10-Day Detox Review

10 Day Detox ReviewHello all!  I apologize for my extended absence.  I had really lost the motivation to post on here for awhile because I was having such a difficult time with posting things, that I just really didn’t feel up to doing it anymore.  Basically, for the last few years I’ve been operating with a PC, which I hate, because my Mac had died (after 6 years of incredible use).  I was so used to using my Mac to blog, that this change felt incredibly burdensome.  When I had a Mac, I could plug in my phone, the pics would upload automatically, and then I would be able to quickly upload them to the blog.  It didn’t work quite so easily with the PC.  I found myself emailing the pictures to myself (4 at a time usually!) and then downloading them to the computer, then searching endlessly for them in my downloads folder.  All just to post one blog post.  Too much!  So fortunately, I’m hoping my problems have been solved! Continue reading

My Tips on Weight Loss

So, the other day I posted a photo on Instagram.  It was a picture that depicted my progress throughout my weight-loss journey.  I received a slew of comments and emails with questions such as “what are you doing?” “how did you do it?” etc.  I had one reader contact me via email and I tried to answer her questions in as much detail as possible.  I decided mid-way through that email that I would make it a post on here, so that others could read and benefit from seeing how one person has done it.  I do not profess to be an expert and I don’t know how to advise people in the same way that a professional could, but I wanted to share my experience and knowledge in hopes that it would help at least one person.

Click to the Post to see the picture that started it all plus my tips: Continue reading

Goat Cheese, Pancetta, and Caramelized Onion Savory Tart

Goat Cheese, Pancetta, and Caramelized Onion Savory Tart

I brought this lovely little tart to a dinner party at Matt’s boss’ house and it was a huge hit. Since the party was on a weeknight, I needed something that I could make the night before and keep at room temperature to bring to the party. I found this recipe on Pinterest and tweaked it just a touch. This recipe was so easy and required pretty minimal effort, especially because I used store-bought puff pastry. Continue reading

Happy 3rd Birthday Puppy!


Puppy Birthday


Sooooo, exciting news!  Little Muggsy turned 3 years old!  3 whole years old! I’ve heard that this is when dogs start calming down, but I don’t really see that happening with this one any time soon.  I decided to make some simple sugar cookies (not for her…she got to eat treats and some steak plus a new toy!).  I wanted to make them look like her toys and so I picked her two faves!  She LOVES her FETCH ball (so much so that she has already chewed off the blue FETCH letters off!) and her KONG toy.  Read on for more! Continue reading

My One Year Blogiversary, Birthday and Housewarming! (How to Throw a Pinterest Housewarming Party!)

How to Throw a Pinterest Housewarming Party!

Hey y’all, it’s been awhile!  Last week and this week have been very exciting and busy!  I had my birthday last Thursday, our housewarming party on Saturday and today is my One Year Blogiversary!!!  I can’t believe that a year ago, I started this little old blog and began this awesome journey.  I’ve met so many incredible people and have made some great friends (some who I’ve even met in real life!)  I’ve loved it so much and I wish I was making something awesome to celebrate, but I have been dying to show y’all what I made for the housewarming and the cake I did for my birthday, so I think I’ll share that instead… I hope that’s okay with y’all :) Continue reading

We MOOved! Cow cookies and the big move!

We've Mooved Cow Cookies from OinKWell folks, we did it!  We finally took the plunge and moved to Raleigh.  Matt can now walk to work, and our new place is just lovely (I will post pics below).  On the same day we moved, I got a job *yay!* at a firm ten minutes from our new place…fate or what?  Anywayyyy I was feeling slightly cheesy and so I decided to make some cookies celebrating our move but wanted to make them Cow-Themed so that they could say we “MOOved”…I know, I’m a dork…but at least I don’t deny it. Continue reading