shine or set

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friday funnies

This will never fade out for me. Need this book.

pining for pinterest

Arts and crafts is my middle name. Well, it's actually Sky, but you get the picture. I love anything that involves a hot glue gun, paint, and some mod podge. There's something about making something from scratch that gives it a special feel. I would much rather spend a night in doing DIY…

what i'm lovin' wednesay

1. Nike I love my new pair of workout shoes. The Nike Free are so comfortable, breathable, and light, but still supportive. I love rewards!
2. Mom My mom is my best friend. She's so supportive and loving, and I love the time we spend together. I took her up Camelback Mountain for her first time.…

anthropologie wish list

Anthropologie is like the whimsical cottage I never had, or probably will have. I love stepping in that store. It always smells cozy, if cozy could have a smell. I start with the clothes, make my way to intimates, and end up in house ware. I would decorate my whole house in their items, but Boyfrie…

tuscan kale salad

Mom and I ate lunch at True Food Kitchen yesterday afternoon after our sunrise hike up Camelback Mountain. I got my usual Mediterranean chopped salad, and my mom got the kale salad. Their salads are deee-licious. Mom makes a pretty bomb kale salad, but she's always looking to improve it. She f…

sunday spark

you ask, i answer pt. 2

Okay! Part two of the "you ask, i answer" series and you all want to know...

Q: What does your diet consist of?
A: I think the word "diet" is often linked to fads or quick fixes where all you eat is cabbage soup and drink water with lemon and cayenne pepper in it. Blech! I think …

thanksgiving memory

I spent my Thanksgiving with Boyfriend, my family, and Boyfriend's family up at my mom's house. It was so special for our families to come together and celebrate the holidays. It was even more special because my adorable nephew was in town with my sister and brother-in-law. There were t…

friday funnies

This video made me crack up. To all the healthy eaters.
Click on pic for video.

reasons to be thankful

I already posted about what I was thankful for. So I asked you, my wonderful readers, why you were thankful. You are the reason I write and I'm so grateful you read the blog and for all your emails, tweets, Facebook messages, and kind words. Here is what you are thankful for...

"The same t…

thankful

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There is so much to be thankful for every day. Thanksgiving presents us with an opportunity to share that thanks with the ones who matter most over food, drink, and conversation. I will be spending the day with my wonderful family, along with Boyfriend and his family. I’m so happy we …

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Progress Moving up in free weights was one of the highlights of my week. 12.5! 2. Family I got to spend time with my wonderful family for my tata's 75th birthday. It was a blast. 3. DIY I've been wanting a pair of studded high tops for awhile, so I figured I would make them myself.