My Orlando

Orlando is an amazing vacation destination.  Wall to wall attractions, from Walt Disney World, Universal and Sea World to basketball games at the Amway Center and world-class shopping at the Mall at Millenia and the outlets.  There are some of the most gorgeous and exclusive hotels in the world in Lake BuenaVista, like the Grand…

Lazy Day Workout

I was sore, tired and crampy today.  And don’t forget cranky.  I knew that I needed to push through and get some sort of workout in or lose to the PMS, and mama is not a loser.  I did an uphill 35 minute walk on the treadmill, totaling 2.1 miles. And I did the entire…

Just Sweet Enough Chocolate Biscotti

I gained four pounds over Christmas, thanks to the damn bananalicious cookies that I made on New Year’s Eve.  So now I am on sugar detox and it is killing me.  Last Friday I was snowed in and was dying to bake something, anything, just to kill some time and feed my baking addiction.  I…

My Crazy Monday Workout

Anyone who knows me in real life would never call me graceful or coordinated.  And I can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.  I proved this all to be true once again today.  I was “getting my workout on” in a big way and I literally ran into the treadmill’s emergency button, stopping…

Lei’s Saturday Workout & Week 1 Recap

Today’s workout was muy importante, seeing that I totally missed my workout yesterday.  And not to make excuses, but I had a totally legit excuse for missing yesterday – my driveway is downhill and my husband’s car was stuck at the bottom of it, sitting on top of black ice and crusty, icy snow, so…

A Hidden Gem in Maine

Have you ever visited a place for the 1st time and wondered how it is possible that you had never been there before? I grew up just down the road from Goose Rocks Beach and my dad was a road explorer.  We visited all the beaches and walking spots from Maine to the Mississippi River,…

YUM! Apple Upside Down Oven Pancakes

I love oven baked pancakes.  They are so crisp and tasty.  There is no standing over a griddle flipping pancakes – what busy mom has time to waste watching pancakes cook? To me, it is like watching paint dry – I have better things to do! I make oven pancakes on occasion and they are…