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Lovelist 9.19.11

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THINGS I LOVE

  • boyfriend and being able to be supportive
  • dog friends! Version 2.0 is here! Turkey dog and Hippo aka Abigail and Ada.
  • amazing sunsets
  • cooler fall weather
  • homemade soup! Quinoa chowder on Wednesday?
  • running PRs for 5ks
  • hoodies
  • french presses
  • washing my face with oil instead of soap
  • lazy mornings in bed between my 2 dogs, the joy of working a mid shift
  • a glass of wine every night verses getting shitfaced once a week
  • the fact that shitfaced is in spellchecker?
  • a good cup of coffee
  • spider webs
  • yoga and attempting to increase my practice
  • oats! I think I like the gluten free ones now, I wasn’t to keen last year…
  • roasted sweet potatoes
  • snap peas
  • coupons! but only when they’re for stuff I actually need/use
  • seeing my 10% savings of each paycheck adding up
  • wine tastings with old coworkers
  • starry skies without light pollution
  • What the Water Gave Me by Florence + The Machine (I must really like this song but seem to draw a blank when it comes on, I’ve Shazamed it 3 times!)
  • Republic Brewing Company. Sure, I couldn’t drink the beer but had cider and mead instead. The brewery is super small but a place Kevin and I would hang out at if it wasn’t 5 hours away.
  • hard cider. I’m getting really into cider right now, maybe a home batch will be in the future?

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September 19, 2011 at 11:16 am

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Lovelist 7.26.11

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Oh hi there!

Sometimes, life gets a bit stressful. Sometimes, things break a bunch in the same week. And, sometimes we get a cold. Summer cold, eew.

THINGS I LOVE.

  • Men. My co-worker told me to thank Kevin for being a man. Done.
  • Dogs. I love my dog. But, I’m jealous of my 2 of my friend’s new puppies!
  • honey. good on toast, good in tea, good for the skin, good for me.
  • Nike Free Run 2. I think I’ve found me a new favorite shoe style! And these are tongue less!
  • Rosés! I do love wine, and these are perfect for summer!
  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. Holy crap! Why did I wait so long to try primer?
  • Honest To Blog’s Food on Your Face Friday
  • running belts! I bought this at the expo before the Rock N Roll 1/2, it’s not that cool really but I do love that it has clips to hook race numbers into. No more repining when it get to warm.
  • 7 Up. I really only crave this when I have a cold.
  • Iced coffee! Screw getting mad that Starbucks sweetens theirs, I’ll make my own! Pioneer Woman has an easy recipe, which I cut in 1/2 or 1/4ths. I’m saving $ by doing this, too.
  • 30 Day Challenges. This month was finances, I’ve done okay but could have done better. I need one for August.
  • blueberries. frozen or fresh, love them!
  • an iPhone with non broken parts. I broke the glass, Kevin broke the LCD screen. Oh, and it case you ever need to know… 3G and 3Gs use different glass parts. I can’t upgrade until next year…
  • Weight Watchers meetings. I went back and I’m committed… Err, I’ve been sick this weekend and I’m just doing what I feel my body is telling me it needs for the next few days. Back in full force tomorrow.
  • I bought a pair of TOMS. The Seattle weather has been crummy and I wanted a light weight shit kicking kind of shoe. I bought them, they gave a kid a pair of shoes.
  • Weeds. I’m late to the party, but this show is awesome.
  • talks of buying property
  • Tiny holes in your favorite shirts? Whoa! I also get this from leaning up against the counter at work! Via not martha
  • knowing which friendships are worth working on, and which friendships are okay to fade away
  • Pinterest. Damn you, why are you so neat and addicting?

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July 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

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Love list 6.29.11

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THINGS I LOVE.

  • the man who gets up really early, so he can stand on  street corner and cheer for you as you dash past him, while completing your first 1/2 marathon.
  • my dog…even when she pees on the living room rug.
  • friends who also stand on corners to cheer for you.
  • naps
  • water. Hydration, good! Cleanliness, good!
  • proud Pops, bum rushing photo ops.
  • beer!
  • almond butter
  • maxi dresses
  • wine tastings
  • change of energy
  • banking apps
  • quinoa fruit salads
  • Larabars
  • marathon stories
  • deciding to do a staycation this summer!
  • yerba mate
  • Half Price Books
  • a July finance challenge
  • new living room layout
  • Arnica!
  • the handlebar mustache contest is almost over!!
  • iPhone glass replacement
  • blueberries

 

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June 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

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Love list 5.26.11

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Oh life… life is grand, strange and confusing all within an hour.

THINGS I LOVE.

