Monday, July 2, 2012

July Already?

I feel like this year is just flying by, don't you?  It's already July, people!

Summer has me feeling kind of lazy when it comes to the blog.  Cooking in a hot, tiny kitchen and sitting at my computer editing pictures are basically the last things I want to be doing.  I'd much rather be lounging with a good book sipping lemonade.  Or under the umbrella at the beach listening to the waves.  Or off on vacation somewhere....

I also feel like my blog is having an identity crisis lately.  Is it a healthy living blog?  Or more of a food blog?  Should I stop using blogger and switch to Word Press?  Should I change the name to something in English so people can understand me when I tell them what it's called?  Oh decisions, decisions....

Later this week, I'm flying up to visit my mom and dad in Maryland.  I hope to catch up with old friends, spend plenty of time relaxing and just soaking in the comfort of being home.  My little trip couldn't come at a better time.  I feel like inspiration has been a little lacking lately and a change of scenery will be just what I need to get the creative juices flowing again.

And, because I feel the need to prove that I haven't fallen into a black hole, here are some pictures of what I've been up to lately....

I bought a new headboard for our guest bedroom.  It's beige linen fabric and it was love at first sight...which is why it was worth renting a HUGE pickup truck all by my little (5'3") self and hauling it home.

I attended a Chevy Fit 4 Life Tour event yesterday put on by GM In The Southeast with a group of girls from my blogging meet-up group.  It involved a bootcamp class at Lifestyle Family Fitness in Hyde Park Village, followed by lunch at Fit Life Foods, an art class at Painting With A Twist and finally, Yoga in the Park.  It was a long, busy day and I was sweaty and sore at the end of it - but in a VERY good way!

Here are some photos I "borrowed" from the Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers Facebook page, courtesy of Caroline:

Learning how to do rows on the TRX during bootcamp.  [Photo credit]
Getting out our frustrations with medicine ball slams.  (Julia the PT is not so happy with her body mechanics here).  [Photo credit]

FEED ME. [Photo Credit]

Embracing my inner artist. [Photo credit]

My finished product.  I despise the "snakes" at the bottom of the dress - WHY?!!?

What it was "supposed" to look like. [Photo Credit]
Yoga in the Park.  (took this pic a few weeks ago at Yoga in the Park but it always looks about the same)

Swag bag from the event.  Love the headbands!
 Today, Hudson and I went for a nice long 3 mile walk.  Only, it had to be at least 90 degrees out and Hudson decided he needed a rest break.

Crazy eyes!

Reading magazines at the hair salon today and came across this tasty photo.  It's going on my must-make list!
Thinking I'm going to try this recipe soon.  It looks GOOD!
 Got a hair cut and high/low lights today.  Lookin' good!

Today's hair cut and high/low lights.
Latest fave Luna Bar...

Eat this!
And please check out some of the other lady bloggers for their posts on the Chevy Fit 4 Life Event!  Here are just a few...

Caroline from My Fascinating Life
Tori from In Love and Peanut Butter
Kat from Sneakers & Fingerpaints
Christie from Average Moms Wear Capes

And you can follow them on twitter at @GMSoutheast, with the hashtag #chevyfit4life, or on Facebook.

What are you most enjoying about the summer so far?  What are you looking forward to the rest of the summer?



  1. Love your hair! Great to see you yesterday!

  2. I just tried a roasted shrimp recipe for the first time. It went on the "to make again" list. I can't believe I had never thought of roasting shrimp before! I am coming to the conclusion that every thing tastes better roasted. Here is the recipe that I tried. I should note that I used frozen shrimp, dried herbs and limes because that is what I had on hand.

    1. I completely agree about everything tasting better roasted! Just brings out every bit of flavor!

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