Monthly Archives: May 2015

Meet Ellie: The Rescue Dog That Stole Our Heart.

Untitled design (1)It’s officially been one year since we picked this crazy pup up at the SPCA in Dallas. I’m not quite sure what got into Justin and me when we decided it was time to adopt a dog, but one rainy Sunday morning we visited 4 different shelters looking for our new best friend. What we saw and experienced over the next few months was more than either of us knew to expect when we brought home our very sick and abused 2 year-old lab/australian shepherd/collie mix from the shelter. These are the reasons why rescuing a pet is one of the most important things I have done in my life and why you should consider rescuing if you’re thinking about getting a dog anytime soon! (more…)



Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins!

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For the most part, I’m a big believer in smoothies for breakfast. They’re packed with a ton of healthy fruits and veggies and really provide a great start to your day. But, occasionally I wake up on the weekend and all I want is coffee and something loaded with carbs and sugar. We all have our flaws; I’m only human y’all. I’ve started making healthy baked goods over the weekend to have them around as treats throughout the week and it kind of feels like I’m cheating when I reach for a muffin at 3 in the afternoon. This recipe is packed with healthy carbs, protein, and natural sweeteners with plenty of fruity, spring time flavors to brighten up your day!

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My Favorite Healthy Snacks

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Before I started losing weight, snacking was my worst enemy. Throughout school, I learned a very depressing fact about myself…..I am a stress eater. I know, it’s terrible. If I was cramming for an exam, waiting for news, watching TV, or upset about something sitting in my apartment I would always have a craving to go to the snack cabinet and grab something to eat to take my mind off of it. The only thing that stopped me from snacking when I began my weight loss journey was not having unhealthy snacks around the house. If they weren’t around, I couldn’t eat them! But, it’s important to keep healthy snacks around when you are craving a little something. Here is a list of my favorite healthy snacks for those munchie moments.

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Suja’s 3-day Fresh Start Juice Cleanse Review!

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Anytime I’m feeling a bit gross, run down, or bloated it’s typically due to the food I’ve been eating, especially after a vacation! I was in major need of a cleanse this week and turned to Suja’s 3-day fresh start juice cleanse from Costco. I have seen this little box at Costco before for only $30, and once I decided to try it, it was already gone from the store! They go quickly so when I saw them on the shelves over the weekend, I scooped one up immediately! Don’t worry though if you don’t have a Costco membership, they sell a different Suja juice cleanse at Target as well if you’re interested in their products! After 3 days, I’ve lost 1.5 lbs and feel lighter and ready for the weekend. Here’s my recap of the meals, juices, and experience!

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North Carolina Trip Recap

north carolinaI LOVE VACATIONS. There’s something about packing your favorite outfits and getting up early to eat breakfast at the airport before flying to a new city that makes me so giddy and excited. So, when my little brother got a lead in his college’s musical in North Carolina, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to take a little trip. We received so many recommendations of what to do while we were there from friends and family, but we ended up completely winging it due to two days worth of rain. It was such a relaxing and beautiful little trip full of very indulgent food, a self-serve beer tap, a huge flea market, and a bad ass rental car. (more…)