The Sum of Small Efforts, Repeated….

June 20, 2014

The past month I’ve seen a certain word everywhere. I’ve heard it, read it, thought it, absorbed it. So what the heck is this word? Smallness (in life). Sometimes feeling small in a BIG world is where God needs you to be so you can gain strength, grow, and support others. We (Crazy Cotters) often feel […]

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The OVER FIXING Syndrome

May 7, 2014

I had it all planned out, drafted and all. I wanted to share a post about core. Heck, even the kiwi spent part of his weekend taking pictures for his “foundation” routine. Yes, we had a plan. He was going to share his routine and then I was going add it to my core post. […]

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Motivation Monday – Choosing Contentment

April 28, 2014

Choosing Contentment One of the most memorable words of advice I ever received was from a clinical nutritionist and doctor that I highly respect. He said to say thank you in every situation/circumstance and FOR every situation/circumstance. Life is a gift, learn to see it as one. Easier said than done, yes? Well, he also […]

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“Stressing Over Stress is What Makes Stress so Stressful”

April 7, 2014

Welcome Marvelous Monday! I think I should start off by explaining last week’s RESTING more than a day post. Yes, I closed comments for that post so that we could all rest. But I also did it because I knew I would want to respond to comments and engage in good conversation if I left […]

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Bolder Blogging: Why I will never have a perfect Blog

February 25, 2014

These are my truths. These are my imperfections. And these reasons why my blog will never be perfect. I don’t post every day. I’m pretty the grammar Gods frown upon me with each post. I don’t have the best food photography skills –> but at least they are improving. I’ve had a light box (for […]

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Try it Out Tuesday: Christmas Eve Style

December 24, 2013

Try it out… Reset, Reboot, Slow down… Try it out… Let go of guilt and perfect. Don’t compare. Try it out… Have FUN. You know it’s in you. Go here for the FULL picture. It’s too fun! Try it out… Be Real. It’s way easier than than looking like you have it all together 24/7. […]

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A lesson in Dreaming Big –> Live them OUT LOUD

October 28, 2013

It’s true, we live in a “The World is Your Oyster Era”. Maybe it’s because social media is at our fingertips every day. We see other people pursuing their dreams and/or really striving in life. Or so we think. This can be a good thing for us, motivationally speaking, but I also think we tend […]

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Race Week: living on chances.. and protein

September 18, 2013

This weekend we’re taking another chance. Actually, we’ve been given another chance. A chance to dream big. A chance to KEEP GOING. A chance to GIVE it ALL we’ve got! ….. It’s RACE WEEKEND. The kiwi Cotter has been been training SMART and HARD. We’ve made some major changes and some major sacrifices. All for […]

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Making the Most of GF Ingredients: Indian Spiced Tuna Cakes

September 11, 2013

Well, the Slowdown Challenge has officially ended (well at least the email updates have), but I am going to continue posting about it through the month. Even though I don’t get the daily encouragement from the writer himself, I still get encouragement from others and it’s something I NEED and WANT to work on. Also, […]

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Marvelous Monday: Laboring

September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day! Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. Oh yes, we have been […]

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