My apartment is just about as finished as it's going to get, so I thought I'd start you all on a tour. First floor today, second floor tomorrow. Let's start at the entry way. When you walk in you have the kitchen to the left, stairs to the right, and living space straight ahead. We'll start by taking a left into my little kitchen. It has a sink and dishwasher, microwave and oven, and full-sized refrigerator. I've got a few appliances and a fruit bowl on the counter. Everything fits just . . .
Hi everyone. Happy Wednesday! Please check out my guest post on Lisa's blog, I'm An Okie, today. It was a tough one - "My Biggest Disappointment" - so I hope you enjoy. Can't wait to update you on my move to Dallas! Clare . . .
Today I gave my co-workers a blanket to keep in the office so they can remember how I was always freezing cold. And then this happened: And then they sent it to my head head boss that is currently in China asking "Do you miss me? Check yes or no". I'm just praying he doesn't answer. ************************* Before I left work I picked up my new blog business cards that I had updated with my new header and URL. 200 for $4 thank you very much. And since I had tons of energy after a Apple . . .
What a hot bowl of oatmeal is to me in the winter, overnight oats are in the summer. I'm not sure who originally thought of the idea, though Angela from Oh She Glows has made her multitude of Vegan Overnight Oat recipes famous. Angela uses just almond milk, oats, and chia seeds to achieve a gelled texture that is fully vegan. Some people use a mixture of milk and yogurt in theirs, but in mine? Just yogurt. Here's what you'll need: My Version of Overnight Oats Serves One 1/3 cup raw old . . .
A Breakfast Cookie is one of my favorite things to make the night before and bring to work in the morning. Created by The Fitnessista, it's a recipe I kicked myself for not making sooner. My version doesn't get firm enough to pick up and eat like a cookie - it's more of a ooey gooey dough that you scoop with a spoon. I'm sure if you played with the wet and dry ingredients you could create any texture you desire. Here's what you'll need: My Version of the Breakfast Cookie Serves One 1/3 cup . . .
Last week I announced that I was moving to Dallas. A few of you have been asking me questions about my move so I thought I'd write up a quick post explaining everything. Source I am part of a management track rotational program with my company in St. Louis. The program is 6-8 years long and consists of me moving through 5 different positions within the company before deciding what I like best. Each "step", or position, lasts about one year. The idea is that I get to experience every part of the . . .
I'm Moving To.... source DALLAS!! I was just told this morning that I start training for my store manager position on July 12th! I do not know ANY other details - I don't even know what part of Dallas my store will be located in. I also have never been to Dallas so I have so much to learn and research. An apartment hunting trip is in the works! If anyone lives in Dallas or knows anything about the city, fill me in! I want to know eating, shopping, running...how to make friends! CRAZY that the . . .
I've you've been reading my blog for a little bit, you know that Bikram Yoga is a mainstay in my workout routine. I try to get to class at least twice a week because I love the stretch, the unique burn, and the cleanse I get from it. I've had a few questions about what exactly Bikram entails, so I thought I'd do a post breaking down one of my favorite forms of exercise. What Is It? From his site: Bikram Yoga is the 26 postures Sequence selected and developed by Bikram Choudhury from Hatha . . .
Dear Menu Creators, Chefs, and Catering Managers, As vegetarians, we greatly appreciate being accommodated at parties and events. We realize it's a hassle for you to have to create a separate meal when you are already busy cooking for a large crowd. The extra effort does not go unnoticed. We have one request, however, and it is that you create the vegetarian dish using the same process that you create the meat entrée. That is: protein, carbohydrate, and vegetable. Most plates consist of a . . .
Warning: this post is long, but official race pictures are included! I'm going to attempt to get through my entire marathon experience at once. I have divided the post into four sections: Training, The Marathon, Post-race, and Tips. I tried to touch on the physical, emotional, and psychological experience as well as address some of the questions I have been asked. Here we go. Marathon Training Training for a marathon is a huge time commitment. The time involved was my biggest hesitation before . . .