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Natural Grocers Opens in West Wichita

West Wichita is in for a treat! Tomorrow, Natural Grocers opens their second location in the Wichita area at 13th and Maize. The new store is  stocked with a variety of products that stay true to the Natural Grocers brand. Natural Grocers is different from other health food stores I've frequented. At all of their stores, a credentialed Nutrition Health Coach (NHC) is on staff. The Nutrition Health Coach provides education not only for customers but also for the store employees and the … Read More>

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McFarland USA in Theatres Everywhere

I'm a sucker for a sports-related films, especially if they are based on true stories. I'm sure I've seen The Blind Side and Remember the Titans at least thirty times each. There are about 10-15 movies that I can watch over and over and tonight, I saw another movie that will go on that list...McFarland USA. Based on the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team … Read More>


Learn to Swim at 40

There are a lot of things that aren't cool. A fly in your glass of wine, not cool. When you dog leaves you a present in the basement, not cool. And when you're 40 years old and can't swim well enough to save your life, definitely not cool. According to my own definitions, I am not cool but that is ALL about to change because two weeks ago, I started taking swimming lessons. Let's just say the first night of lessons was a bit embarrassing. At the time my "adult" swim lessons started, about … Read More>

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Create a Home Spa Experience

Thank you to RevelationsRx for sponsoring today's post and for allowing me to try their skincare products. In my quest for a better 2015, I’m doing more things for me. I’ve signed up to run the Bentonville Half Marathon and ride the Dirty Kanza Half Pint this spring. I’m going to bed earlier (before midnight) which has led to actually waking up early enough to workout in the morning. I’m really trying to decrease my stress level by letting things go. One thing I let go a bit too much was … Read More>

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Crossing Another Item off my Bucket List – Alaska

For someone who likes lists, I have never actually written a bucket list. I mean, like most people I have a general idea of things I would like to do in my head, but actually writing it down on paper? That hasn't happened yet. But when I do write the list, visiting Alaska will be on there and then quickly crossed off this summer! In my head (a scary, scary place sometimes...haha), I've always wanted to go to Alaska. I had visions of taking an Alaskan cruise, seeing the Northern Lights and … Read More>

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Marvel’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron Trailer

I came to two conclusions tonight. One, I am getting another television. A bigger television. One where I can see the score of the Buckeye game without being 3 feet from the TV. Two, I am seeing The Age of Ultron the day it comes out in the theaters (in case you're wondering, that would be May 1st). My television is so small, that I almost didn't see the new trailer for The Age of Ultra shown during the National Championship game (Go BUCKS)! In fact, my daughter is the one who brought it … Read More>

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My Happiness Jar

Happy fucking New Year. Bet you weren't expecting that from me. For one, we're waaay past the New Year. In fact, I haven't seen one New Year's resolution post show up in my Facebook or Bloglovin' feed and my friends who made those silly resolution posts? Most of them are secretly saying how they've fallen off the wagon already.  Second, I don't think I've ever typed the "f" word on my blog, even though I've said it several times during the course of writing blog posts. It's not that I'm above … Read More>


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Captain America Cookie Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs My nephew is turning 11 next month. His dad and I have talked … Read More>

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Oatmeal Bar

One of the things our family likes to do is indulge at breakfast every now and then. We'll make pancakes (preferably pumpkin), sausage or bacon and eggs. Sometimes there will be some sweet treats like … Read More>

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Boomer Sooner Game Day Food: Red Velvet Cupcakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeamJellO #CollectiveBias My boss is a huge Oklahoma Sooners fan. He has football season … Read More>



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Tourist Attractions in Yellowstone National Park

I'm breaking the rules and for those of you who know me personally, that's not something I take lightly! Instead of posting about my #OutdoorGirl vacation in the order of events, I'm skipping around a … Read More>

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8 Things I Thought Would Never Happen on Vacation

If you would have told me 5 years ago that my ideal vacation would involve driving 4,000 miles, hiking 60 miles and sleeping in a tent with my boyfriend, I would have questioned your sanity. In fact, … 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>