In honor of my Birthday… and entering my mid-20’s…

I figured, why not attempt to embrace it and soak up every minute of this very chaotic period of every person’s life. That stage where you don’t quite have it together yet, you have an idea of how to get there, but the entire act is still being played out. So we enter the world of our mid-twenties, and turning 24 defines me as such. So why not make sure and live it up, in honor of my birthday and things needing to be done, things already accomplished, and things that just make life worth living:

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25 Things To Do Before You Turn 25: (list courtesy and inspiration of, Stephanie Georgopulos’, article)

1.  “Make peace with your parents. Whether you finally recognize that they actually have your best interests in mind or you forgive them for being flawed human beings, you can’t happily enter adulthood with that familial brand of resentment.”

As weird as it may sound, become friends with your parents, really get to know them; in a way stop thinking of them as parents and more like cohorts. You are far more alike than you know, and my getting to them better you may be surprised and learn a little more about yourself.

2. “Kiss someone you think is out of your league; kiss models and med students and entrepreneurs with part-time lives in Dubai and don’t worry about if they’re going to call you afterward.”

I am not so sure how much I want to go running about kissing random men, I understand the point; get out and live don’t sit there and wish you were doing something with someone somewhere, just do it or I’m sure you will regret it, learn to live in the now.

3. “Minimize your passivity.” stand up for what you believe in, if you feel as though something should be changed for the better don’t just stand by the wayside waiting for someone else to take the spotlight; get the ball rolling!

4. “Work a service job to gain some understanding of how tipping works, how to keep your cool around assholes, how a few kind words can change someone’s day.”

This is such a true thing, working as a customer service representative now as a full time job, it really makes me appreciate such great service in return; it also makes me very frustrated when other companies (such as apartment complexes that are supposed to make their tenants feel at home but in reality the staff is so very rude you could never think of that way) do not reciprocate the same level of customer service that I provide at my job every single day.

5. ” Recognize freedom as a 5:30 a.m. trip to the diner with a bunch of strangers you’ve just met.”

Although I may not have many opportunities to be out and about at 5:30 am, its really about embracing the moment and appreciating the time you have to be free. Soon enough there will be a family and kids in the equation and those little moments of freedom will be fewer and farer between.

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6. ” Try not to beat yourself up over having obtained a ‘useless’ Bachelor’s Degree. Debt is hell, and things didn’t pan out quite like you expected, but you did get to go to college, and having a degree isn’t the worst thing in the world to have. We will figure this mess out, I think, probably; the point is you’re not worth less just because there hasn’t been an immediate pay off for going to school. Be patient, work with what you have, and remember that a lot of us are in this together.”

Enough said, you have to work to get to where you want to be. Sure you may not have your dream job right out of the gates, but the majority of people don’t. You work hard, you figure out what you like, what you hate, and you grow and build from there. Embrace the grind because later on it will pay off.

7. “If you’re employed in any capacity, open a savings account. You never know when you might be unemployed or in desperate need of getting away for a few days. Even $10 a week is $520 more a year than you would’ve had otherwise.”

Save, save, save. Spend a little, indulge to keep yourself sane but always be thinking of the future, and that last minute car repair that could make or break rent that month.

8. ” Make a habit of going outside, enjoying the light, relearning your friends, forgetting the internet.”

This is something we all need to remember, all the time. We need to remember how to interact without checking Instagram every 5 seconds. I am one of the worst, I am so addicted to my phone it is not even funny. Long runs when it is me the road and my music make me really remember how refreshing it can be to just take a break from technology.

9. “Go on a 4-day, brunch-fueled bender.” Just do it. Do you need a reason? I think not.

10. “Start a relationship with your crush by telling them that you want them. Directly. Like, look them in the face and say it to them. Say, I want you. I want to be with you.”

As terrifying as this may be, it could also be the leap of faith you are looking for. And hey what do you have to lose? If anything they may just reciprocate the same.

11. “Learn to say ‘no’ — to yourself. Don’t keep wearing high heels if you hate them; don’t keep smoking if you’re disgusted by the way you smell the morning after; stop wasting entire days on your couch if you’re going to complain about missing the sun.”

