Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jingle Bell Run

Last Saturday was the Jingle Bell Run in Tulsa. I have known about this race for years, but never run it. Always wished I was in good enough shape to just sign up and run a 5K because I wanted to.

And that's what I did.

Saw some fun friends there. Patty Gerstenberger - LOVE that lady!

Lisa Jernigan Blain - it has been YEARS since I've seen her and I love her too!

I didn't run my PR (Personal Record) - but I enjoyed myself and ran a 10:40 mile.

Which is fine by me.

Of course one of my favorite incentives is the Nike Sportband.

I LOVE this thing - it records my distance, pace, calories and how long (minutes) I've run. And it's been calibrated, so I know it's accurate. And I can download it onto my own page on Nike, so I can keep track of my mileage, etc. And the calories are based on my weight, which I am also able to enter.

So, on my 30 minutes lunch break, I just hit walk and walk a mile out and then back and I'm gone about 28 minutes and I've burned over 200 calories. It's a great little gadget. And I didn't buy the Nike shoes for the little pedometer part. You can go to Amazon and purchase a little velcro thing for $3.50 and pop it on your shoe and you're good to go!

It's good for walking and running, and you can pause it and start again and all sorts of neat little tricks! It also keeps track of your mileage per week and total.

And all for $60. (I feel I am a better spokesperson for Nike than Tiger)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kitchen Cabinets

I hate these cabinets. Not the dcabinets so much as the color. Since I moved in. But, they were new when I moved in, so how does one (or me, actually) justify new ones? Oh yeah, and pay for them?

Enter, Kelli Portman, Gardener/House Renovator/Money-wise/Proverbs 31 Woman Extraordinaire...

She painted her cabinets, I painted my cabinets.

She re-stained her cabinets, I'm re-staining my cabinets...

it's a lot of work...

After the cabinets, the kitchen floor. Which I also hated when I moved in.

But, one things' already been done. That decripit fridge has been replaced. With a new one.

THIS one. No water in the door, but it wasn't worth an extra $800... Brita works just fine... It was on sale at LOWE'S for $998!!! Woo hoo!!

Although I won't/can't replace it until the cabinets AND the floor are finished...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cake Balls!

My new love - Cake Balls. They are fun and easy to make. I've even been toying around with the idea of selling them. Not sure how to go about it, though.

I thought maybe at Farmers Markets.

And for how much? At this hoity-toity bakery in town, Merritts, they sell them $2 each. I think that's ridiculous. But is $1 too much? And do I sell them singly, or in dozens or half-dozens? I was thinking I could use those clear to-go packages.

Am I living a pipe dream? Maybe I should send samples to people.

So, what do you think?