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The Cliche Resolution Post: Looking back this decade

The Cliche Resolution Post: Looking back this decade

Call me cliche but making new year resolutions bring me joy. Do I stick with them, let alone remember them after three months? Maybe not, but I don’t just set one(full disclosure: I am a Monday person, I look forward to fresh starts and forming…

Tips for staying healthy this holiday season

Tips for staying healthy this holiday season

Ways to stay healthy this holiday season and still enjoy yourself It is the holiday season and that means all the sweets, booze, carbs and a very hard time staying healthy. Some may say it is the best time of the year to indulge. But…

Eight (healthy) cocktails to spice up your holiday this season!

Eight (healthy) cocktails to spice up your holiday this season!

The holidays are here and that means family gatherings, aka bring on the holiday cocktails! Now we all know the spiked eggnog and irish coffees make for the perfect winter’s evening but holy crud the calories they hold! For some calories shmalories. But for all those dedicated souls who worked so hard this year to hit your goal weight only to gain 5 lbs back over the holidays I am here for you. I have put together a list of adult beverages to keep your holiday spirits (and tolerance to Aunt Karen’s speech on marriage) high without the added calories. This quick of healthy holiday cocktails will keep your guests happy and you guilt free!

Healthy Holiday Cocktails

Sparkling Vodka Cranberry with Lime

Keep it simple and LOW on the calorie side  with this jazzed up vodka soda!

From: Eating Bird Food

Mulled Wine

If this doesn’t send you to a Christmas Eve’s night by the the fire side then forgive me cause that is where I will be! Give a rustic feel to your holiday with this Mulled Wine recipe!

From: Tone It Up

Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned

Let your heart be warm and keep it classy but make it classier by adding a little cinnamon and rosemary to your Old Fashioned.

From: Salted Plains

Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

Drinking gin immediately brings me straight to the pine trees. Spruce it up with a little pomegranate to give it a soft winter’s glow.

From: Yuppie Chef

Grapefruit and Sage Champagne

Perfect cocktail to have leading up to the New Years.

From: Floating Kitchen

Notorious F.I.G

Sweet and simple, put it in a nice glass and make it sophisticated!

From: Nerds With Knives

100 Calorie Moscow Mule

An all around great drink any time of year!

From: Fitness Foodie

The Indian Winter Cardamom Cocktail

From: The Charming Detroiter

Grab your mixers and spirits while the stores are still open!

Wishing YOU happy holidays and a wonderful new year!



Tis’ the Season: Seven Gluten and Dairy Free Desserts

Tis’ the Season: Seven Gluten and Dairy Free Desserts

Came for the holidays stayed for the desserts Thank you October for starting Fall off just right, but now it is time for the holidays, and that means all the desserts! This year will be a little different for me though. Ever since I began…

Down Seven Pounds in Three Weeks: My Exact Mealplan

Down Seven Pounds in Three Weeks: My Exact Mealplan

Why a meal plan made the difference. Almost a year after giving birth I finally looked in the mirror disappointed for the last time. It was time to get my body back, I just didn’t know where to start. I began researching ways to get your…

What To Get A One Year Old: Someone’s birthday is right around the corner

What To Get A One Year Old: Someone’s birthday is right around the corner

In just half a month my sweet baby Ray is turning ONE

At first I had no clue what to get a one year old baby girl. Do I throw a party? Does she need a new outfit? Toys, books, socks?! Then I went to Amazon and immediately got sucked into the wormhole of reviews. I thank myself for creating a list of potential gifts now and I think you will too. 

I realize a baby turning one year old is a big deal. They are stepping out of the baby phase, learning new things and forming their own personality. Even with a new sense of independency, Ray is still my baby! But I want her to explore and experience as much as she can and that is why I chose the gifts I did. I want to step away from the plastic flashy toys we all grew up with. I placed a focus on mainly BPA free toys and gadgets that are safe to use but also push babies to learn and adapt. If you are anything like me, I have a weird budget. I have a “what I would like to spend budget” and I have a “MY BABY IS TURNING ONE AND SHE DESERVES THE WORLD budget”. 

So for everyones convienice I have placed all items with affiliate links (these make it easy for you to shop right from here, and gives me a little compensation to put towards Ray’s presents) in a low to high budget order.

Gifts for a One Year Old

Under $20

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzel Set


BrainUp Toys Busy Cube


BettRoom Shape Recognition Board

$11.99 (ON SALE)




Under $50

Little Tykes 2-in-1 Snug and Secure Swing


Hape Pound + Tap Bench


Cossy Wooden Baby Learning Walker




Under $100

Avenor Baby Balance Bike


Kids Double Sided Easel


WWS Ball Pit


100 Plastic Balls for Pit $15

Toddler Stairs and Rampy Gymnastic Mat


Radio Flyer Stroll N’ Trike


Under $150


Lebebe Baby Rocking Horse


Kidkraft Uptown Kitchen


Kidzwerk Child Standing Tower


And there it is! Hope you find this list as helpful as I did!

Thanks for the read!


A Weeks Worth Of Autumn Inspired Vegetarian Dinners

A Weeks Worth Of Autumn Inspired Vegetarian Dinners

Sometimes we just need a list of vegetarian dinners right in front of us or else we order dominos. These recipes were carefully chosen by none other than, well me. I spent many trials and testings of different recipes to find these seven wonderful vegetarian…

All About Ray’s Arrival: Delivery Story

All About Ray’s Arrival: Delivery Story

For this post I will be going into detail about Ray’s labor and delivery story, so apologies in advance for the lengthiness. WARNING SOME CONTENT MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE It was a Tuesday morning in the middle of November. I was in my final…

One Year Till I am MARRIED: Some wedding flower Inspo

One Year Till I am MARRIED: Some wedding flower Inspo

One Year Out

Because wedding flowers make me excited. October came and hit me smack in the face. We are officially one year out from our wedding month. It is time I get my sh*t together and start executing all my planning. 

What we have:
  • Bride & Groom
  • Venue
  • Wedding Parties Decided
  • Guest List

Not much but we are getting there slowly but surely. As of now I almost up to date with my wedding planning checklis(we have yet to take engagement pictures/send save the dates, but we will get there).On today’s forecast is Wedding Flower inspiration.

I am all over the place with flowers and decoration but lately I have been interested in all  bouquets and center pieces involving pampas grass. Not sure what it is about it. The combination of light and airy hues with dried looking agriculture is giving me a coastal fall vibe that I think I am going to run with.

I do think I will hire a florist. At first I wanted to create all my arrangements, but let’s be real I do not have time for that. So I put together a little list of possibilities and will let the professional work their magic!

(I have included affiliate links at your convince of wanting to make your own arrangements!)


Flowers, Grass, Alive and Dead

My mind is constantly changing and I am sure I will add more to the list and knock a few off before next October. One thing that stays consistent is my love to look at wedding flowers when I am deep into procrastinating.But for now it feels good to have something written out with a good idea in mind!

Thanks for the quick read!


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Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Goat Cheese Recipe

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Goat Cheese Recipe

Roasted brussel sprouts have become a favorite snack and side item in our house. Originally I use to just toss them in olive oil with salt and pepper. Lately I have been experimenting with flavors, ya know, trying to get out of my comfort zone.…