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 […]

Get More Done In Less Time


Wow.  I think back to where I was one year ago with Variety by Vashti (then named and how far I’ve we’ve come.  You have been along for the ride and so much has changed.  In a nutshell, I went from being a hobby blogger to becoming a full time PAID blogger.  This has […]

Moderation > Deprivation

Quinn troll collage

Ouch. It’s that time of year again. “Eat the Halloween candy, but in moderation.” “Enjoy all the comfort food at holiday parties, but in moderation.” “Want Christmas cookies?  Have some within moderation.” Over the next few months you are going to hear the word “moderation” so many times it’s not even moderately funny.  I am […]

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 toys in box

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 […]