Favorite Finds Friday!

If you know me, you’d know I am a TIU girl! TIU stands for Tone It Up. It is a one stop shop for ALL things health, fitness and wellness. I really do love it! There are many aspects to Tone It Up, but today I’m gonna share a couple things today.


We all need a good source of protein. In addition to the protein I find in food, I also like to add some protein to my morning smoothies. And I’m always in the mood for a treat.

The founders of TIU, Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott have recently partnered with good ole Target! It’s super exciting, as you can tell in the video below! They have introduced a line of protein bars and protein powders that can be purchased in store or online.

Each product is plant based, gluten free, vegan, NON-GMO and packed with protein.


From the website…

“Tone It Up Protein supports the busy babe with a healthy and active lifestyle! We use simple, clean, NON-GMO, and gluten free ingredients to nourish your beautiful body. Protein builds lean muscle, speeds up metabolism, increases energy, and makes hair and skin glow! Your beautiful body deserves it. Our delicious products promote a healthy and lean physique while giving your body essential nutrients for post workout recovery. Perfect for on the go women just like you!”


I can’t recommend these products enough!!! They are my JAM!!!!

You can connect with Kat and Karena on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and of course their website!





The Ebb and Flow of Friendship

Y’all! Friendships are hard! And they take a crazy amount of work! I know. I know. I’m preaching to the choir. I know a great deal of people. Many I would consider friends. Some are newer and some I have known for decades. The older I get, the more I desire authentic and lasting friendships. But, people are people. We are flawed and imperfect. We make mistakes, hopefully ask for forgiveness, and try to do better the next time.

I have a friend that I have known for almost a decade. It has been a wild ride to say the least. We’ve seen valleys and mountain tops. We’ve laughed and cried. There have been births and deaths. For the most part, it’s been good. For the rest of it, it has been a bit exhausting. Super intense would be an understatement. I think I walk in grace for people and their struggles, but sometimes the weight of it can become overwhelming.

Earlier this spring, a really hard season hit our friendship. I’m not going to lie. My heart was broken. I felt hurt and forgotten.

I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a friendship where one person’s stuff was always heavy and you carried it just as though you were going through it yourself. That is our friendship. I told her I wasn’t sure if she knew the weight her life had on those around her. I told her I needed a break. I didn’t want a breakup. I consider her a sister. I want our friendship to last a lifetime. But, for the sake of my mental and emotional heath, I needed a little distance. Sometimes we forget that God cares about those parts of our lives just as much as our spiritual health.


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