10 Summer Outdoor Activities

10 Summer Outdoor Activities The kids are finally out of school and enjoying their playtime outside. I know the “I’m bored” responses are going to be headed my way soon... so I thought I’d share a few summer outdoor activities I suggest to my own kids to get them off the couch. 1. Swing: This can be a tradition swing on a swingset, or consider fashioning an old tire and rope to a tree, or even just a rope hanging from a tree with a few large … [Read more...]

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 7 | Before & Current Pics

Food, program and supporting material provided by Nutrisystem. Always consult with your doctor before starting any weight loss program. This is a personal account of our experience and not intended as medical advice.   So much has happened since my last post. I had decided that my clothes were fitting me a bit awkwardly so Kaytlin and I went shopping for a few new items for me. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was down a size at … [Read more...]

Epiphanie London Backpack Camera Bag

Epiphanie London Backpack Camera Bag Bag compliments of Epiphanie. All opinions are my own. With all of the traveling I’ve done over the past few years, I’ve learned a valuable lesson... consolidation. Carrying a laptop bag, a camera bag, a personal bag and dragging a carry on is not very efficient. Enter the Epiphanie London Backpack Camera Bag. Our London backpack + messenger style camera bag protects your gear without … [Read more...]

Nutrisystem Week 5 Weigh In

Food, program and supporting material provided by Nutrisystem. Always consult with your doctor before starting any weight loss program. This is a personal account of our experience and not intended as medical advice. Mother’s Day, birthdays... they are always fun occasions, but they also are eating holidays. Kaytlin’s birthday brought with it a dinner out. Fortunately we were able to indulge in a yummy chocolate cupcake instead of … [Read more...]

Nutrisystem Week 3 Weigh In | #NSNation #sponsored

Food, program and supporting material provided by Nutrisystem. Always consult with your doctor before starting any weight loss program. This is a personal account of our experience and not intended as medical advice. This past week was challenging. Sunday morning I left on a press trip to Seattle to visit with Microsoft. I had been warned by previous attendees that Microsoft feeds it’s guests very well... and indeed they did. My saving … [Read more...]

Nutrisystem Week 2 Weigh In #NSNation

Food, program and supporting material provided by Nutrisystem. Always consult with your doctor before starting any weight loss program. This is a personal account of our experience and not intended as medical advice. This past week was a challenge for me. With the family gathering (and all the goodies) on Easter and a day out (including meals) with hubby I did my best to not over indulge, but enjoy my day. As usual the kids obtained … [Read more...]

Week 1 on Nutrisystem #NSNation

We received the program courtesy of Nutrisystem. All opinions are our own. As I mentioned last week, Kaytlin and I started the Nutrisystem program. I jumped head first into the Fast 5 last Tuesday. This program is basically engineered to give your weight loss a jump start. The Fast 5 consists of a Nutrisystem entrée for breakfast, a shake for snack, an entrée for lunch, a shake for afternoon snack and an entrée for dinner. You can eat … [Read more...]

Nutrisystem Fast Five #NSNation

This post brought to you by Nutrisystem #NSNation I've been having a discussion with myself lately about where I am in life and where I'd like to be. I have been very relaxed with food and my weight. I had been focusing on eating real foods, but that's about the gist of my focus. Just recently something clicked... it was time to change. I had a short discussion with the wonderful girls at Nutrisystem and I am now happy to say that both myself … [Read more...]

How to Shop the Farmers Market Like a Pro

How to Shop the Farmers Market Like a Pro Being able to shop a local farmer’s market at home is one of the best ways to create healthy meals for yourself and family, while learning where your food comes from. Depending on the quality of your market, you can find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to dairy to organic, grass fed meat. The best markets will also be able to provide for your bath and beauty needs, honey, and even plants that … [Read more...]

Why Switching to Locally Grown Food is Smart

There has been a push in communities everywhere to get families to switch to locally grown food, but you might not be exactly sure why. You might have already made the switch to buying organically grown vegetables and fruit, but were not aware that even these foods have been shipped hundreds of miles away. Shopping farmer’s markets is a great way to get out and meet your local farmers, grab some fresh vegetables and maybe even learn a new … [Read more...]