10 Awesome Halloween-Themed Treats


It is officially October 31st! I get to dress up as two different characters today: one for a work costume contest and one for an evening fiesta. I love excuses to get dressed up and personally think more events throughout the year should require costumes of some sort. I’ll be revealing my costumes on my Instagram and perhaps other social medianess today. Otherwise, you can check it out in next Wednesday’s favorite post, where I will most likely feature them! As for today’s discussion, … [Read more...]

My Favorite Pumpkin Things

Halloween Pumpkin Things

I figured I would dedicate today’s post to pumpkiny things. 1. Pinterest keeps showing me awesome pumpkin-related items/ideas, and 2. we carved pumpkins last weekend, so it just kind of works out. This past Sunday, we dedicated our evening to some Halloween festivities. We set up shop on the living room floor, turned on Hocus Pocus, grabbed a few beers, and began the carving process. A bowl for the guts and a bowl for the seeds is a must. I see these awesome, intricate pumpkin … [Read more...]

Fuel Your Hike with LÄRABAR + Giveaway


The following post is sponsored by LÄRABAR. One of the ways I try to live a healthy life is to just keep it simple – with both food and fitness. I don’t want a bunch of fancy products that make all these claims when I know I can be healthier by just eating cleaner and being more active. This mindset of clean eating and being active by getting outside is the foundation of LÄRABAR. Lara Merriken founded the brand with the goal of making delicious foods with wholesome ingredients like fruit … [Read more...]

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Review & Giveaway


There are so many interesting health foods these days, and one of my new favorites is hemp seeds – more specifically, the shelled seed, aka heart. I wrote about some healthy food trends that intrigue me awhile ago, and I’m adding hemp seeds to the list. Hemp seeds are at the top of the hemp plant and can be made into a variety of food products, including hemp oil, hemp protein powder, and hemp hearts. I had the pleasure to try out Manitoba Harvest’s shelled hemp seeds and found them to be … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things + We’re Moving!

favorite boots

If you didn’t read the entire title to this post, then I have a surprise… …about 15 minutes north of where we are now! Woo!! We’re both stoked to move into a HOUSE from our tiny, one-bedroom apartment. Last night, we signed some papers to make things official, and starting November 15th-ish, we’ll be renting a two-bedroom house! The longer we’re at our current apartment, the more cluttered and small it seems. It’s amazing how much crap one can acquire in such a short period of … [Read more...]

Cocoa Banana Chia Pudding

Cocoa Banana Chia Pudding

The number of recipes I have yet to share on this blog is getting ridiculous. I have at least four others in addition to today's post I've been wanting to share, so I'm thinking I might need to just dedicated one whole week to posting delicious food. Anyone into this? Okay, cool. Today, I have decided to share a little chi pudding action. If you weren't aware, chia seeds expand when they're in liquid, which causes the liquid to seemingly thicken, like pudding. I've made chia pudding … [Read more...]

My Go-To Hairstyles + Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Review


Sometimes I think that if I wasn’t a healthy living blogger, I’d be a beauty blogger. Then I remember I don’t know anything about the beauty world, so I stick to what I know how to do. HOWEVER, today is an exception. I’m branching outside of my usual blogging themes of food and fitness to focus on hair, and I’m kind of really excited about it. One of my favorite ways to waste time get inspired is to go on Pinterest and browse through various categories - one of my most visited sections being … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favorite Things


Once upon a time, I discovered that there was a craft store on my way home from work. I didn’t realize it was there until a few weeks ago when we needed tulle for our Color Run tutus. Now, I fear for my wallet. When I went there the first time, I walked around and got inspired to make a bunch of other things. So I went back there a few days ago and picked up a few supplies – yarn for a hand-knit scarf and then chain and the feather below for a necklace. I think I’m back on the DIY … [Read more...]

The Color Run Recap – Happiest 5K on the Planet

The Color Run Recap

I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time! I ran a colorful run, more specifically, “The Happiest 5K on the Planet.” I, along with 3 of my coworkers and 2 other friends, ran The Color Run on Saturday morning, which was held at Qualcomm Stadium. Keep reading for my recap of the race. Once upon a time, some of my coworkers and I decided to form a team together for the 5K, and we called ourselves “The Write Stuff” – because we’re writers and think we’re … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness with Skechers GOrun 3 Shoes

GOrun2, Running Shoes, Skechers Breast Cancer Awareness

The following post is sponsored by Skechers. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today’s post is dedicated to supporting the fight against the disease. If you weren’t already aware, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. While the statistics can be scary, they can also be inspiring. As of recently, there are 2.8 million survivors in the U.S., and I am proud to say that one of those is my aunt and another is my grandma. To aid in the fight against breast … [Read more...]