it’s official.

Holy shrimp on a stick, I don’t have a job anymore. Yesterday was my last day in the office, then I worked from home today to tie up some loose ends, and I’m staying on freelance to work on some big projects, but as of about an hour ago, I’m technically jobless. Holy crap. My… 

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bthr book club discussion: terra

Good morning, everyone! Who is ready to talk Terra? I'm super excited! But before we dig into that, I do have a little bit of housekeeping to tackle. When we first decided to do a BTHR book club, lots of folks were interested, but the interest has definitely fizzled as we put the book club into action. So I'd love for you to answer a few questions for me. A) Are you still interested in continuing with the BTHR book club?. . .
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wellness calendar: february 2013 (free printable)

feb2013I've got February's wellness calendar ready a few days early for you guys! We're jet-setting off to Ontario to visit with Craig's family for a few days on Friday, and I'm trying to get everything together so you guys don't have any interruption in content here. I've got a few great recipes on the docket. You won't even notice I'm gone (well, except I might be a little slow with approving comments or answering questions). If you've never downloaded one. . .
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what i ate wednesday: i feel great

1You guys know what feels amazing? Healthy momentum. It can be so hard to start sometimes, but by the time you get a few days or weeks into a health upswing, it feels like nothing can stop you. Woohoo! I love this feeling! I'm eating clean. I'm exercising. I'm hydrating. I feel awesome. It can be so easy to forget how good this feels when I'm in the middle of a downswing. Next time I say, "Oy, with the poodles already. . .
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things i’m digging…

me bangs hawks1. My new bangs! Yup. I jumped on the bang bandwagon and lopped off my hair! I've been thinking about doing it for a while now, but never had the courage. Then I saw Gretchen do it and, since I want to be like her when I grow up, I decided to go at my head with a pair of scissors. I'm kinda in love with them. 95% of the time, my hair is either in a pony tail, a. . .
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our go-to weeknight dinners

I think everyone has that handful of tried-and-true dinner recipes that are always crowd-pleasers and are always at the ready to be made in a hurry when life gets crazy. Maybe it's something that you always have the ingredients for in your pantry. Maybe it's something that comes together quickly. Maybe it's something that everyone in your family always loves. Whatever it is, we seem to all rely on a small repertoire of specific dishes. It may not seem like. . .
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buffalo blue cheese chicken dip

buffalo blue cheese dipSuper Bowl parties are my jam. They combine pretty much everything I love in the world into one day—friends, beer, sports, food, clever advertising. And while Super Bowl party food is delicious, it's often not all that healthy. Which is fine if you are one of those amazing people who can pace yourself and only take one or two trips to the bucket of queso, but I'm not one of those people. With the Super Bowl (and really, sports in. . .
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friday freebie: committed coaching {CLOSED}

committedThis giveaway is now CLOSED. Tune in every other Friday for a new giveaway! Oh boy! Do I have a fun one for you guys this week! When you are trying to get on track with food or fitness, do you ever feel like you just need your own personal coach who is there to check up on you, offer advice and support and just generally hold you accountable for your health and fitness choices? If your answer is yes, then this. . .
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accountability update #2

me puppyface hikeI'm so glad so many of you are digging my plan to post an accountability update every Friday. I feel like I have my own personal group of awesome, intelligent, beautiful, creative, and strong cheerleaders that have my back. You all rock. Last week was off to a rocky start, but I am very happy to say that this week went much, much better. Food As I challenged myself to do last week, I tracked every single morsel of food. . .
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let’s talk top chef!

Alright guys, who is ready to talk about this week's Top Chef episode? I know some folks are saving up episodes for later, so I'm going to hide this week's discussion under a jump to make sure we don't spoil any of the fun for anyone. [learn_more caption="let's dish..."] Thanks to this episode Craig and I got the most ridiculous craving for fried chicken. We're actually making it for dinner tonight! I only wish we had this beautiful view at this beautiful. . .
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what i ate wednesday: work it

gymI've talked about this before, but when I get busy, I forget to eat. Or, rather, I remember, but then keep putting it off until Craig is like, "Dude, you need to stop what you're doing because I'm about to ruin the image and the style that you're used to and eat something." That's what happened on Monday. We took advantage of the "free" day and went to town cleaning out and rearranging our basement, which means we didn't end up. . .
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confessions…

parks and rec1. I have no idea who to root for in the Super Bowl. The only tie I have to either team is that Joani Crean is the sister of the two Harbaugh brothers. And Joani Crean is the wife of Tom Crean. Who is the coach of my Indiana Hoosiers. But that doesn't help me pick a team to back in the Super Bowl. Who should I cheer for, internet? 2. Speaking of football, my favorite episode of any TV. . .
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dark chocolate coconut frozen yogurt

frozen yogurtI know, I know. Who posts a frozen yogurt recipe in January? It's supposed to get down to 9° tonight, and I'm posting an ice cream recipe. Timing has never been my strong suit. This foray into summer madness came to be thanks to some dental work I had last week. As I was strapped down to a chair getting my teeth poked and prodded, Craig drove across the street to the grocery store to pick us up something to make. . .
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