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10 Tips to Make Drinking a Gallon of Water a Day Easy

10 tips to make drinking a gallon of water a day easy

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A little over two weeks ago, I started an experiment to drink a gallon of water a day for 30 days.

Here are some tips I’ve found to make drinking a gallon of water a day easy for you…

1. Add some flavor. So far I have put either lemon juice or cucumbers in my water. If you haven’t tried cucumbers, do it. It’s so refreshing! Or if you want to get fancy, try this recipe for Strawberry Lime Cucumber Mint water. Read More »

Getting Fit Healthy-ish Natural/Holistic

Week 2 Update: Drinking a Gallon of Water a Day

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So now it has been TWO full weeks of drinking a gallon of water a day. 

Constantly drinking water has become part of my natural routine now. I always have my 24 oz. Tervis Tumbler with me during the day. (Exception: I don’t take it out on errands, because I don’t want to have to pee in a public restroom if I don’t have to.)

Filling it up is the first thing I do in the morning (after peeing). I try to get the first 24 oz. down before I “allow” myself to have a coffee or tea. Read More »

Getting Fit Healthy-ish Parenting Pregnancy Problems/Tips

Water Water Everywhere

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It’s December 9th and I’m looking out the window at pouring rain. Can’t we get some snow? Pretty please?

Inside my house is also an exciting scene: half-decorated tree, pumpkins (don’t ask), and a three-year-old in a smock and my shoes.

Speaking of torrential amounts of liquid, yesterday I started a challenge to drink a gallon of water each day for 30 days (which I am referring to as “Operation Chug-A-Lug”). 

Day 1 went swimmingly (hehe). Seriously, though, it was not hard at all. 

Frequent trips to the bathroom? Of course. But that was really the only bad part.  Read More »


Operation Chug-A-Lug (Drinking a Gallon of Water a Day)

This post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure policy here. I am not a doctor, nor am I qualified to give medical advice. I do believe that drinking more water can be beneficial for mostly everyone, but if you’re concerned about specific amounts for your body, consult with a doctor first.

I happened to read an article yesterday about a woman who got fabulous results by drinking a gallon of water a day for thirty days

This woman experienced dramatically beneficial results– to her headaches, to her dark circles, to her skin in general, and to her digestive system.

I shared the article link on my Facebook page and said that I was thinking about doing the 30 day drinking a gallon of water a day challenge… Read More »

Food Parenting Products Reviews

Omaha Steaks Coupon Exclusive

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure policy here. Omaha Steaks provided me with the delicious sampler pack in order to facilitate this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Are you an Omaha Steaks fan?

My husband’s grandmother used to send us an Omaha Steaks gift pack of steaks and side dishes every holiday season as part of our Christmas gift. Sadly, she passed away this year.

But now every time we eat Omaha Steaks, we think of Grandy and her love of a good steak.

Omaha Steaks reached out to me to share this exclusive coupon:

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Food Parenting Pregnancy

Sriracha Turkey Recipe? Anyone? Bueller?

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Since it’s November and the Thanksgiving season, I try to remember to be extra thankful this month.

Today I am thankful for having a completed kitchen and a working sink!

I definitely did my fair share of complaining throughout this kitchen renovation process, but it actually flew by pretty quickly. (I can say that now, because it’s over!) Read More »

Healthy-ish Parenting Problems/Tips

Enterovirus & Ebola: What You Need To Know

Enterovirus & Ebola

Disclosure: I am not a medical professional. Every fact, statistic, or piece of information I present in this article comes from (and is linked to) articles published by reputable news outlets or the government’s websites.

Getting a call that your kid has a fever and needs to be picked up from daycare isn’t fun, especially at 3:00 P.M. on a Friday. Bye, weekend!

Thankfully, it was barely a fever and she seems fine now, so phew. 

But my goodness, turn on the news and you will be bombarded by two main health crises:

  1. The Enterovirus D-68 outbreak and 
  2. The Texas man with confirmed Ebola

I am not a hyper, neurotic parent (that I am aware of) by any means, so I’m not going to hear these stories and put my family in lockdown or pull my daughter out of daycare (the germs!).  Read More »

Books Food Guilty Pleasures Parenting

Weekend Reading: A Dysfunctional Family + Dinner Help


Disclosure: I was provided a copy of Dinner 411 in order to facilitate this review. This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here.

This weekend I read two books– one an e-book that promised to give me some help getting dinner on the table quickly, and the second was This Is Where I Leave You, which also happens to be a movie that is currently playing in theaters.

Dinner 411 is an e-book that provides “tips and tricks so you can get dinner on the table for your busy family in 30 minutes or less.” It is written by Christina Hitchcock of It’s a Keeper, a blog with tons of tried and true recipes. Read More »

Fashion Healthy-ish Natural/Holistic Pregnancy

Fall Skin Care Tips


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It’s officially fall! (Even though I’ve been kind of pretending it’s fall since September 1st.)

The weather has shifted, the scent of apple pie and pumpkin lattes is in the air and women are timidly stepping out in their Uggs. Or are Uggs not popular anymore? I’ll have to seek out an answer to that from a more fashionable person than myself.

Make sure your skin care routine is adjusted for this new weather. Check out my Fall Skin Care Tips!

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Food Healthy-ish

Grandparents Day Brunch Menu

Grandparents Day Brunch Menu

On Friday I read somewhere that it was Grandparents Day on September 7th. Two days away. Oops. 

