How to make your Holiday Baking Healthier

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Not sure if it's just me or what, but I am getting nervous about the impending holiday season. I love to bake-- I deliver baked goods to neighbors, teachers, friends, and relatives every year, but, hey, a lot (maybe the majority!) stays here in our … [Read more...]

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes with a Tangy Cashew Cream Sauce and a Sweet and Sour Broccoli slaw


Although I do not consider myself a vegan, I primarily eat vegan and vegetarian meals. I'm just not that into meat, unless I know it's free range, grass fed, and/or organic. I guess I just can't get over the way the USA processes their meat. More and … [Read more...]

The Speech for my Husband’s Retirement from the US Navy


  On November 7, 2014 my husband Rob McClellan retired from the US Navy after faithfully serving our country for 20 years. I, along with my children were some of his guest speakers. I want my children to look back and remember that day with … [Read more...]

Is a Neutral running shoe right for you?

Is a Neutral Shoe right for you?

Disclosure: The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. All opinions are my own. I don't consider myself a shoe expert, but I have been running long enough to know the intricacies of most trail, road, and hybrid … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Making Time to Run


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by lucy through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about lucy, all opinions are my own. I think it's safe to say that we all get in a rut from time to time. … [Read more...]

How Beginners Can Find the Joy in Running


I don't know too many people who loved running the first go around. For most, it takes several weeks, even months, before finding the "joy" in running. It's a process. I would imagine if you're just starting the sport you may be a little perplexed … [Read more...]

Pin It Party


It's time for another Pin It Party hosted by The Lean Green Bean.I'm linking up with Lindsay for the 3rd time-- this is Lindsay's 6th time hosting. If you are not sure what a "Pin It Party" is, here is some information: First off, if you're not … [Read more...]

Grain Free, Gluten Free, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


    I have taken a huge break from blogging, but I AM here, and I AM alive. HA! My focus switched from blogging to family and friends. I am very happy with this change, and will continue to make this my focus, but I might occasionally feel the … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast Cookie


I can't believe summer vacation is almost over! My kids start school in less than 2 weeks. I have taken almost the entire summer off from blogging and social media-- the break was well needed-- I'll talk more on that in another post. In … [Read more...]

Cilantro Lime Potato Salad


Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Every day I try and select a word that I focus on and today that word is, of course... FREEDOM. Freedom from negative thoughts and negative people. Freedom from doing things the same old way. Freedom to be who I … [Read more...]


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