This accomplishment is brought to you by audiobooks…

One of the resolutions I made for myself in 2016 was to read a book a month. I ended up reading 20! This is a big accomplishment for me considering that I usually can barely get through 2 or 3 the whole years. My success was due in large part to audiobooks.  Because of the…

New Year…Same Me

Well the holidays are finally over. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays and what they represent but I have never been someone that can be in the “holiday spirit” for that long. I’m lucky if I can last the week before Christmas to New Years. My husband often calls me “grinchy” because I…

Something easy…

For those of you who have kids, you know those weeks. This was one of those weeks. You know the ones where your kids are 90% jerky, little hellions with about 10% of nice in order to save them from being locked in their rooms until they are 30. Yeah it was one of those. My…

Whoops…

Have you ever fallen off the proverbial wagon. Well have you ever fallen off the wagon and then you were hit by the wagon. Then the wagon ran you over and backed up over you for good measure. That’s been me for the last couple months. Here’s what I feel like I’ve been doing… Drinking…

Oops…I forgot

I realized that I forgot to post the rest of the recipes I used for Cam’s birthday. I made a crap-load of pork and actually froze half of it and our family is still enjoying it. I really wanted to do a meal as close to Chipotle as possible and the best part about Chipotle…

Life Happens…

Remember a couple of posts ago when I said that I was back on track. Well…I should have waited a couple weeks before I boasted that I was back on track after one weekend. These past couple weeks have been tough. (Obviously tough is a relative term because I know plenty who are going through…

My Baby Turned 1!

On Friday, my son turned 1. I still can’t believe how fast the last year has flown by. A year ago, I wasn’t actually expecting that I was going to have my baby home with me. Camden came 3 weeks early and it was totally a God-thing that he came before his due date, because…

Back on track…

Well it’s been a really long weekend. We went to Detroit for my brother’s wedding and it was a crazy, wonderful whirlwind. While the overall adventure was extremely wonderful it was not without it’s fair share of dramatics starting with hotel snafoo’s, the threat of rain and of course a Donald Trump rally in the…

Treat Yo Self…

I decided when I started this journey that in order to make this change sustainable I would need to allow myself some breaks from eating so strict. So I decided to give myself a meal/night off. It gives me something to look forward to and keeps me motivated to eat healthy the rest of the…

My first try…

I really enjoy trying different types of cuisine, but I rarely have the confidence to actually try to make it in my kitchen. That being said, my best friend sent me a recipe that she thought I should try for Butter Chicken from One Lovely Life, but when looking at the website I saw she had…

A new favorite…

Sorry it’s been a few days since I’ve posted, but for those who get overwhelmed with the amount I was posting in weeks prior, this has probably been a welcomed break. It’s probably thoroughly enjoyed by my Instagram and Facebook friends who are tired of my food pics! 🙂 Well a lot has happened this…

Almond Milk….

If you would have told me a few years ago that I would use almond milk as much as I do, I would have called you a liar. In concept, almond milk boggles my mind. How can you milk from almonds? I know that I could YouTube it, but I prefer the mystery. But all that…