Fun Facts Friday- Hike, Run, Tan and Repeat.

It’s been a really long time since I did a “Fun Facts Friday” post. I cannot believe that I’ve slacked off for over a month.

Anywho, after two days of gloomy cloudy rainy days, the SUN is BACK! Yippee! This will lead into my first fun fact…

1. The weather is looking beautiful and WARM for the next week plus.



2. Tonight, I’m going to a old friends wedding. I’m so happy for her. It should be a great time. I’ll make sure not to be a “bad” blogger and not take pics!

3. I made protein fluff cakes the other night. I’ve been seeing them on Instagram quite often and thought that I should give it a try. Let me know if you want the recipe! I really enjoyed it.


Lather it with some cookie butter and eat it up!



You can find it at your local Trader Joes. YUMMMMMM!

5. My goal for the weekend is to be outside as much as possible. Hike, run, tan and repeat. 

What are your plans for the weekend?

Any hikes, runs or races on the agenda?

Do you like cookie butter?

 Have a great Friday!

XO, Tara

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Fun Facts Friday- Friday the 13th Edition

Happy dance, happy dance!

Today is FRIIIIIDAYYYYY—–>Friday the 13th to be exact! Watch out for the black cats and level 13 or whatever else freaks you out on this day.

I’m pretty stoked for the weekend. How about you?

It’s time to get to Fun Fact Friday

1. Look at that good ol’ bruise on my upper thigh. Totally ran into the corner of my side table. I know that I’ve ran into it many times and I still haven’t learned. 


2. Breakfast. I’ve had smoothies everyday this week so far for brekkie. I never used to eat breakfast, because I wasn’t always hungry. However, since I am lifting more I know that it would help me physically to consume more protein/food throughout the day.


3. #OITNB- OMG!!!!

4. Escape Club is the dumbest show ever. There was nothing else on last night, so I had to cringe my teeth and listen to this show (background annoyance).


5. Virtual Book Club! I need to figure this out. According to my last post, people are interested in this. Thoughts? How many books a month? Interested?

6. I’m going to a country concert on Saturday and I am pretty stoked for it.


10 bands in one day. Heck yes. However, we will probably show up in the later afternoon.

What are you up to this weekend?

Does Friday the 13th freak you out?

Are you in a book club?

XO, Tara

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Fun Facts Friday- Adios May, Hello June

Let’s just shout out the obvious; today is Friday. Holla!

Despite the four day work week thank you to Memorial Day on Monday, shorter weeks tend to go by slower. I have yet to determine why. Any thoughts?

Perhaps, we just get all wrapped up the week before knowing that we have an extra day off for the weekend. That being said, the following week just pounds us into the ground with no relief. Yet, I feel like I am over exaggerating. I’m pretty sure I am.

Anywho, I’ll throw my hands up in the air knowing that I have 8 more hours until the weekend begins. Thankfully, the weather is going to be quite sunny this weekend. Highs in the low to mid 70s. The weather girl here has been stalking the weather app. Literally.

Let’s switch gears and talk about my latest loves for this Fun Facts Friday!

1. Can you believe that May is already over? We are almost half through 2014. I need this year to slowwwww down. K, thanks!

2. I adore coming home to this. Swoon.

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Snoqualmie River and a view out Mt. Si are just steps from my front door. Jealous?

3. My music choices lately have been a bit “old skool.”

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You know I’ve been low ridin’ listen to some good ol’ N*sync and Tech N9ne. Duh!

Pandora always has my back when it comes to getting back to my roots. I guess my roots are N*sync, Tech N9ne, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, etc. I’m not ashamed at all.

4. Dear lord, have you tried the Gourmet Cheesecake Natural Protein Bars? I almost died and went to heaven when I tried the peanut butter flavor.


I have a love/hate relationship with peanut butter, because I have no self control. I cannot keep it in the house, instead I have PB2. This bar definitely satisfies my craving for peanut butter.

Advanced Nutrient Science Intl has created a number of different products ranging from protein bars, protein powders, muscle builders, amino acids, RTDs and many more. I highly recommend trying their products.

5. Thirty-three more days until I jump on a plan to the east coast to visit family. I haven’t been on a plane in a few years and I am looking forward to seeing my family. You have no idea how excited I am. The last time I saw my family on the “other side” was in 2007. Quite a gap. My mom and I will drive around Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and everywhere in between.


 This is a vague description of our multiple destinations. Boston to Gloucester, Gloucester to Townsend, Townsend to East Orange, NJ, (random trips to New York, NY), and flying out of Newark, NJ. The schedule will probably change over time, but who knows.

I’m happy to have a countdown to something. I need to get my body into bikini shape since the weather tends to be warmer on the east coast. Ugh.

Do you have any upcoming vacations?

Do you like to fly?

Whats the weather like in the summer in your neck of the woods?

XO, Tara

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Fun Facts Friday- Week Twenty

Hello Friday. Thank you for arriving at a great time.

I only say this, because my co-workers and myself have been commuting up to Everett to the courthouse for a trial. It’s a long drive and more often than not, there’s alot of TRAFFIC. F my life. However, I’ve learned alot throughout the whole process. Witnessing the end product is great, but stressful too. I give mad props to my co-workers who have taken lead….it’s been nice to shadow them.  Good job team!

I feel like I’ve done nothing at the office since I’ve been away. This is hard, but everything will rev back up next week. Lord help me. Ha! Ok, enough with the work download….

It’s time for Five Things Friday.

1. If you haven’t figured it out already, I love being on my own. Having my own space is amazing. I love that I can decor it however I want. Also, I am far enough away to actually feel that I am by myself. 15 minutes makes a huge difference.

2. Laundry. I don’t have a washer or dryer. That being said, I get to go to my “parents” on the weekends to do laundry. Hell no, I am not going to a laundromat. Been there, done that back in the day. Scarred me for life.

