Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-Ray Now Available

Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Now Available

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Pee-wee’s Playhouse was a staple of my childhood. I spent hours, sitting cross-legged on my living room floor, eating Crunch Berries, laughing, yelling, and singing along with Pee-wee and the Playhouse Gang. I’ve been trying to do less review-type posts lately, but as soon as I saw the email offering me a chance to review […]

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 New Preview and Ticket Offer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 New Preview and Ticket Offer

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A new preview of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has been unlocked. I’m pretty sure every hair on my arms stood on end hearing Philip Seymour Hoffman’s voice just now. Add in the amazing new song from Lorde, “Yellow Flicker Beat”, and I’m just all sorts of goosebumpy over this new preview. Yes, I […]

Chicago Marathon Recap

C is for Chicago Marathon and C Goals

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I’m not even sure how to begin writing this Chicago Marathon recap? Ramble? Overview? Whatever it is. This weekend was so many things and it’s hard to put it all into words, let alone a coherent race recap post. I think I’m going to have to break this down into different posts. Today we’ll start […]


It’s time to #BuildIt (and win) with CHOCOLATE MILK

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK Well, there’s no turning back now. My bags are packed (almost). I’ve done all the training I can do. I’ve spent the last week focusing on recovery and fueling my body. My knee started acting up, so I built in some […]

Marathon Monday

Chicago Marathon Taper Madness

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I can not believe race week is here. Friday, I head to Chicago and on Sunday, I will participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Sunday. While I don’t know that I’d call what I’m experiencing true “Taper Madness” because you can’t really taper from training that didn’t go as planned, but what I […]

My Experience With BRCA 1 BRCA 2 Gene Mutation Testing

BRCA Testing Results and Next Steps

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Today I received my results from my BRCA 1/2 testing. (You can read about why I chose to test for BRCA mutations here.) It’s been a long few weeks waiting for my results, and honestly, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to hear today. A large part of me wanted the test to be positive […]

What's New On Netflix October 2014

What’s New on Netflix for October 2014

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Ah, October. The month we hope Netflix will be stocked with scary movies, just in time for Halloween. Sadly, we’re losing more Halloween movies this month than gaining. Ghostbusters (and Ghostbusters II), Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Pumpkin, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (a personal favorite) are all being nixed from your Netflix line-up this month. […]

Build It With Chocolate Milk

#BuildIt With Chocolate Milk

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK. Training for the Chicago Marathon hasn’t been easy. I’ve had some major ups and downs and now race day is less than two weeks away. And while logging the miles is a large part of my training, how I recover from […]

DIY Arm Warmers for Runners

DIY Arm Warmers for Running

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Thanks to my crazy thyroid and Hashimoto’s I am constantly cold. It can be 75 degrees and sunny, and I’m wearing jeans and avoiding the shade. I’m like a cat who looks for sunlight to lay in. When it comes to running, I’m always cold for at least the first mile or two. Goosebumps, tensed […]

Gone With the Wind Inspired Outfits

Gone With the Wind Inspired Outfits for #GWTW75

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I think it’s pretty obvious that Gone With the Wind is my favorite movie of all time just by looking at my blog name, but did you also know I was named after the film? Yup. And I named my daughter after it as well. I also collect old editions of the book and am […]