Saturday…. aka My Longest Post Ever

I finally got the time to write about my weekend trip and I’m excited to tell you all about it. We did a lot in those 2 short weekend days, so I’m going to split it up. Today, I’ll tell you all about last Saturday.

First, we drove down to Dallas from Tulsa. It took a little over 4 hours and the time flew by because I was enjoying spending time with my mom and grandma. Once we got there, we checked into our hotel where my sister picked us up to go get our hair did.

This was my first time seeing my sister pregnant, and let me tell you, she’s the cutest pregnant person ever! Seriously, adorable! I’m not just saying that because she’s my sister either. 🙂

We went to Hair Bar to get our hair done. It’s great because they wash and dry your hair and then fix it all pretty while you sit there and relax. Not a bad deal. Here are some pics I took while we got our hair done.

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That last picture makes me laugh. In that picture, you can see how pissed my grandma is. She didn’t want anything done to her hair and she hated it afterwards, but we all thought her hair looked good.

And the finished products!

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See what I mean about the cutest pregnant person ever?! 🙂

After that, we went to lunch at a place called R & D. I am a horrible blogger and forgot to take a picture of my lunch, but it was so good that I wanna tell you about it. I had the Thai tuna sushi. In the roll, there was tuna, jalapeño, coconut flakes, avocado, and toasted macadamia nuts. It was nice to have a unique sushi roll, one that I can’t find in Tulsa. I’d love to go back there and try their other rolls!

After lunch, we headed over to the baby shower. Someone had put together a super cute diaper cake for my sister.

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And there were some yummy foods like sun dried tomato mini sandwiches, hummus dip with veggies, stuffed strawberries, little quiches, and a beautiful fruit tart with lemon and mixed berries.

Here are some pics from the baby shower.

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I didn’t get any pictures of my sister opening up her gifts because I was the official gift writer downer, but she got a lot of good stuff. Here’s a picture of the super cute quilt her mother-in-law made for her.

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After the baby shower, my sister went home to relax for a little bit while my mom, my grandma, and I went to North Park Mall to do a little shopping. We hit up about 5 different stores, all of which we don’t have in Tulsa, so that was fun.

Lush was my favorite store, surprise surprise. I picked up some lotion, face and body scrub, face masks, soaps, lip scrub, and toothpaste tablets.

My favorite is their Karma Cream lotion. To me, it smells like a mix of play-doh, sugar cookie, and patchouli oil. Sounds weird, but it totally works together!

After shopping, we headed over to my sisters house for dinner. We made the 7 and 1/2 months pregnant woman cook for us. Not because we didn’t want to help, but because we had no idea what exactly she was making and neither did she!

My sister is like a mad scientist in the kitchen. She just starts getting random foods out of the fridge and brainstorms an idea for dinner. She’s pretty awesome like that. I’m not gonna lie, when I saw all the ingredients sitting out for dinner I thought, “What the heck are we eating for dinner?”

We ended up having veal scaloppine stuffed and rolled up with red bell pepper, zucchini, and basil served over marinara sauce with a side of truffled spaghetti squash with Parmesan cheese. Oh, and a side of roasted beets with sautéed nectarines.

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I love eating what my sister cooks! She’s so creative and uses ingredients I don’t cook with often. And she always cooks healthy and delicious! I loved the spaghetti squash so much that I ended up making her recipe Sunday night for my weekly dinner, so I’ll be having truffled spaghetti squash all week. 🙂
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After dinner (or maybe before dinner, I can’t remember!) my sister gave me a gift. It was a necklace in the shape of a flower using only the heart shape.

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The flower is me and the leaf is Ethan. She said that she wanted me to have something special that reminds me of him when I’m back in Tulsa. I thought this was extremely sweet of my sister. I love the necklace and I love things that have meaning, so that makes it even more special. 🙂 Best. Sister. Ever.

We left my sisters house around 10:30 and headed back to the hotel. We were all pretty exhausted, but we had just enough energy left to wash our faces and put on face masks before bed.

We used the fresh face masks we’d gotten from Lush earlier. My mom used the oatflix mask which has oats, honey, ground almonds, and mashed bananas. I used the love lettuce mask which has seaweed, ground almonds, lavender oil, kaolin, and honey.

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You can’t tell that my mom even has a mask on!

And our silly faces…..

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Saturday was a fun day! It was great seeing my sister and getting to spend time together with just us girls. Sunday was great too, but you’ll have to wait until my next post for that. This post is already ridiculously long. You should get a reward for making it to the end! How does a high-five sound? 🙂

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My 27 Goals

My BFF recently told me about this idea she read about where on your birthday every year, you make a list of goals you want to accomplish that year. The number of goals you make is based off of how old you are. Even though my birthday is in November, I still thought it was a cool idea and I wanted to participate. Better late than never!

The BFF posted her goals on her blog recently and it inspired me to make my own list (I had been procrastinating). Here’s a link to see her 26 goals.
Megan’s Blog

So here goes MY list of 27 goals.

