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The Perfect Tunic to Wear with Leggings

Once upon a time I blogged about more than sewing.  But lately that seems to be all I do.  Actually I baked last week.  I made fudge.  It turned out horrible.  So I won’t be blogging about it.  Instead you get to see my cute new tunic!

The Perfect Tunic #sewing #tunic #leggingsCute, right?  This tunic is the perfect shirt to wear with leggings!  I want a million of them!  It is a “mash up” of two Patterns for Pirates patterns.  It is a Free Spirit Tank combined with the Layer Me Up shirt.  I’ve been meaning to make one forever and now that I know how perfect it is I’m sad I didn’t make it sooner!!

The Perfect Tunic #sewing #tunic #leggingsIf you think mashing these two patterns sounds difficult I promise it’s not! There’s a tutorial on the Patterns for Pirates blog that explains it!  It was so simple and now I know what I’m going to do with all my rayon spandex fabric!  I have more great tie dye prints from Knitpop that will be perfect for more FST/LMU mash ups!

The Perfect Tunic to wear with leggings #sewing #tunic #leggings


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Friday Fitness: I’m Going to Tri

Happy Friday!!!  This was the first full week of school for my big kid and my little one had a few half days.  And I think I can get used to this new routine!

Friday I headed to the Y for Group Power.  I was tired from previous days’ workouts, but I pushed through and got my lift on.  My legs were quite worn out in the end!

Saturday I met up with my MRTT girls for our long run.  I haven’t run more than 5 or 6 miles since the She Power Half Marathon in June, but my girl Lindsay had 8 on her agenda, so I tagged along.  It was crazy humid outside, which made it hard to breathe.  It was definitely a rough run (10:04 min/mile).

Saturday Group Run

Sunday was a rest day.

Monday I would normally go to Group Power, but Pumpkin had her preschool screening, so I squeezed in a T25 video between getting Cupcake on the bus and taking Pumpkin to school.

Tuesday I went for an afternoon run while Cupcake was at an appointment.  Pumpkin stayed home with daddy, so I was able to run stroller free.  But not rain free.  Most of the 4 (8:49 min/mile) miles was run in the rain, particularly mile 2. It was hitting me right in the face.  But the cooler temperatures that came with the rain were very welcome!

Running in the rain

Wednesday I headed to CSI (Cardio Strength Intervals) after dropping Pumpkin off for her first day of preschool.  All the legs. It was a great workout.  But I somehow managed to  run 4 trail miles later that evening.  There was lots of mud after 4 days of rain and we had a great time.  We were also having some fun with a Wacky Wednesday theme and got a little funky with our outfits. 

Wacky Wednesday

Thursday I joined my girl, Lindsay again for a morning run and MRTT chapter leader meeting.  She was pushing the double stroller through the very hilly neighborhood, so we took it at a nice easy pace.  It was a great social run and just what my sore muscles needed. 

This weekend I have big plans.  We have our MRTT Summer Virtual race on Saturday and on Sunday I’m going to do my first triathlon!!!  I signed up a bit on a whim and I’m super excited, but also super nervous.  I’ve been wanting to do a tri, but wasn’t sure I was ready.  My swimming still needs some work.  Well, this isn’t a swimming tri.  It’s a paddle tri!  So I’ll be kayaking, running and biking.  I made sure to get some kayaking practice in the last time we were at the lake and I think I can handle this.  I’ve got a few other friends participating with me, so I’m looking forward to cheering each other on.  I’ll be sure to give you the recap next week!

Amazon Prime Day

Hey!!  Happy Amazon Prime Day!  If you’re not familiar with Prime Day it’s a day of deals for Amazon Prime members only.  So, go check it out! Here are a few deals that caught my eye.

Silhouette Cameo Starter Bundle – guys, I’m loving my Cameo and this is a great deal to get you crafting!

Singer Heavy Duty High Speed Sewing Machine – this is the machine I use for work.  It is nice and heavy, with a good amount of stitches and it’s fast!  It’s a great basic machine.

Peanut Butter Powder – I love this for smoothie making!

Coconut Oil – This is great for cooking!

Kidizoom Camera – my girls love this camera.  It doesn’t take amazing quality photos, but it is a real camera.  They take pictures, videos and play games. 

Magformers Dinosaur Set – don’t just build dinosaurs!  Kids can use their imagination and create all sorts of neat things with these magnetic toys.

Baby Stella Doll – this is Pumpkin’s favorite doll.  The magnetic pacifier is so cute.  And she’s a soft and cuddly doll.

Paderno Spiralizer – this is perfect for making zoodles and sweet potato fries!

Nuby Popsicle Mold – these are great for toddlers!!

Fire Stick – this is how I binge watch Netflix and Amazon while I’m sewing.  🙂


I hope you find some good deals!!!!


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Friday Fitness: Resuming Normal

After last week’s half marathon and strep throat I took 9 days off.  I had to for a few days.  I didn’t have the energy to do anything.  And then one or two for good measure.  Also because I was still coughing.  And for the first time in my training I missed a weekend long run. It was a tough mental challenge. 

Monday morning I was ready to hit the Y for Group Power, but I had a sick kid who stayed home from school.  So I was not off to a good start.  Luckily there is an evening class and since bowling league is over I was able to go!  Yay!  Oh, it was tough.  I had to reduce my weights a bit to get through it, but it felt good to be back.

Tuesday was a beautiful morning and my big kid was feeling better and off to school.  So after she got on the bus Pumpkin and I set off in the neighborhood.  It was a tough run.  My legs were still a bit in denial about what was going on and there was a little wind to battle.  I logged 2.6 miles (9:47 min/mile) which I thought was a good start.

20160426_085138Wednesday was a day of highs and lows.  I happily marched off to the Y for Cardio, Strength Intervals only to get my butt kicked!  It was tough.  I took a few modifications.  And I came home to discover that my Fitbit died.  Not like I didn’t charge the battery because I had done that twice in 3 days.  It would not longer hold a charge.  RIP Fitbit.  You served me well for almost 4 years.  And then I was off to trail run in the evening.  We had some new girls show up and it was so much fun!  Though I missed a few of the regulars.

20160427_190028Yesterday I had lots of mommas join me for a run.  Several difference distances were represented so people came and went.  It was fun!  Rotating runners.  🙂  I felt a little better about the run, compared to Tuesday.  5 miles (9:52 min/mile).  So, here’s hoping I’ll feel normal soon and be ready for Indy Mini next week! 

20160428_101549I decided to take an extra rest day today.  I thought about going for a swim, but I have to work this morning and my to do list is a mile long.  I’m still trying to catch up from missing so much last week.  And I thought an extra rest would be good before my last long run this weekend.  I’m hoping to stay busy because I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of my new Garmin!!  It’s going to take the place of my dead Fitbit and then some!


Have a great weekend, everyone!