Morning Time-Saving Products

Hello, everyone!  A few weeks ago I did a post sharing my tips for successful morning workouts.  If you missed the post, you can check it out here.  In keeping with that theme, I wanted to share three products that help save me time in the mornings when I’m getting ready for the day after working out. Continue reading

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Review – It’s Just Peachy!

I’ve read about Too Faced eye shadow palettes on other blogs and seen rave reviews on YouTube of Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar palette and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette.  The colors looked amazing but since I don’t do sugar, the thought of a eye shadow palette in the shape of a chocolate bar (and that smelled like chocolate) was something I just couldn’t do… Continue reading

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The Runner Awakens … the medal!

Hi everyone!  A little while ago I told you about Level Up Virtual Runs and an upcoming race called The Runner Awakens.  If you missed the post, you can read it here.  As I mentioned in the previous post, virtual runs are a great way to add races to a busy schedule since you are in control of the when and where of the race.  I chose to run my race outside using a GPS watch to keep track of my distance.  You can also run inside on the treadmill – whatever works best for you.

My race medal arrived and it’s fantastic!!


Be sure to check out Level Up Virtual Runs’ website for upcoming races and other fantastic medals!

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YouTube Channel Announcement AND My Top 5 Tips for a Successful Early Morning Workout

Hi, everyone!  I’m excited to announce that I’ve started a YouTube channel.  I plan on incorporating more videos into my blog posts and I’d love to hear what you think.  I’m hoping that my YouTube channel can be a place where I share my health and fitness journey with you and learn more about your health and fitness journeys.  Support is crucial to our success in maintaining healthy lives and this will be a great opportunity to learn from each other.  I’ll also be adding other topics to the channel – things I love like makeup, health and fitness product reviews and travel.  Please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can stay up to date with my videos! Continue reading

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Ipsy Glam Bag VIDEO Including Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil, Elizabeth Mott Eyeshadow Primer and Starlooks Luxe Eyeliner

Hello everyone!  I decided to try something new with this blog post and share a video!  I’ve received a few questions from friends and family about my makeup and I wanted to share one of my favorite sources of beauty products with you – Ipsy bags! Continue reading

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SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt Review and GIVEAWAY!!

I recently had the opportunity to review the SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt and wanted to share my thoughts on this amazing product with you! Continue reading

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Want More Flexibility in Your Races? Try A Virtual Race

Did your New Year’s Resolutions include training for a race or getting a faster running time?  I find that having a race on my calendar really helps motivate me to run on days that I may not feel like doing it.  Races are fantastic for many reasons but it can be difficult to find a race that fits your calendar and the distance you are willing to travel.  Sound familiar?  A virtual race may be just the answer! Continue reading

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It’s a Brave New World … For My Lips

One of my resolutions for this year is to spend a few minutes doing my hair and makeup most days.  I’ve felt a little low in the confidence level lately and realized that when I take some time to do my makeup and style my hair, I feel much more confident about myself.  Please don’t misunderstand, I am a firm believer that the quality of our heart is more important than the color of our lip gloss.  I love Margaret D. Nadauld’s talk “The Joy of Womanhood” and her emphasis on developing divine qualities.  I especially this quote:

“Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.”   Continue reading

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Small Changes for 2016

Happy New Year!!  I hope that your holidays were filled with family, friends, love and great memories.  I had a wonderful time and am so grateful for the opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Continue reading

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Shacke Pak Packing Cube Review

I recently purchased a set of Shacke Pak packing cubes and used them on a trip I took with my husband.  (AMAZING trip, by the way.  I will do a post on the trip soon!)  While my suitcase is usually nicely organized at the beginning of my trips, by the end, my clothes tangle up in a wrinkle-filled mess.  I can’t find any specific clothing item very quickly because invariably whatever I’m looking for has fallen to the bottom of my suitcase, underneath everything else.  Since this trip lasted about a week, I really wanted a way to organize my clothes.  I read reviews of packing cubes on Amazon and although I felt a little skeptical that packing cubes would make a big difference, I decided to give them a try.  I chose the Shacke Pak packing cube system based on the great reviews and the size/number of packing cubes in this set.   Continue reading

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