Three Simple Healthy Changes


Choosing to live a healthy lifestyle is a choice I must make daily.  Making three small changes to my daily routine are healthy choices I am making in Sacramento: drinking more water, eating fresh local produce, and finding time for fitness. Three Small Simple Changes for Healthy Living Drink More Water.  We all know that water is good for you.  I don’t need to explain or go into detail why you should drink more water.  I have found that when I drink a gallon of water each day, I feel better. On this particular morning, T-man Continue Reading

Life Lately


With school back in session, we are slowly but surely getting our groove together.  Finding time to fit in my quiet time (faith), running and training (fitness), family fun and homeschool during out day is the biggest juggling act.  Some days I rock at my daily to do list other days I want to call it a day. Life lately is busy and always a juggling act to find balance and time to fit everything in.  This is my busy.  My life lately is full of distractions and items to check off the never-ending to-do-list. Life. The biggest news in our home Continue Reading

Camping and Hiking Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Well hello there!  The past week, my family and I were off the grid  and surrounded by God’s great beauty.  We were camping in Big Basin Redwood Forest near Santa Cruz, California.  Our family loves hiking, camping, and outdoor adventures.  We felt that it was a much needed trip before moving cross country to the mid-west. Our boys have seen and camped under Redwood trees before… but not at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.  This was our first time at this state park.  We were excited to be out of cell service range (well my husband and I were Continue Reading

Life as I Know It


Why is it that some days are totally AWESOME and other days totally FAIL!?  That seems to be the story of my rollercoaster life lately.  Juggling family life, homeschooling, fitness, growing my faith, and oh… trying to figure out when/how to pack for a cross country move.  Busy.  Preoccupied.  Overwhelmed.  Rocking it and flopping it.  I never know what the day will hold. Some days I totally rock as a parent… and other days I totally FAIL!  Some days (actually most days) the moment I think, “Hey I am totally rocking this day! It is going to be Continue Reading

Financial Bucket List


What would you do if money were no object? Would you travel the world? Would you buy glamorous things? What if you could live your life and achieve your financial bucket list items... by making a few small changes to your spending? It is possible. It may be hard. Sometimes hard things are worth the struggle. I have many items on my financial bucket list: owning a home, paying off debt, traveling the world, financial freedom. With our health, fitness and weight loss goals... we commit to a plan to reach our goal. The same thing is true for Continue Reading

Get rewarded for making healthy choices

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias I love to be rewarded for my hard work.  I love that Walgreens rewards those who sign up for their Balance Rewards program get rewarded with financial incentives to make healthy choices.  With Balance Rewards, saving is just the beginning.  Earn points when you buy featured items or engage in healthy behavior to reach your health goals.  Once you have earned 5,000 points you can redeem for a $5 reward! I Continue Reading