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The Secret to Perfect Popcorn

Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring this post and preventing burned popcorn everywhere... I have a goal. It may be a lofty one but it's a goal I hope to achieve. When I turned 40, one thing I wanted to do was watch at least one movie that had won an Academy Award for best picture. Unknowing to me, I had actually seen several but none of the recent movies or the classics. So my new goal is to watch all of them. Even the ones I know I'm not going to like and that means lots of movie nights. … Read More>

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5 Hiking Tips for Women

This article, 5 Hiking Tips for Women is sponsored by Poise. In eight hours I will be loading into a car and driving in Glacier National Park to begin my backcountry hiking/camping adventure. In my backpack I have all the essentials: a sleeping bag, mattress pad, one-burner stove, rain gear and of course, food and water. I've also included a few items that some might consider non-essentials but I consider them very important for everyone's enjoyment of this trip. :) When you have to carry … Read More>

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Does Liposonix Work: My Experience

When it comes to our bodies, most everyone has a problem area (or for some people areas) that has bugged them their entire lives. For me, that area is my stomach. No matter what my weight is or how much I work out, I can never seem to get rid of fat in that area. I've joked that if I had a bigger butt, I would be perfectly fine with the size of my gut but reality and genetics has proven that won't be in my future. For me, getting an invasive procedure like liposuction to shrink my stomach … Read More>

Microwave Fudge with Salted Caramel Mocha Frosting

For the past few weeks people have been making jokes at my expense. Whenever I tell them that my boyfriend and I are driving 23 hours (pretty much nonstop) to go backcountry camping in Glacier National Park, they can't help but smirk. I get it. I probably don't look like the type of person who would give up electricity, running water and WIFI to go roaming through the mountains. Until a few weeks ago, I had never set up a tent, blew up a sleeping pad or even knew a thing as hiking underwear … Read More>

Les Mills Immersive Fitness

Les Mills Immersive Fitness

This is freaking cool. Seriously cool. Les Mills is taking group fitness classes to a whole new level with his Immersive Fitness Program. For those of you who know me, I don't get worked up about group fitness programs. I'll attend the occasional yoga class and a few weeks ago I tried a kickboxing class. I prefer running or biking because I can do it whenever the urge hits me. I don't have to adhere to class schedules or check to see if the "good" instructor is teaching the class. With … Read More>

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Reducing The Stress of Everyday Life

Thanks to Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring post and helping me reduce the stress of everyday life! It's 10:22 pm on a Friday night and I'm finally sitting down. Friday's are supposed to be my "day off" but they are anything but that. Friday is one of the most hectic days of my week and I don't even step foot in my real office. Instead of watching day time talk shows (LOVE Steve Harvey) and eating bon bons (what exactly are these anyway), I'm going through my to-do list. By the time noon rolls … Read More>

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I Am Not A Housekeeper

I’m working with Tilex® on a paid basis, but my opinions are my own. High school memories rock, don't they? As I sat down to type this post, I recalled the day that one of my classmates asked where my mom worked. Thinking it was an innocent question I answered and said "Maytag" since half the town was employed by them. At that point she snidely said, "ohhhh, does she clean the Maytag mansion?" Um no. I knew where she was going with that so I played along. Instead of getting ticked off, I … Read More>

Food

perfect popcorn

The Secret to Perfect Popcorn

Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring this post and preventing burned popcorn everywhere... I have a goal. It may be a lofty one but it's a goal I hope to achieve. When I turned 40, one thing I wanted … Read More>

Microwave Fudge with Salted Caramel Mocha Frosting

For the past few weeks people have been making jokes at my expense. Whenever I tell them that my boyfriend and I are driving 23 hours (pretty much nonstop) to go backcountry camping in Glacier … Read More>

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Coffee Flavored Popsicles

In less than a month, I'm going to turn 40 years old. Instead of dreading the big 4-0, I decided to embrace it. And by embrace it I mean I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish before the big … Read More>

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Travel

Microwave Fudge with Salted Caramel Mocha Frosting

For the past few weeks people have been making jokes at my expense. Whenever I tell them that my boyfriend and I are driving 23 hours (pretty much nonstop) to go backcountry camping in Glacier … Read More>

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Cowtown Half Marathon

Sometimes I get really fabulous ideas and usually, they involve entry fees and training, as my +1 has quickly learned. :) I decided that since I turn 40 this year, I wanted to "run" the Pikes Peak … Read More>

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Beginners Guide to Snowshoeing Gear

Last month I spent a weekend snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. I had so many people ask me questions about preparing for my trip, that I thought I would dedicate a post to it. It may seem … Read More>

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