My Life Check – Life’s Simple 7

heart health test

Ya'll will have to bear with me a little bit. I usually don't get overly personal in my blog posts, because you know, people sometimes read this stuff, but tonight I'm breaking my own rule. At times this post may seem preachy, it may seem sappy and hopefully, it may convince you to make some changes to your life. Instead of Black Friday shopping, or even "taking it … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Lunch with Herdez Cocina Mexicana Frozen Bowls

quick and easy lunch idea

Thank you to Herdez for sponsoring this post! #HerdezFrozenBowls There are a few things you will never hear come out of my mouth: I love spiders, getting eaten alive by mosquitos was fun and I was so busy I forgot to eat. The spider that found his way in my bed didn't live to tell about it, I chose function over fashion and wore a mosquito net while hiking in Glacier … [Read more...]

Spinach Artichoke Dip – Easy Dip Recipe


The Better Chip provided me with product and/or compensation for this post, however the opinions I shared are my own. When I was younger, each Sunday afternoon was spent at my Grandmother's house. She'd cook a huge meal and our entire extended family would hang out together. I remember her making all of our favorite foods (I loved her green beans) and afterwards, we'd … [Read more...]

No Bake Cranberry Energy Balls with Strawberry Glaze

no bake cranberry energy balls #outshine frozen fruit bar drizzle

I created my healthy #Outshine No Bake Cranberry Energy Balls with Strawberry Glaze as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars by Crowdtap. This year I have one of those dreaded decade birthdays. Not the over the hill one but the second best, the big 4-0. Having one of those big blow out parties where everyone eats and drinks too much really isn't my style. I much … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

pumpkin bundt cake recipe

This post featuring my pumpkin bundt cake was sponsored by Eggland's Best. An Eggland’s Best coupon, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Eggland’s Best. Regardless opinions are 100% mine and yours may differ. Every Thanksgiving my mom makes about 3-4 large loaves of pumpkin bread. My brothers, who are in their 30s, still argue over who gets to lick the … [Read more...]

Kale Waldorf Salad

Kale Waldorf Salad recipe

Disclosure: This article about creating holiday traditions is sponsored by West Elm. I fell in love with their Scape Serveware and it was the perfect serving piece for this Kale Waldorf Salad. Every person needs a signature dish. For my friend Staci at 7 on a Shoestring, she makes pea salad and my friend Kerri at The Maven of Social Media, she rocks the creamy … [Read more...]