May 2014

What I Ate: Stuck on the Runway Edition

I’ve decided to bring back “What I Ate” type posts.  Food is a fun way to share a peek into my life.  And I really miss photographing and sharing my daily eats (I did it almost every day for over three years!).  Plus, a few weeks ago, I started snapping photos of my eats with my [...]


BlogHer Food Fun

Hola from Miami!   I’m in town for BlogHer Food, a massive food blogging conference – and I’m having so much fun!  I’m also feeling extremely inspired and energized by all the amazing stories and tips from the bloggers that I’m meeting.    We’re staying in a big hotel in Biscayne Bay. BlogHer Food revolves [...]


For the past six months, I’ve been freelancing for ActivewearUSA’s online magazine (it’s also a fitness clothing shop filled with cute gear).  All of my articles address topics that would probably interest the average HTP reader, so I thought I’d do a round-up of some of my recent pieces.  Enjoy!   The Beginner’s Guide to [...]


This post is sponsored by ALDI. I am so excited to announce that I’m headed to BlogHer Food. The huge blogging conference all about FOOD, DELICIOUS FOOD kicks off this weekend in Miami, Florida. Are you going to be there? If so, I’d love to meet up!   I’m doubly excited because I’m helping host [...]


Brain Dump

I really want to make this 5 Ingredient Meatless Monday dish from Carrots N Cake. The most amazing blackout curtains ever are on sale for 50% off.  I just bought a set for our bedroom (we already have them in Henry’s room). SUPER EXCITED. I have a car seat question… Henry (who is 2 in [...]


This post is sponsored by Udi's Gluten-Free. I recently had a friend ask me for the link to the page where I discuss the TRUE basics of going gluten-free. I’ve rambled a bit about this topic (like my favorite gluten-free food blogs, being gluten-free during the holidays, and how to make dietary changes without going [...]


Compare, But Be Fair

On my morning run, Henry was my cheerleader!  “Go, mommy, go!” or “Up the hill, mama!”  When Henry was little, I always fantasized about the day that he’d be able to encourage me during my workouts – and the day is here!  It’s so silly and fun.  The best part was when I took a [...]


Get Ready for the Long Haul!

Have you heard the myth that new habits can be formed in 21 days?  Yup – that’s right.  What is commonly accepted as a cold-hard fact is actually an urban legend.  The concept evolved in the 1960s when a plastic surgeon named Maxwell Maltz noticed that it took people who had an arm or  leg [...]


How to Make Mother’s Day Awesome

Happy Sunday!  And Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and grandmas. (Flashback!  The only picture I could find of my mother and my mother-in-law… Two awesome women who help and support us SO MUCH.  Don’t know where we would be without these incredibly strong and thought ladies…)   It’s fitting that this weekend culminated [...]


Quinoa and Spinach Breakfast Pie

Today is the Husband’s 30th birthday! I am so excited because I have a BIG SURPRISE for him.  Kristien’s very best friend Joe is flying in from Philadelphia today!  I pick Joe up from the airport this afternoon.  I’m not sure if K will truly be surprised – he said he spoke to Joe on [...]


This post is sponsored by Old Navy. I love saving money on Henry’s clothes.  He doesn’t grow out of them as fast as some kiddos, but man – does he know how to get clothes really and truly dirty.  Shirts don’t last long in this house; they get stained fast!  Actually, on that note – [...]


Will Run for Friends

My favorite way to run is to put a destination smack dab in the middle of the workout. I usually run to the grocery store, the park, or sometimes (if I’m willing to run really far!) to my Dad’s house.  Having a goal in mind makes the run so much more fun mentally – and [...]


Commitment Week 2 + The Beer Mile

My goal for Commitment Week 2 was to try new things.  Gotta shake up the old workouts, ya know?! I managed to make it to one new fitness class (Pilates – SO DECEIVINGLY HARD) and do a different workout every time I pulled on my sneakers (or, um, swim cap).  Here’s what I did:   [...]


The Strawberry Festival

Today was the Fort Mill Strawberry Festival, also known as South Carolina’s #1 event.  It was loads of fun, although I expected more strawberries.  We listened to music, ate some fair food, checked out some farm animals, watched a strawberry ice cream eating contest, and Henry went on his first carnival ride (kind of like [...]

Healthy Tipping Point