A little bit of backstory to set the stage. Ellie and I were tipped off to a powerful budgeting tool called YNAB (You Need a Budget) by our friend Justin back in 2014. To simplify how it works, it is basically like using the envelop budgeting system, where every dollar earned is put into an […]
With the new year, my number one resolution is to put real time and energy into the blog again. To do this, it really starts with the Weigh-In Wednesday posts. The whole point of this blog was accountability from the very beginning, and not doing the weigh-in post is not a very good way to […]
On Christmas morning, Ellie, Audrey, and I piled into our new Subaru (woo new car!) and drove east to the ocean. This would be Audrey’s first time on Cape Cod, which has been a bucket list item for Ellie and me since we adopted her eight years ago. Finally we had the time off (or […]
As I was shopping for Whole30 compliant food at our local grocery store, which basically means buying an entire shopping cart of vegetables that I don’t really want to eat, my mind drifted toward earlier in the day when I was presented with free sushi and wraps. When offered by one of my co-workers, I […]
I want to wish everyone a great new year and happy holiday season. The past few weeks were a ton of fun, full of friends family, and exciting changes on the horizon. Also, THE BILLS MADE THE PLAYOFFS. Who could have asked for a better ending to an otherwise bizarre year.
I think it’s clear […]
Exciting news! We jumped on the bandwagon and did the Whole30! Aaaand we didn’t hate it . . . at least not the entire time. What started as a way for Jon and I to fit better into a kilt and a bridesmaid dress, respectively, turned into a pretty habit-changing experience.
I borrowed the Whole30 book […]
Anyone who has tried to eat healthily knows how hard it is to stay on track when going out, celebrating holidays or special events, and even just trying to be social at work. This past week, I faced all of those things. AND I DID NOT GIVE IN! Just to toot my own horn, I […]
We went grocery shopping last week with the intention of making zoodles at some point. We have yet to make said zoodles, and the zucchini we got is heading toward inedible but not there yet! Because of this, we decided to make zucchini muffins at midnight!
Knowing that we run a blog focused on healthy living, I looked […]
Since we’ve been together, Jon and I have been at least somewhat conscious of our overall impact on the planet. We try to do our part when it comes to recycling—in fact, Tonawanda just upgraded our little recycling bins to big, brand-spanking-new totes last week, and we are pretty excited to cram ours full each […]
I like ice cream, as most people I assume do. It doesn’t like me, or at least not the lactose in its delicious, creamy molecules. I’ve gotten better at saying no, or find alternatives. And no, sorbet is not an alternative.
Ellie and I recently celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary (woo!) with a lovely Italian dinner […]