• Lifestyle

    Healthy Christmas Baking (That actually tastes good)

    I have a friend that legit is one of the best bakers I have ever met… this girl can bake! You name it she can bake it and gorgeous creations. I can bake, but nothing Pinterest worthy . But with Amanda, everything is a masterpiece.  Amanda is also a personal trainer and owns a business called Live Well with her husband Brian, because of her passion for health and wellness, in the last few years she has started baking these amazing healthier versions of her typical Christmas baking.   Amanda graciously wrote a post for us and included some of her healthy Christmas baking recipes for us to try! Amanda’s healthy baking…

  • Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Consignment Store Shopping

    I love consignment clothing shopping! I have been a shopper and a consigner for about 22 years. My introduction to consignment, thrifting or second-hand shopping began when I started working in broadcast sales. I worked with a woman who gave me “style envy” because she was dressed so sharp. I would comment on her wardrobe and she would politely reply with a simple thank you. My husband and I had just started our careers so we had limited income…especially for clothing.  One day, I made a passing comment to her about her wardrobe and how one day I would love to dress like her. She said, “Lisa come with me”, and…

  • Lifestyle

    Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

    There are so many things that I love about fall, but anything pumpkin has to be at the top of my list. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes and of course, roasted pumpkin seeds.  I remember the first time I was introduced to pumpkin seeds, I cannot say I was a huge fan. My mom had taken me to see a nutritionist to see if they could help me alleviate some of the symptoms I was having with my Lupus. One of the first suggestions that she gave me was to incorporate pumpkin seeds in to my diet. I did this for about a day then decided maybe I could live…

  • Lifestyle,  Working Moms

    The Working Moms Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving

    Well, I survived Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. I love the food, the colours, the cozy weather and just setting time aside to hang out with family.  I have always said Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday but never really thought through why until the other day when I had an ‘ah- ha’. The reason I like Thanksgiving so much is that there is no buying presents involved. Don’t get me wrong, I like buying presents for people, but would rather just do it if I see something someone might like, and not just because it is a particular holiday. I also find that the holidays that focus on…