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Thursday, December 11, 2014

3 Things Thursday!

I am blogging from bed today. My whole family, every single one of us, has bronchitis. How crazy is that! And I didn't think it was contagious, but apparently it is. Ugh.

Here's a few things happening in my life lately.

1. Friends+Beer+Chex Mix= FUN
These sweet girls and I had our annual chex mix exchange. So much fun!
I think Julie (green shirt) wins for cutest festive outfit!
 Check out our Chex Mix board on Pinterest for lots of recipes. I had no idea there were so many different ways to make it!

2. Glamor Shots
What do you think when you hear the name Glamor Shots? For me, I think of them kind of as a joke. Big, teased hair and crazy bright makeup.
Well, 17 years ago I was taking some classes at Cosmo Modeling Agency, and needed some pictures. So, I had them take some for me.
Not too bad, right?
Well, my friend Melissa found a Groupon for a bouidor photo shoot with them. I've always thought that sounded like so much fun. I mean, who wouldn't want sexy, fun pics for your significant other?
Let me just say, I'm glad I didn't spend more than $20 on that Groupon. We had the WORST photographer EVER. She was even the owner of the studio! She was cold and rude, and only cared about getting us in and out of there fast. Needless to say, my pics turned out horrible and I sure as heck wasn't going to spend one penny, let alone the $299 they wanted for them.
Lesson learned, there is a good reason that GS has a bad reputation.
We had to take this pic fast before
the mean photographer came back
in and yelled at us!
3. Marathon Training
 Last week I started cleaning a few houses, until I can find a job that I love (I have a banking interview next week). I probably burn at least 1000 calories at every house. What a great workout!
 So, because of that, my running really suffered last week. I think I only ran 5 miles all week. I'm not sure how my running will go this week since I'm sick. But I hope to feel better by Saturday, so I can go for a long run!

 Have you ever had Glamor Shots taken?



  1. Awe man, that's too bad the photos didn't work out. I've always been a little interested in doing some. I'm sure my husband would love them but I think you really do have to gel with the photographer. It's their job to make an uncomfortable situation comfortable. I'm sorry your running has suffered. Get well and then you can just hop back on the wagon again.

  2. So sorry to hear you are all sick! :(

    I've never done glamour shots or anything like that. I would look awkward if I wasn't comfortable with the photographer. Sorry that was such a bummer.

  3. Hope you feel better. I think everyone is just battling some sort of crud.
    Mean photographer! That is so useless. No one wants to work with anyone who is rude & short tempered. Stupid. Photography is about the experience ... it makes someone SHINE in front of the camera when they're having fun. BTW< your hair & make up look fantastic!
    I never got Glamour Shots - my parents couldn't afford it. I'm kinda glad I don't have those pictures to haunt me now :)

  4. oh you poor thing, feel better soon!
    that sucks about the photographer, what a meanie. i have never had photos like that taken and think i'd be too scared!

  5. Chex mix party. Oh, my gosh that sounds like amazing fun.

  6. Hope you feel better soon! Good luck on the interview!

  7. I have been sick in bed for 10 days with bronchitis!! It's been awful! I hope you feel better soon!!

    1. 10 days?? Oh you poor thing! I hope you feel better soon too!

  8. I've stayed away from glamour shots! :) I thought the older ones looked good of you.

    I hope you feel better soon. I only ran once since last weekend. I hope to run Saturday and Sunday.

    Hope you get to run.

  9. i love all chex mix! fun!! and, never done glamour shots, but one day plan to do the boudoir pics, too

  10. Hope your starting to feel better!
    I haven't ever done a glamour shot, but yours look great! I am surprised the photographer was so mean, I mean it's not like she makes any money unless you buy the prints, so she should have been kissing butt and doing a great job... But the selie pic you guys took, looks like you were having a great time despite her:)


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