A Taste of Things To Come…

May 21, 2015 at 5:56 am
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You may remember last year, I lucked into a spot working with Simple Squares and Dang at NCA’s Sweets and Snacks Show (recap). When it came around again, I asked both companies if they were going this year and they were not. I reached out to a few other companies I have worked with and the nice folks at InBalance Health who make Finds’ Faves…

Wednesday Giveaway Round Up #19 + Spartan Race #Giveaway

May 20, 2015 at 5:51 am
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You probably know by now that Smitha invited me to co-host her Wednesday Giveaway Round Up in the new link up format. You can learn more about Smitha and the link up here. This is week is #19! Last week we had 34 giveaways linked up. Head down and check out the giveaway links at the bottom of this post. Enter to #winalltheprizes and please…

Tried It Tuesday: New Running Gear + #Giveaway

May 19, 2015 at 6:16 am
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If you read this blog, you know I love running and I love trying new gear. I especially love trying affordably priced, high quality and high functioning gear. I was contacted by two companies that do all of their business online to see if I wanted to test them out. The first was Louvagear with arm/hand warmers and the second was Tiux who make performance…

Bearded Brothers Go BOLD #Giveaway

May 18, 2015 at 6:16 am
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I first saw Bearded Brothers bars on a trip to Austin, TX a few years ago. They looked awesome – simple ingredients and packed with nutrients. I tried samples from Yumvelope. Then I got in touch with them, got samples and hosted a review + giveaway. Recently, I was introduced to new flavors and sampled all of them again at the Allergen Free Cooking Session…

Firsts Are Special

May 17, 2015 at 7:42 am
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This weekend the Husband and I went to NYC to cheer our friend Emily on in the Brooklyn Half Marathon. It was her first. I ran and then cheered her in (she was in Wave 2 so I had a 45 minute head start.) Emily’s first half reminded me of my first half (which was surprisingly successful) and my first marathon. I wrote a post…

Friday Finds: Get That Hard To Get Table + More!

May 15, 2015 at 6:22 am
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Chicago has a ton of amazing places to eat and some of them are virtually impossible to get into. Pure Wow had a post on how to “Turn the Tables” with some new to Chicago apps: Table 8 and Reserve. I also love Open Table for Chicago and all over. Table 8 gets restaurant partners to hold a certain number of prime-time reservations each night.…

10 Ways to Stay Fit & Healthy on Vacation This Summer

May 14, 2015 at 5:53 am
I was running when I took this photo! One way to stay fit on vacation!

I don’t know about you but I am ready for summer AND I need a vacation. I am re-posting some great tips on fit, healthy vacations from last May that you may not have seen. The good folks at Greatist came up with 24 Simple Tips for Staying Fit on Vacation¬†and an awesome checklist to go with it.¬†I recommend that you check out this article…