Trying to win an iPad!! Wish me luck.

I’m posting this to enter a contest on offered by Brad’s Deals at Sweetney! I want to win the white iPad 2!  Wish me luck.  Considering that the screen of my iPhone is still broken (and I'm trying to hold out until at least July to replace it), it would make me happy to win an iPad.  I hate that I covet Apple products, but I'll admit it!  I do!


Latest Woodworking Project :: Knockoff Wood Locker Cabinet

I just posted about my latest woodworking project over on my other blog.  Check out the details here: http://www.handyhausfrau.com/2010/11/latest-woodworking-project-knockoff.html


Marathon Running Playlist

I mentioned in one of my last posts that I've taken up running.  Long story short - after reading several very inspirational books, I realized that I don't have to be the fastest, I don't have to be the best.  I just have to put one foot in front of the other and run.  And I have to say that I'm loving it.  I'm averaging 15-20 miles/week right now. I'll admit, there are times during each run that I find myself hating the moment.  But overall, running has become a mental challenge for me.  I love seeing if I can run farther or faster than...myself.  I'm a competitive person, but I've never been a good enough runner to be competitive at this sport.  However, I can be competitive with myself.  What a fun mind game!

Part of the fun for me is discovering new music that makes me happy while I'm running.  Although I've started slow and started with reasonable distances, in my heart of hearts I would love to work up to running the Denver Marathon in October of 2011.  In honor of the year ahead in training (and all those races that will hopefully fall into place along the way), I've created a marathon playlist.  I'm always looking for new songs, so feel free to leave your ideas in the comments.  Enjoy!
  1. Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
  2. Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
  3. Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
  4. Bleed It Out - Linkin Park
  5. Boom - P.O.D.
  6. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz & Ludacris
  7. Brick House - The Commodores
  8. Califonia Gurls - Katy Perry
  9. Candyman - Christina Aguilera
  10. Close To Me - The Cure
  11. Come On Eileen - Save Ferris
  12. Consequence Free - Great Big Sea
  13. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
  14. Dancing Queen - ABBA
  15. Don't Let Me Get Me - Pink
  16. Fergalicious - Fergie
  17. Find Your Love - Drake
  18. Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
  19. Freak On A Leash - Korn
  20. Freedom '90! - George Michael
  21. Fuck And Run - Liz Phair
  22. Gimme More - Britney Spears
  23. Gives You Hell - The All-American Rejects
  24. Grey Cell Green - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  25. Heaven - DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring Do
  26. Hello City - Barenaked Ladies
  27. Hey Ya! - Outkast
  28. Hey, Soul Sister - Train
  29. Holiday - Madonna
  30. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
  31. I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - Scissor Sisters
  32. I Don't Want To Be - Gavin McGraw
  33. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
  34. I'm Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
  35. If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
  36. Just A Girl - No Doubt
  37. Kids - MGMT
  38. Kill YOur Television - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  39. Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
  40. Life Is a Highway - Tom Cochrane
  41. Live Like We're Dying - Kris Allen
  42. Lump - The Presidents of the United States of America
  43. Move Along - The All-American Rejects
  44. Nothin' On You - B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars
  45. OMG - Usher
  46. One Night in Bangkok - Vinylshakerz
  47. The Only Difference Between Matyrdom and Suicide - Panic! At the Disco
  48. OOH AHH...Just a little bit - Gina G
  49. Perfect Gentleman - Wyclef Jean
  50. PJ & Rooster - Outkast
  51. Poker Face - Lady GaGa
  52. Punch In Punch Out - Seven Mary Three
  53. Rehab - Amy Winehouse
  54. Right Now (Na Na Na) - Akon
  55. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead
  56. Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
  57. She Gave Good Sunflower - The Black Crowes
  58. Show Me Love (Safari Remix) - Mobin Master
  59. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) - Beyonce
  60. Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
  61. Spaceship - Benny Benassi
  62. Spam - Save Ferris
  63. St. Teresa - Joan Osborne
  64. Stickshifts and Safetybelts - CAKE
  65. Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
  66. Sun Children - Nickodemus
  67. Take the Time - The Freddy Jones Band
  68. The Takeover, The Breaks Over - Fall Out Boy
  69. Tangerine Speedo - Caviar
  70. Taste of India - Aerosmith
  71. Tiffany Blews - Fall Out Boy
  72. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening Soundtrack
  73. Toxic - Britney Spears
  74. Typical - Tickle Me Pink
  75. Under 21 - Save Ferris
  76. Wasting Time - Kid Rock
  77. Welcome To Paradise - Green Day
  78. When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down) - Great Big Sea
  79. Women and Men - They Might Be Giants
  80. You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  81. Zombies Ate My Neighbors - Single File
  82. 4 Minutes - Madonna
  83. Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root
  84. 1, 2, 3, 4 - Plain White T's
  85. U + Ur Hand - Pink
  86. Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
  87. Back To One - All One Surface
  88. Cold Hard Bitch - Jet
  89. Last Living Souls - Gorillaz
  90. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  91. Hum Hallelujah - Fall Out Boy
  92. American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  93. I Never Knew (Remix) - Gloria Gaynor
  94. If I Didn't Have a Goiter - Johnny Socko


Spiderman in Paradise

What more could a 5 year old ask for than to have his face painted like Spiderman and to eat his first caramel apple ever while strolling lakeside in Keystone, Colorado? We spent the long weekend in the mountains with great friends, amazing food and tons of laughs.  You couldn't ask for a better end to summer than cooking S'mores over the grill on a star-filled night in Breckenridge.  We are so lucky to have fun friends and to live in Colorado - which truly is paradise.