One of the very best things about summer is living off of wonderful, cool, fresh salads. I have two that I am loving this summer. One is an old favorite and the next is a new, refreshing recipe I have to share. First of all, I love a good chicken salad. I'm here to tell you this chicken salad … Read more about Simple Summer Salads
I got a bee in my bonnet the other day to make granola. I'm not really sure why because this isn't something that I make on a regular basis. However, I've been really trying to keep things clean and simple in my pantry and kitchen while also doing all I can to meal prep and organize for the week. … Read more about Simple Granola
I'm coming clean here. In fact, I'm already getting a bit squirmy thinking about hitting the "submit" button. Recently, I was involved in a photo session for a fitness studio where I love to teach. (Check out WestCoastWorkout for a great experience!) This is out of my comfort zone to begin … Read more about Let’s Talk Body Confidence
I have been off of my cooking game lately, but preparing meals this time of year seems to be so much easier. I love simple, light meals during the summer. We all want more time to do more of the fun stuff. Going back to a "day job" also meant whatever I'm whipping up has to be super quick and … Read more about Four Simple Summer Suppers
This is not a new post. In fact, it's an update on a post I wrote a little over a year ago. One thing I try to do here is keep it real. I hope you know it's more "what you see is what you get" than "I've got this thing all figured out" and everything is as perfect as a highlight reel on social … Read more about Confession #1: I am an Emotional Eater
I can be a super upbeat person. I think that is what folks would say. My boys have always accused me of being far "too perky" - especially in the mornings. However, being positive or optimistic doesn't mean I am naive and above what real life can throw our way. Life can be pretty daunting. It … Read more about It’s Not About Being Happy
After most any big celebration or holiday the buzz seems to be about detoxing. I have never been one to follow a strict detox diet. Our bodies are miraculous machines that naturally follow its own detox regimen. This works beautifully until we go overboard with processed foods, sugars, alcohol … Read more about Let Your Body Do Its Thing!
I didn’t want to fill this space with a constant barrage of Whole30 posts, but I think a little check in is in order. I have had so many people ask me about it, ask me how I’m doing and how it’s going, I’d thought I’d share my two cents so far. I’m on day 22 and will be only staying this course … Read more about My Whole30 Experience . . .22 days in
There is SO much hype out there about self-care these days. It seems to be one of the new, trendy things we have to put on our "to do" list. OR it sounds kinda "high falutin" and what those "ladies who lunch" do that the rest of us might feel too guilty about indulging in. But I'm here to share with … Read more about Self Care IS a Thing. . . and may not be what you think
Well, hello there! Remember me? I am actually still around even though you might not know it from my looooonng absence from this space! It has been the longest I've gone without checking in here and I've missed sharing here with you all. Sometimes, though, we all need to take some time away from … Read more about I’m Back with some Simple Shares
Here we are, friends. At the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. As I sit here watching the news reports on the festivities and as 2/3 of my boys are in New Orleans preparing to cheer on the Dawgs in the Sugar Bowl, I confess I am quite content to sit right here in a quiet house … Read more about SIMPLIFY IN 2019 . . . My Intention. AND I have a GIFT for YOU!
Since I am not on my regular posting schedule, today may seem a little discombulated as I have two completely different topics to share. You know if it's on my mind then you'll likely be reading about it. You know I'm a big fan of enjoying a Big Ol' Salad - just about every day. It's a … Read more about A Festive Salad and a little encouragement if it’s not a festive time