June 26, 2013

Skinny Mocha Frosty OBSESSED!


I am supposed to post a fitness tip today for week 2 of the Summer Fitness Challenge but having had a rough week of heat, humidity, storms and a power outage my workouts were nothing to write home about!

Healthy living isn't only about working out... Eating right is super important, too! I've found a frosty treat that is chocolatey, creamy, icy, gives me my caffeine fix, and has no artificial sweeteners or junky ingredients! Tastes kind of like a Wendy's Frosty but with a kick. Oh yeah... Did I mention that it only has about 100 calories in a big glass full of cool tastiness?

June 25, 2013

Preparing for a Multi-Day Power Outage

Late last week the Minneapolis area was hit with severe storms that downed thousands of trees and left 590,000 homes and businesses without power. Some are STILL without power 5 days later.

We were fortunate to have only had to go a little over 24 hours without electricity but I was shocked at how ill prepared I was to handle it.

Saturday morning - no power - no Keurig - no coffee. No big deal, right? I'll just make a quick run to Starbucks. Except that they didn't have power either. After driving around for 45 minutes trying to find someplace that had power and didn't have a line around the block, I broke down, bought some horrible gas station coffee and headed for home.

So here is my solution. It's a 3 day emergency kit for when you become URBAN AMISH like we were, but you're not a "Doomsday Prepper" and you're not preparing for the zombie apocalypse. There are a million websites out there already that can help you with that. This kit is a little more geared toward those creature comforts that we COULD go without... but we don't really want to.

June 8, 2013

Bird Watching or Kitty Watching?


For Mother's Day I received THE MOST awesome gift you could give a total bird nerd like me... a finch feeder with lots of their favorite food. Since then, I've enjoyed hours of bird watching - and kitty watching! 


June 6, 2013

Create a Coffee Station

Using a simple tray that I picked up at the thrift store, I'm creating a "coffee station" in my kitchen. By pulling it all together, hopefully it will end the question, "Honey... Where's the sugar?" and we'll have everything at our fingertips first thing in the morning. When we need it the most!

June 5, 2013

Work at Home Wednesday


Ok, so a blogger didn't really save my life last night, but if one DID, I'd definitely wear this outfit to work at home - Wednesday or no Wednesday!

Check out the feather mug... and that gray suede backpack! Oh my...

Of course all of the awesome links that I had posted here are GONE thanks to the sale of Polyvore to SSENSE... ☹️ At least I managed to download the images before they disappeared too!