Quaker Heart Health Month

Did you know that February was American Heart Month? For me, this a cause I stand behind. Why? I have a family history of heart disease. Once of the many reasons I lost almost 80 lbs. over this last year was to ward off heart disease. I want to be here for my kids. My grandfather died of a heart attack when my dad was 15. I don't want that for my … [Read more...]

How Do You Measure Success? – #NSNation Update – Week 10

How do you measure success? When losing weight, it is definitely a hard measure. That is why it is so important to set up mini-goals.  I bring this up, because I think we are hard on ourselves in a weight loss journey.  We want the weight off, and we want it off now!  However, I didn't add 100 lbs overnight.  It took me many, many, many years to do this (and … [Read more...]

Conquering your fears

It rained here last night. Hard. With Thunder and Lightening. This is a recipe for disaster in my house. Madison is terrified of rain, storms, lightening, thunder, and tornadoes. Bill blames me. He doesn't get that his irrational fear of snakes is just like Madison's irrational fear of thunder and the such. I don't know how to make it better for her. … [Read more...]

EZ Tofu Press Giveaway!

Calling all my tofu fans!  Firm and extra firm tofu is packed in water to keep it fresh. However, if you don’t remove the water, your tofu can be pretty plain.  By removing this water, the tofu can absorb the flavors of spices, marinade, or other foods. Tofu is often called a wonder food because […]

10 Reasons You Must Watch Jessica Jones #streamteam

I was going to write about what you should be watching today on Thanksgiving.  Instead, I’m going to tell you to binge watch Jessica Jones, because it is my new favorite guilty pleasure.  Jessica Jones is Netflix’s newest series, and it is absolutely amazing. They have done an awesome job with this unlikely superhero.  Here […]

Make the holidays feel warmer with SOL ALPACA

Oh, the weather outside is frightful here in Chicago. It feels like we went from barely fall to the deep depths of winter. Depending on where you live here in Illinois determines the amount of snow you got this last weekend. I got several inches, but further north got up to a foot! If you […]

Help With Asurion

This post was sponsored by Asurion as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. It is hard to believe that I’ll be shopping for Christmas at the end of this week.  (yes, I am one of those crazy black Friday shoppers!).  This is the time of year we buy our loved ones gadgets and […]