We can’t believe Considering You is 1! We started scheming about this blog over a year ago and we still absolutely love it. It’s been a way for us to stay accountable, meet like-minded people and share everything we learn! We hope we’ve made an impact on your lives and we’re excited to see it continue to grow. Allie got so excited last night that she made grain-free donuts! Recipe here.

Sadly, we haven’t seen each other since last January so that needs to change this year. Mary is in Tennessee and Allie lives in Ohio but our busy schedules have made it difficult to get together and collaborate in person again.

As a huge thank you for supporting/reading/commenting – we’re hosting a birthday giveaway with some of our favorite products. We don’t host giveaways based on donations. We usually purchase most of the items ourselves (we don’t make money blogging) so know that you’re getting the best!

We’ll choose a winner on Saturday, February 15th and will announce it here (and will email the winner). Just in time for Valentine’s Day. We love you all!



  1. Our friend Liz’s (from Cave Girl Eats) new book comes out Feb 25th! You’ll receive a free copy. We couldn’t be more excited about this one!
  2. Bearded Brothers’ did donate these awesome energy bars! Perfect for when you’re on the go.
  3. A PackIt freezable lunch bag. It stays cold all day too! Now you’ll never find yourself somewhere without a healthy option.
  4. A 100% silk pillowcase. It does wonders for your skin AND hair.
  5. A glass water bottle from Life Factory. Stay hydrated all day!

Enter here:

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76 replies to this post
  1. Happy first birthday! I would love to see features on new fitness routines, their benefits and what makes them the best! SOS, Pure barre, pilates, yoga…

  2. Great products! I found this blog through Allie’s and love it. You’ve definitely been a resource for me for healthier living!

  3. So thrilled to discover your site! These products look amazing. I’m definitely interested in seeing more on how to sustain little healthy habits that make a big difference – and fitness routines/ everyday health and wellness tips and tricks. :)

  4. Keep up the great work ladies!
    As a coffee addict, I’d love to see more discussion about coffee, caffeine, cortisol, sleep, stress. Stuff like that.

  5. Love your blog, of course. You guys are such an inspiration. I would love to read more about how to stay gluten free when eating out and also how even gluten in moderation can help. Ways to have that discussion without feeling trendy or absolutist. xoxo!

  6. I would like to see more emphasis on exercise & getting motivated to do it…harder for me than eating well! Maybe lists of resources for free pilates/yoga/aerobics videos? :)

  7. All natural “around the house” products and how to make your home chemical-free! And recipes of course :)

  8. I hate cooking and would love to see some posts directed to those of use desiring to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen while still eating healthy lol

  9. I would love to see more favorite items– cooking tools, techniques, cleaning supplies, cookbooks, etc! I love learning more about what works for people! Happy Day! :)

  10. I totally agree with Paige – spending not a lot of time in the kitchen while still eating healthy. Once I get in the groove of eating healthy meals, I don’t mind it; however, I hate spending a full day in the kitchen prepping!

    • Mary and I aren’t great at creating recipes but I think we’re going to start “reviewing” recipes from other sites. Sometimes they end up being amazing. Sometimes they’re sort of a flop…

      • That’s the fun of cooking! When it’s bad…it’s usually really bad, haha. But when it’s good, no leftovers!

  11. I’ve loved following Considering You since it started — it’s a wonderful resource! I’d love to see some articles on how to staying healthy on the go (Bolthouse Farms vs Naked Juice, how to make healthier choices at restaurants, airport snacks to look for, etc).

  12. Congrats on the 1-year! These look like great products – I’ve been eying the Eat The Yolks book for a little bit. I’ve really enjoyed follow your blog, lots of helpful pieces. Keep up the good work and I hope you get a chance to collaborate in person again soon!

  13. Thanks so much for this! I’d love to see you ladies write more about digestive wellness – something I think a lot of us are concerned about. Cheers!

  14. Yay! Happy Blog-birthday (:
    I actually have Liz’s book in my Amazon shopping cart! Guess I’ll have to wait til after Saturday to hit ‘purchase’ (:
    Keep up the great work ladies. I love your blog!

  15. happy birthday! I stumbled upon your site a few weeks ago and love it! I’ve read the Skintervention guide and am really excited about Liz’s new book. I’d like to see maybe more crafting ideas? I imagine you all would have really unique ideas. Thanks for the lovely articles and things you ladies post, keep up the great work :)

  16. Happy Valentine’s Day! I would like to see more great recipes and possibly even some interviews of other health related personalities! Any idea if you could get Jillian Michaels to talk to you vwhen she is in Columbus in March? Speaking of the BL, what are your thoughts on the recent winner of the biggest loser season? Healthy or too much?

  17. Happy 1 year! I’d also love to see more exercise motivation tips for people who loathe exercise. Inspirational stories always help me when I’m feeling unmotivated. :)

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