March Date Night

Brian and I had our special date night this past Friday. This year, Brian's Christmas gift was 12 pre-planned and pre-paid dates.  There is a special envelope for each month with the details of the date inside, and at the beginning of each month … [Read more...]

Healthy Shamrock Shake?!

I am just popping in for a quick "hello!" today. Brian and I have been busy the past couple of days and there is a lot to share, but you will just have to wait until next week to find out about what we have been up to! ;) Here are some … [Read more...]

Sentimental vs Practical

Happy belated Valentine's Day friends!  I hope that the day was filled with love, happiness, and a little treat (whatever that may be to you!) for each and every one of you :)  Brian and I had an amazing Valentine's Day, as this was our last … [Read more...]

Healthy Date Night Dinner 2: Baked Cod Parmesan and Cookie Sundaes

Yesterday, I told you that one of my favorite things to do for a date night is to cook a tasty meal together that seems somewhat "fancy."  Well, I couldn't just leave you with one date night meal...so here is another healthier date night option: … [Read more...]

Healthy Date Night Dinner: Portabella Pizzas and Black Bean Brownies

February is in full swing, and I can't believe that Valentine's Day is NEXT WEEK! Now, I know some of you don't really care for Valentine's Day, or don't consider it a "real" holiday, but I think it is a great day to remind yourself of the ones … [Read more...]

Hitting the Books Hard

Happy Monday! My weekend was spent with a stack of books.  This upcoming weekend, I will be attending AFAA's Primary Group Fitness Certification Workshop, and I needed to hit the books hard before the actual workshop arrived. After teaching my … [Read more...]

Peppermint Puppy Chow

I have been doing a LOT of baking these past couple of weeks... I have been organizing a cookie exchange at work, making treats for friends and family, and last minute I found out that TODAY we have a pot luck at work.  Luckily, when my mom … [Read more...]

Making Up for Lost Time with Mini Pumpkin Pies

This year, I am going to have four Thanksgiving dinners!  One for each hotel that I work at, one at our quarterly sales meeting tomorrow, and one that is home cooked by Brian's dad. I guess you could say that I am making up for lost time, because … [Read more...]

A Year Ago Today…Homecoming

A year ago today, I was preparing to fly across the world to work on board a cruise ship as the Fitness Director. I honestly have to say that this has been the fastest year ever.  I have had so many experiences, have traveled to London, Japan, … [Read more...]

30 Years

Yesterday, Brian's parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary! After everyone arrived home from work, it was time for some anniversary presents.  Greg, Brian's dad loves scotch, and Kate, Brian's mom loves Riesling.  They both started by … [Read more...]