How Not to Be Closed-Minded About Food {Or, Thoughts on Cooking Through a Whole Cookbook}

A long time ago (okay, about six and a half years ago), I went on a cruise to Alaska. Each night, we went to the formal dining room for a multi-course dinner, and I came face to face with a truth I had never considered before: I was a LOT pickier than I thought I …

2019 List of Home Updates We Hope to Tackle

(Today’s post inspired by In Honor of Design’s similar post) A funny thing happened once we become homeowners for the first time—the first couple months, we were all gung ho about DOING ALL THE PROJECTS, and we got a ton of painting done, the majority of the unpacking completed, and a bunch of work done …

New Year, New Goals! {January Goals + December Goals Recap}

I had the best of intentions to have this posted on the first day of the new year…then we all came down with some sort of plague that has just kept producing new symptoms with each coming day, and a whole lot of not sleeping well at night, all of which has combined into a …

Do Goals and Holidays Play Well Together? {December Goals + November Goals Recap}

While I’m not one to EVER give up on setting goals (I mean, did you SEE my goals list right after having a baby? My motivation for goal-setting seriously knows no bounds…), I have been wanting for awhile now to ease up on certain areas, and I figured December is a great time to implement …

Just So I Won’t Slack Off During the Holidays… {November Goals + October Goals Recap}

The end of October went MUCH more smoothly than the end of September (for starters, we didn’t have to deal with any more broken bones, and Matt could finally start using his right arm again!), but as years past have taught me, from about Halloween until the end of the year, life tends to get …

Thoughts on Kayla Itsines's BBG

Halfway Through Kayla Itsines’s BBG (Bikini Body Guide): My Thoughts

For several weeks now, I’ve mentioned in passing several times about how I’ve been working my way through the popular Kayla Itsines BBG program, an exercise regime largely based around resistance training with short bursts of intensity (HIIT) mixed in. Although I’m technically halfway through the original 12-week program, I’ve actually been doing the program …