Easy Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Fall is here people!!

I knew it the day I walked into Whole Foods and saw this

IMG_5370Honeycrisp apples.  Yummmmmm!!! (P.S. Are we friends on instagram yet??)

Every year when fall rolls around I start craving pumpkin everything.  Muffins, soup, pancakes, bread, you name it.Continue Reading

Traveling? 3 workouts to keep you on track (no equipment needed!)

Travel Workouts

You know the story… You’ve been working out consistently, eating healthy, really working hard to meet your goals.  But then a work trip comes up or a family vacation and boom you fall off the wagon. In part 1 of this traveling series I gave you some tricks to say healthy while traveling, today in […]

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9 tricks to stay healthy while traveling: Part 1 of 2

Piper at the pool

Can you believe that it is almost labor day weekend? I mean seriously.  Is it just me or does time shift to fast forward when you have a kid?  Holy crap. Pretty soon we’ll be packing away the swim suits and opting for snow boots..  Ughhh the thought of having to put Piper in a […]

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20 Quick & Healthy Snack Ideas

20 Healthy SnackIdeas

Ever get bored with the food that you eat on a regular basis? I know I do. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of some awesome, healthy, snack ideas to help reduce your cravings for the sugar junk we all love. Good snacks are important in keeping helping you maintain your healthy lifestyle.  In between […]

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Strange Shit I’ve Learned in Month 7


I have an 8 month old.  A crawling, standing, babbling 8 month old.  I know I say this a lot, but this really is the best stage yet.  She is so much fun, she is sleeping much better (most of the time), and she knows how to make me laughing.  I can’t just plop her […]

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How to Eat Healthy At the Iowa State Fair


The magical time of year is upon us. A time where the magical gems of society all congregate in one place.  There are mullets, there are gaps in mouths where teeth should be, and of course there are “get er done” t-shirts. What am I talking about? The Iowa State Fair of course. 

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DIY Banana Bread Lara Bars-Perfect Paleo Snack!

Banana Bread Lara Bars

Happy Hump Day!! Monday marked my first day of my paleo nutrition challenge.  Woah Woah Woah I’ve eaten mostly paleo for a few years now, I’d say about 80%.  I love it, I think its a super healthy way to eat, but I’ve always allowed myself a little bit of leaway to enjoy some grains […]

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Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon


Happy Tuesday!!! How was everyone’s weekend? The family and I went with some friends to Lake Okaboji.  I was ready for a relaxing weekend of lounging, boating, and jet skiing.  While we had fun, relaxing is not an accurate way to describe it.  Apparently 8 month olds don’t like relaxing.  And THIS one really isn’t […]

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20 Minute No Equipment Track Workout

track workout

As I get ready to head out of town for vacation I REALLY didn’t want to pack any equipment. It’s hard enough leaving town with an infant (can you say pack and play, walker, high chair, diapers, and lord knows what else), there is no way I’m packing a kettlebell, dumbells, etc. We’ve all been […]

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crusted Pizza

A low carb, gluten free, option for Pizza that is FULL of flavor (you don’t even know the crust is a vegetable.  Happy Tuesday! I’ve got a short week ahead before we head off for a family vacation in Okaboji. Can we say Boo-yah?? Except its a family vacation so there will be no sleeping […]

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