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...]

A Few of My Favorite Things


So Matt really really really loves dogs. Like really. He always offers to dog sit coworkers’ dogs when they have an upcoming vacation of sorts, and someone finally took him up on it! Say hello to Sophie – the 13-year-old, deaf corgi that is just the best. We’ll be watching this lovely lady for the next week or so, while her parents are gallivanting in Texas. Neither Matt nor I have had a dog before, so this is a fun little adventure for us, especially since we want to get a dog in the … [Read more...]

Our 5-Year Anniversary: Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting

horseback riding and wine tasting

Back in July, I think I mentioned that Matt and I were going to go on a horseback riding adventure, but then that didn’t happen because it was too hot for the horses. So we rescheduled for October 5th, making the excursion more of an anniversary celebration. I’m excited to finally share some pictures from the day! We woke up pretty early to head to Temecula for our horse riding tour that started at 9am at Wilson Creek Winery. On our drive to the vineyard, we saw a bunch of hot air balloons, … [Read more...]

Pin It Party 4


I’ve got a short but sweet post for you today. Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean is hosting another Pin It Party, so I figured I’d jump on board and revisit some older posts. If you aren’t aware, the whole point of a Pin It Party is to share 5 past blog posts that you want people to share with the world on Pinterest. I’ve participated thrice before, and you can check out my past ones below: Pin It Party 1 Pin It Party 2 Pin It Party 3 I’ve gathered what I think are some underrated fun … [Read more...]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

favorite things, bun, hair style

Laziness has been getting the best of me lately. If you’ve looked at my workout log within the past couple weeks, you might think I’m talking about all the extra “rest days” I’m referring to. I wasn’t going to address that… What I’m talking about is cooking. Cooking dinner is a lot of effort, and I like to be lazy after work (this may or may not be related to the sad workouts as of late). Exactly a year ago from this Saturday, I hosted a crockpot challenge, where I made the goal of cooking … [Read more...]