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10 ways to make August Astonishing

Are we really heading into August?! As much as I’d like to say that I’m so excited for boots and sweaters, that’s still a few months away from us 😉 Even so, August has an almost-fall feel as students head back to school, Halloween decorations start to adorn store shelves (let’s be real, Hobby Lobby…

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10 ways to jump into July

-Find a new challenge! Since Summer Shape Up is over, what are you going to do for your July goals? Write them down, put them in a place where you can see them, and take steps every day to make them happen. I have a couple of things I’m working on -hopefully I can let…

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10 ways to make June Jammin’

(That “J” is a tough one, haha) 1) Join us for Summer Shape Up! Leave a comment below and click the box to subscribe to my newsletter and the password for Week 1 will be emailed to you automatically. You’ll be in the loop for upcoming Shape Up workouts, and also the first to know…

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Make May Amazing + this month’s challenge!

I can’t believe it’s May already! So many exciting things on the way: Cinco de Drinko Mayo and Meg and Kyle’s wedding! I’ve been picturing Livi on the dance floor for at least 8 months now, and it’s finally almost here. Any tips for avoiding the dinosaur cry while I watch the ceremony? I’m going…

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10 ways to make April Amazing

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, then you know I haven’t had much luck with April Fool’s jokes… I’m not the best at “real” jokes for that matter. Sure, I can think of witty things every now and again, but jokes that are carefully crafted with a brilliant punchline: page the fail…

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3/24: Meals and fitness for the week

Every time we get back from vacation, I’m ready for some home-cooked eats again. It’s fun to dine out, but I often feel like I could make the same things at home, with a much smaller toll on the ol’ wallet. When we got back from La Jolla, I was READY to start making some…

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10 Things to Make Happen in March

1) Buy some fresh flowers. This is a tradition that I’ve managed to keep up since college and have always looked forward to picking up flowers for the week. Now Livi helps me pick out the bouquet and gives them a theatrical sniff before we place them in the Trader Joe’s basket. 2) Evaluate spring…

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10 ways to make it a fantastic February

1. Keep rocking out Winter Shape Up! This has been my favorite challenge on the blog EVER -I hope yours, too!!- and I’m blown away by all of your dedication and hard work. Keep it up, and don’t forget to check in each morning for your chance to win some awesome prizes. 2. Do something…

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10 Ways to Make it a Delightful December

Hi! Catching up from the weekend? We ran a Color Vibe 5k and also have a new sister for Bell. I’ll be posting Caroline’s story later today, but in the meantime, here are some ideas to Carpe December 🙂 It’s definitely one of my favorite months, and while I wish it didn’t go by so…

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10 ways to make it a noteworthy November

1) Make something with cranberries. Whenever I think of November produce, cranberries instantly come to mind. While I admittedly LOVE the kind that are still shaped like a can, I also enjoy making my own cranberry sauce using this recipe or this recipe. For the second version, I’ll use honey and pineapple to sweeten- both…

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10/7: Fitness and Meals for the Week

My brain definitely appreciates the new fitness knowledge after this weekend at Fit Fest. It was like, “what?! You’re learning something besides fluffy girl novels and baby stuff? Let me just soak this up…” To be honest, after Friday’s sessions, I was a little discouraged. I learned a few new things during the day, but…

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10/5: Friday Faves + Fit Fest

-Getting Liv’s 8 month photos back. I love all of them so much, and can’t wait to add some to our photo wall. (if you’re in Tucson, Silhouette Photography Babies does incredible work) my heart. -Coffee + candy corn As you guys know, I’m kind of a chocolate fanatic. Chocolate will always be number one…

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