The Honeymoon

Three days after my husband and I got married this past October, we headed off to Monterey, CA to enjoy our honeymoon for a week. My husband planned most of the trip and it was my first time in California, I had always wanted to go since I was just a little girl and was…

Protein Smoothie Recipes

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of… Protein Smoothies! Protein smoothies are my new favorite meal replacement for a quick yummy healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner and are surprisingly filling! It’s as easy as throwing all the ingredients in a blender and you have a meal in less than 5 minutes. As I create new recipes…

The Effects of Social Media on Self-Esteem

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of… Real Life! Self-doubt, low self-esteem, insecurities, negative thoughts of ourselves. Where do they come from and why do we all have them? Have these issues always been there and people just didn’t talk about them or are they more prevalent than ever in today’s society, and if so, why?…

The Wedding Day

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of… Happily Ever After! As you read in my Happy New Year! post, some of my biggest news from last year, 2017, is that in mid-August, my then fiance, and I picked a wedding date! We had been seriously talking about it for almost a year prior and with all…

Turkey Rice Hotdish – AKA Casserole

You say casserole, I say hotdish. Wherever you’re from, we know it’s delish! This Healthy Turkey Rice Hotdish is comfort food with a healthy twist. It’s a perfect quick weeknight meal your family is sure to love! The leftovers taste great, for a fast healthier lunch or dinner warmed up the next day! INGREDIENTS 1…

Playing the Worse Case Scenario Game

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of… Following Dreams! Stepping out of your comfort zone and following your dreams can be scary, many times we play the worse case scenario game in our head and allow it to hold us back. When we do take the leap, sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn’t, either…