All Star Baseball season is over!!! I need a few days to reboot, so do my kids.  I’m pretty excited about having a weekend with no plans since school will be starting soon. 

We are squeezing in one last vacation before school starts back.  We are going to Destin, Fl for the first time.  I’m excited but nervous about the 10 hour trip with the boys.  My boys are so excited!!! We will see how long their excitement lasts when they are stuck in the car. :)

My big plan is to again eat several meals that I prepare.  Good news this trip… Continue reading

Cauliflower is all the buzz right now.  I’ve seen several people making cauliflower crusted pizza, I had a friend try it and she didn’t recommend it. So I think I’ll stick to my regular pizza crust at this time. :) Anyway, Cauliflower is still a great veggie to add into your normal dinner lineup.

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe.  Great for a quick family dinner.  Great Veggie Recipe. Real Food

Cauliflower is great due to it’s many health benefits such as its cancer-preventing potential and antioxidant properties.  Cauliflower also contains high amounts of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, which help decrease inflammation making it protective against cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. It is high in fiber as well.


We have had such a busy week!!! Baseball, baseball, and more baseball.  We have a tournament this weekend as well.  Oh well, my boys love it and that is what matters.  This really does affect our menu though!

I also wanted to share a few pictures with you from last weeks vacation. 

Ben jumping done

Alex jumpin

We have been jumping off this rock for several years now.  It is still just as fun as it was the very first time!

Alex smiling

Ben getting fish

As you can see we had an amazing time.  If you have never taken time to just go somewhere and relax you really should. … Continue reading

After a good run or CrossFit WOD all I want to do is take off my tennis shoes and relax my feet!  When I was asked to review OOFOS Sandals I did not know what to expect.  Now they are my go to shoe! 

feel the oo

 They are perfect for anyone who leads an active lifestyle, the OOfoam technology and patented foot bed provide impact absorption, comfort and support while reducing fatigue and enhancing recovery.  There are three different, unisex styles and twelve different colors, so you are sure to find a OOFOS that you love!

 Technical advantages of OOfoamâ„¢ over traditional cushioning materials:
-Significantly more comfort, cushioning… Continue reading

We have had such a busy, but fun, last couple of weeks.  We made an impromptu trip to Nashville last weekend to buy a Jugs Junior Baseball Pitching Machine for my kids from a guy on Craig’s List, sounds crazy I know :).   It is amazing!!!

Afterwards we decided to visit downtown Nashville.  They have a fair with several free activities for the kids and the most amazing firework display that I have ever seen!!!  I want to do it again next year!

Downtown Nashville July 4 2014

Then this week we did our annual trip to Current River in Missouri.  We love being outside.  We caught… Continue reading

Clean Eating Chicken Pasta Primavera.  Real Food.  Loaded with veggies.My garden is overflowing with beautiful produce! I love this time of year. I can make so many things with my fresh veggies and fruit!
So with my family’s love for tomato basil tortellini I mixed things up a bit and came up with the following recipe.  I loved having the pasta with veggies already in it!
The real beauty with this recipe is I can add whatever fresh veggies I have at the time, it is very versatile.
From my Kitchen:
  1. Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 12-1/2-Inch Skillet
  2. Prep Bowls
  3.  Rachael Ray Tools
  4.  Flexible… Continue reading

Clean eating while we are on vacation…really…is that even possible?  Of course it is, it just takes planning on my part. 

Aaron and I have noticed that if we eat out we really just don’t feel good at all.  Our stomachs get upset, we get heartburn, and we will have a “blah” kind of feeling…basically we are a mess.  It takes us back to the days we didn’t eat clean and Aaron was on daily heartburn medications.  Believe me, we DO NOT want to go back to that!!!

So I will pack several different food items to take with us.  Lucky for… Continue reading