Archives for January 2017

Started off the New Year right with a second round of Whole30. Or at least I thought I was starting it off right, but in the spirit of full disclosure I have to admit: this Whole30 didn't go as well for me as it did the first time around last year. I didn't cheat but I didn't eat well. I didn't meal plan as well as I should have, and I … [Read more...]

It's really crazy when I think about the fact that it's taken me twelve years to finally commandeer my own office space in the house. I've been working from home for myself since I started this blog at the end of 2004. My initial "work environment" was naptime when my teenager was a baby! It makes me laugh a little to think that two hours was all I … [Read more...]

This latest shipment from Trunk Club is the third box I've received from them. You can see what was in my first box (April 2016) here and my second box (Sept 2016) here. For those of you who aren't familiar, Trunk Club is an online personal shopping service. They're somehow associated with Nordstrom; at least all of the clothes I get from them … [Read more...]

Day 20 this morning and I've run out of steam a little bit. I did something I'm totally not supposed to do during this 30-Day Challenge, I stepped on the scale. According to Whole30 Rules, you aren't supposed to be looking at the scale for 30 days because it's not about your weight. It's about your food, how you feel and focusing on overall … [Read more...]

As I continue on my Whole30 this month, I find myself appreciating the overall lifestyle food change towards real food. This is my second Whole30 and overall I've been trying to implement better eating habits for myself and my entire family in the past couple of years. It's a slow change for the better. My kids and husband love fruit and veggies … [Read more...]

I've never been big on flowers as a gift. They're pretty and all and believe me, I can appreciate them as much as anyone else. But I am not a huge fan of getting them just because 1) they're expensive and 2) they die quickly and it seems like such a shame/waste. (Even though they are so pretty and I do enjoy them when they are in my house!) So I … [Read more...]

Totally ordering some of these Mabel's Labels for our ski goodies & other items this winter at 30% off! In honor of National Ski & Snowboarding day, this sale will run from January 13-22nd. … [Read more...]

Are you guys ready to tell me to shut up about Whole30 yet? I promise that's not what this is what this post about, just the bonus for those of you who may be doing it. My friend Amy turned me onto this meal planning website, RealPlans.com. I've used a lot of meal planning websites along the way but I really like this one. *It's incredibly … [Read more...]

It's been hard to keep up with this blog the way I did for years in recent months; other social media jobs have me busy and definitely fulfilled so it's a good thing! But I promise I'm not going anywhere! While I may be posting less, I'm still here all and will always covet my little space here on the Internet. Look for more to come from my … [Read more...]

Every year, I try and bring a round up of gifts that really thrilled my kids that were under the tree. There's always one or two items I picked up last minute that I didn't think much of that ended up being totally successful and sometimes the toys I think will be the biggest hits are total flops. Here's a few that really stuck out this … [Read more...]