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…

Chic & Casual… HipKnoTies

There is not much to say about this except… I’m basically totally obsessed…   seriously,  if you haven’t ordered yours you can grab it here. Here I’m just wearing a basic plain white T, and the Navy LONG HipKnoTies and its chic but casual at the same time.   How many various ways do you…

{HipKnoTies} One Garment… 30 Ways… (Plus Size)

If you follow any of my social media you already know just how obsessed I am with all of my HipKnoTies pieces.  Seriously, what is more perfect than 1 garment that can be worn in over 30 ways!?!  My interest was sparked a little over 2 years ago when, I ran across the owner &…

{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….

Day 42

My sister and I were hanging out this weekend and the great thing about having good family time is that when you have a conversation, you’re really having a conversation.  There isn’t a need for all the pleasantries, and etiquette,  you can just really talk, at least thats how we roll.  So this weekend, we…

defining your why…

Have  you ever come to a place in your life where you’ve thought something over for so long that you find yourself coming up with reasons to talk yourself out of the reasons for not doing something. (try to get that straight in your head… )  That was me a few weeks ago.  I knew…

BE DIFFERENT…

“What can we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give everything else?” Romans 8:31-32 Have you ever made a conscious…

A new journey…

Back in August I began a trek across the country that would change my life more than I ever believed it could. People would ask me, how long are you staying, what brought you back, why HERE… and I simply would say “I’m afraid to say anything regarding my plans because I’m afraid that God…

Coconut & Cherry Chip Almond Cookies

  Earlier this week I thought it would be fun to make an attempt at creating my own holiday cookie recipe. I was pretty thrilled with the results, but of course being as neurotic as I am, even when finished I came up with several more additions to the recipe. 1 ½ C. REAL BUTTER…