Woot Woo! I did on my own!!!!

Bojour my lil Luv Bugs!
Tonight I am so excited to tell you guys about something that makes me smile from ear to ear!

As I had told ya about 2 weeks ago, we puy our sail boat in the water.  Normally I don’t like to go out on the boat without doing a practice run with my Dad first, but I couldn’t take sitting on the dock for another day.  So I just said fuck it!!!!  Before I knew it I had let the lines off and was heading out into the lake all on my own.  It is much safer to have more then one person on the boat however I thought women have sailed across the world on their own so I could totally do this!

I didn’t even sail….I just motered out and threw the anchor out.  Let me tell you that there is nothing more cleansing then sitting on the boat with a good book a glass of cold lemonade, and the silence.  It was awesome.  I took a quick dip in the lake but didn’t stay in very long, its still a little chilly.  After I dried off I sent Matt a text to let him at working letting him know where I was just in case I ran into any problems.  20 min had past and Matt sent a text expressing his shock that I had gone out alone, then his next text was to warn me that there were tornado warnings.  After the last text I looked at the sky and it looked ok, I checked the VHS radio for the weather and didn’t hear any warnings but in the end decided it was best to head in.

I made back to the dock to find my mom waiting to catch my lines which totally made my first time ever docking the boat much easier!

I felt like the king of the world when I landed the boat into the dock!

Yaaaa Me!!


I wasn't totally alone! I had Dexter to keep me company!

I wasn’t totally alone!
I had Dexter to keep me company!

Happy Happy!!!!

I am loving my decision to cut back on the number of hours I work.
Cooking, laundry, getting the oil change done on the car, walking the dog, hanging with the kids, reading, and taking photos no longer feel like such a chore.

Matt and I did lots of running around today before he had to go in on afternoons.  We accomplished so much, and donated a bunch of stuff that we haven’t used in forever.  It felt good to get rid of the things we no longer had a need or use for, and donating it so it could be used again felt even better.

Last night I tried a new recipe that I posted yesterday….The Mock Fried Rice!  It was a total hit with the fam jam! The kids and I ended up eating pretty late cause i didn’t realize that the cauliflower need to chill in the fridge for an hour.  While the cauliflower was chilling Tristan was out hanging with the boys from his class and Taya and I decided to go for a drive looking for some photography inspiration and we found some on the side of the road!

Have a great day!


Try Something New

Try Something New



How about a Meatless Monday???

Morning Luv Bugs!
As some of you may know I am vegetarian.  Its been about 3 years since my last bite of meat.  There is absolutley no going back for me.  It wasn’t just about how poorly the animals are treated (however I find it truly disgusting how we breed something just to live a horrible life full of suffering all so we can stuff our faces at McDonalds or whatever), or all of the hormones and antibiotics, but also the impact of farming in such unnecessary mass quantity impacts our environment.

That is all the ranting that I will do for now.  My goal here isn’t to make everyone a vegetarian but to just see that meat doesn’t need to be on every dinner menu.  Its really just about changing your mind set.  At first when I gave up meat I couldn’t stop thinking in threes….. on my plate I always had carbs, veggies, and protein.  That was probably the biggest hurdle to get over.

This is what I am proposing.  I got this idea from pinterest while looking up recipes.  Meatless Mondays.  Try omitting meat from your Mondays.  Just one day a week cut out anything meat.  I’ll post some recipes and info about Vegetarian and Vegan options.

Here is a great recipe that I found on a site called Snark and Pepper, I’m gonna give it a try tonight!

Click Here!


Photo taken from Snark and Pepper

Photo taken from Snark and Pepper

Hope you all have a great Meatless Monday!



Errrrr I’m sick of food!

Hello lil luv bugs!

I’m sick of food. I’m tired of thinking about what to buy at the grocery store, what to make for dinner, reading labels, eating out, eating in, fried food healthy, carbs, no carbs, raw, cooked, fresh or frozen, boiled or tossed.  Not to mention the all the prep to make food then all the clean up.  Sick of it all.  I think that the one thing I would do if I had more money then I knew what to do with, would be to hire a chef.  Then all my laziness and lack of imagination wouldn’t get in my way of being trying to eat healthy.

If it wouldn’t be too much trouble to ask all of my friends, family and readers to suggest some good websites for vegetarian recipes I would be so great full.  I keep wondering through pintrest and the food network aimlessly.

Please help me get out of this food rut!

Leslie xo

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