Oh Hi.

Sorry for the long lapse in Blogging. That thing called LIFE got in the way ;)

Our 5:15am gym regimen resumes.. life is good. The usual suspects are there, doing their usual routines and I’m back on track! *siiigh* I don’t think it’s odd that I get up on my days off at 5am to go to the gym with Courtney… do you? Naaahhhh. Today I made the decision to lift in the morning, THEN ride my bike up Wachusett Mountain in the afternoon- perhaps that was a little weird O.K. I get it.

Oh ya know what else has been going on? I have an official start date for my new job! May 6th :) I can’t wait to dive into a whole new adventure and learn everything there is to learn. I’m a tad bit nervous, but mostly soOoOoO excited to start a new chapter in my life. Let’s hope I write a good book ;)

Speaking of books, I’m onto reading the Hunger Games.. the first book was awesome! I read it in about 2 days, and I’ve begun the 2nd one yesterday. Now- who wants to go see the movie with me?!

I always feel like I’m so behind with the reading and movie ‘hype’. First with those Twilight books and movies I finished about a month ago, and now the Hunger Games, I feel like it’s old news!  Everyone is reading a new book now.. 50 Shades of Gray? I hear it’s pretty scandalous!

So, can I show you something?

I got these the other day, and I totally fell in love. Nine West makes a pretty killer shoe-

I wore them out the other night, and I LOVE, LOVE,  LOVE them. So comfy, and the colors are awesome, they’ll be able to go with anything! DSW- I <3 you.

 

I know.. heels! eeeeep! ;)

 

 

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Finally some rain.. but I’m suppose to go to the Red Sox game tonight! BOOO

We couldn’t have asked for a better week {weather wise} So I made the most of it- riding my bike and getting some sweet tan lines! And this is with SPF 50…

I think I’m just going to start not wearing gloves because this just looks hilarious. Oh and pretty sure when Courtney and I were getting our nails done yesterday they were making fun of it (without me knowing..obviously). Eh well- My leg lines aren’t as noticeable, but they’ll be in full swing in no time. You know when a cyclist is at the beach when she has weird ass tan lines.. so don’t laugh next time, just look away.

Justin FINALLY has his new mountain bike finished.. and I must say- it is mighty nice. We went out to Trout brook on Friday everning so he could take it for a spin, while I ran the trails with Sly.

Happy Earth day.. try and make the most of it :)

Bacon wrapped chicken and sage

I saw this recipe the other day and knew it would be a hit. I mean. come on- anything with bacon is going to be good :)

So I headed to Trader Joe’s to pick up some Sage (and a few other goodies of course). This recipe is so easy, oh and your house will smell like bacon too. Double bonus.

So all you need to do is cut up a chicken breast into strips.. or use already made chicken tenders.

Place a piece of sage on the chicken,

and simply wrap with a piece.. or a half of a piece of bacon.

Cook it in a hot skillet for about 10 minutes, until the chicken is done. Place them on a plate with a few paper towels.

Thats it!

Aaaaaand.. now my house smells like bacon. I’m O.K. with that :)

Enjoy!

Chocolate Banana Protein PANCAKE!

woof. feeling like I’m coming down with something.. Last night I was hoping to sleep it off, but that just didn’t happen. So- I’ve got to fuel the body right to hopefully feel better? hmm..

I’ve been seeing these protein pancakes all over the place. Have you? Check this one out.. oh and this one.

I found this one, and I revised it a little bit ;)

So here we go.

You need:

  • 1 egg (the happier, the better)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 serving of chocolate protein powder (~1/3 c.)
  • 1/4 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1 t. ground flax seed
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • chocolate almond milk to your desired thickness

blend all together.. cook just like a pancake!

top with a little bit of maple syrup.. and dig in :)

They’re very filling.. and wicked good! not too sweet either.

Now thats a good way to start the day.. enjoy.

Have a great weekend :)

Grilled Pork Kabobs

I made out like a bandit today.. I should really have a fashion show to show you all…

don’t worry I won’t. But I will try and take pictures of my outfits when I start working! I got a lot of what I showed  here, and then some ;) Accessorizing is my problem, I never know what to wear with what or what the heck to do with scarves?!.. So in order for me to actually see what necklaces I got.. I put them right up on display next to my closet. Cute hu?

And as for the scarf thing.. Maybe this will help-

Dinner tonight was pork kabobs.. this is the last of our Happy Pork ;) So I had to make it good!

Marinate pork kabobs in; (makes about 1/2 cup)

  • 1 T. EVOO
  • 1/8 c. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 t. parsley
  • 1/8 t. pepper
  • 1 t. chopped garlic
  • 1 T. teriyaki sauce
  • 1/8 c. honey
  • 1-2 green onions (cut into slivers.. use kitchen shears- it’s so easy!)

Marinate pork for 2-24 hours.

Grill on direct heat for 4 minutes each side (8-10 min. total)

Serve over rice, with a side salad (already eaten ;))

We tried a different rice.. it was really good! Nice change from plain brown rice ;)

So do you try things from Pinterest.. or do you just Pin Pin Pin!!! I’ve tried a lot of things.. hairstyles (that i just can’t figure out), recipes, and DIY stuff.. like the Green Onion trick?

I bought these green onions over a month and a half ago… and they keep growing!! So it’s totally worth it, so easy to have right in the kitchen, and cut off with scissors. I actually had to trim them down last week because they were getting too big! Give it a try.

 

What have you tried on Pinterest? Epic FAIL or WIN?