Cucumber Citrus Infused Water

Especially as the summer months come around, staying hydrated is key to a healthy lifestyle. If you are looking for a way to increase your water intake, like me,  take a tip from the spas and make up a batch of Cucumber Citrus Infused Water…made especially cute in a jar glass and pitcher from Tuesday Morning.

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One of the biggest challenges for me in this whole weight loss / healthier lifestyle journey is water. I’ve never been a big lover of drinking water…I don’t know what it is but I’ve just never been able to consistently be a water drinker. Oh I know how good water is for me and how essential it is if you are wanting to lose weight, but up until recently it just wasn’t something I could consistently remember to do.

I tried setting “drink your water” reminders on my phone to go off during the day (by the way…there’s an app for that!). I tried having giant glasses filled at every possible place I might be in the house – hoping it’d entice me to chug a cup or two down. I’ve tried buying bottled water, sparkling water, filtered water, warm water, ice cold water and none of those things ever really made me want water….

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Weight Watchers Chicken Sauté with Peppers and Goat Cheese

A tasty and filling Weight Watchers recipe that’s only an unbelievable 5 PointsPlus per serving!

Weight Watchers Chicken Saute with Peppers, Onions Mushrooms and Goat Cheese on dineanddish.netI go to Weight Watchers meetings on Saturday mornings. I’ve been going since November, at first consistently, then, you know… I left town for a bit and had way too many Pina Coladas…and was nervous to step on that scale when I returned. Turns out, I only gained 1 pound, and am now down 10 pounds total since I first joined (without whole heartedly trying). It’s funny how we take a look at things and only pick out the negative. “Oh, I’ve eaten too much over the past month so surely the scale is going to show me the worst”. Instead of… “I went to the gym 4 times a week this month and exercised almost every day on my vacation, so the scale is going to be really nice to me!” Turns out, it’s silly to expect the worst, isn’t it?

I haven’t been a very good Weight Watcher since the new year. I haven’t done a very good job of counting points and staying on plan, but what has clicked with me is that I’m more aware of what I put into my mouth. In fact, yesterday, I mindlessly put a bite of a dessert I was making for a client in my mouth, and ended up spitting it out because I didn’t want it. It’s such a habit for me to just eat whatever is in front of me! I’m trying to change that….

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Regal Princess Chef’s Table Lumiere Dining Experience

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One of my favorite experiences on board the Princess Cruises Regal Princess was the Chef’s Table Lumiere…an exclusive behind the scenes evening of fine wine and elegant dining. Come along with me as I share about this incredible experience (and find out how you can be a part of it onboard The Regal or Royal…

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French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts

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After eating and loving French Silk Pie for years, having no idea how to make it, I finally found an incredibly easy and amazing French Silk Pie recipe I’m sharing today. Plus, I’m sharing some musings after watching the movie McFarland USA. This is going to be one of those blog posts that really has absolutely…

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Use A Wire Whisk To Dye Easter Eggs

Use A Wire Whisk to Dye Easter Eggs

I’m a horrible blogger… I am always so late to the game, sharing holiday stuff AFTER the holidays. The reason? I don’t do holiday things ahead of time. I do my holiday preparations, tablescapes, crafts, food for my family, when we celebrate the holidays. With that said, often times the things that would be helpful to…

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If You Like Piña Coladas {Perfect Piña Colada Recipe}

Perfect Pina Colada Recipe

Let me start by apologizing because I imagine right about now you are singing along with me in your head… “If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain. If you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain. If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape. I’m…

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3-Ingredient No Bake Toffee Bars

3-Ingredient No Bake Heath Bar Recipe

When your kids can finally make what you are craving, like  these 3-Ingredient No Bake Toffee Bars, it makes having kids oh so worth it! Today I was sitting in church, near the front, feeling quite smug. We finally got to the point where all four kids were sitting up and behaving through mass… not wiggling, crying,…

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Easy Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Black Beans and Rice Bowls from This is an incredibly simple recipe for a quick dinner!

This easy Black Beans and Rice Recipe is full of flavor thanks to Bush’s Black Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. Eat it alone, as burrito bowl or filling for a tortilla wrap.  Do you ever think about what your last meal request would be? I’ve eaten some incredible food in my lifetime, but I think for my very…

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