Oh No, Honey I’m Good

And meanwhile, since life doesn’t stop while we get it together, I enjoyed a crazy fun weekend in NC with my pal Kristen. We were pretty overdue for a road trip so early Saturday morning we packed up the car and made our way to Charlotte for some fun!


Our hotel was “uptown” Charlotte so we decided to check in and head out on food to find some lunch. This was pretty much a massive mistake on our part because it was FREEZING and Siri did us dirty by taking us the longest walking routes possible. BUT, at least that burned off a few extra pre lunch calories. Am I right? By the time we rolled up to Cowbell we were STARVING.


This was a pretty rad place inside. I’d describe it as a bar with legit good eats, especially for a quick lunch on a Saturday.


Kristen opted for a burger which looked and smelled AMAZING. And, I went the grilled chicken route because “house made pimento cheese”? You shut up. How southern and delicious can you be. And I appreciated the sweet potato tot option. They were dusted in a slightly sweet way which was the perfect combination to the bolder chicken sandwich.


After a bit of exploring we set off to get ready for our show. Gavin Degraw AND Andy Grammer, two of our very favorites, were playing the same venue. Eeeep! We have been to plenty of outdoor shows in Charlotte but this would be our first ever show at The Filmore.


It was standing room only so I dont have a ton of photos from the show though I did take a couple videos on accident that hopefully will never see the light of day! We spent the entire night singing at the top of our lungs, laughing, dancing, and having a generally fantastic time.

The next morning it was up and at em for an early breakfast reservation at BLT Steak!

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Being the food nerds we are we were STOKED to go in and finally try this place. BLT Steak is just a couple of doors down from our regular hotel. Pretty much every roadtrip we say, “we should totally try that next time” and then next time rolls around and we forget. Well, not this time yall! It was perfect Eggs Benedict and ridiculously adorable breakfast potatoes for everyone!

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Last but not least, we made a stop to clean out Nordstrom and get started on some Christmas shopping. Oh, and buy THE CUTEST Mommy and Me Christmas jammies for me and the little. They are a super secret for now but OMG.


So another fun weekend of memory making is in the books with “the red head”. 😉


Always live happy, never stop exploring, and never ever EVER stop living life just because yours may not look just the way you want it to right now!

#MyWhy – Because I would like to pack for a trip without obsessing “will this fit” or “will this look ok” ? Ugh!

Ummm Hi!

Hey Yall! To the one person, maybe two, out there other than my mom who is reading this a special- Hi there to you!! I decided to take a little break from blogging and then BAM- two months passed and here we are. I have no words of wisdom. In fact, I almost burned this blog to the ground because I knew I would have to make another “I screwed up again, lets start over” post but I didn’t. Because you know who screws up and fails multiple times before getting it right? Lots of folks. Soooo, here we are. I will just jump in right where we left off and we can take it from there.

Current Goals~

  1. Re-lose (ugh) the weight I managed to lose post baby and get back on track with weigh-ins (because I cant keep calling it baby weight with a straight face, ok?)
  2. Blog my 1/2 marathon training -which actually is already in progress. I would try to be proud of that but I am not pushing my luck today.
  3. Manage at least 2 blogs a week. I would like to have 3-4 (and some weeks I will) but the baby burrito is on the move which means sitting down is a privilege not a right these days.

BUT (deep breath) away we go!!


Sorry pants! Ill make it up to you.

Pinky Swear!

MY WHY: Because I am so sick of taking one step forward and two steps back

Family Style

This should have posted Thursday- #FAIL but better late than never! 😉

Well y’all we are officially on week back into workouts and let’s keep it real here- my everything hurts. My hips and legs are especially upset with me. I had built up such a great base after the little came and I am kicking myself for basically hanging out for 2 months like I don’t have 100 pounds to lose or anything. Ahem. But, that is where we are. For what it is worth it never takes long for me to remember why regular workouts are so beneficial. Even though I am walking around old lady style right now I already feel 100 times better than I did this time last week.

But that is not what today’s blog is about. Today I am talking about something new we are trying at my house;  The weekly family workout. Did that make you roll your eyes? I get it, for real. But keep reading anyway. 😉 I wasn’t 100% sold on this idea myself- and it was my idea. Heh. You see, my husband is an ultra-marathoner so we aren’t exactly at the same fitness level (what?!?) BUT we thought it was important to have at least one night per week that fitness was addressed as a family. Basically, we want to make sure we bring baby A up understanding the importance of working out and just health in general. While he is currently on the trail with me a lot we know that won’t always be the case so we are trying to start some health friendly habits we can grow into as a group.


Anywho, for now we are starting slow (umm real slow). So slow in fact that we did more arguing discussing what we wanted to do than actual doing last night. Turns out when one family member is mid ultra marathon training, one is pretty much at a beginner level, and one has a narrow window before his bottle is due there isn’t a lot of overlap for what activities might be good for the group. BUT, you have to start somewhere so we headed downtown to one of the riverside trails.


We decided the hubs and the little would take off for some speed work together while I got a little alone time to go at my own pace. About mid-trail we would meet back up, go off road (yes with a stoller- it was a gentle flat trail with plenty of space), and hike back to the pavement.


I can admit it wasn’t the best workout in the world. I was exhausted, the baby was crabby, and the husband was itching for a long run (and literally itching for a run in with poison ivy) BUT we got out there together. And next week, we will be out there together again. One day I envision the 3 of us hiking or cycling together but, for now, we are laying the foundation for what we hope will become a healthy habit for our crew.


And speaking of healthy habits, the little and I are off for our last workout of the work week- woohoo! Ready to give it 110% since I know the oh so elusive rest day is coming my way tomorrow!

Until Next Time!!


#MyWhy -Because I want to be able to wear shorts on a 100 degree run instead of stupid capri length pants!