(Spicy) Fudge Brownies

Why on earth add spice to brownies? As I mentioned I've been craving brownies and chocolate like a feign lately. I've been guilty of eating half a pan and wondering where it went. Adding spice is a magical thing- it suppresses the appetite. A little spice in my chocolate helps me from over indulging. Spicy food can help us feel fuller longer AND rev up the metabolism! If adding a little spice can help me enjoy 1 or 2 brownies instead of 3 or 5 brownies then it's worth a try! So then the question became- why not add spice to my brownies? 

protein hazelnut cinnamon coffee

Lately, my favorite drink in the late morning is this creamy chocolate and caramel protein coffee. Which is wild coming from me because anyone who knows me, knows I am NOT a coffee drinker. I like the taste of coffee as much as I like looking at slugs (not very much at all). However, I … Continue reading protein hazelnut cinnamon coffee

Fitness. Diet. Pregnancy Take 2.

Pregnancy is a wild journey. And for me, it's not without lots of fatigue, nausea, and heartburn. How people put themselves through this 5 times or more is beyond me. Babies are tight and all... but my goodness. My cap is 2. I'm 20 weeks along and baby is kicking and squirming in its home. … Continue reading Fitness. Diet. Pregnancy Take 2.

That time I was a sh***y friend

Sometimes I'm a good friend. Sometimes I'm not. This past Tuesday I was a really sh***y friend to my best friend. My husband's birthday was Tuesday and guys... I forgot about it. It was in the back of my mind but for some reason it was not a priority. I didn't make it a priority. … Continue reading That time I was a sh***y friend

2 minute, 5 ingredient chocolate pudding (with a surprise!)

A delicious, nutritious, chocolate pudding with a surprise ingredient. It's my new addiction!

Why Paleo and what a week of Paleo eating looks like

A few months ago, my brother in law inspired me to try the paleo lifestyle with him. I decided to give it a try because I figured I didn't have anything to lose besides weight. On my frame, a few extra pounds is pretty noticeable. Besides for the change in how clothes fit, I notice it … Continue reading Why Paleo and what a week of Paleo eating looks like

4, 3, 2, 1 Custard

gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly 4, 3, 2, 1 custard.

Thankful 2015

This year has been incredible and I am thankful. I'm thankful that I was able to bring the most amazing little life into this world. I'm thankful for every smile I get to see, every laugh I get to here, and every tear I get to wipe away from her beautiful full cheeks. I'm thankful I … Continue reading Thankful 2015

Lazy Girl DIY Faux Fur Vest

Confession: I love faux fur any and everything. I love how adding a little faux fur can make any outfit chic. I enjoy all the pinterest worthy outfits I see of beautiful and stylish women rocking faux fur jackets, vests, infinity scarves, and the list goes on.   I think it's one of my favorite style … Continue reading Lazy Girl DIY Faux Fur Vest

Creamy tomato and basil soup

One of my favorite ways to spend 20 minutes on a Saturday morning is to cruise the book aisle of stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls or the Goodwill. I skim titles, read the back covers and weigh if the book will add to my collection or collect dust. Usually it's the latter so I rarely … Continue reading Creamy tomato and basil soup