Clothing, Healthy Living, Holiday Shopping

Did You Know? Running Facts to Motivate You

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine.

Did You Know? Running Facts to Motivate You

Today we are talking about running. The Holidays are here and many of you may be thinking about New Year Resolutions or after overeating you may be thinking about starting to run or even walk for a healthier start to 2018. I searched many resources along with facts I remember in my own head and I want to share the top ones that stick out to me. Motivation is key to success and hopefully these running facts will make you smile or make you more curious to take an extra step closer to starting a healthier routine.

  • Remember this name, Fauja Singh. He is the oldest marathon runner at 100 years old. He finished a marathon in Toronto in 8 hours, 25 minutes, 16 seconds.
  • I have seen in several readings that running 12-18 miles a week can leaves runners with a stronger immune system and are less prone to colds
  • Over 1 billion pairs of running shoes are sold worldwide every year
  • Like stair climbing? In the Great Wall of China Marathon, runners have to climb 5,164 steps (that’s not for me)
  • South African runner Zola Bud won two IAAF World Cross Country titles while running barefoot
  • The average exercise life of a running shoe is about 400 miles
  • The inside will wear faster then the outside in almost every running shoe (Don’t look at a car tire to judge the heath of a car. It’s the engine inside that can have the most problems) such as in the shoes lining or support system

What running shoe am I wearing now? My latest shoe is the Mizuno Wave Rider 21 running shoe. To me, a shoe that I have to ‘break in’ before I feel comfort is not the best running shoe. Like these Mizuno Wave Rider 21 shoes, they should support from the first time you put them on and that should feel comfortable to you.

Before I even stood up and took my first step in these shoes they were comfortable. I have the High Rise Greystone, but they come in 4 total colors – Patriot Blue-White, Baja Blue-Dazzling Blue and Athena-Siver. The redesigned Wave technology offers softer cushioning. Mizuno’s Dynamotion Fit features a breakthrough in “Triple Zone” engineered mesh for breathability, movement, and hold when it is needed while running.

These shoes are made to run and remain comfortable while offering the support your foot needs. Sounds simple, but it is hard to get style, comfort, support and breathability in one shoe. Some have support but rub and cause discomfort. Some shoes are comfortable until later that day when your feet begin hurting from lack of proper support. Some support and are comfortable but it lacks in style and color choices. Mizuno hit it all in one shoe. Know a runner? Share these with them. They may thank you later!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine.

Clothing, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Move Free in the Liverpool Abby Skinny Jeans

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Move Free in the Liverpool Abby Skinny Jeans

Of all the pants in my closet to choose from for our 2 Thanksgiving dinners this year, it was my Liverpool Abby Skinny jeans that I chose. I love the Liverpool brand and just spent a few days on vacation in Las Vegas with my Liverpool Charlie capri jean because we do a lot of walking and they are the most comfortable capris I own.

The Abby Skinny Jeans come in 2 shades: Linx (medium) and Corvus Dark. I am 5’3″ and weigh 134 pounds and chose size 6. They are a perfect fit. The length is even great. I typically have to roll or hem my jeans but these are cut almost perfect to size for me.

Liverpool Abby Skinny Jeans features

  • 30” Inseam
  • Super soft
  • Amazing stretch
  • Set-in waistband with belt loops
  • 5-Pocket styling details
  • Zip-fly and single logo button closure

There is nothing much better than jeans that fit AND feel great and that is what keeps me a Liverpool jeans fan. I move so free and well all day long in them. You can shop online at the Liverpool website and also find them at Nordstroms (I found great deals this past weekend on some of the jeans) and also on Amazon.


Clothing, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Gifts Full of Humor and Comfort from Headline

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Gifts Full of Humor and Comfort from Headline

All you need is a shirt size and you have a gift covered for the hard-to-shop-for on your list at Headline Shirts. More than just shirts you can find socks, bags and hats displaying humor, politics, thoughts and statements. No matter the personality you can find find something that fits just about anybody.


I browsed the site and came up with 2 pieces, one for me and one for our son at College since he has a birthday coming up. My shirt says Sick and Tired of Winning (why not) and our son’s shirt says I Vote for Tacos. Both are a great quality fabric and a lot of fun to wear. I had to take my ‘winning’ shirt to Las Vegas this past week.


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humor shirts

Browsing these shirts are much more fun then choosing a plaid or polo in a store men’s or women’s section. Here are a few more fun phrases you can find on their products

  • Body by Nachos
  • Bourbon and Books
  • Coffee is for Closers
  • Fake News Editor
  • Vodka and Pilates
  • Nature, Sorry No WiFi

So go take a look! These are only a small handful of all they have to offer for gifts or for you yourself. Visit Headline Shirts.

