Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ab Blast!

I love Anna Kaiser and especially love this 12-minute quick ab workout she has!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Holiday Survival Tips

I've lost a lot of weight in the last year and plan to keep it off for a lifetime!  I read a great article today in Woman's Day with some healthy eating tips. I took my favorites and added my own personal favorites to help me keep on track.  I printed a copy for the fridge and feel motivated to be Healthy for the Holidays!  I thought I'd share and would love any other tips you have to add.

·                    Instead of thinking you deserve to eat something, think that you deserve to be healthy and happy.
·                    Buy a beautiful goblet to drink out of or lovely salad plates to eat on.  You’ll feel fancy and like you’re spoiling yourself.
·                    Savor what you’re eating, especially the first two bites, which are the most flavorful.  This trick can help you eat less; you may decide that some treats aren’t worth the calories.
·                    Be aware that a craving takes 20 minutes to go away.  If you can distract yourself for that long, you probably have it beat.
·                    When that bag of Almond M & M’s calls your name, close your eyes and visualize eating 10 pieces, imagine the crunch, sweetness.  Chances are you’ll eat less than usual.
·                    Eat a snack before going to a party.  Arriving with an empty stomach is a recipe for disaster.
·                    Be picky.  At a family gathering, skip the food you can get anywhere and only eat the special dishes.  Fill up on the veggie tray.
·                    To lose weight for good, know that you can’t go back to old eating habits.  You’ll need to change your lifestyle.
·                    Get enough sleep.  You’re more likely to give in to cravings when you’re tired.
·                    Drink a big glass of water at the start of every meal to help you feel full.
·                    End every meal with a large, filling glass of water.
·                    Cut up fruits and veggies and arrange them beautifully on a salad plate for a fancy snack.
·                    Leave cut up veggies at eye level in the fridge for easy snacking.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Gourmet Dad got a Batman costume and tried to convince me to wear the black Catwoman spandex suit.....uh NO.  Instead, we went as Batman and Crazy Cat Woman which I thought was even funnier.  Happy Halloween!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Flamenco Shower Curtain

I am so in love with this flamenco shower curtain from Anthropologie!
The problem is that there's no way I would spend $100 on a shower curtain. That is craziness!
However, if you can sew, Elle Apparel made a tutorial for you to sew your own!
I can't sew to save my life, so I'll just keep drooling...:)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hidden Animal Teacups

My friend Annie (who has marvelous taste!) found these adorable Hidden Animal Teacups.
Love. Them.

You can buy them on Amazon. I'm crossing all my fingers that they go on sale soon. :)
The same company also makes this adorable juicer. It's definitely on my kitchen wish list!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cinnamon Burst Cheerios

Wow, did we have the most amazing early Christmas present! The folks at General Mills let us have a sneak peek of their latest addition to the Cheerios family: Cinnamon Burst Cheerios®!New Cinnamon Burst Cheerios will blow your mind! These little treasures aren't hitting the shelves until Januray but be sure to keep an eye out for them. I love that they combine the delicious flavor of real cinnamon and the perfect balance of whole grain goodness. Check out my kids musical tribute to their newest favorite cereal...

FYI, Cinnamon Burst Cheerios contains 20% of the daily value of fiber (or 5g per serving), has 9g of sugar, is low in fat, and is free of saturated fat and cholesterol*. Made with real cinnamon, Cinnamon Burst Cheerios delivers a surprisingly wholesome eating experience, providing your family with a delicious and nutritious breakfast that is sure to kick-start any morning!

Keep your eyes peeled! They'll be hitting your grocery store shelves this January!

Disclosure: Cinnamon Burst Cheerios and Flip camera were all given to me from Cheerios through MyBlogSpark. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions as always, are my own.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

If you're like me, I am in a cookie and treat coma right now...I'm ready to be done with the Holiday goodies!
This time of year I'm always on the lookout for good comfort food that fits in my family's budget. We also like to have pork and sauerkraut to celebrate the New Year (it comes from our years in Pennsylvania near the PA Dutch!).
I was thrilled to come across this recipe for Sausage Cabbage Skillet from Johnsonville. At $1.79 per serving, it's a delicious and frugal meal that's perfect for a cold day!

Sausage Cabbage Skillet from Johnsonville
2 packages (24 ounces each) prepared mashed potatoes
1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville® smoked Polish sausage, halved
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium head cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
¼ teaspoon pepper

Heat potatoes according to package directions; keep warm. In a large skillet, sauté sausage and onion in butter until onion is tender. Add cabbage and pepper. Cover skillet; cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Serve with potatoes.
6 servings.

Total Time: 30 min.
Cost per serving $1.79