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May Foodie Penpal Reveal Day!!!!


Happy Foodie Penpal Reveal Day!!!

This was my first month participating, and both my husband and I had a lot of fun putting together our box and using the goodies we received!

This month I got a box from Kayla from Plymouth, Massachusetts…. here was the box:



ImageWell, what do we have here???


I committed a faux pas and didn’t take pictures of the items OUT of the box, nor do I remember exactly what they were….

But I will tell you this;

EVERYTHING was delicious!

We particularly enjoyed the Boston Baked Beans candies 



(My husband hadn’t seen these in YEARS, and was giddy as a school girl to see them)

AND these little heaven-sent tidbits….



Oh my goodness were THEY delicious…..



And they didn’t last long….



My husband devouring the last one

They were delicious. If you can find them, buy 5 boxes, and send me one.

We also got a bag of Choco Chomp cereal: Image


(Which we found at our grocery store yesterday, SCORE! )

And onion soup mix and a delicious organic microwave-ready fried rice packet. 


Needless to say, we enjoyed our box!


I look forward to next month’s box! We are trying to find a mix of local and unique yummies to send out… It’s really a lot of fun. Sign up! You won’t regret it and if you don’t like it, don’t sign up for the next month.




My 101 in 1001 List

Today I didn’t do anything “fitness” related, sorry to say. 

I did, however, do some major gardening, so that kind of counts, right???




Tomorrow I’m running again, and yoga-ing. And shredding, or whatever it is Jillian Michaels has me doing.

I also drank a crap ton of water today, which isn’t too difficult for me, given that I’ve been getting into the swing of this for a while. My problem is I prefer ice in my water, and we do not have an ice maker…. and the bag of ice in our freezer has freezer burned together into a giant iceberg… and I don’t own an ice pick.

I also, today, instead of studying for my Life Span final on WEDNESDAY (go me) came up with my own 101 GOALS in 1001 DAYS. Check out the page above ^ to keep tabs on me. 

Here is my list:

My 101 in 1001

Starting: May 7, 2013

Ending…… uh……. (carry the two……..) February 2, 2016


I’ve seen a few of these 101 GOALS in 1001 DAYS, and decided  I was going to set myself up a list and see what happens…… The premise is, given 1001 days (roughly 2 and ¾ years) you can accomplish all 101 goals for yourself. The goals must be MEASURABLE and SPECIFIC (none of that ambiguous stuff) Also, 1001 days is a longer time span then 1 year, giving you “many seasons” to organize and plan for some of the biggies on the list…….

So here it goes…

  1. Lose 50 lbs (Currently 193.8 as of 5/7)
  2. Run a 5k
  3. Run 10 5ks
  4. Run a half marathon
  5. Run 5 half marathons
  6. Run a full marathon
  7. Run 3 full marathons
  8. Own a blogsite (
  9. Obtain my RN
  10. Participate in a sprint Triathalon
  11. Organize a running group
  12. Get my husband to run a 5k with me
  13. Hold a gallery event for my photography
  14. Start a boudoir photography business!
  15. Laser Hair Removal
  16. Get 5 new tattoos
  17. Start a food canning group
  18. Paint a portrait
  19. Finish a crocheting project
  20. Shoot a deer with my bow
  21. Write and publish a short story
  22. Get to a “healthy” BMI (currently 33%)
  23. Learn how to use photoshop
  24. Learn how to play the harmonica
  25. Cook 30 meals with my pressure cooker
  26. Prepare a week’s worth of food on Sunday 15 times
  27. Sing at open mic night 1 time
  28. Go hiking in Colorado with our cousins
  29. Go hiking in North Carolina
  30. Complete Project 365
  31. Kayak around PIB in less than 2 hours (currently don’t know how long it takes, will try it once and revise this)
  32. Do yoga before and after work 50 times
  33. Be able to perform a side crow pose
  34. Do couple’s yoga with my husband 50 times
  35. Be able to perform the scorpion pose
  36. Eat drink 8oz of water 500 days
  37. Put away $5000 in savings  (~$75  a paycheck)
  38. Save up my spare change for 1001 days (We’ll see about this!!!)
  39. Learn how to Identify 15 constellations
  40. Get my CCW
  41. Get 100 followers on my blog
  42. Host 5 giveaways
  43. Try 30 different recipes/cook my way through a cookbook
  44. Make homemade whole wheat pasta
  45. Take a kick boxing class
  46. Take a boxing class
  47. Learn how to drive stick shift
  48. Have boudoir photos taken of myself and my husband
  49. Get an indoor biking platform
  50. Go rock climbing
  51. Take vitamins 365 times
  52. Make a recipe book/blog section
  53. Finish playing Skyrim
  54. Meet and run with one blogger
  55. Plant a garden for an elderly person
  56. Complete the MS Bike to the Bay
  57. Have a 6 month stockpile in my basement of food, toiletries and household items
  58. Finish the upstairs bathroom
  59. Update the kitchen
  60. Go on a date 20 times with just my hubby
  61. Take a ballroom dance class
  62. Make 20 DIY projects off pintrest (I am a firm believer nobody actually does any of the things they pin!)
  63. Learn how to make sushi
  64. Get a design for our wine
  65. Adopt a wild mustang
  66. See the wild ponies of Chincoteague Island
  67. Learn how to filet a fish
  68. Write out our wills
  69. Make soap
  70. Go maple-syruping (can’t remember what it’s called right now)
  71. Have my wisdom teeth removed (TERRIFIED)
  72. Make something to sell (and sell it!) on ETSY
  73. Learn how to hang10 on the IndoBoard
  74. Make cheese
  75. Do a detox cleanse
  76. Send out Homemade Christmas Cards (both years)
  77. Have a booth at a farmer’s market
  78. Get matching tattoos with my sisters
  79. Make a sundress
  80. Visit NYC with my cousins
  81. Have sex (at least) once a day for 30 days (5 times over) 😉
  82. Make 30 recipes from the Ball canning cookbook
  83. Kill an alligator (Or help my husband do it)
  84. Learn how to identify 15 trees by their leaves
  85. Become Scuba certified
  86. Skydive
  87. Go camping for a week with no amenities
  88. Floss my teeth daily for a month, 5 times over (AGAIN, I’ve got 2 and ¾ years people!) Let’s DO THIS
  89. Take a pole-dancing class
  90. Recycle weekly
  91. See the Northern Lights
  92. Do the Foodie Pen Pal Challenge each month
  93. Write Thank You Cards for all gifts etc. received
  94. Start a homemade dog treat business
  95. Take a cupcake decorating class
  96. Actually make it to Hocking Hills for our Anniversary (Or the Smokies, whichever)
  97. See Mumford and Sons, Tool and the Foo Fighters in concert if applicable
  98. Stop crossing my legs
  99. Have questionable moles removed
  100. Do a back bend/walk over
  101. Have sex in 15 public places

Wish me luck!!!

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