A little bit of everything

Lettuce Wrap Goodness

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Welcome to summer! I know that was already nine days ago, but the weather here was so disappointing (and by that I mean rainy and cold) that I couldn’t bring myself to accept that the season had arrived. ┬áBut yesterday and today have been so hot and sunny! So now I will say it is summer.

With the hot weather, it’s nice to be able to make a cold meal instead of a hot one, plus I’ve always wanted to try making lettuce wraps, so I finally decided to do it. Continue reading

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Rethinking the Energy Bar

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When I started to work out on a regular basis a couple of years ago, I wanted to fuel up beforehand so I could perform the best that I could. The simplest answer to me was energy bars, so I went to the local grocery store and picked some up. I definitely noticed the energy boost that they gave me, but I’ve also learned a lot since then and so now I want to unravel some of the truth behind energy bars. Continue reading

Newspaper Wrapping – the Right Way

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We all know that thing men do. At the very last minute they take a gift and roll it up in newspaper, maybe adding a bow if we’re lucky, and then hand it off to the recipient with that “it’s wrapped, what more do you want” attitude. And I mean I don’t blame them, they probably have much better things they’d rather be doing than taking a half hour to dress up a present for that 10 seconds before someone rips it all off. Continue reading

Classics, Recalibrated: Better Sweet Treats

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First off, I owe all of you lovely people an incredible apology for the missing post last week. I don’t want to make excuses, but the truth is I had such a busy weekend and before you knew it it was Monday and oh my goodness I forgot to post! I was pretty choked myself, like I had tainted something special by breaking the pattern, so needless to say I have some major sucking up to do to you guys. Continue reading