Anniversary Gift Ideas

Happy fall to you!   I, for one, am thrilled with the recently crisp weather. I love turtlenecks and cozy mugs and snuggling.   One of the best things about this fall weather is that it signifies the nearing date of my anniversary celebration with Husband! We couldn't celebrate on our actual anniversary (which is August [...]

How to Start Running

I am a running NOVICE.   It's true. Until a few months ago, I would adamantly avoid anything that required traveling at a quickened pace via foot. My workouts consisted of wonderful aerobic/dancing/weight-lifting videos I'd sweat through in the privacy of my living room.   So, why did I start running? Well, because I wanted to [...]

How to Quit Sugar: Part 3

Part 3 of my How to Quit Sugar saga involves before and after right now pictures.   Also, I've been introducing more healthy carbohydrates into my diet. Here is an excellent link that explains all of the healthy carbs we SHOULD be eating. Remember, I am permanently cutting out refined sugar and processed carbs, but healthy [...]

How to Quit Sugar: Part 2

Part 2 of my How to Quit Sugar saga involves me actually quitting sugar.    I started on Monday, August 1. The day started out beautifully, actually. I took some before pictures. (They're BAD. Worse than my before pictures for my 21 Day Fix. Seriously, I really let myself go after my vegan 21 Day Fix.) [...]

How to Quit Sugar: Part 1

I mentioned in my vegan 21 Day Fix RESULTS post that I am going to quit sugar. I didn't say when, but I said I WOULD. Why? Well, because I had an inkling that my love for sugar was linked to my "enhanced" backside. And, plus, I just LOVE the stuff. Way more than I should. [...]


It's time to reveal the HUGE secret I've been keeping for over a week. NO, I'm not pregnant (unfortunately).   So, you know that Husband is at OCS. Or at least you know that he's not around right now. That's because he joined the Michigan Air National Guard. From April to June, he was at boot [...]