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Getting Back to Basics Bake Sale and Another Milestone Accomplished! This week was broken up a bit by a four-day weekend for me for Labor Day (which Mark unfortunately had to work), but with Mark away, it gave me an excellent opportunity to “Labor over Labor Day” to bake for my “Monday Bake Sale” (Tuesday this week for obvious reasons…). ...

Breaking in our New House with a Good Old Fashioned Party… So, we are well on our way to putting together our new house. We now have phone (like it matters in this day and age), DSL (matters), and cable (but not yet strong enough for digital…), and even a few curtains up (custom curtains = serious $$$)! Part of ...

Where 3-Course Breakfasts Come Standard…as does Relaxation! For my birthday weekend (and in part to celebrate our upcoming 2nd anniversary), we went to San Antonio for a few days of R&R at a B&B, Inn at Craig Place. What drew us to this inn was it’s location (near downtown, but not on Riverwalk) and it’s advertisement of a 3-course breakfast ...

Running for a Cause and Learning More about Sustainable Living! Today I ran the Mother’s for Clean Air 5k in Houston, TX…I dedicated this race to my late grandmother-in-law, who passed on Thursday morning. My goal was to set a PR, and I did it! Here’s to you Grandma S! Time: 25:59.5 (8:22 pace; had to write it all out…just ...

Trying to Answer the Age Old Question…Does Strawberry Milk Come From Strawberry Cows??? Okay, so maybe that question will never be answered…but I did get a kick out of that cow! But…last Saturday the hubby and I had the pleasure of hopping down to Poteet, TX from San Antonio to check out the “world famous” Poteet Strawberry Festival. I’m not ...

Pizza Night Without the Guilt of Pizza Night! Doesn’t that look great! I bet you don’t think it’s the least bit healthy, right? Well, I’ll let you in on an little secret…it’s pretty darn healthy! I’m going to let you in on our little secret for those nights you are craving pizza… Whole Wheat Crust Ingredients (makes one ~14″ pizza, ...

Welcome! I’ve been spending about a week looking through tons of cooking blogs and have seen a lot of good, a lot of bad, and a lot of in the middle. I’m starting this blog to show people that you don’t have to give up taste and time to eat healthy to sustain your active lifestyle. I never was much ...

Week 19: Holiday Pains…and Gains Plus a Care-Free Lentil Curry Recipe! This past week seemed to pass very quickly. We kept ourselves very busy with work and holiday activities, and also managed to get some running in too! One of the ways I tend to make my life easier during the week is taking the time to prepare a large ...

Breaking in our New House with a Good Old Fashioned Party… So, we are well on our way to putting together our new house. We now have phone (like it matters in this day and age), DSL (matters), and cable (but not yet strong enough for digital…), and even a few curtains up (custom curtains = serious $$$)! Part of ...

Homemade Applesauce, Another Race, and Another Mentor Lost… It’s been a busy week and starting off a busy weekend! I love to be busy…so there is much to say and not so much time to say it… First, I wanted to post my first experience in making homemade applesauce. It’s quick, very easy, and much healthier for you than the ...