confessions of a healthy lifestyle blogger : part 4

Missed the other “confessions” posts? Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. 1. I love cast iron. And I love bacon. I seriously love cooking bacon in cast iron. 2. Over the past 6 weeks, I’ve lost and gained the same 3 pounds too many times to count. I’m starting to think I’d rather be a… 

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monday motivation : worrying

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.They are calling for an insane amount of ice falling here tonight, so I'm trying to remind myself that worrying gets me no where. We have people food. We have puppy food. We have a gas stove. And we have lots of books to read. Worrying is worthless.

hair today, gone tomorrow.

hairI had no idea when I posted this picture in yesterday's FNPN post that it would create such a buzz. There were comments and tweets and e-mails and Facebook posts and someone even sent the National Guard to check on me. Okay, maybe not. But there was more of a reaction than I expected! Yes. I cut off my hair. Well, not all of it. About a foot of it. Which wasn't even close to all of it. It was. . .
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i’m a quitter.

DSC05893.jpgSo, I'm toying with the idea of canceling my gym membership. You'll learn pretty quickly that my fickleness towards the gym is a constant in my life. One minute, I'm waxing poetically about how much I love gym culture. And then the next, I'm skipping out on the gym for weeks at a time in order to run outside or do a dance class. Having a gym membership is a nice option. Albeit an expensive one. We pay almost $50. . .
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fnpn : week in review

hairPizza of the week: Bacon, egg and cheese pizza. Best thing I ate or drank this week: Molten chocolate cakes. Best workout of the week: Running 3 1/2 miles yesterday. It felt so good to get back outside! Best deal of the week: A $20 Amazon gift card for $10 thanks to Living Social. Love the group coupon sites! Groupon and Eversave, too! Best of the Internet for the week: Pop music done in bluegrass. AMAZING. Check out all of. . .
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fun friday : what would you do with $1 million?

houseLet's dream a dream, this Friday. Let's dream a dream that you woke up this morning, and suddenly were one million dollars richer. How would you allocate this money? I think $1 million is an interesting amount. Nowadays, it isn't enough to do everything you could ever think of it, but it is definitely enough to make some major life changes What would you do with $1 million? I would: Hire a financial planner. $10,000 (image source) First things first,. . .
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individual molten orange chocolate cakes

chocolate cakeI had another thing planned for this evening's post, but all musings about other topics were pushed aside when I saw this little bit of information on Facebook. Chocolate cake day! CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY!? Of course I had to jump onto this holiday bandwagon (probably created by Betty Crocker). (Don't you just love social media?) But first, let's talk about cake. Cake and I have a tumultuous relationship. I like cake perfectly fine, but when it comes to my choice. . .
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thirsty thursday : homemade chai tea latte

handDoes anyone else suffer from CFHS? That'd be Chronic Freezing Hand Syndrome. It's a nasty infliction that causes one's hands to be constantly, uncontrollably cold. Symptoms include: rings that fall of easily, husbands that shriek like little girls when you touch them and a love of mittens. There are lots of cures for CFHS, but my favorite is holding a warm, cozy mug of tea. After seeing me talk about using chai mix on here, my oldest sister called and. . .
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vegan red beans and rice

red beans and riceIt is no secret that I love beans. Beans are nearly a perfect food. Full of protein, fiber and nutrients. Plus they are incredibly tasty. Oh, and they are one of the cheapest forms of protein around. You can easily feed a family on a $1 worth of beans. Try doing that with meat. Beans and spicy flavor were a match made in heaven. Many of the biggest bean-loving cultures are also the cuisines that use robust and bold flavors.. . .
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