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Thinking Out Loud, 29 To Do’s

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Yesterday I turned 29, and am officially in the last year of my 20’s.  While I absolutely love spoiling others, I really don’t like making a big deal about my birthday.  It was a Wednesday, so extremely low key.  We had a nice two hour delay for work because of the ice/snow storm Monday night. […] Read more…

Mint Chocolate Protein Shake

Mint Chocolate Protein Shake

With my Irish heritage I couldn’t pass up a chance to share a St. Patricks Day themed recipe with you today.  There are so many ways to celebrate this holiday, music, green beer, corned beef & cabbage, potato soup, and all things mint.  This Mint Chocolate Protein Shake recipe is a healthier way to enjoy […] Read more…

Best Places to Eat in Washington DC

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Washington DC

Hi Friends and Happy Friday!  Hoping you have some fun or relaxing plans on your agenda for the weekend.  Today for Friday Favorites I’m actually taking you to a new page I created on the blog.  When my sister moved to Washington DC two years ago I started making the hour drive and venturing into the […] Read more…

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Hi Friends and Happy Wednesday to you!  Today I’m sharing a delicious recipe as a part of What I Ate Wednesday plus yesterday was national cereal day and it just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t celebrate this holiday. Is there really any better combination than chocolate and peanut butter?  Yea I didn’t think so.  These […] Read more…

Chocolate ‘Caramel’ Protein Fudge

Chocolate Almond Butter 'Caramel' Protein Fudge

This recipe is sponsored by Naked Nutrition.  I received product and compensation, but all opinions, words, pictures are my own.  Thank you to Naked Nutrition for sponsoring this post. I hope you enjoy the recipe. I am so excited to share this recipe with you all today.  In previous What I Ate Wednesday posts you […] Read more…

Treadmill Speed Workout and Gym Bag Must Haves Giveaway

Gym Bag Must Haves

When I ask people what’s the hardest part about establishing a fitness routine, most responses are always about finding time or motivation.  I totally get it, most mornings hitting snooze would be so much easier than getting myself up and out of bed for my 5 a.m. workout time.  But I believe in discipline, routine, and […] Read more…

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