See's Candies Comes to Austin

Founded in 1921 See's Candies has been dedicated to making candy with the finest, freshest ingredients.  Most recipes are still kept in binders safely protected in a safe - awesome!  They add no preservatives. They take pride in using the best ingredients and making a quality product -  even in the 1970's during the sugar shortage, instead of using less sugar in their candies, See's just made less candy.  Wow!   See's was founded and is headquartered in California and has over 200 shops here in the US.  

Chocolate is aged to make for a more smooth product.  And I must say, the chocolate is one of the best I've tasted. They have over 100 varieties of chocolates and you can build your very own box and fill it with all your favorites.  The staff was simply amazing…when entering any See's store you are greeted with a happy warm smile, a friendly hello and a FREE PEICE OF CANDY!  Hummmmm!

See's opened it's first shop here in Austin and invited a few lucky bloggers to view the shop and package our own chocolate boxes before the store opened.  I had such a great time.  I even got a picture of awesome bloggers Lani with Elle Dee Designs and Jamie with C.R.A.F.T

And oh, I loved all the goodies I brought home.  I'm sure we will visit again soon - we all had such a fun time.  I'm sure I will need to run extra this week from all the EXTRA snacking I've done.  Have a great week everyone.

reference:  See's Candies
photos:  just my little mess with permissions from See's Candies
Please note:  This is a post sponsored by See's Candy.  I received free product for this post, however all ideas and opinions are my own.  


Friday Letter - March 7th

dear self:  it was a rough week, much better than last week.  there were a couple steps forward.  group run with the running store was interesting...started to doubt myself for a few minutes, but then checked it off as a lesson learned.
dear half marathon:  I see you coming...you make me nervous.
dear debra:  thank you for everything!
dear risa:  can't wait to see you next week.
dear yoga:  I think we are becoming friends.  I go to meet you even when I'm feeling bad or sad, you make me feel better, thank you.. (picture above is from yoga this week)
dear next week: spring break!  yay!


4 weeks until my 1st Half Marathon!

If you all remember a few weeks ago I wrote a post When I Fell in Love with Running.   It's been a tough road…knee pain, physical therapy.  There has been lots of Aleve and lot of frozen peas on the knees to get ready for my first race ever!

I've been training for this run since December.
We have now started to hit high mileage on our training runs.  A couple of weeks a go I hit 10 miles…

Last Saturday I hit 12 miles…12 miles!  I can't believe it.

I'm running the Biggest Loser Half Marathon in Austin on March 30th…if you are in the Austin area I would love for you to come out and cheer me on.  I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.  I can't believe I'm a runner!  This is crazy.

 I will be sure to post weekly updates on my progress as time gets closer…have a great weekend!


52 lists in 52 weeks | week #8

Things that Drive Me Crazy!
 - being late
 - to sign school papers or writing checks for the kids in the morning
 - people who drive under the speed limit in the fast lane
 - when my kids wear winkled clothes and refuse to let me iron for them.
 - kitchen cabinets left opened
 - when I don't keep my promises
 - my messy desk
 - when my pantry becomes disorganized, like it is now


Friday Letter - Feb 14th

dear self:  10 miles!  I still can't believe it.  you are changing right in front of my eyes.

dear the word 'inspire" - please stop making me tear up everytime someone uses you to describe me or what I'm going.  this word...so powerful

dear hair - I think you might be a keeper.  loving you right now.

dear honey:  happy valentine's day.  thanks for laughing at my stupid jokes.  glad today was great!

dear kids:  bad weather days are now over!  no more missing school and no more 2 hour delays.

dear half marathon - I'm excited and nervous to meet you for our upcoming date.
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