Win a $100 Gift Card + Life Updates!

Guess what? Today I’ve got an awesome giveaway for you from Swiftwick, a compression sock company created by athletes for athletes.  Thanks to their Contoured Compression™ Fit and Fiber First™ Moisture Wicking technology, they guarantee you will never receive a blister!

To win a $100 gift card to use on any products on the Swiftwick website just enter the contest below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will end on March 2nd and I’ll randomly select a winner on that day!

Swiftwick kindly sent me a pair of the Aspire Twelve Knee High Socks in black and the Aspire Seven Crew Socks in mint berry to try out.

I’m not personally a fan of the length of the crew socks, but I really LOVE the knee high socks. They are super lightweight for compression socks and slip on so easily while still providing a good amount of compression. I actually bought a pair in HiVis Yellow myself.

I’ve worn the knee high socks both during yoga:

And during a run of course. I also wear them just lounging around the house because they are really comfortable!

If you enter the giveaway, good luck!!

Now let’s just catch up a little :).

Cecil Went to the Vet 

Yesterday Cecil and I went to the vet for a checkup. The last few weeks he has coughed at least once a week and of course I was very worried! Turns out he just has acute asthma and will be fine!

If it gets worse he may need to use an inhaler or take a steroid but for now we’ll try to manage it by minimizing his exposure to things that may trigger the asthma attacks.

Can You Believe This Sky? 

On Tuesday I was treated to this view on my run. It was a million times more beautiful than it looks in the picture. This is why I love running. Back in the day when I would only do the eliptical and stationary bike in the gym I was missing out on stuff like this!

Yesterday was totally different, it was super rainy pretty much all day, but the temps did drop into the upper 60s!

We Bought a Pergola for the Patio! 

Last weekend Adam and I bought a pergola from Target for our patio during their President’s Day Sale! Unfortunately it was sold out in store so we’re waiting for it to arrive in the mail. It should be here early next week!

We still haven’t agreed decided on patio furniture so while we’ll be putting up the pergola soon we won’t have any seating to put under it, hah!

A Delicious Recipe You Have to Try 

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about using the Yummly app to find new recipes. A couple of nights ago I made this delicious Avocatta Lasagna Rolls recipe.

My pictures don’t do the recipe justice, but it’s so simple to make and really good. You basically just mix together avocado, chopped fresh spinach, parmasan cheese and garlic powder together while cooking your lasagna noodles.

You then lay out your noodles, spoon the mixture on, roll the noodles up and bake for 20-ish minutes.

I’m not a food blogger so these pics are pretty bad but trust me that it’s DELICIOUS!

If you give it a try let me know what you think!

What’s the best meal you’ve made recently?
Which pair of Swiftwick compression socks do you want to try?
Making any exciting plans for the weekend?!



  1. February 23, 2017 / 5:55 am

    I love pergolas! I’m glad Cecil is going to be okay. He has a good cat mommy to take care of him! Does he and Adam have a special relationship because Adam is at home during the day?

    • Kristina
      February 23, 2017 / 10:28 am

      YES and it’s totally unfair!

  2. February 23, 2017 / 6:47 am

    I’ve been loving this St. Ives Grapefruit Body Scrub lately. It smells SO good and leaves my skin so soft!

    I did not know cats could cough or have asthma! What kind of treatment will he be getting? I wonder if it’s similar to my asthma treatments 😉 I’m glad he’s going to be fine!

  3. February 23, 2017 / 6:49 am

    I think I deleted my last reply so here it is again? lol

    Lately I am loving this St. Ives Grapefruit Body Scrub! It smells so good and leaves my skin so soft!

    I didn’t know cats could cough or have asthma! I’m glad Cecil will be fine. What kind of treatments will he need? I wonder if they’ll be similar to treating human asthma 😉

  4. Rana Durham
    February 23, 2017 / 7:35 am

    i love their lemoncello body lotion from bath and body works.

  5. February 23, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Wow, Cecil has a pretty plush carrier! We have 3 carriers and they are all plastic. They cats don’t like them one bit! We had to give my cat a huge pill (1 and a half pills actually) this week and it was torture. I felt so bad for my cat, who almost gashed my leg in half. But, it was necessary. Tapeworm. Long story, which involves foster kitties we think. So enough about my cats… hope Cecil is feeling better!

  6. February 23, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Crew length socks are really great for winter running, which I realize you will likely never have to suffer through. I always forget to put tall socks on before my tights and then I have to choose between 1) freezing ankles from the gap between no-show socks and tights or 2) taking my tights off and starting over. I’m pretty lazy so I usually just freeze. I keep meaning to buy some crew length…and then I don’t.

  7. Mika
    February 23, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Heya, just FYI – your instagram link is broken in the giveaway!

    • Kristina
      February 23, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Ahhh thank you Mika! I’ve just fixed it! 🙂

  8. linda
    February 23, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    i really love this post and would love to give swiftwick a try

  9. February 23, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Glad to hear Cecil is feeling ok. Wow that’s an awesome giveaway, I actually need to buy some new socks lol. Great job on the pergola, that thing is awesome.

    I always have pictures where the view is amazing in person and in pictures not quite as good. Hate when that happens lol.

  10. February 24, 2017 / 8:45 am

    I’d love to win! I have an injured ankle so am wearing compression socks pretty much nonstop right now.

  11. February 24, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I live in knee socks at home. My house gets really cold at night so I always have a pair on hand. Their so wonderful. None of them are compressions, so I’d love to try a pair of compression knee socks.

  12. cass
    February 24, 2017 / 11:17 am

    i’ve never used compression socks before, so i would love to try the swiftwick knee-high socks in a fun color!

  13. Gina M
    February 24, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    I would love to try out the ASPIRE ZERO – No Show Socks! I am in real need of new socks!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  14. Jeffrey
    February 24, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    The best meal I’ve had lately was a pizza that I made for dinner. It was quite the strange combination, but very good. I started with caramelized onions and was topped with sliced Bosc pears, chopped dates, candied pecans, brie, arugula and smoked cheddar cheese…I highly recommend it! I’ve only owned one pair of Swiftwick socks and they were definitely one of my favorites. I’d like to get a pair of Aspire Twelves in black. This weekend I have to work and also get the kids off to their various practices. I did my long run today just to make sure I could fit it in.
    We love lasagna roll ups at our house. I let the kids add their own stuff so everyone gets what they want. I usually opt for a ricotta mixture, spinach and turkey meatballs.

  15. Kendra
    February 25, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I need new socks!

  16. Rachel R.
    February 26, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Our exciting weekend plans have so far included giving one of our dogs a bath, getting fresh juice, and running errands! 🙂

  17. Stephanie W
    February 27, 2017 / 12:26 am

    I hope Cecil gets well soon!

    Those lasagna rolls sound delicious. What a great variation on it. Love that they’re vegan!

  18. Erin Will
    March 1, 2017 / 12:24 am

    Ooh the pergola is so cool, always wanted one! Enjoy!! Thanks for the giveaway! I just started running again and am excited to follow your page!

  19. Mahdi
    March 1, 2017 / 3:47 am

    I go through socks really quickly. It would be nice to have compression socks for exercising.

  20. Brandon Sparks
    March 1, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Thanks for this post. I am really looking forward to giving it a try.

  21. March 2, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    Boo! i just missed the giveaway! I have not purchased compression socks yet but hear they work well. i need to do some more research on them as i am not quite sure of the wear when and log long, etc.