International Delight

My Afternoon Pick-Me-Up with International Delight #IcedCoffee

It's been almost one year since I quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom.  I left a fast-paced job as a Director for a super busy, large OB/GYN practice to spend more time with my daughter.  A job that was filled with meetings, initiatives, budgets and percentile scores to a new job that revolves around dishes, laundry and entertaining a 2-year old by letting her scan our groceries in the self checkout (you can see off my shopping experience in my Google+ album).  Now instead of wearing … Read More>

White House Rose Garden

Garden Organically With Whitney Farms

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whitney Farms. All opinions are 100% mine. We moved in our home late in the season last year.  When most people had their gardens in ground in April, we were packing up our belongings and moving across the country.  By the time we moved, unpacked and even thought about gardening it was June.  I took a chance and planted my garden but struggled with one aspect.  It was hard to find organic soil or organic plant food anywhere.  After doing … Read More>

Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

Doesn't that look good?  Maybe even too healthy? I will admit that participating in this fitness challenge has made me appreciate how good fresh food tastes.  Now instead of filling my grocery cart full of processed foods, the majority of my shopping occurs on the perimeter of the grocery store, where the good stuff is.  I have a fonder appreciation for what it takes to grow such pretty organic produce.  Sure anyone can grow perfect peppers if they use pesticides and fertilizers.  Try doing … Read More>

Hidden Recycler

The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler

How many of you find yourself sitting your recyclables on your kitchen counter?  I'm guilty of this.  I have a section of counter space right under my paper towel holder that usually has a couple of metal cans, a few plastic containers and a couple of pop cans.  Unfortunately its not realistic to run out to the garage every time I have recycling.  That means two dogs and a toddler following me to see what I'm up to (they must think I'm trying to sneak out) and it's not an efficient use of my … Read More>


Week 2: Insanity & Shakeology Fitness Challenge

Week 2 is over and in the books.  I've lost another .9 lbs!!  I'm excited that I continued to lose considering I went out with girls last Thursday for some yummy Mexican food and ate 3 small slices of black bottom peanut butter mousse pie....yummy!  I've learned if I eat right, I can feel full on less than 300 calories per meal and then splurge a little when I'm out with the girls.  Typically for breakfast I'll have one scrambled egg + 1 egg white (87 cals), an low-calorie English Muffin (80 … Read More>


Disney/Pixar’s Brave “Family Legends” Trailer Released

IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR FATE, WOULD YOU? - MERIDA, DISNEY/PIXAR'S BRAVE I've seen lots of activity online about Brave, a new animated movie from Disney/Pixar that comes out June 22, 2012 in the US.  At first I wasn't sure about the story line but after seeing the movie trailer and reading the plot outline, I'm hooked.  As a mother of a daughter, I have certain hopes and dreams for her: to have a career,  travel the world, fall in love and eventually have a family of her own. … Read More>

Image Credit: Kate Sears

Menu Plan Monday

I guess I have a bad case of mommy brain because I didn't realize until now that I never posted Menu Plan Monday for last week!  Trust me, we ate and we ate well.  That was evidenced by our $120 grocery bill.  It may not seem like a lot to some of you but for a family of three, I think I went overboard.  My biggest obstacle is finding reasonably priced organic meats and produce.  There are a few things I refuse to skimp on and organic milk and chicken happen to be on the top of the list.  I've … Read More>