Be Kind to Yourself

So Long, 2013

What a whirlwind, amazing year 2013 has been.  No complaints from this girl.  I learned a lot about myself and continued bettering myself this year.  Now that 2013 is coming to a close, I have been reflecting on what the year held and preparing myself for a new year.  My resolution for 2013 was to…

Family Photo Sneak Peak

And, I’m Back! Recap of the Past Week

Sorry for the hiatus, readers!  I have been so busy jotting from one holiday celebration to another that you have been a little neglected in the meantime.  My apologies. I took the week off from work last week to travel the state of Michigan visiting my family. Overall, it was a great time filled with…

green smoothie

My Go-To Healthy Snacks

‘Tis the season to plan ahead.  Fail to plan, plan to fail…right?  Something like that.  To me, it’s all about moderation this season.  No, I won’t pass on dessert every time I get offered, but I will follow my workout regimen and make healthy choices as often as I can without feeling deprived.  Sounds like…

Crockpot Chicken & Quinoa Soup

Filling and Savory Crock Pot Chicken & Quinoa Soup

It’s cold here in Michigan..like, bitter cold.  So cold you want to wear 6 layers and hibernate all day under millions of cozy blankets cold.  I’ve opted for drinking hot water while working rather than ice water because my hands can’t grasp the cold water bottle without feeling like they will shatter into a billion…

Elf4Health Challenge: Recap of Week 3

Week 3 of the Elf 4 Health Challenge is finished and I want to recap all of the awesome, encouraging prompts that we were given last week before diving into this week’s tasks.  I’m getting bummed that the challenge is almost over – time flies! Before Week 3 began we were assigned new elves!  I…

Embellished Bliss NYE Dress

Sassy and Sweet NYE Dresses

I have been searching high and low for the perfect New Years Eve cocktail dress to wear out for a fun night with friends.  Originally, I was going to get a beaded black dress, but now after searching the web for dresses to share with all of you I’m torn.  Do I want to go…

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers 2

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers With Mexican Quinoa

Did I mention that I’m having the best week ever so far?!  I’ll tell you why, friends.  It’s because my boyfriend, M, is here for a WHOLE WEEK.  This is huge for us because we are long distance and haven’t spent more than about four days with each other in a row since we started…