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Goodbye Summer

Seattle has officially decided that Summer is over and Fall is here in full force! I honestly couldn’t be more excited.


This is the first year ever that I will actually be able to experience all of the seasons! The leaves are already changing color, there is a nip in the air, fall is here!!!

In order to kick October off right, I ran 5 miles on Betty while it was raining. I was planning to run 7, but my stomach wasn’t cooperating, so I finished the last two on the bike. I followed that up with some ab work. Only 2 months til Vegas, which means only 2 months til my legs need to be toned!

Hubs informed me last night that he wants me to get a J. Lo inspired dress for Vegas.


Remember this one that caused all the controversy back in like 2005 or something?! Yes, let’s point out that it is cut BELOW her naval!!! I may be planning on dressing like a hooch (it’s Vegas after all!) but I may have to draw the line at exposure of the belly button. I may, just for him, find a slight plunging neckline dress.

Darn, I guess that means more shopping for me… how ever will I survive?!

Other items on the list:

  • Boots that will survive the rain and keep my feet warm
  • Socks that will go with said boots (The only socks I have now are for running… I rarely wear them!)
  • Waterproof shoes for hubs
  • An umbrella for hubs (his current one looks like it was made for a 5 year old… SO tiny)
  • V-neck sweater that I could wear over a button up shirt (LOVE that look)
  • Gloves for when it gets really cold
  • Stylish and sassy beanie (no ordinary beanie will do 😉 )
  • Articles of clothing that will work well with layering (supposedly that is the trick to surviving winters where it is not 75 degrees)
  • Shiny black leggings for Vegas (Trust me on this one. I have an adorable daytime outfit planned.)

I am sure there are more things, but I think those will get me through most of the winter! Ahhh I am so excited!!!

What is your ‘go to’ clothing item of choice for surviving the winter?




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Space Needle, Schmace Needle

On Friday, after a seriously fabulous run along Alki, the in-laws, hubs, and I headed downtown to eat at Eliot’s along the waterfront. Yum.

If you want a nice meal with a gorgeous view of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, Eliot’s is a great option.

After our bellies were full, we walked to the Columbia Tower. The Columbia Tower happens to be BY FAR the tallest building in Seattle. There is an observation deck on the 73rd floor (yes, I said 73!!) that is a little secret.


Let me save you some money right now. Do not bother going to the space needle. It costs $18 to take an elevator ride to go to the top. There is an amazing observation deck at the top but c’mon… A family of 4 would cost $72 bucks!!! AND it does not have nearly as good as a view as the Columbia Tower.

The Columbia Tower only cost $5 for adults and $3 for students to go to there observation deck. SO. WORTH. EVERY. PENNY.


Look how teeny tiny the space needle looks!!!


You can see the floating bridge in the distance in this one!!

One caveat is that the observation deck is only open on weekdays. I am super bummed about that fact because I was wanting to take my parents there this weekend. 😦


Goodness, I live in a beautiful place.


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