Family Life

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Do You Have an Organized Desk?

I have been challenged! Today, January 12th is “Clean off Your Desk Day”. I was thinking about cleaning mine off this past weekend but never got around to it. Sound familiar? I do feel much better with a clean and organized home office space though, so good timing. Lynn gave some great tips on howRead More

Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve 2014: Good Times

The 2014 holiday’s have been busy. We have had family living with us since just after our Roatan, Honduras vacation and I’ll be catching you up on everything. My parent’s came for about 10 days for Christmas and it was a fun time. We had a full house and I loved it. This New Year’sRead More

Exercise & Fitness

Walk Away the Pounds Review

Does Walk Away the Pounds Work?

Why yes it does! I lost over 70 lbs on this program and highly recommend it. The Walk Away the Pounds, Walk Slim and Walk at Home series of workouts are top my exercise list! All of Read More

Chicagoland February 2015

Welcome February

Happy February! Today it snowed anywhere between 10-15 inches in Chicagoland. It's beautiful but I would still rather live where it's warm year round. So much has been going on lately Read More

Food & Recipes

Summer Squash Recipe

Oven-Baked Summer Squash Recipe: Fries

A summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly. Summer squash has a number of benefits like: Good source of fiber Low calories High in vitamin A Good source of potassium Ingredients:Read More

Grilled Veggies

Grilled Veggies Recipe in Foil

If you’re looking for a meatless meal that satisfies, look no further. This isn’t exactly a recipe, but is meant to inspire you for your next veggie-only dish. All you do is preheat your oven or grill to 350 F. Then chop up some veggies & herbs and toss them in some olive oil. InRead More

Health & Weight Loss

Travel Cooler

Healthy Travel: Vacation Advice

Healthy Travel: Vacation Advice This month is National Nutrition Month. The theme for 2015 is Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle which is to encourage everyone to adopt a plan that focuses on healthy eating and physical activity. I figured it would be a great time to share how we plan to stick to a healthyRead More

Health and Fitness Trackers

Best Health and Fitness Trackers

Logging Your Fitness and Diet Plan Fitness and health experts from around the world promote the benefit of tracking your progress and even set backs. At first glance you may wonder what all the fuss is about. The truth is there is good reason for keeping a log. You need to know what you’ve accomplishedRead More