Nuts for Chocolate Mountain Trail Mix

Time to hit the trail .  . . trail mix, that is! August 31st is National Trail Mix Day and I’d bet my last nut that you’re as hungry to celebrate this salty-sweet day as me!

Nuts About Chocolate Mountain Trail Mix

I’m sharing some past trail mix inspired recipes (think cups and bars) along with a more traditional, but oh-so-insanely good jumble of nuts, dried fruit and chocolate things that I call the Nuts About Chocolate Mountain Trail Mix. Continue reading

Coffee & Athletes – Performance Perks + Consumption Timing

Coffee is a social unifier, people are constantly meeting up for a cup, professing their addiction love on everything from t-shirts to internet memes, and it’s a go-to gift for the person who has everything (because you can never have enough coffee, am I right?). While coffee brings us together, it can also set you apart in your athletic endeavors if optimized properly within a training diet. Coffee and Athletes - Performance Perks and Consumption Tips

Today, I’m spilling the beans on how coffee can improve performance and endurance, increase focus, and provide that extra edge your looking for on race day.   Continue reading

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Coffee Alone + FlexBrew #Giveaway

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Hamilton Beach. However, all opinions are completely my own.

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Friends don’t let friends drink coffee alone. I’m supportive like that. If I see a friend drinking her daily cuppa Joe by herself, you bet your slow-roasted fancy beans that I’m taking time out to join that java break and catch up on all our news, plans and gossip. And after a reconnection with each other and recharge with coffee, my friend and I just have to cut loose with all the newfound energy.

Drink Coffee Do Stupid Things Faster and With More Energy!The do say that coffee makes you do stupid things (in our case, just silly) stuff faster and with more energy!

We might have had some coffee before these hula-hooping presses – just sayin’!


2-Way FlexBrew® Coffee Maker Speaking of doing stuff faster and better, getting better coffee faster is good.  The 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffee Maker from Hamilton Beach is just double the awesome. This countertop companion (aka, your new best friend) makes sure you get your coffee ASAP in the morning – you don’t even have to open your eyes and drive to the Starbucks. That little outing just takes too much time and energy if you haven’t already been perked up by coffee.

If in a rush and don’t want a whole pot to go to waste, no worries. The 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffee Maker offers options – use the single-serve side to make coffee right into a 14-ounce travel mug (use your favorite ground beans or for even more convenience, a single-serve K-Cup® pack)!  On the weekends, when you know you could kill the whole carafe, this versatile coffee maker brews up a full 12-cup pot.

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Other stuff to love about the The 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffee Maker – you can choose regular or “bold brew” strength, there is a pause button that lets you stop the brewing to nab a cub before the cycle is through, and a programmable timer with 2-hour automatic shut off. Everything is detailed in stainless steel, so it’s going to look really snazzy sitting on your kitchen countertop! Available at Walmart and other home goods retailers.

So, I’m giving one away, hurray!Just enter through the Rafflecopter App below:
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