As I’m trying to wrap things up around the house before I head out for Quit Market and my first half marathon, I thought I’d do my May post on what …

I’m currently::

Well after burning through Mad Men Season 5 on Netflix, I’m back to my weekly TV shows: Nashville & Grey’s Anatomy {Parenthood I’m missing you!!} with a little Gossip Girl. A lot of nights I fall asleep to Cook’s Country on PBS.

At a friend’s recommendation, I just bought Fit to Burst. So far I love it as much as she said I would. So encouraging AND challenging!! A great read for mamas. For fiction, I’m going to start One Day, which I’d forgotten I’d bought (oops!). And a recommendation from me if you have kiddos … the Big Book of Bible Stories. This book is so cute & funny. A ‘Dr.Seuss-ish’ take on many bible stories.

My running playlist A LOT. To mix it up, I just added the Nashville Soundtrack. I also really enjoy listening to Another Mother Runner podcasts.

Lots of lists. Lists for this trip, lists for things to do when I get back, lists of things I want to do, lists, lists, lists.

Really excited about this long weekend. Also completely overwhelmed if I start to think on it to much. Totally nervous is I start to really think about the race … so I’m not really thinking too much about it!

Starting to jump into summer mode and planning some of our bigger activities and thinking through what I want our weeks to look like so our weeks don’t fly by unintentionally.

My spoils from Mother’s Day. I have NO idea why Aveda has to charge so much for their products, but I guess that makes them seem like a treat. The Hand Relief is wonderful after a day sewing {which sucks all moisture out of your hands}. New socks + Foot Relief make for very happy feet after my runs.

And because I’m posting this on Wednesday, I thought I’d share …

My nephew is getting married this summer and I recently went dress shopping and found two very cute options which saved me quite a bit of money over my expensive online pick. The consensus was that one was better suited for what will most likely be a very warm wedding day. So, I wore the other one for Mother’s Day. Such a fun dress, but I wasn’t quite prepared for all the attention it got. I found a cute new pair of wedges that go perfectly with both dresses.


  1. Have a wonderful time at market!!! You’ll do great on your run!, enjoy it! Love the dress and shoes! Enjoy!

  2. Ooo la la, sexy mama! That dress is great! Especially with those shoes! Love it!

    So glad you like Fit To Burst! Mike just got me Wild Things, The Art of Nurturing Boys for Mother’s Day. I’m looking forward to that!

    Enjoy your weekend away! I wish our time would’ve overlapped so we could cheer you on on Sunday! We will be from here :)

  3. This reminded me that I never gave you the Nashville Soundtrack (I’m lame sorry)!

    LOVE the dress and shoes! Adorbs 😉

    You are going to rock the half! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  4. Love Nashville! Its one of the few shows that my husband like to watch with me. And I love me some Deacon!!
    You’re going to do awesome on Sunday! Make sure you wave as you blow past me. :)

  5. Love the dress! It’s darling…must be the option you chose for Mother’s Day.

  6. i’m missing parenthood too. i started watching it on netflix!

  7. Sandy says:

    Wowee! LOVE this dress :) Hot Mama, indeed. Have a safe/fun trip!

  8. Hot. Mama. Enough said 😉 Really though I think it’s perfect and I think it would be so fun in the dreary fall and winter too with some boots, tights and a scarf.

    So proud of you and this wild adventure you’ve taken on in training for your 1/2 marathon. I’ll be cheering you on every step!

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