Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's Ok Thursday

Hey, It's Thursday and that means time for me to tell you what's been ok with me this week:

It's Ok...

...that I'm excited to have a 4 day weekend, meaning today is my last day of work for the week

...that I'm ready for a roadtrip to Minnesota this weekend, but sad that the reason we're going is to move my sister


...that I cut myself shaving and now have about a 4 inch gash on my leg

...that I miss my husband alot now that he is gone for the second week in a row for work

...that China Buffet last night with my work girls was amazing

...that after yesterday's snow, I'm officially ready for spring and summer

...that I'm hoping while moving my sister we have time for a trip to the Mall of America, which is only 20 minutes from where she is living

...that I'm loving the Florida Georgia Line CD my friend gave me this week


Have a wonderful weekend! Linking up with Amber and Neely, so go check out their awesomeness!

Its Ok Thursdays

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Something Killed It...

So, evidently I found out this past weekend that either I am a horrible plant caretaker or my plant was secretly poisoned and it is now on the verge of death!

I've had this plant since the end of November. I got it from my coworkers in memory of my Grandpa and for its first two months it had been doing very well. I've been watering it and it's been staying alive and perky looking.

Well, this weekend, we came home to this after only being gone a few hours...



My poor plant!

So if anyone has any magic medicine to bring it back to life, please let me know! 
Otherwise, I may have to try again when it warms up to get another one.



Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Update

Another weekend went way too fast, but it was a fun one! Here's how it went...


Friday night we went bowling with some friends in Lincoln. I didn't bowl the best, but still had fun!

Saturday was amazing because we had nothing to do, so we just relaxed most of the day. I did a little cleaning and laundry and finally got to watch Pitch Perfect (thanks to my friend Jenna for letting me borrow it) and loved it!

Saturday night, my brother came and we took a trip into Omaha to Scheels and then ate at Ruby Tuesday. We finished the night watching Fast and the Furious and playing some  Yahtzee.



Sunday was Christmas on the Schlautman side with my dad's family! It was a good time as always with great food and presents! It was nice having it at the end of January because it was fun to celebrate Christmas again after having about a month break from the holidays! I made this delicious dessert, called Death by Chocolate Trifle, with a few changes to the candy. (sorry I failed at taking any more pictures)

Linking up for this update! Have a good week!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Fitness Fridays

Today, I'm joining a new linkup with one of my new blog buddies, Noel Marie at High Heeled Mama! I'm linking up with her for Fitness Fridays!



Today, I'm going to talk about what I've been doing lately at the gym to stay fit! At work, we are on week 2 of our Live Well Challenge, so I've been trying to workout every day to keep our team in the running for most activity!

Since I get bored of doing the elliptical or treadmill the whole time I'm at the gym, I recently downloaded a new app on my phone called Workout Trainer.


It is FREE and it has a bunch of different workouts targeted for different areas of your body. The workouts range from 5 minutes to over an hour, so you can choose one for the time frame you have!



During the workout, it tells you how long you are doing each exercise for, gives you photo or video on how to do the exercise, and at the bottom, it shows how far into the total workout you are!

The app also tells you how many calories you've burned!

I think it's awesome, and for most of the workouts, all you need is yourself, so you can do it anywhere!

Anyone else  have this app?

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!



Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's Ok Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

It's Ok...

...that I'm over this work week already (is it Friday yet)

...that I haven't made supper all week since my husband isn't home

...that I also wish it was Friday so I can see my hubby

...that I keep losing things this week (I really hope they turn up)

...that I'm not having a very good week of eating healthy (but not really, I need to be more disciplined)

...that I started a new book and love it so far (Heartsick by Chelsea Cain)

...that I'm over this cold weather

...that I wish I could win a trip to Australia to see Ellen's show there

...that I just washed my car last weekend and it's already dirty since it snowed and got all wet and salty from the roads

...that I have a haircut in a week and I just can't decide what to do (keep it long or cut it, layers or not, bangs or not...any suggestions??)

