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That Time Again!

My bedroom furniture is seriously standing on its last legs.  It was an antique given to my mom and passed down to me, and some days I’m afraid the wooden frame is going to collapse and leave me sleeping on the floor.  I am in desperate need of new bed sets, which is why I wish I could win my own giveaway!  Last week I was once again contacted by CSN Stores to do a giveaway, and since I know how much everyone loves a giveaway I happily agreed.  The prize up for grabs this time is a $45 gift card good for use on any of the CSN Stores sites.

The gift card does not cover shipping costs, but you can still pick up something pretty nice with $45.  I’ll leave the contest open until Monday at midnight EST, and announce the winner on Tuesday morning.  Two ways to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post
  2. For a second bonus entry, tweet about the giveaway and leave another comment telling me you tweeted.

Good luck!

Last nights workout was a good one, a 5 mile tempo run with the middle 3 miles at 9:05 pace.  My legs felt good, my stomach however was a different story.  It started hurting at mile 2, and ached for the entire rest of the run.  Ugh, I hate when that happens because it was all I could think about.  Either way, I sucked it up and finished my run in about 47 minutes.

Also, Alex says thanks for all the birthday wishes.  He treated himself to a lovely birthday lunch of Five Guys, not bad if you ask me.  I got some exciting news/news that will stress me out until next week yesterday, and I celebrated by enjoying on of my favorite CPK pizzas for dinner.  The Spinach and Artichoke crispy thin crust is the best, and a Pomegranate vodka with blueberry pomegranate POM juice went perfectly with it.  Yeah, I’m still making my way through the case that POM sent me months ago haha.

I’m heading to Arlington, VA tomorrow to hang with my girlfriends for the weekend and I’m pretty excited about it.  I do however have a 9 mile long run on the schedule for Saturday morning and am looking for a good path/place to run it.  The girls live right near the 4 Mile Run Trail, does anyone know how far East that goes?  Can I follow it all the way to the water, or should I run West on it?  Also, if anyone wants to accompany me for those 9 miles that could be fun too!

Ok well, happy Thursday and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Lens Error

I had a minor melt down last night when I was trying to take pictures of my dinner, and all my camera kept telling me was “lens error restart camera”.  I tried, and tried, and tried, and tried, no luck.  With three weddings coming up, now is not the time for my camera to break.  Ugh.

Anyways, before the camera catastrophe the bf, sister, and I all went to the gym together.  I did 5 miles in 45 minutes, so about a 9 min pace, the last time I ran 5 miles was January 25, and then a week later I was injured.  I’m glad to be building up my distance slowly this time around, and all is feeling good with my IT Band.  Then I tried to show the bf the ab moves I do.  He lost interest in like three minutes and went back to doing his own thing though.

After the gym, I quickly put together dinner for the three of us.  My Parmesan Crusted Chicken, stuffed with Asparagus and Cheese and a side of Uncle Ben’s Rice Au Gratin.  Since my camera hated me last night I don’t have any pictures, but here is an older one of the chicken.

Twas delicious.  Tonight I’m making Crock Pot Chicken Tacos, so uh either Col or Alex can you switch the Crock Pot on to low at 11?  Thanks!  Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway, you still have until midnight tonight.  And to clear up some confusion, you can enter by leaving a comment on the post and you can get a second bonus entry by tweeting about the giveaway and leaving a second comment telling me you tweeted you don’t have to do both.  Is that better Col and Alex?

Have a great Tuesday!

My First Time

No, not that first time, pervs.  My first time doing a giveaway!  Details about it to come at the bottom of this post, but it involves some great cookware from the Le Creuset line!  A perfect fit for this blog and my love of cooking ;).  How was everyones weekend?  Did you miss my post about my adventures in baking?  Check it out here.

Saturday night, the bf, sister, and I went out to our favorite BYOB Chinese restaurant, Duck Sauce, in Newtown.  I know I have talked about it on here before, but it is seriously amazing, and relatively cheap.  We started out with two appetizers, the Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Steamed Pork Dumplings.

lettuce wraps

dumpling

Then for our main course, the three of us split an order of the Orange Beef and Chicken Lo Mein.

my plate

bf and I

Everything was so good, and I think for the first time we didn’t have any leftovers to bring home.  Which meant we obviously needed to walk around for a little bit after dinner to digest our meals.

sisters

After dinner we decided to head to one of the bars near our house for a little bit before going home.  They have a $5 pitcher special that is sometimes just too good to pass up.  We had two before heading home where we proceeded to drink and hang out a little more.  Needless to say yesterday was a slow one.  I never even got dressed and just lounged on the couch all day.  It was delightful.  I also ate a lot of pizza, which was also delightful.  Now it is Monday again, and I’m exhausted.  The bf is still sound asleep in bed, and I am so jealous of him.

Giveaway

Ok so last week, Sean from the Promotions Team at CSN Stores contacted me and asked if I would be interested in perhaps doing a product review or giveaway, and I said that I would love to give something away to my lovely readers!  The prize up for grabs is a $40 gift card to use on the CSN Stores Cookware website.  Personally, I really could use some new pots and pans and think the Le Creuset Cookware sets look awesome, but unfortunately I cannot win my own giveaway :(.  The gift card would be good for use anywhere on the Cookware website.  Unfortunately the giveaway is only open to US and Canadian residents.  Two ways to enter!

  1. Leave a comment here telling me what you would buy with the $40
  2. Tweet about the giveaway and leave another comment telling me you tweeted.

I will use a random number generator to choose a winner on Wednesday morning, so you have until Tuesday night to enter.  I’ll pick the winner and then you’ll just need to send me your information so we can get the gift card on the way to you.  Good luck!