Recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Soup With Irish Beer Cheese


There’s something about fall that just makes me crave soup. Obviously the cooler temperatures and leaves changing call for something warm and comforting. Plus with Mike and I being under the weather, it was a necessity. One of my favorites is broccoli cheddar soup, which is traditionally not very healthy. However I followed a recipe […]

Losing Track of Time (a life update of sorts)

Saw this anchor marquee light on the wall at Music Box CLE (which was where Event Expo was held) and fell in love. I need this. Now.

Hello again! Where has the time gone? Life has been a blur lately. A good blur, but a blur none the less. Most of my time lately has been taken up by my new job & freelancing when I’m not at my new job. I’ve been trying to get back into a routine outside of […]

Put-in-Bay Celebrations + My 25 Before 25 List Update

5K finishers

For my 25th birthday, I decided to plan a weekend around a 5K race: the 5K at Put-in-Bay. Mom booked a bed & breakfast for her, myself, and Mike. Some other friends decided to join us as well, so they booked a suite at the Put-in-Bay Resort. Minus some logistical issues, lack of cell-phone service […]

The September Effect (a.k.a. that time when 3 weeks flew by…)


Well hello again, dearest readers! I seriously can’t believe that the last 3 weeks have come and gone so quickly. I have been super busy and I actually have to find time to blog again (yep that’s right, I got a new job!!! More on that later.) – my birthday is also tomorrow (what the […]

Swag Haul Vlog + Giveaway Party (from Sweat Pink BlogFest)


Hi there! I’m so excited to share with you today another vlog where I show you all the crazy swag I got from IDEA World Fitness Convention + Sweat Pink BlogFest. I’m also bringing you a HUGE giveaway to share the goodies with you. Enjoy! Okay… who’s excited for the giveaway party?! There’s 4 separate contests so […]

Mohican Weekend Adventures: Camping, river rafting, & a vlog


Over the weekend, Mike and I met up with my friend Bri down in Loudonville, Ohio to go camping for the weekend at Mohican State Park Campgrounds. Our trip down took about 2 hours, however we left a little late so once we got to our destination it was pitch black and we couldn’t see […]

Becoming a Vlogger


What the heck is a vlogger? Well, it’s a “Video Blogger” – i.e. a person who blogs, just through videos. Vlogging is something I’ve been wanting to try (and okay, I have actually tried it before and failed miserably), but after BlogFest and hearing how much Blogilates recommended having a YouTube channel, I decided to […]

California Love (Part 2 of our Anaheim trip)

And of course I couldn't resist showing off some #CHAARG pride by throwing up the bolts!

It’s official – we love California. I know, we only spent a short amount of time there but let’s face it… it’s California. It’s awesome. In my last post, I talked alllll about the conference I went to in Anaheim. However, we arrived in California early & stayed a couple of days extra so we […]

Sweat Pink BlogFest at IDEA World (Event Recap)


This past week has been one of the most amazing weeks of my life. No exaggeration. I’m so glad I decided to join my Sweat Pink sisters in Anaheim, California for Sweat Pink BlogFest: a conference for health & fitness bloggers put on by Fit Approach and IDEA Health & Fitness Association! Not only that, but […]

How to Eat Healthy: 5 Easy Nutrition Substitutions (Guest Post)


Hey guys!! How are you? I’m flying back to Cleveland today – which is bittersweet – California has been absolutely amazing but of course I miss my kitties! I cannot wait to recap all the fun we’ve been having. Today, Joe from The Frolicking Fells is sharing 5 easy nutrition substitutions you can start implementing […]

Why the Kettlebell Rocks: Killer Cardio & Hardcore Strength (Guest Post)


BlogFest is officially over, and it was amazing & I can’t wait to share all of the details and fun with you. There’s still 2 more days of our trip though, so we’re going to explore California (I’m in love)! I am excited to have another amazing blogger guest post for me while I’m away […]

Akron Has A Lot To Offer (Guest Post)


I can’t believe I’m sitting in California right now while I’m typing this! I’m currently in the Anaheim/Orange County area for my first ever blog conference (as I’ve mentioned numerous times… I’m just so excited!) – finally, it’s time for the Idea World Fitness BlogFest with Sweat Pink! I can’t wait to share with you […]

Nautical Night Out: Lake Erie Style


Spending a gorgeous evening out on the water of Lake Erie with friends & family is a pretty fantastic way to spend a Saturday night. I dressed for the occasion, of course, with a nautical-themed outfit. It was truly a “nautical night out” & let’s just say I’m kind of obsessed with this outfit. You’ll […]

Flirty in Floral + Life Lately


Since the blog rebrand, I haven’t really had a chance to just write about life. Now seems like as good a time as any to do just that. A lot has happened the past couple of months and it’s kind of felt like a whirlwhind. I mean seriously, did July even happen? I feel like […]