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Happy 1st Birthday 

This is a little late but today was my baby girls first birthday. Love her to pieces! Here’s some photos from our amazing day. 💕



Pumpkin Spice Shake

With the cool weather and holiday’s approaching it can only mean one thing – pumpkin spiced everything is back!

I didn’t discover the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks until last year and it was soooo good! But now I am doing really well with my weight loss and when I have a cheat meal or a little indulgence, I want something better, like Mexican food.

I’ve been finding ways to satisfy my cravings in the healthiest way possible and the recipe above is just one example.

A HEALTHY, delicious and a different option. My food weakness usually occurs in the evenings and it’s frustrating to go all day eating really well and then want to throw it all away in the last few hours. 

The other night I made this recipe and wow! I was pleasantly pleased and my tastebuds were happy. =) Just wanted to share with you guys.

You can get the Pumpkin Spice Meal Replacement Shake at

6 Dozen Candy Canes

I was super excited when my shipment of 72 candy canes came in today.

I have BIG PLANS for these red and white peppermint sticks.


I know it’s really early but I wanted to get a jump on these. They make such great gifts for teachers, employees, friends, co-workers and pretty much anyone in your life who you want to give a little something to.

Getting some ready for a few teachers, employees and friends and will probably sell some too. =)

Operation STOP Thumb Sucking

Experiment No. 479

Jordan is now 8 years old and we have tried pretty much everything over the last 4 or 5 years to get her to stop sucking her thumb.

Nothing has worked.

It’s not as easy as weaning a child off of a pacifier. You can simply take away a pacifier, but not a thumb.

So here is my latest idea. Gloves 24-7, almost. It was quite difficult finding gloves in California in September when it’s 109 degrees outside but I got lucky. Walmart. The matching hat came with it and Jordan insists on wearing that too.

I cut the fingers off all but the thumbs so they’re not so hot and it’s easier for her to do things. She has to wear them during the day when we’re at home, in the car and when she goes to sleep.

She of course takes them off throughout the day to do certain things but for the most part, they need to stay on.

We started this experiment last night and when I went into her room to check on her and tuck her in, she had already fallen asleep and this time, without the assistance of her thumb. The gloves we’re still on. Yay!!!

She has been promised a very fun reward if we kick this bad habits butt and get rid of it forever.

Fingers crossed for her success, she’s doing great so far!

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice!


It’s Back! Pumpkin Spice Meal Replacement Shake available for a limited time and while supplies last. Mmmm…mmmm… I’m ordering mine now!

Get yours at

The Details:

– 200 calories
– Balanced meal for optimal nutrition and weight management
– 22 grams of easy-to-digest protein
– 50% of the Daily Value of calcium
– 26 vitamins and minerals

Let me know if you have any questions! I’m happy to help. =)

Undercover Mother

Today I had Mouth Surgery.

Before the event I was just referring to it as getting a tooth pulled, but this was full blown cut you open and sew you up surgery.

I am miserable!

The cap on one of my molars fell off about 6 months ago. The advice was to graft the bone and have an implant put in or, pull it. At the time I didn’t want to dish out $5,000 for the implant on a tooth that isn’t even visible and I was in no mood to have a throbbing mouth after getting it pulled.

Fast forward to last week when I cracked what was left of my tooth. I’ve been on meds since then because the pain has been really intense. 

So…fuck it! I had that baby yanked today and paid a whopping $.40 copay. And now…. MISERY!

This bitch hurts! They had to slice my gums, yank the tooth out and sew me back up. Ouch!!!

Stitches come out in a week and it’s been about 6 hours and I think the bleeding has finally stopped. 

On an up note, I guess I’m headed towards healing.

Happy freaking Hump Day!

Walnut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin


Photo Credit to The Whole30

This Whole30 recipe is one of my favorites and it is certainly on of the easiest. Just the tenderloin, some dry spices and walnuts and BAM! Perfection.

1The above photo is from The Whole30 cookbook but this is my photo. Not too shabby. I don’t have all the fancy lighting and plating skills that I’m sure they used but for this recipe, you don’t really need all of that.

The recipe is below, all from The Whole30 book, but I do want to mention something important. The recipe states that the tenderloin is done when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.

