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Girl on Fire!

Dear Mom, Jean Nidetch died.

HelloIAmPhat:

Had to re-blog this post.
It’s poignant. Touching. Moving. .

Originally posted on Just me and sometimes bacon:

I want to call my mom. Right now. God, I miss her.   I miss her daily, but some days my kids say or do something, I see something, I cook something, I think of something…. and I just want to talk to her. Well, that’s not exactly it. I want her to talk back.

Jean Nidetch died today. She was the founder of Weight Watchers.   In a time where many moms didn’t work, here was a woman who needed help, tried every diet in the book and hid Mallomars in her laundry. She saw a need to share. She saw a need that others had to share. And from this living room of sharing, a company was built and millions of people all over the world were able to change their life for the better.

I grew up with her in my house. Not really IN my house, but my…

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Tuesday {Shoes}day!!!
Tuesday {Shoes}Day!

Tuesday {Shoes}day… I [heart] Chucks..

Good Morning Luv-lies,

It’s Tuesday {Shoes}day !

and … Summertime is on the way!!!

So here’s a few for the feet….

~1~

When two passions meet… #FoodAndFitness you whimsically fashionable #ShoePorn.

This little number is custom made over at the Etsy Shoppe.

I’d wear them just like this.

without the laces…

chucks

~2~

Nike does it again!  Beauty. Comfort. Function.

Better than barefoot.

Natural-feeling support perfect for yoga, Pilates, barre and dance.

The Nike Studio Wrap.

Luv me some Nike!

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~3~

These are my favorite Besties!!!

These little gems are Bernie Mev’s lighter than air slip on.

Billed as the master of elastic foot apparel.. these don’t disappoint!

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What I like best is that they’ve taken casual wear game to another level.

I’ve rocked this ‘Mary Jane’ style with leggings, cuffed jeans and baby doll dresses.

So Luv-lies,

What’s under foot for you?

Do Tell …

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It's {MAN} Day Monday !!!
#ManDayMonday, Challenges, Fitness, Inspiration, Man-Day Monday, Video

{ManDay} Monday… If You Don’t Believe Me Just Watch

Hey Luv-lies,

I want to do this work out!!

… of course, I’ll have to work on my balance…

What are you working on today?
Do Tell …

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It's {MAN} Day Monday !!!
#ManDayMonday, Friendships, Inspiration, Man-Day Monday, Pamper Party, Relationship

{ManDay} Monday … From the Heart of A Baby Boy

Good {ManDay} Monday Luv-lies!!

Found this little gem.  Thought I’d share it with you.  I know that you’ll luv it as much as me

 

Do You Luv It?

Do Tell ….

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Friday Food Porn … Your Beer has A Loft

Heyyyyy!!!!  It’s Friiiiiiiday!!!!!  Luv-lies,

Got through yet another Rain/Sleet/Snow storm.     How’d you do?

The day before the storm, I joined my neighbors and stocked up on the non-necessities.  The necessities?  Got those before the last storm.  So that just leaves stopping to get, what I call, ‘the goodie’.

I bought some popcorn, quac dip, chips and a few other ‘comfort bites’.  Of the low/no fat kind.  Of course.  Picked up, what turned out to be, too many over-sized bottles of O.J. and half-half iced tea.

It took me some time to rearrange the stuff in the fridge – so that the oversized bottles would fit.  Can you say … ‘work out’!

Now.

If I had one of these little babies,  I might not have bruised all of my delicious fruit.

 

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The peeps over at  Strong Like Bull Magnets call this the ‘bottleloft’.

Taking advantage of the under used ‘head room’ in the fridge, frees up shelve space for those left-overs.

And.

You can hang more than beer….

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If it has a metal lid, you can hang it.

How’s all this magic work?

There’s a super-duper-extra-magnificent-ginormous magnet that makes it all work!

Want to know more?  Read this

Do you need more space in your fridge?

Do Tell ….

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Happy 105th Birthday Momofuku Andos

Good Morning Luv-Lies,

Quick post this early morning.

Google’s done a great 105th tribute to the founder of Ramen Noodles, Momofuku  Andos.

If you, like me, spent your college years:

“Peel[ing] off the lid.

Pour[ing] boiling water into the cup.

Let[ting  it] sit for three minutes.

Stir[ring] well and serve.”

Get yourself right over to Google and help yourself to this celebration! 

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It’s National Pound Cake Day!!! … Five Hyped-up Recipes You Shouldn’t Pass Up!

Happy Wednesday Luv-lies!

According to the weatherman, I’ll be stuck in the house, again, tomorrow due to another round of snowfall!

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Made sure that I picked up all of my comfort foods  today before hunkering down for tomorrow’s storm.

I’ve been trying to limit my snacking, especially while I’m snowed in.  I wonder why we snack much more when we’re stuck indoors?  Don’t you?

Well, today is National Pound Cake Day and although I won’t be celebrating it with a cake of my own, I feel compelled to give this simple, but delish dessert a #ShoutOut!

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This lip-licking version is made over at The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Here secret ingredient to assuring that it’s moist? … Pop!(Not sure what ‘Pop’ is? She’ll let you know when you hustle over there for the recipe)

Whenever I want to know the history of food, I always take a hop-skip and a jump over to John-Bryan Hopkins’  fun and information filled { not to mention the mouth-watering foods that are featured} Blog.

Although I know how the Pound Cake got its name, here are a few 3 Interesting  Facts from his blog:

* The British are said to be the creators of the Pound Cake

*  On your next trip to Britain, when ordering Pound Cake , you’re more apt to be understood if you ask for it by either ‘Sponge cake’ or ‘Madeira cake’

* When in Germany, order  Eischwerkuchen.  It’s very similar {in ingredients} to the Pound Cake

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 The traditional, seven ingredient Pound Cake recipe may suit you just fine.  But I have Five hyped-up Pound Cakes that you may not want to pass up.

1.  Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

 Two of my favorite things!  Cake! And. Blueberries!

‘Thank You’ *doing a perfect curtsy* to  Chef in Training – Nikki

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2. Pistachio Pound Cake

Never thought of putting pistachios in a cake, but… ohh lala

I’m Thanking  The Candid Appetite’s Jonathan Melendez for this

decadent creation!

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3. Rose Chiffon Pound Cake

I’ll take my roses any way that I can get them…

*another curtsy is order* to Kristina Gill over at DesignSponge for this beautiful slice of heaven

4. Marble Pound Cake

Okay.  I think that we can agree that ‘marbled’ anything is just plain good.

Always With Butter makes good on this one

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5. Lemon Pound Cake

Just two words.  Simple. Elegant.

via Sweetie’s Home

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So there you are.

You should be able to find at least one Pound Cake to eat with your favorite drink.

You might even want to try your hand at whipping up one of these beauties.

Although there are only seven main ingredients, take your time so that you won’t end up with a Pound Cake fail!

What’s your favorite Pound Cake?

Do Tell …..

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