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Sweet Spreads Giveaway

Sweet Spreads Giveaway for Your Sweet Tooth!

I don’t do giveaways all that often on my blog, but every now and then I find a product I really love and want you guys to get to try it too.  I was introduced to Mama Mel (owner of Sweet Spreads) a while ago by one of my friends, Danielle, at  I ordered a sample pack of this coconutter which comes with a mini mason jar (the packaging…Read More

Amber R Schwiesow

Amber Schwiesow – #ownitcampaign

Thank you SO much to Amber for being brave and sharing things that might make her feel vulnerable to talk about.  Amber, your words are written so beautifully.  Thank you for sharing your story! -Natalie ——————————————- Natalie, I recently posted on my blog about this and it was because of you. I didn’t have the guts to share it until today. I also didn’t share the same picture from my…Read More


I Cried Today…

  I teared up today on the treadmill. Lame, I know. Yes….the treadmill. I was doing 10 minutes of sprints after I lifted weights, and it was hard. I started talking to myself. The conversation went like this: I started wondering if maybe I could just cut off the last three minutes. It wouldn’t make that much of a difference if I just did seven 30-second sprints instead of ten,…Read More


10 Minute Fat Burning Workout

  Remember a while back I mentioned I’ve been having a hard time squeezing cardio into my workouts? Well, I have found a few quick HIIT cardio workouts that I can sometimes squeeze in  after I lift weights – they are each 10 minutes or less and will leave you drenched in sweat like I was today. Try this and let me know what you think (no hands on the…Read More

Lynn Manning

3 Healthy Breakfast Ideas that Your Kids Will Love: Guest Post from Lynn Manning!

I became online friends with Lynn Manning a while back and I love following her blog and reading her posts.  I love how she shows a real-life approach to helping women stay fit and healthy, and she does a great job showing how she manages her nutrition and exercise all while balancing a business and taking care of two young girls.  Here is a little bit of info about Lynn:…Read More