Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scentsational St. Jude Fundraiser

Anyone else a big Scentsy fan?!?!

I absolutely LOVE this stuff - I have a closet full of bars at my house just waiting to make my house and office smell good.  

I know you don't believe me but trust me - Mr. SS will vouch!

The thing I love most about Scentsy is how I don't have to worry about an open flame around my children.  I was one of those moms who thought my child would never pick up a burning candle, but then it happened.  Thankfully I was able to grab it from her before it spilled hot wax on her but after that I was officially done with candles and switched to wickless - my bestie introduced me to Scentsy and the rest, as they say, is history!

Speaking of my bestie, she loves me so much and is so supportive of my St. Jude fundraising that she is helping me host a Scentsy fundraiser for St. Jude!!!  We are throwing an online party on Facebook - feel free to join us for some fun!  Or if you'd like to order you can click here and select Kristen's Scentsational Fundraiser for St. Jude from the party list.  Lori is graciously donating 25% of the party's sales to my St. Jude fundraiser!

I have $130 left to meet my $500 goal and I'm hoping this fun (and wonderfully smelling!) fundraiser will push me over the top!  Please join us for the fun and raise money for St. Jude!!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Vacation - All I Ever Wanted

To those of you that are tired of hearing about my upcoming Disney trip (although I can't imagine why you would be, haha) - your wish has been granted!

I am on my way!!!!!

I am SUPER excited to be headed to Walt Disney World today to start my vacation with the Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend's activities.  Then my family will join me there on Sunday and our week of fun will begin!!!

The blog will probably be quiet while I am gone - I might be able to hop in from time to time to fill you in on what all we are doing.  Make sure you follow me on social media so you can follow along at home!


Otherwise, I will definitely fill you in (and share #allthepics) when I get back!!

And for those of you joining me at Disney World this weekend - make sure to say hello!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

#Tower10Miler Costume Reveal

It's finally here - #Tower10Miler is this weekend!

I know you guys have been patiently waiting for me to reveal what my chosen outfit is for this weekend's race.  As you know, me and my fellow DisBroads LOVE to dress up when we runDisney - and this weekend is no exception!  We have an extra awesome group costume cooked up for the 10 miler.

You ready for a sneak peek?!?!

Yes, that is what you think it is.

Just call me the Stay Puft Marshmallow Girl!!!!!

Our #Tower10Miler costume has a "ghostly" theme that we think you'll recognize!!  So, if you see us on course, know who to call ;)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jammin' Giveaway!

No big secret that I'm officially obsessed with Jamberry Nails - after all, I am one of their newest independent consultants!!  Have you checked out my website yet??  I know, that was a shameless plug ;)

Well, if you love Jamberry as much as I do, you are in for a treat today!

My launch party was a BIG success and I'm sharing the love with a giveaway today!!

Meet one of my favorite Jamberry wraps - Runner Girl!

As a runner, I could not wait to get my hands on these jams!  They look great by themselves, or paired with other jams!

Super cute, right?!?!

I'm giving away a FULL sheet of Runner Girl to one lucky reader!  Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below - US residents only folks!  All entries will be verified.  The giveaway ends 9/30 so act fast!

Good luck!

This is NOT a sponsored post.  Prize will be provided by myself.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wanna Run for Chocolate With Me?!?!

Great news y'all!

I am very excited to announce that I am a new ambassador for the Nashville Hot Chocolate 15/5K!!!

I am so very excited to be participating in this race on Valentine's Day 2015 in one of my favorite cities to run in - Nashville!  I missed out on this event this year so I'm making up for it in 2015 and I can't wait!

Never run a Hot Chocolate race?!?!  You have two options - the 5K course and the 15K course - all run through the beautiful city of Nashville highlighting some of the city's attractions!  And, of course, this is waiting for you at the end.


All new this year is a finisher's medal for the 15K!  How awesome is that?!?!

A chocolate bar - I LOVE it!

What's more - THIS is your goodie bag.

A full-zip, fleece-lined hoodie.  Yes, please.

Needless to say, I am super pumped about this race!  And I want you to join me as we run for chocolate in Nashville on February 14th!  So to "sweeten" the deal (haha, I kill myself), I'm throwing in a code that will give you an ADDITIONAL FREE gift!  Here it comes:


So, will I see you there?!?!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Apple Raisin Steel Cut Oats

Sundays are my long run days - my sweat sisters and I usually hit the pavement between 5 and 6am to get our training miles in.  It's guaranteed to be a good time - and I know you're thinking how is running so many miles fun; but when you're with good company, it really is!

This past Sunday was the first time it started to feel like fall was coming.  My running buddies needed to do quite a few more miles than I did (they are training for the St. Jude full marathon - SO proud of them!!!) so after my 6 I left them and went on home.  Which was a good thing because I was actually kind of cold!  And you know that cooler temps and sweaty clothes don't mix - by the time I got home, I was COLD.

I threw on a sweatshirt when I got home but since it was breakfast time I figured I'd whip up something warm for us to eat.  This recipe, Apple Raisin Steel Cut Oats, is the product of that!  And, as promised on my Facebook page earlier this week, here's the recipe!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dropping In? #Tower10Miler Transportation Options

Welcome to the Virtual Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend Blog Hop!  If this is your first time "checking in," welcome to The Smith Summary!  My name is Kristen and I will be your concierge today ;)

Virtual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Blog Hop Directory

Just 16 days until we "drop in" the Walt Disney Workd resort for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend!  One of the things I love about runDisney events is the event transportation provided to all participants staying in a host resort on Disney property.  For the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror weekend, the host resorts are:

All-Star Movies
All-Star Sports
All-Star Music
Pop Century
Caribbean Beach
Port Orleans - French Quarter
Port Orleans - Riverside
Old Key West
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Beach Club
Boardwalk Villas
Polynesian Village
Wilderness Lodge

Buses will pick up from and drop off at each of these resorts for all of the weekend's events, including the Health & Fitness Expo, Happy Haunted 5K, Kids Races, and transportation from the Villain's Hollywood Bash after the Tower of Terror 10 Miler.  This includes transportation for spectators also!!  If you are staying at one of these host resorts, transportation information will be posted for you in the lobby of the resort!

The signs will look something like this so be on the look out for them!  It will have pick-up times and event times and it will tell you which bus line will service your resort to help you make sure you get on the correct bus to come back to your hotel.

Photo courtesy of my pal and fellow DisBroad Patty from My No-Guilt Life

Parking is limited at the event venues so runDisney STRONGLY encourages using event transportation.

However, if you are staying off of Disney property or at a non-host resort, you will have to provide your own transportation.  Driving directions are available here.  The important thing to note is that there is no parking nor drop-off at Hollywood Studios the evening of the race.  If you are driving or taking a taxi you will need to park or be dropped off at ESPN Wide World of Sports, where a shuttle will take you to the race staging area.  Those shuttles will begin running at 7pm on race day.

Also, for those of you staying at the Beach Club or the Boardwalk resorts, you could easily walk back to your resort after the race Saturday night Sunday morning!

Whichever transportation you use, just make sure to give yourself plenty of time!!  I do strongly advise against using the elevator... ;)

See you soon mortals!!!