• 2018,  Christmas,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Holidays,  Traditions

    Diary of a Non-Cook(ie) Party

    Another December, another yearly tradition. I introduced you to our Cookie Party tradition in 2016, but Lil and I have been attending it for over two decades. It’s been going on for three to four decades, from what I’m told. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it happened again this year.  I wanted to make something, but the party landed on a very busy weekend. The night before, the Guidette and I hosted our holiday party. I knew we’d be up late and tired from all the shenannegins of throwing a party. To be fair, I didn’t do much, she did most of it. I was just there co-hosting,…

  • 2016,  Christmas,  Food,  Holidays

    Annual Cookie Party

    Established in 1987. So, I can’t really take credit for this cool, annual event…but I’ve been in attendance for a pretty damn long time. Technically she’s my 2nd cousin, but she feels more like an older sister. We call her Joy, but she goes by Clem to those who went to school with her. It is her and her group of girlfriends who took Lil and I in and let us be a part of their holiday FUNstivities since we were really little.   From gallivanting up to Apple Hill to cut down Christmas trees to the annual cookie party, these women have been in our lives for a long…

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    Thinking Out Loud – S E V E N Days…

    A week until Christmas… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Whaaat? Still not done Christmas shopping and still don’t have any idea what to get for the rest that I need. Awesome. Cool story, Bro! On to my random thoughts… Ice Skating // Okay, I officially retire my incessant need to ice skate every winter. After last night, I remembered very vividly whey it’s not the best idea. The outdoor rink that pops up every year is magical. Well, until you actually go to skate. I think, from here on out, I’ll just pop on over to take a look and remind myself to be satisfied with that! We originally went…

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    WIAW – Random Foodness

    A little of this and a little of that… Thanks, Jenn! Just because I feel like doing it that way. Thanks for the link-up Jenn, it’s always fun! Because my running eats are not that glamorous, but I continue to snap pics of them just because I need something to blog about 😉 Its generally always a carb and some coffee, pretty basic for a runner! And because I managed to take pics of every meal yesterday, you also get a traditional WIAWT(uesday) post! Breakfast Ever since I bought the bag of Honey Bunches of Oats with almonds I’ve been craving it.  Lunch I had to run some errands and…

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    Rose & Thorn [29]

    301st post, whaaaaaat?!? Rose: Tie between L’s first kid’s fun run & the cookie party… Thorn: Missing out on some ZZZZZ’s! Nothing really crazy going on this weekend, well anything out of the ordinary December weekend. It was busy, but nothing I couldn’t handle 🙂 FRIDAY Such a busy, busy day at work. Especially since we had a division wide meeting right before we left for our holiday party. I get to plan these events, so I’m always running around making sure everything is ready to go. We hosted the lunch at the same place as last year, but next year I’m switching it up again. I was even able…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Back At It!

    Annnd I’m back at it… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. It’s been a few weeks since I participated in Amanda’s link-up, but today is the day I jump right back in. The last few weeks have been slightly off due to my sinus infection & Thanksgiving, but I always enjoy this link-up! So here goes nothin’… Cheating // I feel like I’m cheating on India.Arie. with Goapele. Her latest album and concert last week have me swooning hard core for her. I love her voice, lyrics, and vibe! Foreword // That time you learned that your Ex wrote the foreword in his best friends book and it includes a quick…

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    5 Things Friday –

    Friday one of my favorite F words! Thanks, Clare! Along with food, fried food, friends, and did I mention…food?!? 5 Links That Peaked My Interest: 1. 10 Mistakes Women Make In The Gym  – I love to go to the gym, its cathartic. Buuuut, I’m definitely fakin’ the funk when I’m there. I know how to accurately execute most movements, but I still am very far from being as knowledgeable as I should be in my sanctuary. #2 makes me laugh, because my coach has mentioned she enjoys my “workout face”! So glad I took the time to read this article. 2. Instant Replay – Giants Lose – This did…