Links to Published Works from the Joliet Herald (2003)

West Nile Virus   Braidwood Summerfest to kick off Wednesday   Brownfield grant goes to Braidwood   ‘Setback’ laws stir discussion in Braidwood   Classic car show returns to Braidwood in August  … Continue reading

Reduced Guilt Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is my FAVORITE dessert this time of the year.  Back when I wasn’t very aware of my weight, nor did I care, my grandmother would often bring me a pumpkin pie… Continue reading

What to do with an 8 Pound Zucchini..

  This morning as I was tending to my garden, I saw a few zucchini hiding under the heavy leaves that accompany the plant.  Two of them were of normal size that you… Continue reading

The Evolution of a City Girl Gone Country’s Garden (A Picture Story)

Week 1 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9

Power Packed Whole Wheat Pancakes

I’ve been on a pancake kick lately, and if you are anything like me, you are looking for a way to maximize nutrition without sacrificing the taste.  I came across a Martha Stewart… Continue reading

She’s Growing Up So Quickly!

I am about 3 weeks into my garden happenings, and am happy to say that I am already seeing progress!  Much thanks to mother nature that gave the plants some natural lightening and… Continue reading

City Girl’s Country Garden

Here is just a sneak peak. I will be blogging about the different methods I take to keep this pretty little patch organic and flourishing. I just really hope that I can do… Continue reading

The Transition from 26.2 to Ultra – Volume 2; From Pavement to Trail

The more popular marathons across the country are pavement-based races, meaning that mostly all of the 26.2 miles are primarily even, and for some even quick.  When searching for an ultra-marathon, pavement pounders… Continue reading

A Collage of the Foods I Eat While on a Diet

I have been a Weight Watchees member for three years now and the changes it has made for my diet and lifestyle have been amazing. Here’s just a peek at some of the… Continue reading

Winter Running Apparel Tips (But You Can Still Be Overdressed)

Today I went out for my daily run.  Somehow I have been defaulting to a lovely 6.3 mile loop that I can’t seem to move past.  That’s not the point, though.  It seems… Continue reading