A Little Catch-Up

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Hi guys!

I've really been neglecting the blog-world this week! Not only have I not posted in days, but I am waaay behind on reading all my fave blogs!

I promise I haven't been slacking off. In fact, I feel like I've gotten a lot accomplished!

Last month, when Travis asked what I wanted for my birthday I told him extensions!! I've been lusting after long hair for ages and mine grows at snail-rate. Since he hates shopping, the whole idea was a win-win. So this week I finally got my "birthday hair!" I was surprised at how easy the extensions went in (it took the stylist about an hour) how natural they look, and how affordable the whole thing was. Love it!

On the wedding front, I ordered our favors this week; I can not believe the wedding is happening in only a month! Originally I had planned on etched martini glasses (so Vegas, right??) but Travis vetoed on the grounds that "who wants to carry stemware around Vegas all night?" Okay. He had a point, so I went with plan B: chocolate. Pretty sure my insatiable sweet tooth will be happy with that decision. I also found one of the gifts for my bridesmaids. I think it's adorable, and I wish I could show you a pic!  But in the event that they happen to be reading this, guess I better keep it under wraps for now.

Since we leave for our girl's cruise to Catalina and Ensenada at 5am tomorrow morning (omg, I'm so excited!) I've had to do quite a bit of packing. Almost unbelievable how many shoes one person needs for 5 days away!

And, since I'm going to be in a bathing suit for the first time this year, I thought it was a good time to try out the infrared body wrap at a local salon recommended by a friend. It looked pretty funny....

...and I don't know that it did anything for my cellulite. But, the deep heat fully relieved the hip discomfort I've had constantly since I started running. Just for that, I'd say it was worth it. The only problem with the treatment was the second degree burn I ended up with on my bony pelvis. Oops! Turns out high pain tolerance isn't always a blessing. Have you ever tried a body wrap?

This week I also had fun attending an annual dinner with some of Travis's coworkers. The host had what I consider pretty close to my dream backyard. I didn't want to be a creepy party-guest so I didn't get any pictures, but the kitchen area looked a lot like this:

There was also a gorgeous fire pit, lots of flowers and a batting cage. A batting cage?? Seriously? How cool is that?

Last but not least, I was able to get my package for the Send Something Good Project in the mail just before the post office closed yesterday. (Dear Package Recipient: if you happen to be reading this, I apologize for the hasty and rather sloppy wrap-job. I had also intended to include a longer note, but time got away from me!) I can't wait to meet my own Secret Bloggy Santa and see what they chose to send! 

Well friends, it's time for me to go and finish up my cruise-prep! I also have a batch of low-carb peppermint patties waiting to be dipped in dark chocolate. (Check my Pinterest board for the recipe-you won't regret it!) Hopefully I'll have a chance to do a little blogging aboard-ship. But if not...till the weekend!


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