Happy 2018 babes!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to start off my 2018 with good health, joy and gratitude. Yes! Gratitude is the ultimate gift. I’ve learned this year, that being grateful for your blessings is our ultimate gift. This year has been a whirlwind with my mother’s illness, and lots of unknowns, but ultimately things are looking up and she is doing great. We all have those moments when God pushes us a little to see what we can handle, but that’s life! I can’t explain how grateful I am to him everyday for my blessings. 2017 was great, other than some stresses concerning my mother, but 2018 is going to be amazing with her health. I can feel it. I’ve had so many amazing moments in 2017.My blog has grown so much I can’t believe it. I traveled to some amazing places and spent my 20th anniversary in the Beautiful Napa. I can’t get over how gorgeous that place is , and the wine… don’t get me started.. The wineries are utterly beautiful and putting it into words isn’t even possible. My daughter and son are both excelling in their prominent sports as well as other areas. I’ve realized this year how important being with family is . It helps you grow as a person in so many ways. My family is everything, and being with them is all that matters. I’m so beyond proud of them both and the people they are growing into. We all want to usually improve things every year, but I can honestly say that the only thing I want to change is my mom to be 100 percent healthy. I always do have goals that I have,and I am so excited to get this year going. My goals this year are :
– to eat completely vegan. I’ve done so much research and read on vegan diets that it has moved me. I’ve already started it and over it. I’ve even made me a cookbook for this year with all my favorite recipes! Yes, I don’t mess round.
– I’m going to get in the best shape of my life. I’ve drank a little bit more wine than usual this holiday , so my health is my number one priority. We aren’t doing anyone any good if our health isn’t good. I’m increasing my yoga practice and meditation. Meditation has changed my life. Do what makes you happy! There is no time for anything else!
-Im traveling more this year, as my kids schedules permit. There is nothing better than traveling .
– spending more time with my family. ONe thing I’ve realized this year is that life is way too short to spend with people that give you nothing in return. Spend it with people that give you good energy and are fun.
-Taking Time for myself to do the things that I love. Life is too short for anything else! Happy 2018 loves!


Happy Holidays!
I love this time of the year so much and one of the things I love doing is getting my home smelling like Christmas. Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh cranberries and all the festive spices! Yum! I have the best recipe that is sure to make you love Christmas even more . This is perfect to make before a holiday party or even while wrapping and listening to your favorite holiday music. This is the happiest time of the year and it’s even better when your House is filled with the smell of Christmas! Enjoy this and pass it on!

1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1 orange sliced
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon cloves
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg

This delicious holiday scent is to die for. It smells amazing!
Bring 3 cups of water plus contents to a simmer over low heat uncovered in a small pot. Add water as you need. Enjoy!


Happy Tuesday !

It’s the Merry and Bright time of season, and it’s down to crunch time on having your gifts bought and wrapped. I know there are many of you who seem to have family members that have everything, and how hard it is to find good gifts that have meaning, or that one person who is last because they simply are so hard to buy for. Well these are some of my favorite gifts to give for those of you who need a little help. Yes we all have been there! ( including myself)! One great gift idea that I love is taking a photo of someone when they least expect it, and having it framed nicely. This always throw them off because most of them can’t even remember getting the photo taken. This is always a great memory for them to treasure. I love meaningful gifts, and as I get older they just seem so much more valuable. Jewelry is also a great meaningful gift.. Everyone loves a gorgeous bracelet or necklace. It is something that they can wear for years to come. These are great for a little engraving too. Now if your like me, I love the new monthly boxes that you can sign up for such as FabFitFun, or Birchbox. these are both amazing gifts that any woman in your family would love, and its something cute they can look forward to each month. They are always changing up the items in the box, and you can even get on their websites and match up your personality and likes with different items that they can put in. I love my FabFitFun box, and quite honestly each item in the box would make the perfect stocking stuffers. Well I hope this Holiday Season is near and dear to your heart, and all of you have an amazing Holiday Season !Pexels


Hey Ladies!

It’s that time of the season where everything seems Merry and Bright, but of course a bit chaotic at times. It seems through the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, it feels great to drink some good holiday cheer. This recipe will add a bit of sweetness to your days, and of course, IT’S HEALTHY. I love Starbucks so much, but one drink’s calories equals a whole meal. I love this recipe because it is vegan, and it is so delicious. You can add any toppings to this drink. My favorites are a bit of whip cream, and cinnamon sprinkled on top. I still enjoy my Starbucks, but I try not to add in extra unwanted calories every day. This is the perfect drink for Christmas gatherings, and having something delicious while you wrap your gifts. Enjoy!

8 oz. silk almond milk eggnog
2 tea bags of Chai Tea ( organic)
1/2 cup strong espresso

In a small saucepan, heat the eggnog and two tea bags over medium heat. You never want to allow it to come to a boil, as it will be too overheated. You want to make sure you stir often. As soon as the eggnog formstimy bubbles. and it’s about to start simmering, make sure to remove from the heat immediately. Remove the teabags from the egg nog. Pour coffee in your favorite mug, and top with the chai spiced egg nog and add whip cream and cinnamon or any toppings you love. Girls this is by far one of my favorite holiday drinks as well as my daughters, and I’m sure you will love it!The Best Holiday Drink


Happy Thursday!

It’s my favorite time of the year, and I have to share with you some of the great shoes that I am loving right now. I can’t tell you how much of a shoe addict I am, but can a girl ever have enough? Nordstrom is having an amazing sale, and had to order some of these shoes. Holidays are so fun, and it’s even more fun to dress up your fashion sense a bit. I spotted these Sam Edelman heels, and all I could picture was how cute they would look with a great dress for the holidays. The Black and White striped heels are a pop for any gorgeous color. I’m thinking burgundy. I love any shoes that can add so much to your wardrobe, whether your wearing jeans, a skirt, or trying to add to a great dress. These can be purchased straight from Nordstrom. I am a fitness junkie also, and I can’t get enough of all the cute Adidas shoes. The pink ones that I purchased are the swift runners by Adidas. It’s my all time favorite fitness brand, and the Pink just makes them so much more fun. These are super comfy and super cute. Adidas is selling the Super stars also which I Love. These are perfect for any fitness class, or just to add to your favorite lounge clothes for the day. As popular as Adidas has become, these would be the perfect gift for your fitness friends and family. Well I showed you my favorite Shoe Love this month, and these both can be purchased at Nordstrom. Happy Thursday!