• Heyyyyyy! Happy Friday, friends!

    I have five random things to tell you about this morning. Are you ready?! Here goes!

    #1: Be sure to enter the two giveaways running on CNC right now: Win a free week of meals from Blue Apron and win $100 CASH! Cash money, people! Don’t skip this one! I will pick winners for both giveaways on Monday.

    #2: Virtual Pug Run

    This is the most amazing idea ever. I wish I had thought of it! Haha!

    Shannyn from Frugal Beautiful is hosting a virtual pug run with 100% of proceeds benefiting the pug rescue that she volunteers with. Entries are $27 each and all registrants get a diecast pug unicorn medal (with glitter) mailed to their door. Every penny beyond cost goes to the cause and she’s attempting to raise $7,860 to save one pug per mile of the marathon.

    The Virtual Pug Run

    Shannyn’s fiancé is running his first marathon at the Chicago Marathon this fall, so if they hit their fundraising goal, he will run the entire race in a pug singlet. Amazing. Obviously, I’m already signed up for the virtual 10K. There’s no way I could miss being part of this!

    pug singlet…lol

    #3: 9 Surprising Ways to Use Avocado

    You may love guacamole, but there’s only so much you can eat, right? What else can you do with avocado?

    Of course, avocado is delicious on its own (try eating some with a little sea salt as a snack), but it’s also incredibly versatile when it comes to snacking, cooking, and baking. Surprised? Here are 9 ways to use avocado in a whole new way!

    Photo: Getty Images

    Speaking of avocado…

    #4: Protein-Packed Avocado Brownies. I must make these ASAP!

    #5: Reebok Skyscapes. I love, love, love these new kicks from Reebok! They’re so comfy and so adorable! I’m pumped that the weather is starting to turn cooler, so I can wear them all the time now. They’re like slippers on my feet.

    Reebok Skyscapes

    Question of the Day

    What’s your favorite “surprising” way to use avocado?

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    Woohoo! Enter to Win $100 Cash!

    August 22, 2014

    You guys have heard of Ebates, right? If not, Ebates basically gives you money back in your pocket for shopping online. For example, if there’s an Ebate’s offer for 10% back at Old Navy and you buy something online, you get 10% of your total purchase in a check from Ebates. Awesome, right? It might sound […]

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    My Little Workout Buddy

    August 21, 2014
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    Q and I had a nice, sweaty workout this morning! I packed up all of our gear (my diaper bag now doubles as a workout bag) and drove to Southfield to do some running and walking together. When I was training for a half marathon last fall, I did a lot of my long runs […]

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    5 New Cooking Skills I Learned from Blue Apron {Review & Giveaway}

    August 21, 2014
    3 weeks of Blue Apron Meals

    This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. The Hauperts have been eating well lately! Check out some of the delicious meals we’ve eaten in the past few weeks! From top left: Hanger Steaks & Roasted Potatoes with Sautéed Long Beans & Tomato Pan-Seared Salmon & Heirloom Potato Salad Rice & Beef-Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Lime-Crema Chicken […]

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    4 Juice and Smoothie Recipes from My Book + Stuff From Yesterday

    August 20, 2014
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    Hey, hey! Just wanted to share some photos from yesterday as well as a cool fundraiser that I am participating in this weekend and some delicious smoothie and juice recipes from my new book. Ok, here goes! 3:00 AM… Murphy is not a fan of early morning feedings, especially when he’s not the one being fed. […]

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    I Was Once a Collector of Photo Albums

    August 19, 2014
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    I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the “Summer Snapshots” Photo campaign. Please join in the fun by posting to your own website, Facebook page or Twitter feed and use the hashtag #CVSPhotoFun. While I am being sponsored to help lead this campaign, all opinions expressed about CVS/pharmacy are my own. Yesterday afternoon, I grabbed […]

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    Grain-Free Almond Butter Granola Balls & Coffee Cinnamon Nut Smoothie

    August 19, 2014
    Grain-Free Almond Butter Granola Balls

    Guys, I have eaten SO MUCH granola lately… well, technically, Renola. I seriously can’t stop eating the stuff!! It’s so frickin’ good and so easy to eat while standing in the kitchen in the middle of the night while holding an infant. Anyway, I just wanted to share some of the recipes I’ve made using it because […]

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