Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Who Knew?!

I have been really into these water classes at my Gym lately! They are awesome to change up my routine! One class in particular i am loving is Noodle Buff. It uses a noodle to do all sorts of cardio and weight training in the water. I would have never known it, but using a noodle under the water to work out is HARD! I am so sore tonight after my class. There is not a better feeling than doing a hard workout in the pool for an hour, i love it! If you belong to a gym you should try out a water class! Yes i am by far the youngest person there, but i have no shame! It is a good workout!!! :)

Happy Tuesday y'all!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Healthy Harvest Lasagna

I have been trying to avoid all white flour and sugar lately! It has been a major challenge too! Especially when you go to someone else's house or you are traveling! I feel like i will get there, but right now it seems like i am not eating enough because i can't come up with enough quick snacks or meal idea's! If you know of any snacks that are white flour/white sugar free, bring them on! :)

My favorite recipe i have tried lately is this Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna! The recipe was taken straight from the box. It is easy to make and it makes lots which is good for left overs! I love the whole wheat lasagna noodles. I did the lowest sugar sauce i could and got part skim cheese and ricotta.

This is so good, give it a try for a healthier lasagna!


1lb ground beef

3 cups (26 oz jar) spaghetti sauce

1 1/2 cups water

1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) ricotta or small curd cottage cheese

2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella or Monteray Jack cheese, divided

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper



Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Hope y'all have a wonderful Thursday, its almost Friday! Yay!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Whats better than monograms? Monograms on sale! Today on Groupon The Pink Monogram has a deal where you pay $20 for $40 of their personalized items!!! Its a great deal! I can't wait to use mine! Check it out! Happy Thursday!

We are headed to Missouri for Wedding this weekend, so my week ends today! Yay! This is the third wedding we've had this month, its been crazy!
I hope yall have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Whole Foods!

Whole Foods is on Living Social today! Get $20 to spend there for $10! I wish i could buy 100 of these! I love whole foods! Take part in this deal if your with me! :)

I hope everyone is having a great week so far, i am in Atlanta helping my sister with her newborn, which is so fun! Lots of eating & sleeping! :)

I hope y'all have a wonderful rest of your Tuesday!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

I am the proudest Aunt!

I met my sister's baby girl yesterday & she is the most precious thing i have ever seen! I love her so much! I can't wait to have lots more time with her! I sure do love to buy little girl baby clothes too!
Here is a few pictures....

 So happy to be an Aunt!

 One proud Grandpa & Grandma!!! :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lilly Sale!

If you haven't checked out the Lilly Pulitzer sale yet you should! I got so many really pretty dresses! They have LOTS and great prices! Everything went really smoothly with my transaction and Free Shipping! :)

It's starting out as a really great day!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Recipe & recipe help! :)

Hey y'all!
I hope you are all doing well!
Life is still pretty hectic for me :) We moved in our new house on Monday & i started my new big girl job on tuesday! I am loving my job so far, but the boxes don't seem to be unpacking themselves! I am so anxious for the weekend to come so i can finally start getting some order in my life! I am dying to decorate, but i cant do that until everything is unpacked! 
I have a question for everyone.. what are some EASY, healthy meals! I am struggling there too because i don't get off work til 6! I need help! :) 
Here is a new yummy one i like!

~Pasta Primavera~
 *Picture from foodnetwork.com


  • Kosher salt
  • 12 ounces fusilli or other corkscrew pasta
  • 1/2 pound sugar snapped peas halved lengthwise, or broccoli florets (or a combination)
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomato halved
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fusilli and cook as the label directs. Add the sugar snap peas and/or broccoli, carrots and bell pepper to the boiling water during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and vegetables and return to the pot.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until just golden, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until the tomatoes begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water. Pour the tomato mixture over the pasta and vegetables. Add the mint, parmesan and half the goat cheese and toss to combine. Season with salt.
Divide the pasta among bowls. Top with the remaining goat cheese and drizzle with olive oil.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shower & a move :)

Sorry i've been so MIA lately! This week is moving week for us and the last month has been so hectic! Its going to be sad leaving friends and our first house together!

Two weeks ago we did a baby shower for my older sister and i thought i would share a few(or a lot) of pictures! :)

 before the guest even arrived....
 my first attempt at a diaper cake :)

 So proud of my watermelon baby stroller :)

We had such a fun time!!! :)

I'll be back in a few weeks once we have moved and are a little more settled!

I hope y'all have a great week! :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I have a new obsession!

I am so in love with Bolt House Vanilla Chai! You can find it in the cold section in your grocery store by the fruit! It is so delicious! Bolt House has lots of flavors but this is definitely my favorite!!! I drink it everyday and a plus, its healthy! You have to try it if you like chai!

