Here’s What! What three things are you obsessed with?

I’m getting right into it, beautiful people!  (If you’re new here, I do this little feature every Friday, and it’s all the random crap that I’m completely obsessed with.)  Get into it!

1.  The big reveal!!!  Remember that I told you that I would show you what the save-the-dates looked like?  Well…I’m finally doing it cause if you haven’t checked your mail by now, it’s your own damned fault!

DSC_0497This is exactly what I had in my head when we started this – and the very very talented Evane Corder brought them to life for me.  I had them printed at a local boutique-style paper shop for super-affordable, and I addressed them myself with these metallic sharpies.  Very cool, and very involved process.

2.  Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.  “I put that shit on everything.”  I’m mostly a Tabasco type of lady, but Austin introduced me to Franks Red hot recently, and I literally just poured it all over my body this mac & cheese I made last night, and it really took me to the next level.  I’m not sure how I rank them, but Sriracha, Tasbasco, and Frank’s are like the 3 faves right now.

3.  Buttons + Etsy!  I made my first Etsy purchase earlier this week.  Wanna see?

DSC_0498The bag on the left is 5 pounds worth of white, clear, tan and beige buttons from a very sweet vendor on Etsy.  This weekend (and a little bit this evening), I will be working to create stems for my button/brooch bouquets, and I am SO thrilled to be able to share them with you when they’re done!  Eep!

Now honey-bears.  What three things are you obsessed with on this ridiculously warm Friday?

 

Here’s What! What three things are you obsessed with today!

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday….

Okay, so are you kinda obsessed with the fact that it’s the weekend again? And that Monday is Cinco de Mayo? And that means that I will be drinking tequila. Pictures to come. Or maybe not. I want to keep my job.

Here’s what three things I’m obsessed with this Friday!

mean-girls-im-from-michigan1.  Mean Girls 10th Anniversary.  It literally never gets old.  Ever.  I wish Lindsay the best…I’m serious!

2.  When the drug reps bring lunch to the office.  I’m starting to get obsessed with budgeting a little bit, and I’ve figured out an awesome little trick to making sure that I get a free and healthy lunch.  Now, I try and pack my lunch each day.  On the days that I pack lunch and a drug rep brings lunch, I make a plate of the healthy stuff that most of the folks avoid, and shove it in the back of the fridge with my name on it.  The following day (or sometimes two) I have lunch that’s healthy, and it’s free!  Best. EVER!

3.  The Nike Women’s Half Marathon.  I talked about this earlier today, but look at this.

photo 4My smile could not get any bigger that day, and I was floating on clouds for like days.

This is what I’m obsessed with this week.

What three things are you obsessed with?  

 

 

Here’s What! Puppy edition!

So today’s “Here’s What” is a little bit different because this Friday is a very very special Friday.

First and foremost, Happy Friday, and a big huge congrats to all the participants in this year’s Boston Marathon.  I know a few folks here in Raleigh that raced and finished, and I’m so proud of their huge accomplishment.  Here are two of my friends who did it!  Congrats to them!

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Hokay.

So earlier this week, I posted a little teaser to Instagram…

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So are you curious yet?  Do you want to know what it’s about?

So, let’s back it up to March 1st of 2014, when a friend of a friend adopted a dog from a shelter.  The dog was underweight, a Belgian Malinois, which is sort of akin to a German Shepard.  So the dog’s Mama, Andrea, was sitting with her on the couch on Saturday night when the dog had an “accident”.

Before long, Andrea realized that the “accident” on the couch was no accident, and that Georgia, the dog, was delivering 7 puppies!

Unfortunately, one of the puppies was lost, but Andrea successfully delivered 6 healthy little puppies, 3 boys and 3 girls and is letting them stay until they’re weaned off their mama.  Wanna see?

DSC_0316One of the pups nursing.

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DSC_0334Puppies really like to nap…check out this guy taking a little nap on his back 🙂

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Those little tongues!

So here is the deal with these precious little bundles.

They were be available to be adopted in about 6 weeks.

Andrea WILL NOT adopt them out to just anyone.  If you are interested in adopting them, please shoot me an email – Cheri.Armour@gmail.com.  I will forward your information over to Andrea, and she is prepped to vet you, because even though she would love to keep these pups herself, she physically cannot do it.

This is what I’m obsessed with today.

What are you obsessed with this Friday?

 

 

Here’s What! What three things are you obsessed with?

If you’re new here, I do this every Friday, and here’s last Friday’s so you can kinda get the gist of what we do around here.

So let’s get started!

1.  MY SAVE THE DATES ARE ALL DONE.  Now, by all done, I mean they’re all printed up, and I still need to address them and stick them with stamps, but I am a step closer to getting things accomplished.  And it feels awesome.  I would absolutely show you them, but I want them to be something of a surprise to the folks who I’m sending them to.  But if you’re really curious, email me or comment, and I will definitely send you a little preview.

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2.  Something really terrible has happened to me.  I have been waking up early to work out.  And I sort of love it.  Mainly because my body is looking really sexual, and I have been lifting more weights and stuff.  I’m not sure if it’s making me any faster or anything, but my little abs are coming in!

