This was the perfect late summer meal…

roasted chicken thighs, brussels sprouts, and butternut squash soup.

And here’s some perfect late summer music…

Justin Bieber’s new single, “Friends.”  It’s ok if you have ulterior motives, Justin.  Really. 

Still loving “Feels” by Calvin Harris.  And “Back to You” by Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha.  Oh, and “Get Low” by Liam Payne and Zedd.  

But back to the meal I threw together.  

The soup was already made, which I detailed in a recent post (I’ve always been a little intimidated) and I just dumped the chicken and brussels sprouts on a sheet pan and popped them in the oven.

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This is loaded with antioxidants, protein and high quality fats so you can look and feel amazing! Continue reading

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I’ve always been a little intimidated…

by butternut squash.  And acorn squash.  And all those cute winter squashes that start showing up this time of year.

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Because it’s a nightmare to cut them up.  The skin is so hard I’m afraid I’ll lose a finger.

So I tend to just avoid them.

But recently a butternut squash showed up on my doorstep (thanks Mom!)  And the nights have been getting colder.  Suddenly butternut squash soup started sounding pretty good.  Here’s what I used: Continue reading

Three ways collagen peptides can give you a better body

I usually go for catchier titles for my posts.  Today I’m just being direct and to the point.  Because I think we all want our bodies to be the best they can be.

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I’ve been raving about what collagen peptides do for your skin since I first started hhh.  They can also strengthen your hair and nails.  But today I’m going to tell you how amazing they are for your body.

Ready? Continue reading

I feel like I’m cheating…

on my collagen peptides.

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meet my new friend….

If you’ve been following me for more than a day, you know that I am pretty much in love with collagen peptides.  Taking them on a daily basis has improved my skin tremendously…it is firmer now, at the age of 51, than it was ten years ago.

Collagen also strengthens hair and nails.  By increasing elasticity and thickness of your skin, it can even improve cellulite and acne scars.

It’s also great for your bones and connective tissues, and can speed recovery from injuries.

Completely love this stuff.  So how am I cheating? Continue reading

Mornings are for coffee and quick workouts…

 not for complicated skincare routines.

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First coffee, then workout!

I’ve had a lot of questions about skincare lately, so I’ll share my simple morning routine with you here.  My evening routine will be in a separate post.  Because I like to keep things short and sweet.

But I want to start by reminding you that healthy, glowing skin starts inside, with what you are putting into your body.  And then you can make it even better by using the right products.

On the busiest of mornings, I do two things…. Continue reading