September 30, 2015

#HASHTAGHUMPDAY | The One with Ooooze

Are you grossed out already? I mean you should be by the post title right?

Don't worry I'll try and keep it PG rated for my weak stomached friends.

Trust me it's not as bad as you think.

Before we get into what's oozing, go say high to my partner in crime, Lauren @Genuinely Lauren. Give her some love why don't ya?

#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo

 First a little business. Here’s the scoop:
  • Each Wednesday create a post about what’s going on in your life and #hashtag each item or story. See an example HERE. Be as creative as you want! 
  • Grab the button and include it in your post
  •  Link up so we can all #creep on you and find out what’s new/funny/awesome /shitty in your life.
  • Comment on at least one other blogger’s post from the link up (someone you don’t already know!) if there even is anyone who links up…
  •  Share on all your social sites with #hashtaghumpday
  • Have fun! #hashtagtheshitoutofeverything #whocaresifitsarealhashtag


Alright, let's do this thing.

First off, I did finish my half marathon this weekend. More on that tomorrow.

Ok, now to the oozing.

After above mentioned half marathon I was a little loopy the rest of the weekend to say the least, or at least that's what I'm blaming this on. That, or my over-developed competitive nature #imustwineverything #giveit110% #nosuchthingasgoingtoofar

Sunday night, I had my usual co-ed softball game, during the eclipse which was badass (but that's neither here nor there). After a decent hit and two runners batted in, I was rounding first, and got about half way to second, also known as the point of no return #ohshithesgonnathrowmeout

So naturally the competitive, loopy me went for it, hard into second base, and slid (with good technique mind you) right into the tag #fuckimout #atleasttwopeoplescored

The issue with this (besides being out?)?? I had on little running shorts, no sliders and no other protective gear #yeahthatwasdumb #whatwasithinking #iwasntthinking

Insert road rash. And bruising. And all the hurts. No, seriously, this was the worst pain I have experienced in a long, long time. I did my best to be a badass and didn't even rinse it out or whine about it the rest of the game #butimighthavebeenlimping #nopainnogain

I got home and cleaned it out and iced my ass cheek. That's a new form of classy, let me tell you #assicing #dowhatyougottado

To put this in perspective (and to not gross you out with a photo, which I have, if you wanna see it) I have a huge scrape on my right ass cheek/thigh, the size of my face. As well as some on my right shin #roadrash #asbigasmyface #fml

Monday I was all set to take a sick day because hello, how the hell am I supposed to sit on this pain in my ass for 8 hours? Instead, the BF gave me all the grief and told me to grow up and get to work #getsomestrawsandsuckitup

So I did. And guess what was happening about an hour into work? My booboo was OOZING through my leggings. Yes I wore leggings because real pants = ouch at this point. The scab was litterally spotting through my charcoal leggings. I know what you're thinking - why didn't you cover it up? Because who has bandages the size of their face at home?! #NOONEITELLYOU #plusiwasntgoingtogotoworkremember

At lunch I drove to Walgreens and bought some bandages and copious amounts of ibuprofen. #problemsolvedsortof #atthispointimsooverit

But seriously, I should have just taken Monday off. This shit is too much to deal with this week. Oh, and yes, it's STILL oozing #maybeishouldseeadoctor #butaintnobodygottimeforthat

And that's the really long story about the road rash on my butt. #yourewelcome

Happy Humpday friends. Send me and my ass good vibes would ya?

Don't forget to link up! Double your fun and join in with Alanna too!

Alanna & Company

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September 28, 2015

Online Me vs Real Life Me

I saw several posts of bloggers comparing their online selves to their "real" selves last week and it had me thinking. Am I the same person on both sides of the screen?

See The Blonder Side | Grace & Galoshes | Rad Maverix (and more if you follow the link up!)

For the most part in this space I am 100% transparent.

I share with you if I was hungover as hell or even if I'm having lady parts or bathroom troubles. I mean how much more real can I get? 

However, I still I think there is a slight gap in that parallel between Online Me and Real Life Me. So today I'm going to share those minor differences.

1 | Online Me Selfie - good hair, scarf, and makeup day? #bettertakeaselfie
     vs. Real Life Me Selfie - drunk with my dog in bed

2 | Online Me on Cooking - I'm a badass healthy cook and I cook 5 nights a week and share rad recipes all the time!    
     vs. Real Life Me on Cooking - where's the nearest take and bake place?

3 | Online Me on Drinking - look at my pretty beer in this cool bar/hangout where I'm a responsible adult 
    vs. Real Life Me on Drinking - I did WHAT last night? #thestruggleisreal

4 | Online Me Personality - bubbly, loud, exuberent, confident, witty, extrovert 
   vs. Real Life Me Personality - stubborn, self conscious, worry wart & crazy cat lady

5 | Online Me on Blogging - I totally know what I'm doing and I'm bettering my blog by taking webinars, engaging in social media, writing spectacular material and doing all the cool things like drinking coffee.
    vs. Real Life me on Blogging - what the hell am I doing????

Tell me, are you the same person online and in real life?

Let's make it a great week!

