Forget the Dress, Wear Pants This New Year’s

It’s Fashion Friday! Once a month we highlight some of our favorite fashion finds. Whether it’s for golf, running, yoga, everyday errands, or even wishful thinking (Hermès bag anyone?), we want to share it with you.

Because it’s the holiday season, we’re offering up a second Fashion Friday for December! In case you missed it, you can check out our take on winter running apparel over at Freeing Imperfections.

My husband and I have gone out every New Year’s Eve for the past several years. We book a babysitter by September and have our plans ready by November. It’s a great night full of fabulous excuses to stay out until 3am, get all dolled up, spend way too much for ridiculous door fees, and drink copious amounts of Champagne (well, that’s what I drink, he usually sticks with Jameson). It’s all worth it, especially since we’re still young enough to actually make it to 3am! We gotta get our fill in now;) Read More…


Elf for Health 2013 Recap

This year we jumped at the chance to join a phenomenal group of women and men in the 2013 Elf for Health Challenge. What better way to motivate, encourage, and cheerlead people toward healthier choices during the holidays!

If you don’t remember from our previous post, here was the schedule for the four weeks.

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Winter Running Apparel

It’s Fashion Friday! Once a month we’ll highlight some of our favorite fashion finds. Whether it’s for golf, running, yoga, everyday errands, or even wishful thinking (Hermès bag anyone?), we want to share it with you.

Today’s Fashion Friday post is all about winter running apparel and is being hosted by our friend, Melissa, over at Freeing Imperfections.

While we don’t get the chance to run in the winter that often, we’ve put together two great outfits that have proven quite effective when old man winter comes to town! And a BIG thank you to our friend, Brianna, who contributed to this post. Today’s her birthday, so we must wish her a big “Happy Birthday” especially for helping us out=) Read More…


Golf Shoes: A Review

It’s Wednesday! Around here, we call it “bump day.” Each and every Wednesday we’ll post a tip, trick, gadget or something fun and random to get you through the rest of the week. 

This is not a sponsored post. I’m just reviewing the various brands of golf shoes that I’ve tried to date and providing my humble opinions.

I’ve only been golfing for two years now, but I’m already on my fourth pair of golf shoes and have my eye on a few more to add to my collection. I was at the newly opened Golf Galaxy in Henderson, NV last week and resisted the urge, but the selection was great! Very surprising considering my last attempt at shopping for golf gear (you can read about that frustrating experience here). Read More…


Life is a Game, Golf is Serious…or is it?

A little while ago I had an awesome day on the golf course! Why I’m just getting around to bragging about it now is beyond me, but it was a good, good day. My drives were relatively straight, my irons weren’t horrible, and I was actually two-putting from everywhere on the green. I was overjoyed, and I think it was all that giddiness that led to my downfall.

I’m a talker. I talk A LOT, especially when I’m excited or nervous. I vividly remember a grade school teacher telling my mom that I was quite a chatterbox at a parent-teacher conference. I guess I haven’t changed that much! I’m sure anyone who has ever met me would agree. All of my friends and family have experienced the difficulty of getting a word in edge wise at some point. What can I say? I have a lot of thoughts zooming around in my head and some of them leak out. When my husband jokes that I talk too much I remind him that he likely only hears about 50% of what is going on in my head! We’ve been together for over 20 years and I can’t tell if he’s naturally a quiet guy, or if I just talk so much that he’s given up and just enjoys the silence when I stop.

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Interval Training and Your Running Watch

It’s Wednesday! Around here, we call it “bump day.” Each and every Wednesday we’ll post a tip, trick, gadget or something fun and random to get you through the rest of the week.  

My husband calls me gadget girl. Every time I come home with something new, he jokingly says to our four year old daughter, “There goes Mommy with her gadgets again.” And then she looks at me shaking my head at his silliness, she copies my head shaking, and says, “Daddy, you’re crazy!” Of course, we all begin to laugh. Read More…


Interval Training: How it Can Turn Anyone into a Runner

This is not a sponsored post, and I do not have any affiliation with the training program listed. I am simply writing based on my own personal experience.

For those of you who don’t know me, and it may be a bit of a surprise to those who do, I have a confession to make. I am not a fan of running. Phew! I feel so much better now that that’s out in the open…

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the idea of it – being outdoors with nature; trying a variety of running patterns and exploring new running paths; the clothes (yes, some are really cute!); the fun shoes, particularly minimalist shoes; the amazing accomplishments runners are able to achieve; and, I especially love running with other people (friends, family, strangers, just as long as someone’s with me). All of this I love. But, because 95% of the time I run alone, I find the actual motivational part of it quite challenging. It requires a great amount of determination for me to get out of bed and put my foot to pavement.

just don't want to get out of bed...

just don’t want to get out of bed…

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Paleo Chocolatey Goodness Holiday Brownies

I would like to start a petition. It’s the holidays, and I’d love nothing more than for the “Crazy Target Lady” to come back. Having lived overseas for nearly eight years and with most of my friends now being from all over the world, whenever I mention her, they just don’t understand. But, if you are American, you know who she is (well, if you watch TV chances are pretty good). The super jolly, overly enthusiastic, bundle of Christmas joy Target shopper. It’s been a few years and perhaps you’ve forgotten, or you chose to remove her from your memory. Either which, I miss her. The first time I saw her commercials I was scared and tempted to change the channel. Then she sort of became the train wreck you can’t look away from; but, this train wreck was decked out in tinsel and holly. And, then she was the annoying, but really funny relative you’re embarrassed to invite over, but whom you secretly really like and will miss when they’re  gone. Yup, that’s where I’m at. She’s my crazy aunt and I miss her. She made me laugh and she kicked off a jolly-filled, fruit cake-covered, wrapped in a big giant red bow, enthusiastic kind of season. Actually, I do know that a petition has already been created, so if your holiday heart feels a little empty without her too, go check it out. We’re not alone! Read More…