My Fitness Pal vs. SparkPeople

I just started counting calories a week ago, so it hasn't been very long, but all week long I tracked my food on both My Fitness Pal and on SparkPeople. When I was losing the weight in 2009 and 2010, I loved using SparkPeople for motivation. Reading the success stories and looking through other Sparkpages of successful "losers" was very inspiring to me! ...more

Friday's Furniture Fix #4

It has been a busy week here. My Cutting Edge Stencils giveaway is still live! With nine days left, there is time to leave me a comment with your favorite stencil, and follow along on FB and Instagram for a chance to win ....more

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

There’s a reason Mexican street corn, a.k.a. “elote”, is so popular these days. Grilled corn on the cob, slathered in a mayo sour cream sauce, sprinkled with cotija and chili powder? Yes, please! ...more

Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce – juicy jumbo shrimp rolled in sweetened shredded coconut, fried to a delicious crisp and served with an incredible spicy mango dipping sauce. Although it might seem to you that I may be into fried food lately, I don’t think I am. Or.. ....more

Crockpot Chicken Tacos with Peach Pineapple Salsa

Have you ever had fresh Georgia peaches? They taste like nothing else! Last month, I shared a recipe for Crock Pot peach cobbler, inspired by my love of peaches grown in the south ....more

Straight Hair Feels Weird to Me Now

    I have been on #teamnatural since August 2008. Every once in a while I would straighten my hair. My flat iron quit on me in 2012 and I have not straightened my hair since then. Well, until this week. I got the chance to review a flat iron and 5-in-1 curling iron. The only way to do that was to use these heat stylers on myself. There were a lot of things I expected while testing these tools out. However, what I did not expect, was to feel weird with straight hair.   ...more

A Love So True and Dear

Lately, I’ve felt muddled and bogged down. I’ve been praying for clarity on several things in my life and have felt overwhelmed with confusion. It’s times like this that I dive into the Psalms ....more

Taste of Paleo 3.0

Going out to eat can be a bummer sometimes when you’re trying to follow a clean eating plan/Paleo diet. I have to be super paranoid when I order anything in a restaurant and ask a lot of questions just to make sure I don’t get sick from something on my plate. And as for fairs and festivals? ...more

Balsamic Peach Chicken Skillet

Print Balsamic Peach Chicken Skillet Yield: About 4 servings Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced (about 3/4 cup) 1 1/4 lbs chicken breast tenderloins Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp honey 2 cups sliced firm but ripe peaches (about 2 medium) 1 (14.5) oz can diced tomatoes, drained 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil ribbons Directions Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute 3 minutes then push over to the side add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until golden, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet and transfer to a plate, while leaving oil and onions in skillet ....more