Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Go Go Go Gurrl

Good Morning my loves! I was def. a girl on the go yesterday and I could not be happier about that. Don't you just love it when you get those things that you have been putting off FOREVER done?! I know I do.

So my day started off with some breakfast and the writing/research for my last post.


Cherry Yogurt with Sliced Banana


Whole Wheat Toast with Apricot Preserves...notice the outline for my post in the background...yes I make outlines, yes I am a teacher!

After breakfast I did some MAJOR remodeling in my house. My roommate and I are turning one of the rooms downstairs into an office for me. Because currently my laptop-ing is done on the dining room table. I wish I had a before picture of this room because it was HELL! But after literally HOURS of work, look at it now:


Here are some key points to notice about this room:

  • I displayed my first book that I recieved from student teaching for my classroom library on the shelves. It is Curious George and the Fire Truck, because I did a unit on fire trucks for the whole six weeks of student teaching!
  • The drawers on the shelve are animal print...so is just about anything else in our house.
  • My diploma is meticulously placed on the the table. I need to frame it.
  • For now I am doin it Japanese style and sitting on the floor at the table, but today my mom is supposed to be bringing me a desk.

So there you have it. The fruits of my labor!

After I finished that up it was time for some FOOD!

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Turkey Wrap on Italian Herb Flat-Out

After lunch I got ready and went to work to check out a new shipment of dresses that we got in!

Which reminds me...a lot of you asked about my shirt from a few posts ago (the one with the back cut-out) and I got it from the clothing store that I work at...MAXRAVE. Currently I don't think that you can order online, but you can go to maxravestores.com and find out where the closest store to you is.

When I got done with lunch I sat down to download some new music for my runs. I had been listening to the same songs over and over for way to long. I don't know about you, but music is everything when it comes to my workouts. If I am bored with the music, I usually get bored with the workout and quit sooner. If I have something fun and upbeat to listen to and hold my attention, I can go WAY harder and longer. (thats what she said!...right Brooke?).

So here are some of the new songs that I downloaded.

  1. Madcon - Beggin'
  2. The Dream - Walkin' on the Moon
  3. Mario - All the Above
  4. Keri Hilson - Knock You Down
  5. Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight (Remix)
  6. Ciara - Never Ever
  7. Metric - Gold Guns
  8. Lil Wayne - At War
  9. Lupe Fiasco - Real
  10. The Decemberists - Oh Valencia

There are lots more, but that is what I have currently been playing. Quite the mix. I never just listen to one genre of music. There is so much good music out there...why limit yourself?!

Last nights dinner was spaghetti at the parents house. My mom makes the BEST spaghetti, but like they say on Sesame Street "Its a SOMETIMES food". But I think that may be just about every meal eaten at the parents. haha.

This morning I am enjoying a bowl of "Banana Pancake Oats" and a laptop full of blogs.


For those of you who were wondering "Banana Pancake Oats" is just a simple recipe, but it reminds me of banana pancakes.

  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Soy Milk
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • LOADS of Cinnamon

I plan on a run later...gotta rock the new jams! My 5k is coming up and I really wanna run it in less than 28 min. My friend Ben has challenged me, but he claims he can run it in 22 minutes. I can't hang with that...but I think he may be lying ;)

Hope everyone is having a MARVELOUS day!

Lots of Love, <3 Ems.


itsawrapteacher said...

Looks like you got alot of accomplished with some good food in between. I should hire you to re-decorate my apt. too!Enjoy your Tuesday!

Jenny said...

look at you go ms. productivity :)
p.s. i am so in love with your blogging outline - you are too cute my lovely EM <3

enjoy your day princess! love you!!

RunningLaur said...

Haha blogging outline - too cute!

There's totally a maxrave near me - I thought there was no chance at all. Now I have to make a trip out to mesa!

Bec said...

Love the new office!

ellie said...

Love productive days! Your office looks great- my 'dining room' table is taken up with my laptop so yeah, feel you on the office need! Enjoy it!

I do blog outlines too though nowhere near as organised- more like me writing something on the back of my hand when I am sitting on a bus!

Anonymous said...

Love the cute room.
Love the eats.
Love the music!

Jen said...

The office is looking good! Haha, I sometimes do blog outlines too, if I remember tons of things I want to say. :) Love the playlist! I really like Beggin'!

Anonymous said...

Yay for productivity! Your room looks really great now, I love it :)
22 mins is possible for a 5K - in fact, top athletes could do it in just under 15 minutes - but it's a very ambitious goal! Never a bad thing to have a good challenge though!

Brooke said...

ahahahahaha YOU SAID IT GURL!

Dzayum look at yo room! My room looks terrible right now..I need to do something about it. In fact, I MIGHT clean it after seeing how beautiful your non-procrastinating worked out.

YOU my girl EMDAWG

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one who wrote down notes for my blog. I often find myself thinking "I should mention this in my blog" and forget about it, so I've taken to writing it down on a bit of paper.

Anonymous said...

you're adorable! I can't believe you make outlines my dear!! Teacher you sure are. :P

I am in love with the wrap no matter how many times i see flat out and turkey wrapped together. Yummmm.

Meg said...

Hey gorgeous! I love your workout list - I totally agree, working out is practically not possible without some jams! Haha!

Your house looks so cute! I love animal print :)

I hope you had a nice run, and are super excited for your 5k!! I'm excited for you too!


Emily said...

Love the new office. Very cute..good job getting it all organized!

Thanks for posting your current faves...I need some new workout songs. I get really bored of the same ones, and new music makes me more motivated!

Have a great night!

Anonymous said...

Look at you, Miss Teaching Professional with an office of your own! Pretty snazzy.

Jaime said...

you go girl!! looks like u were able to get a lot done! love your eats (as always)

LOVE the new dream song! so good! :) xoxo

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Outlines for your post! lol I love it!

OMG that wrap looks AMAZING!

YAY for productivity!

Mica said...

Your office is pretty sweet. Mine needs to get a hint and clean itself up because it looks like a tornado went through here!

Stef said...

Nice work on the room, it looks great! So chic, I love that carpet! Hope your mama hooks you up with a proper desk soon...although I'm sitting on the floor typing away, by choice! Haha you outline before blogging? How organized! Veryyyy teacher-y :)

Amy said...

Haha, I make a list before posting, too! Glad I'm not the only one :) I have to write it down or else it doesn't get done/I forget!

I like that you are redecorating to make an office space...good idea. I also need to frame my diploma!

Amy said...

I make a list before posting too! If it isn't written down ahead of time, I forget to post about it.

Yay for redecorating! That's always fun to get organized.

Baylee♥ said...

Sorry babe..ive been a horrible blogger lately!!! Your room loooks sooo cute!!! I love it!!!

Awww i love listening to all kinds of music..if it has a good beat and i can kick butt to it on the treadmill or jam out to it in the car..ill take it :)

loveee you!

Anna said...

LOVE the playlist. And congrats on tidying up the house! I need to inspire my housemates to do the same thing. I just don't understand how they're able to deal with massive amounts of mess!