Category Archives: General

{Creative} Writing….Back in Session

I wanted to be a lot of things as a kid.  A dancer. A figure skater. A pro tennis player (thanks to Venus and Serena). A lawyer  – so glad that didn’t happen. And on and on and on. One thing that always stayed in the background was being a journalist.  Since I was a […]

Creative {Action + To Do Lists}

This year I found myself making [the same] goals again.  No one wants to admit that quite a few items from your 2008 goals list are still rolling over.  But such is life. After a very candid conversation with a good friend, which ended with the famous quote “Insanity is doing the same thing over […]

December 02

{Black Friday Chronicles} Part 2: Target

Target is my Happy Place.  But it also gets me in trouble.  Lots of trouble. This year, in an effort to try to curb my spending I relegated myself (and my wallet) to two or three things on Black Friday and minimal trips to Target.  No more random kitchen appliances, towels, useless gadgets and so […]

November 28

{Black Friday Chronicles} Part 1

Hello out there!  I know it’s been a while, but no time like the holidays to connect with old friends!  I had a marvelous Thanksgiving and admittedly ate too much BUT, this journey is about being honest with the world and not making feasts (seconds, leftovers, midnight kitchen runs, etc.) like that a habit. In […]

July 18

{Meal Planning} Research Phase

Occasionally, well maybe more than occasionally, it hits me that I’m working hard not smart.  The way I plan my meals and eat fell into that category this week. I’m on the hunt for a better way to plan out my meals for the week.  Not only do I think it would help me stay […]

July 15

{Acceptable Alternative} Low Fat Cheese Reviews

Friends, before I’ve discussed the importance of finding Acceptable Alternatives (AA) to make your life not miserable on the weight-loss journey.  I mean you have to eat so its important to find alternatives for the “not so good” that let you still have what you want in a healthier way.  That brings us to my […]

July 14

{Things I Love} Blogging

I’ve been gone for a little while, but I’m back again!  I’ve done a mid year refresh and am excited to get back to the things that I love.   I’ve learned that you have to make time for the things that make you happy.  Writing makes me happy, so that means I need to […]