Nesting, empty nesting, or just organizing

No, I am NOT nesting. no baby on the way for me. And Andrew hasn’t grown up that quick to make it an empty nest. But I was on a cleaning/organizing rampage today! And if I would have started earlier, WHO KNOWS WHAT Would HAVE  HAPPENED!

First, I sent to Andrew with a hidden note in his lunch

And ice coffee for me ( I think that is where I got the energy for the cleaning spree)

It all started with the kitchen. The cabinet/food pantry was getting out of control. 

I couldn’t find anything!

First, I cleaned out the cabinet of everything. Wiped all the shelves.

And then reorganized with black containers I already had.


The Second organization task was easy. The multi-disciplinary drawer

After a little moving around

And then the third, and monster of a task. The hall closet. With every leftover, rejected thing that wouldn’t fit in the kitchen

What a nightmare! But I am loving it now!

Two great organization blogs I have found:

-Little Inspiration

I heart organizing

Question for you:

– Would you rather have things clean and shiny, or everything in its rightful place?

I have everything in its place. At one time, I couldn’t sleep unless everything was picked up off the floor and put away. I guess in case of a fire?!?!? !haha who knows!

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone had a great fourth! I woke up at 6:30 excited to see Andrew. He has been at his dads the past two days, and I missed him!

I then went to the gym for another circuit training- Week 7. There is a reason it was week 7…IT WAS HARD!!!! But we finished.

Grabbed one or two of these 🙂

We then cleaned up, and headed to my brother and sister in laws house.

I brought the watermelon!

The boys played…


Swam in the pool…..

And ate cake (as did I!)….

I also enjoyed some frozen drinks 🙂


Question for you:

What is your favorite fourth of july memory?

-I love going to see fireworks

Dizzy Run+ Making Change

Today I knew I needed to get out for a run. I just wanted to go to the gym and take it easy, but considering I haven’t lost ANY weight, I knew I needed to change things up to get the weight off.

The weather was also REALLY nice in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

USMO078763°F (17°C)

The run started out SOOOO much better than last week. I was feeling great even at mile one. (Usually it takes me a few miles to warm up.) I just felt great. Then mile 4 hit and I thought I was going to pass out. I even got water around mile 2 and 3, but I felt lightheaded. I had something to eat an hour before…. So I headed home. I was a little upset because my legs felt fine, but I just didn’t feel right. I guess 4 is better than nothing.

I also decided for an ice bath. I know most people do this after 6miles, but I do  my own thing haha

After a shower and making some ice coffee x2 (recipe tomorrow!)

I drank it in my March of Dimes cup. I work in the NICU, so March of Dimes is very close to my heart. It is an organization that raises money for research on premature babies. Each year, the March of Dimes organizes a walk and run to raise money. In 2010 I even met Ali from Biggest Loser!

In St Louis, my coworkers will be there, along w/ many NICU graduates and their families. Also, families who have lost babies, come as well. And a lot of people wear shirts w/ the babies pictures on their as well. It really is a special day, I can’t wait till this year!

Today, I also started to tweet again (its been a week or so) and Colleen from the LunchBox Diaries, had retweeted a blog post that totally hit home with me.

Scott from Your Inner Skinny, just posted about how if you aren’t happy about something. CHANGE IT. It defiantly was something I needed to hear. In a few weeks, I have a half marathon that I know Im not completely ready for, but Im still going to do it. Walk or run, Im going to do it. Also, I need to lose this weight and Im the only one stopping it from happening. No more complaining just do it!!!

Question for you (from Scott’s blog):

What are you doing in your life to change what you’re not happy with?