August 2015

Add, Not Subtract Week–Again!

First – what I did this weekend! On Saturday, we put in our dues at Henry’s school and scrubbed bathrooms, painted hallways, and wiped dried glue off little chairs for three hours.  Whew.  It was actually pretty fun – afterwards, the parents and kids came together for a big pot luck!  I brought Santa Fe [...]


Coconut Oil Chocolate

Hi and Happy Thursday! First of all, I have a MILLION Books a Week to review for you.  Okay – not a million.  If I had a million, I would be far past done with Book a Week!  But I do have a few completed books that have been gathering dust on my nightstand, and [...]


So Long, Summer {Raspberry Spritzer}

Yesterday, I was suddenly struck by the fact that… SUMMER IS OVER (well, not technically, but you know what I mean – end of August, back-to-school, etc).  Where did the summer go?!  I had a great time but – man – that went fast.   I am operating in “one more summer experience!” mode now.  [...]


3 Things Tuesday

First thing first – I’m going to see my friend’s new baby today!  So excited to shower that baby with love – and momma with food.  My personal rule is to never show up to a new mom’s house without a dish, and I always bring Santa Fe Casserole.  It’s always a hit. I made [...]


What I Ate: Vegetarian Whole 30

I’ve written two posts on Vegetarian Whole 30 (here and here, definitely recommend reading them if you want to know more – Vegetarian Whole 30 is NOT regular Whole 30). Lots of people requested a “day in the life” wrap-up of eats on the plan, so here you go.  I ate Vegetarian Whole 30-ish on [...]


You guys know that I love my tea – and today, I have an awesome giveaway for you! Celestial Seasonings has unveiled a fresh new look and feel, including completely redesigned tea boxes and a new logo.  They didn’t lose the key elements for which the brand’s packaging is known (that wonderful art!) but now [...]


Playing Hookie

I confess. I totally played hookie yesterday…  I really needed a mental health day.  So I left the kids with the sitter and did fun things ALL BY MYSELF.  It was weird, quiet, and glorious… But then I really started to miss everyone and raced home.  Funny how that happens, huh?    Anyway – I [...]


Vegetarian Whole 30 Wrap-Up

I wrote this post a while ago, but delayed hitting ‘publish’ because I thought one week after Whole 30 wasn’t long enough to really assess the benefits to it.  Now that a month has passed, I have a better idea of what Whole 30 did for me.  Spoiler – A LOT!   Here’s the original [...]


Random Updates

Workouts I’ve had a weird time recovering from my Olympic triathlon.  It’s been well over a week and I still don’t feel recovered.  I know I was undertrained – but this is ridiculous.  I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of strength training but am so sore.  Since the race, I did 1/2 [...]


Maggie’s Birthday

Hi guys!  It’s Maggie here.  The big human told me that I could tap out a post with my paws today.  Oh, wait – what was that?  Did you hear that?  I’m going to BARK BARK BARK BARK to scare it away.  AHHH!  BARK BARK BARK BARK.  Hmmm.  Actually, there was nothing there.  I’m going [...]


Here’s what works for me – my snacks *must* contain protein in it.  If not, I’m going to just end up cranky and hungry.  But if my munchie contains a decent amount of protein (and fat, too), then I feel satisfied for much longer.  Do you know the word “hangry?”  It’s a combination of hungry [...]


IKEA Hack Chandelier

Check out our new dining room light.  Fun, huh?  It’s actually an IKEA light – less than $100.  I originally envisioned this light in our bedroom (here’s our bedroom makeover).  But I ultimately decided to keep the fan in there and decided to put this pretty chandelier in our purple dining room instead!   We [...]


3 Fitness Questions I’ve Gotten Recently

But first… I wrote an article called “10 Things I Learned After 1000 Days of Parenting” and I’d love for you guys to check it out!  It’s all about how the Husband and I parent together without wanting to kill each other.  Hah.  All joking aside, you probably know what I’m talking about…   Now, [...]


I originally did Lake Logan International back in 2011.  At the time, it was one of my strongest triathlons to date, and I was in love with the course.  It’s a truly beautiful triathlon in the Pisgah National Forest, and since it’s in a valley in the mountains, the weather for the race is always [...]

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