A day in the life of..

8 Feb

It’s a Thursday.

5:30 – alarm goes off (hit snooze)

5:40 – 2nd alarm goes off (decide to snooze again or roll out of bed)

5:45 – it’s now or never, get up!

6:00 – head out for a morning bike ride with Dad (Thursdays usually consist of a leisurely breakfast at our favorite local coffee shop, but training needs a boost – so a ride it is.)

6:15(ish) – arrive at final destination (ominous pun intended)

6:20(ish) to 7:20(ish) – try to keep up with dad, almost die trying to get up hills and hope I don’t get hit by a car.

7:30 – Coffee and quick breakfast.

8:00 – Get to work (start smiling and dialing) – call all my favorite collegiate sports marketing people.

10:00 – Do all my other work (I won’t bore you with)

11:30 – Lunch (this usually consists of wandering through Target with my sister or coffee at Starbucks with big brother)

12:30 – Back to work (lots more work)


………an old post I found in my drafts. forgot I had started to write this. it was a good day. can’t remember how it ended but i’m sure it was something fabulous and not at all boring (or at least i’m going to tell myself that).

38 days until next race

time to get inspired!


There are so many wonderful changes happening in my life at the moment. Pretty much everything is changing. I like change because it’s scary. There’s something people say about risk and reward …I can’t remember what that is but I enjoy risk. The reward is a bonus.

So here’s to change, risk and reward. Until then………….namaste.




smore to love

16 Sep
I love smores.
I love smores

And smores with my love.

smore pops! yumm

And lovely smores.

fancy smores

 Smore to LOVE ❤

A weekend of SO much to love. Smores. Campfires. A celebration of meeting the love of my life one year ago. It went by so fast! I can’t believe how much has changed. Life went from being a single person. Nobody else to worry about. A bit lonely. To a partnership. Always having someone else in mind. Caring so much about someone that you’re willing to sacrifice anything and everything for this person.

Such a good change. Such a great feeling.



This is how we camp

Truth Be Told..

9 May

Ballerina and Angel

Color to Dye for

6 May


I want to be blonde today. Maybe not tomorrow, but today for sure. If I was blonde I would definitely have more fun. I might be the brunt of more jokes but people wouldn’t expect me to get them so it would be ok.


Time to invent a one-day-wash-out hair dye that accomplishes the perfect shade of color instantly. Train? I think so.


maybe red tomorrow?


and back to brown


Maybe it’s the up-dos I’m obsessing over. I sense a trend.

My version

Guess I’ll stick to my very own messy, brown, up-hair for now. Boorring. Somebody get to inventing!



photos: 1, 2, 3


6 May

Mom. Mom. Mommy. Mom. Ma. Mommy. Mommy. Ma. Momma. Momma. Momma.  Ma. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Ma. Mommy. Mommy. Momma. Momma. Momma.

My Momma

Dear Mom,

Thank you for introducing me to Madonna.

Thank you for teaching me how to hold a hot cup of coffee in the car while driving.

Thank you for being the coolest Mom on the block and having all of our friends over all the time.

Thank you for always saying I love you every time we leave each other or get off the phone.

Thank you for worrying about me (even if it drives me crazy sometimes).

Thank you for being my biggest fan and always showing up when it’s most important.

Thank you for smothering me with love.

Thank you for everything you’ve ever sacrificed for us.

Thank you for being my Mom.


Your First Born Daughter

Cheers to Moms!


May Flowers

5 May
May brings flowers! And a birthday I don’t want to talk about.

But hey it’s May..why don’t I just go eat some hay, make things out of clay, lay by the bay? I just may! What’d ya say?

Flower Power

It's a Spanish Rose


Tu•L•ip to Quit

Cheers to birthdays!



4 May



Dream Clouds..

4 May

Focus is fleeting today..



Dream Clouds



3 May

List(ful): to be full of lists

My new favorite made up (sorta) word. I love to make lists. Lists of everything …reading list, to-do list, goals list, shopping list, hit list. I am not bias. Just kidding..I don’t make hit lists. Hence the strikethrough.

There is something about extracting the floating random thoughts in my head and jotting them down in an organized manner that just makes me smile. As I’ve mentioned before my lists must be aesthetically pleasing.

Here’s a few I wouldn’t mind looking at. Happy listing!



Cute and Free!

 Smitten and Hazel

Luggage Tag To-Do List. Genius.

 Thank you Martha Stewart!

iPhone to-do app.

 Real Simple.

Cheers to lists!


Recuerdo España

2 May

Nostalgia [no-stal-juh] a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time

Favorite memories of España.

Started out a little blurry after Ry's race. But hey it's the Ritz. Can't complain..

Mmm Philly Cheesesteak. Veggie of course.

Bienvenidos España!

Get lost hike to the top of Barcelona. Definitely a highlight.

Live music. Edible AND delicious food. Cocktails.

Farewell dinner in Barcelona. Banana, Pineapple, Corn Pizza. Deelish!

Parks. Picnics. Peeps...diminishing bridge, wine, cheese, favorite people.

The boys.

The girls.

Menu del Dia. Best. Breakfast. Ever.




Best Paella in ALL of Spain.

Rowing Ryan

Art. Love.

Rustic Ry


Going Global

It’s only been 2 weeks back and I already miss Spain and my best. (tear). Big plans in the works for the next time we get to see each other (+) make lots of money and go global.