Healthy Living Summit 2013 – 2 Days Away!

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Hello there! Happy Tuesday! I say happy Tuesday because in just 2 days I will be flying to Minneapolis for The Healthy Living Summit! This will be my third year attending and my second year speaking! I am so excited to have the opportunity to see old friends and meet new people! This is the first time I will be flying to the summit as well, which is exciting (I haven’t flown in 7 years!).

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The Healthy Living Summit is going to be so amazing this year. Both Heather and Julie have spent so much time making it the best it can be. Also – can we talk a second about the ridiculous sponsors?? Wild Harvest, Sargento, Ninja, Musselmans, Blue Diamond, Refuel: Got Chocolate Milk? and Driscolls just to name a few. I have a feeling I am going to be stuffing swag bags until people start checking in on Friday!

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I am also SO pumped for the panel that I have been working on this year! I am honored to be on a panel with Katie {of Running4Cupcakes} and Marissa {of  website & blog}. Details of our panel below-

Blogs in Transition: Embracing Your Blog
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

As we all go through our blogging journeys, we realize that blogging has its ups and downs. Though we are all in different seasons of our own blogging journeys, you’ve probably felt the difficult yet exciting challenges blog growth of any sort can add to your plate.  How do you deal with the changes you face as your blog changes without starting to resent your blog and throwing in the towel?  This panel will focus on finding (and keeping!) your blogger voice,  how to develop a consistent blog schedule, how to stay active and engaged with your blog readers, as well as review a few of the best apps and tools that will help you stay on top of your game.  The panel will also offer simple ways to give your blog and brand some TLC and re-engage your readers and followers.

(Full 2013 Agenda)

I can’t wait to see you there! How many friends out there are planning on attending HLS this year??

Fall Bucket Lists

Well hello there! What do you think of the new look around here? I must thank my handsome boyfriend for taking the time to do redo my website, it was seriously in need of a face lift! Now that things around these parts are officially fall {the high in Saratoga today is only 70 degrees!) I have decided that it is time to cave and make my fall bucket list. Once I started making my bucket list I realized that I actually have quite a few different lists this year.

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{FUN} Fall Bucket List:

  • Go apple picking
  • Make an apple pie
  • Making apple cider donuts
  • Make a hearty fall soup
  • Host a pumpkin carving party
  • Watch hocus pocus
  • Find a pumpkin beer I like
  • Make / Buy a bird feeder

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{CLOSET} Fall Bucket List

  • New fall boots! (I am seriously lacking in the fall boot department, any suggestions?)
  • A few new professional work pieces
  • Incorporate more of my closet into my day-to-day outfits (I don’t know about you, but I only wear about 20% of the clothes I own- time to change that!)
  • Finish organizing new closet!

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{LOGICAL} Fall Bucket List:

  • Close Pool
  • Winterize Lawn
  • Buy Rakes (don’t own one!)
  • Power wash house
  • Put up new shutters
  • Flush water heater
  •  Add extensions to downspouts
  • Turn off exterior faucets

What is your #1 fall wish list item??

Life Lately {8/26}

Hello! I apologize for the disappearing act again.. but guess what? I have owned a house officially for one week! Over the past week I have been busy cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning (so. much. cleaning), unpacking and trying to make this house feel like home. I am so happy how everything has turned out.

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One of the things that I posted about before was how Buddy and Cooper were going to officially be brothers now! I am happy to report that they are getting along really well. They were both weirded out when we got here- but after a week, I think they realize this is home now.

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lawn 560x560 Life Lately {8/26}Mow. I had never mowed before!! Luckily for me, after I did the front he took over the back so that I could vacuum the pool.

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Anyway. Chris is currently working on giving this little blog a makeover, so get excited!

Happy Monday!

Fun Fact Friday

1. Chris and I are supposed to close on our house in 1 WEEK. I don’t even know where to begin with that one. I am beyond excited. AHH I AM GOING TO OWN A HOUSE!!

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2. I should mention- Chris and I have never lived together. Neither of us have ever really lived on our own at all. Because of this, we have NOTHING. We have two beds, two desks and some other random crap. Nothing for a kitchen, nothing for a living room, nothing. Please feel free to share what things you think will be totally necessary on move in day! I am thinking the following: cleaning supplies & a shower curtain. And a bed. Everything else can come on day two. What do you think?


3. As soon as we move in, I will automatically absorb being the official dog mommy to one more. COOPER! Cooper has been in my life 100% since the day Chris adopted him 7 years ago, but I have never lived with him! I am so excited to have him in my life more! Not to mention, he is a miniature wiener dog that looks like a house elf. He acts like a grumpy old man more of the time, but I love him to pieces.

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4. Second week of my half marathon training is almost finished. It feels good to look back at the calendar and see some progress! Yesterday I ran my three miles on the treadmill and didn’t realize that I ran them straight through without and walking until afterwards. Yay for small improvements!

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5. In other news, it is officially fall in these parts. Back to school shoppers are in full force and the autumnal beers are out. I am not prepared. I generally LOVE fall. And I am looking forward to it! But really, can we please enjoy August? Just a little?

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6. The Healthy Living Summit is approaching!! At lightening speed! I am SO EXCITED! This year I will be on a panel called Blogs in Transition: Embracing Your Blog I don’t know about you, but I have been in the blogging game for a while. Because of this, you have to learn to roll with the punches! Embracing change and learning how to deal with it. Are you going to the Healthy Living Summit?? What are you excited for?