I can’t believe the day has finally come where I’ll no longer be driving my Mazda 3. I got my first car from my grandparents when I graduated from high school 10 years ago! In my teenage state of mind, I was loving the movie Daredevil and the poor sequel Elektra and thought it was a good idea to name my car just that….Elektra. Ha! My first car just went over the 100,000 mile mark last year and has slowly had things start to go wrong with her.
Rachel, Molly & I are collaborating to show you what we’re loving each month….aka our Monthly Mojo! Learn a little bit more about these pretty girls below and then see some of my favorite things of the month and theirs by visiting their blogs!
Rachel is also a lifestyle blogger at Running Backwards in High Heels and has two little “ginger flippers,” is a runner, and also lives in the great state of AL with me.
There were so many discussions I heard about Lent, who’s giving up what, and why they’re giving that thing up. I did not hear much discussion about why you give something up though as far as what Lent means. Lent is a primarily Catholic practice, and some years I’ve participated in it while others I have not. According to About.com, “Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting,repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection onJesus Christ - his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.”
I truly value health. Not just because I want to be skinny or have washboard abs (although that would be nice!) but because I believe the LORD has given me one body and I should take care of it responsibly. Also, my husband and I made a pact before we got married to always look our best for each other. I want to work hard to look good for him and honor him as my husband.
This is pretty much the only breakfast casserole I’ve ever made or feel like I need to make. I got this recipe from my mother-in-law and it has served me well over our 5 years of marriage so far. I have made it A LOT over the years for BRINNER (breakfast for dinner), company, and just to last us on a tight budgeted week. I’m making it again this week, so it reminded me that I should share it here with you guys.
What’s your go to everyday wear fashion piece? When the weather’s back and forth from cold to warm in the south, it can be tough to find a perfect balance of not too heavy and not too light. My go to piece has to be this Target sweatshirt with beading detail on the side. I’m totally a Target girl and love finding fun fashion ideas for a frugal price! I decided to make this outfit a little more edgy with these rocker shoes, a leather panel on the pants, and let’s be honest…the show stealer every time I wear it…this Clare Mills necklace. This necklace is my favorite piece! I dress it up, dress it down and basically wear it every chance I get….as I show here…even with my Target sweatshirt!
I’ve been asked by a reader to share some of my favorite pre and post workout snacks. Obviously, in my opinion, they’re the best healthy workout snacks! I’m a big believer in fueling your body for exercise and optimal living. My favorite snacks aren’t revolutionary or different than what you might expect but they work and I keep coming back for more!
You may recognize some of these foods from my favorite snacks post a while back. I’m a big eater and I love indulging in good food. When it comes to working out, you may notice that you feel ravenous afterwards, and that’s a good thing. It means your body worked hard and it’s ready for you to replenish it. Read the rest of this entry →
Sometimes Mondays are tough, ok, a lot of times Mondays are tough. It’s a real downer to have to get up early, reset your clock from the weekend, and not play outside in beautiful weather all day because basically the weekend usually rocks! Here’s a few things I’ve been thinking about , watching or doing lately that will hopefully help your Monday Morning Blues & fill you in on what’s happening now in my life (well loved!).
- I have really enjoyed discussing this with others and watching this: I am Second with Sean Lowe. I posted this on my Facebook page yesterday, but I really enjoy watching The Bachelor each season and loved hearing some of the behind the scenes scoop and what makes Sean different.
Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm this lightened up sesame chicken was yummy! I was craving some Chinese food the other night but didn’t want to totally blow out my calorie intake for the day AND I wanted to know what was going in my food. This recipe would be clean eating but since it uses brown sugar and I was too much of a chicken to try it without it, I call this “kind of” clean eating. And honestly, it’s what most of my recipes turn out being. For the most part, they’re whole, real foods but may have 1 or 2 ingredients that are a stretch. *For your reference, you could substitute a clean eating approved sweetener like stevia or raw honey.
Pizza, glorious pizza. If there’s one thing I’m prone to break down and splurge for…it’s gotta be carbs! I love bread in any form and baked and covered in cheese? I’ll take a few please! If you haven’t had the pleasure of heading to Slice Pizza & Brew in the Lakeview District of Birmingham, you are missing out! This restaurant is always bustling. I love going to Slice on a summer night and sitting out on the patio and enjoying music and cold draft beer with my pizza, please!