Sunday, August 31, 2014

Nick's Jalapeno Bruschetta

Happy Labor Day weekend!

If you're looking for a quick, crowd-pleasing dish to make for your labor day picnic this long-weekend, then you'll love Nick's Jalapeno Bruschetta! We had so many ripened tomatoes from our vegetable garden and this was the perfect recipe to use them up in a tasty way.

Nick's Jalapeno Bruschetta


3 large garden tomatoes; 7 small roma tomatoes, diced (or any combination of each, really)
1 cup shredded mozzarella
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1 garden fresh jalapeno, diced
Italian seasoning (about 1 tsp)
Basil seasoning (about 1 tsp)
A few fresh basil leaves, diced (if you have it, if not, the seasoning will be just fine)


Combine all the ingredients and let sit an hour before digging in with your favorite crackers or bread!

When it comes to making bruschetta, my husband is always the one to make it. He really good at making recipes by taste, and they always taste really good!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Second Trimester: Weeks 14 - 18

In so many ways this pregnancy is going really fast and in so many ways, it's going slow. Mostly, though, it's going a little too fast. Here's what weeks 14 - 18 looked like for me!

Week 14:
I'm so happy to be in the second trimester! A lot of worries are fading away.
Decided on a bought a paint color for the nursery.
The pregnancy cliche of intense pickle cravings have arrived for me. I bought a jar of pickles to keep at work.

Week 16

Week 15:
A lot of prickly cramping; baby is definitely growing this week!
Felt baby move a/k/a the quickening for the first time this week, and on 3 different occasions. This makes me really happy and excited!
My husband and I started cleaning out the nursery (previous storage room) and did the first coat of paint!

Week 16:
Began walking more routinely and able to feel the baby most when I'm relaxing after being active!

Week 18
Week 17:
Feeling so happy to be so far along, and getting really excited about meeting the baby!
Having a lot of dreams where I'm holding the baby this week.

Week 18:
Second coat of paint done in the nursery. All that's left is the ceiling and trim!
Feeling more up to doing more active things. Staying up a little later and feeling quite normal.
The baby's kicks are getting stronger and my husband was able to feel a kick for the first time! So special!

Now that I'm in week 19, I'm anxiously awaiting our next sonogram when we can finally find out if we are having a boy or a girl! What's your guess?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sausage and Onion Stuffed Zucchini Boats

If you're like me, and your garden is producing a mass amount of zucchini right now, then you'll really enjoy this adaptation of the recipe from Skinnytaste that I'm about to share with you!

Sausage and Onion Stuffed Zucchini Boats


1 1/4 cups pizza sauce
2 large zucchini
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno, diced, seeds removed (optional)
12 oz. lean italian sausage, removed from casing (al fresco), browned
1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
Garlic salt and pepper, a sprinkle of each


Slice zucchini lengthwise, use an ice cream scoop or spoon to shape into boats.

Add sauce and diced onions to boats, reserving about 1/4 cup of sauce for later. Season with garlic salt and pepper.

Add browned sausage to boats with diced jalapenos (optional).

Add remaining sauce, sprinkle with cheese, cover and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.

Let stand for 5 minutes, then enjoy!

This dish tastes like it came right out of an italian restaurant's kitchen. Be sure to let me know if you give it a try! If you like sausage and zucchini, I promise you'll love it!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Five Weeknight Meals Five Ingredients or Less

One thing that keeps me on track with living healthier (and eating out less often) is to plan ahead some quick and easy homemade meals to make throughout my busy week. This week, I'm planning on making Five weeknight meals with Five ingredients or less. 

