I am a Minnesota girl, born and raised, so the Vikings will always hold a special place in my heart. Tailgating at Sunday games was always a thrill growing up, and Vikings fans are SOLID fans. That being said, I lived in Minnesota for 22 years, but I have now lived in Colorado for 11 […]


Getting into your car sucks. I generally approach the vehicle with apprehension, take a deep breath, and then gingerly lower myself into the seat with a groan. Getting out is a close second for difficulty and/or pain. Working out requires constant modifications and sometimes doesn’t feel worth it, even though you know you’ll feel better […]


Last week I left my house on a Wednesday night after tucking my kids into bed, and I didn’t return back to reality of parenting and work and the daily grind until Sunday late afternoon just before the start of the Superbowl (GO BRONCOS!). I literally didn’t know until an hour or two before leaving […]

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What a freakin’ week. So I started off the week feeling pretty overwhelmed with Harvey, and it’s like God or providence or whatever you want to say wanted to give me a reminder to slow down and appreciate the struggles and just love on my little boy. Sunday = frustrated with my crazy 2 year […]


So. Yesterday. Everything I wrote? I still feel. I’m still struggling. I’m still working on being a=parent who has more patience with her children and a deeper well of love and understanding to draw from when things are tough. Thank you SO much to everyone who has so respectfully weighed in with ideas and hope […]


Um, yes. The dreaded topic of spanking. I guess I’m going there. Full disclaimer – I was raised in a non-spanking household, and I always swore I would never spank my own children. We were raised with a lot of talks from parents who disciplined by telling us they were “disappointed in [us] for choosing […]

Failing to plan is planning to fail

Last week I wrote a breakdown of my 12 month plan to age 35, so this week I decided to break down what I plan to accomplish in these first three months. As a recap, my goals for the first 3 months were: Lose 15# and 5% body fat. Complete at least 3 rounds of […]

Healthy Hard Boiled Eggs made with Greek Yogurt instead of mayo!

GO BRONCOS! So, it’s football season. Football season = lots of unhealthy appetizers & delicious beer in my world, but every once in awhile I at least TRY to adjust my recipes to make them a little better for you. :) Yesterday I was about to whip up a batch of spicy deviled eggs to […]

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In the winter I am all about crock pot meals, so when I can tweak one to make it work with the nutrition macros I’m aiming for, all the better! The follow recipe for slow cooker chicken fajitas is 21 Day Fix approved, which makes it easy for me to insert it into the week when I’m […]

SMART goals

Today is my 34th birthday, and I’m not nearly as happy, hot, and healthy as I’d like. I’m a Type-A detail person, so it’s time to lay out some solid time-specific goals (otherwise known as SMART goals) for myself for the next year. A few of the goals & rewards I have set for myself […]


For the last month or so we have been unfortunately venturing back into the world of the almighty tantrum. HOLY HELL I forgot how much I dislike this age with my children. Obviously, disclaimer, I love my kids, blah blah blah… but right now, I can love Harvey without actually enjoying his company very much. He has some […]


For this month’s Stitch Fix box, I told my stylist that it’s my birthday next week so I’d like some fun shirts to choose from and maybe a new purse. Well… hm. Mixed results. I can already tell you what I am keeping from this fix and not, so this will be more of a […]


2 years ago today this morning, I was giving birth to my second child in the guestroom of our home. It was perfectly awesome. This morning, I was laying in bed thinking about how sometimes the more things change, the more they remain the same. Last night, our crazy-ass-almost-2-year-old child was running around the house, […]

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So today marks Day 1 of my 1st attempt at the 21 Day Fix Extreme program. I need to get a post together with my measurements, goals, etc., but right now I just wanted to put it out there into the universe that I am MOTIVATED and DETERMINED. Over the weekend I skiied for nearly […]


I’ve seen quite a few posts floating around the internet for the past week talking about people’s “one word” for the year. I started out thinking that it’s really hard to figure out the ONE thing I want to commit to this year, and then it hit me – FOCUS. All day long I am being […]


Yesterday marked Stella’s 4th day on the mountain, and she truly is improving by leaps & bounds every weekend that we take her up. We have gotten to the point that we’ll take her on the big ski runs and let her just practice her turns & stops without being on the leash, though when […]

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Y’all are funny, you know that? I started my Stitch Fix posts on a whim last January since I am nowhere near a style blog & truly just suck at shopping for myself, yet for the past year those posts have consistently gotten the most views and comments – and according to WordPress, my most […]


For 33 years I have either been in Minnesota or Colorado for Christmas, so whether or not we had snow, it was always pretty cold on Christmas. However, this year my parents decided to rent a house in Arizona, so the entire family met down there! Most people flew in, but we decided to drive, […]


Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t follow my Facebook feed, I wanted to put a quick post up here about my exclusive challenge group that starts in January! We are starting our prep-week January 4th and the full on challenge starts January 11th. Are you in? Message me or comment below for details!

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It was SO fun to read all of your opinions on this last fix when you weren’t influenced by my thoughts on the items. :) Honestly, I started out thinking the whole box was okay and actually contemplated keeping the entire thing for the $80 discount. Then I decided I should only keep one item […]

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Well, I wrote quite a bit about potty training Stella around the 14-17 month mark, but I haven’t said a word about Harvey. Unlike his big sis, he is not very verbal and also showed zero interest in using the toilet, so I have made very little effort to potty train him early, even though I had […]

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Tuesday was payroll day, and when I glanced at my paycheck stub I realized that I had one unaccounted for vacation day that needed to be used in the next 2 days or I would lose it. Well then – that’s a no brainer! Yesterday became my mental health day wherein I actually used a paid vacation […]


My newest Stitch Fix box showed up over lunch today, and I excitedly threw on the 5 items during my lunch break so that I could write up a post tonight for the blog after the fam went to sleep! As usual, I can’t wait to see what y’all think of everything. :) This month […]


Happy Tuesday everyone! Well, my health & fitness progress has been a bit all over the board during the first half of December. That seems to happen around the holidays, eh? :) Overall I’ve been keeping up with my workouts 5/7 days at least, and I’m usually making better food & alcohol choices, so I’m going to […]


Weekends are always the hardest time for me to stay on track with my fitness goals, and that fact is just intensified over the holidays. I’m guessing I’m not alone in this. ;-) At any rate, last Saturday we were invited to a “Cookies and Cocktails” holiday party, and though I definitely ate and drank […]


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