Three Years of Movin’ and Groovin’

Popcorn is the most underrated snack of all time.

I’ve been eating Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop (both kettle and sea salt flavors) like it’s the only food in the world these past few weeks.



Go pop a bag for yourself or buy Angie’s (not sponsored) because we are celebrating today!!

Actually we’re celebrating something that happened last week, because I’m apparently terrible at remembering my blog anniversary.

As of August 7th, Daily Moves and Grooves is three years old and counting!

I’m not really feeling a super sentimental post (my brain is pretty fried this week), so here are a bunch of random tidbits regarding the journey of this lil ol’ blog.

Most Used Tags

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Me When I Started The Blog


long hair, don’t care

Me Now DSC_2503

Just kidding, I do care evidently. Do I look older than 12 years old yet?

First Workout Ever Posted

2013 abs

Foods I Used To Eat All The Time But Not Recently

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classic school snack


I miss Naturally Nutty!

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I used to have this for dessert every night


These roasted edamame were CRACK


Yogurt bowls, why did I ever stop?!


peanut butter puffins — still my favorite cereal


homemade French toast


Amanda’s cookie dough oatmeal smoothie with Greek yogurt to dip. I’d still dig it.


soft boiled eggs

But Some Things Don’t Change


dried figs with Greek yogurt


avocado toast with eggs (October 2013)


brussels sprouts (December 2013)


oats with drippy nut butter (but I haven’t had sunflower seed butter in a long time! also haven’t used the “chalice” in a while – May 2014)


banana baked goods with nut butter (May 2014)


overnight oats in a jar (May 2014)


oatmeal cookie dough cereal (January 2014)


ice cream/soft serve (April 2014)

Regular Posts That Are No Longer Regular

I used to participate in Katie’s “Marvelous in My Monday“, but I stopped that long ago.


I haven’t done a “What I Ate Wednesday” in quite a while, but I used to do one every single week.


I used to have a link love post called “Fascinating Friday Links”, but then I went to college and stopped.

fascinating friday links

But I do still “think out loud” with Amanda fairly regularly! 🙂


How My “Day in the Life” Has Changed Through Seasons (My Favorite Kinds of Posts to Read)

Day in the Life of a High School Student

Day in the Life, High School, Take Two

Vacation Day in the Life

Day in the Life of a First Semester College Freshman

Day in the Life of a Second Semester College Freshman

Day in the Life {Last Month of Freshman Year}

Day in the Life During Summer Internship and Domestic Duties

Day in the Life Vlog – Trying to Eat More

Day in the Life of a Ninja

Day in the Life of a First Semester College Sophomore

Day in the Life of a Second Semester College Sophomore

Day in the Life During Summer Job at Rehab Hospital

Cool Things This Blog Has Seen

// First and Only Prom //


// Graduation from High School //


// Starting College //

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// Meeting Lifelong Friends //

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brb I’m gonna go sob

// Epic Vacations //


Colorado 2015

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Blend 2015


spring break 2015

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Florida winter break 2014-2015


Florida with Daliza summer 2014

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Fourth of July in Boston + Tori Kelly Concert 2015

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Portland and Seattle 2015


Stowe, Vermont 2016


Fiona’s summer house 2016


best Caribbean cruise ever 2016

// An Ongoing Recovery Journey //


// A Perpetual Faith Journey //

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Some of My Favorite Posts

I Used to Have Hips ➔ first time really opening up about my disordered eating experiences

Hey, I Love You ➔ We love you, Katie ♥︎

Reflecting on My Exercise…Again ➔ being honest with myself about my amenorrhea

How To Be a Good Friend in College ➔ so many good memories

Being Extraordinarily Ordinary ➔ my life in a nutshell

I’m Not Her ➔ I need this constant reminder

The Great NYC Food Tour {A Story} ➔ sometimes I like to be creative with my blog posts

Your Story Matters and It’s Beautiful ➔ I promise.

Now that I’ve cried about 4 times while writing this “non-sentimental” anniversary blog post, I’m gonna end it here.

This blog has led me to more people, joys, heartbreaks, and lessons than I could have ever imagined. I thank God for all those who take the time to read and support my wacky (but always honest) writings. Thank you with all my heart.

Consider yourself hugged from behind while you’re peacefully eating your breakfast.



Here’s to more years of movin’ and groovin’!


20 thoughts on “Three Years of Movin’ and Groovin’

  1. Aww I love this. I started reading your blog in tenth grade, so about two years ago, and it has been so inspiring and exciting to see your journey. You’re part of the reason I started my very own blog. Seeing another high school student, and now college student, building a blog really pushed me to take the step and just do it. (now I’m thinking of Nike :D) I know God has big plans for you! I can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store for you 🙂

  2. WOW happy 3 years of blogging! Funnily enough, I totally remember you posting about some of those foods, like the oatmeal smoothie! Dried figs are somehow a recent discovery for me and I’ve been loving them. The perfect little after dinner treat!

  3. omigosh, this made me smile so big. We love you Alison, and I am so thankful to have found your blog!! Seeing how you’ve progressed over the past 3 years is amazing. Your love for God and zest for life is just so amazing. Happy blogiversary love!

  4. I don’t comment nearly enough…but I just wanted to say I’ve been here since the beginning and it’s been amazing watching your journey! You’ve grown and changed so much and in so many ways, but you’re still the blogger I first started reading 3 years ago and still love reading to this day!! ❤

  5. Happy blogiversary, lovely lady! It’s pretty freaking epic to see all the things you’ve done and how far you’ve come in the past 3 years. Here’s to even MORE epic things and personal growth in the next 3 years. And the 3 years after that. And the 3 years after that. Etc, etc. 😉 ❤ xox

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