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September 2013

september foodie penpals reveal

september foodie pen pals

I was so excited to find out that I had been matched with Foodie Penpals creator, Lindsay, for the month of September. I had a blast participating for the 1st time last month, so I got right to work when the penpal matches were sent out. I love reading Lindsay's blog The Lean Green Bean [...]

I'm so excited to share today's Makingmine feature! I first connected with Sarah through Sweat Pink before stalking her Instagram photos of her adorable dog and the gorgeous runs and hikes she takes throughout the week. I love reading Sarah's blog Sweet Miles because I can relate to her in so many ways. I just know [...]

my fall race schedule

fall race schedule

Now that I've gotten over my running slump and finished my first post-baby 5k, I'm excited to do a few more races through the end of this year! First up is the Color Me Rad 5k in Des Moines! It's the first weekend in October and Jeff will be running it with me. We did [...]

One Word Wednesday: fall

one word wednesday fall

weekend house hop

house hop food

I mentioned yesterday that our family had a busy weekend - two races and a housewarming party! I wanted to share the details of our party because it ended up being a blast! When we bought our house back in March, my husband Jeff had 4 cousins who were all closing on homes around the [...]

my 1st post-baby race!

This was a BIG weekend for our little family! I ran my first postpartum race, my husband completed his first half marathon, we hosted a house warming party, and I attended the 2nd Omaha bloggers meet-up! The entire weekend was SO fun, but I am completely exhausted and currently typing this post with my feet [...]

Annie Brees

We're back with another Makingmine Feature - a new series where each Friday I’ll feature someone who’s making the most of their life and share their story. Big or small we all have something to share. I'm so excited to introduce you to Annie Brees. She's a fellow Iowa girl and Sweat Pink Sister! I've really enjoyed learning a bit about her through [...]

all-around average

all-around average

Let me preface this post by saying that I have a wonderful life - a supportive husband, a healthy daughter, and a comfortable home. I know this to be true, but lately I've been feeling anything but wonderful. In fact, I've been feeling downright average. I want to believe that I can be the BEST [...]

one word wednesday: shine

try it tuesday: fitradio

Today's Try it Tuesday comes courtesy of my husband Jeff who is currently training for his 1st half marathon! He's been using the FitRadio app on his iPhone to pass the time during his runs and motivate him to finish strong. Since I have a (slightly shorter) race of my own coming up, he suggested [...]

eleanor: 3 months

monthly baby update on calendar

My sweet Eleanor is 3 months old already! It seems like every week is better than the next. She seems to change day-to-day and is an absolute joy to watch! Her personality is so calm and gentle, and she has plenty of smiles to go around. She's starting to really love tummy time - it's [...]

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