What I’ve Learned in 2015

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It sounds so cliche to say, but 2015 really did FLY by. To be honest, I’m ready to leave it behind. It was a year of growth — personal + professional. A year of learning to accept that sometimes awful stuff happens and there isn’t really a damn thing you can do about it. But more importantly, it was a year that I became very confident in who I am as a person — who I am as a daughter, partner, sister, aunt and employee.

2014 was a year of taking chances and believing in myself. For pushing the limits. For doing things I never thought possible.

This year has been 365 days of hard work, tears, laughter and learnings. Here’s a look back on what I’ve taken away from it.

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5 Minute Protein Pancakes

These protein pancakes do NOT contain any protein powder, but are packed with about 17g of protein per serving! Make ahead and freeze for breakfast throughout the week. I’m definitely a morning person. In fact, I’m usually in bed by 9pm and Ian is all “OMG woman do why do you need like 10 hours…

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2015 Gift Guide: For the Fitness Lover

Back ‘atcha today with another gift guide! This one is one of my all-time favorites, as it contains products that I use on a daily basis! What are you waiting for? Get to shopping! 1.  Garmin Forerunner 15 — It’s nice to not carry your phone around when you run to track mileage, and by…

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2015 Gift Guide: Boozy Winter Gift Basket

Oh hey, kids! I’m coming at you today with an idea for the ‘guy that doesn’t really want anything’ in your life. I’m a big fan of creating baskets,stockings and jars full of fun, unique things. Each year, my family has a White Elephant gift exchange, except we actually use legit presents (not gag gifts!)….

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2015 Gift Guide: For The Outdoor Girl

HEY, HEY! I’m officially done with all of my Christmas shopping and it feels SO GOOD. I absolutely love picking out the perfect present for each person and would spend my entire paycheck on gifts if I could still somehow afford a place to live. This year, I’ll be providing a few different gift guides…

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Simple Holiday Swaps

The holidays are officially in full swing in my household! Ian and I put up our Christmas tree this weekend — judge all you want! I love coming home to a festive household. There’s something about Christmas decorations that make me all warm and happy inside. I 100% believe in balance and do not deprive…

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Costa Rica Part 1: Rio Perdido

I should probably start by mentioning that I’m the biggest stress ball that ever walked the planet when it comes to traveling. “What if we forget to unplug the lamps and the house burns down” “What if I don’t pack sweatpants and I actually need sweatpants and I’m left the entire time without any sweatpants”…

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