Friday Favorites – National Frozen Yogurt Day, Chia Pods and More!

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I have some really exciting news to share with you all before we get into my favorites from this week! I’m co-hosting “That Friday Blog Hop” linkup with Rebecca from xoxo Rebecca, Tiffany from Life of a Lost Muse, Chrissy from A Little Dash of Diva and CeCe from A Chicago Mom! I want to thank these lovely ladies for letting me join the party this week! Make sure you stop by their blogs and show them some love! I would also like to welcome everyone who is stopping by from the blog hop!

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This is where the magic happens.

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Outside of your comfort zone that is. I’ve heard it a million times but never really believed it… until now.  Continue reading

Mele Kalikimaka Gingerbread House and the Best Weekend Ever!

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Have you ever had one of those weekends that just completely left you revitalized and like an entirely different person than you were when you left work on Friday evening? This weekend was one of those weekends for me. It was full of everything I loved most in life: family, friends and fun which was just simply good for the soul. I’m definitely sad it’s over, but feeling much more ready than I normally am to tackle another Monday morning so there’s that!

I was up to a lot of crazy shenanigans this weekend, so here’s a recap of everything with one sentence per picture! Enjoy! Continue reading

Beauty Stocking Stuffers Under $20

Hey there! I know you are all probably getting inundated with gift guides right now, but I really wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products that I think would make perfect gifts this season! And you want to know the best part?!?! They are all under $20! That makes these perfect options for stocking stuffers, gift exchanges that have a price limit and just a little something special to say thanks to someone special in your life. I either 1) already own the items on this list or 2) have them on my wish list, so these are all products that come personally recommended by me. No companies have paid to be a part of this guide, so you can feel comfortable knowing these are all awesome tried and true gifts you can give with confidence to the beauty product junkie in your life! Enjoy! Continue reading

Fitness Gifts for Under $100

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Okay… okay… I know I’ve been a little bit of a gift guide creating machine lately, but you guys seem to like these post, so I wanted to do one more for you of some of my favorite fitness gifts under $100. You can check out my previous posts on stocking stuffers and gifts under $20 gift guide and gifts under $50 for more gift giving ideas also! Once again, I either 1) already own the items on this list or 2) have them on my wish list, so these are all products that come personally recommended by me. No companies have paid to be a part of this guide, though I have worked with some of these companies previously in order to bring you fun giveaways of products that I know and love. So you can feel comfortable knowing these are all awesome tried and true gifts you can give with confidence to the fitness junkie in your life! Enjoy!

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Fitness Gifts for Under $50

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Since you guys seemed to really like my stocking stuffers and gifts under $20 gift guide last week, I wanted to put together another one for you with some more fitness related gift ideas. I focused on gifts under $50 this time and will be posting one with gifts under $100 later this week. Once again, I either 1) already own the items on this list or 2) have them on my wish list, so these are all products that come personally recommended by me. No companies have paid to be a part of this guide, though I have worked with some of these companies previously in order to bring you fun giveaways of products that I know and love. So you can feel comfortable knowing these are all awesome tried and true gifts you can give with confidence to the fitness junkie in your life! Enjoy!

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5 Things Friday – Shih Tzu Teddy Bear, Tea Haul & Guest Post!

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Happy Friday everyone! Is it just me or did this week completely fly by? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m all for the weeks flying by so I can get back to the fun of the weekend, but this week seemed to go faster than normal. That’s the holiday season for you, I suppose! Anywhoo… here are my 5 favorite things this Friday. I hope you enjoy them as much as I am!

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Fitness Stocking Stuffers + Gifts Under $20!

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I know what you’re probably thinking… “ANOTHER holiday gift guide?” Well bare with me here. I know there are a lot of these floating around, but I wanted to put together a list of inexpensive gifts that could be used as stocking stuffers or small gifts to give to a friend this holiday season. I either 1) already own the items on this list or 2) have them on my wish list, so these are all products that come personally recommended by me. No companies have paid to be a part of this guide, though I have worked with some of these companies previously in order to bring you fun giveaways of products that I know and love. So you can feel comfortable knowing these are all awesome tried and true gifts you can give with confidence to the fitness junkie in your life! Enjoy!

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Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cupcakes

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I’m so excited to share this super easy recipe with you today! If you’re anything like me, you like to hand make treats to take to gatherings with friends and family but rarely have a ton of time to whip up some Martha Stewart like dessert. My go to for parties is usually brownies, because they are delicious and easy to make, but sometimes I want to make something that looks a little more impressive and festive. I started thinking about what I would make if I was looking for something impressive looking and Christmas themed, but easy to make. After a lot of thinking, I came up with these double chocolate chip peppermint cupcakes and couldn’t wait to test them out!

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