For this cut of meat it is very important to go off of the internal temperature for doneness rather than the cooking time. It is very easy to overcook pork tenderloin so trust the thermometer more than the time that has passed.



1 pound Pork Tenderloin

2 tablespoons Mustard Powder

1 tablespoon Paprika

1 tablespoon Onion Powder

1 tablespoon Garlic Powder

1-1/2 teaspoon Salt

1-1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts


  • Remove the pork from the refrigerator approximately 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Pat the tenderloin dry with a paper towel.
  • Mix the Mustard Powder, Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper in a small bowl. Rub the pork evenly with the spice mixture.
  • In a food processor or by hand, pulse or chop the walnuts until finely chopped. Coat the pork evenly with the chopped walnuts.
  • Place the tenderloin in a baking pan and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, until the internal temperature is 145 degrees F.
  • Let the pork rest for 10 minutes.


Big Gym Once Again

I took the plunge and signed up for a “real” gym again. I haven’t been in a gym in almost 2 years! All my workouts have been done at home and on the mean streets of….well nowhere mean really. 

I signed up for 2 reasons, one much more important than the other.

Number One (and less important) – I don’t have enough equipment or weights in my home to really kill my workouts the way I know I can. The highest dumbbell weight we have is 25lbs and the next weight under that is 12lbs. I need me some 10’s and 15’s dammit!! It’s slimpickens when it comes to our plates too. 

Have you seen how expensive weights are? It’s ridiculous!!! I wanted to get a 35lb kettle bell but that baby cost $50. No way!

Number Two (and most important) – I need something for just me and a little time away from the house and my Mommy duties. Even though the littlest lady of the house did come with me today, she did really great in “Baby Gym” and I enjoyed an uninterrupted workout.

As a stay-at-home mom of three, I sometimes feel like I am just a Maid, Personal Assistant and Chef. Plus about a thousand other things. I forget that I am a woman and a person who needs to care for herself before caring for others.

I’m hoping by having this time outside of the home, whether it includes dropping a child in Kids Club or not, I will feel a little bit more like I matter and that I am not just a Mom and a Wife, including all the other sub-categories.

My Before and After Photos

This is my 10-Day progress photo after completing the Cleanse Phase of the Advocare 24-Day Challenge.

I lost 8lbs in 10 days!

If you’re interested in jump starting your weight loss, I’m here to help you.

If you prefer to get started on your own, you can visit and view “My Bundles” at the bottom of the home page. The bundles are designed to get you everything you need to succeed.

You can do the full 24-Day Challenge or if all you need is a quick boost, select “The Cleanse” bundle.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Advocare makes it easy to make Money at Home!

Advocare is a very unique and exciting business opportunity for many reasons…

– In demand products with amazing Sponsors like Drew Brees

– Discounts from 20% all the way to 40%

– Open to anyone and affordable to join

– The Debt Buster Program

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– 5 ways to earn money

It is only $79 (plus tax and shipping) to become an Advocare distributor and get your Advocare starter kit.

The Advocare starter kit includes $50 in Advocare products (SPARK!) so you’re really just paying $29 to receive your own personal Advocare web-store (like mine at and your Advocare discount.

All new Advocare distributors start off at the 20% discount level, you have the potential to increase that to 40% through sales volume.

Many people just become distributors for a discount on their personal purchases, others use the discount but also take advantage of the amazing income opportunity with Advocare. 

With Advocare you have the ability to earn money 5 different ways:

– Retail sales profits (up to 40% depending on your discount level)

– Wholesale Commissions

– Overrides

– Leadership Bonuses

– Incentives, Trips and Pay Period Bonuses

As a stay-at-home Mom of three children, I often found myself in a position of boredom and wanting to find ways that I can make money at home without dishing out a ton of money to get started. I have been that girl who signs up for all the at-home opportunities like Gold Canyon, Tastefully Simple and Mary Kay to name a few.

Advocare is the only company that I can honestly say puts money in my account every 2 weeks! I don’t sell the products, I share the products and let them do the talking for me. It is truly that simple because if it wasn’t, I surely wouldn’t be sharing this with you.

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