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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Mother's Day Gifts From Etsy Shops


If you would love to support a small business this Mother's Day, why not consider the shops on Etsy. Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade, vintage items, craft supplies as well as digital products. Here are some of my picks for the fitness loving mom, I'm sure she will love.



Yoga Jumpsuit - Romper from CoriTaylorMN
A super comfortable jumpsuit your mom or sister can wear to their yoga class. It can be dressed up or worn as is. The jumpsuit is made to order and made out of spandex, lycra, and bamboo. There is free shipping for orders over $50.


This one is for the mom or sis who loves the great outdoors and hits the trails often. It is a fleece sweatshirt that has organic and recycled fibers with water-based ink. Shopaugustink offers free shipping for orders over $60. While you are there also check out their Empowered Women sweatshirt.

 Rose Bath Bomb from TheHouseonWhiteOak

Bath bombs offer a spa-quality way your mom can relax and pamper herself in the comfort of her home. This rose bath bomb has a subtle hint of juniper berry and rose and tangy wild orange, vanilla bean, and bergamot undertones. The House on White Oak also offers free shipping.


 Cami Booty leggings from BootySculpted
Booty Sculpted motto is to strive to mix the best quality of fabrics, patterns, inks, and shapes that sculpt your curves. If you mom or sister loves to work out and show off their curves, please check out Booty Sculpted's line of leggings and activewear. Free shipping is offered. Other leggings you need to check out from BootySculpted:
Mandala Yoga Pants.

Charge 3 Jewelry Band Flower of Life from fitjewelsSF
Fit Jewels SF has engineered a fashionable way your mom can wear her Fitbit Charge 3 tracker perfectly within this beautiful bracelet. Free shipping is offered with this item.

Are you looking for that perfect Mother's Day card for a loved one? This is a really cute card for the mom or sister who loves yoga or any other fitness workout. 



Keto Bars From Keto To Go Store
The keto diet is hot right now and there is some mom who is looking for great keto products and treats. Keto To Go Store has many keto items to choose from such as these peanut butter bars. This bar looks so delicious. 

These are my picks for Mother's Day from various shops on Etsy. Don't wait for the last minute to order because some of these shops do not ship overnight. Do you see anything above that your mom or sister would love?



Sunday, April 14, 2019

Organized Bike Rides in Illinois


One of my favorite past times is riding my bike on the lakefront in Chicago and participating in organized bike rides in Illinois. 

Right now, I haven't been biking in the house to get ready for the cycling season. I'm really out of cycling shape. Last year on Sunday and one time during the week, I would train on my stationary bike to prepare my lungs and legs for the spring, summer and fall season. I will start today but with that said, below are some of my favorite organized rides around the state.


May 26, 2019   May Bike the Drive (Chicago)
This is my first bike ride of the season and it is a big one. Every year the city of Chicago closes down the iconic Lake Shore Drive to cars to allow a morning of biking the drive. It starts at 5 am and you can start anywhere on the lakefront or at the starting line which is in Grant Park, downtown Chicago. It is open to anyone from children to advanced cyclists. The total miles is 30 but some people will do it twice to get in longer mileage. You can also do less than 30 miles, you can stop anytime you like. Register online 

June 23, 2019   Swedish Days Ride (Maple Park IL)
This year will be the Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club's 50 year anniversary. Most of the tour is on quiet, scenic, paved country roads. Bring extra cash because they will be selling their 50th-anniversary moisture wicking t-shirts and cycling jerseys. Routes include 25-Miles, 50-Miles, 62-Miles (Metric Century), 100-Miles (Century), and 124-Miles (Double Metric). All distances are approximate and subject to change until early June. Register online

July 4, 2019    Fourth of July Century (Plainfield IL)
The fourth of July Century is my favorite thing I do on the holiday. It is also in the country and you are cycling on quiet small town roads. This year's course has been finalized and it is 30, 50, 75, and 100-mile routes. One of the best ways to start on the 4th of July before you check out any picnics or barbeques. Register online 

July 14, 2019     Biking with Beanzie ((DeKalb IL)
This bike ride also consists primarily of flat rural roads but with some rolling terrain. I think I have done it one time a while ago but as I remembered it was enjoyable. Routes go through scenic DeKalb, Ogle, and Lee County windmill farms and the Beanzie offers 3, 5, and 8-mile family-friendly, community bicycle pathway routes as well.  The longer routes are 25, 64, 80 and 101 miles  Register online 

August 4, 2019    Two Rivers Century (Kankakee IL)
I haven't done this one but I heard a lot about it. If you would like to see a two Frank Lloyd Wright homes, two rivers the Kankakee and Iroquois, barn quilts and more then this is the one you must do. Miles: 22-128  Register online
August 18, 2019    Bike Psychos Century (Coal City)
Like many of the above bike rides, the Bike Psychos Century is a majestic journey through the fertile fields and back roads of America's small country towns. I have always wanted to do this one too but something always came up that week. Routes: 35, 50 75 100, 124-mile route to choose from.   Register online 

September 14, 2019   North Shore Century (Evanston IL)
This one I have done twice. It is through some of the most scenic and ritziest neighborhoods north of the city of Chicago. However, when I did it years ago there was no fundraising commitment to the tour. If you don't mind raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a noble cause, then you should do this one especially to see some of the magnificent homes that are in the North Shore.  $1,600 - Entry Fundraising  Routes: 25, 50 62, 100 miles Register online 

September 28, 2019  Venus de Miles (Wilmette IL)
This one I WILL do this year. It is a bike ride for just women! It is also a fundraiser and the minimal amount is $350. If you like the idea of biking and staying fit in sisterhood, grab a few friends and do this one in the autumn. Routes: 25 and 64 miles  Register online 

October 6, 2019   Pumpkin Pie Bicycle Rike (Ottawa IL)
The last time I did this one, they promised hot chocolate, chili, and some comfort food to keep you warm for this autumn ride. However that day, it was hot as hades and I stopped after 15 miles. It was in the nineties and I don't think it has been that hot for that ride since. Anyway, I think this will be my last ride of the season. Ride to see the start of the changing of the leaves. Routes: 27, 42, 63, or 103 miles   Register online 



Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Fitness and Health Giveaway Link-up 4/9/19 - 4/15/19

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Spring/Easter Gift Guide

Welcome to the Spring Gift Guide Grand Prize Giveaway!

3 Winners - Over $1,000 ARV in prizes

This giveaway is part of our Spring/Easter Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

The host is Michigan Saving and More

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Mini Storage Bin - Hippity Hop

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