Summer Fridays : Product Review

I am absolutely loving the Summer Fridays’ skin care products. As I venture into my 30’s I have started paying closer attention to my skin and I am always looking for the best products to use on my face and body. While there are some things one just can’t avoid (wrinkles!) there are steps you…

Nutty for these cookies

Sometimes the best recipes are a complete accident! I had a bunch of raw nuts in my pantry and I knew I wanted to incorporate them into a cookie recipe. Here is what I threw together, and let me tell you… THEY WERE SO YUMMY! Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar 1 scoop vanilla or…

Simple and Clean Banana Bread

Did you know that 1 medium sized banana contains around 12 grams of sugar? The most common types of sugar found in ripe bananas are sucrose, fructose and glucose. With that being said… why add more sugar to something already so sweet? Here is a simple recipe for making banana bread without all the added crap….

Make Ahead Egg Muffins

Batch cooking muffins is one of the easiest ways you can plan ahead for meals. This recipe is great as a snack after a workout or for an easy to transport breakfast. Combine all the ingredients below into a large bowl and mix well. Use a 12 cup muffin tin and spray with olive oil…

Cranberry and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

This recipe is simple and takes under 10 minutes to make! This is a great way to prep for snacks/breakfast for the week ahead. The recipe below yields 2 servings. I like to store these in mason jars so they are easy to take on the road and take up little space in the fridge….

Mindfully Patient

I purchased a book called the Mindfulness Pocketbook. I skimmed it once, really liked what I saw and then forgot about it for 3 months. In an effort to be more mindful, I am going to be mindful about opening up this super easy to read pocket-book and read one chapter a day and share…

To pump or not to pump, that is the question

As I work to transition my blog over to more mommy and new mom related content, I struggle to find my voice. I am a new mom, I don’t know much and I won’t pretend to be the expert on anything. All I can do is share my opinions and thoughts based on what I…

Go take a walk!

Do you ever just go for a walk? I mean, really go for a walk. I walk all the time. I have a dog, so walking him is usually a part of my daily routine. However, there is a totally different mindset when I am rushing to get him exercise in the dead of winter…

International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day is also a call to action for accelerating gender parity. As a daughter, sister, and new working mom to a baby girl I take pride in being a WOMAN! (hear me roar!)…

Winter Chili Recipe

I have probably made 15 different variations of chili, but whenever it comes out especially tasty I have to share the recipe. Ingredients: 1 small can of diced tomatoes 1 large can crushed tomatoes 1 lb. Organic Ground Turkey 2 cups frozen spinach 2 cups frozen mushrooms 1 cup frozen corn 1 can black beans…

Pain After Pregnancy

I was hesitant to start writing about this issue I am having as I am still in the midst of healing and finding a solution to the problem. However, I think it is important to share what I am going through to help anyone else who has had or is having this same problem. (…