Once again, I’ve partnered with Wonderful Halos to bring you this blog post. Right now, the brand is hosting a “Good Choice Challenge” to encourage consumers to make good snacking choices by choosing Wonderful Halos over other traditional unhealthy snacks in order to lead a healthier lifestyle. Now that it’s the New Year and cleaning up our diets is on all of our minds, here are a bunch of snacks that you can quite literally take on-the-go….

I’ve partnered with Wonderful Halos to bring you this blog post. Right now, the brand is hosting a “Good Choice Challenge” to encourage consumers to make good snacking choices by choosing Wonderful Halos over other traditional unhealthy snacks in order to lead a healthier lifestyle. With the holidays here, Wonderful Halos definitely make a delicious (and easy) option! As always, thank you for your support!  We have quite the picky eater on our hands with Quinn. Sure,…

I’m an avid shopper and long-time lover of CVS, so I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy again to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy and how to #FindYourHealthy. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Thank you for supporting CNC!  I’m sure many of you can relate to running into CVS for a quick purchase and leaving…

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Life has been kind of insane lately. Obviously with Murphy’s recent health issues, but we’ve also been busy for other (good great) reasons. (Sorry to be vague, but I’ll…

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Since I’ve traveled so much lately, I wanted to share some of the foods I like to bring with me on long flights. I don’t know about you, but there’s something about long days of travel that make me want to eat and eat and eat some more. For me, it has a lot to do with boredom snacking (i.e. sitting on a plane for hours) and being surrounded by…

Canyon Ranch provided me with complimentary accommodations at their resort as well as a spa credit and Discover Your Fitness Age assessment. The opinions expressed are honest and all my own. Guys, oh my goodness, I had such a nice time at Canyon Ranch. I absolutely loved everything about my time there, but, not surprisingly, one of the highlights for me was the FOOD. Food, glorious food. It was so delicious, fresh, and nutritious, and it inspired…

Happy New Year’s Eve, friends! Can you believe that we’ll be ringing in a new year tonight? I’m really looking forward to 2015, and I want it to be my best year yet, especially with regard to my health– obviously, my UC issues, but also with regard to healthy eating and my fitness goals. I’m sure a lot of you guys are on the same page, so here’s a great giveaway to help you get off to a…

This post is sponsored by Orchard Valley Harvest. Have you recently fallen off the healthy living wagon? It happens to the best of us, right? If you’re looking for a little motivation to get you back on track, look no further! These 5 tips below will help you jumpstart a healthy lifestyle! Create a plan of attack When I need a little motivational boost, creating a plan of attack with regard to my eating and…

This post is sponsored by NatureBox, but, as always, the opinions expressed are honest and all my own. Hey, hey! I’m working with NatureBox again to bring you a healthy snack-inspired post and giveaway to win one of two 6-month subscriptions. Are you ready?! If you missed my first post about NatureBox, it is a subscription service that offers customers the ability to discover and enjoy healthy snacks on a monthly basis, which are conveniently…

If you’re at all like me, I go through phases with snacks. Basically, I’m really into one or two snacks for a week or so. I eat them all the time, but I eventually get bored with them and then it’s onto another snack. Of course, I have some go-to favorites that I eat time and time again, but I’m always on the lookout for new snack ideas. That said, this week’s challenge is to…

Ever since we bought our new couch, Mal and I have been losing a never-ending battle against pug fur. (It still amazes me, for such a little dog, Murphy can shed SO MUCH fur. It’s insane. I know the pug people feel my pain.) We recently bought a Dust Buster thing, and we vacuum the couch almost every day, but we just can’t win, so we considered other solutions. Last week, Mal brought home a dog…

Hi, friends! I just wanted to do a little recap of our 24 Days of Togetherness so far since I haven’t blogged about it everyday, but want to remember our experience! December 1: Bake sugar cookies December 2: Give each other 10-minute massages December 3: Dress Murphy in holiday garb and snap a photo of him December 4: Get Lime Leaf for dinner December 5: Listen to “A Christmas Together” (John Denver & The Muppets) December…

Seriously delicious dinner last night! I may or may not have eaten it at 4:45 in the afternoon, but, hey, I was hungry. Mal was too, which is why dinner was finished cooking so early in the evening. When I got home from my second NRT appointment (more on that later), I arrived home to the smell of freshly cooked homemade pizza, so I immediately knew it was time to eat. Pizza toppings included shredded…

Thanks for all of your supportive comments on my morning post! To me, cleaning up my diet means eating less of the unhealthy stuff and eating more of the nutritious stuff. I find that if I eat well-balanced snacks and meals, I actually don’t crave sweets (and other junk food) as much. With that said, I’m going to try to incorporate more healthy snacks into my diet. At the Dole Healthy Lifestyle Blogger Summit, we…

Good morning from the Big Apple!!! 😎 I must say, New York City is such an amazing city. I really love spending time here. I’m not sure I could live here permanently, but it’s definitely great to visit. My Sunday started with a 6-mile run through Central Park with Jess, Roni, Kath, and Caronae. I love running in new cities. It’s always so motivating and I never have trouble getting out of bed for a run when…