The Eyes Have It: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes (spon)

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You've probably heard of them. The fiber lashes. They're kind of a big deal these days. Me? I'm a skeptic, always. Plus, my lashes are pretty good on their own. I've used a drugstore brand for years - you know, the one in the pink and green bottle. And we're cool, man. But guys? I'm going to … [Read more...]

Stabilize that Core with Gaiam {Sponsored}

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In life, I wear many hats...three of my hats are jobs that I do at the computer. You know what that means? I sit. A lot. I have a history of lower back problems, and I point the finger squarely at my less than stable core muscles. I've worked hard over the years to strengthen my core (and kill … [Read more...]

Chocolately Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie {sponsored}

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Libby's for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Pumpkin in April? Yes! Pumpkin is no longer relegated to fall fare. You heard it here first! Ok. Maybe not. But seriously you guys. Canned pumpkin is a healthy staple you should always have … [Read more...]

Note to Self: Laugh More!

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I've spent the last two days with family I rarely get to see - most of them live in California, the other all the way across the state. This week, we convened at my grandmother's house. You guys...my stomach hurts. Not from indigestion. Not from nerves. No. From laughing my face off.  If there … [Read more...]

Say Om: Yoga Poses for Relaxation

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Can I just say that yesterday, I most definitely needed and used many of these yoga poses for relaxation...especially the deep breathing. I spent way too much time at the doctor/imaging center with my five year old who twisted his ankle a few days ago. Since then, he's refused to put weight on it … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

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    It's Tuesday, and I'm here to toot my horn! I haven't  tooted in so very long and a big self pat on the back is long overdue. This last month, I've made a big commitment to myself and to my body. I've been eating clean and detoxing...no grains, no dairy, no sugar, no caffeine … [Read more...]

I Love Hot Yoga (And Why You Should Too!)

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A few times a week I escape my crazy life (and I do mean crazy) and take a quick, healthy and relaxing trip to the tropics. If you think I'm talking about Fiji, you're mistaken. And I wish. I'm talking about my local hot yoga studio. It is my release and my refuge. I look forward to sweating from … [Read more...]

ViewSPORT: Review & Giveaway

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  I was tooling away on Pinterest a while back and ran across the coolest product and I just knew I had to check it out. ViewSPORT athletic apparel. Do you remember Hypercolor from back in the 80's? Well, ViewSPORT is like Hypercolor, but much, much cooler. ViewSPORT apparel uses sweat … [Read more...]

Review & Giveaway: Lock Laces

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  When I run, I'm super finicky. All equipment must be secured properly....there can't be any loose iPod wires. No loose running pants that I have to constantly yank back up. And there must absolutely, positively be no untied shoelaces! Which usually means I have to spend a great deal of … [Read more...]

Crunchmaster Crisps {Review & Giveaway}

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Truth be told, I'm a snacker. I seldom have a ton of snacky food in my house because late at night, I have NO willpower. At all. Last month, I was contacted by Crunchmaster to sample their new line of crackers aimed at children - Grammy Crisps and Cheezy Crisps.  Two of my favorite flavors! I … [Read more...]

My Super Giant Secret Talent {Sponsored Post}

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Talents. We all have them. Big and small. Normal and totally bizarre. I have a talent that I'm pretty sure is a univeral mom talent. A malent? Er. Like many of you, I do not have a dumbwaiter or a  escalator or a husband or a manservant that is always around to bring my groceries from my … [Read more...]

Guess Who’s One? Shrinking Kitchen!

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Who's one? Well, it's actually a WHAT. It's our sister site, Shrinking Kitchen's, first birthday today! Over at Shrinking Kitchen, we're celebrating our 'cookiversary' with some fun giveaways - one for each week of February. If you've never visited Shrinking Kitchen before, you're in for a treat … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

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It's so refreshing to be writing up a Toot Your Horn post and actually feel I have something to toot about! I'm actually rather proud of myself. It's January 8 and I have been religiously watching my food intake and exercising since January 1. Yes, I know that most New Year's resolutions go by the … [Read more...]

The Whole Grain Guide

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Whole grains. We all know they are good for you. But do you know exactly what whole grains are, how to prepare them, and how many different varieties there are? No? Well, never fear. I'm here to give you the lowdown. First of all, what exactly makes a grain whole? To be considered a whole … [Read more...]