5K in Every State: Illinois!

5K in Every State: Illinois!

Y’all, I’m checking states off my list! In June I hit Virginia, and although I’m somewhat tardy in reporting this next one, in September I did a 5K in Illinois. Can I get a Kimmy Schmidt high five? This was actually my second attempt at a race in Illinois – the first one was a wash (take a peek). No, really. It rained so hard I couldn’t convince my feet to step out of the swag tent. We ran like children to the car and went out to eat instead. But the second time was a charm. I have family

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Pretty, Easy DIY Christmas Decor

Want to do a little Christmas decorating or add to your holiday decor without breaking the bank? Well, Annie get your glue gun!¬†Seriously, if you can plug a cord into an outlet and pull a glue gun trigger, you’re crafty. Moving on. Here’s what I did to add just a touch of Christmas to my dining room, which¬†I chose because it’s the most sparsely decorated room in my home. I love it that way – it has a Scandinavian feel (in my opinion) – which plays into my minimalist goals. It also seemed like the perfect blank palette for some

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Life is not like baseball – there IS crying (even over sofas)

Ever have a day when you just need to cry to get your head straight? You need to let it all out before you can put stuff behind you and move on? I consider myself an emotionally strong woman, but sometimes crying happens, and I’m okay with it. I’m not advocating for folks to walk around crying all the time – that’s a whole other story. What I’m talking about is being realistic and acknowledging that you can handle X amount of stress before you reach your tipping point, and then you might shed a tear or two. For me,

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My Dog Ate @#!%

Warning: This post contains profanity and graphic descriptions of the most disgusting thing dogs do, which is to eat poo. Read at your own risk. It began like any other beautiful, Carolina weekend. I was recording my Half Fast Saturday video just outside my fence while my dog–my sweet baby–Grace, was lounging inside the fence. Or so I thought. First, if you haven’t been following Half Fast and Classy on Facebook, you’re missing the Half Fast Saturday videos! Get on over there right now and follow. Followed? Okay, now the story. Actually, a little back story is that Grace doesn’t

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A Long Weekend in the Mountains (Blowing Rock NC)

Hey Everyone! About a month ago I took a long-weekend respite in the mountains of North Carolina, and while I posted a couple of pics and a video to the Half Fast and Classy Facebook page, I just realized I still haven’t shared it to the blog. Egads! I’ve been in high gear (well, higher than usual for me, which is probably still medium gear for most!) with the yard and haven’t found as much time to write as I would like. With that said, let’s make this mountain trip post mostly visual, shall we? Yay! It’s good to give

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