Thursday, July 2, 2020

Coffee Date Chatter





I'm going to "share" coffee this weekend with Coco and Deborah, ( and all of you).  You might remember that I don't drink hot coffee, but I do prefer frozen and this past week I got a yummy one from Dunkin. I got a Blueberry  frozen coffee. I don't know why I ordered that flavor since I'm not really fond of blueberries, except that it sounded refreshing. 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

June Runfessions


I can't believe we are nearing the end of June already! I bet a lot of people are going to be saying this exact thing this week.  I've got into a running routine this month so now I actually have some stuff to Runfess!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Summer Gazpacho



My sister and I have been using the Vitamix lately to make some yummy Summer Soups!
The first one we decided to make is a Gazpacho. 



Gazpacho is a chilled soup of blended vegetables.  It was so simple to make .

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Runner gun

A few months ago when all of this quarantine started and places were not open it seemed like the only things that were open were the trails. So, I decided to take advantage of those and began running much more than I ever have.  It is no surprise the more you run, the more it takes a toll on your body and you begin to feel sore, tired, or even just run down. They say recovery is just as important as your workout (whoever they are) but I know I lack in that department as many of us probably do, whether it is not drinking enough water, using a foam roller, stretching,  etc.  


The one thing I used to really enjoy after races, or even just running a lot of miles was a massage. Unfortunately we know that those places haven’t been open in what seems like forever and will probably be one of the last places to reopen, which brings me to my new purchase. The Runner Gun!  

Thursday, June 4, 2020

I don't want anyone else to get hurt.

This is something I've been thinking about often, actually I think about it every time I clean out my closet and I always have conflicting thoughts.



Friday, May 29, 2020

Coffee Talk - Something new

Hi Friends,
I thought I would link up with the ladies for Coffee Talk this week because I have something on my mind.

I mentioned at one point in the past that I was thinking about changing my username on IG. When you have a blog, and are pretty active on social, this isn't something you take lightly. (I mean it's no first world problem, but it is something that requires thought), and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

This whole thought process started well over a year ago. I felt I've outgrown @Fairytalesnfit and wanted a name I could use personally, professionally and with the blog ( because I did not want to create multiple accounts). I wanted to create a name that was part my own name yet still kept the integrity of our blog name.   An ideal name would have been @Merandasfairytale or @FairytaleMeranda.  However, the experts (whoever they are), suggest keeping all social media handles the same and since Twitter does not allow for more that 15 characters in their handle, both of those names were out.  I then resorted to just using my initials @MSfairytales (or a variation of @ms.fairytale or @msfairytale but if one of those names was available on Insta, it was not available on Twitter and vice versa.  This process became overwhelming so I just decided to forget about it for a little while longer.

Over this time I've realized that the thing that was making it so hard, was coming up with a name that would still be recognizable with my blog, and that meant keeping either the word "Fairytale" or the word "Fit".  Since the word Fairytale is already 9 letters, I decided there was not any part of my name that I could add to it that would make sense ( and I would feel comfortable using).  I've eliminated the word "Fit"  because  I did not want that to be the main focus of my accounts.  ( there is actually more to this story why I did not want to keep the word fit and it involves me getting multiple DM's each week about joining groups and I'll just leave it at that).

It took me a while to realize this, but I can still "Be myself" and still have a social media presence with my blog, lots of people do it.  The blog is something I do, not who I am.  I am more than a blogger and I think my social media accounts reflect that.  I struggled with the fact that my new user name may not be "exciting" or "intriguing" or "interesting enough to make people want to click and check it out, but that is the risk I am willing to take.

So I've decided (if I can actually pull the trigger) to retire @Fairytalesnfit at the end of the month and just use a variation of my own name. I'm not going to state exactly what it will be at this moment because that will depend on what is available on both Twitter and IG at the exact moment I make the change. I already know that I can not use my first and last name because it is already taken, so it more than likely will be a variation of my first name.

So now I think, What will happen to @fairytalesnfit?  Will anything linked to that automatically be linked to my new name?   Can I (or anyone else) use @fairytalesnfit again or is that name now blocked?
What do you think? Am I making a mistake?  Have you ever thought of changing one of your names that have already been established? Do you think it matters that your social media names are all the same?  What suggestions do you have for me? -M



Thursday, May 21, 2020

Deluxe Cheeseburger Pie


Memorial day is the quintessential day for cook outs!  With some social distancing orders being a bit relaxed now, will you be having a cook out with friends or family?   If so, hamburgers or cheeseburgers might be on your list of things to grill.  If you are not into grilling or perhaps you are looking for a dish to bring to a picnic, the Deluxe Cheeseburger pie might be perfect!

This starts off as your basic "Hamburg pie" recipe that you can get off the back of the Bisquick box, but kicked up a notch!

1. Start off by frying your ground beef.


In a separate pan ( those awesome Copper Chef Pans I love), I also sauteed some mushrooms and onions  (This is part of what makes it "Deluxe").



In a pie dish ( that you sprayed with non stick spray) place your ground beef and  pour your Bisquick mixture over. Bisquick mixture is 1/2 cup Bisquick, 1 cup of milk, 2 eggs.


I'm using my glass LocknLock pie dish with lid  and these are awesome! I noticed that they are on clearance right now at QVC for  ONLY $14.98 and you get TWO of them!  They come in this pumpkin color ( what I have) or blue.



Go ahead and add the sauteed mushrooms and onions. I also sliced up tomatoes and dill pickles.  Add whatever type of shredded cheeses  you want to the top.  Bake on middle rack at 400 for about 25 minutes!   Enjoy!

What will you be cooking this weekend?  -M