Sunday, January 24, 2010

C25K, Chill Night, Boutique Sale, Game Night

Hi Friends! I hope you’re having great weekends! Mine has been awesome so far! And thanks for your comments on my 7 random facts! To answer your questions: I don't still play tennis - but there are courts across the street so i'm considering it! I was taking fun, adult dance classes, but the place royally screwed me over (long story!) so it's been about a year now! On another note, I went to grad school for a Masters in Communication - good times! I was a graduate teaching assistant so I taught public speaking at Auburn University to get free school and a stipend. Sweet deal!

To back up – Friday was a busy one. Crazy, stressful day. I sadly gave into TOM and instead of going walking during lunch, I went back to Uncle Julio’s for chicken fajitas. I know! I will say it was yummy fabulous and I barely ate half of it (took the rest home to Austin!). The afternoon was busy, too, and I worked late. Then me and Stacy went down for 4.25 miles including C25K workout (Week 2; Workout #3!; burned 215 calories). I’m happy to say I did all 3 workouts this week – WOO! This one was hard. Between TOM and a tummy full of Mexican it was r. o. u. g. h. But I did it! Then I raced home hoping to go visit Shana, but I was BEAT. I got ready then sat down. And it was all over. Me and Austin watched a bit of conan and had a few drinks and that was pretty much it! I ended up at 2,417 calories, 263 carbs, 66 fat grams and 85 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Disappointing – eek!

Saturday I popped up, got ready and headed down to the boutique sale I told you guys about! I didn’t have the best of luck, but did go home with two dresses and WONDERFUL stuff for Austin! I got him 4 vintage t-shirts and a new black coat. He’s been needing one but they were all either too trendy or too traditional… and $300+. However, I found one that met in the middle and the “trendy” part actually zips out for the office. How cool! It was a 7 Diamonds coat originally $300 (still $300 at Nordstrom!) half off - $150! And then the t’s were all 50% off so I got them for $14 each! Nice day for the Austin! Here’s the goods…

BB Dakota Dress $40

3+1 Audrey Dress $39 (hard to tell - but the bottom is green/black horizontal stripes; the waist band is a long sash that you tie in the back!

7 Diamonds Coat $150
The inside zipper/neck thing zips right out so it becomes a more traditional coat! I got in for Austin in black.
Hendrix t-shirt (Junk Food brand)
Miami t-shirt (Junk Food)
Run DMC (Junk Food)
Bears (Junk Food)

After the sale I headed home, made Austin try it all on – fit perfect, yay (!!!), then I got in bed for a nap. Yes, no gym. Grrr. I woke up, cleaned up a bit, then we headed to Target and bought two games for game night and a couple of folding chairs, then to radio shack and the liquor store. Hehe Then we met Mary and Scott over at our place for game night and shanigans. So good to hang out! We ended up playing Balderdash (one of my favorite old school games) and The game of Things (one of the new ones!).

They were both fun! Mary and Scott headed home around midnight, then played a few games of pool and were off to bed! I ended up at 2,071 calories, 218 carbs, 55 fat grams and 112 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Now I'm in bed watching Project Runway! (Austin has passed out - he didn't take a nap today!). Tomorrow I hope to: go to the grocery store, go to the gym, buy our new book club books, pack for Vegas, cook some meals for Austin and work for at least 2 hours - I hope I can get it all done!

What's your favorite "party game"? We like Balderdash, Loaded questions, Trivial Pursuit, Taboo, Apples to Apples and the list goes on - we're gamers!

Do you shop for your significant other? I just recently started doing it more and LOVE it!


prettyface said...

Wow- loooove that jacket for Austin. That's HOT!!!!

That bowtie is adorable on that Dakota dress!

Why am I up at 4:30 am on a Sunday? I'm going back to bed.

Anonymous said...

I love the Dakota dress!

Mike has more style than I do so I don't shop for him :)

I'm not big on games but I do like clue and apples to apples.

Anonymous said...

Cute stuff! I always shop for Jason. I think that if I didn't buy him clothes, he'd still be wearing stuff he bought in 1999.

I like Trivial Pursuit, Outburst, Taboo, Scattergories. I keep hearing good things about Apples to Apples, but Ive never tried it.

cMe said...

If you don't already, check out They carry lots of dresses in the style you posted, and they definitely carry BB Dakota. They're usually pretty inexpensive too!

Cute finds, I love sales!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Yes, I tend to buy clothes for Chris and dress him. lol I love the dress, great deal on it.

Kelly Olexa said...

Awwww the clothes look adorable! And Mexican food- YUM. I am always tempted by that. Margaritas OH MY!!

Anonymous said...

What a cute dress! Love it!

I am obsessed with Apples to Apples; I think it's the funnest game ever. And I never shop for J; he's so picky!

Shelli Ryan said...

I have a degree in Communications too! I love the clothes you got on sale! My favorite games to play in a group are Scattergories, Cranium and Taboo. I am also addicted to Words with Friends and Scrabble on my iphone!

Thinspired said...

LOVE that Dakota dress! You have the cutest style and always get the best bargains!
My favorite party game is definitely Balderdash, too :) We have "Beyond Balderdash" with a lot of categories and it's so fun!

Jenn Eats Nutritioulsy Now said...

Apples to Apples and Catchphrase are both really fun. The game of things looks fun-- I've never played it.

homecookedem said...

You scored some great clothes!! Love the Hendrix t-shirt!! I love shopping for Andrew more than myself. I always buy him nice stuff from banana and gap. It fits him the best and lasts so long.

Sounds like a fun game night!! Our favorite game to play with friends is Cranium!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha...I just wrote about my game night and asked the same question! Saturday must have been a good game night for everyone! :)

I liked Cranium Turbo Edition!

laura dishes said...

I love that dress! Can I hire you to be my personal fashion consultant? You always find such cute stuff & great deals! :)

Mica said...

How do you find all these cute things?

And ugh, a workout with a tummy full of Mexican? I did that once. It was painful!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Love the dresses! And lucky Austin! :)

We don't play a lot of games at the moment, but I love Catch Phrase. In fact, I love it so much that we took it to the delivery room when the toddler was born! Unfortunately, we didn't get to play it...

Have a great week!

haute.teapot said...

wow i love BOTH dresses and that coat for austin! good eye girl! i don't shop for the significant other because he likes barney's...:/ sad but true! don't know where he got that fancy taste but it makes it a little easier with all of my shopping, i don't think he ever expects anything, haha.

i hope you get in your workout and packing for vegas--hope you have FUN! i enjoyed it so much more than i did 2 yrs ago when i went. :) oh, except you wouldn't BELIEVE what my flight home was like, crazy!

Anne Marie said...

My favorite party game is catch phrase...I love it!

Therese said...

Oh I love apples to apples and Catch Phrase. Fun drinking games too :)

My hubbie is a huge Chicago Bears fan. He would have loved that last t-shirt!

Emma said...

I LOVE that you workout with ExerciseTV a lot. I think it's really great for someone on a budget or just working out in general! ... I think if more people discovered ExerciseTV or even they would be on their way to a more healthy and in-shape life!