Making a List…

So if you’re anything like me, you tend to get overwhelmed with all the cleaning that has to be done around the house and you have no idea where to even start, so you don’t start, and that just makes things worse. Yeah. Well, I recently saw on Pinterest, a checklist of household cleaning chores….

Blended Coconut and Chai drink

So today I was browsing Facebook when I came across a drink that a store from my hometown was now serving. Being that I’m over 50 miles from this store, I decided to whip up my own drink, and let me tell you, I’m glad I did. It’s delicious, satisfying, and not full of syrups…

Semi healthy breakfast muffins and living with a picky eater

So my son has recently decided that anything in the vegetable category just isn’t for him. I’ve cooked and seasoned them in every way I know how and he’s always been able to pick them out or avoid his food all together. It’s become pretty frustrating and worrisome, since veggies are a great source of…

This Badge…

This Badge means different things to different people. In our home, this is Daddy’s badge, and he wears it as a symbol. It’s a symbol of protection, of courage, and of service. But to some it means hatrid, racisim, and injustice. These events going on in our country has my heart heavy. Because I know…

Southern Peach Cobbler

While I’m trying to lose weight, and I AM succeeding, I’m also Southern, and we love our peach cobbler. Today, I decided to make one from scratch, including using fresh peaches. And it was so incredibly delicious. Not too greasy, not too fluffy, just perfect. And here’s how I made it! First, I boiled my…

My body is telling me no, but my mind is telling me yes!

Good Friday evening!  I’ve been super duper struggling these past few weeks with good food choices and my workouts. And while I’ve been getting my steps in, I’m ashamed to say I haven’t actually worked out in over a week, and today, I had an oatmeal creampie. It was nowhere near as delicious as I…

Police Week

May 15th is Peace Officers Memorial day and this week is Police Week. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. It’s during this week that we celebrate our Law Enforcement for the work they do, and on the 15th, we remember our fallen brothers…

Mothers Day

This year will be my first Mother’s Day celebrating as a mother. I look at my son and think how awesome and wonderful he is, but I also see all the things I wish I had done and I begin to feel like a failure. He’s only 9 months old, but in those 9 months,…

Tonight’s Dinner, Deconstructed Tacos

Tonight’s Dinner was super easy and delicious and, for the most part, healthy! I made Deconstructed Tacos. Now, I for one adore tacos and I’m usually not a fan of anything but the real deal, but these were awesome. I started my browning a pound of ground chuck (you can use ground turkey, but my…

20 day check in

So it’s been 20 days. 20 days of eating mostly healthy foods and exercising. I won’t lie, I’m not depriving myself of all things delicious, but I have cut way, way back. Baby steps. I’ve been walking a lot. I try to make my goal of 6000 steps a day. I also learned that I…

Tonight’s Dinner: Salmon, Rice, and Roasted Asparagus

So tonight’s Dinner was super delicious. We had pan seared salmon, with rice and roasted asparagus. I used to make it all the time but I stopped because Salmon had become too costly here. But yesterday, while grocery shopping, I saw that they had some wild caught Alaskan Salmon on sale, so I bought a…

Beginning of Change

I’ve been overweight most of my life. I’ve never been a very active person, and as a child and teenager, I would have rather had my nose in a book or my pencil to my art pad, than play basketball, or soccer. I also had bad eating habbits. I’ve struggled with my self-esteem for about…