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Aruba in a Pot
Sunday, May 27, 2012      9 comments

I just got back from Aruba as our honeymoon destination. Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to go to the Caribbean if I ever got married. I've been to several places in the Caribbean before I got married, so for our honeymoon, I wanted... Read more
Post Wedding and Summer Ahead
Saturday, May 26, 2012      9 comments

I'm back from my wedding and honeymoon! Everything turned out perfect! You know I like to tell my stories with photos, so I'll save the details until I get my wedding photos back. While on wedding/honeymoon, I gained about 8 lbs. The str... Read more
Diets and Wedding Dress
Monday, March 12, 2012      11 comments

A theme as old as weddings itself. The wedding diet. First, I want to thank everyone who took the time to post encouragement about my wedding anxiety. I don't like being in crowds, and I definitely don't like being in front of an audi... Read more
Not Looking Forward to Wedding
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      14 comments

Warning: This may be a bit of a downer. Title may be a bit misleading. I'm looking forward to marrying, but I am not excited about the "wedding". I know lots of friends who have dreamed of 'big wedding' and their wedding day since the... Read more
Back to Basics
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      3 comments

"He who fails to plan is planning to fail" - Winston Churchill This is certainly true for me. When I set out to do something with intention, I go after it with gusto. The problem is, I tend to be hyperfixated on it to the exclusion of... Read more
Backslide and Reboot
Monday, March 05, 2012      7 comments

Somehow I managed to survive the holidays and travel abroad without weight gain. And then...backslide. I focus more on bodyfat percentage rather than weight these days. I went from 23% to 28%. 8lb gain. Doesn't sound like a lot, bu... Read more
Christmas in Birmingham, UK
Monday, January 09, 2012      10 comments

I wasn't abroad very long, but I have to break up my blogs about them separately, or it will be too long. Unfortunately, I don't have too many pictures of me because my fiance has the worst unsteady hands. I think what happens is, he tries... Read more
I'm Alive! Really!
Thursday, January 05, 2012      12 comments

Hi Sparkies! Long time no see! Sorry I've been MIA for so long. I've had a lot going on since November. 1) Unemployed. I was laid off in November, and I had a lot of drama getting my unemployment. To make a long story short, I was e... Read more
More Similarities Than Differences?
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      5 comments

As with most arguments, I find there are more similarities than differences. Take the debate between "low carb" versus "low fat/calorie". Does a high fat diet increase risk of heart disease? Does high carb lead to diabetes? People be... Read more
Mini Pumpkin Cakes
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      5 comments

I've posted the recipe and instructions for my pumpkin bars/pumpkin cakes. Spark nutrition: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
870113 Recipe Instructions: Mini Pumpkin Cakes shortc... Read more
Fall Cooking
Monday, November 07, 2011      6 comments

I've been busy the past week with a number of different cooking experiments. I'll post recipe instructions on my website later this week, but here are a few of the things I've made. Butternut Squash Soup ... Read more
Martha Stewart Sunday
Sunday, November 06, 2011      4 comments

Since I learned to cook 7ish years ago, Sunday has always been my favorite day to prep veggies and food for the week. When I lived in Seattle, I used to take a morning walk around the farmer's markets, picking up a variety of veggies, fruits an... Read more
Apple Walnut Bread
Thursday, November 03, 2011      10 comments

Continuing to use the apples I have, I made an apple walnut bread last night. I based it off a recipe from Everyday Foods magazine. It was actually supposed to be an apple walnut "cake", but I did something wrong and the texture didn't com... Read more
Easier Apple Pie!
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      7 comments

Ok! I've done it! Easy as apple pie, apple pie! I remade my apple pies, learning from flubs on my previous attempt. Still not the perfect apple pie of my dreams, but it's an improvement. I mixed 2 diced/cored apples in a saucepan wi... Read more
Easy as Apple Pie?
Monday, October 31, 2011      14 comments

"Easy as Apple Pie." I have apples that need to be used up quickly. I decided to try my hand at apple pie. I've never made apple pie before, but the saying convinced me that I should try it. Because it's easy. I first peeled, cored ... Read more

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