random words blog

random words and thoughts and pictures and ramblings... maybe some crafty product stuff and videos. 

words...always words...

I don't want to look skinny....

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

...I want to look like I can kick some ass.

That's it. Seriously. Well, that, and..? I want to be able to stand on one foot to pull on some undies.

This is one of my favorite exercise mantras...especially - or always! at the start of a new year. I mean, here we all are...kinda slothy, and vaguely disgruntled, and feeling a bit overstuffed and overserved and slushy and grey...well, maybe that last part is the weather. 

Face it - we are tired of winter but not even close to being summer- heck, spring clothes-ready.. we are trying to exercise and eat right and stay with all of those body-conscious goals that we had, waaaay back at the beginning of the year. 

Remember then? (barely, because - why is January so loooong?)

Anyway, back when we were bright-eyed and eager and oh-so-focused on getting healthy and firming up a bit and going plant-based and not dietingjustchangingourlifestyle ... it was all doable.

2020 is the year! Gonna get it done, if not now then when, throw out the junk food, get rid of that last chocolate truffle and the homemade pimento cheese dip and the last three frosted cookies (stale, but still sweet!)..and stop stress eating with salty salty wonderfully salty chips..

sigh.

So I just signed up for the Transformation Challenge at my local Orange Theory Fitness location.  I've been a member for almost six years, and I really like it! They miss me so much when I'm not there - which, according to the BMI testing I just did, was far.too.often in 2019....ooof.

And - I've been researching and pinning plant-based comfort food - yes, it exists - so there's that.

But this year, instead of worrying about being skinny, or the numbers on the scale - I've decided that I really just want to be able to kick some ass in about 8-12 weeks... and I am going to be putting the words out there!

Although I'm crazy good with the verbal ass-kicking shenanigans (ask around!), I want to feel that I can - or could - take care of myself physically.  There are some people that I want to take down, even if it's only in my dreams...but that's another blog post.

At least - let's stand tall and keep putting on the underoos, one leg at a time..without falling over and having to kick my own ass.

If you need any wordy inspiration, you know where to find me.  You can even customize your own shirts!  And follow the transformation journey here or over on IG..

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I don't want to look skinny....

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

...I want to look like I can kick some ass.

That's it. Seriously. Well, that, and..? I want to be able to stand on one foot to pull on some undies.

This is one of my favorite exercise mantras...especially - or always! at the start of a new year. I mean, here we all are...kinda slothy, and vaguely disgruntled, and feeling a bit overstuffed and overserved and slushy and grey...well, maybe that last part is the weather. 

Face it - we are tired of winter but not even close to being summer- heck, spring clothes-ready.. we are trying to exercise and eat right and stay with all of those body-conscious goals that we had, waaaay back at the beginning of the year. 

Remember then? (barely, because - why is January so loooong?)

Anyway, back when we were bright-eyed and eager and oh-so-focused on getting healthy and firming up a bit and going plant-based and not dietingjustchangingourlifestyle ... it was all doable.

2020 is the year! Gonna get it done, if not now then when, throw out the junk food, get rid of that last chocolate truffle and the homemade pimento cheese dip and the last three frosted cookies (stale, but still sweet!)..and stop stress eating with salty salty wonderfully salty chips..

sigh.

So I just signed up for the Transformation Challenge at my local Orange Theory Fitness location.  I've been a member for almost six years, and I really like it! They miss me so much when I'm not there - which, according to the BMI testing I just did, was far.too.often in 2019....ooof.

And - I've been researching and pinning plant-based comfort food - yes, it exists - so there's that.

But this year, instead of worrying about being skinny, or the numbers on the scale - I've decided that I really just want to be able to kick some ass in about 8-12 weeks... and I am going to be putting the words out there!

Although I'm crazy good with the verbal ass-kicking shenanigans (ask around!), I want to feel that I can - or could - take care of myself physically.  There are some people that I want to take down, even if it's only in my dreams...but that's another blog post.

At least - let's stand tall and keep putting on the underoos, one leg at a time..without falling over and having to kick my own ass.

If you need any wordy inspiration, you know where to find me.  You can even customize your own shirts!  And follow the transformation journey here or over on IG..

Read more


Let's Get the 2018 Crafty Season Started!

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on


..yes. yes, we are racing.

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

yes.  yes, we are racing.
even if it is only in my head, if we are next to each other on the treadmill, or passing each other on the trail? we.are.ALWAYS.racing.
i know, i know - compete with yourself, they say.
it's allll about just doing your own PR.  who has time to see what other people are doing?
be nice.
nice.
i'm nice!
it's just that...in my head, i always have to compete, try harder, be better.
even if it's just to outrun the voices in my head.
so yeah...those sidelong glances at your speed on the treadmill?  i'm doing that..
but when we're done - i'm going to compliment you on your run.
Need a new running shirt?  or just a competitive reading shirt? need to give voice to
find them all at a clever shirt collection...

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..yes. yes, we are racing.

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

yes.  yes, we are racing.
even if it is only in my head, if we are next to each other on the treadmill, or passing each other on the trail? we.are.ALWAYS.racing.
i know, i know - compete with yourself, they say.
it's allll about just doing your own PR.  who has time to see what other people are doing?
be nice.
nice.
i'm nice!
it's just that...in my head, i always have to compete, try harder, be better.
even if it's just to outrun the voices in my head.
so yeah...those sidelong glances at your speed on the treadmill?  i'm doing that..
but when we're done - i'm going to compliment you on your run.
Need a new running shirt?  or just a competitive reading shirt? need to give voice to
find them all at a clever shirt collection...

Read more


mixed drinks about feelings..

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on


Relish Cafe and Bar PopUp Market

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

i LOVE Relish Cafe and Bar! the best of everything awaits customers of this well-loved North Raleigh restaurant - great Southern fusion comfort food, a wonderful bar, and simply the BEST owners and staff....yep, they deserve CAPS, !!! and smiley emojis.  
fan girl squeals...
AND - they are big-time supporters of the local arts and crafts scene, hosting a popup market on the first Saturday of the month.  

pretty clever words booth

 

they also sell goods and products from  local artists inside the restaurant, in a cute little market located smack in the middle of the building.
just stocked up the pretty clever items in this section..the chix wire screens, the hoops and the canvas word art are all part of the pretty clever words summer line.  so excited and honored for this opportunity!

please stop by to snag some goods and eat some great food!

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Relish Cafe and Bar PopUp Market

Posted by Laura Kasperlik on

i LOVE Relish Cafe and Bar! the best of everything awaits customers of this well-loved North Raleigh restaurant - great Southern fusion comfort food, a wonderful bar, and simply the BEST owners and staff....yep, they deserve CAPS, !!! and smiley emojis.  
fan girl squeals...
AND - they are big-time supporters of the local arts and crafts scene, hosting a popup market on the first Saturday of the month.  

pretty clever words booth

 

they also sell goods and products from  local artists inside the restaurant, in a cute little market located smack in the middle of the building.
just stocked up the pretty clever items in this section..the chix wire screens, the hoops and the canvas word art are all part of the pretty clever words summer line.  so excited and honored for this opportunity!

please stop by to snag some goods and eat some great food!

Read more