Food

Healthy, Hearty Granola

I have recently been desperately searching Pinterest for new recipes because I got bored with my meals. This includes breakfast! I wanted something fun with lots of different textures and tastes to really get my day started. This is what landed me on…wait for it…GRANOLA. It’s hearty, versatile and satisfying so it seemed like the …

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Fitness

My Top 5 Gym Bag Must-Haves

There are a lot of things that need to go into a gym bag. But what things are a MUST-HAVE? Here is my list of the Top Five Items to always have in your gym bag. Dry Shampoo OK, let’s be honest. There are some days you just don’t have time to wash your hair. …

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Refreshing, Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Looking for a way to keep your mornings easy, healthy and motivating? I have created a fantastic way to start your morning right and all you need is a blender! This recipe creates 8 smoothie packets and each smoothie packet makes 2 servings. Ingredients: For the freezer Packets… 4 Cucumbers 2 Bunches of Kale 4 …

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Food

3 Healthy Kitchen Staples

This post may contain affiliate links. Please be advised that I ONLY recommend items that I personally use and love. I’ll be the first to admit that eating healthy isn’t always the easiest. In fact, if something isn’t readily accessible, I will almost always go for the less healthy option because less healthy = less work. I …

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Easy, Healthy Protein Pancakes

If you have ever seen Parks and Recreation (if you haven’t, you 100% should), you know how much Leslie Knope loves, and I mean LOVES, Waffles and basically any other type of breakfast food. If you every saw me in high school you would know I loved chocolate chip pancakes, and pretty much any other type …

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2 Ways to Simplify Meal Planning

This article may contain affiliate links. About a year ago I decided I wanted to save money and spend less time at the store. In an ideal world, this meant no more random trips to the grocery store and binders filled with coupons. Although that isn’t exactly how it turned out, I have come come …

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Motivation and Support

Women Empowering Women

This post may contain affiliate links. Do you ever decide to wander aimlessly around Barnes & Nobel and grab a book [that you did not need, mind you] because the cover looks pretty? Asking for a friend… So maybe I did, in fact, do this yesterday… I found the pretty, inspirational book that I will …

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Motivation and Support

Easy Self Care Tips

I personally have a hard time with self-care. It’s more that likely because I am a “fixer”, meaning I am constantly trying to help others and tend to neglect myself and what I need, but it could also be because I don’t feel like I’m worth it. Because of both these things – the fixer and …

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Fitness

6 Killer Workout Hairstyles

This post may contain affiliate links.  The last thing you need to be worrying about when it took you 5 snooze buttons and 3 pep talks is a bad hair day. One of the worst things once you actually get to the gym is when your you are mid-set and suddenly there is a hair…somewhere…tickling …

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Fitness

Enjoying the Summer Heat Safely

I’m not going to lie, I’d trade heat, swimsuits and flip flops for rain, chunky sweaters and boots any day. “My perfect date is April 25th because it’s not too hot and not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.” AKA I prefer nothing over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This would be one of the …

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