Kind of a Big Deal

I have EXCITING couch news!


It’s being delivered this afternoon so I will share it in next Sunday’s apartment update. I can’t wait for it to get here so that I have a proper place to sit and watch football this afternoon! GO PACK GO!

I didn’t make a lot of progress on apartment stuff this past week. I did get small prints of all the pictures I want to have blown up into larger versions from our trip to Paris and London last fall.


Large prints are actually quite expensive so I’m glad I had small ones done first because there are a couple I’ve realized aren’t going to work out. I’ll be getting the larger prints completed this coming week and then I just need to find the perfect frames.

By next weekend I hope to have a better apartment update!

I did hang one new thing up in the bedroom….


I received that as a gift this past holiday season and decided to put it up near my desk area where I blog. I think it’s funny and obviously just so true! LOL


This cat….


I think he looks so smug in that picture and it cracks me up!

Not apartment related, but you may have noticed on Friday I updated all of my social media headers to a beautiful custom design made for me by the super talented Christine!

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She created the YouTube vlog header you see above and also a regular blog version that I’ve uploaded to Twitter and Facebook.

(BTW I changed my InstaPinterest and Twitter handles this weekend all to @kristinarunning so they would be the same.)

I am so impressed with Christine’s work. I literally just sent her the seven pictures below and she put them all together.


The cost was $80 which was totally worth it because the end version is exactly what I wanted!

If you ever want a cute, customized social media header or any other form of illustration definitely get in touch with her!

Okay that’s my update for today…. I’ve got a 9-10 miler on the sched. for this morning and then it’s COUCH DELIVERY TIME!

Any suggestion for places to get inexpensive but nice large sized picture frames?



  1. January 18, 2015 / 6:38 am

    That is so awesome that you got a custom header! I love it!
    That’s really exciting about your couch- enjoy your run today and your football-watching!

  2. January 18, 2015 / 8:04 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the new header and I LOVE the “I’m a big deal…” Pic! I soooo want a new couch too. New furniture is so exciting! 😀

    • January 18, 2015 / 9:40 pm

      It really is!! Now I am on the hunt to find cute throw pillows … hopefully I can find ones as nice as yours!

  3. January 18, 2015 / 9:28 am

    I love your new header. It totally encapsulates you! The “I’m kind of a big deal on my blog” pic is awesome! I need like a coffee mug or something with that phrase on it since I’m always drinking coffee while I blog.

    For inexpensive, big picture frames, check out places like Ross, Marshall’s and TJ MAxx. Also, Kohl’s has nice stuff and they are ALWAYS onsale (usually 50% off!) and of course you can also use Kohl’s coupons.

    I hope you have a great long run today! And just think… you will get to relax on your new couch afterwards. 🙂

    • January 18, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      I have been thinking about going to Ross, Marshall’s etc. but those stores stress me out because they feel so disorganized! I had not thought about Kohls, that is a great idea! Thank you!

      As soon as I got home from my long run I took a shower and have been parked on the couch ever since!

  4. January 18, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Are you close to an IKEA? They have inexpensive frames. Can’t wait to see your couch!

    • January 18, 2015 / 9:43 pm

      I am semi-close to Ikea … it’s about 45 mins away. My mom is coming to visit in a couple of weeks and we’re going to go, great idea to check there for frames!

  5. January 18, 2015 / 11:00 am

    Love the header – so cute!!!
    Glad you put all of your social media links – I wasn’t following all of your stuff before.
    Hope your run was great today!! Enjoy your new couch – can’t wait to see it!

    • January 18, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Thanks Kim!

      It’s just your basic sectional, but I LOVE it because it’s soft …. and after not having a couch for two weeks I think I would have loved any old couch at this point!

    • January 18, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Thanks Bae! I am really surprised that she doesn’t charge more because I think she is really talented and good illustrators are hard to find!

  6. January 18, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Congrats on finally getting a couch haha 😀

    The header looks amazing! And that “big deal” picture is awesome haha 😀

    • January 18, 2015 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you!

      I think for Christmas this coming year I am going to send all of my fellow run bloggers the print, haha!

  7. January 18, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    I LOVE the “I’m kind of a big deal on my blog” suuuuper cute!!!!!!! Also love the header 🙂 very very nice!

  8. January 18, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    Oh my gosh I love your header!! Yayy for the couch. Nice computer background too 🙂

  9. January 18, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    I like TJ Maxx, etc, for picture frames. We have most of our wedding photos in large, ornate frames that were pretty cheap from places like that. I also go to Walgreens for frames. It’s crazy that 4×6 photos are $.26 and 5×7 or 8×10 cost like $2+ per photo!

    • January 18, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Yes! And what is even crazier if you want “poster” sized prints (over 20in wide) the cost is over $20! The jump in pricing from an 8×10 to the next size is just crazy!

  10. January 19, 2015 / 9:59 am

    I love the new header!! and the I’m a big deal is so cute and true 🙂
    Can’t wait to see your couch!

  11. January 21, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Wow, the way she put together all of the pictures you gave her is very impressive. I have actually thought about changing my blog header and would consider using her for that!

    Yay for a new couch. I usually purchase picture frames at Michael’s (with a coupon) or Ikea.