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Friday, May 25, 2012

coming soon!

 The Market Presented by the Avenue for the Arts is nearly upon us.  Saturday, June 9th from 12:00-9:00 pm, Erica and I will be hanging out with over 50 other vendors on S. Division between Fulton and Cherry.  Check out the Market's website for more information on the who, what, when and where--as well as how you can get involved if you are interested!

And since today is my studio day, I've also added a couple new items to the Three.Bunnies. etsy shop--check it out and get excited for the Market on the 9th!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pump you up!

Spring is the perfect time to get into a new fitness plan. Something about the warm weather or maybe just the threat of wearing a bathing suit seems to get most out and active.  I have a love hate relationship with exercise.  I don't mind it when it involves walking while shopping, playing on the beach, or taking hikes but lifting weights at the gym or being a treadmill junkie has never been my thing.  Most of all I need an incentive beyond the promise of losing weight to get me going. I need friends behind me and a beer tent post race.

I'd like to share with you all some tips that have helped me over the years discover ways to stay active and enjoy it.  

A couple years ago I decided to take up running.  It seemed like a fast way to burn calories without spending too much cash in the process.  I was always the girl who struggled to get through the dreaded mile in gym class.  Starting running in my mid-twenties was not any easier than it was when I was fourteen. If I was going to make it down the street let alone a full mile I was going to need a plan.  It wasn't long until I discovered a wonderful program called Couch-to-5K.  This program helped me realize with a little time I could train to run a mile or even three! Whenever I have times where I fall off the running wagon and it does happen I resort back to the couch-to-5K program for a injury free way to get back on my feet.

Another great training plan I found which I am undertaking again is 100 pushups.  This program as it claims gets you doing 100 pushups in 6 short weeks.   I started tonight! Goodbye noodle arms!

Next, join a class. I am continuing with my hula hoop class and love it. It's 45 minutes long and offered through my work.  I think my favorite part is how fun it is.  I never feel as though class is long enough and all the laughing at myself works my abs wonderfully.

If classes are too public for you I recommend looking into exercise video games. I am completely obsessed with the Just Dance games.  They are fun, not too difficult, and they get you nice and sweaty all to some great music.

Finally, a great way to keep track of all that exercise and calories is myfitnesspal.  I use this to log in my calories every day and it helps stabilize me so that I don't consume more than I burn.  This website has a great facebook-esque set up which allows friends to find you and post inspiration on your wall.  You can block how much you want people to see but I find that being completely transparent with my friends keeps me on a healthier path. (If you wish to friend me on there send me an email or comment and I will gladly give you my screen name.)

Stay healthy and love yourself!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

happy mother's day!

Happy Mother's Day!  I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful mom--vegan cupcakes coming her way soon to celebrate her AWESOME.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

etsy update: works on paper

It was only a matter of time until my works on paper spilled into three.bunnies.  Just for you: a three.bunnies etsy update with some of the small gouache pieces that I've been creating in the past couple months.  

I am greatly looking forward to this summer: getting used to graduate life and creating some new work--crafts and drawings alike!

Monday, May 7, 2012

back to business

After a month long hiatus (finishing up the ol' MFA, finally graduated last Saturday) I'm back in the kitchen cooking up some delicious recipes from the Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.  This is definitely my go-to cookbook, and is always at the top of my recommendation list for those looking to make some delicious and healthy meals. 
First up, my favorite recipe in the whole book: Cauliflower and Mushroom Pot Pie with Olive Crust.
I could eat this every day.  A giant helping of pot pie and a glass of wine=bliss.   Next up, on tonight's menu, a Leek and Bean Cassoulet with Biscuits.  Another favorite--hearty, warm, and simple, perfect for rainy days. 
Now that I've graduated, I've got plenty of time to focus on what's important: eating and crafting.  Oh, and finding a job.  :)