Bacon Is The Bestest

organicgirl spinach salad

This fall salad is a mix of a sweet maple vinaigrette, crunchy bacon and juicy pears. Perfect for fall and nutritionally balanced.

Teaching Through Playing

sparkbox play facts

As you know, I used to do Early Intervention for children with special needs.  100% of my day was made up of educational goals that were specific to each child.  Whether working 1:1 or in a small group, I was teaching children in every opportunity that I had.  Natural environment teaching happens all day. Now [...]

How NOT to foam roll correctly

foam rolling title

I know there are a ton of resources out there about the benefits and how to target certain areas, but I still see people rolling wrong. I want to just elaborate on rolling and share a few things NOT to do.

When Walking Away Means Giving It Your All

relationship mantra

“This doesn’t mean that I never want to have a relationship with this person, but by cutting ties, I am trying to salvage any bit of what we have left before it’s entirely ruined. So maybe later in our lives we will be able to work things out.”

The Heart of Fall Food + Freebie

Hemp Heart Recipe

Pumpkin Broccoli ‘Mac’ N Cheese is such a comfort food in this house! I used spaghetti squash and coconut flour to keep it healthier. Sprinkle Manitoba Hemp Hemp Hearts for an added nutritional punch!

WIN for the WIN! {de-funk your fitness apparel}

WIN giveaway

**This post is sponsored by Sweat Pink/Fit Approach on behalf of WIN Detergent.  It’s my policy to make you aware of work that I have received compensation for.  As always, my opinions are 100% honest and all my own. ** I swear all I do is laundry. Between Rob’s uniform, Quinn’s everything, our day clothes [...]



Oh our lovely little Quinn is now 16 months old, going on 17 years. She is quite the character and has such an ability to give us a run for our money. For example: Tonight during her bath she pooped right in the tub and told me, “Uck.  Poop.” She dances and sings “Barney is [...]

{Friday Feature} Beauty Hacks For Busy Moms

5 products for busy moms

Happy Friday to you! We are struggling here today just like the last three days, so getting ready in under five minutes has REALLY come in handy.  See exhibit A. Loading And we shall call her Jekyll & Hyde. #ThisIsHowCybillFelt View on Instagram So here is a Friday Feature! Don’t mind our closet room.  We [...]

Gym Date : Swole Mate

fitness like marriage

I’m sure you have seen this quote floating around online somewhere in your feed. It made me think of how many more similarities there are between fitness and relationships.  Quite a few… okay, too many. You might be shy at first  Fitness – Ever visit a new gym or jump in a new class and [...]

Omega 3 For Prevention

fish oil

Disclosure:  I was compensated and sent a bottle of Omega 3 Fish Oil from Vita Optimum in exchange for testing out the product and giving an honest review.  All opinions are my own and you can read more about my policies here. I will preach that you should be eating a clean and varied diet [...]

Third Time Is NOT A Charm

stitch fix box

I take back what I said. I owe it to you to be clear about why I am deciding to cancel my Stitch Fix shipments.  I NEVER want to promote something if I am no longer happy with it.  I just don’t think it’s right to tell you a love a product or service if [...]

Back End Updating {Images}

how to edit outdated photos

Remember, the theme this week is back. So I wanted to show you how I am going back to my old posts and updating some things now that I have more experience with blogging.  If you are like me, it’s something that you put off because let’s face it, new sparkling projects catch your attention. [...]

Fall Back

sweaty xtreme workout

This past week I participated in a fun project on Instagram hosted by Fit Approach.  Each of the five days, we were given a topic to post and all related to #sweatpinkautumn and one person would be selected to win some swag.  It’s so fun to be a Sweat Pink ambassador! Let’s take a look [...]