My Valentine’s Table Setting!!!

My favorite part of any holiday dinner event is thinking of ways to set the table. And Valentine's Day is no different!! Last year, I was especially excited for my Valentine's Day dinner because my sweet mother had given me a set of blush pink stemware for Christmas. These glasses were given to her by her mother years before, so I love that there's a history to them! My aunt Gayle also gave me the most beautiful blush pink tablecloth that had been hers. I guess they all knew my favorite color is ...

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My Favorite Things from Trader Joe’s!!!

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I thought I'd share some of my favorite grocery store items, some of which could be a great addition to your Independence Day feast! My husband, who does more than half the grocery shopping, is an H-E-B man. He gets most of our meats there and name brand things like Diet Coke and coffee pods for our Keurig. But I love the easy access, the selection of organic fruits and vegetables, and the private label foods Trader Joe’s has to offer. For me, ...

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Miracle & Skinny Noodle Challenge – No Carbs, No Calories, Delish!

Hi My Blog Friends!  I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Mine was fun filled eating all weekend with the kiddos and hubby and my Mom and Dad!! So back to using special tricks to maintain my weight. As you all know, my New Year's resolution this year was to lose weight. Thanks so much for all of your support and encouragement - it's been a huge game-changer to have encouragement from all of you! Here I was before at a company Christmas party with my head cabinet guy Jerry and ...

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Midland, Texas, Here I Come! (Plus a Giveaway!!!)

I recently had the chance to visit Midland, Texas, for the first time! My thoughts were oil rigs and tumbleweeds!! What I found was a charming town with friendly people and a taste of West Texas culture!! Flying there because it's about an 8-hour drive from Houston, I snapped a few pics from the plane to show you just how flat Midland is... and boy, is it ever!!! There were also oil wells everywhere, which made Midland live up to its rap as an oil boomtown. Source By 1950, 215 oil ...

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