Q & A

Happy New Year! My hope is to get the blog up and running again very soon, once I get everything figured out behind the scenes. I’ve missed you all, and have the itch to start writing again.



I went ahead and posted this up on my Instagram and Facebook (I’d love to follow you all on social media, come join the party), but basically I’d like to so a little Q & A video to kick off this year of blogging. Leave me any questions you have about fitness, food, or life in general below, and I’ll compile them all and answer them in a video. Thank you all for hanging around if you’re still here, and welcome to new readers!




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Taking a Step Back

Oh hi there, remember me?

While I apologize for my absence, I can’t say it hasn’t been a much needed breath of fresh air. As much as I adore the blogging community, and the amazing relationships and support that comes along with it, at the moment I am at a point in my life where it is best for me to take a step back from this little bloggy blog and focus on a few other aspects of my life.


All my blend loves <3

This certainly isn’t goodbye, however, as I mentioned in the past few weeks I do have plans for the blog beyond where it is at right now, and those plans are still in the works. So while things will be quiet around here for a while, stick around and I promise you will hear from me again before you know it. As always, you can see what I am up to on Instagram (I am now officially @ginamarie_hlc) and Facebook.

I love you all!

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My Favorite Fall Food Traditions

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I will forever be a lover of hot summer days and warm summer nights, but autumn has a way of stealing my heart every year. Perhaps its the scarves and foamy chai lattes, or maybe its the nights spent wrapped in a blanket by the fire, or it could quite possible simply be the straight up gorgeousness of the changing leaves. Whatever it is, fall leaves me smitten (see what I did there, hmm?).


Since we know I am all about the food, I thought I would share my favorite fall food traditions.

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Hot Chocolate

Hot Drinks ~ coffee, chai lattes, apple cider…if it’s warm and cozy and I can wrap my freezing hands around it, I like it. I also happen to be an almond milk hot chocolate making expert.


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Baked Goods ~ baking is one of my favorite forms of therapy, and getting to indulge in the end result is nice as well.


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Pumpkin Anything ~ this is just a given. I fit nicely into the stereotype.


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Homemade Soup ~ this is not to say that I am good at making soup…this is to say that I enjoy when other people make me soup.


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S’mores ~ Give me some chocolate, marshmallows, and gluten free graham crackers and I am a happy girl. I am actually hoping to make these babies happen the authentic way this season as I have a potential camping trip in the works.


Be sure to check out Raise.com if you’re looking to save a few extra dollars on your fall recipes. Raise is the first online marketplace to buy and sell gift cards, where you can buy discount gift cards to your favorite stores or sell your unwanted gift cards for cash. Their gift card marketplace has a wide variety of brands; from Starbucks to Target to Whole Foods (three of my favorite places on earth), they have everything to meet all of your autumn needs. I, for one, forsee myself having way too much fun using this site, and I absolutely love the idea of it.

What is your favorite fall food tradition?

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