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4 Tips to Start Running and Feel Great

I have honestly never felt more in control or accomplished then when I run. It is hard to get started, but once I hit the pavement it is like my brain is clear and nothing else matters. But I have challenges and it does make it difficult for me and really intimidated me the first couple of times I went. So I took a couple steps to make it a little more comfortable, enjoyable and less scary. Check out below how I did that. 4 Tips to Start Running and Feel Great Start of Slow The first time  ...

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5 Things I Learned at the Gym

The gym did not always seem like an inviting place to be. Many times I would walk by it and even walk in only to walk right back out as I was intimidated. Finally I decided enough was enough, I went in, joined and worked out. Check out the 5 things I learned while there. 5 Things I learned at the Gym It is not a scary place I put off going for a while now as I found it to be a scary place. There were so many people there that were in “shape” and I was no where near them. Taking  ...

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5 Signs Someone is Toxic

It is hard to cut people out of your life. I mean I have people that I thought were the greatest friends but I learned the hard way that they sadly were toxic to my life. Cutting them out was tough, but was better for me in the long way. But have you ever thought what makes a person toxic? Sitting down with another friend the other day we made a list of what we thought made someone toxic. Always talking bad about others No matter the person they always have something bad to say about  ...

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide, General Chit Chat, Gifts for Men, Gifts for Women

Keep Warm and Trendy on the Slopes this Winter Thanks to Sport Chek

We talked about our kids looking trendy on the slopes, but what about the adults? Hubby is always complaining that his snow gear is dated and it hangs in the closet in-used. So I thought I would share some awesome must have pieces this Ski season! Keep Warm and Trendy on the Slopes this Winter Thanks to Sport Chek Must Haves for Men: Smith Quantum MIPS Charcoal Men’s Ski & Snowboard Helmet The new Smith Quantum ski & snowboard helmet provides maximum protection using Aerocore™  ...

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Bring the Speed this Holiday Season with NASCAR Heat 2

Are you a NASCAR fan? I have a friend who really enjoys watching the races so I thought it would be fun to send him a copy of NASCAR Heat 2. Check out his thoughts below. NASCAR Heat 2 brings the most authentic and intense stock car and truck racing of all time. Test your driving skills across 29 NASCAR sanctioned ovals, road courses, and the infamous dirt track, Eldora Speedway. Race as the biggest names in motorsports with the largest roster of drivers in NASCAR video game history. Take  ...

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Food, General Chit Chat

Brie Apple Walnut Bites with Honey Drizzle #Recipe

*This add was brought to you in partnership with Triscuit. All opinions are my own. We have been talking everything holiday on the blog lately. Looking around social media and commercials I am not the only one. I am really trying to be on top of planning and prep work as I want to enjoy my family when they visit. With two growing boys they are always happy to test out new recipes before I serve them to our company. Triscuit is a staple in our cupboard. If I am not careful my oldest will  ...

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Cats, General Chit Chat

How to Find the Right Pet-Sitter for the Holidays

Every pet owner needs a reliable sitter to turn to when they travel. If you’re lucky enough to have one already, though, you still might be scrambling when the holidays roll around. People get busy, and your go-to person may not be available. That’s why a database of proven, trustworthy pet-sitters is such a welcome boon! Rover.com connects you with lots of local sitters offering competitive rates for a variety of pet care services, including overnight sits. From here on out, you’ll always  ...

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5 Christmas Traditions That Cost Nothing

As much as I say I will not go crazy at Christmas it is often hard to do. Setting a budget and sticking to it this year has been a bit of a challenge, but happy to report I am doing it. I honestly thought our holidays would be blah, but after some thinking it is the total opposite. I had to take a step back and remember what I loved most about Christmas, and that is the fun family traditions. 5 Christmas Traditions That Cost Nothing Check out my list before for 5 fun but FREE traditions you  ...

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Give the Gift of a Home This holiday Season

The holidays can be hard for many families. As some are out shopping, baking and trimming their trees, others are worried how they will put food on the table or pay their rent. Other often worry about finding a warm place to lay their head at night. Thankfully Habitat for Humanity is there to help and support Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization that brings communities together to help working, low-income families build strength, stability and independence through  ...

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