A Slice of City Life: Why the Heights is Perfect for Our Family

I’m a city girl. Having grown up in Houston and then living centrally in both West University and Montrose after college, I thrive in a bustling environment with all of my favorite things at my fingertips but still plenty of space to call my own, walk the dog and go for a drive. So when we started house hunting around town, the Heights immediately seemed like the most natural fit. A charming, dynamic and constantly evolving neighborhood with a range of traditional, Victorian-style and bungalow homes, new townhomes, walking and biking trails, trendy restaurants, dive bars, cute boutiques, city parks, and proximity to the Galleria, Downtown Houston, Upper Kirby, Washington Heights and Montrose (not to mention easy access to nearly all highways), the Heights combines a cool, young vibe with rich historic character and is the epitome of what makes Houston so magical.

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Paleo Habits that Work for Me

It’s March 1 which means I’ve officially been on this paleo diet for two months now. And I’ve lost a total of 14 lbs! To me, it’s not all about the number on the scale (though let’s be honest, it feels pretty good to see). It’s more about the way I’m feeling. I’m more confident in my body, like I’m finally bouncing back to my pre-baby bod. I’m able to wear some of my favorite clothes again, they fit better and my energy level is up. There’s definitely something to be said for adopting a clean eating lifestyle — and it’s really encouraging to see the results of my healthy, smart food choices. Several people have recently asked about what it takes to go paleo, so I thought I’d share a brain dump of the paleo habits that have worked for me so far. So if you’re considering a paleo diet (or some variation of your own), I hope you find today’s post helpful.

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Pushing Happiness to the Top of the List

I’m not really one to do a book review. If we’re being totally honest, I didn’t read a single book in all of 2016. But I’ve made the commitment to read more books in the coming year and that starts with 52 Lists for Happiness. I came across this book recently and was immediately drawn in upon reading the foreword in which author Moorea Seal speaks so beautifully about pushing happiness to the top of the list.

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