• younger clearer brighter skin at home
    Beauty,  Health,  Life After 50,  Tips

    Younger, Clearer, Brighter Skin At Home?? Yes!!

    Younger skin in the privacy of your own home? Yes {{ Our blog posts contain affiliate links. These don’t cost you anything, but they allow us to continue running this site and providing free content for our readers.} Most every woman, and some men, that I know are looking for that little something that will make them look younger. As we get older our skin starts to lose some of its elasticity and becomes less moist and dewy than it had been. Many of us have even more damage to our time in the sun when we were younger. Oh, and let’s not forget about adult break-outs and age spots.…

  • Chili Lime Baked Cod
    Entrees,  Health,  Recipes

    Chili Lime Baked Cod

    Chili Lime Baked Cod is a delicious, healthy recipe that will please the entire family Those that know me know that I am not a huge “fish” person. That being said, I am trying to become a bit healthier and am aware how important fish is to a good diet. This was something I came up with after seeing a couple other recipes that looked pretty good. It is very flavorful and extremely easy and quick to make. When making it I mixed all of the spices together and rubbed them on to 2 pieces of cod. I thought it would be even better if I put it in the…

  • Entrees,  Health,  Recipes

    Spicy Thai Noodles With Shrimp

    Spicy Thai Noodles With Shrimp   I absolutely love recipes that allow you to use those left over veggies you have hanging around in the refrigerator. This recipe is just so versatile and delicious.   Spring is here and I have noticed that I have gained a few extra pounds so I have been working towards eating a bit healthier lately. You know, adding more vegetables, fruit, lean protein and cutting out as much processed food as possible. This recipe is perfect to aid in those goals.   I reworked this recipe a bit from what it was originally. Like I said at the beginning of this post, this recipe…

  • Breakfast,  Health,  Instant Pot,  Recipes

    Instant Pot Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

    Instant Pot Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal If y’all follow us on Facebook you know that I have been very interested in the Instant Pot . Well, I finally decided to see what all the hype was about and purchased one.  Let me tell ya, Instant Pot ROCKS!! I will be giving a review of the Instant Pot in the upcoming days, however, I just couldn’t stand it any longer. I had to get out some recipes to use with it. I’m pretty sure that I’m going to need an entire category just for Instant Pot recipes. (Yes, there really are that many and this really is that great!) Ok, on to…

  • Health,  Recipes

    Garden Vegetable Soup

    Garden Vegetable Soup This simple garden vegetable soup is a take on the Weight Watchers Zero Point soup ( Now known as WW). Not only does it help to fill you with flavorful, fiber filled vegetables to keep you from being hungry, but it really is a warm delicious meal! I absolutely love this garden vegetable soup! If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of veggies hanging out in your refrigerator. Even though I use the tips from our blog post How To Make Your Groceries Stay Fresh Longer And Stop Throwing Away Money, I do still to tend to have some vegetables that seem to not get put into…

  • Are You A Mermaid or aWhale
    Beauty,  Health,  Life Lessons

    Mermaid Or Whale?

    A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?” The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way which can be found below. For some reason, women seem to have a huge amount of undue pressure placed on them by the media, society and more importantly themselves, to look a certain way. If you are reading this and you have never felt this pressure, you are truly a blessed person. As someone who has struggled with my weight all my…

  • Health,  Recipes

    Sexy Southwest Quinoa Skillet

    Sexy Southwest Quinoa Skillet I decided to take a page from Aileen’s playbook for the start of this new year and try eating less meat. Those of you that know me know that I am just as bad as most mean when it comes to my love of big, juicy, medium rare steaks…. so I didn’t think this was going to be just a walk in the park for me. I knew I was going to need to find some “go to dishes” that I really enjoyed and that were very easy, this happens to be one of those recipes!! (Did I mention this is all made in just one skillet?)…

  • How To Make your Groceries Stay Fresh Longer
    Health,  Tips

    How To Make Your Groceries Stay Fresh Longer and Stop Throwing Away Money

    How To Make Your Groceries Stay Fresh Longer and Stop Throwing Away Money I don’t know about y’all but all too often I go to the grocery store and buy fresh fruits and vegetables with the best of intentions just to turn around later finding them spoiled and have to throw them away. I tend to shop at Sam’s Club or Costco a lot. I enjoy the savings I get with buying in bulk. The problems has become, I forget that I am only feeding my husband and myself now LOL. Our 3 children have moved forward with their lives and I am no longer cooking for a family of 5 but…