3 ingredient snack bars

Every Sunday I spend about 4 hours in total planning my meals for the week; I write down what I will be eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks; once I’ve got this decided I write the shopping list, and head off to the grocery store.  I like to try and plan meals that can be used as left overs for lunch, or that I can freeze for a later date.  Personally getting back from the store is when the real fun begins, I cook up and prepare about 80% of my meals on my menu.  

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High Intensity Interval Training – do I need a gym?

High Intensity Interval training (HIIT) is my absolutely favorite type of cardio work, it gets my heart pumping, face sweating, endorphins racing, AND it burns a ton of calories in a small amount of time. BINGO.

Recently a few people have told me that they feel they can’t complete a HIIT work out sufficiently because they don’t have access to a treadmill or a gym. But guess what? You absolutely do not need either a gym or a treadmill to get in your HIIT.  read more

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10 things I wish I’d known as a first time home buyer

You know those, heart pumping, butterflies in the stomach, I’m so excited and terrified kind of moments? That is the only way I can describe the entire first time home buying experience for my husband and I.

I mean realizing you are about to spend the largest amount of money you’ve spent in your life thus far, is stomach turning enough, but add-in the trials and tribulations involved in buying a house, well it’s a recipe for a lifetime on xanex.

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10 questions to ask when buying a new build house

Buying a house is an incredibly exciting and life changing moment – so congratulations if you are reading this and are a first time buyer.

In my option buying a brand spanking new house is even more exciting; you get to pick the plot, the elevation, the added extras, AND you get to watch it transform from first to home.  To me there is something special and exciting about seeing the physical and metaphorical foundations of your life ahead flourish. (im getting giddy just thinking about it)

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