2014 in review

May you be blessed with health in 2015! Who knew that this silly little eclectic blog would attract 4700 visitors from 88 counties in 10 months. The Internet makes this world such a small place. I’m so grateful for everyone who happens by and reads a post or stops to say hello or shares my…

Merry Christmas Blog Buddies

Thank you blog friends for every delicious cookie, pie, cake and truffle recipe that you shared this season. Thank you for commenting and sharing. I’m so grateful to have found so many kind and wonderful foodie bloggers. I can get my sugar fix without leaving my iPad. Cheers to you and I hope you have…

Top 10 Reasons Not To Workout: Let’s be Honest

1) The cute outfit that you bought for your 2014 New Years Resolution: Gym Comeback, still has the tags on. Besides it barely fit in January and it certainly doesn’t fit now. Ouch. 2) Your Zumba class is having a “Bring your cat to class day”, and everyone knows that you can’t herd cats to…

Advent Calendar Day 21: Reindeer Magic

Originally posted on The Glen House:
All this talk about edible gifts to share with friends and family (you could leave one of these out for Santa on Christmas Eve), and I nearly forgot the poor old reindeer! No need for a boring carrot, mix up some magical reindeer food… Melissa xx

Grain Free Almond, Flax, And Chia Seed Crackers

You can make these grain free, gluten free, fiber packed, low carbohydrate and omega 3 rich crackers (now that’s a title) with a food processor, parchment paper and a rolling pin. I threw these together in a few minutes and baked them to crispy goodness in about 15 minutes. Make sure that you roll the…

Making a List and Checking It Twice

Challenge yourself to find joy in the Season. I do not know the artist that made this list but if you are the artist or know who to give credit to then please let me know.  

December 16, Refocusing, Let’s Be Honest

Let’s Be Honest Keeping our goals in mind is difficult when we are being bombarded with stress. Perhaps you are feeling a “spending hangover”, you haven’t been getting enough sleep, you are planning too many events, your year-end chores at work are overwhelming or you are just plain exhausted from the hub bub of the…

December 14 th, Dance As if No One is Watching and 9 Other Tips

Holiday Challenge: Dance as if no one is watching. Having trouble keeping your Maintain Don’t Gain promise? Maybe these strategies will help. 1) Crank up the holiday music and dance as if no one is watching. Close the drapes just in case. If you need dance ideas then watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, those queens have…

December 12th, Make a Cake and Eat it Too.

I seriously made pumpkin gingerbread with a box of Trader Joe’s Deep, Dark, Gingerbread Cake Mix and 1 can of organic pumpkin. The cake mix has real ingredients that I can pronounce, no hydrogenated oils and no high fructose corn syrup. The pumpkin tastes great and adds moisture, without fat. Easy Shmeasy Recipe: Mix 1…

December 11th, The Cocktail Challenge

Holiday Challenge: Set a limit on your party cocktails and stick to it. I bet you were hoping that I was challenging you to create a party worthy cocktail. Ya, not so much.

December 10, Treat Yourself to a Spa Night at Home

Holiday Challenge: Reward Your Good Behavior With A Mini Spa Date. Have you weighed yourself this week? Stay committed to maintain regardless of the number on the scale. Don’t let one weigh-in derail your good intentions. If you’ve gained a little then don’t beat yourself up about it. Reward yourself for any and all effort…