So Long, Farewell

by Brittany on April 28, 2013

Two years ago I wrote my very first blog post, having no idea what the heck I was doing, and hoping to simply share some diet-friendly recipes for others looking to begin a weight loss journey similar to mine. One year ago I was made aware that my “healthy eating” was taken to an ultra-extreme (all thanks to Ash), and that it was serving as more of a detriment to my health than it was a blessing.


Today I sit here with a completely different heart, knowing deep down that the long and winding season of blogging in my life has finally come to an end.

Life has picked up in unexpected directions, my priorities have completely shifted, and God has put a heavy burden on my heart to really start properly pouring into others, and less into myself. Lately, blogging for me has felt more like a difficult chore in which I talk about myself and focus on what I’m putting in my mouth—while my heart is so desperately craving being more focused on those around me. Please don’t think that I’m saying blogging in general is a selfish activity, but for this particular season in my life that statement really serves as truth.


Thank you all for spending these past two years with me, and for being there through so many of my ups and downs. If you care to stay in touch, I can ALWAYS be reached at Ittybitsofbalance at gmail dot com.

So goodbye Itty Bits! It’s been fun, but I’m ready for a new season of growth ;)

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” –John 15: 1-2


A Not-So Fashionista

by Brittany on April 11, 2013


It’s a funny thing—and something I’ve never necessarily been too skilled with (hence the reason there’s no dedicated “fashion” tab here on Itty Bits. I would never put you guys through the torture of staring at all of my $5.00 finds.)

The majority of my wardrobe consists of pajamas, workout clothes, pajamas, scrubs, pajamas, and a few dresses/going-out tops that I happen to sport on the weekends. Oh, and did I mention pajamas?

But now, dare I say that I may just have to replace some of those pajamas with this beauty–

me apron

bumblebee foods apron

Heck yes. And you better believe I tried to look naked underneath on purpose ;)

But really, I was more than stoked when I received this apron + special care package the other day from my pals at Bumblebee Foods. As I mentioned previously, I just became a proud member of their Bee Squad along with a few other bloggers, and will be ecstatically sporting that position for the rest of 2013.

I’m very selective with the brands that I work with and really try my best to only promote products that I personally would use on my own. Obviously, as an already diehard salmon/tuna fanatic, and because of the fact that I’ve been using Bumblebee products since I was a wee little tot (tuna sandwiches in my lunchbox for the win!), this partnership was a definite “yes”.

Once Popcorn approved, we were good to go.


I also love the fact that the company has just started a really great health initiative called Bee Well For Life with loads of recipes, workouts, and healthy tips in general. It’s all in perfect timing too, because I’m predicting the need for plennttyy of tuna recipes in my near future..

Bumblebee tuna

In other breaking fashion news, the family pup Max has been spotted sporting a cute little blue boot due to a last-minute surgery he had to have last week. He seems to be recovering well, and looks pretty freaking adorable in the meantime–


Psh. I stand no chance.

A bit to think about: Do you consider yourself to have a sense of fashion?


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1. Dollar store coffee grounds that taste just like Starbucks, except 8 dollars cheaper. Can I get an amen? 2. The newfound friendship that has developed between Popcorn and the family dog, Max. When the Cornpops was a wee little pup, he was constantly ALL over Max (as seen in this post here) who was […]

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Renaissance Woman

March 20, 2013

Up to sharing a turkey leg, anyone? Not that there were any leftovers of that beast to share, but I’m sure that you catch my drift This past weekend Will and I spent our Saturday afternoon meandering the streets of Deerfield for the Annual Florida Renaissance Festival. Between the plethora of eccentric costumes, dozens of […]

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Strawberries & Ceviche

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Did I ever tell you about that time I went strawberry picking in the middle of winter? Because it definitely happened, and was made possible thanks to the never-failing 70 degree Miami temps. (Note: the office buildings in the background. Gotta love city livin’ ) Or how about that time I had my first taste […]

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