Fun & Affordable Valentine Gifts (for the Hubby & Kids)

I LOVE holidays . . . I love decorating my house, sending cards, doing holiday crafts, creating holiday inspired workouts, and giving holiday gifts. However, I don’t like breaking the budget on any of these things. Since the gift giving part is often the hardest, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought…

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How to Make Sure Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Suck

The New Year’s Resolution Controversy I feel like there has a become a New Year’s Resolution Controversy – people either love them or are completely turned off by the thought of them.  Honestly, I think the problem comes from the word “resolution.” By definition (according to Merriam-Webster) is “something that is resolved” and “resolved” is defined as…

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17 Swaps for 2017

New Year . . . New You . . . that’s what they say, right? But what if you don’t want a new you? Maybe you just want to do a few things differently, you know, “swap out” some okay things for better things. The problem is there is so much out there that we…

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My Favorite Holiday Treat

I cannot imagine the holidays without my Grandmother’s Homemade Chex Mix. This year is the first year we aren’t spending Christmas in Chicago, where I can eat all of the Chex Mix my mom makes. LOL As a result, I resorted to making it on my own this year. Surprisingly, not only did I realize…

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FREE FUN FALL WORKOUT

Fall is here but it definitely doesn’t feel like it here in Santa Monica! Even though the leaves aren’t falling, I’m reminded of my favorite fall activities growing up in the midwest. I created these exercises when I was living in Chicago and pregnant with my oldest, Landon. Hence, my sister modeling all the exercises.…

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Hey…TAKE A HIKE!

No, seriously, go outside and take a hike! Today, Tuesday, November 17th, is National Take a Hike Day, which is either about going for an invigorating walk or getting rid of someone who is no longer serving you in your life (and telling them to “get lost.”).  I actually think both are healthy options, so interpret as you…

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