The Countdown

We have watched as our countdown widget ticked away the months and then days, and we are officially three days from our vacation!  We are super excited and the packing and list making and last minute planning is underway.  We hope you will follow our adventure…we intend to blog and put up pictures as we […]

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The Importance of Meal Planning

I have never been one to sit down and plan out my menus.  But I have recently seen the light!  I have discovered that if I use my meal planner (I use one designed by Gina Homolka of Skinnytaste.com)  the following is always true:  I know exactly what I am making for dinner each night.  […]

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Rainy Days & Mondays….

Well this is both…Monday and a rainy day.  But…I will NOT be complaining, because the fact that it’s rain and not snow means the temperatures are warm!!  The pup and I had a great walk this morning even though it was a bit soggy and we had to avoid major swampy areas covering sidewalks.  When […]

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Have Your Cake and EAT it Too!

Ok, not cake, but I have to share my Valentine’s desserts with everyone because they were amazing!!  At only 2 Freestyle smartpoints each, they are both sweet treats that really satisfy.  The only risk is not being able to stop popping them in your mouth…Dale and I may have experienced that.  But if you have […]

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Adventures in…Wedding Reception Planning

As I may have previously mentioned once or twice my son is getting married in May.  It will be a destination wedding and very small, so Dale and I have offered to throw a reception back here in Iowa for friends and family who will not be attending the wedding.  We have set the date, […]

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Adventures in…Winter Dog Walking

Our poor pup has had a hard time of it since colder weather and then snow set in.  Her 3 miles each morning has been reduced to the 1/2 mile it takes to go around the block many mornings.  When it’s nicer we explore a little bit farther from home.  Today it was a nicer […]

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Another Use for that Simple Bagel Dough!

As I told you in a previous post, we have fallen in love with the easy, low point, healthy bagel recipe that is all the rage in the Weight Watchers community.  My favorite food blogger, Gina Homolka, from Skinnytaste.com recently shared another great idea using this same, simple recipe.  Garlic knots!!  Now I am a […]

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Adventures in…the Snow

Well, it has happened!  After all the talk in recent years about how mild our winters have been in Iowa…how little snow we have gotten…we just broke a record from 1886!!!  Most consecutive days with accumulating snowfall!  The older Dale and I get, the less we enjoy winter, and we were perfectly content with no […]

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Definitely NOT riding weather!!

    I know, I know. February in Iowa, what do I expect?   Well, we had a mid-winter warm up in January so subconsciously I think it should be spring. Since we can’t ride, it must be time to plan some more trips!! Check back later and hopefully I’ll have some trip ideas to share.  […]

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Love This Stuff

I am in love with Hint Water!  For those of you who have not tried it, it is water infused with fruit or vegetables or herbs.  No sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no calories!  I am not very good about drinking water throughout the day, but give me a bottle of Hint and I will down […]

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