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Glass Animals

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I definitely did but since I feel like I’m running around trying to play catch up, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for a recap of the weekend. For now, let’s just start our Monday with some marvelous music: Glass Animals.


Fill me in on your weekend – what’d yo do?

Re-Discovering A Good Band

I love running across new music. No surprise, right? I’m not sure if this song came on one of my Spotify radio stations or how I ran across it but I loved it right away and had it on repeat for awhile, knowing I’d need to share it soon enough. (FYI – This is a mesh with another song..)

Of course you know me, find one song I love and I move on to figure out if I like anything else from that artist…and then I realize I know the band but forgot about them! (gasp) Anyone else know this song?

In my research it also appears Neulore will release a new album later this month!! You better believe I can’t wait to get my hands on it and give it a listen! But thankfully with a little internet snooping (aka Google search) I found another song from the new album…whoa!

All I can say is that I’m excited for the new album…


What band’s have you re-discovered lately?

*Linking up for Katie’s MIMM!*

*I took over Delights & Delectables today – check it out!*

A Long and Fun Weekend

If I were one of those bloggers who apologized for not blogging, then right now I’d be apologizing but seeing as I was away from the blog because I was busy living LIFE, living in the moment and treating myself, that’s not happening. No apologies here. In fact what I will say, is that I hope each and every one of you enjoyed your weekend and got to fill it with plenty of time with friends and family. I know I sure did. So let’s rewind, shall we?


I had my weekend planned out. There wasn’t too much going on but I had a few things here and there planned with friends. When I woke up Sunday morning, I had no idea what was actually in store for my day but when a friend texted me asking if I’d want to go with her to the Luke Bryan concert because someone cancelled, of course I said yes!


I spent my morning running around between my workout at the gym, seeing a friend about to move away, visiting a friend who moved away and was in town for the weekend, and then hurrying home to shower before making my way to meet up with friends for the concert. We grabbed a late lunch/early dinner at the Flat Top Grill before making our way over to Soldier Field for the show.


Cole Swindell, Lee Bryce, and Dierks Bentley opened up for Luke Bryan and it was honestly a great show. (We all know that I do like country having grown up on it.) My least favorite performance (by far) was Lee Bryce but he came back out later and played a song with Luke which thankfully was much better.


I didn’t get back home from the show until about 2am and then had to be up for brunch with the family…I tried to get my butt out of bed for a run but when my alarm went off, there was no way that was happening so I rolled over and dozed in and out until 8am when I had to get out of bed or I wouldn’t make 9am brunch. Thankfully coffee exists which made the whole thing less painful and me a nicer person. ;)

like a million stars

like a million stars

Brunch with the family was filled with lots of food and many many questions about 50 States. Of course I happily answered all questions and helped everyone understand this crazy-awesomeness.


I went straight from brunch to meet up with friends to celebrate my good friend Nicole’s birthday. It was so fun but after a few hours, I was really crashing and made my way home to rest. I’m sure they thought I was crazy when I said I was going to go home and probably go to bed but quite honestly, it was either that or despite the fun I was having, I’d be asleep at our table.

10322650_1674281979462768_9091921623891060871_nNow, my full-time job is officially planning for 50 States and really making things come together. It’s crazy, exciting, scary, overwhelming and so much fun. I feel blessed and can’t wait to see what’s ahead of me. :)

How was your weekend? What’d you do?

The Best of August 2014

Can you believe it’s already the end of August? Yesterday was my last day with Pledge and it was extremely bittersweet. Despite leaving on great terms and knowing that I’m leaving to pursue a dream and make a huge impact, I was in tears by 9:30am as I posted my farewell on Instagram.

It was a quiet day for me with all of my campaigns handed over to my replacement and all intros made. The emails coming through were strictly “goodbye” and “thank you” with the occasional question or project update. One of the campaigns I managed (and pledged for) was the Soil & the Sun’s “Meridian.” This band is truly talented and I couldn’t wait until Monday to share, so here’s a video they posted of the ladies in the band performing “I Know It (I Feel It, Too).” Truly remarkable.



Anyway, it is the end of the month and it’s been a crazy month so I thought we’d look back on some of my favorite posts from the month…


Dream Big Things. Do Big Things. Make Big Impact.

50 states in a year graphic

Running with FlipBelt

flip belt7 Days of Positivity


A Tough Decision


Taking My WOD Up A Notch With Reebok CrossFit Nano


The Cool Kids

Photo on 8-8-14 at 8.43 PM

The Unexpected Benefit of CrossFit



(maybe this post makes more sense given the recent events)


From Eden


What was your favorite part of August?