Beauty, Lifestyle, Travel

What’s In My Beach Bag?

Last weekend was Memorial Day weekend.  Did you enjoy the first unofficial weekend of summer?  We didn’t do much of anything thanks to tons of rain, but I’m looking forward to a re-do.  I’m preparing for a beach trip and as I pack things for our days at the beach, I decided I’d share what I carry in my beach bag. It’s a…

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Fitness, Lifestyle

There’s Always Room For Improvement

My favorite thing about the new year is the possibilities it holds for what can be achieved.  It’s an opportunity for a fresh start that just happens to coincide with a new calendar year.  I know it’s super cliche (some might even say lame), but every year I make a new year’s resolution that is at least tangentially related to…

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Lifestyle, Travel

2015: What I’m Looking Forward To…

My Blog! One thing’s for certain, I’m looking forward to blogging and vlogging on a more regular basis.  I’ve had to juggle a bit more these days, but I want to push myself to not let things I enjoy fall by the wayside just because there is more on my plate.  I miss blogging and vlogging, so I’m am looking…

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Lifestyle, Travel

Exploring the West, like Lewis & Clark

…except we didn’t venture past the state line. 😛 This past weekend Justin and I headed to the west side of North Carolina to explore the mountains and visit downtown Asheville.  I’m not a big city girl, but I’m definitely not a deep in the woods with no lights but the moonlit sky kind of girl either, lol.  Despite that…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Hot Chili on a Cold Night

Saturday was very cold, wet and snowy down here in North Carolina.  When it’s that yucky outside, I like to cook something warm and comforting for the evening.  I usually make this chili recipe with ground beef, but I decided to use ground turkey this time around to see if it tasted just as good.  And it was… Ingredients 1…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Not Chef Boyardee…Better!

I’m my most creative in the kitchen when it comes to Sunday dinners.  Sometimes it’s an utter disaster, sometimes it’s just ok but other times it’s really really good.   For this post I wanted to share the latter with you.  It’s a bit over the top for those of you working on your diet/fitness resolutions with the cheese ravioli…

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Lifestyle, Travel

Holiday Fun with More to Come!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and had a Merry Christmas.  I certainly am.  I went to Long Island to visit my family & friends and had a great time as always.  Unfortunately didn’t get to see everyone that I intended to visit but that always seems to happen — just not enough time in a day it…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Hot Wings and Lobster Bisque…

Instead of just sharing the pictures from my latest dinnertime endeavors, I figured I should share the recipes with you guys as well.  Since I did that one TAG, Buffalo wings have been on.my.mind.  However I’m working on losing those 6 lbs by the end of the year and all that butter probably isn’t the best idea, so instead I found…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Cooking Chronicles

Happy Thanksgiving!!   Today seems like the appropriate day to share my latest and greatest dinner time dishes.  Lately, I’ve been trying to seek out healthy yet delicious dinner time options to get me to my ideal weight.  Check out my dishes below: Roasted Chicken and Italian Marinated Vegetables (Left) and Barbecue Chicken with Steamed Broccoli (Right) Curry Chicken with…

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