January Whole 30 – Week 2 Recap

Whole 30 Week 2 RecapWe officially made it through Week 2 of our January Whole 30 on Monday. I can safely say that the honeymoon phase is over. I have some great recipes but I feel like I keep going back to the same ones and we may already be getting a little tired of them. I’m used to cooking every day but I am getting a little tired of always having to be prepared for every meal. When the kids are out of school it is nice to swing by Chic-fil-a while we’re out or order a pizza on a Friday night when we just want to chill and watch a movie. I do think it will be worth it though and I love the way eating whole foods makes me feel. (more…)

52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 3 – Whole 30 Apple Nachos

Whole 30 Apple NachosWelcome to the first 2018 monthly Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! I have been doing 52 Weeks of Pinterest this year. When I saw this group doing a fun blog hop, I just had to join in! So this month, I chose to make Apple Nachos from a pin from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition. (more…)

52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 2 – Homemade Puppy Treats

Homemade Puppy Treats #puppytreatsLast weekend we added a new member to our family! After losing our senior Boston Terrier this past summer, we felt like we were ready to get another pet. We had tried for the past few months to get one from a rescue but it had not worked out. We had our hearts set on another Boston Terrier. So, when Matt found out about these puppies, we just couldn’t resist. Meet Bowzer! 🙂 (more…)

January Whole 30 – Week 1 Recap

Whole 30 Week 1 Meals, Tips and Favorite ProductsWe made it through the first week of our January Whole 30! This is a big deal for us since it is not our first try. When we did it a few years ago, we dropped out on days 4 and 5. The biggest difference has been that we were more prepared this time. I had been thinking about it since November so I was mentally prepared. Last month I put together a list of 14 Recipes for a Successful Whole 30. When it came time to start, I picked a few of those recipes for our menu plan and started from there. (more…)

52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 1 – Frozen Glitter Jars

Frozen Glitter Calm Down JarsIt is the first week of 2018. Can you believe it? I am still trying to get organized after traveling for the holidays. The decorations still need to be taken down. All the new toys need to be organized. It  will get done eventually!

This year I decided it would be fun to do a series called the 52 Weeks of Pinterest. The idea is to actually do one of the thousands of pins that I have saved on Pinterest each week. I’ll be honest. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. I love it. I enjoy looking at all of it. If you look at my boards, you would think I was a gourmet chef who works out all the time with an immaculately decorated house. (more…)

14 Recipes for a Successful Whole 30

14 Recipes for a Successful Whole 30

When I wrapped up my Freezer Challenge a couple of months ago, I mentioned that I would be starting the Whole 30 in January. Now that January is quickly approaching, I realized I need to start preparing for that. I have tried this program once before and was not successful. I lasted about 5 days. I think part of the problem was that I was not prepared at all. This time around I want to have some recipes and ideas ready instead of just jumping straight in without a clue! I have been pinning lots of great recipes and tips on Pinterest. Feel free to follow my Whole 30 Pinterest Board for more inspiration! (more…)

A Simple Elf Breakfast

Elf on the Shelf Welcome Breakfast

This weekend Chippy and Snowflake made their grand return! Gavin had been asking when Chippy would be back since some of his friends had already seen their Elf on the Shelf over Thanksgiving weekend. Chippy and Snowflake like to bring breakfast on their first day back and that is always more fun on the weekend! On the morning of their return, breakfast magically appears in the dining room. (more…)