Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Today I'm sharing this year's Christmas card as well as other photos from our Christmas card "photo shoot."

                                        Christmas card 2017 via

Since we are back in Reno where we get all 4 seasons and actual snow sometimes, we thought our Christmas card should definitely include some snow. We drove up to Mt. Rose and parked on the side of the road and found a cute spot with beautiful mountains, trees and snow as our backdrop.
It wasn't glamorous whatsoever but I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time. As we walked around to find the perfect shot, we kept sinking into the snow at least 2 feet making it really difficult (and hilarious) to walk around.

This Christmas is going to be one of the best Christmas's I've had in quite awhile. Now that Will and I are back living in Reno, we don't have to switch back and forth between our families for the holidays. We are able to bring my parents with us to Northern California to Will's family's house so we can all be together. (Before when we lived in LA my parents wouldn't drive over the mountains by themselves for fear of getting stuck in the snow)

You have no idea how happy I am to have a big family Christmas again. I know my parents are going to have a wonderful time because Will's family is the nicest family I've ever met and they are so easy to be around.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday and I hope you are having a wonderful day surrounded by loved ones! xoxo

Click HERE to see our 2016 Christmas card.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Easy Recipe: Chicken and Fried Rice

As a new reader to my should probably know that I didn't really learn how to cook until my late 20s.
Like...I was clueless and had to youtube things such as "How to dice an onion."

Now at age 32 I've learned a lot and tried fun new recipes, but theres still just something about easy and fast meals that I will always appreciate.

I'll never forget the first year I moved to Los Angeles.... I was probably 23 or 24 and I came home from work and the grocery store and told my roommate I would be making dinner. I ended up warming up some canned chili on the stove, heating up a few hot dogs in the microwave and probably in 10 mins I was serving dinner. Chili dogs!!! My roommate was laughing so hard and said, "You just walked through the door! How did you just make dinner so fast??"

And that was how I used to cook. lol

I never liked cooking because I wanted to eat right away when I was hungry and hated how long cooking took...but I finally learned in order for it to taste appropriate and be healthier for you, it's gotta take some time.

Anyway! I will try to post an easy and simple recipe for you to weekly!

This week's was a very simple meal inspired by Trader Joes.

Chicken breast (I used already sliced chicken for fajitas)
Trader Joes Vegetable Fried Rice (found in freezer section)
Seasoning for Chicken: black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, turmeric, salt
Low Sodium Soy Sauce or Amino Acids
Coconut Oil

Pour the vegetable fried rice in a pan and heat on medium heat until heated and no longer frozen
Season chicken with any seasoning you would like, cook in a separate pan with olive oil or coconut oil, cook until no longer pink, make sure it's fully cooked obviously
Pour a little soy sauce onto your fried rice, stir
Place cooked chicken and cooked vegetable fried rice in Tupperware's for lunches for the week!
Or eat it for dinner!!

It's simple, easy, and affordable. Bon Appetite!!


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