#ThisIs40 Week 2

#ThisIs40 Week 2 www.dineanddish.netHi there! Thank you all so much for the kind comments on my #ThisIs40 introduction post last week. I’m so glad it’s going to be a feature you all are interested in! It gives me a great creative outlet to share one of my passions, so I really appreciate your kind comments.

Now, without further ado, here’s week 2 of my #ThisIs40 photography project. Enjoy!

Leah Reading Pottery Barn Catalog with Meg

October 13th: I love this picture of Meg and Leah looking over the latest issue of Pottery Barn Catalog!

Stack of Chocolate Chip Cookies

Leah Rolling Out Cookie Dough

October 14th: I had to make all different kinds of cookies today for a client photo shoot… the chocolate chip cookies were absolute perfection! Leah also got in on the action and helped me roll out the sugar cookie dough before cutting it into shapes.

Chobani Yogurt with granola and honey

October 15th: This is one of my new favorite breakfasts…Chobani Vanilla Yogurt, Cascadian Farm granola, a few blueberries, a drizzle of honey and a spoon of chia seeds. I had something similar at the #BBRetreat I went to and it was so good!

Meg Basement

October 16th: Meg has pretty much been glued to my side since I returned from my 40th birthday trip! Today I had planned on taking my office on the road to Starbucks, but Meg gave me those “please don’t leave me eyes.” I decided to stay home and instead of working in my office, went down to the basement for a change of scenery. I have no idea why I stayed for Meg because she pretty much curled up on the couch and slept the entire day away!

French Toast Casserole www.dineanddish.net

October 17th: I love taking food photos…and photographing this French Toast Casserole (recipe coming soon) was no exception!

I thought you said rum

October 18th: I had so much anxiety about doing the half marathon this weekend and kept questioning why I agreed to my cousin I would do it. In fact, the night before at the expo, I thought this sticker was so perfect!

My 13.1 half marathon medal from running the Kansas City Half Marathon 2013

October 19th: You guys… I did it!!! I made it the entire 13.1 miles. I wasn’t dead last. I took tons of pictures along the way and I may have teared up crossing the finish line when realizing what I had just accomplished hit me. I am really sore today, but have some crazy kind of talk going around in my head that I might do it again. Maybe. I think I’ll share some of the details about the race in a post, if you want me to. Thoughts?

And, that is it for this week!! Thanks again for being here. Remember, for pictures that may not make the cut for my #ThisIs40 posts, you can always follow me on Instagram!

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  1. says

    I’m dying to hear more about the race! And I LOVE the first picture with the catalog. It looks like it should be in a magazine. Too precious. All of your photos are so full of light and beauty.

  2. Kelly @ Kansas City Mamas says

    What a great recap of an exciting week. So proud of you for running a half-marathon…I’m pretty sure my body would give out on mile seven. :)

  3. Michelle | Taste As You Go says

    I knew you could do it! I’m so proud of you for sticking with your training and for seeing the race through to the end. I hope you’re still wearing that medal around your neck. I wouldn’t take my first marathon medal off for a week! 😉

  4. says

    You might do it again! And remember on Friday you couldn’t wait for it to be over. Hahaha. See, running is like a drug! Good for you. Truly. My sister is a marathon runner and I give serious props. Also? That first picture with Leah…omg. CUTE.

  5. Rebecca says

    As a runner and baker I love reading both kinds of blogs, and would LOVE it if you did a half marathon post! Congrats on the great accomplishment!

  6. says

    I am so proud of you and your half marathon!! Congrats! I am currently living in a boot with a broken/healing foot – and felt very much inspired and hopeful seeing your instagram feed of the race. Thank you!!

  7. says

    I love how you’re embracing 40 and showing everyone how great it can be, and I’m so very proud of you for crossing that finish line! Congratulations!


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