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I’ve been up since 7 am. Dogs out. Make coffee. Kids breakfast. My breakfast.  Make husband’s lunch. Playtime for kiddos while I organize/clean garage. Nap for the babe. Five loads of laundry (three year old had an accident last night), washed, dried, folded, put away. Beds made. Load the kids in the car. Haircut for […]

Confession. I love baked goods. Baked goods also love me…well, they love to hang out on my midsection and thighs. That counts, right? My motto when it comes to baked goods is AVOID AT ALL COSTS. If I have muffins, cookies, home baked breads, scones, whatever, in my house, I will be unable to resist. […]

As a child, my family sat down to dinner with each other, pretty much every single night. At the table. It was like Leave it to Beaver, with lots of casseroles made with cream of mushroom soup and whining about broccoli. In all seriousness, I have some great memories of sitting down with my family […]

Crock Pots have been all the rage as of late…there have been all kinds of pages popping up on Facebook. Crock Pot Girls, Crock Pot Guys, Skinny Crock Pot are a few I’ve been following. It really is undeniable – the crock pot can be a great tool for creating inexpensive, healthy meals. I’ve tried […]

Menu planning. It’s one of those things that can be a pain while you’re doing it, but man, when it’s 4:00 (or 5:00 or 6:00) on a Wednesday night and you’re exhausted – it’s sure nice to know what you’re making for dinner. Am I right? I am horrible about menu planning, and consequently, find […]

Yes, I know we’re between challenges…but that doesn’t mean we can’t all check in with each other. Right? Right. Sooooo. How did this week go for you? I’ll tell you one thing…I am MORE than ready for our upcoming challenge. I need it. Badly. What is our next challenge, you might ask? Well, we’re bringing […]

  Sweets. I really, really, REALLY love sweets. They are my diet downfall. I like to blame my hippie parents for depriving me of sugar as a child. Total denial of sugary cereals, candy and snacks turned me into a sugar fiend. As soon as I was out of the house…BOOM…I was knee deep in […]

I try really hard not to pick up ‘fast food’ very often, but as a mom of two young children, I have to be honest…there are days when the only way we’re all getting fed is if I grab something quick. Thankfully, for those days, I have Subway. Subway has been my go-to for fast, […]

   I have been dying to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for ages. If you’re not familiar with CSA, it’s a great way to get locally sourced food, directly from farm to table. The problem? It’s pretty pricey. So, I’d been hitting the farm stand a few miles away. {Click here for […]

I grew up in the era of the ‘Supermodel’. I knew them all by first name.  Christy. Elle. Paulina. Claudia. Kate. Seriously, not the healthiest of interests, but images of these women were constantly  in my face.  I bought magazines and cut their out photos. I made collages. My walls were literally covered in Calvin […]

Here’s the dealio. I am having an illicit affair with ice cream and I need an intervention. Lately, EVERY SINGLE NIGHT after I finally get the babe to sleep, I have an overwhelming urge for ice cream. And I have to admit, I have been giving in. I don’t quite understand it. I have never […]

So rumor has it, there’s a pretty darn crazy heat wave gripping many parts of the U.S. Not that I’d know from experience, cause it’s not even breaking 70 here. Seriously. A guy actually added up the minutes over 80 degrees we’ve had this year, and it’s 78 minutes. Yes folks, Seattle has had 78 […]

Good morning, all! It’s Wednesday, and not only is it hump day (am I the only one who giggles like a ten year old boy at that saying?) – it’s also the day where we say hello to our friend the scale. How did it go? Are you still on speaking terms with Ms. Scale? […]

  Whether or not the weather where you live is complying (it’s not here, FYI), Summer has finally arrived! Summer, for many of us, means the kids are at home and out of school (and probably BOOOORRRREEED) and you either don’t want to go to the gym or work out cause you don’t have time […]

It’s Monday. The start of a new week.  And for me, officially the start of my long journey to drop the baby weight. My daughter was born five weeks ago today…it’s time to start getting back into shape. Fortunately, I’ve already made a large dent in my baby gain. Unfortunately, most of that loss has […]