Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fun Video

I love being an aunt. I think it's the best job (since I'm not a parent yet). I'm the lucky aunt to my niece, Rebecca, nephew, John and step niece and nephews: Gavin, Olivia and the twins Hudson and Dawson.

Here's a video of Love of my Life No. 1, aka my niece, singing a lovely little ditty.... about me! I miss that little girl so much. She's 2 and at such an adorable age! She's hilarious and fun and so smart. I wish I could see her more but we live 4 hours away so I see her every few months.... this video reminded me of how I need to make a trip down sometime in April.

Love of my Life No. 1 and me over Christmas!

Monday, March 21, 2011

More Shoe Woo!

I went shopping today to find some shoes to go with this little summer number I recently purchased. And, of course, as you can tell by my blog name - I love me some shoes:

I've always wanted to wear something like this so I decided to just GO FOR IT! I think heels would go best with it but I'm heading to Austin soon and needed some comfy (and cute) walking shoes.

I found two pairs at Dillards for $19.99 each. Can't beat that! I love a good sale!

I also can't post about shoes without showing off another new pair I recently bought:

I'm starting ballet classes up again soon and found these for cheap on eBay!

What's a great steal you've gotten recently?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My First Clothing Swap!

I participated in my first clothing swap this past weekend. I admit when I was first invited, I thought, “Clothing swap? What the heck is that?” The idea of meeting random people and taking their clothes seemed foreign to me. But guess what? Clothing swaps are awesome and I have been missing out!

If you haven’t been to one, I highly encourage you to invite some friends over, open a bottle of wine (or two…) and ask them to bring their unwanted clothing and accessories. I left with 13 “new” pieces of clothing, plus a few bottles of OPI nail polish. Score! I was so excited because these clothes were all new to me and I didn’t spend a dime on them. I threw them in the wash immediately upon arriving home and have already worn a piece or two.

My absolute favorite item I left with was this dress.

I am thinking about hosting my own clothing swap in a few months. Friends, wine, FREE clothes. It’s a win-win-win!

Have you ever been to a swap? If so, what kind?

Monday, March 14, 2011

First Race of Season!

I kicked off race season this past Saturday with a St. Patrick’s themed-5K. I’m down for that because that means I get to wear some fun green!

This race is sentimental to me because last year it was my first 5K. I was super proud of two of my friends for running it this year because it was their first 5K!

As for how I did, I felt pretty strong but then I cramped going down a hill. What’s up with that? Any advice is appreciated. But I beat my time from last year and hey, that makes me happy.

I’m dealing with a knee issue right now (this is new territory to me) so sadly I made myself take yesterday and now today off. Any tips on how to “heal” a knee? It feels like there’s a bruise on the inside. I don’t know if that’s even possible.

Less than 2 weeks until my first 10K! The clock is ticking!