After my little misstep a few weeks ago, our Thanksgiving plans have changed a little bit. I always host Thanksgiving. And the past few years Dan and I have had a turkey cookoff and a stuffing challenge, that is always fun. But since I can't walk, cooking a big meal and entertaining is just not in the cards. Even though it's a lot of work, I love hosting Thanksgiving and I will miss it tremendously, especially how good the house smells. There is nothing like a turkey roasting in the oven to get ... Read More about Tips for a Successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping
We all need to start the day with a healthy breakfast. I know there are some of you out there, that can't handle the thought of stuffing food down their gullet until, like ten-ish. I however, am not one of those people. I 'm a hungry camper in the morning. Sometimes I think it's the grumbling of my belly, not the alarm clock that wakes me up and forces me out of my nice, cozy bed. As you may have noticed, I'm partial to sweets. And I do love a flaky, delicious pastry in the morning afternoon ... Read More about Poached Egg and Avocado Toast
Without being dramatic, you need this mayo in your life. Anyone doing Whole30 knows that you need to prepare if you want to survive thirty days. There isn't much you can "just grab" if you aren't well prepared. And as I have found, you need good condiments to stay on track. I always keep my favorite Ranch dressing on hand, also a creamy balsamic vinaigrette that I'm loving right now (will share soon, I promise) and I have added this to my list of must-haves for success. I'm still working ... Read More about Whole30 Mayonnaise
Whole30 and Paleo are super similar. So, why would you choose one over the other? Let's break it down. Whole30 vs Paleo: Similarities Both focus on eating clean, natural foods. Not Allowed: processed foods grains dairy alcohol (oh dear God NOOOOO!) legumes Differences Added sugar of any kind is a No-No on Whole30, and only refined sugar is forbidden on Paleo. Whole30 advises against using approved ingredients to recreate your favorite baked goods or snacks, ... Read More about Whole30 vs. Paleo: What’s the Difference?
Waaaaaaaay back in 2014 I created this beauty challenge. I thought it was high time to do another. But more of a health and beauty challenge. Why? Because I feel like shit and I don't want to. I have gotten severely overweight, my health has definitely declined, I'm tired all the time, I crave unhealthy food, I don't drink enough water and I get very little exercise. It shows in my skin and my hair and my lady lumps that aren't so lovely anymore. I want to look and the mirror and love what we ... Read More about April “Best You” Challenge
I can't believe my little boy is sixteen years old today. Don't all these posts start off like that? How the years go by so fast, and it seemed like just yesterday we brought him home from the hospital? And how he has grown into such a wonderful young man and I couldn't imagine my life without him? Well, they're all the same for a reason. Because it's true. How is the days seem to last forever, but when you stop and take a look back, sixteen years have gone by and the little ... Read More about Sixteen
I'm giving away a few of my favorite things. Here's why. I'm sick of winter Unicorns and rainbows make me happy I love putting things in the mail Sharing is caring You're awesome I'm awesome Really for no reason at all, I just felt like it Throughout the month of March, you'll have chances to enter to win all this fun stuff. Mini Hammer Key Chain Secret Freshies Lip Smacker Kiss Therapy Bake From Scratch March/April Edition Yankee ... Read More about My Favorite Things Giveaway