Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Muffins

With Thanksgiving next week I’ve been working on the menu. Breakfast is a no brainer. These yummy Pumpkin Muffins with their crunchy, sugary tops are always a crowd pleaser at my house. They’re moist, with the perfect balance of pumpkin and spice! Just look at that crunch! They smell and taste amazing.  I started making these…

The Best Gluten Free Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cups

I’m excited to finally share these two new recipes with you! Both equally good, these are sure to satisfy everyone in your family. They’re gluten free too for those of you who may have an allergy to gluten. A few of my friends have this allergy and it can be tough to find recipes they can…

It’s Mother’s Day, Time To Celebrate!

Since part of the focus of my blog is Celebration I made a cake! I know this always trips people up when they try to make the correlation between it and a healthy lifestyle. I’ll never stop preaching the importance of adopting a lifestyle that is sustainable and includes those moments in life that are…

What’s the big deal with protein anyway?

Protein this, protein that… It seems if you talk to anyone long enough and the conversation turns to health the word protein pops up almost immediately. Why do we all care about it so much and what does it really do for us? Here’s my version. The version I’ve lived. Why is protein important and…

7 Things You Can Do Today To Start Losing Weight!

We’ve All Been There… We’ve all thought about losing weight because we knew something needed to change. Perhaps your clothes got a little tight or you couldn’t do something you once could with ease. Maybe your doctor recommended it, or, worse, someone posted a picture in social media and you just could not believe it…

Risk It & Choose Love!

Choosing to LOVE After Loss! I know, I know, it’s Valentine’s week. We should be talking about butterflies and rainbows, hearts and happy things. I promise, we’ll get there but first things first. I heard this phrase this week and it makes so much sense that I wanted to share it with you. “There is…

The Best Tasting Frosted Sugar Cookie Cutout Recipe

 LOVE is Sweet! In celebration of LOVE and Valentine’s Day I’m sharing my favorite homemade sugar cookie cutout recipe with you all. It comes from a recipe that’s been passed among my family and friends probably my entire life. I’ve tweaked it over the years and it’s pretty close to perfect now. This is definitely my…

5 Best Snacks To Have With You When You Travel

Let’s face it, we’re all more susceptible to overeating when we travel. Our routines are off and there are so many opportunities to eat out (maybe even all the opportunities) it makes it difficult for even the most determined of us to stay on track. Lucky for us though, with a little planning and preparation…

The Very Best Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas

I’m going to tell you a not so big secret. I love mexican food! I mean love as in hearts in my eyes, swoon when I smell it, think about it when I should be doing other things, want to marry it kind of L-O-V-E! For years I had it every Friday night. Same place,…