Fitness · Travel Fitness

Plogging – The Eco-Friendly Fitness Trend Of 2019

It's hard to believe it's already Week 20 of my Trying New Things Challenge.   Recently my husband mentioned that I should try something called plogging, and I was immediately intrigued!  Plogging originated in Sweden and the word is a combination of “jogging” and “plocka upp” (Swedish for “pick up”).    Basically, you bring gloves and a… Continue reading Plogging – The Eco-Friendly Fitness Trend Of 2019

52 Weeks Challenge · Recipes

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 15 | Avocado Brownies vs. Black Bean Brownies

This year for our Christmas Eve celebration we started a new tradition - Brownie Wars!  My husband and I are both highly competitive, so we each selected a recipe with a surprise ingredient and decided to let our family choose the winner via taste test.  We set the stakes high - the winner chooses the… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 15 | Avocado Brownies vs. Black Bean Brownies

52 Weeks Challenge · Healthy Living

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 13 | Kalahari Biltong | Air-Dried Beef With 6 Ingredients

As someone who enjoys hiking and camping, I'm always on the lookout for healthy snacks that travel well and give me energy.  When I select my snacks, I look for a high protein content (helps with muscle building and repair, satiety, and weight management), no refined sugar and no artificial preservatives.  It's more than a… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 13 | Kalahari Biltong | Air-Dried Beef With 6 Ingredients

52 Weeks Challenge · Healthy Living · non toxic personal care

How To Make Your Own Natural Deodorant That Works

What’s in your tampon? Ours are 100% cotton with no synthetics, fragrance, or dyes. I've officially reached hippie status.  This week I tried making my own natural deodorant.  I'm not typically a DIY type of person, but after trying countless brands of natural deodorant and only finding one that I considered both safe and effective,… Continue reading How To Make Your Own Natural Deodorant That Works

52 Weeks Challenge · Product Reviews

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 10 | Warby Parker’s Free Home-Try-On Program

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I'm in the market for a new pair of glasses and recently discovered Warby Parker's Free Home-Try-On Program.   You start with taking a quiz on their website about the frame shape, color, and size that… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 10 | Warby Parker’s Free Home-Try-On Program

52 Weeks Challenge

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 9 | Mexican Popsicles From La Super Michoacana

45-degree weather didn't stop me from satisfying my sweet tooth at the heladeria (ice cream shop) known as La Super Michoacana today.   I'd seen a lot of positive press about this dessert spot hidden in a strip mall, but had never gotten the chance to try it.   We finished lunch at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 9 | Mexican Popsicles From La Super Michoacana

52 Weeks Challenge

52 Weeks of Trying New Things | Week 8 | Relationship Building Exercises

At church, we've been attending a Sunday School class called the Art of Marriage, and have talked about tools to build your relationship and improve communication.  For those of you that are not married, don't stop reading yet - many of these principles apply to any close relationship that you want to improve or learn… Continue reading 52 Weeks of Trying New Things | Week 8 | Relationship Building Exercises