Friday, November 20, 2015


Oh my.  I can't believe how much time has passed.  It's been so long since I posted, yet not much has changed.  Isn't that weird?  I just wanted to check in and let you know I am still here.  Life is just happening and it's been a struggle to update.  I keep forgetting about the blogger app on my phone.  I guess I could be blogging daily if I just used the app!

Anyway, I scored some great cookbooks from B&N this evening.  I scoured the shelves for about an hour and decided on three.  Here they are!

Jamie Oliver's Everyday Super Food.  I love all things Jamie Oliver and absolutely loved his show on the Food Network.  He's an amazing chef and advocate for health and nutrition.  I can't wait to try some of the recipes!

I also got Vedge, by Rich Landau and Kate Jocoby.  I loved the look and feel of the cookbook.  The recipes were simple and I love pictures.  I hate getting a cookbook and there are no pictures of the food!  People eat with their eyes first.

Lastly, I also purchased Easy Vegetarian.  Again, I like the simplicity of the book and the pictures. This is the one I will probably cook out of when going to Oklahoma.  Stephen has challenged me to find more vegetarian recipes since he is wanting to move toward that healthy lifestyle.  I am on board with that!

I can't wait to start cooking!  I think I will try my first recipe this week.

Hope you are all doing well.  I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Good Morning

It has been awhile since my last post. I've been pretty busy at work, travelling back and forth from OKC and just enjoying each day.

I have made it to several football games back home. I have even gone to a few away games.

This year I am trying to be more actively involved with my home town. I became a booster and have been actively supporting the football team this year.

Let's see, I have not done much blogging. I have been watching a lot of Vlogs. I have about four of them that I watch on a regular basis.

I think it would be pretty cool to have one, but I don't know when I would have the time. I barely have enough time to update my blog.

So, I will check in here from time to time. But I can't guarantee that I will be up to date on my reading.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hi Guys!

It's been a good day.  I have the day off and I have already done so much!  This morning I had a health screening.  I hit all of the requirements except the weight portion (I never make that one).

After my health screening, I did some grocery shopping.  I am making some goodie bags for my high school football team.  I love doing that stuff!  Each bag will be personalized with the player's name and jersey number.  I am putting a Gatorade, granola bar, fruit snack and peanut butter crackers in each one.  They will be handed out in the morning when jerseys are handed out for the pep assembly. I am super happy to make them!

I also bought some good food today for my meal plans for this week.  Since I am following a mainly Pescetarian diet plan, I bought lots of vegetables and some fish for this week.  Here are a few things I will be cooking/making this week:

  • Hummus
  • Salmon packets with steamed vegetables
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Southern cabbage
  • Loaded salad bowl
  • Cauliflower mash
I am also teaching the Kid how to make another meal.  Since he has decided to go into fire science, he wants to learn to cook larger meals.  I am teaching him how to make crock pot pork chops.  We will probably prep that one tonight so we can put it on first thing in the morning.  I know it's pork, but I think it will be okay if I have a small portion.

I will try and take some photos to let you know how I did with the meals.

One other thing I am trying to do is cut out as much dairy as possible.  It just messes with my stomach.  I love all things butter, so that will be the hardest part.  I already drink almond milk and rarely eat any cheese or ice cream.  Baby steps, right?

I also bought more make-up today.  It's getting cooler so I tend to wear more make-up in the fall and winter months.  I don't like clogging my already big pores during the summer with make-up.  I am also in love with some new lip color.  I will have to post some selfies on another day.

Well, I better get to prepping for dinner.  We are having tuna and rice casserole tonight.  Hope you have had a good day!


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Finally Caught Up

With blog reading anyway.  My laundry is another story.

I did finally finish up on 4 weeks worth of blog reading.  I will admit I did some skimming.  All of the food blogs I follow, I actually skipped.  I can always go back if I want to read up on recipes.

I got back around 1 pm and went to my hair appointment.  Lisa (my hair gal) looked so tan!  She has an outdoor above ground pool and has been enjoying it all summer.  I think she has one more week before she decides to close it.  Lisa is heading to Hawaii in a few weeks to visit her son and will be staying almost one month!  I am jealous!

Anyway, I got home around 2:30 and heated up some leftover pasta, then got on the computer and just got done.  Whew!  Lots of reading!

I need to get all of my laundry sorted and get a few loads completed.  Heading back to work will be challenging since I have had 7 full days off.  But it's been so wonderful!  Colorado was gorgeous and did not disappoint the second year in a row.

Here is a small view from our balcony.  The picture does it no justice.  My favorite place was Woodland Park.  It was up in the mountains and just beautiful.  I was so much in awe of the beauty around me, I didn't take any pictures.  I was just soaking it all in.  It was so beautiful, I almost cried.  Clouds were passing me in front of my face.  I could feel the condensation of the clouds, feeling lighter than a mist.  It was amazing!

Well, I guess I better get started on this laundry.  Tomorrow starts the daily grind.  We open our new apparel dept and I have a store walk tour to attend tomorrow morning at my old store.  It will be a busy few days and then I am off again on Monday.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!


Monday, September 14, 2015

Project 50

I have been catching up on blogs all day. I had to go back four weeks to catch up. I'm still in the process of reading now, but I should be caught up by the end of this week.

My boyfriend and I have decided to vacation in South Korea next year. My mom was planning a trip back and wanted me to go. I am really looking forward to the trip, since I have not been back there since I was born. Before I head back to South Korea, I really want to lose at least 50 pounds.

So, I have come up with a diet plan that will keep up with my every day, crazy life. I did a lot of research while I was on vacation last week. I am looking forward to getting back down to the weight I was 10 years ago. Lol... I've got one year to do it!

I will track my progress each week. There are a couple of apps I plan to use on my iPhone to help me. I promise not to bore you even more with the details, but I will update a few times to let you know about my progress.

I head back to Kansas tomorrow, back to work on Wednesday. It's been a fantastic vacation!