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Stars & Stripes Challenge

It’s the beginning of a holiday week and that means food, fun, friends, and family will be in abundance, or so I hope! Because we sometimes fall off the workout wagon during the holidays, I thought I’d give you a short challenge do to each day this week – Monday through Friday! This three minute …

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Farmers’ Market 101

The humidity levels are rising, the Arts Festival is around the corner, and the Downtown Farmers’ Market is overflowing with local produce – one thing is for certain; summer has officially arrived in Des Moines! Each Saturday morning I lace up my shoes, slather on some sunscreen, and grab my reusable bags and walk to …

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Holiday Road (Part 3)

In the third and final installment of my Holiday Road Series, I’m addressing all the fun ways you can stay active on vacation without really exercising. In the first article I wrote about all the yummy foods I enjoyed while in Spain. Because I was eating a lot of ham, cheese, and chocolate and not …

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No Bake Cake!

I had a birthday recently and wanted to make something completely different from my usual birthday treat. While I normally love making chocolate cakes or lemon bars or rhubarb crisp for my special day, I decided on something entirely new – a raw dessert. I got this idea one day as I was at the …

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Holiday Road (Part 2)

In my last post I rehashed all all the yummy food I ate while I was in Spain last month. In this follow-up for holiday travel, my focus will be more on how to travel with as little stress as possible. While I’m no expert on traveling, I do believe that I have a few …