Friday, Summer

Summer Fridays.

Happiest Summer Friday! Here is what I’m all about this week & weekend –

Birthday cake with this lovely lady – celebrating her birthday all day today. Now you know where I get my sunshine from – I most definitely ‘get it from my mama’.

All about the coconut waters for hydration. My Sprouts Farmers Market has the best by the can – I love the one without the pulp. I could drink this in the summer all day long.

Eyeing this bacon wrapped grilled corn. I may have to make this a thing.

To the Breakfast Club radio podcast. Fun fact I love listening to this especially when I run after work. I feel like I am having a pop culture convo with friends…recapping the day.

All of the episodes of VERY CAVALLARI! I never watched this when it was on so now I’m super bingeing it. And Kristin and her hubby are not even married anymore but their dynamic cracks me up. I love discovering shows all late. Haha

Plans to hit up my own…or SOMEONE’S pool this weekend. Absolutely happening. Need sun.

Feel free to share what you are ALL ABOUT this week! Have a rockin’ weekend.

Friday, Running, Summer

Summer Fridays.

Hey there and happiest of Fridays to you! Here are the things that I am loving on this lovely Summer Friday…

The most colorful and the spiciest of ceviche dishes. This plate truly was like a work of art. Really hit the spot after my triple threat Thursday.

Anything ice cold. Including Trader Joe’s instant cold brew with some pumpkin spice creamer! That’s right. I’m bringing the PS back early. Hey, it is almost August! I see you judging but you know what I have no shame. I don’t do the lattes but a little drop of creamer in the strongest of coffees makes Chelsea a happy camper.

Plans to go to down to the beach in August. Sun and sand is much needed right about now. Simply cannot wait.

A bowl with rice and chicken and feta and veggies with hummus. I may have to make one this weekend. Also a big juicy summer peach. And plums! I used to eat plums in the summer a lot growing up. Gotta bring the tradition back.

To Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald. Love watching her podcast too on YouTube. It’s just light hearted with a touch of guilty pleasure celebrity gossip.

Michelle Obama showing love to Simone Biles. Just makes my little black heart (mixed with sunshine) so very warm and happy.

That’s all for this week! Hope you have a marvelous weekend.

What is on tap for your weekend? Any fun outdoor activities?
May check out this Mermaid bar (finally) and of course friend time, yoga time, long run time.

Friday, Fun, Running, Summer

Summer Fridays.

It is a fabulous summer Friday around here!! Here’s what is going on with me this week and weekend.

All of the easy summer salads. Obsessed with chickpeas and red onions and baby tomatoes lately too. Eating all of the colors of the rainbow.

Kung fu tea…actually I had a boba tea here and hadn’t had boba in QUITE a while. It was yummy after burning ALL OF THE calories teaching back to back classes at gym + running.

A lot of promos here at work…and putting together shows for TV. Gotta love the producer life. It definitely helps having a blog to practice my creative side / writing all the time and sharpening my skills.

Some sun and a FROZEN MARGARITA. I talked about this yesterday but did not get to have that very thing after spin class. So that will without a doubt be happening this weekend.

To anything and everything on my Spotify. My music selections have been a little A.D.D. lately but lately I’ve been loving high energy music. This heatwave playlist has been my absolute jam.

The book of HAPPY. Whenever I just need a random pick me up.

This quote.

Happiest of Fridays to you!

Share with me what you are eating/drinking/loving lately!!

Friday, Fun, Running, Summer

Summer Fridays.

Summer Fridays are back!! Here’s what I’m into this week…


Splitting the most amazing fajitas with my mama after teaching my spin class last night. I haven’t heard that *fajita sizzle* in oh so very long. Just hearing that alone last night made me happy. I think it is funny the way my mama eats fajitas also. She gets excited about the beans and rice part first and just goes in for the kill. Then forgets about that fact THAT WE ARE SPLITTING THE MEAL. Never mind mama, you can have all the sides that you so desire. Next time I’ll have them split it for us prior to.


All of the iced teas, unsweetened please. Just put some fresh peaches in that bad boy.



Spotify playlists all the dang time. Back to teaching class at gym multiple times a week so gotta keep the game strong. Check out my Spotify if you are needing workout jams.


This new Mermaid Raw Bar. Can’t wait to see what this is all about! Dallas has some really cute spots cropping up lately. Need to do a little weekend exploring.


Outdoor Seaside Café all day. It is my writing music mostly when I am at work. Surprisingly when I am not working out I am like an old lady with my listening choices.


The 1st episode of the new season of the Real Housewives of Potomac! Jury is still out on the NEW girl. But living for all things Karen Huger.


ANYTHING NEON. Neon all the time in the summertime. As a far of fact I think I may go get a neon pedicure after work.


How to make a delish (and “noo-trish” can we make that word a thing?) smoothie for the post run. I LOVED spinach in my smoothies back in the day. And coconut almond milk. MMHMM good.

And there you have it! Enjoy your Friday.

Share some of what you’re eating/drinking/craving!!!

Friday, Fun, Running, Summer

Summer Fridays.

Summer Fridays for the win! Here’s what my upcoming 4th weekend is looking like.


All of the watermelon salads in the universe. This one with feta, mint and lemon zest definitely does the trick.


A nice crisp fro~zay!! Yes, that is how I spell it. Post run of course. I may have to make some or find something pretty close to it this weekend.


I absolutely adore corn on the cob on the grill. That is the only way I eat corn in the summertime.


