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January Cross Training: Week 1 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 1 #xtrainJan16

My whirlwind life wound down a bit in December, so I took the lull as an opportunity to get back in the fitness habit.  But, I’m a runner, and I’m allergic to the cold, so winter is hard on me. I decided to do a different workout each day in January to keep things interesting. I posted on Facebook as asked folks to tell me their favorite workout. I got a huge response with lots … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

Getting Rid of All. The. Things. with #2016in2016

Getting Rid of All. The. Things. with #2016in2016

One of my goals this year is to de-clutter and simplify! So, I’m participating in the #2016in2016 project. It’s a simple concept – get rid of 2016 things from our house this year. The kids are getting in on the fun too! You can learn more about it and see some of our progress over at Do Good Work, where my friend Jacqueline interviewed me on the what and why of giving away 2016 things. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Guest Blogger, Homemaking, Mommyhood

8 Apps to Make Your 2016 Goals a Success

8 Apps to Make Your 2016 Goals a Success

Happy New Year!  I have a little confession – I like the New Year holiday way more than Christmas.  It’s a great time for assessment, refocusing, and setting goals across the channels of your life.  I love assessment and goals.  Sometimes I struggle with focus though.  Thankfully, my ever present smartphone keeps me in line.  Here are the 8 apps I’m currently using to keep my 2016 goals and resolutions in check: HabitBull This is a new … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Grocery Shopping, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Product Reviews

Shopping Small with the Help of the Elves in Eureka Springs

Shopping Small with the Help of the Elves in Eureka Springs

Disclosure: We received a one night hotel stay plus a Shop Small goodie bag in exchange for this blog post. All opinions belong to myself, my family, and that pesky ghost that came with us from the Basin Park Hotel. We are long-time fans of the village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It’s only about an hour and forty five minutes from our home in Southwest Missouri, but a road trip to Eureka is like going through a time … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Arkansas, Day Trips, Travel, Weekend Getaways

Stitch Fix #4: Sabotage

Stitch Fix #4: Sabotage

My friend Julie got her first Stitch Fix today, and that reminded me that I never posted my forth Stitch Fix!  If you want to learn more about Stitch Fix, check out my first stitch fix post. Here’s what came in the magic box! Abrianna Mini Striped Cardigan Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse Blanchette Tie-Neck Peasant Blouse Marley Split Back Knit Top Freida Corduroy And, here’s what I kept:   The Marley Split back top on the left and on the right, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Not the Dishes, Product Reviews

Farmers are Mothers Too

Farmers are Mothers Too

Last Friday I had the pleasure of touring three working farms in Bolivar Missouri, thanks to the Missouri Farm Bureau, who reached out to the Missouri Women Bloggers to set up a blogger tour. I have had several opportunities to learn about agriculture in Arkansas, but this was my first chance to get behind the scenes here in MO. As I listened to three farmers talk about their farms at a row crop farm, then a dairy, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Go Green, Missouri