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3.  Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh.  And this one isn’t a funny ha-ha obsession, but I really loved the race for a few reasons.  The course was hilly, and the race was no-doubt, really challenging, but it was a challenge in the best way.  Even though it was hilly, and I worked really hard, I smiled for most of the race, and it was so arresting to see so many folks out spectating.  The tunnel leading to the finish was incredible.  That roar?  I won’t forget that.

But, all of that said, two men died at the race on Sunday, and I’m still feeling really confused about that.  I feel so deeply for the families of the men, and it makes me want to make sure that I get my check-ups every year.  Can a doctor catch everything?  Certainly not.  But I want a doctor to be able to tell me if I’m not healthy enough for the level of racing that I will be doing.  And I thank these men for helping me remember to take care of myself.

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Scenes from the race.

So what three things are you obsessed with on this Friday?

Here’s What! What three things are you obsessed with?

How is it Friday again?

Idk, I feel like I’ve been asking that a lot lately.  But I love it.

Okay, so if you missed on on last week, here you go 🙂

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And onto my obsessions!

1.  Zyrtec.  Spring has sprung in good ol’ Carolina, and since I spent the entire afternoon outside, I am sick as a dog.  My throat is killing me.  Yes, I’ve been killing em with the neti pot, but I think my best bet is another Zyrtec, begging Austin to pick up some essentials for me from the Eckard/Rite Aid or whatever the hell you call it, and go to bed in like 5 minutes.

 

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Mama loves you.

2. “Quit Sleeping on Us”

This is my brother and he’s ridiculously talented.  He’s the one with the green mohawk PS.

3.  Holley Mangold

Duh.

4.  And I added a fourth cause I’m the boss and I can.  It’s Rock ‘n’ Roll time and I’m so excited I’m dead!  I’m also sorta bummed that my allergies have chosen this week to act up, but c’est la vie, right?

Okay, what three things are you excited about/obsessed with?

Here’s What is baaaack!

Last friday, I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, and didn’t feel like pretending I was obsessed with anything, so I skipped it, but she’s baaack!  I’m obsessed with more stuff!

So, now, if you missed the last few posts, here they are 🙂

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Okay, so onto my obsessions.

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1.  Kombucha.  I have been obsessed with kombucha for a very very long time, but I’m not sure I’ve ever written about it.  So prior to trying GTs Kombucha, I’d tried a few other brands after this girl at work told me it would magically fix a hangover, and it tasted terrible.  And then, someone introduced me the Cosmic Cran flavor of Synergy Kombucha, and I was totally hooked.  There is not a flavor I’ve had that I’ve hated, and the best day to describe it is that it’s kinda like a fruity carbonated drink with a little hint of vinegar.  It’s an ancient tea that basically feels like it works on your insides, kinda the same way that Activia does and resets everything to where it’s supposed to go.  The bottle I’m drinking, at 60 calories a bottle, isn’t hard on the waistline either!  So when I wrote to them and told them how positively obsessed I was with their product, they sent me a really nice note, plus a coupon for a free bottle.  Yum!  I’m enjoying it now!  If you can afford it, I’d drink one a few times a week and see if your tummy doesn’t feel magnificent!

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2.  Prior to running Rock ‘n’ Roll USA, I was at the book store at purchased Demi Lovato’s book, Stay Strong, which is a daily devotional type situation.  It’s not religious, but it’s inspirational, and it’s really cool to have a cool book that a beautiful, talented young woman has written.  I love it.

3.  The Positive Pit Bull.    I was in North Hills at the Starbucks, and walked around the corner to Woof Gang Bakery, where I get Coco’s treats from when I ran into the literal cutest Pit Bull lady I’d ever seen in my life.  As it turns out, the Positive Pit Bill, a Raleigh non-profit that works to change the image of pit bulls, and get pit bulls a lot of them who are at kill shelters here, adopted.  I’m promise you that for a second, I tried to take one of the dogs home until I thought of what my husband-to-be might say.  Check out some of the photos I snapped!

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This is the one that I fell in love with.  Hey, Postive Pit, if she’s still available, and you don’t think she will eat my little poodle mix, can you hook us up?  I can’t stop thinking about her!

Okay.  So what three things are you obsessed with this Friday?  

Here’s What!

I’m sorry ladies and gents, I’m so late with this post!  You can usually expect my posts at 7:30 each morning, but I’m walking on the wild  side this morning, and I’m a little late with everything.  I feel so swamped this week, and I hope to use this weekend to catch up on some of the stuff I let fall by the wayside this week.

Moving right along!

If you missed my Here’s What!  posts, here’s the review from the last few Fridays!

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So here’s what three things I’m obsessed with on this gross Friday!

