10 Ways Start Your Day Off Right with a Morning Routine

10 Ways Start Your Day Off Right with a Morning Routine

Mornings are tough. You’re in a sound sleep, dreaming about lying on a beach somewhere. You can almost feel the gentle breeze and the warmth from the sun, when without warning the alarm so rudely goes off. Suddenly you’re awake, wondering why you’re in your bed. Then reality comes crashing back down upon you. With a groan, you think ‘just five more minutes’ while you grudgingly turn the alarm off. If you’re like me, you actually do lay in bed five…or ten…more minutes. Hey! Nobody is perfect. I’ve been working on this by setting my alarm for the last possible minute...

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

  It’s that time again. The weekend is here, and that means it is time to test out another dessert recipe from my ever-growing collection. Hubby and I both have a sweet tooth, which means making something yummy to last us the next few days. My go-to lately has seemed to be brownies and bars because they are quick, simple, and there are so many varieties. From rich and chocolatey to fruity and refreshing, there are never-ending possibilities with bars to make. This week, I wasn’t quite sure what to make until stumbled upon Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies. What more can I say?

10 Ideas for an Affordable, Awesome Night Out

10 Ideas for an Affordable, Awesome Night Out

Have you ever struggled to come up with an idea for a night out? We’ve all been there, I get it. Whether it be with friends or a date night, doing the same thing week after week gets old. Coming up with something fresh and fun can be challenging in itself, though. A night out doesn’t have to cost a small fortune and leave you scraping by until the next payday. In fact, having fun can cost little to nothing at all. Before resorting to the same thing you do week after week, here is a list of ideas for a night...

Decadent Peanut Butter Blondies

Decadent Peanut Butter Blondies

I got the baking itch again this weekend. It hits often, and without warning. And when it does, the house will be smelling of baked goods with something coming out of the oven shortly. With the hubby away on business last week, I neglected to go to the grocery store until he got home. When Friday night hit, we made dinner with what we had around the house. What was more challenging was making a dessert with what we had on hand. When you want to bake, there is little more disappointing than finding the perfect recipe, then realizing you...

10 Healthy Snacks for when You’re on the Go

10 Healthy Snacks for when You’re on the Go

When you’re constantly on the go, it can be so easy to grab whatever is convenient for when hunger strikes before the next meal. From a bag of chips or Fritos to a candy bar and cookies, I myself have been guilty of munching on whatever is most easily accessible, especially during times of stress. While many of us would like to make healthier options, it can sometimes be a struggle to come up with ideas of things to munch on in the car, at a soccer game, or in between work meetings. Below is a list of 10 healthy...

Finding Closure When a Friendship Ends

Finding Closure When a Friendship Ends

We never anticipate a friendship to end. In the beginning, you meet someone, make a connection. As you start to do more and more together, you optimistically think that it is a friendship that will last for years to come. You go out, have fun, and form close bonds. You laugh together. Cry together. Share your fears and dreams. That person becomes the someone that you call on whenever anything happens in your life, good or bad. They become a sounding ground. A friend that you can trust to give you honest advice, even if isn’t what you want to...