Friday Favorites VII

I was looking back and I can’t believe it has been so long since my last Friday Favorites! This week I have lots a great favorites to share!


According to Katie Friday Favorites is all about the little things that made you smile over the past week. And anything goes! Because we all know that it’s the little things in life that make it count, right?

 Summer Races


So far I am signed up for 5 races this summer! They range from 5k to half marathon to relay run! I’m so excited for all of them.



Although it doesn’t quite look like spring outside yet here in MN it is slowly getting there. It has been warm enough that I can just wear a sweatshirt so that is a start! Now can it please stop snowing!! I want to see the green grass and flowers!

Silly Maisy


She is trying to send a message to daddy! He’s kind of ignoring her 🙂

Homemade Pizza


I was at my Aunt and Uncles yesterday so we I decided to make Homemade Pizza!! I truly love Trader Joes whole wheat pizza dough and sauce! SO good!! It is a MUST try.

Bright Nails


Since I was at my Aunt and Uncles yesterday I took advantage and had my Aunt paint my Toenails and Fingernails!! Love bright pink polish!!! I’m truly ready for spring!!



I know it has been a while since I’ve talked about EnergyBits on here! I still take these all the time and love them! They help me stay awake during my night shifts! They also give me tons of energy during workouts! Also since they are food and they are clean they are Advocare friendly which is a mega plus! Check them out and if you want to order enter the promo code alexrunsforfood for a 30% off discount!




I know I talk about boxing A LOT but I really do love it!!!!! Title is such an amazing full body workout!!!!! I’ve gone to a couple of Krystal’s classes this past week and she is INTENSE!!!! She is so funny. The other day she started class out by saying “Get your game face on, I mean business.” She wasn’t joking either!

Funny Quotes!


bahahahaha SO true 🙂

First Time Guest Posting

I am so excited to announce that today is my first time guest posting!!!! Head over to Amanda’s blog to see my guest post on balanced eating. It includes 1 indulgent recipe and 1 healthy, clean recipe! Both recipes are my two best recipes that I get the MOST compliments on! Amanda’s Blog: Diary of a Semi-Health Nut! Check her out, she is a fellow Minnesotan!

What are some of your favorites from the past week or so?


Friday Favorites IV Christmas/New Years Eve 2013

Hello All!!!! I have missed you. I am back just in time for another Friday Favorites hosted by the lovely Katie over at Running4Cupcakes!


According to Katie Friday Favorites is all about the little things that made you smile over the past week. And anything goes! Because we all know that it’s the little things in life that make it count, right?

Since I have been MIA for a couple weeks this Friday Favorites is a Christmas and New Years edition!

Christmas Eve Dinner @ Lynne’s


Prime Rib


Roasted Veggies


Cheesy Potatoes


Chocolate Cake with Cherry Frosting and Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

Our meal was so amazing!!! This was my first time having prime rib at home and I am hooked! I hope we have it every year for Christmas!

Doggy Presents


Lucy got super tired after all of the present fun!


Maisy got a new chicken thing 🙂 not sure exactly what it is. Lynne calls it a baby. Whatever it is Maisy LOVES it!

Christmas Family Photos @ My Parents


My Parents


Family Photo


We should have separated the boys 😉


Grandma, Jerry & The Grandkids


Vicki, Bill, Samantha and Andrew

Starting out Presents with a Story

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We always start out Christmas Eve presents with Twas the Night before Christmas. Since Samantha is the youngest we make her read the book 🙂

Funny Presents



Maisy gave Grandma and Grandpa a new stuffed animal toy in a prank box 🙂 Mom was so confused! hehe

Cute Maisy Photos



Custom Shoes


I asked my parents for a custom pair of Reebok Nanos 3.0 for Christmas and I love them!!!!

New Years Eve


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Beer Pong 🙂


Trying to get a 2014 photo of the girls

We also had quite the spread of food! It of course all went un photographed…. I brought ribs from a local meat market and they were amazing! We had jalapeño poppers that were super delicious! And an olive topenade, cream cheese and walnut spread that was addicting!!! There was lots more!

What are your friday favorites about Christmas and New Years?

Anything fun planned for the weekend?