Anything from the Candy Music Room. Doesn’t a beach house café sound absolutely lovely? Love the sounds of them steaming up a fresh hot latte while listening to the sounds of Bossa Nova.


Rompers. All day, every day with this beautiful warmer weather.


My little space in paradise by the pool with a good friend and a beverage. Wish you were here.

Have a beautiful holiday weekend!

What are you sharing / grilling / drinking lately???

Friday, Running, Summer

Summer Fridays.

Happy SUMMER Friday to ya! We are changing things up a bit around here on Fridays as I share some of the current things I’m eating, drinking, listening to and all of that jazz! Let’s bring some joy and fun of the season into the day…shall we? Kind of like a virtual coffee…or wine…date of sorts. I suppose it depends on the time of day where you are at…or maybe it doesn’t at all HA.

I’m currently…

EATING: This oh so yummy greens & grains bowl. Pickled red onions, arugula, rice, grilled chicken and feta with veggies are all I need in life. HEAVEN.

DRINKING: Trader Joe’s instant cold brew coffee. Amazing cold or hot with your fave creamer.

MAKING: Back in love with chickpeas…roast them and you are in for a real treat! This is absolutely one of my favorite snacks hands down.

LISTENING: To this heatwaves playlist on Spotify. SummerThing! is my favorite summer jam – it is a throwback but a good one. Just hearing it makes me want to jump around and workout.

WEARING: Flowery sundresses. And fun shorts with pockets on the side. Like these.

SHOPPING: For the most loveliest summer fragrances. What are some of your favorites? Right now I’m loving light body sprays like Betseyfied and Horizon.

LOVING: Spin classes at Hustle Studios. I love dancing on the bike!! Plus it is great cross training for running and I love arms/weights portion at the end of class. Come check it out if you’re local.

Share what you’re loving/making/wearing today!!

Friday, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

TGIF, happy Friday and all of that jazz! Hope you have a lovely weekend planned full of productive and fun things. I was up early this morning for a humid breezy run. The humidity was intense but it was nice and cool so that helped. I guess I had better enjoy these spring-like runs before it gets blazing hot outside. Summer time in Texas can be so brutal with triple digit temps so right now really is one of my favorite times of the year to run.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-Desi’s world record attempt. I love that elite runners are hoping on board the ULTRA train! Makes my soul happy.

My new favorite pampering facial scrub. Love Aveeno products. This one has been at the top of my list lately.

Roasted cauliflower queso. I feel that it is time that this happens.

-All of spring colors! Frankly I am forever obsessed with mint. I think it is high time I get my nails painted my favorite Essie shade.

-And finally, your Friday funny.

Share some of your favorite things that happened this week!

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Catching Up.

Happy Friday!! What a week it has been down in Texas. I am coming to you from my igloo after surviving ALL of this winter storm craziness.. Happy to report I now have power so all is well in the world. I figure I would take this time to catch you up! Instead of my usual. Check me out next week for the normal regularly scheduled posts.

Since we’ve last talked I actually spent some time in the sunshine state! That is right, your girl was on an actual vacation in Florida. I haven’t had a getaway in over a year! I took the time for some ultimate relaxation. Hanging with friends on a boat. Sipping adult beverages and such.

I was scheduled to just do a long weekend but actually ended up getting stuck in Ft. Lauderdale! The storms in Dallas were so bad that my flight did not end up taking off until Tuesday. I arrived Tuesday evening to ice and snow and crazy conditions. My power went out and I lost water as well due to pipes bursting at my complex. Quite stressful.

Work was also canceled most of the week and roads were crazy iced over. I definitely had wished I had stayed longer on my trip! Thankfully I did not have to deal with the worst of it all since I was away in Florida.

Running this week also took a hiatus while I dealt with this mess. But so glad next week will be normal beautiful Texas weather. 50s and 60s. I considered this week a much needed break for the body.

I did go out for a snowy run yesterday which was actually kind of fun and pleasant. Check out this little winter wonderland. I’ll be venturing out for more miles now that we are above freezing and the snow is melting.

For my friends in Texas dealing with this I hope you all are safe! We will be out of this soon.

Have a great weekend!

Share some tidbits with me! Let’s catch up.

Friday, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happiest of Fridays to ya! Hope you have some FUN planned this weekend. I am in dire need of sunshine! Thankfully this weekend looks to be promising that and more. Simply cannot wait!

Let’s get straight to this week’s faves!

The best accessories for winter running. Even though we have a warm weekend ahead it has been downright frigid and gloomy! So I have a feeling I will be busting out the gloves again. I am all about keeping the extremities happy.

Calming the monkey mind. All about that.

-Dinner date this week with greens and mango margaritas. Quite lovely.

-Plus, your Friday funny.

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Running, yoga and all of the sunshine.

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TGIFriday Faves.

Hello again Friday!! I am so happy that you are here. Cannot wait for some fun free time this weekend. Why does it seem like this week dragged a bit? Not sure but very happy to let my hair down and enjoy some fun free time. I’ve got a 25K trail race on tap, good times with friends and loved ones and then a whole lot of relaxing on the agenda!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!!

This cute top…I feel like especially living in Texas I’m always needing more long sleeved tops for winter.

18 strength moves you’ve got to try. Love me some russian twists.

28 ways to never have a wardrobe malfunction again. I admittedly have never tried no-tie shoelaces. Clearly its time.

The Forerunner 645 with MUSIC!? Who has one? Tell me all about it…I kind of want one.

That’s all for this week! Have a marvelous Friday.

What’s on tap for your weekend? Any fun races? Who is venturing out to the trails?!