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BCFO Hooked on Dance Event

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and are feeling refreshed as we start this new week.

My weekend was a complete whirlwind, but I loved every second of it. So let’s back up to where it all started on Friday evening!

BCFO Hooked on Dance

HOD2013OutsideFinalEach year during the month of October, the local Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) hosts a big fancy event called Hooked on Dance. It’s an evening of dinner and dancing where they auction of lots of big ticket items and trips to raise money for the upcoming year. The tickets are really expensive as it is meant to raise lots of money for the foundation. This being said, it’s something that Nick and I would typically not even hear about, let alone attend. But my company decided to sponsor 3 tables and raffle off the seats to employees! I was lucky enough to snatch up 2 seats, and Nick and I jumped at the opportunity to attend a fancy event for free!

Right after work on Friday night we both rushed home and put on our dancing shoes before heading to the event. The theme was Havana Nights (think Cuban night club, circa 1950’s). I had absolutely nothing in my closet that actually fit this theme, so I reused the bridesmaid dress from Katie’s wedding!

photo(73)I was very excited to be able to rewear it, especially within only one week of the wedding I had it for!

As soon as we arrived to the University Plaza Convention Center, I started hunting for my girlfriend Carley. She works for the BCFO part time, and I knew she would be working the event that night!

photo(81)In that hot pink dress she was hard to miss! She was busy all evening handing out wine and helping with odds and ends, but we got to chat quite a bit. It was good to see a familiar face!

The evening started with some cheese and crackers appetizers, along with some wine that was provided at each table.

photo(79)I couldn’t have much cheese, but they had a huge assortment of different crackers, fruits, and veggies that I devoured. I was hungry!

Then it was onto the main meal which was served buffet style. Going into the buffet line, I knew I would probably eat every bite of my dessert, so I chose to stay away from the dinner rolls and potatoes and splurge more on veggies and protein. So I started with a small dinner salad with Italian dressing.

photo(76)And then it was onto some green beans, fish, chicken, and pork!

photo(77)Yes, I had to try each type of meat they had. It all looked so good!

photo(78)Nick was very enthused with his meal. He’s a ‘meat and potato’ kind of guy, so he was happy with the buffet selection.

Then it was onto my favorite course: dessert!

photo(75)This cake had an orangey hint that made it delicious! It was moist and the icing was light and fluffy between each layer. And yes, I ate every last bite. 🙂

photo(72) photo(71)The night continued on with the live auction of various things: trips to Mexico, fresh meat, antique items…to name a few. We didn’t bid on anything since most items started at $500 and went all the way up to $15,000!

Carley and I ran into another Kappa Delta sorority sister, Michelle, and had to snap a photo.

photo(69)It was such a fun night! We ended the evening with munching around on leftovers and dancing for a bit before heading home.

photo(70)We were home around 10:30 pm, and I headed straight to bed since the next morning’s wake up call would be at 6:30 am to head out for Kansas City! But more on that later. 🙂

Hope you’re enjoying your Monday!


Party Weekend Anticipation

Happy Friday everyone!

I’ve got to admit, this week has gone by super slow compared to my last few crazy weeks. But we’ve made it, and I’m so excited to get this weekend party started!

Morning Workout

Because Nick and I will be attending the BCFO Hooked on Dance event tonight, I made sure to wake up (not so) bright and early to get in a good workout. Yes, I know I can’t ‘out workout’ a night of terrible eating and drinking, but it’ll ease the pain a little I think. 🙂

I started with a 30 minute interval on the treadmill starting with an incline walk and then alternating between a 2 minute jog, a 2 minute faster run, and then a 30 sec – 1 min. sprint. It got my heart pumping, and I was a sweaty mess when I hopped off the treadmill at the 30 minute mark! I continued my workout with some strength training that focused on my thighs and upper torso before finishing it out with a mile on the Elliptical. It felt good to break a sweat!


I was on the ball last night and prepared myself a bowl of butterscotch overnight oats before hitting the sack after Jazzercise.

photo(127)This stuff was extra thick this morning, so I topped it off with some more soy milk before I headed out the door to work. It hit the spot after my workout!


It was a busy morning around the office, and it was lunchtime before I knew it. I knew lunch today had to be light since tonight’s agenda includes a big buffet meal. So I opted for a small salad topped with sugar snap peas and some light Italian dressing!

photo(129)Extra green and extra healthy. Yum! Sugar snap peas are so yummy and have the most satisfying crunch. I’m completely addicted.

I then used up some leftover sauteed broccoli slaw from my meal last night to make another eggie scramble in the microwave. Warning: this looks pretty gross, but it’s so tasty and filling!

photo(128)I added about 1 cup of the cooked broccoli slaw to 2 whipped eggs with a splash of almond milk and salt and pepper. Then I cook it in the microwave for 1 minute, stir it all up, and then microwave for 1 more minute and it’s ready to eat! Seriously filling. I love it!

Tonight I’ll be rushing home to get spiffied up in a TBA dress before we head off to the gala event. I can’t wait! Then tomorrow at 8 AM, I’ll be heading to KC with my fellow Jazzercise instructors for our district meeting. I may be scarce this weekend, but I’ll be back asap with some (hopefully) amusing photos and stories!

Enjoy the Fall weather that is on it’s way tonight; I can’t wait to wear some boots and leggings this weekend. 🙂  See you later!