It has been quite, quite hot here in O-Town. Total heat wave! To keep cool I have been frequenting the pool so I do not melt. Lucky for me, I spotted some great pool wardrobe additions to add to my current collection.
A Florida girl's gotta have a pool wardrobe you see.
Got this Lilly tunic for just $30.
It's really pajamas, but I think it makes a perfect coverup for the pool :)
A family friend of mine has decided to run in the Wine and Dine Half Marathon and has just about talked me into it. It makes me quite nervous as it will be a rather big challenge. Can I do it? I'd certainly like to think so. I haven't totally made up my mind, but I've started training. I think it will be an excellent new goal for myself. Cross your fingers I can pull it off!
My dad is a runner and has qualified for and run in the Boston Marathon a few times as well as many, many other races through the years. Maybe I've inherited his running genes!? Let's hope so! He has come up with some training plans and is giving me tips so I am glad to have his advice. It's nice to be able to share this with my dad since he might run in it with us as well.
As for the event, it's in October and it's at night—10 p.m. Kinda cool! It will wind through all the parks. When it's over, there's a Food and Wine Festival after party for the runners and friends and family.
I guess I'd better make up my mind pretty soon . . . to run or not run, that is the question :)
Growing up, my mom, sister and I loved to watch old Disney movies. There were so many great ones that we watched time and time again. Some favorites are:
The Apple Dumpling Gang
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
The Parent Trap
Escape to Witch Mountain
Babes in Toyland
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
We probably watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Pollyanna the most. Love those! We had most of these on video, but I'm thinking I may need to get the dvds so I can watch these classics whenever I want.
I made this dessert for a party recently and it was a big hit. My secret? It was extremely easy to make, yet still tasted delicious.
One can of cherry pie filling
Chocolate cookie dough
White chocolate chips
Press the chocolate cookie dough (I used pre-made) into the cups of a mini-muffin pan so that it covers the bottom and up the sides. Bake. Once it cools, take out the cookie cups and fill each with cherry pie filling. I was able to fit 2-3 cherries in each. Melt the white chocolate chips and drizzle on top.
That's it! So easy.
With a few substitutions, this would make for a great 4th of July dessert. Substitute sugar cookie dough for the chocolate and use blueberry and cherry pie filling.
As you can see, I had a wonderful time at my little's wedding! She was a gorgeous bride and everything was just perfect. I loved the light blue and green theme and there were beautiful hydrangeas everywhere. I was so happy to be part of her special day. Love you little!
Also . . . Happy June!
Sorry for the brief hiatus, but life has been tres, tres busy. After I got back from the wedding, I immediately left the next morning for a work trip to Chicago, which was last week. Many interviews later and my story plus a sidebar have been written. Next up were some visitors. My sister and her husband were in town and we had fun catching up and hanging out in O-town. Memorial Day kicked off the start of a busy, but fun summer ahead!