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I know i’m failing miserably…

I PROMISEHappy Thanksgiving! Now that it’s 11:40 and I’m still stuffed- I’m taking sometime to reflect on my life and my site. You may have noticed that I’ve been awfully quiet lately. It is no secret that these past few years have been a bit of a roller coaster. I’ve struggled with trying to find some peace in my life, and deal with my anxiety and when things get busy and out of control the blog is one of the first things to go. Between running The DC Ladies and coming up with new ideas for that, working on my co-working space, keeping up with Hadley, putting my design business up there is little time for blogging. And I know I’ve been slacking, but I miss blogging and feel ready for my comeback, which I know I’ve said just a short time ago, but I’ve got my Diva lists out… I know it won’t be easy, but I’d like to give my blog a little love every week as well as a much needed makeover… soon!

So this is where you come in.

While I do write this blog for myself and sometimes feel like I’m just throwing my thoughts out there into the virtual space,  the fact is that you’re reading my blog and I’m writing for you as well. That said, what do you want to see from me? What types of posts are your favorite? Why are you here?

Whether there’s something you want to see or a question you’ve been wanting to ask, I want to hear all about it, you know me I’m all about sharing! I’d really love to hear from you… hello… hello..

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Tailgate Recipes: Mini Mac & Cheese Pies

tailgating recipes mini mac and cheese piesI don’t know about you but growing up in my home football was not a “Sunday thing” however with my oldest being a cheerleader and having a love for football and heading to Alabama for college (not the reason she went, but she adored it) and now having her be on the Raven’s Playmaker squad, I find myself tuning in on Sundays…  Entertaining around the football game has become almost as big as the sport itself-just head down to the SEC and you will see exactly what I’m referring to.

Anyhow back to the recipes… I thought it would be fun to give a few easy to follow recipes for tailgating and entertaining around the game… And being the Mac & Cheese was always one of my girls favorites this little recipe fit today’s mold..

Enjoy and can I get a Roll Tide?


Wednesday February 20th with TFD

Tuesday February 19th with TFD

Tuesday February 19, 2013 with TFD

Monday, February 18th with TFD

Saturday February 16, 2013

Saturday February 16, 2013 with TFDOMG, the cream puff dessert was wonderful!! don’t you love when you can eat something so sinful and know it’s not going to hurt your waist line because it is just the right amount! it’s all about the portion control!!

Sunday February 17th with TFD

Friday February 15th with TFD

Friday February 15, 2013 with The fresh diet

Valentine’s Day with TFD

Thursday February 14, 2013 with TFDHappy Valentine’s Day! I know today is all about hearts, roses, and chocolate but this year it really got me thinking about my “heart” the one in my body and how much I want to make it completely healthy! That is my Valentine’s Day gift to myself! I’m taking care of me!!


Fresh Fruit Salad with Cantaloupe, Raspberry, Papaya, Honeydew, Pineapple & Vanilla Yogurt


Roasted Chicken Over Greens With Caramelized Onions, Dry Cranberries And Blue Cheese


Spiced Rubbed Flank Steak with Wild Rice & Cranberry Pilaf and Steamed Broccoflower


Sweet Basil Molten Cake with Raspberry Preserves


Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Raspberries

Notes from Shelley: What wonderful choices I made for this special day when a lot go out for dinner, I was very happy with all of my food choices and even had chocolate not once but twice today! Lunch was one of  my favorite salads with blue cheese and cranberries… but i must admit I was all about the mousse for me! YUM! Sinfully delicious, i think not…. 

Wednesday February 13th with TFD

Wednesday February 13, 2013 with The Fresh DietThe day started out with a “pop” that is the pop of a cap in my mouth popping up, uhhh so not fun! Hello Mr. Dentist I have a problem.. and the day went on from there.. It was “one of those days” you know the kind; the kind that i could have polished off a bag of Frito’s or tostitos my latest in my lack of control “options” that were rather tastier then usual these past few weeks, but the good news is, I kept them in the pantrywhere they belong unless they are out for my daughter. So here here to keeping things “under control” even when I felt out of control!


Smoked Trout And Corn Souffle With Fresh Grapefruit Wedges


Soy Glazed Seared Tofu Salad with Alfalfa Sprouts, Sauteed Mushrooms, Spring Mix & Oriental Dressing


Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Wine & Shallot Reduction with Rosemary Sandleback Purple Potatoes and Grilled Italian Eggplant


Roasted Apples With Pumpkin Maple And Flax Seed Topping


Lemon French Macarons

Notes from Shelley: My favorite food of the day had to be hands down the lemon french macarons, come on now who could turn them away? However I do LOVE the Oriental dressing from lunch, must get that from my friends at THE fresh diet and share with you!
What is your food of choice when under stress? salty? sweet? crunchy?