Homemade Protein Bars and Hydration Boost!

Protein bars are a little miracles during hectic days, but the price of store bought protein bars makes me recoil my change purse in penny pinching horror.  Add that most have questionable ingredients and you have the perfect reason to create your own at home.

It’s cost effective.  It’s healthy.  It’s easy.

I stumbled upon Vitacost.com’s protein bar recipe on Twitter and got excited! The recipes are simple and the ingredient list is right up my clean eating alley.   So enter stage right their Peanut Butter & Chocolate Protein Bars.

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Meal Pictures: What Do I Eat Daily?


Meal pictures are everywhere on social media.  I'm not quite sure if it's fueling our quest for new ideas or our every growing obsession with all things 'health'.  Either way - I honestly really enjoy them. I find them pretty. Soothing. Fun. So, I am that girl. The obsessive one that takes pictures of food. At home. In public. No shame here. You'll find them on the ... Continue Reading

Eastern Townships: Ottawa Getaway Trip

Ottawa Getaway: Lavender

On Monday I decided to take my mother and niece on a surprise Ottawa getaway trip for just us girls! The hints were that we were on an Ottawa getaway that involved something beautiful, something adventurous, and something magical...to which my 5 year old niece responded; "is it a unicorn?" Solid guess. ... Continue Reading

The Mountains Unite Us


“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” ~ Dr Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go! Often people ask why on earth we hang out together.  Honestly, if we took personality or aptitude tests we'd most likely all score differently - in extremes.  We are a melting pot of varied pasts, experiences, and beliefs!  ... Continue Reading

Rx: Colorado Springs, Veterans, and Spartan?

Fort Carson's Military Sprint Spartan Race

"Is there a bottom to this mountain?!?" Megg asked aloud with a serious face. Funny, I have been asking the same question about life lately. We just climbing over 2400 steps, 1.1 mile, grade up to 68%,  2100ft in elevation gain, and were now making our way down a seemingly endless trail. The landscape was beautiful, the company second to none. Our legs were ... Continue Reading