A new twist on 2 old favorites…

Since the New Year, I’ve been making it a point to eat healthier. I’ve been doing great… since I started back on my “life change” (I hate the word “diet”), I’m already down 6 pounds! That’s all of the “holiday weight” that I gained from Thanksgiving thru New Year’s. So that’s great! And I’m super motivated, so I have faith that I’ll lose the rest of what I gained over the fall when I fell off the wagon.

But sometimes, you just need something with carbs & cheese.



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New Year’s Resolutions

Howdy friends! I wasn’t kidding when I said “be on a lookout for a post this weekend”! I’m so proud of myself – haha.

So I know we’re 13 days into the New Year, but what better time than (n)ever to bring up the ‘ol New Year’s Resolutions. Ya’ know, it’s funny – this year I heard a lot of people saying that they don’t make resolutions because they don’t need to wait until some “special day” to hit the reset button or anything like that. Maybe I’ve heard it before, but this was the first year that it really stood out to me & I heard it from multiple people.

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Good Morning! As you may have noticed, I took a bit of a hiatus from the ‘ol blog over the Holidays. I don’t know what it was, but more than any other year of my life – I had the busiest holiday season EVER! I had all of these holiday driven ideas that I wanted to blog about – crafts, baking, traditions – and it just didn’t happen.

No worries though – one of my goals for 2013 is to visit the blog more often. Be on the lookout for a post this weekend (fingers crossed!). 

In the meantime, here’s a (belated) holiday photo from my family to yours… Hope you had a wonderful holiday & here’s to an exciting new year!


No Longer 100% Non-Photogenic

So last week, I realized something. I’m no longer 100% non-photogenic. I have spent a good portion of my life absolutely HATING to have my pictures taken, while being jealous of everyone on Myspace (we’re going WAY back here) & Facebook having all these great pictures of themselves, both “selfies” & with their friends. It made me jealous. I looked horrible in ALL of my pictures.

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, all! Sorry I haven’t been around much. I’ve been pretty sick lately, and couple that with being super busy, and yeah. I haven’t had much time. But – I did want to pop in to wish everyone a safe & Happy Halloween, and show off my kitty costumes…
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I’m a big baby.

Ugh. Seriously?? I can’t believe I’m getting sick.
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3 Pumpkin Recipes in 1!

Greetings! It’s that time of year again… PUMPKIN SEASON! I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to get enough of Pumpkin. I starting pinning Pumpkin recipes on Pinterest back in, oh I don’t know… June maybe?!

I had my first Pumpkin Coffee on September 1st (before Labor Day!) in the form of an iced coffee…

Medium Pumpkin Iced Coffee with just cream. Follow me on Instagram! @jmshuhart

I had a Pumpkin Pie smoothie around mid-September.

This was like a liquid pumpkin pie. And amazing. Another Pinterest find, find the recipe on my Pinterest board!

I bought a Pumpkin Pancake Mix at the beginning of October (though have yet to use it).

Pancake Mix from Target

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I did it!

Yes!!! I did it!! I ran the 5k!! And – here’s a little secret for you… I had a BLAST! It was soooo much fun! I got up early on Saturday morning & got ready, complete with a white tank top (this WAS the Color Me Rad 5k afterall!). I met Katie at her house around quarter to 8 (oyy! Early for a Saturday!) & we were on our way.
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I’m ready…

By posting this, I’m basically calling myself a liar, because I’m here to say that tomorrow is going to be my first blog. But I guess in reality, it’d be today.

Anyway, I chose tomorrow because tomorrow is somewhat monumentus for me. I will be participating in my first 5k!


Mine and Katie's Color Me Rad swag

At the beginning of this year, my friend Katie said she wanted to run a 5k at some point in 2012 & asked if I wanted to do it with her. I said maybe.

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Choosing a name.

How does one choose such a creative name? So many great blog names out there, I had a hard time coming up with one. And… how does one choose just ONE topic to blog about? Yeah right. I’m too all over the place to do that. So I hope you’ll join me on this ride. And I hope it lasts more than 1 or 2 posts.

The Trail Mix Diaries… a story about ME.