#Beauty in the Common

Earlier today, I decided that I’d like to share with you all an even more personal 2016 resolution I had in the back of my pocket.

In 2016 I want to dedicate more of my time focusing on the beauty of ordinary life, “the beauty in the common.” So much of our time might be dedicated to the future, which is important, but we miss out so much that is currently in our life. It’s easy to think ahead and then look back wishing we had truly experienced what daily life was like at that time. If you miss that beauty, you not only miss that beautiful experience, but you also might miss a lesson that was meant just for you.

Take a moment to watch the lovely #beautyinthecommon video below!

XO, Kate

Beauty in the Common Opening Video

Beauty in the Common Opening Video



2016 Resolutions

Believe it or not, but 2016 is here, and it’s your year to “own it!”


Snowflake Shuffle 5k (Ranked 1st in my division)!

This year I’ve set up a few resolutions/goals for myself that’d I’m going to share with you (hey, maybe it’ll keep me in check)!

  • Lower my body fat percentage (aka build more muscle)
  • Run my first half marathon
  • Run 1,008 miles over the course of the year (my husband will run the same equaling a total of 2,016 between the two of us-get it? 2016? nudge nudge wink wink)
  • Complete a January Whole30 (my second)
  • Eat “Whole30” 6 days out of the week
  • Take risks, but be respectful
  • Make it count!

Some of these goals I’ve had for a while, I just always thought they were for other people, but not for me. Recently though I’ve been thinking about how this is my life, and I want to live it not just wishing it.

My last resolution/goal is “make it count,” and it is the most important one on the list. It may sound simple, but making it count is what gives us determination to reach our goals. It lets us go “full monty.”

Cheers to you and your 2016 New Years goals and resolutions! Can’t wait to see what waits in 2016!




A Whole New 30

Hello! And welcome to my first post! In case you haven’t read my about page yet, in a nut shell I am Kate, a wife, a mom of two (a 2 1/2 year old girl and 5 month old boy), a runner, a yogi, I love healthy food and fitness, and DIY/Crafting. I previously had a blog MiddleCoastMommy and an Etsy shop MiddleCoast, and I decided to fuse the two (in a way) by creating a website. On my website you’ll find great information for exercise, healthy eating, home life, and crafting. And no, I’m not one of those “look at my perfect life” people. I’ll even share with you that this morning I accidentally “poured” crushed red pepper all over my eggs instead of “sprinkled!” Eating eggs and sweating seeking relief from hot black coffee is not a good time. I’m the kind of person who laughs at my accidents and isn’t afraid to share it! Ha!

You might be wondering what I mean by “A Whole New 30.” Well, on September 9th I turned 30 years old, and have lots of plans for my year. My plans are almost like New Years resolutions only it was for my 30th, new plans, new outlook, new goals, and hopefully positive adventures ahead this year!

So what are my 30th year goals? (yes some are very silly)

  • Start a website
  • Complete Whole30 (at least once. Started my first 9/14/15)
  • Do a headstand (a yoga inversion)
  • Jump off of a dock into a lake
  • 10K run
  • (my first) half marathon
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga
  • Visit my sister in New York
  • Participate in an art fair/mart
  • Become a certified personal trainer/health coach
  • Start a vegetable garden

I’m excited to “check off” one of my 30 year goals and say “I started a website!” Woohoo!

XOXO, Kate