25 clever ideas to make life easier

Hello all! I wanted to share this amazing link to a list of some of the simplest ways to make life easier! I am in a crafty mindset these days while in the holiday mode, as well as the “I’m going to try to save as much as I can on my Wedding next year” mode…

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When is the best time NOT to snack?

I found this interesting article on Caloriecount.about.com that I thought I would share. I’m such a snacker myself so it’s good to know some good “ground rules.” The down low: -Eating a healthy snack after lunch rather an a midmorning snack -Eat 200 calories or less Full article: If you’re an American, chances are you have at least one…

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How to slim down during the holidays

 That time is upon us all. The time during the year that we get to see all of family and friends…and EAT! Eat, eat and eat some more. That’s the theme this year and every year to come. How does one actually lose weight during the holidays? I’m currently in the works of trying to shed…

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5 Kickbutt Stress Reducing Foods

I’m American, and you want to know how I know I’m a true American? I work long hours, with no sietas and I am always rushing around. I also get stressed. It’s the inevitable in our culture, and it does comfort me to know that there are some foods that can actually help with stress….

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Jen’s Top 10 Healthiest and Non-Healthiest Foods

In efforts to step into a healthier light, I complied a list of my recommended top and worst foods to put into your body. I’ve reviewed lots of different “top 10” lists, and the following is my top 10 best and worst picks! The Top 10 Healthiest Foods: Leafy dark green veggies (Ie:  Broccoli, spinach,…

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Do You Live in the Most Obese State in America?

I thought I would share the information below, published by webmd.com, that I thought was very interesting.     Do you live in West Virgina? If you do, you currently live in the most obese state in America and one in 3 of your fellow residents are obese. It’s no shocker that all of these…

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The Skinny Brown Bag Series: Volume 2, by Minnesota Mandy

Great post, Jen 😀 You bring up some great points!  Packing your lunches can be SUCH a big help, just like you talked about! If you’re not used to doing this, I can see where you might think it’s sort of a pain, but if you start making time for it, you certainly won’t regret…

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The Skinny Brown Bag Series: Volume 1

I never knew the importance of a good lunch until I got into the real world and I started working at a desk from 8-5.  I sometimes wish that I could earn as much waitressing as I do in the business world so that I could be on my feet all day. I’m not alone…

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My new favorite chef to watch: Curtis Stone

I know that charismatic Curtis Stone will win over your heart too.  Gals, you’ll oogle over his good looks and his even more amazing cooking.  Guys you’ll want to be like him and want to learn all his tricks. Watch out world, Australian Curtis Stone is in the house! Watch how to make a ‘seduction…

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2010 in review

Happy New Years Readers! I would like to thank everyone’s support and watching my blog grow throughout the past 6 months. I have really enjoyed sharing my recipes and tips and I look forward to sharing even more in 2011. I will be posting more about this soon, but I have a new years resolution…

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How to cut an onion (without crying)

How to cut an onion (without crying) We’ve all experienced it, the typical crying over an onion issue.  Although it seemed to me that there was no rime or reason for this, but I have since been corrected.  When you are cutting into an onion, and once you cut into the “bulb” portion of the…

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