Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Weekend!

This weekend was AWESOME to say the least! For starters I finally got to spend the weekend at home in Charlotte with my beau and pup(I haven't spent a weekend at home in three weeks).
On Friday some friends and I got together to celebrate Chris' Birthday, eat homemade carrot cake, drink wine, and watch a super clear bootleg copy of Black Swan (Hey don't judge me LOL). Black Swan was an incredible film but also very lurid, I think that I need to see it again because I totally didn't grasp the meaning.
On Saturday a group of us went to dinner at Cajun Queen which was delicious. I started my dining experience with a luscious glass of red wine and a cup of seafood gumbo. The atmosphere was great and I really felt like I was in 'Nawlins' (slang for New Orleans). For my second course a chose the Blackened Chicken and Andouille Pasta. I have a weakness for spicy food and pasta so this entree definitely hit the spot. I finished my meal with more Merlot and a piece of Key Lime Pie. The pie was just okay, way too rich and tangy for my liking, but everything else was so good that I didn't even care. I was so inspired by the creole and Cajun flavors that I created my own little meal for dinner.....
I haven't yet chosen a name for my dish so if you have any ideas let me know!
I started off with roasted peppers & onions and a cup of spinach, added a roasted pepper& garlic white sauce, grilled and chopped a few chicken breast, and then added some spicy creole seasonings. I served the sauce over regular spaghetti noodles for my beau and over spaghetti squash for me.......After dinner at Cajun Queen a group of my friends met up at Suite for more cocktails and a little dancing.
Sunday was great because I got to sleep in, ahh. It's been a while since I've felt so rejuvenated and refreshed. I finally put together my desk and organized my closet/loft area. Football Sunday was nasty! I'm so freakin' stoked that the STEELERS are going to the Superbowl. All of this definitely ended my weekend on a super sweet note.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Lawn as white as driven snow"

The last couple days have been great! We got a few inches of snow and A LOT of ice so he and I have been out of work for two whole days (yippy). Me and Cj braved the snow with Bri Dog, walked to friends houses who live in our neighborhood, watched a few movies (can you believe that he's never seen Good Will Hunting?), and drank LOTS of wine!
I also managed to organize my loft/closet/office and got some much needed rest. It's always nice to have an unexpected 3 day work week, eek!

(I love this version of Wild Horses)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Go DJ....

I'm playing DJ tonight! DJ jazzy Jin is on the one's and two's! I'm spending the weekend with my best friend Dani and her Husband Jonathon. Jonathon lost his vision randomly about 7 days ago (he is a healthy 23 year old and does not even have any pre-existing health conditions) so please keep him and his family in your thoughts. It is mind blowing how life can change in the drop of a dime. What I've taken from this experience is that you have to live everyday to the fullest and be Thankful for everything. Jonathon can't see so we are trying to play music etc. to keep him occupied. If you guys Have any ideas of how to keep him busy and happy please let me know.

To My Husband (Spin-off)

I stumbled across this super neat blog and wanted to do a spin-off!

To My (future) Husband:

BATHROOM: I will try my hardest not to yell at you for leaving the toilet seat up
VIDEO GAMES: personally I don't like them but I can tolerate them in small doses
BEER: Let's drink tons of it
THE DVR: I will never erase a sports game to make room for my reality television shows
PLEASE: Do not use my towel
COOKING: I promise to make at least 2-3 hot meals per week
SEX: I promise to never tell you if I'm faking it
LAUGH: I'll try to laugh at your jokes even when they are corny
SUNDAY FOOTBALL: You can count on me to be ready with a coosie in my hand
SUPER BOWL: I'll make buffalo chicken dip
A&E: I won't complain when you make me watch THE SQUAD PRISON POLICE and THE FIRST 48
HUNGRY: I can be a bitch when I'm hungry so please feed me SORE: I give great back massages
YOUR FRIENDS: are welcome anytime if you give me a heads up
FEET: Sorry I don't do feet!

This was fun! I'll continue this post later..... until next time!

(I love the part when Lenny Kravitz says "I know, I know, I know")

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Have you met Wen?

My co-workers finally convinced me to try the Wen Haircare line by Chaz Dean. Initially I was a little skeptical because of the price and because I don't normally buy things from infomericals, BUT I tried it last night and I'm in love!! My Hair is super shiny, Bouncy, and soft. I didn't want to get hooked on something that is so expensive but this stuff is similar to heroin and after one hit I am addicted.

Here is a picture of my hair...this picture definitely doesn't do justice but you guys get the point!

(Here is my bff's hair...she has really frizzy/ super thick hair...Wen worked wonders on her hair)

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Rush

I totally forgot that today was the first Monday of the New Year until I walked into the gym today....every piece of equipment was occupied. I am so irritated because I had to completely change my routine. Imagine trying to do a shoulder workout without any freakin' dumbbells, ha! I am happy that all of these people want to improve their health, but I wish that they would go do it somewhere else. Good thing that most of these people probably won't be around in the next few months.

While I was at Wal-Mart today I picked up this Yoga DVD for 9 bucks! If I wake up early tomorrow I'll give it try before work, but realistically I will probably be running late so I'll just try it after work, har har! I will also make a video!!
(Had to share this video...I love this guy!)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011!!!

(bringing in the New Year with my girls. dress Forever21, Shoes Nina, tights New York and Company)
2010 was a great year but I KNOW that 2011 is going to be even better. This Year I plan to focus more on my Beachbody business, go back to school, save more money, and spend more time with my family& friends, oh and gain more jinfitness followers haha. Overall, I just want to be really happy and productive. I've put together a plan/ schedule to help achieve my fabulous goals. To help keep myself on track I will post a 3 month status update just to let you guys know where I am at. I think that some people don't stick to their New Years resolutions because they don't hold themselves accountable.
Health wise I plan to start the New year off with a three day Shakeology Cleanse, but I don't want to do it alone so who wants to join me? pretty please with a cherry on top..... Click here for more info. I also want to become a yogi. I would love to be able to do this with my body. I was diagnosed with Lupus a couple months ago and my health is super important to me. I see lots of trips to Trader Joe's and EarthFare in my future.
How did you guys spend the New Year? What are some of your goals?