Fitness, Lifestyle

Bangin’ & Swangin Challenge: Weeks 1-4

I have been putting in work for the past 4 weeks and this is the first of many progress reports for the Bangin’ and Swangin’ Challenge.  And after posting my starting stats, I was super motivated and made sure that I stay the course and make choices that moved me towards my goals.  Even being busier than usual, I’ve been…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Italian Chicken Lettuce Cups

I saw this recipe for Italian Lettuce Cups in a recent issue of Glamour Magazine and since I’ve been trying to find recipes to add to my rotation, I decided to give them a try. There was no stove top work required and only required one bowl (read: easy clean up).  We gave them a try this weekend and they were pretty…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle, Travel

Food Fotos – Buku Restaurant

This weekend J and I went shopping which ended with us having tapas at Buku restaurant.  It’s this trendy spot in downtown Raleigh that specializes in global street food.  There was so much on the menu that we wanted to try, but my no-pork-eating husband and I decided on the dishes below (plus a Chocolate Souffle with almond ice cream…

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Lifestyle

New Year, New Goals – Vanity Edition

So first, I want to thank everyone who checks out my blog.  I appreciate all the viewer and subscribers.  I had a great time blogging and look forward to what this new year will bring.  Happy New Year!! Goals for 20121. Spruce up my hair styles – Don’t be so reliant on buns.2. Be faithful to this 6 rollersetting challenge (and…

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Lifestyle, Travel

Island Hopping

I have been absent from this blog, but here is my excuse: We went on a Cruise to the Caribbean.  We drove through the night and arrived in Miami.  We went to South Beach to catch the early morning sunrise: We dropped off the rental car and took a cab to the ship: We were very early, but after an…

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Fitness, Lifestyle

Pretty Girls Sweat

I’m starting Level 2 on my personal 30 day shred challenge.  Week One was a success.  Last Sunday I pre-planned all of my meals for the entire week and spent every night with the 30 day shred work out dvd.  Yesterday, I weighed in 5 pounds lighter, whoo-hoo!  I am amazed to say the least.  I was hoping for 8…

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