Giveaway #1

Alright folks, here goes. With the celebration of Thanksgiving rapidly approaching (our house is already starting to smell delicious with some healthier-alternatives to traditional dishes), I've decided to use a holiday saver as a gift. Nothing compliments a holiday dinner like a great glass of wine. It's also an excellent way to wind down after... Continue Reading →

Holiday Giveaway!

Let's be honest. The holiday season is pretty magical...a big part of that is giving and receiving surprises! I've decided to challenge my readers, while having a little fun at the same time. I'm calling it a "Favorite Things" giveaway. Here's how it works: During the month of December, I'll be holding multiple drawings with... Continue Reading →

Fun Christmas Gift

Alright, so, I'm a sucker for Christmas. I am proud to say that I have completed my shopping and now wait for the mail truck and UPS driver like a child on Christmas morning. So, I was especially excited when one of John's gifts arrived today! Because he NEVER reads the blog (or checks Facebook... Continue Reading →

Athletic Frustrations

While some of you are aware and others may not be, I've recently been fighting a foot/knee injury (not great for a runner!). It's been a frustrating process, and those closest to me have caught the brunt of that frustration. While I'm working with an excellent physical therapy team (check out Madden Physical Therapy and... Continue Reading →

The 16 Minute Plank…Series

I've seen a graphic going around Facebook and Pinterest for the 30 day plank challenge. I believe in planks, I think they're an excellent way to boost core strength and stability. But, I'm not a big fan of doing a single movement each day for an increased duration. This is why I set out to... Continue Reading →

Going for It

I'm in. That's all I could think on Sunday while the New York Marathon was running. As runners of all levels crossed the finish line, I craved the accomplishment they must be feeling and decided I want to feel it. I want to push myself beyond what I have ever thought is possible and to... Continue Reading →

4-Step Circuit

Setting up a circuit is an excellent form of cross-training. In fact, I find I'm able to get more out of a 20 minute circuit than a 5 mile run when I commit to putting everything I have into's my most recent. What you need: Muscle Ball Small stepping block Yoga Ball 2 Hand... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Goat Cheese Bites

Strawberry Goat Cheese Bites Recently I hosted a Java and Jewelry party for¬†Premier Designs. I love brunch food, but, wanted something with a little bit of a bite that still fit the theme. These were perfect! Ingredients: 1.5 cups sliced strawberries 1 TB sugar OR Agave 1 package of gluten free crisps (check out the... Continue Reading →

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