Napa Valley Turkey Trot and Lot’s Of Rain

Fitnessmomwinecountry Napa Turkey Trot

The 2nd Annual Napa Valley Turkey Trot was this past weekend.  Faith and I have been so looking forward to running this race again for our second time.  A beautiful morning in the Napa Valley, the cool crisp,  late Fall air and the sun coming up and shining down on us as we run 3.2 miles.  WAIT ... what?  Hold on, let's back this up. If you live hear or have been paying attention to our California rain situation, you would know that we are in dire need of water and a good hearty rain season.  Continue Reading...

Things I Am An Expert At

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When I came across Mama Kat's post about being an "expert", I thought how cool.  What a fun way to stop and reflect on just how amazing I am at certain things, so much so that I figured heck, why not?  I will write a post.  Thanks Kat. ♥ I will keep this brief {saying that out loud and laughing as I write} I am an expert at making beds.  Yep, just ask my hubby.  He says that I would make an amazing house keeper at any hotel.  I make a bed you can flip a quarter on. I am an expert at Continue Reading...

It’s A TGIF Blog Hop and Instagram Hop

TGIF Blog Hop

It's Friday and  today is a fun post. I am so excited to be co-hosting this week with Kaitlyn, Laura, Ida, Desiree and Silvie. Join us for the TGIF Blog Hop. ♥ Welcome To The TGIF Hop! Lets celebrate making it through another week by  linking your blog and/ or your instagram below. You may link up any post. Remember, visiting other blogs and/ or Instagram links is what makes a successful blog hop.This hop runs from every week. Starting Friday morning to Wednesday morning.Be kind and Continue Reading...

Easy Spicy Shrimp

Spicy Shrimp

I am always in the mood for a good spicy shrimp dinner and if I am not ordering take out, then I am making it at home.  Honestly, this way tastes much better and is very easy and quick {more affordable also}. Ingredients 1 Pound Raw Shrimp {peeled and de-vained} OR you can do that yourself 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce {low sodium} 1 1/2 Tablespoons Chili Garlic Sauce {this is HOT, so I start out with this amount and adjust if I want more} 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil 2 Teaspoons Rice Wine OR Continue Reading...

Sharing A Few Of My Favorite Things … Fall

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Most of us are getting ready for the holidays right about now, and I assume we are making "wish" lists or shopping already, either for ourselves or for others.  This is the perfect time to go ahead and share just a few of my current favorites.  I am linking up with Kat over at Mama's Losin It  for this weeks writing prompt ... Some Of My Most Recent Favorite Things - Fall Edition. ♥ I love to cozy up this time of year and some of the latest pieces I enjoy are from Threads For Thought.  I love Continue Reading...

It’s a Win with WIN Sports Detergent and Giveaway

WIN Sports Detergent

Disclosure: I received product to review through my affiliation with Fit Approach. As always, my opinion is just my own and honest. Let's talk laundry, shall we.  No one knows laundry like moms {okay not fair, I am sure some dads know laundry} but let's just go with this.  Laundry and family ... yikes.  Am I right?  We have two separate baskets in this house for laundry and I wish I could say I were so organized that one was for whites and one for colors.  Only even I am not that good.  Two Continue Reading...

Holiday Brunch

Sunday Brunch

What goes great with Sunday morning and football ... Brunch, that's what.  The latest in breakfast options for us this past weekend, and most likely on the menu again, because these egg muffins were amazing! Ingredients 8 Eggs Avocado Turkey Sausage Onion Pepper Jack Cheese {optional mushroom, red bell pepper} Bacon Almond Milk {zero sugar} Muffin papers Kosher Salt Ground Pepper Directions Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut avocado into small cubes. Whip the eggs with Continue Reading...

Sunday Fall Frittata

Sunday Frittata

Sunday, football and fall equals food.  A super easy, quick and healthy recipe for such a day would be the Frittata.  I am a fan of this dish and I love eating it right out of the oven warm or having later chilled from the fridge.  Either way, the Frittata is a great substitute for the quiche, since it deletes the crust. *Some people will make a frittata on the stove sort of like an omelette.  I prefer to bake mine in the oven. Ingredients 5 Eggs 6 Mushrooms 1/2 Red Onion 1/2 Red Continue Reading...

Hello November

Hello November

I loved waking this morning to the cool air coming through the window.  No rain today, but a fall chill with just the right amount of sun {California weather}.  It's Sunday and the first weekend of November is here.  My favorite time of year is now starting.  We are done with October, Halloween is over.  In my mind, this is the start of Fall.  The kids are starting to sleep in a bit longer on the weekends, even the dog stays snuggled up.  I am taking in the quiet while lying in bed, because I Continue Reading...

The Zooma Napa Valley Half Marathon Is Back 2015

Napa Valley Zooma

  I have some exciting news to share this morning!  The Zooma Women's Race Series  is back in Napa Valley  and I could not be more excited.  Last year was the inaugural year for this race and it was such a huge success, they are doing this again.  I had the opportunity to be a race ambassador  last year and had an amazing time.  I was working with other great women {fellow ambassadors}, I was training hard, meeting new people and just enjoying and embracing being a runner.  I had low Continue Reading...