. They are all gorgeous. I have always felt like the older, plainer one of all of us. Then this week my sister posted pictures of us on facebook. One with  me and two other of my sisters got this comment (from a girl we grew up with): “You guys are beautiful. I was always so jealous.” It made me feel so good, because I felt like I was equal with the other two. Like I was equally as gorgeous. But then it made me sad.

(1) Do I really measure my worth by beauty? Is that really what is important? Is it not more important to measure my worth in Christian love and good deeds? Should I not be focused on these things and not so much looks? Don’t get me wrong, I certainly don’t think you should go around like a slob with nary a care to fashion and looks. No way. I am a girl after all. And I do love my Cosmo mag and Go Fug Yourself. Yes I do.

(2) The girl that wrote the comment was someone I have never been close to and in fact have ignored most of her life. I guess I have always felt “better” than her. Why? I want to apologize to her for anything I ever did to hurt her. I just imagine her looking at me and thinking: I want to be her. And I turned my back to her. It hurts. It really hurts.

In a world that puts such emphasis on looks, we constantly strive to validate ourselves to everyone. We constantly diet and spend hours in the gym. We drink weird teas, take supplements and God knows what else, because they make you “Lose 10 lbs instantly!” and “Clear skin and grow hair and nails!”

Should we not devote equal time to good deeds, Bible study and prayer?

I have never expressed religion via my blog before. It always seems such a touchy subject, but today it just seems appropriate.

It may have some thing to do with the wonderful church I have been attending lately, and the great messages I have been getting from the pastor and his lovely wife. I always feel invincible when I leave on Sunday mornings!

So, my goal this week (yes, I am still sticking to Jillian Michaels because believe me it is working! 5 lbs down!) is to try to spend equal time with myself (gym, fashion, mani-pedi, tanning) and equal time with God (prayer, Bible study, fellowship with others) and see how I am rewarded. Knowing our God it will be great!

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