How to Buy a Kayak for a Fat Person

I did a post awhile back asking “Can Fat People Kayak?” and it’s been so popular that I decided to write another post about kayaking as an overweight person. I’ve been wanting to buy a kayak for awhile now and I decided to share some of my research. { You can read my other posts

Cuban Style Beef Stew Recipe

This recipe has been in my family for many years. My mother and grandmother used to make it when I was a kid, so it’s definitely comfort food, but it’s hearty and healthy while not chock full o’ sinful calories. This stew recipe is supposedly Cuban style because the broth is tomato based instead of

Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe

This week we tried a new recipe using our Spiralizer vegetable cutter and made Zucchini Spaghetti. I’ve made veggie lasagna before, so I knew that zucchini tastes pretty good with tomato sauce… but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I really didn’t miss real pasta using zucchini instead of spaghetti noodles. And my picky

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Mobile

We started making these a couple of years ago to give to close family members instead of traditional Valentine’s Day cards. Ideally, we would send them out around the beginning of February so our family can hang them up and enjoy them. I started making these because I thought it would be cool to send

Best Vera Bradley Bags for iPads

Something I’ve thought long and hard about is: What Vera Bradley bag is best for carrying an iPad? I know there are a lot of opinions about Vera Bradley out there, but personally I think they’re fantastic. Bottom line… they’re beautiful and washable – two extremely important qualities that I look for in a handbag.

How to Groom a Sheltie { or Long Haired Dog } – Part 1

Grooming your dog can be a pleasant bonding experience for you and your pup, not to mention a great money saver for someone interested in going the DIY route. Having your long haired dog professionally groomed can run anywhere between $60 – $80 depending on the size of your dog, and over time that can

How to Groom a Sheltie { or Long Haired Dog } – Part 2

This is the second installment of “How to Groom a Sheltie.” If you missed Part 1 you can read it here for a rundown on everything you’ll need. Here’s an outline of everything I do when grooming my Sheltie, Lola. I am not a professional dog groomer and I’ve never worked with show dogs, so

Ginger Carrot Dressing { Japanese Restaurant Style }

INGREDIENTS: ½ cup vegetable oil ½ cup rice vinegar ¼ cup soy sauce 1 T sugar 1½ tsp finely grated ginger 2 medium carrots (about 8 oz), peeled and roughly chopped ½ medium yellow onion (about 6 oz.), roughly chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste INSTRUCTIONS: Combine the oil, vinegar, soy

Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies

If you’re looking for a different holiday cookie to try this Christmas, I highly recommend these! It’s holiday goodness with a grown-up taste that’s to die for. Recipe: 1 tea bag of chai tea 1 package of sugar cookie mix (17.5 oz) 1/2 cup of butter, melted 1 egg 4 T of eggnog (do not

Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan {Copycat Recipe}

If I had to pick one absolute favorite meal, I would have to say Chicken Bryan from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. IT. IS. DELISH. The chicken is perfectly grilled over hot coals and topped with a rich, creamy white wine / butter sauce with sundried tomatoes, fresh basil, and goat cheese. Add a side of mashed