Current favorites, what I've been loving lately

It’s a little over halfway through the year which is crazy! This year is just flying by and it feels like a great time to take stock of everything that has made it great so far. Our current favorites are a nice way to sit back and remind ourselves of everything we have tried, learned & loved as we move through the year. Reminding myself of the reasons I have to be grateful is a wonderful way to keep working in a positive mindset. Some years are harder than others and even the best years have roadblocks. As humans, we tend to focus on theRead More →

2019 Summer Box Review from FabFitFun

The 2019 Summer box from FabFitFun marks the second summer box that I have received. I always love summer boxes because they tend to be filled with fun products. Last summer I received a beach towel I adore and a contour kit that I still use regularly. I couldn’t wait to see what they sent this year! Subscription boxes would probably become an addiction for me if I had unlimited funds for them! There seems to be a subscription box for pretty much everything nowadays, including a Keto snack crate! The only reason I stick with FabFitFun as my main box of choice is thatRead More →

Traveling on Keto

Summer is a time for fun but if you’re still adjusting to a new lifestyle it can bring a few challenges too! I have to say that compared to many diets I have tried in the past, Keto is by far the easiest for me to stick with both inside and outside of my home. Traveling on Keto was stressful the first few times but now I don’t even think about it. Keto is filled with so many options when it comes to eating out that it’s likely you’ll be able to find something suitable no matter where you go! That said I know itRead More →

Life is full of surprises, some of them are amazing and some of them are challenging. Becoming a Grandma is firmly in my amazing category but there are definitely a few things I’ve learned in the last few months that highlight the differences between being a parent and being a grandparent. I fully expect this journey to be a roller coaster of epic proportions! Here are just a few things I’ve learned so far! 5 Things I’ve Learned Since becoming a Grandma Baby’s are a LOT of Work You would think since I still have young kids of my own that I would have rememberedRead More →

Keto Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

I love strawberry cheesecake and so does my family! But, sometimes there’s just not enough time to bake. Let’s face it cheesecakes are delicious but time-consuming and sometimes I want something that easier to share. Regardless of my reasons these Keto cheesecake stuffed strawberries are always a crowd pleaser. They are perfect for parties or family get-togethers, even our non-keto friends love them! But you can’t really go wrong with strawberries and cheesecake now can you? For this recipe, I used a new sweetener. Splenda reached out to me on twitter after seeing our Creme Brulee recipe and offered to send me some samples ofRead More →

Tips for Sculpting with Ar Dry Clay, Octopus lightswitch

Sculpting is an art form that has intrigued me since I was a little kid. There is something pretty awesome about taking a lump of nothing and turning it into something artistic. As kids, we explore this with play dough but as adults, a lot of us forget to keep our creativity alive. I hope these tips for sculpting with air dry clay will persuade you to keep your’s flowing! I feel like following creative pursuits is a big part of living a positive and happy life. Trying new things, working with my hands and constantly coming up with ideas keeps my mind sharp andRead More →

A personalized phone case from GoCustomized

If you ask five people to name an item they can’t live without, there’s a good chance that most of them will name their phone. Even if they don’t it’s likely pretty high up on the list. As much as we might hate to admit it, our mobile phones are an important part of modern life and having a custom phone case is a small addition I really enjoy. I’m not ashamed to admit that I love my phone. My phone tracks my runs, takes the pictures for this blog, keeps me in touch with family & friends and allows me to save time andRead More →

bringing home a new puppy, German Shepherd Puppy

Adding a new puppy to your family is an exciting prospect! However, it’s not without its challenges! This is especially true if you already have pets at home. Bringing home a new puppy can be stressful on older pets, made more challenging if you have young children or time constraints and is not without its frustrations even at the best of times. How many times can you clean up accidents in the house before you get tired of it all? That said I didn’t even blink when my husband stated a desire for his own future running and hiking buddy. I remember the challenges weRead More →

DIY Dollar Store Miniature Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens are a popular spring and summer project loved by both kids and adults! Since creating a large outdoor fairy garden last summer I have been planning a smaller indoor version. Today’s dollar store fairy garden project is the perfect addition to your summer themed decor. Of course, it would also look quite lovely on a porch or balcony too! To create this dollar store fairy garden I used cuttings from my older succulents. However, if you don’t have any and don’t want to purchase some, you can buy some fake ones at Dollar Tree! This also comes with the added bonus of makingRead More →

Keto Krate May box. A review.

When you start a new way of eating, especially an entire diet change like Keto it can be hard to find snacks. While many diets simply cut out the snacks completely I have never found those to be sustainable long term. Somedays you just want to snack! If you don’t have appropriate snacks on hand then you tend to grab whatever is handy and sometimes those aren’t the greatest choices! This Keto Krate review is here to give you another option. While I have learned to cook a variety of keto desserts and snack foods once in a while it’s nice to try something newRead More →