Run Like The Wind

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 6, 2010

Happy Labour Day! I hope you are enjoying a lovely day off and are sleeping in right now!

I like to spend my holidays by getting up at 4:15am. I am sick like that.

Let me rewind to last night…

The Dizzy Bizzy Board was stressing me out a bit. Actually, it was giving me the spins and I decided it had to go ASAP. ;)


Really, this was just an excuse for another Michaels trip… ;)

I emerged with new scrapbooking paper and the will to make a less dizzy & bizzy vision board.


I decided that I would use a solid background colour (orange) and then accent with prints. Problem solved.

I have been using these double-sided photo stickers and they work like a charm!


They come right off with no tearing. I also used a photo glue stick for a couple sections when necessary.

Here is the new vision board:


Much more easy on the eyes. ;)

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I think it actually matches better with the warm colours + wood!


Side by side:

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Some close ups…


I like the ‘Trust’ over the heart!






What a fun project!

Eric also hung this frame in a new spot (it used to be above my desk before the Mykonos painting went up).

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The bookcase is still a work in progress, but it is getting there!

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Then I went through all my personal and business files.


When I was done, I moved my new 2010 file to an easily accessible spot by the fax/scanner. If it is out in the open I am much more likely to use it!


Then I operated on our printer that all of a sudden decided to stop working this week! Hrmph.


I got it to print black ink, but it is still rejecting the magenta ink that we installed. Very strange. I think we might have to get it serviced. Luckily it is still under warranty.


This morning, I stumbled downstairs at 4:15am and ate some delicious vegan overnight oats that were waiting for me. It made getting up for the race a bit easier. :)


Pre-Race Hydrating Mango & Strawberry Vegan Overnight Oats


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2.5 tbsp chia seeds <– lots of chia seeds because they are great for runners & very hydrating
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 mango, cubed
  • 3 strawberries, chopped


Here it is last night when I mixed them up. The mango was so good in this.


I better get on the road so I am not late!

Just a reminder that today is the final day that you can vote in the Portabella Playoff! Thanks for your support everyone. :)

It’s time for me to run like the wind….Eeeeee.

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 6, 2010 at 10:19 am

I am an organization freak! Getting up at 4:15 and organizing stuff sounds like something I would do.


Camille September 6, 2010 at 10:22 am

I love the photographs of your rings!


Heather September 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

your board looks great! You are right, it was a little too busy before ha!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

The new background looks great. Everything on your vision board sticks out better now!

I hope the race went well! :)


Lisa September 6, 2010 at 10:48 am

Those boards look so creative and good! I hope your race went well! =)


Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

The photo board looks so cute!! and good luck on your race!! Run your lil heart out!


Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge September 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

Cute desk area! I can only wish that my husband was as organized as yours.

Good luck on the race!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 6, 2010 at 11:10 am

I thought I liked your first board but I like this one even more! Mine will be posted tomorrow. Good luck in your race – can’t wait to hear how it went! :)


MoniMeals September 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

GO get Em! Run like the wind with those chia seeds! That is my ideal fuel too. :) Can’t wait to hear how it went.
Your vision board, looks so much better! I heart Micheals too.


ari September 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

hahaha why would you have a sticker that says “i’m a quitter!” on your vision board?!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

It’s an inside joke….ALSO a famous print by natalie Dee (see here: AND I happen to think it is funny since I quit my job and there is usually a negative connotation with quitting but sometimes it can be a positive experience! :)


Sana September 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm

This is so true! Quitting a relationship that is not healthy for you can be awesome! I just did that today and I feel GOOD!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Im happy for you!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

Good luck! and I LOVE the new vision board!


Kirsten September 6, 2010 at 11:35 am

Love the new vision board! Good luck with the race!


Amber K September 6, 2010 at 11:37 am

I love the original, but you’re right, the new one looks better!


Maria September 6, 2010 at 11:49 am

Love the board! And just a heads up, rubber cement also works great for paper projects. It dries flat and doesn’t warp photos, AND you can still peel it off and reapply if you didn’t like the layout.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

thanks for the tip!


Lorinda September 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Love the boards. Much better the second time around.

Voted on your mushroom recipe–you’re kicking butt! Way to represent Canada! It looked delish, can’t wait to give it a try.

Good luck on the race!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

thank you!


Ashley September 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Race looked like a lot of fun! I haven’t run one in a while, maybe this fall I will try a few! Kind of in a fitness funk, so a run always gets you back in the mood!


Kelly September 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I love your second vision board. The plain background makes everything else really pop and stand out. You have inspired me to make one now.


Teri September 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Congrats on running a great race today! The sunrise pics are beautiful!!!

I like the new board as well!

That bowl of VOO looks AMAZING!!!


[email protected] September 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

CREATIVE!!!! wow, time well spent i think!! <3


The Vegan Tiffin September 7, 2010 at 11:49 pm

I love that Greek painting! You have reminded me of how much I miss Michael’s (I am no longer living in the US)!


Vie October 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm

love the natalie dee pic


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