- Author: Melissa -

Hi there! I'm Melissa & I am a firm believer in taking cookies out of the oven 2 minutes under the recommended cooking time. I also love to travel, cook, shop, craft, and live an all around positive lifestyle. Come say hi!
21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep Menus, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

My Weekly Meal Prep Menu : Aug 14-18 (vegetarian & 21 Day Fix approved)

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Hey, friends! Welcome to my weekly meal prep! Each week, to make sure I'm staying on top of my health and budget goals, I will create a meal plan and then spend a few hours on Sundays prepping for the days to come. Meal prepping is amazing; it saves me so much time and money. I prep enough food for Monday breakfast to Friday midday (post-workout). I leave my Friday nights & weekends free but keep staples in my house, such as eggs and extra veggies, so I can make quick meals when needed. [Want more inspiration? Check out my week ONE and week TWO  and week THREE menus!] I eat 5-6 small meals each day, roughly every 3-4 hours. This way, I never feel overly full or hungry; I'm content and have consistent energy. By eating…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep Menus, Recipe Box, Snacking

My Weekly Meal Prep Menu : Aug 7-11 (pescatarian, dairy-free, whole30)

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Hey, friends! Welcome to my weekly meal prep! Each week, to make sure I'm staying on top of my health and budget goals, I will create a Whole30 approved meal plan and then spend a few hours on Sundays prepping for the days to come. Meal prepping is amazing; it saves me so much time and money. I prep enough food for Monday breakfast to Friday midday (post-workout). I leave my Friday nights & weekends free but keep staples in my house, such as eggs and extra veggies, so I can make quick meals when needed. [Want more inspiration? Check out my week ONE and week TWO menus!] I eat 5-6 small meals each day, roughly every 3-4 hours. This way, I never feel overly full or hungry; I'm content and have consistent energy. By eating small…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

My Weekly Meal Prep Menu : July 31-Aug 4 (pescatarian, dairy-free, whole30)

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Each week, to make sure I'm staying on top of my health and budget goals, I will create a meal plan and then spend a few hours on Sundays prepping for the days to come. Meal prepping is amazing; it saves me so much time and money. I prep enough food for Monday breakfast to Friday midday (post-workout). I leave my Friday nights & weekends free but keep staples in my house, such as eggs and extra veggies, so I can make quick meals when needed. I eat 5-6 small meals each day, roughly every 3-4 hours. This way, I never feel overly full or hungry; I'm content and have consistent energy. By eating small meals throughout the day, I'm also not likely to snack mindlessly or grab something on the fly (looking at you,…

Blogging, Link Love, Travel Adventures

Link Love Vol. 24 – All About Traveling & Money Saving

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From the post, What to Do with 24 Hours in Washington DC What's up, friends & happy Friday!  It's been a hot minute since my last Link Love (formally known as Feel Good Friday). Usually when I start a series, I am all about them. Remember my Super Bowl Goodies series? I was able to do plan, prep, shoot, & edit SEVEN posts in SEVEN days. Which, if you've ever dabbled in the good ol' blogging world, you'll know what a feat this actually was. Since its been months (yes, months...) since my last round up of good reads throughout the week, I knew I had to switch things up and it was becoming stale to me. I read so many articles, blogs, and watch Youtube videos all the time, so it wasn't like there was a…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

My Weekly Meal Prep Menu : July 24-28 (pescatarian, dairy-free, whole30)

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Each week, to make sure I'm staying on top of my healthy and budget goals, I will create a meal plan and then spend a few hours on Sundays prepping for the days to come! Meal prepping is amazing; it saves me so much time and money. I prep enough food Monday breakfast - Friday midday (post-workout). I leave my Friday nights & weekends free since but keep staples in my house, such as eggs and extra veggies, so I can make quick meals when needed.  I eat 5-6 small meals each day, roughly every 3-4 hours. This way, I never feel overly full or hungry; I'm content and have consistent energy. By eating small meals throughout the day, I'm also not likely to snack mindlessly or grab something on the fly (looking at…

Friends & Family, My Life, Travel Adventures

A Day Trip to Dallas, Texas

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downtown Dallas I'm drawn to cities and busy streets. I love exploring new cities, getting lost in busy streets, and experiencing different walks of life. To me, the best way to learn about a different place is to just place yourself in the middle of a city and wander. When I first moved to London, I took a tube to a random spot, got off to explore, and then attempted to find my way back by looking at the tube maps. Sure, it's not always the quickest route, but you learn the ins and outs of a city SO quickly. Over Labor Day weekend, Dj and I went to visit his family in Arlington, Texas. It's about 30 minutes from Dallas and 30 minutes from Fort Worth. It's right by the Dallas Cowboys stadium…

Friends & Family, Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Guide – 10 gifts under $80 (& 9 under $50!)

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In this post, you'll find my Father's Day Gift Guide - 10 gifts under $80 (9 of which are below $50)! Father's Day is so special. As I get older, the more I understand setting aside a specific day just to celebrate your parents or who you may claim as 'dad'. It's important to remember that just as we are getting older, so are our parents. This year, I'm able to fly out to California for my younger brother + sister's high school graduation, and am staying through Father's Day weekend! I might be alone here, but I have a much easier time shopping for moms vs dads. It could be just because I'm a girl so I have a better understanding of "girly" gifts, so I figured a Father's Day Gift Guide would…

My Life, My Playlists

Music Monday; series 3 : 10 Songs I’ve Had on Repeat This Week

Music Monday || sharing my top 10 songs of the week

  In this post, Music Monday, you'll find my top 10 song recommendations for the week! During work, I tend to switch from listening to audio books (check out what I’m listing to on Audible!) to music. Currently, I’ve been on a huge YouTube + Soundcloud kick so thought it was the perfect time to bring out a new series! Today, I’m bringing back Music Monday where I’m going to be sharing 10 songs I’ve had on repeat throughout the previous week.  I absolutely love music recommendations and finding new tunes to listen to throughout the day, so please share with me what you’ve been listing to below in the comments! I’m one of those people that listens to pretty much every genre and constantly switching music moods, so I welcome any and all…