Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Unedited: Day to Day

After some back & forth decision making, I finally decided to incorporate a little personality into my blog. I'm going to do my best to take my good camera with me almost any time I leave the house capturing moments I would normally snap from my I-phone (which is often). I want to show my readers a small tidbit into my life while also practicing my photography. :) I like this idea because normally I only post photos when I schedule a set time to go out and take photos but I'm only sticking to one theme usually (nature). There's so many other things to take photos of!!! Which means, more practice :)

Unfortunately, I just came up with this idea yesterday and while I have snapped a few photos from my professional camera, here are a few tidbits from the past week courtesy of my I-phone (if you follow on instagram, sorry if you've already seen these):

The most beautiful sunrise that I see when the sky is clear on my morning drive to work! I always say I'm gonna take a photo through my window and this time, I finally did! Yay!

I'm serious when I say I'm obsessed with our kitten, Minni. John and I often talk about bringing a puppy into our family, but I just don't know if I can. How would Minni feel? Ugh! Serious problem, guys.

I ran my first 5k on St. Patty's Day! I've just recently taken up running and I'm so proud to say I ran the whole 5k race in 33 minutes and only walked about 3 minutes of it! This is a major accomplishment for someone who always shyed away from running because I found it waaaay too difficult.

Following the last photo, I'm now training for a 10k! I'm addicted to races now (after 1, haha). My ultimate goal is to be able to run the 1/2 marathon come September! Wish me luck!

I read on one of my fave health websites (Women's Health) about a challenge where you have to cook for 31 days! I loved this challenge because I have a bad habit of always wanting take out or restaurant food on Friday nights. Ugh. So John & I accepted the challenge.......

....until Friday rolled around and we decided to get Thai. Challenge=Fail! But we started over and now we are on day 4 of cooking! Yay us! P.S. Just discovered Pad Thai (amazing!)

Me hangin' in John's hat cuddling with Minni. This happens on a nightly basis. I was also watching the Spring Finale of Pretty Little Liars. Anyone else watch? So amazing. What do you guys think of Red Coat?

Me taking a random outfit post today at work. I kinda liked my outfit today, I felt super preppy! Ha.

Hope you enjoyed taking a peep into the life of Little Maple Leaf :)


  1. last year I trained for a 5K, a 10K and then a 1/2 marathon. good luck with your training! your 5k time was awesome!

    1. Thanks so much!!!
      I'm so nervous to run a 10k but I'm just gonna keep pushing myself. I definitely get better everyday :)

  2. Great pics! Thank you so much for linking up with past Aloha Friday Blog Hops!! I'm just now getting around to following everyone back. I've followed you via GFC & Bloglovin. If you have time, I hope you follow me back if you haven't already!!

    The new Aloha Friday Blog Hop launches Thursday evening and we are hosting a GREAT giveaway!!! Come and check it out tomorrow! Aloha Friday Blog Hop HERE!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  3. Hi! I am your newest follower from the hop:-)

  4. New follower from the blog hop.
    I hope you can follow me back at www.ButterflyInTheAttic.blogspot.com
    thank you

    1. Hello! Thanks for stopping by! I'll come visit your blog right after this!

  5. Hey there! Thanks for the love over at A Geek In Glasses! I am following you by Bloglovin! I see that you have a love affair with your kitten and wanted to know if you would like to be featured on our Furry Fridays Blog Series. Here is a little more info and stop back by the blog today to a this weeks feature!

    Here is the info:
    Do you love your pet and want to be featured on Furry Fridays? Send your story of pet love, up to 5 pictures, tip about choosing a pet, how to rescue an animal or pet care tip and links to your website/blog/etsy/twitter/facebook/etc.
    Email your stuff to nericcio(at)centurylink(dot)net or bisforbeckystets(at)gmail(dot)com subject line: Furry Fridays.

    1. yes I'll definitely join you!
      I'm obsessed with our kitty & would love to give our little Princess some exposure :) haha

  6. You kitty is so cute! And I love Pad Thai. I'm glad you discovered it, even if it means failing the first time around. But hey hopefully it was worth it. I'm stopping by from our co-hosted Blog Hop. Hope you get a chance to stop by at msmorgansrealitycheck.blogspot.com

    1. Haha thanks!! And yes, I've been dreaming about pad thai now! haha.

  7. Hello! I am new here from Chaos Friday hop :-) I have you followed via BlogLovin' and GFC. You are welcome to visit me back at: http://melm1206.blogspot.com/

    I love this post of little moments - a great idea. About getting a puppy w/having the kitty - It depends on the personality of the cat. We have had cats that were just tolerant of the dog, but no one was unhappy - and we have had another cat that loved to wrestle with our little dog, but when we brought a new bigger puppy into the home, she stayed terrified and hidden under the sink. I would definitely have the two animals meet first if you can - make sure the dog isn't too rambunctious for the cat's taste.

    Huge congrats on the marathon accomplishment - and good luck with ones in the future!!

    And I loved the outfit w/the red shirt. I love seeing a pop of a vibrant color in an outfit.

    1. Thanks for the advice :) It really is something I find myself worrying about!! She's just our little pride & joy and I'd hate for her to feel left out! I like the idea of having them meet first :)

      Thanks so much!