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

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

Family Life

Washington, D.C.

Prepping for Our Trip to Washington, D.C.

I can’t believe I’m pretty much packed and it’s only Tuesday. We leave Friday for a non-stop crazy packed trip to Washington, D.C. It’s been a busy few weeks getting ready for our trip to Washington, D.C. I’m originally from Northern VA and went to D.C. a lot growing up. Rikaine from the Beans &Read More

Coloring Animal Mandalas

Mandala Coloring: Relaxation Technique

Ever since our vacation to Roatan, Honduras, I have been into coloring mandalas. I have always loved coloring but mandalas are really cool. The only issue I had with them was using crayons. You really need to use colored pencils. And if you want to use markers be sure to tear the pages out becauseRead More

Angie’s Notes

Monthly Goals

Monthly Goals: March 2015

Have you set your March goals yet? Join in on the monthly goals link up hosted by My So-Called Chaos and A Peek at Karen’s World and get inspired by others working on and meeting their goals. I’m going to try to post my goals and updates every month. I know that staying accountable helpsRead More

Travel to Roatan, Honduras

Leaving on a Jet Plane: Destination Roatan, Honduras

It’s vacation time!  Luggage is all packed and we are leaving on a jet planet to Roatan, Honduras. We’ll be staying active while on vacation, you can bet on that.  We’ll be snorkeling, walking the beach, swimming, kayaking and much more. BUT we are also going to enjoy the downtime and relax.

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