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Currently: Winter 2017

January 15, 2017 at 8:29 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#15). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Winter in Chicago can be tough. It’s cold and dreary and the sun rises late and sets early. I did the exercise of thinking of 5 Things I’m Looking Forward To (So Far) in ’17 and also to put my 2017 Vacation Bucket List together.…

Grab a Cup for the 1st Ultimate Coffee Date of ’17

January 8, 2017 at 8:18 am

Welcome to the first Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. I am finding it hard to believe that it’s 2017, but… it must be. Last year went by in a blink – didn’t it? I‘m linking up with Coco @ Running with Perseverance and Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner. What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee together… this…

Friday Five: 5 Resolutions for a Happier 2017

December 30, 2016 at 8:57 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. This is a “free week” so in light of the date, I’m going to be predictable and go with “5 Resolutions for a Happier 2017.” 5 Resolutions I’m Making for a Happier 2017 1. Sweat the small stuff less. I’m guilty of letting life’s small frustrations…

Friday Five: 5 Ways to Have Happier Holidays

December 23, 2016 at 9:58 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0.  Their theme this week is “Holiday Races.” I skipped my usual Thanksgiving race this year and the Rudolph Ramble was canceled due to weather, so I’ve got nothing! The Husband and I are visiting family and friends for the holidays so I’ve been thinking about ways…

Finds’ Faves: Gift Guide for Most Everyone

December 14, 2016 at 7:24 am

Welcome to my second holiday gift guide in as many days! There are SO many great choices out there. This guide offers some gifts for folks who like want to be more stylish, like to try new things, travel and like gifts that give back. I could probably write 20 more versions but don’t worry, I won’t. Check out my Gift Guide for Fit Folks…

Grab a Cup! December Ultimate Coffee Date

December 4, 2016 at 8:50 am

Welcome to the final Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2016. Life got in the way of October and November. Oops. At least November was marathon weekend, so I had a good excuse. Without further ado, I‘m linking up again with Coco @ Running with Perseverance and Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner. What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee…

Feel Good Stocking Stuffers from Moonfish #Giveaway

November 22, 2016 at 10:28 am

My friend, Sarah, from Moonfish hosted an awesome holiday pop up shop in Chicago. Good news if you are in the Chicagoland area, she’s hosting another one in Edgebrook this weekend, too. If you are not in the area, Sarah sent me home with some great stocking stuffers / goodies for a reader. [Don’t worry, I won’t judge you if you keep the goodies for…