  • 12 oz. Italian chicken sausage, al fresco brand
  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 small onion
Tuesday: Italian Marinated Chicken over Rice with a side of Broccoli
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 lb. Chicken tenderloins
  • Rice
  • Broccoli
Wednesday: Classic Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Tomato Soup
Thursday: Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken over Noodles
  • Brown Sugar, 4 tsp
  • Chicken breast, no skin, 12 ounces
  • Minced garlic, 1 clove
  • Butter, salter, 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pre-made pizza dough, store bought or homemade
  • Cheese
  • Toppings of your choice
Yesterday, I made Mindy's Turkey Chili for dinner and I'm using the leftovers for lunches this week. I love to make a big meal on Sundays, to last throughout the week. It makes packing lunch a breeze in the mornings!

After dinner, I made another batch of Homemade Granola Bars, only this time I used dried banana chips instead of cranberries. Same fresh taste and healthy, too!

Let me know if you make any of these recipes and what you think!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Healthy Tip Sunday

So, it happened again. After a week of doing well, we started eating out more often this week. It's just so easy to do when you're pregnant but, it's not a necessity. Even though my brain really thinks that a bacon egg and cheese bagel from McDonald's is a necessity right now. On second thought, I have all the ingredients at home to make a bacon egg and cheese muffin, so that's what's going to happen instead.

That actually brings me to healthy tip number one today. If you're craving something bad, make a healthier version at home. As I was on my journey of losing 100 pounds before getting pregnant this Spring, one thing that helped me lose the weight was to limit my days spent eating out. Maybe that's part of the reason why I am going so crazy with eating out now that I'm pregnant. (Or maybe it's because it's so much easy, quicker and my cravings tend to lean that way.) Regardless, there's a healthier solution! If you're craving pizza, make it at home. (And here's a recipe to do so.) This tip is healthy for your diet and your wallet.

As for healthy tip number two, it's really easy. Drink enough water, daily. It may even be wise for you to limit your soda and juice intake, while you're at it. Or, it could just happen on it's own since most people are recommending these days that you drink half of your weight in ounces of water each day! For me, that tends to leave little room for other liquids because 117 ounces of water is a lot to fit in.

Healthy tip number three is one that I need to work on, myself. Fit in more activity in your day. It doesn't have to be a 5K run, either. Sometimes just a walk after dinner is all you can give and that's okay! During my pregnancy, this has been a hard transition. I have not been running like I was prior to getting pregnant. I stopped running once I found out I was pregnant for my own personal reasons, and to be honest, I really miss it. But, I will be running again next year. (Even if it is running around like a chicken with my head cut off.)  So, in the meantime, walking and yoga and other alternatives is enough and I've got to continue to remind myself this.

So, there you have it. Three healthy tips to get your and my week started right. Have a tip of your own to share? Spill it in the comments! I'd love to hear!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Easy No Rise Pizza Dough Recipe

It's Friday night, and we are hungry. We wanted pizza but, we didn't want to order out. (My pregnancy cravings have had us ordering out way too much lately.) So, my husband searched the web for a quick and easy pizza dough recipe. About 30 minutes later, we were eating some awesome homemade pizza!

Easy No Rise Pizza Dough
Recipe from

Serves: 6 (2 slices each; trust me, it's filling!)


1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker's peel dusted with cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.

This pizza dough was the perfect recipe for a Friday night. For being as easy and quick as it is, this pizza dough recipe is my favorite pizza dough recipe we've tried, yet! The taste and texture is restaurant quality. We'll definitely be going back to this recipe, time and time again!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Before Photo from 2010

So, randomly I got the urge to organize the photos on my computer tonight. Nothing too serious, just by year and some special events.

When I was going through my photos, I came across a few pictures I took as "before" photos back in 2010 when I weighed around 250 lbs. I really disliked taking these unattractive before photos, but now, years later, I'm so glad that I did!

"Before" 2010 - 250 lbs. (that was even 18 pounds down from my highest weight)

"After" 2013 - 228 lbs.

Now that I'm pregnant and I am feeling quite bloated, I can attest that gaining weight with pregnancy doesn't feel like the unhealthy bloat that I felt before. And while I love being pregnant with my sweet little baby, I am also looking forward to getting full control of my body back so that I can work on another "Before" and "After" success!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Incy Wincy Bit Crazy

Yesterday was good and bad.

