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flashback friday::scout turns one!

17 Feb

no wordy post. scout turns one, tomorrow! it’s been quite the 11.5 months with him.. many, many, MANY sleepless nights. i still wouldn’t change anything about him. hes my child and i love him more than i ever thought i could love something!





















love you, scout! we WILL be celebrating with a cake, probably a recipe from janetha! she knows how to celebrate her children’s dog’s birthday!


hope you guys have a great weekend!

Q: do you have any plans!!?


long time no blog.

24 Jan

shew, it has been a long time since i’ve been on here. between the holidays, work (I GOT THE FULL TIME POSITION!!!! i’m now General Ledger Accountant!!! 🙂 ), studying (or lack there of), working out, and just life in general.. this def took the wayyyyy back burner.

i just wanted to give you a quick re-cap, since i don’t feel like rambling!

sleepiness: i finally got to talk to my doctor today.. i had my sleep study done and the final result of that is a diagnosis of narcolepsy. i know that sounds crazy, but i’m sure most people think of the extreme of ‘i fall asleep all the time with no warning’. other symptoms are extreme fatigue during the day.. blah, blah, blah. next step is to log my sleep for 2 weeks, then take a day sleep study, where i will take short naps throughout the day.. and go from there.

workouts: i’ve been doing insanity with barbara in the morning. we don’t always get up and out of bed, but to make up for it, we are going to do two-a-days for the next week. we also go ASYLUM to integrate into our workouts after the 6o days is up! i cant wait!

eating: i’ve also been trying as hard as i can to eat clean. i’m still learning and i will continue to learn, but i’m excited that i’m starting to make recipes and meals up with my own ideas! i made a great spaghetti squash the other night.. and then last week, i made a great seasoned chicken with some roasted asparagus and tomatoes. i also boiled a potato and mashed it with just some roasted garlic.

roasted veggies:

final product:

i have to share the love of my new fav protein shake, which i usually like to have for dessert..

as you can see, i use a scoop of mrm vanilla protein powder, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, some ice, half a frozen banana, and 1 T of dark choc dreams pb. TO. DIE. FOR!

here’s what my lunches have looked like at work:

they are frozen veggies with frank’s hot sauce and a whole wheat english muffin with 1 egg white, 2 pieces of low sodium turkey, and some laughing cow light.

i’ve also been doing really well at getting a gallon of water in a day!

when i have protein oats at work, i usually just take a container and try to get about what a scoop looks like in there.. i thought of this great idea awhile ago, and finally found what i needed:

formula dispenser to get the perfect amount of protein!

i also made my first recipea! i de-veganized it by adding some extra lean turkey for protein factor!

that’s that on the food front! don’t want to bore you too much!

i do want to mention that i want to make this soup and this pizza (all her pizzas are THE BEST). i also wanted to mention i entered the giveaway over here to try to win some chobani, since i have yet to find the apple cinnamon!

i’ve also been hanging out with this guy:

who is almost one year old! can’t wait to celebrate!

we like to do curls with his new harness.. he doesn’t mind!

last, but not least, we celebrated barbara’s birthday on sunday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARBARA!! we celebrated very low-key with the family at home (see, no makeup!):

drinks to celebrate:

shew! hopefully i didn’t bore you to death!!! i’m going to try and be more consistent with this stuff! it’s nice to share stuff!

i’m also obsessed with pinterest.. if you follow me, you’d def see that i’m on there all day.. as well as intagram! if you have either, make sure you follow me! i love to see other people’s photos and interests!

here’s an idea i got from pinterest.. you can’t tell that my hair is braided around into the pony, but it looked pretty cool! first time i’ve ever rocked the side pony outta the house:

hope you all have a great night! xox

way back when, wednesday.

22 Nov

well.. i sat for the first section of the CPA exam this afternoon. i didn’t feel confident walking out of the testing center, but i’m going to wait until i actually see the results. i’m really hard on myself and i’m not going to beat myself up for something that i cannot change at this point. i know i could have studied harder/better/longer, but now i know what to expect and what to do for the next section (which is audit at the beginning of january).

because it’s been a pretty mentally draining day, i’m going to keep this post light of words and heavy on the pictures. i ended up not getting on the friday after my birthday, when i was going to post a flashback of the pictures i have from birthdays (i lost a majority of my pictures when my computer crashed my junior year in college, very sad day). scout also celebrated his 9 month birthday, on friday!

happy 9 months scout!

birthday celebrations over the years:





thanksgiving weekend celebrating 20



(my first legal drink)

(all i wanted for my 21 birthday was techno music and blacklights)

(by 12 i couldn’t stand, not my proudest moment)

i haven’t taken any photos of my birthdays since. 😦 i don’t know why. since my 21st it’s just been me and barbara out to dinner. i think i need to start taking more pictures.

now i get to spend the rest of the night with this crazy monster:

goodnight! if i’m not back before then, happy thanksgiving!


11.11.11. (and a mini flashbackfriday)

11 Nov

happy 11.11.11! 11 is actually my second fav number, behind 17!

i’m going to make this post quick today. i’m dedicating at least a good 5 or 6 hours of studying, because i need to shit together, like yesterday. ugh. i blame my dad for my major procrastination habits.

today i woke up to scout peeing in my bed.. greatttt wake up call. thanks, scout! as i got up, i noticed there was poop on the floor. ugh! my dog has completely forgotten everything there is to know about potty training. whyyyyy are bassets so stubborn!? he was doing so well up until this past week, where he has been TERRIBLE. damn you, scout. i think i’m going to try to crate him at night for a week or two and see if he re-learns anything (even though, he’s one of the few dogs i’ve met that doesn’t mind ‘soiling‘ his cage). let’s hope for the best. i really hate crating him at night, i feel like a bad mother, but i’m not going to ruin a mattress and wash sheets every day because he forgot what he’s been taught. plus he like’s to shred anything that he can find.. puppy pads, paper towels, toilet paper.. all things that are cheap, right? (<–sarcasm)

don’t let the sad eyes fool you, he’s a terrorist.

anyways, i’ve already cleaned the house this morning. i may have not been diagnosed with it, but i may have a slight case of OCD. no, my house doesn’t have to be spic-and-span (what does that even mean?) 24/7 (that would be impossible with 3 dogs, anyway) but i cannot sit in peace knowing that the floors need to be steamed or that there’s dog hair collecting in the kitchen corners. so i vacuumed the whole house, steamed the floors, and finished a few loads of laundry while eating breakfast.

meal 1: mocha protein shake (1 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, .5 cup of water, 1 t of instant coffee, 1 scoop of EAS Chocolate Whey Protein powder) and a handful of Barbara’s Peanut Butter Puffins (which i’m pretty sure are better than cap’t crunch could ever dream of being).

.. that was awhile ago, since i showered and stuff, so i’m prob gonna grab a whole wheat pita here soon and fill it with some laughing cow light, low-sodium hillshire farm turkey, and tons of spinach! yum!

and now i will leave to eat and study. it’s very peaceful today, the dogs are in their crates because it’s hard to concentrate when i’m trying to keep an eye on them (mainly when scout decides to tackle yogi and start a 3-ring-circus in the middle of the living room)

tomorrow i go to va beach with barbara for a day trip just to get away! so excited! my heart’s in va beach.. i love that place (i lived there for 4 years during college and awhile afterward), esp when it’s not tourist season.

check ya later!


ps. here’s a few pics of scout when he was a puppy. (when he was a good dog and slept all the time!)

deciding which baby to pick!

(scout is on the right, and was $50 more, but i fell in love)

baby nug.

so sweet.

6 weeks v. 6 months.

i really do love him, sometimes he’s a pain though