1st Quarter 2017 – Running Round Up

March 31, 2017 at 6:42 am

I always say that I’m more of a “blogging runner” than a running blogger. I do like to write about running, races and tips/tricks for running but that is not enough to call this a running blog – not even close! That said, here is my running recap of the first quarter of 2017. We had a very mild January and February and I did…

Live a Gutsey Life with Gutsey “Travel” Bars #Giveaway

March 30, 2017 at 6:26 am

Carrie from Gutsey contacted me to see if I wanted to check out her healthy, state themed, “travel” bars. Of course, I said “yes.” I was curious about how these bars were different than all of the others out there. They’re super clean and have some personality, too. Gutsey makes and sells “state themed” nutrition bars. Carrie was a fitness competitor and blogger. She created…

Tried It Tuesday: Rain Scarf Reversible Scarf/Shawl

March 28, 2017 at 9:05 am

It’s been a pretty rainy season here in Chicago and in San Francisco where my office is. When I was offered the opportunity to check out the Rain Scarf, a reversible scarf and waterproof shawl, I said “YES!” The Rain Scarf is a soft, unisex scarf that comes in six colors. If it rains, you simply turn it inside out to reveal a waterproof hood…

Taste the Adventure! Kalahari Biltong #Giveaway

March 28, 2017 at 6:04 am

The Husband and I loved everything about our trip to South Africa – especially the food. Out on safari, we had delicious flapjacks (crunchy cookies) and biltong. I’ve been looking for both ever since. Have you tried biltong? Do you know what it is? It’s a thinly sliced, air-dried meat traditionally eaten as a snack. The meat is cured in a mixture of vinegar, salt,…

My Haul from Expo West ’17 – New Finds #Giveaway

March 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

Sorry for the wait, I’m ready to share some of my loot from Expo West. If you missed it, here’s my recap (Day 1 and Day 2). I went for 2 days plus 90 minutes and met lots of great new vendors. I’m connecting with a bunch and didn’t necessarily get samples to share of everything new that I loved. I wish I could have…

Currently… Ready for Spring!

March 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#16). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Mother Nature is playing tricks on us in Chicago! We had a tiny taste of summer followed by a return to winter. Three days of rain will hopefully bring May flowers or something good! I started my new job (see more here) and enjoyed visiting…

Snack Box Saturday! Spring Fit Snack #Giveaway

March 25, 2017 at 7:35 am

Like me, the founder of Fit Snack is a traveler and fitness buff. She “found a void in the fitness world” – healthy snacks on the go. Fit Snack arrived with the mission to save subscribers the time and effort involved in the search for delicious and nutritious foods. They search for snacks with “nutrient dense energy.” The focus is on snacks with high protein,…