"Honey I'm Home" Cornbread

“Honey I’m Home” Cornbread


Growing up in the south, my mom made cornbread on a regular basis.  I never was a fan of cornbread, especially corn bread and milk; which my brother still loves! Yuck!  I don’t drink milk so that could be the problem and more often when I would try cornbread it would be dry or tasteless.  So after having children and making chili that is way too spicy for a two year old, I decided to make cornbread that not only my children loved but me too!  I am not kidding when I tell you it can be the most moist and delicious healthy version of cornbread you’ve ever had.  With a pot of homemade spicy chili, this slightly sweeter version of cornbread will warm your heart and your insides during this polar winter! Recipe after the jump…

Lead the Way or Follow the Leader



In your creative mind or your daydreams, I’m pretty sure you’ve carved out an idea of where you would like to go in the next couple years.  Unfortunately, most don’t believe they will ever get there.  My motto is “Better to have tried and failed than to have never tried.”  I will add to that how important it is

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Blueberry Final

There is nothing more soothing than the smell of fresh baked bread.  Growing up, I remember that warm, made with love smell, coming out of the oven.  When you would take a deep breath and say “I love when mom makes muffins!”

I am always trying to find a healthy way to make comfort foods that create a quick warm breakfast or a little homemade goodness to add to school lunches for the kids.  Plus, fresh made whole grains are an excellent source of fiber and

Life “To Do” List


It’s still January and if you’re like me, you’re still thinking of new positive changes you want to make, new goals, new ideas to transform your life and reach a new paradigm.  We can get really busy, I mean REALLY BUSY with the usual, with the every day.  How often do you take the time to design your life? Have you created a Life “To Do” List?  If you do you’ll be surprised how life gets busy with exactly what you intend.  Don’t you find that when you write it down, it somehow makes it’s way into your experience?

How dark should your bedroom be?


I’ve always been one of those people that are light and sound sensitive.  I am easily stimulated by noise and light and can lie awake if there is a beam of light piercing through a blind or curtain.  But is it just me?  I keep an eye mask by my bed for early morning and have put black out curtains not only in my room but my children’s as well.  Many discussions about sound machines with my husband, should you use them in your child’s bedroom or should they be able to sleep anytime and anywhere? Actually from studies, I have found that it’s not just me! See what research says about light.

Superfood Power Green Salad

SuperFood Power Green Salad


Okay, my birthday week is right after the holidays which means I am squeezing into my favorite jeans, haha!  Nothing like needing the gym and no time to get there, right?  When I’m feeling a little “fluffy,” I always look at balancing my diet with fiber-filled super green foods.  Raw of course.  I cooked broccoli this week, which meant that I had a few stalks left. I have made a great salad in the past using chopped broccoli stalk, kale and a homemade dressing but I decided to mix it up a bit this time.

Makeup is my job, Beauty is my Passion

makeup artistry

I remember my mom saying “Take a shower and put some makeup on, you’ll feel better,” on those days when I wanted to stay home from school.  Funny thing, then you feel as though you want to go somewhere. Some people think of makeup as a chore and they loath the thought of putting it on their face on a Saturday at home.

Makeup doesn’t have to be work,

Cancer Fighting Superfoods by dream designs by dream designs

It used to be that 1 in 30 would die from cancer.  Now it is 1 in 3.  What happened?  Well for one there are 500 times the amount of chemicals dumped in the environment than there was 100 years ago.  Our food is laved with pesticides, we eat hormones and anti-biotics from animals raised in cages, we don’t eat fresh picked from a garden…and it’s mostly processed.  I could go on but you get the picture.  But what happens when you get your food out of a window?  Does a sandwich and fries have any nutritional value?

Everyday, you choose what you put in your mouth and it doesn’t just go out the other end.   It makes a pit stop in your blood which travels throughout your entire body and all those chemicals in processed food even cross the blood brain barrier.  No wonder your tired, sick and running like a 1967 Pinto that hasn’t had an oil change in 14 years.  With cancer on the rise in our society, it has never been more important to eat foods that heal, replenish needed nutrients and flush out the crap.  After all, food is fuel. It is your pharmacy. There are definitely some qualified cancer fighting super foods that will help you begin rebuilding your motor.

Do you know when an avocado is ripe?


One avocado provides your body with vitamins A, C, E, K and B6, along with a ton of potassium and “healthy” fats. Did you know that by adding avocado to other fat burning foods, you can improve your absorption of nutrients? Avocados can also reduce the signs of aging, regulate blood sugar and improve eye health.  Most people love avocados or at least guacamole! Ole!

How many times have you gone to make guacamole only to find a very questionable avocado waiting for you? Here is a very simple way to decide if that softy is edible or not.

Get a Sun-Kissed Look Without the Sun


I’m not sure about you but I am about ready to start feeling the warmth of summer again and I’m certainly looking forward to the healthy complexion and the vitamin D I get from a little daily dose of sun.  (Even if it’s from my car window!)  Since I’m just now taking down my Christmas decorations it’s probably going to be a while before Summer gets here. Here’s a quick little diagram to help you get that that sun kissed healthy glow, even with a scarf and coat on.