Link Love #001

What TV shows do you guys watch? I’m a reality TV junkie. Here’s what I’m into at the moment… Big Brother, Real Housewives of Orange County & New Jersey, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, Candidly Nicole, Geordie Shore, Bachelor in Paradise, Teen Mom 2, Party Down South, America’s Next Top Model, The Amazing Race Canada, MasterChef, Top Chef Duels, Pretty Little Liars and Finding Carter. Wow! I have a lot of time on my hands at work. Maybe I will start doing a weekly post on these shows to gain a viewer audience and discussion… hmmm?


30 Shoes under $50 for Fall – My fall wardrobe wish list coming soon!

Epic Birthday Cake – May have to make this for my upcoming birthday!

What Your Ponytail Says – I’m the medium pony.

Copy-Cat Pumpkin Scones – Fall & Starbs, right around the corner!

Dove $5 Dry Shampoo – Need this for when I am at work for weeks on end!

DIY Chain Booties – I WILL be doing this to my old WalMart boots I bought last year 🙂

5 Days to Sexy Abs & Butt – I signed up for this quick challenge to do when I finish T25.

I must be the last person to discover Sweetapolita and The Lean Green Bean ?! Fell in love with these two blogs this week.




Potato Chips | Recipe





Baked Potato Chips

  • 10-20 small assorted potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • Garlic (or any other seasonings of your choice)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 350C. Slice potatoes very thin and arrange on a baking sheet sprayed with olive oil. Sprinkle seasonings over top along with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes then rotate your pan for even cooking and bake another 10 minutes. Flip potatoes and bake for 5 minutes longer if you like them crispy like I do!

I then mixed two random condiments I had in my fridge together for a quick dip. Mustard and Jalapeno Ranch.




*Lightly adapted from Oprah’s Baked Potato Chips Recipe




Meal Planning

I really like to eat healthy and as clean as I can. I don’t buy processed or packaged food and I haven’t had fast food in 7 years. When I do eat out on the run I will grab a sandwich from Tim Hortons, or a sub from Subway. I like to plan out my meals in advance and cook in bulk because I work 12 hour shifts away from home and don’t have a lot of time to cook in the mornings or evenings. I recently learned I’m being sent to northern BC for two weeks of work in the bush where I will live on location so I wrote out a meal plan and will grocery shop Sunday and cook at the end of next week. Most of this meal plan is adapted from Cassey Ho’s Blogilates Recipes and some  I found on Pinterest. I will post links to them below.


























*Banana Pancakes

**Tuna Salad

***Lean Meatballs

What healthy recipes do you make? Do you follow a meal plan? Any substitution ideas?