I mentioned Keto yesterday (here) and today I’m going to break it down a little. Full disclosure: Today is day 2 of going back on Keto and I am slightly fussy. There will be days like this for the first week or two for most people. The cravings are intense if you’re used to a … More Keto 101 — The Bare Necessities To Start Burning Fat Fast
As I sit down to write this, I am back on Day 1 of the Keto diet. Back on — as in I started it and slipped off the wagon again. I’ve lost the same five pounds at least 15 times and I’m not even exaggerating. I’m tired of starting over and I’m tired of … More Is Your Body a Temple or a Trash Can?
When my mom told me my dad’s prognosis, my first reaction after catching my breath was me wishing I could take away his cancer and bear that burden for him — to spare his life with mine. And it wasn’t a surprise when she told me that was exactly what my brother said, too. We … More Grieving During the Holidays — My Favorite Ornament
I know the Christmas police are out in full force right now but listen — it’s a miracle I waited until after Halloween. By the end of October I had that Christmas itch and I tried so hard to not itch it until finally, I decided there are no rules and we can do whatever … More Give Your Old Decorations a Rest— How to Create Your Own Christmas Oasis on a Budget.
Today is the day! I’ve been promising you my beloved pumpkin bread recipe and now you’re finally getting it. This bread makes more than a few rounds around my circles every holiday season so needless to say, it’s a favorite. But before we dive into that, you’re getting the chance to enter into a giveaway contest … More Simply Sweet Thanksgiving Treat — Easy Pumpkin Bread + Giveaway Announcement!
Having just watched one of my favorite movies, Steel Magnolias, I would have been really disappointed in myself had I named this blog post anything other than Mantels and Magnolias. If you haven’t seen this movie please do yourself a favor and watch it! It paints Southern women in such a colorful way. While we’re … More Mantels and Magnolias: Simple DIY Christmas Decor
I can’t lie. I know Thanksgiving isn’t here yet but I’m so tempted to put out my Christmas decorations. I’m trying to hard to wait as long as I can but I’ve got that itch! So to make that itch worse, the other day I was in Home Goods. They have all their Fall decor … More Bougie On A Budget: Home Goods Birch Christmas Arrangement for $0