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Low Carb Tailgating Food Round-Up

Football season is in full swing! It’s time for cookouts, Friday night lights, and those Saturday tailgate parties to watch the big game. Gosh, don’t you just LOVE this time of year? But, I feel like this is the time of year when temptation rears its ugly head, and increasingly so as we coast into

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Simple Neutral Fall Centerpiece

September is in full swing now, so my friends, let’s get this (fall) party started! You guys know my love and affinity for all things fall, so I hope you’re ready for lots of fall posts in the near future. By the way, I am still so very excited about my new website and are

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When to Start Fall Decorating

I’ve been asked many times when it is okay to decorate for fall. Like me, a lot of you are ready to get the season kicked off with some pumpkins and mums, to usher in the season with Pumpkin Spice Lattes and warm mugs of apple cider. And for goodness sake, ready to see some

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Start: One Day at a Time

There was a time, when I was at my heaviest weight of 324 pounds, that I would easily be one of the heaviest people in a fitness class, if not the heaviest one there. I remember the first ever Boot Camp class I attended and how intimidated I was walking into that room and humiliated

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100 Mile Challenge

Hey, friends! It’s Motivational Monday, and today, I’m issuing a challenge! Are you up for it? 100 MILE CHALLENGE!  Join the challenge if you dare!  I don’t know about you, but sometimes, it helps me to reach my goals when I have someone else coming along side of me. We can cheer each other on,

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5 Ways to Push Through a Weight Loss Stall

The dreaded weight loss stall. We all hit them at some point, and it seems the closer you get to your weight loss goal, the harder it is to get the weight off. Last week, I finally pushed through a stall and dropped four more pounds bringing my total weight loss from my highest weight

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New Exterior Door Paint Color

Recently, on my Facebook page, I let my fellow cultivators and creators choose a paint color for my exterior doors. It was so much fun! It’s not everyday (or not ever really) that I give up creative control of a project, but I have to say, I really enjoyed this process. I started with six

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Growth Never Happens in Our Comfort Zone

I fell at my high school graduation. Right on the very set of steps that are pictured in the photo below. During the procession, as my graduating class marched onto the football field, I got three or four steps from the top and my ankle gave out. I fell, scraping my ankle up pretty good. 

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