Lazyman Iron Tri Tracker

Woo-hoo!!  It’s almost time to start our Lazyman Iron Tri!  If you have been swiming, biking and running, you are off to a great start.  If not, just work at your own pace and do what you can. To make things easier, I have included a Lazyman Tri tracker.  You can print this one out […]

Italian Cream Cake

I’ll confess right up front … this cake takes a little bit longer to make than your average box cake but it’s so worth the effort. Here’s what you’ll need for the cake: 2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour 2 cups of sugar 1 stick of unsalted butter 5 eggs, separated 1/2 cup of canola […]

Baked Potato Soup

Nothing is better on a cold day then sitting down to a warm bowl of Baked Potato Soup.  Don’t take my word for it though, make a pot for yourself and you be the judge.  Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself wishing you had doubled the recipe. One of the things that I […]

Chalk Paint Chest

Here’s my latest project.  My husband’s keen eye spotted this little chest at an estate sale in Massachusetts.  Here are some before pictures: I decided to not remove the entire lid but to, instead, just remove the cushion. I had a pair of bleached out, black, twill curtains we’d used in another house.  One side […]

Easy Dog Treats

If you’re a dog lover like I am you’re probably spending a fortune (like I am) on dog treats. Here’s a simple recipe for dog treats that is affordable and your dogs will love them. All you need is pumpkin, flour, and peanut butter. Combine: 1 can of pure pumpkin 1/2 cup of creamy peanut […]

Mexican Crock Pot Chicken

Thanks to my cousin Lisa, Crock pot Mexican Chicken is an easy favorite in our house.  Not only does it give an added dimension of flavor to Mexican dishes, but it’s super simple to make. To make it, you will need: 2-3 chicken breasts (I like to use boneless, skinless breasts because they are easier to shred) […]

How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

There is something romantic about chocolate-dipped strawberries.  They are a favorite gift to give and receive, especially on Valentine’s Day, and because of this they are usually pretty expensive.  If you’d like to try create a little romance yourself (and enjoy the added bonus of saving some money) try your hand at dipping your own […]

Shrimp Salad

Sleek summer bodies are made in the winter!  If you wait until spring to start thinking light you’ll be too late.  Here’s a quick light recipe to put a little summer in your cold winter days. Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 lb boiled, peeled, deveined shrimp 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, washed and cut in half […]

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Nothing is better on a cold winter morning than a warm blueberry muffin fresh out of the oven.  This is one of my go-to recipes (for any time of year).  They just melt in your mouth – yum!  There is a free printable recipe at the bottom of the post. MUFFINS: ¼ cup butter, softened […]

Stretches for Swimmers

As much as I would like to, I can no longer deny that I am aging.   The older I get, the more I realize the importance of stretching.  I’ve always known I was supposed to stretch, but now my body is demanding that I take the time required to do it right.  My body […]

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