Friday, April 3, 2015

Color Run Coming 'Atcha Asheville!

As I work to get back into running post-baby, I've been trying to think of fun ways to get motivated. It's been hard for me to get as excited as I used to get, knowing that it's going to take a lot more efficiency on my part to get back into running shape.

That's when I found out that The Color Run is coming to Asheville this summer! I have always been so jealous when I've seen everyone's fun pictures from this race! And what a better way to step back into racing that with the "Happiest 5k on the Planet"?

I'm running on a team with a bunch of girls from the pharmacy, so it should be good times all around! Thanks to the great people at The Color Run for providing an entry for me and one lucky reader! Head on over to their event page and see which city you'd like to win an entry to. To enter, leave me a comment telling me the city you'd choose and also your favorite color!!! Giveaway ends 4/11/15 at midnight!

And here's a $5 off coupon if you don't win the giveaway or want to share it with a friend!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

happy belated valentine's day!

Inspired Life Photography

I'm not sure what to do with this blog. I've debated starting over because the OCD in me wants a title that encompasses my life and running is not my life at the moment. The other problem is that I sit down to write a post and I get going on one topic, then think of 400 others that I want to talk about because it's been so long since I've posted. #bloggerproblems And then I decide I'm going to write 5 posts and schedule them to go up thru the week. Then before I finish the first one E wakes up from her nap, or I remember something I actually NEED to do. Oh well.

I still read your alls blogs. I just read them from my phone and commenting on it is difficult (sorry i'm lazy).

E had some valentine's pictures made so I thought i'd share a few with you all. Hope you all had fun and lots of chocolate!

Inspired Life Photography

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend 2014, Everly's Dedication

Hmm, haven't posted on the blog for over 2 months... Why not throw one up today?

I don't like to post when I have nothing to talk about and obviously I need time to post. Today the stars have aligned. I have a topic and I have time (for the moment).

So, where to start? Everly's been sick all weekend. Her first little cold virus and it broke my heart. She was all stuffed up and so pitiful. Luckily my parents were here and they were a huge help as always. There were plenty of cuddles to go around.

Our friends from KY visited and mom and dad encouraged us to go hang out with them for awhile Saturday night. It was really great to see them and relax for a little bit.

We went to Nightbell, which is a newer speakeasy type restaurant/lounge. It's Katie Button's second place in Asheville (her first restaurant is Curate and if you're in Asheville you should make reservations and go because it's the best place in town in my opinion!). We really enjoyed the drinks and the small plates we tried. The margarita was delicious and the lobster roll was SO GOOD.

Sunday morning we got up for breakfast before church. Everly was being dedicated at church so I had bought her a beautiful cream colored dress for the event. I'm sure you can guess what happened. Holy poop storm. #firsttimemom

Should've took her to breakfast in her PJs and changed her at the church. Oh well. Luckily I had packed a second dress.

The dedication went great and she LOVED being up on stage. She's such a ham. I was just really grateful for the prayer from our church family.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet?

Get any good deals on Black Friday?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

what i'm loving wednesday

OMG yum. Although I bought fresh shrimp and had to peel and devein them... I don't know if I'll ever get the smell out of my nose. And the sauce that you put on them?!? I've been using it as salad dressing. So good. 

Carnival squash that I found at the farmers market. So pretty!

this multi-surface cleaner from the honest company. (although don't get it from amazon, holy crap i just saw the price! i got mine on sale last week at target!). this is my first honest company purchase and i LOVE it. powerful mist spray, great smell, and cleans well. i keep cleaning all the counters and tables because i love it so! (i'm not OCD at

can't.stop.watching. we started a netflix binge (well, as much of a netflix binge that two new parents with full time jobs can manage) and it is soooo good!

so what are you loving right now??

