29 June 2018

Summer Reading 2018

I've read a few more books than this picture actually shows, so to hear more about those you can find me on Goodreads

First up: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Ugh. This book is really overly hyped and recommended in my opinion. The fact that Oprah pushed so much for people to read it should of been a red flag for me to stop while I was ahead! 

Biggest problem with this book: The story completely dragged out. Should of easily been rapped up in the first half of the book but no the author drug the very long and flat story line throughout the book. 

I'd like to say more but I'd be giving away spoilers! Let's just say Roy as a man disgusts me. I'll leave it right there. 

Next up:

All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

Many years ago I read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie and was hooked on her writing. It's been several years since I had read anything by her, and so when this new book got released I was hoping to find the same magic! 

Okay to be fair, I think this overall was a decent read but there were a few things that were just not clear in the book leaving me feeling confused with what the heck was going on with Catherine, the house she lived in and her mother. I did feel like the spark betwen Catherine and Elliott was very "G" rated not as "hot and steamy" as reading previous books by Jamie. I'll let you decide!

Next up: To The Moon And Back by Karen Kingsbury
I bought this on a total whim when I was on Amazon. It was my first time reading anything by this author. The main reason why I picked it up was for purely because the story line of the Oklahoma City Bombing completely sucked me in. 

If you are someone who doesn't like "religious" themes or characters talking about God and religion then this book isn't for you. 

And I saved the best for last: "Then She Was Gone" by Lisa Jewell
WOWZERS! This book knocked my socks off! It's very rare I rate books 5 stars anymore. The last time I gave a 5 star rating was when I read Kristin Hannah's The Nightengale! 

This book was a page turner. The kind where when you have to take a break and stop reading (to go to bed or leave the house you are secretly wishing you were at home reading more!) The ending was the best part. It completely wrapped up the whole book, and breaks your heart at the same time. I highly recommend you read this one! 

27 June 2018


All About Keto! 

As promised, I was surprised at how many of you messaged me asking for recipes and or a little more information on the Keto diet! 

If you haven't already watched, be sure to start by watching "The Magic Pill." It's on Netflix and super informative as to why Keto is so beneficial for your health! 

You can watch the trailer on Amazon here if you want...

Download app called CARB MANAGER

you'll need to imput your weight and goals to help calculate your Marcos (Scary word I know)
The biggest thing I took away from the app was that more often than not I was consuming to much protien and not enough of the "fats" part. DO NOT be afraid to eat more of what we have been trained to think is bad for you (the eggs bacon etc etc) eat as much as you want! That's the point of KETO! 

As promised here is a helpful cookbook to get you going! 

If you are looking to just learn simple basic Keto recipes this cookbook is for you! 

There are many other books via amazon or in store or the libary to give you ideas, I also searched people in instagram #ketodiet or #ketofood to help give me fresh ideas on what to make! 

So what does a typical day of eating look like for me?

I am a creature of habit, it's rare I get sick of things, in time I will switch it up, but for the last 2 months or so this has been it! 

 3 Eggs scrambled either add cheddar cheese, ham, turkey, tomato or avacado or all to eggs each day to change it up.


Avacado (NO BREAD!) just sliced add "everything but the bagel" seasoning (gotta purchase it from Trader Joes) and you're golden! yum um! 


PLAIN Greek Yogurt with lemon juice added and 2-3 packets of TRUVIA sweetener

or BACON (I have no shame in saying for breakfast on more than one occasion I eat a whole pound of bacon by myself.) That's all though. 

FAST till lunch. I have no set schedule saying I have to eat. Some mornings I am more hungry and other mornings I can wait till lunch to eat. 

ground beef. 
saute mushrooms
Tomato sauce 
parmesean cheese on top.


add cooked asparagus to it if you need a little more! 

Garlic Butter Shrimp. 

or if I didn't eat ground beef or ground lamb for lunch, I will have ground beef or lamb for dinner.

Fish: Usually Salmon served with asparagus or broccoli. 

Pepperoni and mozzarella cheese together. 
Avacado sliced 
CASHEWS from costco! they need to be unsalted and unroasted

Sometimes I am full from eating late lunch and skip dinner. This falls into my "Fast" time frame. I do not keep a set schedule as to when I Must fast. I listen to my body telling me when I am hungry and when I am not.

Water can get REALLY boring day in and day out esp with no alcohol allowed (This is where people tend to fail at Keto.) they can't give up the drinking. 

I add these to my water every single day. Again they are sweetened with stevia leaf so it's ok! 

How does Keto work with having a husband/spouse not on it or with children?

I cannot speak for others, but my husband is the cook in our home, and he doesn't mind making separate things for our son and or him. Both my son and my husband consume fruit, breads, and pastas with moderation. 

My diet may be to borning and bland for some. This is just what works for ME. you have to figure out what works for you. Search around for recipes on Pinterest, Instagram and in cookbooks! Helps keep it from getting boring or trite. 

I hope I have helped answer some of your questions! As always, message me, comment or DM me if you have anything else you want to ask! 

12 June 2018

Summer "work" apparel

Wore this for a district training with my new school district and these shorts were a hit with fellow lady teachers! :) Lots of compliments all the way around! 


05 June 2018

Vacay Mode


In a few short weeks we will be headed to California for a long weekend getaway! I am very excited as we haven't make the trek over there in over a year! Here's one of my beach looks that I will be rocking once we are there! 


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