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Avoiding Road Trip Road Blocks!

Avoiding Road Trip Road Blocks!

I’m sure it’s apparent by through some of my posts that we travel a lot! And travel can oftentimes mean extra calories, unfortunately. I mean please tell me I’m not…

Motivation Monday: Janey Kaspari

Motivation Monday: Janey Kaspari

Moment of truth. I have a team that makes all of this possible. A team that helps gather your feedback, brainstorm content ideas, and organize these motivational stories for you…

Celebrate LOVE <3

Celebrate LOVE <3

I love love, and I love celebrating love… but sometimes the old stuffed animal and chocolate Valentine’s routine can get a little redundant.  Finding new, creative ways to express my…

Friday Favorites: Super Bowl Style

Friday Favorites: Super Bowl Style

Okay I’ll admit it…I’m not a HUGE football fan, but I do love any excuse for a little celebration ;). Super Bowl Sunday is a Powell Pack favorite, so I’m…

Exercise… It’s A Family Affair!

Exercise… It’s A Family Affair!

For many of us, “lose weight, get fit, and exercise more” top our New Year’s Resolutions list. We commit to some pretty incredible (and fun!) challenges and fetes that we…

Gluten Free: Hype or Healthy?

Gluten Free: Hype or Healthy?

Diet trends come and go, but one health-focused fad that continues to grow increasingly more popular amongst celebrities and average Americans alike, is going “gluten free.” Sticking to a gluten…

One Million Lives

One Million Lives

I think I am more excited about this post than I have been of any in quite awhile. To be honest (and maybe TMI), things have been a little rocky…

2014: The Year We Lived

2014: The Year We Lived

I cannot think of a better way to cap off an amazing year than with one of the most beautiful gifts I have ever received. My sweet sis-in-law (and one…

My (Last Minute!) Holiday Gift Guide

My (Last Minute!) Holiday Gift Guide

Every single holiday season I dream of one thing: being completely prepared for Christmas, making my list and checking it twice long before the Thanksgiving table is even set… unfortunately,…

Throwback Thursday : #ChristmasJammies!

Throwback Thursday : #ChristmasJammies!

#ThrowbackThursday to Ruby’s first Christmas! How did another year go by SO fast? I love looking through old pictures, especially pics of my favorite people in my favorite #ChristmasJammies. So…

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

- Maya Angelou -
I Cheat Every Day

I Cheat Every Day

Of all the questions I get asked, there is one that is asked FAR more often than the others: “Do you ever eat “cheat” foods, yourself?” Ladies and gents…I proudly…

“If you can dream it you can do it.”

- Walt Disney -

“Find a place inside where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”

- Joseph Campbell -
I Am Thankful

I Am Thankful

Today, and always, I am so incredibly thankful for these 5 sweet spirits. The happiness, laughter, pride, and joy that they bring to my life is unlike anything I’ve ever…

Don’t Gobble ‘Til You Wobble!

Don’t Gobble ‘Til You Wobble!

The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone (according to the Caloric Control Council). That’s 3 DAYS’ worth of calories in just one day. Thanksgiving…

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

- Og Mandino -
Clean Eats: Sweet Potato Soufflé

Clean Eats: Sweet Potato Soufflé

The holiday season is officially in full swing, and Thanksgiving – with all of its tempting treats – is less than a week away! Luckily, my sweet friend (pun intended…

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

- Thomas A. Edison -
Weight Loss Wednesday: Sara Haws!

Weight Loss Wednesday: Sara Haws!

There are few things I love more than hearing personal transformation stories from amazing individuals who started their journeys right at home, no boot camp or cameras,  just a goal…

It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.

- Mother Theresa -
#FlashbackFriday: Halloween 2013 Fun!

#FlashbackFriday: Halloween 2013 Fun!

Oh, how time flies! I can’t believe it’s been a full year since this fun Halloween celebration! I am so excited to celebrate the holiday tonight and experience the magic…

My Hair Secret: The How-To

My Hair Secret: The How-To

A few months ago in my post, I Am (Still) Perfect…, I shared my best kept hair secret…not all of these blonde locks are mine! I was blessed with many…

Friday Favorites: My Go-To List

Friday Favorites: My Go-To List

1. Havaianas Slim Logo Flip Flops – Living in AZ, I have the wonderful luxury of wearing flip flops 365 sunny days a year… but even if I didn’t, I would…

What’s in my bag?!

What’s in my bag?!

Being that I’m a mom on the go, it’s so important that I’m always prepared…and for me that starts with the right bag to fit all of my necessities. This…