Sometimes you just need


You time. Never feel guilty about indulging. Self-care is so important and it doesn’t have to cost a penny.

#hyggetime #self-care #indulge

Don’t discount the little things


So I saw these 3 lil pigs last week at Tj Maxx and debated over buying them. I passed on it and then all week I agonized if they were going to be there this weekend. Well, I lucked out and they were. They were on clearance for $10 bucks.

It’s amazing how the littlest thing can make you happy.

Once I really started appreciating the little things in life, that is when I seriously started feeling at peace with myself.

It doesn’t really require that much effort, time, or money to just take time for yourself and enjoy something. Like a cup of tea. Heat up the water and stick your tea bag in it. If you are on a budget(like myself)what I do is go to somewhere like Tj Maxx. Go to the dry goods section where the teas, nuts, chocolates are. Pick out a tea that peeks your interest. A kind with a pretty box. Go home and make that freakin cup of tea and enjoy it. Put some tunes on, pull up wordpress, facebook, pinterest, and just chill.

Enjoy your day.

Large Crowd Summer Menu Cookout


Happy belated 4th of July!

Sometimes it’s hard to put together a menu suitable for a large crowd. You’ll have your gluten free guest, your guest sensitive to spices, another guest who cannot tolerate garlic, and your no onions please guest. Oh and your no beef guest.

So whenever my sister and I put together our menu for the next family function, we have to take all these request into consideration. And, we love it. It gives us an opportunity to get a gathering together fast and be creative.

Remember, more isn’t always necessary because people tend to have a few cocktails beforehand and also nosh on the chips and whatever else precedes the main course.

Here is our typical summer bbq menu:

We usually start with a platter of olives and pickles, chips, celery and ranch dressing. On occasion there will be buffalo chicken wing dip, cheese and crackers, etc.,

Next, here comes the burgers, hot dogs, sausage patties, sausage and peppers, and bbq chicken. Then we have the pasta salad, corn on the cob, and deviled eggs! Yum. I’m getting hungry just writing about it.

Lol well anyway this is just a gist of some menu items you can put together pretty quick for a large crowd.

Here are some pics of our family. I hope you all had a safe and happy 4th.

It was a great 4th of July. We even camped out back in the Yert. The boys slept in their hammocks. I’ll have to try that one night. They said it was wicked comfortable.

Oh geez I almost forgot the most important part of the menu lol, the adult beverage we fell in love with. Saranac’s Moscow Mule ginger beer. If you can get your hands on one, try it. They are so good ice cold. It’s really a great summer drink.

Be brave in everything you do


It’s really simple. What holds us back from moving forward, taking that chance, or making a life change? Fear right?

Fear holds us back from more than we realize. For some of us fear can play a part in the simplest tasks. For starters, putting our two feet on the floor when we wake up in the morning. There is always something out there we dread that has to be dealt with in our day right?

Try this(myself included), start off with just today by saying no or not doing something with you are uncomfortable with, without feeling bad or guilty.

Little steps are a great way to get going on defeating what’s holding you back.

Consciously make an effort and take note on everything and every little feeling, like the pit in your stomach feeling, when you have to make a choice on what YOU want to do. Just say no. It’s really not that hard. Remember baby steps.

Good luck today.  I’d like to hear what you decided not to do today and how it felt to say no. Even if you say no to one thing, that is a great start.

Be brave and have a great day!