It is one of the hardest things for me to do, is say no. However with time, to be happy, sometimes you just have to say NO because that is what is best for you. Say no the relationship that is going nowhere, say no to the people who cause you to be unhappy, and get out there and be with who makes you the best version of you.

12. “Take time to revisit the places that made you who you are: the apartment you grew up in, your middle school, your hometown. These places may or may not be here forever; you definitely won’t be.”

Flashback Friday’s are not a bad thing, don’t get stuck in the past wishing you were there because it will never be that way again, but always thing back and visit those times that built you into the person you are today.

13. “Find a hobby that makes being alone feel lovely and empowering and like something to look forward to.”

Find something that you look forward to doing when you are home alone with nothing to do, run, sew, paint, do yoga; whatever gets you in that state of true bliss.

14. “Think you know yourself until you meet someone better than you.”

Always be content with yourself, honor your flaws and realize they are something you have to live with. However that does not mean that others can not inspire to live up to your full potentially just a little bit more. Anyone who can influence anyone to be a better person, that is never a bad thing.

15. “Forget who you are, what your priorities are, and how a person should be.” Again playing off #14, be the change you want to see, be the person you want to encounter on the street, be the customer service representative that really makes a customer’s day. Just be the change you want to see in the world.

16. “Identify your fears and instead of letting them dictate your every move, find and talk to people who have overcome them. Don’t settle for experiencing .000002% of what the world has to offer because you’re afraid of getting on a plane.”

Figure out what makes you scared, and conquer it; don’t let fear of anything or anyone dictate how you live and plan your life.

17. “Make a habit of cleaning up and letting go. Just because it fit at one point doesn’t mean you need to keep it forever — whether ‘it’ is your favorite pair of pants or your ex.”

No need for explanations, sometimes the best of us even need to follow their own advice. Tie up loose ends and move on if it is for the better.

18. “Stop hating yourself.” How an anyone possibly love you if you don’t? Look in the mirror and see someone who deserves everything she wants and needs. Sure maybe you need to lose a few pounds but that is no reason to hate yourself, there is always something beautiful you can distinguish.

19. “Go out and watch that movie, read that book, listen to that band you already lied about watching, reading, listening to.” Catch up on those things that you have been putting by the wayside.

20. “Take advantage of health insurance while you have it.” Or be blessed to work for a company with incredible insurance

21. “Make a habit of telling people how you feel, whether it means writing a gushing fan-girl email to someone whose work you love or telling your boss why you deserve a raise.”

But take this with a grain of salt, don’t go shooting back raging e-mails in the heat of the moment, step back save a draft, and come back to that e-mail a few hours, maybe even a day later and go over that response with a more level head.

22. “Date someone who says, “I love you” first.” – essentially, date someone who gives a shit about you. Enough said.

23. “Leave the country under the premise of “finding yourself.” This will be unsuccessful. Places do not change people. Instead, do a lot of solo drinking, read a lot of books, have sex in dirty hostels, and come home when you start to miss it.”

Travel, travel, travel, it is something I already regret not being able to do enough. Study abroad, take a job over sees, do something to see the world before you are tied down

24. “Suck it up and buy a Macbook Pro.” Or get a computer you are really proud of and will want to use for a long time

25. “Quit that job that’s making you miserable, end the relationship that makes you act like a lunatic, lose the friend whose sole purpose in life is making you feel like you’re perpetually on the verge of vomiting. You’re young, you’re resilient, there are other jobs and relationships and friends if you’re patient and open.”

No additional explanation needed. Do what makes you happy, drop what doesn’t enough said. Once you have hit your mid-twenties, what is the point of keeping up with the drama. Just drop the people and things that cause that strife and embrace being almost a quarter of a century old.

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This one was a long one! I won’t be offended if you don’t read it all, These are all such things to keep in mind, especially on the eve of my birthday weekend. Hope everyone has a festive fall equinox! TTFN xox Birthday girl #GFP

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Just keep running

Hello lovelies! It is the best time of the year everyone! September, the beginning of fall, and most importantly; MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! Now, although I am breaching the age of mid-20’s (24 – GASP!) I feel as though I am only able to accomplish more.

