Cleaning out and finding memories.

Old Boy Scout Books

How is everybody?  I have been spending my time cleaning out our attic.  I cannot even tell you how much time and effort that takes here in North Syracuse at this time of year..It has been freezing! I mean, Bone Chilling cold.  Turns out that we had some insulation in our attic that had slid down the rafters and it was not really doing its job.  Jim and I went up there on Saturday morning and spent all day bring every single {Read More}

People and Places

Oh so true!

Hi All!  I feel like I have ben having a really fun life these days.  I love my job, I went to visit my girl in NC, and last weekend I had my Once A Year Girls Weekend! That pretty much covers every day of the last 2 weeks.  And tomorrow is Valentines Day! I LOVE my Girlfriends. They make me laugh so hard that my face hurts and my sides split!   Every year, I am lucky enough to get away {Read More}

Tropical Breakfast-Overnight Oats

Tropical Overnight Oats

I have been on an “oats” kick for awhile now.  I have been eating steel cut oats on a regular basis that I make in the crock pot.  They are SO Good.  But the last few days I have been making overnight oats for a little variety and adding in whatever strikes my fancy.  This morning I made Tropical Overnight Oats that were seriously the best breakfast.  EVER! I’m a girl who likes breakfast.  Well, I really just like food in general. {Read More}

when Snacking and Wine get the best of me..

simple and effective

I really love Wine.  The rich, dark red that has little to NO residual sugar at all.  I also love to snack while watching TV at night, sometimes not paying any attention to how much food I am actually eating.  Weight Watchers helps to combat overeating with the points system and tracking keeps me accountable but I have found some other tricks to keep my little indulgences to a minimum (although I firmly believe I need to indulge every once {Read More}

My favorite things

maybe the best weight watchers recipe ever

Hi Everybody! I have a snow day today because Syracuse is under a blanket of the beautiful white stuff and it still continues to fall.  I must admit that I am not entirely loving this weather since I just got back from sunny and beautiful Charlotte late last night. I love the sun and warmth but there is something so cozy about being wrapped in winter and snuggling at home for the day.  I was just sitting here thinking about {Read More}

Here’s to a Happy and Healthy 2015

Green Salad with Roasted Veggies

Good Morning and Happy New Year to you!  I have been reflecting on my year and making my resolutions to make 2015 better and brighter, and especially healthy!  I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season, filled with those you love.  I am so blessed and thankful, and even though Kyle did not come home for the festivities, I spoke to him often and I know that he is happy (even though homesick).  Mackenzie and Finnegan came home for Christmas {Read More}

Merry Christmas 2014

Christmas with Mom

      My hope is that YOU..all of my friends and family have a Christmas full of blessings and warm memories that bring joy into your world today and in the coming New Year! From my family to yours…Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Happy Christmas Eve

The ornament I picked..a Disco Ball!

It’s been awhile.  I’ve done a lot since Thanksgiving.  For starters..I have a new addition to our family to share.  Kyle just adopted a 7 week old little boy named GOOSE!  He is a Shepard Husky mix and a beautiful boy..we love him and we haven’t even met him yet! We cut down our Christmas tree early..right after Thanksgiving and it is a beauty..long, soft needles and HUGE! Jim and I went to the North Syracuse Christmas Parade.  It is {Read More}

Coconut Macaroons


Hi Guys!  I hope you had an awesome weekend.  Jim and I got a lot accomplished here!  Garage cleaned, outside deck furniture put away for the winter, mums cut down and the house clean and organized!  Yesterday my niece made her Confirmation so we all went to church as a family to celebrate her and her relationship with God.  I am such a proud aunt! Then came the celebratory party and cake..lots of cake… and for me..cake is my favorite {Read More}

Working Out At Home

November workout

Good Morning and happy Saturday! Last night, Jim and I went to a local winery for dinner and it was fabulous!  My girlfriends and I went there for lunch on Halloween  because we had a half day of school.  I couldn’t wait to take Jim there to experience their dinner service and it did not disappoint! Greenwood Winery is a beautiful place with a farm to table approach to fresh dining.  It was wonderful and we even enjoyed a glass {Read More}