Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Avocado Tuna Salad

I made this last night for dinner and I was very impressed. Not only was it very quick to put together, but it tasted good. It tasted good enough that my two year old ate it and even asked for more! Can't go wrong with that. This recipe is enough for 4 people, so cut it in half if you want it just for yourself and some leftovers for tomorrows lunch. Enjoy.

2 5oz cans of tuna
2 Avocados
Juice of 1 lemon
Chopped yellow onion to taste
Salt & Pepper to taste
Stir all together and serve in a Romaine Lettuce wrap!
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Run or Dye 2014

Last year we ran our first "Color" run. We did the Color me Rad in Detroit. We had so much fun that we decided to do a fun run like this once a year so this year we went with a few friends that were doing the Run or Dye. It's very difficult to not have a good time on one of these color runs. The company is great, the atmosphere is fun and we had great weather. We couldn't has for much more!

Everyone after the race!

Getting warmed up!
 The Run or Dye is truly a fun run. There are no specific wave times and it is not timed at all. When you arrive, you get in line and they release runners every 5 minutes. The DJ's at the start line have great music and are awesome at getting everyone pumped up!

Let's get started!!!
 This year the race fell on my baby cousins 16th birthday. Not only was it her birthday, but this was also her first 5K. I truly hope to be a role model in health and fitness and am glad to get her started young. I didn't really start running till I was almost 27 and wish every day I would have started a better routine at a younger age.
 All the people throwing color seem to have missed me. Even when I ran straight up to them, I still didn't end up with much. But my cousin, husband and almost everyone else were completely covered! My only complaint about this run, is that is is definitely not a 5K. I forgot to turn on my running app, but I can tell you that we were done in 25 minutes and I walked for five. I've heard this complaint before about this track so I wasn't surprised. But all together it was a great time, an awesome first run for my cousin and a great day to be outside!
Till the next one!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blogging for One Year. So Many Changes.

One year ago today, I started blogging. Not only has it opened up many possibilities, but I have been motivated by so many other blogger's to continue this journey. I don't think my blog necessarily has a niche but there are definitely things I love to discuss. Here's a fun recap of my amazing first year as a blogger:

I can't say that I have a fitness blog, but I can say that I am always trying hard to be healthy, eat clean and stay fit. Here's the story of how I lost 20 pounds by ONLY changing my eating habits. 

Based on lifestyle changes, I have also decided to start working with Beachbody to help people become healthier and feel better about themselves. Blogging has given me the confidence to do this and I really can't wait! You can check out my Beachbody page HERE and my new Facebook page HERE.

Blogging has allowed me to document every day stories of life, random moments, fun weekends and so much more. I always call it my digital scrapbook. I documented my attempt to take monthly pictures of Zachary, I documented his first birthday and so much more. It's a great way to document life. 

I love doing Project Life and scrap booking day to day. I've done it for over 12 years now and this is a great way to share my creativity and get new ideas. 

I'm so thankful that I found this outlet and am happy that this little space of mine is starting to touch more people. I hope this page continues to grow and continues to reach out to so many amazing people. 

Thank you so much for reading this past year and being on this blogging journey of mine!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

A few weeks back we took Zachary to the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum. Honestly, we can't believe this was our first time. It has something for all ages and we never once had to say "Stop" "Don't touch" "You're going to break that". Because seriously, that's how most of our outings go. He's 2 and hes like an untamed animal. It was a great experience and we will definitely be going more regularly. 

There was a kid's room designed specifically for those under 5. There was a ton to do, but Zachary loved the water table the most. He also loved watching Daddy build with the blocks and then knocking them down. There was also a small space within this room for kids under 18 months. It was separate so they could crawl around and explore. 

Zachary loved exploring the rest of the museum. Even though it wasn't age appropriate, he could still try everything, touch and climb on everything. He had a great time! We always love finding great places for Zachary to run around and have fun!

Do you have any kid friendly museums or fun spots near you? 
Are there any other gems for toddlers in the Detroit Metro area that we are missing?

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Corktown 5K: No more cold runs!

The Saturday before St. Patrick's Day is a big deal in the Corktown area of Detroit. There is a 5K race  (along with tons of other runs for kids) before the annual Corktown Parade. It is family friendly but is also a great party if that is what you are in the mood for.
This was our first time running this and we had a great time. Our only complaint (besides the cold) was the fact that they didn't start on time so that they could register more runners. Seriously? It's 10 degrees outside and you want me to wait 20 more minutes here at the start line? Really annoying!

But the run was a blast. Tons of costumes and green everywhere! I really enjoy running through the city.
At the finish line!
 The finish line was right in front of the Abandoned Train Station in Detroit. Check out more pictures HERE. I've always loved this building and I was excited to have the opportunity to get so close. It's such a beautiful building and I hope they chose to do something good with it sometime soon.
After the race we headed to Ferndale to have some drinks/lunch. We had intentions of hanging out downtown, but it was too cold for us. If it had been warmer we would have stayed to hang out and eat but everything was mostly outside and in tents so it was not working for us.

 With that being said, we decided that races below 40 are no longer for us. We ran the Turkey Trot in November and it was even COLDER! Although the races are fun, its not as fun as it could be if the weather was nicer. Most of the races that we like have registration up until 2 days before (some even on the day of the race) so if we aren't sure of the weather, we will wait till the last day of registration to make a decision based on the forecast. No more running in the cold!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Run or Dye!

I really do love a fun 5K where the weather is warm and the atmosphere is fun! We did a Color Run last year and it was an absolute blast. This year we are doing the Run or Dye at the Hazel Park Raceway and can't wait!
Run or dye is for absolutely EVERYONE! Whether you're a recovering couch potato or an avid marathon runner, you'll love the atmosphere and experience at Run or Dye.  You're welcome to walk, run, dance, or skip your way to the finish line.  And Run or Dye is family-friendly -- kids 6 and under run FREE!

Run or Dye, the world's most colorful 5K, is coming to Hazel Park Harness Raceway on Saturday, May 10th 2014! Bring all your friends and run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer.  Then enjoy our world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun.Create a team and save, then use the code: DETROITRUN to save another $10. You can register HERE
Feel free to join our Facebook Run or Dye event here, too!
NOTE: The registration fee goes up on March 20, so sure to sign-up TODAY for the most savings!

Follow Run or Dye: 
Such a blast last year, can't wait to do it again!
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Chicago for St. Patrick's Day

In 2007, we went to Chicago for the first time for St. Patrick's Day. The Saturday before the holiday, they dye the river green, have a parade, and just have a great time.

We started our weekend with a boat ride on the river after it was dyed. Our boat ride included an Irish lunch and of course plenty of beer!

Drinks at the Hard Rock after our boat tour!
After the boat tour, we really just wandered around the city, check out the sights, stopped at random bars and enjoyed all the people watching. 

After enjoying the scenery, people watching and drinking plenty of green beer, we decided we needed a break and headed to the museum. It was empty because everyone was in town enjoying the party, go figure!

I highly recommend going to Chicago for the St. Patrick's celebration at some point in your life. Seeing the river dyed is extremely fun and the atmosphere is amazing! Everyone is there having a good time and wants you to as well! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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