Intermittent Fasting (IF) has recently gained a lot of attention and popularity. I’ve recently started doing it and the more I learn about the benefits of this “eating schedule”, I’m more convinced it’s something that I will stick to for the long-run.Read More
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I wanted to share with you some great gift ideas for the mom’s that love to cook and entertain (or even yourself if you aren’t a mom or a mom to four-legged kids). All of these products are available online and many will be on sale for Mother’s Day, which is even better. I’ve included things at different price points so there is something for every budget. Happy shopping!Read More
Being raised Catholic, Easter was always an important holiday in our household. Dying eggs the weekend before Easter was always an event – we would use several different egg dying kits along with feathers, glitter and other craft items we would buy at the store (and this was before Pinterest). For a few years, we even blew eggs – meaning we poked a small hole at the top and the bottom of the egg and “blew” the egg out so we could keep the shells as decoration for the next year. We would make Easter bread, with the dyed egg baked into the bread. And, on Easter morning I would get my Easter basket. My favorite candy was always the malted milk balls – to this day they still make me smile.Read More
When I was living in Hoboken, Blue Apron was becoming popular. I was getting coupons in the mail and I was starting to see boxes on front stoops more frequently. I was working crazy hours in New York City and wasn’t having much success in eating healthy. My friend started getting Blue Apron and sang it praises. She said it was great because she didn’t have to think about what to cook after a long day at the office. I decided to give it a try. The recipes were really good and different; however, I ended up skipping more weeks than I wanted to because of my food sensitivities. At that time, there weren’t any gluten-free or dairy-free options, so if one of the weekly recipes didn’t fit into my dietary restrictions, I had to skip the entire week. After about six weeks, I cancelled the service.Read More
Life these past few weeks has been absolutely crazy! Wedding planning is in full swing and Brad and I are crossing things off our to-do list on a daily basis. Last week, Brad and I had our cake tasting and he got measured for his tuxedo. In fact, today I ordered our wedding cake and signed the contract with the caterer. Next up, is mailing our invitations and finalizing our flowers.Read More
Where did the first two months of this year go? I can’t believe it’s March already! I had every intention of posting this recipe weeks ago but things got super crazy and I just kept putting it off; however, when I woke up today, I promised myself to get this crossed off my to-do list.Read More
Living in Texas, football is kind of a big deal. People are die-hard fans of either high school, college, or professional teams – and sometimes of all three! I became a football fan when I moved to Texas the first time, way back in 1994. High school football is a really, really big deal and my high school was no exception. Home of the “Fire-Breathing Dragons”, we had several state championships we unsuccessfully defended during my four years. High school football is so important in Texas that you will find parents in the stands that haven’t had kids in school for over 20 years!Read More
As with so many of us, we used January as a time to reset our healthy eating habits. I feel like we really feel off the rails from Thanksgiving to New Year’s and by December 31, we both felt like rolly pollies! This month we have been focused on clean eating and dry January.
We were doing great with our clean eating until we had to go to New Jersey for my grandmother’s funeral. While it wasn’t unexpected, it wasn’t planned either. Needless to say, we took a detour on clean eating, as we couldn’t not have breakfast at the diner or enjoy a glass of wine in memory of my grandmother.Read More
For many of us, we use January as a way to reset our diet and exercise regimen. New year, new me – right? There are so many different diets and ways of eating it can get really overwhelming when trying to determine which is the best for you.Read More
Happy New Year’s Eve! I can’t believe that the last day of the year is here. Where did 2018 go? It’s been a pretty amazing year for me – one of the best, in fact. I launched this blog, saw my favorite Broadway play, Les Miserables, when it came to Dallas, took Brad to New York City and showed him a little piece of my old life, and traveled to see friends and family in New Jersey, Atlanta, and Phoenix.