A Letter for My Girl

Dear Charlie, We had 16.5 amazing years together! And I am incredibly grateful for each day that made up each one of those years, but I am selfish, and I wanted more. This wasn’t supposed to happen. You were supposed to live forever. I never thought about how it would feel when you were gone... Continue Reading →

Gut Feelings

Follow your Gut. Oftentimes overlooked guidance, not fully understood, viewed as a cliché, and many times misused, this statement when fully realized is the only direction one will never need. If you follow what your gut is telling you, you will never again have to ask the question, what should I do or seek advice... Continue Reading →

No Fear

I live with fear every day. Fear of change – Fear of rejection – Fear of loss – Fear of judgement – Fear of inadequacy – Fear of failure – Fear of the unknown - and the list could continue. Fear does not feel “good.” Feelings of fear are often associated with unpleasant or strong... Continue Reading →

Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients 1 lb. Ground Breakfast Sausage2-4 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded (I used 4 cups because I like it cheesy 😉)2 cups Milk4 Eggs2 lbs. Tater Tots, frozen Steps Preheat oven to 350°F.Using a preheated skillet, brown the Sausage until cooked fully and drain.Spread the cooked Sausage evenly in the bottom of a 9X13 casserole dish.Spread... Continue Reading →

Half-Ass

Me – How was your workout?Him – Ummm…half-ass.Me – You should never half-ass anything.Him – You’re right. Full-ass everything!Me – Exactly!His words – not mine! I am sure there was more to his response (because there always is 😉), he knew not giving his all in the gym that day was not beneficial to his... Continue Reading →

Believe

“The Universe is always speaking to us, sending little messages, causing coincidences, serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, in something more.”   ~ Nancy Thayer I think back to how and when it all began. You observed from a distance, but you were so close. You didn’t even know... Continue Reading →

Lemon Loaf

Ingredients• 2 cups Flour• 1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder• ¾ tsp. Salt• ¼ tsp. Baking Soda• 1 cup Sugar• ¾ cup Milk (type of your choice)• ½ cup Yogurt, plain• ¼ cup Vegetable Oil• ¼ cup Lemon Juice• Zest of 1 large or 2 small Lemons• 1 tsp. Vanilla• ½ cup Powdered Sugar (optional)• 1-2... Continue Reading →

Smitten

It’s been a minute since I’ve felt this way. But I like it. I kind of feel like a schoolgirl with a secret crush. O no - what is happening here? It seems someone has caught my attention. Excuse me, Mr. Tall & Handsome. Yes, you! You must be new around here. For I am... Continue Reading →

A Candy Crush

“Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever I want.”     ~Ryan GoslingI’m like a toddler in a candy store. Eyes wide and wanting it all. It’s such a tease to come this far and only get a taste. Temptation is at its... Continue Reading →

Pause.

Life - Like a river - keeps flowing. And if you aren’t aware, you can get caught up in the current. And before you know it, may even get swept away. Life will not stop for you so why do you stop? Don’t Stop! Instead, pause. Take a deep breath, look around, open your eyes,... Continue Reading →

Pistachio Bread

Ingredients 1 box Yellow Cake Mix2 – 3.4 oz. boxes Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix4 Eggs¼ cup Vegetable Oil1/8 cup Water1 cup Sour CreamCinnamon/Sugar Mixture (1 tsp. Cinnamon & 2 Tbsp. Sugar)2 cups Powdered Sugar2 Tbsps. Butter, melted1 tsp. Almond Extract1 tsp. VanillaMilk (as needed)Handful of Pistachios, chopped Steps Preheat oven to 350°F.Using a mixer, blend... Continue Reading →

What to Pack for a Weekend at the Beach

Recently, I packed a suitcase for a weekend getaway in the sun and sand. It was the perfect winter escape! I traded gray skies for blue skies and was able to get some real vitamin D while feeling the warmth of the sunshine on my skin. Nothing more I could ask for – a weekend... Continue Reading →

To be Aquarius

Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac and belongs to the air element. It is ruled Uranus; the planet known for governing innovation, technology, and surprising events. Aquarius is the zodiac sign given to those born during the period of about January 20th to about February 18th.  It is represented by a man pouring a stream... Continue Reading →

The Men among The boys

Do you ever wonder how it would look if you could line them all up and go one-by-one? It would be your chance to have the last say. You could finally say all those words you’ve rehearsed and release all those buried emotions. And for the lessons you’ve learned and the love they gave, say... Continue Reading →

Gym Etiquette 101

This time of year brings all types to the gym. And while it is commendable everyone is so motivated to get into shape, I question if they are there for the reasons one joins a gym. Since January 1st, I have seen some of the most inappropriate, disturbing, distracting, unsafe, and rude activity occurring around... Continue Reading →

The Strong Friend

She’s got this! She’ll get through it! She handles everything! Why would this be different from anything else? Except maybe it is. Maybe she really doesn’t have this. This might be the thing that breaks her. This might be her final straw. This could be the time she really does need to know others are... Continue Reading →

Find Fitness

Winter is rough. The days are dark, the temperatures brutal and most of our time is spent indoors. We spend our days warm and cozy inside, we eat comfort foods more frequently, and we tend to drive more and walk less. We long for the warmer months ahead. It’s easy to dread the over packed... Continue Reading →

Love Me NOW

Don’t ask my favorite flower so you know what to lay in my casket. Don’t ask my favorite song so it can be played on repeat during my funeral. Don’t stand over my lifeless body with tears streaming regretting you didn’t show emotion when I was lying next to you. Don’t keep telling me “not... Continue Reading →

Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone makes an annual promise to themselves. This promise is known as a New Year’s resolution. According to Wikipedia, a New Year’s resolution is a tradition, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or... Continue Reading →

Nothing to Say…

Speechless – Not an adjective frequently used to describe me. I’m the girl with a lot on her mind and always have a lot to say. But recently not so much. Is it because I’ve reached the balanced state, I’ve so long desired? Because for the most part, lately I am content with everything life... Continue Reading →

Brownie Batter Dip

Ingredients 8 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature8 oz. Cool Whip2 tbsp. Whole Milk1 box (~18 oz.) Brownie Mix1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips, dividedYour favorite Dippers (Strawberries, Graham Crackers, Marshmallows, Vanilla Wafers, Pretzels, etc.) Steps Using a mixer, beat the Cream Cheese until smooth.Mix in the Cool Whip and blend until smooth.Add in the Milk and... Continue Reading →

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