You need to begin again? Come on back!

Why is it so hard to just start over?I really believe it is hard to jump back on the horse because the brain loves the chemical highs it gets from those influxes of carbs. Carbohydrates are so like a drug in many ways.I know that, like a friend of … [Read more...]

Is it worth it to keep trying?

Sometimes I get a great question from a frustrated friend. "Is low-carbing worth it? Should I try again?" It is definitely worth it to try again! Anything worthwhile in your life is worth fighting for, no matter how many times you have to begin anew. … [Read more...]

Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrrr! Contest for ye landlubbers!

Source Ahoy, ye low-carb land lubbers! Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day! Check my recipes page for Dill Pickle Planks! Pirate Speak Translator Caption Contest In yer best Pirate Speak, caption the picture above. The best, wittiest, … [Read more...]

Our Official Low-Carb Mascot– meet Maynard

Maynard wants a smooch. He's a low-carber, too, you know. Venus fly traps are plants which thrive on the proteins of living insects like flies and ants. They do not fare well with hamburger, jerky or even low-carb cauliflower pizza. (I know. … [Read more...]

Winner of the Splendid Low-Carbing Cookbook is…

With nimble fingers, drawn from hundreds of the most attractive people I've ever met... Sonya, congratulations! I will mail the cook book this weekend to you. Thank you all so much for entering. Stay tuned for another giveaway (next Friday. … [Read more...]

New giveaway– Splendid Low-Carbing: A Complete Guide for Low-Carb Living

As a sneak peek/teaser for the next week, I am beginning a new giveaway immediately. You can enter to win this wonderful book by National Best-selling author Jennifer Eloff. Stay tuned for the review of this terrific low-carb cook book and … [Read more...]

Netrition Winner! Woohoo!

Out of hundreds of names, yours was picked by nimble teen fingers. I will mail the gift certificate right out to you. Thanks so much for entering! … [Read more...]

Monday Funday!

Tiny Tim no MoI can now walk without crutches. What a concept! I no longer have to say things in a falsetto voice, like, "God Bless Us. Eeeeveryoooone!" My husband is just glad I stopped riding around on his shoulder. I looked like the world's … [Read more...]

Am still crippled but I love a netrition giveaway!

These sexy, swollen feet shop at So I might be a wobbling bobblehead, but I can still give cool stuff away. Complements of Tom at my favorite online low-carb store EVAH, you can win a $25 gift certificate to … [Read more...]

Queso Cheese Sauce

Pictured: Chili cheese tots Queso cheese sauce is a pretty wonderful, simple recipe. A little bit of salsa mixed with an already low carb cheese sauce makes the perfect addition to everything, from stuffed chicken to these chili cheese tots. … [Read more...]

So I fell in this hole…

Hunky hubby found me in the field an hour ago near the house. I was able to avoid the first hole, but I heard two snaps and then I landed on my back. I sprained both ankles pretty badly.Needless to say, Ow, ow ow ow and wow that smarts. I am thankful … [Read more...]

Tile Smile Giveaway Winners

Woohoo! Congratulations to our winners! Today, the nimble fingers of a teenage rock star picked these five. You guys turned out in great numbers to save a hamster. For this, I applaud you. Winners will be contacted and set up with the tile … [Read more...]

Get a job…

Well, I didn't get a haircut but I have a job (as of yesterday) working locally for a company doing administrative assistant work. I am pretty excited about it, but it will limit my blogging and columning time to a degree.Welcome to the corporate … [Read more...]

Friday Giveaway! A little tile to make you smile

Designs by Appletree delights in keeping people on their proverbial toes. Using reclaimed Scrabble tiles and sealed with acrylic, a sense of humor and a flair for fun, designs run as wild only as Kimberly's imagination (or yours, since she can … [Read more...]

Want to see my racks?

You sickos! What did you think I meant? This just goes to show that I shouldn't send out these blog entries in full form in emails. You guys would think I'd totally gone off my nut. What a lark that would be! Friends have asked to see my … [Read more...]