Sledding in a Winter Wonderland


This has been a tough winter for me and, I think it’s safe to say, about 96% of the rest of Minnesota. According to one of our local news stations: “We currently stand at the 11th coldest winter on record (since 1873) and after this week may move to 9th coldest.” So yeah, brutal. This […]

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Can Goal-Setting and Contentment Co-Exist?

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I’ve been contradicted lately and have had difficulty deciding where I land. I’m a goal setter, a list maker, a dreamer. I’m always thinking about what’s next for me and my family. I also find that I’m happiest when I have something to look forward to – a weekend get-away, a date night with my […]

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4 Cabin Fever Busters


It’s that time of year when we all begin to feel a little claustrophobic in our own homes. At least for us up here in the midwest arctic. Whew, it’s been a brutal winter! In my opinion, the best way to beat cabin fever is to get the heck out of the house. Sure, you […]

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Join Shaklee for Free & Get Free Goodies Too!


Maybe you’ve heard of Shaklee before and wondered what it was all about. Maybe you’ve never heard of Shaklee, but you do know that you want to live a healthier life. Either way, now is the time to try Shaklee! I love helping others get healthy with the help of Shaklee products and love it ever more when […]

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My Journey Toward Becoming a Work at Home Mom {Part 3}: Making a Plan & Sticking to It


I’m back! It’s been weeks {ok, a month and a half – yikes!} since I’ve posted to the blog. This is in part due to the craziness of the holidays and in part due to some things I’ve been working on behind the scenes. Good news is that I think I finally have my butt […]

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Festive, Healthy Holiday Appetizer Ideas

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties! Tonight we’re heading to the annual holiday get-together with the neighbors. It’s filled with fun things like ugly Christmas sweaters, white elephant gifts, and super delicious food {my favorite part}. While I like digging into all of the cream cheese-based apps, salty snacks, and Christmas cookies and candy, it’s […]

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Join Us on a 5-Day Detox & Reboot Your Body


It’s that time of year again when we spend quality time with family and friends, attend holiday parties, and curl up on the couch to watch holiday movies. Oh, and pack on a couple pounds. I don’t know about you, but I’d like to avoid gaining weight this year and enter the year 2014 strong […]

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Easy & Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes {Free Shopping List Printable}

Green Bean Casserole from Pioneer Woman

We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year… for the first time {gulp}! It will be just my side of the family – and our family is pretty small, so I’m not too nervous. When it comes time to prep the turkey, those feelings might change, however. I figure that as long as we don’t leave the bag […]

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My Journey Toward Becoming a Work at Home Mom {Part 2}: Finding Like-Minded People


In my first post in this series, I talked about having a dream to work at home. I’m not there yet and, to be honest, I don’t have a clear path to how and when I’m going to get there. But, the first step for me was to announce this dream and start talking about […]

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Best Way to Get Out of a “Funk”


It’s simple – MUSIC! Feeling low? Turn on some positive, upbeat music. House a mess? Put on some energetic music and tell yourself to clean just one thing (even if it’s just scrubbing just one dirty pan). I guarantee that you’ll end up cleaning much more. Out of shape? Put on some music and dance! […]

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