Simple Almond Loaf Cake Recipe

Last night I got the urge to bake (shocker) and decided to dig through my pantry and pull out the ingredients for one of my favorite go-to simple treats: an almond loaf cake. Sugar – check. Milk – check. Flour – check. Baking powder – check. Butter – check. Eggs and almond extract – crap. You better believe I got…

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Photo Journal: Firehouse Subs Family Reunion

Every year, Firehouse Subs Headquarters, the franchisees and their families head down to Orlando for an annual “Family Reunion,” and this year I had the opportunity to tag along since Jimmy now works for Firehouse HQ. And we would be staying at Disney. Of course this would be fun for anyone, but I hadn’t been to Disney World since I…

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This Time, I’m Bringing My A-Game

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always struggled with my body image. My weight has always fluctuated and I’ve always had to work hard to get the body I want. Unfortunately, I wasn’t born into a family of long legs, thin thighs, natural muscle tone, high metabolism and hereditary thinness. Instead, I’m a product of the Eitel gene (my…

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13 Dresses: Part 2

(This post is long overdue – forgive my tardiness.) Do yourself a favor and press “play” below and listen to the song while you read this post. A) It’s a great rendition of the all-time classic. B) You’ll understand later in this post. (Disregard the video … it’s the only one I could find.) 12 weddings in a year-and-a-half. Crazy,…

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Beginning a New Chapter

Today is very bittersweet for me. It’s a Monday, which typically isn’t the best of days for anyone, nor is it a day that many look forward to. I can’t say that I have been looking forward to this Monday, but I can say that it is a Monday that means a lot to me, one that holds a special…

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