It was really good because I went for a 30 minute walk and I even ran for a minute and half! That was my first attempt at running while pregnant. Reason being in part due to me being scared of hurting the baby. Let me tell you though, running while being pregnant is kind of hard. My lung space is compromised and my belly feels so heavy. I definitely applaud all pregnant runners and would go as far as to admit that I think that you may be an incy wincy bit crazy. Then again, aren't all runners? Yeah...

Post run

The bad part of the day came after the run. My dogs got a hold of a baby bunny and my husband had to put it down. To say that I was emotional about it, is an understatement. Pregnancy hormones + dying baby rabit = crazy crying pregnant lady. Yep. I still tear up about it.

Don't worry though... my husband dropped me off at my moms house afterward so I could get cheered up by my little brother, Evan. He insisted we take "taco tongue selfies". I agreed.

What do you do to cheer yourself up when you're down?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dreaming of Running Again

First of all, if you missed yesterday's post and you've been looking for a new recipe to try, you can check it out here. Homemade Granola Heaven. Enough said.

When I got home from work yesterday, I was surprised to find a bouquet of beautiful flowers waiting for me on the kitchen counter. With it, was a note from my sweet husband. What a way to start out the week!

After that, my husband took it one step further and made dinner for us both. He made one of our new favorite recipes, Cajun Chicken Pasta with Vegetables. You can find the recipe, here. Trust me, you're going to want to try it!

After dinner, we took our two dogs for a walk at the park. The weather has been absolutely amazing lately. It's not too hot, not too chilly. Just perfect walking temperature. Or running temperature, even. Boy do I miss my running, some days! I have had about three dreams of me running in the past couple of weeks. Each one, I am completing a race. I am really looking forward to getting back into running well after this baby arrives!

Do you enjoy baking or cooking more?
Do you like breakfast or dinner meals better?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Homemade Granola Bars

Have you ever baked something that turned out so wonderful that it made you think to yourself, "man, I am good!" Well, that's what happened to me after I made homemade granola for the first time, last night. With each bite I take, I still can't believe I made it.

I really can't take all the credit for this amazing granola. A big thanks to the Food Network for this winning recipe!

Homemade Granola Bars


8 ounces old-fashioned rolled oats, approximately 2 cups
1 1/2 ounces raw sunflower seeds, approximately 1/2 cup
3 ounces sliced almonds, approximately 1 cup
1 1/2 ounces wheat germ, approximately 1/2 cup
6 ounces honey, approximately 1/2 cup
1 3/4 ounces dark brown sugar, approximately 1/4 cup packed
1 -ounce unsalted butter, plus extra for pan
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6 1/2 ounces chopped dried fruit (I used dried cranberries)
1/4 cup mini Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips - optional


Butter a 9 by 9-inch glass baking dish and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, and wheat germ onto a half-sheet pan. Place in the oven and toast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In the meantime, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, extract and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until the brown sugar has completely dissolved.

Once the oat mixture is done, remove it from the oven and reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. Immediately add the oat mixture to the liquid mixture, add the dried fruit, chocolate chips, and stir to combine. Turn mixture out into the prepared baking dish and press down, evenly distributing the mixture in the dish and place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Now that I've had the taste of homemade granola bars, I don't know if I'm ever going back!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wonderful No Plans Weekend

This had to have been our first no-plans weekend of summer and it was absolutely wonderful!

We did a lot this weekend, starting with a night out for Celebrate Erie on Friday!

We both had a ruben from a street vendor for dinner. With all of the yummy food choices, it was hard for me to choose but I just followed my husband's lead because he rarely goes wrong when it comes to picking out good food!

We went shopping for some more maternity friendly clothes for me on Saturday, followed by Panera bread for dinner. I have been craving their broccoli cheddar soup for what seems to be weeks, now. I was one happy momma after that meal!