With my birthday approaching, there were goals set a year ago to keep up with that I am happily still doing, running, and blogging; although I may fall off the band wagon from time to time, I have been keeping up with both of these for over a year now!

So with those goals still being accomplished (because hopefully I will keep running, and keep blogging), I should probably add a few more to the list. One that has been brewing in my brain is that I need to run my first half marathon by this time next year, so by my 25th birthday: RUN A HALF MARATHON.

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So far I am up to 7 miles, but if that is how many miles I can add in a year, then my timing is pretty much perfect. Along the way I certainly want to sign up for more races in between, certainly some 10k’s and 10 milers to warm me up for the whole 13.1.

Luckily I have the time and amazing places in the area to run! Since I do live so close to Washington DC the area provides any number of awesome running trails/ areas throughout Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.

So far, I have only been able to explore a few trails in my area, but one of my favorite weekend past times is to find  a new trail or park and go for a long weekend run. Here are some of the ones I have gotten checked off my list so far!

Burke Lake park, is a great 4.5 mile trail around the lake. It is pretty flat and usually pretty crowded but it is a great loop, for a quick easy run with a gorgeous view. Another fun aspect about this park is the exercise stations throughout one half of the trail.

Great Falls park (VA Side), is SO close to my apartment, I absolutely love it, with its absolutely beautiful and interesting terrain (can be very rocky, can be very wooded depends on where you are in the park) but it is difficult to be in such a beautiful place and not love it. The park is always pretty crowded, and there is an entry fee (depending on the time of day) but if you live in the area, certainly add Great Falls to the list of fun run places!

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The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD Trail for short) is a seriously bikers trail that winds all through out Loudoun and Fairfax county. WIth its many access points, and accessibility it is far more popular with bikers than your standard runner. You certainly feel as though you are vying for your space on the road against the bikers. However it is relatively flat, and great to really work out some distance. The only downfalls are that it is only shaded in the morning (that is some HOT pavement) and it is just straight, it goes on forever and ever so eventually you have to just turn around and do it all again. (me personally I love a long loop if at all possible)

And most recently I have tried out a great trail right across the water from the city with incredible views! The Mount Vernon trail runs right along the Potomac and gives you an awesome view of the monuments right across the way! The trail is nice because you have the option to run in VA or into DC, you can also go explore as a detour on Theodore Roosevelt Island. However the day I went, was incredibly hot and almost unbearable but the view was so gorgeous, I will have to go back many more times to explore!

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Well little gluten free foodies, runners, prepsters, and cat lady’s that is all I have for today. Much more gluten free goodies and birthday month fun to come!

TTFN XOX GFP

 

Gluten free wraps and snacks!

When I went gluten free the hardest things for me were lunch foods (sandwich-like) and foods that were quick on the go! And food on the go that was good and not a dried out rice puff bar… During my last Wegman’s excursion I picked up these gluten free wraps, they had chipotle pepper flavored, and spinach garlic flavored, and although they were green, I chose the spinach garlic ones and they turned out to be DELICIOUS! They are called Sandwich Petals and they are perfect for lunch 🙂 I came up with a few delicious combos for some yummy wraps!

  • Turkey, hummus, provolone, and some spinach leaves
  • Italian dressing, provolone, salami, turkey, and spinach
  • Turkey, miracle whip, lettuce, and tomato
  • Peanut butter, jelly wrap 😉
  • Peanut butter and honey wrap
  • Chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, lettuce
  • Ham, cheese, lettuce
  • Turkey, lettuce, guacamole, and tomato

And the list goes on and on! You could even branch out and use these as quesadillas or enchiladas! More experimentation to come! On the topic of experimenting, I had a kitchen success this week in making what I would call mini quinoa quiche. They were just an idea for an easy breakfast bite that I could eat really quick before my run to give me a little extra energy, and munching like 3 of these really keep me filled up for a while! They were a little time intensive in the prep work but totally worth it and I got about 30 from the recipe:

You need mini-muffin pans!

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 3/4 cup uncooked)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  • Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray
  • Spoon mixture into each cup
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges of the cups are golden brown.
  • Let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the mini muffin tin.

