Memorial Day Bike Ride

Today was HOT! but my family woke up early to get to the Katy Trail.

The trail is 237 miles across Missouri. My family drove to Mason, MO and we hopped on our bikes

We rode 6 miles to lunch which just happened to be at a gorgeous winery!

The view was AMAZING and the weather (even though it was hot) it was so nice in the shade.


I want to get married here!

For lunch, I had a blueberry pecan salad with some cheese and french baquette.

For dessert I had some peanut M&MS.

Then it was back on the bike trail!

I had to pull this guy AND his lego book the whole way haha

We go tback around 1pm, I went to straight to my house to put my bed together.

Painted the gosh darn cabinets. And put up my son’s curtains. after ironing them 😦

(pictures to come!)

At 6pm I was starving!! And it was the perfect summer dinner!

Burger. Watermelon. Corn. Potato slices.

For desesrt we had ice cream sundaes. ANNNNNDDD I ate mine so fast, I forgot to take a picture. My bad!


Question for you:

If you could make a perfect ice cream sundae, what would you put on there?

-Tonight I had vanilla ice cream with health bar crunch and whip cream. DELICIOUS


Sunday brunch

Usually, my family doesn’t do a big breakfast. But today was different.

First, I didnt have to work.

Second, I got to sleep in till 9! (it was AWESOME!)

So I made a big breakfast!

My son had cinnamon french toast

I then pulled out the recipe for Holly’s Chocolate Protein Pancakes

I even took a picture like her! haha

I did change it just a little

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

-1/4 cup fiber one pancake mix

-1/2 cup crushed fiber one cereal

-1/2 cup yogurt

– 1 scoop chocolate protein powder

– 1 egg

-1/8 tsp baking powder

– 2 tbsp splenda


Mix all together,  put on skillet, cool, eat. Easy Peasy!


Next breakfast recipe.

I took another recipe and changed it too, but not much.

Banana Oat Squares

– 2 packets of oatmeal

– 1/4 cup flour

– 2 eggs

– 1/2 cup soy milk

– 1 tbsp vanilla

– cinnamon











Breakfast was a BIG hit today. I may have eaten 1/2 of the banana squares. But my pancakes kept me full for 5 hours!! Crazy!

Question for you:

What is your go to breakfast?

Blog Favs

hi everyone!
I hope everyone is having an AWESOME memorial day weekend.
At the moment, I am at work 😦 but I get to go home in about 30minutes! WAHOO!!!!

I wanted to share something very special to me. ALL the blogs that I love. Please check them out!

Peanut Butter Fingers
Honey, I shrunk the Gretchen
Im An Okie
Fannetastic Foodspan>
Chicken Scoop

Sweet Tooth Sweet Life
Healthy Tipping Point
Carrots n Cake
Food, Fitness, Fashion

Yes I read all of these. (probably why I get ten MILLION emails a day!!!

What is your favorite blog??

Greek Pizza

Apple Feta Greek Pizza


-Tortilla *

*(I love Mission spinach wrap, or mission 96% fat free wrap)

-Pasta sauce

-Apple slices

-Feta cheese

-Chicken (already cooked)

-purple onion (optional)



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Put tortilla on baking sheet and spread a thin layer of pasta sauce

  • Next top with chicken, apple slices, and feta cheese

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes till crispy!





spin class: Another half turn

my body is SOOO tired. So I am going to make this quick!

Breakfast good o’ egg sandwich

Then it was time for spin class at 9 AM!

At first I was just going to work out on my own, but then for SOME stupid UNKNOWN reason I decided to go for it. ANd man am I paying for it.

I swear, if I would have heard her say turn it a half a turn to the right, I was going to throw my water bottle at the instructor haha

When I got home, my dad asked if it was raining outside because I was so sweaty hahah GROSS!

Then it was green monster time!

I had this smoothie in car on the way to get books for my kiddo, then to my house to work.

I ended up painting cabinets and my son’s room for 8 hours!!!!!!! My body is SOO tired.

But like peanut butter fingers always says “you never regret a workout. You regret NOT working out”

Lunch was a turkey sandwich, sunchips, a diet pepsi (I know bad. but I wanted caffeine)

then dessert was three vanill acookies

I was full till 9pm- Thats 8 hours!!!!!!! crazy. I never forget to eat haha

I just had a PB banana sandwich and now, Im calling it a night!

