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Blog Police

8 Sep

If there were such thing as the Blog Police, I’m sure they would arrest me for Blog Neglect.  It’s true, i’ve been neglecting my own little space on the web; but not by choice.  Many of you know about the devastating events that occurred a few months ago, leaving me without a computer to blog from.  I was trying to work from Jake’s old hunk-o-junk, but eventually it gave up on me and crashed – kaput.

Anyway, I’m back baby – again!  Here’s a few things you missed out on:

  • I’ve become a 5AM gym-er! Jake and I have been so off track with our workouts since we moved, and it honestly has to do with how exhausting the whole moving process has been.  Finally, we got motivated – by money.  We are paying for a flipping gym membership every month!  What better way to waste our money than to never actually make it to the gym?  We both decided that the only way to get a good, consistent workout in was to rise before the sun. Plus, we have a big vacation coming up in a little less than two months – I need to be in fighting shape!

    I do not have cankles, I swear

  • I maimed myself.  Making Toast.  Only me.  This might be the worst burn i’ve endured – it doesn’t seem like much but it is in the most inconvenient place EVER! and by the way…ouch.


  • My South Carolina Gamecocks won their first game of the season!  Jake and I headed up to Charlotte last weekend with a few of our lovely friends (Hart & Alison) to watch the Gamecocks spank East Carolina.  It was a rough game and I may have a little less hair than I did before the game, but it was a “W” so i’ll take it!  This weekend is a HUGE game for South Carolina as we head down to Athens, GA to play the Georgia Bulldogs.

    Photo Courtesy of

Go Cocks!

I also found the inspiration for our spare bedroom:

Gorgeous and Relaxing!

I’m obsessed.  I was originally leaning toward a Nautical themed room, but this just seems so much more relaxing.  You know what this all means, right? Another weekend project!  I’ll be back early next week with some project progress – see ya!


Fresh Corn Salad

23 Jun

I woke up this morning and already I was done-son.  I sat down last night to figure out what will be going on in upcoming months and lets just say that it will be out of control!  I cannot wait for November, because until then life will be non-stop.  Which is exactly why I plan on devoting tonight to a little R&R.  I know for a fact that my life is booked for the entire weekend, so I need to get a little ahead on some gym time and lazy time (how does that work?).

I have a confession to make…I have been a bad, very bad, gym member this week.  I made it to the gym only one day! Don’t judge me!  I have been doing some Bob Harper workouts at home, but nothing is quite as satisfying as sweating it out with 100 other people.  I made up for it today, believe me.  I took a cue from Julie over at PB Fingers (a blog I have been obsessing over reading for the last few weeks), and did an interval workout I found on It was KIL-LER, but invigorating none the less.

In other news, Mr. Jake brought home a huge bag full of fresh corn ears yesterday! Random? Not really.  Some of you may already know, but Jake works for a John Deere Distributor and luckily has a great relationship with a lot of their clients. 

Last month, we got the most amazing peaches I have ever eaten.  I really wanted to make good use of all of this corn, so what else would be more delish than a Fresh, Summery Corn Salad!?  I found a recipe online but I had to adjust it to my liking (who really needs 6-ears worth of corn salad?).

It turned out great, because of my little secret! Oh you want to know what it is? Alright – before I put everything together, I scooped out the insides of the tomatoes.  Please don’t be mad at me!  There is just something about ooey-gooey-tomato guts that turns me off.  Plus, without the insides, the salad won’t get soggy and will probably last a few days longer than normal.

Here is what I did:

4 Ears of corn, cleaned (can also use canned or frozen – doesn’t matter)

2 Roma tomatoes  (chopped) with insides scooped out

1/2 a Sweet Onion (chopped)

two pinches of dried Basil

1/4 cup Olive Oil (extra virgin)

2 tbsp white vinegar (can use cider vinegar)

1.  Boil ears of corn for 10 minutes (allows the corn to stay crunchy).

2.  Saw corn off of the ear and mix all ingredients together.

Easy as pie! Actually easier than pie.  I usually eat this for a snack, but it would be equally as good on a burger, or some kind of fish, or even shrimp. I still have half of it left..maybe a corn salsa this weekend?