...that I really want to see the movie Pitch Perfect soon, I keep hearing great reviews


Thanks for reading what's ok with me this week! Now go check out the awesome hosts of this linkup, Amber and Neely!



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Facts of Me Link Up


Today, I'm joining Whitney at I Wore Yoga Pants for a one day link up for us bloggers to learn some fun and interesting facts about eachother!

So here it goes...the facts of me:

My t-shirts in my closet are color coordinated! Call me OCD, but I like it!

I've run a total of 6 half marathons since May of 2009, and am registered for my 7th this coming May.

I have over 20 first cousins on both my mom and dad's side of the family and I love having so many to hangout with! It makes for some really fun family get togethers.


I'm a big Kansas Jayhawks basketball fan! I love me some Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
Sweets are my weakness...if I could cut out my sweet tooth, I'd be a lot healthier person, so I'm trying to work on not giving in so easily to sweets.

I have been married for almost 8 months and am loving every minute of it! We are learning new things about eachother every day and I have truly found my soulmate.

That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by and reading about me!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekend Update

This weekend was a pretty good one!

Friday... 
After work, we went back home for the weekend. Friday night, we had supper with my parents and just relaxed and watched a movie.

 Home sweet home!

Saturday...
Saturday morning, I went for a beautiful outside run with a couple of my half marathon training ladies! We did 5 miles and it felt pretty good, considering it was my first outside run in awhile. Saturday afternoon, we spent some time with Ryan's nieces and nephew. Then we went and watched our high school basketball teams play. It seems like it wasn't too long ago when I was out on that court playing, and it made me miss basketball!

Ready for our run!


Ryan's nephew and I playing some cars.





Saturday evening, we got to see some friends at the bar, which was great to catch up with them!

Sunday...
We went to church and had breakfast with Ryan's family in the morning. We went up to the gym and played some pickup basketball and then had lunch with my family. My brother and sister were both home too, so it was good to have everyone back! We took an afternoon nap and then I met up with my friend Ashley, whom I haven't seen in too long.

Sunday night was spent doing laundry and watching some shows on my DVR.

I'm hoping this week goes fast because Ryan is gone all week for work and I can't wait until he gets back on Friday!




Friday, January 18, 2013

This online boutique is awesome!!

TGIF fellow bloggers and readers! I am so glad it's Friday, and today I want to share with you a great online boutique called Elise's Dream Closet!

This boutique was recently started by a wonderful woman from my hometown!
She has so many different things, including clothes, jewelry, purses, and other accessories!

Right now, she is having a winter clearance sale before she orders in her new spring items, so go check it out on her website!


Here are a few of the sale items, and there are so many more!





Have an awesome weekend!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

It's Ok Thursday

It's almost the end of the week...which means It's Ok Thursday with Amber and Neely!


Its Ok Thursdays
IT'S OK...
...that I've been slacking at blogging this week because I've been busy and haven't had much inspiration for topics
...that I'm super excited for the weekend because I've had to work the past two and we're going home to see some family and friends
...that I'm very proud of my volleyball team (we won all 3 sets in our game last night, which we tend not to do very often)
...that I'm feeling good about getting off to a good start in our Live Well Challenge we are doing at work
...that I'm patting myself on the back for the delicious supper I made Tuesday night:
Spicy Chicken Rigatoni (with beef instead of chicken) and Cheesy Potato Wedges
...that I'm starting to get a little depressed that in a few weeks my sister is moving and she will be 6 hours away from me 
Hope you all have a great Thursday! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekend Update

It's Monday morning...struggled getting out of bed, but back to work we all go (or most of us)! Linking up for the Weekend Update with Sami and Leeann today!



Friday
Friday night was spent at home with my husband catching up on a few shows we had missed during the week. It was a nice relaxing night.

Saturday
On Saturday, I worked during the day and then we had our work Christmas party that night. It was a lot of fun and we had a good turnout!

My wonderful coworkers and I!

