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Farmer’s Market Haul

Hey hey!  I hope you are enjoying your Saturday so far!

This morning, I went to a community event with some of my friends from Solus.  We did a warm up and demonstrated stretching techniques before the participants set out on a walk/run through downtown Jackson.  Since I was already downtown, I decided to head over to the farmer’s market after the event.

Today was the first day that the market had a full house, and it made me so excited to think about all the options that will be available there this summer!  I love going to the market on Saturday mornings in the summer – talking with the local farmers, sampling products, smelling the fresh berries, enjoying the hot summer breeze…it’s the perfect way to start a weekend if you ask me.

I was excited to find some good tomato plants, zucchini and squash plants, cucumber plants, and jalapeno plants.  I think I might have paid around $35 for everything together, and it was quite the haul.  It overjoys me to think that spending $35 up front and then growing these in our garden will keep us from buying imported produce at the grocery store for a long time.

The tomato plants are already fairly large, and I cannot wait to get them in the ground!  I bought two Cherokee Purple tomato plants and one other type.  I can’t remember the name (and I’m too lazy at the moment to go outside and look) of the other type.

I bought eight jalapeno plants today, but we may end up planting more.  We go through fresh jalapenos with incredible speed at this house, and we also plan on pickling some this year.  I bought regular cucumbers and pickling cucumbers as well.  Who wants to come over late summer and help me for a full weekend?  I’ll teach you my grandmother’s recipe for homemade bread and butter pickles!  I’ll even let you star in your very own vlog (and you may even get the window unit from my kitchen as a bonus prize). 🙂

After loading up my car with my vegetable plants, I wandered around the other venders and came away a few awesome finds.

Fresh rosemary!  I cannot wait to use this!

Fresh crab cakes!!!  I cannot tell you how awesome these are.  There is a couple that drives from Florida to our farmers market every weekend, and they have the best fresh seafood ever.  I love these crab cakes because they are FULL of crab, and they are spicy!

Fresh chocolate milk – this stuff was a total impulse buy.  It is crazy delicious.

I’m about to get ready and go to a bridal shower for my niece, and then tonight we are attending the wedding and reception of my sweet friend, Cara.  It should be a great night!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

So tell me…

What is your favorite thing to get at the farmers market?

What are you up to this weekend?


The run that DID actually happen

After my fastest run ever on Thursday, I decided Friday morning that I would hit up the gym after school and actually do the run.

Confession: Even though I teach 3 or 4 classes each week at this gym, I’ve only worked out there twice.  I actually prefer to do my workouts at home or at the performance training center where I also teach.

To make sure that I didn’t bail on my workout plans, I wore my sports bra to school that day (it was tshirt day – don’t judge me).  As soon as school was out, I helped out at a quick cheer practice (we have clinics and tryouts this week!) and then headed over to the gym.  I did six rounds of a 60 second sprint followed by a 3 minute jog for a total of 24 minutes.  With my short cooldown, it was about 2.5 miles.  I have to admit – I was quite proud of myself.  Two years ago, if you had asked me to complete this sprint interval workout, I MAY have been able to make it through the first two rounds.  Maybe.  My legs are much stronger now, and my cardio endurance has improved tremendously (thank you, Zumba!).  I am going to TRY to make the Friday after school run a weekly thing.  We’ll see. 🙂



Saturday was one of my favorite Saturdays ever.  It was basically unplanned, but it ended up being filled with many productive activities.  I worked out with my client, walked at the park, ran some errands, cooked lunch, built my own suspension trainers (knock-off TRX), did a quick suspension workout to test out the straps, hit some golf balls, then Daniel and I watched a movie, cooked dinner, and watched another movie.  I was feeling sleepy around 11:45, but then we started watching Moneyball (which neither of us had ever seen), and I actually stayed awake until it was over.  We both really enjoyed the movie!


On Sunday, we drove to Daniel’s dad’s church (he’s a pastor) to surprise him.  It was his 25th anniversary preaching at the church, and he was incredibly surprised to see six of his seven children come in (one was out of town) with their families.  It was a very special Sunday for Daniel’s parents, and I’m extremely thankful that we were able to be there to share it with them.

(I didn’t get any pictures yesterday, but this is one from the family reunion in 2010 – this is just Daniel’s parents, his siblings and most of their spouses – BIG family!)

We rounded out our weekend by spending a couple of hours cooking and prepping for the week.  It was a relief to get home tonight (at 8:45) and know that dinner was already made and my lunch is ready to go for tomorrow!

I hope that y’all had a great weekend and a fantastic Monday!

So tell me…
What did you do over the weekend?


It’s the weekend!  We made it!!!

It was a crazy week, but it was all worth it.

Last night, my cheerleaders amazed the crowd at our homecoming basketball game.  Everyone went crazy during and after their awesome routine (which can be seen here or here).  I am incredibly proud of them.  Just like we’ve talked about before, hard work pays

As much as I love homecoming week, I am thankful that it is all over. Smile


Today is a very special day!  We are having a party to celebrate my sweet little cousin’s second birthday!

It’s hard to believe that this little baby…

daniel and new baby chase

is now such a big boy!

chase 2

I hope that you enjoy your Saturday!  I’m off to party with the birthday boy!


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