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Got to Get My Crafting Hat On

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Today pretty much felt like Friday all day.  Did anyone else have that feeling?  Whenever I get the Friday bug, it just makes it so hard for me to focus and not want to spend the day pinning on Pinterest!

This morning, I taught my Cardio Intervals class and reused a workout.  Don’t worry, we were all super sweaty with plenty of endorphins kicking in by the end.

Here is a little proof:

Note: the sweaty slicked back hair

I think it’s amazing how quickly I get ready at the gym, when I feel like it takes hours at home!  I guess it’s because there are less distractions, and there really isn’t anything comforting about being in the gym locker room.  After I was showered and ready for work, I seriously felt like a new woman.

Today, my job had me running some errands and meeting some customers (I like days like that best, because sitting in one spot all day drives me nuts!).  Luckily, while I was out and about I got a phone call from my eye doctor letting me know that my contacts were ready to be picked up.

Thank goodness for that, because I have daily wear contacts…and let’s just say I had been stretching my current pair longer than one day.  My eyes will be happy tomorrow to have a fresh batch to pop in!

 

Dinner

When I got home, I was extremely hungry…as usual.  For some reason I didn’t get anything out of the freezer or plan what I was having for dinner.  I guess I thought it would just magically be made or something when I got home…however that wasn’t the case.  I wanted something quick with protein and veggies, so I made a delicious batch of scrambled egg whites with cottage cheese, low fat cheddar cheese, zucchini, onion, tomato, spinach, and of course topped with a little salsa.

Yum!

Now that dinner is all taken care of, it is time to put my crafting hat on!

I love making crafts, but I have always thought that I am a pretty good copier.  If you give me the template or a sample, I will do a pretty darn good job of making a replica…just don’t ask me to create the original design 😉

During the summers when I was younger, in addition to signing us up for swim team, golf lessons, and summer day camp my mom would buy us a ton of crafts to keep us occupied and out of trouble.

Some favorites:

Paint by Numbers

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Candle Making Kits

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Clock Making Kits

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By the end of the summer, we basically could have opened an art gallery 😉

Questions of the night:

  • Are you good at crafting?  What are your favorite kind of projects?
  • What did you do to keep busy in the summers as a kid?
  • Did you have the Friday bug all day long???

I Have Been Keeping Something From You

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Brian came to my Body Pump class tonight!  It was very fun, although having him in the front row did make me a bit nervous.  Anyways, Pump made me very hungry, and by the time I was done with church choir and got home I was ready to eat.

Dinner tonight was a new favorite post-workout snack for me.  Scrambled eggs, loaded with lowfat cheese, and veggies topped with salsa.

After having a salad for lunch, I just didn’t want to have the exact same thing for dinner…or use up all of our lettuce.  So the eggs did me well 🙂

Confession

I have a confession to make to you.  I have been keeping something from you.  An amazing cookie recipe. Seriously, these things are addicting and Brian will even ask for them by request on occasion.  If you know Brian then you know that when it comes to food, he is pretty whatever and usually doesn’t have a preference, so it is a big deal when he makes a special request.

I know you will enjoy these 🙂

Double Chocolate Oreo Crunch Cookies (Original Recipe from How Sweet Eats)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed Oreos


Directions:

Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.  Gradually add in the flour, cocoa, soda, and salt.

Once everything is combined, add in the chocolate chips and the Oreos.

Place tablespoons of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool on wax paper.

ENJOY!

It Worked!

Good news…the cheesecake worked!!!!

They were so delicious and cute!  Brian tried one before we took them to our party just to be safe and he literally said “These are soooo good!  These will be a regular treat from now on.”  Ok, I don’t think he realized how much time these little puppies take….Iwill definitely make them again but weekly??? That is a stretch, I’m glad he liked them that much though!

We arrived at Kelsey’s (the hostess) with cheesecakes in hand ready for a great fall evening with friends.  She is the party thrower extraodinaire and had the most beautiful, simple fall flowers as decor and a delicious spread of food waiting for us.

This apple dip was called “Autumn in Your Mouth” and tasted so good!  It was pumpkin, cream cheese, cinnamon, powdered sugar all mixed together.  It was like pumpkin cheesecake dip!

Perfect weather for a bonfire

The party got moved indoors

Last night was so fun.  It was great to be all together and really just hang out!

Breakfast

Originally, I had planned to go for a run this morning, but I woke up with a pretty bad headache so I decided to postpone the run until tomorrow.

Tonight, Brian and I are going to an engagement party that some friends are throwing for us and we are hanging out with his family at Irish Fest which is walking distance from our apartment.  Since Brian and I are going out both nights this weekend, we made a little driving arrangement.  Last night was Brian’s night to drive…which is probably why I have a headache.   Tonight is my night to drive, which is why I know a run will for sure be able to happen tomorrow!

When I went to make breakfast, I was hungry and knew I needed something in my stomach, but nothing sounded good.  I knew that I wanted something savory rather than my usual sweet smoothie or sweet oatmeal bowl.  Finally, I made the decision for a scrambled egg with salsa and a little bit of cheese wrapped up in a La Tortilla Factory Smart and Delicious Low Carb High Fiber tortilla.  It was a good decision and I’m glad that I took the time to think it through because the meal really hit the spot.

 

Hope you all have a great start to the weekend!