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Life Updates

Follow this blog with Bloglovin’ Hello, friends! How is life going for you lately? Things have been pretty great around here – and pretty busy, too! ...more

Autoimmune Awareness Month: As My Body Attacks Itself

found in Kelly's blog post, and...more

Book Recommendations: 22 Books about Survival

Pin now, read later! 22 Books about survival and perseverance...more

My home gym wish list

I’ve told you before that I do all of my strength and stability work at home. It saves me valuable commuting time to and from a gym, and I honestly think that with the right equipment, you can get all you need right in the comfort of your own home. I have plenty of equipment/gym toys here to allow me to do that, but there are still a few pieces I’d like to add to make my home gym perfect ....more

Gasparilla 8k Race Recap

When last we left this story, I’d run a 15k at a decent pace and then walked 11 more miles at Walt Disney World Resort before coming back to the hotel to get a nap before the Gasparilla 8k....more

52 Weeks of Being: Be Bold (Week 1)

“Fortune favors the bold.” - Virgil Whenever I think that I can’t do something, I think of my grandmother. My grandmother, Alivee Harper, raised me. She was my first example of what a strong woman was. After raising her six kids, she and my grandfather took on the responsibility of raising a six-month-old....more


We had some weird weather yesterday! It snowed over the weekend, and then yesterday, it was hailing all day (or maybe freezing rain... I'm not sure of the difference) ....more

Making Time For Me...

I have a friend. Let me take that back. I have a friend who is a super mom. Works full time, has a herd of  kids, has a happy marriage, travels, social butterfly, and always out and about. To me she looks like she has it all. She told me when she had her first kid that she refused to give up putting herself first and that her social life would continue on. I always held onto that conversation and told myself I'd do the same thing. Piece of cake. Wrong. ...more

How I’m Fitting In Exercise

Guys I’m busy. I know I know, we are ALL busy, but in the past few weeks, I filled my plate with quite a few responsibilities that are keeping me from having hardly any free time. I think I’m feeling a little overwhelmed right now because I’m still trying to get into a good groove with everything, but I really do enjoy all of my jobs ....more

Lactation cookies for new mamas

When a friend or family member has a newborn baby, I’m always excited to stop by and take them a meal or some snacks and goodies. Some of my favorite baby meals are here, and here are two items that usually make an appearance: Mother’s Milk tea and lactation cookies. When Liv was first born, Heather sent us a beautiful package with homemade goodies and these lactation cookies ....more