Things That Happened For A Reason

wine sangria

Why? Because I needed something zippy. Because we were at The Lights Before Christmas and I had to capture joy. Because a coffee in hand is my life. Because anything coffee is my life. Because these shoes are the most comfortable pair I’ve ever owned. Because keeping food basic is sometimes so perfect. Because I […]

HGTV Christmas Tree Knockoff + Gift Guide

DIY christmas tree decorations

It has seriously taken me an entire week to decorate our tree. Not because I chose something that was too difficult or time consuming, but because of a little “bad” elf named Quinn. Day 1, I already had a broken ornament……my kid is getting coal. Anyway…. I saw this tree on my new HGTV magazine and […]

December Fitness Planning


Happy Monday! WTF happened to November?!  I can’t believe it’s December… I am so glad that my post yesterday resonated with so many moms out there.  I never know how people are going to react to my posts and it’s a really great feeling to read that you were all nodding your heads in agreement. […]

Mom “one-upping”

quinn and I resize

Last week I accidentally got another mom fired up about her “situation” as a working mother.  She misinterpreted my comment and was upset because she felt that I had no room to comment on what it’s like to be a working mom since I stay home with Quinn. Woah. Woah. Woah.  Pump the freaking breaks […]

Giving Thanks

fall family picture

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” -Oprah Daughter.  She has taught me more about myself and love in 17 months than anyone else could in a lifetime. Husband.  He is my rock when I am feeling nervous, […]

Loving Myself Like I Love My Daughter

makeup with quinn

She might even ask for braces to fix that little gap I love so much. She could be embarrassed to be in a swimsuit because of her birth marks and try to cover up the cuteness. After all, I remember hating my freckles, my big nose and I still wish I had boobs. Do I want to encourage her to feel this way? Why can’t I feel the same about myself as I feel about her?

Keep It Tight

PRO Compression Socks

**Disclosure Policy: I am working with Pro Compression for this post.  I received a pair of Ragnar Compression Socks to review.  It is always my style to bring you reviews with 100% honest opinons about products that I feel will benefit your life.** Lately, I have really been crushing my leg day. And by crushing […]

What I Wore Wednesday

jabra earbuds

I’m not a real fashion blogger.  I just pretend to be! Let’s just recap some sweet Fabletics pieces I have been wearing to the gym living out of lately.  So comfy. Salar Legging My pieces always fit no matter what my workout is: PiYo, lifting, foam rolling, etc.  They stay put and I love that. Key […]

Forcing Myself To Relax

mommy's time out wine

I am an active busy body that bops around like I snorted protein powder and red bull. Literally. If I have nothing to do, I don’t know what to do with myself. It’s my goal this week to take 10 minutes out of each day to shut down and see how I feel.

Puttin’ That Fitness On A Pedestal


I’m breaking up with Beachbody. I love being a coach.  I love fitness.  I love the workouts and nutrition plans. But I’m not in love at the moment. GASP. Before you interrupt me with a million questions (or at least that is something I would do) let me explain. For a long time, I have […]