Peanut Butter Oat Protein Balls

As you probably know, I’m big on having healthy snacks around at all times. Having snacks on hand throughout the day keeps me full in between meals, and it keeps me from being starving by the time I do get to eat a meal, which helps me be more mindful of what I make and eat.

One of my favorite go-to snacks are protein balls. They are a good homemade alternative to granola bars and can save you money too! I’ve experimented with a few different combinations, since I usually just use what is in my pantry, but this one has been my favorite combination so far!

Peanut Butter Oat Protein Ball Recipe | Style & the Suburbs

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Blogger Secrets To Look Like A Pro

It’s no secret that blogging takes a ton of work, especially when you are just starting out. If you’re not a master web designer, it can be really hard to make your site look professional. Over my years of blogging, I’ve found some easy and FREE ways to make your blog look great, and seem more legit to your followers.

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6 Ways To Live More Sustainably Today

There is a lot of talk about living more sustainably, and a lot of product solutions out there that claim to be better for the earth. But it can be really hard to navigate how you can actually live in a more sustainable way. Here are some ways you can actually reduce your consumption and make an impact right now:

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FREE Summer Printables

I’m feeling HOT! It’s the best time of year to relax and soak up the sun. Maybe plan a little summer mixer party with your friends? You can find all of my inspo for that over on my party pinterest board!

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Image (and Recipe) via Sugar and Charm

If you are just in the mood to do a little decorating, I’ve created some fun, free printables for y’all! Print and hang them on your fridge or place in a fancy frame. Click on the PDF downloads to get the high-res images for printing.

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Why I Run for Girls on the Run

Last year, I started volunteering for an organization called Girls on the Run. It is a running club for girls in grades 3-5 and has a presence throughout the country. Our local chapter has clubs in dozens of schools around the Twin Cities area. I’m not writing this post on behalf of them and I don’t speak for their organization, but I wanted to share my experience with you all because it has made such an impact on my life!

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Lola’s Half Marathon Race Recap

A few weeks ago, I shared that I was running the Birdtown Half marathon—one of my favorite races. I had run 10 miles at my goal pace in March, and my training went really well, so I was optimistic about reaching my time goal for the race.

And then I came down with the flu the week of the race…

It was the most sick I have been in years and I didn’t get out of bed for 3 days! I was hopeful that by resting the entire week that my body would be ready to run the race by that weekend. By race day, I felt okay. Not great, but I have run before while not feeling great and I really wanted to reach my goal.

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