Backyard Bliss

It’s funny – you would think we spent the entire summer in our backyard, but we actually avoided the deck and grass at all costs through the months of June, July, August, and most of September.  It was TOO HOT.  But now that it’s cooling off, we’re actually getting back outside as a family.  Hoorah! [...]


The Freakin Weekend

All of the sudden, fall swept its way into Charlotte.  I’m sure we will have a few more 95+ degree days, but this weekend – oh, the weather was blissful.  It was so wonderful to be outside. I got outside for a 3 miles stroller run.  I haven’t pushed a stroller on a jog in [...]


That Sugar Film

Last night, we watched a really great documentary called That Sugar Film.  Have you seen it?     I’ve been following them on Instagram for a while and finally pulled the trigger on renting the movie – I was glad I did.  Pretty eye-opening. For more…   9 Intriguing Food Philosophy Books (this list is [...]



Check out this circa 1986 photo of me and my grandpa.  I am wearing what was my FAVORITE shirt… My yellow Cheerios shirt!  I know this sounds crazy, but I actually remember that shirt.  It was so soft. And I wore it non-stop.  Cheerios was my favorite food – my mom loves to tell the [...]


HIIT Stairclimber

Rocked out an awesome stairclimber workout yesterday! I had to get dressed and put on “real person” clothes (AKA not yoga pants) for a meeting yesterday, so I did my old favorite stay-at-home trick… Headed to the gym so I could shower and blow dry my hair in peace.  Look, I’ve got two mobile kiddos [...]


Tuesday So Far

My effort to “Add, Not Subtract” and be healthier overall is going well!  It’s really easy to make small changes in this mindset because the small changes seem to add up fast.  Last night, I went on a 3 mile run with Brandi!  And did 150 ab moves in front of the TV later.  I [...]


Sunday Funday

Yesterday, we hit the road for a spontaneous adventure – we went to the zoo! Actually, let’s back up.  First, I woke up feeling incredibly rickety and sore, so I went to a basic yoga class at my gym and stretch everything out – lots of hip openers.  Oh yeahhhh. I have decided that I [...]


Rosie Fit N Flare Tunic Solid Fleece-Lined Leggings   After hearing about the Capsule Wardrobe concept for months and months, I decided to bite the bullet and do it.  What is Capsule Wardrobe?  This post is a great explanation (although a bit long-winded), but it boils down to this:  You select 37 items (including shoes) [...]


So Many Books A Week!

How’s your “Add, Not Subtract” Week going?  I love that so many of you are participating in this philosophy this week – it’s all about adding healthy things in, not worrying so much about taking unhealthy habits out. So far, so good.  I feel like this mindset is so positive that it never feels like [...]


Seriously - where did the summer go?!  It was SUCH a good one.  I’m sad to turn my calendar over to ‘September’ and say farewell to our summer fun.  I think of all the great things that we did as a family this summer, the Fourth of July race + kids’ race with our friends [...]


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 [...]

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