Gun Powder and Lead

Guns have always scared me. They’re just so…final. Even now, just thinking about holding one makes me shudder.

I know, I know, guns are only as dangerous as the person holding it.This doesn’t comfort me! There are some seriously clutzy people in this world – myself included! Not to mentions psychos who don’t have a criminal record…yet.

Even after I went to the shooting range with my dad, brother, and Shane – and nailed my target over and over!! – I’m still afraid.


So…one might wonder what I’m doing with this little gem:

Yep, that’s right. My FOID card came in the mail today. I’m not sure why I applied for it, but my parents seem to think I NEED it before Illinois’s gun laws become even stricter. Illinois is currently the only state that does NOT allow conceal and carry, or whatever.

Whether or not it’ll ever be of use, I don’t know, but it kinda makes me feel a little hardcore! And scared… haha


From gun powder to protein powder, breakfast today featured a quick, delicious, and seemingly indulgent protein-filled meal:

I made some pancakes with 1 scoop of brown rice protein powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, sea salt, 1/2 banana, tsp. coconut oil, and an egg. Then, I fried up two eggs, and sandwiched them in between the pancakes.


Then I drizzled syrup on top of everything, because it was the only logical thing to do. Simply delish.


My workout today was pretty intense. I headed to the gym after drinking a BCAA drink, and did this lifting workout.


That took about 35 minutes, and then I hopped on the treadmill and ran at a 6.5 pace for about 20 more minutes before cooling down and stretching out.

Have a great day, loves! I’m actually off today, so plans are to craft and clean. Anyone know where I can find some cheap black thread? I want to do my nails like this. Smile

I’ll be back this afternoon with your cookie of the day recipe!

What are your thoughts on conceal and carry? Despite my qualms on firearms, I think Illinois needs to get with the program. Ya hear that governor Quinn?

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  1. Congrats on the FOID! I think it is important that people practice their right to bear arms, no matter now much our state tries to intervene. I hope you will become less fearful of guns as you spend more time with them.

  2. That workout looks great I’m going to have to try it! Guns scare me as well! I secretly want to go to a shooting range but I think it will give me such bad anxiety that I should stay away.

  3. You are such a badass mo fo with your FOID card!! :)

    And those pancakes look delicious!!!

  4. Those nails are sooooo freaking cute!!! please do them like that – I love it!! I wish I was there to help you – that looks like a 2 man job, yo! :)

  5. My husband is a gun collector/obsessed. He was literally building his own in the family room the other night while we watched Mad Men. Odd? You betcha! NY is incredibly strict and to carry you need a real reason which he has for his line of work but I just do not. I’ve shot with him at the range before and find it terrifying. You hit the nail on the head when you said they’re just so “final”!
    I’m all for carrying though. This sounds a little apocalyptic but, you just never know what’s going to be happening in this world right now and I feel a little better knowing my husband carries.

  6. Having that license is SO hardcore! I know I felt like a badass when I got my motorcycle license, so I can totally relate how you feel. Not everyone has one!

  7. Umm . . . that license would totally make me feel hardcore. I’d be whipping it out everytime someone needed my ID just so that they’d know not to mess with me. :)

  8. I have taken a gun safety class, and have my FOID so I can go to the range, but guns still scare me!

  9. Jessica M. says:

    Two things… The Dragon Tattoo series is most definitely my favorite series ever. Also, my FOID card is en route! Clint thought we each needed one, so we signed up. He just got his and mine is on the way :) lol. Craziness.

  10. Whoa girlie look at you! I don’t think I would ever have the guts to carry again despite hubby’s army-ing and new found love of hunting. I guess it’s because my dad and brothers never hunted. Well my brothers do now.

  11. OMG u go GIIIRRRLLL :) thats awesome, i musta’ missed the shooting post, as i knew shane went,,, but NEVER saw that sweet bas ass pic of u (in that CUUUTE vest) shooting away!! thats awesome!! steve loves to go shooting, and has a VOID card too, as soon as he gets home im showing him this post— and im sure, he will swoooonnn! :) u rule :) xoox
    locked and loaded, not really, but it sounds sweeet :)
    love destiny

  12. I think it’s funny that Illinois is so strict about their gun control, because I feel like Florida is way too lax. I feel like every Joe Schmoe with a pointer finger can have a concealed gun, and that definitely makes me nervous!

  13. Glad you finally got the FOID card. However, guns should scare people, but even more so if they are in a bad guy’s hands aimed at you.

  14. oh I JUST tweeted for a full body strength workout…think I found one to do tomorrow!

    btw, I stay out of the gun debate. I don’t know how I feel about it personally and I don’t think I have enough information to make an informed decision!

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