Do You Soybu? {Review & Giveaway}

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Guys, I'm tough on workout gear. When I say I'm tough, I mean I sweat like nobody's business. No glowing. No perspiring. I sweat. My two current favorite workouts are spinning and barre, both drench fests. And I love it. But let's just say, sometimes, things aren't pretty at the end of … [Read more...]

Light Potato Leek Soup {sponsored}

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My family has been doing Meatless Mondays for years. In fact, we eat several meals a week sans meat. We're by no means vegetarian, but going meatless is great for our budget! Plus, I like the way plant based meals make me feel...full, but not overstuffed. Perfect for nights when we're on the … [Read more...]

The Art of the Bath (spon)


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association . All opinions are 100% mine. The Holidays are upon us and it's time to give yourself (or someone you love) the gift of relaxation. I personally love a good bath and I posted about my recipe for the … [Read more...]

Chili Cumin Sweet Potatoes (sponsored)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For me, sweet pototaes are a year round staple. This recipe for Chili Cumin Sweet Potatoes is one of my favorites. They're perfect for a simple weeknight dinner, … [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}


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!


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 stomach hurts. Not from indigestion. Not from nerves. No. From laughing my face off.  If there … [Read more...]

Say Om: Yoga Poses for Relaxation


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!

Slow Progress Is Still Progress #running #slow

    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 grains, no dairy, no sugar, no caffeine … [Read more...]

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


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


  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}


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...]