I decided to try Advocare, and the cleanse was really challenging but very rewarding. Now that it’s over I’ve really learned to appreciate the foods I eat more than ever. It sort of got me to start thinking of food as fuel again, rather than purely entertainment, comfort, etc. I’ve cut most of the [...]
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people [...]
Well that was fast. It seems like just yesterday I was at my 200th post wondering how I got there. This is a picture of me getting ready to wind down after a long day at work by watching my last episodes of
Update 7/3/12: Unfortunately, Suzy’s foster parents decided that our home would not be a good fit for Suzy because she showed so much dominance toward Julia. While I believe that type of behavior can be corrected using modern positive reinforcement training, they weren’t willing to take the risk in letting them live together, which may [...]
I’ve started taking a pilates class at Lotus Flower Studio and it’s been a lot of fun for me. I originally wanted to take a yoga class but with nothing fitting into my schedule anywhere I looked, I went for the next best thing – pilates. I normally would have steered clear [...]
I saw this over on anonymous hedonist’s blog and had to list my own. Just like she did, I changed the questions to be a little different.
1. What is your most expensive product? What is your least expensive product?
Somme Institute – Serum / Various [...]
I never expected to fall so deeply in love with any show on PBS, but then earlier this week I was itching to watch season 2 (after devouring season 1 in a few days) but couldn’t get my hands on it. I tried requesting it from the library but I was 169th in [...]
Yes, it’s possible to have a healthy weekend and still have fun. Trust me, because I was once a skeptic like you! Last weekend, my friend Megan and I ventured to a restaurant that I was confident would work with us to prepare food according to the Advocare cleanse rules (low oil, preferably olive oil, [...]
I avoided starting an actual diet for a long time, but I realized a while ago that I don’t eat all that well. An average week’s worth of dinners would include pizza, ravioli, pizza, spaghetti, mac and cheese, pizza, and going out. Obviously some weeks were better than others and we did get some fresh [...]
Welcome!I love Dayton, I've lived here for all of my 26 years and don't plan on settling anywhere else. I started this blog as a way to showcase the best of Dayton (as seen through my perspective) and also to share some of the things that occupy space in my mind, namely beauty, home decor, quotes, and various aspects of my life.