About Me

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Welcome to my page!  I am a thirty something stay at home mom of two energetic and clever boys.  Being in the kitchen is a stress IMG_1538reliever for me!  I love taking recipes that have been passed down and making them healthier and my own. I am also a Beachbody coach.  Join me as I create weekly menu plans and share healthy creations as well as offer fitness motivation and support with the help of Beachbody!

About My Blog

This blog actually started as a request from a lot of different people.  After we had our first son, I decided to quit teaching and stay at home with him.  As a way to save money and time, I started creating weekly menu plans so I wasn’t just buying whatever looked good at the store.  With our meals planned in advance, I didn’t have to waste time figuring out what we would have for dinner with the few ingredients I had in the house.  After some time, co-workersIMG_1885, friends and family started requesting I share my weekly menus and recipes.  Eventually those requests turned into, “can you please just start a blog?”  Well… here you go!

Staying at home also allowed me to focus on the quality of the meals I was planning and cooking.  I started focusing on creating healthier dishes with fresh ingredients that my family could eat on a daily basis without feeling guilty or gross.  I still love Buffalo Chicken Wings, all things breakfast, coffee house drinks and pretty much anything with cheese; BUT I now treat those as occasional indulgences.

Each week, I try to increase the number of clean eating and vegan, recipes I make. Let me show you how healthier options are just as delicious as the indulgences.


About Me

I was born in Germany and raised in upstate New York.  I have a MSEd in Inclusive Education.  After the birth of my first son and I liked being at home with him so much, I decided not to go back to teaching.  I met my husband in college. We now have two precious boys and a crazIMG_1654y Blue Merle Australian Shepard named Buddy.IMG_1346

When I am not chasing kids or playing taxi, you can find me in the kitchen, curled up with a book (cookbook or regular), watching a movie or spending time with friends and my family.  My favorite authors include Jane Austen, Steve Berry, Diana Gabaldon and Janet Evanovich.  My favorite type of food is anything Italian or breakfast related.  My favorite shows are The Big Bang Theory and Outlander.  I’m a lover of dark chocolate, coffee, traveling and a good thunderstorm.

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