Laters, Baby.

(Sorry, couldn’t think of a good title. It was too funny to pass up.) ;) ...more

5 Ways to Get Off Your BUTT and MOVE this Winter!

Howdy, friends! It seems crazy to me that the topic of winter is already on my brain, but here in Iowa you just never know what mother nature will throw at you. We’re already in to 30deg mornings and last year our pipes froze THREE TIMES (-30 before windchill, thank you very much), sooo… luck favors the prepared ....more

Back to Life, Back to Reality

I’m sure most of you can tell that something has been a-brewing...more

September Wrap-Up (Bonus Giveaway!)

I can’t even understand how tomorrow is the first day of October. WOW, this fall is flying by already. I’ve kept myself busy with work and working out, and really taking a look at where my priorities fall...more

Chocolate Protein Donuts (Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein)

Anyone else knee-deep in meal prep tonight? Sunday nights are synonymous with “dirty every dish in the house in the name of weekly meal prep.” Messy, but necessary. :) Yesterday...more

Currently (September 2014)


What’s Worth Fighting For

If my last post brought me any positive realizations about myself, it is this: I don’t give up easily. Clearly I don’t have it all figured out, but I keep showing up. A lesser person would have thrown in the towel a long time ago, right? ...more


I have a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head tonight (well, it’s “tonight” when I’m writing this), so get ready for an old-school “Here are Emily’s thoughts” kind of blog. Expect little sense to be made. You’ve been warned… adrift: (definition) floating on the water without being tied to anything or controlled by anyone ....more

September 2014 Goals

Hello, internet buddies! I hope you all had a great Labor Day (and that you didn’t have to work). :) The family and I had some great quality time; taking Harper to the Iowa...more

Back to School Snacking (ft. NatureBox!)

School’s back in session, and guess who’s excited?! That was Harper’s attempt at a “first day of school” picture. MOM – do you like how I STYLE? ...more