*This post is sponsored by NordicTrack. All thoughts & opinions are my own!
Hi loves! My vacation is over (but just for a couple of days before we head to Utah) and I am SO happy to be home and to be able to run on my treadmill again. It is always so wonderful to be able to get away and visit with family, but it is always just as great to get back home and get back to the normal routine, especially when it comes to my workouts. Just because I was on Read More
“Anyone Can Be A Father But It Takes A Real Man To Be A Dad”
Hi friends! Today I want to share something very personal and close to my heart. Some of you may have heard this story before, but I want to share this story with you because I think it will help paint the picture of my family dynamic a little better and because it a huge reason why I am the person I am today. I also want to share about how hard situations are almost always the biggest blessings in disguise.
When I was very young, my parents divorced. My mom later remarried my step-dad, whom I call “dad”, as he has been the one to raise me. I remember being extremely upset and devastated that I basically lost my real dad through the divorce. I mean divorce is never easy, but especially when kids are in the mix. With the help of loving parents and many heartfelt pleas to my Heavenly Father, I learned that instead of focusing on constant disappointments and heartbreaks I often felt, I opened my heart to my stepdad. I couldn’t have been blessed with a better dad or support system in him. He showed me true selfless love and pushed me to chase my dreams. Never once has he not treated me like one of his own. I once thought of the divorce as a trial, but I’ve now come to see it as a blessing. I was blessed with the most amazing angel dad in the world and I’m thankful for him each and every day. I used to pray that my real dad would give me the love and support I yearned for, but soon learned that I was being blessed each and every day by a father who loved me fully and unconditionally. This was a lesson to me- to turn to the Lord in my trials and let Him take care of me. And he did. And in the process, I learned to make the most of hard situations, seek the blessings, and simply just love. I often get asked if my real dad is still in my life and it’s complicated. We still don’t have the relationship I use to yearn for, but I will always have an open heart to him, no matter what. I feel so thankful for my dad and the love and example he has given me. Because of him I know what a dad and husband should be and I was able to find someone that reminds me of him. I’m thankful for my sweet husband. I couldn’t ask for a more amazing or loving dad to our Tru baby! I am thankful for the trials and heartbreak I once felt because now I know just how lucky and blessed I am to be surrounded by some amazing men. So, Happy Father’s Day to my sweet dad + husband & all the other amazing dads out there! I love you both and my life has been changed for the better because of you both! xoxo
Hi babes, happy Friday! We have been in Las Vegas for the past 12 days and tomorrow will be heading to Newport Beach, California for a week! I’ve had the BEST time in my hometown. I’ve been able to hang out and spend quality time with my family, swim every single day, play with Truman lots, Read More
Hi friends! I get soo many emails about what we eat and snack on, sooo I thought I’d start with our FAVORITE healthy(er) ranch dip! Tru, Sid, & I looove us some veggies and we are also huge snackers so we make this all the time, especially on the weekends. I first tried a Read More
Hi loves! I am so honored & excited to share that I have been chosen to be a NordicTrack ambassador! I have always loved health and fitness, which over the years has turned into a passion of mine. My husband and I love working out, eating healthy, and all around living a healthy lifestyle and want it to be a focus in our home always. As a mom, time is very limited. I have to make time to work out and I love that my NordicTrack equipment and iFit band make it so easy. I love tracking all of my health & fitness goals in one place (the iFit subscription is great and provides me with personalized, “smart fitness” to my home training routine). From wearing my iFit band to getting a quick run in on my NordicTrack treadmill, NordicTrack easily integrates fitness into my life which is a must for me! I can’t wait to share more about this amazing brand and why I love it so much, along with some of my favorite workout routines. I am excited to share my journey and experiences with you. Thank you so much for following along & reading! xoxo
Jumpsuits are a must in the summer! They are simple, effortless, and I love that they are SO versatile. This one is now my favorite (it can be worn with heels, sneakers, and also a sandal– soo many options!!). I seriously feel like I’m wearing pj’s when I wear it! Keep your look Read More
I’ve been crushing on the lace-up bodysuit/top trend and have been dying to try it out! I seriously LOVE this bodysuit. It is so flattering and comes in two colors. I’m planning on wearing it with jeans as well. I also got this top in a Read More