• The Last Day

    The Last Day

    The last snow day, that is. It was fun while it lasted, Mother Nature, but I am ready to get out of my house and get back into my weekly routine! The upside of being home all day? Actually having the time to make yummy meals and snacks. You know, foods that don’t come out

  • Hey, it’s ok… (part II)

    To eat everything with a spoon. Even salads. Everything tastes better when eaten with a spoon. To go light on dinner so that you can eat 3 mugs of cereal before bed. To tell your man “sorry honey, all the bread is gone” because you want to save the last two slices for yourself. To

  • Lunchbox Challenge: day 1 (4 days, 4 wraps)

    Lunchbox Challenge: day 1 (4 days, 4 wraps)

    Good morning lovelies. Happy Monday! I started off this week on the right foot with a nutrient-packed smoothie. 1/3 C. frozen strawberries 1/3 C. frozen pineapple 1/3 C. frozen mango 1 T. ground flax 1/2 scoop vanilla protein 1 C. coconut milk handful of spinach topped with pomegranate seeds A delicious energy booster! Today marks

  • A present from the mailman.

    A present from the mailman.

    Hey guys! I hope you all have had a fabulous Monday! Mine has been pretty great. The mailman even brought me another Christmas present! My secret blogger gift from Heather! Super cute wrapping paper—how did you know I love cute snowmen? Awesome gift, too! Now I’m having an itch to bake cupcakes. Thanks so much

  • Motivation from unexpected people [and places].

    Motivation from unexpected people [and places].

    Sometimes inspiration comes from the places you would least suspect. I experienced this on yesterday’s run, during which I got a little boost of motivation from an unexpected source. There is a sweet elderly couple that lives in my cul-de-sac. Each day—without fail—they take a long walk through our neighborhood. However, with yesterday’s icy weather,

  • DIY: Peppermint Mocha Latte

    DIY: Peppermint Mocha Latte

    I la-la love Coffee-mate’s seasonal Peppermint Mocha Creamer But let’s face it: it’s just not the healthiest counterpart to your morning cup o’ joe. Unfortunate, but true. Every season, I overlook this minor detail and drown myself in the chemical goodness that is Peppermint Mocha Creamer.  Shh, I may have had some in my coffee