Mixed Greens & Blueberry Salad

So, I’ve made it to Texas. I’ve been hunkered down here in this big ol’ house, hanging pictures, decorating, arranging the kitchen.  It’s been 12 days now – but it seems like so much less. Time is FLYING.  Soon, Seven and my mom will be here (one week from today!) and we JUST got their […]

Mixed Red Berry Pancake Muffins

I should bake and cook with berries more.  I don’t know why I don’t…they are so full of flavor and such vibrant little morsels of goodness.  We used to have a great row of raspberry bushes behind our house…the berries were huge and the seeds were small…and they tasted just like heaven.  I would have […]

Staying Active After the Resolution Wears Off

I think we all do this… We find ourselves in a rut, and by December, we are ready to better ourselves, and vow to make a change in the New Year. Eat Better. Exercise More. Organize.  Manage Our Time. Stop Eating Cheetos For Breakfast. We get so excited that our lives are finally going to […]

A New Way to Move #GetUpandGojiPlay

I was doing so good. For real. At one point, I was in the gym, the ACTUAL gym, 5 days a week.  Chest Day, Leg Day, Back & Bis, Shoulders.  You name it, I was doing it.  The treadmill, the elliptical, the stationary bikes. Heck, I was even swimming once per week, running (OUTSIDE!) and […]

Running the Mudderella

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” About one year ago, I started a new diet and exercise program. If you know me at all, you’ll know that giving […]

Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad

This recipe name may have you thinking it’s going to be complicated.  Having to make a sauce, and cook, and chop, and well, spend time in a kitchen. But that’s where you are wrong. This salad couldn’t be simpler, thanks to Al Fresco, a company that asked me if I’d like to test out a […]

Surviving the Tough Mudder

Saturday was a blur. Jon and I arrived at the fairgrounds in Doswell, Virginia, shocked at the sheer volume of people there. Around 10,000 strong, there to complete (hopefully), and survive the Tough Mudder. Over 10 miles of terrain, and just under 20 scheduled obstacles, we were up against the weather as our first challenge […]

Summer Kick Off

Seven gets out of school today for the summer. At 11 freaking A-M. Could we not have just driven the kids there about 9, mopped their mouths with cheap Kool-Aid and wrote on their clothes with markers while in the car line?  Everyone knows there is PLENTY of time in the car line. Because it […]

I’m A Tough Mudder

Or rather…I am at least going to attempt to be. Last weekend, I managed to take the BEAST tee shirt right off the back of a 7 foot tall semi-pro wrestler.  So now, I think that because of that and because I go to the gym, I’m capable of making it through one of the […]