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Making up for a Fail and More Fall Love

Posted Oct 29 2010 10:05am
Started our yesterday with a run... well sort of. I started the run, didn't make it very far before turning around. Sometimes I just don't feel the run fun-bug. I hate when it feels more like a chore than an enjoyable activity. My love for running is dependent on many things: the weather (heat + DC humidity is a killer), what I ate for the last meal before the run, availability of time, my running play list, how my shoes fit, and my overall desire to do something productive. If the stars don't align then my run will have a sour twist. That's precisely what happened yesterday. To brighten my mood I headed to the bux. I often like to reward good morning exercise behavior with Starbucks. It was pretty warm out so I decided to go the cold rout and this drink was fall-licious and delicious! It tasted a lot like a pumpkin spice latte without the thick latte nature.

-Iced Coffee
-Soy milk
-1 flavor shot of pumpkin spice

It really helped get the day started on the right foot... or feet.

Next, breakfast. When Matt and I picked our apples we also purchased some apple butter. I didn't really know what to expect but I am really liking it. I topped my usual protein oats with some and it tasted a lot like apple pie.

-1/2 cup of gf oats
-1 cup of water
-1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder
-Dash of almond milk
-1 tbsp of chia powder
-2 tbsp of apple butter
-cinnamon and nutmeg to taste

Microwave the oats and water for approximately 2 mins. Add the chia powder, protein powder and stir with the almond milk. Then top it off with your favorite flavors or (apple butter, cinnamon and nutmeg).

On another note, I continue to enjoy the Fall season and wedding planning! (Fall flowers and the Adams Family top the list of Fall favorites)

We had a meeting with our wonderful wedding planner on Tuesday night and we talked budgets. It wasn't the most exciting wedding conversation I've ever had but it was absolutely necessary. I think planning our budget this far in advance is going to help guide our savings and planning leading up to the wedding day. Matt and I will be paying for most of the big day ourselves so we are trying to think creatively about the details of the event and making savings goals. I watch so many wedding TV shows and I watch couples and their families dropping insane amounts of money on their big day. You have to ask yourself  "how are they affording this?" It's really important to both of us that we don't go in debt as a result of the wedding. Here is one of the ways we plan to save mooola -Have a cocktail reception rather than a full sit down dinner (heavy passing appetizers and serving stations).
This will cut down on the number of tables, centerpieces, linen and serving ware we have to rent/buy and will allow the event to stay up beat and fun.

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