Detox Grocery Shopping: Week 1


T-minus 2 days until the start of my January detox!  To prepare for Monday, my pantry had to go through its own detox.   I'd like to say that I have enough self control to ignore all of the carbs in . . . Continue Reading »

Pro Football Hall of Fame


Yesterday was a sad, sad day. I ordered a venti coffee and was given a traditional Starbucks cup.  Had I known Sunday would have been my last day with a Starbucks holiday cup, I would have treasured . . . Continue Reading »

Christmas Traditions


This was not my first Christmas away from home, but it was my first Christmas without my family. Back in 2008, I spent Christmas in England with my Dad's family. Although I wasn't with my parents and . . . Continue Reading »

My Favorite Gift!


Season's greetings from sunny Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Christmas Story house.  Yesterday was actually sunny and beautiful, but today the rain rolled in and lots of snow is to follow. Neal . . . Continue Reading »

Jewish Coffee Cake

Jewish Coffee Cake

Merry Christmas Everyone!! Today I would like to share a Christmas morning tradition with you all.  Every Christmas, my Mom makes Jewish Coffee Cake, a recipe that was passed down to her from her . . . Continue Reading »

Wedding Planning Update


It has been almost 3 months since Neal and I got engaged and man have we gotten a lot of planning done! So far we've accomplished the following: We booked our wedding photographer (first thing we . . . Continue Reading »

Smoked Panini Goodness


Remember the Griddler Neal got for his birthday? Well, we christened it Monday night and It. Was. Awesome!  There are so many different panini options, but Neal and I decided to create a "Smoked . . . Continue Reading »

I “Hate” Running!

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I have a confession, I secretly want to hate running but I just keep falling for it.  It woos me.  It teases me.  It shows me time and time again that my body is stronger than my mind. When I was a . . . Continue Reading »

Peanut Butter Hugs


This weekend was fantastic!  Just what the doctor ordered.  The first half of the weekend was a whirlwind, but Sunday was just perfect.  After a Target run Sunday morning, Neal and I headed over to . . . Continue Reading »

Panini Planning


This year for Neal's birthday, my parents bought him a Cuisinart Griddler! (source) Since meeting Neal, he's always talked about wanting to make panini sandwiches at home and how great having a . . . Continue Reading »

Weight Loss Superstitions

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Last night after work I headed home, changed into my Weight Watchers gear, grabbed a piece of cheese for a post weigh-in snack, and headed over to Weight Watchers to weigh-in.  And yes, I had a post . . . Continue Reading »