Friday, May 30, 2014


I have been running and walking past this daisy for a few weeks.
I finally had my camera, and took a few shots.......
How amazing!

I spoted this shroom too......
I love the color.

And some random park photos where I walk........

Last night I got in some of the flowers,
its really shaping up!

Thanks for reading, oh........and I am taking the day off to get more potting soil.
20lb bags is enough of a workout, 10 more to get!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

PROGRESS! The Barbie House Landscaping

I am finally nearing the end of the HUGE landscape project!
At The Barbie House :-)
I have not done much in the way of workouts because it has sucked up most of my time and energy not to mention how sore I am.
So here are the plants I picked out...
Perennials so I won't have to do anything anymore, again

Cute huh?
It is Blue Mirror Delphinium and Big Twister Rush

Plus I will be adding that plant at the end
Tuskegee Crape Myrtle its a dark pink/red.
The Crape Myrtle will "hide" the bowing part of the fence that I don't want to invest in and replace.

I think it looks great!
Just have to finish the end of the top row

Then I can plant :-)

It really helps the fence look straighter, and gives about 20" more of driveway space.
It will have to be paved, patched and sealed when done.
By someone else ;-)

If you remember......
Here is the before:

And I added a rock trail to the pond and lavender....

I love it!

Also if you remember this is how it started........

and now...........
it is so lovely.

This weeks workouts:
Tuesday - 3 mile run
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - 2 mile walk
Friday - 3 mile run
Thanks for reading..........

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Friday, May 9, 2014


The poppies are blooming!
I love them, and you can even see where I left off painting the fence, what a difference huh?

and....I got the last tree!
Front is complete, its a pussy willow tree and its lovely!

Pond flowers are filling in nice too.

You can barely see the tree but it is a fast growing tree so I think it will fill out fast. Its on the right side of the pond.

Now this is the weekend project.......

Started taking down the old retaining wall and will be putting the new one up.
I will also paint the timbers to match the fence.
(the right sideexcept for 2 panels and gate belong to my neighbor)

And the rubbish.......but you can tell how the fence looks amaizing!

Here is the Pussy Willow Tree.......
close up :-)

This weeks workouts:
P90X 3 Begins.

emoticonMonday - Off Day

emoticonTuesday 5/6
P90X3 Day 1 - Synergystics = Cals burned 150

20 Pushup crawls
20 Plia w/10lb db
20 Circle crunch
Boat to Plow
Balance Press lift w/10lb db
3 Hop Press w/10lb dv
Hammer curl w/10lb db
Brannon Boat
Flying warrior w/3lb db

Missed cool down no time.
Lunchtime walk - 25 min = 80 cals
Total cals burned = 230

emoticonWednesday 5/7

P90X3 Agility X - Day 2
(I modified jumps)

Explode hold
Wide tape Lunges
Joel jump squat
Top tap skaters
Near and Farrs
Ring around the posey
Scissor kick jumps
8 sprint 3
Plyo V Lunge
5 Step shuffle
Gump jump pushup
Top that line
Jump knee jump

Cals burned = 150

emoticonThursday 5/8
P90X3 Day 3
Yoga X (15 minutes)

Vinyasa x3
Airplane to clasp handed lunge

Warrior 1,2 and reverse
Bound side angle

Cresent to Warrior 3
Half moon to twisted moon
Standing splits

Cals burned = 67

emoticonFriday 5/9
P90X3 Day 4 (15 minutes)
Push Pull

Standing crecent

Pull ups 8
Pushups 12
Pull ups 11
Pushups 15
Pull ups 10
Pushups 12
Pull ups 10
Pushups 12

Cals burned = 90

Lunchtime walk = 120

Total cals 210

Weekly calories burned = 677      
Thanks for reading........chow!

Monday, May 5, 2014

A Night At Marriott Wright City MO!

A little trip out of town, for a Mud Run lead me to the Marriott Fairfield Inn in Wright City MO.
So of course I wore my new dress :-)
I just love it, and so comfy.......
I went to get another color!
The lobby was just to  my liking, very modern.
It was just recently built and you could tell.

Cool outdoor lights.....

Perfect sky......

The bed and all the touches were very textured.

The huge shower :-)

I love the flooring it was not cold on the feet or slippery.
Nice job Marriott!

Even the halls were colorful yet modern.

I love long hallways........

If you remember my blog about the Scary Green Hallway......(its in Oklahoma)
This one not so much.

Orange, love it.

Uber modern wanted it!

The tile in the shower, also wanted it.....basket weave super duper cool!

Bamboo imitation wall paper, awesome!

Artwork, check!

Fitness center, didn't use.......way to tired.
The pool, fabulous!

I give this  hotel a 10+
The staff very friendly and everything was set out nice, including the breakfast.
If your out neat St. Charles or Wentzville this is a great hotel.
I pre-booked at $107.
Well worth it!