Sunday, February 28, 2010

Great Music, Great Friends, Great Run, Great Food

This past weekend has been great! I am constantly surrounded by awesome people and fun opportunities. 

Friday I went to a Pat Green concert with a lot of people, some that I am not the best of friends with, but I think we are now!  The concert was at a great country western bar which was sooo fun!  Saturday I woke up to the smell of bacon and came downstairs to find my roommate's parents had made french toast, turkey bacon and sausage, and fresh fruit! Yum-o! I am such a lucky lady.  

This weekend was my roommate's birthday so I had to make the cake, of course! I made a chocolate cake with buttercream icing, pink and white decorations! Its fun creating a cake for someone you love. It was especially yummy too. 

After baking and decorating I embarked on a lil running adventure. A friend of mine, we'll call her Red, is my motivator in my running/exercise goals. She is doing her first half marathon in April. She wanted to run so I thought I'd warm up and run before she got to my house. So I ran just under 2 miles. Ha she got here and said ok let go on a long run so I went for another run. It ended up totaling over 6 miles! Ahh I've never run that much before but it felt AWESOME!!! I loved it! I have told Red I will do a 10k the same day she is doing her half marathon. I think I will be good after that run.  

We had a Fiesta for my roommate's birthday Saturday night. Yummy Mexican lasagna and enchiladas, chips and salsa, daquiris, and beer. Yea everything I don't need to lose my 25 lbs haha BUT you know what? I didn't care because I just ran 6 miles. What the heck I indulged....a lot! haha  

Its funny how endorphins from working out and alcohol can make you feel pretty good! We all went out after dinner and I felt great! I even got some courage and went into a group of guys and struck up a convo ha I may have turned a lil rosy in the cheeks and was a lil shaky with nerves but hey it was fun! 

Let the running continue and the sweet times roll!

Monday, February 22, 2010

25 by my 25th Birthday!!

So to start off my week I have come to the realization that I am going to be 25 in a couple of months. YIKES! It is exciting but scary! So in the spirit of turning a quarter of a century I thought I should set some goals to achieve before then.

Sticking with the number 25 I have decided to set goals that include the number 25 , so here goes:




Thats all I have so far! We'll see how it goes! I already resisted a donut and some cookies today and I'm off to the gym right now! Wish me luck! I have 109 days until my birthday!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sweet Beginnings

Well this is my first blog....ever.
I love to talk and discuss life so I thought this would be the perfect avenue for such. I have to admit I am starting this in a very good place in my life. I feel like some people start blogs because they are trying to work through a problem however that is not the case for me. I feel my life is becoming very full and sweet thus the blog name " The Sweet Life." For those of you who know me will also understand the double meaning since I am a baker and cake decorator.

Last fall there were a lot of changes going on in my life and I was very low you could say. I had great friends move away; I had been gone all summer and was out of the loop; and frankly was not happy to be in Charlotte. In this time I did a lot of praying and baking ha. I took some cake decorating classes and found a new hobby and prospective side business. Through time and again a lot of prayer I started to slowly see the opportunities and people God was placing in my life. Through some heartache and fun times I am seeing how sweet life can be, trusting that God has a plan for my life.

I plan for this blog to be a place to talk about the opportunities, relationships, and experiences that I am being afforded with a taste of my yummy adventures in cake decorating.

Happy Tasting!