Family, Life, Uncategorized

Making Christmas Cookies

admin / December 7, 2017

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. My mother letting us mix the chocolate chip batter with our hands – the…

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Balance, Healthy Living

Why Spinning?

cycling, goals, fitness, gym
admin / December 2, 2017

I started going to spinning/cycling classes on and off at the beginning of this test to get ready for Iron Girl. To be honest I hated it at first! Who wants their butt to hurt for 3 days! My knees killed and to top it all off, compared to other men and women in my class who appeared to be…

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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, Healthy Living, My Style

Getting Back into the Swing of Things

gym, motivation, balance
admin / November 25, 2017

Someone who I won’t mention dragged me out of bed and made me go to the gym this morning. It’s true, I haven’t been in over a week – partly because of my Colorado trip and partly because I have been sick. But, I didn’t want to go – I wanted to continue my day long journey on my couch. But, I…

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Balance, Family, Life


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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Colorado Day Trip

admin / November 24, 2017

During our recent trip to Colorado, we took a day trip to Estes Park, in Larimer County, Colorado, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Although, I could have stayed for days and not run out of things to do! Estes Park has shopping, food and some gorgeous views. We started the morning eating at the Wapiti Pub. Their bloody Mary’s are…

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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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My Style

November 2017 Stitch Fix

stitch fix, style
admin / November 13, 2017

I love Stitch Fix. If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is – I sum it up as having a personal stylist! You fill out their style survey and choose a shipping date. On that date a box arrives with five items your stylist picked for you. I don’t know about you but I love opening gifts! Even if they are from me.…

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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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