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B-day things

First of all, thank you so much for all of the beautiful birthday wishes! I hope you know how much I appreciate them, and how much I appreciate you being here. You made my birthday so much brighter, and I’m thankful to *know* you all. I also loved reading about your morning routines. Thanks for…

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successful slackers

  Photo source My alarm goes off. I wake up, with half of my head on the pillow and half on the edge of the mattress, the end piece of “bread” to our P-Liv-Me sandwich. To our far left is 2/3 of a comfy king-sized bed. I just don’t understand.  I reach down and grab…

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Friday Faves

Hi friends! The weekend is heeeeere. What do you have going on? It’s been a fun and fast week over here. We started off with the All Souls Procession, I taught barre and spin, got the chance to enjoy lunch with Clare, and the usual dance, gymnastics, school routine with the nuggets. This weekend, we’re…

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the best picks from Beautycounter’s holiday collection

Hi friends! Happy almost-Friday! Hope you’re enjoying the morning. I’m taking an easy workout week after last week’s Orangetheory Hell Week madness. I don’t think I’ve done so many burpees, rowed as long, and ran my little heart out as much as I did in the past couple of weeks. If you need me, you…

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My WILL for November

This post is sponsored by Under Armour. They have so many amazing holiday gifts up on their site – for others or yourself. 😉 Check it out here! Well, here we are. My very favorite time of the year. Bring on the holiday decor, eggnog, parties, family gatherings, and Christmas movies. There’s so much going…

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locally foraged

*Be warned. Lots of mouthwatering food pics ahead. Hey hey friends! How’s the week treating ya? I hope you’re having a good one so far. I’m teaching barre and spin tonight, voting this afternoon, making soup in the Instant Pot, and looking forward to girls’ night this week. I’d love to hear what you’re up…

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Tips for better sleep

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Way. Instead of focusing on perfection on the food and fitness front – I don’t think it exists and wouldn’t make life very fun – I do aim to be consistent wherever I can. I eat a pretty clean diet (with room for the fun stuff in there, too),…

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Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Did you have a good Halloween? What are you up to this weekend? I’m looking forward to taking the girls to see Nutcracker (even though the reviews are terrible), family pizza night, and celebrating Día de los Muertos. I’d love to hear what you have going on! It’s time for the weekly…

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Penelope says

  “Penelope, stop doing that!” “Oh yeah, sorry. I was just breaking it.”    P was in the backseat, silent, which was weird, so I said, “Hey P, are you doing ok back there?” “Oh yeah. I’m just living my best life.”     Me: “Oooh did you just see that lightning?” P: “ Why…

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Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup only takes 10 minutes of prep work. It’s gluten-free, high in protein, and makes the house smell amaaaaazing. It’s an awesome fall dinner the whole family will love. Hey friends! How ‘bout a bowl of soup? It was sweater weather for a miraculous 2 weeks here, but now it’s…

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