Happy last day of the month!  It’s time for another monthly wrap up and the 4th Best of the Blogs Linkup!

Best of the Blogs Linkup- Linkup your top post of the month or a wrap up of your top posts! The last weekday of every month on Running in a Skirt.

Hi friends!

February has been a month of incredible highs and lows.  From losing my friend Melanie to the birth of my good friend Marilyn’s baby.  My emotions have been pulled in a hundred different directions.  The older I get the more I realize that life is simply full of these extremes and you must just ride the waves, instead of fighting it to stay afloat. My Dad always says, “It will be ok, this too shall pass.” This month has been a great reminder of that.

Blog wise, I’ve felt like I have been in a blogging groove so far this year.  My Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats got picked up by Redbook Magazine online AND MSN.com in a roundup of overnight oats recipes.  It feels incredibly gratifying to see your work get noticed by some of the big names.  I don’t blog just for pageviews, but it is pretty nice when your work gets seen!

I also really enjoyed working with The Portrait Studio in Asheville and 80 Fresh.  It’s a joy to work with companies you really, really love.  The giveaway for four free 80 Fresh meals is still going on, so don’t forget to enter.

Healthy Dinner Ideas in 20 minutes or less with 80 Fresh

I know January and February are often very busy months for Healthy Living Blogs, but I’m hoping to keep some of the momentum going for spring.

Today is the 4th Best of the Blogs linkup!  Just a reminder, if you are blogger, you can linkup either a Top Posts recap like I do OR one of your favorite or top viewed posts of the month. The idea is that we will have the best this blog community has to offer for each month in one place. If you are not a blogger, this will be a great resource for you to learn about new sites and view some incredible posts. It will be held on the last weekday of each month.

Mark your calender’s for the rest of the year now—>

  • Thursday, March 31st
  • Friday, April 29th
  • Tuesday, May 31st
  • Thursday, June 30th
  • Friday, July 29th
  • Wednesday, August 31st
  • Thursday, September 30th
  • Monday, October 31st
  • Wednesday, November 30th
  • Friday, December 30th

Make sure to not only drop your link, but check out the other fabulous posts other bloggers leave. We had an amazing roundup of posts last month and I enjoyed reading all of them! Let’s make this an active community event! Please share with the hashtag #BestofBlogs

The linkup is at the bottom of the post, so keep on scrollin’!

February’s Top Posts

Highest Overall Viewed New Post

Fashion Friday Twist- New Family Photos

Thank you guys for being so kind and receptive to my new family photos from The Portrait Studio. I love the way they turned out.

The Portrait Studio Asheville Couples Session-5

What Leukemia Taught Me

This is another post I never wanted to write, but I’m so glad I got to share Melanie’s message.

Wicked Melanie Julie

Top Fitness Post

5 Reasons You Should Hike in Winter

Who doesn’t love cashews?  Thanks for supporting this post!

5 Reasons Why You Should Hike in Winter

Heart Racing Cardio Workout

I had a lot of fun putting this workout together!  I created it for Valentine’s day, but it is a great workout to do year round.

Heart Racing No Equipment Workout 2

Top Food Post

Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal

Hoping to ride my “Chunky Monkey” success, I created a baked oatmeal version!

Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal Recipes / Peanut Butter, Banana, Clean Eating & Easy Healthy Breakfast! / Running in a Skirt

Healthy Dinners in 20 Minutes or Less with 80 Fresh

Love! Love! Love this company and I am thrilled to share it with you.  Doesn’t this dish look delectable?

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits from 80 Fresh

Top Fashion Post

Pink Coat

You can’t go wrong with a classic look!

Pale Pink Coat-28-2

What to Wear for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day may be over, but there are still some great sales in the post!  Check it out if you want to add a splash of red to your closet.

What to Wear for Valentine's Day

Flashback Post

I Dared to Imagine a Different Life, My 1 Year Anniversary of Leaving WLOS

Every time I leave my house, someone still stops and asks  me what I’m doing these days, so I decided to blast this post out on Facebook again.  It did so well, that it is one of the top ranking posts of the month overall.


Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs

My pin for this started doing really well, so it’s getting a revival!  I’m glad because it’s a really tasty and easy recipe.

Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs

Best of the Blogs Linkup

Best of the Blogs Linkup Rules:

  • Link back to Running in a Skirt and/or share the graphic.
  • Follow my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
  • Visit and comment on others blogs.  Please don’t drop and run!  I want to make this a place where our most fabulous work gets seen more!  Use hashtag #bestofblogs to let them know you got there through the linkup!
  • Visit my Facebook Page and drop your link for additional social shares.

In return, I will be commenting and sharing as much as possible! Thank you!

Your turn!

What’s been the highlight of your month?

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