Flashback Friday

in All Posts

I *just* realized that Christmas is in five days. Where did the month go? I have two freelance articles to write, bookkeeping to wrap up, and two more presents to purchase before I can really kick my heels up and declared, “VACATION!”

photo 4

Oooooh yeah.


I wanted to quickly pop in and remind you guys that the Sweet Santa/Scary Santa contest deadline is TODAY.  So send in your entry to caitlinjboyle@gmail.com.  I have to say – it’s gonna be a tough competition both ways. So much sweetness. So much creepiness.


I thoroughly enjoy furbaby Santa photos, too! Smile And throwback Santa photos.  Santas from the 1970s were particularly creepy…


You can see all the contestants from last year HERE


Flashback Friday


Here are some oldies but goodies for you to enjoy when I am shopping, writing, and Exceling up a storm!


What I Learned After 1,000 Days of Marriage and What the Husband Learned After 1,000 Days of Marriage


How Natural Deodorant Works… A post about how conventional and natural deodorant works at stopping sweat and stink.


Running in the Street.  One of the things that I like most about running is how I can just zone out.  But it’s not safe to completely check out while running in the street, especially when you’re wearing headphones.  Here are some tips on avoiding a collision with a car.

running hills

Post-Birth Review of Bradley Method Natural Birth Classes.  My thoughts on our 12-week birthing class.  Look at little baby Henry. AWWWWWWWWWWWW.


I Heart GymPact.  Because if the fear of losing $5 doesn’t get me to go to the gym in the middle of winter, nothing will. <— Recently started using this app again AND – guess what??!! – they are launching a *new* version come January 1 that I think a lot of you will love.  Details coming soon!


Twice Baked Goat Cheese Potatoes.  SOOOO delicious.  I forgot about this recipe.  Need to make it again!!!


Wait Until The 7th.  I love New Year’s resolutions, but I believe that you shouldn’t start them on January 1.  Here’s why!





  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change December 20, 2013, 12:13 pm

    I loved re-reading your posts! We are approaching our 1 year mark so I loved reading your thoughts on the 1000 days of marriage! Good luck on finishing up the little thing! Your vacation will start soon!! Whoo Hoo!!

  • Janelle December 20, 2013, 12:20 pm

    For real! Where on earth did December go!?

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun December 20, 2013, 12:21 pm

    Really love your two posts on what you have learned after 1,000 days of marriage! Those are some of my favorites! I feel like I am learning something new every day I am married!

  • brooke @ sweats & sweets December 20, 2013, 12:37 pm

    Little Henry! So sweet, Merry Christmas y’all!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 20, 2013, 2:41 pm

    Look at that little baby Henry!!! AWWWWW!

  • Florence December 20, 2013, 3:19 pm

    Ooh, gym pact looks great! I’ve never heard of it before but it seems like a great way to motivate!

  • Marissa C December 21, 2013, 1:04 am

    Interested for an update on Gympact. My account is currently on hold while I’m pregnant, but it was a great motivator before. BUT, they had some serious customer service issues earlier this year that make me wary of going back. Essentially you’d be wrongly charged or a workout wouldn’t count and good luck on getting to respond unless you harassed them on Facebook. That, and apparently cancelling an account is beyond difficult. I really like the concept, but I’m not impressed with how they have dealt with customer service. Lots of updates on their Facebook page like, “oops, sorry guys, rewards will go out late this week, dealing with an issue” but people were ALWAYS charged. Not cool when you are dealing with people’s money.

  • Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages December 21, 2013, 11:26 am

    I know I had read your deodorant post when you first wrote it, but I’ve only started using natural deodorant in the last seven months or so and I have to say I’m so happy I switched. I started using a brand called DeodoMom (even though I’m not a mom) and I think it’s great. They’re a small family owned company, which makes me really happy and there’s only two ingredients in the deodorant. I wore it through the hot NY summer, where I work out in a gym without AC five days a week, and I’ve never felt like I smelled. I actually tried to use my old Secret brand one day and it felt so heavy and sticky and perfume-y smelly.

Previous post:

Next post:

Healthy Tipping Point