Staying On Track With Meal Planning

made me smile

Hello from snowy cold North Syracuse. I honestly don’t think spring is ever going to get here.  I have struggled with going anywhere after I get home from work, especially the gym! The kettle bells have been my best fitness friends these days.  They work my whole body and I love them!  I long for SPRING, when I can get outside and run..I would even settle for warmth enough to work out in our garage doing pull ups and box {Read More}

Sleep may be overrated, but I miss it

trying out the new selfie stick-Awesome

I sleep like balls.  I mean I really don’t sleep very well and I am so exhausted today.  We bought a new high-tech mattress with cooling gel and I STILL don’t sleep, although I love the mattress.  I lay there comfortable and AWAKE most every night. You can only imagine what I look like in the morning right after I have fallen asleep and the alarm goes off.  I will give you a hint…It’s not pretty! Yesterday was St. Patricks Day and {Read More}

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}