  • Playing catch-up this weekend.  Seriously, I feel like I’m so tired, and as a result, everything else has gone to poop.  I have a stack of mail on the dining room table, I desperately need to do some laundry and vacuum, and I want to do something related to the wedding this weekend.  Something. I don’t care what.  Just something.
  • Alcohol.  Just kidding!  No, so I tool these pics last night because me and Austin had the first date night we’ve had in a while.  (I promise this is going somewhere.) So anyhoo, I took these pics on my iPhone.  Well readers of this blog, rejoice, because I will be getting an actual real camera, and flexing my photog muscles a little more here on the blog.  As an early wedding present, a family member offered to buy us a camera of our choosing!  Can you believe it?  I’m so pumped!
  • photo 1 (5)Fripp Island, SC.  I am so pumped – I can’t stand it.
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So a good friend, Kelly, invited us to spend some time with her and some friends on Fripp. I haven’t been before – we’ve only been to Beaufort once, but I am SO excited – not only to hang out/run on a beautiful island in beautiful weather, but to hang out with amazing friends.

So I have a beautiful life.  What 3 things are you obsessed with this week?

Here’s What + Rock ‘n’ Roll USA

Don’t you guys worry.  No matter how many times I post on my wedding, how many times I whine about how my throat hurts this week, or how often I blog about my dog, rest absolutely assured that I will never, never forget how and where this started.  And that was a running blog.  That said, if you’ve missed my last few “Here’s What:  What Three Things am I Obsessed With” posts, here they are!

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So this week was the week from absolute hell at my real job, and that’s all I will say.  So Happy Friday, beautiful readers!  Now Here’s What Three Things I’m Obsessed with This Week!  

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  • Numero uno is powered by Rock ‘n’ Roll, and yes honey bunnies, I am running the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA 1/2 Marathon, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it!

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First off, DC is one of my favorite cities in the US, so that certainly doesn’t hurt a race weekend.  Secondly, Rock ‘n’ Roll USA has made some pretty sweet changes this year, a few of which I’ll list for you, real convenient-like!

  1. The 5k.  For folks who feel like they don’t have the time at this point to register for the 1/2 or the full marathon, or for those of you new to what Rock ‘n’ Roll is all about, the 5k will give you a little taste of what Rock ‘n’ Roll does.  At 3.1 gorgeous miles, you’ll still have the cheerleaders and the music to push you along, without necessarily having to commit to a scary distance just yet.
  2. The race is run entirely in the district, which means that you get to run with some amazing monuments as a backdrop.  Seriously, if you’ve never run a race in DC, running with the history of our nation passing you by is a really incredible feeling.
  3. The race is on a Saturday, meaning that it’s not gonna eat up your entire weekend.  And that’s pretty darn cool!

So if you’re interested in signing up, click here.  I will be there, and I will be talking about this race up til the big day, Saturday, March 15th.

  • Speedwork.  I’ve never really put much stock into speedwork before this marathon training (I’m running another Rock ‘n’ Roll in Raleigh in April,) but I’m finding that even though I have to drag myself, kicking and screaming to do it, that once I get started, I love the way I feel, and I totally love the way I feel afterward.  Seriously, I think the endorphins go into overdrive cause I am really, really feeling myself when it’s time to be done with speedwork!
  • Sleep.  I am slightly sick this week, with a little sore throat and some congestion, and all I can think about is sleep.

Early this week at work, I had to go into the utility closet for something, and I fantasized about going all the way to the back of it and napping for a while before my senses took back over.  Sleep, I just wanna hold you.  Mama loves you so much!

Your turn!  What three things are you obsessed with?  

[Full disclosure lady bugs!  I was planning to run Rock ‘n’ Roll USA in prep for April’s marathon, and as a member of the media, I was comped an entry by Rock ‘n’ Roll.  But have no fear because every last opinion is my own, and I will be giving my honest, heartfelt opinion!]

Happy Friday! Here’s what! What three things are you obsessed with?

Hi sexy readers!

I have a confession.  Between the marathon training, trying to be a domestic goddess, and work, Mama is tired.  And I’m not sure what to do to get back to feeling like I’m well rested.  But I’ve been staying up late working on the blog, running a ton and not really sleeping a ton.  I really wish there were more hours in the day, but there aren’t, so I really really need to learn to maximize my time.  I’m figuring it out.

But at any rate, here’s what three things I’m obsessed with this week!

  • Demi Lovato.  Bitch is baaad.
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This is from Demi’s IG, I obviously didn’t take this photo myself.

I have been a fan for a long time, and I bought tickets for me and my sister to go see her Neon Light’s Tour on Sunday night.  Eep!  I love the voice, and I especially love her because, 1, she is Mexican and doing it for the women of color, and 2, she’s been really open with her struggles with self-harm, an eating disorder, and her Bipolar Disorder.  It’s hard to be open about mental health issues, and she is so cool for doing that.

  • My Garmin.  I’m not getting paid by them (I wish I was) to say this, but I’m still rocking the 610 (now the 620), and I continue to be impressed by all the features I didn’t use until now.  Especially the customizable interval feature, which comes in super handy for speed work!
  • This dog.  I’m literally the biggest dog fan in the world, but I only have one because I live in an apartment.  But look at who I met today at Starbucks?

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This dog is a malti poo, and his name is Picasso.  He is so cute, but I’m so torn.  I’m a big big fan of rescuing your animals, but how do I acquire a mali-poo like Picacsso in an adoption fashion? Hm.

Happy Friday yawl!  What three things are you obsessed with this Friday?