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September 24, 2015

My Fall Bucket List

It's here! It's here! Fall is official y'all.

I know I'm a day late, but I was busy #hashtaghumday-ing yesterday. #prioritiesok?

And in true, basic white girl, blogger cliche form, I'm going to share my fall bucket list and/or goals with you today. 

 1 | Try a Pumpkin Spice Latte
You heard right, I've never had a PSL. Ever. Sure I love me some pumpkin and I've had a PSC (pumpkin spice chai) but since this is really the first fall  I've really drank coffee I'm excited to try this "phenomenon" that so many basic ladies are infatuated with. 

2 | Create Gunner's Halloween Costume
He technically already has one (Taco!) but my mom and I are dressing up our dogs for our favorite local charity walk, See Spot Walk. Each year they have a doggie costume contest. So we decided, in light of the upcoming movie (FAN GIRL SQUEALS!) that we are doing Star Wars theme. Gunner is going to be Chewy and Bailey (my parents' dog) is going to be Princess Leia. Don't worry, my mom and I are also dressing in theme and may or may not have bought these sweet hoodies

3 | Clean Up and  Prep the Yard for Winter
I'm basically the worst homeowner ever. I have yet to correctly prep my rosebushes for a winter and I have no clue how to properly cut/prep the remaining bulb plants that are still green in the yard (iris). This year I am determined to actually do things so that my plants come back happy and healthy next spring. I also want to plant more bulbs and rake leaves in a timely matter (instead of after it's already snowed).

This is how leaf raking usually goes
4 | Make my own Blanket Scarf
If you haven't seen this trend yet, you might be living under a rock. It's all the rage, but they are also very spendy. Since I am all about saving money these days, I can't wait to make my own via Becoming a Heath's DIY Blanket Scarf tutorial. You're welcome friends. You can now make one in every color.

5 | Work on my DSLR skills
I've had my new camera for almost a year now and I still shoot most everything on auto mode. It's depressing. Fall is such a good time to shoot photos (lighting, colors, everything) so I hope to get some serious photo-shooting and learning in.

6 | Do Something for Halloween
This will be the BF and my 5th Halloween together. Yet we have never had a couple costume and have only spent one Halloween together. I need to get that changed ASAP.  At least on the doing something together side of it - a couple costume may still be pushing it. 

Our only Halloween spent together. I still don't know what he was. The Corona bottle was one of my faves though!

7 | Carve Pumpkins
I didn't get around to this last year and it made me sad. It's one of my favorite fall traditions!

8 | Visit Moscow for my Baby Sister's 21st Birthday
Words cannot describe my excitement. I will be traveling to my college town to celebrate with my sister and her friends, and my best friend is tagging along too. Best weekend ever.

9 | Purge the Closet
It's getting bad people. Overflowing. I am a hoarder at heart and I have a very tough time getting rid of anything that still fits. That's not saying everything in my closet still fits though, I really need to take a weekend and cut my clothing hoard in half. I'm thinking about selling stuff on ebay. Does anyone have any tips? Would you buy my stuff?
Nine seems good for this 9th month of the year. There should probably be some stuff about eating healthy and working out in there too - we'll see about that.

What's on your fall bucket list?

Linking up with Pink Persistence!

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September 23, 2015

#HASHTAGHUMPDAY | The First Day of Fall

So it's now officially fall. I know we were all jumping the gun a little the last few weeks now that the kiddos are back in school and brisk mornings have made their return.

But today is the actual day.


Before I get into this fall edition of #hashtagging, go give some love to my partner in crime Lauren @ Genuinely Lauren.  She's pretty occupied being a dog mom of 3 at the moment, but she'll appreciate a hello!
#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo

 First a little business. Here’s the scoop:
  • Each Wednesday create a post about what’s going on in your life and #hashtag each item or story. See an example HERE. Be as creative as you want! 
  • Grab the button and include it in your post
  •  Link up so we can all #creep on you and find out what’s new/funny/awesome /shitty in your life.
  • Comment on at least one other blogger’s post from the link up (someone you don’t already know!) if there even is anyone who links up…
  •  Share on all your social sites with #hashtaghumpday
  • Have fun! #hashtagtheshitoutofeverything #whocaresifitsarealhashtag


Alrighty then, let's get started!

I did the unthinkable last Friday. I wore a shirt supporting my school's rival team. You see, the BF went to the local college here in town and I went to the other in-state university. Naturally we are rivals and it's gone back for generations, even just in my family. But since the BF is such a huge fan, and since their football team is actually good, I've let myself sway away from the deep hatred I once I had for them. And when he offered to buy me a suuuuuper nice half zip Nike pullover with their logo on it, I let him. He pitched in for a tailgate spot this year, and since I love tailgating and football in general I go. And guess what I wear?? I still hated it but I did it. Seriously the things we do for love #butitburnsmyskin #housedivided #itstillnotblueandorange

Then I did something even more stupid that Friday night. I let him take a picture. Guess who posted it on the interwebs for all my friends to see? #imgoingtokillhim #andmyfriendsaregoingtokillme #itwasforthefreebeeripromise #noyoucantseethepictureeither