Enjoy! These are so good! I stored them in the fridge and have been re-heating for breakfast 🙂 perfection!

Thats all I have for now! Enjoy 🙂 xox TTFN GFP<3

 

{Gluten Free Pumpkin cupcakes}

So with everyone everywhere talking about pumpkin it seems, I decided to experiment with a little pumpkin treat myself.  I found these on Pinterest, big surprise lol! And needed to make a special treat for a close friend who is also gluten-free! Yay! So these were an obvious choice!

GF Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin/Cupcakes

(props to Silvana’s kitchen, where I found the original recipe)

INGREDIENTS

For the filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

For the muffins:
3 cups rice flour mixture
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree
1¼ cups vegetable oil

Frosting: Cream cheese frosting (the original site has a homemade frosting that I did not have time to experiment with so I stuck with a traditional favorite!)

(you will also need an electric mixer, and cupcake pans duh! 😉 )

1. Place a rack in the lower third of the oven

2. preheat to 350 °

3. Line muffin pan(s) with cupcake cups

4. In one bowl, mix the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar for 3 minutes. Beat in 1 egg white and ½ teaspoon vanilla.

5. In another bowl, whisk the rice flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt.

6. In a third bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, 2 eggs, granulated sugar, oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

7. Whisk in the rice flour mixture.

8. Layer each muffin cup with some of the pumpkin batter (just a small spoonful, enough to cover the bottom of the muffin cup)

9. then layer some of the cream cheese mixture (again not too much you don’t want to run out and or have these things over flow)

10. FInally, add more of the pumpkin batter.

11. Bake until springy to the touch, about 25 minutes.

12. Let cool.

13. Frost early, to eat and enjoy warm!

Don’t forget to refrigerate to keep them fresh, and frost as you please! From the friends who have tried them, they all said they were good. Next time I mad add a little something to give them a little more lightness to the pumpkin batter but they are still so good! Cold, and heated up in the microwave later on; Also good without the frosting on top as a nice breakfast muffin 🙂

Enjoy gluten-free sweet lovers!

xox GFP

OH and PS! IF you miss wraps! Get these 🙂 🙂 They are called Sandwich Petals, I found them at Wegmans and they are so great! A post with great gf wrap ideas to come soon!

 

 

 

{Party like Gatsby}

Re-reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was on my list of post grad to-do’s, I had originally read it in 10th grade English and knew it was time for a refresher.  The preview of the re-done movie version of the book coming out in December is what peaked my interest originally, and I can’t wait to see it! I didn’t know there were older movie versions (and there are a few) until my ever helpful Mom informed me, and luckily Netflix came through and gave me something to watch on a rainy, rare, day off. 🙂 I watched the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, it was FABULOUS!

I have always been a sucker for old movies, the charm and poise of how people (at least in movies) carried themselves is always an inspiration, considering so few people seem to have manners anymore. Not saying that I am any example of supreme elegance and class but I like to believe I know how to behave in situations that aren’t a frat party.  Again rambling off topic, I am still working on the re-reading of The Great Gatsby, I have been swamped with work and unplanned happenings this past week.  So I full re-count, and probably raving review of how Gatsby takes you back and time and makes you wish you lived in a different era, to come. To tide you over and get excited you about the upcoming release of the newest movie… 🙂

I can’t wait for this movie! And an update on my love of Fitzgerald’s ever famous The Great Gatsby

 

 

 

xox GFP 😉

{Running shoes, and the Real World}

So as I excitedly proclaimed in my last post, September is my birthday month! Yipee! And as unfortunate as last year’s 16 candles-esque 22nd birthday was, I have set my standards a little lower. Why you ask? Well because unfortunately birthdays aren’t as cool or as important as you get older and that is a sad fact that we all have to come to terms with eventually. Heck, I am working a wedding on my birthday at my new job, but I am going to love that because I love my new job :):). BUT last year is no less of a reason to not LOVE my birthday month because 1. last year was weird, a lot of things have changed for the better since then and; 2. September is always a season of change and new beginnings, usually it is due to the beginning of a new semester, but as a post grad it is the beginning of my new career. Although it does not feel the same sense of a refreshing new start, it is still a new start none the less.

