Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday Meal Planning


It's been a while, friends, and I am eager to get back to blogging about our weekly meals.  This week, I am so excited to have a guest blogger...my incredibly talented and awesome sister is here sharing two of her recent masterpieces.  Even though she is my little sister, I look up to her as a chef and want to be as good a cook as she is when I grow up!  She's one of those people who doesn't need a recipe, and I have always been envious of that!  So, without further ado, here is what's been cookin' in her kitchen lately...

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Safety Tips



It never ceases to amaze me that people in my town decorate for Halloween as much (if not more) than they do for the winter holidays.  Cobwebs, tombstones, orange lights, and pumpkins adorn the bushes, yards, and front porches of houses up and down the streets of my neighborhood.  And while it is all fun and games for the children and adults on Halloween night, it can be a scary sight for our furry friends.  Read my tips for how to help your pet survive Halloween in one piece…

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Tribute to Summerdog


I still look for her every morning.

Today Summer would have been Sweet Sixteen.

She was our first baby.

We can still remember the smell of her sweet puppy breath and imagine her soft, puppy fur.

Summer was a part of our family for sixteen years.  Our boys have only known life with a dog.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The B's of the BCAAs and Outfit Formula

If you missed last week's post, you can read it here.  And if you need a refresher, I introduced my three part series, the ABCs of BCAAs and Summer Outfits.  A is for appetite suppressant, amino acids, and accessories.  And now for the B...

B is for beating the afternoon slump.  I must say I've tried many things to get through that time of the day when I just want to crash but have to get through dinner, books, and bedtime before I can.  I like an afternoon cup of coffee, but it's hard to drink something hot during these warm summer months.  Plus, by 3:00 I've maxed out on caffeine. :) Enter momsanity's BCAAs.  They promise to provide energy to get through the afternoon exhaustion.  And momsanity has a money back guarantee.  They're that sure that you'll love it.  I read through the many reviews on Amazon and found this from a customer...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Formula Post: ABCs of BCAAs and Summer Outfits

So, I promised a post about my new BCAAs and I am here to deliver.  But as I was brainstorming for this post, other things I wanted to share kept popping into my head, so I am going to be kind of all over the place.  Which is ok, because if you're anything like me, you've felt like life is pretty much all over the place this summer.

Why does it seem to be so hard this summer???  Between shuttling kids to all their camps and parties and playdates, to trying to squeeze in workouts and blogging for PetPartners and my personal blog, I feel like I hardly have time to breathe, much less plan healthy meals and look put together.

Enter my formula for the summer, aided by Momsanity's BCAAs which I LOVE and I am offering to you, my readers, at a discount through Sunday.  Ready for the formula?  Here goes...

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday Meal Planning




The longer I have been cooking for my family, the easier it has become to throw a meal together without having to head to the grocery store.  It feels like a victory when I look in the refrigerator and come up with something from the veggies I have on hand.  This recipe was born on a Friday night when I felt panicked as the dinner hour approached and I still didn't know what's for dinner?!  I had ground beef and suggested tacos, but Justin reminded me we had just had tacos.  I thought about meatloaf, but meatloaf seems like a weeknight meal to me.  Then I opened the veggie drawer in my refrigerator and saw that I had zucchini.  And it was zucchini burgers for the win!  Healthy and yummy.

But, the real delicious part came when I wanted to reheat the leftover veggie burgers two nights later without drying them out.  I remembered my mom wrapping burgers in bacon to reheat them while keeping them juicy, so I shot her a text to get her steps on the reheating process.  And they turned out beautifully.  Not dry at all, still full of flavor, and get this.  All three of my boys ate them!  Hooray for me!  Going into the weekly rotation, those burgers are.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Date Night on a Dime

A few weeks ago, Justin and I had a date night.  Since we are in the process of building our next home, we are watching our budget a bit.  We thought about seeing a movie, but I don't like watching movies on date night. Part of the point of going on a date is to reconnect.  We can't exactly do that while staring at a screen.  Plus, going to dinner and a movie can be end up being a $100 night.  So, I came up with a budget friendly, keep you guessing, reconnecting kind of "game" for our night.

I filled an envelope with these ideas...