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Girls Day: Jewelry, Baby and Marriage Talk

What a busy little Saturday it’s turned out to be! It’s 7 pm and I’m just finally able to take a break from all of the running around I’ve done today.

Morning

I had a freak out moment early, early this morning when I woke up and looked at my phone to see it read 6:00. I immediately jumped out of bed thinking that I slept past my alarm and missed my run, until I realized that it was the weekend!

I happily went back to sleep, and after waking around 9, I went for a 4 mile run before showering up and heading to my Aunt’s house with my Mom for a girls day.

Girls Day

My cousin Lindsay is an Independent Consultant for both Scentsy and the new custom jewelry company, Origami Owl. Her mom, or my Aunt Judy, wanted to throw a party for all of her girl friends so naturally Lindsay hosted the party since she’s the consultant.

The Setup

Origami Owl is a jewelry company that allows you to customize your own necklace. You can choose between glass lockets, charms, and also tags.

Inside each locket you can add charms that represent you, including paw prints, birth stones, initials, running shoes, guitars, flip-flops, and many other choices.

The Steps

Here is a brief description from the lovely founder of Origami Owl:

Living Lockets are an extension of YOU – because each and every piece is custom designed to tell a story of your life + of what’s important to you. 

Build your Living Locket in 5 simple steps:

Step 1: Select the CHARMS that tell your story or represent things you love
Step 2: Choose a LOCKET
Step 3: Choose a CHAIN
Step 4: Add a hand-stamped metal PLATE
Step 5: Add a DANGLE (or two!)

Every locket tells a story…what’s yours?

In the end, my cousin and I chose to go the route of the tag, since it fit more of our personalities. We aren’t really the glass locket type of girls. 😉

This is the exact piece I created, although I chose a light pink bead. I Am Enough. I LOVED this piece and expression, as over the years I’ve stopped trying to change myself for a man to make him love me more.

I’m smart, funny, beautiful and have a great future ahead of me, so if one guy doesn’t like me enough to be with me, there is a guy out there who will love exactly who I am, mainly because, I am enough. 🙂

Girl power!

The party was a lot of fun, and I didn’t even choose what I was going to purchase until the tail end. I was so caught up with talking with my newly pregnant cousin, Lindze! 🙂

She’ll easily be one of those skinny pregnant mommas. In fact, at 15 weeks pregnant, she is barely even showing and kicked major ass in boot camp this morning. This girl will be working out and kicking butt until her baby boy comes out.

Or at least that’s what we think, based on the needle test my Aunt did.

Lindsay, Jenn, Myself and Lindze

My cousins, Aunts and I had a blast catching up on all things Paleo, work outs, and marriage. When they all mentioned how my brother was having a long engagement (May 2014), my cousin Lindsay declared that one of the single cousins would most likely be married before Ryan and Chelsey say I do in 2014.

The Aunts thought that was bologna, but Lindsay proved them wrong when she pointed out that Nikki and I are all about intuition, are fearless and spontaneous. Helllllo I’ve moved to Los Angeles twice already.

I even said that I would love nothing more than meeting a man, realizing he’s the one, and getting married within the year. To be honest, I said married in 8 months after meeting a guy. There could be a marriage soon for this little lady if I can snag a gentleman soon!

We were so caught up in baby and marriage talk that by the time we looked at the clock, it was a good hour and a half past the time the party was scheduled to end. Get the Lewis ladies talking and you’ll never get anywhere on time! 😉

Once we said our goodbyes, my Mom and I went shopping for iPhone accessories, food and a few Christmas decorations before we joined my Dad for an amazing BBQ of a sweet steak and juicy chicken.

I also enjoyed a surprisingly good salad on the side.

I used a Northern Italian dressing that had bits of cheese in it. No wonder the salad was so good! I’m almost positive the dressing can make or break a salad.

If my future boyfriend/fiance/husband can grill half as good as my Dad can, than I will be a happy little lady. Alright, it’s time for me to go find that fella. Catch you guys tomorrow!

 

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I’m Just a Jelly Bean Bouncing Off the Walls

While this morning’s PB & SBR Overnight Oats were tasty and more filling than my Raspberry Mango Oats, I think this will be a once in awhile breakfast. Since the PB2 is expensive, I’d rather save it for when I want the peanut butter on toast, in a shake, or for dipping fruit into.

It kept me full for the entire morning, and I only stopped to snack on this monstrous Cortland apple before the gym. 

Pretty earrings, right? I thought so too. 🙂

The tangy taste immediately transported me to an apple orchard, which reminds me that I still need to pick apples and pumpkins! Mike and I have plans this Saturday for pumpkin picking, Halloween costume shopping (give me ideas!), and for a haunted hay ride/corn maze. Ekks, I don’t do well with scary things. Movies I can handle, haunted mazes, not so much.

My legs have started to become sore from yesterday’s P90X Pylometrics workout, and knowing that I would need a boost for my lunch time run, I popped a few of these beans for energy.

This was my first time trying them and holy moly were they good. A little sweet, but they easily reminded me of my favorite Easter candy, Brach’s Classic jelly beans. I like them big!

A handful of these magic beans and I was bouncing off the walls and ready to workout.

But not before my energy made me jump off locker room benches.

I got in a great 2 mile run and followed it up with 10 minutes on the elliptical, which was painful on both my thighs and arms. So much body burning. Somebody call 911! Lots of stretching took place after my death ride on the elliptical.

Today’s lunch is brought to you by my garbage. Boo ya baby, the notorious garbage scramble stole the show again.

One bite of this and you’ll want to keep me around forever.

My goal is to broaden my horizons for tomorrow and actually bring something different in for lunch. When I get on a kick, it typically lasts until my taste buds disappear. Actually I probably bore you guys with the same food everyday. I’ll do better, I swear.

Time to finish up the work day and brainstorm some new meals and Halloween ideas!

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