Is this a real holiday or did Hallmark make it up? Not like it matters, even if the only place I saw it celebrated was on Sprout, I knew my mom would be expecting a card. (She’s like, really into cards.)

Since I knew it was too late to get cards out in time, I decided to throw an impromptu Grandparents Day Brunch. I invited all the grandparents and they all said yes. 

Pinterest helped me come up with a fabulous brunch menu and everything turned out delicious! Read More »

Getting Fit Healthy-ish Me, Myself, & I Parenting Relationships

New Month, New Mood

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Trying to leave for my run this morning. Why do they make it so hard to get out the door alone?!

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I feel like I’ve been all over the place lately. Blame the pregnancy hormones or maybe it’s just crazy old me!

Anyway, I want to bring some structure back to my life. I want the important things to take priority. Like exercising. Read More »

Getting Fit Healthy-ish Products Reviews

Get Your Music To Go {Audio Fest at Best Buy}


Disclosure: Best Buy provided me with products in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Summer + pregnancy DO NOT = an eagerness to go work out. (At least in my book.)

Lately, it’s been taking extra motivation for me to get out the door for a run or even a walk…sometimes I promise myself a special dessert or a bubble bath. But the BEST incentive for me to get my butt moving is a bangin’ playlist to listen to.

I finally took the time to download all of my current favorite songs, grabbed my new JBL Reflect Sport Headphones, and headed out. So what if I only ran 1.5 miles? I had a dog and a jogging stroller, so that’s gotta count for something extra. Right? Read More »

Food Healthy-ish

OATrageous Oatmeals & an OXO Giveaway


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Oatmeal…it’s not just for breakfast recipes anymore!

Kathy Hester’s new book, OATrageous Oatmeals, takes traditional oats and puts a modern, tasty spin on them. 

To celebrate the release of OATrageous Oatmeals, OXO is giving away a bunch of its most popular kitchen tools plus a copy of Kathy’s book! Enter to win at the bottom of this post! Read More »

Food Guilty Pleasures Healthy-ish Natural/Holistic Products Reviews Shopping

Tea Time: Official GUILT Teas Review

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Disclosure: Official GUILT provided me with samples to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own.

Would you care for a spot of tea?

I love drinking tea. It makes me feel so elegant and zen. (Even though I’m neither of those things.)

But I drink it and pretend I’m Lisa Vanderpump with a British accent. Or sometimes I’m Dina Manzo, harnessing my positive energy and being all “Namaste, bitches!” Read More »

Food Healthy-ish Parenting Problems/Tips

Help! Three-Year-Old Picky Eating


So, I need your help with the dominant problem in my house right now: three-year-old picky eating.

My three-year-old daughter refuses to eat most fruits and vegetables. (I feel like I wrote a very similar post about a year ago. Clearly, not much has changed!)

She also fights me about what is on her dinner/lunch plate. Breakfast is usually not a problem– she will eat cereal, waffles, eggs, etc. Read More »


Dutch Baby Recipe

Dutch Baby Recipe

It seems like Easter has crept up on me this year…not great since I’m hosting about twenty people for dinner!

If you’re like me and still scrambling to get your menu and Easter activities together, this post will be a huge help.

My friends Colleen of Souffle Bombay and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond have gathered 26 bloggers to share some of their favorite Easter entertaining ideas with you! From Jelly Bean Trees to a Giant Deviled Egg, we’ve got you covered! 

I will be sharing my mother-in-law’s recipe for a Dutch Baby, a deliciously simple breakfast/brunch recipe that will definitely become a holiday morning tradition in your home! Read More »

Food Parenting Products Reviews

The Goldfish Diet

The Goldfish Diet

This post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure policy here.This post is intended to be humorous. I do not recommend feeding your child a diet solely of Goldfish, however yummy they may be! Pepperidge Farm® provided me with a sampling of their products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. Pictures courtesy of Pepperidge Farm® .
Some days, all my toddler wants to eat is snacks, specifically Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish.

I blame Target.

We are in there on a daily weekly basis and it seems like every other aisle has a special Goldfish display. Really?

It isn’t enough that I avoid the snack-food aisle when I’m there with my daughter…now I have to skip over the grocery section altogether? Read More »

Food Getting Fit Healthy-ish Parenting

The Naughty Mommy’s Lazy Guide to Being Healthy

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No excuses…here’s the lazy guide to being healthy!

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This winter has been brutal. I have tried to keep up with my exercising, but I’m failing miserably.

I had been taking my dog for a quick one or two mile run everyday, even in the snowy weather. About two weeks ago, it got way too icy for me.

I set out with Toby and found that there was no good place to step. The streets were icy. Sidewalks were icy. The easement strips were covered in snow that sank down with every step I took. Fun! Read More »

Getting Fit Healthy-ish Parenting Products Reviews

Boosting Your Energy with EBOOST: Review

EBOOST Product Review

I’m always tired. A cup of coffee does the trick in the morning, but that rush of caffeine only lasts so long. When afternoon comes, I find myself wanting an energy boost.

But anytime I decide to have that second cup of coffee, I regret it. I get all jittery and anxious.

So what’s a tired mom to do? (And don’t say, “Take a nap.” I HATE when people tell me that. There’s too much stuff to do to take a nap! Always!) Read More »