• Recipes

    Mexican Casserole – Super Easy and Super Yummy!

    I am always on the lookout for super easy, healthy and delicious weeknight meal ideas and this Mexican Casserole recipe delivers on all points. When I stumbled across this recipe on one of my favorite YouTube channels (Mind Over Munch) I just had to try it. This Mexican Casserole is super quick and easy to make and is OH SOOOOOO tasty! My family just loves this dish and always get pretty excited when this is on the dinner menu. If you want to watch the YouTube video on how to make this check it out by clicking here otherwise keep scrolling for this awesome delicious recipe! Mexican Casserole 1 teaspoon…

  • Healthy Living,  Reflections

    Body Positivity Movement – What is it?

    What is the Body Positivity Movement? The Body Positivity Movement is movement that is all about embracing and loving your body and all its beauty and imperfections just as it is. Whether you are model skinny, a little over weight or maybe even obese this movement is about learning to love your body in what ever state it is in and respecting the temple you currently have. It is a movement about self love, self care, self improvement and self acceptance. I am an avid YouTube watcher and like most people I have my list of favorites that I frequently watch on a regular basis. Recently I noticed that quite…

  • Product Reviews

    Running For Weight Loss App Review

    About a week ago I was introduced by a friend to this app called Running For Weight Loss. I have never really been into running very much but have always wanted to give it a fair shot so I thought….what the heck! and downloaded the app and began my journey to check out running as a part of my regular weekly workout routine. I have always been more of a speed walker and hiker so this change for me was kind of a big deal. I wondered if my forty-something body would react well to this new abuse. To my surprise I did way better than I thought I would…

  • Recipes

    Zucchini, Parsnip and Red Skin Potato Soup Recipe

    The zucchini plant is a garden staple that produces plenty of vegetables for you and your family. Ever wonder what to do with all of that extra zucchini you have piling up from your garden?  When you have exhausted all of your favorite zucchini bread recipes and just can’t stand the thought of frying up another batch of zucchini fritters give this soup recipe a try.  It is a delicious and nutritious way to make great use of all of your garden vegetables. Zucchini, Parsnip and Red Skin Potato Soup  1 onion 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tbsp olive oil 1-2 Medium Size Zucchini shredded 3 parsnip sliced into bite…

  • Product Reviews

    Review Time – Garmin VivoSmart HR Activity Tracker

    I procrastinated for the longest time over getting an activity tracker for myself. I pondered on if it was worth the money. I wondered what kind of benefit an activity tracker could possibly do for me that any numerous phone apps couldn’t. And then…..I finally caved and got one. And when I say I caved and got one, I really mean I was selected and given one for testing purposes which made the selection process quite easy. The activity tracker that I received is the Garmin Vivosmart HR. To say that I am pleasantly surprised by how useful a tool this is would be an understatement. I have always considered myself…

  • Reflections

    Freedom From the Desktop

    Ahe, FREEDOM! I am no longer tied to a desk. Admittedly it has taken me way to long to take the plunge and join the ranks of millions of lap top users. I fought the urge for years and stuck it out with my ole trusty desk top computer. The thing is an absolute dinosaur with all the battle wounds to go with it. It is snail mail slow and only works sometimes……SO… it was time to get with it and get a lap top and unchain myself from the isolated corner of my kitchen. To say that I am enjoying sitting on my couch as I type this is…

  • Reflections

    Introduction of Sorts

    It’s reflection time…….. I am the proud mama of two very entertaining, active and beautiful teenagers. One is old enough to drive, the other is almost there. One has brown hair, one has blonde. They are like two peas in a pod most days and worlds apart on others.  They are sisters to the core and have a very close bond with each other.  Time, it seems has flown by and now I am faced with the reality that my oldest graduates from high school this year and my youngest just started high school. I feel like they should still be in elementary school, but you didn’t hear that from…

  • Healthy Living

    Spring Has Sprung! Top 5 Farmers Market Springtime Vegetables

    In my area the farmers markets are still a ways off from getting ready to open up which means at the moment all I can do is long for the abundant spring harvest to start soon. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year for many reasons. A more obvious reason is of course that it stops snowing and the temperatures start rising but the other reason is the promise of renewal. The earth starts to show signs of renewal through the spring plants and blooms which lay seeds of hope for a nice warm summer. The changing season not only means warmer weather but it also means…

  • Reflections

    Fall Color Tour 2018

    Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the fresh crisp cool air, the changing color of all the leaves on the trees, and trips to all the apple orchards and pumpkin patches. It is just one of those seasons where there is something for everyone to enjoy. It is the great color canvas before our world is covered in gray and white. It is around this time of year that our family loads up the car and heads out on a fall color tour for a day full of adventure. This year was no exception and the colors did not disappoint! We even had a…