21 Days: The Struggle To Acclimate To A Healthier (And Realistic) Lifestyle

I've heard that it takes 21 days to get used to a new routine. Now, I'll be the first to openly admit that living a healthy lifestyle has always been far from a priority for me. Eating carbs and watching TV are a couple of my favorite things in life, and dieting and exercise are… Continue reading 21 Days: The Struggle To Acclimate To A Healthier (And Realistic) Lifestyle

The Trusty Old Carolina Ale House

Yesterday, in honor of our first entire weekend off together in months (and having a gift card from Christmas), the hubby and I attempted to go out to lunch at a local Applebee's. Lately, millennials have been accused of "killing" old school casual dining chains like Applebee's, but I've always enjoyed going there...until now. Also,… Continue reading The Trusty Old Carolina Ale House

Dear Sales: We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

Just to clarify, I do not own those lyrics. Obviously I borrowed them from Taylor Swift. Sales was a great career choice for me 5 1/2 years ago when I first moved to North Carolina and I was newly single after getting out of a 9-year abusive relationship. I had plenty of renewed energy, a… Continue reading Dear Sales: We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

Lactose Intolerance Has Ruined Restaurants For Me (Except Sushi) And It Sucks

Everyone likes going out to eat, especially the person who does the majority of the cooking in the household. It’s nice to have someone else take over that responsibility sometimes, but it sucks trying to find something on the menu if you have dietary restrictions. I wasn’t born lactose intolerant, so I grew up eating… Continue reading Lactose Intolerance Has Ruined Restaurants For Me (Except Sushi) And It Sucks

My Green Smoothie Habit Makes Me Look Like A Health Nut But It’s Really A Lazy Girl Life Hack

I never thought I’d be the type to blend up green smoothies full of spinach and kale, but I got a Ninja blender as a wedding gift last year and decided to try it. I discovered that replacing a meal a day with a smoothie was actually a great way to lose a few pounds… Continue reading My Green Smoothie Habit Makes Me Look Like A Health Nut But It’s Really A Lazy Girl Life Hack

Dog Mom Life: I Have A Standing Lunch Date With My Dogs Every Day

It was a magical new world when I transitioned from commuting to an office every day to working from home as an independent contractor. The perks are obvious. I get to set my own hours, save a ton of money on gas, take vacation days whenever I want, and I haven’t dressed up in business… Continue reading Dog Mom Life: I Have A Standing Lunch Date With My Dogs Every Day