Today, we stayed around the house and got a second coat of paint done in the nursery. It's finally looking more and more like the nursery we're imagining. We are getting so excited! The next step is to get antique white paint for the crown molding and ceiling. We'll work on getting that done here and there. It's so much more enjoyable to take it all at our own pace. I really like spreading out the joy of getting the nursery ready, too!

We're finishing up the day with a deep clean of the floors and then we'll be ordering a large salad and sampler basket from a local restaurant. We've got to go grocery shopping before the day ends, as well.

How was your weekend?
What's your favorite soup at Panera Bread?

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Good Rough Week

This week was borderline rough, but it's Friday now and I made it through!

Instead of focusing on the not-so-good things from this week, I'm choosing to focus on the good. After all, one of my goals for August is to be more positive!

Some good things from this week include:

Making one of our favorite roasts for dinner! Pepperoncini Pot Roast. Recipe can be found here.

My husband and I went for a walk with the dogs on Wednesday night, which was full of laughter as we let them loose in a field to run free. They went nuts and loved it!

I took my little brother to the park.

We picked a big bounty of fresh vegetables from our garden.

And, I'm just another week closer to meeting our baby! 23 more weeks (give or take) to go!

What are some good things that happened to you this week?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Nick's Pasta Salad

Hey everyone! How has August been treating you? I've been doing a pretty good job at keeping track of my August goals and I'm happy with the results, so far!

GOAL # 1: Drink 120 ounces of water a day.

8/1: 120
8/2: 75
8/3: 52
8/4: 120
8/5: 120
8/6: 104
8/7: 120
8/8: 120
8/9: 64
8/10: 64

GOAL # 2: Walk 3 times a week.

8/2: 30 minutes
8/4: 15 minutes
8/6: 30 minutes
8/9: 60 minutes

GOAL # 3: Be more positive.

Definitely happening!

Last week, I got in a lot of exercise and a lot of water! That, in itself, makes it easier to be a more positive person. When I do good, I feel good. Simple as that!

After doing the Color Run on Saturday, my husband and I used Sunday as a rest day. Our rest day actually included a lot of cleaning but it's the kind of cleaning that makes the rest of the day relaxing. Starting the week off with fresh sheets, fresh floors and fresh dogs is a good thing!

After cleaning the house, we went out to dinner, then we went grocery shopping. We have a bunch of $10 off coupons to a local restaurant, so going out to dinner before we go grocery shopping for the week has been our latest Sunday tradition.

After grocery shopping, we took my little brother out to get ice cream. We figured that's also a good way to start out the week; with a Sunday night ice cream trip. When we were finished with that, I tried a new recipe. I know it may be hard to believe, but I made pasta salad for the first time ever, last night. I feel like I might be the last person on earth to learn how to make pasta salad. It seems like such a staple recipe, and I don't know what took me so long to give it a try.

My husband works a job where he doesn't have access to a microwave and he's getting really tired of packing sandwiches for lunch. We've exhausted just about all of the sandwiches possibilities known to man, so now we are on to something new; pasta salad made specifically for his taste!

Nick's Pasta Salad


1 box Farfalle pasta
8 ounce block of mozzarella, cubed
1/2 lb. cubed ham
Pepperoni, sliced in quarters, about a handful
1 jar black olives
1 jar green olives
Wishbone House Italian Dressing, 1/2 bottle


Cook pasta as directed. Drain and let cool.
Combine cubed meats and cheese in a large bowl, add olives and pasta.
Add 1 cup dressing to pasta mixture. Toss until coated well. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

What are your favorite ingredients for pasta salad?
Am I the only one who hasn't made pasta salad before?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Color Run 2014

This weekend, the Color Run came to town, and we had a blast!

This was our second time participating in the Color Run!

...and of course, my husband wore one of his mullet wigs.

