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New Stuff

Good morning!

You may have come to my page this morning and noticed a new header on my blog? If you didn’t notice, that is okay, too!! What is up now is very simple and hopefully, very temporary. Well semi-temporary I guess. I have hopes of getting someone to actually design a blog header for me but to be honest, I don’t know where to start. I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg, after all this is a hobby and nothing more!  I want it to remain simple but FUN so if y’all happen to know someone you can recommend, I would love for you to share their info!!

I also changed my “tag line” up. It used to read: “A healthy life is a happy life” but now it says, “Where family, food and fitness meet”. I sometimes felt stuck with the former and felt like I couldn’t stray too far away from all things health and fitness related. Though, obviously I did. A lot. Anyhow, I feel like I have opened up what I can write about and make my blog centered on everything, not just fitness. That will still be a big part of it but you know, I certainly don’t live my life focused on only one thing so I don’t want to write my blog like that either 🙂


Saturday started bright and early for me because I had a hair appointment at 7:30am. Soooo early for a weekend but the lady I use books up quickly and weeks in advance so I pretty much take what I can get.  Though I like to sleep in on Saturdays, I have to admit, it was nice to be back from my appointment and running errands by 11am. Less traffic=much easier time getting things done!!

Here is the new ‘do!!

I had some blonde highlights added for Spring/Summer and I love it!! It brightens up my face and my attitude!! I really like super dark hair but I am coming to realize that it looks better on other people than it does me. I by no means should be blonde(been there, done that!!) but an in-between works well :-).

I have to share with y’all a delicious new “treat” I came across this weekend.


Chocolate chip cookie dough, Quest bar. O.M.G. This bar is G-O-O-D!!! I have been searching for it at GNC for a while now but they were always out. Luck was with me when I went in this weekend because they had just received a box of them. While I have had Quest bars before and enjoy some of them(some others, not so much) none of them to compare to this one. It tastes just like a chocolate chip cookie!!! And since GNC had a deal of Buy 3 Get 1 free, I stocked up!!


Did you design your blog yourself or hire someone to do it?

Obviously, I use free WordPress but I am ready to start customizing it just a tad.

Do you change your hair according to the seasons or do you keep it the same year round?



Filed under Family, Food and Recipes

It’s a Nail Biter

So, do you notice something different about my blog today? Look up……yep, I spy a custom header! Thanks so much to those who took the time to vote. The vote went overwhelmingly to header #1 which I am super happy with :-). I may decide to change it up in the future but for now it feels great to have something colorful and fun up there!


I went to bed an excited lady last night!! All because I had prepared a jar of overnight oats to be deliciously devoured enjoyed this morning. I love my cold oats but it isn’t something I  want every day. I don’t know why because they are superb and SO filling but I love to save them as a special breakfast. It feels like I am treating myself when I eat them. And I am….to a healthy body;-)

Today my overnight oats consisted of Naturally More Peanut Butter, 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1 TBSP chia seeds and 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I topped it off with 1/2 fresh sliced banana and some Quaker Oatmeal Squares. Holy shucks, these little things are flippin’ GOOD!!! I was introduced to these little squares of goodness through the blog, Sweet Tooth Sweet Life. She is always raving about them and commenting on how addicting they are so I just knew I had to try them. I am declaring them my new favorite cereal!!!

While we are still on the subject of food, let me share a couple of my meals from yesterday. Nothing fancy but they did their job of filling my belly , tasted pretty good and were nutritious to boot!

Perfect meal for a hot summer afternoon. My salad was filled with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced carrots, dried cranberries(loved this sweet addition) white cheddar cheese crumbles and sliced turkey. Umm, ummm good!!

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!! Grilled chicken breasts(thanks, Lance for manning the grill in 100 degree heat) served alongside some fresh steamed broccoli and sun-dried tomato and basil quinoa. This is the best quinoa ever! My daughter goes back for 2nd and sometimes 3rd servings. Every time!!


Nail Biter

Do you have a bad habit that try as you might, you just cannot seem to break? I sure do. My name is Suzanne and I am a nail biter. At 34 years of age. How embarrassed should I be about that?! I have tried time and time and time and time….(you get the idea) again to let them grow and I have had semi-success only two times. The last time I made the attempt, I thought I might have finally kicked the habit. However, it was short-lived. I managed to keep them long for about 2 months but for whatever reason, most likely a stressful situation I ended up biting them all off. It was a sad day. 😦

I don’t want super long nails that look like they could be used as daggers. I simply want to grow them to an “active length” and keep them nice and manicured. I want to not cringe when I see them in a picture or when I am shaking someones hand.

See what I mean!! Cringe-worthy!!!

Apparently, they need a good waxing, too!! Just call me “Man Hands”. Ugh!!

So, here is the deal: I am going to try for the 1,000,000 time to grow them out!!! I will periodically post pictures on here to show my progress.  I figure if I cannot do it on my own, I may just have to shame myself into it, lol. I really don’t want to come here week after week not having made any progress and maybe the support and the “I know you can do it’s'” will keep me motivated to make it happen. For REAL this time!!

Do you have a bad habit you need to break?

Have you kicked a bad habit in the past? How did you do it?


Filed under Food and Recipes, Motivation, Uncategorized