Good morning! Happy Hump Day! Are you ready to tackle the day? I sure am! Murphy, however, went back to bed after he ate his breakfast. What a lazy bum. I actually had a rough night of sleep last night, so I woke up groggy and not super psyched to start the day. Working from home and making my own schedule, I could sleep the day away, but I almost always get up with my…

Hi, friends! Remember my 10-Day Packing Challenge? If not, I basically tried to get all of this: Into these two carry-ons: I eventually made it happen, but it was quite the packing challenge! What I packed for my vacation: 4 t-shirts 2 long-sleeve shirts 4 tank tops 1 sweatshirt 3 pairs of shorts 2 pairs of jeans 1 pair of capris 5 bathing suits 4 bras (3 regular, 1 strapless) 12 pairs of undies 7…

Oh, boy, do I have a delicious pancake recipe for you guys! Ingredients: 3 bananas 3 eggs 1/4 cup almond butter 1/4 cup almond meal/flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Mash bananas. (I like the mash-in-peel method the best. It works great with unripe bananas.) Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend well. (You could always mix by hand; it’ll just take some elbow grease to get the batter really…

Good morning! Happy Hump Day and happy February 1st! My day started with cofffffeeeee… and, boy, did I need it this morning. I’m ready for cup numero dos. Let’s just say getting out of bed was not an easy task this morning. My bed was warm and cozy with a furry pug quietly snoring beside me. I wish I could have snuggled all morning with Murphy, but as soon as I remembered my ridiculous To…

Hi, friends! Hope your Tuesday is off to a wonderful start! Breakfast I woke up early this morning to get a head start on my To Do list for the day, so I threw together a quick breakfast: a toasted whole wheat English muffin with almond butter spread on top and some red grapes on the side. I also drank 1.5 glasses of iced coffee with soy milk. It was one of those mornings. I…

Today is one of those days when I want to eat everything in sight and nothing seems to satisfy my hunger. I’m not sure what’s up with my suddenly ravenous appetite, but I’m just going with it. Sometimes, my body is hungry, and I need to FEED it! Breakfast I started my day with a big bowl of “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats with a scoop of peanut butter. I ended up going back for a…

I forgot how much I like homemade pita chips. I used to make them all of the time, but somehow I forgot about them until last night. Mal did the meal planning for the week and picked a recipe that I saved from last year’s Healthy Living Summit for Southwest Taco Salad. It called for tortilla chips, but he forgot to buy them at the grocery store, so I suggested the homemade variety. Problem solved!…

Well, guys, I pretty much feel off the food blogging wagon yesterday. Not that I overate and made bad choices– I just didn’t snap any photos of what I ate. I ended up eating lunch at my desk yesterday, so I was too distracted to take photos and the other meals/snacks took place at inopportune photo moments, such as celebrating an office birthday with chocolate cake, which happened to have an inch-thick layer of vanilla frosting….