Farm House Glam

There’s nothing like a day off. Breakfast cooking on the stove, a hot cup of coffee in your hand, watching your favorite movie. And blogging. And Pinterest-ing. All I need is a Christmas tree in the corner and I’d be feeling extra EXTRA warm and fuzzy.

I took the day off today and am soaking up every little bit of the dreary, cozy morning that I can. At first I was a little bummed that the forecast called for rain on my day out of the office, but I’m loving it right now. I love curling up on the couch and strictly relaxing.

Tried to make steel cut oats with apples and cinnamon. I just ate all the apples.

Relaxing is okay with me today – tomorrow’s schedule involve a 20 mile run with my friend Lauren…my last before Philly!

I met Lauren in TNT while training for my first half marathon in Disney World. (She was doing the Goofy challenge (half on day 1, full on day 2!). We’ve been buddies ever since!

I’m trying to push out my negative thoughts about the long run and how I might feel, so running is just a little bit in the back of my head today. Actually, I’ve been excitedly searching the wonderful world wide web for other blogs. THERE ARE SO MANY OUT THERE! I’ve been immersed in my little fitness/running/wellness world and have been following all sorts of related blogs for over a year now. I’m only now diving into new blogs about different topics – topics that maybe I’m not as obsessed with as I am about running, but that I simply enjoy and want to learn more about.

Excuse me for a moment while I talk about absolutely nothing related to running.

I love reading The Small Things Blog, a creative style blog that really matches my personal style. Not that I have any style…but I’ve found that by reading blogs like this, I’m learning a lot of makeup, hair, clothing, and even decorating tricks! All normal girls things I’m pretty much horrible at. I mean, my style is yoga pants and whatever old clothes I have laying around that look good enough wear to work. I’m too broke these days for real style.

Ironically, although her blog is style-related, the writer just completed a sprint triathlon! I love it when my interests coincide. I had to double check the name of the blog I was reading when I saw the title “Why You Should Try a Tri”. I LOVE IT!

Tri season, come back!

So, in my searching, I also found this amazingly addicting site from HomeGoods called Stylescope. You pick five pictures that “speak to you” from a group of photos. Using your choices, the site picks your home decoration style. It was one of those things I didn’t know until they told me…I had no idea I was “Farm House Glam” but it sounds PERFECT for me!

With a touch of New Country, of course! Whatever that means. 

Midwestern girl meets the city…this is my life story. Farm House Glam. Yes. Now I need to scrounge up the money to make my home as cute and Farm House Glam as I want it to be.

The site then suggests blogs to read that relate to your style. Hooray for more blogs! I even found “A Farm Girl’s Dabbles” and her mouth-watering recipe for Layered Pumpkin Pie in a Jar. I don’t know what it is about reading about other people’s lives, but I love it. It’s probably the same reason as to why I didn’t want to read any Ironman books about professional athletes when I was deciding if I wanted to actually take the plunge and do one myself – I prefer to read about people similar to me; people I can relate to and understand on my level.

If I can read about you in a textbook, I probably can’t relate to you very well…

And no, I promise no one paid me or asked me to write about this!

I’ll probably spend way too much time on Pinterest, looking for fun style items, home decorating ideas, and new running gear. I’m also loving adding to my #FFTech Board, because why wouldn’t I need more technology for running?!

But I’m okay with that today.

Tell me…what are your favorite non-fitness blogs? 

Some of my favorites:

The Small Things

From My Grey Desk

Miss Mustard Seed

Everything Etsy


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    • October 19, 2012 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks Alex! Same to you!

  1. October 19, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    I took the day off for a dr’s appointment! Coffee, a morning run, it was blissful. I too was sad about the rain, but it made relaxing so much easier! I like to read my friend’s blog “The Baloney Bug”. She’s a lifestyle blogger and all things NYC.

    • October 19, 2012 / 2:31 pm

      That’s so funny, because I also took the day off for a doctor’s appointment! haha. I’m going to go check out that blog right now :)

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