Monday, November 29, 2010

Slim Calm Sexy...Yoga

I do not really like to work out. I do however, love the way that I feel after I work out, especially after I partake in a little yoga! I found this wonderful workout in my September Women's Health magazine.
It's by the wonderful Tara Stiles. I am not very good at yoga but I love this routine. It stretches me out and I am able to count my breaths the correct way. Plus, I always feel good afterward. I am looking forward to purchasing the book ( or getting it for Christmas).

I've also checked out her you-tube videos and those are pretty awesome! I'd love to take a class with her one day at her yoga studio, Strala, in New York.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Black Friday Finds

Good Sunday morning! I'm up before my husband, which isn't that unusual seeing as that I went to bed at about 10 last night and he didn't come to bed until after 2 AM!
So, I broke out the Christmas decorations earlier this week, including my snowman coffee mugs! You can also see a glimpse of the tree in the background. It's put together but not decorated yet. We're doing that this afternoon. It's one of my favorite things to do with my husband! I used to love doing it with my family, as a family, and I'm glad that I get to continue the tradition with Cameron! I will post pictures soon!

So, I hadn't intended to venture out into the chaos that was Black Friday but I needed out of the house and Cameron was at work so I headed to 2 stops, Target and Gamestop. Target was for me and Gamestop for Cameron. I was a good wife and got Cameron a game he wanted and it was $20 off! Plus, I reserved another game for him! Then I headed to Target...
There were 3 cops and about 6 security guards standing at the front of the store; and this was the Target at the Mall Of Georgia! No shopping carts or baskets! The store was absolutely crazy! But, I braved it and walked away with 4 items that I'd had my eye on for awhile!
Please don't mind this scary picture! I just woke up people! The point of the picture is the hoodie! It is sooooo soft! It's not sweatshirt material which makes it really slouchy. It was on super clearance! I think I paid $5!

My flannel shirt! Again, soooooo soft and it was 50% off. $8 people! And my husband loves that I'm going to wear a flannel shirt!

The cardigan and black pants are also both from Target. The pants are my favorite. They are skinny and stretchy but still have a sturdiness to them. Plus they look great with ballet flats!

Saturday we were supposed to have Thanksgiving dinner with my sisters but that didn't happen. Here's a picture though of me and Cameron because we don't take them that often!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

a peek over the fence....

This is what we see when we go into our backyard! Our neighbors across the street are slightly obsessed with decorating. It's been like this since last week! Up until today there was a huge blow-up turkey set amidst the Christmas decor! We refer to this family as the Griswold's!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fill In The Blank Friday

Filling in the blanks sounds like fun while my husband sits next to me playing Fable III on the XBox. Yes we are that lame on a Friday night but we do have to get up early tomorrow. Anywhoo, here goes!!

1) Black Friday is absolutely chaotic. I remember being excited about getting up at 4 AM when I was a teenager to go shopping at the mall but not anymore!

2) Christmas shopping this year will include gifts for my nieces but not much more than that. We are on a very tight budget.

3) Holiday shopping makes me slightly flustered but usually excited because I can usually imagine the face of the person opening their gift!

4) This year my Christmas list will include not much of anything. My in-laws got us new bedding and I'm pretty sure I'm getting Clinique loot from the grandparent-in-laws. The people I worked for asked me what I wanted but I haven't decided. I'm leaning towards a GAP gift card though.

5) Bargain hunter, or full price shopper? I tend to buy things on sale because of the budget but I always fall in love with the full price items. It's really a problem!

6) The best thing about shopping is finding something new but the worst thing about shopping is dealing with all of the people, especially if I haven't had my coffee; or if my husband is with me! He hates to shop!

7) On-line shopper or in-person shopper? On-line is so much easier but then you can't try anything on and you have to pay for shipping. It's really a toss up and depends on my mood!

Creamy Mexican Soup

It was cold and rainy today so I decided to make this soup for dinner. It's really simple and healthy but so delicious and satisfying!

12 oz. salsa verde
2 cans black beans
1 can sweet corn
1 can rotel
1 tsp. cumin
3 oz. cream cheese
1 pack taco seasoning
Put everything in the crock pot, EXCEPT the cream cheese. Cook on low. Mine was on for 6 hours today but it was on for 10 one day when I was at work. 30 minutes before eating, stir in the cream cheese.

My husband doesn't think it's very spicy. I however, do! It makes my nose run and gives me the hiccups....both signs of spiciness!! We balance out the heat by serving it with ChiChi's sweet corn muffins that I buy at Publix.