  • the man with the handlebar moustache
  • aging dog
  • running!!
  • coffee
  • fancy socks
  • corn on the cob
  • this coat
  • being a positive force
  • weeding people out of my Facebook friends that are to negative and hope to not see again
  • Runner’s World. According to the man, “they have good articles!” Duh.
  • Polar heart rate monitor
  • Nike+
  • sunny days. Come on sun, stick around for more than a day at a time!
  • runs along the lake shore
  • BECU. See ya later Bank of America.
  • banking Apps
  • crazy hair days
  • being barefoot
  • morning coffee
  • having goals
  • lazy days
  • white wine
  • being an adult

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May 26, 2011 at 10:13 am

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Love list 4.5.11

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Things I love.

  • Kevin and his mustache
  • dogs, all of them
  • longer days
  • hula hooping
  • Nike Frees
  • walks at Seward Park
  • productivity lists
  • slippers
  • pink lady apples
  • noticing small changes in my shape
  • Words with friends
  • mason jars
  • porches
  • yoga
  • Criminal Minds
  • fancy soap
  • coconut water with pulp
  • fresh dates
  • my mailman that give treats to the neighborhood dogs 😀

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April 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

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Love list 1.15.11

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Well hello…

I really planned on writing this earlier in the week but didn’t. I got a bit distracted because I had an interview and stuff. AND GOT PROMOTED! Hot damn!

THINGS I LOVE.

  • Kevin.
  • Dogs, mine and most others
  • managers that push you in a good direction
  • people who seem to adore you but you really can’t pin point why
  • silly stories
  • snow that is gone when you wake up
  • running
  • new habits
  • hoodies
  • dates, the kind you eat
  • new opportunities
  • upcoming vacations
  • size 10 jeans
  • new bras
  • blueberries. yeah they’re frozen, but still hit the spot!
  • that first sip of morning coffee
  • the chance to personalize something
  • puffy jackets
  • an apple a day
  • feeling small
  • feeling more flexible
  • free education
  • more hours of daylight
  • 2011, thus far

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January 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

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Love list 12.14.10

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I can’t believe this year is almost over! 2010 flew right on by…

THINGS I LOVE.

  • Kevin. Even when he makes me lose hours of sleep.
  • dogs. Dogs seem pretty essential in life.
  • lululemon Cool Racerback. I bought one at their outlet and bought another one last week. I love them. Shelfless! Great for yoga, great for running, and great under a hoodie.
  • wool socks
  • parsnips for breakfast
  • cozy coffee shops
  • ninja like moves through small crowds
  • running!
  • wearing a pair of jeans that are a size 10 with no problem!
  • cara cara navel oranges
  • travel plans for NYC
  • being proud to say “I don’t live on credit!”
  • deciding not to go to Italy for a week in 2011 so I can go for a MONTH in 2014!
  • the back roads
  • brisk cold, like 30° and below, and without snow
  • new plans for how my family will handle Christmas next year
  • seeing my running distance vs. time increase
  • free pints of beer and live music, alone

ANTI LOVE.

  • running in the wrong gear for the rain
  • flooding
  • pressure to find Christmas gifts
  • a forecast full of more rain

 

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December 14, 2010 at 10:56 am

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Love list 12.7.10

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Ahoy peeps! Happy December!

THINGS I LOVE.

  • Kevin. Been with this red bearded dude for 4 years, as of yesterday.
  • pets
  • noticing the changes my body is going through due to weight loss
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Yeah, I’m a bit late to this party but this was a great read.
  • running tights
  • bananas
  • Weight Watchers I am in LOVE with their new PointsPlus program! After almost 2 years, I’m very excited for something new.
  • goat cheese
  • Christmas trees
  • ear muffs
  • hardware stores
  • Seattle at sunset
  • industrial areas
  • metal lunch boxes
  • dried apricots
  • gluten free cinnamon rolls
  • that first sip of coffee
  • running? I’m still new but I love the feeling I’m getting afterward
  • lists
  • homemade soup
  • FourSquare competitions

 

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December 7, 2010 at 11:16 am

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Love list 12.1.10

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Hello.

I didn’t post a love list yesterday because I felt like hell. Nauseous, achy and tired. Yuck. And, this morning I even skipped yoga to get more sleep and not be around a gaggle of gals. Stress and cold weather really can make you feel gross.

THINGS I LOVE.

