to whom it may concern...

Dear boys in the gym... girls need to build muscle too. Please refrain from giving me weird looks because I'm in "your" section of the gym.

Dear new years resolutioners... yes, it's a new year you need to burn off that freshman 15 beer belly. But I really don't like crowded spaces so please hurry up and quit. We all know its inevitable.

Dear girl beside me... I was happily running by myself, why did you choose the elliptical right next to me when there were countless other ones further away? I don't like strangers near me when they don't have to be. Especially sweaty ones.

Dear Miami University... I really don't appreciate you raising membership prices. Your equipment has been paid off for decades, give us a break.

Dear girl beside me [again]... stop talking about carbs and what you ate today. If you have time to talk, you're not working out. You're just annoying me.

Dear frat star... wearing your sunglasses while pumping iron doesn't make you look cool. End of story.

Dear Rec Center... please don't tell me to limit my time on a machine to 25 minutes. That's not even enough time to work up a good sweat.

Dear everyone... please wipe off your equipment since you've been sweating on it for the past half hour. Especially when there are wipes 3 feet away from you.

I try and keep Crafted Love a happy place but life just isn't all puppies and daises, is it? If I'm going to be real with you guys and allow you to get to know me, I have to show you every side of me. Well, today you get to meet sarcastic Allison :]

Needless to say, It's been a rather stressful first week back to school. Working out happens to be one of the only ways that really relaxes me. After a really long day, all I want to do is get to the Rec Center and run for an hour. Afterward I feel soooo much better and I'm more energized to go home and get some homework/projects done. Well, with school being back in session and everyone returning to Oxford, the Rec Center has been a mad house. I miss summer when no one was in Oxford and I could walk into the gym and hop on any machine I wanted. Now, I have to stand in line and wait for a Rec person to assign me a machine to go on. Not fun. i just can't wait for a few weeks to pass and everything to chill out.

In other news, tomorrow is the last day of August! Scary! If you want to join the lovely bunch of September sponsors here on Crafted Love, you still have time! Email me today at info[AT] to reserve your spot! Today is also the last day you can enter the Sponsor Giveaway for your chance to win FOUR fabulous prizes! So hop over to the Giveaway and enter! You! Yes, you! Go enter!