that's what friends are for....

RUN - thanks to my dear friend Rachel i have started running again! let's preface this by the fact that i HATE running. yes, you read me right! but it is a very good way to get your self going & having some motivation to work out regular is very helpful. thank you Rachel for suggesting this torture. i just have to keep reminding myself that i am truly grateful as each foot pounds the road. i have been surviving my runs but i know from past experience the running never gets any more fun or easy. it always hurts! but it is good for me & i am looking forward to the 5K we are going to run together at the end of september.

WORK - i got another raise at work! yeah me!!!!

FUN - we went camping this past weekend with my parents at Sam A. Baker. the weather was perfect & we had a really wonderful weekend. putting the tent together for the first time each season is always a little challenging but we managed to get it up before dark. i was very excited to have had the opportunity, thanks to the wonderful world of technology (my dad took his satellite dish!) to watch Michael Phelps win #7 & #8 of his gold medals. that guy is a stud & a half in the water!!!

back to the camping...we went hiking, roasted marshmallows, cooked & ate all of our meals outdoors & i got to fall asleep listening to "the bugs" (one of my favorite summer sounds)

now i am off to scrap a little. still not feeling inspired. but i really do love the new Pink Paislee stuff i have in my hands so hopefully i'll have some fun with it!


  1. hey girl, good for you for the running...i couldn't do it. lol i do good enough to walk on my treadmill a few times a week. hehe camping sounds soooo fun, i haven't been in a few years. we do roast marshmellows in our backyard firepit. :)

    i did nominate you for an award so please visit my bloggy. :)

  2. Glad you had such a great weekend camping Juliana! And go you with the running! You are a better person then me b/c I, too, hate running and you will not catch me doing it, heheha! Congrats on the raise!!

  3. Hey there, long time no talk! I love your blog! Congrats on your running and your raise, glad that things are going well. Good luck on the 5k.

  4. Hi J! Just read through that whole article about MP. Inspiring to say the least. Keep it up!


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