Workout of the Month: December

I believe that fitness has to be something that becomes a lifestyle instead of a fad.  Working out, eating clean, and taking care of yourself has to become a part of you, a part of who you ARE.  However, monumental lifestyle changes do not happen overnight.  It takes time and…

Leather and Plaid: Layered Up

One of my favorite combos is leather and plaid; mixing the two allows you to soften the “biker babe” look while still maintaining some edge.  While we were up in Big Bear it was cold enough to wear layers (YAY!) so I took full advantage.  You can also totally mix…

Weekend in Big Bear

Can you guys believe that it’s already December? I think I’m still in shock at how quickly this year has flown by.  I’m super excited for this month’s workouts, I’ll be posting them this week!! This past weekend we stayed up in Big Bear and it was GORGEOUS.  We rented…

Juicing: Grapefruit and Pineapple Juice

While this isn't the typical greens-based juice that we make in our house, it's absolutely DELICIOUS.  The tart, slight bitterness of the grapefruit combined with the super sweetness of the pineapple makes for a ridiculously awesome combo. And, as usual, there are tons of benefits:  Benefits of Grapefruit: Prevents arthritis …

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that all of you are surrounded by friends and family today and basking in love. I am making pumpkin ‘pancakes’ for my two C’s and plan to spend the entire day loving on the babes.  I am so grateful and thankful for the love in my…

The Way We Were: A Father and His Daughter

This time of year is hard for me, and this day in particular. Fifteen years ago today, November 26, 1998, I lost my dad. I was twelve years old.  It was a cold, wet Thanksgiving morning. He came home from a run, and died on our doorstep.  I was the…

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie and Sweaters

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve been craving pumpkin pie.  However, I needed a recipe that was gluten-free, and preferably dairy-free as well, but that still would taste amazing.  After much searching, test cooking,  and nail biting, I discovered this fabulous gluten-free pie crust from the Skinny GF Chef….

A Tiny Dancer and A Lullaby

Last night, Little C put on her ‘princess dress’ (tutu) and her favorite pink boots, and requested music so that she could dance.  As Billy Joel’s “Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)” played softly she closed her little eyes, and twirled in slow lazy circles, tiny arms raised above her head as…

The Truth About Parenthood-You’re Doing Ok, Mom

I am so tired. SO SO SO so so soSO SOSOSOSOSOoooo tired. Days like today, when I am exhausted, and my hair is in need of a wash piled haphazardly in a terrible messy bun on top of my head, and my eyes are blood shot, I feel like a…