Cream cheese peanut butter balls

  Easter is just around the corner and I knew I wanted to come up with a simple but fun treat for the holidays. These cream cheese peanut butter balls – affectionately named ‘Bunny Tails’ by my kids are perfect. When my husband and I started our Keto way of eating, coming up with quick desserts proved to be something of a challenge. These cream cheese peanut butter balls are a delight to both keto and non-keto alike. They could be taken to an Easter party or served up as a quick treat to the kids! Bunny Tails – Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Balls This postRead More →

Yoga for Beginners

I have come a long way on my journey to living a healthier life. First by switching my diet to the Keto way of eating and then starting to exercise in the form of running. The more I learn and try to improve the happier I have become. With this in mind, I  decided to give Yoga a try. For years I have shunned yoga, how could something so quiet and slow be considered exercise? And yet, now that I want to improve my running all I hear about are the virtues of Yoga. Alright, Yoga! I am willing to give you a try. IRead More →

Keto Turkey Pot Pie

  Using up leftovers is always a bit of a challenge around our house. Everyone gets tired of eating the same things over and over so I have to be creative. When we started our Keto journey I had to get even MORE creative! Thankfully we have come a long way since our first bumbling attempts and now I can share all of my hard creative work with all of you! These keto turkey pot pies are a family favorite and perfect for using up all those leftovers in your fridge. They come in at around 6g of net carbs per pot pie so theyRead More →

DIY Spring Planter from the Dollar Tree

I have to say I love my trips to the Dollar Tree. All those supplies for such a cheap and affordable price just get’s my creative juices flowing. For this month’s DIY Dollar Tree craft I knew I wanted to do something spring related. It might not be spring quite yet, but it’s close enough! Fortunately, the Dollar Tree had me covered, they had just pulled out all their spring planting and gardening supplies. A DIY Spring Planter seemed like the perfect choice for this spring oriented craft. This craft requires pretty much no artistic talent what so ever. If you can use a glue gunRead More →

fabfitfun box surrounded by flowers

I have never had a subscription box before. I certainly wanted to try one. But I felt guilty spending money on myself when I had a family to take care of. If you can relate to that feeling then I hope you also realize just how wrong that is. It took me a long time to learn this – but spending money on yourself isn’t wrong. Feeling good about yourself, doing something just for you is okay. When we feel good about ourselves we become better people. We are happier, kinder and more patient. This year I am trying very hard to work on howRead More →

A selection of keto friendly vegetable's

  With spring just around the corner, I find myself itching to get out in the garden! With all the changes to our lifestyle, however, our typical garden just won’t work anymore. We used to grow the garden staples – corn, carrots, pea’s, potatoes.  That is hardly keto friendly. I didn’t want to give up my garden so I decided to plant a keto friendly garden this spring! Being self-sustainable and healthy are both important and you don’t have to give up one for the other! This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase I may receiveRead More →

A quilled sign which reads 'Spring"

Recently I have decided to begin expanding the creative areas of my life. To do this, I decided that I want to try at least one new thing a month and feature it here on Tales From Home. Quilling is a form of papercraft art that grabbed my attention right from the start. In fact, I bought a quilling kit quite a while ago and learning to use it was part of my New Years Resolutions! With this in mind, I figured Quilling was the best choice to introduce this new monthly feature to the blog. Learn Something New with Kristin Feature 1 – QuillingRead More →

Running with Dogs Header A Golden Retriever and a pair of running shoes

Running with Connor has become one of the highlights of my day! The one on one time together has made our bond closer than ever and I feel like a better dog parent when I know he is getting the exercise he needs. Running with your dog can be one of the most rewarding activities you can do together. But only if it is done right. Done wrong it can end in frustration or worse! An injured pet or owner. Following the five simple tips below will quickly show you how to enjoy running with your dog. How To Enjoy Running With Your Dog TipRead More →

A Succulent plant in a green pot Planted in honor of St Patrick's day.

St Patrick’s day is often a day celebrated with parades, festivals, wearing green and (if you’re lucky) some traditional Irish music. Although no one in my family is of Irish Heritage I still find it fun to do a little something for the holiday. Since the holiday coincides so nicely with Spring it was decided that we would ‘Plant Something Green’ this St Patrick’s Day. Although this might be slightly untraditional, I like plants. Plants are good for your home, your health, and the planet. Growing something to celebrate a holiday seem’s like a great option to me! Plus they fit the whole ‘Green’ themeRead More →