Money Talks: Ibotta Review

Okay, you should know one thing about me: I suck at saving money!  I have willpower and discipline over many things, but money isn’t one of them.  If you’re reading this because you need money help, I’m going to guess you have a similar problem.  Keep reading, because you need this in your life! A…

Happiness Happens

The Secret Society of Happy People (SOHP) was founded in 1998. Their mission: encourage people around the globe to recognize happy moments and think about happiness in their daily life. Founder, Pamela Johnson of Irving, Texas, created the Society as a place where people can come together to share their happy moments free from the…

Scentsy: Worth it?

I love wax tarts.  I keep them in my home and office, because I find they put out the strongest, consistent fragrance throughout the day.  Usually, I buy the $2 packs at my grocery store, and on occasion I will pick up handmade tarts from local vendors.  I have always been interested in Scentsy.  The…

UV Safety Awareness Month

Summer is here with long, hot days full of outdoor activities.  It’s also sunburn season. Sunburns and blisters tell us we’ve had too much sun, but they’re too late to serve as an alert. That’s why it’s so important to check the UV Index when you look at your daily weather forecast. It’s often ignored,…

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

This is a super fast vegetarian recipe that makes soup for days!  You can keep it vegan if you leave out the cheese and sour cream too. 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 can diced green chilies 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 T oil 2 t cumin 1 t red pepper flakes 1 family size…

30 Pounds Lighter

This is a big deal to me.  Apart from that time in my early 20s when I lost 50 pounds in 8 months because I stopped working pizza delivery, I’ve never had this much success at losing weight.  I can’t give chronic illness all the credit for pushing me to make the change, but it…