Balance, Healthy Living, Life

Fitness Progress – Week 1

admin / December 27, 2017

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read the disclosure page for more information. Last week, I set my fitness goals for the next month. I survived Christmas week and honestly, I don’t feel like I overindulged too much! And, I ate what I wanted. The first week I knew was going to be hard. I had depended so much…

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Balance, Family, Life

Ten Ways to Make Christmas Fun

Christmas Fun
admin / December 13, 2017

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read the disclosure page for more information. I have to say this was one of the best family Christmas parties ever! We sang, we laughed, we saw Santa and we ate ALOT!!  We sure do know how to make Christmas fun! This year we had 59 family and friends – yes I have…

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Family, Life, Uncategorized

Making Christmas Cookies

admin / December 7, 2017

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read the disclosure page for more information. Some of my earliest memories are making Christmas Cookies with my mother. Cut-out, chocolate chip, cherry bon-bons, Italian fudge, and peanut butter blossoms. It brings such a feeling of nostalgia. I can remember standing on a kitchen chair lent reach the counter, helping my mother along.…

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Family, Life

Holiday Traditions: Annual Christmas Party

admin / November 29, 2017

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with an annual Christmas Party! The entire side of my mother’s family gets together in December for my favorite party of the year. We have held this tradition since at least the 1960’s. With our extended families growing last time I counted it was over 50! In my early years, we would alternate…

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Balance, Family, Life

Thankfulness

admin / November 25, 2017

After coming back from my Colorado trip, I had the cold from hell! Runny nose, chest congestion and an overall feeling of blah! For the first time in years I found myself sick on Thanksgiving – and it was going to be at my house. Lucky for me, my husband stepped up to the plate! We usually make dinner together…

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Balance, Life, Travel

Colorado – Devil’s Backbone

admin / November 17, 2017

Day two of my trip in Colorado we hiked Devil’s Backbone which is just west west of Loveland, Colorado. The trails were breathtaking to say the least. The 12 mile trail system can be used for hiking, running, biking, or horseback riding. The highlight of this trail is the rock formations that they call Devil’s Backbone. The rigid rocks extend…

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Balance, Family, Life

Becoming an Empty Nester

empty nester, life journey, road trip
admin / November 16, 2017

I am on the cusp of being an empty nester! My youngest is a Senior in High School and most of this year has been the typical graduation photos, cap and gown, yearbooks, college applications and half days of school. When my daughter graduated a few years back, I was just as excited, but also sad. My babies were growing…

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Family, Life

Raking Leaves

raking leaves, fall
admin / November 12, 2017

Raking leaves! What joy! We have been putting this chore off for a while now. And now, our small yard feels like acres of land. I hate raking leaves. So, I decided to look as it as working my arms and if I stretch it – some cardio! My exercise for the day. It only took about an hour and…

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Balance, Healthy Living, Life

Crushing Goals

crushing goals, fitness, motivation
admin / November 11, 2017

I cannot say enough, setting a goal, writing it down, wanting to achieve something is powerful motivation. For me, it doesn’t matter what it is – big or small, when I see it written down, it makes me want to achieve it that much more. In my first post one of my goals were to be able to dead lift…

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