And That Time When…..


I got dressed up and felt all special wearing my Erica Sara Designs bangle on a Saturday.

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I thought I’d be able to pull off going to a family wedding and then make it to The Neon Dash I had registered for months ago just in time to run the 5K.

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Yeah, I didn’t make it to the run.

Instead we ate our hearts out at the reception, enjoyed time with family and saw a beautiful sunset.

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But, my friend Erin made it to the run with her friend and Elisia and her family ran The Neon Dash also. They were kind enough to send me a picture so I could feel like the boys and I actually made it down there. Ha.


Next year we’ll be there.



I slept in a bit today and got on the treadmill a little later than planned. I guess that’s my new thing (sleeping in past three alarms).

But, I finished up another season of Sex and the City and started a new Netflix show.

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Oh yes. Everyone’s been talking about Orange is the New Black so I jumped on the boat. I only watched the first episode, but it’s going to be my new motivation for getting on the treadmill before the boys get up. I don’t want them walking in during any inappropriate language or anything. Ha.

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11.11 miles at 1.0 incline. After a couple warm-up miles I stayed at a steady 7:49 pace or so at 1.0 incline. I stepped on the side a lot to get water, wipe down with the towel, etc. So I probably ran more like 10 miles instead of 11, but oh well.

Today’s run was ridiculously sweaty. I mean, not only my shorts were soaking wet, but my shoes and socks were too.

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Pretty gross.


My plans for the day changed the second that this happened:

That time when Judah came up to me this morning and asked in the sweetest voice ever, “Mommy, do you have to do work on the computer today?”

Despite my mile long “to do” list and plans on possibly trying to catch up on some things, I looked at him, hugged him and said “no”.

Work can always wait. So it did. Time is love.


Instead we baked.

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Gluten free green banana bread was the bread of the day. I subbed in unsweetened almond milk for the yogurt. The loaf of bread is almost all gone.

We picnicked.

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I’m obsessed with cherries lately. I also had to have a little of everything cinnamon crisps with that lavash bread from Trader Joe’s, the bread we had just made and a Vega blueberry protein muffin.

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We sang Happy Birthday multiple times. How cool is our “candle”?

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We did arts and crafts. We cleaned.

And…… we decided we needed another family walk to end the weekend.

Same time of the evening, same place.

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Only this time we were smart and brought walkie talkies in case anyone got lost.

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Luckily no one did, but our little adventure ended a little something like this.

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Oh, almost forgot to tell you about that time that I used one of my Yasso coupons at Target.

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I love finding new healthy frozen treats.

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I only bought the sea salt caramel one for now, but I’ll be hosting a little Yasso party later this month and I’ll definitely be trying out (and sharing) the other flavors. Who wants to come to a Yasso party?



That time I saw this purse on Zulily today and fell in love with it.


I had some store credit to spend and just couldn’t pass it up. They have the cutest purses on there right now. (Some of them are sold out, but there are still a lot of ones for $39 that retail at $200 or something like that.)


Oh and that time I randomly ordered this Great Lakes Gelatin from Amazon because of all the health benefits I’ve been hearing about and now I don’t quite know what to do with it.

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If you have any pointers, please send them my way.



That time that the night ended a little something like this.

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It was so darn good. You never know if it’s going to be as good as it looks on the box. Well, it was. Mmm hmm.


And, finally that time when I’m going to bed. I’m going to try to get back on the early morning wake up train this week and tomorrow is an even crazier Monday than normal for us. Eeeekkk…..

Good night.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

There are still a couple days to enter the Emergen-C GIVEAWAY. (I had a packet this morning after my treadmill sweat fest.)

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Since you’ll probably be reading this Monday morning, here’s a little motivation for you thanks to instagram and Steve Maraboli.

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I love this.


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  1. 1

    fun! i need to check target for those fun flavors of the yasso bars – my grocery store only has the regular flavors!! and umm walkie talkies are obviously a must!! 🙂 🙂

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    Liz says:

    There are a ton of recipes for making homemade “gummy candy” with your Great Lakes gelatin. You can also just add it to anything liquid you are drinking (coffee, juice, smoothies, etc.) I have that same kind but don’t use it as often as I should.

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    Kathy says:

    This post is full of so much cute stuff Kristin!!

    That candle is “Out of this World!!” ~ The blue tote bag is adorable … good pick! ~ and the day/time with your boys are precious they really are at a fun age right now but in a couple of years I see you enjoying those fun family runs even more. 😉

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    To make the ‘gummy candies’ you must have the red canister of gelatin. This green canister is water soluble so it easily mixes into anything. It is perfect to just add a tbsp or two in a smoothie, pancakes, muffins, even a glass of water or tea. I like to make a protein pudding with a scoop of protein, tbsp of cacao powder, tbsp collagen, almond milk, etc. I love the stuff!

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    I always say…if you wanna know what good form running looks like, just watch a kid run… someone who’s been unaffected by all the books, videos, and fodder on the internet. Look at his form. Golden!

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    Linda Viner says:

    Have you tried the Enlightened bars? They are amazing, very low in sugar and 9 grams of protein. The peanut butter are incredible!

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    Mari says:

    I need to get more gelatin. I made marshmallows. Yasso coconut yummy

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    elizabeth says:

    Very cute dress, where did you buy it?
    We just got some very delicious cherries from Costco and I want to try this recipe,

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    I’ve been meaning to try gelatin as well! I know there’s a lot to do with it and people love it so I’ll have to see what some of the comments recommend. Those cherries look so good! I have so many great summer memories involving cherries 🙂

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    Oh good, I’m not the only person who hasn’t already seen all of Orange is the New Black! I keep almost watching it, but I haven’t started it yet. New shows are the best treadmill motivation!

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    Teresa says:

    I read this article a while ago and have wanted to try it since. Thanks!

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    LOVE that last quote!!!

    BUT LOVE LOVE the family time & hubby time pics.. so sweet about asking you abut the computer time… kids know so much that we don’t give them credit for – they see & hear all!!!

    Let me know about that joint collagen stuff too – my hips are bothering me.. 🙁 Old age! 🙂

    OH, look beautiful with hubby AND sweat fast on that hot bod of yours!!!

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      STUFT Mama says:

      Jody- love love love you and your comments and your IG posts! You make me smile every day! I’ll keep you posted about the gelatin. Who knows, right?

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    Stacey says:

    Love your blog! I will be in San Diego (Carlsbad) in two weeks…would love to take one of your Spin classes…would you email me where/when you are teaching the week of the 28th? I hope it’s ok to ask this…

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    Sarah L says:

    We have both the red and the green gelatin. I add the green to everything – smoothies, coffee, yogurt… anything liquid. It completely dissolves and has zero flavor! We made gummy worms with the red gelatin, using pureed fruit, a little lemon juice, and water – delish!


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