HOWEVER since, I rambled off topic completely there for my intro! Although my birthday is not until the end of the month, between now and the 22nd my Mom and I had 1 day that we could plan to go pick out my birthday running shoes and that was this week. A few weeks too early and these shoes will be well broken in by my birthday, my parents treated me to a proper fitting at The Running Store and a new set of awesome Saucony Omni 11 running shoes. I AM OBSESSED. As a former gymnast, having to stop after a completely reconstructed foot and a torn ACL/Meniscus I never thought I would be able to run without pain in my foot and my knee, but these shoes made all the difference! My endurance is still not up to par but it is definitely getting there now that I can run without wanting to chop my foot off.

So Happy early Birthday to me love my parents, free exercise for the rest of my life, HA!

So it is a beautiful day, I ran two miles am going to Yoga it up after I post and then maybe some swimming before closing up the pool. Forever a lifeguard, can’t wait to be full time as an Event Coordinator! 🙂

TTFN xoxo, GFP #glutenfreeprep 🙂

{September is for Birthdays}

Yay! First blog of my 23rd birthday month, I really don’t feel like I am turning 23…honestly it still seems weird to be able to buy alcohol HA! I have been slowly but surely adding things to my ‘wish list’ but it really does get harder with age!

 

But for today’s blog I am sharing with you my very first gluten free success right after I was diagnosed with celiacs in 2011. A friend at the YMCA gave me this recipe because I told her pizza was what I missed the most; many have said that it reminds them more of a pizza casserole or even GF lasagna however, this is Zucchini Crusted Pizza 🙂 I am making it tonight for me and mama dearest.

Ingredients:

– Olive oil and rice flour

– 2 cups of shredded zucchini (packed tightly)

– 2 eggs (mostly egg whites, a little egg yolk)

– 1/4 Cup rice flour

– 1/2 Cup grated mozzarella

– 1/2 Cup grated Parm cheese

– pinch of basil, oregano, italian seasoning to taste

– pizza sauce

– toppings optional

**Pre-heat over to 400 degrees

Step 1: grate 2 cups of zucchini, lightly salt and dry for 15-30 min

Step 2: mix together zucchini, rice flour, eggs, parm cheese, moz cheese, seasonings, and 1 tblsp olive oil.

Step 3: Spread zucchini mixture in a 9×12 pan bake for 30-45 min, or until firm

Step 4: Paint top of firm zucchini mixture with olive oil

Step 5: broil for 1-3 min or until golden brown on top

Step 6: Add pizza sauce, cheese, and additional toppings

Step 7: Bake at 400 degrees until top ingreidents are baked through

LET COOL!!!! STAYS HOT FOR A LONG TIME!!!! And enjoy 🙂 YUM! I had a side salad with it and made some bootleg Olive Garden salad dressing, Supreme! 🙂

 

more delicious gluten free ideas coming soon! 🙂

{Things that make me happy: BIG gluten free sections}

SO these past few days have been the Annual Lilly Pulitzer sale and normally I go out all, however I am running low on funds and so the approximately $50 that I had budgeted for this fabulous sale went towards a rendezvous at Wegmans! And this was only due to this unfortunate event… Don’t worry Lilly P. my funds will come you way at some point… just not this week…

Since I have been gluten free for roughly a year and a half now due to being diagnosed with Celiac’s disease, I have to shop at selective places because some grocery stores have not started to carry GF products. So basically Wegmans is one of my favorite because of the large selection of gluten free goodies that they carry. Some of the gems I picked up the other day have all been delicious so far!

I picked up some Gluten Free English Muffins by Foods by George which were not exactly full of nooks and cranny’s like I was thinking of traditional English muffins but they are definitely good. I prepped mine with some butter and peach jam! 🙂  These could also be perfect for little breakfast or lunch sandwiches.  Another venture is these would be the perfect accent to Gluten Free sausage gravy yum!! (adventure with that in future posts). 

I also got some Wegman’s brand fruit flats, some more gluten free cake mix, and the favorite that I have tried so far is a gluten free instant oatmeal! Instant oatmeal was one of my favorite fall breakfasts growing up and I was not sure if I would be able to eat traditional instant oatmeal. So finding this delicious gluten free Ec0-Planet instant oatmeal, apple cinnamon flavor of course.

