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    Five on Friday

    Checking in this week for Five on Friday! Another week flew by and today feels like my Monday because B left for work for a few days. Here we are and it’s the middle of August! I cannot believe it. I’ve started planning Cora’s 2nd Birthday, which is almost unbelievable to me, and we started our house remodel a YEAR ago this month! So crazy to think about. Anyways, here’s my 5!

    {ONE}


    Classic Man by Jidenna. This song has been my GO TO when running lately! I always start my run with it and it gets me pumped and moving quick(er) right from the start.

    {TWO}

    Well not so much a favorite, but what WAS the Bachelorette Finale?! I’m still so confused as to what I watched. As many of you know, I’m a big fan and in a bachelor fantasy league and this was probably one of the most shocking finales yet it got little publicity and the format was so strange. I don’t agree with her choice and found the whole thing hard to watch! Totally reminded me of the Break Up with Jennifer Aniston. An interesting end to a semi-weird season.

    {THREE}

    We got GRASS! This week was exciting because B finished a big part of our front yard that he’s been working on for a while, and he laid our grass! We opted for a different kind of grass this time around that does really well in very hot weather and loves the sun. Our front yard gets a LOT of sun and I think it looks so nice! So thankful for his hard work of putting it in by himself.

    {FOUR}

    Munch Mitt. One of the favorite toys of Cora when she was little was the munch mitt and Alyssa loves it now too! Cora used to chew her hands so much they were raw and it was before she could really hold a toy. I found these and she loved them!! I tried it on A the other day to see if she would like them and bingo! Straight into the mouth and she was happily chewing away.

    {FIVE}

    Lately I’ve been hitting up Grocery Outlet for some interesting and different finds and to save money on some of my normal groceries. I’ve been loving it! I usually do my grocery shopping at night when the girls are sleeping or during naptime when B is home. Unless I really need something, it’s not as fast or easy to take them, so I choose do it without them. You just have to be aware of the expiration dates on some things and they don’t have everything you might need, but I’ve cut my monthly grocery bill by over 700 dollars, soooo that’s awesome! We also have had fun trying some new things.

    Here’s to a great weekend! I’m hoping to fit in a naptime workout today and run with both of the girls tomorrow morning!

    5 on Friday

    I missed a few weeks and finally am making a comeback and posting a few favorites on Friday! We’ve been pretty busy with B still studying for his Engineer Test (which will hopefully he’ll take soon!) and the 4th and then our anniversary but it’s been a good busy and I can’t believe that it’s the end of July. I saw something about Pumpkin Spice lattes yesterday and before we know it fall will be here. Anyways, here are a few of my new fave new finds! Continue reading…

    Figuring out the Next Race

    Why is it that whenever I have a great run I immediately jump into the idea of what race I should put on my calendar? Does every one else have this problem? Yesterday morning I ran 5 miles. It was relatively humid and hot, as it normally is in July. I had good music, a decent pace, I wasn’t sucking wind and was in cruise mode. Even after telling myself to relax and enjoy the run, I felt like every step I took I was calculating what race I could run next, how I could fit in my training and what month would be the best for me. Continue reading…

    La Palma 5K Race Recap

    Whoooooweeeee I haven’t run a race in a long time and this little 4th of July race was a good place to start up again. I love running races. They are so fun and make everyday running more enjoyable when you’re training for something or have a goal in mind. I knew I had this race coming up on my calendar so it kept me going when I was tired or didn’t want to run in the mornings.  Continue reading…

    Five on Friday

    It’s time for another 5 on Friday! This week I didn’t have a chance to blog much but hopefully next week I have a little bit more time to post.

    {ONE}

    Roy’s Sushi Class. This was B’s Father’s Day gift because I’m trying to not give stuff and focus more on experiences and memories. I got an email about this class and it looked fun so I called and signed us up. It was $55 and SO great! We got SO much food and learned a lot about how to make and roll sushi. We learned how to make a hand roll, California roll, Maine Lobster Roll, Tuna Tartare and their famous Sunrise at Haleakala Roll. It was well worth it and a great day date activity.

    {TWO}

    Aquarium Time. We got passes from B’s parents for Christmas and haven’t gone much since we had A. We ventured out with her this week and it was great! C was a bit more interested as she gets each time we go and A did awesome, even though I think she wanted to get out of her car seat at some points. It was fun until the end when C had the most epic meltdown of her entire life and just sat in the center of the outdoor area screaming and kicking for a good 10 minutes. We decided it was time to go after that.

    {THREE}

    This week I had a little Summer Bible Study Girls Night and before I went and got my nails done. It was LONG overdue and B encouraged me to leave a little early and get them done. I wanted a nice red for the 4th and this was the first bottle I picked up! The color name made me laugh :)

    {FOUR}

    Running this week has not been great. I ran Tuesday and haven’t ran since. B picked up a random shift and so that ruined my plans to run Thursday and will probably work on Saturday too. I was actually planning on taking them both Thursday, but when I went outside to take the trash out to the curb everything was covered in ash and it was so smokey out because of some brush fires in the area. I knew it wasn’t a good idea to run in the air quality and also for them being out in it. Alas, I will attempt to run Saturday but I do have my race next Tuesday so maybe a break was good for me. I was hoping to run 50 miles this month but ended at 45.2 miles for the month.

    {FIVE}

    This Ballard Design Laundry Mat. I am hoping to add this to our laundry room soon! It looks so cute and would be great to add a cushioned mat to that area since I stand there and fold our laundry before putting it away. I also have been eyeing some of their rugs for the living room and kitchen area that is still a bit unfinished. Hopefully we can get them soon!

    Here’s to a great Holiday weekend!