November 9, 2012


Happy happy Friday and happy weekend! It's looking like another beautiful weekend here in Charleston and I can't wait to get off work at 5 o'clock today. Maybe we'll try another trip to the beach again this weekend sans a trip to urgent care. I'm still dying to take Gunner, I know he'll just love it.

As I mentioned a few days ago, I am participating in Becca's Weapons of Mass Reduction Holiday Fitness Challenge and I am proud to report that I am down 4.5 lbs since the start! I haven't been that great about working out a ton, I've just really been watching what I eat and making smart and healthy choices. I went for a 35-40 min. run last night after work though and have been trying to either go walking on my lunch break or take the pup out for a while in the evenings.

I can already tell a difference and I feel much better. Now, I just need to get rid of the other 20 or so pounds that I want to lose....

Random question - Do any of yall know anyone who does blog design for free fun or low cost? I would really love a custom blog design, however, I am not willing to put up $200+ for it (yes, I actually saw someone charging $275 for a custom blog design). I think that is a little ridiculous and who has that kind of money to spend on something like that??? Anyway, please let me know of anyone you could refer me to. Thanks!  :)

I don't know if any of you follow the Southern Weddings blog, but they are doing a Southern Holiday Ornament Swap which I recently signed up for. I always see really cute ornaments around Charleston so I guess whoever my lucky partner(s) is/are will receive one of those beauties :) I've signed up for a few different swaps this season, but I'm excited with having a better job and not feeling strapped all the time that I'm just feeling giving and generous :)

Speaking of the holidays - Last year, since most of my friends leave town to go home for Christmas and Thanksgiving, I had a "Christmas dinner" at my house a few days before everyone headed their seperate ways. I definitely want to do it again this year, it is so much fun having all my friends at my house during the holidays. Do you all have any holiday traditions that you look forward to with your friends and/or families?

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!


Jen said...

Kristen @

She is amazing!!!!! She is so easy to work with and is really really inexpensive. :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

$275?! Yikes! I just have a free design from Wordpress so I'm no help for you. I hope you can find a really good deal on someone, though! That'd be great!

So glad you are feeling better already! That's great, girl! :)

Jamie said...

Congrats on the weight loss. Awesome.

Kate said...

I've heard she's great! She designed one of my favorite nautical blogs:

Anonymous said...

I like to play with design, and I wouldn't charge you. E-mail me if you wanna chat about it!

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