General, Health/Fitness Stuff, Mommy Stuff

Chicken Burgers!!!

This is probably one of our go-to recipes that we kind of developed from another recipe. It’s the Fourth of July (2018) and it was different than any other one since I’ve been with my husband.  This is HIS first year not in RETAIL!!!  His position now has him doing different things and does not require him to be in the store, throwing stock!  So, he was home by 130 and we got to spend the afternoon AND evening together.  Normally, that is NOT the case. A few years back, I found this recipe for spinach parmesan chicken meatballs on Pinterest. […]

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General, Health/Fitness Stuff

From terror to ease…I joined a gym…

So anyone who follows me on Instagram and/or is friends with me on Facebook saw that I joined Planet Fitness last week.  I posted that I did something terrifying!   After the birth of our second son, I have not been able to get myself in gear to lose the pregnancy weight (aka cookie and ice cream weight).  My husband is very encouraging in helping me get healthier. While I was on “maternity leave” I had gotten into a good rhythm.  After dropping Ayden off at school, I would come home and take Fiona (aka Crazy Dog) for a mile […]

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Aaron Lucas, General, Health/Fitness Stuff

Some days are normal, some days mess with my head.

You always hear things like “he/she has good days and bad days” when referring to how someone is coping after a tragedy or something.  And you believe them, doesn’t always sound cliche, so you usually don’t think too much of it. But it’s true. Some days I feel pretty much normal.  I might have a sad moment or tear up, maybe have a good cry. And then there are a few days, like my yesterday, that total eff with my head. I can’t seem to collect my thoughts, I feel anxious, I can’t make decisions, I don’t know what I […]

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General, Health/Fitness Stuff

Pumpkin Protein Oat Bars

If you know me, or have been following me for…well, any amount of time.  You know that I struggle with staying on a healthy/active lifestyle.  Eating healthy and exercising regularly just doesn’t come naturally for me.  It is a real fight in my head between good and evil.  And for the last few months, evil has one every time.  Even the days that I randomly got out for a jog, I couldn’t stick with the eating well part. I’ve never been a “meal prep” kind of eater for two reasons.  A) I never know when I want to eat until […]

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General, Health/Fitness Stuff, Mommy Stuff

When all else fails…COOKIES!!!

Oh my!  Could it be true?  Could my last post really be a month and a half ago???  I know I’m not the every-day-blogger, but that just seems like a long time. A lot has happened in that month and a half, so I’m not surprised that the blog got left out.  I will spare you the details, and just pick up like where I left off. I was “challenged” by a friend of mine to do a #write31days challenge.  Where I would publish a blog post every day for 31 days.  I accepted the challenge…over a week ago.  Who […]

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Health/Fitness Stuff, Mommy Stuff

Avocado Ranch Dressing

I am not very experienced in the making of homemade dressings.  I have experimented with the oil/vinegar types that we put sliced cucumbers and tomatoes in.  I have done different variations of that, but it’s pretty simple.  And I just put different flavors (or the same) to get the taste I want.  But for something like a ranch dressing, I had no idea what to do.  So of course, I looked to Pinterest.  Then I remembered that Clinton Kelly on The Chew mentioned that he had a recipe on their website.  So that’s where I got my main idea.  I […]

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8 Week Journey…what’s the plan?

Ok, so yesterday, I told you all that I am on an 8 week journey to getting as fit as I can get for our trip to The Keys at the end of July. I am 2 weeks in and that’s the longest I have been able to stay on a fitness plan….like, ever! Some have been asking what workouts I am doing, and honestly, I have found them all on Pinterest. Here is how I planned out my days.  I knew I wanted to tone up and I wanted to be semi-aggressive (pretty aggressive for me, though).  First of […]

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Introduction to “Trim Tuesdays”

Ok, so I am sure you’ve heard of Transformation Tuesdays and I have participated in those on the social media networks. Well we are planning a trip to the Keys this summer and I would like to trim up by then.  I really only have 10 pounds til my goal (and honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever get down to my goal weight) and I am sort of ok with that.  But I am not ok with how things still jiggle (that shouldn’t be jiggling).  And since I will be going to the Keys and probably be spending a […]

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General, Health/Fitness Stuff

Woohoo, something healthy(ish)

In an effort to try to clean up my eating a little bit, I decided to take the plunge and try to make those egg “muffin” thingies I see all over Facebook and Pinterest.  Now I have made some in the past, but they were mini ones with just egg and cheese for my tiny tot.  He ate some that day, but not any of the reheated leftovers, so I haven’t made any more since then. But I eat leftovers so I made some for me.  And if he eats any of that…bonus!!! I saw a friend post her bacon […]

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Crafty Stuff, General, Health/Fitness Stuff, Mommy Stuff

Christmas Recap – Crafty Edition

Above, you will see a LOT of pictures of all things crafty from this past Christmas. When Ayden was born (November 2011), I did not go back to work.  Berkley and I were bringing in about the same income so that means we cut our income in half!  By Christmas 2012, I was trying to see if I could decrease our Christmas gift spending without sacrificing gifts.  (Yes, I know that Christmas isn’t all about the gifts, but I think part of what I gained from this experience helped to look at gift giving differently).  So, I decided to make […]

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