Clothing, Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Kids

Super Soft Kids Jacket Makes a Great Winter Gift

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Super Soft Kids Jacket Makes a Great Winter Gift

It is called the Appleby half zip fleece. Have you ever bought a thick winter coat and when you needed warmth, but not bulky you would take out the liner for your child to wear? My son has a snow jacket like this and wears the liner a lot more than the full coat. This fleece is like a super soft version of that liner. As soft and warm as it is, you can easily fit a coat over it as lightweight as it is.

appleby jacket

Anthony’s reaction to the jacket

I walked into the game room and told hime something came for him. He looked up and before he was even near it said, “Oh, that looks so comfy and soft, Mom”. He reached out to grab it and actually gave it a ‘hug’. Then told me to keep it with him so he can cuddle it in his lap while he finished his video game.

More about the Appleby Fleece Jacket

It is a 100% polyester, recycled and fluffy fleece with an elastic band cuffs and collar. It is very insulating and the perfect winter coat to keep kids warm. It retails about $50 on the Craghoppers website and it is also on Amazon. Anthony wears a size 10 and I ordered the 11/12 and it’s a great fit he can still grow into a bit. Look for winter coats for the entire family at Craghoppers.

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prAna Clothes for Comfort Helped Me Start Over In A New Town

This is a compensated sponsored post for prAna and all opinions are my own.


prAna Clothes for Comfort Helped Me Start Over In A New Town


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Last month we moved to a new town about 60 miles away here in Washington state. We lived in our previous town over 4 years. In those 4 years my son attended kindergarten-third grade. I took a small part time job at the High School kitchen and I also did my duties as VP and President on the elementary school’s PTA Board.

Working in the schools I got to know kids by name from the little faces that recognized me at fast food stops to the teenager serving me in local eateries who I serve lunch to every weekday. Now I have moved away. It is sad and yet an adventure I know we will enjoy and comfort matters all the way around.

prAna Clothes for Comfort Helped Me Start Over In A New Town

No more familiar faces and now I start a job at a new elementary school where my son will be for fourth grade. He wass a tad nervous about starting a new school but I was right there with him starting new myself. Yes! I have already turned in the PTA membership form and like I would do in the previous town, I will be a helping body at events and in the schools.

So, here is to a comfortable start in the new town and finding the back to school kick off outfit where I will meet new staff it’s an easy choice with prAna clothes for comfort  in my closet.

How prAna Clothes for Comfort Really Feel

Was that pitch cliche? I apologize but I am not kidding you when I say that having prAna pieces in my closet means assured comfort all day. I wish I had feel-o-vision through his blog so you can run your hands through the pants and tops and caress them the way I do when something feels so soft and durable.

prAna is made for women like you and me that just need a little comfort to get through new or familiar days. We have enough worries and people to care for we can’t waist time on brands that don’t keep us comfortable and confident in style. We need to put those pants on each day be able to focus on what really matters, not on clothing that is failing us.

Comfort! It’s all about comfort.

Starting over is scary and also a bit adventurous. That is the word we used with my son leading up to the move. We’d ask how he is feeling about this ‘adventure’? What he hopes comes from this ‘adventure’? Now we are settled into the house. He has been playing happily with new neighbor friends. His back to school shopping is done and so is mine. So we have started a new school year-one that is of many to come.

Shop for comfort and clothing that matters. And when your heart is big you shop brands that give back too like prAna.

In fact, during the holiday season, they donate a portion of the proceeds from select collections of to Outdoor Outreach. This gives underprivileged youth connections with the outdoors. They also do much more in local communities plus use materials that are environmentally responsible so you can feel good about what you are wearing all day. Visit prAna and see the styles that match who you are and your own adventures in life

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Anthony's Children Reviews, Back to School 2017, Clothing, Deals, Kids

Back to School Deals When Shopping with

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It’s tough when it comes to back to school shopping. We are just close enough to start thinking about saving for the Holidays and we just got over the vacations and overspending of summer. Now the kids needs new clothes for fall, shoes and supplies. I start in the summer when I see clearance and deals on supplies and stock up and look for food savings if the expiration dates will last so that when August hits I at least have a head start on those items.


When it comes to clothes, I never overlook second hand. I have scored some great items and even new ones with tags for cheap. I try to scour consignment first checking for those great finds then I am left with not such a huge list when I hit the bigger box stores. It really helps the budget and my boys head off in style and with items they love.


Back to School Deals When Shopping with

Back to School Deals When Shopping with

Back to School Deals When Shopping with

This year we are back to school shopping with and you won’t believe what we scored for so little. When our box came of items my son sat on the couch and proudly picked out, we averaged about $6 an item shipped. this includes soccer style jersey, Adidas wear, basketball shorts, NBA tanks and even a sleep robe he wanted. You can’t beat that. he has been wanting to find a Shaq Lakers jersey for a long time and they are priced anywhere from $20 used to $100. He is so excited for it. We even found clothes that are still new with the tags. Check it all out in the video below:


Take some time to browse for the kids and you! You can even toy shop as well. Looking for a place to donate the outgrown clothes in your home? can take those for you. Find out more at and your first order is free shipping over only $10 so make sure you stock up on that first order! After that