My Lighthouse

by Danica on July 23, 2014

This song was part of the worship lineup this past weekend at church, and I can’t get enough of it.  I’ve listened to it on repeat since Saturday night.  The lyrics are beautiful, so I just had to share.



Swanson Vitamins Shopping Spree Giveaway!

by Danica on July 22, 2014

This summer marks the 45th Anniversary for Swanson Vitamins as a family-owned company.  They’ve been selling vitamins, supplements, healthy foods, and natural beauty products for a long time – and most of you are (probably) well aware of how much I love this company.  I’ve posted about them many times - the company even helped me get to the 2014 Blend Retreat!

45 years swanson vitamins anniversary

As part of the company’s celebration, Swanson Vitamins is offering a $45 shopping spree to one of you!

And trust me, $45 can go a long way with this company.

Some of my favorite products to buy from Swanson Vitamins:

All you have to do to enter is check out the Swanson Vitamins website and then leave a comment below telling me something you’ll get if you win.

And while you’re there, you can check out the Sweepstakes giveaway Swanson Vitamins is currently hosting!

swanson vitamins sweepstakes logo

The giveaway won’t be open for long – just through Thursday night – and I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Friday, July 25th.

And if you’re interested in staying connected to Swanson Vitamins, check them out on…







Giveaway Winner and Discount Code!

July 21, 2014

The winner of the I Am Funny Shirts t-shirt giveaway is… Kat! Congratulations! You’ll receive an email from me soon about receiving your shirt. AND Matt over at the I Am Brand shared this discount code for all of the It’s Progression readers – it grants you 20% off!  just enter: ITSPROGRESSION Pick a good one! *****

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Scenes from the Weekend 7.21.14

July 21, 2014

we (finally) successfully grilled pizza!  It was awesome. fun night at home – we finished watching Scandal! sleepy Zida-girl Saturday morning breakfast scene from my run produce from the farmer’s market Arctic Zero sent us some of their new flavors to try – my ice cream loving husband was awfully excited about it :) Orange Cream Coconut […]

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workout log: 7/13 – 7/19

July 19, 2014

Since I have more of a workout routine now with training, I’ve decided to bring back my weekly workout log posts. I like having them to keep me accountable and to look back on as needed, plus it’s an easy platform to share any great workouts I discover or create. This past week went well! […]

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Mizuno Wave Kazan Running Shoe {review}

July 18, 2014

I recently became the owner of my very first pair of Mizuno running shoes… a pair of the Women’s Wave Kazan: These shoes weigh just 8.0 ounces (9.5 oz for men’s), which is a feature I really value in a running shoe. Lightweight + Stability = a Win. my thoughts: I don’t run on a lot of […]

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How I Make My Half Marathon Training Plan

July 17, 2014

For each half marathon I’ve run, I’ve followed a training plan that I made for myself.  When I created my first training plan a couple of years ago, I started by looking through the most popular training plans out there – from Hal Higdon, Runner’s World, Jeff Galloway, etc. I used the key concepts from those plans, […]

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Cherry Coconut Flour Pancakes {recipe}

July 16, 2014

Almond flour and Coconut flour have recently become my favorite flours for cooking/baking.  They’re fun to experiment with and I know the quality of them is better than most wheat flours I can get.  If you’re interested, you can buy coconut flour (for an awesome price) here.  It has a sweeter taste and a soft, […]

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I Am Funny Shirts {review and giveaway!}

July 15, 2014

Let me introduce you to my two new favorite shirts: I Am Funny Shirts is a site that sells, well, funny shirts! They even have a special category all for RUNNING. These are others that I really like: haha and there are more that are just as funny :) {source} All of the I Am Funny Shirts […]

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July 14, 2014

a few captured moments from the weekend… dinner with my brother-in-law to celebrate his birthday Cherry Coconut Flour Pancakes to kick off my Saturday – I’ll share the recipe this week! 4-mile run on the treadmill (it was a rainy, windy morning) while watching an episode of Scandal we helped our friends paint their house on Saturday […]

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