  • Kevin and his idea to skip Thanksgiving in Olympia. We had coffee, took a nap, and still had mashed potatoes with dinner.
  • Abigail, for being healthy and a good vegetable eater.
  • temperatures above 32°… I love snow but I do not like having to drive home on icy roads!
  • mashed potatoes
  • Lululemon Brisk Neckwarmer This thing is rad! Wore it for a 5k, wore it under a hoodie at work.
  • Vessel Drinkware Double-wall Glass Tumbler I bought one of these bad boys for loose leaf tea! No more having to clean out a reusable tea bag.
  • brussels spouts
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • brisk walks with good company
  • tea
  • not wearing my sassy pants aka long underwear
  • Streaks The holidays get out of control and this iPhone app helps keep me in line and going in the right direction.
  • Black Friday deals that actually interest me… Like 30% bottoms at Lucy. To bad it doesn’t happen every Friday.
  • clean kitchens
  • christmas trees
  • healed blisters
  • Umcka ColdCare
  • pickled ginger
  • long baths
  • strange conversations grandma

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December 1, 2010 at 11:22 am

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Love list that wasn’t.

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Wow.

There was going to be a love list… I did it and posted it,and wordpress decided it didn’t want to post it and ate it

Fuck you, weather.

Fuck you, Thanksgiving.

I hate holidays. Tomorrow, I get to spend my day off from this crazy ass week with 50 members of Kevin’s family.

Ugh.

Is this week over yet?

Bummer.

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November 24, 2010 at 11:41 am

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Love list 11.16.10

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Hiya. I haven’t done a lot of listy love in a long time. Here’s a new list of stuff I love…

THINGS I LOVE.

  • Kevin. The boy put up with me and my family for 7 days in a row! We are happy to be home and back to our normal scheduled programs. ♥
  • Abigail. Hello dog! I had a dream about you while we were in Canada. I woke up and was sad that you weren’t there. ♥
  • yoga. I had dreams about doing yoga while I was in Canada as well. I’m upping this to twice a week. Super stoked! ♥
  • Eve. Friend, yoga instructor, walking buddy, and fellow Weight Watcher. Also, at 52 she is a total fitness daredevil and really inspiring.♥
  • weighting 190! and, no rounding.
  • lululemon athleticaScuba Hoodie. I bought this as a 190lb reward, I want to live in it! This will not be making the rounds at work.
  • Damn You Auto Correct! via Door Sixteen. Remember iPhone, I want shit, not shot.
  • Lush. But only while I’m in Canada.
  • broccoli
  • how much changing my pillow case every night has helped my skin
  • pu-erh tea
  • Fox Barrel Mulled Cider
  • seeing wild bears do their bear thing…
  • sparkly eye shadow
  • snowy forecasts
  • reunited friendships
  • buddha bowls. I love this for some reason but can’t justify the price.
  • chai lattes
  • christmas mugs
  • water! I didn’t like the taste of the water in Whistler, I was SOOO thirsty when I came home.
  • hazelnuts
  • home
  • Uggs. I still stand by them. They keep my feet super warm, just not very dry.
  • Taste Nirvana’s Coconut Water with Pulp. Great after a good 10 mile walk.
  • Ancient Harvest Pasta. This pasta is quinoa and corn based and cooks up fantastically! As a non gluten freer, Kevin likes this pasta sub the best.

Have a super week!

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November 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm

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Today is 8.9.10. Weird. Today is also the day I turn 32. Whew! Today also feels like fall and it has started to drizzle… it’s my fault, I really have been jonesing for soups, hoodies, and scarves… I’ll pretend it was a birthday wish and you can blame the weather on me.

THINGS I LOVE.

  • Kevin and the dog. They’re my little family.
  • being okay with being in my 30s. Every year just gets better.
  • admitting defeat, being able to know where you went wrong, and being able to ask for help
  • down sizing my closet. all things XL are now gone.
  • morning fog
  • the idea of living with so much less. sadly, with Kevin, this will never happen. But, I can still do my part!
  • Haley’s Corner Bakery. The GF red velvet cake we had for the 4th of July was a total hit! My mom ordered the birthday cake from there, I bet it will be just as rad.
  • *Bitch Cakes* reached goal! Congrats to Sheryl!
  • Pumpkin. The color. Aka, orange. Who knew I would like it so much and it would look so go on me?!
  • exercise. I get in a funk and stop, a get back in the groove and the bad funk goes away.
  • silicone iPhone covers verses hard plastic ones
  • new socks
  • calling all living small things monkey. dogs and toddlers, mostly
  • my mom calling me to ask me if I’ve tried gluten free beer from my favorite brewery. She told me she would suggest they bottle it. Yay mom!
  • Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Treatment Masque
  • all the August birthdays! There are so many Leos!
  • bandages made especially for blisters
  • realizing I don’t NEED much
  • vacations and plans for future vacations
  • Prop 8 being overturned !!!
  • being able to easily touch my toes while wearing jeans
  • Seward Park
  • knowing where I’m going, but having no clue what street I’m on
  • salads as big as my face
  • outlet stores
  • sauteed spinach
  • conversations about stuff and why we don’t want other people’s stuff
  • menu tastings
  • setting goals
  • birthday wishes from people, high and low and near and far

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August 10, 2010 at 11:06 am

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