1. Start a blog- Well that was easy. I can mark this off of my list.

2. Compete in the Color Run 5k- I participated in the Glow Run, which was fun, but the color run looks like even more of a good time. My mom and I are going to do it together in April!

3. Lose 60 Pounds- The last weigh in I did was on Sunday and I weighed in at 335 pounds. That’s a 37 pound weight loss! I’m already over halfway there. Of course I’m going to keep going after 60 pounds, but this is a nice small stepping stone to a larger goal.

4. Go to New York for a weekend with my mom- My mom travels a lot and goes to New Jersey often. She mentioned me possibly flying out to NYC and having a fun weekend together since she’ll be in that area already. I’m excited and hope we get to do this because I’ve always wanted to go to NYC!

5. Go to Church more often- I’ve already accomplished this one as well. I’ve been to a church function, a Sunday night church service, and I’m going to Sunday morning service this Sunday. And I have been doing Bible study every Tuesday for the past 3 Tuesday’s.

6. Try a new restaurant- I always say there are tons of restaurants I wanna try but I usually end up going to the same places. Since I’m not eating out hardly at all, this would be a nice treat to do once.

7. Make new friends- I’ve got some great friends, so I’m not trying to replace any of them. It can never hurt to meet new people though. Did you ever know someone who had too many friends?

8. Clean my apartment- Like a deep clean. If you know me, you know I’m messy. And I’d like to actually have people over, which leads me to my next goal…

9. Have people over to my apartment- I never have anyone over because my apartment is messy. I’m determined to get it clean and keep it that way so that I can have people over and feel comfortable with it.

10. Meet my nephew- My only sibling is having her first baby and I’m soooo excited! He’s due in May and I plan on going to Dallas after he’s born to meet him. He’s going to be the cutest thing ever and I plan to spoil him and be the best aunt I can be!

11. Make another super healthy dessert- I enjoyed the banana chocolate blueberry muffins so much that I’d like to make another healthy dessert. It was just so cool to me that they turned out like a cupcake even though there was no butter, oil, or sugar. Crazy!

12. Get my teeth whitened- Who doesn’t want whiter teeth? I feel like mine could use a little whitening so why not?

13. Make a killer playlist to workout to- Pretty self explanatory. Rhapsody is amazing and I’m sure I can create a great playlist from all their song selections.

14. Go to a meseum- I haven’t been to a museum in forever! I’ve been talking about wanting to go to one so I put it on my list. Now I’ll have to make time for it. 🙂

15. Take my grandma out for a day of fun- I don’t see my grandma often enough so I should make an effort to spend some quality time with her. You never know, it could be her time to go tomorrow, and I don’t want to regret not spending time with her.

16. Read 3 books- I need to start reading again. I just don’t make time for it and I should. Three books isn’t that many, I can do it!

17. Go to Trader Joes- When I go down to Dallas next time, I’m going to visit Trader Joes. I hear it’s pretty great and that they’ve got good prices. I wish they’d bring one to Tulsa.

18. Light my candles more often- I love candles and I buy them pretty often, but I don’t light them that often and I don’t know why. They smell so great.

19. Watch the sun set- This one is simple and it happens every single day but I never pay attention to it.

20. Exercise with my sister- I can already imagine what this will look like. I’ll be a biggest loser contestant and she’ll be Jillian. Haha. I remember back in the day my sister and I used to do Tae Bo together and then go eat spam sandwiches. It was a lot of fun! Except this time, no spam.

21. Change the lightbulbs in my apartment- Some of them have gone out and I still haven’t changed them out. It’s getting darker in my apartment…haha.

22. Buy a lunch box- I need something besides a Reasors sack to bring my lunch in. I also need a reusable ice pack so I can keep it cold.

23. Paint something at Pinot’s Palette- I’ve been dying to go and paint a picture there! I hope to do this one soon with my momma.

24. Go to the farmers market on Saturday morning- Now that I’m eating more vegetables, it’d be nice to get some local fresh veggies from the farmers market.

25. Give up diet pop for a week- This one might be hard. I’m hoping that if I can give it up for a week, then I can try to cut it out completely. We shall see!

26. Cook together with my dad- This one is easy because I do it often, but it’s something I enjoy and I’d love to keep it up. We make a lot of healthy stir-frys in the wok I got him for Christmas. It’s become part of our Sunday ritual and I cherish that father daughter time together.

27. Make homemade doggy treats for my dog- I don’t buy treats often for my dog. She’s getting older and I think her stomach doesn’t tolerate them as well as it used to. I’ve heard that pumpkin is good to soothe a dogs stomach so I’d love to make her a treat that’s good for her.

Well, that’s my list of 27 goals I’d like to accomplish before November 13th 2013. I’ll update you on my progress as I complete them. I really like this idea of making goals. It gives you something to look forward to doing and it gives you a sense of accomplishment after you complete a goal. You should try it too!