• Life

    Hosting a Fall Party | 2016

    Happy autumn! The most wonderful time of year. I think it’s pretty obvious that everyone’s favorite season is fall – look at all of the pumpkin spice and seasonal items out right now. I’ve loved fall for years, since I was in my teens. Something about the crispness of the air makes me feel cozy and warm – maybe that’s the extra layers of warmth. I’m also on the pumpkin spice train, however I don’t love the ever so popular #pumpkinspicelatte. Every fall us and our friends have a big fall party to celebrate the new season and since we put a fire pit in the backyardwe were itching to…

  • Life

    Creating a Content Calendar

    So I’m finally getting around to making a content calendar. Since I’ve been slacking a bit on the blog the past few weeks, I decided to sit down and pen out some ideas for the next few weeks, including some fall content. I’m going to continue posting a recipe of the week as long as I’m making one, but since fall is my favorite time of year I want to share my favorite activities, Minnesota’s beautiful fall colors, and share our new DIY fire pit perfect for fall evenings. For me the best way to do this is to start a content calendar to plan out blogs post and social media content. I…

  • Life

    Gardening Update

    At the beginning of summer I was inspired to jump into the gardening game. I really like the idea of having a garden with fresh veggies that fit into my fitness and nutriton plan. Buying clean and organic are ideal, but there’s something special about food coming straight from your garden. This year, we planted a few basics in our garden, just to get the feelers out and so far, so good – here’s the post where I shared the beginnings of the garden. We’ve already been talking about more updates we can make to the yard to optimize our gardening space – not only for vegetables but also for some…

  • Recipes

    Grilled Salmon Patties | Recipe of the Week

    This week’s recipe is inspired by @FitMenCook who also has an awesome YouTube channel of delicious recipes made with healthy macros in mind. Last week I was planning for meal prep Sunday, and he had posted an Instagram video of salmon patties as an alternative for grilling at a barbecue. I didn’t have all of the same ingredients as Kevin, but I was able to make it work with what I had in the house. I’ve made salmon patties in the past, but this recipe called for a few extra steps and ingredients that made binding and cooking easier. what you’ll need  10 ounces salmon – I used Kirkland canned…