Baby, it’s cold outside!

That song actually gets on my nerves.  There are way too many versions of it.  It needs a rest.

But it is legitimately cold outside here in Central PA.  We’ve had flurries off and on for days, and it’s rare to see the sun.  Since I always look for the silver lining, it’s a great opportunity to rock a beanie.

Bundled up to get my pastured eggs!

But when it’s this cold, it can be a little harder to feel happy, healthy and hot.

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Simple Sunday Salmon

You can make this any day.  But Sundays are my favorite day to cook, because I typically have more free time than usual.


Salmon is one of my happy, healthy and hot staples…high quality protein, healthy fat, and it tastes great! Continue reading

Music and makeup are two of my favorite things…

because they’re both fun and constantly changing.

In the music department, I’m still completely obsessed with “24K Magic.”  Cannot get enough!  Also totally into “Fake Love” by Drake.  And “Bad Things” by Machine Gun Kelly.

As far as makeup, it’s no secret that I love everything I’ve tried from 100% Pure.  This company produces organic cosmetics, skin care and bath products that are super effective and happen to smell amazing.

With the winter weather, I’ve switched a few things around in my cute VS makeup bag.


But before I go any further, if you don’t have time to read this whole post, and you want to take advantage of some amazing freebies from 100% Pure, just click here:

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The smell of cinnamon coming from the oven…

and a warm mug of Javazen in my hands.  Sounds like the perfect happy, healthy and hot winter afternoon!

If you’re wondering what’s in the oven, it’s snickerdoodles, made with a recipe that I just came up with.

I ❤️  beanies.  And cookies.  And coffee.

These aren’t just any snickerdoodle.  They are grain free, dairy free and high in protein.  They still contain sugar (coconut palm sugar to be exact) so you don’t want to go crazy on them.  I would qualify these as a primal and paleo-friendly treat.

I based this recipe on a recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies that I cut out of the newspaper years ago.  Boy, that takes me back in time…now everything is right on my phone!  A few tweaks here, a few tweaks there, and I had the perfect snickerdoodle.

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happy, healthy and hot at the grocery outlet!

Really…you never know what you might find!

Be sure to wear your favorite pleather jacket when you are getting bargains on coconut oil

On a recent trip to Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, I found jars of Nutiva coconut oil that normally retail for around $10 for $4.99.  Coconut flour, which I use to “bread” chicken drumsticks, fish and just about everything else was $1.99 a bag, instead of close to $10.  And the list goes on.  

Healthier items are popping up more and more at places like this.  (For my Central PA friends, I shopped at the Grocery Outlet on Mountain Road in Harrisburg.)

But there are some things to bear in mind…

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