• Self

    How To Avoid Weight Gain This Holiday Season

    I know the age-old excuse, “I might as well wait until after the holidays to get serious again about my weight” It’s what sets us up for failure and keeps us from continuing our weight loss and healthy eating throughout the holiday season. It all starts with Halloween. Even if you don’t have your own kids there’s a good chance you’ll be running into Halloween candy somewhere, like at the workplace. After that, its instantly November and the pumpkin spice lattes continue to trickle into your everyday life…which leads to Thanksgiving coming, Christmas parties, Christmas cookies, and so on and so on… I do have affiliate links throughout this blog…

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    The Best Christmas Gifts for Under $30!

    Christmas is just around the corner and, in my opinion, its never too early to get a jumpstart on Christmas Gifts! Start now, and you’ll still have enough time to stay CALM, COOOOOOLLL, AND COLLECTED 🙂 I do have affiliate links within this post and throughout this blog which means I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if you end up making a purchase through my site. (Which I totally appreciate btw! 🙂) If you’re anything like our family we’re on a Christmas budget. This year most of our gift-buying will be $30 per person. There will be those who do end up getting a bit more…

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    How To Avoid Weight Gain as a Busy Mom

    How to Avoid Weight Gain as a Busy Mom We’ve all been there…or want to avoid getting there… You have your baby, your entire world changes as you once knew it, you’re super busy with feedings, not sleeping, crying, diapers…the list goes on… The months, or perhaps years, go by and you decide to face the truth you’ve been avoiding or too busy to notice… YOU’VE STOPPED TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF, STOPPED WEARING THE JEANS YOU ONCE WORE, STOPPED BEING COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN! **I do have affiliate links throughout this post and blog, which means I make a small commission if you ever order anything through my site…

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    Why I East MOSTLY Low-Carb!

    Why I Eat MOSTLY  Low-Carb I am a self-admitted yo-yo dieter and have been on that roller coaster for years now. I always struggle with wanting a healthy diet overall but will often find myself stuck in unhealthy eating habits. It has always been difficult for me to find and maintain a balance. I do have affiliate links throughout this post and blog. Which means, if you make a purchase through my site I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Please see my disclosure page for more details. However, recently I’ve cut out MOST OF MY SUGAR SOURCES, AND I HAVE BEEN FEELING AMAZING!!! I honestly…

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    Woman’s Checklist for a Confident Summer!

    (affiliate links in this post; see my disclosure for more deets) Ladies!!!…Mamas!!! I’ve been so into wanting to do some nice things for myself lately before summer actually starts, so I hope you’ll join me! I’m all for “Cultivating a Happy Home Life” (wink, wink – yes, that’s my tagline) and where does much of that start?!?!? Drumroll please…..WITH YOURSELF! Yes! Let’s do this! Although it’s not quite summer yet we have had some really nice days lately! So, what is it that prompted me to get my butt in gear and create the Ultimate Summer Checklist for us ladies?!?!?!? Well, I was spending a lot of the day outside…

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