Chicken Empenadas

This past weekend my family all got together  for the weekend. Rarely does this happen, so during our time we spent catching up, we did all of our favorites, baked, played, and looked through old family pictures like the one found here. Anyone who comes from a large family background that includes attending church on…

Creme de la Curves 90 Day Challenge

Alright… here are the details As you know I’m working on my second,  90 Day Challenge,  over the past couple of weeks I’ve been researching all various types of women.  Everything from those who are apart of body acceptance forums to women who have completely 180’d their lifestyle and lost hundreds of pounds.   The…

Take a day…

With all the fun transformation stuff going on with Vi,  I definitely wanted to document my progression. And not the typical bathroom pic or all the gym pics you see out there… but a day of it.  I am of the belief that if you are going to invest the time, energy and money in…

{ViShape} Lemon Raspberry Pudding Pops

Even  though summer is coming to an end, there is something fun about having those on the go treats to get you though the day, really no matter what time of year it it.   I’ve found myself joking, that when it comes to living the ViLife, one thing I’ve not missed is my sweets….

My Yellow Dress

Everyone has those jeans they wish they could get back into… so we set a goal and get to work.  Especially when the warmer months come around, skin begins to start showing and clothes peel off… well as a curvy woman who has never minded showing her arms or legs no matter what the temperature……

Peach & Berry Cobbler

I’ve been completely craving spring lately… maybe its because I’m accustomed to the Arizona climate but regardless I’m ready for warmer weather… sundresses… and flip-flops. The other day in the middle of snow sleet and rain,  I decided to make of all things a fruit cobbler.   The mixture of peach, blackberry, strawberry was perfection….

Ruby Red Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Last year I began a new love for something that I’d generally avoided…  fruit.  I know it sounds weird and I really don’t have a reason why I did.  I found though that fruit & wine are a wonderful pair, I’m sure your thinking well duh, right about now seeing as its a derivative of…

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

This recipe is all about the sugar, spice & everything nice… when I originally started playing with these I wanted them to be just as bright in flavor as they were to look at, and I think I accomplished just that… 1 Pkg Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix  (you can also use a traditional recipe…

{DIY} Christmas Cupcake Ornaments

Last year on Pinterest, I saw these super cute cupcake ornaments and have been dying to try them ever since. If you follow any of my social media you already know that Christmas is my all time favorite holiday and that I love to go all out when it comes to decorating, baking, and just…

Things I love…

{getting ready for the 12 days of Christmas giveaway for Grace Magazine } {Drugstore finds that become all time favorites} {My Dad’s Cinnamon & Raisin Biscuits} (… and the fact that he left them like this saying I thought these were photo worthy”  ADORABLE!!! )