Daily Happenings, Running

Free Pie!

Happy hump day! I’m so excited for today since it’s a Friday at work. Can’t wait to have a long holiday weekend! Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚


Yesterday was pretty easy to get up and out of bed thankfully. I got ready for work before cooking. For breakfast, I kept it light since my work was having a Thanksgiving breakfast on the warehouse workers break. At home, I had an egg and slice of bacon (Alex’s request). At work, I just had some breakfast potatoes and a piece of French toast.


Work was pretty good. At our weekly meeting, everyone got a $5 gift card to Starbucks which I thought was nice for the holiday. Later on in the day, someone who I assume is a retired employee came in. He was going around saying hi to everyone who he knew. Mind you, I have never met this man but have seen him in the office once before. He came over to my desk and said he had something for me. In one of the shopping bags he had, he pulled out a full pie! I thought it was so incredibly sweet of him and said thank you with what I assume is a look of shock! I’ll report back and see if I’m correct that it’s an apple pie.


After work, I raced home to change for my run. The time change is killing my workouts since I’m rushing to beat the sunset. I had 4 recovery miles on the agenda. Does anyone else think that recovery runs are some of the hardest since you’re going at a much slower pace than you are used to? And yes, I did wear a short sleeve shirt yesterday since the weather was in the upper 50s…


Once my run was done, I packed out lunches for the week and cleaned up from breakfast. Alex texted me saying he had a snack before getting on the train since he had phone calls all afternoon so he couldn’t eat his typical afternoon snack. I wasn’t too concerned…until he said that the “snack” was actually 2 hot dogs. Hearing that made my scrap our original plan of chicken caesar salad for dinner. I scrounged up some leftovers and had a small hodge podge. It was an okay meal but not the best. Sometimes that happens though! I heated up a burger, roasted potatoes and rice to have.

After I ate, Alex and I hung out on the couch. I typed up this post then read more of my book. I’m still onย “My Notorious Life”ย and enjoying it! While we hung out, Alex turned on Pandora and we listened to the Bing Crosby Holiday radio. While I still think Christmas should wait until after Thanksgiving, this is a good station for anyone interested in it!


In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ll be taking tomorrow off but will have a full recap of my day on Friday. I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for reading the blog. Reading all of your comments and interacting you all is such a bright spot in my day. To all of my US readers, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Question of the day: Have you ever been given free food at work?

Week in Outfits

Week In Outfits: November 2017

Happy Tuesday! A week or so ago I thought of a potential series I could start here on the blog where I share a week in outfits. This time it will only be from my work week (I forgot to take pictures on the weekend). Let me know if you like this in the comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

A little background on my job before we start seems like a good idea. I currently work as a packaging engineer for an automotive company. Their policy in terms of dress is to “dress for you day”. Since I work in an office that is connected to a warehouse and not in the corporate office, I would call my work style dressy casual.



Black and white patterned shirt: From Liz Claiborne at JC Penney (not the same pattern but same shirt)

Maroon cardigan: Super old, at least 5 years, but I found a similar one here.

Black jeans: Levi’s are my current favorite brand of jeans. I almost always buy a pair when I’m at Macy’s.

Black lace up booties: From Target and SO comfortable!



Black and gold shirt: From last year but this one from Lucky is similar! The shirt I’m wearing is Lucky as well.

Maroon jeans: These are the most recent jeansย purchasedย and I wear them at least once a week!

Black lace up booties: Same as Monday



Striped shirt: This boatneck long sleeve from Gap is the best for layering. I want to pick up a few more in other colors.

Black vest: I got this vest as a gift from my sister a year or so ago and wear it constantly. It’s held up really well and was pretty inexpensive since it was from Old Navy.

Blue jeans: This wash is perfect since it’s slightly darker than medium wash so I can wear it with so much.

Grey boots:



Blue, white and black scarf: This is from a few years ago and a local boutique in my hometown. This one has similar colors and looks super cute!

Denim shirt: I wear my denim shirt as simple layer or under scarves since it’s simple but cute. Mine is also from Old Navy but a light wash that I could not find online.

Black jeans: Same as Monday

Maroon booties: The one’s I’m wearing are from Nordstrom’s anniversary sale in 2016 and are the brand BP. This is a similar pair and looks adorable.



Sweatshirt: From my company thus why my hand is awkwardly placed to block the logo

Blue jeans: Same as Wednesday

Cowboy boots: I love my cowboy boots and wear them so often. I found these at DSW a few years ago and should probably invest in a “real” pair soon.

Question of the day: What was a recent outfit that you wore and loved?ย 

Books, Daily Happenings, Sunday In Pictures, Weekend

Sunday In Pictures Vol. 6

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to the short work week before Thanksgiving. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚


We wanted to make waffles for breakfast but then realized we were out of mix and somehow it wasn’t on the grocery list so I didn’t buy it. We made bacon and eggs instead.


