A Quick & Easy Side

I love side dishes if someone else makes them but I hate making them myself. Ok, I don’t hate making them but I just can’t ever think of what to make. So in the winter time this is my go to side dish multiple nights a week…sometimes every night! It goes well with anything and tastes fresh and is healthy for you!


So here you go, no real recipe because it is so simple! Make this as big as you need but for my little family I use one apple, one orange and one banana. Dice them all up, mix together and enjoy! Lately my mom and sister introduced me to sprinkling True Lemon on top and it’s so good! Adds another fresh level to it. It’s just crystallized lemon and it has so many great uses.


You can make this fruit salad as fancy as you want it. Add kiwi, pomegranate or pear. Make it more of a dessert and toss it with some whipped cream. It’s delicious!

Also, I had to throw this pic in because I thought the size in orange slices was funny…this was all from one orange! Haha the things that become funny when you hang out with a toddler all day…


Baby Steps

Think about your life. Is there something that has been hanging around there on the sidelines for a long time? Something that you keep trying to ignore, hoping it will just go away on it’s own but it just keeps popping up?

I feel like this has always been my life. Forever it was my weight, needing to make myself healthier. It’s constantly exercise, and eating healthy. Actually eating healthy food is easy…it’s just the treats that get to me.

There is something that I have had hovering over me for a long time. I am not going to go into any details right now, but I might in the future. This thing has been affecting me in every aspect of my life for so long, but I just kept thinking if I ignored it it would eventually go away. If I pretended it wasn’t there it wouldn’t be. The real issues is I am just terrified to look it in the eyes and make it go away. Well today I finally took that first step. A baby step but it’s a step. And you know what, I feel a little better today knowing that I am finally doing something.

So whatever there is in your life that you have just been ignoring, tackle it! Whether it’s getting more exercise, being healthier, cleaning out your junk drawers, finally finishing that project, calling an old friend, whatever it is just do it!

Giveaway Winners!

Thanks so much to everyone that participated in my first giveaway! Be sure to check out Nature’s BodyCare and all of their amazing products, especially their new line of Artisan Goat Milk Products. Sadly I couldn’t give prizes to all of you but be sure to watch for more awesome giveaways in the future! Congrats to Michelle Blake who was our grand prize winner and Kelly Dee who was the runner up! You have been sent an email and have 24 hours to respond before we will pick another winner!

Eat Sugared Cereal!


I took this picture of Rob’s bowl of cereal a couple of weeks ago. It made me laugh because he usually would just eat a huge bowl of Fruit Loops (on the rare occasions when I buy sugary cereals). When I asked him what he was doing he said I am trying to be healthier. Yay, I am finally (after 3 years of marriage) starting to rub off on him! You can have your sugary cereal, you can even have a bowl of just sugary cereal every once in a while. But why not pair it with some Multigrain Cheerios to make it just a little healthier? Well done husband, well done.

Try this trick out, especially with your kiddos. It will make them happy to get some fun cereal and you happy that they are starting their day out with sugar!

Share the love…AND A Fun Giveaway!!

I HAVE MISSED YOU!! Please forgive me the handful of you that actually look at my blog. With the holidays, all of my little family getting different degrees of sickness, traveling home, parties and then WordPress hating me and not letting me post or do a darn thing…I am finally back! I think we have all the kinks worked out, it’s a new year (how are we already a month into it?!?) my site is renewed and I am excited to get back in to blogging!

So as my way of saying sorry, and letting you know how much you all mean to me, I have partnered with an INCREDIBLE company to give you a fun giveaway!! Who doesn’t love giveaways right? The company I am super excited to be working with is Nature’s BodyCare. (Click on their name to be taken right to their site!) They are a company that has been around for a long time and have some amazing products. All of their supplements are full of good for your body ingredients and I can tell you from personal experience that they will make you feel awesome! They have products for weight loss and energy, for health and beauty and their newest addition is Artisan Goat Milk products!

I will post another time about my experiences with some of their products but browse their site. If your nails and hair aren’t healthy or strong or could use some shine, they have a product for that! If you are wanting help losing some weight they have something for that! If you work a crazy shift at work or are an exhausted mom they have some awesome energy products that won’t make you crazy with the jitters and won’t drop you once it has gone out of your system. Seriously, such amazing products, please check them out!

But for the reason you are all still reading, the giveaway!

One of you lucky people will win this awesome gift set: http://www.naturesbodycare.com/store/p34/%22So_Silky%22_Body_Silk_Medium_Size_Lotion_Gift_Set_.html

It comes with a Body Silk Lotion, Handcrafted Washcloth, Soap of your choice and Soap Liter Soap Holder! It is a $29 value and can be yours for free! There are just a couple of things you have to do in order to win! Check out the Rafflecopter below, do all of the entries and maybe you will be the lucky winner! (Click the link below!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And don’t worry, if you don’t win you can still get a great deal on their products! They have a code just for my readers GOAT20. Enter this at checkout on all your soaps and lotion and get 20% off plus if you call them to place your order you can get FREE SHIPPING!

Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this would make the perfect gift for that special someone (or for yourself!). It would be great for a new mom, for a birthday or a just because gift. Right now I am using Cleopatra’s Mud Bath on my face at night and it leaves my skin feeling so nice!

Share the love, share this post and go buy some amazing soaps and lotions. It’s a great deal and who knows, maybe you will be the lucky winner!

The giveaway runs today through Monday, February 6. The code GOAT20 is good until Thursday, February 9 and you will be able to get your soaps and lotion in time for Valentine’s Day!