I’m doing Back to School BOOT CAMP.

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The below is a sponsored UNsponsored post.  It links to content I’ve written for Swerve Sweetener, but they did not ask I give it a shout-out here.  As with all stuffs I write—it’s  really going down.  Soon. Today. Now.    Summertime fun. Around here it is a sad day. It’s back to school day. Back [...]



I work with EleVen by Venus.  The zeal I am filled with about heading to L.A. today is all my own. Team EleVen by Venus at Fitbloggin! The title for this post fits because that’s pretty much how last minute this is for me. My life is in flux these days so I’d been a [...]

Can you go home again?


us. yesterday. home? Good gosh Ive dragged all of you through all of this with me. I’ve moved. I’ve whined. I’VE LOVED. I’ve achieved goals I never ever ever thought I could. And then I achieved some more! I’ve rambled about focusing forward and not rereading past chapters. And yet here I am back the [...]

Venus, you looked STRONG out there today!


(“photo” credit: the eight year old.) I felt strong, Carla! I’m in awe at how you juggle three tennis balls without breaking a sweat!  That’s amazing! Thanks! Ive worked really hard on this skill.  It took me forever to master, but now I rock it. Yep. I’m hanging over at Venus’ place today and we’re [...]

The tattoo stories

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To my chagrin I had no idea yesterday was National Tattoo Day.  I be celebrating up in herre today. And yes. Just possibly. Definitely maybe. With a tiny new piece of ink. When people ask about my tattoos (why did you get them? do they mean anything? will you regret them?) I respond: For me [...]

Go 4th and treasure.

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The seemingly small moments: she’s obsessed. The moments which can feel…never ending. she’s angry (?). The lollipops at 8 am moments. she’s happyhappy. Check out the world around you.  She’s fascinated. Allow your JAW to DROP. she’s amazed. Go forth, savor and treasure. She’s in.  I know I am. (comments closed.)  



enroute to Fitbloggin ’13. This year I wont be able to attend our family reunion Fitbloggin. (I’m gonna sit with that for a moment and drag you in with me. It’s the first one Ive missed. I was there at BlogHer back in the DAY when Roni conceived of the idea and have helped/attended each [...]

BRAZEN shoe charms are here!

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Life feels crazy here these days. Hectic. More than ever I find I’m searching for mantras, meditation, and *anything* else I can think of to carry me through. Sure, it’s mostly good-crazy (news to come! news to come!) yet, simultaneously, a little terrifying. It’s type of nervous-excitement where I crave a touchstone. A tangible reminder [...]