I started my newest book: “My Notorious Life” by Kate Manning.


A bowl of homemade Kraft mac n cheese for lunch.


After lunch, I picked up our race numbers and shirts for the Turkey Trot on Thursday. I can’t wait to force include Alex in my family’s tradition.


A visit to Alex’s parents to pick up his sister for the afternoon and see the dogs.


Playing three way war before we headed out to dinner.


Dinner was delicious! I had chorizo meatloaf and the portion was HUGE! I have at least one meal of leftovers from it.

Question of the day: What was the highlight of your weekend?

Books, Daily Happenings, Running, Weekend

A Baby Sized Burrito

Happy Sunday loves! How has your weekend been so far? My Saturday was a little lazy but I needed it to be honest.


I had every intention of waking up and heading out for my run a little after 6:30. And at 7:40 I was out the door! After a few late nights earlier this week, I needed to be a little lazy in bed and it was worth it. When I started my run, I still wasn’t feeling it but got in my groove and did 7 miles at a 9:55 average pace. Only 1 mile was over 10 minutes which I was happy to see. I’m slowly working on getting all of my long runs under 10 minute paces.

I showered and enjoyed my tea on the couch while readingย “The Little Paris Bookshop”. It started off strong but I lost a little bit of interest around the half point. Luckily it picked back up though and I’m interested to see how it ends.


Alex and I started to get hungry and decided to get something for lunch. We weren’t feeling any of our usual options so we decided to try a Mexican spot near our apartment for the second time. The burrito was huge and about the size of a small baby! I got mine with brown rice, black beans, barbacoa, lettuce, sour cream, cheese and jalepenos. The food was good but both mine and Alex’s burritos started falling apart shortly after we started eating.

After lunch, Alex did some school work and I continued to read. The weather started to get grey and dreary so I took a little power nap on the couch. Alex finished his homework and watched some college football. Honestly, I have no idea who was playing since I was too busy reading.


When it was time for dinner, I prepped potatoes and broccoli to roast in the oven. While those were cooking, Alex turned on Live PD to have in the background as he cooked burgers. Live PD is basically Cops but in real time…not the best show ever but it sucks you in! Dinner was delicious! I haven’t had a burger in so long so it was extra tasty. If you’re a cheeseburger fan try white American cheese, total game changer in my opinion.

Like the party animal I am, I spent the rest of my Saturday on the couch hanging out with Alex and reading so I could finish the book. I can confidently say that I wasn’t a huge fan. It started out by grabbing my attention but once I got halfway through it just kinda got boring to me. I wouldn’t say this is a must read in my opinion. After I finished reading, I headed to bed.

Question of the day: What’s your go to order at a Mexican restaurant?

Daily Happenings

Workday Donut

Happy Saturday friends! Do you have anything fun planned for your day? Aside from a long run I have nothing on the agenda but I’m sure that will change. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚


My alarm went off and I was already counting down the minutes until 4pm. I felt like I slept amazing since I didn’t wake up at all so I think my alarm went off during the wrong part of my sleep cycle because I was so groggy. I eventually got up but being lazy in bed made me a little rushed for my day. For breakfast, I only had to time quickly scramble an egg and eat it before heading out the door. I brought a piece of pumpkin bread with me to enjoy but a coworker brought donuts in…so I snacked on that instead. A boring old glazed donut hit the spot!

Work went by pretty quickly. I got a lot done and am hoping to work on a project next weekend with minimal interruptions because of the holiday. After work, I ran to the grocery store to get what we need for the week. I’m glad I went because I have a feeling it’ll get crowded this weekend with everyone getting their Thanksgiving items.


Once I unpacked the groceries, and got hungry. Alex got home when I was finishing up so we chatted over chips and salsa. I could seriously eat them for an entire day and not be full.


For dinner, I heated up leftover rice and chicken fingers from earlier in the week. Sadly the chicken was a little dry after being reheated so I think they would be better suited in pasta with sauce to add some moisture. Lesson learned though! I dipped mine in barbecue sauce and Frank’s hot sauce.


After dinner I got comfy on the couch and read more of my book. I’m liking it so far and am curious what ends up happening. I’m about 1/3 or maybe a little more of the way through and will definitely share my thoughts once it’s completed! While I read, I sipped on some seltzer. If you are a seltzer dan then you have to look if your local grocery store sells Vintage. It’s the best that I have tried and there is no syrupy taste of the flavors.

One of Alex’s friends came over so we hung out with him for a bit. When he left we headed to bed

Question of the day: What’s your favorite type of donut?