From Pinterest

I love social media. Things are always evolving.

But it can be too much sitting in front of a computer and not enough doing stuff.


I can only waste time flipping around Pinterest (oohing and aahing over things I CAN’T do, like pretty wedding photos – no fair) if I actually use it for a benefit.

My main interests from that site so far have been hairdos and FOOD. Some recipes are quick and easy. I’ve tried to cook from the internet and typically prefer cookbooks, but some Pinterest recipes are great for how idiot proof they are.

I made this

And I could post all my pics but WHO HAS TIME so my review is:

I didn’t use corn. It was delicious. It is my hubby’s new fave food. It is a classier version of a hamburger helper.

Give it a go!

Stay tuned for more things off Pinterest that I ACTUALLY DO – and tell me:

Have you done anything from the site?

Not Cooking


Sometimes there’s a limit to your cooking and your desire to make a meal. I’ve been grilling a lot and have enjoyed making a few different things, none too picture worthy.

It helps to have amazing friends and family! I was spoiled all weekend – first treated to dinner at Westgate Grill, the picture shows half of our appetizers. I had a steak at Butcher’s the next night with my Great Uncle and Aunt. Then Sunday we got cooked amazing lamp kabobs. I should have taken pictures of everything, it was all too delicious!

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Tuscan Chicken Stew

The stew-iness isn’t apparent, but the food was delicious. It thickened up to a point I thought it’d be better just on a plate, then I wrestled with some quinoa.

I think the problem is the high elevation – it always needs twice as much water and twice as long to cook. I added garlic butter and Parmesan, which has made it the easiest to eat as a side dish so far.

The photo was only getting brightness on the chicken chunks and so all I could do was laugh after wrestling with the food to have to wrestle with the camera as well.


I always like cooking, I just never learned how. Or tried, I guess. MB and JB got me some cookbooks a little while back, and so this summer is my summer of making good food. We have mostly quit eating out as much as is possible when that’s all anyone can think of to go do…and I’ve already started making some great stuff.

The first recipe I followed from the cool cookbooks was for Honey Garlic Spareribs.

They came out awesome even though at first I thought it was a lost cause – I couldn’t even cut them up right.

Finally Hitting The Yoga Challenge!

Skiing has kinda killed me. I’m happy about it, but I’ve skied more this winter than the last two winters put together. I’ve skied harder, faster, and better. I’ve also totally repeatedly taxed my body to the point of exhaustion. I’m still wondering if what I have is a set of hairline fractured ankles.

The ‘break’ of SXSW provided not much of a break, the walking and standing didn’t give my feet, ankles, and knees the time to rest and repair I’d hoped for. Then I came home to a ton of new snow!

I’ve been trying to get back to the gym or back to yoga every day, but was just too beat. I finally started today in the basement, and thankfully there and not the gym! I had to take two ‘time outs’ on an hour long yoga workout. Sad.

If you remember me mentioning this Yoga 21 Day Challenge at the beginning of the year, I am so fortunate that all the videos are still available. You should check it out! I didn’t get to it then, but started it today.

I made it about two full months of not eating any crap. Unfortunately that kind of hurt me in the long run, eating crap in Austin made me super sick one whole night…but oh well. I’m upping the ante to no fast food and no restaurants, which will again have to wait until we get back from my Momm’s birthday vacation, although I’m going to try to force myself to either salads or small portions, haven’t quite figured that out. And again, if you ban it, then when you’re stuck with it, it hurts. Kinda curious about the appropriate balance. Thoughts?

And I have a question. I’m back to getting in shape, building flexibility, and cultivating this healthy body to ski and live with.

Do you use any supplements or swear by any product to help?

I’ve been drinking this daily and really like it, even though it’s one of those “not validated by the FDA” herbal kind of things. Any of you have something like this that you use/take/drink?

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