Bridesmaid Hair

Aaand we’re back!

After a nice three-day weekend, I must admit it feels good to get back into my normal groove and start on this week’s to do list. I’ll be cramming five days of work into three, since I’m leaving early on Friday morning for Chicago to be in my friend Leah’s wedding on Saturday, so I’m anxious to get crackin’.

This morning started out on a productive note with a quality cardio workout at the gym. I completed this 30-minute treadmill workout that got my heart pumping:

Minutes Incline Pace
0-4 8.0 4.0
4-5 1.0 4.0
5-6 1.0 8.0
6-7 1.0 4.5
7-8 1.0 8.2
8-9 1.0 4.5
9-10 1.0 8.4
10-11 1.0 4.5
11-12 1.0 8.6
12-13 1.0 4.5
13-14 1.0 8.8
14-15 1.0 4.5
15-16 1.0 9.0
16-17 1.0 4.5
17-18 1.0 8.8
18-19 1.0 4.5
19-20 1.0 8.6
20-21 1.0 4.5
21-22 1.0 8.4
22-23 1.0 4.5
23-24 1.0 8.2
24-25 1.0 4.5
25-26 1.0 8.0
26-27 1.0 4.5
27-30 8.0 4.0

This workout covered 2.89 miles and the varying speeds made it absolutely fly by!

I rounded out my workout with 25 minutes on the elliptical while flipping through a home decorating magazine. I can’t wait to decorate a new place!


After the gym and a one-mile walk with Sadie, I was more than ready to dig into a yummy breakfast.

chocolate chia seed pudding 005

On today’s menu was chocolate chia seed pudding that I prepped last night, with 1/2 cup of oats stirred in.

I topped everything with frozen banana slices before digging in.

chocolate chia seed pudding 008

Cold, creamy and oh-so-satisfying.

Wedding Hair

As I mentioned above, this Saturday I will be a bridesmaid in my friend Leah’s wedding. All the bridesmaids are having our hair done (I opted out of having my makeup done after my wedding day disaster) and I’ve been looking at magazines and photos of updos in search of the perfect look for her special day. Leah’s bridesmaid dresses have a collar, so updos seem like the way to go!

So far these are my favorites:

Carrie Underwood…

carrie underwood updo

Jessica Simpson…

jessica simpson updo

Carmen Electra…

carmen electra updo

Julianne Hough…

Julianne-Hough updo

I am trying to pick a style that will work with my ridiculously thin hair. I worry that I won’t have enough volume for Carrie Underwood or Julianne Hough’s looks, but we’ll see what the hair stylist says!

Which look do you like best?


  1. Morgan says

    Hi! I just found your blog and it’s a great new addition to my google reader 🙂

    I made your overnight oats last night and had them this morning. Any suggestions to make them a little less bitter?

    I used:
    1/2 c. oats
    1/2 c. almond milk
    1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder from Trader Joe’s
    and in the morning I added a banana

    It was tasty but near the end I was having a hard time getting it down because of the bitterness in the cocoa.
    Thanks for any suggestions!



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