Quick & Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe


Hey, everyone! A day late, but I spent all day yesterday running around doing last-minute Christmas things, and today I had a photoshoot with a friend for family holiday cards, so it’s been a bit of a whirlwind.  I wanted to share with you guys my grandma’s basic Christmas cookie recipe. Cookies make great gifts […]

December 16, 2018

Homestyle Lasagna Recipe


As I’m writing this, I’m so stuffed I can barely move. What am I stuffed with, you may wish to ask? Short answer? Lasagna. And because I love to share (and I mentioned in my last post that I was hoping it would turn out well), I wanted to post my recipe so all of […]

November 10, 2018

8 Cozy Recipes For Fall


Today is the official first day of fall, and actually the back half of this week marks the first time all month it’s been cold enough to need a sweater or light jacket out to the car in the mornings. No matter how much I whine about snow, I love this time of year best- […]

September 22, 2018

How To Stay Healthy As A Picky Eater


No one likes being a picky eater. Either by nature or due to a bad experience with different flavors or textures, sometimes we just don’t like certain foods, and it is what it is. But that doesn’t make it any less frustrating for those of us that are more particular than others. Heck, I’d love to be […]

August 25, 2018

My Favorite Zero Calorie Drinks


Hey everyone, surprise surprise! I’m a day behind with this post. I actually feel good about writing and publishing this today and finally clearing my backlog of posts. Today, I want to talk about drinking- not alcoholic beverages, but just what we’re consuming to quench our thirst on a regular basis. What I’ve found after […]

August 12, 2018

10 Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget


People always ask me how I’ve been able to maintain a healthy food routine on a budget. It’s easier than you might think- and it doesn’t have to be something you stress about. Today’s post encompasses some of my tried and true tips for staying on a weekly food budget averaging $40- without sacrificing quality. […]

July 25, 2018

Marinated Kale & Quinoa Salad


Hey, let’s go back in time to about a month ago, when Mike and I were soaking up some rays on Ogunquit Beach for our anniversary. We really went all out on the experience- and especially spared no expense on the food. Friday for lunch we hit up Cornerstone, where I ordered what I think […]

July 22, 2018

5 Tips to Make Meal Prep Easier


Happy Saturday, everyone! It’s certainly felt like the longest (and hottest) week ever, so I’m so excited to be driving down to my grandma’s house in Rochester later today to spend a fun, family-filled weekend 🙂 Something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately as I run from here to there like a crazy person […]

June 30, 2018

5 Delicious Takes On The Classic Burger


Yes, those are my hands in this latest featured image. I wish I remembered to repaint them before taking photos, but hey- this is a blog about putting real life back into lifestyle blogging, so I figure it’s just par for the course. Those of us in the U.S. take Memorial Day weekend for all […]

May 28, 2018

The Skinny on Dieting


  Hey, all. I learned while researching health observances for work that today, May 6, is “International No-Diet Day“. According to the National Eating Disorder Centre (NEDIC), the day is meant for us to “encourage people to engage in healthy lifestyles”, “increase public awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting”, and “celebrate the beauty […]

May 6, 2018