Checking in

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My week has been off to a very busy start. I finished the design and installation of this blog yesterday. And this one, this one, and this one, too. I have about a million photos to edit for a feature that's going up on The Everygirl next week, a meeting this morning, and we're hosting events both Wed and Thurs night. Then I have blogs and logos to design, and of course–CrossFit. There are days I literally feel like a hamster running in one of those stupid wheels. Or this cat.


I went to Whole Foods with my friend Maxine after CrossFit last night and picked up the remaining ingredients for Gina's pumpkin chili recipe. I bought a crock pot this weekend and am a little obsessed with it. I couldn't wait until Sunday to make my enchilada chicken stew, a chicken, and today I'll be making G's chili. I plan on starting it this morning and will try to take some photos because in case you haven't heard, I have a camera and like taking pictures. I'm practically a chef now.Who wants to come over for dinner tonight?

New Girl returns tonight. I love Fall TV but have no idea when I'll have time to watch it. I haven't really watched anything except the first season of Homeland since moving into my apartment 3 months ago. Still–I can't wait for Sunday. Homeland, Dexter, Once Upon a Time, and Revenge. What shows are you looking forward to this fall?

Today on The Everygirl we're sharing a NYFW recap! Where we stayed, what we did, who we met, and what we wore.

I've been on a PR streak. On Friday I dead lifted 150 lbs (previous PR–103). Sunday my max back squat was 115 (previous PR–103). And yesterday, a 75 lb clean and jerk (previous–65). And I finally did all of the wall balls in a wod (75 of them, to be exact) with a 14 lb ball. Only dropped the ball on my face once. Go me. I realize these CrossFit updates may bore some of you but a. I like keeping track of my progress and b. It's my blog and I love CrossFit.

Booking another newborn shoot in a few weeks (baby has yet to arrive) and will be shooting this family's holiday cards again in October. Such a change from the kind of photography that I do for The Everygirl, but I really enjoy it. It's nice being able to do a little bit of everything.

This city takes seasons so seriously. First day of fall this weekend and it was in the 40s Sun morning. SLOW DOWN, Chicago. It's fall–not winter.

Alaina couldn't find me last night (computer + phone were on silent) so she posted on my wall. And people wonder why I check in/update my status so frequently. Status updates are important, people. Had I said I was taking a long shower and hot bath, she wouldn't have wondered where I was.

Assuming you've seen this video, but in case you haven't, enjoy. Heyyyy Sexy lady.

Happy Tuesday.


  1. Love this: "I like keeping track of my progress and b. It's my blog and I love CrossFit." You go girl!

  2. You are so darn busy! I read The NYFW recap on The Everygirl today and loved it! And congratulations on all of your crossfit PRs! I've never done crossfit myself, but I still think it's amazing how far you've come in the past few months. Also, I am so excited for New Girl tonight! I really have no time for it either but I'm making it happen anyway. A bit of downtime never hurt anyone, right?

  3. Thank you for making my site look sooo amazing! You truly are talented! Grazie!

  4. NYFW recap was my fav! The trip sounds as amazing as the pictures indicated.

    Also really excited for New Girl--having a watch party for it tonight, in fact. Also, having a watch party Sunday night for Revenge. (My friends and I are a little watch-party-crazed.) Season 2 of Scandal starts Thursday which I'm so excited for I can't even think straight.

    I'm anxious to hear about the pumpkin chili!! Three cheers for crock pots!

  5. This is hilarious, I love this post!!! I want to comment on everything, but I want to save it and force us to hang out - it's been waaaay to long. Date soon, shopping, food?!

  6. I honestly cannot get enough of that video! So ridiculous! :)

  7. I, for one, totally love when you talk CrossFit on your blog. It inspires me! Btw I can't believe you're 30 - you honestly don't look a day over 22...

  8. Have you watched the 2012 Reebok Crossfit Games? Those people are amazing! I have major respect for whoever does crossfit!

    Gangnam style!

  9. gorgeous shots! Congrats on your successes! Xo - Catherine