A collection of ingredients for lazy,strict and dirty keto

People seem to have this habit of trying to break things down into cliques. When I first started Keto I was unaware of the different groups Keto people fell under. I certainly couldn’t understand why some people would say something was ‘Keto’ and others would disagree.  It was confusing and overwhelming and honestly just a little bit off-putting. People can be very strongly opinionated when it comes to their food. The debate over lazy, strict and dirty keto rages on in the keto community and I am here to help shed some light on it for those of you just starting out. Before I start,Read More →

Yoga and running

Yoga and Running seem like a match made in heaven. Taking part in either Yoga or running improves both our physical and mental well-being. It stands to reason that putting them together would only increase these benefits. To a degree this is true. Many people happily do both. I personally have seen an improvement to my running after adding yoga to my workouts. But I am a runner first and do yoga on the side. If your intention is to go as far as you can in Yoga then running may not be the best sport for you. Running tends to tighten our muscles whichRead More →

macrame wall art header

When I started this blog I had no idea the directions it would take me. I have always been interested in art, crafts and DIY projects. But my knowledge was limited to the basics – reading, writing, drawing. Now don’t get me wrong, I adore those basics, but this monthly feature has really opened my eyes. There are so many fun and exciting projects out there waiting to be attempted! I certainly promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle as a part of becoming a healthier happier you. But I feel its also necessary to feed our souls and our minds. Trying something new orRead More →

Keto Meringue Cookies

Some days just require cookies! When we first started to eat Keto it seemed next to impossible to find suitable desserts. Everything we tried paled in comparison to what we liked before. Lots of people will tell you that embracing Keto means not looking for substitutes but I feel that this mindset is the wrong one to take. Creating a way of eating that we can maintain long-term means being realistic. Realistically I know that someday’s I will want treats. Finding solutions that fit our new way of eating and our desire for dessert without binging on sugar-laden junk food was necessary. Thankfully these KetoRead More →

Journalvsplanner

For a long time, I shied away from the Journal and Planner craze. I tried to keep up with tasks online or just using notebooks and lists. It sort of worked? But at the beginning of the year, I made it a point to be better organized. I started with an organizer on the fridge – Getting Organized in 2018 and then moved on to starting a Bullet Journal on the advice of a good friend of mine. I took my time picking my journal and I love it. In theory, a bullet journal can also be a planner but after receiving a Passion Planner IRead More →

Running tips the top 5 items in m running bag

When I first started running I did so with very little gear. That’s the beauty of running for exercise. There is almost no cost to start! As you get more serious about running, increasing your pace and distance it soon becomes apparent that investing in a few key items will make your fitness journey much easier and far more enjoyable. In this month’s running tips post,  I wanted to share my Top 5 items. These are items I always have with me when I go running. Some of them are dependant on weather and time of day. I consider all of these items essential toRead More →

Wire wrapped Jewelry Tree

It’s recently come to my attention that I have too much jewelry and not enough places to put it. A real problem right? I thought about getting a Jewelry Box but that seemed dull and overdone. I wanted something different. While browsing Pinterest I noticed a few wire-wrapped trees. People were using them for decoration or as earring holders. It didn’t look too difficult. I figured I could easily make a Jewelry Tree of my own design and I wasn’t disappointed, turns out the Dollar Tree had everything I needed. I will admit, at first, my ‘tree’ wasn’t very impressive. It was gangly and kind ofRead More →

A letter to my mother on mothers day

The arrival of May means that Mother’s Day is swiftly approaching. Since the birth of my own children, I have been blessed to take part in Mother’s Day from the other side of the fence. As a mother, instead of a daughter. But it’s as a daughter that I’m writing this post. When I was little I loved my mother, she was my safety and my comfort. But, it wasn’t until I was older, after I had children of my own that I truly realized the depths of her love and sacrifices. Being a mother is hard. There are days when there is nothing butRead More →

Keto Strawberry shortcakeheader2

A long time ago I posted my Top 5 Strawberry Recipes. As a family, we loved those recipes but they were enjoyed before we started following the Keto way of eating. Unfortunately, when it comes to keto those recipes don’t quite fit the bill. I have since learned how to convert most recipes to Keto, thanks in part to my handy conversion chart and have decided to go back and re-do as many of them as I can. This Keto Strawberry Shortcake is the first of these attempts and although it took me a few tries I am proud to say that it turned outRead More →

Aftershokz Review

Going for my run each day is an activity that I really look forward too. But, I also know that logging so many hours on the road bring’s with it some danger. Especially, if like many runners, you enjoy listening to music while you run. Being aware of your surroundings while you run is very important. If you run in residential neighborhoods then you have to be aware of whats going on around you. Car’s, loose dogs and sometimes even other people can pose a threat to your safety if you don’t notice what they’re doing. When my husband came up with the idea of tryingRead More →