Saturday, September 20, 2014

seasons of life

isn't it funny how things change? as a runner i used to be so proud of myself when i'd think about my saturday mornings. i was usually up and had a double digit mile run under my belt before most people were out of bed, and i took pride in that. but maybe i should have just realized that some people have lives that are a little more demanding than mine were at that time. 

for instance, i'm calling this saturday morning a win. i've fed and changed the baby twice, fed myself breakfast, pumped three times, and showered. there was a moment when i thought about dragging myself to pure barre, but then my comfy bed called my name... and i'm okay with that right now. 

one thing that everly has taught me (among 1000 things) is to enjoy the moment. she's growing so fast and i'm trying really hard to tell myself that the dishes can wait, that dog hair won't kill us, it won't kill me if i don't go to pure barre 5 times a week, it'll all be alright. because honestly when it comes down to it, i'd rather get my exercise being outside in this beautiful fall weather pushing my sweet baby girl in her stroller. because she's not always going to enjoy that as much as she does right now, but while she does i'm going to soak it up!

hope you all have an amazing weekend!

first trip to the farmers market 9.19.14

Friday, September 19, 2014

everly 2 months

two pictures for two months...

i'm pretty sure i'm a mean momma for thinking the second one is hilarious. i can't even begin to tell you how much joy this little girl has brought into so many lives. we are so grateful to God for blessing us with her!

so big things during her second month of life:

  • she's becoming way more chatty. she'll babble on and on and i swear sometimes you'd think she was carrying on a conversation! especially in the evening when we ask her to tell us about her day ;)
  • she likes to be faced out to the world so she can look around, especially when she's outside.
  • she has really great head control for her age and has really strong legs. When she's in the bathtub she loves to kick her ducks (temperature control rubber ducks that we put in the bath with her) and splash! she also loves to 'go for walks' on her changing table. we ask her where she's running to, and say different places and she just kicks those legs!
  • she loves to be read to
  • has slept through the night twice
  • very smiley girl, especially first thing in the morning after she's stretched!
  • she made her second trip to kentucky where she got to meet her other great grandpa
  • loves stroller rides
  • moved to a new house

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

what would you do?

okay i need to vent about something and i need your all's advice. here's the situation:

so i'm back at work and i'm pumping at work so that i can continue giving E breast milk. no big deal, plenty of people do it. there are even laws in place that protect a woman's right to do this. my job (i should say, my profession, not my actual job) makes it a little difficult in that i can't know if the phone is going to ring for me, or if a patient is going to need counseled, or if a prescription is going to need checked. i just have to go when i need to go and take it as it comes.

first thing--- the place where i pump. the only room in the pharmacy with a door is the bathroom. ummm, no. and this is not me being a diva. the bathroom is our bottle storage area (cramped), there's only one place to sit (toilet), and it's the only bathroom (so me taking it up for 25 minutes isn't feasible). not to mention it's just plain gross. so i go into the back room (there's one girl that works back there) into a little corner and cover myself and pump. a little awkward but not really a big deal.

80% of the time i'm at work i have a second pharmacist with me so this is no problem. they can pick up my slack (which i appreciate so, so much that they do this without question) and i go to my corner and pump.

it's the other 20% of the time when it's a little more difficult. for instance, on saturdays i work with a technician and a cashier. so when i go to the back to pump they're flying solo and and have to come back and ask me questions, or have me check prescriptions, or answer the phones. also no big deal, but to be where i can answer the phones i have to sit in the middle of that back room vs. the corner which offers a little coverage.

so saturday was basically a perfect recipe for the shit storm that ensued. i had just gone back to pump when our driver showed up for the day (the only male who would be in the pharmacy all day). he's a bit of a know it all and does not like taking instruction from others (especially females, especially females that are younger than him, or females that seem aloof). both of the girls up front tell him not to go into the back room that i'm back there and need some privacy. what does he do?? literally walks straight into the back room.

i turn my back to him because i'm not covered yet, and ask did he not hear them tell him to stay out? he just stands there so then i yell at him to GET OUT! he still stands there another beat, then says, "Okaaaaaay." This was not an "oh crap i'm sorry" okay, it was said like okay if i have to. I'm not implying anything, but this is how it was said.

When I finished he was already gone and I haven't been back to work since. So my question is what, if anything, would you do? Confront him? Tell the boss? Do nothing?

I've tried to put it out of my mind but it really just burns me up that because he's such a know it all and thinks he doesn't have to listen to anyone, my privacy got invaded. Am I overreacting?