Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Man In The High Castle

Do you have Amazon Instant Video? If so, you need to watch the new Amazon series, The Man In The High Castle.  Only the pilot is available now, but it was thought provoking. What if The Allies hadn't won WWII? What would The United States of America have looked like in 1962? What if Hitler was still alive? Watch this show! Amazon needs to continue making this series. The acting was good, but the background was what got me. See Time Square and San Fransico in ways you didn't imagine.

I am going to have to read the book now.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015....The Year of 40

This is the year I turn 40. I'm working on to make this the best year yet. I became a Beachbody Coach in 2014 after starting to workout and eat better once I recovered from neck surgery. I have completed 2 rounds of PiYo and now I've started the 21 Day Fix. Now if you look at the MyFitnessPal widget, it looks bad today, but that's because I reset it for 2015. I want to track exactly how much weight I lose this year. I'm enjoying working out. I feel better. Eating clean is also helping me. I want to share my progress and help others reach their goals. Learning portion control has been the biggest thing for me. I know what I should eat and keeping as much processed foods as possible out of the house will help us all be healthier.

I have also joined my husband and daughter in biking. I'm just getting started. My hubby bought me a Trek for Christmas and I feel confident riding it. I hope to be out riding the trails once the weather warms up.

This year is all about getting healthy, fit, and staying motivated. What are you focusing on in 2015?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

No Dough Pizza Review

Tonight from my Pinterest recipes I made No Dough Pizza. It was easy to make and everyone enjoyed it. For toppings I browned Italian ground sausage and added pepperoni. It would be really good with fresh mushrooms, but I was cooking for my daughter who doesn't like veggies on pizza. I will definitely make this recipe again.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Meal Review

I wanted to do a quick review of the recipes I made on Sunday from my Weekly Meal Plan.

Both recipes called for taco seasoning so I made that as well.

I don't think I'll ever brown chicken for tacos again. Making it in the slow cooker was so easy.  The taco seasoning was great.  The Texas Trash Dip was simple and delicious.  There wasn't any left.  We had 8 people eat dinner here last night and everyone enjoyed the meal.

These recipes will be added to the meals that I made on a regular basis.  I'm also going to make the taco seasoning from now on as well.  It was simple and better than the packets.

I pinned a bunch of recipes tonight so I'll have some more new things to try next week.  I'll review another dish soon.

Happy pinning and cooking!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pinterest and Meal Planning for the Week

I'm 3 weeks post op and doing well. I'm getting better at walking and my toes aren't as numb. I hope I can start working out soon. I go back to the doctor at the end of the month.

I've been pinning a lot of different things to Pinterest lately. I love the idea of one place for all the recipes I want to try, craft ideas, and other things I find online that interest me. I decided to go through recipes this morning so we can try some this week. My dinner plans for the week and links are below:

For the taco seasoning I'm going to try making my own as well.

Spaghetti and salad

Ribs and Beans

Crustless pizza and salad


Mom's Night Out


I'll review the recipes as I make them.

I did make dish washer powder and laundry detergent that I found on Pintrest a few months ago.  The dish washer powder didn't do a good job. The laundry detergent is okay, but I want to try making liquid instead. The powder just doesn't get stains out the first time.

Now that I have my plan for the week it's time to head to the store. I'm going to start making at least one new recipe a week that I've pinned.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Going Under The Knife.....Again

I've been a bad blogger, but will try to improve.

Once again I am having surgery. About 4 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Morton's Neuroma in my left foot. I have a tumor on the main nerve between my third and forth toes. We tried a cortisone injection and a post-op shoe with no relief. The pain is actually getting worse. On Thursday morning I will have outpatient surgery to remove it. I have complete faith in my orthopedic since he did both of my daughter's ankle surgeries. I was doing so good walking and exercising before this. I can't wait to get back to it.

As surgery approaches I'm feeling that pre-surgery funk hit. I've done what I can around the house. Gabe and Liberty have been a huge help. I've planned easy meals and even froze leftover chicken casserole and spaghetti last week to help them. I just feel blah. There's things I would love to get done, but by the end of the day it really hurts to walk.

When I planned surgery I didn't even think about it being Father's Day or our friends' baby shower this weekend. All I wanted was to end the pain and be in better shape by the end of the month for Gabe's college graduation.

Hopefully all will go well and maybe I can still attend the baby shower, I'll just have to have my foot up.

Surgery #8, please be good to me.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Where Did March Go?

Is it just me or did this month fly by? We were so busy I rarely sat in front of the computer or picked up my tablet. Social media happened from the phone.

The 2nd week of the military diet was our last. It kick started our metabolisms like I hoped, but we were both irritable. Not a good thing to be.

We've had a few weeks of not eating right and minimal exercise. All of that changes Monday. I'd love an excuse to get a new swim sit this year.

Our amazing Miss Liberty turned 11 this month. We had a fantastic family day filled with great food, Oz, the Great and Powerful, cupcakes, and Build-A-Bear. She had a sleep over with 6 friends and there was no drama.

The tenant is due to move Saturday. I'm excited to change the locks on that house and get someone new in it. I swear if they don't move this weekend I am not responsible for my actions.