December 2012 Sponsors

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Arlene started Adventures in Weight Loss, Cooking and Life in 2009 as a way to share her adventures in … well, weight loss, cooking and life. She’s a 40-something journalist and pre-published novelist living in northern Arizona. Over the years, her body’s roller-coaster ride has had more ups and downs than Cedar Point’s classic wooden coaster, Gemini. She’s currently down almost 100 pounds from an all-time high of 306 — and she’s aiming to hit 160 before her 42nd birthday next October. She continues to seek that elusive balance between work and working out, indulging healthy living. She shares her struggles, successes and the occasional recipe, and you’ll catch her mulling important questions, such as “Which diet really works for me?” “Would anyone train with a personal trainer who struggles with her weight?” and “In a war of words between Colin Firth and Vince Vaughn, who’d emerge victorious?

OurDailyPea3Our Daily Pea follows a family’s journey toward a more natural, organic, eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle. Cortney, a 30-something graphic designer, left her corporate job to become a work at home mom and pursue her passion of natural and organic living. She and her husband went on an organic diet five years ago and have experienced countless health benefits. Once they started having kids, they became even more passionate about organic food and anything they could do to provide the healthiest environment possible to their family. Through Our Daily Pea, their goal is to share realistic tips and experiences with others who are on a mission to live a healthier, greener lifestyle.

GrowSoulBeautiful150square-ad3Grow Soul Beautiful blends yoga, photography, & soul nourishment to guide everybody to embrace their beautiful inside & out. We believe that no amount of exercise or healthy eating will make you confident and glowing on the inside as the health of the mind+body are intertwined. Daily blog posts mix yoga fundamentals, encourage self-portraits to enhance the yoga practice, and feature a variety of "soul workers" who offer coaching, e-courses, workshops, retreats, book, and more to exercise the soul. Follow the us on Facebook, Pinterest, or twitter @GrowSoulBeauty for inspiration & inner beauty.

Sweet-Caroline3Sweet Caroline follows Caroline, a twenty-something health and fitness enthusiast, as she moves back to her hometown of Boston, MA to pursue a career in photography and design. The blog features daily workouts, health living tips, fitness inspiration, and her journey to a happy, balanced lifestyle. Caroline also offers blog design services, including full blog re-designs, as well as, header, social media icon, and button creations.

healthyhobokenlogo5Healthy Hoboken Girl is written by Lynda who is passionate about sharing her healthy lifestyle with others. She is a holistic health coach, recipe tester and home cook who creates amazing recipes using real food.  Her passion for healthy living was sparked while taking care of her parents in her late twenties and early thirties.  She watched them both battle with cancer and heart disease and lost them both by the age of 35.  She is determined to live a happier, healthy life and uses food as her drug of choice.  Follow her on this journey towards health, where she lives life to the fullest, makes exercise fun and always enjoys each and everyday.

blog-logov2-talk-less-say-more33Talk Less, Say More follows Katie, a band manager turned healthy living enthusiast.  Katie shares her love for healthy living, fitness, good food, life and music.  She believes all things in moderation are the key to living a healthy and happy life.  Her passion for fitness has taken her back to the books where she’s currently studying for her personal training certification and hopes to continue to motivate others to live a healthy lifestyle.

photo2HappyHealthyConfident , follows Lydia, a 24 year old fitness coach, health and wellness coach, and nutrition enthusiast. The blog features daily recipes, workouts, and the journey Lydia takes to living a Happy, Healthy, and confident lifestyle. Jam packed with health and nutrition tips, printable workout routines and recipes, vivid photos, and the occasional humor pieces. Here you will find addictive, feel-good posts on fitness motivation, good eats, and health inspiration in a new post every day of the week.

pilatesmakesyouhappylogo5Pilates Makes You Happy, follows Madison a 20-something English teacher by day, Pilates teacher by night. The blog mainly features posts about eating healthy, working out and the balance between the two. However, a lot of the time, there is also musings about life, TV shows, exercise trends, and trying to find good eats while figuring out a dairy allergy. Don’t expect a huge amount of work outs or recipes, just expect the (sometimes) mindless drivel of a girl trying to muddle her way through a healthy lifestyle.  button-913_thumb2

The blog Peanut Butter and Peppers is written by Jennifer a healthy food fanatic who strives to make everyday food a little bit healthier. Jennifer recently lost over 30lbs, and shares her story and struggles on losing and maintaining her weight. Jennifer’s philosophy is to take baby steps, indulge a little bit and never be to hard on yourself, after all this is life. You will find healthy living tips, healthy recipes and her favorite Trader Joe’s items. Stop by and say hello.

Brownies and Zucchini started in 2010 as an effort for self-proclaimed picky eater, Kelly, to expand her tastes by breaking out of old food habits and finding new favorites. The blog follows her reviews of recipes, restaurants, and products. On B&Z you will also find tidbits about local events, running, and her pets Olive the pug and Miss Kitty.

Sarah Learns follows aspiring professional-student, Sarah, on her journey to complete her PhD in Nutritional Sciences, earn her health coaching certification, and embrace those everyday learning moments. She lives in Madison, WI with her husband and their two dogs. Her blog features recipes, restaurant reviews, lots of puppy-love, and a little bit of fitness. Things are always changing in life, and Sarah’s blog reflects that! Right now, she is a new homeowner and experimenting with a grain-free diet. Who knows what tomorrow will bring!


Alicia is the enthusiastic blogger behind the full of spirit and fun site The Wannabe Foodie. She is a fulltime graduate student who spends her free time reading, cooking and training for half marathons. At The Wannabe Foodie you can find discussion on running, recipes, and the coolest dog in all the land, Butternut Squashington.  Alicia is an HLB Staffer and was a part of the #HLS12 planning and volunteer team. 

blog-ad22just a one girl revolution. is the story of Mindy’s journey as she learns what it means to live the best kind of life.  Mindy is in the midst of a 100 pound weight loss.  She once was a girl who would say she’d run only if she was being chased and could eat an entire pizza in one sitting.  Today, she continues to revolutionize her own life.  She is a vegetarian, half marathon, triathlete, and yogi.  In 2013, she hopes to add marathoner to that list!  On Mindy’s blog, you’ll find snippets of her everyday life, everything from race recaps to book reviews to tidbits about her city of Grand Rapids, Michigan – and so much more.


Julie Grice began Savvy Eats in September of 2009. Her philosophy in life is “Smart Food, Smart Fitness & Smart Life,” which she highlights by being a resource for eating locally and seasonally, cycling and appreciating the little things in life. She is a new homeowner, and is excited to branch out into home-related projects and blog posts.

Eleven2 is a web hosting provider comprised of talented designers, developers, musicians, film makers, business owners, writers, photographers, bloggers, and much more. All of us at Eleven2 are a lot like you, making it easier for us to understand and deliver exactly what it is that you need. As Eleven2 continues to grow and expand, it is important for us to hold on to our roots as a company who invests everything into our customers. These characteristics have prompted our current success and isolated us from the rest of our competition. Eleven2 is set at a great pace to change the world of web hosting by treating customers like people, one person at a time.

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