Category Archives: Improve Life

July 01

4th of July Inspiration – Style

There is no greater disappointment than realizing that you can really only have ONE 4th of July outfit. Perhaps two if you have like an AM thing going on and then a BBQ later in the day. But really, the decisions we make are critical, as there can really only be one or two moments […]

June 24

4th of July Inspiration – Food

Omg. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. You guys really do not understand the way I feel about the 4th of July. To say it is my favorite holiday is the understatement of the CENTURY. I only WISHHHH you could understand the way I feel about the 4th of July. Then you, too, could experience the greatest joy of all time. […]

June 17

3 Ways to Make the Little Things Feel Special – Dinner Edition

This past weekend, I was visiting Tyler in Tulsa, Oklahoma – aka, my happy place. Tulsa is the most charming city – since it’s an old oil mecca, the city is rich in culture and history while living like a small community. It basically has all of the amenities of a big city, but lives […]

June 16

5 Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad that Likes Nothing

My Dad is awesome. Please don’t think I’m hating on my Dad. Tom Van Horne is a great guy. Where else do you think I get my athleticism, sarcasm and quick wit from? #TVH However, over the past 27 years of my life, between Father’s Day/Christmas/Birthdays etc, I have probably bought my Dad in the neighborhood of […]

June 01

Creating A “Guest Ready” Home in 5 Minutes

We’ve all experienced the dreaded “pop in” visitor. It’s Tuesday night at 7PM, you’re exhausted from the first two days of your week, dreading the morning ahead, just changed into your sweats, about to order some takeout and then — the text comes. “I’m around the corner! Should I stop and say hi?” This text can come from a variety of […]

May 06

Staying In Shape on the Road

Lots of us take vacations, visit families, etc – and most importantly, have to travel for work.  Some of you have BRUTAL work travel schedules.  This post is NOT about me going all crazy, Jillian Michaels on you fools, yelling NO EXCUSES and preaching that you should be under a barbell every day whether you’re […]

May 06

Breakfast Doesn’t Have to be Your Nightmare

Through all of the nutrition counseling I have done at my gym, CrossFit South Bay/paleo challenges I have organized over the past 4 years, one of the biggest challenges I consistently heard about was breakfast. I’m not hungry in the morning. I don’t know what to eat in the morning. I only like Fruit Loops. I […]

April 28

Thai Marinated Steak + A Trick

This is legitimately the BEST marinade I have ever made, so I cannot do anything except share it with y’all. I literally just made it and crushed the steak, and am turning around and blogging it straight to you guys because it is THAT necessary. Marinades are one of the most time-friendly ways to create […]

March 25

Travel Workouts: Phoenix Edition

Hi from Arizona!! I’m in Phoenix this week for the NFL Annual Owners Meetings.  Staying in shape and maintaining a healthy diet on the road can be tough. I’ve written about staying in shape while traveling here, but I thought take a second to share with you guys my workouts for this week. I of all […]