In a surprising show of bipartisanship, Sen. Ted Cruz (R - TX) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D -NY) have suggested legislation that would finally make birth control pills available for purchase over the counter instead of requiring a prescription. I've been saying for years that women should have easier access to vital contraceptives without the… Continue reading Yes, Birth Control Should Be Sold Over The Counter
Two years ago today, I became a dog mom. My now-husband and I were engaged, planning our wedding (well, I was planning the wedding anyway), and we decided that we wanted to adopt a pup. We saw Miles' picture in a Craigslist ad posted by a local rescue and loved him at first sight. According… Continue reading Happy Gotcha Day To Mr. Miles!
I haven't been blogging nearly as much as I was for awhile, and it's because I've been caught up in the very stressful and time-consuming process of buying a house. I've always been a big fan of HGTV but I never realized how stressful and anxiety-inducing the house-buying process actually is until my husband and… Continue reading Buying A House Kinda Sucks Until You Get Those Keys
It's been getting pretty warm here in NC and it's time to bust out the summer recipes. One thing I've always been curious about is why potato salad ALWAYS has mayonnaise in it. I think mayonnaise is one of the most disgusting things in the world, basically a crime against food, so I don't include… Continue reading German Potato Salad: No Mayonnaise!!
A couple days ago, my husband was going to the store and I suggested that he pick up stuff for yet another delicious weekend brunch. If he braves the crowds at the store, I'll cook it. He came home with something I'd never heard of before: French toast flavored sausage! Whatttttt?! So naturally, I was… Continue reading More Brunch Adventures: French Toast Flavored Sausage And Stanley Cup Playoffs
A month or so ago, one of the trusted staff at our favorite dog boarding place recommended that we change Miles' diet because he was overweight. She recommended cutting his ration of kibble in half and mixing it with...green beans? Yep, green beans. They're full of fiber and have almost no calories, so he can… Continue reading It’s Safe And Healthy To Give Your Dog These Veggies (And They’re Miles-approved!)
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