One Month Weigh In and Getting Fit with Fitbit, Again!

fitbit mom and fitbit dad

Back on January 3rd, my husband and I hung up a sheet of paper on the wall. Each week we weigh in and support each other in our journey to lose weight and live healthier. The past 4 weeks haven't been easy but they haven't been overly strenuous either. My biggest hurdle was soda. I'd like to say I've kicked the habit completely but that would be a lie. I still allow myself ONE can of soda per day. I've replaced the other 8 or so that I use to … [Read more...]

Frozen Strawberry Heart Ice Cubes for Valentine’s Day #WiltonTreatTeam

Real Strawberry Heart Shaped Ice and Sprite

A couple of weeks ago I ventured into my laundry room where you'll not only find 3 big baskets of unfinished laundry (it's never finished) but also a 6 foot stack of storage bins each full of Wilton baking products divided by holiday. It was just my luck that the one labeled 'Valentine's Day' was on the very bottom. After I managed to get it out of there I discovered my old Wilton Mini Silicone Hearts Mold. I had completely forgotten about this … [Read more...]

Printable Love Coupon Envelopes for Valentine’s Day

Printable Envelope Love Coupons for Valentine's Day

Just the other day my husband shared his own ideas for how NOT to shop for a woman for Valentine's Day. Among his suggestions was to stay within budget and never show up empty handed. One way to do that is with Love Coupons. These free printable envelopes are an affordable way to give someone you love a little something extra special that can be enjoyed all year long. All this gift requires is a printer, some card stock (or plain paper is … [Read more...]

5 Rules for Buying Your Wife a Valentine’s Day Gift (from a husband’s perspective)

5 rules valentines day

Okay fellas here is a public service announcement! Are you paying attention? Put down your beer, pause your show…….VALENTINES DAY IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!!! Ok don’t panic there is still time to put some thought into this and get a gift that will not land you in the dog house. Here are a few simple rules to follow to keep your significant other happy and you out of trouble. Rule 1 This one is pretty simple. DON'T SHOW UP EMPTY HANDED! … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Scrambled Eggs on Toast Recipe

Tex Mex Scrambled Eggs and Toast Recipe

Since breakfast is often the one meal of the day I skip, I often make the family 'breakfast' for dinner. It's a delicious way to break up our regular meal routine and gives me the opportunity to still enjoy some of the breakfast foods I love without worrying about morning heartburn. Because really, who wants to start the day like that? *sponsored by Lunchbox PR The only problem is, our breakfast for dinner meal plan is often the usual suspects … [Read more...]

Printable Valentine’s Day HUGS & Kisses Treat Bags Craft

Valentine's Day HUGS and KISSES candy treat bags with free printable heart

I don't why but this year I'm getting really excited about Valentine's Day. I've always been kind of 'blah' about the whole commercialized holiday but not this year. My husband and I are in a really good place with our relationship so love is in the air so to speak. It has really given me the oomph I need to get creative and spread the love. This easy craft project is ALL about spreading the love. Like the heart shaped gift tag says "some HUGS … [Read more...]

12 Breakfast Bread Recipes to Start Your Day

12 Breakfast Bread Recipes Collection

*This is a partnered post on behalf of Foodie.com Check out 12 Breakfast Breads & Muffins to Start Your Day by Cat Davis at Foodie.com I've been told countless times by my doctor that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I'm inclined to agree with her but the reality is, I just don't get hungry before noon. Maybe it's because I'm a late sleeper, I don't know. But there is one thing that will pique my interest when it comes … [Read more...]

Creamy Vegetable Casserole Side Dish Recipe #CansGetYouCooking

Creamy Vegetable Casserole with Panko Recipe #CansGetYouCooking

Since I grew up with a mom that loves to cook homemade meals, it only seems right that I share that some love of cooking. It wasn't until my 20's that I developed that passion but that doesn't mean I didn't pick up a few tips and tricks from her along the way. One of the biggest tips I got from my mom was to keep a pantry (or better yet a cantry) stocked full of canned vegetables and fruits. Why? Because canned foods make homemade easy! Rather … [Read more...]