This year, we had a bunch of family join us in the Color Run, including my mom, sister and little brother!

Since I'm pregnant, we took it easy and walked the Color Run! It is actually a little more fun that way because it makes the entire experience last even longer!

Who else is doing or has done the Color Run this year?

Friday, August 8, 2014

Pregnancy Weight Gain

When I went to the doctors on Wednesday for my 16 week check up, my doctor informed me that I have gained 12 pounds, so far. I just couldn't believe that I gained 12 pounds. I haven't been checking the scale much at home but, the last time I checked, I was only up 3 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. Now, I swear I am not going to obsess over my weight gain during this pregnancy, however; I do want to stay healthy.

I kind of shook it all off until I weighed myself this morning. At first, I was wondering if my scale was broken at home. When I checked this morning, I was up a total of 4.5 lbs. from my pre-pregnancy weight. After thinking about it, I figured out what must have happened. When I first got pregnant, I lost about 5 pounds in the first couple of weeks. Then, I had my doctor appointment. That's the weight they are going by. So, my scale isn't broken, and I'm not going crazy. I'm going to continue going by my scale and my pre-pregnancy weight, and I'm going to continue to weigh-in no more than once a month. I think this is a healthy approach because let's face it, gaining weight isn't easy on your mind, despite the reason.

I really think that gaining 4.5 pounds in 4 months of my pregnancy is a good thing. I'm proud of that number and I want to keep gaining weight at a healthy, slow rate, such as this. The doctor told me at my appointment that a pregnant woman only really needs about 300 more calories a day for the baby. This got me motivated to get back on track with tracking my nutrition and really paying attention to the type of food I'm eating.

I use the Sparkpeople app to keep track of my total nutrition intakes for the day!

There really was a time in the previous weeks when I couldn't do anything but eat out. I couldn't cook for myself and it's all that really sounded good. I really gave into those cravings and continued them on a little longer than they really needed to. It was an easy habit to fall into, but now that I'm feeling better most days, I should eat better, too.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Baby Scare

Well yesterday, I had quite the scare. We had our 16 week prenatal appointment and everything was going well until they tried to find the heartbeat. The doctor tried to find the heartbeat for what seemed like 5 minutes without any success. It was the scariest 5 minutes of my life. I just couldn't believe they couldn't find the heartbeat. It was my worst nightmare. I am still recovering from that scare. Let's just say, a lot of tears were shed last night. Hormones were all over the place!

Thank God, it was just a scare. After the doctor was unable to find the heartbeat, she went to get a sonogram technician. The sonogram technician was there in an instant (thankfully). I was on the verge of tears but my husband kept my spirits up. It only took a minute before I saw my baby on the screen, and a moment later I heard the best sound in the world; my baby's heartbeat. The sonogram tech showed us some new views of the baby. We were able to see it's long legs and feet, which was really sweet. We got some updated pictures, too. I'm so happy and relieved that everything is okay.

After my appointment, I went for a walk with my dogs. I met my mom and little brother down at the park. We walked slowly, but I made sure to get 30 minutes in. I made it a goal for August to walk 3 times a week and I've been successful this week!

After walking, my husband and I made dinner. I made an old time favorite, Melt in Your Mouth Chicken, with a side of rice and homegrown green beans that we picked from our garden! I just love having a vegetable garden!

If you need a good recipe idea for dinner, check out Melt in Your Mouth Chicken. Super simple, and super tasty!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Homemade Pizza Homegrown Zucchini

We're already five days in to August and I have been doing pretty well with my August goals.

Water Goal:

8/1 - 120 ounces done
8/2 - 75 ounces done
8/3 - 52 ounces done
8/4 - 120 ounces done

3 Walks/Week:

8/2 - 30 minutes walking
8/4 - 15 minutes walking

Be More Positive:

It's happening!

Last night was the perfect summer night. The weather was warm but not too hot, which made it really nice for an evening walk with my husband and two pups.

