• Fitness

    Setting SMART Goals

    So we’re almost a month into 2020. What’s up with those goals you set for yourself on January 1? You sticking with them? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Each January, you see and hear about everyone’s resolutions. Everywhere. You. Look. But come, say, March, are you hearing about these resolutions anymore? Are you seeing updates? Most likely, the answer is no. No one is telling us about their achievements or struggles, no one is asking us about our progress… so it is really, really easy to forget about these goals and fall off the wagon. Now I’m not here to judge people for this. I’ve been there myself more than once. Some years I…

  • Food

    Santa’s Favorite Sugar Cookies

    I can’t pinpoint exactly when my family sugar cookie tradition began. I have no idea where we even got the original recipe. I can’t begin to list all the ways my mom and I have tweaked the recipe (more like trial by [lots of] error). But, what I can tell you is that for at least the last decade, we’ve been making (and perfecting) this sugar cookie. When I was baking this year’s batch, I stopped and realized that the condition of the written recipe is truly amazing. It’s just two pieces of computer paper, no longer stapled together, with a minimal amount of wear and tear. Every December there…

  • Gift Guides

    Gift Guide: For Him

    Trust me, I know how hard it can be to shop for the men in our lives, so this holiday season, I’ve compiled a list of twenty gifts he’s guaranteed to love! I hope this helps make gifting your guy a little easier! Scroll to the bottom to shop these items instantly! Let’s go: 1. Tommy John Second Skin Jogger, $64 These are guaranteed to be your man’s go to pants when he gets home from work! They’re the lightest & softest pants he’ll ever wear! 2. Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Dopp Kit, $35 Perfect size and durability to hold all of his travel toiletries. I gifted this to my…

  • Fashion

    LIKEtoKNOW.it

    Have you ever been scrolling social media and seen a pair of shoes or a throw pillow in a photo that you just HAD to have? So you hop over to google and try all terms you can think of, but still can’t find it anywhere? I know it’s happened to all of us, and holy moly, is it frustrating!!! And don’t even get me started on what a time-waster it is. So when I learned about LIKEtoKNOW.it, you can imagine how relieved and happy I was — I’m able to find/buy the products I wanted AND save time? Sign me up! WHAT IS IT? LIKEtoKNOW.it is a shopping app…

  • Frequent Flyer

    Utah, underrated.

    A best friend of mine moved out to Salt Lake City, Utah about 2 years ago. She had just married to her childhood neighbor (yes, like in the movies), who is a fighter pilot and stationed in SLC. Between deployment and weapons school, she’s spent quite a bit of time alone since she’s moved there. We’d been trying to get something planned, but you know how that goes.. Hello, excuses: #work #time #money #life.. But, I knew I needed to just book the flight and get out there. Whenever I mentioned I was going to Utah, I was shocked with how many people asked, “Utah?? What? Why?!” Maybe it’s my…