Where to Stay in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Did you survive the winter? This year, to me, has flown by, and one of the reasons has been the weather. Certainly, these past few months have been record setting, no? Here in Texas, we saw only a two-day cold snap, then out of nowhere, temperatures were hovering around the 80s. Which is fine, you […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year…Ideas for FUN!

This post is sponsored by P.F. Chang’s Home Menu and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes, things happen that you cannot predict. Take, for example, being asked to work yet again with P.F. Chang’s Home Menu, in JANUARY. Which, happens to be my BIRTHDAY, which happens to fall right on […]

Easy Dinner Picnics with Farm Rich

I have GOT to stop prefacing every post I do now with “Wow, is Texas hot.” But seriously you all, Texas is hot. I was warned, repeatedly, before moving here, and yet, it didn’t sway me.  In fact, the heat is just something to get used to, and not an excuse to not want to […]

Costa Rica Getaway…Rio Perdido

A few short weeks ago, I snuck away to the jungles of Costa Rica. Yes, jungle, not BEACH.  Though Costa Rica does have outstanding beaches, and plenty of nightlife and seaside activities…that wasn’t what I was looking for. I wanted a retreat. Rio Perdido fit the bill. Tucked away about 90 minutes drive from the […]

Staying Active After the Resolution Wears Off

I think we all do this… We find ourselves in a rut, and by December, we are ready to better ourselves, and vow to make a change in the New Year. Eat Better. Exercise More. Organize.  Manage Our Time. Stop Eating Cheetos For Breakfast. We get so excited that our lives are finally going to […]

A New Way to Move #GetUpandGojiPlay

I was doing so good. For real. At one point, I was in the gym, the ACTUAL gym, 5 days a week.  Chest Day, Leg Day, Back & Bis, Shoulders.  You name it, I was doing it.  The treadmill, the elliptical, the stationary bikes. Heck, I was even swimming once per week, running (OUTSIDE!) and […]

Stuffed Toffee Snickerdoodle Cookies

It’s Back to School you all. Back to SCHOOL. They are IN SCHOOL. The summer went by in a blink…I swear I think I was only home for maybe 2 full weeks?  It was a whirlwind, probably a whirlwind for you, too.  Kids underfoot, or off to camp, or off on vacation, or off to […]

Running the Mudderella

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” About one year ago, I started a new diet and exercise program. If you know me at all, you’ll know that giving […]

Kick It this Summer with Jif To Go Dippers

I get paid to do a lot of fun things.  Take for example, being hired by Jif (yep, the Peanut Butter folks!) and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network to tell you about a cool thing happening this summer. Have you heard of Jif to Go?  It’s great for busy summer days, those days you […]