Sunday
I worked...again...and it was a long day, but I made it!

Not too exciting for me this weekend, so I hope those of you reading this had a more eventful weekend than me!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

It's Ok Thursday

Hey Hey Hey...It's Thursday!
Time to linkup with Amber and Neely!

Its Ok Thursdays

IT'S OK...

...that I'm wishing it would warm up outside so I can run outside instead of on the boring treadmill

...that I love my new app on my phone called Workout Trainer

...that I feel like I need a whole day just to catch up on the shows on my DVR

...that I want another whole day to read blogs

...that I get excited about little things like the fact that gas is $2.79

...that I love the fact all my shows are starting up again (Biggest Loser, Nashville, Grey's Anatomy)

...that I get very emotional and cry when The Biggest Loser is on (those people just get to me)

Hope you all have an IT'S OK day!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Recipe...Husband Proof

Hey...it's the middle of the week, yeah! Last weekend, I had to work and so Ryan offered to make supper Sunday night (which was very nice of him). I didn't want to make him work too hard or try anything too complicating, so I sent him a Pinterest recipe to try, and...

...he aced it! 

...and...

...it was delicious!!

So here it is to share with all of you:

Ham and Cheddar Roll Ups (from South Your Mouth blog)




Ours was tweaked a little bit, Ryan made three different kinds of meat using ham, turkey and pepperoni. We also didn't try the dipping sauce, but I'm sure that is good with it too!




Monday, January 7, 2013

Visiting Grace Street

Hey Readers...Today, I'm over doing a guest post at 3 Oh 1 Grace St. with Samantha, so go visit her blog and catch my post there!


3-0h-1GraceSt-1

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Epic Fail...as a Wife

So, yesterday, I was off from work and did all the things I'm supposed to do as a good wife on her day off...I cleaned our apartment, did the dishes, did laundry, and planned a good supper! I have been trying to make something new or different for supper, and have been getting many of my recipes from Pinterest.

So, last night's new recipe to try...Orange Chicken with rice.

Well, to say the least, I failed. Both of us weren't fans of my orange chicken. It was just a little too orangey (not sure if that is a word) in flavor. Definitely didn't taste like the delicious orange chicken from Panda Express, or did it look like the picture on Pinterest shown below.


Ryan was very nice to me about it, he at least tried it and said it wasn't horrible. But we both decided it won't be on my list to make again

Best part...after we got done eating, Ryan said, "I don't have to take this for lunch tomorrow, do I?"

So I failed for the night as a wife, but I'll try again soon with a better recipe, hopefully!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

It's Ok Thursday

Time for the first It's Ok Thursday linkup of 2013 with Amber and Neely!


Its Ok Thursdays

It's Ok...

...that I'm on day 6 of this head cold and I'm really sick of it already

...that the Packers lost to the Vikings on Sunday because they get a rematch this Saturday, so they will definitely win this game

...that I wish I could eat Panera Bread's broccoli cheddar soup every day (it's so delicious)

...that I'm at a standstill of 31 for blog followers (any takers??)

...that it only took me 4 months to put up the wall saying in our bedroom


...that Ryan beat me in Yahtzee last night 2 out of 3 games (he even beat me the game I actually got a Yahtzee, what the heck!)


...that I was super excited when we finally got our wedding album in the mail today (it looks amazing thanks to: Photography by Bethany)

...that I'm going to try to do more of every word in my blog name this year (except eat, unless it's healthier eating)

Happy Thursday to everyone reading this! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Has Arrived...Going to Be A Good Year

First, a recap on our New Year's Eve night! We met up in Lincoln with two other couples, went out to eat at Lazlo's in the Haymarket, hit up a couple bars, and spent the night at the Cornhusker hotel downtown!








Done with 2012, now on to 2013! I'm looking forward to trying to be healthier, living each day to the max, celebrating several special occasions with family and friends, and just continuing to enjoy married life with my husband! Wishing all of you a wonderful start to 2013!