Switch Tasking Gone Bad

Something very embarrassing happened to me today, and it was completely due to distraction. You see, this was a very busy day right from the beginning. It started with taking my sweet, 10-year-old Cairn Terrier, Pumbaa, to the vet to have a large benign tumor removed (sniff, sniff). In the hours that followed, I was busy running important errands, working out and, then, catching up on work in my office. I noticed early on that I was extremely distracted, but {Read More}

How To Host a Shrimp Boil

I’ve spent the majority of my life in Louisiana and Texas where the crawfish boil is about the most anticipated rite of spring. But what to do when there are no crawdads to be found within 1,500 miles? You host a shrimp boil instead! And that’s exactly what we decided to do to celebrate our move to Palm Desert. One big advantage a shrimp boil has over a crawfish boil is that shrimp is available all year. For a party {Read More}

Scallop, Tomato & Basil Zucchini Pasta

Do you miss eating pasta dishes like I do? Perhaps you don’t eat it for dietary/health/weight-control reasons. But you MISS it! Well, I have really good news for you. It’s called SPIRALIZING! What, you may ask, is that? Well, it’s the simple art of creating noodles out of zucchini and other vegetables with an inexpensive gadget! Before you decide this sounds a bit crazy and, perhaps, yucky, stick with me for just a minute! It’s really worth learning about. I bought {Read More}

6 Ingredients To The Most Romantic Vacation Ever!

Need a romantic vacation or even weekend getaway? Here are six ways to make it a success! T and I just returned from the most romantic vacation! At a silent auction in Cancun last year, we bid on a trip to Secrets Resort in Huatulco, Mexico. I know… you’ve probably never heard of it. We hadn’t either. And, we had no idea what an amazing vacation spot this would turn out to be! Want to plan your own romantic and relaxing vacation? {Read More}

Inspired Summer Market Salad

Scroll down for ingredients of this perfect summer salad! Last weekend Tom and I headed to Newport Beach to relax and escape the heat of Palm Desert. It was there that I found one of my new, favorite restaurants, True Food Kitchen! My dear husband wanted to eat somewhere near the beach, but I had been daydreaming about this place that promised fresh, nutritious food that “my palate would remember.” When we arrived we immediately loved the decor, starting with {Read More}

27 Ways to Bless and Encourage Your Husband

Tommy and I just celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary. Yes, T W E N T Y – S E V E N! That’s a lot of years of living, learning and adventure! We’ve certainly had our ups and downs; in fact, there have been times we may have been tempted to throw in the towel. Thankfully we said vows not only to each other, but also to God. And we don’t take vows to our Creator lightly. One way we {Read More}