What I did while I was gone…

Can I just say, I had a fantastic time away from work last week? 

Don’t worry, you guys will always hold a special place in my heart, and a part of me did miss you. BUT… last week was wonderful. 

Every year, my husband Dan and I go on a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico and build homes for those in need through Amor Ministries’ Mexico Family Camp week. This is our 5th year doing this, and it seems to get better and better every year. It truly is a life changing experience. 

I would love to rant on and on about everything, but since you probably have to get back to work in a few minutes…I will leave you with a link to information about Amor Ministries and their Family Camp week. Feel free to search around and if you have any questions feel free to email me smerz@qmix.com. I would LOVE to chat with you more about this trip!

All the Single (Columbus) Ladies….

Columbus Ladies….we have it made. 

 

My cousin-in-law posted this article on Facebook this morning, and as silly/flaky as the source may be…I can’t help but agree with most of it’s observations. (I say most because no one is perfect.)

 

Why would I agree? My wonderful father was an engineer (retired now from Cummins), and my husband is an Engineer at Cummins. So yeah. I have first hand experience with this topic. :) 

 

To ladies who are currently dating/engaged/married to an engineer- feel free to read this article and revel in the fact we are some of the luckiest women in the world! The same goes for men too who are married/engaged/dating our lady engineers- that’s like…the best of EVERYTHING :). 

 

And to those single ladies (and men) looking for a quality relationship… you don’t have to go too far to find those sweet single polo wearing, Cummins badge sporting gentleman (or ladies). 

 

Here’s the article link…enjoy! 

 

Work Out Motivation

I am so proud of my fellow QMIXer and friend Tim Green. 
 
 
He is participating in the 30 Day ab and squat challenge and he’s been ROCKIN’ it! I’m very proud to be his accountability partner. :) And if you want to join in- it’s still early in the month!
 
 
So my blog today is devoted to him and anyone who knows the great feelings that happen when you start getting in shape. Below are some excerpts from the article I found on Buzzfeed and ones that I’ve personally experienced and currently experiencing. 
 
 

1. Heavy things now feel so…light.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape

You can say “I didn’t know my own strength” with sincere incredulity.

 

SB: True story- especially when you pick up your friend’s kiddos and start doing bicep curls with them. 

 

2. Somehow you’re able to climb flights and flights of stairs without feeling winded.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape

Normally, you’d be holding onto the banister for dear life while dry heaving after stair 1.

 

SB: I still hang on to the banister, but that’s because a.) I ran a lot the night before and my knees hurt or b.) I’m clumsy and could fall at any moment :)

 

 

4. None of your clothes fit anymore.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape
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For better or for worse, depending on how much money is in your bank account.

 

SB: This is straight up annoying. Yes I love a good shopping trip, but I don’t always have time for one. 

 

5. You actually crave healthy food.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape
NBC

MMMM, nothing like a giant bowl of crisp, delicious roughage.

 

SB: You also become extremely frustrated on days when you are incredibly busy need something to eat real quick but every restaurant with a drive thru barely has anything healthy on the menu you want to eat. 

 

 

6. But you also know that if you eat something terrible, it won’t matter.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape

Metabolism, yo.

SB: My instant response to people asking me why I like to run now…”So I can EAT!” 

 

7. Speaking of food, is it lunch time yet?

 

Because you’re never NOT hungry.

 

SB: Yes- there are days when I can’t stop eating. 

 

 

8. Your healthy habits are starting to rub off on everyone around you.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape
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The people who once shamed you for avoiding the fried chicken at the Super Bowl party and heading to the gym instead of happy hour are now asking you for advice on how to live their lives.

 

9. You sleep good. Soooo good.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape

You fall into bed and pass out into a violent puff of exhaustion. 

 

SB: More like fall asleep on the couch at 8pm!

 

 

13. You’ve never had to deal with this much dirty laundry.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape
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And if you don’t keep on top of it, you risk everything you own smelling like stinky sweat.

 

SB: Yup.

 

 

17. Your new favorite activity (besides working out, obvs): fondling your own muscles in self-satisfaction when you’re bored.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape

Poke. Poke poke.

 

SB: I totally did this yesterday! I was showing Dan that my arms have a little bit of definition now thanks to Farrells! 

 

 

18. Feeling sore is such a surprisingly satisfying feeling.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape

You revel in lactic acid.

 

SB: Yup- if I’m not sore, I didn’t work hard enough!

 

 

19. You are now officially a morning person.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape
 

Coffee who?

 

SB: I wouldn’t call myself a morning person, but Saturday mornings are my favorite times to get up early, work out, and then enjoy breakfast after. With a cup of coffee. :)

 

20. Fresh air never felt so good.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape
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Going outside and really breathing it all in gives you a renewed sense of self, now that you’re hyperaware of the air flowing through your body.

 

SB: Plus- you get to be outside! 

