Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sunday Saying: Fall Has Always Been My Favorite Season

Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale

Thirsty Thursday: Maple Rye Sour


Maple Rye Sour
2 oz. Rye whiskey
½ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Orange juice
¼ oz. Maple syrup
¼ oz. Amaro

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to combine and chill.  Strain into a lowball glass.


Weigh In Wednesday: Tricks To Avoid The Treats

I know I’m not the only one around here that bought a bag of halloween candy last week and today reached for the last piece for breakfast. As a kid we were only allowed two pieces a day but now that I don’t have a parent rationing it out, I have no self control! I don’t want to be that lame family that hands out toothbrushes to kids every year so instead I need to learn how to be better about my treats! 


Tips on self control:

  1. Practice mindfulness in eating: Don’t eat in front of any screens. Take a moment and think about what your body really needs right then and decide if what you want is a craving or nourishment. Eat slowly so you can enjoy every bite. 
  2. Start the day the right way: Eating a breakfast with protein and take a multivitamin. This is a great way to start the day with blood sugar balanced.
  3. Keep healthy options around the house, avoid having unhealthy options available. A lesson that would have been great to learn last week. Next year Halloween candy will be purchased on October 31st!

What are you doing to stay healthy this week?


Monday Mantra: No One Can Walk It For You

Its your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

Sunday Scripture: What We Suffer Now Is Nothing Compared To The Glory

What we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later. - Romans 8_18

Thirsty Thursday: Blackberry Smash

Blackberry Smash Ingredients

5 blackberries

6-8 mint leaves, torn (plus more for garnish)

½ small red plum, peeled and diced (plus more for garnish)

½ ounce simple syrup

½ ounce cointreau

2 ounces whiskey

blackberry smash

In a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries, mint, plum and simple syrup until broken up. Add ice, cointreau and whiskey. Shake vigorously 12 to 15 seconds. Strain into a low ball glass filled with ice and garnish with a slice of plum and sprig of mint. Enjoy!


Best Fall Nail Polish


  1. Essie Shearling Darling 
  2. Essie Sable Collar
  3. Essie Cashmere Matte Trio
  4. Essie Over The Top
  5. OPI Midnight In Moscow
  6. OPI Nein Nein Nein OK Fine
  7. OPI Skating On Thin Ice