Natural Care Products, Cleaning Supplies, and More

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You've probably noticed the trend in my posts here on and Facebook the past year and a half or so, and how I've been trending towards cleaning up my personal care products and cleaning products.  Once I had my food cleaned up and under control, I guess it makes sense that I started to look at other areas of my life that I could improve.  Knowing how dramatic a difference changing to clean eating made for my life, energy, health, and athletic performance - if you can clean up other areas of … [Read more...]

2014 Holiday Shopping List

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I've done a holiday shopping guide the past 2 years now 2011 and 2012, and this year, I have to admit I've been distracted and the holiday has snuck up on me faster than I realized.  A late Thanksgiving has really thrown me for a loop this year.  Instead of providing my own list, I have been seeing some pretty good ones and thought I'd pull some of the ones I liked together for you for inspiration.  So no matter who you have on your list, check out these ideas.   Everyday Paleo … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

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As a treat I decided to make these Pumpkin Sugar Cookies that I saw on Delighted Momma's website - I started following her after a co-worker shared another one of her recipes with me, it was quick, easy, and Paleo so I figured that I'd give this one a try too.  Now I know that somehow December sneaked up on me, so the pumpkin craze is probably overdone - but if you're still crazy about pumpkin these would be a great thing to try.  I made a double batch, and think that they may be better one … [Read more...]

Backpacking the AT

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This weekend I went out with Tim and another couple and did a fun, low key backpacking weekend.  We went up to Hamburg, PA where we did about 8 miles on and around the Appalachian Trail (AT) and went to the Pulpit and the Pinnacle, then left the protected water shed area to camp and headed back to the parked car on Sunday.  It was a nice relaxed trip, full of low intensity action - hiking with a ~25 pound pack expertly balanced on my hips to take the load off my shoulders.  It sounds a little … [Read more...]

When vacation doesn’t go as planned

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Do you ever take a step back and wonder why certain things happen at the time that they do?  I'm not a person that necessarily believes in fate, but this year when I was on vacation I sprained my ankle which put my on crutches for 2 weeks (while on vacation) and gave me a lot of time for reflection.  I found myself thinking, more than once, did this happen for a reason?  Is someone telling me that I need to slow down, take a break, and just chill out? This July we had an active … [Read more...]