Date Night: 42 Weeks Later

The last time Jeff and I went on a date I was one year younger and 50 lbs heavier. I remember getting ready for that night out, “What am I going to wear?” Better question, “What do I have that even fits?” It was November of 2019, I was at my highest weight since having…

Influencers are THE Worst

I have to talk about something. I’ve touched on it before but today it really hit home. ‘Influencers’ are the WORST. Today I was scrolling Instagram. Came across a post by a fitness ‘influencer’ I’ve been following for years. She is young, in shape, comes off very genuine, and in my opinion seemed like she…

Two Years.

Wanted to share something I posted on my personal Facebook Page.   My senior year of High School, if you asked me “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” this photo wouldn’t be it. I’ve been a Mother for almost ten years now but the last two have definitely been work. Breastfeeding is the…

ColourPop Tie Dye and Blue Light Blenders

So Instagram finally won. I was scrolling last week and came across the ColourPop Tie Dye Collection, their new foundation, and some blue light glasses. All the things I could not live without. First off let me say, I spend my entire work day and a little time at home looking at a computer screen…

Toy Story 2nd Birthday Party

Two Infinity and Beyond! Over the weekend we celebrated Eleanor’s 2nd Birthday. A few close friends and family and lots of Toy Story. This year I went a little light on the decorations and by lite I mean 1 balloon garland instead of double. Honestly it was scaled way down from last year but it…

2020 is Not Cancelled.

So far 2020 has been interesting. If you’re watching the news it’s been the worst year ever, we should just give up, and stay in our houses forever until the government says we can come out… Anyway, I’m not here to be political or argumentative at all, so why am I here? 2020 is Not…

Harvestville Farm Trip July 2020

Last week we finally got out of the house and headed south to Harvestville Farm. Fall is normally the time of year we visit, but Harvestville has something to offer year round! From their website: “Harvestville Farm is part of a 5th generation family farm located in Southeast Iowa. For over 100 years, our family…

Foodie Beauty, Please Stop.

Posting something a little different today. First some explanation. I find a lot of inspiration on YouTube. I follow many health and fitness channels of all different approaches. Some sugar coat it, some cover it with F-bombs, and others are polite yet to the point. On the flip side I follow a few channels who…

How to Identify Your Trigger Foods.

I really hate the word trigger. It’s almost as cringey as the word “offended.” I guess I don’t like words that are thrown around when one is throwing a tantrum… Anyways. Trigger food. They’re real and they are hard to overcome. If you have or have had an unhealthy relationship with food you know all…

My New Addiction: Mini Cucumbers

Where have mini cucumbers been my entire life? Why are mini cucumbers so much better than a regular sized cucumber? The answer to those questions are difficult to articulate but I can tell you one thing mini cucumbers are GREAT. Everyday for at least a solid week now I’ve been having mini cucumbers with a…