What I’m Loving: January

Happy belated new years! As cheesy as new year’s resolutions are, I like to embrace this time of new beginnings. It’s not just exercise your body into looking a certain way. It’s not just to do things because people expect it of you. How do you want to evolve this year? What dreams do you have that you’ve never gone after? what if you started making baby steps towards it this year? What’s in your way?

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How to Care for a Madewell Bag

One of my most popular posts on my blog has been my post on removing a water stain from a leather bag. I recently bought a beautiful leather Madewell bag, and it made me think about writing a post on how to care for the bag before an accident happens!

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8 Tips for Running in the Winter

Every summer when I’m running in 90 degree heat, I always tell myself that I won’t complain about running in the cold in the winter. Yet every year during my first freezing cold run, I pity myself the entire time! If you’re serious about running, you can’t stop running for an entire season of the year, so how can you make the best of winter running months? After running through quite a few Minnesota winters, I’ve found a few hacks to make it not so bad!

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Subway Tile Backsplash DIY

One of my favorite parts of my kitchen remodel is my subway tile back splash. It is so bright and timeless, which was the goal of my kitchen remodel. The other benefit to subway tile is that it is really cheap– I got my tile on sale for $0.17 a tile! The entire backsplash cost less than $60.

The backsplash is also relatively easy to do yourself. You will need a tile saw, and maybe someone with experience using one, but the rest even a novice can do themselves!

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8 Tips for Sticking to a Fitness Plan

Sticking to a diet and fitness plan can be really challenging, even with the best intentions and willpower. Between our busy lifestyles and food-centered celebrations, it’s hard to stick to a plan long term. Here are some of the ways that I stick to my fitness goals:

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