Grab a Cup for the March Ultimate Coffee Date!

March 4, 2017 at 11:49 am

Welcome to the third Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. Another year is off to a quick start. 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 post is what I would tell you. So grab a cup , “listen” and then tell…

Friday Five: 5 Fave Running Hacks

March 3, 2017 at 6:10 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 week’s topic is “Running Hacks.” What’s a running hack? Well, it’s like a life hack for running. It’s basically a tip to make running easier every time you lace up. My 5 Fave Running “Hacks” for Happier and Stronger Running 1. Find a Buddy…

Better for You Jello – it’s Simply Gelightful! #Giveaway

February 28, 2017 at 6:01 am

After seeing my “Healthier in ’17” posts, Natalie, the mom behind Simply Gelightful, wrote to me. She recently launched Simply Gelightful, “the world’s first better-for you gelatin mix.” The product was inspired by her desire to provide a healthier alternative to jello that’s “just as delicious, colorful and fun” for her kids. When she didn’t find any good options on the market, she made her…

Fuel Your Day with New Proburst Bites! #Giveaway

February 27, 2017 at 7:13 am

You may remember that I met the folks from Enjoy Life at the NCA Sweets & Snacks Show. This Chicagoland company has been doing allergen free foods since before it was cool! Enjoy Life Foods started as a business school project in 2001. Now they offers 46 different allergy-friendly products including cookies, snack bars, seed and fruit mixes, baking chocolate, chocolate bars and snack chips.…

Love The Body You’re In – Embrace (Yourself)

February 26, 2017 at 8:19 am

As a runner, I’ve had plenty of scrutiny on my body. When I was in high school, an off-handed comment made by a track coach led to decades of disorder eating and poor body image. What was it? I placed very well in a cross country meet and another coach said “she’s kind of big for a runner.” My coach responded “she beat everyone on…

Friday Five: My On Deck “On-The-Go” Snacks

February 24, 2017 at 6:52 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. I’m gearing up for Expo West in a few weeks so there will be tons of new snacks and foods to share. In the meantime, I have some new (to me) snack finds and some new products from two of…

Throwback Thursday – Francesca’s 25th Anniversary!

February 23, 2017 at 6:58 am

Not many restaurants make it to their silver anniversary – especially in Chicago. That’s 25 years in a very tough business. So it’s kind of a big deal that Francesca’s Restaurants are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this February. One of the ways that they’re celebrating is by offering their 1992 menu. The menu is being offered throughout February at Francesca’s restaurants. The Husband and I…