• 21 Day Fix,  Health,  Meal Planning,  Nutrition

    #21DayFix Me!

    I’m a serial dieter. Atkins, HCG, raw, juice, “eat-kind-of-clean all week and then binge on the weekends” (no joke, I actually thought that would work). I have a friend named Chelsea, and I watched her total transformation from Day 1. She never harassed me to join her, she never stalked me and tried to sell me… what she involved herself in was so impressive, I started to want it. I started to realize that it wasn’t about building a following for her, she just genuinely loves what she does – and has seen her body/life/mind completely change as a result. So, a little over a week ago, I tracked her…

  • Dinner,  Health,  Recipes

    Pan Seared Chicken With Olives. Except Not With Olives.

    I made this dish last night, and it was delicious! So much flavor! Pan Seared Chicken With Olives My modifications:  I didn’t use olives. Instead, I used mushrooms. I didn’t have any chicken broth, so I omitted that from the sauce as well. I just used the juice from the rested, cooked chicken. I didn’t pound out my chicken, I just cheated and bought the thin-cut boneless/skinless breasts. I didn’t let them marinate for 30 minutes. I mixed up the marinade and poured over the chicken, then flipped the chicken around a few times to be sure they were evenly coated. Then they sat for a minute while I prepped…

  • Jen,  Jessica,  Paul,  Porter,  Vacation,  Winter

    A vacation with kids is not a vacation at all.

    I live for vacations. Which is a little troublesome, since I feel like we don’t take many. Haha… but, we planned this vacation a few weeks ago, to celebrate my husband’s and Jen‘s birthdays in a snowy little town called Leavenworth, and to say we were all a little excited was an understatement. Not only was this our first vacation as a group in quite some time, but this was the first time we were escaping together WITH OUR KIDS. We questioned whether this would be a vacation at all, actually. Jessica and Davey’s boys are older (meaning, they can use a toilet and put themselves to sleep), but Porter…