Monthly Archives: November 2011

WIAW: Take Nine

Happy hump day! I cannot believe the week is already halfway through. It just flew right by me. I’m not complaining though:) With snow yesterday and the sun shining today, I was one happy girl:) Classes are almost over for the semester and I am more than ready for Christmas break. Bring on the snow, hot chocolate Starbucks, and marathons of Christmas movies:)

Breakfast

toasted english muffin with TJs pb and dark chocolate dreams pb topped with half a nanner and cinnamon. coffee on the side.

Lunch

subway veggie sandwich on wheat bread with pretzels and an apple on the side

Snack

a TJs honey graham cracker (forgots to take a pic:)

Dinner

im a bad blogger and forgot to take a picture so just imagine it;)

salad beast (spinach, beets, carrots, black beans, cucumbers, hummus, and balsamic) with some more hummus and naan on the side, cooked cauliflower, and an orange

Snack

homemade hot chocolate recipe courtesy of Chef Katelyn

Yummy eats all around today:) Now excuse me, I have some shows to catch up on (I Used to Be Fat and Chelsea Settles!).

Peace and Love,

Molly

What was your favorite meal or food item that you ate today?

In the {Christmas} Mood

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few days. It feels good to be back:) This weekend, since we stayed home for Thanksgiving, we got to put up all of our Christmas decorations (usually we have to wait another week since we’re driving back from Michigan).

First off, we started with the tree.

We got a brand new one this year, and said good-bye to our former tree of twelve years. It was time for a new one;)

This year we all helped decorate it, which was kind of unusual considering either my mom is working, or my dad is busy doing something else (he always seems to be working on something). 

The final living room decorated:

It was a little weird putting up our stockings this year because it’s going to be Emily’s last year having one, since she’ll be married next Christmas:)

My mom has always collected Precious Moments and her favorite of all our Christmas decorations are her stocking dolls.

She has collected them since I can remember. She eventually had to stop because she ran out of room;)

Besides the stockings on our fireplace, we also have three upstairs on the railing. When we were younger, the ones on the fireplace were from Santa, and the ones upstairs were from my parents. We still get small presents in both though:)

Even though I’ll be away at school for the first few weeks of December, I still had to decorate my bedroom at home:)

My mom and I saw this cute little pink tree at Walmart, and of course I had to get it…

                           

as well as the pink glittering tree skirt…..

and pink cupcake ornaments:)

I couldn’t leave my dorm room without a few Christmas decorations so I brought my *old* Christmas tree from home to put in my dorm.

You better believe its pink:)

I also hung a few strands of lights up around my loft and ceiling. It now looks like Christmas in my dorm room when the hideous fluorescent light is off;)

Just as if I wasn’t in the Christmas mood already, something magical happened. I was eating lunch and when I looked out the window, it was snowing…hard. 

may not look like a lot, but trust me, it was coming down hard;)

I believe snow can be magical. They may sounds naive, but I think it’s true:) I mean, my sister got engaged on a day that it snowed. Pretty magical, huh?:)

I think it’s supposed to snow even more tonight, which I am perfectly okay with:) As long as it’s gone by Friday….(I have to drive home and I don’t want to worry about icy roads).

A decorated room, Christmas music in the background, and snow falling outside=a happy Molly:)

Have a lovely night and enjoy the snow if you have any!

Peace and love,

Molly

Do you like the snow?

If you celebrate, have you put up your Christmas decorations yet?

Turkey Day Recap

Yesterday started off by waking up at the crack of dawn 7 am to get ready for the Drumstick Dash! It was held in a town about 30 minutes away from where I live, so we knew we had to leave a little early. We were supposed to leave at 7:30, but knowing my family, we didn’t end up leaving until 8. I’m not gonna lie, there was a point where I thought we weren’t going to make it on time. Luckily we did!

leg warmers are becoming my new obsession…:)

The race was 4.5 miles and my goal was just to finish without walking. When the race started I stuck with my sister and dad for the first 2 or 3 miles and then I decided to pick up my pace a little. I ended up finishing, only stopping once to get water, in a little less than 48 minutes. 

According to my Garmin the course was a little longer than 4.5 miles. I’m pretty happy for my time considering the course was really packed (around 9,000 people!) and I have only been running “long” distances for a short time. I really enjoy races and I am seriously considering training for a half marathon. Maybe I’m a little crazy…:)

After the race we had to make a stop for some Starbucks:) It’s sort of a little tradition that we do every year on Thanksgiving.

tall soy latte with one pump of white chocolate and peppermint

After getting ready (leggings and an oversized sweatshirt for me since we are staying home this year:)) and watching the Macy’s Day Parade, it was cooking time!

I was basically in charge of all of the side dishes minus the mashed potatoes and jello. First up I made stuffing bread:

Mama Pea’s green bean casserole.

Sweet potato casserole

my fav:)

Brussels sprouts

And last but certainly not least…

Pumpkin pie :)

My plate:

plus more sweet potato and green bean casserole:)

Overall it was a very yummy Thanksgiving:) Now I can’t wait until lunch today when I can eat all of the leftovers;)

I don’t think I will be participating in the Black Friday shopping today, but I am working 5pm-midnight. I have no idea how I’m going to stay awake… I’m an old lady at heart;)

Enjoy shopping and eating leftovers!

Peace and Love,

Molly