Thursday Things 12.18.14

Thursday Things 12.18.14 You guys. I took the day off of work today. Best idea ever. I slept in and then went for a nice, leisurely run. There was even a little bit of snow! So perfect. I went about 6 miles, which is the longest I’ve run since the marathon. I just took it easy and wore my heart rate monitor to make sure I was staying in my “Zone 2”. Lately running has really been spiking my heart rate up too high – not good. Gotta keep that in check.

For the rest of the day I’m going to relax, drink a lot of coffee, get a massage (!!!!), finish my Christmas shopping, wrap presents, and bake. Ohemgeeeeeeiamsoexcitedddddd.

I’m excited about these fun links too. Check them out.

I hope your day is amazing as mine has been so far!

xojd

Christmas Treasure Drop Cookies

Christmas Treasure Drop Cookies

I need to tell you about these Christmas treasure drop cookies, because I think you need them in your life. Two years ago my mom and I started entering the Star Tribune’s Holiday Cookie Contest. We brainstorm. We bake. We taste test. By the end of the day the kitchen is covered in flour and… 

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15-rep dumbbell workout

15-Rep Dumbbell Workout

This morning was one of those mornings where my alarm went off to go workout and I really just did not want to get up. At all. I’m sure you understand the feeling. “Sleep more or workout? If I did get up to go workout, would it even be worth it since I’m so tired?”… 

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Thursday Things 12.11.14

Thursday Things 12.11.14

All about the winter things these days: ugly Christmas sweaters, holiday potlucks, upside-down pear gingerbread cake, Christmas markets, Winter Songs, and cookies, so many cookies (have you seen my Instagram lately?!). Also, winter running, because it is so very necessary. I love winter. In three months (preferably less) it can go far, far away, but right… 

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Molasses Creams

Molasses Creams with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

I am in full swing holiday cookie baking mode. My kitchen is stocked with butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. I have a list of (at least) a dozen cookie recipe experiments I want to try. There are Christmas movies playing 24/7 on TV. It is just the best. Feeling a little nostalgic this weekend I… 

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cranberry oatmeal with cashew cream

Cranberry Oatmeal with Ginger Cashew Cream

Oatmeal is hands down one of my favorite breakfasts. It is so versatile, easy to make, filling, and healthy. Everything a breakfast should be. I discovered my new favorite way to make oatmeal and wanted to share it with you in hopes that you’ll try it out and love it as much as I do…. 

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