My thoughts and goals going into the Pittsburgh Half Marathon


If you’ve read my blog for more than a day, you know I love Pittsburgh. I have grown up here my entire life, and leaving was never an option. Even having job opportunities out of state, I would never leave. The Pittsburgh Marathon showcases all that Pittsburgh has to offer. There are three rivers, countless bridges, an amazing skyline, inclines, waterfront shopping and dining, three amazing sports facilities, and endless amounts of things to do. One of my favorite things {Read More}

Baby Brown 16 Weeks: Maternity Clothes


Baby Tooth is just over 16 weeks today and is about the size of an avocado, and can hear. My belly has been making more of an appearance and more people are realizing I am pregnant. That’s always fun to hear! HERE’S WHAT ELSE BABY BROWN HAS BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK: He/she 4-1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3-1/2 ounces. His/her legs are much more developed. His/her ears are close to their final position, and tiny bones forming in {Read More}

So we quit cable


Yep. Finally did it. And I wasn’t ready for it! Oops! I knew this day was coming. We’ve talked about it for months but never got around to pulling the plug. I wanted to be sure we had another internet provider set up (we had FIOS and never had good internet) before we quit FIOS. You know, so I can keep in contact with all of you Between schedules, we finally found out Sunday would work (in the middle of {Read More}

Take it Outside Full Body Strength Workout


You guys, I’m back! I have a new full body workout for you. A couple weeks ago, we had a gorgeous day outside, and I wasn’t teaching at night. There was no way I was going to go to the basement to workout when I could go outside. I grabbed my yoga mat, a pair of dumbbells, and went outside! I loved this workout. The squats and walking lunges keep your heart rate up, and the upper body moves exhaust {Read More}

Two Bridal Showers: One Day


My weekend was full of love! I had two bridal showers to attend for two of my best friends! It was truly an amazing weekend! Emily’s Bridal Shower: Emily and I have been friends for many years. What started as a complete coincidence of having the same friend, became a life long friendship. She’s lived in Virginia and Florida, and most recently moved back to Pittsburgh, but our friendship continued. We may not talk every day, or get together every {Read More}

Baby Brown: Weeks 14 and 15- Second Trimester!

14 Weeks-2

Welcome second trimester! I’m not really sure when the start was. I’ve read numerous books that have stated 13 and 14. Well just roll with the fact I’m officially out of the first trimester.  It’s still funny to me when people think I’m 8 or 9 weeks and the shocked look on their face when I say I’m 14. Surprise! I guess it’s because we hid it from everyone for so long that they expect us to be only a {Read More}

Thinking Out Loud


Hey guys! Today I’m going to join in on some Thinking Out Loud with Miss Amanda Thanks for hosting! 1. The Lorna Jane Fit Challenge is officially over. I can’t believe it was 3 months ago when I started that! While I’m not sure if pre-pregnant me would have enjoyed it that much, it was great for my pregnant self. It challenged me but the workouts weren’t super long. However, I know when I first started (and didn’t know I {Read More}

Baby Brown: Week 13


Sorry this week is baby heavy! I’m trying to get the posts out so I’m on track! I’m planning one more this week with weeks 14 and 15 and then we’ll be all caught up and it’ll be back to regular posting! Thanks so much for all your kind words and excitement during this time! It definitely makes me even more excited! I’m back with week 13. I still have weeks 14 and 15 to share to catch up, but {Read More}