‘Tis the season.

‘Tis the season.

Time to start thinking about holiday cards!!! How is that even possible? The time goes by so freaking fast!! We typically don’t pose for our Christmas cards. It’s usually a picture that we got taken as a family at some function - you know, wedding, birthday, etc. My absolute favorite one was taken by a [...]

Gift Guide for your Parents.

Gift Guide for your Parents.

For the foodie parents: Omaha Steaks Butcher’s Gift Pack. Steaks, pork chops, meatballs, potatoes and desert?? It’s a great taster pack of some of their best sellers. It’s currently over 50% off. Check it out here. For the competitive parents: Aggravation Board Game set. We play this game more than any other in our family. [...]

Get in my belly!! Part 4

Get in my belly!! Part 4

You gotta have snacks. You can’t live on meals alone. I typically like a snack between lunch and dinner. Some days I like salty, other days I like sweet, just depends on my mood. Thinsters Cookies are the best!! I love all of their flavors. Right now I’m hooked on their Pumpkin Spice flavor. A [...]

Get in my belly!! Part 3

Get in my belly!! Part 3

Up next, dinner ideas. I pretty much swear by anything from Skinnytaste for dinner. My family loves her recipes!!! Some of our favorites are listed below. Fish Florentine. Recipe is here. This is super quick and delicious. Always a go to when we have a busy day. Approx. 351 calories.  Cuban Piccadillo. We make this a lot on [...]

Get in my belly!! Part 2

Get in my belly!! Part 2

To continue from yesterday’s post, here are some typical lunch meals. Again, it gets tracked on the My Fitness Pal app. Shakeology. I like the Chocolate and Vanilla. My one caveat for these, have to be blended with unsweetened almond milk. I can’t do them with water or just shaken up. Sometimes I add a [...]

Get in my belly!! Part 1

Get in my belly!! Part 1

Lately I’ve been asked what I eat in a day since I’m counting calories. I track everything I eat in the My Fitness Pal app. I stick to 1200 calories a day, unless I’ve worked out. Then I’m closer to 1400 calories a day. As I mentioned, I eat what I want. I don’t do [...]

Don’t touch that dial.

Don’t touch that dial.

Since COVID started we’ve gotten into a routine of playing marbles and then watching a show together after dinner. We’ve enjoyed the family time. We’ve watched every single episode of Survivor, the Blacklist, Cobra Kai, Prison Break, How to Get Away with Murder, and we’re finishing up Chicago PD. Now we need another show. We [...]

Gift Guide for Your Teen.

Gift Guide for Your Teen.

Whether you got a boy or girl, teens can be notoriously hard to buy for. Depending on age they don’t want toys and clothes aren’t cool. Below are a list of items that are teenager approved. For the girl that wants to stay cozy: Fleece Star Print Robe. It’s a great cuddly option with a [...]

Game Changer!

Game Changer!

I’m serious!! I thought milk frother wand thingys were stupid until I got one from Amazon. Holy shit Batman!! I just upped my tea game to a whole new level!!! I got the Zulay Milk Boss based on Amazon’s recommendations. Why didn’t I get this sucker sooner?????? I made myself an almond milk chai tea [...]

Red or white?

Red or white?

It’s officially that time of year where I stop drinking white wine and move to red. I don’t like white when the weather turns colder. Not sure why, but I don’t enjoy white when it’s cold outside. Instead I enjoy a nice full bodied red. 🍷🍷 I like Zinfandel, Malbec, Cabernet, and blends. Some of [...]

I scream, you scream,

I scream, you scream,

We all scream for ice cream! Have you noticed the new, healthier versions of ice cream out there??? They range from keto friendly to low calorie. I’m sorry but I’ll stick with good old fashioned ice cream. I’ve tried Halo. I’ve had their Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Sea Salt Caramel, and Cookies & Cream. They [...]

Gift Guide for your Man!

Gift Guide for your Man!

In case you haven't been following my earlier posts, I've compiled my favorite men's items here. They are all approved by my husband! Take a look to get ideas for your holiday shopping. For the man who loves to workout or just lounge: Vuori Ponto Shorts. They're super comfortable, super soft, and fit true to [...]

Bum Bum Cream

Bum Bum Cream

Worth the splurge...hands down!!! Sweet baby Jesus this cream is the bomb!!! I got it to try with my 20% discount during the Sephora holiday sale. I wanted to try it because it promised better elasticity for my skin, which I totally need as I get older. Plus losing weight has made my skin a [...]

Ummm, socks.

Ummm, socks.

It’s been a looooong week so I can’t say I’ve got much juice left for anything too exciting. While I was sitting here trying to come up with an idea for posting my daughter asked about my socks. She’s like, “what are those?” Of course I respond with “umm, socks.” After much back and forth, [...]