Showing posts from January, 2016

Snowmageddon 2016

Oh what a weekend! So if you are hnot from the East Coast then maybe you missed this little bit of news...what a snowy weekend! In Pittsburgh, in 24 hours, we went from no snow at all on the ground at all to 10 inches!!! I think it varied but where I was we measured ten inches!!! Here are a few of the pictures...

Halfway through the storm...

Saturday afternoon after we shoveled out...

 The woods behind my BF's house...

A few more at Sunset on Saturday...

As you can see, aside from shoveling Saturday and escaping to the gym Sunday...this past weekend was REALLY chill! I spent it looking at this A LOT...

And having fun with these two little cuties...

And relaxing in this amazing whirlpool tub!!!

All this...just to say...I survived Snowmageddon 2016!!

Happy Monday ya'll!

Anyone else snowed in? Anyone sled ride?

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I simply love it

Hi all my adorable blogger friends! Hope everyone is having an amazing "DAY BEFORE FRIDAY"! Yes, you read that's the day before Friday! Yippee!

Today I am writing a totally unbaised, unpaid and uncompensated review of my new favorite HOT beverage Sant! You can drink this awesome stuff cold or hot but I love it hot!

Here is the description from their website...
SimpleHealthy really can be this easyAll natural - No additives or preservatives Organically grown & sun-dried 0 calories, 0 carbs, 0 sugar Vitamins B & C, manganese, magnesium, potassium Super Healthy5X more antioxidants than Kale The super powerful antioxidants Garcinol and HCA help restore balance to the mind and body.
HCA helps increases serotonin and regulates glycogen to
Manage weightStabilize moodImprove sleepGarcinol has anti-inflammatory properties which
Promote digestionRelieve joint and muscle achesCleanse skin Fight illness and infectionGarcinia indica has been used in Ayurvedic medicine …

Skate On Over

Thanks to Joyce at From This Side of the Pond for hosting another great linkup for Wednesday HodgePodge!  This is my favorite post of the week - I love meeting new friends!! Here we go!!!!!
1. Speaking of skating...when did you last 'skate on thin ice', 'skate over the details', 'encounter a cheapskate', or just plain skate?

I skate over the details daily! LOL! I am a very spontaneous person and not very detail oriented AT ALL! It is actually one of those weekends I am working on in my life. I tend to lean to the "the less I know the better" side of life! Not good - I know, but I just don't have time to ponder details...HA!
2. What would you say is the biggest problem of people your age? 
My age is 48 - I am not sure how to answer this. I have friends my age that have money issues or health issues or children issues. I am single and live with my fur baby cats so I tend to just be grateful for everyday and make it the best it can be.

3. What's you…

Going Down...

Hi bloggy friends! I am joining Tiffany from The Dwelling Tree for her weekly blog hop! It is a great way to make new friends!! You should link up too! Hope to see you there!

I have some really exciting news to announce!!!

And no, I am NOT pregnant! HA! That ship has sailed!

But, on a more serious note, I have lost ten pounds since the beginning of the year!!


In the weeks leading up the New Years I thought about buying another round of Advocare or re-joining Weight Watchers for the 900th time and then I thought about it. The truth is, I know exactly what I need to do to lose weight! I don't need to spend any more money to achieve it, I just need to have the discipline to do what I know how to do!

The secret for me? Portion control! Every plan I have ever been successful at has portion control.

I exercise, I eat healthy foods...I just have no clue when to stop shoveling all that food in my mouth!

So, Since Jan 1st I have done nothing differently except measure my portions. By mea…

Another Amazing Mill Weekend

After the craziness of the holidays came to a close, my BF had a personal tragedy. 

His brother actually passed away (suicide) two days into the New Year. It was very devastating news and shook his entire family on some many levels!

He lived in Indiana with his family and the majority of the rest of the family (including my BF) all live in PA. So everyone began making their travel and hotel plans to spend time with his brothers grieving family and attend the services. I had plan to go to a Conference that weekend and I was ready to simply not go. My BF kept insisting that I go and I got sick of fighting about it so I elected to dog sit for the week and attend my Conference on the weekend. The BF left mid-week to help with arrangements, etc. and I got to keep an eye on his precious fur children! Here they are....

They are two of the sweetest dogs ever! Both are rescues and both have 3 legs (each had one leg amputated). They get along amazingly and are such sweet, cute dogs! I think we all…


Yippee it's Friday!!! I am so happy!! This has been one long, hard week back in the office! Bring on 5:00PM!

I and joining all my favorite ladies today for all of the fun Friday link-ups!

Today I am going to give you my favorites that come to mind as I am sitting here at work getting ready to start the day.

1.  This is my new screensaver at work in honor of Valentines Day! If you love cats then you will get it. My BF is a dog lover and he has no idea what this means - LOL!

2. Thank goodness for my pretend beach and palm tree! With the freezing weather we have had this week in Pittsburgh, I need to pretend to escape!  I know it's about time (actually really late for the cold weather we normally have) but I am just not used to it yet!

3. I recently found these and they are my new work snack! I eat them right out of the bag!! They are soooo yummy! Where have you been all my life snap peas?!?!??!

4. My favorite caffeine in winter or summer. This tea is awesomely yummy! It is perfect fo…

It's New Years 2016 in Kentucky

Hi everyone! Welcome to another catch-up post! This si a goodie though! I always have boring and dull New Years. Last year I was actually blown off on New Years eve morning by the guy I was dating - pretty bad right? My sisters family saved the day when they allowed me to come to Columbus and spend New Years with them! Last year ended up being amazing but I did not want to chance it this year!

So...I took matters in my own hands! When I heard my one and only favorite singer was having a New Years Party and concert - I knew I had to be there! I got two tickets and figured if the BF did not want to go, I would find someone that did - LOL!

So, New Years Eve Day off we went to Kentucky to see Kidrock in concert and ring in the new year with him and 30,000 other people! It was a five hour drive from Pittsburgh and we had beautiful weather! Stopped a few times for potty breaks and arrived with time to spare! We went to dinner at Waffle House (my first time trying one and I was not impressed..…

Ogelbay Festival of Lights

More Christmas updates! So late I am ... ! LOL

For the first time EVER I got to see the lights at Ogelbay Resort Park. I am from Pittsburgh and around the holidays ALL you hear are ads to go see the amazing lights. It is a resort park and you drive through in your car and look at all the lights sent up all over the grounds. In all my 47 years I had never been to see them.

After hinting to the BF for a few days; we piled into his van and drove to Ogelbay for the Festival of Lights!!! Yippee!! The recommended donation is $25 per car or $35 if you want the CD so we went big and got the CD! LOL

Apparently I am not talented enough at my iPhone to take pictures out of the window of a slowly moving vehicle and have them NOT be blurry! You may also notice, no snow on the ground at all! We went two days before Christmas and it was a snow-less Christmas here in Pittsburgh this year!  Here are the few clear pictures I got..


So cute!

As clear a Santa gets...HA! It really was a lot of fun altho…