January marked one year since going paleo. ONE WHOLE YEAR. More than 30 pounds lost and so much gained. A whole new outlook on healthy living. An immense appreciation for the clean, wholesome food I eat. A fresh perspective on grocery shopping, ordering at a restaurant, reading labels, understanding ingredients, cooking for myself and my family, owning poor choices and rewarding good ones. I originally set out on the paleo journey to get back to a certain number on the scale. That quickly changed when I realized just how much adopting a paleo lifestyle was truly changing my life.
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Valentine’s Day is next week and while it’s usually a holiday that comes and goes without a ton of emphasis in our home (well, besides flowers… mama needs her flowers), this year we decided to do something different and special as a family — a Valentine’s picnic in the park! We packed up our new PackIt coolers and had so much fun being together outside, laughing and lounging around. Morgan was all about the sweets we set out and had a mouthful of sprinkles and icing pretty much the entire time. Can you blame him?! It was the most perfect reminder of what this holiday is all about: sharing your heart with those you love.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve referenced the creative community that I so dearly cherish and adore. And for me, it all started with Thrive. Upon attending the first conference in 2015, I met so many incredibly talented bloggers and creatives from all different paths — some super experienced and others novices like me. I left the weekend feeling confident, encouraged and motivated to put everything I learned at the conference into action. Fast forward and we’re now just a few weeks away from the third annual Thrive conference, Feb. 24-26. Cue the music! The speakers and schedule look absolutely incredible this year and the conference will take place at the beautiful Westin at The Woodlands. And get this, the hotel has gifted a one-night stay and dinner for two at Current to give to one lucky winner!