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I Love Sunday’s a Day of Cleansing, Cleaning, Cooking, Cuddling & Escarole Soup

HAPPY SUNDAY MY FRIENDS, I love Sunday’s we get to start the week off on a positive note.  I really love to take this time set my intentions for a good week.  I did however indulge a good bit the past few days with pasta, dairy, sugar and I’m paying for it for sure.  I’m all puffy and sluggish – Oh well ya know what?  We get to #RESET anytime we want.  Sunday’s are my day for just that.  I like to clean, do a juicing cleanse (give the tummy a break), cook and get in some cuddling.  Abe is always up for a cuddle I have to grab the kids and/or Mike however to just stop them for a minute and show me some loving! Like literely I grab these people and say “slow the heck down!  Whats the hurry?  Mamma needs a hug”!  Whatever, as far as cooking and helping my tummy/gut/ digestion I fall back on one of my best soups – Escarole Soup! Print Escarole Soup With Chicken Thighs Easy, healthy delicious soup you can whip up in just about an hour Course Main Course, Soup Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean Author Lori Tauraso – BLANK SLATE Ingredients 1 TO 2 head Escarole Looks like bib lettuce – but not ask your produce mgr worth the hunt 6 lg cloves Garlic chopped 1/2 large Sweet Onion rough chopped 4 stalks Celery rough chopped To Taste Kosher Salt &…

Linguine and Clam Sauce

TGIF Gang, I hope you have had a great week – and weekend.  Mine was busy but productive for sure.  Fianlly got the before and after of my office clean up out on Instagram.  #21dayreset – took longer than I thought.  Now the spring cleaning bug is in full effect!  Yeah baby!  We have also been lately alot of home projects, cooking some great meals, netflix and my newest love https://www.youtube.com/user/icovetthee  I COVET THEE on youtube.  Watch everyday – just love…

Playing Catch UP

Happy Easter Everyone, TECH ISSUES – THIS SHOULD’VE GONE OUT FEW DAYS AGO. I hope you enjoyed your Easter holiday.  Ours was nice, quiet, peaceful and I think I’m still full.  I had leftovers for two days – gotta love that!  We had a Mediterranean Style Easter dinner.  I marinated lamb chops and Mike grilled them out.   Had a healthy chickpea salad, roasted Brussel sprouts and those Red Velvet Cupcakes – see my instagram.  Lamb marinade recipe below. As…

Easy At Home DIY Beauty Treatments

  Holy Moly – I forgot to post! Like I said in the begining this is just for fun – not a chore – life happens.  Like with everything we dont think of perfection as the true end goal just little bits of goodness each day in some kind of way.  Try some of these and let me know how you like it.  You should have alot of the ingrediants already on hand in your pantry, frindge, or medicine cabinet….

Make A Little Time For You Tonight

Well hello there, I hope your off to a great week, I know I am.  A little sluggish not sure why but it will pass in time I’m sure.  I think its a “mind – all in my head” thing.  Too much going on up there.  Gotta follow my own suggetions and make a little time for you/me tonight. BTW – The soup from yesterday made for a delicious lunch – I hope you were able to pack something healthy…

Kitchen Sink Veggie Soup

Hope you’re having a great Monday! You should’ve gotten a fantastic nights sleep if you did your homework.  Positive thoughts anyone? Comment on your five things that made you smile! Did your positive intentions have a change on your day? Mine sure did.  This fantastic sunshine helps too. As noted from this weeks grocery prep list, drum roll please…. The “Kitchen Sink Veggie Soup!” Recipe below and available for download/print!   Print Kitchen Sink Veggie Soup Healthy, easy, filling soup…

Sunday – Prepping For The Week Ahead

Hi All, Been a busy beautiful Sunday.  Made delicious healthy breakfast of Rye toast mashed avacodo tabasco poached egg topped with crushed black bean chips.  Yum filling and good for you!Then off to my daughters first conference game of the season of Lacrosse @Shepard – they WON!  It’s such a lovely drive out there to the campus and Shepardstown, WV is the sweetest little town.  Then home to finish chores which for some reason dont feel so bad when the…

Here is List 1 To Prepare For The Next 21 Days

  Hey Hey Happy Saturday, Today was a great day – the sun was fianally back out – took a quick trip to DC and had a great lunch with my hubby at Peking Gourment Inn – hands down best Peking duck ever!   Now, winding down from the day to take my “normal” hot bath for the night.   Sidenote – I just love bubble bath’s & hair masks and this one from Borghese does not dissapoint.   But before…

Gearing up for 21 Days of Small Changes – Selflove – Domestic Bliss

Yeah!  It’s The Weekend! So Spring has officially sprung, however far from feeling like it tonight here in North East.  Rain, wind, clouds,  brrrrrr.   Anyway I bought a few new books recently that gave me this idea for a 21 day lifestyle makeover – reset of sorts – small doable changes – tiny projects to hopefully make me & my life and yours if you come along a little brighter starting from the inside out!  Hence the 21 days…

HAPPY – WHAT IS IT? TIME TO SPRING CLEAN MY LIFE

Do You Ever Just Look At Your Life…………. Am I happy – What is Happy?  Cliche I know! I’m very grateful, blessed my children are happy healthy, strong and independent.  I have a lovely home great friends and from the outside, it looks good.  I’m trying to have a good healthy balanced diet, back on the exercise train, lots of water, less sugar, getting more laughter in life again and lots of love for my friend’s, my children, family and myself.  Yet…

#30 day challenge complete

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Sunday! I hope all going well and that you enjoyed your St. Patricks Day!  Myself I laid low – tummy felt “OFF” Mike’s too – maybe from traveling?  All better now!  Que the fireworks – Today is my 30th day of my self-proclaimed workout challenge.  I DID IT!  In a nutshell, I had to do 30 min or 10K steps of some form of exercise every day for 30 days in a row.  Like Friday night- it was soooooo…

BRUNCH AKA ACCEPTABLE DAY DRINKING……

brunch brən(t)SH/ noun: a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch.   Happy Sunday – Happy Brunch! AKA acceptable “A.M. DAY DRINKING” for some with out really alarming folks. My oldest son Joe is almost 26 living in Richmond, VA doing the “millennial thing”  good job (his own corner office now to – just saying) live in girlfriend, 2 dogs, on a pool league and  Brunch is it baby!  They go out almost every Sunday downtown.  There are tons…

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