• Recipe: Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage and Spinach

    I have a handful of tried-and-true recipes, but love to make at least three new things a month to increase my cooking repertoire and add to my collection of well-loved recipes. Here is the newest added to that list. This recipe is from the Williams Sonoma Entertaining Cookbook. I’ve had the book forever but never made

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  • Marathon Training: Weeks 5 & 6

    How am I already done with 6 weeks of marathon training? Oy! This is really flying by. This month is really busy with football games, moving, out of town trips, but I’m still trying to squeeze in that long run when I can and so far it’s been working out. The highlight of these two

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  • Moved

    Do you ever have those moments when a wave of gratitude washes over you and the weight of all of your blessings overwhelms you? That’s how I felt this weekend. Overwhelmed by the amount of love and support that my family and friends gave me. They drove, packed, lifted, moved, cleaned, unpacked, and then we all

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  • Five Things Friday

    1. Have you ever played the game Sims? My roommates and I used to play it in college and would try to keep a virtual house full of “us” alive in the game. When the virtual home got messy, their environment settings got low and you have to clean up to keep the little people

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  • Why I Hate Online Shopping

    I think I am cursed with bad online shopping luck. I love the conveniences of it — you can buy anything at the tip of your fingers like this fitted mermaid dress for prom. But when it comes to clothes and shoes, I have the worst luck. For every one successful outfit, I’ve had five

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  • Dove Conditioner Review

    It’s been an excruciatingly hot summer. And hot weather is one of the main factors contributing to dry, frizzy hair (although my hair tends to be frizzy any season of the year!). Nourishment is the key to repairing dry and rough hair, so finding a good conditioner to bring back the moisture in your hair

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  • My Labor Day Weekend

    Happy Tuesday! It’s so nice to start the workweek on a Tuesday, isn’t it? I think all Mondays should be holidays. :) I had such a great Labor Day weekend. We started off our long weekend by spending the night at my in-laws Friday evening preparing tailgating food and eating Chinese take out. Saturday morning

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  • September Goals

    Happy September everyone! Some people think that September is still a part of summer, but I like to think of it as the beginning month of fall, my all-time favorite season. Let the pumpkin spice lattes, football season and crisp weather ensure! It’s also my birthday month and on the morning of September 1st I

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