44 Bucks


You guys, seriously, I HAVE to tell you about the BEST way I spent 44 bucks EVER (other than my purchase of my Adidas Boston Strong shirt for the One Fund).  I am still basking in the glory of my little shopping spree. So, I love Old Navy. I have waxed poetic about it before, but haven’t had much shoppy time lately since the birth of my son.  He somehow isn’t as into it as I am?! What whaaaat?!  Anyway, yesterday I had five minutes… literally…to run in there myself and 44 dollars later (YUP!) I walked out with SEVEN amazing spring pieces!  Take a look!  I will preface this with the fact that I did receive 30% off becauase it was “stuff and save” when using your Old Navy credit card (ha, yea that decision to get an Old Navy cc was a financially fantastic one LOL)…

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Flowered cardigan- $4.70

Light blouse with keys on it- $6.89

Ruched one piece for the post-baby bod-$15.07

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Cute dress- $5.96

Navy top w crochet overlay- $4.70

Flowery tunic- $5.63

But the BIG ridiculous bargain, is actually this gem below-my favorite purchase of the day for a whopping 61 CENTS!  I kid you not!

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I am including the receipt for proof!  I wouldn’t believe me either!

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YUP!  61 cents!  And soooo cute no!?

Anyway, I just HAAAD to share this amazingness with you all 😉  ALSO amazing is this new running skirt from Athleta, my new favorite go-to store for running skirts.  BTW, NOT a bargain like the aforementioned clothing items, but SUPER cute and flattering.

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I mean, who doesn’t love a high quality bathroom selfie!?

OK, well thanks for listening, and definitely hop over to Old Navy for some bargains!  PS: this post is NOT endorsed by any company, just my personal “professional shopper” opinion 🙂  Hope you are enjoying beautiful weather where  you are!!!

Weird stuff people say


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When  I initially began writing this post, it was going in an entirely different direction, but something funny happened the other day so I decided to change the “movement” of this piece 😉  Ha.  So anyway, I imagine we have all been in situations where either we, or someone else, says something and you think to yourself, “SERIOUSLY!??”  Yea, so the other day at music class, I was playing with Zachary, minding my own business, when a Nanny sitting next to us says to me, “Your son, he looks like a girl.”  Silence.  My response…”Um… well, I don’t really think that….uhhhh.”  She continues…” His face…It looks like a girl.”  The lovely lady next to me said “I think he just looks like you.”  OK.  So really!?!?  I mean even if you do think my son looks like a chick, no worries…but you don’t REALLY need to spark up a conversation to tell me such.



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So that’s what this post is really about 😉  I’m not offended that this person had those thoughts, I just think it is an interesting topic:  the Weird ishhhh people say.  And I think we can even take it to another level at this point in our ever-so-advanced-technologically society; where social media prompt MANY unsolicited comments; ones that I doubt would be uttered face-to-face.  And we are all guilty of it; something sneaks out, you catch it, but not it time.  Heck, I totally did it the other day.  I was surprised to find out a person I knew had children.  My response, “Oh you look so young to have kids!”  Hers:  “I am.” DERP.  We all do it. But how do we respond, I think, is the most important component of the discussion.  How do you respond when someone says something funky or how about when YOU are the culprit?

PS: I think the greatest development in my (cutely) pathetic dog’s life is Zach’s new adventures with food.  Note the lurker in the background LOL!

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My Favorite Things


Hi everyone!  A special “hello” to those of you visiting from this blog…a gem!  I hope you stick around for more nonsense in the future 😉  So I thought in light of some possible new traffic 🙂 I might do a favorite posts lists to draw you in to my crazy blog life.  hehe.  Anyway, without further ado, here are some of my faves!



Race Recap Page

Recent half marathon; first post-baby; More Fitness Half Marathon

We Run Because We Can: A Boston Tribute

Bad Training

My recurring shin injury



My baby’s first birthday; my thoughts

Elmo-themed birthday party (aka Pinterest on steroids)

How making mommy friends is like dating

Traveling with a baby (tips)

On having a baby and being type A

Review of cloth diapers

A Day in the Life post (when Zach was 6 months)




Easy-peasy homemade pizza dough

Meatballs in the Crock OMGGGGGGG

The best chili and cookie recipe EVER



What’s in my purse

Song Nostalgia: My Life According to Springsteen

OK, so thanks for visiting!  Welcome!  And for those long-time visitors, thanks for coming back!  See you tomorrow with a post about “weird stuff people say.'”