Finances · Food and Drink · Spending

Coupon Haul

It's been a while since I've posted anything about couponing. Tonight I feel even more accomplished than normal, because my husband and I have started Dave Ramsey's program for budgeting/dealing with finances. So, suddenly I find myself being very very aware of what I spend. But, I love food. I don't want to eat garbage… Continue reading Coupon Haul

Food and Drink · Snacks

Three Cups of Tea

I just have to give a little plug for a gift I was recently given. My grandma got me some cupcake liners and toppers from a local shop called "Three Cups of Tea" and I cannot get over how adorable they are! They are made by Meri Meri and are just about the cutest thing… Continue reading Three Cups of Tea

Food and Drink

The Perfect Lemon Drop

My most loved cocktail in the world is a lemon drop. I order them whenever I'm out having a drink, but I've yet to find a restaurant that makes a really good one. They are still my favorite, but they're always either too sweet or just too blah, not enough kick (which, I'm sure comes… Continue reading The Perfect Lemon Drop

Family · Food and Drink · Sisters

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

I was out Christmas shopping all day today with one of my favorite people on earth. My sister Amy. Who is not a shopper. Not at all. She was such a good sport today though and we both finished our lists! Yippee. We rewarded ourselves with a Mexican dinner at one of our favorite places… Continue reading Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Baking · Desserts · Food and Drink

Not “Doren” – Banana Cream Pie

My dad is the best in the world. You only think yours is, because you didn't have mine. I love him and he's amazing. We had a special time together as a family tonight to celebrate my dad's birthday. Instead of cake, I made him his favorite - Banana Cream Pie. I was going to… Continue reading Not “Doren” – Banana Cream Pie

Food and Drink · Snacks

Cowboy Caviar

A special shout out to my Aunt Nola - who brings this amazing salsa to family functions. I got the recipe from her and made it today for our small group's football party. So awesome. Serve with "scoops" style chips -- you'll want big bowl chips to scoop up all the goodness in this stuff!… Continue reading Cowboy Caviar

Food and Drink

Free Cheese!

I love couponing. It saves me so much money. I cannot believe I used to pay full price for things at the grocery store. I love this site and this site. They help me stay on budget for groceries. Tonight was possibly the most fun I've ever had at Albertsons. Why? Because I got free… Continue reading Free Cheese!

Fitness · Food and Drink

Weighty Matters

One week ago I was a mere 6 pounds away from my goal weight. A goal I have been steadily working towards for two years. Actually, I guess it's only been 15 months since I threw it all out the window the 9 months I was pregnant with my second child. I have spent as … Continue reading Weighty Matters

Food and Drink

Not worth a “trophy”

Recently I heard about a "fabulous" local cupcake shop called Trophy Cupcakes. They have two locations and are opening a third. Within just a few days I heard from several friends that this was THE place to get an absolutely amazing cupcake. So, I was thrilled when one of my girlfriends brought a variety of… Continue reading Not worth a “trophy”

Fitness · Food and Drink · Life

A steaming serving of guilt

Today I will be returning to visit Jim. Jim is not a friend. He is not a member of my family. In fact, he doesn't really exist. Jim is what I call my YMCA. Actually, it's more than that. Jim is who my YMCA is to me. I created the concept of "Jim" shortly after… Continue reading A steaming serving of guilt