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Uncategorized / 06.05.2019

Sharing some recipes that we have been enjoying lately and have been on repeat in our house! First up is P.F. Chang's Inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps from The House of Sequins. You can find the recipe here on her website. She's also a funny and cute human with GREAT style:). This recipe has a great flavor and zip to it that is delightful for the taste buds. You can place the chicken in lettuce wraps as pictured above or grab your favorite tortilla and layer...

Favorites, Health / 06.02.2019

Snacks can be just as nutritious and tasty as a healthy homemade meal. Some people view food is fuel, others eat for pure enjoyment and flavor. Why not DO BOTH!! Right?? I'm going to share some of my fave snacks when your on the go or don't have time to get a meal in. First off, fruit and veges are SUPER portable for snacks! Apples, oranges, bananas, pears, grapes, carrots, celery sticks, cut up broccoli, cauliflower...

Health / 19.11.2018

I have curated a kit of my favorite things that I use DAILY and LOVE!!  Are you needing relief from joint pain? Improve your digestion? Improve your immune system? Suffer from anxiety or depression? Lose weight?  Improve athletic endurance and recovery? Stronger hair and nails? Improve your skin texture by reducing cellulite and wrinkles? Let me explain what each of these supplements can do for your health.  Megasporebiotic is a probiotic, a pill you take daily with food.   What are probitoics?  Probiotics are healthy bacteria that our gut lining needs...

Recipes / 29.10.2018

Thought I would share some recipes I've been trying and we've been enjoying! First up is Julie Bauer Roth's Instant Pot Creamy Gnocchi Soup.  It's loaded with so many good vegetables and full of flavor!  Follow her instructions on how to make the gnocchi and use a GOOD nonstick pan.  I used my stainless steel one and they can tend suck monkey nuts when it comes to sticking...

Health / 25.10.2018

I had the honor of attending Dr Wahls' seminar and retreat this August. For those of you who don't know, Dr Wahl's was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000.  By 2003 she progressed to secondary progressive MS and due to the increase in progression of the disease and weakness she began using a tilt-recline wheelchair.  You can read more about here full story here. I've seen Dr Wahl's talk a few times over the past 5 years and I have to say each time I see her she looks...

Personal / 13.08.2018

You should read this book if you want to improve on ANY relationship in your life.  Unless you have a Mother Theresa mindset and can get along with every and anybody then maybe you don't need this book - lol! Are you married? A parent? In leadership?  Do you have family members or co-workers that are in your life and you have an antagonist relationship with?  Do you have difficulty getting along with those people and just want to find peace with that relationship and have a healthier approach?...

Travel / 25.07.2018

The Great Sand Dunes was our first stop on our Southwest National Park Tour this summer.  The Dunes are located in Colorado next to the Rocky Mountains, not your typical dessert vibe location. It's pretty cool to drive up and see these big sand dunes next to the mountains.  The day we visited was overcast and a little cool temperature wise, this ended up being the best thing as far as enjoying our time in the dunes.  In the summer the sand temperature can get up to 140...

Personal / 11.06.2018

Hi All!  I thought I would write a little post about what I do.  When I was looking for an inspiring image to relate to, I came across this picture of my son Colin.  This was taken last summer when were up 12,000+ feet in the Grand Teton mountains - it was amazingly beautiftul.  To me this picture says to me, "I'm on top of the world taking in all the beauty and wonder around me."  He is living his best life!  Don't we all just want to...