I can’t believe it’s almost December! Annnd…the November Blog Like Crazy challenge is coming to an end. Eek! The Thanksgiving holiday is over and you know what we say next, “time to get back on track!” I totally enjoyed my holiday and although I didn’t overdo it, I did indulge in a few of my favorites. Gluten-free, raw Kale Casserole was not on our Thanksgiving menu. I enjoyed my Moms cornbread dressing along with my delicious sweet potato casserole, and other delicious eats.
This is such a fun time of year and what better way to Pass the Joy than with food! Back in April, I had the opportunity to attend a preview for a new Sprouts Farmers Market location in my area. I fell in love the moment I walked into the store. How could you not with an array of beautiful, bright and bold colors! Sprouts is a market that gives you that old-fashioned farmers market feel. They have natural and organic foods and products with prices that make healthy living affordable.
Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary February 12-14, 2016! Woo-hoo! Birmingham’s Premier Marathon Weekend Event (and one of my favorite weekends out of the year) includes: a Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relay, 5K, and Kids Marathon. The Mercedes Half marked a pivotal point on my running journey. Mercedes was my first half marathon and a distance I never thought I would desire to reach.
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Selecting a term
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