So next game day, even if I wear the above pullover, I'm wearing my beloved Vandals gear underneath so I can flash my pride to anyone giving me shit #vandalforlife #letmeflashittoyou

I have my first half marathon this weekend. And by half marathon, I mean death by walking. My mom signed us up for this half marathon at the beginning of summer. I don't know if she expected us to run it or what (I don't think she's ever run a day in her life). We've been doing "training" walks to prepare, but I don't think it's enough. She asked me how long I thought it would take us, and the honest answer was FOUR AND A HALF HOURS. Of walking. #canyoutellimexcited #atleastimnotrunning #imstillcountingit #lotsofbeerafter

I went out both nights this weekend. It just re-affirmed that I'm too old for that kind of thing as I sit here still recovering. Booze is one thing but lack of sleep is the real kicker. #ineedmybeautysleep #walkingthedogat2amwasabadidea #imneverdrinkingagain #ohlookbeer!

What are you confessing this week? Link up and #hashtag it!

Also, my friend Alanna at Alanna and Co has a new confessions link up on Wednesdays too! Why not join both? Go check it out!

Alanna & Company


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September 22, 2015

Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Pie {can be Whole30/Paleo compliant!}

Carb free, dairy free, guilt free Mexican food? Yeah that's happening today...

Whole30 Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Pie

I feel like it's already been a long week and it's only Tuesday. I attribute that to an overly busy weekend, with little sleep, and lots of beer, sunshine and good times.

Oh and a little meal planning.

Whole30 Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Pie

Paleo Enchilada Pie

For the second week in a row I sat down with a cheeseburger and fries and planned out our dinners for every night of the week with a corresponding grocery  list.

Paleo Enchilada Pie

Then later that night was reminded of the things we have going on EVERY SINGLE NIGHT this week, making my plan (and groceries) pretty much unusable.

I was however, determined to get this one in the books! 

Whole 30 Enchilada Pie

When I was doing Whole30, this Paleo Pizza Pie recipe was a staple in our menu. The first night I made it, the BF ate three helpings! The fact he ate that much of anything "healthy" was a sign I needed to keep in in rotation.

The other thing that happened that first time I made it? He told me it tasted like tacos. What?! It's PIZZA pie

Whole30 Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Pie

That had me thinking. Well why can't I actually make it as a Mexican dish? Thus the enchilada pie was born. 

Based off of the Paleo Pizza Pie recipe from PaleOMG, I made some simple swaps to make this Mexican taste explosion!
Whole30 Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Pie

For Whole30/Paleo compliant options check out these:
For enchilada sauce HERE or HERE
For taco seasoning HERE 

Whole30 Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Pie

Also, this recipe would be great with other meat options! Try Crockpot Carne Asada or Crockpot Salsa Chicken that you could cook in advance and use in this recipe!

Want more Whole30 recipes? Check out my board!

What are you cooking up this week?

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September 18, 2015

My 5 Favorite Pet Instagram Accounts

Happy Friday folks!

What makes Friday's even better? 

Pictures of cute animals. Duh.

Instagram is quickly becoming my (and seemingly everyone else's) favorite social medium. I love that little square into everyone's perfectly posed lives. But to be honest, I'd rather look at animals than posed inanimate objects, outfits of the day and Starbucks-run selfies.

So, some of my very favorite Instagram accounts are of pets! 

1 | Camping with Dogs
This one is fairly self explanatory - exploring with your best friend. Is there anything better? What I like about this account is they share photos from all different 'grammers and their dogs.
A photo posted by Camping With Dogs™ (@campingwithdogs) on

2 | Calvin and Hobbes
I'm a sucker for this account because it's an orange tabby kitty, golden retriever duo, just like my boys! This is a true to life account, nothing super "posed" just their pets' everyday play and happenings.

3 | Loki the Wolfdog
An account for adventurer lovers. Loki is probably one of the most majestic dogs around (hello part wolf) and his wanderings are captured beautifully in this account. Some fun/goofy stuff too!
A photo posted by Breakin' Hearts Since 2012 (@loki_the_wolfdog) on

4 | Cookie Cute
A golden retriever and his mini me. I mean I can't even... (that might be the golden owner in me)

5 | Chewy
It's no secret I'm a big fan of Their instagram is no exception! Not only is there usually a daily dose of cute, they also give away pet supplies and re-post all the Chewy goodies delivery shots. I guess I just love seeing happy pets!

Honorable Mentions

I believe everyone around these parts knows I'm a proud mama to my gorgeous Golden Retriever, Gunner. Therefore A LOT of the accounts I follow are golden-centric! Here are all my honorable mentions for those of you who might also appreciate the lovable, fluffy, golden goofballs:

(left to right, top to bottom)
Poohbear the Goldie | Golden by the bay | Nola the Golden 
3 Blonde Dogs | Charlie has Two Moms | Goldens of Instagram
I Love Golden Retrievers | The Daily Golden | The Royal Fluffy Butts

Oh and there's always my insta if you want to see these cuties in your feed *shameless plug*

What pet Instagram accounts do you follow? I want more!!!! 

Happy Friday!
Friday Favorites | Oh Hey Friday
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