March 13, 2015

oh hey, friday! | let's get sweaty come so quickly these days.

no seriously...i never thought time could fly by so quickly. i blink and it's wednesday. i blink again and it's friday.

it's been a week of highs and lows.

T H E  H I G H
kaye has been absolutely hysterical this week. she's chatting up a storm...just like her farmer. those two have the gift of gab. her latest move is using manners all the time, correctly.

please mama.
thank you dada.
you're welcome.

the best though is when she asks for something. the conversation goes like this:

"milk please mama."
"oh, you want some milk?"
kaye replies with, "okay!" as if it were magic that i guessed what she was saying.

i didn't think i could adore that girl anymore...and then she started talking. farmer and i agree...we love that sweet sweet voice.

T H E  L O W

kaye's fits. she's been a bit emotional this week. i won't be mad when those go away...forever.

1 |  grab this here snazzy valentine button and link back to September F A R M.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | have a fantastic friday.

M Y  F I V E | L E T ' S  G E T  S W E A T Y
1 | so...i've been participating in the #1800minutechallenge hosted by the always lovely erin over at living in yellow. the whole idea is to work out 1,800 minutes in the months of february and march. i'm suuuuper proud of myself because as of yesterday afternoon i logged my 1,491st minute! that's nearly 25 hours of working out.

2 | those 25 hours came in handy with all the eating my sister and i did last weekend. ouch doesn't even begin to explain how i felt sunday evening. a little too much indulgence. however...i've been having dreams of guru donuts, so i do see myself back there very very soon. as in...hopefully this weekend. should you find yourself in boise...i highly recommend ALL of the places my sister and i hit up, plus more. boise...i love thee.
3 | on the topic of sweating...since i had been so diligent with my workouts on monday, tuesday, and wednesday...and even managed to log some serious time on my road bike i thought i'd take it easy on thursday. i warmed up with 15 minutes at a medium effort on the bike. switched to a 30 minute run on the treadmill...also at a medium pace. then i thought it might be nice to do a little workout video for another 15. ummm...ouch. it was 60 minutes total and i was shaky legs and arms exhausted. maybe tomorrow is a rest day.
4 | let's talk about workout videos. now, i may be late to the game, but i've fallen in love with the tone it up gals. dear lord if i could just kind of look like them...or maybe even just half as good. first things first, i'm going to need an amazing spray tan and hair extensions. regardless, if you are looking for a quick workout just head on over to their website...they have TONS to choose from. i find it incredibly motivating to do their videos. they are so damn gorgeous.

5 | and well...because it's friday and because i can't think of a #5 let's throw in a little 30% discount for the group giveaway! i'm looking for three more gals to get in on the group giveaway for march. have a look! use code GIVEAWAY30.

happy linkup! happy weekend!


  1. I have a love/hate relationship with the Tone It Up girls. Like half way through a workout, when I'm about to die, and they aren't even breathing heavy, I start to hate them and think they are just naturally that toned!

  2. I've been doing the #1800MinuteChallenge too! I don't have quite as many minutes as you do though! I think I'm around 1200 minutes, but I should still meet the 1800 minute goal.

    I also just submitted my stuff for the giveaway! I'd love to participate!

  3. It's so cute your toddler is speaking! My now two year old only has the weirdest words - backpack, sugar, bubbles - things like that!

  4. Gosh I wish I looked like those girls too! I need to get paid for working out :-p

  5. I wish I looked like them, too. HA! Way to go on the challenge...I'm impressed!

  6. I'm pretty sure your idea of "taking it easy" on Thursday would just kill me dead. I hope you got your rest day today!

  7. oh the sweet toddler voice makes my heart melt...of course there's also the demonic toddler voice that comes out on occasion as well!

  8. *puts down the chocolate chips*

    I only have 11 more weeks of it being acceptable for my gut to hang out, so I'm taking full advantage,

  9. oh my gosh talking is the best! I hope that they whole moody stage goes away, although eventually we're going to hit the pre-teen, teen years and I remember being really moody! I have to check out those workout videos, they look amazing, good motivation!

  10. Happy Friday and thank you for hosting! It's true, Friday comes too fast... but is that a bad thing?! Have a great weekend and please come share and link up with me at
    Have a nice weekend!! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  11. YAY for all the talking!! And on a side note, can I just say, super cute sweatshirt in the above pic!!! Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting!!

  12. Aww, Kaye's chatting sounds too cute! Congrats on doing so great on the workout challenge! A couple of weeks ago I did a double workout on a Saturday, which was 60 minutes total and it was intense! Kind of felt amazing afterwards and also kind of felt like I never want to do that again! :D

  13. I must be even later to the game because I've never heard of The Tone Up Girls videos, but now that spring is hear I'm really trying to ramp up my fitness!

  14. 1800 minutes in a month?!?! That's an hour every single day!! That's insane!


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