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Friday, November 12, 2010

Design Inspiration from INDIGO HOTEL in Asheville, NC

I spent Halloween weekend in Asheville, NC for Moogfest, an awesome new music festival. We stayed at the Hotel Indigo and were able to get a private peak at the penthouse condos for sale, which I totally wanted to buy. If you picture my before pictures, insert in the beutiful colors and furniture from the hotel and this is what my vision is for our home. I would never leave home.

The House BEFORE shots

Bryan and I have our work cut out for us. We are moving in 11 days! WOW! We are packing like crazy. I wanted to post the BEFORE pictures because after we get in there will be many AFTERS. For those who saw our downtown loft, we love color and we love to decorate. We need to start off with the front steps, a new roof, painting, and a new garage/party deck. Kicthen and bathrooms are on the list but may take a little longer to do. I will be posting lots of decor idea pictures for many opinions.

New Restaurant- Night Owl

Last night, Bryan and I went to Night Owl restaurant for the first time. I hated to admit that there is a restaurant 1 block away from my door that we hadn’t tried. We went in with a blank slate because we had heard mixed reviews. I really enjoyed it, we had excellent customer service and I value good customer service. The chef came out several times to check on guests. The food was delicious! I ordered the veggie burger and Bryan the burger. My veggie burger had sweet potatoes and walnuts in the patty which I had never tried before. I will never make another veggie burger with walnuts now, it gave it great texture. The waffle fries were also delicious. My two cons were the prices were a bit high, I’m cheap and also they don’t serve beer or wine. You can however, go across the street to Aisle Nine and bring in a six pack which we did. Overall, I want to go back and try another item. I hope the menu changes with the seasons.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

90 Day Health and Fitness Challenge

I am so into my work's 90 day staff incentive health and fitness challenge! It's a point challenge with raffle tickets given at every 100 points you earn and a grand prize dinner if you get 200 points per month for 3 months. We have become pretty competitive at work. We can get points if we walk 10,000 steps per day (recommended for beginning health benefits from walking) attending classes, tracking our calories and bringing in a vegetable tray (without dip). I am only doing the pedometer challenge right now but I also plan to attend some classes. I really want to win the raffle prizes. We have over twenty staff members participating and I think I'm trailing in 4th place. 

I never knew it would be so hard to get in my 10,000 steps a day. On days that I walk to work, walk home for lunch and talk the dog out for leisurely walks 10,000 steps is easy. Days that I drive to work and have a lot of meetings 10,000 it a large stretch, I have done 10,000+ each day but sometimes I'm walking around the house before going to bed. 

Does your job do any health challenge? Have you ever tracked your daily steps?

Stop Motion

I love this blogger/photographer and overall creative diva This is one of many creative projects of hers.