I hope y'all are having a great weekend! I am still really busy just trying to get our house ready to show! :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

LOTS to do!

With our upcoming move back to Greenville, SC there is lots to do! I just found out we have 60 days! That's not very much time! We have to find a house too! Ah! It's going to be a hectic 2 months, but all worth the move :) I am trying to get our house ready now to sell as fast as i can! If any one has tips on getting your house ready to sell i'd love them! I know i've heard you need to de-personalize but that's all i know!

Have a great Monday! :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

:) :) :)

Yay! I'm so excited!

My husband got a new job today and we're moving back to Greenville, SC! I couldn't be happier! :)
Times might be tough lately, but this sure helps lift my spirits!
So happy to be closer to a lot of good friends!

I hope y'all have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I have two of the best sisters in the world! I consider them both my best friends! We don't get to see each other that much since we live in 3 different states, but we are so close! We couldn't be any more different from each other, but that's what makes us a special bunch! They met up with me for my birthday which was so awesome & it was the most perfect day! I also got to see my older sister for the first time since she has been pregnant, so that was wonderful too! She is so adorable and i am so impressed with how healthy she is being during her pregnancy, she is working out all the time & eating very healthy! I hope i can be like that some day during a pregnancy! :)

I am so blessed :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I'm a busy bee!!!

It has been so hectic around here lately! Just lots going on! We went to a wedding and a birthday party for one of my good friend's two year old and it was so much fun! Thought i would share a few pictures! I did not do very good with pictures at the wedding & hope i can get better one's from someone!!!

Here is a very blurry one of the bride and groom. (i wasn't lying when i sad my pictures weren't very good ;)
She was so beautiful and it was just a perfect wedding!

The adorable cake/ cupcakes!
Red velvet & Carrot cake! Yum Yum!

Closer view of the top!

It was so wonderful to share this special day with our friends and see lots of friends :)

The 2 year old birthday party i went to was sooo adorable! He is really into farm animals right now & that was the theme! Cow print everywhere!

 riding his new little cow!

 The big cake & his little cake to tear into!

Such a precious little boy :)

I love seeing friends! Getting to see lots lately has made for a great April! I hope y'all have a great day! Be back soon to share more pictures & details of my birthday! :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I'm headed to Raleigh today for a wedding weekend! Yay! I am so excited to also get to see lots of friends! We also get to go to one of my friends birthday party for her 2 year old! That will be lots of fun too, i don't get to attend parties like that everyday :)

I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I was on Rue La La at 11am sharp and by the time i had all my Lilly items in the cart they were sold out :(
I guess i'm not fast enough! I was feeling bad for myself and like i wanted a deal! I hit up smartbargains and got a few things really cheap! The have an extra 25% off on Lilly stuff today and if you spend $100 you get 12% more off and free shipping! My perfect sale had a few cute things too! I didn't really get what i wanted today, but still some pretty exciting things!

A few things i got are...
Lilly Pulitzer Kathleen Silk Dress

 Lilly Pulitzer Cedar Bright Navy Knit Tank

and a new perfume for summer...Lilly Pulitzer Beachy

Also i was just at target yesterday looking for a few things and i was walking by the clothes and happened to see that they were having a sale on spring dresses! I got a few cute ones!

and i got another really cute dress but i can not find the picture, maybe its in a different color online so i keep missing it?!

I also got these...they look like seersucker :D They have blue one's too!

Yay Spring & Shopping! I better slow down, my birthday is coming and i plan on doing LOTS of shopping :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We had a great relaxing weekend! I went golfing with my husband or mostly cart riding you might call it! I have only played a few times and i am NOT good! I had a lot of fun riding though :) We went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory on Saturday and Oh my Goodness, i had the best cheesecake ever!  It was the Red velvet cake cheesecake! You have to try this if you like red velvet cake! So good!!!!

This week is going to be busy, but then we get to go to our first wedding of the season in Raleigh and i am so excited! I love weddings and we have lots this year! :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Giveaway winner!

Thank y'all so much for all your entries in my giveaway! Lots of new followers which i am excited about!!!

How the winner was chosen?
I wrote down your name for every point you earned! Then i placed all the names in a bowl upside down!
I mixed them up without looking...

Then pulled one out without looking!
And the winner is......
                                                    Shrimp and Glitz! (Sorry kinda blurry! )

Email me at Ses198@yahoo.com so i can send you your new Lilly Pulitzer Laptop case!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Great deal!

I was looking on Groupon today and saw that you can get a $30 gift certificate to Handpicked for $15! I love Handpicked!!! I don't know if this is everywhere but i know you can get it for Greenville, SC store and the Charlotte, NC one! It lasts til July too! Check it out if you like Handpicked its a great deal!

These are a few things i might use my certificate towards...

I hope y'all have a great Wednesday!