3. Baking has been no existent this year. What the hell is wrong with me? Oh wait, changing jobs, learning new duties, moving….that makes sense. I.NEED.TO.BAKE.NOW. I’m after that banana bread.

4. I’ve eaten eggs every single day for the past two weeks. Yes, eggies. Egg whites to be more exact. Scrambled and put into some wrap like dinner thing. I am sure people would laugh. But hey, Tara is eating protein and that is all that matters.


5. The family and I were going to go to Sequim Bay to go Halibut fishing and clam digging , but damn the weather had to take a turn for the worse. My step dad will bare the terrible weather and mom and I will continue to decorate my place, go out to the Raging River to watch our friends band play and hang out.

Maybe next time the weather will cooperate. I’ve never been Halibut fishing before.

What are your weekend plans?

Have you been Halibut fishing? Or fishing at all?

Have you witnessed a trial before?

Have a marvelous Friday and weekend if I don’t check in!


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Fun Facts Friday- Brewery Edition

Friday already? Where did the week go? I guess that means that it was a busy busy week. I love it when work just flies on by.

Last weekend, I went out to tour Black Raven Brewing and visit Hi Fi Brewing. I have yet to share the fun with everyone and why not on a Fun Facts Friday. Well, there won’t be a whole lot of facts; mostly just pictures!


Delicious sample tray


Morrighan Nitro Stout


The Raven


The Menu


Playing with the Malt


Big ass Barrels


Education time


Wires on Wires…how they change the kegs

The next location was Hi Fi Brewing which is just a block away.


The goods!

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Giving the beers a try

I love trying out new breweries and taking tours. It’s fun learning about the brewing process! Way over my head, but I’m trying!

Tonight, my step brothers are coming into town and we are going to head out somewhere to celebrate. Who knows where we will end up, but it will be a good time. I’m pretty excited.

Now,  I just have to get through the workday then I am free! Knowing that this week passed by so quickly, I’m sure today will feel like a half day.

How was your week? Did it go by fast?

Do you like touring breweries or wineries?

Have a great weekend and be safe!


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Fun Fact Friday- 3/14/14

Friday already? Thank the lord! 😀

The best ‘day’ of the week begins with ‘Fri’! 

Why do you ask? This should be a no-brainer, but let’s recap as to why Friday’s are the best.

1. I can go out in the evening without having to worry about waking up early.

2. I can sleep in as late as I want the next day. However, this typically isn’t that late.

3. I can go on a long run

4. I can relax!!!

5. I don’t have to shower.

6. I can catch up on my TV shows; i.e. Walking Dead, HGTV, OnDemand crap-o-la.

7. It’s all about MY schedule.

8. Happy Hour! Duh!

Man, I could go on and on….but I won’t. Let’s get on with Fun Facts Friday, since I’ve missed it for the entire month of February! Ahh.


1. I am so thankful for the sunny and warm weather that we had all week. I was able to get in two runs outside and wore tank tops! Yes, I wore a tank top in MARCH!


It wasn’t a quick paced run, but I got r’ done.

2. I am so stoked to have a standing desk set up at work. No pictures yet, because it is still in the box. I hope to get it set up tomorrow. I’ve never had a standing desk before, but I’ve heard that it is the bees knees. I could do squats or lunges while typing if I felt like it.

3. My mom comes home from Barcelona on Sunday. I am so excited to hear about her trip and any other news she may have. She called me on Wednesday for a quick hello. Oh mom, thank you for calling me and spending like 10$ in fees to do so. Yes, I am that important. 😉

4. On Saturday night, I’m heading to a local bar to watch my parent’s friends band again. We watched them play on Halloween last year. We’ll be going to Raging River.

raging-river-sign It should be a good time as usual and its a big “party” night for St. Paddy’s day even though it’s officially on Monday.

5. I have yet to decide if I will run on Saturday for a St. Paddy’s run. I am so indecisive…well only because my calves are sore from running this week. Foam rolling has helped, but I don’t want to push it. It will be a spur of the moment kind of thing.

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

Why do you love Fridays?

XO, Tara

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Fun Facts Friday- 1/24/14

Happy Happy Friday!! 🙂

I hope everyone is having a great start to their day. I bet you are already thinking about the end of the day and what you are doing tonight or this weekend! 😉 I am doing the same….

However, today will be a long day. I anticipate being home and in my sweat pants around 10pm with a beer in my hands and a second in the fridge just waiting for me. What a cray cray Friday night! Haha. I have both jobs today and following the second I head to help my mom with a fundraiser/auction/not to sure until the later evening?! I will be looking forward to that beer on the drive home. Nom nom nom…or do you only use that term for eating? That will be happening too. I will be HUNGY. Yes, hungy hungy hungy!!

Anywho, onto some good ol’ fun facts for this Happy Friday!!

1. Hello $2.89 per gallon. Yes please!


2.  Flybarre is absolutely changing my body and booty. Yes booty. Hello, a rounder and more defined butt.

3. Quest Bar Nutrition has announced their new flavor!!!!! EKKKK! 14806_697873486919362_1622911831_n


Welcome Cookies and Cream! I am way too excited.

4. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am able to register for the Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon that will take place on August 23, 2014.


The website crashed yesterday due to the high volume of people attempting to register. Sadly, everyone has to wait a few more hours for an update. Boo.

5. I am happy to announce that I’ve gone way out of my comfort zone this week. There are some great opportunities are on the horizon! Stay tuned!

6. Lastly, in the near future I’ll have some great promo codes for some upcoming races in the Seattle area! I am so excited to share these with you!

What is making you happy this week?

When was the last time you bad a huge decision or went outside your comfort zone?

Any fun plans for the weekend?

XO, Tara