Archive for the 'How to' Category


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

    Remember when there was some excitement not long ago about Arizona becoming an “Open Primary” state? I do. I was excited that maybe moving forward I wouldn’t have to change my party affiliation to vote for the presidential candidate I was rooting for. I WAS WRONG. This is IMPORTANT. Arizona doesn’t have a […]

Beginners Guide to the German Train System

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

I’m about 48 hours home from a week long vacation covering Northern and Western Germany, and I’m still drunk in love with the Deutche Bahn system. This warm affection didn’t come without a mild initial nervous breakdown and fair lack of planning on my part. That said, it’s all still very do-able. I had done […]

Easy Protein Cappuccino Receipe

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

During a business trip to Italy, I was exposed to a coffee culture I didn’t know existed. Coffee so delicious, it needed nearly no accouterments. I quickly became addicted to cappucinnos along with my morning breakfast, and was afraid to leave that behind when I returned stateside. Naturally I brought back a coffee maker and […]

Grilled Nectarines with Goat Cheese and Balsamic

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Now that summer is in full swing, buying stone fruit by the case is cheaper than ever… but what to do with all that delicious tree-ripened treasure before it starts to spoil?? Try this EASY (and I mean EASY) clean-eating dessert that will impress everyone. Grilled Nectarines with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar 2-3 ripe […]

Pop Art Makeup Hack

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Just a quick post of some awesome pop art makeup I did for my little sister for Halloween. After looking at a lot of others on pinterest and youtube, I concluded that the dots really make a big difference. They should be pretty even and consistent. My boyfriend found a great stencil that worked wonders, […]

6 Steps to Resolutions that Stick

Monday, December 30th, 2013

It’s said that only 8% of Americans stick to their resolutions each year. Those are some pretty lousy odds, if you ask me! So what are those  magical 8%’ers doing that everyone else isn’t? Here are some tried and true ways to make a change in behavior that sticks. 1. Don’t make a resolution, make […]

Protein Waffles- Two Recipes

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Breakfast can be tricky when you’re trying to watch your carbs, or cooking for someone who needs to be gluten free. I tried two recipes, both were successful (one more tasty than the other) and both are good for different needs. The first recipe is great for someone who is seriously watching their carbohydrate intake, […]

Perfect Baked Brown Rice

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Brown rice, while more healthy and nutritious than it’s white counterpart, is a serious pain to cook. Even when using a rice cooker I’ve had it come out tough and not cooked through. It takes ages on the stove and the hassle had me avoiding it completely for quite some time. When I started baking […]

Easy German Pancakes

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

This delicious dish is a traditional German breakfast, particularly for special occasions like Christmas! I was delighted making this dish this morning, as I had forgotten how EASY it is. And really, it’s not that bad for you. Since I was lacking a cast iron skillet, I opted to make Mini German Pancakes, and I […]

Gardening with Confidence: SproutRobot

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Plants want to grow; it’s how they’re engineered. I don’t have a degree in Biology, but I did take a Horticulture class that year I was on scholastic probation. So, I feel credible in giving that first statement. We’ve been consistent gardeners for several years now, from small containers to raised beds. Typically I plant […]