 

 

23. The realization that you’ve reached the threshold where working out is not a chore — you legitimately enjoy it.

23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape
 

The old you would never have believed you, but working out is FUN now that all your hard work has paid off.

 

SB: I’m sad when I miss a workout. 

 

I hope this summer you get a chance to experience the joys of getting in shape! It’s never too late to start! 

 

Sara Beth

Backyard DIY’s are my new favorite…

So Dan (my husband) and I along with two of our very gracious and wonderful friends (love you Kelly and Jeremiah!) cleaned up about 80% of our yard over Memorial Day weekend.

 

And believe me- it needed all that love and attention…it was bad! 

 

But now- it looks wonderful and now all I want to do is spend my time thinking about all those fun DIY yard projects that you see on Pinterest and every Big Box Home Improvement store. 

 

So you can guess how excited I was to find this article….

 

 

 

Already planning my list…. just added 1, 26,41,42, and 43. 

 

Several of these are very kid friendly…so make sure you check them all out by clicking on the image!

 

Happy (almost) summer!

Can you name all 64?

One of the best quizzes on Buzzfeed in a while…

Growing up- I was obsessed with my crayons. I had to have a new box every year for school and it had to be the largest box of crayons that crayola made at the time. So this “Can you name all 64 colors” is right up my alley. 

I took it, and scored a 45/64. I’d call that a win since the lighting in the photos is horrible. It’s also been a minute since I colored with a fresh box of crayons. 

How many can you name? click on the image and take the quiz!

Uh Oh…

Ever have one of those moments where you realize you are way in over your head and it’s too late to back out now?

 

Yup- that is me right now. And you have a chance at witnessing this potential meltdown. 

 

So our sister station KORN Country is hosting the BLAZIN’ Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings in Columbus. We have 2 challenges…one listener challenge (Click HERE if you want to sign up) and a celebrity challenge…

 

Guess who signed up to represent QMIX in the QMIX vs KORN Country Celeb challenge?

 

At first I was excited- 12 wings? 6 minutes? Why not? I always thought it would be fun to do a food challenge like Man vs. Food…

 

Plus I have DNA on my side- My family is originally from New York State, and Buffalo Wings there are like Pork Tenderloins in Indiana…loved and eaten by all. 

 

 

but then I read the rules….no water, no milk, no celery/carrots,

 

and worst of all…..

 

NO BLUE CHEESE DRESSING!!!!!

 

Blue Cheese and Buffalo sauce is up there with Peanut Butter and Jelly…they just go together so well! 

 =

 

AND…. to top it all off…..my competitor Joanna is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! It’s hard enough to take on this challenge alone…but against someone who is sweeter than pie? I’d might as well give her the winnings right now! 

 

OK- I’ll stop whining now. :)

 

No matter what the outcome is tonight…it is going to be a FANTASTIC evening…and we would love your support! 

 

Bring the family out for dinner, and 10% of your dinner bill goes to Shop with A Cop and the Columbus Fireman’s Cheerfund. The Challenge starts at 6pm. 

 

 

Hope to see you there tonight! And if you have any helpful hints for Joanna and I, let us know below! 

 

Sara Beth :)

 

Creative places…

Admit it….

And though the bathroom experience is not always exciting, These toilets aim to make the experience more exciting… 

Check out some of my favorites below and the full list HERE.

1. The Ski-Slope Bathroom

The Ski-Slope Bathroom

2. The Ice Restroom

The Ice Restroom

 

4. The Solid-Gold Throne

The Solid-Gold Throne

6. The Glass-Bottom Bathroom

The Glass-Bottom Bathroom

thefw.comThe perfect compliment to a room most preoccupied with YOUR bottom.

7. The Underwater Bathroom

The Underwater Bathroom

11. The One-Way-Mirror Palace

The One-Way-Mirror Palace

 

13. The Outdoorsy Bathroom

The Outdoorsy Bathroom

 

15. The Surprise Bathroom

The Surprise Bathroom

Not only can it propel you onto the stage for the Superbowl halftime show, but it can also hide below ground when not functioning as a public toilet.

16. The Indoor/Outdoor Bathroom

The Indoor/Outdoor Bathroom

Reddit.comGet a tan while you do your business!

 

18. The Garden Toilet

The Garden Toilet

19. The High-Rise Bathroom

The High-Rise Bathroom

 

21. The Comic Book Bathroom

The Comic Book Bathroom

 

23. The Gamer’s Paradise

The Gamer's Paradise

24. The Tropical Challenge Bathroom

The Tropical Challenge Bathroom

Jimmy and Jen…can’t go wrong…

I don’t care what anyone else says…I still think Jennifer Lawrence is fantastic. 

I only say that because I hear that folks are getting tired of her. Want to know what I want to say to those people?

 

Anyways- J Law was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy the other evening and they played a fun game of “Box of Lies”. 

Except they spent more time laughing at each other than actually playing the game. Which I was totally OK with. 

Check it out!

 

 

TGIF yall!