I always love trying new gluten free things, there were more purchases than just those but they are escaping me at the moment. #glutenfreelove

Another thing that I have been doing to help me heal after my recent break up, it may be corny but it is a pinspired idea I found and thought it was perfect. It is the ‘positive thing a day’ jar 🙂 everyday you write something down that was happy, even something as small as playing with bubbles at work to getting a new kind of gf treat 🙂

 

well more to come later about my new job, and more gluten free ideas!

xoxo Gluten free prep 😉

Summer reading, optional not assigned.

Since the summer of 2004 I have had a summer assignment looming over my head for an AP class, or a summer course from hell each summer in college. As a recent graduate I have taken advantage of my lack of assignments and complied an entire list of books to read. Summer reading at it’s finest. Don’t get me wrong, I have read books for pleasure over the past 8 years but school work always took precedent.

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So thus far this summer I have read Looking for Alaska by John Green, Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks, Baby Proof and Love the One You are With by Emily Giffin. I’m working on another Emily Giffin novel, Heart of the Matter. Then I will be onto the Chelsea Handler books which are always a laugh.

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First book of the summer, I read Looking for Alaska after one of my best friends told me I NEEDED to read it, that it was so great; she was right. Basically its about a boy who leaves a home where he has no friends for a boarding school in Alabama where he has the best and worst times of his life; all while searching for the ‘great perhaps.’  There he meets Alaska. This isn’t your typical high school love story or tragedy but it was a page turner. And I would definitely recommend it.

Next, I read Baby Proof by Emily Giffin, the third of her books that I read; following Something Borrowed and Something Blue, which I LOVED! So I figured I should continue on a good path. Baby Proof was really cute, although a little past my age in terms of what the people are going through having children, but probably not far enough for my liking. Friends around me seem to be getting pregnant and married left and right. Baby Proof is a tale of two meant to be, almost completely ruined because of the stress of having, or not having, a baby. Again cute, and one I recommend along with the rest of Giffin’s novels.

Followed by, Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (keep in mind I am currently working as a pool manager, I have plenty of time to read). Safe Haven was a thrilling novel about a Katie, who was actually Erin, who ran away from a bad marriage to North Carolina and falls unexpectedly in love with a man who makes her completely happy. It is really good and also very dramatic, I couldn’t put it down during the last few chapters. And if you love Sparks as I do, you will probably love this summer read as well.

Next I delved into another Griffin novel, Love the One You Are With which was exceptional. This twisted love story kind of put a lot of things into perspective for me, and it had very interesting timing as I was finishing it right around the time in which my boyfriend and I broke up. In this novel main character Ellen has to figure out a complicated love triangle/ what she really wants and needs in life and in her relationship. It is an easy read and is one that gives the reader something to think about deeper than the plot line.

And currently I am working on Giffin’s Heart of the Matter, once I am finished I will updated the masses… if there are any.

Keep reading for some fun ideas to keeping life a little more positive and some yummy gluten free ideas in future posts!

xox TTFN GFP 🙂

Weekends are for blogging, running, and interview think tank sessions

As I mentioned in my last post the upcoming day was all about a shopping spree, and big surprise I am a day late and a dollar short with that blog post. I did however score some really cute items that can cross the lines of professional but also cute enough to wear to other events.  One of these outfits I wore Friday to an interview, hopefully it gave me bonus points here is the:

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Although I have forever been in awe of people who are capable of running as an exercise and loving it and have always been convinced that I could never be one of those people, I am out to prove myself wrong.  I signed up for Mapmyrun.com today and plan on using it! This morning I got up, had my morning coffee, and ran/walked 1.8 miles! So I have yet to come up with a goal but I am researching 5k in the fall so maybe something along those lines. 🙂 in the mean time I have been doing research on running shoes best for flat footed women and I think I am going to invest in these Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12’s?

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But that will def have to wait for either a present holiday or a bigger paycheck 😉 For now I will keep on attempting to run so I can look cute in all these cute preppy work clothes I just got !

xox ttfn

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