Question for you:’

– what workout did you today?


I read SEVERAL blogs. ANd one of my favorites is Peanut Butter Fingers.

She is funny, healthy, and has great recipes! You should check it out.

Well yesterday she did this great questionnaire, and I thought I would follow my fellow bloggers!

Bootylicious Tag

Name three things sitting next to you right now.

  • Bowl of cereal AKA dinner
  • HUGE glass of water
  • remote- Im watching Ghost Adventures (I mayyy have a crush on zac haha)


  • Name two foods you can’t live without.
  • chicken (I eat it almost once a day)
  • ice cream

Name two things you can’t live without.

  • Flip FLops (seriously I dont wear tennis shoes unless Im running)
  • My laptop

Name two people you can’t live without.

  • my son Andrew
  • My mom. She is there for me EVERYDAY (even if I need some space haha)

Name one thing you did today.

  •     I went to work in the NICU, and it was CRAAZZZYYY

Name two things you’ve learned from the healthy living community.

  • Green monsters!
  • Im still learning each day how to love and respect my body, and stop living on A DIET


Question for you:

What show are you embarassed to say you watch?

Clover Wedding

Over the weekend, I was THRILLED to be apart of my best friends wedding.

My friend Jessica and I meet first in college for nursing school.

Nursing School Graduation 2008

We have been best friends since 2005

When she asked me to be one of her bridesmaids, I was so excited!

So on Friday, my friend Carolyn, Sarah, and I headed for Springfield IL for the wedding of the year!!!

When we arrived, we got some snacks!

And the bride took several people out on the four wheeler. Dont worry, they wore hats to keep their hair all pretty 😉

THEN it was time for the wedding runthrough!And then the rehearsal dinner

It was GREAT being with the girls. I swear it doesnt matter how long we have been apart, we just pick up where we left off.

It was then time for bed!




7am panera bagel and banana

8am Got our hair done (it took 3 hours for 7 people to get their hair done!)

my hair

the bride

 12:00 PICTURE TIME! this was when the photographer took EVERY POSSIBLE combination of pictures. I cant wait to see them!

2:30 Stuff food in face. pasta, veggies and dip, cookies, and fruit. (yep I ate it all. come on I havent eaten since 7! haha)

we also, took a few pics while waiting haha

3:00 WEDDING!!!!! I did cry when I saw my best friend walk down the aisle. I am so excited for her and her husband Matt. They are truely madly in love.

4:00 On the trolley to take pictures at the capital!

Then it was STRAIGHT to the reception!

After some incredible food, speeches, and first dances.


The girls even made some awesome new friends. The groomsmen had the same sense of humor, and loved to dance. we had a blast!

We also got a little silly with the picture booth….

(yes. In college we called eachother the Fab 4…..just go with it haha)

needless to say I am SO happy for my best friends and her new husband!

Granola Bar

Today I was STARVING (or just tired and bored) and snacked on A cascadian farm granola bar.

I tried the harvest spice flavor…IT WAS AWESOME. It was sweet, crunchy, and not at all dry and boring. I highly recommend it.

Question for you:

What is your favorite granola bar? Or do you make your own?

-I like to make my own larabars w/ dates and nuts!

(ps I will update you on the wedding soon. Last night I went out to dinner with friends from work, and didnt get home till10! well back to work!)

weekend wedding!

Hi everyone!

I havent stopped moving or running around since friday!

One of my best friends got married on saturday, and I was able to be apart of their day.

I cant wait to share all the pictures (over 100) with all of you!

Im going to get sleep ASAP! Good night!

Question for you:

what did you do this weekend?

Last day

Today is my son’s LAST day of kindergarten. Im kindof sad!

He is defiantly no longer a baby.

This is his picture on the FIRST day of school

A few days ago, my son said we should have a party.

I swear this boy wants any excuse to have cake and lots of sugar…..but who doesnt 😉

He asked for a strawberry cake, and did I deliver! haha

Unfortuantly, I wont be able to share this with him after school.


I have to leave at 11 to end to Illinois to pick up my friend Carolyn and Sarah. Then we have a two hour drive to the brides house!!

I promise to take LOTS of pictures, but Ill be on the dance floor A LOT!

I still have to go get my dress, its getting pressed!

Have a great weekend everyone, talk to you Sunday!

Question for you:

Do/did you have any traditions for the last day of school?