OOTD: Workout Wednesday

 

Good morning and happy Wednesday lovelies!

So I’ve made it to week two of lent, and so far I’m going strong! No dessert, more workouts (less laziness…), and (a little) less complaining… Hey, that one’s really hard! I am definitely trying, but it isn’t as easy as it may seem.  But, this week’s Workout Wednesday is an awesome little ensemble to get my sister and I motivated to run like the wind.  We are officially doing the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon in Washington, DC this September, and it is going to take a lot of training, but we are really excited about it! It is something I have wanted to do for a long time, so I am really excited to finally be following through.

But, enough about me… Here is this week’s fabulous Workout Wednesday!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Nike, $40; Leggings: Under Armour, $30; Shoes: Nike, $100; iPod: Apple, $106.

Does that make you want to get outside (or on the treadmill inside…) and run, or what?! I know for me, running is a stress relieve.  I use it to get away from things that may be bothering me or just to clear my head (almost) everyday.  The easiest way for me to do this, is to put my headphones in, turn up my “running” playlist, and just go.  How do you relieve stress? What is your favorite exercise/cardio workout? Let me know in the comments, I’d love new ideas for ways to get my daily cardio in!

Stay tuned for updates on me and my sister’s progress in training for our half marathon!

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My Baking Obsession…

 I Have Been Told A Time Or Two That It Is An Obsession, But I Like To Call Baking More Of My Hobby…

(We All Know Fashion Is My True Obsession!)

Birthday Cake Round 1

Every year my sister and I make each other a birthday cake.  Two years ago on her birthday I decided that I was going to make a really cool and special cake… so I decided that I was going to do this by decorating my regular white boxed cake with fondant.  This was the first cake that I ever decorated.  I used a boxed cake mix white cake, made homemade buttercream frosting, and bought packaged, pre-made vanilla fondant from Michael’s.

Birthday Cake Round 2

So then, this year takes had been set high and everyone would be expecting an even better cake! With these expectations from everyone who would be eating this cake, along with myself, I went in head first and made a three layer cake from scratch.  Two layers were white cake that was absolutely to die for, and the middle layer was the best chocolate cake I have ever had!  I also used the same recipe for homemade buttercream icing as the year before, and rather than buying the fondant, I made homemade marshmallow fondant… and if I do say so myself, this cake was absolutely AMAZING!

Here are some other cakes that I have made since my first ever attempt at decorating a cake in November 2011:

Cake For Sarah's Friend's Baby Shower

My sister’s college roommate threw a baby shower for her best friend and paid me $50 to make this cake for her… it was my first (and only to date) cake that someone paid me for!

Mama's Birthday Cake 1

Mama Birthday Cake 2

This was my mom’s birthday cake last year! We may have a slight obsession with lady buys in our family…

Sissy's Graduation Cake

This was one of two cakes I made for my sister’s graduation from graduate school last May! (The other was for her party, it was huge with a graduation cap made of fondant on the top of the cake along with the words “Congrats Fab 5” – she and her friends called themselves the fab 5!)

Year 2 Sissy's Birthday Cake #2

This year we had two birthday celebrations for my sister, so for the second cake I decided to try decorating the cake with just icing rather than fondant!

Daddy's Birthday Cake

This was my daddy’s birthday cake this year! I made it out of all icing just like I did with one of my sister’s birthday cakes this year!

If you can’t tell, I might have a slight obsession with baking… Don’t you worry! There are more of my sugary delights to come! :)

XOXO Kristen

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