Before the walk, my husband and I made a home-cooked meal. This is something that needs to happen more often. Last week, we ate out, a lot. This week, I made it a mini goal for myself to eat more meals at home. So far, so good.

Instead of ordering out pizza and deep fried zucchini (like I wanted to) we made a much healthier, homemade version of the meal. 

Our pizza was made with homemade crust that I dug out of the freezer the morning of. I love making this recipe for homemade pizza dough because we always have leftovers in the freezer! I layered fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and dry basil to make a fresh tasty pizza. Topped with a little balsamic vinaigrette, right out of the oven; it was a perfect caprese pizza!

As I made the pizza, my husband made the baked breaded zucchini. The zucchini we used was picked fresh from our garden, which made this homemade meal just that much better! He dipped the zucchini slices in egg, then coated each slice generously with italian seasoned breadcrumbs. He baked the zucchini at 350 for about 20 minutes. After they cooled for a minute or two, they were amazing! Dipped in some of our homemade ranch dressing; craving satisfied, and in a much healthier / homemade way!

Psst. If you need a good idea for breakfast this week or weekend, check out this recipe.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Cheese O'Brien Egg Scramble

Last week, I tried a new breakfast recipe. My husband helped me make it and we both enjoyed it, morning after morning, until it was gone!

This recipe is not light by any means, however; I do see opportunities in the recipe to make it a lighter meal if you wish. One of the benefits of being pregnant is that I can afford a few extra calories, especially at breakfast!

Cheese O'Brien Egg Scramble
(from Taste of Home Winning Recipes Cookbook)


28 oz. frozen O'Brien hash brown potatoes
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
10 3/4 oz. condensed cheddar cheese soup (lighter option: neglect soup)
1 lb. sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled (lighter option: turkey bacon)
12 eggs lightly beaten
2 tbsp. butter (lighter option: no-calorie cooking spray)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (lighter option: 1 cup of cheese)


Prepare hash browns according to package. Season with garlic salt and pepper. Transfer to a greased baking dish. Top with soup.

Set aside 1/2 cup crumbled bacon. Sprinkle remaining bacon on top of soup and hash browns.

Add butter to skillet until hot. Add whisked eggs to skillet, cook on medium heat until nearly set. Spoon eggs over bacon, soup and hash browns. Sprinkle with cheese and reserved bacon.

Bake at 350 uncovered for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Let me know if you give this recipe a try! We really enjoyed it, ourselves!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 2014 Goals | Call me Crazy

Yesterday began the month of August. How is it already August, you ask? I don't know. And, to be  quite honest, I'm not really complaining, either. I've been listening to Christmas music way more than I'd like to admit lately. Call me crazy, it's okay!

Now that I'm in my second trimester, I have days when I'm feeling more like my old self. I have decided that I should start acting like my old self, too. That is how I came to make myself three goals for the month of August.

August Goals

Drink 5 - 24 oz. bottles of water a day.
This goal is best met when I aim to drink 2 bottles before noon, drink 2 bottles in afternoon and drink 1 bottle with/after dinner.

Be more positive.
Something that really helped me lose 40 pounds prior to getting pregnant, was my attitude. Even if I didn't completely feel it, I would find a way to be positive about my situation; whatever it was at the time. With all the fluctuating hormones and not-so-nice side effects that come with pregnancy, it's easy to not be positive at times. I've decided that I'm going to make a conscious effort to just enjoy the remainder of this pregnancy. The ups and the downs. A more positive momma, coming your way!

Go for at least 3 walks a week.
Yep, I'm going there! I'm making exercise a goal this month. Make that, a priority! I had gotten very few walks in during my first trimester, however; I noticed that after my walks, I felt better! I'm looking to feel more of that, this month!

That's it, folks! I'm going for it!

1. What are your goals for August?
2. Brag time: I want to hear what you're proud of accomplishing! Was it last month, this year, in your lifetime? Share it!