≡ Menu
pregnancy announcement

That's right, Baby #2 is due to arrive May 2015. We are overjoyed and can't wait to meet our little blessing! Eleanor is going to be a fantastic BIG sister :) Be sure to check back next week to see what's been up the past 13 weeks… Continue Reading →

traditional homemade runzas

If you're from Nebraska, you're probably very familiar with runzas. The Runza restaurant chain originated in the Husker state and is a household staple for many families. My family has been making runzas for years, and let me tell you, the real deal is WAY better than any fast food chain. Hannah suggested I teach [...]


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. Earlier this summer I found myself in a totally new (and horribly uncomfortable) situation. I experienced my first running injury with a hip that wouldn't allow me to stride forward without excruciating pain. I made a few rookie runner mistakes like not being [...]

ocm once upon a farm

This is usually my Monday post, but yesterday I wanted to make sure you all had the chance to learn about Family Dining Week and enter to win the Hy-Vee gift card that's up for grabs! If you haven't entered yet, click here to sign up! Now, back to the weekend! We had a great [...]

family dining pledge


Did you know that kids who eat at home are more likely to try new foods? Or that eating in three meals a week (rather than going out) saves a family of four approximately $2000 per year? Did you know that kids who eat with their families eat more nutritiously? Why am I sharing these facts [...]

finding the right stroller for baby

Wondering how Eleanor gets around town? Looking to buy your first (or second) stroller? Here are some stroller savvy tips to help you find the perfect fit! When I was pregnant with Eleanor, I did a ton of research on baby gear to find out exactly what was going to work best for us. There [...]

monster mash 5k

monster mash omaha

On Sunday morning, Jeff and I ran the Monster Mash 5k. I love themed runs and wanted to find a FUN one for October! This was the 2nd year of the Monster Mash, and it was a blast. It was a family oriented event with a kids dash, 1 mile run and 5k - all proceeds [...]

pumpkin pickin’

pumpkin picking omaha

What's fall without a little bit a lot of pumpkin? We took Eleanor to Vala's Pumpkin Patch a few weeks ago, but with Grandpa Doug on babysitting duty, this weekend was all about the girls! Hannah, Erin and I headed out to Bellevue Berry Farm on Sunday to pick out pumpkins before an afternoon of carving. [...]

finding my “yes”

finding my yes

You may (or may not) have noticed a severe lack of fitness posts here lately, and the reason is simple… there hasn't been much happening in that department. I think like many people, the intensity of my fitness regimen tends to ebb and flow, but this time I've hit a serious rut. I occasionally go [...]


I’m Joanna - a twenty-something newlywed, mama, Westie lover, cupcake connoisseur, and fitness newbie. This blog is about continuing to learn and grow while striving for a greener, healthier, more well-rounded life. Life is what you make it - and I'm Makingmine!

Click here for more about me!

Never miss a post!

Subscribe now to deliver Makingmine straight to your inbox!


Latest Photos