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Live Actively with prAna

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As a mom, I live for comfortable clothes. I can’t have any wardrobe malfunctions on the playground. Plumber’s crack is not acceptable at play dates (except for maybe cute little baby butts).

My kids don’t let me sit on the side lines. I have to move. I have to jump, climb, skip, hop, run. And truthfully, I don’t want to be on the bench. (Except if it’s after a 20 miler and my legs are Jell-o). I want to live actively.

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I recently received new gear from prAna.

prAna is Sanskrit for breath, life and vitality of the spirit. The company uses this as its name to lift their aspirations and guide their actions towards becoming a more socially mindful and environmentally sustainable organization.

Can I just say I want at least one (or more) of everything from their early winter collection? Not only that, I want to live the life of a prAna catalog. Beautiful pictures, beautiful places, beautiful clothes. You can’t help but want to live actively just by seeing all the beauty! Now that truly is marvelous.

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Since I have more workout clothes than I know what to do with, I thought I’d pick “real clothes.” As soon as I saw, the Kara Jean, I loved it. The herringbone pattern is just too cute. I usually don’t like ordering pants or jeans online, but these fit perfectly. The length is just right to wear down or cuffed. Since I’m not super tall, I’ve been going for the cuff look. The fabric is soft and stretchy so it moves with you. I can comfortably chase after the kids as they climb on everything and anything. I can still feel like I’m wearing workout clothes, but just look a little more put together.

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What drew me to the Mena Sweater? It’s wool. I’m always freezing this time of year. Wool is my BFF. I live in wool socks and sweaters as soon as the temp drops below 55 degrees. Nothing keeps me toasty warm like my woolies! Mena definitely delivers even on a 25 degree day. A lot of people stay away from wool because they think it’s too itchy. The Mena sweater has a soft inside, almost like sweatshirt material, that gives an extra dose of cozy.

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I not only love the form and function of prAna clothing, but also how well made and sustainably conscious it is. They take great strides to ensure they are sourcing their clothes from sustainably conscious material and energy sources and that working conditions are good for all of their employees.

If you’re doing a little holiday shopping right now and need something for the fitness or outdoors lover who also appreciates well made, eco conscious clothing, look no further. Now’s the time to shop because I have a special code that will give you 15% off an entire purchase! Just enter pspf14hfm at checkout. It expires on November 30th so don’t delay. SHOP TODAY!

Easy Veggie Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Can someone tell me how it is Thanksgiving in four days?

Wasn’t it just the 4th of July and we were barbequing? This whole time flying by as you get older thing has got to stop. Seriously.

Yesterday I was picking up a few things at Trader Joe’s when I noticed it was a little crazier than usual. That’s when it dawned on me.

Ah, yes! People are getting ready for the big Thanksgiving meal.

I’ve never been a huge fan of the actual turkey on Thanksgiving. For me, it’s not about the bird. It’s all about the sides. They really are the best part, right?

My perfect Thanksgiving Day meal would be all sides. That’s it. No bird. No main dish. All sides. And dessert. Always desert.

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Here’s 12 easy veggie side dishes for Thanksgiving that I’ve been dreaming about.

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Spiced Pumpkin Cornbread

Saweet! Potato Casserole with Crunchy Nut Crumble

Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Apple Bake

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Cranberries

Kale and Sweet Potato Casserole

Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings

Roasted Purple Potato Soup

Simple Vegan Dinner Rolls

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Green Bean and Shallot Ravioli Salad

Sweet Potato-Ginger Spoon Bread

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday -Teriyaki Salmon + Brussels sprouts

Monday – Pick your egg sandwiches + avocado toast

Tuesday – Veggie Burgers + roasted sweet potato fries

Wednesday – Homemade veggie pizza

Thursday – THANKSGIVING

Friday – Leftovers

Saturday – wing it

What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

What’s for dinner this week?