building a better you

Things I Love – That Gal {Benefit Primer}

May 29, 2014

Back in the early spring, I ran out of foundation. I was going to the mall and only had a few minutes and dropped by the lovely Benefit counter. I drool there. I would take one of everything if I was made of money. I have used their stuff since my wedding (they did my […]

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21 Day Fix: Complete

April 30, 2014

Note: Read about 21 Day Fix  in my previous post. Well I did it….well mostly. In the 21 days, I only missed 2 days. 1 day I was literally on my feet all day outside playing with the boys and doing yard work. We were at the River and once kids were in bed, we […]

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The Rise of the Mommy Martyr

April 16, 2014

It’s been happening for years now. This mythical pedestal we have put the perfect mom on. We all see her differently. Either we aspire to be like her or we violently revolt against her. Putting her there to lash out against it. It’s weird. We see the moms with their pennants at birthday parties and […]

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21 Day Fix: Week 1 Complete

April 14, 2014

So I started a exercise program. I announced this in grand fashion by taking a photo of my muffin top in the bathroom mirror during bathtime for the boys and now on here. Exhibit A   I stopped working out regularly last summer due to a work crunch and the post-crunch “Treat yoself” mantra I […]

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Running Songs of the Week: Week 4

February 7, 2014

Well I have the Krispy Kreme Challenge tomorrow. I ran Sunday in my neighborhood for the first REAL time. It was beautiful and I couldn’t pass it up. I set out to explore the streets. I found that is smaller than I thought. I went out from the house with the intent that I couldn’t cop […]

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Another Post About Birth Control {with GIFs!}

February 4, 2014

WARNING: More talk of lady stuff. Men? I suggest you look elsewhere. If your lady is in the market for birth control options, just forward the link. But if you want something to read, here is a post about Percy in a different context.  The Backstory (with pictures!) It’s been almost a year since the […]

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Running Songs of the Week: Week 3

January 31, 2014

Damn snow has screwed me this week. I had a stellar run on Monday outside at 60 degrees and then came the snow. I am planning the dreadmill potentially at lunch but the sidewalks look pretty clear sooooo I might rough it. So the songs this week are more of what I want to listen […]

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Running Songs of the Week: Week 2

January 24, 2014

Well it’s time for week 2. I only ran twice this week but for longer and I didn’t feel as sore. PROGRESS! I did treadmill runs because it was too damn cold. The gym is pretty dead at 3pm. This Week: 1.  The Glitch Mob – Animal Vox – If you like to feel like […]

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Running Songs of the Week: Week 1

January 17, 2014

So guess what? I started running again. Even more amazing, I am not blasting my runs all over social media. GASP {Did they really happen?} But it just happened that I came back in January. It wasn’t a resolution to lose weight or whatever. It was just timing. I started running early fall again and […]

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Knixwear: The true definition of lady problems

November 18, 2013

Warning: Male readers, I suggest you just stop now. There really is no point to keep reading. I don’t care but you will probably say “NOPE” at some point in here so I am giving you fair warning. Choose your own adventure instead and choose an old post from the following: How Cool Playgrounds Used […]

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