Not your typical Valentine’s Day message…

Hello, gorgeous! Happy almost Valentine’s Day! I’m going to be really honest with you right now.  I wrote you a letter for this Valentine’s Day – one filled with positivity and encouragement.  A letter about how no matter what your current relationship status, you must learn to love yourself first. And while that is very true, it doesn’t feel authentic for me to send you that note right now. Why, you ask? Well, because I …

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Eat the nuts first!

Hello! I’m curious… have you ever had this battle with your significant other, roommate, best friend or other living companion? TJ and I have these containers that sit on the counter that used to be filled with granola.  But when I moved in, I killed the poor man’s granola dreams and introduced him to trail mix.  Same effect, less wonky ingredients. He’s fine with that transition, but we seem to be having one little problem. …

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Friend-power vs. Willpower

Hello, gorgeous! Happy New Year!  Can you believe we’re already two weeks into 2017 already?  It’s crazy, isn’t it? The last time we spoke, I gave you some of my favorite tips to create awesome new years resolutions that will be helpful and meaningful to you in 2017.  If you missed it, you can read it here. Now that you’ve reflected on the past year and created some goals that you’re super duper excited about …

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New Years Resolutions Made Easy!

Hello, my dear, and Merry Christmas! I just love the holidays, don’t you?  It’s such a fun and festive time of celebration of all that is good in our lives, and I am so happy that I get to share these things with you! But I also think it’s very important to take some down time during the holidays to reflect and really enjoy the people around you. So, I am going to be closing …

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Your Quintessential Holiday Cookie Recipe!

Ladies (and gentlemen!), Do I have a treat for you this week!! When you think of winter and the holiday season upon us, what do you think of?  Christmas carols, warm fires, lots of glowing lights… And cookies!!! Cookie exchanges at the office, cookie parties with your girlfriends, cookies for Santa…cookies, cookies and more cookies! Is there anything more Christmas than cookies? I think not. And when you think Christmas cookies, what are your favorites? …

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My Secret Weapon for Flawless Skin

Well, hello gorgeous! It’s almost Thanksgiving and I am so excited because this is my favorite holiday all year long!  I just love the warmth and sense of gratitude that comes from this holiday – plus it means I get to start decorating for Christmas soon!  YAY! But another thing that gets me super excited is when I find a new product that I love so much, I just have to share it with you! …

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The case FOR cardio 😳

Hello my lovely! You know I’m always telling you to back away from the treadmill… I’m really not a fan of steady state cardio because there are far more time efficient (and fun!) ways to get the same or more benefits.  Namely HIIT training, which I’ve talked about ad nauseam here, here, here and here so I won’t bore you with that anymore. Nope, today I want to talk to you about the benefits of …

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The ONE change you can make today for better health

If I could tell you one thing you could do to start getting healthier, have more energy and improve your chances of avoiding getting sick this fall, would you do it?  Just one little change can make a HUGE difference in how you look and feel. It’s a small change, but a powerful one. And it’s easy! So what is this magical change that is going to help you lose weight, have more energy and …

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My favorite things!

Happy Sunday, gorgeous! I’ve been getting asked a lot lately about my favorite “things.”  What kind of skin care I use, what my favorite snacks are, what type of mascara I use, and on and on. So I decided to do something fun that will make life so much easier for you! I’ve created an entire page devoted to my favorite things that has quick and easy links for you to check out the products …

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The ULTIMATE Sexy Legs Workout!

Well hello there, my booty beauty! You know by now that I love me some leg day, and you should too! Working the muscles of the lower body is the ultimate get-fit-fast and stay-fit strategy of all time. Why, you ask? Calorie burn These muscles are the largest in your body, and therefore use the most calories, not only during your workouts, but all the time.  Using your lower body will burn way more calories …

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