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Strong Is the New Skinny

I’m proud to take part in the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. The catchphrase on the pink tank caught my eye at National Fitness Center, so I decided to explore some of the conversations our society’s been having about Strong Is the New Skinny. If ever there was a loaded phrase to both motivate […]

Continue Reading By on August 27, 2016 in beauty, fitness, well-being, wellness, women 0

School Time Savers

This post is in cooperation with Stonyfield, as part of the #StonyfieldBlogger program! All families are looking to save time during busy school days, aren’t we?  One of our goals with young children is to start and finish homework as soon as possible in the afternoon.  So, I’ve always carried some form of school supply […]

Continue Reading By on August 22, 2016 in food, organic, school 0

Setting The Tone for a Happy Home

This post is in cooperation with Uncommon Goods. Why do you feel at home where you do?  Is it the impressive architecture? The exact square footage? The color you chose to paint the walls? Chances are, there’s something about how you feel personally in your residential space that makes it home for you.  This is […]

Continue Reading By on August 13, 2016 in Appalachia, conscious consumerism, home, made in the USA, sustainable 0

Fitness Time For Me

This post is in cooperation with National Fitness Center, where I am proud to take part in the #teamNFC program! You can’t help but smile when you see Ronnie.  He’s the gentleman at the front desk who always, always, smiles and has a kind, encouraging word to say to you when you visit National Fitness […]

Continue Reading By on July 30, 2016 in fitness, self care, wellness, women

Summer Family Vacation at Ober Gatlinburg

Thanks to Ober Gatlinburg for hosting our family’s visit! You really haven’t visited the Smokies unless you’ve hiked at least a stretch in the Smokies.  And you really haven’t visited the tourist town of Gatlinburg unless you’ve been to Ober Gatlinburg.  This place offers incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains next door and Gatlinburg […]

Continue Reading By on July 18, 2016 in Appalachia, family, Smoky Mountains, vacation