Pasta…without the carbs. Yes, please.

Ever dream of indulging in pasta, but steer clear because of the massive overload of carbs hiding within and the blood sugar roller coaster that will surely ensue shortly after?  Me, me, me.

Well, those days are no more, thanks to the spiralizer & zucchini noodles.

Obvi, this concept isn’t anything new, but, it is to me. I’ve been intrigued by the contraptions that string vegetables into noodles for a long time, but never treated myself to one. Thanks to Mama Bear though, I unwrapped one for Christmas and immediately put it to good use.

Since I get overwhelmed with new kitchen equipment, I kept the recipe simple for the first time around. Good ole spaghetti with meat sauce never disappoints 😊 Read More

Video: The key to a happier life

A friend shared this video with me a couple weeks ago when little life things were crashing and burning all around me and I felt a weight of a thousand bricks on my shoulders. Enough was enough at that point and I finally gave in…to letting it consume me. Along with feeling sorry for myself, I felt depressed, lost and shameful with no light at the end of the tunnel. Read More

Reminder: ‘Now’ is right on time

In case you’re feeling down, having difficulties with your job, finances or relationships, experiencing other challenges & disappointments or wondering why you, why now? Remember this:

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Spaghetti for Low Carbers

If you’re close to me, you know that I am NOT a fan of bread or pasta. I think this started with the brainwashing we all experienced during the Atkins & Southbeach Diet craze. My mom and sister went low carb immediately (and lost a million pounds), but I had always eaten carbs and worked out, and somehow managed to lose weight, look good & feel great.

Well thanks to you ‘low carb phase,’ you finally got the best of my mind and I haven’t been the same since.

Good news is, I’m back to eating healthy carbs like sweet potato, quinoa pasta & Ezekiel bread. And I do love me some staple high-carb dishes, one being Spaghetti. So, I make it my mission to find healthy ways to satisfy my guiltiest of pleasures.

Enter the SPAGHETTI SQAUSH. Read More

When God KEEPS whispering to you, listen

I got back from the gym this morning, opened the door to the smell of bacon & fresh coffee brewing, and I thought…man, I could really get used to this. Bri –the new beau — was cooking breakfast so it would be ready for my hungry belly when I returned. Yes, ladies, he’s real. And no, you can’t have him. 

We sat down to eat our perfectly made eggs, bacon & coffee and I snapped a photo of our breakfast (because, obvi, you can’t eat without snapping) before opening my devotional — a morning ritual for me (something that B is still getting used to).

I, unfortunately, missed yesterday’s devotional – hence why my Monday was a little off. So, I was determined to catch up on the Oct. 17 AND Oct 18 message.

I quickly noticed that the Oct. 17 page was permanently bookmarked. I read the first line and it immediately took me back to Oct. 17, 2015. Read More

Monday Motivation

If at first you don’t succeed,

fix your ponytail,

and TRY AGAIN. Read More

#TuesdayThoughts

I’m deep into a new book called “You’re Already Amazing — Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be” by the fab Holley Gerth.

Today while reading, I stumbled across a mini poem that I wanted to repeat to you.

You know when you’re in some type of “funk,” and those little inspirational whispers that happen to come your way at just the moment you need them most (thanks to the man upstairs)? This was one of those whispers for me, today.  Read More