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2018 Intention – Go With The Flow


Last year my intention for the year was to stress less; to take things as they come a little better and not spend time worrying about things out of my control. I was very happy with the outcome and would grade myself at a solid 70%. The other 30% was my failure to go with the flow more, which is…

2017 Goal Check In- Did I Stress Less?


For 2017 I didn’t set any resolutions, just a mantra, a goal to live by, and that was “stress less“. “This is the year I keep to a budget, manage my homework load, stick to a workout schedule, work part time, and manage my household without losing my mind. I’ll do all this by repeating this mantra, staying in a positive…

2017 Year in Review


2017 was a tough year, which I knew it would be. I went into it planning to take summer courses to finish school by December and knowing that I had two teaching practicums, one of which was full time and four months long. This heavy school workload limited the adventures, but I still managed to fit in some amazing hikes,…

Birthday Musings- Ends and Beginnings


WOW! Life has been interesting in my 32nd year. I went into it knowing it would be tough since I planned to take summer courses to graduate in December. Reading through past birthday recaps I’ve watched the ups and down each year brings. In this case, 32 has brought some high high’s and some low low’s. This birthday marks some…

It’s a…….


Just a short post to update my readers who may not follow my social media accounts that I found out on Monday that I’ll be having a baby boy! I was overjoyed no matter what the gender, but knowing it’s a boy makes it so much more real. Now I can picture my baby; what he’ll be wearing, the toys…

Jeep Down! Life Never Goes as Expected


They say life never goes as planned and boy has my life been proof of that lately. My miracle baby was a completely unexpected but very much wanted surprise and it threw a wrench into my plans. I had planned to get a full time teaching job as soon as possible and establish my career. This would give me a…

Why You Should Consider Pet Insurance


  Remember the awful saga of Apollo’s infected foot last summer? You can read a little more about it HERE but basically he chewed up a torn pad, it became infected, and it was two months and $1800 of hell! After all this happened, I vowed that as soon as I was back to work full time, pet insurance would…

Our Next Big Adventure


You may have noticed a complete lack of fitness-related posts on this blog or social media accounts, but there’s a reason for that. I have been so crazy sick from the moment I wake up until I go to bed that it took all I had to get through my day of teaching. My weekends were spent lying on the…

Guest Post: The Key to Happiness


In life us human beings have an end goal – to live a life filled with love, purpose, success, freedom, more time and happiness. But, before having love, purpose, success, freedom and more time we must first conquer happiness. We first need to find the happiness with what already is, what we already have right now, and what our circumstances…

Let’s talk about my foot


After a couple years of chronic foot pain, I finally went to the podiatrist to get things checked out. You can read the full account of how I hurt it HERE.  But to summarize, two years ago I kicked a chair wearing flip flops and broke and dislocated my pinky toe and needed 5 stitches. I was on crutches for…

Vacation Slipups… and Solutions!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. It’s August and people are fitting in the last of their summer vacations before we settle into fall. I too am squeezing in as much fun as I can in this final week before I begin student teaching for…

Keep Your Pet Hydrated This Summer! (Canadian Giveaway)


My poor dogs are dying in this heat right now. They’re all black and we don’t have A/C at all (just little electric fans) and the boys are feeling it. Rocky is such a snow dog and he hates the heat. I find he eats less and he likes to lay in the bathroom up against the cool tub to…

Hot, Water-Filled, Lazy Weekend


Any readers from the Southern U.S.; Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico? HOW do you motivate yourself when it’s hot out? Southern Alberta gets hot in the summers but it’s been on the extreme (by Canadian standards) side for weeks now and my workouts have gone done the toilet. I wake up lethargic and have been sleeping past my morning workout…

4Ocean is Cleaning up Our Oceans!


This is not a sponsored post. I learned about 4Ocean on Facebook and purchased a bracelet with my own money to help the cause. Whenever discussing world issues, I always bring up my huge concern about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris (mainly non biodegradable plastics) in the North Pacific Ocean.…

Summer Escapes Giveaway: Essentials to Remember to Pack!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. The weather is hot hot hot, and July is finally here. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to wipe off the cobwebs from your weekender bag and plan a summer escape to take in some of the…

Let’s Catch Up – 5 Things


Hello Readers! I have a rare and much needed day off today and I figured since my blogging has been slacking lately I would write a catch up post on what I’m doing and thinking. 1. Laser Focused/Need to Find Balance Anyone have advice on how to balance life with school/work? When it comes to school where I’m achieving a…