Thankful Thursday...

EmPowered NutritionThanksgiving is all about being present with friends & family, reflecting on the past year, & sharing what we are grateful for in this beautiful life.  Join me as I share my thankfulness with you & take time to remember all that you are thankful for, as well....more

blessed not stressed

Well dudes and dudettes, somehow the Earth managed to rotate a whole 366 times, and we meet again on a Thanksgiving day. I really can't believe it. Sometimes I think I'll wake up and it'll be Thanksgiving 2029 already (and I'll be rocking the age of forty, obvi), but that's neither here nor there. As with every Thanksgiving, it's time for a thankful post. As with every Thanksgiving thankful post, it's time to skip the obvious things for which I am thankful and dig deep to find some not-so-obvious things for which I am thankful. ...more

Giving Thanks for Spanxs

As most of you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. For those who did not know that, might I suggest a new calendar for Christmas this year? Every year around Thanksgiving I have a hard time deciding on a post. I am passenger #1 on the struggle bus here, folks. Do I post something sweet and meaningful that touches the hearts of the millions few that read this blog? Or do I come up with something short and somewhat slightly and/or entirely hilarious?  ...more
Cute post! Thanks for the giggle first thing this morning! Happy Thanksgiving!more

Labels of Thanks

 Nail Party (puts smiles on my nails and helps a friend make sales). Breaded Mushrooms ...more

8 Things I'm Thankful for This Thanksgiving

I'm not going with "a roof over my head" this year, because I'm thinking that's obvious and almost everyone's favorite thing to say when awkwardly put on the spot at the Thanksgiving table. Especially since the person before you just said that. I also don't think it's fair to leave out other things that are also really important in day-to-day life that no one even thinks to be grateful for.Eight odd things I'm truly thankful for?...more
I'm grateful for reading glasses.  And mammograms.  And apps that remind me to get the damn ...more

Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity

  5 moments from the week. Cheers to making it through! ...more

Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity

1. Here's to kids that know how to rock a 'stache.Mustaches were the theme for this week's half-day of school and I love that the kids were up for it! Could Vance's facial expression match that 'stache any better?   2. Here's to my favorite gymnast!...more

Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity

5 simple happenings from the week worth celebrating. Here's to no injuries on the 5th grade golfing field trip.Since 5th grade is the senior year of elementary school, field trips focus on fun. The teachers put an educational spin to it, but we know what's really going on. The kids golfed, bowled, and hiked and had a great time. ...more

What Would You Be Left With?

Not long ago, a dear friend posed the following question to me:What would you have today if you were only left with the things you had given thanks for the day before?That stopped me dead in my tracks. What would I be left with? Thinking back to the previous day, it dawned on me that I would be left with nothing.Not my health.Not my home.Not my job.Not my family and friends.Nothing....more